E009 English Comprehension

20 Questions

Settings
Please wait...
English Comprehension Quizzes & Trivia

Read the passage and answer the questions given below:


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Here is one of the stories of great inventors not giving up in the face of adversity. John Edwards, the man who created the mobile phone in the 1960s was refused a start-up loan for the gadget because the bank manager thought that the technology would "never catch on." Edwards who was an electronics engineer said he had applied for a loan of  150,000 pounds but his application was shot down because the manager thought the idea was absolute "nonsense" and people would never like to carry a "phone in their pockets". Edwards then borrowed money from another bank and created the hefty Ready Call device - the world's first cell phone.  John Edwards who was an _______________ by profession created the mobile phone in 1960s.   
  • 2. 
    He applied for a start-up loan from the bank but his application was _______________.   
  • 3. 
     The manager was of the opinion that the idea was sheer _________ and the technology would never _______________.   
  • 4. 
    John Edwards then borrowed money from another bank and created the world's first _______________.   
  • 5. 
    The characteristics of great inventors is that they do not give up their efforts when they find themselves faced by _______________. 
  • 6. 
    A morning walk is an ideal exercise. It keeps us fit and healthy. The air in the morning is free from pollution, which refreshes our body. The calmness of the morning atmosphere soothes our mind. We are filled with new energy to start the day's work with vigour. But we need to get up early for the morning walk. It is, however, not liked by those who enjoy sleeping beyhond the morning hours. A morning walk is good for _______________. 
    • A. 

      Ideal exercise

    • B. 

      Fit and healthy

    • C. 

      Health

  • 7. 
     One must __________  to go for a morning walk.
    • A. 

      Get up early

    • B. 

      Be able to walk briskly

    • C. 

      Keep fit and healthy

  • 8. 
    The air in the morning is ____  and free from pollution. 
    • A. 

      Dirty

    • B. 

      Fresh

    • C. 

      Light

  • 9. 
    One feels _______________ in body and mind. 
    • A. 

      Great

    • B. 

      New energy

    • C. 

      Healthy

  • 10. 
    A late _______________ does not _______________ a morning walk.
    • A. 

      Riser, like

    • B. 

      Person, enjoy

    • C. 

      Sleeper, go for

  • 11. 
    The Sun is the ___________  the earth.
    • A. 

      Inexhaustible source of

    • B. 

      Life source of

    • C. 

      Dependent on

  • 12. 
    Life itself is __________________ on the Sun.
    • A. 

      Transformed

    • B. 

      Not independent

    • C. 

      Entirely dependent

  • 13. 
    Due to the heat of the Sun, water in the seas, lakes, rivers etc. evaporate and _________ into clouds.
    • A. 

      Transmute

    • B. 

      Translate

    • C. 

      Transform

  • 14. 
    There can be no _________ on the earth without the Sun.
    • A. 

      Food and shelter

    • B. 

      Rain

    • C. 

      Snow

  • 15. 
    Plants need ___________ from the rains to grow.
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Energy

    • C. 

      Mositure

  • 16. 
    ______________, the process by which the plants make their own food, is not possible without sun light.
    • A. 

      Osmosis

    • B. 

      Photosynthesis

    • C. 

      Reproduction

  • 17. 
    All animals including man depend on the plants for their _________________.
    • A. 

      Food and water

    • B. 

      Survival

    • C. 

      Life-source

  • 18. 
    If there were no plants, there can be _______ animals ___ man on the earth.
    • A. 

      No no

    • B. 

      Either or

    • C. 

      Neither nor

  • 19. 
    Sun is also the source of _________ solar energy.
    • A. 

      Inexhaustible

    • B. 

      Impenetrable

    • C. 

      Irresistible

  • 20. 
    With the energy ________ looming large, it is high time man started looking at solar energy very _______.
    • A. 

      Problems, entirely

    • B. 

      Meridians, judiciously

    • C. 

      Crisis, seriously