పంచాయతి సెక్రటరీ తెలుగు మెటీరియల్ సోషల్ కంటెంట్ - డి.ఎస్.సి 2014-15 - స్కూల్ అసిస్టెంట్ ఫిజికల్ సైన్స్ కంటెంట్ - డి.ఎస్.సి 2014-15 - స్కూల్ అసిస్టెంట్ APPSC గ్రూప్ 4 తెలుగు మెటీరియల్ APPSC గ్రూప్ 2 తెలుగు మెటీరియల్
TEACHERS' USEFUL INFORMATION AP TEACHER'S G.O'S AND PROCEEDINGS CCE FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT-III 2014-15 CCE SUMMATIVE - II MODEL QUESTION PAPERS 2014-15 DSC NOTIFICATION AP DSC-2014 SYLLABUS DSC MODEL PAPERS Proforma for EHS Premium Declaration DEOs TRANSFERS-GO.RT.NO.260.15.11.2014 EHS-HEALTH CARDS-CONTRIBUTION-NOV14 SALARY-GO.MS210-Dated: 15.11.2014

October 20, 2014

Reading Comprehension - Advanced Level

READING COMPREHENSION - SAMPLE QUESTION

ADVANCED LEVEL

“Leave it.”
Kelsey could not begin to fathom what she was hearing. In fact, a part of her beganto
feel she was in some sort of dream, unable to emerge to wakefulness.
Even the contractor appeared flabbergasted. His mouth stayed in a half-open position,

like a marionette waiting for its strings to be tugged.

“Yes. Leave it,” Robert said again. He was speaking to the notion that someone in the room had asked him to clarify his words. No one had, but Robert had understood the silence.

What were the chances that an Indian burial ground would be found on the bucolic site

where Robert and Kelsey had chosen to build their dream home? Why in the world would Robert not want to have the remains carted away, thought Kelsey. The last thing they needed were Indian poltergeists meandering around their home while the
two of them were trying to renovate their marriage.

Kelsey, usually deferential to her husband, knew that now was the time to make her position heard.

She tried to cajole Robert from the direction he was heading. “Sweetheart,” she whinnied. “We don’t want to build on a site with human remains. It would be irreverent to the dead.”

Immediately, she saw contempt in Robert’s eyes; it was a subtle reminder of how he often viewed her as superficial and self-absorbed.

“What would be irreverent,” said Robert, his voice dripping with condescension, “would be to desecrate these Native graves and move them from their final resting place. Remember the culture.”

No, Kelsey did not “remember the culture.” She could care less about the culture. However, Robert, the history professor, was obviously enthralled by the contractor’s findings. He had an innate
way of understanding other cultures and other people that amazed Kelsey. He did not have that gift with her.

But something inside Kelsey said this was too much. She believed wholeheartedly in ghosts and could not imagine a life of them haunting her, rattling her cupboards, and shaking her floorboards.

Kelsey had an unnerving sensation that big problems were ahead.

1) Why can't Kelsey fathom what her husband says at the beginning of the passage?
A. She could not hear what Robert said.
B. She could not believe what he said.
C. She had not yet seen the remains.
D. She could not think of a retort to his comment.

2) Which is the best synonym for flabbergasted?
A. dumbfounded
B. intuitive
C. querulous
D. tactful

3) What is the term given to the comparison of the contractor to a marionette?
A. an allusion, meaning a figure of speech making casual reference to a literary figure
B. an analogy, meaning an extended comparison showing the similarities between two things
C. a denotation, meaning the literal definition of a word
D. a hyperbole, meaning a gross exaggeration
Answers: 1 - B; 2 - A; 3 - B.

4) "He was speaking to the notion that someone in the room had asked him to clarify his words."
Choose the best way to rewrite the above sentence.
A. He was speaking as if he had asked himself to clarify his words.
B. He was speaking as if the contractor or Kelsey had asked him to clarify his words.
C. He was speaking as if he heard a question but was not sure who asked it.
D. He was speaking as if a ghost in the room had asked him to clarify his words.

5) Why is the title of this passage ironic?
A. Nothing remains of the marriage.
B. It is not clear Robert and Kelsey are married.
C. Remains have been found on the property.
D. Kelsey and Robert are having trouble with their marriage.

6) If Kelsey had chosen to be deferential to her husband, what would she have most likely said?
A. "Good idea." B. "Don't be silly."
C. "I'll leave you." D. "I love you."
Answes: 4 - B; 5 - C; 6 - A.

7) Which is the best antonym for desecrate ?
A. honor
B. excavate
C. defile
D. criticize

8) What does the reader learn about Kelsey and Robert's marriage?
A. It seems busy.
B. It seems blissful.
C. It seems strained.
D. It seems good-natured.

9) What about Robert seems to keep him from wanting to move the gravesite?
A. He is controlling.
B. He fears the Indians.
C. He cares about history.
D. He doesn't want to build a house.
Answers: 7 - A; 8 - C; 9 - C.


0 comments:

Post a Comment

 10th Class Model Papers and Weight-age for AP New Syllabus Old Pattern Exams for 2014-15

No    SUBJECT                                  Download

 

1     SOCIAL STUDIES                         CLICK HERE

2     TELUGU                                               CLICK HERE

3     HINDI                                                   Click here

4     ENGLISH                                            Click here

5     MATHEMATICS                              Click here

6     PHYSICAL SCIENCES                Click here

7     BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES          Click here

8     URDU                                                     Click here

Heartly Welcome

Heartly Welcome

DA / HRA CALCULATOR

DA / HRA Calculator
Basic Pay:
DA / HRA %:

AP STATE UPDATES

CTR BADI UPDATES

 

Find Your Employee Id

Employee Name (Without Initials):
     Date Of Birth(dd-mm-yyyy):     

                                                             

PRAN CARD STATUS

Aadhaar Centers

Sucessful Isro

Thank You Visit Again

Thank You Visit Again