Reading Comprehension Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) For Assistant Professor, UGC NET

Reading Comprehension Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) For Assistant Professor, UGC NET, CTET, TGT, PGT and all other Teacher’s Recruitment Exams.

UGC NET Paper 1 Mock Test 2023: UGC NET is an acronym for the University Grant Commission – National Eligibility Test which is a gateway for those who are willing to build a career in the teaching field. Considered as one of the toughest exams in India, the eligibility test is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) biannually in the months of June and December.

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Reading Comprehension for Assistant Professor, UGC NET, CTET, TGT, PGT and all other Teacher’s Recruitment Exams. According to the exam syllabus, reading comprehension questions have been created. In this article you will get the reading comprehension most important question bank.

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Reading Comprehension Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

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Comprehension is the understanding and interpretation of what is read. To be able to accurately understand written material, students need to be able to:

(1) Decode what they read;

(2) Make connections between what the read and what they already know; and

(3) Think deeply about what they have read. One big part of comprehension is having sufficient vocabulary, or knowing enough word meanings. Readers who have strong comprehension are able to make decisions about what they read – what is important, what is fact, and what caused an event to happen.

Though the passages features under comprehension relate to different topics, the questions asked under them follow some definite patterns.

These are:

1. Questions asking you to spot information specifically mentioned in the passage.

2. Questions asking you to identify information or an idea which is implied or suggested in the passage.

3. Questions asking to infer the main idea that can be inferred from the passage.

4. Questions asking you to identify the tone of the passage or the attitude of the author towards a person or a topic referred to in the topic.

5. Questions asking you to state the technique adopted by the author in presenting the facts of the topic or his/her views.

6. Questions asking you to extrapolate the ideas of the author to other situations.

7. Questions asking you which among the five choices is not true.

Comprehension is the mind’s act or power of understanding. Therefore, a comprehension test aims at testing the student’s knowledge and understanding of a particular passage. It also tests one’s powers in appreciation. Thus, to set some reasonable set of questions on a passage is an essentiality so as to achieve the purpose of comprehension. The student is expected to answer these questions as accurately as he can in his own words. One can achieve this accuracy through constant practice that will enable him to express himself in a clear and coherent manner.

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To answer the questions on a comprehension passage, the student is required to get a good grasp of the passage so that he may understand the objective queries on the passage which he should try to assess accurately. He should not overreact or invent anything extra. Following are few hints for the right procedure to tackle the problem of comprehension.

  • Have a good glimpse of the passage before attempting to answer the questions. For this, read the passage slowly and carefully.
  • If required, have more than one reading of the passage so as to understand the meaning of different words, phrases and expressions.
  • Proceed to answer the questions. For this find out exactly those portions which carry the answer to a question. It is better to underline the relevant portions in the passage.
  • While writing answers to the questions, use your own words. It is better to frame your answer on the basis of the underlined portions.
  • The answer must always be relevant; it should be neither too long nor too short. Irrelevant and unnecessary things must always be avoided.[1]
  • As it has already been explained that a test of comprehension is a test of a language, therefore, your language must be lucid, fluent and worth seeing in expression. The language must be very simple and correct and the expression must be very forceful.

Selecting a suitable heading is a question that is most often asked in comprehension. For this, try to find a word, or a phrase, or a very short sentence that may sum up the main subject of the passage.

Here are some suggestions for it.

  • The opening and the concluding sentences of the passage must be read very carefully. The title of the passage generally lies in these sentences.
  • In case, the title does not lie in these sentences or they do not give the central idea, then the title must be selected from the passage as a whole.
  • Always pick some striking but relevant word or phrase from the passage itself.

In this unit of the book you have some comprehension passages for the testing of your appreciation and understanding. Each passage is followed by several questions based on what is stated or implied in the passage. Read these passages carefully and then answer the questions that follow.

One must also keep this in mind that for a good comprehension, an effective, simple and lucid language is must. An effective language in the lack of a good knowledge of grammar is not possible.

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Here we are giving a specimen comprehension describing the essentiality of grammar for an effective writing.

In the lack of good knowledge of grammar, it is impossible for one to write correctly and effectively. It must be borne in mind that all well-informed and knowledgeable persons judge a man’s mind by his writing or speaking. Indeed, to acquire the knowledge of grammar is not an easy task. The grammar is not like arithmetic — a science consisting of several distinct departments, some of which may be dispensed with; it is a whole, and the whole must be learnt, or no part is learnt. Its learning demands much reflection and much patience, but, when once the task is performed it is performed for life, and in every day of that life it will be found to be, in a greater or less degree, a source of pleasure or of profit, or both together. The learning of grammar needs no bodily exertion; it exposes the student to no cold, no hunger, no suffering of any sort. What more, the study does not affect the hours of business, nor the hours of necessary exercise, but the hours usually spent on the tea and coffee shops and in the mere gossip which accompanies them. The wasted hours of only one year, employed in the study of English grammar, would make you a correct speaker and writer for the rest of your life. One needs no school, no study room, no expenses and not many tuitions and coaching’s of any sort. If you are willing, you can accomplish this undertaking with ease whether you are poor, pressed with business or other conveniences and have many other sorts of problems.

Q. Why is the knowledge of grammar essential?

(A) It is essential for an image in the society.

(B) It is must to judge the mind of others.

(C) It is essential for good speaking and writing.

(D) None of these

Answer: C

Q. How should grammar be learnt?

(A) It must be learnt as a whole.

(B) Some of its part may be omitted like arithmetic.

(C) It is not essential, you can ignore anything.

(D) None of these

Answer: A

Q. The study of grammar demands?

(A) Constant body exertion

(B) Only the leisure time

(C) Physical hardship

(D) Heavy expenses for tuitions and coaching

Answer: B

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Q. A suitable title of the passage is?

(A) The importance of grammar in the life

(B) The importance of grammar in writing

(C) The importance of grammar

(D) None of these

Answer: C

Q. Acquisition of the knowledge of grammar?

(A) Happens by subconscious learning

(B) Can only be done through tuitions and coaching

(C) Is an easy task

(D) Is not an easy task.

Answer: D

Q. The most important factor affecting the learning of grammar is?

(A) Availability of time

(B) Willingness to learn

(C) Quality of coaching

(D) The monetary means

Answer: B

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Courage is not only the basis of virtue; it is its expression, faith, hope, charity and all the rest don’t become virtues until it takes courage to exercise them. There are roughly two types of courage. The first an emotional state which urges a man to risk injury or death, is physical courage. The second, more reasoning attitude which enables him to take coolly his career, happiness, his whole future or his judgement of what he thinks either right or worthwhile, is moral courage;

I have known many men, who had marked physical courage, but lacked moral courage. Some of them were in high places, but they failed to be great in themselves because they lacked moral courage.

On the other hand I have seen men who undoubtedly possessed moral courage but were very cautious about taking physical risks. But I have never met a man with moral courage who couldn’t, when it was really necessary, face a situation boldly.

Q. A man of courage is?

(A) Cunning

(B) Intelligent

(C) Curious

(D) Careful

Answer: D

Q. Physical courage is an expression of?

(A) Emotions

(B) Deliberation

(C) Uncertainty

(D) Defiance

Answer: A

Q. A man with moral courage can?

(A) Defy his enemies

(B) Overcome all difficulties

(C) Face a situation boldly

(D) Be very pragmatic

Answer: C

Q. People with physical courage of ten lacks?

(A) Mental balance

(B) Capacity for reasoning

(C) Emotional stability

(D) Will to fight

Answer: B

Q. All virtues become meaningful because of?

(A) Faith

(B) Charity

(C) Courage

(D) Hope

Answer: C

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The assault on the purity of the environment is the price that we pay for many of the benefits of modern technology. For the advantage of automotive transportation we pay a price in smog-induced diseases; for the powerful effects of new insecticides, we pay a price in dwindling wildlife and disturbances in the relation of living things and their surroundings; for nuclear power, we risk the biological hazards of radiation. By increasing agricultural production with fertilizers, we worsen water population.

The highly developed nations of the world are not only the immediate beneficiaries of the good that technology can do that are also the first victims of environmental diseases that technology breeds. In the past, the environmental effects which accompanied technological progress were restricted to a small and relatively short time. The new hazards neither local nor brief. Modern air pollutions cover vast areas of continents: Radioactive fallout from the nuclear explosion is worldwide. Radioactive pollutants now on the earth surface will be found there for generations, and in case of Carbon-14, for thousands of years.

Q. The widespread use of insecticides has?

(A) Reduced the number of wild animals

(B) Caused imbalance in the relationship between living beings and their environment

(C) Eliminated diseases by killing mosquitoes and flies

(D) Caused biological hazards

Answer: B

Q. The passage emphasis that modern technology?

(A) is an unmixed blessing

(B) has caused serious hazards to life

(C) has produced powerful chemicals

(D) has benefited highly developed nations

Answer: B

Q. According to the passage the increasing use of fertilisers is responsible for?

(A) Abundance of food

(B) Disturbance in the ecological system

(C) Water pollution

(D) Increase in diseases

Answer: C

Q. The harmful effects of modern technology are?

(A) Widespread but short-lived

(B) Widespread and long-lasting

(C) Limited and long-lasting

(D) Severe but short-lived

Answer: B

Q. Radioactive pollutants?

(A) are limited in their effect

(B) will infect the atmosphere for thousands of years

(C) will be on the surface of earth for a very long time

(D) will dissipate in short span of time

Answer: C

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