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English Language And Comprehension

Class

SSCCGL Class 12

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157.

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to the question followed out of the four alternatives.

The crowd surged forward through the narrow streets of Paris. There was a clatter of shutters being closed hastily by trembling hands- the citizen of Paris knew that once the fury of the people was excited there was no telling what they might do. They came to an old house which had a workshop on the ground floor. A head popped out of the door to see what it was all about "Get him Get Thimonier. Smash his devilish machines" yelled the crowd.

They found the workshop without its owner M. Thimonier had escaped by the back door. Now the fury of the demonstrators turned against the machines that were standing in the shop, ready to be delivered to buyers. They were systematically broken up and destroyed -dozens of them. Only when the last wheel and spindle had been trampled under foot did the infuriated crowd recover their senses.

"That is the end of M'Sieur Thimonier and his sewing machines," they said to one another and went home satisfied. Perhaps now they would find work, for they were all unemployed tailors and seamstresses who believed that their livelihood was threatened by that new invention.

The crowd was protesting against

  • the newly invented sewing machine

  • the misdoings of Thimonier

  • Thimonier for keeping the invention a secret

  • the closing of workshop


A.

the newly invented sewing machine

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156.

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to the question followed out of the four alternatives.

The crowd surged forward through the narrow streets of Paris. There was a clatter of shutters being closed hastily by trembling hands- the citizen of Paris knew that once the fury of the people was excited there was no telling what they might do. They came to an old house which had a workshop on the ground floor. A head popped out of the door to see what it was all about "Get him Get Thimonier. Smash his devilish machines" yelled the crowd.

They found the workshop without its owner M. Thimonier had escaped by the back door. Now the fury of the demonstrators turned against the machines that were standing in the shop, ready to be delivered to buyers. They were systematically broken up and destroyed -dozens of them. Only when the last wheel and spindle had been trampled under foot did the infuriated crowd recover their senses.

"That is the end of M'Sieur Thimonier and his sewing machines," they said to one another and went home satisfied. Perhaps now they would find work, for they were all unemployed tailors and seamstresses who believed that their livelihood was threatened by that new invention.

The people thought that

  • they would be deprived of their livelihood

  • Thimonier was mad

  • the sewing machine was dangerous

  • their lives were in danger


A.

they would be deprived of their livelihood

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158.

In the following question, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

Their attempt to get back the stolen necklace proved to be a wild-goose chase.

  • wise decision

  • useless search

  • delayed action

  • timely action


B.

useless search

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153.

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to the question followed out of the four alternatives.

The crowd surged forward through the narrow streets of Paris. There was a clatter of shutters being closed hastily by trembling hands- the citizen of Paris knew that once the fury of the people was excited there was no telling what they might do. They came to an old house which had a workshop on the ground floor. A head popped out of the door to see what it was all about "Get him Get Thimonier. Smash his devilish machines" yelled the crowd.

They found the workshop without its owner M. Thimonier had escaped by the back door. Now the fury of the demonstrators turned against the machines that were standing in the shop, ready to be delivered to buyers. They were systematically broken up and destroyed -dozens of them. Only when the last wheel and spindle had been trampled under foot did the infuriated crowd recover their senses.

"That is the end of M'Sieur Thimonier and his sewing machines," they said to one another and went home satisfied. Perhaps now they would find work, for they were all unemployed tailors and seamstresses who believed that their livelihood was threatened by that new invention.

Shutters were being closed because the shopkeepers

  • wanted to attack the crowd

  • wanted to protect Thimonier

  • feared their shops would be destroyed

  • wanted to support the crowd


C.

feared their shops would be destroyed

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151.

In the following question, four words are given, out of which only one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.

  • Aquarim

  • Aquarium

  • Acquerium

  • Acquariam


B.

Aquarium

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152.

In the following question, four words are given, out of which only one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.

  • Facsimile

  • Fasimile

  • Fasimmile

  • Facsimilee


A.

Facsimile

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155.

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to the question followed out of the four alternatives.

The crowd surged forward through the narrow streets of Paris. There was a clatter of shutters being closed hastily by trembling hands- the citizen of Paris knew that once the fury of the people was excited there was no telling what they might do. They came to an old house which had a workshop on the ground floor. A head popped out of the door to see what it was all about "Get him Get Thimonier. Smash his devilish machines" yelled the crowd.

They found the workshop without its owner M. Thimonier had escaped by the back door. Now the fury of the demonstrators turned against the machines that were standing in the shop, ready to be delivered to buyers. They were systematically broken up and destroyed -dozens of them. Only when the last wheel and spindle had been trampled under foot did the infuriated crowd recover their senses.

"That is the end of M'Sieur Thimonier and his sewing machines," they said to one another and went home satisfied. Perhaps now they would find work, for they were all unemployed tailors and seamstresses who believed that their livelihood was threatened by that new invention.

The passage throws light on

  • what mischief an inventor can do to ordinary people

  • how dangerous an invention can be

  • why inventions should be avoided

  • how a well-meant invention can be understood


D.

how a well-meant invention can be understood

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154.

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to the question followed out of the four alternatives.

The crowd surged forward through the narrow streets of Paris. There was a clatter of shutters being closed hastily by trembling hands- the citizen of Paris knew that once the fury of the people was excited there was no telling what they might do. They came to an old house which had a workshop on the ground floor. A head popped out of the door to see what it was all about "Get him Get Thimonier. Smash his devilish machines" yelled the crowd.

They found the workshop without its owner M. Thimonier had escaped by the back door. Now the fury of the demonstrators turned against the machines that were standing in the shop, ready to be delivered to buyers. They were systematically broken up and destroyed -dozens of them. Only when the last wheel and spindle had been trampled under foot did the infuriated crowd recover their senses.

"That is the end of M'Sieur Thimonier and his sewing machines," they said to one another and went home satisfied. Perhaps now they would find work, for they were all unemployed tailors and seamstresses who believed that their livelihood was threatened by that new invention.

The aim of the crowd as

  • humiliate Thimonier

  • destroy the sewing machines

  • kill Thimonier

  • drive Thimonier away


B.

destroy the sewing machines

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160.

In the following question, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

He usually goes to bed very early and rises with the lark.

  • very late

  • at midnight

  • after sunrise

  • very early


D.

very early

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159.

In the following question, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

The day the new product was launched, people made a beeline to purchase it.

  • refused

  • were doubtful

  • rushed

  • went online


C.

rushed

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