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"No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen."
- (Proverb)
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1 .

Direction (Q. 1 - 10) : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/expressions are given in bold in the passage to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
"My god, it speaks" uttered theEmperor of Brazil and the receiver of the Telephone slipped from his hand and banged aground. At the other end Alexander Graham Bell was still on line.
The incident goes back to 1876 when at an exhibition in Philadelphia (USA), Alexander Graham Bell was giving a demonstration of his invention. This strange instrument known asTelephone was to revolutionize life in the years to come.
Bell was born at Edinborough. Scotland. He was a teacher and. was dedicated to the noble cause of teach ing the deaf and the dumb. Due to se vere illness, Bell was sent to Canada in 1870, where too he got engaged in helping the dumb-deaf to hear and speak. Thereafter, he shifted to the  USA but continued with his work byopening a school for deaf and dumb.
Bell was fond of scientific inventions and was ever engaged in malting some machines in his spare time. While at Boston, he tried to communicate through metal wire. His companion in this work was Watson. One day while experimenting with his instrument. Bell spoke to Watson standing at a distance. Watson was taken by a pleasant surprise as he had heard Bell clearly through his instrument. The instrument was a success and Bell patented it.
Graham Bell had some sterling qualities of head and heart. Apart from being an artist, he was a kind human being, ready to help the needy. He established an institution for the deaf and dumb children. He died in 1922 in Canada. The entire northern America paid him a tribute by hanging up their telephones for a while during his funeral.

What according to the passage was the contribution of invention of telephone ?

A.    Interaction between two persons at some distance was possible B.    Rich people were able to communicate with others
C.    Graham Bell could converse with Watson regarding invention through telephone D.    It revolutionized human life
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2 .

Which of the following made Bell to invent telephone ?

A.    His activity of teaching B.    His service to the deaf and dumb
C.    His keen interest in scientific inventions D.    Encouragement received from Watson
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3 .

The teaching activity undertaken by Bell was considered 'noble' particularly because__________

A.    he was teaching the physically under-privileged persons B.    there was nobody else in the field of education
C.    he was not accepting any salary for that job D.    he was a very famous scientist of his times
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4 .

Graham Bell made the telephone call of his invention to the Emperor from the city of__________

A.    Edinborough B.    Philadelphia
C.    Brazil D.    Boston
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5 .

The words uttered by the Emperor of Brazil suggest that he was extremely__________

A.    angry B.    insulted
C.    surprised D.    agitated
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6 .

Which of the following is Not mentioned in the passage as a quality of Graham Bell ?

A.    Lover of art B.    Kind natured person
C.    Cooperative individual D.    All these are mentioned
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7 .

Direction : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/expressions are given in bold in the passage to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
"My god, it speaks" uttered theEmperor of Brazil and the receiver of the Telephone slipped from his hand and banged aground. At the other end Alexander Graham Bell was still on line.
The incident goes back to 1876 when at an exhibition in Philadelphia (USA), Alexander Graham Bell was giving a demonstration of his invention. This strange instrument known asTelephone was to revolutionize life in the years to come.
Bell was born at Edinborough. Scotland. He was a teacher and. was dedicated to the noble cause of teach ing the deaf and the dumb. Due to se vere illness, Bell was sent to Canada in 1870, where too he got engaged in helping the dumb-deaf to hear and speak. Thereafter, he shifted to the  USA but continued with his work byopening a school for deaf and dumb.
Bell was fond of scientific inventions and was ever engaged in malting some machines in his spare time. While at Boston, he tried to communicate through metal wire. His companion in this work was Watson. One day while experimenting with his instrument. Bell spoke to Watson standing at a distance. Watson was taken by a pleasant surprise as he had heard Bell clearly through his instrument. The instrument was a success and Bell patented it.
Graham Bell had some sterling qualities of head and heart. Apart from being an artist, he was a kind human being, ready to help the needy. He established an institution for the deaf and dumb children. He died in 1922 in Canada. The entire northern America paid him a tribute by hanging up their telephones for a while during his funeral.

Direction (Q. 7 - 8) : Choose the rord or group of words which is MOST J EARLY THE SAME in meaning as the rord printed in bold.

Q. Dedicated

A.    Appointed B.    Deployed
C.    Devoted D.    Religious
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8 .

Q. Apart from

A.    In addition to B.    At a long distance
C.    Separated from D.    In spite of
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9 .

Direction : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/expressions are given in bold in the passage to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
"My god, it speaks" uttered theEmperor of Brazil and the receiver of the Telephone slipped from his hand and banged aground. At the other end Alexander Graham Bell was still on line.
The incident goes back to 1876 when at an exhibition in Philadelphia (USA), Alexander Graham Bell was giving a demonstration of his invention. This strange instrument known asTelephone was to revolutionize life in the years to come.
Bell was born at Edinborough. Scotland. He was a teacher and. was dedicated to the noble cause of teach ing the deaf and the dumb. Due to se vere illness, Bell was sent to Canada in 1870, where too he got engaged in helping the dumb-deaf to hear and speak. Thereafter, he shifted to the  USA but continued with his work byopening a school for deaf and dumb.
Bell was fond of scientific inventions and was ever engaged in malting some machines in his spare time. While at Boston, he tried to communicate through metal wire. His companion in this work was Watson. One day while experimenting with his instrument. Bell spoke to Watson standing at a distance. Watson was taken by a pleasant surprise as he had heard Bell clearly through his instrument. The instrument was a success and Bell patented it.
Graham Bell had some sterling qualities of head and heart. Apart from being an artist, he was a kind human being, ready to help the needy. He established an institution for the deaf and dumb children. He died in 1922 in Canada. The entire northern America paid him a tribute by hanging up their telephones for a while during his funeral.

Direction : Choose the rord or group of words which is MOST J EARLY THE SAME in meaning as the rord printed in bold.

Direction (Q. 9 - 10) : Choose the word which is MOST OPPOSITE in meaning of the word printed in bold.

Q. Pleasant

A.    Admirable B.    Disgusting
C.    Nice D.    Indecent
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10 .

Q. Strange

A.    Familiar B.    Unseen
C.    Illfamed D.    Novel
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