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Passage Reading and English Comprehension

Read the following passage and answer the following 5 questions based on it

Once upon a time there was a professor. He was very proud of his learning. One day he had to go to a village twenty miles away from his city. He set out on foot. After some distance he had to cross the river to go to the village.

He hired a boat and got into it. The boatman was a villager and was illiterate. The professor wanted to show off his knowledge. When the boat started sailing, he asked the boatman if he knew Shakespeare, the great dramatist ! the boatman said, 'no'. The professor laughed at his ignorance and told him that he had wasted his life. The boatman kept silent.

Now the boat was in the middle of the river. Suddently there was a storm. It turned the boat upside down. Both the boatman and the professor struggled for life in the water. The professor did not know swimming. He was sure to be drowned. The boatman asked the learned man if he knew swimming. The professor sadly replied that he did not. The boatman laughed at him scornfully. He said, "Learned Sir, you have not only wasted your life but you are also losing it".

536. What was the professor proud of?

(a) His learning
(b) Swimming
(c) Shakespeare
(d) Ignorance of the boatmen

537. Why did the professor laughed at the boatman?

(a) because he knew shakespeare
(b) because he was a villager and he was illiterate
(c) because boatman was ignorant and hence had wasted his life
(d) because boatman gave a negative reply

538. Choose one correct point of difference between the professor and the boatman?

(a) The professor - was learned, did not know Shakespeare
(b) The professor - was learned, didn't know negative reply
(c) The boatman- was illiterate, knew shakespeare
(d) The boatman - was illiterate, knew swimming

539. He was very proud (Rewrite as an exclamatory sentence)

(a) Was he very proud!
(b) How proud he was!
(c) Very proud was he!
(d) Was very proud he!

540. Write the opposite word of 'politely'

(a) Proudly
(b) Scornfully
(c) Laughably
(d) Negatively

TOTAL

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