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Passage Reading and English Comprehension

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

Although Louis Braille died when he was only forty-three old, he succeeded in devising a system of reading and writing for the blind which is now taught all over the world. Braille lost his sight accidentally as a child. Nevertheless, he was able to complete his education at a school for the blind in Paris and became a teacher. In the day, the few books that were available for blind people were printed in big, raised type; the letters used those of the ordinary alphabet. The reading of such books required immense effort. Not only that, writing was almost impossible, for a blind person was still restricted to an alphabet which was extraordinarily difficult to reproduce on paper. Braille's idea was to use raised dots, instead of raised letters. He evolved a system, which made use of only six dots in all. By various combinations of these dots, it not only proved possible to represent each letter in the alphabet, but punctuation marks, numbers and musical notation as well. Reading and writing for the blind have thus become enormously simplified. The sensitive fingers of a blind person can travel rapidly over the dots; and there is a small machine, something like a typewriter, which enables the bling to write quickly and clearly.

354. Louis Braille

(a) was born blind
(b) lost his sight when he was a child
(c) lost his sight accidentally when he was forty-three years old
(d) was not blind, but studied at a school for the blind

355. Before Braille's invention, the blind had difficulty in reading because

(a) there were only printed books
(b) there were no schools for the blind
(c) the few books available used the raised letters of the ordinary alphabet
(d) the books meant for the blind were heavy

356. Braille's system uses

(a) only six dots
(b) numbers and musical notations
(c) ordinary alphabets in big raised type
(d) a combination of alphabet and punctuation

357. Braille's system allows the blind

(a) to write with ease
(b) to read easily
(c) to read as well as write with ease
(d) to read easily but to write eith great effort

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