Subject English
Read the following passage and answer the following questions
On the face of it, telescopes and data bases sound like very different things. Telescopes sit on the top of mountains, and are pointed at the skies; data bases sit on computer hard disks, humming away, going nowhere. Yet they have something in common; both allow astronomers to explore the universe. Modern telescopes are highly automated pieces of machinery equipped with digital sensors that produce reams of observational data. Such data can be stored, processed and distributed just like other digital information. This means is no longer necessary for astronomers actually to visit a telescope to make observation.
151. ‘Data bases sit on computer disks, humming away’ implies
(a) Data bases are singing instrument
(b) Data bases are useless and static
(c) Data bases make soft sound but are working away
(d) Data bases are things of the past
Ans. c
152. Modern data base ‘produce teams of observational data’
(a) Data bases produce lots of information
(b) Data bases are packed with paper
(c) Data bases create information instantly
(d) Data bases are or limited use in storing information
Ans. a
153. Which one is correct according to the passage?
(a) The contemporary astronomer needs to look at the sky from a mountain top
(b) The contemporary astronomer needs a telescope of explore the universe
(c) The contemporary astronomer needs have machinery to explore the universe
(d) The contemporary astronomer needs a telescope equipped with digital sensors to explore the universe
Ans. d
154. A good title for the passage will be –
(a) Telescope and exploration of the universe
(b) Digital Telescope and exploration of the universe
(c) Astronomers and exploration of the universe
(d) Space exploration in the new millennium.
Ans. b
Fill in the blank with correct word:
155. Government has been entrusted _____ elected politicians.
(a) with
(b) for
(c) to
(d) at
Ans. c
Choose the correct meaning of the following words:
156. Cul-de-sac
(a) bubble
(b) selection
(c) dead end
(d) error
Ans. c
157. Parcel means
(a) Quarrel
(b) Piece of land
(c) Postage
(d) Unobstructed view
Ans. b
158. Ruminant means
(a) Cud-chewing animal
(b) Soup
(c) Gossip
(d) Noise-maker
Ans. a
Fill in the blank with correct word:
159. Submission- Yielding
(a) Restriction- Relaxation
(b) Subjection- Liberation
(c) Restrain- Indulge
(d) Complaint- Acquiescent
Ans. d
160. Vacillate- Hesitate
(a) Persevere- Waiver
(b) Impulsive- Deliberate
(c) Obstinate- Accommodating
(d) Irresolute- Indecisive
Ans. d
161. Assert- Dissent
(a) Affirm- Object
(b) Reject- Disapprove
(c) Acknowledge- Recognize
(d) Endorse- Ratify
Ans. a
162. Distort- Twist
(a) Straighten- Bend
(b) Deform- Reform
(c) Harmonize- Balance
(d) Observe- Blur
Ans. c
163. He has paid the penalty _____ his crimes _____ five years in prison.
(a) for, with
(b) at, by
(c) about, at
(d) after, in
Ans. a
164. The path _____ paved, so we were able to walk through the park.
(a) was
(b) had been
(c) has been
(d) being
Ans. b
165. In spite of my requests, he did not _____.
(a) give in
(b) fall in
(c) get off
(d) give forth
Ans. c
166. The children studied in a class room _____ windows were never opened.
(a) that
(b) which
(c) where
(d) whose
Ans. d
167. We must keep our fingers _____ that the weather will stay fine for the picnic tomorrow.
(a) raised
(b) pointed
(c) lifte
(d) crossed
Ans. d
168. They have _____ their support for our case.
(a) pledged
(b) disavowed
(c) provided
(d) deferred
Ans. a
169. To stay healthy, we must plan to have a balanced _____.
(a) figure
(b) food
(c) diet
(d) outlook
Ans. c
170. I have not heard from him _____.
(a) long since
(b) for a long time
(c) since long
(d) for long
Ans. d
171. Honey is _____ sweet.
(a) very
(b) too much
(c) much too
(d) excessive
Ans. a
172. Your conduct admits _____ no excuse.
(a) to
(b) for
(c) of
(d) at
Ans. c
173. He had a _____ headache.
(a) strong
(b) acute
(c) serious
(d) bad
Ans. d
174. I shall not _____ the examination this year.
(a) give
(b) appear at
(c) sit
(d) go for
Ans. b
175. They travelled to Savar _____.
(a) on foot
(b) by walking
(c) on their feet
(d) by foot
Ans. a