English Language Competence Test for Section Officers
1. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below.
The achievement of science in the twentieth century has been very great. Its influence can be felt in every sphere of life. From the small pins and needles to the huge iron sheets and joints, most of the things we require for our everyday use, come out of factories where scientific principles are utilized for practical ends. Science has enabled man to bring forces of nature under control and to use them for his own advantage. It has brought the distant parts of the world closer together. Our knowledge of the universe has been much widened on account of the untiring efforts of the astronomers like Jeans and Eddington. Remarkable cures of human diseases have been possible owing to the discovery of some wonderful medicines.
Answer the Following Questions: [5×1=5]
1. The main idea of the passage is:
a) The impact of science can be felt in every sphere of life.
b) Science is an anathema.
c) Nothing is beyond the purview of science.
d) Science can work miracles.
2. The mode of approach is:
a) Logical b) Anatomical c) Descriptive d) Expository.
3. What has enabled man to harness the forces of nature to the advantage of mankind?
a) Arts b) Oratory c) Bravery d) Science
4. Science has proved a great boon for:
a) Scientists b) Artists c) Explorers d) Mankind
5. The most appropriate title for the passage will be:
a) Science is a curse b) Science, a great boon
c) Achievements of Science d) None of these
1-a, 2-a, 3-d, 4-d, 5-b