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  1. CLEAR DEFENCE EXAMS


  2. ENGLISH COMPREHENSION-1 BY-ABHAY PUNDEER


  3. PASSAGE -1 There is no general agreement about how the planets were formed. The most widely accepted theory is that about 5000 million years ago swirling clouds of matter began to condense. Through the action of centrifugal force, the heavier molecules were concentrated near the centre of the eddies, and the lighter, gaseous material was thrown out towards the priphery. Such is the theory. What is known is that nine satellites began orbiting round the sun. These are the planets. The planet on which man lives is the third closest to the sun, with the third shortest orbit. It also has been something none of the others has - an atmosphere that can support life in all the manifold forms exist on our planet. There may be satellites circling other stars in other parts of the universe that have the right ingredients for some sort of life to evolve, but the earth is the only one in the solar system


  4. 1. The theory of the formation of the planets. (a) is generally agreed upon by everyone (b) covers a very wide area (c) it is fairly well-known (d)None of the above 2. According to the passage, the planets are (a) nothing but condensed clouds (b) a collection of gaseous material (c) a collection of condensed swirling material (d) a collection of centrifugal forces


  5. 3. One essential difference between the earth and the other planets are (a) the atmosphere of the earth makes possible the presence of life on it (b) the earth draws the heavier molecules into its centre through the action of centrifugal force (c) only the earth is on the periphery of the solar system (d) the earth has the capacity to come into closer contact with the sun


  6. 4. The writer claims that the life-supporting atmosphere (a) is there on other planets in the solar system (b) may be there on other satellites in the universe (c) may evolve on other satellites circling other stars in the universe (d) cannot evolve anywhere outside the earth 5. A planet is a 'heavenly body' which moves round (a) the sun (b) a stair (c) a satellite of the solar system (d) the universe


  7. PASSAGE - 2 Earthquake comes like a thief in the night, without warning. It was necessary, therefore to invent instruments that neither slumbered nor slept. Some devices were quite simple. One, for instance, consisted of rods of various lengths and thicknesses which would stand up on end like ninepins. When a shock came it shook the rigid table upon which these stood. If it were gentle, only the more unstable rods fell. If it were severe, they all fell. Thus, the rods by falling and by the direction in which they fell, recorded for the slumbering scientist, the strength of a shock that was too weak to waken him and the direction from which it came. But, instruments far more delicate than that were needed if any really serious advance was to be made. The ideal to be aimed at was to devise an instrument that could record with a pen on paper the movements, of the ground or of the table, as the quake passed by. While I write my pen moves but the paper keeps still. With practice, no doubt, I could, in time, learn to write by holding the pen still while the paper moved. That sounds a silly suggestion, but that was precisely the idea adopted in some of the early instruments (seismometers) for recording earthquake waves. But when table, penholder and paper are all moving how is it possible to write legibly? The key to a solution of that problem lay in an everyday observation. Why does a person standing in a bus or train tend to fall when a sudden start is made ? It is because his feet move on, but his head stays still.


  8. 1.This passage says that early instruments for measuring earthquakes were (a)faulty in design (b)expensive (c)not sturdy (d)not sensitive enough


  9. 2.Why was it necessary to invent instruments to observe an earthquake? (a)Because an earthquake comes like a thief in the night (b)To make people alert about earthquake during their conscious as well as unconscious hours (c)To prove that we are technically advanced (d)To experiment with the control of man over nature


  10. 3. A simple device which consisted of rods that snore ophistinatike ninepins was replaced by a more sophisticated one because it failed (a)to measure a gentle earthquake (b)to measure a severe earthquake (c)to record the direction of the earthquake (d)to record the facts with a pen on paper


  11. 5.The early seismometers adopted the idea that in order to record the earthquake, it is (a)the pen that should move just as it moves when we write on paper (b)the pen that should stay still and the paper should move (c)both pen and paper that should move (d)neither pen nor paper that should move