English Mania Series : Reading Comprehension

Directions (1-10): Read the following passage carefully and answer the given questions. Certain words/phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
reading comprehenions

Once an old lady lost lost her eyesight and became blind. She called a doctor and agreed to pay him a very big amount if he cured her. But she had a condition that she would not give a single penny, if she were not cured. The doctor came to her house daily for treatment. Day after day he started stealing the lady's furniture and other valuable things from the house. Every day he took away one thing grom the lady's house. In order to do this, he delayed curing lady.
He finally cured the lady after he had removed all the furniture and valuable articles from the lady's house. Now he demanded his fee from the lady. But the lady refused to pay the fees and said that she was not fully cured. The doctor registered a case against her. On being asked by the judge in the court as to why she was not paying the fee, the sharp lady told the court that her eye sight had not fully restored as she could not see her furniture and other articles in the house. The judge was very clever. He gathered what was going on and punished the doctor.

Q.1 which of the following can be said about the doctor ?
1. He spent the rest of his life in prison.
2. He was outwitted by the old lady.
3. He believed he could get away with his deception.
(1.) Only (A)
(2.) Only (A) & (B)
(3.) Only (C)
(4) All (A), (B) & (c)

Q.2 which is the following is true according to the story ?
1. The lady was still partially blind, hence refused to pay the doctor.
2. The judge in the court was not intelligent.
3. The doctor in fact was not successful.
4. The lady had taken advantage of the doctor,s naivete.
5. All the given statements are

Q.3 Chose the word which is most opposite in meaning to the word Registered given in bold as used in the passage.
1. lodged
2. withdrew
3. dislocated
4. uncalculated
5. dismembered

Q.4 Choose the word which is most similar in meaning to the word given in bold as used in passage.
1. collected
2. accumulated
3. rounded
4. amassed
5. understood

Q.5 which of the following can be the most appropriate title for the story ?
1. The skilled Doctor
2. The Blind One Who Saw All
3. The Rich Lady's House
4. The Court of Mercy and Justice
5. The Iron Lady

Q.6 Which of the following can be said about old lady ?
1. She was dumb.
2. She fought for justice.
3. She was a cheat.
(1.) Only (A)
(2). Only (B)
(3.) Only (A) and (C)
(4.)All (A), (B) & (C)

Q.7 Choose the word which is most similar in meaning to the word given in bold as used in passage.
Cured
1. healed
2. rested
3. stationed
4. lifted
5. sighted

Q.8 Which one of the following aspects of the doctor's personality comes across very strongly in the story ?
1. He was arrogant.
2. He was empathetic.
3. He was rich.
4. He was a cheat.
5, He was gullible.

Q.9 Why did the lady not complain when her furniture was being stolen ?
1. She had no use for it.
2. She had no idea that it was happening even after she as cured.
3. She always wanted to pay the doctor in kind and not cash.
4. She intended to sell it anyway and thought the doctor was doing her a favour.
5. Other than those given as options.

Q.10 Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning to the word given in bold as used in passage.
1. slowed
2. patented
3. protected
4. absolved
5. expedited

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Answers

1. All (A), (B) & (c)
2. The doctor in fact was not successful.
3. withdrew
4. understood
5. The Blind One Who Saw All
6. She fought for justice.
7. healed
8. He was a cheat.
9. Other than those given as options.
10. expedited

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