Reading Comprehension in SSC CGL Tier II is the most scoring section of English. The questions are directly based on the content of the passage.
It is advised to go through all the options thoroughly and then choose the correct option.
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To prepare better for SSC CGL Reading Comprehension, practice with the sample comprehensions in the following article:
I felt the wall of the tunnel shiver. The master alarm squealed through my earphones. Almost simultaneously, Jack yelled down to me that there was a warning light on. Fleeting but spectacular sights snapped into an out of view, the snow, the shower of debris, the moon, looming close and big, the dazzling sunshine for once unfiltered by layers of air. The last twelve hours before re-entry were particular bone-chilling. During this period, I had to go up in to command module. Even after the fiery re-entry splashing down in 81o water in south pacific, we could still see our frosty breath inside the command module.
1. The word 'Command Module' used twice in the given passage indicates perhaps that it deals with
2. Which one of the following reasons would one consider as more as possible for the warning lights to be on?
3. The statement that the dazzling sunshine was "for once unfiltered by layers of air" means
But I did not want to shoot the elephant. I watched him beating his bunch of grass against his knees, with the preoccupied grandmotherly air that elephants have. It seemed to me that it would be murder to shoot him. I had never shot an elephant and never wanted to. (Somehow it always seems worse to kill a large animal. Besides, there was the beast's owner to be considered. But I had got to act quickly. I turned to some experienced-looking Burmans who had been there when we arrived and asked them how the elephants had been behaving. They all said the same thing; he took no notice of you if you left him alone, but he might charge if you went too close to him.
1. The phrase 'Preoccupied grandmotherly air' signifies
2. From the passage it appears that the author was
3. The author did not want to shoot the elephant because he
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Harold a professional man who had worked in an office for many years had a fearful dream. In it, he found himself in a land where small slug-like animals with slimy tentacles lived on people's bodies. The people tolerated the loathsome creatures because after many years they grew into elephants which then became the nation's system of transport, carrying everyone wherever he wanted to go. Harold suddenly realised that he himself was covered with these things, and he woke up screaming. In a vivid sequence of pictures this dream dramatised for Harold what he had never been able to put into words; he saw himself as letting society feed on his body in his early years so that it would carry him when he retired. He later threw off the "security bug" and took up freelance work.
1. In his dream Harold found the loathsome creatures
2. Which one of the following phrases best helps to bring out the precise meaning of 'loathsome creatures'?
3. The statement that 'he later threw off the security bug' means that
4. Harold's dream was fearful because
Laws of nature are not commands but statements of acts. The use of the word "law" in this context is rather unfortunate. It would be better to speak of uniformities in nature. This would do away with the elementary fallacy that a law implies a law giver. If a piece of matter does not obey a law of nature it is punished. On the contrary, we say that the law has been incorrectly started.
1. If a piece of matter violates nature's law, it is not punished because
2. Laws of nature differ from man-made laws because
3. The laws of nature based on observation are
4. The author is not happy with word 'law' because
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Male lions are rather reticent about expanding their energy in hunting more than three-quarters of kills are made by lionesses are in front, tensely scanning ahead, the cubs lag playfully behind and the males bring up the rear, walking slowly, their massive heads nodding with each step as if they were bored with the whole matter. But slothfulness may have survival value. With lionesses busy hunting, the males function as a guard for the cubs, protecting them, particularly from hyenas.
1. According to the passage male lions generally do not go for huntings because
2. Male lions protect their cubs
3. Lioness go for hunting
4. When the lionesses go in search for their prey, they are very
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