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SSC GD & MTS Quiz : English Language | 25-11-2021

Swati Mahendras

Dear Readers,

As SSC GD & MTS notification is out and candidates have started their preparation for this exam. Mahendras also has started special quizzes for this examination. This series of quizzes are based on the latest pattern of the SSC GD & MTS examination. Regular practice of the questions included in the quizzes will boost up your preparations and it will be very helpful in scoring good marks in the examination.

Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of four alternatives and mark your answer.

India is a chiefly an agricultural land. The cultivation of crops depends on a proper supply of water throughout the year. Since older times, large parts of our country have suffered from occasional periods of too much rain and those of drought. People have known that if surplus flood water could be stored away for use during the dry season, these problems will be solved. Unfortunately, they had neither the knowledge nor the means to do much in this direction. Whatever little they knew, they tried to put into practice. They dug canals to drain water from perennial rivers. This was heavy and expensive work and practicable over only a small area. Large tanks were excavated and small dams built to hold back floods. But it was not possible to do anything on a countrywide scale.

Stop reading this passage for a few seconds look around the room you're in. Without any received effort at all on your part, your brain will register everything within the scope of your vision. But where does all that information - known as sensory memory - go? Well, pretty quickly, it vanishes.

So what if you want to hold on to these fleeting memories for longer? The answer is obvious: you need to pay conscious attention to the sensory input we are receiving. By focusing on it, you can take the information to the next memory level, and turn it into working - or short-term -memory. This enables you, say to remember the words you've just read so that what follows makes overall sense.

True to its name, short-term memory lasts for only a few seconds to a few minutes, but it plays a vital role in our daily lives, allowing us to write down doctor's appointments, make everyday decisions or have a conversation (think about it: you have to recall what someone said to you five seconds ago in order to respond). Of course, there is some information you need to keep for days, months or even years. What you need here is long-term memory. With this, the potential is there to remember something forever.

1 How has our country suffered since olden times?

A. It has suffered from heavy rains or severe droughts.

B. It has suffered under the British Rule.

C. It has suffered due to the caste system.

D. It has suffered due to the zamindari system.

2 Why were the people unable to solve the problem?

A. They were indifferent to the problem

B. The lacked knowledge and the means to solve the problem

C. Inadequate finance

D. The absence of will power

3 The term 'perennial' means -

A. flowing once a year

B. flowing throughout the year

C. flowing during the monsoon

D. rivers flowing into canals

4 India's economy is chiefly

A. Industrial

B. Mixed

C. Agricultural

D. Socialistic

5 'Excavated' means -

A. to make caves

B. to dig

C. to flood

D. to fill

6 The information that your brain stores within a fleeting moment is called

A. sensory memory

B. short-term memory

C. long-term memory

D. memory level

7 The information stored in your sensor, a memory generally-

A. stays with you for a short while

B. disappears completely

C. lingers in your brain

D. stays with you forever

8 To convert a sensory memory into short-term memory we must

A. focus on the information

B. concentrate on what we are looking at

C. be consciously attentive to sensory input

D. ignore a sensory input completely

9 Short-term memory allows us to

A. remember an event during childhood

B. remember simple things like appointments

C. remember plenty of dates and numbers

D. remember events for many years

10 Long-term memory helps us -

A. remember a thing for a long time

B. forget things for a long time

C. erase short-term memory

D. forget unimportant things


Q.1 (A)

Q.2 (B)

Q.3 (B)

Q.4 (C)

Q.5 (B)

Q.6 (A)

Q.7 (A)

Q.8 (C)

Q.9 (B)

Q.10 (A)


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