IAS 2012 Prelims Solved Paper II Aptitude (Part 16 of 18)

Passage-2

We started pitching the highest camp that has ever been made. Everything took five times as long as it would have taken in a place where there was enough air to breathe; but at last we got the terrt up, and when we crawled in, it was not too bad. There was only a light wind, and inside it was not too cold for us to take off our gloves. There was only a light wind, and inside it was not too cold for us to take off our gloves. At night most climbers take off their boots; but I prefer to keep them on. Hillary, on the other hand, took his off and laid them next to his sleeping bag. 69. What does the expression “pitching the highest camp” imply?

  1. What does the expression pitching the highest camp imply?

    1. They readied the summit of the highest mountain in the world.

    2. Those who climbed that far earlier did not pitch any camp.

    3. So far nobody has ever climbed that high.

    4. They were too many climbers and needed to pitch a big camp.

    Answer: c

  2. They took a long time to finish the work because

    1. they were very tired.

    2. there was not enough air to breathed

    3. it was very cold.

    4. it was very dark.

    Answer: b

  3. When they crawled into the tent

    1. they took off their gloves because it was not very cold.

    2. they could not take off their gloves because it was very cold.

    3. they took off their gloves though it was very cold.

    4. they did not take off their gloves though it was not cold.

    Answer: a