IAS Prelims 2013 Paper 2 CSAT Solved (Part 16 of 18)

English Passage-2

It was already late when we set out for the next town, which according to the map was about fifteen kilometers away on the other Ride of the hills. There we felt that we would find a bed for the night. Darkness fell soon after we left the village, but luckily we met no one as we drove swiftly along the narrow winding road that led to the hills. As we climbed higher, it became colder as rain began to fall making it difficult at times to see the road. I asked John, my companion, to drive more slowly. After we had travelled for about twenty kilometers, there was still no sign of the town which was marked on the map. We were beginning to get worried. Then without warning, the ear stopped and we found we had run out of petrol.

  1. The author asked John to drive more slowly because

    1. the road led ta the hills.

    2. John was an inexperienced driver.

    3. the road was not clearly visible.

    4. they were in wilderness.

    Answer: c

  2. The travelers set out for the town although it was getting dark because

    1. they were in a hurry.

    2. the next town was a short distance away and was a hill resort.

    3. they were in wilderness.

    4. the next town was a short distance away and promised a good rest for the night.

    Answer: d

  3. The travelers were worried after twenty kilometers because

    1. it was a lonely countryside.

    2. they probably feared of having lost their way.

    3. the rain began to fall.

    4. it was getting colder as they drove.

    Answer: b