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Reading Comprehension

  • The surprisingly abundant life of the Indian Ocean is confined to the upper layers; the deeper and especially the bottom waters are devoid of oxygen and are often permeated with hydrogen sulphide.
  • Mumbai, which until 1995 was called Bombay, is on the west coast of India.
  • It (has/have/had) a population of 14 million inhabitants.
  • It is the trading and entertainment capital (at/to/of) India.
  • Some major industries in Mumbai today (is/are/were) hi-tech, diamond cutting and movie making.
  • The movie-making industry is especially important because it supplies jobs for thousands of people every day.
  • The name given to this industry in India is “Bollywood.”
  • It is similar to the American name “Hollywood,” which is a place.


Today the only association with the word ‘polio’ is the Sabin Oral Vaccine that protects children from the disease. Long back around 50 years ago, this was not so. Polio is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, causing stiffening and weakening of muscles, crippling and paralysis - which is why I am in a wheelchair today. If somebody had predicted, when I was born, that this would happen to me, no one would have believed it. I was ninth child in a family of five pairs of brothers and sisters, with huge 31 year gap between the first and last. I was so fair and brown haired that I looked more like a foreigner than Osama. I was also considered to be the healthiest of the brood.

1. In his childhood, the narrator was

A. a weakling

B. very healthy

C. tall and slim

D. short and stout

2. In this passage, the word ‘brood’ refers to

A. polio victims

B. foreign children

C. children in the family

D. Indian Children

3. The narrator was the ninth child in a family of

A. 10 children

B. 16 children

C. 23 children

D. 31 children

4. In this passage, the narrator is a patient of

A. heart disease

B. polio

C. paralysis

D. nervous weakness

5. In his childhood, the narrator looked “more like a foreigner than Osama” . This was because he was

A. a foreign child

B. a very healthy boy

C. tell and smart

D. fair and brown haired