SSCCGL English Language And Comprehension

Question 41

Read the following paragraph carefully and choose the best answer to the following question out of the four alternatives.
The advent of electric power was, in a way, comparable to the successful development and  applicationof nuclear power in the 20th century. In fact, the historical roots of electricity extend far back into antiquity. Many men had a hand both in acquiring basic knowledge about the invisible form of power and in developing the ways adopted for practical purpose.
One of the vital keys that helped to unlock the doors leading to the production of electricity was the discovery, in 1831, of the principle of electromagnetic induction. This discovery was made simultaneously by Michael Faraday in England and Joseph Henry in the United States. From it came the generator, sometimes also called the dynamo but several decades of development had to follow before the first practical dynamos or generator came into existence in early 1870.
According to the author,

  • Michale Faraday and Joseph Henry revolutionised electricity in the USA

  • nuclear power and electricity were discovered in the 20th century

  • the discovery of the principle of electromagnetic induction was not an important discovery

  • the advent of electric power is equivalent to the application of nuclear power in the 20th century

Solution

D.

the advent of electric power is equivalent to the application of nuclear power in the 20th century

Question 42

Read the following paragraph carefully and choose the best answer to the following question out of the four alternatives.
The advent of electric power was, in a way, comparable to the successful development and application of nuclear power in the 20th century. In fact, the historical roots of electricity extend far back into antiquity. Many men had a hand both in acquiring basic knowledge about the invisible form of power and in developing the ways adopted for practical purpose.
One of the vital keys that helped to unlock the doors leading to the production of electricity was the discovery, in 1831, of the principle of electromagnetic induction. This discovery was made simultaneously by Michael Faraday in England and Joseph Henry in the United States. From it came the generator, sometimes also called the dynamo but several decades of development had to follow before the first practical dynamos or generator came into existence in early 1870.
Michael Faraday and Joseph Henry discovered the

  • application of nuclear power

  • generator

  • dynamo

  • principles of electromagnetic induction

Solution

D.

principles of electromagnetic induction

Question 43

Read the following paragraph carefully and choose the best answer to the following question out of the four alternatives.
The advent of electric power was, in a way, comparable to the successful development and application of nuclear power in the 20th century. In fact, the historical roots of electricity extend far back into antiquity. Many men had a hand both in acquiring basic knowledge about the invisible form of power and in developing the ways adopted for practical purpose.
One of the vital keys that helped to unlock the doors leading to the production of electricity was the discovery, in 1831, of the principle of electromagnetic induction. This discovery was made simultaneously by Michael Faraday in England and Joseph Henry in the United States. From it came the generator, sometimes also called the dynamo but several decades of development had to follow before the first practical dynamos or generator came into existence in early 1870.
Another word for 'advent' is

  • discovery

  • arrival

  • invention

  • constitution

Solution

B.

arrival

Question 44

Read the following paragraph carefully and choose the best answer to the following question out of the four alternatives.
The advent of electric power was, in a way, comparable to the successful development and application of nuclear power in the 20th century. In fact, the historical roots of electricity extend far back into antiquity. Many men had a hand both in acquiring basic knowledge about the invisible form of power and in developing the ways adopted for practical purpose.
One of the vital keys that helped to unlock the doors leading to the production of electricity was the discovery, in 1831, of the principle of electromagnetic induction. This discovery was made simultaneously by Michael Faraday in England and Joseph Henry in the United States. From it came the generator, sometimes also called the dynamo but several decades of development had to follow before the first practical dynamos or generator came into existence in early 1870.
The generator was also known as the

  • inductor

  • dynamo

  • inventor

  • conductor

Solution

B.

dynamo

Question 45

Read the following paragraph carefully and choose the best answer to the following question out of the four alternatives.
The advent of electric power was, in a way, comparable to the successful development and application of nuclear power in the 20th century. In fact, the historical roots of electricity extend far back into antiquity. Many men had a hand both in acquiring basic knowledge about the invisible form of power and in developing the ways adopted for practical purpose.
One of the vital keys that helped to unlock the doors leading to the production of electricity was the discovery, in 1831, of the principle of electromagnetic induction. This discovery was made simultaneously by Michael Faraday in England and Joseph Henry in the United States. From it came the generator, sometimes also called the dynamo but several decades of development had to follow before the first practical dynamos or generator came into existence in early 1870.
Give a synonym for 'antiquity'.

  • Ancient

  • Antipathy

  • Modern

  • Uniqueness

Solution

A.

Ancient