SSCCGL English Language And Comprehension

Question 6

You have a passage with 5 questions following. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
In September 2011,  The Hindustan Times did a study in Delhi and reported that the number of malaria (and dengue) cases at the time were actually thrice as many as revealed by the city authorities. Earlier, in Mumbai, a municipal claim that 145 people died due to malaria in 2010 was exposed a lie after Praja, a city NGO, extracted figures from the municipality itself. Following an RTI petition, Praja revealed 1190 deaths. This seems to be a habit. A paper in the leading UK medical journal The Lancet, published following nationwide interviews undertaken by an international team, reveals that the number of malarial deaths all over India every year may be as high as 205000, which is many times the World Health Organization's figure of about 15000, of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme's figure of just around 1000. While the Lancet paper has been disputed, it is clear that there must be gross under-reporting of malarial deaths. Wouldn't that be one of the big reasons why malaria, which is easily cured if properly treated after timely diagnosis, continues to kill, so many Indians?
The findings of the Lancet were published after

  • nationwide interviews were carried out

  • international reviews of the findings were done

  • proper verifications of the findings were done

  • the international team left India

Solution

A.

nationwide interviews were carried out

Question 7

You have a passage with 5 questions following. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
In September 2011,  The Hindustan Times did a study in Delhi and reported that the number of malaria (and dengue) cases at the time were actually thrice as many as revealed by the city authorities. Earlier, in Mumbai, a municipal claim that 145 people died due to malaria in 2010 was exposed a lie after Praja, a city NGO, extracted figures from the municipality itself. Following an RTI petition, Praja revealed 1190 deaths. This seems to be a habit. A paper in the leading UK medical journal The Lancet, published following nationwide interviews undertaken by an international team, reveals that the number of malarial deaths all over India every year may be as high as 205000, which is many times the World Health Organization's figure of about 15000, of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme's figure of just around 1000. While the Lancet paper has been disputed, it is clear that there must be gross under-reporting of malarial deaths. Wouldn't that be one of the big reasons why malaria, which is easily cured if properly treated after timely diagnosis, continues to kill, so many Indians?
One of the big reasons for malarial death is

  • untimely diagnosis

  • under-reporting of malarial deaths

  • over-reporting of malarial deaths

  • lack of proper treatment

Solution

B.

under-reporting of malarial deaths

Question 8

You have a passage with 5 questions following. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
In September 2011,  The Hindustan Times did a study in Delhi and reported that the number of malaria (and dengue) cases at the time were actually thrice as many as revealed by the city authorities. Earlier, in Mumbai, a municipal claim that 145 people died due to malaria in 2010 was exposed a lie after Praja, a city NGO, extracted figures from the municipality itself. Following an RTI petition, Praja revealed 1190 deaths. This seems to be a habit. A paper in the leading UK medical journal The Lancet, published following nationwide interviews undertaken by an international team, reveals that the number of malarial deaths all over India every year may be as high as 205000, which is many times the World Health Organization's figure of about 15000, of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme's figure of just around 1000. While the Lancet paper has been disputed, it is clear that there must be gross under-reporting of malarial deaths. Wouldn't that be one of the big reasons why malaria, which is easily cured if properly treated after timely diagnosis, continues to kill, so many Indians?
The Hindustan Times found that the number of malaria cases in 2011 was

  • exactly as the numbers revealed by the authorities

  • three times the numbers revealed by the authorities

  • half the numbers revealed by the authorities

  • twice than the numbers revealed by the authorities

Solution

B.

three times the numbers revealed by the authorities

Question 9

You have a passage with 5 questions following. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
In September 2011,  The Hindustan Times did a study in Delhi and reported that the number of malaria (and dengue) cases at the time were actually thrice as many as revealed by the city authorities. Earlier, in Mumbai, a municipal claim that 145 people died due to malaria in 2010 was exposed a lie after Praja, a city NGO, extracted figures from the municipality itself. Following an RTI petition, Praja revealed 1190 deaths. This seems to be a habit. A paper in the leading UK medical journal The Lancet, published following nationwide interviews undertaken by an international team, reveals that the number of malarial deaths all over India every year may be as high as 205000, which is many times the World Health Organization's figure of about 15000, of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme's figure of just around 1000. While the Lancet paper has been disputed, it is clear that there must be gross under-reporting of malarial deaths. Wouldn't that be one of the big reasons why malaria, which is easily cured if properly treated after timely diagnosis, continues to kill, so many Indians?
What is 'the habit' mentioned in the passage?

  • Filing RTIs

  • Hiding the real figures of malaria cases

  • Conducting studies and surveys in towns and cities

  • Exposing the authority's incompetence

Solution

B.

Hiding the real figures of malaria cases

Question 10

You have a passage with 5 questions following. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
In September 2011,  The Hindustan Times did a study in Delhi and reported that the number of malaria (and dengue) cases at the time were actually thrice as many as revealed by the city authorities. Earlier, in Mumbai, a municipal claim that 145 people died due to malaria in 2010 was exposed a lie after Praja, a city NGO, extracted figures from the municipality itself. Following an RTI petition, Praja revealed 1190 deaths. This seems to be a habit. A paper in the leading UK medical journal The Lancet, published following nationwide interviews undertaken by an international team, reveals that the number of malarial deaths all over India every year may be as high as 205000, which is many times the World Health Organization's figure of about 15000, of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme's figure of just around 1000. While the Lancet paper has been disputed, it is clear that there must be gross under-reporting of malarial deaths. Wouldn't that be one of the big reasons why malaria, which is easily cured if properly treated after timely diagnosis, continues to kill, so many Indians?
The Lancet is a

  • journal

  • magazine

  • newspaper

  • medical book

Solution

A.

journal