SSCCGL English Language And Comprehension

Question 191

In the following questions, read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
A small band of biologists share a dream - to find species of sea or land animals hitherto completely unknown or to discover living examples of animals thought to have died out ages ago. Finds made in this century encourage these dreamers, whose field is aptly named cryptozoology - literally, the science of hidden animals.
    Size and habitat are often responsible for an animal's having been overlooked. Not surprisingly, a bumblebee-size bat that lives in caves in Thailand eluded detection until 1973. But larger animals in less remote sites have also remained hidden. Herds of a species of peccary supposedly extinct since the last ice, age, for instance, were found in Paraguay in 1975. 
Native people sometimes offer scientists useful clues. An unusual feather in a local's hat sparked the discovery of a showy African peacock in 1936, and accounts of giant lizards on the Indonesian island of Komodo proved not to be mere myth when naturalist P.A. Ouwens identified four of the creatures captured in 1912. As cryptozoologists follow such leads into little-explored areas, they remain optimistic that it is not too late to uncover sensational surprises.
Herds of a species of peccary supposedly extinct since the last ice age were discovered in

  • 1936

  • 1973

  • 1912

  • 1975

Solution

D.

1975

Question 192

In the following questions, read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
A small band of biologists share a dream - to find species of sea or land animals hitherto completely unknown or to discover living examples of animals thought to have died out ages ago. Finds made in this century encourage these dreamers, whose field is aptly named cryptozoology - literally, the science of hidden animals.
    Size and habitat are often responsible for an animal's having been overlooked. Not surprisingly, a bumblebee-size bat that lives in caves in Thailand eluded detection until 1973. But larger animals in less remote sites have also remained hidden. Herds of a species of peccary supposedly extinct since the last ice, age, for instance, were found in Paraguay in 1975. 
Native people sometimes offer scientists useful clues. An unusual feather in a local's hat sparked the discovery of a showy African peacock in 1936, and accounts of giant lizards on the Indonesian island of Komodo proved not to be mere myth when naturalist P.A. Ouwens identified four of the creatures captured in 1912. As cryptozoologists follow such leads into little-explored areas, they remain optimistic that it is not too late to uncover sensational surprises.
An unusual feather in a local's hat sparked the discovery of a showy African peacock in ____________.

  • 1936

  • 1973

  • 1912

  • 1975

Solution

A.

1936

Question 193

In the following questions, read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
A small band of biologists share a dream - to find species of sea or land animals hitherto completely unknown or to discover living examples of animals thought to have died out ages ago. Finds made in this century encourage these dreamers, whose field is aptly named cryptozoology - literally, the science of hidden animals.
    Size and habitat are often responsible for an animal's having been overlooked. Not surprisingly, a bumblebee-size bat that lives in caves in Thailand eluded detection until 1973. But larger animals in less remote sites have also remained hidden. Herds of a species of peccary supposedly extinct since the last ice, age, for instance, were found in Paraguay in 1975. 
Native people sometimes offer scientists useful clues. An unusual feather in a local's hat sparked the discovery of a showy African peacock in 1936, and accounts of giant lizards on the Indonesian island of Komodo proved not to be mere myth when naturalist P.A. Ouwens identified four of the creatures captured in 1912. As cryptozoologists follow such leads into little-explored areas, they remain optimistic that it is not too late to uncover sensational surprises.
Giant lizards on the Indonesian island of Komodo were discovered in  ___________

  • 1975

  • 1936

  • 1912

  • 1973

Solution

C.

1912

Question 194

In the following questions, read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
A small band of biologists share a dream - to find species of sea or land animals hitherto completely unknown or to discover living examples of animals thought to have died out ages ago. Finds made in this century encourage these dreamers, whose field is aptly named cryptozoology - literally, the science of hidden animals.
    Size and habitat are often responsible for an animal's having been overlooked. Not surprisingly, a bumblebee-size bat that lives in caves in Thailand eluded detection until 1973. But larger animals in less remote sites have also remained hidden. Herds of a species of peccary supposedly extinct since the last ice, age, for instance, were found in Paraguay in 1975. 
Native people sometimes offer scientists useful clues. An unusual feather in a local's hat sparked the discovery of a showy African peacock in 1936, and accounts of giant lizards on the Indonesian island of Komodo proved not to be mere myth when naturalist P.A. Ouwens identified four of the creatures captured in 1912. As cryptozoologists follow such leads into little-explored areas, they remain optimistic that it is not too late to uncover sensational surprises.
It is the ____________ of the cryptozoologists that keep their dreams alive.

  • spirit

  • finding

  • love for adventure

  • curiosity

Solution

B.

finding

Question 195

In the following questions, read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
A small band of biologists share a dream - to find species of sea or land animals hitherto completely unknown or to discover living examples of animals thought to have died out ages ago. Finds made in this century encourage these dreamers, whose field is aptly named cryptozoology - literally, the science of hidden animals.
    Size and habitat are often responsible for an animal's having been overlooked. Not surprisingly, a bumblebee-size bat that lives in caves in Thailand eluded detection until 1973. But larger animals in less remote sites have also remained hidden. Herds of a species of peccary supposedly extinct since the last ice, age, for instance, were found in Paraguay in 1975. 
Native people sometimes offer scientists useful clues. An unusual feather in a local's hat sparked the discovery of a showy African peacock in 1936, and accounts of giant lizards on the Indonesian island of Komodo proved not to be mere myth when naturalist P.A. Ouwens identified four of the creatures captured in 1912. As cryptozoologists follow such leads into little-explored areas, they remain optimistic that it is not too late to uncover sensational surprises.
Often _________ responsible for an animal having been overlooked

  • the uniqueness of the animals themselves is

  • the resigning nature of the scientists themselves is

  • size and habitat are

  • unexplored areas remain

Solution

C.

size and habitat are