Reading Comprehension Practice Test 7
(Q. 1 to 5): Read the following passage carefully and choose the correct answer from the answers given below each question.
The good book of the hour, then, – I do not speak of the bad ones is simply the useful or pleasant talk of some person whom you cannot otherwise converse with, printed for you. Very useful often, telling you what you need to know; very pleasant often, as a sensible friend’s present talk would be. These bright accounts of travels; good-humoured and witty discussions of question; lively or pathetic story-telling in the form of novel; firm fact-telling, by the real agents concerned in the events of passing history; – all these books of the hour, multiplying among us as education becomes more general, are a peculiar characteristic and possession of the present age. We ought to be entirely thankful for them, and entirely ashamed of ourselves if we make no good use of them. But we make the worst possible use, if we allow them to usurp the place of true books for, strictly speaking, they are not books at all, but merely letters or newspapers in good print.
1. How, according to the author, is the good book of the hour very useful?
(a) Because it gives the information required by you
(b) Because it is in printed form
(c) Because it gives you pleasure
(d) Because it is in the form of conversation
2. Which of the following statements is not TRUE?
(a) The books of the hour are multiplying
(b) They are peculiar characteristic of the present age
(c) They are true scriptures of their writers
(d) We must be thankful for them
3. How does the writer defines the good book of the hour?
(a) The good book of the hour is informative in nature
(b) It is the useful or pleasant talk of someone in print
(c) The good book of the hour is mere communication
(d) The good book of the hour has no permanent value
4. Which of the following conclusions based on the passage is not TRUE?
(a) There are good books for all time
(b) The good books of the hour are useful as well as pleasant
(c) In the present age books of the hour are multiplying with the expansion of education
(d) True books have been replaced by books of the hour
5. The book of the hour does not deal with one of the following. Identity.
(a) Travel accounts
(d) Preservation of knowledge