SSC English Comprehension Quiz 15 Dec 2019

“Science cannot reduce the magic of a sunset to arithmetic, nor can it express friendship with a formula” ob- served the eminent medical researcher, Dr. Lous Orr. He added, “also beyond science’s mastery of nature are love and laughter, pain and loneliness and insights into truth and beauty”. This distancing of science from the human condition perhaps explains why most foreign tourists visiting Britain flock predictably to see the hallowed homes of playwrights, writers and poets, but choose to ignore the habitations where its eminent scientists lived and worked.

1. Why is it that science cannot express friendship with a formula?
(1) Science and friendship cannot co-exist.
(2) It is abstract term which cannot be grappled by science.
(3) Friendship is beyond science’s mastery.
(4) Friendship is unknown to scientists.

2. The word magic refers to
(1) evening dusk.
(2) the sunrise.
(3) solar and lunar eclipse.
(4) setting of the sun, with all its beauty.

3. Which of the following are beyond science’s reach, according to the passage?
(1) Love and laughter, pain and loneliness.
(2) Derivation of a formula.
(3) Complexity of time and tide.
(4) Work of the mind.

4. The verb flock refers to.
(1) tourists in Britain.
(2) local people.
(3) large number of foreign tourists visiting homes of playwrights, writers, poets.
(4) Indian tourists.

5. Why according to the author do tourists prefer to visit hallowed homes of playwrights, writers and poets rather than visiting the habitation of eminent scientists?
(1) The houses of playwright and writers are well- decorated and are full of splendor
(2) Science cannot explain human emotions. Hence, people have a soft corner for those who produce a splendid display of emotions in their work.
(3) Scientists are loathsome.
(4) Houses of scientists are untidy and not well-preserved.

 

Answer

  1. (3) Friendship is beyond science’s mastery
  2. (4) setting of the sun, with all its beauty
  3. (1) Love and laughter, pain and loneliness
  4. (3) large number of foreign tourists visiting homes of playwrights, writers, poets
  5. (2) Science cannot explain human emotions. Hence, people have a soft corner for those who produce a splendid display of emotions in their work.

 

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