Paragraph Poem Stanza Comprehension MCQs Questions Practice Test
Read the following paragraph carefully and answer Q. No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta; the famous Muslim explorer, was born in Morocco. At the age of 21, he set out to make a pilgrimage, to the holy cities of Makkah and Madina. He covered a distance of about 75,000 miles. In the 14th century, most people travelled on foot, camels, horses, carts or by sea. His determination to travel around the world was as stiff as mountain. He wrote a book, called the Rihla (My Travels), which describes his experiences in places such as West Africa, Malaysia, Central Asia, Turkey and
India. His journeys were often very dangerous. He witnessed and survived widespread disease that swept through Europe in the 14th century. After he returned home, he finished writing the Rihla. His book still provides an important detail of many areas of the world in the 14th century.
Q.No.1. Ibn Battuta was born in:
a) Africa b) Morocco c) Turkey d) Malaysia
Q.No.2. In the 14th century, people travelled on all these EXCEPT:
a) horses b) camels
c) buses d) carts
Q.No.3. He witnessed and survived widespread disease that swept through Europe in the
14th century. The underlined word “widespread” means:
a) prevalent b) limited
c) recovered d) settled
Q.No.4. The suitable title for the paragraph is:
a) Ibn Battuta: A Great Explorer b) Life in Morocco
c) Travelling in the 14th Century d) Rihla (My Travels)
Q.No.5. His determination to travel around the world was as stiff as mountain.
The simile in the above sentence is:
a) the world was as stiff b) as stiff as mountain
c) determination to travel d) travel around the world
Q.No.6. The topic sentence of the paragraph is:
a) Ibn Battuta covered a distance of about 75,000 miles.
b) After he returned home, he finished writing the Rihla.
c) Ibn Battuta’s book the “Rihla” gives information of the places he visited.
d) Ibn Battuta; the famous Muslim explorer, travelled many countries.
Q.No.7. The most of Ibn Battuta’s travels were:
a) risks’ free b) threatening
c) uninformative d) insignificant
Read the following stanzas carefully and answer Q. No.1,2,3,4,5
A careful boy I want to be;
a little brother follows me.
I do not dare to go astray
for fear he’ll go the self-same way
I cannot once escape his eyes;
whatever he see me do, he tries.
Like me he says he’s going to be-that little brother following me.
He thinks that I am good and fine;
believes in every word of mine.
The bad in me he must not see-that little brother following me.
Q.No.1. What is the poem about?
a) Social attitudes of people.
b) Recalling childhood memories.
c) Caring attitude of elder brother.
d) Negligence of duties.
Q.No.2. The word “remember” means:
a) regret b) forget
c) ignore d) remind
Q.No.3. The little brother wants to be:
a) an arrogant person b) a carefree person
c) like his brother d) a mischievous boy
Q.No.4. The pair of rhyming words is:
a) me, mine b) eyes, tries
c) dare, brother d) winter, snow
Q.No.5. Which line shows younger brother’s trust in elder brother?
a) Believes in every word of mine.
b) I do not dare to go astray.
c) The bad in me he must not see.
d) For fear he’ll go the self-same way.