6th Class English Comprehension Comprehensions Based on General Topics

Comprehensions Based on General Topics

Category : 6th Class


Comprehensions Based on General Topics


·            Example 1


Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:


Detoxification is a natural process through which the body gets rid of toxins accumulated by ingesting or inhaling chemicals from household cleaners, food additives, drugs, pollution, cigarette smoke and heavy metals like lead, says naturopath, who is part of Mrityunjay, a health organisation that organises detoxification programmes and other lifestyle-related camps. Detoxification takes place when natural products like fruits, vegetables and water are used to transform toxins (anything that can potentially harm body tissue) to less harmful compounds that are excreted via the natural process. People on a detox switch from their regular diet to a detox one for a period of 7 to 40 days depending on their tolerance levels. The diet can include either or all of these foods: water, buttermilk, fruits, vegetables and herbs.


1.            What are toxins?

(a) Anything that can potentially harm body tissue

(b) A process in which the body gets rid of pollutants

(c) Cigarette smoke

(d) Drugs

(e) None of these


2.            Name the process by which the body gets rid of toxins?

(a) Toxification               (b) Chemical analysis

(c) Pollution                   (d) Detoxification

(e) None of these


3.            How much time detoxification takes to remove the toxins?

(a) 1 to 7 years               (b) 7 to 40 days

(c) 3 to 10 years             (d) 5 to 20 years

(e) None of these


4.            The naturopath in the given passage is a part of:

(a) CRY                        

(b) WHO

(c) Mrityunjay                

(d) UNO

(e) None of these


·                        Example 2

Saumya Sen wasn't technically my father's younger brother. He was a fellow Bengali from Calcutta who had washed up on the barren shores of my parents' social life in the early seventies, when they lived in a rented apartment in central square and could number their acquaintances on one land. But I had no real uncles in America, and so I was taught to call him Saumya Kaku. Accordingly, he called my father Shaurav Da, always addressing him in the polite form, and he called my mother Boudi, which is how Bengalis are supposed to address an elder brother's wife, instead of using her first name, Kajol. After Saumya Kaku was befriended by my parents, he confessed that on the day we met him he had followed my mother and me for the better part of an afternoon around the streets of Cambridge, where she and I tended to roam after I go out of school.


1.            Who is Saumya Sen?

(a) Bengali fellow         

(b) Author's grandson

(c) Nephew                    

(d) Author s father

(e) None of these


2.            Where did he live?

(a) Central square          (b) Calcutta

(c) Mumbai                    (d) Chennai

(e) None of these


3.            By which name author called Saumya?

(a) Chachu                     (b) Uncle

(c) Father                       (d) Saumya Kaku

(e) None of these


4.            Name the author's father.

(a) Shaurav                    (b) Saumya Sen

(c) Bimal                       (d) Vimal

(e) None of these


·                      Example 3


Seeking to de-mystify some of the misconceptions about consumption of potatoes, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) said it was low in calories, cholesterol, naturally fat free, nutritious and had cholesterol lowering properties. Coming forward to support West Bengal Cold Storage Association's (WBCSA) awareness programme, IMA said there were pervasive dietary myths about potatoes as a weight gaining food and that it caused diabetes. The WBCSA, in collaboration with the UN's declaration of 2008 as the International year of the potato has launched a state-wdde awareness programme to popularise the consumption of potatoes by highlighting its importance as a cheap nutrient-rich food with an amazing range of health benefits.


1.            What are the misconceptions about potato?

(a) Potato is a nutrient rich food.

(b) Potato is a fatty food.

(c) Potato is a sweet dish.            

(d) Potato is a special dish.

(e) None of these


2.            Which one of the following years was declared as the International Potato Year?

(a) 2007                        (b) 2006

(c) 2008                         (d) 2005

(e) None of these


3.            Who came forward to support the awareness program of West Bengal Cold Storage Association?

(a) UNO                        (b) IMA

(c) WBCSA                    (d) Government

(e) None of these


4.            Find the word from the passage which means same as ?on large scale?.

(a) Amazing                   (b) Cheap

(c) Pervasive                  (d) De-mystify

(e) None of these





1.         (A)

2.         (D)

3.         (B)

4.         (C)


1.         (A)

2.         (A)

3.         (D)

4.         (A)


1.         (B)

2.         (C)

3.         (B)

4.         (C).


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