6th Class English Sample Paper English Sample Paper-3

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    Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:               
    In 1947, Ken Arnold, a pilot/ saw something very strange. While flying/ he looked out of the window and saw nine saucer-like objects flying past/ in line. Each 'saucer', a hundred feet wide, was travelling at a great speed-around 1200 miles per hour. What were these objects?
     
    After he landed, Arnold reported what he had seen. Scientists seemed to have no answer. So, the objects came to be known as "Unidentified Flying Objects" or "UFO's".
     
    Since 1947 more than 60/000 UFO's have been reported. The US Air Force checked out the reports of 11/109 UFO sightings and found that 94% or 10/432 of these reports were 'misidentified7. That is, people mistook stars, flights of geese, comets, meteors, sunlight on clouds, weather balloons, satellites and other such objects for UFOs.
     
    But there are reasons to believe that UFO's have been actually sighted. One astronomer saw a UFO in broad daylight while travelling by train. The UFO was flying parallel to the train. He could see it for four or five minutes/ before it rose out of sight and disappeared.
     
    While most sights described as UFOs turn out to be misidentified as known natural and artificial phenomena, many hundreds do not. It is these that form the core of the UFO mystery. That UFOs constitute a distinct category of describable sights is based on hundreds of highly detailed and consistent descriptions by professionals (especially airline and military pilots) of their close-up, broad daylight observations of unique flying machines.
     
    Careful review of the vast array of relevant evidence clearly leads to the conclusion that some unidentified flying objects are intelligently controlled vehicles/ whose origin is outside our solar system. All the arguments against the extra-terrestrial origin seem to be based upon false reasoning, misrepresentation of evidence, negligence of relevant information, ignorance of relevant technology/or pseudo sophisticated assumptions about alien appearance, motivation, or government secrecy.
     
    (i) How was the term - UFO coined?
    (ii) Why most reports were called 'misidentifications'?
    (iii) What reasons does the writer give us that UFOs exist?
    (iv) What does careful review of these sightings suggest?
    (v) What is meant by 'distinct'? (Para 5)
    (vi) What is meant by 'neglect'? (Para 6)
    (vii) Find the word opposite in meaning to 'unrelated?. (Para 6)
    (viii) Find the word opposite in meaning to 'natural'. (Para 5)
     

    Answer:

    (i)  The term UFO was coined when scientists seemed to have no answer for unidentified flying things in the sky. So, such objects came to be known as "Unidentified Flying Objects" or "UFOs".
    (ii) Most of the reports were called 'misidentifications' as people misunderstood stars, flights of geese, comets, meteors, sunlight on clouds, weather balloons, satellites and other such objects for a UFO.
    (iii) The reasons that the writer gives us for the existence of the UFOs are that there have been sightings for longer durations in broad daylight not just by laymen but by scholars alike.
    (iv) Careful review of the vast array of relevant evidence clearly leads to the conclusion that some unidentified flying objects are intelligently controlled vehicles whose origin is outside our solar system.
    (v)  individual/separate
    (vi) abandon/ignore
    (vii) relevant
    (viii) artificial                                       


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