Reading comprehension test 260

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Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A little girl was learning a history lesson with her governess. All the morning she had been reading it over and hearing it explained by her governess, but no good came of either the reading or the teaching. The governess went over the lesson several times, explained the meaning, and for the last time, asked her pupil to read it over. After due time had been given, the girl was examined as to her knowledge of the lesson; but not a single answer could she give correctly. The governess lost patience with her, and threatened to punish her unless she could state where a certain treaty was signed.

According to the passage, the little girl read the lesson and heard it explained all the morning because

A
the girl did not like her governess
B
the governess could not explain it long enough
C
the girl could not understand it
D
the girl read the lesson only once
Question 1 Explanation: 
As the girl had given several readings, so option (d) is wrong. We cannot say anything about her likeliness towards the governess as nothing is mentioned regarding it. So, the only logical option that we have is that she couldn't understand the lesson.
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
With reference to the passage, consider the following statements:1. The governess taught the same lesson several times.2. The governess wanted to complete her teaching work quickly.Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 2 Explanation: 
We cannot say anything about statement two as nothing is mentioned regarding it. In the third line it is stated "The governess went over the lesson several times".
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
After reading of the whole passage, which of the following impressions do you think is correct about the inability of the girl to answer questions correctly?
A
The dullness of the girl
B
The incompetence of the governess
C
The governess felt that the girl cannot be taught the lesson
D
The lack of time
Question 3 Explanation: 
The girl had tried reading the lesson several times but still couldn't learn her lesson so we can assume that she was a dull student.
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following correctly expresses the Meaning of lost patience with her'?
A
The inability of the governess to endure further the girl's failure to answer
B
The governess lost her enthusiasm to teach the girl
C
The governess felt that the girl cannot be taught the lesson
D
The governess felt that she was not good enough to teach the girl
Question 4 Explanation: 
Losing one's patience means to stop being patient at tolerating something.The governess had taught the same lesson over and over again. She couldn't tolerate the girl's incompetency and threatened to punish her.
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The purpose of the author of the passage is:
A
to inform us about a perplexing tale which does not make any sense.
B
to narrate a situation which could have a reason of occurrence not mentioned in the passage.
C
Both (A) and (B)
D
Neither (A) nor (B)
Question 5 Explanation: 
In the given case, the author of the passage highlights and narrates a particular story with respect to a girl. At no point of time in the passage does he mention why the girl is not being able to learn; he simply mentions the given situation. There is a subtle hint in the passage that there could be some reason for the girl not being able to learn (this is something that we infer from the given passage).
There are 5 questions to complete.

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