Reading comprehension test 270

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Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
We shall go on to the end; we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and strength in the air, we shall defend our island whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender, and even if this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our empire beyond the seas would carry on the struggle, until the New World steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the Old.

On the basis of the passage, which of the following statements may be said to be correct?

A
The speaker is encouraging his men for the conquest of France
B
The speaker is aggressive and maniacal war-monger
C
The speaker is not satisfied with the conquest of the island
D
The speaker is a patriot urging the defense of his Motherland
Question 1 Explanation: 
On the basis of the passage, the statement which is correct is:the speaker is a patriot urging the defense of his Motherland The author makes his sentiments clear by using statements like 'we shall defend our island whatever the cost may be' or 'we shall never surrender' etc. Hence, option D is correct.
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The speaker in the passage wants to go on fighting because
A
He is a raving lunatic
B
He is in a state of utter despair
C
He expects help from other quarters
D
He is the leader of a suicide squad
Question 2 Explanation: 
The answer can be derived from the concluding lines '..the struggle, until the New World steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the Old...'. The answer is very obvious, which is option (c).
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
87. Which of the following pairs of the phrases helps best to bring out the intention of the speaker?
A
Go on to the end" ; "shall never surrender
B
"Growing confidence" ; "subjugated and starving"
C
"Subjugated and starving" ; "fight on the landing ground"
D
"Fight in the streets" ; "subjugated and starving"
Question 3 Explanation: 
The pair of the phrases which bring out the intention of the speaker best are "Go on to the end" and "shall never surrender". The two statements "Go on to the end" and "shall never surrender" show the determination and patriotism of the author and hence, bring out his intention best. So, the correct option is (a).
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The passage consists of repetitive patterns in syntax and vocabulary. The effect of this style is that it:
A
Reveals the speaker's defects in giving a speech
B
Produces the impression of bad poetry
C
Conveys the speaker's helpless situation
D
Reinforces the speaker's basic intention
Question 4 Explanation: 
The effect of repetitive pattern used in the passage is that it reinforces the speaker's basic intention.
There are 4 questions to complete.

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