Reading comprehension test 283

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Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The world is very full of people-appallingly-full, it has never been so full before, and they are all tumbling overeach other. Most of these people one doesn't know and some of them one doesn't like. Well, what is one to do?There are two solutions. One of them is the Nazi solution.If you don't like people, kill them, banish them, and segregate them. The other way is much less thrilling, but it is on the whole the way of the democracies, and I prefer it. If you don't like people, put up with them as well as you can. Don't try to love them; you can't, you'll only strain yourself. But try to tolerate them.

What does the author mean by 'appallingly'?

A
He is making an appeal to the leaders of the masses
B
In disconcertingly large numbers
C
Very interesting
D
Unpredictably
Question 1 Explanation: 
Appallingly here is used as an intensifier and it means large amounts. In general, the word means 'in a terrible manner'. In this context, the author refers to large numbers in a negative way and thus, the correct answer is option (b).
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
According to the writer, Nazi solution is
A
a thrilling solution
B
the easiest solution
C
the only appealing solution
D
theHitlerian solution
Question 2 Explanation: 
As the passage says, "One of them is the Nazi solution. If you don't like people, kill them, banish them, and segregate them. The other way is much less thrilling." Hence, option (a) is the answer.
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The author thinks that the solution other than the Nazi one is much less thrilling because it is
A
dull
B
based on tolerance
C
not based on love
D
lacking in adventure
Question 3 Explanation: 
The author does not approve of tolerance so he believes that this solution is less thrilling. The answer is given in the passage and can be picked up from the last line of the passage: The other way is much less thrilling, but it is on the whole the way of the democracies, and I prefer it. If you don't like people, put up with them as well as you can. Don't try to love them; you can't, you'll only strain yourself. But try to tolerate them.
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The author prefers the second solution because
A
he likes it
B
he is not a Nazi
C
it is the democratic way in the given situation
D
there is no other way
Question 4 Explanation: 
Refer to the lines: The other way is much less thrilling, but it is on the whole the way of the democracies, and I prefer it. We can see that option (c) is the only one that fits in the given context.
There are 4 questions to complete.

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