Comprehension Practice Set
From SSC CGL Tier II Exam 2013
Directions: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. You are required to select your answers based on the contents of the passage and opinion of the author only.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands consists of mainly two groups of islands, with distinctive features of the original residents— Negroid and Mongolese. It is strange to see how these two different groups migrated to these islands so far from the mainland— from India and Myanmar. The aboriginals found in these islands are the Jarawas, Sentinelese, Onges, Shompenties, mainly found in Andaman and the Nicobarese Nicobar. Of these the Nicobarese in general and some of the Onges, have accepted the so-called modern civilisation and learned the use of modern tools and facilities.
They can be seen frequently in the Port Blair market. The aboriginals are looked after by the Anthropological Department of the Government, who make regular visits to their islands and supply them with food and other necessities.
These aboriginals still do not know how to use a matchbox and prepare fire by rubbing two pieces of wood; they also do not know the use of cloth. If the people from the Anthropological Department offer them clothes, they use them only as turbans and not to wrap their bodies.
1. The original residents migrated to the islands from
(c) Sri Lanka
(d) India and Myanmar
2. The Jarawas, Sentinelese, Onges and Shompenites are mainly found in
(c) Andaman and Nicobar
(d) Port Blair
3. The aboriginals are looked after by
(a) the Govt. of India
(b) the Anthropological Department of the Government
(c) the Tourism Department
(d) some NGOs
4. Original residents of Andaman and Nicobar Islands are
(c) Negroid and Mongolese
(d) None of them
5. The so-called modern civilisation has been accepted in general by
(a) all the aboriginals
(b) the Nicobarese
(c) the Jarawas
(d) the Onges
6. Find out a word which means 'to cover'.
7. Find out a word which is the antonym for 'usual'.
8. The aboriginals are still ignorant of the use of
(c) matchbox and cloth
9. If clothes are offered, the aboriginals use them as
(d) None of them
10. The aboriginals prepare fire by
(a) rubbing two pieces of stone
(b) using a matchbox
(c) using gas lighter
(d) rubbing two pieces of wood