Comprehension Test Series

Comprehension Test Series – 2

Dear reader, this comprehension test series will help you to crack various competitive exams like Bank Clerk, RRB, SSC etc. Please read the below comprehension care to proceed with the questions. Thanks for being here and good luck with your exams.

Directions to Solve

But I did not want to shoot the elephant. I watched him beating his bunch of grass against his knees, with the preoccupied grandmotherly air that elephants have. It seemed to me that it would be murder to shoot him. I had never shot an elephant and never wanted to. (Somehow it always seems worse to kill a large animal.) Besides, there was the beast’s owner to be considered. But I had got to act quickly. I turned to some experienced-looking Burmans who had been there when we arrived and asked them how the elephants had been behaving. They all said the same thing; he took no notice of you if you left him alone, but he might charge if you went too close to him.

1) The phrase ‘Preoccupied grandmotherly air’ signifies

A. being totally unconcerned
B. pretending to be very busy
C. a very superior attitude
D. calm, dignified and affectionate disposition

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Correct Answer is Option D

2) From the passage it appears that the author was

A. an inexperienced hunter
B. kind and considerate
C. possessed with fear
D. a worried man

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Correct Answer is Option B

3) The author did not want to shoot the elephant because he

A. was afraid of it
B. did not have the experience of shooting big animals
C. did not wish to kill an animal which was not doing anybody any harm
D. did not find the elephant to be ferocious

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Correct Answer is Option B

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