Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya | Passage English – Part 2 | 2020

Section III Language (English) [25 marks]

The blog presents the previous year question paper of 2020, two passages from language section along with their answers. The students preparing for the JNVST can practise the questions given here to have a good score in the entrance test.

Directions (Passages 3- 4) There are four passages in this section. Each passage is followed by five questions . Read each passage carefully and answer the question that follow. For each question four probable answers bearing letters (A), (B), (C) and (D) are given. Only one out of these is correct. You have to choose the correct answer.

Passage – 3

Hema lay on her bed staring at the stars stuck on the ceiling of her room. She was upset as some of the clothes seemed to fit her. She wore them again one by one but they were either too tight or too short. A cupboard
full of clothes and she could not wear any of them. She then had a bright idea, her eyes lit up and she ran to her mother’s room. “Ma, I need new clothes,”. Her mother smiled and hugged her. She did have a kind daughter !

1. Hema lay on her bed because she :
A. was tired
B. liked looking at the stars
C. was wondering what to wear
D. was a lazy girl

2. She could not wear any of her clothes because :
A. they were not fashionable
B. they were too colourful
C. she did not know what to choose
D. none of them fitted her

3. Synonym for the word, amassing is :
A. collecting
B. distributing
C. sharing
D. gifting

4. Hema is
A. greedy
B. charitable
C. selfish
D. miserly

5. The opposite of word donate is :
A. give
B. receive
C. distribute

ANSWERS: 1 (C), 2(D), 3(A), 4(B), 5(B)

Passage – 4

To be fit and healthy, you need to be physically active. Regular physical activity protects you from serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes and arthritis. Riding a bicycle regularly is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of health problems associated
with sedentary lifestyle. Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to older adults. It is also fun, cheap and good for the environment. Riding to work or the shop is one of the most time-efficient ways to combine regular exercise with everyday routine. An estimated one billion people ride bicycles everyday for transport, recreation and sport. Cycling is a good way to reduce
weight as it builds muscle and burns body fat. Research suggests that by cycling for half an hour everyday we can shed at least five kilos of weight in a year.

1. The main focus of the passage is to tell us the advantages of :
A. keeping fit
B. cycling
C. exercising
D. reducing weight

2. When the writer says : “Cycling is good for the environment,” which of the following is not correct ?
A. it does not emit any unhealthy gas
B. it can be run without petrol or diesel
C. it does not pollute air
D. it can be ridden by all age groups

3. The word which means opposite of the word sedentary is :
A. active
B. lazy
C. inactive
D. deskbound

4. The low-impact exercise is one which is :
A. non tiring
B. not costly
C. not efficient
D. not boring

5. Regular cycling helps us in all of the following EXCEPT to :
A. reduce fat and strengthen muscles
B. combine fun with work
C. prevent serious accidents
D. remain healthy

ANSWERS: 1 (B), 2(D), 3(A), 4(A), 5(C)


Next : Read passage 1 & 2


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