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Section 5 : Reading Comprehension

  1. A
    Inauspicious means a bad omen, unpropitious.

    B. Incorrect. The word means predicting or concerning a prophet.
    C  Incorrect. Menacing is close to being right because it means somthing threatening. It pertains to danger. Never the less, inauspicious is the best answer.
    D & E Incorrect.

  2. E
    This model is easy to fly and considered secure and safer than the others.

  3. B
    The Long EZ is no longer a billionaire’s playthings. They are becoming common. The costs given in these lines prove the statement.
    A,C,D & E are "fillers" not supported by the statements in lines # 41-45 The author comment, about pilot error being the cause of deaths in lines #87-89.

  4. C
    Most of the accidents occur due to pilot error. No evidence of a technical snag has been found. Therefore the author would agree with this statement.

    A. Incorrect. There is no hard and fast rule for that.
    B. Incorrect. Nothing can prove this statement.
    D. Incorrect. It is just a presumption.
    E. Incorrect. Only John Denver had flown the plane three times, The plane was 9 years old and had been flown many times.

  5. C
    The title makes sense because the safety of flying such small aircraft is the main point discussed in the passage, the inspiration behind which was the death of singer John Denver.

    A. Incorrect. Denver’s last flight was the backdrop on which the passage about light aircraft was written.
    B Incorrect.
    D Incorrect. The safety of the Long EZ is discussed, but other small aircraft were also discussed.
    E Incorrect. The author mentions that pilots of small aircraft must have a death wish, but pilots' motivations for flying is not the theme of the passage. 

  6. D
    The villagers heard a tremendous sound and noticed a big fire in the skies - it came rushing down.

    A Incorrect. Of an air crash, this is close but it is a trick answer choice.

  7. A
    Stylistically, this title is apt for the passage. It implies an air crash.

  8. D
    The Saudi plane was a passenger aircraft and the Kazakh plane a cargo aircraft.

    A Incorrect. The planes were government owned.
    B Incorrect. One was a cargo plane, but this answer is incomplete.
    C Incorrect. One was a passenger plane, but this answer is also incomplete.
    E. Incorrect. None of them were military aircraft.

  9. E
    India’s radar system is outmoded. In spite of various proposals, it has not been changed. 

    A Incorrect. The author mentioned nothing about a collision between Japaneese and American.
    B Incorrect. The planes collided, so clearly they were not 1000 ft apart.
    C Incorrect. Equipment error is what Indian air craft traffic controlers believed caused the crash. 
    D Incorrect. Indian flight controlers also believe Soviet pilot error could have caused the crash. .                                                                                 
  10. C
    The Kazakh plane was a cargo aircraft. The 37 passengers in it were traders who were coming to India to buy cheap electronic goods.

    A Incorrect. No. The plane had 37 passengers.
    B Incorrect. No Cargo was on the plane.
    E Incorrect.
    D. Incorrect. Whether the plane was carrying cargo or not is not mentioned, but it is implied that the plane would leave India with cargo.

  11. B
    Fortunately, the debris fell on freshly ploughed mustard and grain fields. 

    A,C,D,& E Incorrect. "fillers that can be quickly eliminated.
                                                                                              
  12. C
    Passage 2 relates an accident which took place between two aircraft in mid-air.
    Passage 1 tells us of the dangers which loom large while flying a light aircraft.

    A, B & D Incorrect.
    E. Incorrect. Both are passages based on facts..

  13. A
    In Passage 1, it is said that the aircraft can be termed innocent. In the second passage, it is clearly due to human folly that such a fatal crash took place.

    B. Incorrect. The radar system is antiquated upon which air traffic controlers depend.
    C, D & E Incorrect. "Fillers" that are false and can be easily eliminated.

 

Index

Test 2
Section 1 : Verbal Reasoning
Section 2 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 3 : Verbal Reasoning
Section 4 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 5 : Reading Comprehension
Section 6 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 7 : Mathematical Reasoning
Answer Key To Test 2

Answer Explanation To Test 2
Section 1 : Verbal Reasoning

Section 2 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 3 : Verbal Reasoning
Section 4 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 5 : Reading Comprehension
Section 6 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 7 : Mathematical Reasoning

Test 3

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