Directions(1-5): Read the passage carefully and answers the following questions.
A vast blanket of pollution stretching across South Asia is cutting down sunlight by 10% over India, damaging agriculture, modifying rainfall patterns and putting down hundreds of thousands people at risk, according to a new study. The startling findings of scientists working with the United Nations Environment Programme indicate that the spectacular economic growth seen in this part of the world in the past decade may soon falter as a result of this pollution. Research carried out in India indicates that the haze caused by pollution might be reducing winter rice harvests by 10%. Results indicate that haze is made up of mass of ash, acids, aerosols and other particles disrupting weather systems. Acids in the rain may be falling as acid rain, have the potential to damage crops and trees.
The pollution that is forming the haze could be leading to several hundreds and thousands of premature deaths as a result of higher levels of respiratory diseases. The number of deaths is increasing every year, which is a matter of great concern. India, China and Indonesia are the worst affected owing to their population density, economic growth and depleting forest cover.
Q1. What is the impact of acid rain ?
(a) It helps in fertilization
(b) It is a good chemical
(c) Makes the rain water drinkable
(d) Damages crops and trees
Q2. By what percentage has the sunlight been cut ?
Q3. What has been aggravated by ash by ash falling ?
(a) Reduced sunlight of Earth’s surface
(b) Collection of ashes everywhere
(c) People are going blind everywhere
(d) Population is decreasing
Q4. What does blanket mean over here ?
(a) Something to cover the body with
(b) Dark in nature
(c) Filled with blanks
(d) A thick covering in the atmosphere
Q5. Winter harvest has also been cut down due to
(a) haze, caused by pollution
(b) lack of fertilizers
(c) growth of insects
(d) haze caused by rain
Directions(6-10): Choose the most suitable answer that identifies the adverb in the sentence.
Q6. The adverb is used to give more information about ________?
Q7. He quickly walked to the college. Which one is the adverb?
Q8. I _______don’t care. Select the suitable adverb.
Q9. I never buy cosmetics at the supermarket. Which one is the adverb?
Q10. The game went ________?
(d) None of the above