FCI Assistant Grade III 2012 Paper-I Second Sitting


In the following questions, you have a passage with 10 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Long ago men spent most of their time in cooking food. They ate anything they could find. Some lived mostly on plants. They ate the fruit, stems, and leaves of some plants and the roots of others. When food was scarce, they ate the bark of trees. If they were lucky, they would find a bird’s nest with eggs. People who lived near the water ate fish or anything that washed ashore, even rotten whales. Some people also ate insects and small animals like lizards that were easy to kill.

Later, men learned to make weapons. With weapons, they could kill larger animals for meat. These early people had big appetites. If they killed an animal, they would drink the blood, eat the meat, and chew the bones. When they finished the meal, there was nothing left

At first men wandered from place to place to find their food. But when they began to grow plants, they stayed in one place and ate what they could grow. They tamed animals, trained them to work, and killed them for meat. Life was a little better then, but there was still not much variety in their meals. Day after day people ate the same foods.

Gradually men began to travel greater distances. The explorers who sailed unknown seas found new lands. And in these lands they found new foods and spices and took them back home. The Portuguese who sailed around the stormy Cape of Good Hope to reach China took back “Chinese apples”, the fruit we call oranges today. Later, Portuguese colonists carried orange seeds to Brazil. From Brazil oranges were brought to California, the first place to grow oranges in the United States. Peaches and melons also came from China. So did a new drink, tea.

Question 211

Where did oranges come from?

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Question 212

What difference did weapons make in the kinds of food men ate?

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Question 213

Which of the following statements is not true?

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Question 214

The phrase ‘live on’ in the passage means

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Question 215

At first wander from place to place to find their food .Then some of them began to stay in one place. why ?

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Question 216

Which word in the passage means ‘the main axis of a plant that bears buds and shoots’?

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Question 217

What does the word ‘stormy’ in the expression ‘the stormy Cape of Good Hope’ mean?

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Question 218

Which of the following titles best expresses the main idea of the passage?

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