SSC GD English Test 14


In the following questions, read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Half a century ago, a person was far More likely to die from heart disease. Now, cancer is the No. 1 cause of death. Troubling as this sounds, the comparison is unfair. Cancer is, ,by far the harder problem a condition deeply ingrained in the nature of multicellular life. Given these obstacles, cancer researchers are fighting and even winning smaller battles : reducing the death toll from childhood cancers and preventing and sometimes even curing cancers that strike people in their prime. But when it comes to diseases of the elderly, there can be no decisive victory.
The diseases that one killed earlier in life bubonic plague, smallpox, influenza, tuberculosis were easier obstacles. Each had a precise cause that could be confronted. The toll of heart diseases has been pushed into the future, with diet, exercise and medicine that help control blood pressure and cholesterol. Because of these interventions people between 55 and 84 are increasingly more likely to die from cancer than from heart disease.

Question 1

The author believes that heart disease is no longer a leading killer disease because

Question 2

Which of the following statements is UNTRUE (with reference to the given passage)?

Question 3

“The toll of heart disease has been pushed into the future” means that

Question 4

“Cancer is by far the harder problem“. (Improve the sentence)

Question 5

According to the writer, why is cancer more difficult to deal with than heart disease?

#NameOverall Score
2Abhishek Pandey5
3Rama Lakshmikumar5
4mahadev ahlawat5
5Jatin Rai5
8devana krishna veni5
10Sourav Mallick tabla guru4

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