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English Reading Comprehension Set 79

Directions (Q. 1–5): Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/ phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

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Teamwork allows employees to take greater responsibility for decision making and also allows team members to control more of the work process. This can lead to improved morale as employees gain more authority and ownership over the projects they are working on. The extra responsibility can lead to a more rewarding work environment and lower turnover. Working on a team also gives employees a greater sense of belonging and of recognition which helps them take more pride in their work, and their company. 


Teamwork can help companies to be more flexible. By bringing employees from different parts of a project together into one team, problems or bottlenecks can sometimes be ironed out more easily. For example, car manufacturers might sometimes use this method when designing automobiles. Instead of each new car design going through separate areas, such as design, engineering and parts supply, the car manufacturer will organise one team that includes employees from all those areas to design each car. As problems arise in one area, the entire team can deal with them and the work can proceed much faster.

1. Which of the following statements is 'FALSE' in the context of the passage?
1. Team work has primarily been within software engineering.
2. Working alone reduces learning.
3. Working effectively as part of a team is incredibly important for output quality, morale and retention.
4. Both 1 and 2
5. Both 2 and 3

2. The author in the given passage focuses on the following except
1) process of teambuilding in an organisation.
2) how to increase team spirit through organisational change.
3) bringing about a sense of unity, of enthusiasm shared in common interests and responsibilities.
4) importance of teamwork that allow employees to complete tasks efficiently and quickly.
5) the benefits of teamwork.

3. Choose the word which is most simillar in meaning to the word 'bottlenecks' as used in the passage?
1. Shambles 
2. Impediments 
3. Pines 
4. Amiss 
5. Knack

4. What did the author try to highlight in the passage?
A. The ailing condition of staff in the company.
B. Role of teamwork in improving the efficiency among all employees.
C. Strategies that may help organisations increase the profit.

1. Only A 
2. Only B 
3. Only C 
4. Only B and C 
5. All A, B and C

5. Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning of the word 'ironed out' as used in the passage?
1. Made worse 
2. Arbitrated 
3. Reconciled 
4. Simplified 
5. Eradicated

Directions (Q. 6–10) : Rearrange the following five sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

A) And it should not block or discriminate against any applications or content that ride over those networks.

B) Just as our phone company shouldn't decide who you can call and what you say on that call, your ISP shouldn't be concerned with the content you view or post online.

C) Net Neutrality means an Internet that enables and protects free speech.

D) Without Net Neutrality, cable and phone companies could carve the Internet into fast and slow lanes.

E) It means that Internet service providers should provide us with open networks.

6. Which of the following would be the 'SECOND' sentence after rearrangement?
1) E 
2) A 
3) D 
4) B 
5) C

7. Which of the following would be the 'LAST (FIFTH)' sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 
2) E 
3) D 
4) C 
5) B

8. Which of the following would be the 'FIRST' sentence after rearrangement?
1) B 
2) C 
3) E 
4) D 
5) A

9. Which of the following would be the 'FOURTH' sentence after rearrangement?
1) D 
2) A 
3) C 
4) B 
5) E

10. Which of the following would be the 'THIRD' sentence after rearrangement?
1) C 
2) B 
3) D 
4) E 
5) A



Answers:
1. 4
2. 1
3. 2
4. 2
5. 1

(6–10): C E A BD

6. 1
7. 3
8. 2
9. 4

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