English passage Oriented Exam - IBPS Clerk Special,SSC, RRB,UPSC

A man May usually be known by the books he reads, as well as by the company he keeps; for there is a companionship of books as well as of men; and one should always live in the best company, whether it be of books or of men. A good book may be among the best of friends. It is the same today that it always was and it will never change. It is the most patient and cheerful of companions. It does not turn its back upon us in times of adversity or kindness; amusing and interesting us in youth, comforting and consoling us in age.
Questions:
1.According to the writer, ‘a man may usually be known by the books he read’s, because:
(a) his reading habit shows that he is a scholar
(b)the books he reads affect his thinking and character
(c)books provide him a lot of knowledge
(d)his selection of books generally reveals his temperament and character
2.Which one of the following statements is not true?
(a)good books as well as good men always provide the finest company
(b) A good book never betrays us
(c) We have sometimes to be patient
(d) A good book serves as a permanent friend
3.The statement ‘ A good book may be among the best of friends’, in the middle of the passage means that:
(a) there cannot be a better friend than a good book
(b) books may be good friends, but not better than good men
(c) a good book can be included amongst the best friends of man kind
(d) out best friends read the same good books
4. Which Of the following is opposite in meaning to the word ‘adversity’ occurring in the passage?
(a) happiness
(b)prosperity
(c) progress
(d)Misfortune
5. Which one of the following would be the most suitable title for the passage?
(a) Books show the reader’s character
(b) books as man’s abiding friends
(c) books are useful in our youth
(d) the importance of books in old age
                                                                                ANSWERS

1)B         2)C         3)C         4)B         5)B
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