107. Reading Skills Comprehension: Rats

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Rats

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Rats

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 Of all the creatures living on earth, none causes more harm to man than the rats and mice. Their high rate of breeding beats all efforts at controlling them. The damage done by them to agriculture alone is enormous. Grains of all sorts are their chief and favourite food. Grave havoc is also caused by all kinds of fruits and vegetables and to poultry and other domestic stock. They are also the cause of dangerous diseases. Rat-tainted food causes the disease to man and animal. Bubonic plague, the dreadful disease, is spread by rats. There are many kinds of rats and mice in India; first, those that live in fields, the common enemy of crops; the second, the wild species found in forests; and the last those which are household pests.

Questions:

1. Which creature do the most harm to a man on earth?

 (A) snakes                   (B) lions

(C) rats and mice        (D) elephants

2. To which sector do they make the most damage?

(A) agriculture            (B) animal-husbandry

 (C) heavy industry      (D) shipping

3. Which &wage is spread by rats?

 (A) malaria                 (B) cholera

(C) chicken-pox           (D) plague

4. Three species of rats are mentioned in the above passage. Which one species is not included of the following?

(A) field rats                (B) wild rats

(C) pet rats                  (D) household pests

5. What is the favourite food of the rats?

 (A) ragged clothes     (B) foodgrains of all sorts

 (C) flesh                      (D) human and animals refuse

6. Why is it not possible to control rats?

 (A) they live underground

(B) we can’t kill them because they run fast

(C) their life expectancy rate is high

(D) their breeding rate is high

Answers-

1.(C) rats and mice

2. (A) agriculture

3. (D) plague

4. (C) pet rats

5. (B) foodgrains of all sorts

6.(D) their breeding rate is high

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