Unseen Comprehension Passage Class 7 Ex. 16 & 17

By | December 15, 2017
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Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow –
                                                                               “SODA POP”
Soda pop has an interesting story. The story begins with mineral water. Mineral water comes from
springs. In many places, people take baths in mineral water. They say washing with mineral water is good for their health. Some say drinking mineral water is also good for people. Mineral water has bubbles in it. People learned to make bubbly water in the 1770’s. They added CO2 to water with a machine to make the water bubbly. The machine was the “soda fountain.” They called the new bubbly water “soda water” or “carbonated water.” American drug stores sold soda water. Druggists put good-tasting flavors in the soda water. People drank soda water for their health. Many people liked it for its good flavor. Many people went to the soda fountain every day. Most soda fountains were in drug stores or ice cream shops. In the early 1900’s, people bought soda water in bottles. Later in the 1900’s, people started to buy flavored soda water in cans. Now it is sold in many containers in grocery stores and other places where food is sold. Some people call it “pop.” Some say “soda.” Other people call it “cola,” “tonic,” or “soda pop.”

1) People said minerals water baths were…
A. good for people’s health             B. best in the spring time

C. good–tasting.                               D. Both A and B are correct.

2) What was a soda fountain?
A. A drug store                                            B. A bath machine

C. A machine which made ice cream         D. A machine which made bubbly water

3) At first,, Americans bought soda water…
A. at ice cream shops.        B. at grocery stores          C. at drug stores          D. Both A and C are correct.

4) Where does minerals water come from?
A. Soda fountains             B. Ice machines               C. Machines                D. Springs

5) “Soda” and “pop” are…
A. both mineral water.      B. both soda water.         C. the same thing.         D. Both B and C are correct.

6) Bathing is…
A. drinking water              B. washing with water       C. selling bubbly water   D. putting bubbles in water.

7) Bubbly water is…
A. good tasting.               B. a drug.                C. fizzy.               D. cold.


1. good for people’s health. 2. A machine which made bubbly water
3. at drug stores 4. Springs
5. Both B and C are correct 6. washing with water 7. fizzy.

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Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow –

Karl Benz invented the modern car in 1888 in Germany. Emile Roger worked for Benz in France. He made cars in France. By 1900, many people were building cars in France and in the U.S. The first company to build only cars was Panhard et Levassor in France. Panhard started in 1889. The Peugeot car company started in 1891 in France. In the US, Frank and Charles Duryea started the Duryea Motor Wagon Company in 1893. It was the first US car company. By 1902, Ransom E. Olds started the Olds Motor Vehicle Company. A year later, Henry Ford started the Ford Motor company. It produced the Cadillac. All these early modern cars burned gasoline or diesel fuel. Ford opened factories in France and Britain in 1911. Then, they opened a factory in Denmark in 1923. Later, they opened a factory in Germany in 1925. Ford was one of the first manufacturers to use an assembly line. With an assembly line, factory workers could produce cars faster and safer than other production systems. Most modern cars still burn gasoline or diesel fuel. These cars cause air pollution. They get the air dirty. Now many people are looking for cleaner cars. And, many car companies are looking for cleaner fuels.
1) Which company first built only cars?
A. Benz                 B. Ford                    C. Duryea                     D. Panhard



2) When did the Peugeot car company start?
A. 1888                B. 1889                      C. 1890                         D. 1891

3) What was the first U.S. car company?
A. Ford                  B. Olds                    C. Duryea                       D. Cadillac

4) The Ford Motor Company opened a…
A. factory in Denmark in 1911.                      B. factory in Germany in 1925.
C. factory in Britain in 1929.                          D. factory in France in 1931.

5) Whose idea was the assembly line?
A. Charles Duryea’s           B. Emile Roger’s             C. Henry Ford’s            D. Karl Benz’s

6) Produced means…
A. bought                  B. named                    C. made                              D. sold
7) Fuel is..
A. a car production system        B. what makes cars go         C. the price of a car      D. None of the above
8) Pollution in the air is…
A. dirty air                B. clean air                 C. a kind of fuel                 D. a system of production.


1. Duryea 2. 1891 3.Duryea 4. factory in Germany in 1925 5.Henry Ford’s

6. made. 7. what makes cars go 8. dirty air

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