Thursday 23 July 2015

CBSE Class 8/9/10 - Reading Comprehension (Set-6)

 Reading Comprehension

Read the following passages carefully and mark out the correct answers from among the alternatives given below each question in every passage:


Discussions on drug addiction should also be concerned with the vast, majority of people who are not addicts. Their homes and lives are insecure because our narcotics laws drive such people to crime. The drug addict is almost never dangerous when he is under the influence of drugs. What makes him dangerous is the desperate need for money to buy the next dose. Drugs are available only in an illegal black market. The costs are stupendous, and this is what drives the addict to steal, rob and even kill.

Q1: According to the author, discussions of drug addiction are generally concerned with

(a) addicts
(b) non-addicts
(c) criminals
(d) black marketers

Q2: Addicts take to criminal acts because 

(a) drugs make them lose self-control
(b) the habit of robbing and stealing is hard to break
(c) they need large sums of money to buy drugs
(d) law is powerless against them

Q3: The author seems to criticize the narcotics laws for

(a) being too lenient
(b) being too complicated
(c) being ineffective
(d) driving addicts to crime

Q4: The word ‘stupendous’ in the passage means

(a) very high
(b) foolish
(c) shocking
(d) illegal

Q5: With reference to the passage, consider the following statements:
     1. Addiction to drugs is a criminal act.
     2. Drug addicts cannot be rehabilitated.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) both 1 and 2
(d) neither 1 nor 2

1: (a) addicts
2: (c) they need large sums of money to buy drugs
3: (d) driving addicts to crime
4: (a) very high
5: (d) neither 1 nor 2

☛See also:
Reading Comprehension (Set-1)
Reading Comprehension (Set-2)
Reading Comprehension(Set-3) 
Reading Comprehension(Set-4)
Reading Comprehension (Set-5)
Reading Comprehension (Set-6)
Reading Comprehension (Unseen Poem)-2
Reading Comprehension (Unseen Poem)-3
Reading Comprehension  (Unseen Poem)-4


  1. 1st question is bit twisted and better
    Thank you

  2. 1st question is bit twisted and better
    Thank you

  3. 1st question should be option b non-addicts.

    1. i agree u r right as it is written it is also important for non-addicts to discuss about ............

  4. not helpful to me. Better luck next time


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