Thursday, 4 August 2016

Comprehension Passage Test 01

Read the following passages carefully and answer the questions given below them: 

               A smart young man visited the office of a big business firm for a job. The manager said, “I am sorry. There is no vacancy of a clerk here.” The young man was disappointed and turned to leave. As he was passing out of the doo-way, he saw a pin lying near it. He picked it up. The manager saw this and was deeply impressed by the young man’s tidiness and attention to small matters. He called the young man back and appointed him clerk in the office. Soon however, the firm suffered heavy loss, but the young man succeeded in overcoming the difficulty with his economy and hard work. The firm appreciated his valuable services and promoted him to the rank of the manager.

Questions:

1.) Which qualities of the young man impressed the manager?
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2.) Why did the manager call the young man back?
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3.) How could the young man manager to overcome the heavy loss suffered by the company? What appreciation did he get for it?
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4.) Find out the words similar in meaning to: (a) raised (b) did not fail.
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