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Solved Comprehension Passage 37


The dog is a very intelligent animal and it can be trained for many duties. Some dogs work with the police and the army as sentries and trackers, and there are medals that are awarded to dogs for bravery in action. Other dogs act as seeing-eyes for the blind, and some breeds are specially trained for rescue work among mountains and snow. Jobs like herding sheep and cattle and guarding homes are also done by them. Whenever man lives and works in the Arctic Circle, in the desert, in the jungle, in the moors or mountains, the dog is his faithful companion and help. A common mongrel may possess these qualities just as much as the aristocratic bloodhound.

1. The passage tells us that dogs
A) can be trained to do different kinds of work
B) are capable of difficult work
C) are of different types
D) alone are a great help to man

2. Medals are awarded to some dogs for
A) their brave deeds
B) working with the police
C) serving as sentries
D) being able to perform difficult work

3. The passage implies that
A) only dogs are faithful but not man
B) man would have felt helpless without dogs
C) the dog has certain qualities that make it man’s trustworthy companion
D) dogs can do almost anything

4. The phrase ‘aristocratic bloodhound’ in the passage means
A) the dog kept by wealthy people
B) a pedigree dog
C) a dog fond of blood
D) any big dog

Answer Key

1. A 2. A 3. C 4. A  

Solution with explanation

1. Option ‘A’ (can be trained to do different kinds of work). The answer lies in the first sentence. MANY DUTIES means different kinds of work.

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