ENGLISH-Reading Comprehension Practice Set – 14

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ENGLISH-Reading Comprehension Practice Set – 14

As Banking EXAMS like  IBPS Clerical, IBPS PO and SSC CGL 2017 exam is on the way. So, for the practice of candidates here we are providing English Practice set to boost up your preparation.

Paragraph 1: The stunning Baltimore Oriole is a common summer visitor to Eastern and mid Western deciduous woodlands, neighborhoods and gardens. Baltimore Orioles winter in the tropics. About 7 inches in length, the male Baltimore Oriole has a black head, throat, back and wings. Its breast, stomach and rump are bright orange. It also has an orange patch on the top of each wing and white wing bars. The tail is mostly black with orange fringes. The female is dull orange throughout.

Paragraph 2: Baltimore Orioles range throughout the Eastern and mid Western United States and can be found as far West as the Dakotas. At the Western edge of their range, Baltimore Orioles may breed /with the Bullock’s Oriole (They were once considered the same species under the name Northern Oriole). Baltimore Orioles build unusual pouch like nests that hang down from branches.

Paragraph 3: They usually nest high in the trees, but often come down to lower heights, flashing bright orange and black feathers to delighted observers. Active and acrobatic by nature, Baltimore Orioles may even feed upside down at times. Baltimore Orioles eat insects and berries. They can easily be attracted to gardens by nailing orange wedges to tree branches. Baltimore Orioles are also known to feed at hummingbird feeders and sapsucker wells. comprehension

Q1. The Baltimore oriole spend winters in the
(a) dakotas
(b) carolinas
(c) tropics.
(d) deserts
(e) None of these

Q2. What is the colour of the female Baltimore Oriole?
(a) Bright orange
(b) Light orange
(c) Dull orange
(d) White
(e) None of these

Q3. Which of the following does not attract the Baltimore Oriole?
(a) Oranges
(b) Hummingbird feeders
(c) Sapsucker wells
(d) Sunflower seeds
(e) None of these

Q4. The Baltimore Oriole can be found as far West as
(a) North and South Dakota
(b) The Carolina
(c) California
(d) Baltimore
(e) None of these

Q5. Which of the following is incorrect about the Baltimore Oriole?
(a) They feed upside down sometimes
(b) They may breed with the Bullock’s Oriole
(c) The Baltimore Oriole is uncommon in the US
(d) The Baltimore Oriole has a black throat
(e) None of these

Q6. Where would I probably not find a Baltimore Oriole?
(a) High in the trees
(b) In gardens and neighbourhoods
(c) Deciduous woodlands
(d) The Sahara desert
(e) None of thesecomprehension

Q7. The nest of the Baltimore Oriole
(a) is in a tree cavity
(b) stands upon a branch of a tree
(c) hangs from a branch of a tree
(d) Is usually low in the branches
(e) None of these

Q8. The other name of Baltimore Oriole was
(a) Bullock’s Oriole
(b) Baltimore’s Oriole
(c) Northern Oriole
(d) Southern Oriole
(e) None of these

Q9. Which of these colours is not found on a Baltimore Oriole?
(a) Purple
(b) Orange
(c) White
(d) Black
(e) None of these

Q10. Which of the following is the closest in size to a Baltimore Oriole?
(a) The size of a half-scale
(b) A little more than a half-scale
(c) A-little less than a half-scale
(d) A foot ruler
(e) None of these


  1. C        2. C          3. A        4. A        5. C       6. D       7. C        8. C       9. A      10. B

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