Quiz: Reading Comprehension

Dear Readers,
                        Today’s comprehension is related to the victory of the Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2015 against Chennai. It is a perfect example of recovery where Mumbai started this season with 4 losses in a row. This might be important as per IBPS, SBI, SSC and other Govt. Examination.

Directions (Q.1-10): Read the following passage carefully and
answer the questions given below. Certain words/phrases have been printed in
bold to help you locate them.
For the third time in six seasons, Mumbai Indians and
Chennai Super Kings squared off in the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) main
event. MI repeated its 2013 triumph, drawing level with CSK and Kolkata
Knight Riders as owners of two titles in the eight-year-old tournament. MI’s
success was particularly remarkable because it recovered from four
consecutive losses at the start to win 10 of its next 12 matches. Neutrals
could partake in the franchise’s joy too, for this win brought glory to the
back-room staff that included fan-favourites Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar,
Anil Kumble and Jonty Rhodes — legends whose understanding of the Twenty20
format is informed by their intimate knowledge of Test and one-day cricket. The
presence of such experienced minds in the MI camp helped it override the early
crisis. CSK has come to define the tournament, but has now lost its last three
IPL finals. While the retention of a core group of players has helped the team
become a constant presence in the knockouts – CSK has never finished below the
top four – it has failed to guide the franchise past the final hurdle.
Nevertheless, the frequent appearance of CSK and MI in the play-offs suggests a
correlation between consistency of personnel and the chance of victory. The
tournament’s success can be attributed to consistency as well — consistency of
both the product and its appeal. Despite criticism, it has engaged, over eight
seasons, an audience that has a plethora of entertainment options.
According to viewership figures and advertisement rates for television
coverage, there isn’t a bigger box office draw for the cricket fan. Buoyed by
the support, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has mooted plans
to organise a shorter IPL to replace the Champions League T20 event later this
year. Despite the participation of the best domestic sides from other major
cricketing nations, the latter tournament has failed to excite expert and fan
alike. With a revenue model that appears to work in place, the BCCI has been
encouraged to believe that two tournaments involving solely IPL teams can
coexist. That the IPL has contributed to improving the standards of the
Twenty20 format, both domestically and internationally, has come to be
recognised; but the fear that it could cannibalise other forms of cricket has
not receded. The tournament’s standing continues to be threatened as
well. The scandal involving betting and different forms of fixing besmirched
its reputation. Suspicions were again raised when the Enforcement Directorate
conducted raids and arrested bookies across Indian cities. With India set to
host next year’s World T20, it will strengthen its reputation as cricket’s
pre-eminent power if its actions protect the IPL from corruption.
-Source,
The Hindu, Delhi Edition, 27th May
Q.1.Choose
an appropriate title for the passage.
1)
Bleed Blue
2)
Yellow Brigade
3)
The Lion Rules
4)
Consistency is the Key
5)
The Flop Show
Q.2.Which
of the following is true according to the passage?
A)
The reason behind the success of this tournament is the consistency of both
players and excitement in the crowd.
B)
By seeing the crowd response, BCCI is planning to organize a shorter version of
IPL in place of the Champions League T20.
C)
India will host the next year T20 World cup.
1)
Only A and B
2)
Only B and C
3)
Only C and A
4)
All A, B and C
5)
None
Q.3.Why
the win of the title is remarkable for Mumbai Indians?
1)
The win was more remarkable because the MI faced the consequences of injury.
2)
The MI lost the first four matches in the start of tournament.
3)
The win is more remarkable because it consists of the legends of the cricket in
its management team.
4)
All of the above
5)
None of the above
Q.4.Which
of the following is not true according to the passage?
A)
Suspicions were again raised when the Enforcement Directorate conducted raids
and arrested bookies across Indian cities.
B)
With a revenue model that appears to work in place, the BCCI has been
encouraged to believe that two tournaments involving solely IPL teams can
coexist.
C)
With such a bad start, the MI showed the spirit of fighter by winning 11 out of
12 matches.
1)
Only A and B
2)
Only B and C
3)
Only C and A
4)
All A, B and C
5)
None
Q.5.Which
of the following helped Mumbai to excel through the tournament?
1)
The return of the injured players in the middle of tournament.
2)
The presence of Money as being the team of Mukesh Ambani.
3)
The presence of Great legends in the management where one can learn a lot.
4)
The Change in the climate and playing condition.
5)
None of the above
Q.6.Which
of the following is not the synonym of the word “remarkable”?
1)
Outstanding
2)
Insignificant
3)
Inconspicuous
4)
Trivial
5)
Ordinary
Q.7.Which
of the following is not the synonym of the word “recede”?
1)
Diminish
2)
Dwindle
3)
Intensify
4)
Subside
5)
Abridge
Q.8.Which
of the following is the synonym of the word “triumph”?
1)
Exultation
2)
Jubilance
3)
Merriment
4)
Exultance
5)
Victory
Q.9.Which
of the following is not the synonym of the word “plethora”?
1)
Cornucopia
2)
Overabundance
3)
Plentitude
4)
Inadequacy
5)
Adequacy
Q.10.Which
of the following is the synonym of the word “besmirched”?
1) Sully
2)
Begrime
3)
Smirch
4)
Smudge

5) All of the above


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