Comprehension passages for Bank Clerks

Read the following passage and answer the questions given below it:

In an effort to produce the largest , fastest and most luxurious ship afloat , the British built the S S Titanic . It was so superior to anything else in the seas that it was dubbed ‘unsinkable’. So sure of this were the owners of this ship that they provided only twenty lifeboats and rafts. Less than one half the number needed for the 2,227 passengers on board.

Many passengers were aboard the night it rammed an iceberg only two days at sea and more than halfway between England and its New York destination . Because the luxury – liner was travelling  so fast , it was impossible to avoid the ghostly looking iceberg . An  extinguished fire also contributed  to the ships submersion , panic increased the number of casualties as people jumped into the icy water or fought to be among the few to board the lifeboats . Four hours after the mishap, another ship , the Carpathia , rescued 705 survivors .

   The infamous  S S Titanic had enjoyed only two days sailing glory on its maiden  voyage in 1912 before plunging into 12000 feet of water near the  coast of New Foundland where  it lies today.

1.All of the following are used except

 a. Only a third of those aboard perished

b. The Carpathia rescued the survivors

c. The S S Titanic sank near New Foundland.

d.  The S S Titanic was the fastest  ship afloat in 1912.


2. All of the following contributed to the large death  toll except.

a. Pence   b. Fire  c. Speed  d. The Carpathia


3.How many days have been the S S Titanic at sea before  sinking?

a. 2  b. 4   c. 6 d. 12


4.’Maiden voyage  is closest in   meaning to

a. inaugural  b. most elegant  c. longest  d. final


5.What does this  convey ?

a. The  S S Titanic proved itself the most seaworthy vessel in 1912.

b. Attempts to rescue the S S Titanic’s survivors were not successful.

c. Overconfidence by builders and owners was greatly responsible for the  high casualty.

d.  Fire and panic were the  only causes for the sinking of the ship


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