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Bankers adda General English Practice Questions

Read the following passage carefully. Certain words in the passage are printed in bold letters to help you locate them easily while answering some of these questions.

Definitions of fasting vary. A day without meal is a day of fasting. Some think fasting means skipping one meal, others think it's eating just one. It could be partaking of water and bread stuffs only; clear liquids only; or 'liquid diet foods' only. For a time in the sixties, you could call it fasting if you ingest anything liquid. According to nutritionists, a fast means no food whatsoever and no liquid except water. And if it is for less than 24 hours it isn't a fast, it's skipped meals. Fasting allows the digestive system to rest and heal itself. The body eliminates toxins. It gives body a rest; it does not have to process the food it would otherwise be exposed to. There is a lot of scientific data showing that the most likely way to extend life is to restrict calories. Food is an ongoing requirement; the human body is designed to process it. Expecting your body to function in full gear without refueling is like assuming your car will run on an empty tank. If you eat right, your system isn't going to be overworked in the first place. Eating right means 'varietyand moderation' all the time. But 'variety' doesn't mean variety of your pattern of eating; it doesn't mean food today, no food tomorrow.
      A lot of people regard fasting as good for the soul, but it certainly isn't good for the body. Going from food to fast shocks the system. Fasting lowers glucose by 50 percent after 24 hours, and that's a lot of stress on the system. Twenty - four hours without solids is okay now and then -provided that you take adequate water in those twenty four hours and eat a well-balanced, nutritious variety of foods throughout the week. Fasting one day a week, or a month clears the digestive system. But a better choice, is to cut calories by 50 percent by eating nutrient dense, plant-source foods regularly, as an ongoing lifestyle.

Q.1. What is real conception behind fasting?
a) It is to show our devotion towards God.
b) To reduce the calories.
c) To give rest to our body
d)To make body fit and healthy.
e) None of these

Q.2. What is the author not in favour of?
a) to keep on eating
b) to take variety of food
c) to take only liquids
d) to observe fast
e) None of these

Q.3. What has the author compared fasting to?
a) To an empty tank
b)Working in full gear
c) Running a car without fuel
d) Skipping meals
e) None of these

Q.4. What is the cause of stress on the system?
a) Taking a good diet
b) Taking of insufficient fluids
c) observing fast
d) lowering of the glucose by 50 percent
e) None of these

Q.5. What is the author in favour of?
a) Skipping meals but only once in a while
b) Eating all the time but moderately
c) Fasting to rest the body
d) Taking adequate liquids
e) None of these

Q.6. When is a fast no fast?
a) If observed too frequently
b) If done without water
c) If done for 24 hours
d) If calories are not restricted
e) If done for less than 24 hours

Q.7. What is a healthy way to life?
a) Skipping meals or fasting
b) Fasting for not more than 24 hours
c) Fasting and taking lots of water
d) Eat a well-balanced diet
e) Letting the body process the food

Q.8. What is NOT TRUE in context of the passage?
a) Plant sources foods cut calories by 50%
b) Fasting is regarded as good for the soul
c) Fasting is not actually good for the body
d) Fasting also means liquid diets only
e) None of these

Q.9. Which of the following statement is/are definitely TRUE?
(A) Fasting in the 50's and 60's meant only liquids
(B) Fasting is best for a period of 12 hours
(C) Lowering of glucose adversely affects the body
a) Only A
b) Only B
c) Only C
d) Only A & B
e) Only A, and C

Which of the following is most nearly the SAME in meaning as word printed in bold letters as used in
context of the passage?
Q.10. full gear
a) Limited
b)Properly
c)Tear
d)Increase
e)Count

Q.11.Calorie
a) Eat
b) Diet
c) Fat
d) Energy
e) Amount

Q.12. source
a)Main
b)Origin
c) Point
d) Outcome
e) None of these

Which of the following is most nearly the OPPOSITE in meaning as word printed in bold letters as used
in the passage?
Q.13. Variety
a) Amalgamation
b) Unity
c)Onerous
d)Different
e) None of these

Q.14. Restrict
a) Excess
b) Allow
c) Less
d) Exclusive
e) None of these

Q.15. Dense
a)Light
b)Thick
c)Meager
d)Thin
e)Scarce

Answers
Q.1 e
Q.2 c
Q.3 c
Q.4 d
Q.5 b
Q.6 e
Q.7 d
Q.8 e
Q.9 c
Q.10 b
Q.11 d
Q.12 b
Q.13 e
Q.14 b
Q.15 c
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