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SECTION - A
(Reading - 20 Marks)
1. Read the passage given below carefully and answer the questions that follow by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given.
1. The word 'Petroleum' comes from the Latin phrase petra oleum. The word petra means " rock " and oleum means " oil ". Thus " petroleum " means mineral oil that forms underground and is obtained from wells sunk into the ground.
2. Petroleum and its products are of great importance to modern life. These products include gasoline (petrol), kerosene (paraffin), diesel oil, fuel oil, lubricants, bitumen and wax. No industrialist can do without them. Petrol is used in motor cars. Kerosene is used in oil lamps.Diesel oil is used in diesel engines for buses, lorries and ships. Fuel oil is burned to make steam in the boilers of steam ships and in furnaces of many kinds, such as the ones used in the manufacture of steel, glass and pottery. Lubricants are the oils and greases needed to make machinery of any kind run smoothly and easily. Bitumen is used in asphalt (a black sticky substance used for making roads).
3. Petroleum was probably formed from dead plant and animal life of the seas. The dead remains decayed on the seabed until only fatty and oily substances were left. These substances became buried under mud and as time went on, the mud was squeezed into a layer of rock while the oily substances were changed into petroleum and gas.
4. The oil seldom remained in the rock where it was formed. Sometimes it travelled many miles through pores in the rock until it met a hard, non - porous rock which it could not get through. Here, trapped beneath a cap of non - porous rock, the oil can be found contained in the lower surface, like water in a sponge. Only drilling can prove that oil exists at a particular place.
(A) Petroleum, generally, means .
(a) petra oleum (b) rock oil
(c) petrol (d) mineral oil
(B) _____________ is not a "petroleum" product.
(a) paraffin (b) olive oil
(c) wax (d) fuel oil
(C) "Asphalt " means __________.
(a) a black sticky substance called bitumen (b) a black sticky substance used for making roads
(c) a mixture of lubricants used for making roads (d) None of these
(D) The existence of oil at a particular place can be proved
(a) by digging (b) by using a stick
(c) by going to that place (d) by drilling
(E) The word, in the passage, is opposite of 'hardly' (In paragraph 2)
(a) easily (b) smoothly
(c) great (d) oily
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