CBSE Class 5 English Unseen Passage D. Students should do unseen passages for Class 5 English which will help them to get better marks in English class tests and exams. Unseen passages are really scoring and practicing them on regular basis will be very useful. Refer to the unseen passage below with answers.
Read the following passages carefully and answer the questions given below:
Another, and perhaps the most important, reason was that a number of artistes dispersed around a town seeking lodgings for the night provided the best possible form of advertisement, for by the time the various landladies had been to the butcher, baker and candlestick maker to buy whatever was needed for their new lodgers, the whole town knew that the circus had arrived.
The rest of the personnel-the tent men, grooms, menagerie men and tradesmen-cannot really be classed as circus folk. Undoubtedly no circus of the magnitude of the Sanger show could have travelled without them, but they were for the most part a very mixed and very rough lot, picked up whenever and wherever possible, and with no questions asked. There were, of course, many admirable characters amongst them, hardworking and trustworthy men who had travelled with various circuses for years, but these were always a minority. Preponderance of the rest would be Army and Navy reservists, and often deserters from these services whom I frequently saw hidden with considerable ingenuity their comrades when the authorities came searching for them.
Answer the following Question:-
1.Why did a number of artistes disperse?
2.What did lodging seekers provide?
3.Why did various landladies take round of the town?
4.Who can't be classed as circus folk?
5.How were these personnel useful for circus?
6.What type of people were these personnel?
7.How were they picked up?
8.Why does the author call them admirable characters?
9.Whose preponderance was there in these personnel?
10.Find the words from the passage which mean:-
(i)As piece of information to persuade people to do that
(ii)People who work for a large organisation.
Suggested Answers to Passage:-
1.A number of artistes dispersed for seeking lodgings.
2.Loading seekers provide the best possible form of advertisement.
3.Various landladies take round of the town to buy whatever was needed for their new lodgers.
4.Tent men, grooms, menagerie men and tradesmen can't be classed as circus folk.
5.These personnel were useful for circus as without them no circus could have travelled.
6.They were for the most part very mixed and very rough hot.
7.They were picked up whenever and wherever possible with no questions asked.
8.The author calls them admirable characters because they are hard- working and trustworthy.
9.There was preponderance of army men and navy reservists and often deserters from these services.
(i) advertisement (ii) personnel