Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Seen Comprehension :Neil Armstrong for SSC Exam

Part A : Seen Comprehension

Read the passage carefully and answer the questions following it :
Neil A. Armstrong commanded the Gemini 8 mission and become the First human to walk on the moon as commander of Apollo-11. He was born in Wapakoneta, onio, on August 5, 1930. He received a Bachelor of Science degree From Purdue University and a master of science degree from the University of Southern California. Armstrong joined the Navy and flew as a naval aviator from 1949 to 1952. In 1955 he joined the National Advisory committee for Flight propulsion Laboratory and later was transferred to the High Speed Flight station at Edwards Air Force Base, California, as a civilian pilot for NACA and NASA. Among the aircraft he tested was the X-15 rocket plane.
On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, BUZZ Aldrin and Mike Collins departed for the moon. Four days later, Armstrong and Aldrin landed their Lunar Module in the Moon’s sea of tranquility. Armstrong, and then Aldrin, stepped on to the surface and became the first humans to leave their Footprints in the lunar dust. They explored the surface and gathered moon rocks for over two hours. The next day they fired off the surface and rejoined Collins in the orbiting mother ship.
Choose the best answer from the alternatives :
1. a) Neil Armstrong was a .... citizen.
i) Canadian ii) British iii) American iv) French
b) Neil Armstrong joined the National Advisory committee at the age of-
i) 29 ii) 30 iii) 25 iv) 26
C) Who landed first on the moon?
i) Neil Armstrong and mike Collins
ii) Mike Collins and Aldrin
iii) Buzz Aldrin
iv) Neil Armstrong
d) Neil Armstrong got his M.Sc degree from-
i) Purdue University ii) University of southern California iii) Edwards Air Force Base iv) Propulsion laboratory
e) They explored the surface. Here is word “Explored” means-
i) research ii) inquire iii) look iv) all these
2. Write, Weather the following statements are true or false, If false give the correct answer.
a) Neil Armstrong led the Gemini 8 mission.
b) Mike Collins stepped on the moon next to Armstrong.
c) Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin explored the moon.
d) They landed Apollo 11 on the moon.
e) Collins had to wail in the mother ship.
3. Fill in each gap in the following passage with a Suitable word from the box. There are more words than necessary :
Receiving high education from (a) —- institutes and having (b) —- from high speed Flight Station at Educations Air Force Base.
Neil Armstrong who was the (c)—- of Apollo 11. Successfully landed (d)—- the moon on 20 July 1969.
In this (e) —- Journey his (f) —- Buzz Aldrin (g) —- him. In their two hours long (h) —- they gathered moon rocks and took it to earth for (i) —- research. The next day they (j) —- with the encircling mother ship in the outer space.
4. Read the passage in A again. Now, write a paragraph based on the information about Neil Armstrong’s mission to the. Write the information in a logical sequence using the following clues in the box. The paragraph should not exceed 70 words.
5. Answer the following questions in your own words.
a) What is Gemini 8?
b) From which institution Neil Armstrong got his graduation degree?
c) When did Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin keep their footsteps on the moon?
d) Where was Michael Collins waiting while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were exploring on the moon?
e) Why did they take moon rocks to earth?
6. Fill in each gap with a suitable word of your own, based on the information from the text.
Gemini 8 was the name of the mission that (a) —- to explore the moon on July 16, 1969. Neil Armstrong (b) —- Apollo 11 with Buzz Aldrin and (c) —- as his fellow (d) —-. After (e) —- four days of space Journey they (f) —- the moon, on July 20, 1969. At the time of Armstrong and Aldrin’s (g) —- on the lunar surface. Mike Collins had been (h) —- in the outer space with the (i) —- ship. They rejoined him to come back to the (j) —-.
7. Read the passage in A again. Imagine, you are Neil Armstrong. Now write a paragraph in about 70-80 words about yourself, how you felt landing on the moon and how long did you stay on the moon and also what did you do there.
8. Read the passage in ‘A’ again. Now, write the main ideas of the passage in your own words in not more than five sentences.
Answers
1. (a) —- (iii) American
(b) —- (iii) 25
(c) —- (iv) Neil Armstrong.
(d) —- (ii) University of Southern California.
(e) —- (iv) all these.
2. (a) True
b) False, Corr._ Buzz Aldrin stepped on the moon next to Armstrong.
c) True d) True e) True
3. a) different b) trained c) commander d) on e) historic f) fellow g) accompanied. h) exploration i) Further J) Reunitd 

4. Landing on the moon is a landmark in the history of space technology. It was led by Neil A. Armstrong who got a Bachelor degree and Master degree from Purdue and Southern California University respectively. Among the aircrafts he tested the x-15 rocket plane. They stepped on the moon on July 20, 1969. It was the First footstep of human being on the moon. They gathered lots of experience about the moon.

5. a) Gemini 8 was a space mission led by Neil A. Armstrong.

b) Neil Armstrong got his graduation from Purdue University
c) Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin kept their foot steps on July 20, 1969 on the moon.
d) Mike Collins was waiting in the mothership while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were exploring on the moon.
e) They took moon rocks to earth for research.

6. a) Flew b) commanded c) Mike Collins d) astronauts e) the f) reached g) exploration h) waiting i) mother j) earth.


7. I am Neil Armstrong. I along with two astronauts, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins, departed for the moon on July 16, 1969 by Apollo-II. I couldn’t believe myself when I set my foot on the surface of the moon. I was thrilled, excited and happy. I looked around and saw sand and rocks. We explored the surface of the moon and stayed there for about two hours. We collected some rocks to bring back to the earth. My landing on the moon will remain ever fresh in my mind.

8. Neil Armstrong was the First human being who set his foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. Armstrong departed for the moon with Aldrin and Collins, on July 16, 1969. They explored there for about two hours and collected moon rocks to bring back to the earth. It is a landmark in the history of space technology.
 

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