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ENG101 English Comprehension MCQs

(1) what is an opinion?
Answer: An opinion is a statement that cannot be objectively proved true or false. Opinions usually express beliefs, feelings, judgments that a person may have on or about a subject.
(2)Question: What is imaginative writing? Answer: Imaginative writing means creative writing. Creative writings include novels, short stories, and a piece of writing dealing with fictional situation. It can also be a poem.
(3)Question: Which are the three common purposes of communication?

The three common purposes of communication are:

To inform
To persuade
To entertain
(4)Question: Which factors show that your reading comprehension is not good?

Answer: Reading speed and comprehension are related. If you are not an experienced reader then reading faster can make your comprehension slow. Moreover, vocalization i.e., reading words aloud can also make you comprehend less.
(5)Question: Which things should be kept in mind while reading?
Answer: As a skilled reader you must recognize the writer’s purpose, tone and attitude.
(6)Question: What is practical writing?

Answer: Practical writing deals mainly with facts. It may be a report, an account or someone expressing his opinion on a particular matter, a series of instruction or a set of statistics.

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(7)Question: Define a dictionary.

A dictionary is a book that not only lists and records the words of a language but it also tells you how speakers of the language spell, pronounce, define, explain, and use the words of their language.

(8)Question:  What are some of the uses of a dictionary?

The following is a list of things that can be learned from a dictionary.

Spelling pronunciation, Parts of speech, Origin of words Meaning/ explanation Usage/restrictive labels Synonyms& antonyms foreign words and phrases General information.
(9)Question: What is an archaic? Answer: Archaic is a word that is no longer in use.
(10)Question: What is an obsolete? Answer: Obsolete is a word that is no longer in use.
(11)Question: What is a consonant sound?

Answer: A consonant is a sound which is articulated with some obstruction in the mouth.
(12)Question: What is stress?
Answer: Stress is the extra force, used in pronunciation or speaking, on a particular word. A dictionary indicates stress by a tiny mark on top of a word.
(13)Question: What is the topic of a paragraph?
Answer: The topic of a paragraph is the subject of the whole paragraph. It tells what the whole paragraph is about. It can usually be expressed in a word or two.
(14)Question:  What are connectives?

Connectives are links which are made by conjunctions that join ideas into some kind of relationship within text. These words or phrases are also known as that connect ideas together. They indicate:

result contrast illustration cause and effect  series/time sequence addition
(15)Question: What is phonetics?

Answer: Phonetics is the precise study of human speech sounds – how they are produced, how they are transmitted and how they are heard.
(16)Question: What is phonology?

Answer: Phonology is the broader study of major speech sounds, and their organisation, in a particular language.
(17)Question: What is a topic sentence? Answer: The sentence which states the main idea of a paragraph is the topic sentence of that paragraph. It may occur anywhere in the paragraph_____ in the beginning, in the middle or at the end.
(18) Question: How many phonemes are there in English?
Answer: In English 44 sounds of phonemes have been identified.
(19)Question: How many vowel phonemes are there in English language?
Answer: There are 20 vowel phonemes in English language.
(20)Question: What are references?

Answer: References are words in a sentence that refer to each other. They can be pronouns, demonstrative pronouns, adverbs etc as well as substitute the words coming earlier to later.
(21)Question: What is skimming?  Answer: Skimming means reading a text quickly to get the gist of the text. The reader is just concerned with the main idea and leaves the minor or supporting details. Skimming is a useful technique especially in extensive reading.
(22)Question: What is a prefix, stem and suffix? Answer: The stem of a word is its basic form, the fundamental element which is common to all the other forms of a word. A prefix is a form which is fixed to the beginning of a stem; a suffix is a form which is fixed to the end of a stem. e.g. in the word

Stem = measure

Suffix = able

Prefix = im

(23)Question: What is scanning? Answer: Scanning means reading a text quickly in order to look for a specific piece of information e.g., looking for a particular number in a telephone directory is scanning for information.
(24)Question: What is a synonym? Answer: Synonym is a word having similar meaning.
(25)Question: What is an antonym? Answer: Antonym is a word having opposite meaning.
(26)Question: How many letters are there of English alphabets?
Answer: There are 26 letters of English alphabets.
(27)Question: What is a phoneme? Answer: The smallest unit of sound is called phoneme.

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