PTE select one response reading questions 8

PTE select one response reading fill in blanks 8

PTE select one response reading questions 8

Read the text and answer the multiple choice question by selecting the correct response. Only one response is correct.

1. )  Nelson’s Pillar (also known as the Nelson Pillar or simply the Pillar) was a large granite column capped by a statue of Hornatio Nelson built in the center of what was then Sackville street (later renamed O’connell street) in Dublin, Ireland. Completed in 1809 when Ireland was part of the United Kingdom, it survived until March 1966, when it was severely damaged by explosives planted by Irish republicans. Its remnants were later destroyed by the Irish Army. The decision to build the monument was taken by Dublin Corporation in the euphoria following Nelson’s victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The original design by William Wilkins was greatly modified by Francis Johnston, on grounds of cost. The statue was sculpted by Thomas Kirk. From its opening on 29 October 1809 the Pillar was a popular tourist attraction, but provoked aesthetic and political controversy from the outset. 

Question: Why was the Nelson’s pillar at the center of dispute?

a. Tourists and travelers hated it.

b. It was built by the Dublin Corporation

c. It attracted political disagreement

d. The sculptor, Thomas Kirk did not approve the final designs of the pillar.

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2. India’s telecommunication network is the second largest in the world by number of telephone users (both fixed and mobile phone) with 1.053 billion subscribers as on 31 August 2016. It has one of the lowest call tariffs in the world enabled by mega telecom operators and hyper competition among them. India has the world’s second largest Internet user-base. As on 31 March 2016, there were 342.65 million internet subscribers in the country. Major sectors of the Indian telecommunication industry are telephone, internet and television broadcast industry in the country which is in an ongoing process of transforming into next generation network, employs an extensive system of modern network elements such as digital telephone exchanges, mobile switching centers, media gateways and signalling gateways at the core, interconnected by a wide variety of transmission systems using fibre-optics or Microwave radio relay networks.

Question: India ranks as second on the number of ………………….. users in the world.

a. Telephone

b. Internet

c. Television

d. Mobile


Question 1:- c. It attracted political disagreement

Question 2:  b. Internet

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