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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 3

READ THE PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW.
A 58–year–old grandmother in Massachusetts won one of the biggest prizes in U.S. history—$294 million. If she had taken the 26–year payout, Doris Stevens would have received $11 million a year for 26 years, before taxes. Mrs. Stevens decided to take the lump sum payment. People who take the lump sum get paid within 60 days, but their total payment is reduced by almost 40 percent. Mrs. Stevens' lump sum was $168 million, but luckily, she didn't have to pay federal tax on her winnings. What is Mrs. Stevens going to do with her windfall? "Well, the first thing I'm going to do is to help out my children and grandchildren, of course. Second, I hope to revolutionise the housecleaning industry." A housecleaner for her entire life, Mrs. Stevens says she's going to establish a National Housecleaner Helper Corporation to help other cleaners open their own companies. Her corporation would focus on giving money to various people and research firms to develop more efficient and more powerful housecleaning solvents and tools.
"When was the last time you saw something new in housecleaning?" Mrs. Stevens asked. "They keep claiming they've invented new cleaning products that remove any and all blemishes, but they still haven't invented a product that removes an ordinary ballpoint ink stain from your ordinary white shirt. This industry needs some new products. I hope to revolutionise the cleaning world, so that my 'sisters' will have an easier time of it in the future. We've all spent too much time on our hands and knees. If men had to do housecleaning, you know that they'd be inventing more powerful products every week."
Why did she lose nearly half of her money?

A She took it in one payment.
B She had to pay taxes.
C She wanted to start a business.
D She gave it to her grandchildren.


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Read the following passages and choose the correct option to answer the questions that follow :
Newspapers

It is said that in modern age, newspapers have great power. It is not only for daily news that we should read newspapers, but also to increase our general knowledge. A person who does not read newspapers to know what is going on around him, or, in other parts of the world, is like a frog confined to a well. There are good newspapers as well as bad ones. We should avoid reading such newspapers, which indulge in giving sensational and untrue reports. We should not support newspapers which try to incite communal friction. Therefore, instead of picking up cheap newspapers, we should read the newspapers available in our school library.
What is the meaning of the word 'friction' in this context?

A Sensitivity
B Peace
C Disagreement
D None of these


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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 6

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Since misreported is given as misreporte, the answer can also be D!

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'Misreported' is misspelled as 'misreporte'. Please rectify.

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 5

READ THE PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW.
John used to brush his teeth once, just before bed. The dentist always bugged him to do it at least twice a day, but it was annoying to wake up and brush his teeth before he ate. He was hungry and just wanted to eat.
Then, his mother complained about his morning breath one day, "It smells like I have an evil dragon for a son!" She lamented. The embarrassment of having his mother say such a thing got him to brush his teeth in the morning. Now he was up to twice a day, but he still hated flossing.
Flossing hurt. It squeezed his fingers almost to death when he wrapped the floss around his fingertips. Then he had to slide it between his teeth, usually cutting up his gums to the point where he spit out blood. It was gross and uncomfortable, and the next day it ached.
Then he saw his friend using flossers with relative ease. Flossers didn't pinch your fingertips, because the floss was on a plastic holder. They went in easy and weren't nearly as bad. What's more, his friend told him, "You'll be scared of how much the floss stinks when you pull out old food your toothbrush misses. It's gross!"
Indeed it was. He smelled the floss that pulled old food out his back teeth, and it smelled like something rotten. To think he'd had that stuff in his mouth and didn't even know about it. That was nasty! Yet, he still didn't like gargling.
Once he got a little older, his older sister, who was in high school, explained to him, "No girl is ever going to come close to you if you don't gargle." He was only in the fifth grade, so he wasn't too worried about that yet, but he thought he might some day. So, he tried gargling with mouthwash, and while he didn't like the flavour much, he did like how cool and fresh his mouth felt afterward.
And you know what? His dentist visits were having fewer problems too. He stopped getting cavities, which meant less painful drilling, and the dentist was always telling him he was doing a good job with his mouth. He was proud of his smile!
Which of the following statements is true?

A John liked flossing because it didn't hurt his gums and hands.
B He was in fourth grade and wanted to get close to girls.
C Gargling with mouthwash left his mouth cool and fresh.
D His dentist continued to bug John for the rest of his life.


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Class : Class 6
option c he dint like flossing

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B IS THE CORRECT ANSWER

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A

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