Reading Comprehension Quiz for IBPS PO 2017 : Set – 28


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Reading Comprehension Quiz for IBPS PO 2017

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Q.Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

A spot of sunshine is all it could take to clean your clothes within minutes, as scientists, including those of Indian-origin, have developed a low-cost, efficient way to grow nanostructures on textiles that can degrade organic matter when exposed to light.

The research from RMIT University in Australia paves the way towards nano-enhanced textiles that can spontaneously clean themselves of stains and grime simply by being put under a light bulb or worn out in the Sun.

The process developed by the team has a variety of applications for catalysis-based industries such as agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and natural products, and could be easily scaled up to industrial levels. “The advantage of textiles is they already have a 3D structure so they are great at absorbing light, which in turn speeds up the process of degrading organic matter,” Rajesh Ramanathan from RMIT University said. “There’s more work to do to before we can start throwing out our washing machines, but this advance lays a strong foundation for the future development of fully self-cleaning textiles,” he said. The researchers including Dipesh Kumar and Vipul Bansal, also from RMIT University, worked with copper and silverbased nanostructures, which are known for their ability to absorb visible light. When the nanostructures are exposed to light, they receive an energy boost that creates “hot electrons.” These “hot electrons” release a burst of energy that enables the nanostructures to degrade organic matter. The challenge for researchers has been to bring the concept out of the lab by working out how to build these nanostructures on an industrial scale and permanently attach them to textiles.

The team’s approach was to grow the nanostructures directly onto the textiles by dipping them into a few solutions, resulting in the development of stable nanostructures within 30 minutes. When exposed to light, it took less than six minutes for some of the nano-enhanced textiles to spontaneously clean themselves. “Our next step will be to test our nano-enhanced textiles with organic compounds that could be more relevant to consumers, to see how quickly they can handle common stains like tomato sauce or wine,” Mr. Ramanathan said.

1. Which of the following option(s) is/are TRUE in the context of the given passage?
i) 3D structures have ability to absorb light.
ii) Nanostructures take 36 minutes to clean themselves.
iii) We are on the verge of a new revolution in textile industry.

A. only (i)
B. only (ii)
C. only (iii)
D. both (i) and (ii)
E. all (i), (ii) and (iii)

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2. Which of the following option(s) is/are NOT TRUE in the context of the given passage?
(i) Nano-enhanced textiles take a few fours to clean themselves.
(ii) Nanostructure textiles are cost efficient.
(iii) All the metal-based nanostructures have the ability to absorb visible light.

A. only (i)
B. only (ii)
C. only (iii)
D. both (i) and (ii)
E. all (i), (ii) and (iii)

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3. What can be inferred from the given passage?

A. The discovery of new textile is significant for various industries.
B. Metals are generally good conductors of heat.
C. We need less water for cleaning Nanostructure textiles.
D. Three dimensional structures are not so good at absorbing the light.
E. None of these

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4. What does the phrase ‘scaled up’ mean?

A. To enhance the quality of something.
B. To reduce proportionally
C. To make something larger
D. To measure something
E. To reduce the scope or extent of something according to a standard

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5. Which of the following can be the title of the given passage.

A. Soon, clothes that can clean themselves with light.
B. Time to dump the washing machines
C. Water conserving natural fibers
D. Revolutionary fibers
E. Research from RMIT University

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6. According to the given passage what to you mean by Catalysis-based industries?

A. Catal based
B. Bovine based
C. Chemical based
D. Indigo based
E. None of these

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7.Choose the word which is MOST similar in meaning to the word printed in bold color as used in the passage.


A. Trifiing
B. Diminutive
C. Harmonious
D. Significant
E. Incompatible

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8.Choose the word which is MOST SIMILAR in meaning to the word printed in bold color as used in the passage.


A. Immediately
B. Eventually
C. Impromptu
D. Improvise
E. Gaiety

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