Reading Comprehension

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Sometimes we walked through the pine forest as __________________________. 

A
the path was unaffected by the frost
B
it was good walking with nails in the boots
C
the walk was invigorating
D
it was sheer joy to walk in the forest
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Which of the following may be assumed to be acceptable to the writer?

A
Cricket is a business to many batsmen.
B
Technical perfection is the most important quality of a cricketer.
C
The soul of cricket is adventure rather than dead perfectionism.
D
Risk-taking is unwise in cricket.
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Complete the sentence with a suitable option:
"It was so with Shrewsbury".
In this sentence Shrewsbury refers to _________________.

A
a city where cricket was played
B
an annual cricket match
C
a fine bowler
D
a famous cricketer
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'Some butterflies simply disappear...' means that butterflies ______________________.

A
fly away to save themselves
B
are destroyed by their enemies
C
only appear to have gone
D
cannot be found any more
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The phrase "judgment and execution" (line 69978) most likely means ____________.

A
a sentence and the death penalty
B
the moral high ground
C
an official breakup of a partnership
D
a judge's decision and a court order
E
a search and seizure of property
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Fill in the blank with an appropriate option:
To make this paragraph [9] most logical, sentence (e) should be placed ____________.

A
Where it is now
B
Before sentence (a)
C
After sentence (c)
D
After sentence (f)
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What was the exact number of participants involved in the study?

A
125,000
B
125,210
C
126,200
D
126,210
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The main theme of the passage is _______. 

A
Eco-balance
B
Fearful insects
C
Environment
D
Camouflage
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