SELECTED COMPREHENSION PASSAGES

  1. Journalism means several things. First of all, it means the ability to write and convey thoughts in a way that people will understand things quickly. It means being able to turn long articles into shape. It means knowing your grammar and composition rules inside out and upside down. It also means a nose for news and feel for words, respect for truth and a sense of a mission. A journalist should be able to size up a situation on the spot. He should also develop a deep insight into human conditions. Nobody can teach you the finer aspects of journalism. No plastic surgeon can give you a nose for news. No teacher can give you a feel for words.
  2. The ethics of journalism is…

(a). ability to write

(b). search for news

(c). respect for truth

(d). understanding people

  1. A journalist should be thorough with —-

(a). grammar and composition

(b). the insight into human conditions

(c). the news

(d). all the rules of writing

  1. Which one of the following statements is not true?

(a). A journalist should be able to convey his thoughts to his readers.

(b). Everyone cannot be a journalist.

(c). A teacher can hardly assist a journalist.

(d). A plastic surgeon can help a journalist.

  1. One of main requirements for a journalist is to ….

(a). exploit a situation.

(b). respect everyone

(c). have a good nose for news

(d). edit articles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers:

  1. (c)
  2. (d)
  3. (d)
  4. (c)