Practice English Passage Questions and Answer for SSC/FCI Exam Set-19:
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Directions: Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow. Indicate your answer choice by appropriate mark.
On May 2, 1962, a dramatic advertisement appeared, in the San Francisco Examiner.”I don’t want my husband to die in the gas chamber for a crime he did not commit. I will therefore offer my services for ten years as a cook, maid, or house-keeper to any leading attorney who will defend him, and bring about his vindication”. One of San Francisco’s greatest attorneys, Vincet Hallinan read or heard about his advertisement and contacted Gladys Kidd, who had placed it. Her husband, Robert Lee Kidd, was about to the tried for the slaying of an elderly antique dealer. Kidd’s finger prints had been found on a blood -stained ornate sword in the victim’s shop. During the trail, Hallinan proved that the antique dealer had not been killed by the sword and that Kidd’s finger prints and blood on the sword got there because Kidd had once toyed with it, while playfully dueling with a friend when out shopping. The jury, after 11 hours, found, Kidd to be not guilty. Attorney Hallinan refused Gladys Kidd’s offer of 10 years servitude.
1).Why did the advertiser offer her services for ten years as a bonded labourer? It was ________.
a) To save her husband form a terminal disease
b) To engage a lawyer
c) To see that her husband was acquitted of a false murder charge
d) to engage herself in some activity
2).Who had placed the advertisement?
a) Vincent Hallinan
b) Gladys Kidd
c) Robert Lee Kidd
d) San Francisco Examiner
3).What was the charge against the accused?
a) The accused had killed his wife.
b) The accused was engaged in rioting
c) The accused tried to commit suicide
d) The accused had murdered an elderly antique dealer
4).What was the positive prosecution evidence against the accused?
a) His finger prints and some blood stains were found on an ornate sword in the victim’s shop
b) The accused was on inimical terms with the victim
c) The dying declaration of the victim
d) The evidence given by the victim’s wife
5).How did the solicitor prove that the accused had not committed the crime?
a) The sword found its way into the shop as an antique.
b) The accused had toyed with the sword, while playing with his friend.
c) The finger print of the accused and the blood stain had nothing to do with the murder.
d) The finger print of the accused and the blood stain were there on the ornate sword even before the murder was committed.
1). c) 2). b) 3). d) 4). a) 5). d)
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