DIRECTIONS for the question 1 to 5: Read the passage and answer the question based on it. Many people who are looking to get a pet dog get a puppy. There are many reasons why people get puppies. After all, puppies are cute, friendly, and playful. But even though puppies make good pets, there are good reason why you should consider getting an adult dog instead. When you get a puppy, you have to teach it how to behave. You have to make sure that the puppy is housebroken so that it does not got to the bathroom inside the house. You have to teach the puppy not to jump up on your guests or chew on your shoes. You have to train the puppy to walk on a leash. This is a lot of work. On the other hand, when you get an adult dog, there is a good chance that it will already know how to do all of the previously mentioned things. Many adult dogs have already been housebroken. Many adult dogs will not jump on or chew things that you do not want them to jump on or chew. Many adult dogs will be able to walk on a leash without pulling you to the other side of the street.
Puppies also have a lot of energy and want to play all of the time. This can be fund, but you might not want to play as much as your puppy does. Puppies will not always sleep through the night or let you relax as you watch television. On the other hand, most adult dogs will wait on you to play. What is more, they will sleep when you are sleeping and are happy to watch television on the couch right beside you. There is one last reason why you should get an adult dog instead of a puppy. When most people go to the pound to get a dog, they get a puppy. This means that many adult dogs spend a lot of time in the pound, and some never find good homes. So if you are looking to get a dog for a pet, you should think about getting an adult dog. They are good pets who need good homes.
The passage speaks of
how puppies do not make good pets.
how puppies can be very destructive
the work involved in training puppies
the immature acts of puppies
Answer: Option A. Author has given this in the first paragraph itself and after that he has explained that why should we get a dog instead of a puppy.
Which is the best example of a dog that is housebroken?
Rex always breaks things inside the house
Rover never jumps on guests
Muffin chews on peoples shoes
Spot goes outside to use the bathroom
Answer: Option D. 'housebroken' means one has to train the dog to not to excrete at improper place so option D is the case in point.
The author apparently thinks that puppies are
friendly and playful
Not as cute as adult dogs
not as playful as adult dogs
Answer: Option A. clearly mentioned in the first few lines of the passage.
Which is the best synonym for ‘behave’ as applicable to this passage?
Answer: Option C. the author says that one has to train a puppy 'how to behave' implies 'how to act '
The author begins paragraphs 2 and 4 with the phrase, “On the other hand”. This phrase is used to
Contradict previous information
Contradict a later statement
support the following paragraph
Highlight an example
Answer: Option A. 'on the other hand' means 'contrast the previous statement by giving examples/arguments.