Part II Reading Comprehension (40 points)
Directions: There are 4 passages in this part. Each passage is followed by 5 questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are 4 choices marked A, B,
C and D. Choose the best one and mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET with a single bar through the center of the letter.
A group of 30 employees was working in a software company. This was a young and energetic team with keen enthusiasm and desire to learn and grow.
One day the team was called to play a game in a hall. As they entered the hail, they found the hall decorated beautifully with colourful decorative papers and balloons. It was more like a kid’s play area than a corporate meeting hall. Everyone was surprised and gazed at each other. Also, there was a huge box of balloons placed at the centre of the hall.
The team leader asked everyone to pick a balloon from the box an^ blow it. Then he asked them to write their names on their balloon carefully so that the balloons didn’t blow up.
Those who failed were ruled out of the game. Altogether 25 employees were qualified for the next level. All the balloons were collected and then put into a room.
The team leader asked the 25 employees to go to the room and pick the balloon with their own name on it. All 25 employees reached the room. While they were in a rush to find the respective balloons, they tried not to burst the balloons. It was almost 15 minutes and no one was able to find the balloon carrying his own name.
The team was told that the second level of the game was over.
Now it was the third and final level. The employees were asked to pick any balloon in the room and give it to the person named on the balloon. Within a couple of minutes ail balloons reacted the hands of the respective employee.
The team leader announced: "This is called real solutions to the problems.
21. When the employees were called to play a game, they .
A. knew what game they were going to play
B. laughed at the idea of adults playing a game
C. had no idea what they were asked to do
D. looked forward to playing a kid’s game
22. At the first level of the game, each employee was asked to .
A. blow a balloon and write his name on it
B. put his name on a balloon and blow it
C. pick up a balloon with his name on it
D. write his name on a floating balloon
23. How many employees failed the second level of the game?
A. 30. B. 25. C. 15. D. 5.
24. The key to success at the third level of the game lies in
A. thinking positively B. helping each other
C. believing in oneself D. increasing efficiency
25. What does the software company aim to do?
A. Encourage its employees to learn from each other.
B. Train its employees to face all kinds of challenges.
C. Select the employees most suitable for their jobs.
D. Teach its employees the importance of teamwork.