The Punjab State Board of Technical
Education and Industrial Training
JET Practice Test Paper - 2011
Read the following passage and choose the correct option
out of the four options given at the end of the each question (from question No.
1 to 6).
Man is no doubt a great architect. But many members of the animal kingdom are no
less. Their innovative designs and building techniques can inspire and put to
shame many an expert. The ingenious use of available material amazes everyone.
Meet the enterprising architects. Beavers are well–known for the dams and lodges
they build. They have short and strong front teeth. With this, they gnaw through
the trunk of trees, branches and cut pieces of necessary length. They choose a
narrow part of the stream and drag all the wood to it. A four–to–five feet high
dam is built with logs and interwoven branches, which are held firmly with mud
and stones carried in their paws. Moles, gerbils, lemmings, besides rabbits,
build their homes underground. Just one mole can dig a tunnel over 225 feet long
in a night.
Their homes have a network of passages and tunnels, which
they keep extending. They throw out the earth, creating molehills and several
exits. Gerbils found in Africa and Asia, also make burrows with several tunnels,
which they constantly keep cleaning, renovating and extending. When there is a
scarcity of food or flooding, they move to other burrows. Lemmings build a vast
system of halls and tunnels, with several nests, storage facilities and even
toilets. The mole rat has huge protruding incisors, which work as picks. These
animals live on worms found underground. Moles bite the nerve center of
earthworms, then immobilize and store them for later use. Their short hairs can
move in all directions, thereby allowing the animal to burrow without dirt
getting lodged in its fur.
1. Members of animal kingdom are also great_______.
a) Architects b) Killers
c) Magicians d) Speakers
2. Meaning of ingenious:
a) Worst b) Wonderful
c) Stupid d) Bad
2. Beavers are well known for the dams and _____ they build.
a) Houses b) Buildings
c) Lodges d) Dams
4. A high dam is built with ____.
a) Logs b) Sticks
c) Bricks d) Cement
3. One mole can dig a tunnel over ___feet long in a night.
a) 250 b) 270
c) 225 d) 280
4. Moles _____ earthworms for later use.
a) Demobilize b) Immobilize
c) Restore d) Throw
5. Change the voice of the given sentence:
The naughty boys laughed at the beggar.
a) The beggar is laughed at by the naughty boys.
b) The beggar is being laughed at by the naughty boys.
c) The beggar has been laughed at by the naughty boys.
d) The beggar was laughed at by the naughty boys.