Unseen Passage Practice Set-1

Unseen Passage Practice Set-1

Unseen Passage: 1

Read the following passage and answer the following questions:

Florence Nightingale was born on 12th May 1820 in Florence in Italy. Since her childhood her interest in nursing was evident. Then she would spend time nursing her injured dolls and animals. Gradually she grew into a handsome young lady, and she could have married some excellent young man and enjoyed life.

But she remained unmarried and devoted her life to nursing the poor and sick people. When the Crimean war broke out between England and Russia. She went to the field with a number of nurses. There they nursed the sick and wounded soldiers. Florence Nightingale worked there without rest and many times she was nursing the poor ailing soldiers throughout the night with a candle in her hand. So, she was known everywhere as “The Lady with the Lamp”.

1. Answer the following questions:

(a) When and where was Florence Nightingale born?

(b) Why did she remain unmarried in her life?

(c) What did she do when the Crimean war broke out?

(d) Why was she known as “The Lady with the Lamp”?

2.  Complete the following sentences with information from the above text:

(a)In her childhood, Florence Nightingale would spent time nursing __________________________________.

(b) Since her childhood Florence Nightingale’s interest in ___________________________

3.  Find the nearest meaning of the following words:

(a) Injured:

(b) Apparent:

(c) Dedicated:

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Unseen Passage Practice Set-1

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