Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension means understanding what the author of the passage says in the passage.

Here is a paragraph which you should read to improve your comprehension power.

Read the following passage and answer in your own words the questions given below.

At least forty persons -mostly women are feared to have been buried alive under the avalanches in Poonch sector in Jammu. An official of the police control room attached to the office of deputy general of police reported that was not all rescue operations could not reach the place on the area had been entirely cut off from the mainland. The pity was many tourists were stranded due to the heavy snow fall. The Jammu and Kashmir Government had ordered free food and stay for those tourists but how to reach them? The main roads to Sri Nagar were also cut off by ice blocks 5 feet high. To clear these blocks jawans were employed but the snow fall continued and did not permit road clearance. The fallen trees added to the difficulty of road clearance. Use of helicopters was out of question in this snowy weather.



1. Which state is affected by thick snow fall?

Jammu is affected by thick snow fall



2. Why couldn't rescue operations reach the place?

The area had been entirely cut off from the mainland. So rescue operations couldn't reach the place.



3. What happened to the tourists?

The tourists were stranded due to the heavy snow fall



4. What prevented the rescue teams from reaching the affected people?

The main roads to Sri Nagar were cut off by ice blocks 5 feet high. So the rescue teams couldn't reach the affected people.


5. What was out of question? Why?

Use of helicopters was out of question because of the snowy weather.



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