Exercise 11

Instructions to Solve
Corduroy is fast establishing itself at this year's fabric, While the ribbed cotton itself provides utilitarian tenaciary, texture and warmth. it is the fabric's long held associations may provide a hint to its current revival as a fabric for all seasons.

It is Corduroy's link with the good breeding and country living that made it an essential ingredient in the gentleman's wardrobe along with Wellington boots and decent wooly. I combines the comfortable nonsense appeal of cotton with the perfectly correct luxury finish of velvet. Corduroy has the ability to appear either supremely sophisticated or rough and ready.

Question 1 :

Which one of the following best describes the passage?

A). It tell us about the usefulness of corduroy
B). It talks us about the virtues of corduroy
C). It persuades us to buy corduroy
D). It makes as understand the everlasting appeal of corduroy to the young
Answer : Option B

Question 2 :

According to the author, the special quality of corduroy is that

A). it needs no ironing
B). it combines the virtues of both cotton and velvet
C). it contains the correct mixture of cotton and velvet
D). both the rich and that not-so rich can afford to buy it
Answer : Option D

Question 3 :

Corduroy is a fabric for all seasons because

A). it can be worn not only in winter but also in summer
B). of its peculiar texture and warmth
C). it is made popular by catchy advertisements
D). gentleman can wear it in both formal and informal occasions
Answer : Option A

Question 4 :

According to the passage, corduroy is essential in a gentleman wardrobe because

A). it goes with Wellington boots
B). its current revival gives a taste of the latest fashion
C). it has its associations with good upbringing and a conservative lifestyle
D). it can be an idea alternative to the woollen clothes
Answer : Option C

Question 5 :

When the writer refers to corduroy's 'utilitarian tenacity' he means that

A). though expensive, it is economic in the long run
B). it is useful because it is durable
C). it has remained fashionable over several years
D). it does not need frequent washing
Answer : Option B