Exercise 28

Instructions to Solve
Piccadilly Circus was full of loneliness.It seethes and echoes with it. To live near it. Looking down on it is a discomforting exercise. You can't feel the pulse of London here, though people expect to. To Londoners it is a maddening obstruction between one place and another, and few voluntarily linger there. The only locals are those who live off the lingerers; the lingerers are primarily sightseers, with a fair sprinkling of people hoping to draw attention to themselves - both typically from the provinces. They have come to see the heart of London and expect to see spectacle, glamour and vice.

Question 1 :

Piccadilly circus is

A). the name of a circus company
B). a lonely and resounding old building
C). a centrally located area in London
D). a huge heap of ruins
Answer : Option C

Question 2 :

The passage implies that

A). some Londoners love to spend their time near the Piccadilly circus
B). no Londoner wants to be in Piccadilly circus
C). Piccadilly circus is a hazardous place
D). Piccadilly circus is place of vice
Answer : Option C

Question 3 :

According to this passage, people from outside London go to Piccadilly circus because it is

A). a historical place
B). full of glamour
C). full of exciting people
D). the pulse of London
Answer : Option B

Question 4 :

For those who live near Piccadilly circus, it is

A). a very noisy place
B). crowded with people
C). an obstruction to traffic
D). an awkward structure
Answer : Option C

Question 5 :

The lingerers found in Piccadilly circus are mainly

A). the citizens of London
B). sightseers from provincial areas of Britain
C). people who want to show off
D). local idlers
Answer : Option B