Read the passage and complete the sentences given below the passage by choosing the most appropriate action from those given.

The ship is man's oldest and most important means of transportation . Today, thousands of ships cross oceans, sail along sea coast and ply inland waterways. Trade among countries depends heavily on ships. Many kinds of ships are use to carry goods and people. Giant tankers haul petroleum vegetable oil wine and other liquids. Other vessels carry cargoes such as grain ore and sand. Passenger liners carry travellers across the oceans man first ship was probably a log that he use to cross a river. He probably use his hand to paddle the log. Later, he learned to build rafts by lashing logs together. In ancient Egypt, the people made their first rafts out bundles of reeds. Later they learned to lash bundles of reeds together to make boats By about 4000 B.C., the Egyptians had learned to build galleys. Galleys were long boats powered by a row of paddles, By about 3200 B.C., the Egyptians had invented sails and therefore, they were able to use the power of the wind to propel their boats. The basic pattern for ships became set with the invention of the sail. Shipbuilders began concentrating on designing bigger and better ships.

The 20th century saw some of the biggest ships in the world. The three largest transatlantic liners launched to carry passengers across the Atlantic during the 1960's were the 'Michelangelo' the 'Raffaello' and the 'Queen Elizabeth II'. The ships of the future are expected to be even more efficient and will cost less to operate.

1. The ship is the most important means of transportation because.............
a. they carry goods and people
b they are the oldest ways of transport
c they travel both inland and overseas
d people prefer to travel by ship


2. The origin of the ship was when man............
a. learnt to paddle
b made a raft
c used a log
d built galleys

3. To use the force of the wind to propel boats.....
a galleys had to be built
b sails were made
c paddles were invented
d a basic pattern of a ship had to be designed

4. Travelling by ship in future is likely to be............
a more economical and efficient
b more entertaining and economical
c more safe and efficient
d more easy to operate

5 The antonym of " efficient" is..............
a unefficient
b inefficient
c non efficient
d disefficient

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