: A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
A library is an organized collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material and maybe a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both. A library’s collection can include books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, films, maps, e-books, and other formats. Libraries range in size from a few shelves of books to several million items. A library is organized for use and is maintained by a public body, an institution, a corporation, or a private individual. Public and institutional collections and services may be intended for use by people who choose not to or cannot afford to purchase an extensive collection themselves, who need material no individual can reasonably be expected to have, or who require professional assistance with their research. In addition to providing materials, libraries also provide the services of librarians who are experts at finding and organizing information and at interpreting information needs. Libraries often provide quiet areas for studying, and they also offer common areas to facilitate group study and collaboration. Libraries are extending services beyond the physical walls of a building by providing material accessible by electronic means.
Q1. Libraries range in size from
A. A few shelves of books to several million items
B. A few books to several million books
C. One room to a great hall
D. One room to several acres of land
Refer to, “Libraries range in size from a few shelves of books to several million items.”
Q2. What can a library’s collection include?
A. Books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, films, maps, e-books and other formats
B. Books and newspapers only
C. Physical or digital access to material
D. Electronic materials
Refer to, “A library’s collection can include books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, films, maps, e-books and other formats.”
Q3. Who maintains a library?
A. Only educational institution
B. Any governmental agency
C. A rich business family only
D. A public body, an institution, a corporation or an individual
Library is maintained by the public body, an institution, a corporation or an individual.
Q4. In the passage, a library has been defined as
A. A place where borrowing is not allowed
B. A highly flexible place
C. A highly restricted area
D. A place where accessibility is possible
In the passage, a library has been defined as a place where accessibility is possible.
Q5. In terms of ownership who can afford a library?
A. Only a public body
B. Only a corporation
D. Only institutions
According to the passage a library can be owned by anyone.