Reading Comprehension

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Two years later, in November 1895, he signed his final will. He left the bulk of his fortune, amounting to about £1,75,00 to a trust fund administered by Swedish and Norwegian trustees. The annual interest shall be awarded as prizes to those persons who during the previous year have rendered the greatest services to mankind. The interest shall ‘be divided into five equal parts - now amounting to about £8,000 each - one of which shall be awarded to the person who has made the most important discovery or invention in the- realm of physics, one to the person who has made the most important chemical discovery or improvement, one to the person who has made the most important physiological or medical discovery one to the person who has produced the most outstanding work of literature, idealistic in character, and one to the person who has done the best work for the brotherhood of nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies, as well as for the formation or popularization of peace congress. 

Which is the prize that is referred to in the passage?

Nobel Prize
yes
Magsaysay Award
no
Pulitzer Prize
no
Booker Prize
no
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Total annual prize money amounts to....
£ 8,000
yes
£ 1,750,000
no
£ 350,000
no
£ 40,000
no
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Prize is awarded for outstanding work in....
Chemistry
no
Literature
no
Physics
no
All the above
yes
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The said prize is awarded....
Once in 5 years
no
Every year
yes
Once in 4 years
no
Once in 2 years
no
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The number of prizes in the field of science are....
Four
no
One
no
Three
yes
Five
no
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Every profession or, trade, every art and every science has its technical vocabulary, the function of which is partly to designate things or processes which have no names in ordinary English and partly to secure greater exactness in nomenclature. Such special dialects or jargons are necessary in technical discussion of any kind. Being universally understood by the devotees of the particular science or art, they have the precision of a mathematical formula. Besides, they save time, for it is much more economical to name a process than to describe it. Thousands of these technical terms are very properly included in every large dictionary, yet, as a whole, they are rather on the outskirts of the English language than actually within its borders. Different occupations, however, differ widely in the character of their special vocabularies. In trades and handicrafts and other vocations like farming and fishing that have occupied great numbers of men from remote times, the technical vocabulary is very old. An average man now uses these in his own vocabulary. The special dialects of law, medicine, divinity and philosophy have become familiar to cultivated persons.

The writer of this article is....

A scientist
no
A politician
no
A linguist
yes
A businessman
no
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In recent years, there has been a marked increase in the number of technical terms in the nomenclature of.....
Farming
no
Fishing
no
Sports
no
Government
yes
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This passage is primarily concerned with....
Various occupations and professions
no
Technical terminology
yes
Scientific undertakings
no
A new language
no
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Special words used in technical discussion....
May become part of common speech
no
Never last long
no
Should resemble mathematical formula
yes
Should be confined to scientific fields
no
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It is true that....
Various professions and occupations often interchange words
no
There is always a non-technical word that may be substituted for the technical word
no
The average man often uses in his own vocabulary what was once technical language not meant for him
yes
Everyone is interested in scientific findings
no
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