Mock Practice Test-6
Read each of the following passages and answer the items that follow. Your answers to these items should be based on the passages only.
The country’s biggest inland lake, Chilka, is a veritable wonder linking with the Bay of Bengal through a narrow mouth, hence making it more of a tropical lagoon. The lake is dotted with a number of picturesque islands, some with evocative names like Honeymoon
Island, Breakfast Island and Bird Island. Its beauty is further enhanced by its rich variety of aquatic fauna and resident and migratory birds. Its shores are habitat of beautiful black bucks. The 19th century Oriya poet, Radhanath Roy, remarked that Chilka was truly a thing of beauty, a joy forever.
The lake is encircled by numerous hills. Its colour changes in kaleidoscopic grandeur with the passing clouds and the sun’s position. The picture postcard beauty is enhanced by hundreds of boats which set sail everyday, wafted by the breeze from the sea, the fisherman making a bountiful catch of prawn, mackerel and crab. Chilka wears a charming look specially in winter when it becomes home to exotic species of migratory birds coming in large number from lands as far off as Siberia and Mongolia and from some other cold countries.
Chilka has the Goddess Kalijai temple, abode of its presiding deity, on a tiny island. Another attraction is the island home of migratory birds called Nalabana. Visitors of the lake can reach its emerald green island by motor launches of the Orissa Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) stationed at Barkul and Rambha that are available on hire. Motor launches of the state revenue department are also available at nearby Balugaon. Besides, country boats can be hired from private operators at all these places.
Read the text to choose the correct title from the list of alternatives given below:
A Scenic Beauty of Chilka
B Chilka—a Tropical Lagoon
C Chilka and the Migratory Birds
D Chilka and Poetry