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Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow.
 
The unsung heroes -- that's what they are. Uniformed men and women who protect our country from danger and foreign intrusion; day after day, month after month, year after year.

Countless are the sacrifices they have made, risking their lives for the safety of our nation. Their call of duty sometimes brings them far away from their loved ones for long periods of time, to areas ravaged by war and famine and inflicted with disease. Often, they are unable to join their family members for birthdays, anniversaries and other festive occasions like Hari Raya, Deepavali, Christmas or Chinese New Year.

Yet, sadly, many a time we fail to appreciate their deeds and sacrifices. we tend to be blind to the fact that every day, the members of the armed forces are playing their part to ensure that the peace and stability of our country is maintained. They patrol our seas and skies, and guard our borders against foreign intrusion. We have the marine police protecting our waters, looking out for pirates and smugglers who bring in illegal immigrants or smuggle goods in or out of the country under the cover of darkness; the air force protecting us from air raids and helping out in rescue missions; the police who see to the smooth running of traffic and security in our towns and countryside, and members of the Federal Reserve Unit who prevent riots and fights.

We do not have to wait till Warriors' Day to remember them. In fact, for every new day that we are blessed with peace, we have them to thank.

     
  1.

In the expression 'The unsung heroes', the word unsung means that the heroes are not

       
    (A) brave
    (B) singers
    (C)

praised

    (D) real heroes
       
  2. According to the passage, the unsung heroes are unable to
       
    (A) work with their family members
    (B) support their family financially
    (C) celebrate any special occasions or festivals
    (D)

be with their family members most of the time

       
  3.

The word Countless can be replaced with

       
    (A) too long
    (B)

too many

    (C) too difficult
    (D) too insignificant
       
  4. The following are the physical dangers faced by the members of the armed forces except
       
    (A) working in war-torn areas
    (B) having to deal with intruders
    (C) risking their lives to protect the country
    (D)

being forgotten by their family members

       
  5. The marine police
       
    (A) smuggle goods
    (B)

patrol Malaysian waters

    (C) keep track of the weather
    (D) protect international waters only
       
  6. When we are blind to the fact, we do not
       
    (A) help
    (B) hear
    (C)

realize

    (D) contribute
       
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  Answers : 1C   2D   3B   4D   5B   6C
 
 
 
 

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