Comprehension Mcq Question

Direction: You have one brief passage with 5 questions following the passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
In May 1966, the World Health Organisation was authorised to initiate a global campaign to eradicate smallpox. The goal was to eradicate the disease in one decade. Because similar projects for malaria and yellow fever had failed, few believed that smallpox could actually be eradicated, but eleven years after the initial organisation of the campaign, no cases were reported in the field. The strategy was not only to provide mass vaccinations, but also to isolate patients with active small-pox in order to contain the spread of the disease and to break the chain of human transmission. Rewards for reporting smallpox assisted in motivating the public to aid health workers. One by one, each small-pox victim was sought out, removed from contact with others and treated. At the same time, the entire, village where the victim had lived was vaccinated. Today small-pox is no longer a threat to humanity. Routine vaccinations have been stopped worldwide.
SOME IMPORTANT WORDS
eradicate : to destroy/to get rid of something completely.
transmission : transfer.
sought out : found, using a lot of effort.

  1. What was the goal of the campaign against small-pox?
  1. To decrease the spread of small-pox worldwide.
  2. To eliminate small-pox worldwide in ten years.
  3. To provide mass vaccinations against small-pox worldwide.
  4. To initiate worldwide projects for small-pox, malaria and yellow fever at the same time.
Correct Option : B

To eliminate small-pox worldwide in ten years.

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