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Reading Comprehension is an area that assumes terrifying proportions for most students as they grapple with an assortment of topics ranging from the law to science, economics and sports. To gain proficiency in this type of question set it is imperative to understand the types of Reading Comprehension questions that one may come across in the exam. The title of the passage depends upon the content of the passage. The title will obviously be a representation in a nutshell of the central idea and contents of the passage. Also, once the central idea is clear, it will be easier for you to understand the associated information. Associated information consists of details regarding the idea, concepts that seem to be inherent in the idea, the examples used, etc. It is essential to understand the implications of certain phrases, words, sentences, etc. These questions may ask about what is not mentioned explicitly in the passage, but can be logically inferred from the information given in the passage. The Specific Detail question calls for a greater scrutiny of the information presented in the passage. The questions could ask for any detail such as numbers, dates, names, places, methods mentioned, qualities of people mentioned and experiments conducted as mentioned in the passage etc. These questions refer to a point mentioned by the author in the passage as a part of the development of the theme of the passage. In these questions the sense of the language plays a major role. Tone is manifest in the writer's use of words and syntax. For example: - Description without criticism or analysis would make the passage a descriptive one, while description with some analysis would render it a combination of the two. - A detailed examination of a topic taking into consideration both its merits and demerits is the sign of an analytical passage. The writer does not usually take any definite stand the topic or the argument but simply lists the facts of the case in an unbiased manner. - An author using humorous anecdotes, puns, jocular jibes at someone or something, provides a humorous tone. - A string of words / sentences spewing sarcasm would obviously mean that the writer's tone is sarcastic. Last but not the least, understanding of the passage is the key to good score in this type of question set.