Short Passages Comprehension - XIV

Please study carefully the comprehension given below. The passages is followed by a set of questions choose the best answer to each question.

Are the 1980s and 1990s the era of colour? According to some people, they are. Now you can buy radios and electric fans in lavender and pink. Restaurants have an emphasis on flowers and colourful plates. Cars are coming out in pink and aqua.
Even bathroom fixtures are being made in ‘honeydew’ and ‘blond’. Part of the importance of the colour of an object is that the colour affects the way one feels about it. You want a vacuum cleaner to look light and easy, which is why it may be coloured in pastels and light colours. But gardening equipment and athletic equipment you want to look powerful.
You would never find a lawn mower in pink, but red would be fine. Not very long ago, sheets were always white and refrigerators commonly came in colours like ‘old gold’ ‘avocado green’ and ‘coppertone’. Now those are thought of as old-fashioned, popular colours change because fashion influences everything.
In fact, new colours often spring from the fashion industry. It’s a lot cheaper to make a blouse or skirt than a sofa. After people get used to seeing new colours on clothing or towels, they are ready to accept those colours in carpeting, refrigerators or cars. Colour- analysis consultants have been very successful in recent years. People want to choose the most flattering colours for make up and clothing.
Some car designers are even saying that people may begin buying cars of the colour that goes with their skin colouring. This sounds too extreme. It’s hard to believe that people are that impressionable.

Ques 1. The main subject of the passage is :
(a) popular colours today
(b) colour consultants
(c) the influence of colour
(d) colours that flatter people

Ques 2. The word ‘era’ in line I could best be replaced by which of the following words?
(a) Season
(b) Age
(c) Epic
(d) Generation

Ques 3. According to the author which of the following is not popular now?
(a) Coppertone
(b) Colourful cars
(c) Pastels
(d) Colourful bathroom fixtures

Ques 4. According to the author, why would red be a good colour for a lawn mower?
(a) Because it is strong
(b) Because it is cheap
(c) Because it is light
(d) Because it is pastel

Ques 5. In this passage, which of the following are not used names for colours?
(a) Fruit
(b) Hair colour
(c) Minerals
(d) Drinks

Answers :
(1) (c), (2) (b), (3) (a), (4) (a), (5) (a).