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11.   In the following two passages some of the words have been left out and the blanks have been numbered from 151 to 170. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.

The Government (161) to introduce a Bill for (162) compulsory education to all children. Unfortunately, the bill has several (163). Firstly, the Government (164) to provide education without regular schools. A para-teacher, who is under qualified, may be (165) on contract basis. Secondly, the Government may even (166) subclause K of Article 51 (A), which lays down that it (167) be the (168) duty of all parents to provide (169) for education (170) children.


    12.  

    In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Choose the correct word from the given options which fits the blank appropriately.

    In a very short period of time the internet has had a (161) impact on the way we live. Since the internet was made (162), it has lowered the (163) to creative expression. It has provided (164) to information on a larger scale. It has (165) innovation without (166) changes to its (167). An open, borderless and (168) platform means that barriers to entry are low, (169) is (170) and innovation is rapid.

    changes to its (167).



      13.  

      In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternative and fill in the blanks.

      While threatening the (53) of universal values, the campaign to spread democracy will not succeed. The twentieth century (54) that states could not simply remake the world or abbreviate historical transformations. Nor can they easily effect social change by transferring institutions (55) borders. Even within the ranks of territorial nation-states, the conditions for (56)  democratic government are rare; an existing state enjoying legitimacy, consent, and the ability to mediate conflicts between groups. Without such consensus, there is no single sovereign people, and therefore no (57) for arithmetical majorities.

       



        14.  

        In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then, fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.

        The Solar System has been a complicated wonder for the astronomers. This is a (191) to which we may never have the exact number. Man has wondered (192) of the Earth (193) ancient times. There were all kinds of (194) that seemed to have the left (195). But man could not begin to (196) about the question scientifically until about 400 years (197).

        When it was proved that the (198) revolved round the Sun and the Earth was a (199) of our Solar System, then scientists knew where to (200).

        When it was proved that the (198) revolved



          15.  

          In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

          The quest for a _____ life engrosses every human being on this earth. Everyman tends to define a happy life in a _____ individualistic fashion. _____have attempted to define a happy life in various terms. Hedonists have a _____ notion that happiness lies in the _____ of physical appetites.

          _____have attempted to define a happy life



            16.  

            In the following passages, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.

            It may be better to consider the effects of a large scale exchange of weapons which is (151) in the context of current nuclear (152). Within a millionth of a second after a nuclear weapon is (153), enough energy is released to heat the surrounding air to tons of millions of degrees Celsius, forming a hot (154) bubble of gases or a fireball. There is also a very intense (155) pulse which appears as a (156) flash of light lasting for a few seconds. As the fireball rises, it spreads out to form the (157) mushroom cloud and its (158) creates strong (159) at the ground level. This updraft containing dust, smoke and radioactivity created by the (160) forms the stem of the mushroom cloud.



              17.   In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternative and fill in the blanks.

              One day when Rama was sitting on his (1), his ring fell off. When it touched the earth, it made a hole in the ground and disappeared into it. It was (2). His trusty henchman, Hanuman, was (3) at his feet. Rama said to Hanuman, "Look, my ring is lost. (4) it for me."

              Now Hanuman can enter any hole, no matter how tiny. He had the power to become the smallest of the small and larger than the largest thing. So he took on a (5) form and went down the hole.

              He went and went and went and suddenly (6) fell into the netherworld. There were women down there. "Look, a tiny monkey! It's fallen from above!" Then they caught him and placed him on a platter (thali). The King of Spirits (bhut), who lives in the netherworld, likes to eat animals. So Hanuman was sent to him as part of his dinner, along with his vegetables. Hanuman sat on the platter, wondering (7) what to do.

              While this was going on in the netherworld, Rama sat on his throne on the earth above. The (8) Vasistha and the (9) Brahma came to see him. They said to Rama, "We want to talk privately with you. We don't want anyone to (10) what we say or interrupt it. Do we agree?" "All right." said Rama, "We'll talk."

              The (8) Vasistha and 



                18.  

                In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

                The world has seen a ...............growth in several spheres. Agricultural production, industrial production, communication, medicine, education etc, have seen ..............growth. We can safely assume that the future is not as .............once appeared to be. We are not by a vision of hungry hordes overwhelming world food resources. Although it is ......... that many people, especially in the developing countries, are hungry, illiterate and .............to diseases.

                We can safely assume that the future is not as .............once appeared to be.



                  19.  

                  In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

                  Education is for life, not merely for a livelihood. As long as we are unmindful of this _____, the _____ of our educational curriculum as well as that of our _____ and students is likely to remain _____. It is not enough for a society to have experts. It needs human beings who can think, feel and act generously, the kind of people who cannot be replaced by computers and _____.

                  the kind of people who cannot be replaced by computers and _____.



                    20.  

                    In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then, fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.

                    The Solar System has been a complicated wonder for the astronomers. This is a (191) to which we may never have the exact number. Man has wondered (192) of the Earth (193) ancient times. There were all kinds of (194) that seemed to have the left (195). But man could not begin to (196) about the question scientifically until about 400 years (197).

                    When it was proved that the (198) revolved round the Sun and the Earth was a (199) of our Solar System, then scientists knew where to (200).

                    There were all kinds of (194) that seemed to have the left



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