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Multiple Choice Questions

421.  

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.

India’s motto has been Vasudeva Kutumbakam or that the whole world is _____ community. There are a _____ of pillars upon which India’s policy of living in peace with and _____ peace among nations of the world rests. Policies of non-alignment, peaceful co-existence, economic and cultural cooperation disarmament and peaceful _____ of nuclear energy, _____ of International disputes through negotiations and peaceful means are some of the salient features that give credence to India’s commitment to world peace.

There are a _____ of pillars upon which India's policy.



    422.  

    In the following three 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.

    Billy Arjun Singh was a wildlife enthusiast. Billy’s fight (46) hunting put 26 professional Shikar companies out of jobs. (47) his failing health, he (48) had a writ in the Allahabad High Court against (49) in Dudhwa. This is apart from a (50) battle that he (51) to have the offending railway tracks (52) through Dudhwa shifted to (53) its inhabitants a peaceful (54). The only regret he had was “there was so much (55) to be done for tigers and so little time.” Billy’s contribution will always be remembered by wildlife lovers.



      423.  

      Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

      Literature is a _____ through which a person conveys his ideas towards or protest _____ different norms of society. The words that deal with a _____ issue are of particular importance in literature. They are _____ with a particular purpose in _____.

      of society. The words that deal with a _____ issue



        424.  

        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.

         



          425.  

          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).

          But man could not begin to (196)



            426.  

            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.

            There is an old story told of a man who (151) into a deep sleep. His friend stayed by him as long as he (152). Being compelled to go and fearing that he might be in want, the friend hid a (153) in the old man's garment. When the old man (154), not (155) that his friend had (156) a jewel in his garment, he wandered about in (157), hungry. A long time afterwards, the two men met again. The friend told the poor man about the jewel and (158) him to look for it. Like the old man in the story, people (159) about in this life, (160) of what is hidden away in their inner nature, pure and untarnished.

            His friend stayed by him as long as he (152).




              427.  

              In the following passage, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. Against each, four words are suggested. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

              In a survey (i) by a library, it was recently (ii) that parents wish their children to read books with high moral (iii). Around two thousands parents were interviewed and most of them (iv). Dickens "The Christmas Carol' as a must-read for children. This Christmas tale (v) the filthy rich but (vi) Scrooge and the poor but contented Cratchit family offers lessons in moral duties. Another book which many parents marked out as (vii) read was Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'. The choice of this book was rather (viii) because, this romantic novel is more likely to (ix) teenagers, than children. Since Elizabeth's final choice of Darcy is deeply rooted in strong moral (x), the parents, probably thought, she offers a good example for the girl child to follow.

              (iii) = ?



                428.  

                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.

                An independent, able and upright judiciary is the hallmark of a free _____ country therefore, the process of judicial appointment is of _____ importance. At present on account of the Supreme Court’s last advisory opinion, the _____ of the executive and its interference in the appointment of judges is _____ which in light of previous is most _____.

                and its interference in the appointment of judges is _____



                  429.  

                  Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

                  The .......... of energy in India are met from both commercial and non-commercial sources. The most .......... sources of energy today are coal and natural gas, hydro electricity and nuclear power. On the other hand, firewood, cow-dung cakes and vegetable waste etc...................non commercial forms of energy. While non-commerical forms of energy.........demand, coal is the ...........source of commercial energy in India.

                  On the other hand, firewood, cow-dung cakes and vegetable waste etc. _____ non commercial forms of energy.



                    430.  

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

                    'CRY-Child Relief and You' 166 an organisation that 167 started by seven such 168 and it has been working 169 1979 to change the lives of 170  children all over India.

                    an organisation that 167 started by seven



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