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1 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

'Quit India' came not from the lips but the aching heart of millions. In this open rebellion, the Indian $(1)$ reached its climax. The British were nut only $(2)$ by it, but also were obliged to quit unilaterally, The importance of Quit India can be $(3)$ from Lord Linlithgow's statement, I am engaged here, in meeting by far the most $(4)$ rebellion since that 6£ 1857, the gravity and extent ill which we have so far $(5)$ from the world for reasons of military security . Still more significant was Churchill's gloomy disclosure to the King Emperor that, the idea of $(6)$ of power had become an admitted $(7)$ in the minds of British party leaders , although his public statements were diametrically opposite. The $(8)$ created by Quit India made the British $(9)$ that they could no longer keep India in $(10)$
$(1)$
patriotism
freedom
liberation
revolution
2 .
$(2)$
attacked
inspired
enfeebled
threatened
impressed
3 .
$(3)$
established
diffused
gauged
determined
invigorated
4 .
$(4)$
trivial
serious
auspicious
praiseworthy
magnificiant
5 .
$(5)$
elicited
excluded
abstained
concealed
prevented
6 .
$(6)$
transfer
seizure
grabbing
retainment
enhancement
7 .
$(7)$
fantasy
tactics
occurrence
inevitability
disillusionment
8 .
$(8)$
anarchy
violence
taboos
exigencies
vengeance
9 .
$(9)$
anxious
realise
imagine
pretend
apprehend
10 .
$(10)$
exile
power
bondage
suspense
abeyance
11 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Now-a-days, under the $(11)$ system of education, however good it may be, when a young man comes out of the university, there seems to be this $(12)$ in him that the higher the standard of living rises, the less should a man work. Thus, mathematically, higher the standard of living, according to this misconceived notion, the less the $(13)$ ultimately, what? should be the highest standard of living then? $(14)$ work ! This leads to an unhealthy $(15)$ among the workers . A typist who types over twenty letters a day asks his $(16)$ how many letters he had typed that day. The latter $(17)$ fifteen . The former thinks , Tomorrow I should type only fifteen or even $(18)$. This tendency is quite $(19)$ and may ultimately lead to $(20)$ even one's family life may be affected adversely due to such tendency.
$(11)$
extinct
proposed
developed
modern
outdated
12 .
$(12)$
apprehension
realisation
anxiety
worry
misconception
13 .
$(13)$
work
time
salary
energy
comfort
14 .
$(14)$
Ample
No
Minimum
Less
Maximum
15 .
$(15)$
ambition
jealousy
delay
dispute
competition
16 .
$(16)$
collegue
client
boss
subordinate
employee
17 .
$(17)$
remembers
types
suggests
replies
does
18 .
$(18)$
more
all
less
some
few
19 .
$(19)$
unnatural
unfortunates
healthy
heartening
discouraging
20 .
$(20)$
retardation
denial
evil
complexity
progress
21 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Hundreds of plants and animals are $(21)$ every day due to deforestation and urbanization what might happen if this continues in the future ? The last mass extinction of plant and animal species occurred 65 million years ago with the Dinosaurs. In all, five mass extinctions have occurred and scientists $(22)$ earth is in sixth mass extinction. The world as it is now is threatened, including people, who are responsible for earth's $(23)$. Pesticides contaminating water; over harvesting of animals and plants; air pollution; illegal fishing and the Clearing of land are direct results of urbanization and deforestation. People have $(24)$ and damaged almost half a earth's land, at a very unsustainable rate.
Global warming is having a serious impact as well. A six-degree Celsius increase in global temperature killed 95% of All species on Earth 251 million years ago. An increase of six-degree Celsius is forecast this Century if a change is not made to $(25)$ the damage done to earth. Humans will be one of the 95% of species lost. Noticeable, changes of global warming include migration $(26)$ and the change in season Urnings. Migrating birds are migrating earlier, which in turn is causing them to hatch eggs and $(27)$ young earlier than they did at the beginning of this Century. While this is just the tip of the iceberg many other $(28)$ regarding the extinction of plant and animal species need addressing. It is more important now than ever before to pull our heads out of the sand arid make changes for the $(29)$ of the earth. Future generations are $(30)$, as they are a species as well.
$(21)$
killing
alive
born
left
lost
22 .
$(22)$
speak
told
estimation
believe
consider
23 .
$(23)$
shape
development
deterioration
warmth
expansion
24 .
$(24)$
altered
created
produced
brought
25 .
$(25)$
void
dissipate
argument
reverse
increase
26 .
$(26)$
delay
birds
slowdown
hasten
acceleration
27 .
$(27)$
spare
bear
destroy
amend
generation
28 .
$(28)$
animals
difficulty
issues
humans
problem
29 .
$(29)$
extinction
better
wealth
sugma
demand
30 .
$(30)$
endangered
threaten
evaluated
living
compared
31 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Man has been tampering $(31)$ ecosphere for a very $(32)$ time and is forced to $(33)$ that the environmental resources are $(34)$. Environmental problems are $(35)$ social problems. They begin with people as $(36)$ and end with people as victims. Unplanned uses of resource $(37)$ in the depletion of fossil fuels and $(38)$ of air and water, Deforestation has led to $(39)$ imbalance and draining away of national wealth $(40)$ heavy expenditure on oil and power generation.
$(31)$
on
in
with
for
from
32 .
$(32)$
short
long
small
tall
high
33 .
$(33)$
see
look
do
recognise
realise
34 .
$(34)$
plenty
scarce
minute
enough
minimum
35 .
$(35)$
really
coldly
happily
seriously
36 .
$(36)$
effect
result
cause
wisdom
affect
37 .
$(37)$
cause
rest
consequence
result
get
38 .
$(38)$
revolution
pollution
resolution
evolution
solution
39 .
$(39)$
ecological
biological
logical
chronological
geographical
40 .
$(40)$
by
in
out
through
from