1 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage, against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in eachcase.
King Vikramaditya was $(1)$ for his justice and kindness. In his kingdom, everyone was leading a happy and content life. His people loved him and were proud of him. Once, Vikramaditya decided to build a palace on a riverbank. He $(2)$ his ministers to survey the site and start the $(3)$. Many labourers were put to work and in a few days the palace was $(4)$. Before inviting the King to see the palace, the minister decided to take a final look. 'Splendid !' the minister exclaimed, looking at the palace. Then suddenly his eyes fell on something and he shouted, 'What is that ? I did not see that before.' All the labourers and the soldiers turned around. There was a hut just a few steps away from the palace gate. 'What is this hut doing here?' shouted the minister and added, 'And who does it belong to?'
'Sir, it belongs to an old woman. She has been living here for a long time,' replied a solider. The minister walked up to the hut and spoke to the old lady. 'I want t buy your hut. You can ask for as much money as you want,' he said. 'I am sorry, Sir. I can't accept your offer. My hut is $(5)$ to me than my life. I have lived in it with my late husband and I want to die in it,' the old lady said. The minister tried to tell her that her hut would $(6)$ the charm of the newly constructed palace. But the old lady was strong $(7)$ her stance and she was ready to face any consequence and any punishment. She refused to sell her hut to the King. The matter was then taken to the King. The wise and generous King thought for a while, and then said, 'Let the old lady have her hut where it is. It will only $(8)$ to the beauty of the new palace.' Then $(9)$ the minister, the King said, 'Let us not forget that what seems ugly to us may be $(10)$ to someone else.'
$(6)$
A.  stop
B.  spoil
C.  bring
D.  add
E.  obstruct
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2 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage, against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in eachcase.
King Vikramaditya was $(1)$ for his justice and kindness. In his kingdom, everyone was leading a happy and content life. His people loved him and were proud of him. Once, Vikramaditya decided to build a palace on a riverbank. He $(2)$ his ministers to survey the site and start the $(3)$. Many labourers were put to work and in a few days the palace was $(4)$. Before inviting the King to see the palace, the minister decided to take a final look. 'Splendid !' the minister exclaimed, looking at the palace. Then suddenly his eyes fell on something and he shouted, 'What is that ? I did not see that before.' All the labourers and the soldiers turned around. There was a hut just a few steps away from the palace gate. 'What is this hut doing here?' shouted the minister and added, 'And who does it belong to?'
'Sir, it belongs to an old woman. She has been living here for a long time,' replied a solider. The minister walked up to the hut and spoke to the old lady. 'I want t buy your hut. You can ask for as much money as you want,' he said. 'I am sorry, Sir. I can't accept your offer. My hut is $(5)$ to me than my life. I have lived in it with my late husband and I want to die in it,' the old lady said. The minister tried to tell her that her hut would $(6)$ the charm of the newly constructed palace. But the old lady was strong $(7)$ her stance and she was ready to face any consequence and any punishment. She refused to sell her hut to the King. The matter was then taken to the King. The wise and generous King thought for a while, and then said, 'Let the old lady have her hut where it is. It will only $(8)$ to the beauty of the new palace.' Then $(9)$ the minister, the King said, 'Let us not forget that what seems ugly to us may be $(10)$ to someone else.'
$(7)$
A.  for
B.  by
C.  on
D.  to
E.  till
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3 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage, against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in eachcase.
King Vikramaditya was $(1)$ for his justice and kindness. In his kingdom, everyone was leading a happy and content life. His people loved him and were proud of him. Once, Vikramaditya decided to build a palace on a riverbank. He $(2)$ his ministers to survey the site and start the $(3)$. Many labourers were put to work and in a few days the palace was $(4)$. Before inviting the King to see the palace, the minister decided to take a final look. 'Splendid !' the minister exclaimed, looking at the palace. Then suddenly his eyes fell on something and he shouted, 'What is that ? I did not see that before.' All the labourers and the soldiers turned around. There was a hut just a few steps away from the palace gate. 'What is this hut doing here?' shouted the minister and added, 'And who does it belong to?'
'Sir, it belongs to an old woman. She has been living here for a long time,' replied a solider. The minister walked up to the hut and spoke to the old lady. 'I want t buy your hut. You can ask for as much money as you want,' he said. 'I am sorry, Sir. I can't accept your offer. My hut is $(5)$ to me than my life. I have lived in it with my late husband and I want to die in it,' the old lady said. The minister tried to tell her that her hut would $(6)$ the charm of the newly constructed palace. But the old lady was strong $(7)$ her stance and she was ready to face any consequence and any punishment. She refused to sell her hut to the King. The matter was then taken to the King. The wise and generous King thought for a while, and then said, 'Let the old lady have her hut where it is. It will only $(8)$ to the beauty of the new palace.' Then $(9)$ the minister, the King said, 'Let us not forget that what seems ugly to us may be $(10)$ to someone else.'
$(8)$
A.  multiply
B.  subtract
C.  add
D.  increase
E.  help
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4 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage, against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in eachcase.
King Vikramaditya was $(1)$ for his justice and kindness. In his kingdom, everyone was leading a happy and content life. His people loved him and were proud of him. Once, Vikramaditya decided to build a palace on a riverbank. He $(2)$ his ministers to survey the site and start the $(3)$. Many labourers were put to work and in a few days the palace was $(4)$. Before inviting the King to see the palace, the minister decided to take a final look. 'Splendid !' the minister exclaimed, looking at the palace. Then suddenly his eyes fell on something and he shouted, 'What is that ? I did not see that before.' All the labourers and the soldiers turned around. There was a hut just a few steps away from the palace gate. 'What is this hut doing here?' shouted the minister and added, 'And who does it belong to?'
'Sir, it belongs to an old woman. She has been living here for a long time,' replied a solider. The minister walked up to the hut and spoke to the old lady. 'I want t buy your hut. You can ask for as much money as you want,' he said. 'I am sorry, Sir. I can't accept your offer. My hut is $(5)$ to me than my life. I have lived in it with my late husband and I want to die in it,' the old lady said. The minister tried to tell her that her hut would $(6)$ the charm of the newly constructed palace. But the old lady was strong $(7)$ her stance and she was ready to face any consequence and any punishment. She refused to sell her hut to the King. The matter was then taken to the King. The wise and generous King thought for a while, and then said, 'Let the old lady have her hut where it is. It will only $(8)$ to the beauty of the new palace.' Then $(9)$ the minister, the King said, 'Let us not forget that what seems ugly to us may be $(10)$ to someone else.'
$(9)$
A.  hiding
B.  smiling
C.  turning
D.  peeping
E.  staring
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5 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage, against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in eachcase.
King Vikramaditya was $(1)$ for his justice and kindness. In his kingdom, everyone was leading a happy and content life. His people loved him and were proud of him. Once, Vikramaditya decided to build a palace on a riverbank. He $(2)$ his ministers to survey the site and start the $(3)$. Many labourers were put to work and in a few days the palace was $(4)$. Before inviting the King to see the palace, the minister decided to take a final look. 'Splendid !' the minister exclaimed, looking at the palace. Then suddenly his eyes fell on something and he shouted, 'What is that ? I did not see that before.' All the labourers and the soldiers turned around. There was a hut just a few steps away from the palace gate. 'What is this hut doing here?' shouted the minister and added, 'And who does it belong to?'
'Sir, it belongs to an old woman. She has been living here for a long time,' replied a solider. The minister walked up to the hut and spoke to the old lady. 'I want t buy your hut. You can ask for as much money as you want,' he said. 'I am sorry, Sir. I can't accept your offer. My hut is $(5)$ to me than my life. I have lived in it with my late husband and I want to die in it,' the old lady said. The minister tried to tell her that her hut would $(6)$ the charm of the newly constructed palace. But the old lady was strong $(7)$ her stance and she was ready to face any consequence and any punishment. She refused to sell her hut to the King. The matter was then taken to the King. The wise and generous King thought for a while, and then said, 'Let the old lady have her hut where it is. It will only $(8)$ to the beauty of the new palace.' Then $(9)$ the minister, the King said, 'Let us not forget that what seems ugly to us may be $(10)$ to someone else.'
$(10)$
A.  good
B.  nice
C.  uglier
D.  precious
E.  happy
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6 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it
Once upon a time there was an old man called Yugiyama, in a small village in Japan. He lived alone as his only son had gone far away to study. Yugiyama was a nice and friendly man who was liked by all the people in the village. He had a very positive view of everything that happened around him. He never grumbled or complained about anything. The villagers would often come over to the old man's house to express their sympathy as his only son had gone far away and even at this old age he had no one to look after him and support him. They often wondered aloud if his son would ever return. As a reply to all their concerns, Yugiyama would always thank them and say, 'Whatever happens, happens for the good.' No one ever understood why he was never sad about his son's absence. One day, Yugiyama's son returned to the village after completing his education. His son had become a merchant and was earning very well. He took great care of his father. Everyone was not only amazed at Yugiyama's luck but they were also very happy for him. Streams of villagers come over to congratulate him and like always, the old man was polite. He thanked all of them for coming over and said, 'Whatever happens, happens for the good.'
Barely a few days had passed, when one day; Yugiyama's son fell off a horse's back and broke his leg. Once again the entire village came over to Yugiyama's house to express their concern and again the old man thanked them for their sympathy and said, 'Whatever happens, happens for the good.' Some of the villagers were surprised to hear this and wondered what good could there possibly be in this situation as his son had broken a leg and old Yugiyama would have to take care of him. A month later, the kingdom to which Yugiyama belonged and the neighbouring kingdom had a war. The king announced that they needed more young men in the army. A small troop of the army came to the village and recruited all able-bodied young men into the army. They did not give anyone a choice. Even those who were reluctant were forced to join the army. When they came to Yugiyama's house they found this son with a broken leg. The army leader told Yugiyama, 'Your son is injured and so, he will not be of any help in the battle field.' Thus they left him behind. Once again, all the villagers came to the old man's house to congratulate him for his good luck. They said, 'You are lucky that your son was not recruited. Otherwise, who would have looked after you?' Like always, the old man thanked them and said, 'Whatever happens, happens for the good.' It was only then that the villagers understood the true meaning of Yugiyama's words.
Why did Yugiyama always say, 'Whatever happens, happens for the good'?
A.  He had a positive view about everything
B.  His teacher had asked him to say these words
C.  His son liked to hear these words
D.  He liked to puzzle the villagers by saying these words
E.  This was his way of grumbling about everything
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7 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it
Once upon a time there was an old man called Yugiyama, in a small village in Japan. He lived alone as his only son had gone far away to study. Yugiyama was a nice and friendly man who was liked by all the people in the village. He had a very positive view of everything that happened around him. He never grumbled or complained about anything. The villagers would often come over to the old man's house to express their sympathy as his only son had gone far away and even at this old age he had no one to look after him and support him. They often wondered aloud if his son would ever return. As a reply to all their concerns, Yugiyama would always thank them and say, 'Whatever happens, happens for the good.' No one ever understood why he was never sad about his son's absence. One day, Yugiyama's son returned to the village after completing his education. His son had become a merchant and was earning very well. He took great care of his father. Everyone was not only amazed at Yugiyama's luck but they were also very happy for him. Streams of villagers come over to congratulate him and like always, the old man was polite. He thanked all of them for coming over and said, 'Whatever happens, happens for the good.'
Barely a few days had passed, when one day; Yugiyama's son fell off a horse's back and broke his leg. Once again the entire village came over to Yugiyama's house to express their concern and again the old man thanked them for their sympathy and said, 'Whatever happens, happens for the good.' Some of the villagers were surprised to hear this and wondered what good could there possibly be in this situation as his son had broken a leg and old Yugiyama would have to take care of him. A month later, the kingdom to which Yugiyama belonged and the neighbouring kingdom had a war. The king announced that they needed more young men in the army. A small troop of the army came to the village and recruited all able-bodied young men into the army. They did not give anyone a choice. Even those who were reluctant were forced to join the army. When they came to Yugiyama's house they found this son with a broken leg. The army leader told Yugiyama, 'Your son is injured and so, he will not be of any help in the battle field.' Thus they left him behind. Once again, all the villagers came to the old man's house to congratulate him for his good luck. They said, 'You are lucky that your son was not recruited. Otherwise, who would have looked after you?' Like always, the old man thanked them and said, 'Whatever happens, happens for the good.' It was only then that the villagers understood the true meaning of Yugiyama's words.
Why was everyone amazed at Yugiyama's luck?
A.  His son had given him an expensive gift
B.  His son was given a high post in the army after his return
C.  His son had returned and was taking great care of him
D.  His son had become one of the greatest warriors
E.  His son received an award for being a successful merchant
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8 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it
Once upon a time there was an old man called Yugiyama, in a small village in Japan. He lived alone as his only son had gone far away to study. Yugiyama was a nice and friendly man who was liked by all the people in the village. He had a very positive view of everything that happened around him. He never grumbled or complained about anything. The villagers would often come over to the old man's house to express their sympathy as his only son had gone far away and even at this old age he had no one to look after him and support him. They often wondered aloud if his son would ever return. As a reply to all their concerns, Yugiyama would always thank them and say, 'Whatever happens, happens for the good.' No one ever understood why he was never sad about his son's absence. One day, Yugiyama's son returned to the village after completing his education. His son had become a merchant and was earning very well. He took great care of his father. Everyone was not only amazed at Yugiyama's luck but they were also very happy for him. Streams of villagers come over to congratulate him and like always, the old man was polite. He thanked all of them for coming over and said, 'Whatever happens, happens for the good.'
Barely a few days had passed, when one day; Yugiyama's son fell off a horse's back and broke his leg. Once again the entire village came over to Yugiyama's house to express their concern and again the old man thanked them for their sympathy and said, 'Whatever happens, happens for the good.' Some of the villagers were surprised to hear this and wondered what good could there possibly be in this situation as his son had broken a leg and old Yugiyama would have to take care of him. A month later, the kingdom to which Yugiyama belonged and the neighbouring kingdom had a war. The king announced that they needed more young men in the army. A small troop of the army came to the village and recruited all able-bodied young men into the army. They did not give anyone a choice. Even those who were reluctant were forced to join the army. When they came to Yugiyama's house they found this son with a broken leg. The army leader told Yugiyama, 'Your son is injured and so, he will not be of any help in the battle field.' Thus they left him behind. Once again, all the villagers came to the old man's house to congratulate him for his good luck. They said, 'You are lucky that your son was not recruited. Otherwise, who would have looked after you?' Like always, the old man thanked them and said, 'Whatever happens, happens for the good.' It was only then that the villagers understood the true meaning of Yugiyama's words.
Why did Yugiyama live alone?
A.  He liked to live alone
B.  His son abandoned him as he was very old
C.  His son had gone away to study
D.  His son had gone away to work in another village
E.  He had no family at all
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9 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it
Once upon a time there was an old man called Yugiyama, in a small village in Japan. He lived alone as his only son had gone far away to study. Yugiyama was a nice and friendly man who was liked by all the people in the village. He had a very positive view of everything that happened around him. He never grumbled or complained about anything. The villagers would often come over to the old man's house to express their sympathy as his only son had gone far away and even at this old age he had no one to look after him and support him. They often wondered aloud if his son would ever return. As a reply to all their concerns, Yugiyama would always thank them and say, 'Whatever happens, happens for the good.' No one ever understood why he was never sad about his son's absence. One day, Yugiyama's son returned to the village after completing his education. His son had become a merchant and was earning very well. He took great care of his father. Everyone was not only amazed at Yugiyama's luck but they were also very happy for him. Streams of villagers come over to congratulate him and like always, the old man was polite. He thanked all of them for coming over and said, 'Whatever happens, happens for the good.'
Barely a few days had passed, when one day; Yugiyama's son fell off a horse's back and broke his leg. Once again the entire village came over to Yugiyama's house to express their concern and again the old man thanked them for their sympathy and said, 'Whatever happens, happens for the good.' Some of the villagers were surprised to hear this and wondered what good could there possibly be in this situation as his son had broken a leg and old Yugiyama would have to take care of him. A month later, the kingdom to which Yugiyama belonged and the neighbouring kingdom had a war. The king announced that they needed more young men in the army. A small troop of the army came to the village and recruited all able-bodied young men into the army. They did not give anyone a choice. Even those who were reluctant were forced to join the army. When they came to Yugiyama's house they found this son with a broken leg. The army leader told Yugiyama, 'Your son is injured and so, he will not be of any help in the battle field.' Thus they left him behind. Once again, all the villagers came to the old man's house to congratulate him for his good luck. They said, 'You are lucky that your son was not recruited. Otherwise, who would have looked after you?' Like always, the old man thanked them and said, 'Whatever happens, happens for the good.' It was only then that the villagers understood the true meaning of Yugiyama's words.
Initially, the villagers sympathised with Yugiyama because
A.  he was old and there was no one to look after him
B.  he never complained about anything
C.  his house was robbed one night
D.  he broke his leg while working in the fields
E.  he had no friends
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10 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it
Once upon a time there was an old man called Yugiyama, in a small village in Japan. He lived alone as his only son had gone far away to study. Yugiyama was a nice and friendly man who was liked by all the people in the village. He had a very positive view of everything that happened around him. He never grumbled or complained about anything. The villagers would often come over to the old man's house to express their sympathy as his only son had gone far away and even at this old age he had no one to look after him and support him. They often wondered aloud if his son would ever return. As a reply to all their concerns, Yugiyama would always thank them and say, 'Whatever happens, happens for the good.' No one ever understood why he was never sad about his son's absence. One day, Yugiyama's son returned to the village after completing his education. His son had become a merchant and was earning very well. He took great care of his father. Everyone was not only amazed at Yugiyama's luck but they were also very happy for him. Streams of villagers come over to congratulate him and like always, the old man was polite. He thanked all of them for coming over and said, 'Whatever happens, happens for the good.'
Barely a few days had passed, when one day; Yugiyama's son fell off a horse's back and broke his leg. Once again the entire village came over to Yugiyama's house to express their concern and again the old man thanked them for their sympathy and said, 'Whatever happens, happens for the good.' Some of the villagers were surprised to hear this and wondered what good could there possibly be in this situation as his son had broken a leg and old Yugiyama would have to take care of him. A month later, the kingdom to which Yugiyama belonged and the neighbouring kingdom had a war. The king announced that they needed more young men in the army. A small troop of the army came to the village and recruited all able-bodied young men into the army. They did not give anyone a choice. Even those who were reluctant were forced to join the army. When they came to Yugiyama's house they found this son with a broken leg. The army leader told Yugiyama, 'Your son is injured and so, he will not be of any help in the battle field.' Thus they left him behind. Once again, all the villagers came to the old man's house to congratulate him for his good luck. They said, 'You are lucky that your son was not recruited. Otherwise, who would have looked after you?' Like always, the old man thanked them and said, 'Whatever happens, happens for the good.' It was only then that the villagers understood the true meaning of Yugiyama's words.
Why did the army recruit more men?
A.  The king wanted an army bigger than the neighbouring kingdom
B.  The kingdomwasatwarand itneeded moresoldiers to defend itself
C.  The soldiers were resigning as the king was cruel to them
D.  The king was planning to attack another kingdom and thus wanted a huge army
E.  The king wanted to create employment for his subjects
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