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1 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

As soon as he arrived in the $vicinity$ of the tea shop, the youngsters sitting in the shop would bestir themselves in the expectation of the ensuing fun and teasing remarks which would hover in the air. Ghulamu Chacha would $flare \,\,\,up$. He would call someone to hell; he would send someone's father to the funeral pyre and someone else's mother to no one knew where. $Gradually$, the intensity of the shock $faded\,\,\, away$ and Chacha got inured to the jest. When people teased him, he would abuse them and move on. By now he had become quite old. He walked with a $stoop$ and all his front teeth had come off. His patients never paid up, which led to the stopping of his medical practice and the pension papers could not be made ready yet. The household articles got older and older still. Chacha's life had no other charm except the teasing of the people in ever-inventive ways and his equally forceful and lively $riposte$. It had become almost a routine affair. As soon as he came on the road, his black coat and dirty pyjama on, vainly trying to straighten his bent waist, the youngsters of the 'mohalla' busy in their household chores would immediately guess that Chacha had set out on his daily $odyssey$ on the road

Choose the word which is the most OPPOSITE in meaning according to the passage
hastily
suddenly
thoughtlessly
angrily
None of these
2 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

As soon as he arrived in the $vicinity$ of the tea shop, the youngsters sitting in the shop would bestir themselves in the expectation of the ensuing fun and teasing remarks which would hover in the air. Ghulamu Chacha would $flare \,\,\,up$. He would call someone to hell; he would send someone's father to the funeral pyre and someone else's mother to no one knew where. $Gradually$, the intensity of the shock $faded\,\,\, away$ and Chacha got inured to the jest. When people teased him, he would abuse them and move on. By now he had become quite old. He walked with a $stoop$ and all his front teeth had come off. His patients never paid up, which led to the stopping of his medical practice and the pension papers could not be made ready yet. The household articles got older and older still. Chacha's life had no other charm except the teasing of the people in ever-inventive ways and his equally forceful and lively $riposte$. It had become almost a routine affair. As soon as he came on the road, his black coat and dirty pyjama on, vainly trying to straighten his bent waist, the youngsters of the 'mohalla' busy in their household chores would immediately guess that Chacha had set out on his daily $odyssey$ on the road

Choose the word which is the most OPPOSITE in meaning according to the passage
Vicinity
distance
relationship
height
length
None of these
3 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

As soon as he arrived in the $vicinity$ of the tea shop, the youngsters sitting in the shop would bestir themselves in the expectation of the ensuing fun and teasing remarks which would hover in the air. Ghulamu Chacha would $flare \,\,\,up$. He would call someone to hell; he would send someone's father to the funeral pyre and someone else's mother to no one knew where. $Gradually$, the intensity of the shock $faded\,\,\, away$ and Chacha got inured to the jest. When people teased him, he would abuse them and move on. By now he had become quite old. He walked with a $stoop$ and all his front teeth had come off. His patients never paid up, which led to the stopping of his medical practice and the pension papers could not be made ready yet. The household articles got older and older still. Chacha's life had no other charm except the teasing of the people in ever-inventive ways and his equally forceful and lively $riposte$. It had become almost a routine affair. As soon as he came on the road, his black coat and dirty pyjama on, vainly trying to straighten his bent waist, the youngsters of the 'mohalla' busy in their household chores would immediately guess that Chacha had set out on his daily $odyssey$ on the road

Choose the word which is the most OPPOSITE in meaning according to the passage
begun
born
occured
appeared
None of these
4 . Rearrange the following five sentences in the proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph.

(A) On his way back to the airport, he was caught in a traffic jam

(B) So, he decided to finish some urgent work and get back to the airport.

(C) By the time he reached the airport, the flight had already left.

(D) The flight was, however, delayed for about five hours.

(E) Jayesh went to the airport to see off his friend
Which sentence should come SECOND in the paragraph?
A
B
C
D
E
5 . Rearrange the following five sentences in the proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph.

(A) On his way back to the airport, he was caught in a traffic jam

(B) So, he decided to finish some urgent work and get back to the airport.

(C) By the time he reached the airport, the flight had already left.

(D) The flight was, however, delayed for about five hours.

(E) Jayesh went to the airport to see off his friend
Which sentence should come LAST in the paragraph?
A
B
C
D
E
6 . Rearrange the following five sentences in the proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph.

(A) On his way back to the airport, he was caught in a traffic jam

(B) So, he decided to finish some urgent work and get back to the airport.

(C) By the time he reached the airport, the flight had already left.

(D) The flight was, however, delayed for about five hours.

(E) Jayesh went to the airport to see off his friend
Which sentence should come FOURTH in the paragraph?
A
B
C
D
E
7 . Rearrange the following five sentences in the proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph.

(A) On his way back to the airport, he was caught in a traffic jam

(B) So, he decided to finish some urgent work and get back to the airport.

(C) By the time he reached the airport, the flight had already left.

(D) The flight was, however, delayed for about five hours.

(E) Jayesh went to the airport to see off his friend
Which sentence should come FIRST in the paragraph?
A
B
C
D
E
8 . Rearrange the following five sentences in the proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph.

(A) On his way back to the airport, he was caught in a traffic jam

(B) So, he decided to finish some urgent work and get back to the airport.

(C) By the time he reached the airport, the flight had already left.

(D) The flight was, however, delayed for about five hours.

(E) Jayesh went to the airport to see off his friend
Which sentence should come THIRD in the paragraph?
A
B
C
D
E
9 . 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 words.

From this very sofa I notice everyday $(1)$the town gets up, rushes for work and comes home $(2)$. But where should I go now? Yes, the plot right in $(3)$ of my window attracts me. That is for sale. Last year when I visited my village, I $(4)$that the incomplete bungalow had got reduced to a den of thieves. They $(5)$there at night to distribute $(6)$articles amongst themselves at peace. The well-fenced $(7)$have shrunken only upto the $(8)$. Why not sell them $(9)$and buy this plot? In two years or three, half of it could be sold to $(10)$money for building a small villa.
$(1)$
why
when
how
where
who
10 . 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 words.

From this very sofa I notice everyday $(1)$the town gets up, rushes for work and comes home $(2)$. But where should I go now? Yes, the plot right in $(3)$ of my window attracts me. That is for sale. Last year when I visited my village, I $(4)$that the incomplete bungalow had got reduced to a den of thieves. They $(5)$there at night to distribute $(6)$articles amongst themselves at peace. The well-fenced $(7)$have shrunken only upto the $(8)$. Why not sell them $(9)$and buy this plot? In two years or three, half of it could be sold to $(10)$money for building a small villa.
$(2)$
tired
robbed
cheated
rewarded