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

The large number of natural disasters within a few days in late September has led to two assumptions. First, we are experiencing more natural calamities today ...$(1)$...ever before, and second, the distribution of disasters ...$(2)$... unequal. A UN report studied natural disasters ...$(3)$...1975 and 2007 found that not only is the ...$(4)$... of catastrophes increasing because of climate change and environmental ...$(5)$...but also that the brunt of tragedies is borne ...$(6)$... poor countries least equipped to deal with such ...$(7)$... . It is true that some countries are disaster-prone but some ...$(8)$... Japan for exampl e have managed to overcome their geographical disadvantages. ...$(9)$... to UN esti mates, equi val ent popul ati ons i n the Philippines and japan ...$(10)$...the same number of cyclones each year but 17 times more people perish in the Philippines than in Japan. In same ways natural di sasters gi ven devel oped economi es an excuse f or technol ogi cal improvement while in poorer ones it feeds a vicious cycle - since they are constantly struggling to recover from natural calamities they cannot afford the disaster prevention measures needed.
$(2)$
being
are
often
is
seem
2 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which is numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/ phrase in each case.

The large number of natural disasters within a few days in late September has led to two assumptions. First, we are experiencing more natural calamities today ...$(1)$...ever before, and second, the distribution of disasters ...$(2)$... unequal. A UN report studied natural disasters ...$(3)$...1975 and 2007 found that not only is the ...$(4)$... of catastrophes increasing because of climate change and environmental ...$(5)$...but also that the brunt of tragedies is borne ...$(6)$... poor countries least equipped to deal with such ...$(7)$... . It is true that some countries are disaster-prone but some ...$(8)$... Japan for exampl e have managed to overcome their geographical disadvantages. ...$(9)$... to UN esti mates, equi val ent popul ati ons i n the Philippines and japan ...$(10)$...the same number of cyclones each year but 17 times more people perish in the Philippines than in Japan. In same ways natural di sasters gi ven devel oped economi es an excuse f or technol ogi cal improvement while in poorer ones it feeds a vicious cycle - since they are constantly struggling to recover from natural calamities they cannot afford the disaster prevention measures needed.
$(3)$
after
prior
between
separating
affecting
3 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which is numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/ phrase in each case.

The large number of natural disasters within a few days in late September has led to two assumptions. First, we are experiencing more natural calamities today ...$(1)$...ever before, and second, the distribution of disasters ...$(2)$... unequal. A UN report studied natural disasters ...$(3)$...1975 and 2007 found that not only is the ...$(4)$... of catastrophes increasing because of climate change and environmental ...$(5)$...but also that the brunt of tragedies is borne ...$(6)$... poor countries least equipped to deal with such ...$(7)$... . It is true that some countries are disaster-prone but some ...$(8)$... Japan for exampl e have managed to overcome their geographical disadvantages. ...$(9)$... to UN esti mates, equi val ent popul ati ons i n the Philippines and japan ...$(10)$...the same number of cyclones each year but 17 times more people perish in the Philippines than in Japan. In same ways natural di sasters gi ven devel oped economi es an excuse f or technol ogi cal improvement while in poorer ones it feeds a vicious cycle - since they are constantly struggling to recover from natural calamities they cannot afford the disaster prevention measures needed.
$(4)$
response
dances
occurring
damage
frequency
4 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which is numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/ phrase in each case.

The large number of natural disasters within a few days in late September has led to two assumptions. First, we are experiencing more natural calamities today ...$(1)$...ever before, and second, the distribution of disasters ...$(2)$... unequal. A UN report studied natural disasters ...$(3)$...1975 and 2007 found that not only is the ...$(4)$... of catastrophes increasing because of climate change and environmental ...$(5)$...but also that the brunt of tragedies is borne ...$(6)$... poor countries least equipped to deal with such ...$(7)$... . It is true that some countries are disaster-prone but some ...$(8)$... Japan for exampl e have managed to overcome their geographical disadvantages. ...$(9)$... to UN esti mates, equi val ent popul ati ons i n the Philippines and japan ...$(10)$...the same number of cyclones each year but 17 times more people perish in the Philippines than in Japan. In same ways natural di sasters gi ven devel oped economi es an excuse f or technol ogi cal improvement while in poorer ones it feeds a vicious cycle - since they are constantly struggling to recover from natural calamities they cannot afford the disaster prevention measures needed.
$(5)$
protectioin
detriment
audit
summit
5 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which is numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/ phrase in each case.

The large number of natural disasters within a few days in late September has led to two assumptions. First, we are experiencing more natural calamities today ...$(1)$...ever before, and second, the distribution of disasters ...$(2)$... unequal. A UN report studied natural disasters ...$(3)$...1975 and 2007 found that not only is the ...$(4)$... of catastrophes increasing because of climate change and environmental ...$(5)$...but also that the brunt of tragedies is borne ...$(6)$... poor countries least equipped to deal with such ...$(7)$... . It is true that some countries are disaster-prone but some ...$(8)$... Japan for exampl e have managed to overcome their geographical disadvantages. ...$(9)$... to UN esti mates, equi val ent popul ati ons i n the Philippines and japan ...$(10)$...the same number of cyclones each year but 17 times more people perish in the Philippines than in Japan. In same ways natural di sasters gi ven devel oped economi es an excuse f or technol ogi cal improvement while in poorer ones it feeds a vicious cycle - since they are constantly struggling to recover from natural calamities they cannot afford the disaster prevention measures needed.
$(6)$
of
by
with
for
on
6 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which is numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/ phrase in each case.

The large number of natural disasters within a few days in late September has led to two assumptions. First, we are experiencing more natural calamities today ...$(1)$...ever before, and second, the distribution of disasters ...$(2)$... unequal. A UN report studied natural disasters ...$(3)$...1975 and 2007 found that not only is the ...$(4)$... of catastrophes increasing because of climate change and environmental ...$(5)$...but also that the brunt of tragedies is borne ...$(6)$... poor countries least equipped to deal with such ...$(7)$... . It is true that some countries are disaster-prone but some ...$(8)$... Japan for exampl e have managed to overcome their geographical disadvantages. ...$(9)$... to UN esti mates, equi val ent popul ati ons i n the Philippines and japan ...$(10)$...the same number of cyclones each year but 17 times more people perish in the Philippines than in Japan. In same ways natural di sasters gi ven devel oped economi es an excuse f or technol ogi cal improvement while in poorer ones it feeds a vicious cycle - since they are constantly struggling to recover from natural calamities they cannot afford the disaster prevention measures needed.
$(7)$
calm
misbelieve
misfortunes
faith
mistake
7 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which is numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/ phrase in each case.

The large number of natural disasters within a few days in late September has led to two assumptions. First, we are experiencing more natural calamities today ...$(1)$...ever before, and second, the distribution of disasters ...$(2)$... unequal. A UN report studied natural disasters ...$(3)$...1975 and 2007 found that not only is the ...$(4)$... of catastrophes increasing because of climate change and environmental ...$(5)$...but also that the brunt of tragedies is borne ...$(6)$... poor countries least equipped to deal with such ...$(7)$... . It is true that some countries are disaster-prone but some ...$(8)$... Japan for exampl e have managed to overcome their geographical disadvantages. ...$(9)$... to UN esti mates, equi val ent popul ati ons i n the Philippines and japan ...$(10)$...the same number of cyclones each year but 17 times more people perish in the Philippines than in Japan. In same ways natural di sasters gi ven devel oped economi es an excuse f or technol ogi cal improvement while in poorer ones it feeds a vicious cycle - since they are constantly struggling to recover from natural calamities they cannot afford the disaster prevention measures needed.
$(8)$
inspite
even
since
how
like
8 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which is numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/ phrase in each case.

The large number of natural disasters within a few days in late September has led to two assumptions. First, we are experiencing more natural calamities today ...$(1)$...ever before, and second, the distribution of disasters ...$(2)$... unequal. A UN report studied natural disasters ...$(3)$...1975 and 2007 found that not only is the ...$(4)$... of catastrophes increasing because of climate change and environmental ...$(5)$...but also that the brunt of tragedies is borne ...$(6)$... poor countries least equipped to deal with such ...$(7)$... . It is true that some countries are disaster-prone but some ...$(8)$... Japan for exampl e have managed to overcome their geographical disadvantages. ...$(9)$... to UN esti mates, equi val ent popul ati ons i n the Philippines and japan ...$(10)$...the same number of cyclones each year but 17 times more people perish in the Philippines than in Japan. In same ways natural di sasters gi ven devel oped economi es an excuse f or technol ogi cal improvement while in poorer ones it feeds a vicious cycle - since they are constantly struggling to recover from natural calamities they cannot afford the disaster prevention measures needed.
$(9)$
Thanks
Comparing
Similar
According
9 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which is numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/ phrase in each case.

The large number of natural disasters within a few days in late September has led to two assumptions. First, we are experiencing more natural calamities today ...$(1)$...ever before, and second, the distribution of disasters ...$(2)$... unequal. A UN report studied natural disasters ...$(3)$...1975 and 2007 found that not only is the ...$(4)$... of catastrophes increasing because of climate change and environmental ...$(5)$...but also that the brunt of tragedies is borne ...$(6)$... poor countries least equipped to deal with such ...$(7)$... . It is true that some countries are disaster-prone but some ...$(8)$... Japan for exampl e have managed to overcome their geographical disadvantages. ...$(9)$... to UN esti mates, equi val ent popul ati ons i n the Philippines and japan ...$(10)$...the same number of cyclones each year but 17 times more people perish in the Philippines than in Japan. In same ways natural di sasters gi ven devel oped economi es an excuse f or technol ogi cal improvement while in poorer ones it feeds a vicious cycle - since they are constantly struggling to recover from natural calamities they cannot afford the disaster prevention measures needed.
$(10)$
endure
incite
enjoys
trigger
encounters
10 . 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.

For much of the Cold War era, India enjoyed a strong military and strategic relationship with the erstwhile Soviet Union. A relationship which stood the country in good steadon a number of occasions, most notably during the Bangladesh war of 1971. So, while it's true that no two countries in the world, the big ones even less so, share i denti cal i nterests, thi s necessary divergence, by itself, does not $preclude$ the possibility of a strategic alliance. Indeed, as the US-Israel relationship has repeatedly shown, a strategic tie-up can quite easily live with, even $thrive on$,occasional friction and strife. In other words, the question whether there can be a three-way strategic axis - involving India, Israel and the US - cannot be dismissed out of hand. At the very least, there does exist a strong basis for such a relationship to evolve and endure.
Call it jehad, fundamentalism or plain nzihilist violence, but India, Israel and the US are today the three leading targets of terror in the world and will remain so in the$foreseeable$ future. And, while New Delhi can legitimately complain about how terrorist strikes against it have been $deliberately$ downpl ayed i n Washington and Jerusalem, it's only a matter of ti me bef ore these $residual$ differences of perception - the legacy of a different historical epoch - are ironed out. Witness the remarkable turnaround, post-9/11, in the American stand on the so-called 'freedom struggle' being waged against India in Kashmir. As for Israel, it has al ways been keen on a close, long-term relationship with India. The reason that the two countries have stayed apart has to do with a misguided reluctance on the part of India's leadership to do business with the Zionist state: During Nehru's time, in the belief that international realpolitik can be conducted on the basis of simple moral precepts. And, after Nehru, in the perception that global geopolitics is a zerosum game: A close bond with Israel must necessarily come at the expense of the larger Muslim world. Clearly, the sooner we give up this romantic $naivete$, the better it will be hot just for India but for the larger democratic world, including Israel and the US?
Which of the following is false in the context of the passage?
American view on the so-called 'freedom struggle' being waged against India in Kashmir is still against our country
Israel has always longed for amity with India
India maintained a comf ortabl e relationship with USSR during the Cold War era.
US-Israel relationship has been there for long
None of these