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

Radically changing monsoon patterns, reduction in the winter rice harvest and a quantum increase in respiratory diseases-all part of the environmental doomsday scenario, which is reportedly playing out in South Asia. According to a United Nations Environment Programme report, a deadly 3 km deep blanket of pollution comprising a fearsome cocktail of ash, acids, aerosols and other particles has enveloped this region. For India, already struggling to cope with a drought , the i mplications of this are devastating and further crop failure will amount to a life and death question for many Indians. The increase in premature deaths will have adverse social and economic consequences and a rise in $morbidities$ will place an unbearable burden on our crumbling health system and, there is no one to blame but ourselves. Both , official and corporate India has always been $allergic$ to any mention off clean technology. Mostmechanical two wheelers roll of the assembly line without proper pollution control system. Little effort is made for R and D on simple technologies, which could make a vital difference to people's lives and the environment.

However, while there is no denying that South Asia must clean up its act, skeptics might question the timing of the haze report. The Kyoto meet on climate change is just two weeks away and the stage is set for the usual battle between the developing world and the West, particularly the US President Mr. Obama has adamantly refused to sign any protocol, which would mean a change in American consumption level. UN environment report will likely find a place in the US arsenal as it plants an accusing finger towards controls like India and China. Yet the US can hardly deny its own $dubious$ role in the matter of erasi ng tradi ng quotas. Ri chercountries can simply buy up excess credits from poorer countries and continue to pollute. Ratherthan try to get the better of developing countries, who undoubtedly have taken up environmental shortcuts in their bid to catch up with the West, the US should take a look at the environmental $profligacy$,which is going on within. From opening up virgin territories for oil exploration to relaxing the standards for drinking water.
If the rate of premature deaths increase it will
exert added burden on our crumbling economy
have adverse social and economic consequences
make positive effect on our efforts to control population
have less job aspirants in the society
None of the above
2 . Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/expressions are given in bold in the passage to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.

Radically changing monsoon patterns, reduction in the winter rice harvest and a quantum increase in respiratory diseases-all part of the environmental doomsday scenario, which is reportedly playing out in South Asia. According to a United Nations Environment Programme report, a deadly 3 km deep blanket of pollution comprising a fearsome cocktail of ash, acids, aerosols and other particles has enveloped this region. For India, already struggling to cope with a drought , the i mplications of this are devastating and further crop failure will amount to a life and death question for many Indians. The increase in premature deaths will have adverse social and economic consequences and a rise in $morbidities$ will place an unbearable burden on our crumbling health system and, there is no one to blame but ourselves. Both , official and corporate India has always been $allergic$ to any mention off clean technology. Mostmechanical two wheelers roll of the assembly line without proper pollution control system. Little effort is made for R and D on simple technologies, which could make a vital difference to people's lives and the environment.

However, while there is no denying that South Asia must clean up its act, skeptics might question the timing of the haze report. The Kyoto meet on climate change is just two weeks away and the stage is set for the usual battle between the developing world and the West, particularly the US President Mr. Obama has adamantly refused to sign any protocol, which would mean a change in American consumption level. UN environment report will likely find a place in the US arsenal as it plants an accusing finger towards controls like India and China. Yet the US can hardly deny its own $dubious$ role in the matter of erasi ng tradi ng quotas. Ri chercountries can simply buy up excess credits from poorer countries and continue to pollute. Ratherthan try to get the better of developing countries, who undoubtedly have taken up environmental shortcuts in their bid to catch up with the West, the US should take a look at the environmental $profligacy$,which is going on within. From opening up virgin territories for oil exploration to relaxing the standards for drinking water.
According to the passage, India connot tolerate any further
crop failure
deterioration of care health system
increase in respiratory diseases
proliferation of nuclear devices
social and economic consequences
3 . Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/expressions are given in bold in the passage to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.

Radically changing monsoon patterns, reduction in the winter rice harvest and a quantum increase in respiratory diseases-all part of the environmental doomsday scenario, which is reportedly playing out in South Asia. According to a United Nations Environment Programme report, a deadly 3 km deep blanket of pollution comprising a fearsome cocktail of ash, acids, aerosols and other particles has enveloped this region. For India, already struggling to cope with a drought , the i mplications of this are devastating and further crop failure will amount to a life and death question for many Indians. The increase in premature deaths will have adverse social and economic consequences and a rise in $morbidities$ will place an unbearable burden on our crumbling health system and, there is no one to blame but ourselves. Both , official and corporate India has always been $allergic$ to any mention off clean technology. Mostmechanical two wheelers roll of the assembly line without proper pollution control system. Little effort is made for R and D on simple technologies, which could make a vital difference to people's lives and the environment.

However, while there is no denying that South Asia must clean up its act, skeptics might question the timing of the haze report. The Kyoto meet on climate change is just two weeks away and the stage is set for the usual battle between the developing world and the West, particularly the US President Mr. Obama has adamantly refused to sign any protocol, which would mean a change in American consumption level. UN environment report will likely find a place in the US arsenal as it plants an accusing finger towards controls like India and China. Yet the US can hardly deny its own $dubious$ role in the matter of erasi ng tradi ng quotas. Ri chercountries can simply buy up excess credits from poorer countries and continue to pollute. Ratherthan try to get the better of developing countries, who undoubtedly have taken up environmental shortcuts in their bid to catch up with the West, the US should take a look at the environmental $profligacy$,which is going on within. From opening up virgin territories for oil exploration to relaxing the standards for drinking water.
According to the passage, two wheeler industry is not adequately concerned about
life cover insurance of the vehicle owners
pollution control system in the vehicles
rising cost of the two wheelers
rising cost of the petrol in the country
4 . Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/expressions are given in bold in the passage to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.

Radically changing monsoon patterns, reduction in the winter rice harvest and a quantum increase in respiratory diseases-all part of the environmental doomsday scenario, which is reportedly playing out in South Asia. According to a United Nations Environment Programme report, a deadly 3 km deep blanket of pollution comprising a fearsome cocktail of ash, acids, aerosols and other particles has enveloped this region. For India, already struggling to cope with a drought , the i mplications of this are devastating and further crop failure will amount to a life and death question for many Indians. The increase in premature deaths will have adverse social and economic consequences and a rise in $morbidities$ will place an unbearable burden on our crumbling health system and, there is no one to blame but ourselves. Both , official and corporate India has always been $allergic$ to any mention off clean technology. Mostmechanical two wheelers roll of the assembly line without proper pollution control system. Little effort is made for R and D on simple technologies, which could make a vital difference to people's lives and the environment.

However, while there is no denying that South Asia must clean up its act, skeptics might question the timing of the haze report. The Kyoto meet on climate change is just two weeks away and the stage is set for the usual battle between the developing world and the West, particularly the US President Mr. Obama has adamantly refused to sign any protocol, which would mean a change in American consumption level. UN environment report will likely find a place in the US arsenal as it plants an accusing finger towards controls like India and China. Yet the US can hardly deny its own $dubious$ role in the matter of erasi ng tradi ng quotas. Ri chercountries can simply buy up excess credits from poorer countries and continue to pollute. Ratherthan try to get the better of developing countries, who undoubtedly have taken up environmental shortcuts in their bid to catch up with the West, the US should take a look at the environmental $profligacy$,which is going on within. From opening up virgin territories for oil exploration to relaxing the standards for drinking water.
What could be the reason behind of the haze report just before the Kyoto meet, as indicated in the passage?
United Nations is working hand-inglove with US
Organizers of the forthcoming meet to teach a lesson to the US
Drawing attentions of the world towards devastating effects of environment degradation
US wants to use it as a handle against developing countries of the forthcoming meet
The meet is a part of political agenda of the UN
5 . Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/expressions are given in bold in the passage to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.

Radically changing monsoon patterns, reduction in the winter rice harvest and a quantum increase in respiratory diseases-all part of the environmental doomsday scenario, which is reportedly playing out in South Asia. According to a United Nations Environment Programme report, a deadly 3 km deep blanket of pollution comprising a fearsome cocktail of ash, acids, aerosols and other particles has enveloped this region. For India, already struggling to cope with a drought , the i mplications of this are devastating and further crop failure will amount to a life and death question for many Indians. The increase in premature deaths will have adverse social and economic consequences and a rise in $morbidities$ will place an unbearable burden on our crumbling health system and, there is no one to blame but ourselves. Both , official and corporate India has always been $allergic$ to any mention off clean technology. Mostmechanical two wheelers roll of the assembly line without proper pollution control system. Little effort is made for R and D on simple technologies, which could make a vital difference to people's lives and the environment.

However, while there is no denying that South Asia must clean up its act, skeptics might question the timing of the haze report. The Kyoto meet on climate change is just two weeks away and the stage is set for the usual battle between the developing world and the West, particularly the US President Mr. Obama has adamantly refused to sign any protocol, which would mean a change in American consumption level. UN environment report will likely find a place in the US arsenal as it plants an accusing finger towards controls like India and China. Yet the US can hardly deny its own $dubious$ role in the matter of erasi ng trading quotas. Ri chercountries can simply buy up excess credits from poorer countries and continue to pollute. Ratherthan try to get the better of developing countries, who undoubtedly have taken up environmental shortcuts in their bid to catch up with the West, the US should take a look at the environmental $profligacy$,which is going on within. From opening up virgin territories for oil exploration to relaxing the standards for drinking water.

Choose the word which is most similar in meaning to the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
$Profligacy$
Wastefulness
Conservation
Upliftment
Criticality
Denouncement
6 . Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/expressions are given in bold in the passage to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.

Radically changing monsoon patterns, reduction in the winter rice harvest and a quantum increase in respiratory diseases-all part of the environmental doomsday scenario, which is reportedly playing out in South Asia. According to a United Nations Environment Programme report, a deadly 3 km deep blanket of pollution comprising a fearsome cocktail of ash, acids, aerosols and other particles has enveloped this region. For India, already struggling to cope with a drought , the i mplications of this are devastating and further crop failure will amount to a life and death question for many Indians. The increase in premature deaths will have adverse social and economic consequences and a rise in $morbidities$ will place an unbearable burden on our crumbling health system and, there is no one to blame but ourselves. Both , official and corporate India has always been $allergic$ to any mention off clean technology. Mostmechanical two wheelers roll of the assembly line without proper pollution control system. Little effort is made for R and D on simple technologies, which could make a vital difference to people's lives and the environment.

However, while there is no denying that South Asia must clean up its act, skeptics might question the timing of the haze report. The Kyoto meet on climate change is just two weeks away and the stage is set for the usual battle between the developing world and the West, particularly the US President Mr. Obama has adamantly refused to sign any protocol, which would mean a change in American consumption level. UN environment report will likely find a place in the US arsenal as it plants an accusing finger towards controls like India and China. Yet the US can hardly deny its own $dubious$ role in the matter of erasi ng trading quotas. Ri chercountries can simply buy up excess credits from poorer countries and continue to pollute. Ratherthan try to get the better of developing countries, who undoubtedly have taken up environmental shortcuts in their bid to catch up with the West, the US should take a look at the environmental $profligacy$,which is going on within. From opening up virgin territories for oil exploration to relaxing the standards for drinking water.

Choose the word which is most similar in meaning to the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
$Allergic$
Liking
Passionate
Possessive
Crumbling
Repugnant
7 . Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/expressions are given in bold in the passage to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.

Radically changing monsoon patterns, reduction in the winter rice harvest and a quantum increase in respiratory diseases-all part of the environmental doomsday scenario, which is reportedly playing out in South Asia. According to a United Nations Environment Programme report, a deadly 3 km deep blanket of pollution comprising a fearsome cocktail of ash, acids, aerosols and other particles has enveloped this region. For India, already struggling to cope with a drought , the i mplications of this are devastating and further crop failure will amount to a life and death question for many Indians. The increase in premature deaths will have adverse social and economic consequences and a rise in $morbidities$ will place an unbearable burden on our crumbling health system and, there is no one to blame but ourselves. Both , official and corporate India has always been $allergic$ to any mention off clean technology. Mostmechanical two wheelers roll of the assembly line without proper pollution control system. Little effort is made for R and D on simple technologies, which could make a vital difference to people's lives and the environment.

However, while there is no denying that South Asia must clean up its act, skeptics might question the timing of the haze report. The Kyoto meet on climate change is just two weeks away and the stage is set for the usual battle between the developing world and the West, particularly the US President Mr. Obama has adamantly refused to sign any protocol, which would mean a change in American consumption level. UN environment report will likely find a place in the US arsenal as it plants an accusing finger towards controls like India and China. Yet the US can hardly deny its own $dubious$ role in the matter of erasi ng trading quotas. Ri chercountries can simply buy up excess credits from poorer countries and continue to pollute. Ratherthan try to get the better of developing countries, who undoubtedly have taken up environmental shortcuts in their bid to catch up with the West, the US should take a look at the environmental $profligacy$,which is going on within. From opening up virgin territories for oil exploration to relaxing the standards for drinking water.

Choose the word which is most Opposite in meaning to the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
$Morbidity$
Powerfulness
Healthiness
Softness
Acuteness
Purposeful
8 . Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/expressions are given in bold in the passage to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.

Radically changing monsoon patterns, reduction in the winter rice harvest and a quantum increase in respiratory diseases-all part of the environmental doomsday scenario, which is reportedly playing out in South Asia. According to a United Nations Environment Programme report, a deadly 3 km deep blanket of pollution comprising a fearsome cocktail of ash, acids, aerosols and other particles has enveloped this region. For India, already struggling to cope with a drought , the i mplications of this are devastating and further crop failure will amount to a life and death question for many Indians. The increase in premature deaths will have adverse social and economic consequences and a rise in $morbidities$ will place an unbearable burden on our crumbling health system and, there is no one to blame but ourselves. Both , official and corporate India has always been $allergic$ to any mention off clean technology. Mostmechanical two wheelers roll of the assembly line without proper pollution control system. Little effort is made for R and D on simple technologies, which could make a vital difference to people's lives and the environment.

However, while there is no denying that South Asia must clean up its act, skeptics might question the timing of the haze report. The Kyoto meet on climate change is just two weeks away and the stage is set for the usual battle between the developing world and the West, particularly the US President Mr. Obama has adamantly refused to sign any protocol, which would mean a change in American consumption level. UN environment report will likely find a place in the US arsenal as it plants an accusing finger towards controls like India and China. Yet the US can hardly deny its own $dubious$ role in the matter of erasi ng trading quotas. Ri chercountries can simply buy up excess credits from poorer countries and continue to pollute. Ratherthan try to get the better of developing countries, who undoubtedly have taken up environmental shortcuts in their bid to catch up with the West, the US should take a look at the environmental $profligacy$,which is going on within. From opening up virgin territories for oil exploration to relaxing the standards for drinking water.

Choose the word which is most Opposite in meaning to the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
$Dubious$
Unquestionable
Dissimilar
Illegal
Antisocial
Innovative
9 . Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) and (G) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

(A) The history of that system is, however, a warning than a stimulus to reorganize a similar scheme.

(B) However, we can't resign ourselves merely because there are no data.

(C) One of the commonest risk which agricultural life is exposed to in this country is famine or failure of crops.

(D) There are, however, no reliable data on which such a scheme of insurance can be based.

(E) A kind of Famine Insurance System was attempted by the British Government of India in the last century.

(F) Still, the need for such a scheme to cover the losses due to famine, cattle plague, crop pests, etc. can't be undermined.

(G) It is obviously because of failure of rain and the consequence is starvation.
Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
A
B
C
D
E
10 . Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) and (G) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

(A) The history of that system is, however, a warning than a stimulus to reorganize a similar scheme.

(B) However, we can't resign ourselves merely because there are no data.

(C) One of the commonest risk which agricultural life is exposed to in this country is famine or failure of crops.

(D) There are, however, no reliable data on which such a scheme of insurance can be based.

(E) A kind of Famine Insurance System was attempted by the British Government of India in the last century.

(F) Still, the need for such a scheme to cover the losses due to famine, cattle plague, crop pests, etc. can't be undermined.

(G) It is obviously because of failure of rain and the consequence is starvation.
Which of the following should be the SIXTH sentence after rearrangement?
E
D
B
C
A