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.
$(1)$
A.  as
B.  than
C.  not
D.  of
E.  not
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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.
$(2)$
A.  being
B.  are
C.  often
D.  is
E.  seem
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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.
$(3)$
A.  after
B.  prior
C.  between
D.  separating
E.  affecting
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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.
$(4)$
A.  response
B.  dances
C.  occurring
D.  damage
E.  frequency
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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.
$(5)$
A.  degradation
B.  protectioin
C.  detriment
D.  audit
E.  summit
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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.
$(6)$
A.  of
B.  by
C.  with
D.  for
E.  on
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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.
$(7)$
A.  calm
B.  misbelieve
C.  misfortunes
D.  faith
E.  mistake
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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.
$(8)$
A.  inspite
B.  even
C.  since
D.  how
E.  like
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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.
$(9)$
A.  Thanks
B.  Comparing
C.  Similar
D.  According
E.  Linked
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10 . 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.
$(10)$
A.  endure
B.  incite
C.  enjoys
D.  trigger
E.  encounters
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