Directions (1-15): In each of the following questions, a statement and five choices are given. Select from among the choices, the most logical complement and mark its number as your answer.
Q1. There was no other means of coming to power than an alliance with like-minded parties.
(a) We will revamp the party by taking the support of the opposition
(b) We tried to please the leaders of other parties.
(c) We declared that we are going to rise to power.
(d) We enlisted the support of the opposition.
Q2. Facilities in the village hospital are insufficient and outdated.
(a) So we are going to take the patient back home.
(b) We will take our patient home and complain to the authorities.
(c) We will immediately take the patient to a better hospital.
(d) We will wait silently until the hospital gets improved.
(e) We will demand for a better hospital in the village.
Q3. The decision to reopen the old and closed-down liquor shops was resented by the people in the city.
(a) Some people took out protest march to the minister’s house.
(b) The liquor-sellers and contractors supported the government decision.
(c) The ruling party secretly convened a meeting of the most important leaders.
(d) The government succumbed to public opinion and withdrew the decision to open the liquor shops.
(e) The liquor barons will not allow the closure of the liquor shops.
Q4. Electric supply failed and the fans in the office stood still.
(a) Children playing outside did not feel any heat.
(b) It was a hot season and there was no wind.
(c) The staff had a lot of work to finish.
(d) Urgent arrangement was made to start a stand-by generator.
(e) During the summer season electric supply is very erratic.
Q5. Many Chief Ministers expressed their opinion in favour of abolishing the governor’s post.
(a) The Central govt. is made up of several parties.
(b) The government’s existence depends upon the Chief Ministers.
(c) There may be a decision very soon.
(d) There are no governors in some of the states.
(e) The government is thinking of building a new Raj Bhavan.
Q6. Electricity is the backbone of industrial development
(a) Many of our new electric projects are lying abandoned.
(b) The authorities are exploring the possibility of starting non-conventional energy sources.
(c) Reliable and uninterrupted power is a prerequisite for development.
(d) People demand some urgent measures to improve the situation.
(e) Hydroelectric projects are unable to meet the demand.
Q7. Our country is rapidly becoming a consumer nation.
(a) The nation must stand on its own legs.
(b) For financial progress we must reduce import and increase export.
(c) We want to become financially strong.
(d) We are not yet Independent because we depend on other countries in certain fields.
(e) India must become self – sufficient and reduce importing goods.
Q8. Children find it difficult to get admission to primary schools as demand exceeds supply.
(a) The government is against starting new schools.
(b) Primary education has been declared compulsory.
(c) The government schools offer better education than the private schools.
(d) The private sector is exerting influence upon the ruling party to recommend the opening of new schools.
(e) The private schools make the most of the situation and charge hefty fees.
Q9. The C.B.I. presented an incriminating report about the minister’s foreign connection.
(a) The Newspapers published a lot of nonsense.
(b) The court ordered a judicial enquiry into the whole affair.
(c) People believe all sorts of hearsay without going into their merits.
(d) The party-connection emboldens everybody to do whatever he likes.
(e) The C. B. I need to look into all aspects before arresting a senior politician.
Q10. The author’s new book was widely accepted by the common people but it angered those in power.
(a) The book was acclaimed for the political criticism it contained.
(b) The author has employed all his power of observation to prepare the book.
(c) People in the Gulf countries arranged a number of meetings to welcome him.
(d) To secure a valid passport the author had to force a lot of political intervention.
(e) The author’s new book is not available in any of the book shops.
Q11. Given the environmentally conscious times we live in; renewable energy has always been seen as an ideal source of power.
(a) Indian consumers have to pay exorbitant amounts towards electricity bills.
(b) Renewable energy sources are more cost effective compared to conventional sources.
(c) As India basks in sunlight throughout the year, solar energy systems are very feasible.
(d) Solar energy is ideally suited for villages.
(e) Why can’t Indian Government harness wind energy?
Q12. The Indian System is witnessing the rise of freshly generated wealth which are legitimate earnings.
(a) The boom in the software sector contributes to a great extent to the economic prosperity of the country.
(b) The software boom is changing the profile of the country in the new millennium.
(c) Although India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, the specter of huge government expenditure looms large.
(d) The country’s demographic profile would change with the list of rich households going up.
(e) The country’s economic progress depends only on the literate population.
Q13. Medical experts argue that the effects of iodine deficiency are too debilitating to leave its consumption to choice.
(a) Insufficient intake of micro nutrients by an expectant mother is the cause of underdeveloped brain in an unborn baby.
(b) Some political leaders argue that the consumption of iodized salt is a matter of personal choice.
(c) According to Medical experts the serious health hazard of iodine deficiency can be overcome by the consumption of iodized salt.
(d) Not all regions of the country are iodine deficient.
(e) To be healthy we need a balanced diet.
Q14. The earthquake rendered many people homeless.
(a) Builders of several apartments were penalized by the government.
(b) Several non-governmental organizations came forward to help the quake victims.
(c) The earthquake was so sudden that people were caught unawares.
(d) The intensity of the earth quake was so severe that there was large scale devastation.
(e) The aftershocks of the earthquake are adding to their problems.
Q15. Government run schools across the country are introducing English language to children at an earlier stage than before.
(a) English is an international language and we cannot ignore it.
(b) There has been a proliferation of English language teaching institutes in urban India.
(c) There has been a steady increase in the use of English over the years.
(d) Indian elite always hankered after English education for their children.
(e) Teaching English has been made compulsory in all schools by the Department of Education.
Sol. So we convened an urgent meeting of our workers.
Sol. We will immediately take the patient to a better hospital. Since facilities are not good enough for the treatment, patient should be taken at better hospital for treatment.
Sol. Since people in the city resented the decision of opening liquor shop again, govt. decided not to reopen the shop.
Sol. Since electric supply was irregular; hence Urgent arrangement was made to start a stand-by generator.
Sol. Since many chief ministers have expressed concern about the post of Governor, there may be a decision very soon.
Sol. Reliable and uninterrupted power is a prerequisite for development.
Sol. For financial progress we must reduce import and increase export.
Sol. Since demand is higher than supply in schools for admission, the private schools make the most of the situation and charge hefty fees.
Sol. The court ordered a judicial enquiry into the whole affair.
Sol. the book was acclaimed for the political criticism it contained.
Sol. Renewable energy sources are more cost effective compared to conventional sources.
Sol. The boom in the software sector contributes to a great extent to the economic prosperity of the country.
Sol. According to Medical experts the serious health hazard of iodine deficiency can be overcome by the consumption of iodized salt.
Sol. Several non-governmental organizations came forward to help the quake victims.
Sol. Teaching English has been made compulsory in all schools by the Department of Education.