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Directions : In these questions, the 1st and the last sentences of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct.
Q1. 1. You can even send an e-mail with the help of internet.
P. Internet allows you to enjoy gaming, music, chatting, and movies with your friends.
Q. The cost of sending an e-mail is much less as compared to cost of making calls through internet.
R. Many businesses are solely run through Electronic commerce or Ecommerce.
S. At the same time it also helps you to share your ideas and views about global affairs by just pressing few simple keys.
6.Internet has endless possibilities.
Q2.1. The new government was formed.
P. Now an administrator runs the show.
Q. The secretary has now announced a change of intentions.
R. They plan to hand down the cooperative to some private player.
S. Then the earlier board was disbanded.
6.Thus the State transport minister plans to revive the water transportation system.
Q3. 1. Three grains - rice, wheat and corn - are the world’s most important food plants.
P. In parts of Asia, there is a warm, damp climate where rice can grow the year round.
Q. Rice yields more food from each acre than any other grain
R. Asia grows more rice than any other part of the world
S. Everything depends on I he rice harvest,
6.When an Asian has no job, he often says that his rice bowl is broken
Q4. 1. Abraham worked very hard and had no time to feel lonely.
P. Abraham was very fond of books.
Q. When his day’s work in the fields or in the forest was over he settled down in the evenings to read by the light of the fire.
R. She used to sit by the fireside in the evenings and tell him stories.
S. His mother had taught him to read when he was very young.
6.Every evening he would spend his time in reading all the books he could find.
Q5. 1. I shall tell you about the ways you can see a rainbow.
P. Big rainbows can be seen when the sun is close to horizon.
Q. Or you can notice a rainbow in the spray from a garden hose.
R. You can see a rainbow in the mist from a waterfall.
S. When you stand with a light source behind you and misty water before you, you can see a rainbow.
6.Occasionally, even a full moon on a rainy night will create a faint rainbow.
Q6. 1. Poliomyelitis or polio is a serious infection.
P. It often attacks children paralyzing them for life.
Q. In the 1950’s a vaccine against the disease was introduced.
R. Hence it is sometimes called infantile paralysis.
S. It is caused by a virus.
6.Since then polio has been eliminated to a great extent.
Q7. 1. India led the battle of freedom against imperialism.
P. That technique brought us success.
Q. We therefore championed the cause of other countries.
R. We fought it with a special technique.
S. We are happy that they achieved freedom.
6.But some countries are still slaves.
Q8. 1. A daring train robbery was committed yesterday in a sleeper class compartment of Super Express between town-1 and town-2 at about 3 a.m.
P. Some passengers tried to resists them but to no avail.
Q. About four miscreants entered the compartment with deadly weapons and began to beat and plunder the passengers.
R. Most of the passengers were in sleep and some had just woken up.
S. Two of them sustained serious injuries.
6.One of the passengers gathered courage and pulled the alarm chain.
Q9. 1. Yet, things are not that bad.
P. Some of the successful people started out with more handicaps than us.
Q. It is time we stopped feeling sorry for and got over our doubts and fears to face the world.
R. If we look around ourselves, we find people who had less than us but went on to make their fortunes.
S. Perhaps we can replicate what they did for themselves. .
6.Fortune, after all, favours the brave, not the complainers.
Q10. 1. The handicapped are the unfortunates who are physically or mentally unfit or invalid due to some accident or disease.
P. Given proper training and education, they can be gainfully employed in various crafts and vocations.
Q. We should remember that they are our own men and they cannot be blamed for their misfortune.
R. Some are horn deaf and dumb, and there are children who are mentally retarded.
S. We must not neglect them; they need our support.
6.This is why World Health Organisation and many social organizations have come forward with assistance to set up various projects throughout the country.
Q11. 1. Claude Monet, a 19 century French painter, was the most famous artist of Impressionism.
P. In his landscape painting Monet sought to portray nature as it appeared to him.
Q. In 1858 Monet met the artist Eugene Boudin who taught him outdoor painting.
R. He was interested in how light affects the ways that we perceive colour.
S. Monet painted a cathedral at several different times of the day.
6.He tried to show how' changes in natural light make the cathedral appear to change colour.
Option: A .
Q12. 1. We were driving up a mountain when we noticed the forest fire.
P. Luckily one of us had the phone number of the forest ranger’s office.
Q. We had stopped at a viewpoint to have a panoramic view.
R. That is when we noticed the furious flames devouring the forest.
S. We called his office and fire fighters came to the spot in a jiffy.
6.Unfortunately this could not prevent the destruction of some life and property.
Q13. 1. Even the smallest insect of the living world is made up of a large number of cells.
P. Furthermore, the cells in these small creatures widely differ in their structure and function.
Q. An ant, or a gnat, for example is composed of hundreds of thousands of cells.
R. Even a mite has cells making lip its skeletal structure.
S. It also has cells dedicated to digestive and reproductive functions.
6.The cell system of small organisms is microscopic but marvelous, isn't it?
Q14. 1. A bad habit is harmful, none as harmful as smoking;
P. But habit is second nature smokers remain smokers for life
Q. Besides being expensive; smoking does injury to one’s health
R. In the long run he may get something worse-lung cancer
S. A smoker gets nothing but smoke for his money
6.Then why get that bad habit?
Q15. 1. We were taking tea at the Ratna Tea Stall.
P. We found a tourist bus which had just rammed into a tamarind tree on the roadside.
Q. We rushed out of the tea stall.
R. We helped the passengers to get out of the bus.
S. Suddenly we heard a loud noise followed by a cry for help.
6.We informed the hospital and also the police about accident.
Q16. 1.Anna had longed to see her son.
P. “He will arrive at the station at 10 O’ clock", she said to herself.
Q. She prepared herself for it.
R. She looked at the clock.
S. There were only five minutes left.
6.She rushed out of her house and hailed a taxi to reach the station in time.
Q17. 1. The teacher training agency in England hopes to make teaching one of the top three professions.
P. They have also demanded that the campaign should be matched by improved pay scales, work load and morale so as to avoid recruitment problems with an aim to raise the image of the teaching profession.
Q. A series of advertisements are now being screened showing famous people speaking about teachers they remember and admire.
R. An amount of $100 million has been set aside to combat the shortage of applicants for teacher training.
S. Teacher Unions have welcomed this campaign.
6.It is high time for the Indian Government also to think on similar lines and take steps to lift up the sinking morale of the teaching profession.
Q18. 1. Some of the other patrons are even more of a problem than the theatre itself.
P. They make noises and create disturbances at their seats.
Q. Some act as if they were al home in their town living room watching the TV set.
R. People are often messy, so that you're constantly aware of all the food they're eating.
S. Many people in the theatre often show themselves to be inconsiderate.
6.People are also always moving around near you, creating a disturbance and interrupting your enjoyment the movie.
Q19. 1. One of my friends Krishnan went to live in a village.
P. But it was a very low animal.
Q. So Krishnan bought a donkey for 200 rupees.
R. One day his new neighbour told him that he must buy a donkey.
S. Every family there had a donkey to carry things for them.
6.It did not like to work.
Q20. 1. Computers have infiltrated into all aspects of life.
P. This shows that the computer has become all-powerful.
Q. So it is with many other things where computers are indispensable.
R. City traffic, airline booking and air-traffic a real computer-controlled.
S. In such a situation, computer breakdown means the breakdown of the system it controls.
6.Such is our dependence on it.
Q21. 1. Proud Little Astronomer sees a huge dragon in the moon.
P. Big Astronomer calls him and shows him the fly.
Q. He runs to the Big Astronomer and calls him home.
R. He is very excited and remembers his rival Big Astronomer.
S. Big Astronomer agrees and later discovers a fly in the telescope lens.
6.Little Astronomer is shame¬ faced and becomes humble.
Q22. 1. My parents decided to leave for Darjeeling for spending a few days there as well as for getting relief from the grip of tremendous hit of Kolkata.
P. We reached the station and got into a sleeper class compartment.
Q. I along with my parents and younger brother got prepared in all sorts and started for railway station to avail the Darjeeling mail.
R. So I was very much excited at the decision of visiting such a hilly place.
S. Never had I had the opportunity to visit the snow-clad mountains before.
6.My father arranged for reservation in advance.
Q23. 1. Confidence plays a key role in football.
P. If a player hesitates at a key point in a play, it will result in failure for that player.
Q. One must have confidence to not be intimidated.
R. The first kind is called trait confidence.
S. There are two kinds of confidence a player can have.
6.Trait confidence is the belief a player has that he will be successful in the game before he even steps on the field.
Q24. 1. When he was quite young, Le Corbusier became interested in art.
P. At the age of nineteen, he travelled around Europe.
Q. But the buildings which impressed him most were those of the ancient Greeks in Athens.
R At the age of thirteen, he went to an art school.
S. Everywhere he went he admired the magnificent buildings of the past.
6.After his visit to Athens Le Corbusier decided to become an architect.
Q25. 1. It's early morning in the desert.
P. Chief Omar steps out of his tent and pulls his long wool cape closely around him.
Q. The morning is cold.
R. He hears voices in the tent.
S. Everyone is getting up early, for the nomads arc going to move their camp.
6.Today everyone will move with the animals to find new pastures.
Q26. 1. I was in awe of Einstein and hesitated before approaching him about some ideas I had been working on.
P. I entered his office and found him seated at affable, calculating and smoking his pipe.
Q. When I finally knocked on his door, a gentle voice said, ‘come’.
R. The single word was both a welcome and a question.
S. Dressed in well fitting clothes, his hair characteristically awry, he smiled a warm welcome.
6.His utter naturalness at once set me at ease.
Q27. 1. A man should give the same care to himself that he gives to his car.
P. And sooner or later there comes a complete break down.
Q. Everyday tens of thousands of men are trying to work when their bodies and minds are in need of repair work.
R. For worry pulls down the mind and fatigue pulls down the body.
S. He does not try to drive his car when there is something wrong with it, he has to put it in order.
6.Man should realise that most worry and fatigue can be prevented.
Q28. 1. Martha taught English Literature.
P. She would involve them in role plays.
Q. Her students were young learners.
R. This way the students found it easier to identify with the characters.
S. They fell into the age group of 14- 16 years.
6.They looked forward to at¬ tending her classes.
Q29. 1. The traveller said, “Can you tell me the way to the nearest inn?"
P. “Do you want one in which you can spend the night?”
Q. “Yes”, said the peasant.
R. “Go right down the road and turn to the left."
S. “Yes", replied the traveller.
6.“thank a lot."
Q30. 1. Trees have many uses.
P. They give us fruit, wood, gum, oil, medicines and spices.
Q. Forests keep the air cool and bring rain.
R. Trees give us many other useful things.
S. Trees give out oxygen and maintain the level of oxygen in the air.
6.We can take shelter under the trees in the scorching summer sun.
Q31. 1. In our home everyone drinks milk at least once a day.
P. All these we owe to our milkman
Q. We, the children get milk twice a day.
R. He says, he is 18, but he is not sure.
S. We also eat curd, and enjoy but likes milk.
6.Probably he needs more milk than we.
Q32. 1. The next morning I found myself somewhat refreshed but very hungry.
P. 1 asked him to let me help unload the vessel.
Q. I noticed 1 was near a large ship.
R. I went at once to the captain.
S. It was unloading a cargo of pig iron.
6.I wanted to earn money for food.
Q33. 1. The bee has no sense of proportion.
P. It goes about collecting honey.
Q. It has never learnt to spend.
R. As though starvation was staring it at its face.
S. Even with stocks sufficient for 20 generations.
6.And that is how God has made them,
Q34. 1. One way of destroying the mosquitoes is by spraying.
P. DDT can be sprayed by hand or spread by an aeroplane over areas that are difficult to reach.
Q. A powerful poison called DDT was developed that could be sprayed on ponds and stagnant water.
R. But the promise of DDT did not last long.
S. For a time DDT worked wonders in reducing the number of mosquitoes.
6.It became evident that the mosquitoes were developing an immunity to the poison.
Q35. 1. Money is not the root of all evils.
P. Or, what about the desire for power driving people to horrible crimes?
Q. Even purposeless cruelty can be seen in many instances of evil behaviour.
R. For example, neither teachers nor parents profit in any way by torturing children.
S. The evils of sexual offenders are not motivated by financial gains.
6.No, we can only say that money is the root of some evil.
Q36. 1. In this life there are no gains without pains,
P. No victory is a real triumph unless the foe is worthy
Q. Life, indeed, would be dull if there were no difficulties
R. Both winner and loser enjoy a game most if it is closely contested to the last
S. Gainers lose their zest if there is no real struggle
6.Whether we like it or not, life is one continuous competition. .
Q37. 1. National Integrity means National Unity for all.
P. They are the evils of Communal-ism and Regionalism
Q. Our Government is taking steps to remove such tendencies.
R. But there are some evil tendencies in our society to hamper our unity.
S. The feeling of Indianness should be achieved to preserve our unity.
6.And this is what every Indian should aim at.
Q38. 1. Six year old Prabodh aimed his toy gun at his sister while playing.
P. ‘You may aim at the pole, or at the wall or at the tree, where no one can get hurt.'
Q. Mother got up immediately saying, ‘No one shoots ahumanbeing1and calmly removed the gun from Prabodh.
R. Still Prabodh aimed his gun at the kid.
S. When his mother saw this she said, 'NO, Prabodh! Not at the baby!’
6.With such a firm action on his mother's part, Prabodh realized where the gun should not be aimed.
Q39. 1. Rubik's Cube was most popular puzzle in 1980s.
P. His name was Erno Rubik.
Q. In 1977 he produced the plastic version. .
S. It was invented by an architect.
R. The first cube was made of wood.
6.It won a prize at the Budapest International Fair.
Q40. 1. Guru is a University professor.
P. It was about strange beings called KUNUS who live in holes in the ground.
Q. The book is very popular now.
R. Thirty years ago he wrote a strange novel called “Queen of the Mars”.
S. He is also a famous writer.
6.In a recent interview on television Prof. Guru talked about the novel.