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Q11. Choose the right word that can be used to fill in the blank indicated by (09) **Civilisation, like (1), fall, not so much because of (2) of the enemy outside, as through the weakness and (3) within. Rome fell not because of the (4), they merely knocked (5) something that was already dead. The heart of Rome had (6) beating when the arms and legs were cut (7) we see something of this (8) in India and China and in the case of the Arabs. The (9) of Arabian civilisation was sudden even as their rise had been. In India and China, the process is long-drawn (10) and it is not easy to spot it.**

  1.  Downfall
  2.  Death
  3.  Collapse
  4.  Dismemberment
  5.  collage

Solution : Collapse
Q12. Choose the right word that can be used to fill in the blank indicated by (10) **Civilisation, like (1), fall, not so much because of (2) of the enemy outside, as through the weakness and (3) within. Rome fell not because of the (4), they merely knocked (5) something that was already dead. The heart of Rome had (6) beating when the arms and legs were cut (7) we see something of this (8) in India and China and in the case of the Arabs. The (9) of Arabian civilisation was sudden even as their rise had been. In India and China, the process is long-drawn (10) and it is not easy to spot it.**

  1.  out
  2.  up
  3.  upon
  4.  no word
  5.  by

Solution : out

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Q13. Choose the right word that can be used to fill in the blank indicated by (01) **Mr. Chamberlain had come to get gift to thirty-five million pounds from South Africa and to win the hearts of Englishmen and Boers. So he gave a ...(1)... shoulder to the Indian deputation. ‘You know’, he said, that the Imperial Government has little control over self-governing colonies. Your grievances seem to be genuine. I shall do what I can, but you must try your ...(2)... to placate the ‘Europeans, if you wish to live in their midst’. The reply cast a chill over the members of the ...(3).... I was also disappointed. It was an eye opener for us all, and I saw that we should start with our work de novo. I ...(4)... the situation to my colleagues. As a matter of fact there was nothing wrong about Mr. Chamberlain’s reply. It was well that he did not mince ...(5).... He had brought home to us in a rather gentle way the rule of might being ...(6)..., or the law of the sword. But sword we had none. We ...(7)... had the nerve and the muscle even to receive sword-cuts. Mr. Chamberlain had given only a short time to the sub-continent. If Sri Nagar to Cape Comorin is 1,900 miles, Durban to Cape town is not less than 1,100 miles, and Mr. Chamberlain had to cover the long distance at hurricane speed. From Natal he hastened to the Transvaal. I had to prepare the case for the Indians there as well and ...(8)... it to him. But how was I to get to Pretoria? Our people there were not in a position to ...(9)... the necessary legal facilities for my getting to them in time. The war had reduced the Transvaal to a howling wilderness. There were neither provisions nor clothing available. Empty or closed shops were there, waiting to be ...(10)... or opened, but that was a matter of time.**

  1.  cold
  2.  cool
  3.  hot
  4.  warm
  5.  left

Solution : cold
Q14. Choose the right word that can be used to fill in the blank indicated by (02) **Mr. Chamberlain had come to get gift to thirty-five million pounds from South Africa and to win the hearts of Englishmen and Boers. So he gave a ...(1)... shoulder to the Indian deputation. ‘You know’, he said, that the Imperial Government has little control over self-governing colonies. Your grievances seem to be genuine. I shall do what I can, but you must try your ...(2)... to placate the ‘Europeans, if you wish to live in their midst’. The reply cast a chill over the members of the ...(3).... I was also disappointed. It was an eye opener for us all, and I saw that we should start with our work de novo. I ...(4)... the situation to my colleagues. As a matter of fact there was nothing wrong about Mr. Chamberlain’s reply. It was well that he did not mince ...(5).... He had brought home to us in a rather gentle way the rule of might being ...(6)..., or the law of the sword. But sword we had none. We ...(7)... had the nerve and the muscle even to receive sword-cuts. Mr. Chamberlain had given only a short time to the sub-continent. If Sri Nagar to Cape Comorin is 1,900 miles, Durban to Cape town is not less than 1,100 miles, and Mr. Chamberlain had to cover the long distance at hurricane speed. From Natal he hastened to the Transvaal. I had to prepare the case for the Indians there as well and ...(8)... it to him. But how was I to get to Pretoria? Our people there were not in a position to ...(9)... the necessary legal facilities for my getting to them in time. The war had reduced the Transvaal to a howling wilderness. There were neither provisions nor clothing available. Empty or closed shops were there, waiting to be ...(10)... or opened, but that was a matter of time.**

  1.  hard
  2.  best
  3.  least
  4.  fate
  5.  hate

Solution : best

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Q15. Choose the right word that can be used to fill in the blank indicated by (03) The ..1.. of India as an economic superpower is not reflected in the ..2.. of life enjoyed by its 1.2 billion citizens (according to Human Development Index) which ..3... India very low among 182 countries. In our performance-oriented world, measurement issues have taken on ..4.. importance as what we measure affects what we do. In fact, the French President has established an international Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, Owing to his ..5.. and that of others with the current state of statistical information about the economy and society. A big question arises ..6.. the Gross Domestic Product Provides a good measure of living standards. In many cases, GDP statistics seem to ..7.. that the economy is doing far better than most citizens feel it is. Moreover, the focus on GDP creates conflicts- while political leaders are told to maximise it, citizens also demand that ..8.., should be paid to enhancing security, reducing air, water, and noise pollution all of which actually ..9.. GDP growth. Statistics are ..10... to summarize what is going on in our complex society, it is, therefore, an obvious threat that we can't reduce everything to a single number -GDP.

  1.  scored
  2.  qualified
  3.  regard
  4.  ranked
  5.  counted

Solution : ranked
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