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Directions (Q.1-10): In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been 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:
More importantly, the second voice is one of lamentation as--1--- students, wilting under stress and pressure, burn out and even commit suicide in this season, simply because they could not fulfil their parents’ expectations. The loss of these young, and often bright, people must make us ponder. They have moved up all the way from nursery class --2--- high school to fulfil their parents’ ambitions of seeing them grow into engineers, doctors or managers graduating from the so-called top-level institutions in the country. These children must have seen themselves only as exam-cracking “achievers” in order to make -3--- parents happy. They lost out on their childhood play and free time; no pranks with their friends and no experience of the simple joy of just being a ---4--- child. This loss would have led to a narrow vision of human life guided by the all-important value of “success”; which is just defined as getting a top job. Period. These children, deprived of social ---5--- and trapped in an artificially developed world, choose death ---6--- struggle when that world suffers a rude shock with exam results that are less --7-- expected. There is very little recognition that the first voice I talked ---8--- creates a powerful environment wherein the trait of parents imposing their ambitions on the children becomes dominant. When ---9--- do not turn out to be as successful as their parents want them to, they fade away. This problem ---10--- two sides to it: the first is the examination-oriented Indian education system, and the second is competitive and cruel parents.