English Quiz For NIACL AO Prelims
Directions (1-10): In the passage given below there are blanks which are numbered from 1 to 10. They are to be filled with the options given below the passage against each of the respective numbers. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering its meaning.
The removal of the top soil by human and natural ——–1——- is termed as soil erosion. Destruction of trees speed soil erosion. The poor ——2—— of agricultural land and overgrazing of pastures enhance the rate of soil erosion. If a sloping land is ——-3——- the water runs down furrows. The natural drainage system is damaged and soil erosion is increased. The natural agents of erosion are —–4——– rain-water, sun-rays and wind. The top soils on river beds are ——5—— away by rivers and streams. Overflowing rain-water washes away mud and dust. Weak soil is also blown away by wind and damaged by sun-rays. As a result of soil erosion millions of hectares of land have –——-6——– unproductive and barren. The earth’s crust is —–7—— and fertility is lost. To prevent soil erosion steps must be taken to plant trees and ——-8——- forests. The agricultural land must be maintained ——–9——- and the drainage system must be improved. Moreover the pastures should be used in a restricted way. If we take these ——-10——— we can surely have a remedy for the damages already done by soil erosion.
Directions (11-15): In the passage given below there are blanks which are numbered from 11 to 15. They are to be filled with the options given below the passage against each of the respective numbers. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering its meaning.
Cleanliness is not a work which we should do forcefully. It is a good habit and healthy way of our ——11——- life. All type of cleanliness is very necessary for our good health ——-12—— it is personal cleanliness, surrounding cleanliness, environment cleanliness, pet animal cleanliness or work place cleanliness (like school, college, office, etc..). We all should be highly —–13—— about how to maintain cleanliness in our daily lives. It is very simple to include cleanliness in our habit. We should never ——–14——— with cleanliness, it is as necessary as food and water for us. It should be practiced from the childhood which can only be ——-15——- by each parent as a first and foremost responsibility.