Q1. (1)A land settled by farming families from the British Isles, New Zealand, had long relied on women’s contributions to national life and well-being.
A. Author, socialist and a mother of four, Locke is a historian of the social history of her country for the past half century.
B. From advocating rights for the unemployed to the legalization of family planning, Locke’s commitment to social justice is continuous.
C. Locke’s life’s work has been to document these contributions and expand women’s right and roles in New Zealand society.
D. Her interest in Maori culture, led her to study and become fluent in the Maori language.
E. She is an activist who, when she feels her contribution is no longer needed, simply goes on to the next challenge.
F. This enabled her to contribute to a better understanding of Maori culture and history.
(8) She was awarded an honorary doctorate in 1987 for her ability to join scholarly work with social responsibility.
Q1. Which of the following would be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
Sol. CAEBDF; C
Q2. Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
Q3. Which of the following would be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
Q4. Which of the following would be the SIXTH sentence after rearrangement?
Q5. Which of the following would be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
Directions (6-15): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful.
The Hemis National Park in Ladakh is _____(6)_____ not just to some magnificent creatures such as snow leopards but also to a few hundred people in villages on its periphery.
The _____(7)_____ of life in the rugged terrain of the cold desert is _____(8)_____ in these remote villages that have no electricity, running water, and _____(9)_____ no schools or medical _____(10)_____.
Locals are _____(11)_____ on limited farming activities, and on their sheep and yak for _____(12)_____.
A project was launched in the early 2000s to bring some economic _____(13)_____ to the villages _____(14)_____ changing climatic conditions and it has become an important _____(15)_____ for conservation today.
Sol. ‘Home’ as the context explains about the features of “The Hemis National Park” which is a home to the various snow leopards. Thus, ‘home’ is the appropriate option that should fit into the given blank.
Sol. ‘Hardship’ as the context talks about the difficulties of life that lead to the hardship of the life.
Sol. ‘Extreme’ refers to the extent of the hardship that natives of the particular cold desert face.
Sol. ‘Often’ here means the number of probable times.
Sol. ‘Facilities’ is one of the best appropriate answers that should fit in.
Sol. ‘Dependent’ as local people are dependent on the farming activities for their livelihood.
Sol. ‘Sustenance’ means something that provides support or nourishment. Thus, sheep and yak are the means of sustenance for them.
Sol. ‘Security’ as the economic security has been provided to the people through the means of a project which was launched in year 2000.
Sol. ‘Facing’ as economic security had been provided to the people who were facing the climatic conditions of that particular area.
Sol. ‘Tool’ is referred to the economic security for the environment day.
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