Directions (1-5): Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
A. Its prevalence reflects very badly on a society that is not above to stop this evil.
B. Though elimination of child labour is an impossible task considering the current socio-economic scenario of these poor families, the Indian government is committed to the task of ensuring that no child remains illiterate, hungry and without medical care.
C. Therefore, unless the socio-economic status of the poor families is improved, India has to live with child labour.
D. The members of these households have to send their children to work, even if the future of these innocent children is ruined, as that is the only choice open for them to survive in this world.
E. Child labour is, no doubt, an evil that should be done away with at the earliest.
F. But in a society where many households may have to suffer the pangs of hunger if the children are withdrawn from work, beggars can’t be choosers.
Q1. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
Q2. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
Q3. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
Q4. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
Q5. Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement?
Directions (6-15): 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 are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
Without doubt, there is one thing …(6)… to all of us. We have played a game at some time in our lives. Most of us play to relax or have fun, but for many playing a game or a sport is a way to …(7)… poverty behind, In fact, in many African countries, playing professionally can …(8)… the lives of a person’s entire family.
For example, in the small town of Bekoji, in Ethiopia …(9)… than a hundred boys and girls can be seen running at dawn everyday. Each of these youth is …(10)… and serious and their coach is …(11)… that one of them will be a world champion. This seems like an idle …(12)… but it is virtually a gurantee in this small community …(13)… mainly farmers. Many of the fastest male and female distance runners in the world hail from this small town.
A small hand-painted sign which greets visitors outside bekoji …(14)… “Welcome to the village of Athletes”. Children here start running at an early age, …(15)… great distances to fetch water and firewood or to reach school. At the Olympics, runners from this small town are likely to win more medals than those from developed countries. It will give their families a way out of poverty.
Q6. (a) accepted (b) common (c) alike (d) similar (e) popular
Q7. (a) alleviate (b) forgot (c) prevent (d) reduce (e) leave
Q8. (a) changes (b) arrange (c) control (d) transform (e) shift
Q9. (a) further (b) more (c) greater (d) over (e) larger
Q10. (a) concentrated(b) rival (c) focused (d) playful (e) performed
Q11. (a) convince (b) optimist (c) intended (d) privilege (e) confident
Q12. (a) boast (b) suspicion (c) risk (d) worship (e) precaution
Q13. (a) existing (b) that (c) comprising (d) consisting (e) for
Q14. (a) warn (b) inform (c) notices (d) reads (e) wish
Q15. (a) covering (b) driving (c) measuring (d) following (e) competing
For questions (1-5); The correct sequence to form meaningful sequence is EAFDCB.
S6. Ans. (b)
Sol. ‘Similar’ takes preposition ‘in’. And alike is used as, ‘We all are alike in one thing’. So, common is correct.
Sol. Since ‘behind’ is there, unquestioningly ‘leave’ is the correct option.
S8. Ans. (d)
Sol. Option (a) is wrong since, no ‘s’ or ‘es’ is suffixed to a verb when using with ‘can’. Hence ‘transform’ is correct.
S9. Ans. (b)
Sol. ‘Greater than’ is used with numbers and ‘larger than’ is used with areas, etc.
S10. Ans. (c)
S11. Ans. (e)
Sol. convince is in present tense so it is wrong. One may also get confused with option (b) but ‘confident’ goes well with the meaning of the passage.
S12. Ans. (a)
S13. Ans. (c)
Sol. ‘Comprise something’ or ‘consist of something’ mean the same.
S14. Ans. (d)
S15. Ans. (a)