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QUESTION 1

1. The highway bypass would have disastrous effects on the area’s home owners.

P. Finally the new road would cause residential properties to depreciate.

Q. What is more, home owners would have to deal with the increased noise and pollution.

R. This would increase vehicles in the neighbourhood.

S. The new road would cut directly through the middle of the subdivision.

6. This means that families who chose to move away would have to sell their homes for

far less than their current value.

 

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QUESTION 2

1. Other than Rome, Philadelphia has maximum number of murals.

P. Jane Golden started a programme pairing troubled youths with artists to paint murals.

Q. Young people got involved in creating magnificent pieces of art.

R. The benefit could immediately be discovered.

S. The young people became more responsible.

6. As a result, the mural programme became a model for other US cities seeking to help troubled youth.

 

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QUESTION 3

1. According to Greek mythology, Atlas was a Titan of enormous strength.

P. Zeus ordered Atlas to carry the earth and sky for all eternity.

Q. Because of his association with the globe, maps began to be decorated with this image of Atlas.

R. Atlas is shown as a stooped figure carrying the globe on his shoulders.

S. Finally, the word ‘atlas’ came to denote a collection of maps.

6. Today an ‘atlas’ refers to any book that consists of several maps.

 

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QUESTION 4

1. At the age of four, Jagadish Chandra Bose was sent to a village ‘Pathshala’.

P. This step proved beneficial to the boy, for he thus became familiar with his mother

tongue and learnt to read and write it.

Q. This was very unusual because a man of his father’s status was expected to send his son to an English school.

R. He also became acquainted with some of the rich treasures of Indian culture.

S. He mixed with children of all castes and lost the sense of class superiority.

6. His mother, too, reinforced what he learnt and did at school.

 

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QUESTION 5

A. At first glance all I could discern was a massive stone table running down its length.

B. This apartment was not nearly so well lighted as the vast stalactite ante-cave.

C. I stared down the passage and found myself in a gloomy apartment some 20 feet long, which in some past age had been hollowed out by hand out of the mountain.

D. Next, I discovered a brown thing seated on the table in the centre.

 

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QUESTION 6

A. It came upon me and buried me deep in its own body and carried me swiftly towards the sea.

B. I soon found it impossible to avoid it.

C. I saw the sea come after me as high as a great hill and as furious as an enemy.

D. I got upon my feet and endeavoured to make towards the land as fast as possible before another wave should return.

 

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QUESTION 7

1. The telescope, originally invented by a Dutch spectacle maker Hans Lippersky was kept a secret.

P. He made a high powered telescope from lenses got from spectacle makers.

Q. Then in 1609, Galileo heard about the invention.

R. He presented a telescope of a higher power to the Venetian Senate.

S. He conducted his own experiments and discovered the secret within 24 hours.

6. Galileo became famous as the inventor of the telescope because he made it popular.

 

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QUESTION 8

1. The main reason behind Global Warming is the emission of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane.

P. The ozone layer of the earth is depleted by cosmic research resulting in the warming of the atmosphere.

Q. Burning of fuels in cars and factories results in the emission of harmful gases in the air.

R. Cosmic oriented research work and test fire of atom bombs are also the causes of Global Warming.

S. As a result of the rise in the temperature, polar ice-caps and ice-bergs melt down and the water level in seas and rivers swells.

6. Natural disasters like Tsunami, earthquake may also result from Global Warming.

 

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QUESTION 9

257. 1. Child labourers are posing a grave problem before India.

P. Children are paid low wages and the heinous opportunism of employers leads to the

employment of children.

Q. The government is indifferent to this problem and common people lack awareness

in guarding against this social crime.

R. It is the extreme poverty of parents that leads children to earn at a minor age.

S. The illiteracy of parents is also responsible for this evil.

6. For the solution of this problem we need a thorough economic reform and the spread of literacy.

 

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QUESTION 10

A devastating earthquake struck Maharashtra and parts of Karnataka.

P. The communication network cut off the quake hit villages from the rest of the world.

Q. The quake measured 6.6 on the Richter scale.

R. Ten thousand people were killed and an equal number of people were injured.

S. 40 villages of Maharashtra were destroyed completely.

6. 10 medical teams of the Army were sent from Mumbai to the devastated zone.

 

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