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1 . 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 meaningfully complete.

Last April, the Allahabad High Court allowed the farmers' writ pleas and $(1)$ the project. It $(2)$ that farmers who had received $(3)$ for their land should either return the money and take back the land or willingly hand it over for the project. Around 140 farmers did not accept compensation. Those who did are in no condition to repay the amount, causing an $(4)$which the administration is $(5)$to break.

After the $(6)$violence, the $(7)$have been peaceful, but the farmers complain they are being $(8)$ by local $(9)$ and officials to give up their land and $(10)$the protests.
$(6)$
A.  final B.    intitial
C.  late D.    leading
E.    starting
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2 . 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 meaningfully complete.

Last April, the Allahabad High Court allowed the farmers' writ pleas and $(1)$ the project. It $(2)$ that farmers who had received $(3)$ for their land should either return the money and take back the land or willingly hand it over for the project. Around 140 farmers did not accept compensation. Those who did are in no condition to repay the amount, causing an $(4)$which the administration is $(5)$to break.

After the $(6)$violence, the $(7)$have been peaceful, but the farmers complain they are being $(8)$ by local $(9)$ and officials to give up their land and $(10)$the protests.
$(7)$
A.  gossip B.    condition
C.  protests D.    riot
E.    turnoil
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3 . 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 meaningfully complete.

Last April, the Allahabad High Court allowed the farmers' writ pleas and $(1)$ the project. It $(2)$ that farmers who had received $(3)$ for their land should either return the money and take back the land or willingly hand it over for the project. Around 140 farmers did not accept compensation. Those who did are in no condition to repay the amount, causing an $(4)$which the administration is $(5)$to break.

After the $(6)$violence, the $(7)$have been peaceful, but the farmers complain they are being $(8)$ by local $(9)$ and officials to give up their land and $(10)$the protests.
$(8)$
A.  helped B.    rescued
C.  intimidated D.    praised
E.    protected
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4 . 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 meaningfully complete.

Last April, the Allahabad High Court allowed the farmers' writ pleas and $(1)$ the project. It $(2)$ that farmers who had received $(3)$ for their land should either return the money and take back the land or willingly hand it over for the project. Around 140 farmers did not accept compensation. Those who did are in no condition to repay the amount, causing an $(4)$which the administration is $(5)$to break.

After the $(6)$violence, the $(7)$have been peaceful, but the farmers complain they are being $(8)$ by local $(9)$ and officials to give up their land and $(10)$the protests.
$(9)$
A.  hawkers B.    workers
C.  goons D.    friends
E.    person
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5 . 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 meaningfully complete.

Last April, the Allahabad High Court allowed the farmers' writ pleas and $(1)$ the project. It $(2)$ that farmers who had received $(3)$ for their land should either return the money and take back the land or willingly hand it over for the project. Around 140 farmers did not accept compensation. Those who did are in no condition to repay the amount, causing an $(4)$which the administration is $(5)$to break.

After the $(6)$violence, the $(7)$have been peaceful, but the farmers complain they are being $(8)$ by local $(9)$ and officials to give up their land and $(10)$the protests.
$(10)$
A.  forbid B.    prohibit
C.  check D.    enforce
E.    discontinue
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6 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases in the passage are printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

A US intelligence portrait of the world in 2030 predicts that China will be the largest economic power, climate change will create instability by contributing to water and food shortages, and there will be a 'tectonic shift' with the rise of a global middle class.

The National Intelligence Council's (NIC) Global Trends Report, published every five years, paints a future in which US power will greatly diminish but no other individual state rises to supplantit.

'There will not be any hegemonic power. Power will shift to networks and coalitions in a multipolar world,' it says. The report offers a series of potential scenarios for 2030. It says the best outcome would be the one in which 'China and the US collaborate on a range of issues, leading to broader global co-operation.' It says the worst is a world in which 'the US draws inward and globalisation stalls.' 'A collapse or sudden retreatof US power probably wouldresult in an extended period of global anarchy; no leading power would be likely to replace the United States as guarantor of the international order,' it says, working on the assumption that the US is a force for stability - a premise open to challenge in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East and beyond.

The NIC report draws a distinctionbetween what it calls 'megatrends' - things that are highly likely to occur - and 'game-changers', which are far less certain. Among the megatrends is growing prosperity across the globe. 'The growth of the global middle class constitutes a tectonic shift: for the first time, a majority of the world's population will not be impoverished, and the middle classes will be the most important social and economic sector in the vast majority of countries around the world,' the report says.

With prosperity spreading across the globe will come shifts in influence and power. 'The diffusion of power among countries will have a dramatic impact by 2030. Asia will have surpassed North America and Europe combined in terms of global power, based upon GDP, population size, military spending, and technological investment. China alone will probably have the largest economy, surpassing that of the United States a few years before 2030,' the report says. In addition to China, India and Brazil, regional players such as Colombia, Indonesia, Nigeria, South Africa and Turkey will become especially important to the global economy.

'Meanwhile, the economies of Europe, Japan, and Russia are likely to continue their slow relative declines,' the report says. 'In a tectonic shift, individuals and small groups will have greater accessto lethal and disruptive technologies (particularly precision-strike capabilities, cyber instruments, and bio-terror weaponry), enabling themto perpetrate large-scale violence - a capability formerly the monopoly of states,' it says.

The megatrends also point to increased instability because of rising demand for water, food and energy compounded by climate change.
As per a US intelligence portrait of the world in 2030, what would be the impact of the diffusion of power among countries?
A.  Regional players such as Indonesia, Nigeria, Colombia and South Africa will not play any significant role in the global economy B.    Asia will have surpassed North America and Europe combined in terms of global power, population size, military spending and technological investment
C.  Europe, Japan and Russia will register a significant economic growth D.    Individuals and small groups will have no access to disruptive technologies.
E.    All the above
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7 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases in the passage are printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

A US intelligence portrait of the world in 2030 predicts that China will be the largest economic power, climate change will create instability by contributing to water and food shortages, and there will be a 'tectonic shift' with the rise of a global middle class.

The National Intelligence Council's (NIC) Global Trends Report, published every five years, paints a future in which US power will greatly diminish but no other individual state rises to supplantit.

'There will not be any hegemonic power. Power will shift to networks and coalitions in a multipolar world,' it says. The report offers a series of potential scenarios for 2030. It says the best outcome would be the one in which 'China and the US collaborate on a range of issues, leading to broader global co-operation.' It says the worst is a world in which 'the US draws inward and globalisation stalls.' 'A collapse or sudden retreatof US power probably wouldresult in an extended period of global anarchy; no leading power would be likely to replace the United States as guarantor of the international order,' it says, working on the assumption that the US is a force for stability - a premise open to challenge in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East and beyond.

The NIC report draws a distinctionbetween what it calls 'megatrends' - things that are highly likely to occur - and 'game-changers', which are far less certain. Among the megatrends is growing prosperity across the globe. 'The growth of the global middle class constitutes a tectonic shift: for the first time, a majority of the world's population will not be impoverished, and the middle classes will be the most important social and economic sector in the vast majority of countries around the world,' the report says.

With prosperity spreading across the globe will come shifts in influence and power. 'The diffusion of power among countries will have a dramatic impact by 2030. Asia will have surpassed North America and Europe combined in terms of global power, based upon GDP, population size, military spending, and technological investment. China alone will probably have the largest economy, surpassing that of the United States a few years before 2030,' the report says. In addition to China, India and Brazil, regional players such as Colombia, Indonesia, Nigeria, South Africa and Turkey will become especially important to the global economy.

'Meanwhile, the economies of Europe, Japan, and Russia are likely to continue their slow relative declines,' the report says. 'In a tectonic shift, individuals and small groups will have greater accessto lethal and disruptive technologies (particularly precision-strike capabilities, cyber instruments, and bio-terror weaponry), enabling themto perpetrate large-scale violence - a capability formerly the monopoly of states,' it says.

The megatrends also point to increased instability because of rising demand for water, food and energy compounded by climate change.
Which of the following statements is not true according to the given passage?

(A) According to NIC's Global Trends Report, US power will greatly reduce but no other individual state will rise to replace it.

(B) Power will shift to a multipolar world.

(C) There is no chance of global anarchy even during collapse of US power.
A.  Only A B.    Only B
C.  Only C D.    Only A and B
E.    Only B and C
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8 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases in the passage are printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

A US intelligence portrait of the world in 2030 predicts that China will be the largest economic power, climate change will create instability by contributing to water and food shortages, and there will be a 'tectonic shift' with the rise of a global middle class.

The National Intelligence Council's (NIC) Global Trends Report, published every five years, paints a future in which US power will greatly diminish but no other individual state rises to supplantit.

'There will not be any hegemonic power. Power will shift to networks and coalitions in a multipolar world,' it says. The report offers a series of potential scenarios for 2030. It says the best outcome would be the one in which 'China and the US collaborate on a range of issues, leading to broader global co-operation.' It says the worst is a world in which 'the US draws inward and globalisation stalls.' 'A collapse or sudden retreatof US power probably wouldresult in an extended period of global anarchy; no leading power would be likely to replace the United States as guarantor of the international order,' it says, working on the assumption that the US is a force for stability - a premise open to challenge in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East and beyond.

The NIC report draws a distinctionbetween what it calls 'megatrends' - things that are highly likely to occur - and 'game-changers', which are far less certain. Among the megatrends is growing prosperity across the globe. 'The growth of the global middle class constitutes a tectonic shift: for the first time, a majority of the world's population will not be impoverished, and the middle classes will be the most important social and economic sector in the vast majority of countries around the world,' the report says.

With prosperity spreading across the globe will come shifts in influence and power. 'The diffusion of power among countries will have a dramatic impact by 2030. Asia will have surpassed North America and Europe combined in terms of global power, based upon GDP, population size, military spending, and technological investment. China alone will probably have the largest economy, surpassing that of the United States a few years before 2030,' the report says. In addition to China, India and Brazil, regional players such as Colombia, Indonesia, Nigeria, South Africa and Turkey will become especially important to the global economy.

'Meanwhile, the economies of Europe, Japan, and Russia are likely to continue their slow relative declines,' the report says. 'In a tectonic shift, individuals and small groups will have greater accessto lethal and disruptive technologies (particularly precision-strike capabilities, cyber instruments, and bio-terror weaponry), enabling themto perpetrate large-scale violence - a capability formerly the monopoly of states,' it says.

The megatrends also point to increased instability because of rising demand for water, food and energy compounded by climate change.
Which of the following is not among the predictions made about the world in 2030 by a US intelligence report?
A.  There will be a tectonic shift with the rise of a global middle class B.    Due to climate change there will be shortages of food and water
C.  China will emerge as the largest economic power D.    India will be a technologically advanced country
E.    None of these
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9 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases in the passage are printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

A US intelligence portrait of the world in 2030 predicts that China will be the largest economic power, climate change will create instability by contributing to water and food shortages, and there will be a 'tectonic shift' with the rise of a global middle class.

The National Intelligence Council's (NIC) Global Trends Report, published every five years, paints a future in which US power will greatly diminish but no other individual state rises to supplantit.

'There will not be any hegemonic power. Power will shift to networks and coalitions in a multipolar world,' it says. The report offers a series of potential scenarios for 2030. It says the best outcome would be the one in which 'China and the US collaborate on a range of issues, leading to broader global co-operation.' It says the worst is a world in which 'the US draws inward and globalisation stalls.' 'A collapse or sudden retreatof US power probably wouldresult in an extended period of global anarchy; no leading power would be likely to replace the United States as guarantor of the international order,' it says, working on the assumption that the US is a force for stability - a premise open to challenge in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East and beyond.

The NIC report draws a distinctionbetween what it calls 'megatrends' - things that are highly likely to occur - and 'game-changers', which are far less certain. Among the megatrends is growing prosperity across the globe. 'The growth of the global middle class constitutes a tectonic shift: for the first time, a majority of the world's population will not be impoverished, and the middle classes will be the most important social and economic sector in the vast majority of countries around the world,' the report says.

With prosperity spreading across the globe will come shifts in influence and power. 'The diffusion of power among countries will have a dramatic impact by 2030. Asia will have surpassed North America and Europe combined in terms of global power, based upon GDP, population size, military spending, and technological investment. China alone will probably have the largest economy, surpassing that of the United States a few years before 2030,' the report says. In addition to China, India and Brazil, regional players such as Colombia, Indonesia, Nigeria, South Africa and Turkey will become especially important to the global economy.

'Meanwhile, the economies of Europe, Japan, and Russia are likely to continue their slow relative declines,' the report says. 'In a tectonic shift, individuals and small groups will have greater accessto lethal and disruptive technologies (particularly precision-strike capabilities, cyber instruments, and bio-terror weaponry), enabling themto perpetrate large-scale violence - a capability formerly the monopoly of states,' it says.

The megatrends also point to increased instability because of rising demand for water, food and energy compounded by climate change.
What could be the worst outcome of the US intelligence report about potential scenarios for 2030?
A.  India would emerge as the most powerful nuclear country in the world B.    China and the US would collaborate on a range of issues leading to a broader global cooperation
C.  The United States would shrink inward and the process of globalisation would stall. D.    Japan would merge as the technology giant among the Asian countries
E.    None of these
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10 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases in the passage are printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

A US intelligence portrait of the world in 2030 predicts that China will be the largest economic power, climate change will create instability by contributing to water and food shortages, and there will be a 'tectonic shift' with the rise of a global middle class.

The National Intelligence Council's (NIC) Global Trends Report, published every five years, paints a future in which US power will greatly diminish but no other individual state rises to supplantit.

'There will not be any hegemonic power. Power will shift to networks and coalitions in a multipolar world,' it says. The report offers a series of potential scenarios for 2030. It says the best outcome would be the one in which 'China and the US collaborate on a range of issues, leading to broader global co-operation.' It says the worst is a world in which 'the US draws inward and globalisation stalls.' 'A collapse or sudden retreatof US power probably wouldresult in an extended period of global anarchy; no leading power would be likely to replace the United States as guarantor of the international order,' it says, working on the assumption that the US is a force for stability - a premise open to challenge in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East and beyond.

The NIC report draws a distinctionbetween what it calls 'megatrends' - things that are highly likely to occur - and 'game-changers', which are far less certain. Among the megatrends is growing prosperity across the globe. 'The growth of the global middle class constitutes a tectonic shift: for the first time, a majority of the world's population will not be impoverished, and the middle classes will be the most important social and economic sector in the vast majority of countries around the world,' the report says.

With prosperity spreading across the globe will come shifts in influence and power. 'The diffusion of power among countries will have a dramatic impact by 2030. Asia will have surpassed North America and Europe combined in terms of global power, based upon GDP, population size, military spending, and technological investment. China alone will probably have the largest economy, surpassing that of the United States a few years before 2030,' the report says. In addition to China, India and Brazil, regional players such as Colombia, Indonesia, Nigeria, South Africa and Turkey will become especially important to the global economy.

'Meanwhile, the economies of Europe, Japan, and Russia are likely to continue their slow relative declines,' the report says. 'In a tectonic shift, individuals and small groups will have greater accessto lethal and disruptive technologies (particularly precision-strike capabilities, cyber instruments, and bio-terror weaponry), enabling themto perpetrate large-scale violence - a capability formerly the monopoly of states,' it says.

The megatrends also point to increased instability because of rising demand for water, food and energy compounded by climate change.
What would be the impact of megatrends? Give your answer in the context of the given passage.
A.  There will be a shift of power from upper class to middle class B.    A majority of the world population will not be impoverished
C.  The middle classes will be the most important social and economic sector in the vast majority of countries around the world D.    Only 2) and 3)
E.    All 1), 2) and 3)
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