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1 . 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.

Choose the word/group of words which is MOST SIMILAR in meaning to the word/ group of words printed in bold as used in the passage.
$Access$
A.  assent B.    mishap
C.  approach D.    applaud
E.    enough
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2 . 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.
$Supplant$
A.  beseech B.    replace
C.  suspect D.    support
E.    endure
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3 . 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.
$Distinction$
A.  importance B.    definite
C.  discard D.    difference
E.    confusion
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4 . 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.

Choose the word/group of words which is MOST OPPOSITE in meaning of the word/ group of words printed in bold as used in the passage.
$Diminish$
A.  surge B.    wonder
C.  increase D.    wane
E.    decline
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5 . 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.
$Retreat$
A.  withdraw B.    refuge
C.  reminiscence D.    reverse
E.    advance
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6 . Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
Having played the piano since the age of eight, he was sure he was ________ to pursue a career in the music industry
A.  assured B.    meant
C.  dreamt D.    reduced
E.    declined
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7 . Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
If honesty, humility, hope and power ________ Sachin Tendulkar, then his era is something we should learn from.
A.  marks B.    reflects
C.  figures D.    proposes
E.    symbolise
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8 . Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
The promise of a new Nepal seems to be on the retreat, with the Maoists losing people's goodwill and ________ an opportunity to create a more democratic nation under a new constitution
A.  reeling B.    enduring
C.  squandering D.    curshing
E.    extorting
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9 . Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
The author fairly records the ________ realities which faced the man.
A.  grim B.    stern
C.  trim D.    baseless
E.    welcom
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10 . Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
The deal signed in November could have been clinched easily when Iran met in Geneva earlier in the same month, but was undermined at the ________ hour by France
A.  beginning B.    end
C.  twelfth D.    eleventh
E.    first
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