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Directions (Q. 1-10): 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.
Our independence in 1947 was born against the (1) of the Great Bengal famine of 1942-43. Speaking at Noakhali in1946, Gandhiji (2) that the first and (3) duty of independent India is to (4) an environment which (5) every Indian to earn his/her daily (6). Gandhiji was against making people beggars and that is why he stressed the need for (7) to earn rather than give (8) food on (9) of charity and (10).
1. 
  • 1) milieu
  • 2) border
  • 3) backdrop
  • 4) barrenness
  • 5) fecundity

2. 
  • 1) witnessed
  • 2) deliberated
  • 3) acceded
  • 4) pulverised
  • 5) emphasised

3. 
  • 1) last
  • 2) second
  • 3) foremost
  • 4) free
  • 5) final

4. 
  • 1) create
  • 2) sustain
  • 3) conserve
  • 4) pollute
  • 5) avoid

5. 
  • 1) helps
  • 2) enables
  • 3) protects
  • 4) subsidises
  • 5) allies

6. 
  • 1) meal
  • 2) living
  • 3) livelihood
  • 4) existence
  • 5) bread

7.
  • 1) methods
  • 2) policies
  • 3) opportunities
  • 4) activities
  • 5) strategies

8. 
  • 1) up
  • 2) in
  • 3) off
  • 4) away
  • 5) back

9. 
  • 1) grounds
  • 2) rules
  • 3) systems
  • 4) considerations
  • 5) effect

10. 
  • 1) generation
  • 2) nutrition
  • 3) deficiency
  • 4) patronage
  • 5) competition


Answers --------------------
  1. 3
  2. 5
  3. 3
  4. 1
  5. 2
  6. 5
  7. 3
  8. 4
  9. 4
  10. 4
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