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Directions(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 blanks appropriately. Find out the appropriate words.
A controversy over the government‘s proposed rules and procedures for the Right to Information (RTI) Act (1) the simple point that the goal right now should be to move on to a Duty to Publish rather than clean up the working of the RTI Act. The government says that the changes it has proposed were (2) by the previous UPA government and that it is merely taking forward the process started by its (3) .Certain of the proposed changes have caused alarm among RTI activists. The provision that an RTI query would lapse if the questioner passes away while the query is being processed certainly could have (4) implications. The surest way to prevent uncomfortable information surfacing on account of an RTI query from a pesky (5) would, (6) , be to bump him off. While this certainly could not have been the intent of either this or the previous government, the possibility cannot be dismissed out of hand, given the reality of repeated attacks and killings of RTI activists in different parts of the country. At the same time, the proposal to limit the size of the question and to raise the RTI fee to Rs50 do make sense, to make the process more (7) and not a burden on the exchequer. But the real reform called for in relation to the citizens‘ right to know is to move forward on a (8) rather than merely (9) plane. Once a government decision is taken, there is no reason why every file noting relating to it should not be placed in the public domain. Of course, information that might compromise national security and is thus outside the purview of RTI even now can continue to be kept confidential. But there is no reason why the government should sit on the details of public decision-making till someone puts in a query. It should proactively publish on its website all its paperwork on the matter in a way that is easily (10) .
1. 1) regarding
2) overlooks
3) honors
4) attend
5) heeds

2. 1) adjusted
2) look at
3) formulated
4) created
5) calculated

3. 1) respected
2) derivative
3) descendant
4) noticed
5) predecessor

4. 1) ominous
2) successor
3) auspicious
4) perceptions
5) propitious

5. 1) heeder
2) auditor
3) sounding
4) audience
5) interlocutor

6. 1) patently
2) indeed
3) clearly
4) board
5) promising

7. 1) evidently
2) conspicuously
3) efficacious
4) transparently
5) manifestly

8. 1) perceptibly
2) palpably
3) incapable
4) plainly
5) conceptual

9. 1) procedural
2) expressly
3) overtly
4) openly
5) officially

10. 1) indubitably
2) limited
3) inaccessible
4) accessible
5) restricted

Directions(11-20): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.
Uncle said Luke to the old Sean, ―You seem to be well fed, though I know no one looks after you. Nor have I seen you leave your residence at any time. Tell me how do you manage it?
Because Sean replied, I have a good feed every night at the emperor‘s orchard. After dark, I go there myself and pick out enough fruits to last a fortnight. Luke proposed to accompany his uncle to the orchard.
Though reluctant because of Luke‘s habit of euphoric exhibition of extreme excitement, Sean agreed to take him along.At the orchard while Sean hurriedly collected the fruits and left, Luke on the other hand at the sight of unlimited supply of fruits was excited and lifted his voice which brought emperor‘s men immediately to his side. They seized him and mistook him as the sole cause of damage to the orchard.
Although Luke reiterated that he was a bird of passage, they pounded him mercilessly before setting him free.

11. How did old Sean manage to meet his food requirements?
a) By buying food from the market
b) His nephew Luke took care of his requirements
c) Luke brought fruits from the emperor‘s orchard for Sean
d) He picked up fruits from the emperor‘s orchard
e) The emperor provided him with ample supply of fruits

12. Which of the following is not true in the context of the passage?
a) Sean was a poor and suffering man
b) Luke came to know about the orchard from his uncle
c) Sean initially hesitated to take his nephew along
d) Luke as finally set free
e) Both Sean and Luke collected fruits from Emperor‘s orchard

13. Why was Sean reluctant to take Luke along?
a) Becausre he was a selfish man
b) He feared that Luke‘s reaction may alert the Emperor‘s men
c) Because Luke could harm him
d) He wanted to bring fruits for Luke himself
e) He knew Luke was a greedy person

14. How often did Sean visit the emperor‘s orchard?
a) Daily
b) Once a month
c) In a period of two weeks
d) Never, his nephew Luke brought fruits for him
e) Everyday during midnight

15. Luke remitted behind at the orchard because he
a) Was greedy and wanted to collect more fruits
b) Waited for the Emperor‘s men to arrest him
c) Lost his composure and started expressing his feelings loudly
d) Had waited for his uncle to return
e) Could not move in the dark

Directions (Q. 16-18): Choose the word/phrase which is most nearly the same in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
16. Reiterated
a) Pleaded
b) Regurgitated
c) Protested
d) Repeated
e) Recapitulated

17. Extreme
a) End
b) High
c) Severe
d) Serious
e) Moderate

18. Reluctant
a) Disinclined
b) Opposed
c) Against
d) Resistant
e) None of these

Directions (Q. 19-20): Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
19. Pounded
a) Weighed
b) Released
c) Paid
e) Caressed

20. Mercilessly
a) Calmly
b) Compassionately
c) Mildly
d) Forgivably
e) Sympathetically



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