Directions: In  the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. against each number, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. find out the appropriate word in each case.
The world is going (___214___) a deep recession. At such a time, one thing we need in abundance is jobs for the semiskilled and unskilled. This is the only way in which equal (___215___) of wealth can take place. The healthcare industry is (___216___) poised to occupy this position. the IT industry hires people from the upper middle strata and rich families, usually engineers, (___217___) the healthcare industry hires nurses, to the tune of eighty percent of the jobs created, from the lower economic strata. Global healthcare is a $ 4.5 trillion industry, (___218___) only to the agroindustry. Even then healthcare (___219___) only eight percent of world’s population. Policymakers should (___220___) at healthcare industry as not only an industry which addresses pain but also as one which can (___221___) the economy. The last century was driven by machines that addressed human toil and it is strongly (___222___) that this century will be driven by healthcare. This, however, will only happen if policymakers make a conscious effort to (___223___) the right policies in place soon.

Q1.

214.

(a)past

(b) against

(c)through

(d) across

(e) on

Q2.

215.

(a) earning

(b) share

(c) venture

(d) delivery

(e) distribution

Q3.

216.

(a) commonly

(b) ideally

(c)indefinitely

(d) preferably

(e)invariably

Q4.

217.

(a) whereas

(b) unlike

(c) besides

(d) although

(e) despite

Q5.

218.

(a)encouraging

(b)second

(c)lesser

(d)beating

(e)greater

Q6.

219.

(a) affords

(b)cures

(c)visits

(d)reaches

(e) provides

Q7.

220.

(a) look

(b) plan

(c)weigh

(d)admire

(e)consider

Q8.

221.

(a)affect

(b) effect

(c)influence

(d)impede

(e) estimate

Q9.

222.

(a) thought

(b)credited

(c)identified

(d) believed

(e) supposed

Q10.

223.

(a) derive

(b) frame

(c)figure

(d) consider

(e) put

 

ANSWERS :

            1 c       2 e       3 b       4 a       5 b       6 d       7 a       8 c       9 d       10 e