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.
Hundreds of plants and animals are (___234___) every day due to deforestation and urbanization what might happen if this continues in the future? The last mass extinction of plant and animal species occurred 65 million years ago with the Dinosaurs In all, five mass extinctions have occurred and scientists (___235___) earth is in sixth mass extinction. The world as it is now is threatened, including people, who are responsible for earths (___236___). Pesticides contaminating water overharvesting of animals and plants air pollution illegal fishing and the clearing of land are direct results of urbanization and deforestation. People have (___237___) and damaged almost half a earths land, at a very unsustainable rate, Global warming is having a serious impact as well. A six degree Celsius increase in global temperature killed 95% of all species on Earth ___251___ million years ago. An increase of six degree Celsius is forecast this century if a change is not made to (___238___) the damage done to earth. Humans will be one of the 95% of species lost. Noticeable, changes of global warming include migration (___239___) and the change in season timings. Migrating birds are migrating earlier, which in turn is causing them to hatch eggs and (___240___) young earlier than they did at the beginning of this century. While this Is just the tip of the iceberg many other (___241___) regarding the extinction of plant and animal species need addressing. It is more important now than ever before to pull our heads out of the sand and make changes for the (___242___) of the earth. Future generations are (___243___). as they are a species as well.

Q1.

234.

(a) killing

(b) alive

(c) born

(d) left

(e) lost

Q2.

235.

(a) speak

(b) told

(c) estimation

(d)believe

(e) consider

Q3.

236.

(a) shape

(b) development

(c)deterioration

(d)warmth

(e) expansion

Q4.

237.

(a) altered

(b) created

(c) produced

(d) made

(e)brought

Q5.

238.

(a) void

(b) dissipate

(c) augment

(d) reverse

(e) increase

Q6.

239.

(a) delay

(b) birds

(c) slowdown

(d) hasten

(e) acceleration

Q7.

240.

(a) spare

(b) bear

(c) destroy

(d) amend

(e) generation

Q8.

241.

(a) animals

(b) difficulty

(c)issues

(d) humans

(e) problem

Q9.

242.

(a) extinction

(b)better

(c) wealth

(d)stigma

(e) demand

Q10.

243.

(a) endangered

(b)threaten

(c) evaluated

(d)living

(e) compared

ANSWERS :

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