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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.
Can an experiment conceived, carried out, and reported in kids speak with pencil coloured figures and handwritten tables by school children aged 8 to 10 years get published in a highly rated international journal following a peer reviewing process? Twenty seven schoolchildren from a Primary School In U.K. have proved this is (___359___) — if a simple but novel scientific question raised is (___360___) in a scientific way. Their paper wits published in the Royal Society’s Biology Letters journal. Their (___361___) was that bumblebees can use a combination of colour and spatial relationships in deciding which colour of flower to forage from. Considering that our understanding of how bees perceive coloured patterns and scenes is inadequate, this inspiring outcome has shown that schoolchildren guided by gifted teachers can think and (___362___) out experiments like any hardwired scientist. For these, kids, doing science changed their (___363___) of the Subject. Science also became cool and fun. This refreshing approach turns the spotlight on the best methods of teaching science. The (___364___) learning system adopted by most schools in India, even classroom study combined with some laboratory work with predefined outcomes, does very little to (___365___) curiosity and interest in science. Is that one of the (___366___) why out of the box thinking that produces path breaking science rarefy comes out of Indian laboratories? The children at the U.K. school had their gifted teacher to guide them. Scientists from India’s space and atomic energy departments and in some other places where serious science is done can take a (___367___) out of the schools book and (___368___) the way in engaging with school pupils and getting them to do real science.

Q1.

359.

(a) done

(b) unlikely

(c) potential

(d) promising

(e) possible

Q2.

360.

(a) questioned

(b) said

(c) retorted

(d) answered

(e) address

Q3.

361.

(a) question

(b) finding

(c) methodology

(d) result

(e) studies

Q4.

362.

(a) wage

(b) create

(c) execute

(d) carry

(e) attempt

Q5.

363.

(a) option

(b) lives

(c) visual

(d) demands

(e) perception

Q6.

364.

(a) revolutionary

(b) radical

(c) rote

(d) adequate

(e) bore

Q7.

365.

(a) stimulate

(b) simulate

(c) make

(d) peek

(e) judge

Q8.

366.

(a) cause

(b) root

(c) reasons

(d) issues

(e) sources

Q9.

367.

(a) thread

(b) leaf

(c) example

(d) look

(e) pages

Q10.

368.

(a) lead

(b) start

(c) deliver

(d) paved

(e) ahead

ANSWERS :

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

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