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.

In these days ,of economic liberalisation, globalisation etc. materialistic values have assumed ___41___ importance, Money, physical comforts and luxuries are the most sought after aspects .There has been ___42___ competition. Such competition ___43___ undue stress. The stress leads to ___44___ of health of the people. Indian culture has ___45___ its striking uniqueness, as against the Western culture, in the fact that there is a ___46___ place for spiritualism in our value system in all walks of life. The spirituality is a very ___47___ force which helps us in maintaining our physical and mental health. It gives us ___48___ to cope with the stress. Westerners have now ___49___ the importance of spirituality and, therefore, they have started ___50___ us in the matter of spirituality.

Q1.

41.

(a) usual

(b) little

(c) tangible

(d) least

(e) greater

Q2.

42.

(a) critical

(b) unhealthy

(c) unequalled

(d) no

(e) absolute

Q3.

43.

(a) releases

(b) deserves

(c) generates

(d) demonstrates

(e) suppresses

Q4.

44.

(a) neglect

(b) illness

(c) generation

(d)deterioration

(e) encroachment

Q5.

45.

(a) maintained

(b) illustrated

(c) marginalized

(d) bestowed

(e) forsaken

Q6.

46.

(a)vast

(b)brief

(c) formal

(d) clean

(e) distinct

Q7.

47.

(a)dormant

(b) dedicated

(c) vital

(d) common

(e) dynamic

Q8.

48.

(a) strength

(b) tips

(c) clearance

(d) sermons

(e) ideals

Q9.

49.

(a) informed

(b) narrated

(c) intensified

(d) realised

(e) invented

Q10.

50.

(a) encouraging

(b) imitating

(c) blaming

(d) preaching

(e) assuming

ANSWERS :

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