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.

Economic growth figures for the first quarter of this financial year seem to support the claim that the worst may be over for the Indian economy. The gradual revival is also an indication that the governments economic stimulus package is (___116___). What could, however, upset the positive outlook is the drought which (___117___) large parts of the country and its impact on overall growth. Even though the monsoon had picked up (___118___) the rains received were grossly (___119___). There are clear (___120___) that farm output, particularly cereals, will fall drastically. Insufficient rain is bound to shoot up the (___121___) of agricultural commodities and that would impact the economy as g whole. The drought would also (___122___) a drastic reduction in rural employment and consumption besides inflation In the prices of food articles. Food prices have been (___123___) since the past few months, and lower agricultural production, is likely to (___124___) the situation. The government has said that food grain from the buffer stocks will be used to keep prices (___125___). Subsidised food grain is necessary in these times, but its effectiveness will depend a lot on the distribution system.

Q1.

116.

(a) impractical

(b) ambiguous

(c) failing

(d) working

(e) weakening

Q2.

117.

(a) strike

(b) affected

(c) exposed

(d) revered

(e) altered

Q3.

118.

(a) unseasonably

(b)unfavourably

(c)presently

(d)meagrely

(e)later

Q4.

119.

(a) Inadequate

(b) enough

(c)missing

(d) ample

(e) atrocious

Q5.

120.

(a) contradictions

(b)advices

(c) reasons

(d)results

(e) indications

Q6.

121.

(a) production

(b) requirement

(c) prices

(d) yield

(e)labour

Q7.

122.

(a) trigger

(b) lead

(c)result

(d) contribute

(e) dampen

Q8.

123.

(a) improving

(b) balanced

(c) stable

(d) increasing

(e) decreasing

Q9.

124.

(a) aggravate

(b) amend

(c) smoothen

(d) improve

(e) challenge

Q10.

125.

(a) unprofitable

(b) futile

(c) maximum

(d) growing

(e) down

ANSWERS :

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