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.
Recently the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) (___84___) separate reports on poverty. The World Bank Report (___85___) its benchmark of extreme poverty by 25 cents from $1 per person per day to $1.25 per person a day. The ADB announced an even (___86___) benchmark of $ 1.35 per person a day. These new benchmarks are (___87___) on surveys in the world’s poorest countries. Experts often like to (___88___) that poverty has declined because of economic growth in India and China. This is wrong and (___89___). In the past twenty five years the poverty rate in India has (___90___) by less than one percentage point a year. (___91___) we use a poverty line of $1 per person per day or $1.25 per person per day makes little (___92___). The number of poor in India is large. The purpose of these statistics is not to dispute them but to (___93___) whether the benefits of economic growth are being shared with the poor.

Q1.

84.

(a) declared

(b) released

(c)print

(d) issue

(e) publish

Q2.

85.

(a) heightened

(b) announced

(c)raised

(d) maintained

(e) notified

Q3.

86.

(a) better

(b) significant

(c)plausible

(d) higher

(e) lower

Q4.

87.

(a) based

(b)collected

(c)inferred

(d)derived

(e) gathered

Q5.

88.

(a) realise

(b)claim

(c)discover

(d)recommend

(e) criticise

Q6.

89.

(a) adverse

(b) opposing

(c)corrupt

(d) rejected

(e) misleading

Q7.

90.

(a) deplete

(b) plunge

(c)declined

(d) weaken

(e) fell

Q8.

91.

(a)(?) Unless

(b) Despite

(c)Instead

(d) Whether

(e) Regardless

Q9.

92.

(a) difference

(b) effect

(c)contrast

(d) question

(e) option

Q10.

93.

(a) acknowledge

(b) suggest

(c)care

(d) inspire

(e) study

ANSWERS :

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