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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.

According to a report on 1991, there were about 5.4 billion people in the world. From 1990 to 1991, the population increased by ___95___ million and now has continued to grow at that rate. This may (___88___) to be new danger, but if one were to think of it as a pond doubling its amount of lily pads for ___40___ days, they would see it (___89___). It will start out with one lily pad, the next day it will have two and on the ___39___th day it will be (___90___) filled. The Earth’s population is doubling every ___40___ years. We don’t want to wait until the ___79___th year to (___91___) Our problem or else humankind will not have enough time to change the inevitable (___92___) that come with overpopulation. An expert on the subject believes the impact on the environment is equal to the population multiplied by the affluence, which means the amount of energy and food supply the population (___93___). Therefore, with a larger population, there is a (___94___) impact on the Earths water, air and land. A common problem, that people think is associated with overpopulation is associated (___95___) out of space to live, but there are also many other environmental predicaments that it (___96___) More people use more cars, need more water (___97___). Therefore, population control is necessary on an international level in order to protect our environment.

Q1.

88.

(a) Appear

(b) seems

(c) apparent

(d) figure

(e) believed

Q2.

89.

(a) Accusingly

(b)differently

(c)faithfully

(d)fact

(e)cleared

Q3.

90.

(a) Completely

(b)subtly

(c)forever

(d) little

(e) not

Q4.

91.

(a)Answer

(b)support

(c)elevate

(d)fix

(e) pick

Q5.

92.

(a) Obstacles

(b) high

(c)personalities

(d)doom

(e)collisions

Q6.

93.

(a) Assembles

(b)makes

(c)consumes

(d)follows

(e)gives

Q7.

94.

(a)Minuscule

(b)regular

(c) enhanced

(d) alternate

(e)greater

Q8.

95.

(a) going

(b) be

(c) Running

(d) not

(e) travelling

Q9.

96.

(a) Results

(b)creates

(c)hampers

(d)causes

(e)substantiates

Q10.

97.

(a) Table

(b)availability

(c)sources

(d)reception

(e)depletion

ANSWERS :

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

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