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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.

There are experts who believe that population control is not needed such as in Singapore. The government in Singapore decided that it would be better for the country to grow population so  that they are  (___108___) to help their economy. Many less developed countries (___109___) population growth because they want their economy to grow. The experts who believe that it is better for us to let the population to increase or decrease on its own also think that over population will never (___110___) a problem. (___111___) for this thinking is that humans will adjust to the growing population because they are a species that are able to think, make decisions and find solutions when they(___112___)a problem. Advocates of this(___113___)think that there is no need to worry  about environmental problems because there is or will be technology to fix the problems. As for the (___114___) amount of resources, they believe that there would be more people to think, of new Ways to make it easier or faster to get newer and more food and energy resources. Many people believe that overpopulation will cause and has caused many environmental problems, but they don’t think (___115___) families how many children they are allowed to have is the (___116___) to control the population, However, there has not been any other (___117___) suggestion on how to lower population growth, so limiting families to two children is the only solution.  The worry about population started when it was noticed that many of the earth’s resources and environment were being hurt.

Q1.

108.

(a) able

(b) made

(c) tried

(d) successful

(e) catering

Q2.

109.

(a) farther

(b) promote

(c) witness

(d) subject

(e) demote

Q3.

110.

(a) lead

(b) become

(c)cause

(d) provide

(e) have

Q4.

111.

(a) knowledge

(b)reasons

(c) projecting

(d)truth

(e)Anticipation

Q5.

112.

(a) allow

(b) generalise

(c)encounter

(d) find

(e) suffer

Q6.

113.

(a) purpose

(b) mentality 

(c) perception

(d)mind

(e) always

Q7.

114.

(a) less

(b) more

(c) fewer

(d) smaller

(e)decreasing 

Q8.

115.

(a)that

(b)for

(c)about

(d)of

(e)since

Q9.

116.

(a)solution

(b)method

(c)find

(d)sample

(e)importance

Q10.

117.

(a)valid

(b)good

(c)enough

(d)successful

(e)practical

ANSWERS :

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

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