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Direction (Q. 1 - 10) : In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, four words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
Social critics today have become (1) and they are no more Socrates on the street but members of the secure, safe and incorporated world of the university or the (2) institutions. This (3) of privatisation, withdrawal from a larger public (4) and lack of concern for the ongoing (5) and struggle in the outer world. What is certainly an (6) trend today is that intellectuals, institutions and critics in a (7), poverty-striken and weeping society such as India are so (8) giving (9) into such a yuppie Americanism. Our social critics and intellectuals today want to join the system and talk about human (10) in New York and Hawaii but have no time to talk to people in their own surroundings.

(1).  1) thorough 2) lethargic 3) professionals 4) dons

A.    thorough B.    lethargic
C.    professionals D.    dons
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Social critics today have become (1) and they are no more Socrates on the street but members of the secure, safe and incorporated world of the university or the (2) institutions. This (3) of privatisation, withdrawal from a larger public (4) and lack of concern for the ongoing (5) and struggle in the outer world. What is certainly an (6) trend today is that intellectuals, institutions and critics in a (7), poverty-striken and weeping society such as India are so (8) giving (9) into such a yuppie Americanism. Our social critics and intellectuals today want to join the system and talk about human (10) in New York and Hawaii but have no time to talk to people in their own surroundings.

(2).  1) concerned 2) kindred 3) sports 4) charity

A.    concerned B.    kindred
C.    sports D.    charity
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Social critics today have become (1) and they are no more Socrates on the street but members of the secure, safe and incorporated world of the university or the (2) institutions. This (3) of privatisation, withdrawal from a larger public (4) and lack of concern for the ongoing (5) and struggle in the outer world. What is certainly an (6) trend today is that intellectuals, institutions and critics in a (7), poverty-striken and weeping society such as India are so (8) giving (9) into such a yuppie Americanism. Our social critics and intellectuals today want to join the system and talk about human (10) in New York and Hawaii but have no time to talk to people in their own surroundings.

(3).  1) smells 2) mentions 3) wafts 4) ensures

A.    smells B.    mentions
C.    wafts D.    ensures
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Social critics today have become (1) and they are no more Socrates on the street but members of the secure, safe and incorporated world of the university or the (2) institutions. This (3) of privatisation, withdrawal from a larger public (4) and lack of concern for the ongoing (5) and struggle in the outer world. What is certainly an (6) trend today is that intellectuals, institutions and critics in a (7), poverty-striken and weeping society such as India are so (8) giving (9) into such a yuppie Americanism. Our social critics and intellectuals today want to join the system and talk about human (10) in New York and Hawaii but have no time to talk to people in their own surroundings.

(4).  1) platform 2) gathering 3) limited 4) discourse

A.    platform B.    gathering
C.    limited D.    discourse
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Social critics today have become (1) and they are no more Socrates on the street but members of the secure, safe and incorporated world of the university or the (2) institutions. This (3) of privatisation, withdrawal from a larger public (4) and lack of concern for the ongoing (5) and struggle in the outer world. What is certainly an (6) trend today is that intellectuals, institutions and critics in a (7), poverty-striken and weeping society such as India are so (8) giving (9) into such a yuppie Americanism. Our social critics and intellectuals today want to join the system and talk about human (10) in New York and Hawaii but have no time to talk to people in their own surroundings.

(5).  1) movement 2) aesthetics 3) dynamics 4) orientation 

A.    movement B.    aesthetics
C.    dynamics D.    orientation
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Social critics today have become (1) and they are no more Socrates on the street but members of the secure, safe and incorporated world of the university or the (2) institutions. This (3) of privatisation, withdrawal from a larger public (4) and lack of concern for the ongoing (5) and struggle in the outer world. What is certainly an (6) trend today is that intellectuals, institutions and critics in a (7), poverty-striken and weeping society such as India are so (8) giving (9) into such a yuppie Americanism. Our social critics and intellectuals today want to join the system and talk about human (10) in New York and Hawaii but have no time to talk to people in their own surroundings.

(6).  1) alarming 2) ominous 3) unlucky 4) urgent

A.    alarming B.    ominous
C.    unlucky D.    urgent
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Social critics today have become (1) and they are no more Socrates on the street but members of the secure, safe and incorporated world of the university or the (2) institutions. This (3) of privatisation, withdrawal from a larger public (4) and lack of concern for the ongoing (5) and struggle in the outer world. What is certainly an (6) trend today is that intellectuals, institutions and critics in a (7), poverty-striken and weeping society such as India are so (8) giving (9) into such a yuppie Americanism. Our social critics and intellectuals today want to join the system and talk about human (10) in New York and Hawaii but have no time to talk to people in their own surroundings.

(7).  1) vast 2) diseased 3) painful 4) miserable 

A.    vast B.    diseased
C.    painful D.    miserable
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Social critics today have become (1) and they are no more Socrates on the street but members of the secure, safe and incorporated world of the university or the (2) institutions. This (3) of privatisation, withdrawal from a larger public (4) and lack of concern for the ongoing (5) and struggle in the outer world. What is certainly an (6) trend today is that intellectuals, institutions and critics in a (7), poverty-striken and weeping society such as India are so (8) giving (9) into such a yuppie Americanism. Our social critics and intellectuals today want to join the system and talk about human (10) in New York and Hawaii but have no time to talk to people in their own surroundings.

(8).  1) admirably 2) meticulously 3) spontaneously 4) acridly

A.    admirably B.    meticulously
C.    spontaneously D.    acridly
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Social critics today have become (1) and they are no more Socrates on the street but members of the secure, safe and incorporated world of the university or the (2) institutions. This (3) of privatisation, withdrawal from a larger public (4) and lack of concern for the ongoing (5) and struggle in the outer world. What is certainly an (6) trend today is that intellectuals, institutions and critics in a (7), poverty-striken and weeping society such as India are so (8) giving (9) into such a yuppie Americanism. Our social critics and intellectuals today want to join the system and talk about human (10) in New York and Hawaii but have no time to talk to people in their own surroundings.

(9).  1) up 2) away 3) signal 4) themselves

A.    up B.    away
C.    signal D.    themselves
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Social critics today have become (1) and they are no more Socrates on the street but members of the secure, safe and incorporated world of the university or the (2) institutions. This (3) of privatisation, withdrawal from a larger public (4) and lack of concern for the ongoing (5) and struggle in the outer world. What is certainly an (6) trend today is that intellectuals, institutions and critics in a (7), poverty-striken and weeping society such as India are so (8) giving (9) into such a yuppie Americanism. Our social critics and intellectuals today want to join the system and talk about human (10) in New York and Hawaii but have no time to talk to people in their own surroundings.

(10).  1) use 2) emancipation 3) error 4) physiology

A.    use B.    emancipation
C.    error D.    physiology
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