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1 .

Direction : Read the following passage to answer the given questions. Some words in the passage are given in bold letters to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
Two to win. One ball to go. The field is in. The batsman is fidgety. The bowler is sweating. The world is watching. The suspense is killing. What a scenario! This is one scenario we come across pretty often in the limited-overs game. The one-day international dramatises the tension of cricket. Teams get into a crunch Situation more often than they would like to.
Cricketers die a thousand deaths before they can seal a game. Such cricket takes so much of their nervous energies. But that is the exact reason why such games can be so very dramatic. They bring out the human emotions, virtually wrench them sometimes from the participant.
The tensions of the climax as one team nears the target and the other tries to defend its total can be feit in the Stands, in the press boxes, in the television commentary team, among officials. There is something undefinably chilling about the whole Situation. It is not only the players who feel the friction of the approaching finale.
Far more than 22 people come away from such encounters feeling totally drained. The lights make the scene of the climax even more dramatic, perhaps a shade garish, too. In the faces of the players are highlighted the enormous pressures of the one-day international. You can see the tension in their eyes.
It is do-or-die cricket. But teams which die a thousand deaths in one evening live to fight another day. The crowds return, day after day. They cannot have enough of it, especially if their team is in the fray. There is nothing quite like going to a one-day match to cheer your side.
The crowds make a great reason why such cricket should form a large part of the international calendar. This is not to say that the one-day game should be nurtured at the expense of the traditional Test match format. If you did not have Test match cricket, you will not produce good one-day cricketers. People often miss this point. Test cricket is the nursery.
The other point is that cricket has made a smooth transition to the marketplace. It has not sold out to the market demand for limited-overs cricket. On the contrary, it has managed to use the popularity of the one-day game to keep alive Test match cricket which would otherwise have died a natural death.
Players often see itas ahit-and-giggle game. Criticstend to slam it because they see the aesthetics of the game destroyed by the factor of despair. A batsman makes room in ugly fashion to try and hit the bowler over the top. An edged cut races for four and the crowd bursts into tremendous applause.
Such happenings can jar the sensitivity of those who have grown up on the traditional game and who have come to appreciate its nuances. But then the general public cannot be expected to have the acquired knowledge of the cognoscenti.
They like the game; they love its simplicity. Runs must be made. So, what difference does it make if they come off some crude heave or a Chinese cut? They appreciate the deadline of a target which must be met and they roar when they see their batsmen hurry towards an ending which they hope will be in favour of the team they are supporting.
The reception that big hits get is enormous. This is one of the game's great thrills. The ho's and ha's of Test cricket can be fascinating as fast bowlers run in and beat the bat when the shine is on. But the tempo may die down a bit since it is a five- day game. Out here, the batsmen are the gladiators. You can virtually feel the empathy of the crowd, ball after ball, as the batsmen try and live up to the demands the game is making on them as well as the thousands in the Stands.
And things happen so fast that the one-day game is good and clean cricket. There is no time to ruminate over an LBW decision. Was the batsman out? Was the umpire being partisan? Things happen too quickly in the one-day game for anyone to stop and think. This is an all-action game in which the overs are limited but the thrills are unlimited.

Direction (Q. 1-2) : Choose the word which is the opposite in meaning to the word given in bold as used in the passage.

Q. Despair

A.    fate B.    hope
C.    envy D.    ridicule
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2 .

Q. Partisan

A.    healthy B.    discreet
C.    unbiased D.    unwilling
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3 .

Direction : Read the following passage to answer the given questions. Some words in the passage are given in bold letters to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
Two to win. One ball to go. The field is in. The batsman is fidgety. The bowler is sweating. The world is watching. The suspense is killing. What a scenario! This is one scenario we come across pretty often in the limited-overs game. The one-day international dramatises the tension of cricket. Teams get into a crunch Situation more often than they would like to.
Cricketers die a thousand deaths before they can seal a game. Such cricket takes so much of their nervous energies. But that is the exact reason why such games can be so very dramatic. They bring out the human emotions, virtually wrench them sometimes from the participant.
The tensions of the climax as one team nears the target and the other tries to defend its total can be feit in the Stands, in the press boxes, in the television commentary team, among officials. There is something undefinably chilling about the whole Situation. It is not only the players who feel the friction of the approaching finale.
Far more than 22 people come away from such encounters feeling totally drained. The lights make the scene of the climax even more dramatic, perhaps a shade garish, too. In the faces of the players are highlighted the enormous pressures of the one-day international. You can see the tension in their eyes.
It is do-or-die cricket. But teams which die a thousand deaths in one evening live to fight another day. The crowds return, day after day. They cannot have enough of it, especially if their team is in the fray. There is nothing quite like going to a one-day match to cheer your side.
The crowds make a great reason why such cricket should form a large part of the international calendar. This is not to say that the one-day game should be nurtured at the expense of the traditional Test match format. If you did not have Test match cricket, you will not produce good one-day cricketers. People often miss this point. Test cricket is the nursery.
The other point is that cricket has made a smooth transition to the marketplace. It has not sold out to the market demand for limited-overs cricket. On the contrary, it has managed to use the popularity of the one-day game to keep alive Test match cricket which would otherwise have died a natural death.
Players often see itas ahit-and-giggle game. Criticstend to slam it because they see the aesthetics of the game destroyed by the factor of despair. A batsman makes room in ugly fashion to try and hit the bowler over the top. An edged cut races for four and the crowd bursts into tremendous applause.
Such happenings can jar the sensitivity of those who have grown up on the traditional game and who have come to appreciate its nuances. But then the general public cannot be expected to have the acquired knowledge of the cognoscenti.
They like the game; they love its simplicity. Runs must be made. So, what difference does it make if they come off some crude heave or a Chinese cut? They appreciate the deadline of a target which must be met and they roar when they see their batsmen hurry towards an ending which they hope will be in favour of the team they are supporting.
The reception that big hits get is enormous. This is one of the game's great thrills. The ho's and ha's of Test cricket can be fascinating as fast bowlers run in and beat the bat when the shine is on. But the tempo may die down a bit since it is a five- day game. Out here, the batsmen are the gladiators. You can virtually feel the empathy of the crowd, ball after ball, as the batsmen try and live up to the demands the game is making on them as well as the thousands in the Stands.
And things happen so fast that the one-day game is good and clean cricket. There is no time to ruminate over an LBW decision. Was the batsman out? Was the umpire being partisan? Things happen too quickly in the one-day game for anyone to stop and think. This is an all-action game in which the overs are limited but the thrills are unlimited.

Direction : Choose the word which is the opposite in meaning to the word given in bold as used in the passage.

Direction (Q. 3-5) : Choose the word which is the same in meaning as the word given in bold as used in the passage.

Q. Fidgery

A.    out B.    restless
C.    tired D.    cruel
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4 .

Q. Garish

A.    bright B.    green
C.    scenic D.    contrasting
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5 .

Q. Cognoscenti

A.    connoisseurs B.    experts
C.    cricketers D.    learned
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6 .

Direction (Q. 6-10) : From the four choices below each sentence, select the word or phrase that could best replace the phrasal verb given in bold without changing the meaning of the sentence. If none of the four can rightly replace the phrasal verb, give (4), ie None of these, as your answer.

Different kinds of beads are used to ward off evils.

A.    avert B.    conduce
C.    anticipate D.    restrain
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7 .

After the Ice Age, many species of animals died out.

A.    froze B.    receded
C.    became extintjt D.    became extinguished
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8 .

In the 17th Century, the idea of drinking chocolate caught on in Europe.

A.    became disliked B.    became dangerous
C.    became popular D.    became questionable
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9 .

It is uncertain that salaries can keep up with the rate of inflation.

A.    restore B.    reduce
C.    encounter D.    maintain
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10 .

The brain uses up 25 per cent of the oxygen you breathe in.

A.    handles B.    consumes
C.    adopts D.    exhausts
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