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1 .

Direction (Q. 1 - 10) : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
Smoking is the single most important preventable cause of death in the world. It is invariably a habit that begins as pleasure and becomes the addiction of lifetime. Repeated warnings fail to carry their message home. However, the actual matter of concern is that not only the ones that smoke are exposed to the dangers of smoking, even the non-smoking masses end up damaging their health when they unwittingly inhale sidestream smoke.
Though the degree of seriousness varies, a health hazard cannot be taken casually. Numerous studies on the illeffects of smoking have been done and the oft-repeated warnings seem to have fallen on deaf ears. Over the years, the. number of smokers has increased and with that the realisation that second-hand smoke can be hazardous.
Due to smoking in offices, factories and various public places, millions of passive smokers develop complication related to the heart, thyroid and lungs.
In fact, recent studies suggest that the risk of death from heart disease has increased by 30 per cent among those exposed to smoke from other people's tobacco at home and work.
Such statistics only go to prove that smoking should be a major concern for all. I am all for banning smoking in public places for the welfare of all the millions exposed to such dangerous exhalations. In fact, the Government should levy a very heavy fine on anyone caught smoking in public places.Any real "king" size life should have nothing to do with  smoking.

What will be the positive outcome if smoking at public places is banned ?

A.    The smoking population will have to give up smoking. B.    Smoking will become less popular.
C.    New people will find it difficult to get addicted to smoking. D.    The non-smoking population will find relief as it will not have to face health hazards of passive smoking.
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2 .

What do you understand by the phrase to have fallen on deaf ears as given in the passage ?

A.    ignored B.    rebuked
C.    challenged D.    underestimated
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3 .

What do you understand by the last sentence of the passage — "Any real 'king' size life should have nothing to do with smoking" ?

A.    If one wants to live a long life one should keep away from smoking. B.    If one wants to lead a royal life one should give up smoking.
C.    Smoking cannot provide a royal life. D.    Life of a king and smoking are two different things.
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4 .

Give a suitable title to the passage.

A.    Delight of smoking B.    Ban on smoking
C.    The other part of smoking D.    Smoking as a health hazard
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5 .

Direction : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
Smoking is the single most important preventable cause of death in the world. It is invariably a habit that begins as pleasure and becomes the addiction of lifetime. Repeated warnings fail to carry their message home. However, the actual matter of concern is that not only the ones that smoke are exposed to the dangers of smoking, even the non-smoking masses end up damaging their health when they unwittingly inhale sidestream smoke.
Though the degree of seriousness varies, a health hazard cannot be taken casually. Numerous studies on the illeffects of smoking have been done and the oft-repeated warnings seem to have fallen on deaf ears. Over the years, the. number of smokers has increased and with that the realisation that second-hand smoke can be hazardous.
Due to smoking in offices, factories and various public places, millions of passive smokers develop complication related to the heart, thyroid and lungs.
In fact, recent studies suggest that the risk of death from heart disease has increased by 30 per cent among those exposed to smoke from other people's tobacco at home and work.
Such statistics only go to prove that smoking should be a major concern for all. I am all for banning smoking in public places for the welfare of all the millions exposed to such dangerous exhalations. In fact, the Government should levy a very heavy fine on anyone caught smoking in public places.Any real "king" size life should have nothing to do with  smoking.

Direction (Q. 5 - 7) : Choose the word which is the same in meaning as the word given in bold as used in the passage.

Q. INVARIABLY

A.    constantly B.    avowedly
C.    supposedly D.    always
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6 .

Q. VARIES

A.    recedes B.    subsists
C.    subsumes D.    differs
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7 .

Q. LEVY

A.    penalise B.    burden
C.    collect D.    impose
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8 .

Direction : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
Smoking is the single most important preventable cause of death in the world. It is invariably a habit that begins as pleasure and becomes the addiction of lifetime. Repeated warnings fail to carry their message home. However, the actual matter of concern is that not only the ones that smoke are exposed to the dangers of smoking, even the non-smoking masses end up damaging their health when they unwittingly inhale sidestream smoke.
Though the degree of seriousness varies, a health hazard cannot be taken casually. Numerous studies on the illeffects of smoking have been done and the oft-repeated warnings seem to have fallen on deaf ears. Over the years, the. number of smokers has increased and with that the realisation that second-hand smoke can be hazardous.
Due to smoking in offices, factories and various public places, millions of passive smokers develop complication related to the heart, thyroid and lungs.
In fact, recent studies suggest that the risk of death from heart disease has increased by 30 per cent among those exposed to smoke from other people's tobacco at home and work.
Such statistics only go to prove that smoking should be a major concern for all. I am all for banning smoking in public places for the welfare of all the millions exposed to such dangerous exhalations. In fact, the Government should levy a very heavy fine on anyone caught smoking in public places.Any real "king" size life should have nothing to do with  smoking.

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

Direction (Q. 8 - 10) : Choose the word which is the opposite in meaning of the word given in bold as used in the passage.

Q. UNWITTINGLY

A.    cleverly B.    significantly
C.    knowingly D.    definitely
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9 .

Q. CASUALLY

A.    seriously B.    fortunately
C.    factually D.    desperately
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10 .

Q. PASSIVE

A.    ideal B.    distinguished
C.    desperate D.    active
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