Direction (Q. 1 - 5) : Each of the following idioms is followed by alternative meanings of which one is correct. Find out the correct meaning of each idiom and mark the number of that meaning as your answer. If there is no answer mark 4), ie None of these, as your answer.
Direction (Q. 6 - 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.
The peril of smoking affects the health of society in general because