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AFCAT BOOKLET SERIES ‘ C Set No XIII TIME ALLOTTED 2 HRS INSTRUCTIONS FOR CANDIDATES 1. Total No Of Questions-100. Each Question is of three marks. 2. One mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. 3. No mark will be deducted for un-attempted questions. 4. Do not write on the Question Paper or make any mark on it. Q1-3. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it:- Recently, a newspaper article mourned the total disappearance of the common house sparrow. This was a comment on the city‟s perceptible move towards edging out the flora and fauna of the city. In the rapid urbanization, multi-storied apartments grew and large scale felling of trees became necessary. Last week, however, seven pairs of these sparrows were spotted in a suburb. Possibly the greenery of this place has created a new habitat for these birds which like their proximity to human beings, and have made a comeback. A systematic development of trees and shrubs all over the city could woo the absentee house sparrow to our midst. Q1. In the passage the term “urbanisation” has been used to refer to (a) the destruction of the greenery in the city (b) construction of concrete structures on a large scale (c) a change over from the rural life to the city life (d) the movement of people from villages to cities Q2. The phrase “absentee house sparrow” refers to (a) the sparrow that makes infrequent visits (b) the sparrow that has forgotten its habitat (c) the sparrow that has gone away from the urban areas (d) the sparrow that has become extinct Q3. According to the passage, the birds have made a comeback to the suburb because they (a) have been hunted down by the village people (b) Love to be amidst human beings (c) get food only where human beings live (d) they have been deliberately brought back by biologists Q4-9 Select the most appropriate word from the options against each number:- Watermelons ..(4).. to India by the 4 th century A.D. Sushruta, the great Indian physician, ….(5)…wrote Sushruta Samhit, mentions that watermelons were grown ..(6).. the banks of the river Indus. ….(7).. ..are also mentioned in ancient books. Sushruta calls it as Kalinda or Kalinga (hence Kalingad in Marathi). It was… (8)..to China in the 10 th or 11 th century and …(9)… it is grown throughout the tropics. Q4. (a) came (b) go (c) arrived (d) started Q5. (a) did (b) when (c) certainly (d) who Q6. (a) above (b) outside (c) from (d) along Q7. (a) it (b) they (c) some (d) that Q8. (a) took (b) gave (c) taken (d) take Q9. (a) also (b) though (c) now (d) tomorrow Q10-13. Choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the given word:- Q10. Embellish (a) Employ (b) Arrange (c) Decorate (d) Design Q11. Damp Squib (a) Insignificant happening (b) An old technique (c) Unsuccessful attempt (d) Short, shrill cry
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