(Q. 1-10) Fill in the blanks from the options given with the most appropriate word.

One of the ....(1) we have to face is that of unemployment. It is a big problem, a human problem, which we cannot ....(2). Yet in looking ....(3) it, it has to be remembered that merely giving some kind of occupation to a large number of people does not ultimately increase employment or lessen unemployment. Employment comes by newer and more effective means of wealth production. The whole experience and history of the past 200 years shows that it comes ....(4) the growth of technological methods. Do not imagine that we can effectively deal ....(5) the problem of unemployment without ....(6). We cannot. Every country which boasts of ....(7) employment is a country which is technologically advanced. Every country which is not technologically advanced has unemployment or under-employment. Therefore, if India is to advance, she must advance in science and technology. The fact is that our poverty is ....(8) our backwardness in science and technology. If we ....(9) that backwardness we create not only wealth ....(10) employment.


1. 
(A) major problem 
(B) major problems 
(C) main problem 
(D) serious problem 
(E) only problem

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2. 
(A) ignore 
(B) avoid 
(C) overlook 
(D) neglect 
(E) shun

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3. 
(A) into 
(B) after 
(C) at 
(D) on 
(E) above

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4. 
(A) by 
(B) through 
(C) for 
(D) from 
(E) beyond

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5. 
(A) in 
(B) off 
(C) about 
(D) with 
(E) over

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6. 
(A) technological progress 
(B) technical progress 
(C) technological temper 
(D) technical temper 
(E) technical bend

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7. 
(A) complete 
(B) total 
(C) full 
(D) ultimate 
(E) final

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8. 
(A) due to 
(B) owing to 
(C) because of 
(D) on account of 
(E) in relation to

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9. 
(A) treat 
(B) remedy 
(C) remove 
(D) eradicate 
(E) estimate

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10. 
(A) but 
(B) but also 
(C) but even 
(D) and also 
(E) in spite of

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