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1. Instruction : Two principles are involved in the controversy about the presence of foreign-controlled media in the country; the free flow of ideas and images across national borders and the need to safeguard the national interest and preserve cultural autonomy. Both are valid but both are at loggerheads because each has been used to promote less lofty goals. The first principle conforms to a moral imperative; freedom of expression cannot rhyme with restrictions imposed by any government. But the free flow rhetoric also clouds the facts that the powerful western, and especially American, media can and often do present, subtly or brazenly, news in a manner which promotes Western political, ideological and strategic interests. Besides, western entertainment programmes present lifestyles and values cherished by traditional societies. All this explains why so many Indian newspapers, magazines and news agencies have sought protection from the courts to prevent foreign publications and news agencies from operating in the country. Their arguments are weak on two counts. As the bitter debate on a new world information and communication order demonstrated in the late seventies and early eighties, many of those who resent Western 'invasion' in the information and cultural fields are no great friends of democracy. Secondly, the threat of such an 'invasion' has been aired by those media groups in the developing countries who fear that their business interests will be harmed if western groups, equipped with large financial and technological resources and superior management skills, are allowed to operate in the country without let.

The fear is valid but it goes against the gain of the economic reform programme. The presence of foreign newspaper and television channels will increase competition which, in course of time, can only lead to the upgradation of dynamic Indian newspapers and television of the market. One way to strike a balance between the two antagonistic principles would be to allow foreign media entry into the country, provided the Indian state treats them on par with the domestic media on all fronts. On the import of technology, for instance, foreign media cannot be allowed duty concession denied to their Indian counterparts. Foreign media will also have to face the legal consequences should they run foul of Indian laws. Why, for example, should the BBC, or Time magazine or the Economist get away with showing a map of Kashmir which is at variance with the office Indian map? Why should they go scot-free when they allow secessionists and terrorists to air their views without giving the government the right of reply? Or when they depict sexually explicit scenes which would otherwise not be cleared by the Censor Board? Since the government can do precious little in the matter, especially about satellite broadcasts, what if it should consider attaching the properties of the offending parties? Demands of this kind are bound to be voiced unless New Delhi makes it clear to the foreign media that they will have to respect Indian susceptibilities especially where it concerns the country's integrity and its culture. It may be able to derive some inspiration from France's successful attempts in the recent GATT to protect its cinematographic industry.

1.Which of the following is one of the points weakening the argument to prevent entry of foreign media?

The arguments being put forth are at loggerheads
The threat being voiced by those whose business will be harmed by such an entry
The foreign media may not be treated on par with the domestic media
Such entry would be against traditional culture
None of these.

2.Which of the following has been the major recommendation regarding the entry of foreign media?

It should be welcomed without putting any restrictions
It should not be allowed
Allow entry provided they do not ask for duty concessions on import of technology
Allow entry treating them on par with domestic media
None of these

3.Which of the following means 'without let'?

With no difficulty
With strings
Without confinement
Without restrictions
Conducive environment

4.Which of the following means 'at loggerheads' as used in the passage?

In league with
Unimportant
Opposite to each other
Unsuited to each other
Out of place

5.Why should the entry of foreign media harm local interests?

The cultural heritage will be lost
They are better equipped - managerially and technologically
Different sets of laws and rules were made applicable for foreign media
Economic reform programmes will get a setback
None of these

6.In the controversy involving two principles regarding allowing foreign media, which of the following is against its entry?

Security across national borders
Western ideology
Governmental restrictions
Preserve culture
Free flow of ideas

7.Which of the following will be the impact of increasing competition?

The Indian news agencies will seek protection from the court
The foreign media will not be allowed duty concessions on import of technology
It will improve Indian newspapers and television
The domestic media will not be able to withstand it
None of these

8.Which of the following means 'at variance' as used in the passage?

Variable
Discrepancy
At large
In conformity
Differing

9.A country has been cited as having succeeded in protecting which of the following?

GATT
Cultural relations
Western
Foreign
None of these

10.According to the passage, which media in particular promotes Western interests?

American
French
Western
Foreign
None of these

2. Instruction : Select the most appropriate word from the given words to make the sentences meaningfully correct.

11.Dowry is no longer permitted by law even in ............... marriage.

Natural
Bigamous
Love
Conventional
Polygamous

12.The petition before the Court prayed for ............... the appointment orders issued by the management.

Posting
Quashing
Granting
Removing
Dismissing

13.He very successfully ............... all the allegations leveled against him.

Retaliated
Rebutted
Extricated
Eradicated
Protected

14.There are ............... views on the issue of giving bonus to the employees.

Modest
Adverse
Independent
Divergent
Valuable

15.Most of the issues discussed in the meeting were trivial and only a few were ...............

Interesting
Irrelevant
Practical
Complex
Significant

3. Instruction : In each of the following questions, a sentence is given with a blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative.

16.He ............... that he could speak five languages.

Submitted
Perfected
Challenged
Boasted

17.A crescendo of metallic thuds arose from the market, where the iron-smiths were ............... the pieces of metals.

Thrashing
Striking
Hammering
Flattening

18.In these days of inflation, the cost of consumer goods is ...............

Climbing
Raising
Ascending
Soaring

19.The manager tried hard to ............... his men to return to work before declaring a lockout.

Encourage
Permit
Motivate
Persuade

20.He is very ............... on meeting foreigners and befriending them.

Insistent
Keen
Anxious
Fond

4. Instruction : In each sentence below, there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence some pair of words are given. Pick out the most appropriate pair to fill in the blanks in the same order, to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

21.The bandit ............... the traveler of his purse of gold and ............... him grievously.

Demanded, beat
Robbed, wounded
Snatched, hurt
Stole, injured

22.Children are more ............... than adults, it is ............... their quickness in learning a new language.

Conservative, seen in
Susceptible, demonstrated in
Intelligent, disproved by
Adaptable, reflected in
Resourceful, proportionate to

23.It is ............... for every tax-payer to ............... the tax returns to the Income tax Department.

Obligatory, submit
Possible, remit
Necessary, lodge
Binding, pay
Worthwhile, evade

24.The ............... words of the mother comforted the ............... child.

Soft, energetic
Melodious, playful
Harsh, naughty
Sweet, happy
Soothing, disappointed

25.The ............... of glory lead but to the ...............

Paths, grave
Ways, happiness
Acts, prosperity
Achievements, suffering

5. Instruction : Sentence Completion Using Grammar

26.She stood ............... Amit, but could not utter a single word for quite some time.

About
Before
For
To
Towards

27.I shall not desert him ............... all the world.

By
For
With
From

28.An argument ............... between the two friends.

Broke out
Broke in
Sprang up
Rose up

29.In Bush, Saddam was up ............... more than his match.

Into
For
To
Against

30.The modern club is simply a more refined substitute ............... the old fashioned tavern.

For
With
Of
To

6. Instruction : In each of the following questions, an incomplete statement followed by some fillers is given. Pick out the best one which can complete the incomplete statement correctly and meaningfully.

31.How much a man earns is as important as ...............

Where does he earn
Why does he earn of all
When does he do so
How does he do it
How well he spends it

32.Johnny, where are you? ..............., up this tree.

There I am
There am I
Here I am
Here am I

33.My mother is so poor ...............

To get medical help for my father
That she cannot buy food for us
To send me to school
Because she will not work

34.He tames animals because he ...............

Is fond of them
Hates them
Seldom loves them
Is afraid of them
Wants to set them free

35.He has no money now ...............

Because he was very rich once
As he has given up all his wealth
Because he always spends money with utmost care
Because he had received huge donations once
Although he was very poor once

7. Instruction : In this type of questions six sentences are given and labeled S1, P, Q, R, S and S6. S1 and S6 are the first and the last sentences of a paragraph respectively. The middle four sentences viz. P, Q, R and S are given in a jumbled order. It is required to arrange these four sentences in a meaningful sequence and then choose the correct order from among the alternatives provided.

36.Considering the positions of S1 and S6 as fixed, rearrange the four sentences P, Q, R and S and choose one of the four alternatives which would be the most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

S1. Today the earth has many satellites besides the moon.
P. But the pull of the earth keeps them from doing so.
Q. The artificial satellites do not fall because they are going to fast to do so.
R. They are artificial satellites made by man and very much smaller than the man.
S. As they speed along, they tend to go straight off into space.
S6. As a result, they travel in an orbit round the earth.

PRQS
QPSR
RQSP
SPRQ

8. Instruction : Choose one alternative which is opposite in meaning to the given word.

37.Repel

Attend
Continue
Attract
Concentrate

38.Confident

Reserved
Shy
Diffident
Timid

39.Meagre

Extravagant
Excessive
Average
Plentiful

40.Fact

Illusion
Fiction
Fable
Story

41.Native

Newcomer
Stranger
Alien
Foreigner

9. Instruction : In each of the following sentences, choose the word opposite in meaning to the bold word to fill in the blanks.

42.Absolute control of the firm is what he wanted, but he ended up with ............... Powers.

Complex
Limited
Little
Few

43.Generally she is cautious, but you can't predict when she is ...............

Rash
Hurtful
Kind
Fast

44.She has an attractive figure, but her temper is most ...............

Distracting
repulsive
complex
unpredictable

45.Wood is opaque but glass is ...............

Soft
Transparent
Hard
Smooth

46.All her life she has been insulated from the harsh realities of the world but now she is ............... all kinds of hardship.

Used to
Worried about
Exposed to
Troubled by

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