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Vehicular pollution causes serious health problems. Carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons emitted by motor vehicles trigger off a complex chain reaction resulting in dangerous pollutants such as ozone, aldehydes and ketones. The prolonged inhalation of carbon monoxide present in the toxic fumes reduces the carbon carrying capacity of the blood, and may cause headache, sickness and even death. Likewise, unbumed fragments of hydrocarbons form smog thicken with elements that may cause cancer.

प्रश्न 1   Which of the word in the passage means poisonous ?
 (अ) cancer
 (ब) toxic
 (स) serious
 (द) ketones
 उत्तर  

प्रश्न 2   Vehicular Pollution causes pollutants such as –
 (अ) ozone, aldehydes and ketones
 (ब) carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons
 (स) hydrocarbons
 (द) nitrogen oxides
 उत्तर  

प्रश्न 3   What reduces the carbon carrying capacity of the blood ?
 (अ) A complex chain reaction.
 (ब) Unburned fragments of hydrocarbons.
 (स) The pollution from vehicles.
 (द) Breathing carbon monoxide for a long time.
 उत्तर  

प्रश्न 4   Which word in the passage means the Same as ’lengthy’ ?
 (अ) Chain reaction
 (ब) Prolonged
 (स) Extend
 (द) Emitted
 उत्तर  

प्रश्न 5   Which of the following is likely to cause cancer?
 (अ) Inhalation of carbon monoxide
 (ब) Reduction of carbon
 (स) Unburned hydrocarbon
 (द) Smog
 उत्तर  

प्रश्न 6   The central idea of the passage is –
 (अ) Reaction of pollutants
 (ब) Ill effects of vehicular pollution
 (स) Causes of cancer
 (द) Pollutants of atmosphere
 उत्तर  

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow : (43 to 48)
People talk of memorials to him in statues of bronze or marble or pillars and thus they mock him and belie his message. What tribute shall we pay to him that he would have appreciated ? He has shown us the way to live and the way to die and if we have not understood that lesson, it would be better that we raised no memorial to him, for the only fit memorial is to follow reverently in the path he showed us and to do our duty in life and in death.
He was a Hindu and an Indian, the greatest in many generations, and he was proud of being a Hindu and an Indian. To him India was dear, because she had represented throughout the ages certain immutable truths. But though he was intensely religious and came to be called the Father of the Nation which he had liberated, yet no narrow religious or national bonds confined his spirit. And so he became the great internationalist, believing in the essential unity of man, the underlying unity of all religions, and the needs of humanity, and more specially devoting himself to the service of the poor, the distressed and the oppressed millions everywhere.

प्रश्न 7   Give one word for 'subject to harsh and authoritarian treatment' from the passage.
 (अ) haressed
 (ब) belie
 (स) oppressed
 (द) depressed
 उत्तर  

प्रश्न 8   What great lesson did this great man show us for life ?
 (अ) To become a religious man
 (ब) Service of poor
 (स) The way to live and the way to die
 (द) Unity of all religions
 उत्तर  

प्रश्न 9   Choose the word that can replace the underlined word in the passage.
 (अ) Eternal
 (ब) Historical
 (स) Unimaginable
 (द) Unbreakable
 उत्तर  

प्रश्न 10   Why is he called he great internationalist ?
 (अ) Because he was a Hindu and an Indian.
 (ब) Because he was a religious man.
 (स) Because he was the father of Nation.
 (द) Because he believed in essential unity of man and religion.
 उत्तर  

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