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1. The test comprises of 10 questions. You should complete the test within 10 minutes.
2. Select the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.
3. There is only one correct answer to each question.
4. All questions carry four marks each.
5. Each wrong answer will attract a penalty of one mark.

Question Number 1. A. This is the world of "brownouts", when the electricity generated by the power industry is no longer adequate to the demands made by the population during the hours of peak demand.
B. Because a shortage of water must lead to a shortage of power.
C. It is a world we risk entering next year if the winter rains and snow fail again.
D. In an instant, everything that has been taken for granted is open to doubt.
  • a. BADC
  • b. ADCB
  • c. DACB
  • d. DABC
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 2. A. We are not building dams.
B. Whom to blame? The government, the people, the judiciary system, political parties or the NGOs.
C. When was the last time a large dam was completed in Orissa?
D. Every proposal to build a dam is now met with a deluge of opposition on environmental grounds.
  • a. ACDB
  • b. BACD
  • c. ACBD
  • d. ACDB
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 3. A. "I know the storm awaits me back in the United States," said Moore as he absorbed the enthusiastic response of critics and journalists after the film's first Cannes screening.
B. Sicko, Michael Moore's ferocious and funny attack on the US health care system, got a warm welcome at the Cannes Film festival today.
C.The movie doesn't open until late next month, but it has already been criticised by conservative politicians and sparked a US government investigation that could land Moore a fine or jail time.
D. In US, it has started a firestorm.
  • a. BDCA
  • b. BADC
  • c. DCBA
  • d. DACB
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 4. A. he finding of VHS in Little Lake Butte des Morts and dead fish in Lake Winnebago prompted state officials to immediately close the lock effective May 12 to prevent the fish virus from spreading to Lake Winnebago.
B.As fish from Lake Winnebago have been found infected with the fish virus, officials on Friday ordered re-opening of the Menasha lock because the closure does no longer help prevent the spreading of the fish virus.
C. The Lake Winnebago chain is home to Wisconsin’s unique sturgeon population.
D. Little Lake Butte des Morts is in downstream from Lake Winnebago and separated by one dam and one functioning lock.
  • a. BDCA
  • b. DCAB
  • c. BDAC
  • d. DCBA
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 5. A. The news that tomatoes could prevent prostate cancer sounded too good to be true, and apparently it was.
B. Lycopene, found mainly in tomatoes and tomato products, had little impact on prostate cancer risk in a new study from the NCI.
C. Early research suggesting a protective role for lycopene spurred great commercial and public interest in the antioxidant in the late 1990s.
D. The new research, led by Peters, is one of the largest and most rigorously designed trials ever to examine the issue. And the lycopene findings were unequivocal.
  • a. BCDA
  • b. ABDC
  • c. CDBA
  • d. ABCD
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 6. A. The findings are based on a random sample of 224 children aged between 7 and 10 at 12 schools in the Republic of Ireland.
B. The impact of exercise on body fat differs for boys and girls, suggests research published ahead of print in the British Journal of Sports Medicin.
C.One in five children was overweight, and 6% were obese, figures which are significantly higher than those of other European countries, say the authors.
D. Recommendations on exercise to curb the rising tide of obesity in children have tended to take a unisex approach, say the authors.
  • a. BDCA
  • b. ACBD
  • c. BACD
  • d. BDAC
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 7. A. The iPhone combines a cell phone with Apple's market-leading iPod media player and sports a touch-screen display.
B. It has been the talk of the industry since Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs unveiled it in January and gave a preview of its features.
C. Its pending arrival has helped drive Apple's stock to record highs in recent weeks.
D. Many analysts predict the sleek gizmo will be another hit product for the Cupertino-based iPod and Macintosh maker.
  • a. DACB
  • b. DCBA
  • c. ABDC
  • d. CADB
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 8. A. That's why when you pick up a package of organic fertilizer or potting soil, you often see words like, "includes beneficial microbes" or "contains mycorrihizae," a fungus that is the botanical equivalent to, say, yogurt's acidophilus, an intestinal-friendly bacteria.
B. Ironically, many customers at our nursery think they get more for their money with synthetic fertilizers.
C. Like our own digestive system, healthy soil is full of various microbes that slowly digest the organic stuff in soil and then transform it into nutrients easily absorbed by roots.
D. Organic fertilizers such as Dr. Earth or Whitney Farms target these microbes in the soil as the big players in plant health.
  • a. CDAB
  • b. DCBA
  • c. CDBA
  • d. CDAB
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 9. A. Microsoft seems to have made an in-depth study into their main operating system rival and has come up with some incriminating conclusions.
B. Microsoft claims the open-source operating system Linux infringes on 235 Microsoft patents.
C. If these infringements are true then Microsoft has gained a hefty legal clout in dealing with Linux and its users.
D. That is indeed a huge number of infringements, and also strangely very specific.
  • a. BCAD
  • b. BDAC
  • c. ABCD
  • d. ABDC
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 10. A. So here we are, four years into our war with Iraq, with no timeline for withdrawal.
B. The world is not a safer place and (predictably) we haven't been able to stem the tides of terrorism.
C. We are stuck in ways we've never been stuck before.
D. Funding the war with manpower and money is a growing and divisive issue.
  • a. ABDC
  • b. CABD
  • c. DABC
  • d. BCAD
  • e.Not Attempted

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