In the following passage, at certain points you are given a choice of four words one of which fits the meaning of the passage. Click on the option which you think is most suitable at the point. You can change the option to know correct answer. Press the reset button to try again.
PRACTICE PASSAGE - XXIV
The founders of the Indian Republic 1._____ the farsightedness and courage to commit 2. _____ to two major innovations of historical significance in nation-building and social engineering: first, to 3._____ democratic and civil 4._____ society among illiterate people and, second, to undertake economic development 5._____ democratic political structure. Hitherto, in all societies in which an economic takeoff or an early industrial and agricultural 6._____ had occurred, effective democracy, especially from the working people, had been extremely limited. On the other hand, 7._____ the beginning, India was committed to 8._____ democratic and civil libertarian political order and a representative system of government 9._____ on free and fair elections to be conducted on the basis of universal adult franchise.
PRACTICE PASSAGE - XXIII
Ecology, in a very simple term, is a science that 10._____ the interdependent mutually reactive and interconnected relationships 11. _____ the organisms and 12._____ physical environment on the one hand and among the organisms on the other hand 13._____ the term écology’’ was first coined and used by the German biologist Ernst Haeckel in 1869, a few conceptual terms 14._____ already proposed to reveal relationships 15._____ organisms and their environment. For example, French zoologist I.G. Hilaire used the term ethology 16._____ the study of the relations of 17._____ organisms within the family and society in the aggregate and in the community. British naturalist St. George Jackson Mivart proposed the term hexicology with regard to the study of the relations 18._____ living creatures to other organisms and their environment as regards the nature of the locality they frequent, the temperature and the 19._____ of light which suit them, and their relations to other organisms as enemies, rivals, or accidental and involuntary benefactors.