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Directions (1 to 10): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriate word in each case.

Q 1. Decades ago, China (1) the concept of ‘barefoot doctors’. They were community healthcare workers who successfully (2) the health of China’s villages. Following this example, many African, Asian and Latin American countries have started (3) programmes. The largest of such community health efforts in India’s National Rural Health Mission. In (4) over three years, the programme has mobilized over 50 thousand new community health workers, each (5) as ‘Asha’. This is short for ‘Accredited Social Health Activist’ and translated into Hindi is the word (6) hope.
Today technology companies and foundations are also joining the (7) to support community health workers. Mobile phone companies are (8) these workers with phones and support systems to obtain up to date medical information, call ambulances etc. In the (9) years, community health workers can thus help (10) the spread of many devastaing but curable diseases.

  1. overlook
  2. curb
  3. protect
  4. enrich

In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriate word in each case.

Q 2. Decades ago, China (1) the concept of ‘barefoot doctors’. They were community healthcare workers who successfully (2) the health of China’s villages. Following this example, many African, Asian and Latin American countries have started (3) programmes. The largest of such community health efforts in India’s National Rural Health Mission. In (4) over three years, the programme has mobilized over 50 thousand new community health workers, each (5) as ‘Asha’. This is short for ‘Accredited Social Health Activist’ and translated into Hindi is the word (6) hope.
Today technology companies and foundations are also joining the (7) to support community health workers. Mobile phone companies are (8) these workers with phones and support systems to obtain up to date medical information, call ambulances etc. In the (9) years, community health workers can thus help (10) the spread of many devastaing but curable diseases.

  1. coming
  2. next
  3. past
  4. few

In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriate word in each case.

Q 3. Decades ago, China (1) the concept of ‘barefoot doctors’. They were community healthcare workers who successfully (2) the health of China’s villages. Following this example, many African, Asian and Latin American countries have started (3) programmes. The largest of such community health efforts in India’s National Rural Health Mission. In (4) over three years, the programme has mobilized over 50 thousand new community health workers, each (5) as ‘Asha’. This is short for ‘Accredited Social Health Activist’ and translated into Hindi is the word (6) hope.
Today technology companies and foundations are also joining the (7) to support community health workers. Mobile phone companies are (8) these workers with phones and support systems to obtain up to date medical information, call ambulances etc. In the (9) years, community health workers can thus help (10) the spread of many devastaing but curable diseases.

  1. provided
  2. buying
  3. equipped
  4. empowering

In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriate word in each case.

Q 4. Decades ago, China (1) the concept of ‘barefoot doctors’. They were community healthcare workers who successfully (2) the health of China’s villages. Following this example, many African, Asian and Latin American countries have started (3) programmes. The largest of such community health efforts in India’s National Rural Health Mission. In (4) over three years, the programme has mobilized over 50 thousand new community health workers, each (5) as ‘Asha’. This is short for ‘Accredited Social Health Activist’ and translated into Hindi is the word (6) hope.
Today technology companies and foundations are also joining the (7) to support community health workers. Mobile phone companies are (8) these workers with phones and support systems to obtain up to date medical information, call ambulances etc. In the (9) years, community health workers can thus help (10) the spread of many devastaing but curable diseases.

  1. business
  2. membership
  3. scope
  4. effort

In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriate word in each case.

Q 5. Decades ago, China (1) the concept of ‘barefoot doctors’. They were community healthcare workers who successfully (2) the health of China’s villages. Following this example, many African, Asian and Latin American countries have started (3) programmes. The largest of such community health efforts in India’s National Rural Health Mission. In (4) over three years, the programme has mobilized over 50 thousand new community health workers, each (5) as ‘Asha’. This is short for ‘Accredited Social Health Activist’ and translated into Hindi is the word (6) hope.
Today technology companies and foundations are also joining the (7) to support community health workers. Mobile phone companies are (8) these workers with phones and support systems to obtain up to date medical information, call ambulances etc. In the (9) years, community health workers can thus help (10) the spread of many devastaing but curable diseases.

  1. denotes
  2. describes
  3. for
  4. explains