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"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving."
- Albert Einstein
1 . Directions(1 to 10):Seed quality is an (1) aspect of crop production. For ages, farmers have traditionally been selecting and (2)good quality seed, since it was in their interest to do so. They knew and understood the importance of quality seed in production. However, with the advent of green revolution technology, based ( 3) on the high-yielding dwarf varieties of wheat and rice, mainstream thinking changed. Agricultural scientists, for reasons that remain (4), began to doubt the ability of farmers to maintain seed quality (5). Aided by the World Bank, the Ministry of Agriculture launched a National Seeds Project in 1967. Under the project, spread into three phases, seed processing plants were (6) up in nine states. Six states were covered under phase three. All that the huge processing plants were (7)to do was to provide ‘certified’ seeds of food crops, mainly selfpollinating crops, to farmers. In mid-1980s, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines concluded a study which (8) that there was hardly any difference in the crop yields from transpl anted rice and from the crop sown by broadcasted seeds. One would wonder why, in the first instance, were the farmers asked to ( 9) over to transpl anti ng paddy ? The answer is simpl e — probably, to help the mechanical industries grow. Since rice is the ! staple food in Asia, tractor sales could only grow if there was a way to move the machine in the rice fields. No wonder, the sales of tractors, puddlers, reapers and other associated (10) soared in rice-growing areas.

Q. (1)
A.  irrational B.    main
C.  brilliant D.    important
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2 . (2)
A.  maintaing B.    trusting
C.  selling D.    processing
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3 . (3)
A.  necessarily B.    exceptionally
C.  primarily D.    regularly
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4 . (4)
A.  unexplained B.    doubt
C.  some D.    true
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5 . (5)
A.  himself B.    sometimes
C.  proper D.    themselves
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6 . (6)
A.  establishment B.    created
C.  set D.    wound
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7 . (7)
A.  tried B.    mattered
C.  meaning D.    supposed
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8 . (8)
A.  renounced B.    showed
C.  passed D.    negated
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9 . (9)
A.  shift B.    make
C.  turn D.    switch
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10 . (10)
A.  sell B.    equipments
C.  people D.    techniques
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