Cloze Test Preparation Vol-22 | Hamaraguru

Cloze Test Preparation Vol-22 | Hamaraguru

Direction (216-225): In the following passage there are blanks, each numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case

It is noteworthy that the Prime Minister's working group set up to suggest long term solutions   to (216) the growing demand for affordable food has  acknowledged the use of  biotechnology as integral to a second Green Revolution. Although Indian agriculture serves as a good example of incorporating hybrid varieties of high yielding crops, the attitude towards genetically modified are transgenic food has been sceptical. But cotton is the only (217) crop currently approved for (218) in India. But brinjal is under Moratorium for commercial release. In a country where is 65% of agricultural land is still (219) on the monsoon, there needs to be far greater investment in biotechnology driven solutions to increase yields. True, there are valid health and environment (220) regarding the adoption of GM crops. It is for this  reason that the adequate (221) need to be in place to ensure consumer safety. But an (222) rejection of genetically modified food would be (223) to the country's food security. Given the huge deficit between command and production, there is an urgent need to adopt a (224) approach to agriculture. Brazil serves as a good example. Over the last 40 years the  South  American Nation has scripted an Agriculture revolution in the dry Plains of the country by providing basic inputs on a large scale and vigorously adopting GM crops. There is no reason why India can't (225) this. Storage and delivery is the other side of problems that can be significantly mitigated by policy decisions that allow for Greater FDI in retail. Scientific innovations combined with a farsighted farm to fork agricultural strategy are the answer to India's growing food needs.

216. a) meet        b) suggest        c) complete        d) seek            e) recommend
217. a) food        b) transgenic        c) high yielding    d) genetic        e) organic
218. a) research    b) hybrid        c) release        d) launch        e) cultivation
219. a) filled        b) dependent        c) depends        d) independent        e) available
220. a) concerns    b) protests        c) factors        d) yields        e) areas
221. a) warnings    b) features        c) safeguards        d) research        e) alerts
222. a) accurate    b) hasty        c) absurd        d) outright        e) honest
223. a) risk        b) beneficial        c) attestation        d) acrimonious        e) detrimental
224. a) thoughtful    b) middle        c) holistic        d) hybrid        e) balance
225. a) replicate    b) test            c) overcome        d) condemn        e) simulate


Answer Key:
216.a    
217.b    
218.e    
219.b    
220.a
221.c    
222.d    
223.e    
224.c    
225.e