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Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow: One of the most important eras

in the history of India is the span of the Mughal Empire. Who were the Mughals? They were the last of the most powerful descendants of the Mongols in Turkestan corresponding to the region of present day Mongolia. The Mughals adopted Islam, and absorbed the Middle Eastern culture (especially Persian). It is interesting to note that while the Mughals brought the widespread of Islam in India, yet they were not the ones to introduce this religion to the nation. It was the Muslim forces, which brought their religions to India as far back as the 7th century AD. Babur is regarded as the founder of the Mughal dynasty in India. His rule extended from 1483 to 1530. He originally ruled over Turkestan, as a small kingdom, from where he extended his supremacy to Kabul in 1504. It was after this that he moved into India and established his kingdom extending from Turkestan to Deccan India. Humayun, Babur's son, took over the Mughal throne. Initially, he lost most of his father's empire, but in 1555 he began regaining all that he lost. Though as a ruler and invader he was successful, yet his affinity towards the Persian culture grew by leaps and bounds, which he instilled in his son and successor to the Mughal throne - Akbar. Mughal Indian history saw a turning point with Akbar. He is considered to be the greatest king of the history of India. He ascended the throne at the young and raw age of thirteen. Akbar ruled and expanded his kingdom from 1556 to 1605, by which time he was ruling over almost all of north India. Akbar was then succeeded by his son Jahangir. His reign was dated from 1605 to 1628. He did not really expand the Mughal Empire too much, only reaching till Bengal in East India. Jahangir spent more time in patronizing the arts, rather than indulging in rigorous invasions and conquests. However, his tenure as ruler is regarded as the richest era of Mughal culture in India. Shah Jahan succeeded his father, Jahangir, to the Mughal throne. He had shifted the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. He also began some of the greatest architectural projects in north India. The most magnificent of them being the Taj Mahal in Agra. A tribute to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Shah Jahan was succeeded by his son Aurangzeb, who expanded the Mughal Empire to its maximum limits ever. However, while Aurangzeb went on expanding his empire, it was also during his reign that the Mughal Empire began to disintegrate.

Who was responsible for bringing the religion of Islam into India? A B Babar, the first Mughal Some Muslim rulers in the 7th century

C D A B C D

All the Mughals combined ushered the religion None of the above Extended his empire into the Deccan Moved from Turkestan into India and established the Mughal rule Was regarded as the richest reign in India Was considered the greatest king in the Indias history.

Akbar, the son of Humayun:

Describe the correct statement about Shah Jahan. A B C D He was a patron of military warfare He was a patron of art and architecture He moved his capital to Agra from Delhi He was the actual founder of the Mughal dynasty

In the following question, four similar sentences are given, of which only one is grammatically correct, stylistically elegant and semantically consistent. Identify that sentence. A Spiritual Quest reflects the degree in which the student is actively searching for meaning and purpose in life, to become a more self-aware and enlightened person, and to find answers to life's mysteries and "big questions. Spiritual Quest reflects the degree to which the student is actively searching for meaning and purpose in life, to become a more self-aware and enlightened person, and to find answers to life's mysteries and "big questions. Spiritual Quest reflects the degree to which the student is actively searching for meaning and purpose in life, to become a more self-aware and enlightened person, and for finding answers to life's mysteries and "big questions. Spiritual Quest reflects the degree for which the student is actively searching for meaning and purpose in life, to become a more self-aware and enlightened person, and for finding answers to life's mysteries and "big questions.

D
Ans: b

Fill in the blank with the best alternative from the options given below In keeping with his own ____ in international diplomacy, Chimes proposed a personal meeting of heads of government, but the effort was doomed to failure, as the temper of the times was_____. A B C ideas, pluralistic predilections, inimical aversions, hostile

impulses, amicable

Fill in the blanks with the best alternative from the options given below: _____the table are a laptop, a paper, a calculator, an appointment calendar, two pens and a muffin. A B C D Above At On Under

Work that is not finished is not work at all, it is merely a botch, a failure. A B C D all; the work being merely a botch, a failure. all; it is merely a botch, a failure. all; the work being merely a botch and a failure. No replacement is required.

Ans: b is the correct onenot d

If you have seen yesterday's play I am sure you would have enjoyed seeing our team act A B C D
Ans: A

If you have seen yesterday's play would have enjoyed seeing our team act

Fill in the blanks with the best alternative from the options given below: There is another chair___ the woman. A B C D
Ans: c

across besides beside opposite

Which of the following words is closest in the meaning to Agrestic : A B Refined Well behaved

C D
Ans: d not a

Urban Unrefined

A commonly used idiom is highlighted in the sentence below. Choose the option which gives the closest meaning to the idiom. What did you get up to at the weekend? A B C D getting up early an event to do None of the these

Ans: c is ansnot d

In the following question, four similar sentences are given, of which only one is grammatically correct, stylistically elegant and semantically consistent. Identify that sentence. A Among the many reasons for Anupam's failure in the examination was his arrogant assumption that his classmates were incapable of competing with him and his cold war with class representative. As per the many reasons for Anupam's failure in the examination was his arrogant assumption that his classmates were incapable of competing with him and his cold war with class representative. Among the many reasons for Anupam's failure in the examination was his arrogant assumptions that his classmates are incapable of competing with him and his cold war with class representative. Among the many reasons for Anupam's failure in the examination were his arrogant assumption that his classmates were incapable of competing with him and his cold war with class representative.

D
Ans: d not c

Fill in the blank with the best alternative from the options given below I was feeling rather _____ when I ____ a white envelop on the table. A B C D
Ans: c

ecstatic, perceived happy, discerned miserable, spotted jubilant, glimpsed

Which of the following words is closest in the meaning to Abacinate : A B C D


Ans: c Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow: A new report predicts that global warming could cause drought and possibly famine in China, the source of much of Hong Kong's food, by the year 2040. Low lying areas could also be at risk from inundation as sea levels rise. The report recommends building sea-walls around these areas such as the new port and airport reclamations. Published by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the report, which includes work by members of the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, uses the most recent projections on climate change to point to a gloomy outlook for China. By 2040 about 30 to 40 per cent of the country will experience changes in the type of vegetation it supports, with tropical and sub-tropical forest conditions shifting northward and hot desert conditions rising in the west where currently the desert is temperate. Crop-growing areas will expand but any benefit is expected to be negated by increased evaporation of moisture due to rising temperatures, making it too dry to grow crops such as rice. The growing season is also expected to alter, becoming shorter in south China, the mainland's breadbasket. The rapid changes make it unlikely that plants could adapt. Food supplies, for instance, could be affected by lower crop yields. Food could be imported from elsewhere but you have to keep in mind that the type of changes experienced in one region will take place elsewhere as well. Depleted fresh water supplies would be another problem because increased evaporation would reduce water levels. Also, due to this, the breeding range of the critically endangered Siberian crane could be reduced by 70 percent. Global warming is caused by the burning of large amounts of fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, which release gases that trap heat in the atmosphere. World temperatures already have increased this century by about 0.6 degrees Celsius and are projected to rise between 1.6 degrees to 3.8 degrees by 2100. Sea levels could rise as glaciers melted and the higher temperatures expanded the size of the oceans, threatening much of land, which is built on reclaimed land. Current projections are that sea levels worldwide will rise by 15 to 90 centimetres by 2100, depending on whether action is taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The general depressing scenario could be helped if everyone used water less wastefully and encouraged energy efficiency to reduce fuel-burning.

Planted Ruined Blinded Killed

It will be impossible to grow rice in China after the year 2040 because: A B C D
Ans: c

Rice grows in well watered soils. Crop growing areas will expand Increased evaporation will make it too dry Sub-tropical conditions will shift northwards

Any benefit is expected to be 'negated' by increased evaporation..The phrase closest in meaning to the underlined word is: A B C D
Ans: d

made possible paid for reduced made ineffective

Why would China not be able to import food grains to supplement their own crops? A B C D
Ans: b

Their ships would not be able to sail to other lands to get supplies What China would encounter, would also be the case in other regions The Siberian crane would not be able to reproduce as before Instead of growing rice, they should leave their lands fallow every alternate year.

The sentence given below is broken into four parts. Please identify the part which is grammatically incorrect. A B C D
Ans: c not a

Among the litany of threats that many Christen may face, the potential for a nuclear armed Iran is perhaps the more scary as this scenario could engulf the region in a violent war.

A commonly used idiom is highlighted in the sentence below. Choose the option which gives the closest meaning to the idiom. I have got a lot in the pipeline. A B being prepared being worked out

C D
Ans: d

finished being worked on but not yet ready

The sentence given below is broken into four parts. Please identify the part which is grammatically incorrect. A B C D
Ans: b

His political career came to finish with China's military operations.