COMPREHENSION TEST
 477. Serious health concerns in modern America are related                                PASSAGE - III
        to                                                                Andaman and Nicobar Islands consist of mainly two
        (1) smoking                 (2) fast life                 groups of islands, with distinctive features of the original
        (3) poor diet               (4) loneliness                residents — Negroid and Mongolese. It is strange to see
 478. Food deserts are                                            how these two different groups migrated to these islands
        (1) areas having large supermarket chains.                so far from the mainland — from India and Myanmar. The
                                                                  aboriginals found in these islands are the Jarawas,
        (2) low-income areas without access to healthy foods.
                                                                  Sentinelese, Onges, Shompenites, mainly found in Andaman
        (3) areas having large-scale plantations.                 and the Nicobarese in Nicobar. Of these the Nicobarese in
        (4) areas not having large number of restaurants.         general, and some of the Onges, have accepted the so-
 479. Food-deserts are formed when                                called modern civilization and learned the use of modern
        (1) major supermarket chains are unavailable in some      tools and facilities.
             areas.                                                       They can be seen frequently in the Port Blair market.
        (2) people do not like eating fresh food.                 The aboriginals are looked after by the Anthropological
        (3) people relocate to new areas.                         Department of the Government, who make regular visits to
        (4) most remain under-educated about nutritious food.     their islands and supply them with food and other necessities.
 480. People belonging to low-income group mostly resort to               These aboriginals still do not know how to use a
        (1) fresh milk and vegetables.         (2) gambling.      matchbox and prepare fire by rubbing two pieces of wood;
                                                                  they also do not know the use of cloth. If the people from
        (3) rash driving.                      (4) fast food.
                                                                  the Anthropological Department offer them clothes, they
                          PASSAGE - II                            use them only as turbans and not to wrap their bodies.
        Today perhaps your only association with the word
‘polio’ is the Sabin Oral Vaccine that protects children from                       SOME IMPORTANT WORDS
the disease. Fifty-five years ago, this was not so. The dreaded      aboriginals : relating to the original people, animals,
disease, which mainly affects the brain and the spinal cord,                           etc. of a place and to a period of time
causes stiffening and weakening of the muscles, crippling                              before Europeans arrived
and paralysis — which is why I am in a wheelchair today. If
somebody had predicted, when I was born, that this would           486. Original residents of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
happen to me, no one would have believed it. I was the                    are
seventh child in a family of four pairs of brothers and sisters,          (1) Negroid.
with a huge 23-year gap between the first and the last. I                 (2) Mongolese.
was told that, unlike the others, I was so fair and brown-                (3) Negroid and Mongolese.
haired that I looked more like a foreigner than a Dawood                  (4) None of them.
Bohri. I was also considered to be the healthiest of the           487. The so-called modern civilization has been accepted
brood.                                                                    in general by
                 SOME IMPORTANT WORDS                                     (1) all the aboriginals.    (2) the Nicobarese.
  brood      :   a large family of children                               (3) the Jarawas.            (4) the Onges.
 481. The narrator of the passage is a patient of                  488. The original residents migrated to the islands from
                                                                          (1) India.                  (2) Myanmar.
        (1) diabetes.             (2) cerebral attack.
                                                                          (3) Sri Lanka.              (4) India and Myanmar.
        (3) polio.                (4) heart disease.
                                                                   489. The Jarawas, Sentinelese, Onges and Shompenites
 482. To say something about the future is to
                                                                          are mainly found in
        (1) addict.               (2) verdict.
                                                                          (1) Andaman.
        (3) predict.              (4) protect.                            (2) Nicobar.
 483. The narrator was the seventh child in a family that                 (3) Andaman and Nicobar.
        had
                                                                          (4) Port Blair.
        (1) nine children.        (2) one score children.
                                                                   490. The aboriginals are looked after by
        (3) eight children.       (4) twenty-three children.              (1) the Government of India.
 484. Polio, the dreaded disease, mainly affects the                      (2) the Anthropo logical Department of the
        (1) heart and spinal cord.                                            Government.
        (2) brain and spinal cord.                                        (3) the Tourism Department.
        (3) brain and nerves.                                             (4) some NGOs.
        (4) brain and heart.                                       491. The aboriginals are still ignorant of the use of
 485. What made the narrator look like a foreigner ?                      (1) fire.                   (2) clothes.
        (1) He was fair and skinny.                                       (3) matchbox and cloth. (4) matchbox.
        (2) He was fair and brown-haired.                          492. If clothes are offered, the aboriginals use them as
        (3) He was fair with red hair.                                    (1) turbans.                (2) wrappers.
        (4) He was dark and blonde.                                       (3) curtains.               (4) None of these
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