Directions (Q.83-90): 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/phrases are suggested one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case: Polling data ___83___ to confirm what the anecdotal evidence suggests that the people of China and Japan ___84____ overwhelmingly negative opinions of each other. InrecentPewsurveys, 81 percent of Chinese respondents expressed ____85___ unfavourable view of Japan, and 77 percent said Japan had not sufficiently apologized for its wartime actions. Likewise, 83 percent of Japanese _____86____ declared an overall unfavourable view of China, and 89 percent saw China’s increasing power _____87___ athreatto Japan. Strong majorities in ____88_____ countries view the other as “arrogant” and “violent.” These harsh judgments have grown from many real _____89____ imagined differences and slights, but the war remains _____90_____ the most significant sources of bilateral friction.

1) similar

2) as

3) though

4) same

5) many

A 1 Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B 2 Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C 3 Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D 4 Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
E 5 Correct Answer Incorrect Answer


Here, ‘as’ is used to refer to the character (threat) that something (China’s increasing power) has.

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