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SECTION - A
(Reading - 20 Marks)
l. Read the passage given below carefully and complete the statements that follow by choosing the best options :
A big reason for the drop in stomach cancer over the last century is refrigeration, which has greatly reduced the need for pickling foods to preserve them. Nitrates are often used in pickling for flavour and to prevent bacterial growth. However, nitrates are converted to cancer - causing nitrosamines during digestion. Vitamins A and C, beta carotene and other antioxidants can inhibit the cancer - causing potential of nitrosamines. Eating ample fresh vegetables and fruits may counteract any risk from pickled foods. Smoking was once essential for preserving meat and fish. But hundreds of components have so far been identified in smoke including alcohols, acids, phenols and several other toxic and possibly even cancer-causing substances. The chemicals inhibit the growth of bacteria and slow the breakdown of fat. But cured meats are high in nitrates,which combine with amino acids during cooking and digestion to form cancer - causing nitrosamines. The risk of cancer from nitrates is small, especially compared to the risk of coronary disease from getting too much saturated fat - plentiful in smoked meat. If you enjoy smoked or salted meats, make sure you eat them only occasionally and in moderate amounts.
(1) The advent of __________ brought about a change in preservation of food
(c) vitamin A
(d) vitamin C
(2) It is better not to consume smoked meat as it contains a lot of .
(b) cancer causing substances
(c) saturated fat
(d) amino acids
(3) 'Inhibit' means .
(d) slow down
(4) Eating________can protect us from the risk of pickled food.
(a) good food
(b) fresh vegetables
(c) vitamin tablets
(d) boiled vegetables
(5) The art of preserving fish and meat was by .
(a) adding nitrates (b) growing bacteria
(c) smoking it (d) breaking it
2. Read the passage given below carefully and complete the statements that follow it by choosing the correct options :
For several centuries, two towns near the Olympic site, Elis and Pisa fought for the prestige and power of controlling the games. In the fourth centruy BC, the dispute broke into open warfare, and there was a battle during the pentathlon. But winning meant everything to the ancient Greeks and they only understood success. There were no awards for second and third place in the ancient Olympics. First place was only the first place. The longest race in the early games was only about five kilometers. The race we call the marathon wasn't created until some 2500 years later. It was part of the programme of the first modern Olympics held in Athens in 1896 and commemorated that ancient run. The first Olympic marathons, from Athens in 1896 to Antwerp in1920 were run at varying lengths, ranging from 39,996 to 42,750 metres. It wasn't until the 1924 games in Paris that it was decided to adopt the standard distance of 42,195 metres used at the London Games in 1908, the exact distance from the start at WindsorCastle to the White City Stadium.
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