Q 1. 1. Ever since Pakistan signed on as an ally in the war on terror, human rights advocates have voiced concerns that innocent people would be caught up in the net. 

A. Roughly half of the youths held are from families deemed uncooperative in the anti-terror fight. 

B. Seven women and at least 54 children under the age of 18 are languishing in prisons in the tribal areas of the NWFP under the so-called collective responsibility clause, which permits imprisonment of a person for crimes committed by a relative, clan or tribe. 

C. The decree has most recently been wielded to force tribal leaders to reveal the whereabouts of Qaeda and Taliban suspects.

 D. Now they’re pointing to evidence. 

6. The rest were imprisoned for the alleged crimes of their fathers. 

(a) BACD (b) DBCA (c) BCDA (d) DBAC 


Q 2. 1. The smaller mobile phones get; the more functions they seem to acquire. 

A. Beginning early next year, TU Media, a consortium of SK Telecom and other Korean companies, will begin beaming television programmes via satellite to special Digital Multimedia Broadcasting phones. 

B. The phones, made by Samsung, have 5.5- centimetre screens and cost $700. 

C. Now a South Korean firm is rolling out mobiles that double as televisions—and high-definition ones, at that. 

D. Based on early tests, executives at TU Media think that the new service will improve on SK’s existing cellular-based television phone service, which has 3 million subscribers but is often interrupted due to poor transmission. 

6. The biggest problem, though, is coming up with programming. 

(a) BDAC (b) BADC (c) CABD (d) CBAD 


Q 3. 1. Although Maradona recounts his life with neither explanation for his actions (save his love of football) nor fluid penmanship, his story is gripping. 

A. Maradona blames everyone but himself: luck, the media, managers, football executives—you name it, they did it. 

B. And, ironically, the book’s omissions are its most revealing element. 

C. In passing the buck, El Diego reveals who he really is—a man accountable to no one. 

D. It’s a tale of cataclysmic ups and downs as he hopskotches from the junior leagues of Argentina to four World Cups with the national side, from solidarity with the people of Naples to seeking solace from that other fallen idol, Fidel Castro. 

6. I now believe that Maradona truly is a god and that’s why I am an atheist. 

(a) CDAB (b) DABC (c) DBCA (d) DBAC 


Q 4. 1. The journalists have all but left Haiti. 

A. The suffering caused by the floods is no longer news, and we now work far from the headlines. 

B. Perhaps I have spent so much time in the Third World that I’m immune to it; one develops a thick skin, if only as a defense mechanism. 

C. Some of the aid workers are going as well, myself among them. 

D. How do I feel about the misery I’ve seen? 

6. Otherwise you would be unable to do your job. 

(a) CBAD (b) ACBD (c) BCDA (d) ACDB 


Q 5. 1. Many space enthusiasts now warn that only private enterprise will truly drive human expansion into space, and yet America’s government keeps ignoring them. 

A. It may seem surprising, but there are large numbers of people who would spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a trip into space. 

B. Tourism and entertainment are both possibilities. 

C. Two people, so far, have spent $ 20 m, and another two are on their way. 

D. What might cause market forces to take up the mission? 

6. Film and television companies would also spend tens of millions if they could. 

(a) DCAB (b) BACD (c) DBAC (d) ACBD