Directions : 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 are suggested. One of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word to each case.

Indian culture is rich and (1) and as a result unique in its very own way. Our manners, way of communicating with one another etc. are one of the important components of our culture. Even though we have accepted modern means of living, improved our lifestyle, our values and beliefs still remain unchanged. A person can change his way of clothing, way of eating and living out the rich values in a person always (2) unchanged because they are deeply rooted within our hearts, mind, body and soul which we receive from our culture. Indian culture (3) guests as god and serves them and takes care of them as if they are a part and parcel of the family itself. even though we don't have anything to eat, the guests are never left hungry and are always looked after by the members of the family. Elders and the respect for elders is a major component in Indian culture. Elders are the (4) force for any family and hence the love and respect for elders comes from (5) and is not artificial. An (6) takes blessings from his elders by touching their feet. Elders drill and pass on the Indian culture within us as we grow. "Respect one another" is another lesson that is taught from the books of Indian culture. All people are alike and respecting one another is ones duty. In foreign countries the relation (7) the boss and the employee is like a (8) and slave and is purely monetary whereas in Indian culture the relation between the boss and the employee is more like homely relations unlike foreign countries. Helpful nature is another (9) feature in our Indian culture. Right from our early days of childhood we are taught to help one another (10) help and distress. If not monetary then at least in kind or non-monetary ways. Indian culture tells us to multiply and distribute joy and happiness and share sadness and pain. It tells us that by all this we can develop cooperation and better living amongst ourselves and subsequently make this world a better place to live in. Even though India is a country of various religions and caste our culture tells us just one thing phir bhi dil hai Hindustani.

Question 83



The subject, "Indian culture" is singular. So, the verb that follows it should be plural. So, the correct answer is "treats", option c).

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