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Directions (Q1-6): Read the passage given and answer the questions that follow, by selecting the most appropriate option.
As heart disease continues to be the number one killer in the United States, researchers have become increasingly interested in identifying the potential risk factors that trigger heart attacks. High-fat diets and life in the fast lane have long been known to contribute to the high incidence of heart failure. But according to new studies, the list of risk factors may be significantly longer and quite surprising.
Heart failure, e.g., appears to have seasonal and temporal patterns. A higher percentage of heart attacks occurs in cold weather and more people experience heart failure on Monday than on any other day of the week. In addition, people are more susceptible to heart attacks in the first few hours after waking. Cardiologists first observed this morning phenomena in the mid-1980 and have since discovered a number of possible causes. An early-morning rise in blood pressure, heart rate and concentration of heart stimulating hormones, plus a reduction of blood flow to the heart, may all contribute to the higher incidence of heart attacks between the hours of 8:00 am and 10:00 am, In other studies, both birthday and bachelorhood have been implicated as risk factors. Statistics reveal that heart attack rate increases significantly for both females ant males in the few days immediately preceding and following their birthdays. And unmarried men are more at risk for heart attacks than their married counterparts. Though, stress is thought to be linked in some way to all of the aforementioned risk factors, intense research continues in the hope of future comprehending why and how heart failure is triggered.
Q1. What does the passage mainly discuss?
(b)Diet and stress as factors in heart attacks
(c)Seasonal and temporal patterns of heart attacks
(d)Risk factors in heart attacks
Q2. The word ‘potential could best be replaced by which of the following?
Q3. According to the passage, which of the following is not
(a)Decreased blood flow to the heart
(b)Increased blood pressure
(c)Lower heart rate
(d)Increase in hormones
Q4. As used in the passage, which of the following could be replace the word ‘reveal’?
Q5. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the we intense’ as used in the passage.
Q6. Pick out a word from the passage, which means ‘very likely to be influenced or affected’.
Directions(7-10): Complete the following sentences with an appropriate verb form.
Q7. When he ____ Istanbul, he will inform us that they have arrived not to make us worry about them.
(a) will arrive
(b) is going to arrive
(c) would arrive
Q8. We ____ once a long time ago but I ____ she will remember me.
(a) were meeting / hadn’t thought
(b) have met / didn’t think
(c) had met / haven’t though
(d) met/don’t think
Q9. I ____ the holiday enormously even though the weather ____ disappointing.
(a) enjoy/would have been
(b) had enjoyed / has been
(c) have enjoyed / was being
(d) enjoyed / was
Q10. Do you remember when Joseph ____ from the university and ____ to work as an engineer in our factory?
(a) has graduated / has started
(b) will graduate / will be starting
(c) graduated / had started
(d) graduated / started
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