Direction (1-10) : In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers again printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blanks appropriately in the context of the whole passage. Find out the appropriate word.
One fairly well knows that _1_ of technological _2_ has been a shortage of jobs. As a result of automation and computerization, which made _3_ progress over the last decade, managements have _4_ employment levels.
With the _5_ of globalization loosening government controls all over the world, competition and performance judged on bottom line results in sweeping across numerous jobs. These factors and _6_ of mere survival are making voluntary retirement schemes a permanent feature of organization _7_ exercises. What is _8_ is on its way to _9_ compulsory. When a reasonable provision for alimony is made by the organization, it _10_ a character of mutual consent.
(Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank Clerk Exam, 2001 )
1. (a) fall
2. (a) parks
3. (a) slow
4. (a) frozen
5. (a) forces
6. (a) urge
7. (a) slimming
8. (a) choice
9. (a) offering
10. (a) needs
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