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Today perhaps your only association with the word ‘polio’ is the Sabin Oral Vaccine that protects children from the diseases. Fifty-five years ago, this was not so. The dreaded diseases, which mainly affects the brain and the spinal cord, causes stiffening and weakening of the muscles, crippling and paralysis – which is why I am in a wheelchair today. If somebody had predicted, when I was born, that this would happen to me, no one would have believed it. I was the seventh child in a family of four pairs of brother and sisters. with a huge 23-year gap between the first and the last. I was told that. Unlike the others, I was so fair and brown haired that I looked more like a foreigner than a Dawood Bohri. I was also considered to be the healthiest of the brood.


1. The narrator of the passage is a patient of

  1. diabetes
  2. cerebral attack
  3. polio
  4. heart diseases


2. To say something about the future is to

  1. addict
  2. verdict
  3. predict
  4. protect


3. The narrator was the seventh child in a family that had

  1. nine children
  2. one score children
  3. eight children
  4. twenty-three children


4. Polio, the dreaded diseases, mainly affects the

  1. heart and spinal cord
  2. brain and spinal cord
  3. brain and nerves
  4. brain and heart


5. What made the narrator look like a foreigner?

  1. He was fair and skinny
  2. He was fair and brown haired
  3. He was fair with red hair
  4. He was dark and blonde


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