CTET ENGLISH QUIZ 68

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Question 1:

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Freedom loving people of tribal community had rejected foreign powers from the very beginning. In 1857, when the spark of the freedom struggle reached Central India, the Bheel - Bhilala Nayaks of Malwa-Nimar tribe stood against the oppression. Among these heroes, Tantya Bheel, Bheema Nayak, Khajya Nayak, Sitaram Kanwar and Raghumnath Singh Mandloi created a glorious history of struggle. During the freedom struggle of 1857, the network of revolutionaries was all over Malwa and Nimar. The chain system of tribal revolutionaries was amazing. As soon as one hero was sacrificed, the revolution would go on un-interrupted.

Among the Bheel Jannayaks, Tantya Bheel was a legendary figure known for his bravery and might. Tantya Bheel was born around 1842. At the age of 16, he became a revolutionary and a social crusader. People in distress used to call him Tantya Mama. He liberated the oppressed from the clutches of the British sycophants, money lenders and fought continuously with the British to become a people's warrior. Tantya Mama also provided shelter to hundreds of freedom fighters who sought refuge in the forests. On September 15, 1857, he met Tantya Tope, the great hero of freedom struggle. He received training in gorilla warfare from Tantya Tope. The sole purpose of Tantya Mama's life was to punish the exploiters and give every person their due. The British were stunned by Tantya's bravery. Even a police brigade was established to catch him, but the British army could not reach him. The British eventually resorted to deceit, force and Man Singh created a history of betrayal. Tantya Mama, the messiah of the poor people, who supported the exploited and fought the exploiters, was hanged on December 4, 1889.

Tantya Mama was called people's warrior because he

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Freedom loving people of tribal community had rejected foreign powers from the very beginning. In 1857, when the spark of the freedom struggle reached Central India, the Bheel - Bhilala Nayaks of Malwa-Nimar tribe stood against the oppression. Among these heroes, Tantya Bheel, Bheema Nayak, Khajya Nayak, Sitaram Kanwar and Raghumnath Singh Mandloi created a glorious history of struggle. During the freedom struggle of 1857, the network of revolutionaries was all over Malwa and Nimar. The chain system of tribal revolutionaries was amazing. As soon as one hero was sacrificed, the revolution would go on un-interrupted.

Among the Bheel Jannayaks, Tantya Bheel was a legendary figure known for his bravery and might. Tantya Bheel was born around 1842. At the age of 16, he became a revolutionary and a social crusader. People in distress used to call him Tantya Mama. He liberated the oppressed from the clutches of the British sycophants, money lenders and fought continuously with the British to become a people's warrior. Tantya Mama also provided shelter to hundreds of freedom fighters who sought refuge in the forests. On September 15, 1857, he met Tantya Tope, the great hero of freedom struggle. He received training in gorilla warfare from Tantya Tope. The sole purpose of Tantya Mama's life was to punish the exploiters and give every person their due. The British were stunned by Tantya's bravery. Even a police brigade was established to catch him, but the British army could not reach him. The British eventually resorted to deceit, force and Man Singh created a history of betrayal. Tantya Mama, the messiah of the poor people, who supported the exploited and fought the exploiters, was hanged on December 4, 1889.

Question 2:

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Freedom loving people of tribal community had rejected foreign powers from the very beginning. In 1857, when the spark of the freedom struggle reached Central India, the Bheel - Bhilala Nayaks of Malwa-Nimar tribe stood against the oppression. Among these heroes, Tantya Bheel, Bheema Nayak, Khajya Nayak, Sitaram Kanwar and Raghumnath Singh Mandloi created a glorious history of struggle. During the freedom struggle of 1857, the network of revolutionaries was all over Malwa and Nimar. The chain system of tribal revolutionaries was amazing. As soon as one hero was sacrificed, the revolution would go on un-interrupted.

Among the Bheel Jannayaks, Tantya Bheel was a legendary figure known for his bravery and might. Tantya Bheel was born around 1842. At the age of 16, he became a revolutionary and a social crusader. People in distress used to call him Tantya Mama. He liberated the oppressed from the clutches of the British sycophants, money lenders and fought continuously with the British to become a people's warrior. Tantya Mama also provided shelter to hundreds of freedom fighters who sought refuge in the forests. On September 15, 1857, he met Tantya Tope, the great hero of freedom struggle. He received training in gorilla warfare from Tantya Tope. The sole purpose of Tantya Mama's life was to punish the exploiters and give every person their due. The British were stunned by Tantya's bravery. Even a police brigade was established to catch him, but the British army could not reach him. The British eventually resorted to deceit, force and Man Singh created a history of betrayal. Tantya Mama, the messiah of the poor people, who supported the exploited and fought the exploiters, was hanged on December 4, 1889.

Which of the following words means the same as the word 'legendary' as used in para 2 of the passage?

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Freedom loving people of tribal community had rejected foreign powers from the very beginning. In 1857, when the spark of the freedom struggle reached Central India, the Bheel - Bhilala Nayaks of Malwa-Nimar tribe stood against the oppression. Among these heroes, Tantya Bheel, Bheema Nayak, Khajya Nayak, Sitaram Kanwar and Raghumnath Singh Mandloi created a glorious history of struggle. During the freedom struggle of 1857, the network of revolutionaries was all over Malwa and Nimar. The chain system of tribal revolutionaries was amazing. As soon as one hero was sacrificed, the revolution would go on un-interrupted.

Among the Bheel Jannayaks, Tantya Bheel was a legendary figure known for his bravery and might. Tantya Bheel was born around 1842. At the age of 16, he became a revolutionary and a social crusader. People in distress used to call him Tantya Mama. He liberated the oppressed from the clutches of the British sycophants, money lenders and fought continuously with the British to become a people's warrior. Tantya Mama also provided shelter to hundreds of freedom fighters who sought refuge in the forests. On September 15, 1857, he met Tantya Tope, the great hero of freedom struggle. He received training in gorilla warfare from Tantya Tope. The sole purpose of Tantya Mama's life was to punish the exploiters and give every person their due. The British were stunned by Tantya's bravery. Even a police brigade was established to catch him, but the British army could not reach him. The British eventually resorted to deceit, force and Man Singh created a history of betrayal. Tantya Mama, the messiah of the poor people, who supported the exploited and fought the exploiters, was hanged on December 4, 1889.

Question 3:

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Freedom loving people of tribal community had rejected foreign powers from the very beginning. In 1857, when the spark of the freedom struggle reached Central India, the Bheel - Bhilala Nayaks of Malwa-Nimar tribe stood against the oppression. Among these heroes, Tantya Bheel, Bheema Nayak, Khajya Nayak, Sitaram Kanwar and Raghumnath Singh Mandloi created a glorious history of struggle. During the freedom struggle of 1857, the network of revolutionaries was all over Malwa and Nimar. The chain system of tribal revolutionaries was amazing. As soon as one hero was sacrificed, the revolution would go on un-interrupted.

Among the Bheel Jannayaks, Tantya Bheel was a legendary figure known for his bravery and might. Tantya Bheel was born around 1842. At the age of 16, he became a revolutionary and a social crusader. People in distress used to call him Tantya Mama. He liberated the oppressed from the clutches of the British sycophants, money lenders and fought continuously with the British to become a people's warrior. Tantya Mama also provided shelter to hundreds of freedom fighters who sought refuge in the forests. On September 15, 1857, he met Tantya Tope, the great hero of freedom struggle. He received training in gorilla warfare from Tantya Tope. The sole purpose of Tantya Mama's life was to punish the exploiters and give every person their due. The British were stunned by Tantya's bravery. Even a police brigade was established to catch him, but the British army could not reach him. The British eventually resorted to deceit, force and Man Singh created a history of betrayal. Tantya Mama, the messiah of the poor people, who supported the exploited and fought the exploiters, was hanged on December 4, 1889.

Which of the following words is most opposite in meaning to the word 'bravery' as used in para 2 of the passage?

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Freedom loving people of tribal community had rejected foreign powers from the very beginning. In 1857, when the spark of the freedom struggle reached Central India, the Bheel - Bhilala Nayaks of Malwa-Nimar tribe stood against the oppression. Among these heroes, Tantya Bheel, Bheema Nayak, Khajya Nayak, Sitaram Kanwar and Raghumnath Singh Mandloi created a glorious history of struggle. During the freedom struggle of 1857, the network of revolutionaries was all over Malwa and Nimar. The chain system of tribal revolutionaries was amazing. As soon as one hero was sacrificed, the revolution would go on un-interrupted.

Among the Bheel Jannayaks, Tantya Bheel was a legendary figure known for his bravery and might. Tantya Bheel was born around 1842. At the age of 16, he became a revolutionary and a social crusader. People in distress used to call him Tantya Mama. He liberated the oppressed from the clutches of the British sycophants, money lenders and fought continuously with the British to become a people's warrior. Tantya Mama also provided shelter to hundreds of freedom fighters who sought refuge in the forests. On September 15, 1857, he met Tantya Tope, the great hero of freedom struggle. He received training in gorilla warfare from Tantya Tope. The sole purpose of Tantya Mama's life was to punish the exploiters and give every person their due. The British were stunned by Tantya's bravery. Even a police brigade was established to catch him, but the British army could not reach him. The British eventually resorted to deceit, force and Man Singh created a history of betrayal. Tantya Mama, the messiah of the poor people, who supported the exploited and fought the exploiters, was hanged on December 4, 1889.

Question 4:

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Freedom loving people of tribal community had rejected foreign powers from the very beginning. In 1857, when the spark of the freedom struggle reached Central India, the Bheel - Bhilala Nayaks of Malwa-Nimar tribe stood against the oppression. Among these heroes, Tantya Bheel, Bheema Nayak, Khajya Nayak, Sitaram Kanwar and Raghumnath Singh Mandloi created a glorious history of struggle. During the freedom struggle of 1857, the network of revolutionaries was all over Malwa and Nimar. The chain system of tribal revolutionaries was amazing. As soon as one hero was sacrificed, the revolution would go on un-interrupted.

Among the Bheel Jannayaks, Tantya Bheel was a legendary figure known for his bravery and might. Tantya Bheel was born around 1842. At the age of 16, he became a revolutionary and a social crusader. People in distress used to call him Tantya Mama. He liberated the oppressed from the clutches of the British sycophants, money lenders and fought continuously with the British to become a people's warrior. Tantya Mama also provided shelter to hundreds of freedom fighters who sought refuge in the forests. On September 15, 1857, he met Tantya Tope, the great hero of freedom struggle. He received training in gorilla warfare from Tantya Tope. The sole purpose of Tantya Mama's life was to punish the exploiters and give every person their due. The British were stunned by Tantya's bravery. Even a police brigade was established to catch him, but the British army could not reach him. The British eventually resorted to deceit, force and Man Singh created a history of betrayal. Tantya Mama, the messiah of the poor people, who supported the exploited and fought the exploiters, was hanged on December 4, 1889.

Which part of speech is the underlined word in the following sentence?

Tantya Mama was the messiah of the oppressed tribals.

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Freedom loving people of tribal community had rejected foreign powers from the very beginning. In 1857, when the spark of the freedom struggle reached Central India, the Bheel - Bhilala Nayaks of Malwa-Nimar tribe stood against the oppression. Among these heroes, Tantya Bheel, Bheema Nayak, Khajya Nayak, Sitaram Kanwar and Raghumnath Singh Mandloi created a glorious history of struggle. During the freedom struggle of 1857, the network of revolutionaries was all over Malwa and Nimar. The chain system of tribal revolutionaries was amazing. As soon as one hero was sacrificed, the revolution would go on un-interrupted.

Among the Bheel Jannayaks, Tantya Bheel was a legendary figure known for his bravery and might. Tantya Bheel was born around 1842. At the age of 16, he became a revolutionary and a social crusader. People in distress used to call him Tantya Mama. He liberated the oppressed from the clutches of the British sycophants, money lenders and fought continuously with the British to become a people's warrior. Tantya Mama also provided shelter to hundreds of freedom fighters who sought refuge in the forests. On September 15, 1857, he met Tantya Tope, the great hero of freedom struggle. He received training in gorilla warfare from Tantya Tope. The sole purpose of Tantya Mama's life was to punish the exploiters and give every person their due. The British were stunned by Tantya's bravery. Even a police brigade was established to catch him, but the British army could not reach him. The British eventually resorted to deceit, force and Man Singh created a history of betrayal. Tantya Mama, the messiah of the poor people, who supported the exploited and fought the exploiters, was hanged on December 4, 1889.

Question 5:

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Freedom loving people of tribal community had rejected foreign powers from the very beginning. In 1857, when the spark of the freedom struggle reached Central India, the Bheel - Bhilala Nayaks of Malwa-Nimar tribe stood against the oppression. Among these heroes, Tantya Bheel, Bheema Nayak, Khajya Nayak, Sitaram Kanwar and Raghumnath Singh Mandloi created a glorious history of struggle. During the freedom struggle of 1857, the network of revolutionaries was all over Malwa and Nimar. The chain system of tribal revolutionaries was amazing. As soon as one hero was sacrificed, the revolution would go on un-interrupted.

Among the Bheel Jannayaks, Tantya Bheel was a legendary figure known for his bravery and might. Tantya Bheel was born around 1842. At the age of 16, he became a revolutionary and a social crusader. People in distress used to call him Tantya Mama. He liberated the oppressed from the clutches of the British sycophants, money lenders and fought continuously with the British to become a people's warrior. Tantya Mama also provided shelter to hundreds of freedom fighters who sought refuge in the forests. On September 15, 1857, he met Tantya Tope, the great hero of freedom struggle. He received training in gorilla warfare from Tantya Tope. The sole purpose of Tantya Mama's life was to punish the exploiters and give every person their due. The British were stunned by Tantya's bravery. Even a police brigade was established to catch him, but the British army could not reach him. The British eventually resorted to deceit, force and Man Singh created a history of betrayal. Tantya Mama, the messiah of the poor people, who supported the exploited and fought the exploiters, was hanged on December 4, 1889.

Which part of the following sentence contains an error?

(A) He asked his friend

(B) Why he has refused

(C) Such a

(D) lucrative offer

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Freedom loving people of tribal community had rejected foreign powers from the very beginning. In 1857, when the spark of the freedom struggle reached Central India, the Bheel - Bhilala Nayaks of Malwa-Nimar tribe stood against the oppression. Among these heroes, Tantya Bheel, Bheema Nayak, Khajya Nayak, Sitaram Kanwar and Raghumnath Singh Mandloi created a glorious history of struggle. During the freedom struggle of 1857, the network of revolutionaries was all over Malwa and Nimar. The chain system of tribal revolutionaries was amazing. As soon as one hero was sacrificed, the revolution would go on un-interrupted.

Among the Bheel Jannayaks, Tantya Bheel was a legendary figure known for his bravery and might. Tantya Bheel was born around 1842. At the age of 16, he became a revolutionary and a social crusader. People in distress used to call him Tantya Mama. He liberated the oppressed from the clutches of the British sycophants, money lenders and fought continuously with the British to become a people's warrior. Tantya Mama also provided shelter to hundreds of freedom fighters who sought refuge in the forests. On September 15, 1857, he met Tantya Tope, the great hero of freedom struggle. He received training in gorilla warfare from Tantya Tope. The sole purpose of Tantya Mama's life was to punish the exploiters and give every person their due. The British were stunned by Tantya's bravery. Even a police brigade was established to catch him, but the British army could not reach him. The British eventually resorted to deceit, force and Man Singh created a history of betrayal. Tantya Mama, the messiah of the poor people, who supported the exploited and fought the exploiters, was hanged on December 4, 1889.

Question 6:

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ENEMIES OF THE PANTHER

The panther has no natural enemies in the forest. It might get a severe trouncing from a lion or a tiger if caught red handed at their kill, or get gored by a boar if it indulges in undue familiarity. But, as a rule the panther avoids measuring its strength against the bigger denizens of the forest, and has really no serious enemy in Nature to contend with.

What really keeps the panther population in check is the limited food supply in the forest. Out of a litter of four cubs born on an average of once in two years, no more than one reaches maturity. Despite this low rate of survival, the panther population would soon get out of hand, but for food acting as a limiting factor.

Not having any enemies in Nature, the panther does the next best thing and that is growing its own enemy in the shape of its bewitching coat. Coveted by ladies in Europe and America, sought as a symbol of might by the chieftains in Africa, and prized as a worthwhile trophy by sportsmen the world over, the pelt of the panther has really proved to be its undoing. Thus, man and man alone is the only serious enemy of the panther.

The bewitching coat of the panther is NOT highly valued by-

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ENEMIES OF THE PANTHER

The panther has no natural enemies in the forest. It might get a severe trouncing from a lion or a tiger if caught red handed at their kill, or get gored by a boar if it indulges in undue familiarity. But, as a rule the panther avoids measuring its strength against the bigger denizens of the forest, and has really no serious enemy in Nature to contend with.

What really keeps the panther population in check is the limited food supply in the forest. Out of a litter of four cubs born on an average of once in two years, no more than one reaches maturity. Despite this low rate of survival, the panther population would soon get out of hand, but for food acting as a limiting factor.

Not having any enemies in Nature, the panther does the next best thing and that is growing its own enemy in the shape of its bewitching coat. Coveted by ladies in Europe and America, sought as a symbol of might by the chieftains in Africa, and prized as a worthwhile trophy by sportsmen the world over, the pelt of the panther has really proved to be its undoing. Thus, man and man alone is the only serious enemy of the panther.

Question 7:

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ENEMIES OF THE PANTHER

The panther has no natural enemies in the forest. It might get a severe trouncing from a lion or a tiger if caught red handed at their kill, or get gored by a boar if it indulges in undue familiarity. But, as a rule the panther avoids measuring its strength against the bigger denizens of the forest, and has really no serious enemy in Nature to contend with.

What really keeps the panther population in check is the limited food supply in the forest. Out of a litter of four cubs born on an average of once in two years, no more than one reaches maturity. Despite this low rate of survival, the panther population would soon get out of hand, but for food acting as a limiting factor.

Not having any enemies in Nature, the panther does the next best thing and that is growing its own enemy in the shape of its bewitching coat. Coveted by ladies in Europe and America, sought as a symbol of might by the chieftains in Africa, and prized as a worthwhile trophy by sportsmen the world over, the pelt of the panther has really proved to be its undoing. Thus, man and man alone is the only serious enemy of the panther.

Read the following statements and select the correct option:

A. The panther is an intelligent animal

B. Man is the biggest enemy of the panther.

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ENEMIES OF THE PANTHER

The panther has no natural enemies in the forest. It might get a severe trouncing from a lion or a tiger if caught red handed at their kill, or get gored by a boar if it indulges in undue familiarity. But, as a rule the panther avoids measuring its strength against the bigger denizens of the forest, and has really no serious enemy in Nature to contend with.

What really keeps the panther population in check is the limited food supply in the forest. Out of a litter of four cubs born on an average of once in two years, no more than one reaches maturity. Despite this low rate of survival, the panther population would soon get out of hand, but for food acting as a limiting factor.

Not having any enemies in Nature, the panther does the next best thing and that is growing its own enemy in the shape of its bewitching coat. Coveted by ladies in Europe and America, sought as a symbol of might by the chieftains in Africa, and prized as a worthwhile trophy by sportsmen the world over, the pelt of the panther has really proved to be its undoing. Thus, man and man alone is the only serious enemy of the panther.

Question 8:

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ENEMIES OF THE PANTHER

The panther has no natural enemies in the forest. It might get a severe trouncing from a lion or a tiger if caught red handed at their kill, or get gored by a boar if it indulges in undue familiarity. But, as a rule the panther avoids measuring its strength against the bigger denizens of the forest, and has really no serious enemy in Nature to contend with.

What really keeps the panther population in check is the limited food supply in the forest. Out of a litter of four cubs born on an average of once in two years, no more than one reaches maturity. Despite this low rate of survival, the panther population would soon get out of hand, but for food acting as a limiting factor.

Not having any enemies in Nature, the panther does the next best thing and that is growing its own enemy in the shape of its bewitching coat. Coveted by ladies in Europe and America, sought as a symbol of might by the chieftains in Africa, and prized as a worthwhile trophy by sportsmen the world over, the pelt of the panther has really proved to be its undoing. Thus, man and man alone is the only serious enemy of the panther.

Which of the following words has the same meaning as the word 'denizens' as used in para 1 of the passage?

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ENEMIES OF THE PANTHER

The panther has no natural enemies in the forest. It might get a severe trouncing from a lion or a tiger if caught red handed at their kill, or get gored by a boar if it indulges in undue familiarity. But, as a rule the panther avoids measuring its strength against the bigger denizens of the forest, and has really no serious enemy in Nature to contend with.

What really keeps the panther population in check is the limited food supply in the forest. Out of a litter of four cubs born on an average of once in two years, no more than one reaches maturity. Despite this low rate of survival, the panther population would soon get out of hand, but for food acting as a limiting factor.

Not having any enemies in Nature, the panther does the next best thing and that is growing its own enemy in the shape of its bewitching coat. Coveted by ladies in Europe and America, sought as a symbol of might by the chieftains in Africa, and prized as a worthwhile trophy by sportsmen the world over, the pelt of the panther has really proved to be its undoing. Thus, man and man alone is the only serious enemy of the panther.

Question 9:

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ENEMIES OF THE PANTHER

The panther has no natural enemies in the forest. It might get a severe trouncing from a lion or a tiger if caught red handed at their kill, or get gored by a boar if it indulges in undue familiarity. But, as a rule the panther avoids measuring its strength against the bigger denizens of the forest, and has really no serious enemy in Nature to contend with.

What really keeps the panther population in check is the limited food supply in the forest. Out of a litter of four cubs born on an average of once in two years, no more than one reaches maturity. Despite this low rate of survival, the panther population would soon get out of hand, but for food acting as a limiting factor.

Not having any enemies in Nature, the panther does the next best thing and that is growing its own enemy in the shape of its bewitching coat. Coveted by ladies in Europe and America, sought as a symbol of might by the chieftains in Africa, and prized as a worthwhile trophy by sportsmen the world over, the pelt of the panther has really proved to be its undoing. Thus, man and man alone is the only serious enemy of the panther.

Which of the following words is most opposite in meaning to the word 'coveted' as used in para 3 of the passage?

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ENEMIES OF THE PANTHER

The panther has no natural enemies in the forest. It might get a severe trouncing from a lion or a tiger if caught red handed at their kill, or get gored by a boar if it indulges in undue familiarity. But, as a rule the panther avoids measuring its strength against the bigger denizens of the forest, and has really no serious enemy in Nature to contend with.

What really keeps the panther population in check is the limited food supply in the forest. Out of a litter of four cubs born on an average of once in two years, no more than one reaches maturity. Despite this low rate of survival, the panther population would soon get out of hand, but for food acting as a limiting factor.

Not having any enemies in Nature, the panther does the next best thing and that is growing its own enemy in the shape of its bewitching coat. Coveted by ladies in Europe and America, sought as a symbol of might by the chieftains in Africa, and prized as a worthwhile trophy by sportsmen the world over, the pelt of the panther has really proved to be its undoing. Thus, man and man alone is the only serious enemy of the panther.

Question 10:

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ENEMIES OF THE PANTHER

The panther has no natural enemies in the forest. It might get a severe trouncing from a lion or a tiger if caught red handed at their kill, or get gored by a boar if it indulges in undue familiarity. But, as a rule the panther avoids measuring its strength against the bigger denizens of the forest, and has really no serious enemy in Nature to contend with.

What really keeps the panther population in check is the limited food supply in the forest. Out of a litter of four cubs born on an average of once in two years, no more than one reaches maturity. Despite this low rate of survival, the panther population would soon get out of hand, but for food acting as a limiting factor.

Not having any enemies in Nature, the panther does the next best thing and that is growing its own enemy in the shape of its bewitching coat. Coveted by ladies in Europe and America, sought as a symbol of might by the chieftains in Africa, and prized as a worthwhile trophy by sportsmen the world over, the pelt of the panther has really proved to be its undoing. Thus, man and man alone is the only serious enemy of the panther.

Which part of speech is the underlined word in the following sentence?

The panther has no natural enemy in the forest.

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ENEMIES OF THE PANTHER

The panther has no natural enemies in the forest. It might get a severe trouncing from a lion or a tiger if caught red handed at their kill, or get gored by a boar if it indulges in undue familiarity. But, as a rule the panther avoids measuring its strength against the bigger denizens of the forest, and has really no serious enemy in Nature to contend with.

What really keeps the panther population in check is the limited food supply in the forest. Out of a litter of four cubs born on an average of once in two years, no more than one reaches maturity. Despite this low rate of survival, the panther population would soon get out of hand, but for food acting as a limiting factor.

Not having any enemies in Nature, the panther does the next best thing and that is growing its own enemy in the shape of its bewitching coat. Coveted by ladies in Europe and America, sought as a symbol of might by the chieftains in Africa, and prized as a worthwhile trophy by sportsmen the world over, the pelt of the panther has really proved to be its undoing. Thus, man and man alone is the only serious enemy of the panther.