Our son has started playing organized T-ball, a beginner’s version of baseball.  “Organized” is what parents call it, anyway.  Joe is seven, living in those two or three years when children can manage to throw a baseball a few feet but when what they’re really interested in are things closer at hand: bugs, butterflies, dirt (if they’re in the infield), grass (if they’re in the outfield).  Children of that age still think nothing of doing little dances in the outfield, often with their backs to home plate and, consequently, the batter.  It’s not as if the outfielders’ positions matter much, though—the ball never gets hit hard enough to reach there.
The writer wishes to add the following sentence in order to emphasize the uncertainty already expressed about an idea in the paragraph:
I still have doubts.
The new sentence would best amplify and be placed after Sentence:
In each of the following questions, the first word is given in capital letters followed by four other words, one of which is the antonym of the first word. Find the word.
In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.
Literature is a medium through which a person conveys his ideas towards or protest against different norms of society. The words that deal with a _____ issue are of particular importance in literature.
The words that deal with a _____ issue
Read the following passages carefully and answer the questions that follow:
That the global economy is slowing down is an understatement. This is more so when much of the world economic activity’s fulcrum is oil. With oil prices falling below $28 per barrel and set to drop further — some suggest they could fall as low as $10 a barrel. The reason? Iran, a major oil producer, just free from sanctions imposed by the US, is all set to boost its crude output. The country has announced that it will increase its crude output by 500,000 barrels a day. With this, the global crude oil market is set for a glut and consequent collapse in oil prices.
Experts point to China as one of the main reasons for the slow down. The dragon economy has become a drag on the global economy. Growth slowed down to 6.9 per cent after the fourth quarter slowed to 6.8 per cent last year. This was exacerbated by a huge outflow of capital, a slide in the Yuan currency and stock market crashes. With many of the markets riding piggyback on the Chinese economy, demand fell everywhere and impacted the world economy at large. The latest forecast by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its global growth forecast for 2016 at 3.4 per cent, down 0.2 per cent but put India’s projected growth at 7.5 per cent, up from 7.3 per cent last year. So, as the dragon slows down, it could be the time of the resurgent tiger, cranked up by low oil prices.
According to the passage, what will be the main reason for drop in the oil prices in future?
In each of the following questions, the first word is given in capital letters followed by four alternative words. Select from the alternatives the word nearest in meaning to the word given in capital letters.