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Question14-18:
14. B – men and women (para 3, last 3 lines: ―a National Literacy Crusade. By 1985, about
300,000 illiterate adults from all over the country, any of whom had never attended
primary school, had learnt how to read, write and use numbers.‖)

15. F – maternal literacy (para 1, the first 2 lines: ―Children in developing countries are
healthier and more likely to survive past the age of five when their mothers can read and
write. Experts in public health accepted this idea decades ago‖)

16. C – an international research team (para 2, line 3: ―Now a long-term study carried out in
Nicaragua has eliminated these factors by showing that‖)

17. J – family wealth (para 2, first 2 lines: ―Most literate women learnt to read in primary
school, and the fact that a woman has had an education may simply indicate her family‘s
wealth or that it values its children more highly.‖)

18. F – maternal literacy (para 2, last 2 lines: ―teaching reading to poor adult women, who
would otherwise have remained illiterate, has a direct effect on their children‘s health and
survival‖)

Question 19-24:-
19. NOT GIVEN

20. NO (para 5: ―The investigations‘ finding were striking. In the late 1970s, the infant
mortality rate for the children of illiterate mothers was around 110 deaths per thousand
live births. At this point in their lives, those mothers who later went on to learn to read
had similar level of child mortality (105/1000). For women educated in primary school,
however, the infant mortality rate was significantly lower, at 80 per thousand.‖)

21. YES (para 5, first 2 lines: ―The investigations‘ finding were striking. In the late 1970s,
the infant mortality rate for the children of illiterate mothers was around 110 deaths per
thousand live births. At this point in‖)

22. YES (para 6: ―In 1985, after the National Literacy Crusade has ended, the infant
mortality figures for those who remained illiterate and for those educated in primary
school remained more or less unchanged. For those women who learnt to read through
the campaign, the infant mortality was 84 per thousand, an impressive 21 points lower
than for those women who were still illiterate. The children of the newly-literate mothers
were also better nourishes than those of women who could not read.‖)

23. NO (para 5, last 2 lines: ―mortality (105/1000). For women educated in primary school,
however, the infant mortality rate was significantly lower, at 80 per thousand.‖)

24. NOT GIVEN

Question 25-26:
25. C (para 8, line 2-6: ―need to know where to direct their resources. Sandiford says that
there is increasing evidence that female education, at any age, is ‗an important health
intervention in its own right‘. The results of the study lend support to the World Bank’s
recommendation that education budgets in developing countries should be increased not
just to help their economies, but also to Improve child health.‖)

26. E (para 9: ―‗We’ve known for a long time that maternal education is important,‘ says
John Cleland of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. ‗But we thought
that even if we started educating girls today, we’d have to wait a generation for the payoff. The Nicaraguan study suggests we may be able to bypass that‖)

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