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    SSC FCI Grade II Exam (Paper I): Solved Question Paper

    SSC FCI EXAM ASSISTANT GRADE II EXAM

    PAPER - I

    GENERAL ENGLISH

    Directions (1-5) : In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If a sentence is free from errors, then your answer is (4) i.e. No error.

    1. You have been doing (1)-Answer/your homework (2)/regularly? (3)/ No error (4)-

    2. The same procedure (1)/ also should (2)-Answer/ for the final assessment (3)/ No error (4)

    3. I must find out (1)/ some means to balance (2)-Answer/ my budget (3)/ No error (4)

    4. Thank you, (1)/ I am fine (2)/ completely. (3)-Answer/ No error (4)

    5. He asked me (1)/ When could I finish (2)-Answer/ the work. (3)/ No error (4)

    Directions (6-10) : In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate words. Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four as your answer.

    6. He slipped _____________the train

    1) off

    2) from-Answer

    3) of

    4) through

    7. How did these things come _________?

    1) about-Answer

    2) into

    3) at

    4) down

    8. The cricket was lazy __________ the ant was busy

    1) yet

    2) and

    3) but-Answer

    4) so

    9. Nadira ____________ little difficulty in finding a job after her graduation

    1) feigned

    2) faced-Answer

    3) managed

    4) suffered

    10. The children suddenly stopped _________ when they saw Grandapa coming in

    1) angue

    2) argued

    3) arguing-Answer

    4) to argue

    Directions (11-15) : In the following questions out of the four alternative, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.



    11. Regard-Answer

    1) respect

    2) liking

    3) love

    4) suspicion



    12. Swap

    1) snap

    2) exchange-Answer

    3) break

    4) exclude



    13. Prudent

    1) wise-Answer

    2) cunning

    3) frank

    4) severe



    14. Gentus

    1) a generous person

    2) a foreigner

    3) a person with uncommon intellect-Answer

    4) an athlete



    15. Culmination

    1) conclusion

    2) climax-Answer

    3) abyss

    4) cultivation



    Directions (16-20) : In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

    16. Evident

    1) suspected

    2) disagreed

    3) doubtful-Answer

    4) unimportant



    17. Adamant

    1) yielding-Answer

    2) permissive

    3) liberal

    4) tolerant



    18. Professional

    1) novice

    2) amateur-Answer

    3) dabbler

    4) apprentice



    19. Callous

    1) persuasive

    2) caring

    3) gentle

    4) sensitive-Answer



    20. Incredible

    1) credulous

    2) probable

    3) possible-Answer

    4) creditable



    Directions (21-25) : In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase



    21. A little gush of gratitude

    1) gradual recovery

    2) friendly feeling-Answer

    3) excessive labour

    4) excessive enthusiasm



    22. To lose ground

    1) to become less powerful-Answer

    2) to become less popular

    3) to lose foundation

    4) to be without a leader



    23. To make both ends meet

    1) to buy costly articles

    2) to live a luxurious life

    3) to live within one's income-Answer

    4) to please all people



    24. To fall back on

    1) to oppose something important

    2) to suffer an injury on the back in an accident

    3) to fall to do something important in time

    4) to seek support out of necessity-Answer



    25. To make one's blood boil

    1) to make somebody furious-Answer

    2) to develop fever

    3) to get excited

    4) to make someone nervous



    Directions (26-30) : In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (1) (2) and which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (4)



    26. Officials were asked to examine the likelihood of providing banking facilities in the area

    1) probability

    2) possibility

    3) profit-Answer

    4) no improvement



    27. The shortage of fuel has obstacle interstate transportation

    1) facilitated

    2) hampered-Answer

    3) burdened

    4) no improvement



    28. Being a rainy day, we had to abandon the match

    1) Having been a rainy day

    2) It being a rainy day-Answer

    3) It been a rainy day

    4) no improvement



    29. Rahul gave me an old scissor

    1) An old scissor

    2) A pair of old scissors-Answer

    3) A Pair of old scissor

    4) No improvement



    30. The teacher was angry with Paul as he had not done the homework

    1) At

    2) On

    3) From

    4) No improvement-Answer



    Directions (31-35) : In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/ sentence



    31. The process of deciding the nature of a disease by examination

    1) Test

    2) Perusal

    3) Diagnosis-Answer

    4) Operation



    32. That which cannot be easily read

    1) Illegible-Answer

    2) Incomprehensible

    3) Unreadable

    4) Unintelligible



    33. One who finds nothing good in anything

    1) Critic-Answer

    2) Satirist

    3) Cynic

    4) Slanderer



    34. A person who pretends to be what he is not

    1) Explorer

    2) Prompter

    3) Imposter-Answer

    4) Diviner



    35. In a threatening manner

    1) Ominously

    2) Springhtly

    3) Ghastly-Answer

    4) Terribly



    Directions (36-40) : In the following questions, there are four different words out of which one is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word



    36. 1) correspondant

    2) corraspondent

    3) corraspondant

    4) correspondent-Answer



    37. 1) decett-Answer

    2) deceipt

    3) decept

    4) deciept



    38. 1) psuedonm

    2) pseudonym-Answer

    3) pseudonym

    4) pseudonym



    39. 1) jellousey

    2) jealousy-Answer

    3) jelousey

    4) jealousey



    40. 1) mischevious

    2) mischievous

    3) mischievous-Answer

    4) mischiviuos
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    Directions (41-50) : In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.



    Broadly speaking letters may be said to 41 into two classes, the formal and 42. Formal letters 43 of official or business matters and are 44 to an employer, officials of a department or institutions. Letters to the 45 of a newspaper also belong to this class. In fact, all 46 using formal pattern is of this category. The 47 has to be precisely stated. It must be 48 in style and quite 49. No 50 element has any place in it.



    41. 1) fall-Answer

    2) rise

    3) escape

    4) describe



    42. 1) affectionate

    2) personal-Answer

    3) foreign

    4) official



    43. 1) deal

    2) contain

    3) apprise-Answer

    4) consist



    44. 1) respected

    2) addressed-Answer

    3) prayed

    4) typed



    45. 1) publisher

    2) salesman

    3) editor-Answer

    4) printer



    46. 1) correspondence-Answer

    2) writing

    3) columns

    4) articles



    47. 1) objection

    2) criticism

    3) essay-Answer

    4) language



    48. 1) lucid-Answer

    2) high

    3) florid

    4) descriptive



    49. 1) critical

    2) creative

    3) subjective

    4) objective-Answer



    50. 1) divisive

    2) wicked

    3) personal

    4) unitidy-Answer



    General Intelligence

    Directions (51-59) : In each of the following questions, select the related word/letters/number form the given alternatives.



    51. ABZ : BDX : : CFV : ?

    1) HIT

    2) DHI

    3) DHO

    4) DHT-Answer



    52. BCDE : VWXY :: FGHI : ?

    1) JKLM

    2) KLIJ

    3) NOPQ

    4) RSTU-Answer



    53. tide : edit :: spit : ?

    1) tpis

    2) tips-Answer

    3) tsip

    4) tpsi



    54. 72 : 40 :: ? : 30

    1) 64

    2) 54

    3) 66-Answer

    4) 48



    55. 6 : 12 :: 20 : ?

    1) 50

    2) 30-Answer

    3) 42

    4) 38



    56. 5 : 135 :: 7 : ?

    1) 353-Answer

    2) 245

    3) 273

    4) 293



    57. Poet : Imagination : : Historian : ?

    1) Statistics

    2) Commerce

    3) Facts-Answer

    4) Science



    58. Gifted : Intelligent : : Creative : ?

    1) Artistic

    2) Scientific

    3) Productive-Answer

    4) Repetitive



    59. Triangle : Hexagon : : ?

    1) Cone : Sphere

    2) Rectangle : Octagon-Answer

    3) Pentagon : Heptagon

    4) Angle : wuadrilateral



    Directions (60-65) : In each of the following questions, select the one which is different from the other responses.



    60. 1) 275

    2) 324-Answer

    3) 325

    4) 381



    61. 1) 2016

    2) 3006

    3) 3016

    4) 3303-Answer



    62. 1) 31-64-Answer

    2) 26-48

    3) 43-65

    4) 34-56



    63. 1) NML

    2) QPO

    3) HGE-Answer

    4) XWV



    64. 1) ABBC

    2) HIIJ

    3) PQQR

    4) WYYZ-Answer



    65. 1) MDPS

    2) CNGH

    3) FJILQ

    4) OAUE-Answer



    66. 1) Watch

    2) Clock-Answer

    3) Bangle

    4) Bracelet



    67. 1) Brotherhood-Answer

    2) Babyhood

    3) Adulthood

    4) Childhood



    68. 1) Pen - Ink-Answer

    2) Pot - Water

    3) Bottle - Tonic

    4) Cylinder - Air



    Directions (69-70) : In each of the following questions, which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the following words in ascending order ?



    69. 1) Mother

    2) Infant-Answer

    3) Milk

    4) Crying

    5) Smiling

    (1) 1, 5, 2, 4, 3

    (2) 2, 4, 1, 3, 5

    (3) 2, 5, 1, 3, 4

    (4) 3, 2, 1, 5, 4



    70. 1) Salary-Answer

    2) Child

    3) Employment

    4) School

    5) College

    (1) 2, 4, 5, 3, 1

    (2) 3, 4, 1, 5, 2

    (3) 4, 2, 1, 3, 5

    (4) 5, 4, 1, 2, 3



    71. Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letters series shall complete it?

    _ sr _ tr _ srs _ r _ srst _

    1) tissrr

    2) tsrtsr

    3) strtrs

    4) tsttir-Answer



    72. Which of the following words will come fourth if arranged according to the English Dictionary

    1) Elect

    2) Electric-Answer

    3) Elector

    4) Elastic



    Directions (73-76) : In each of the following questions choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.



    73. 206, 221, 251, 296, 356, ?

    1) 416

    2) 426

    3) 431-Answer

    4) 430



    74. 5, 17, 37, 65, ?, 145

    1) 95

    2) 97

    3) 99

    4) 101-Answer



    75. KEC, LFD, MGE, NHF, ?

    1) OIF

    2) OIG

    3) PHG-Answer

    4) NIG



    76. ABCD, GHJI, MNPO,?

    1) RSQP

    2) STRQ

    3) RSUT

    4) STVU-Answer



    77. Kusuma is the wife of Ravi. Govind and Prabhu are brothers. Govind is the brother of Ravi. Prabhu is Kusuma's

    1) Cousin

    2) Brother

    3) Brother-in-law-Answer

    4) Uncle



    78. 20 years ago, Antony's age was 1/2 of what his age now is. What is his age now?

    1) 20 years

    2) 40 years-Answer

    3) 35 years

    4) 30 years



    79. Find the wrong number in the given number series 3, 9, 27, 81, 243, 730

    1) 27

    2) 81

    3) 243

    4) 730-Answer



    80. If in a certain code language INSTITUTION is coded as NOITUTITSNI, then how will PERFECTION be coded in that code language?

    1) NOITEERPFC

    2) NOITCEEREP-Answer

    3) NOITCFERPE

    4) NOTICEFRPE



    81. If L denotes x, M denotes ÷, P denotes + and Q denotes -, then find the value of

    16 P 25 M 8 Q 6 M 2 L 3 = ?

    1) 6

    2) 8

    3) 10-Answer

    4) 12



    82. Some equation are solved on the basis of a certain system. Find out the correct answer for the unsolved equation on that basis

    If 8 + 8 = 72, 5 + 5 = 30 and 7 + 7 = 56, what is 6 + 6 = ?

    1) 40

    2) 42-Answer

    3) 30

    4) 36



    83. Select the correct combination of mathematical signs to replace * signs and to balance the given equation

    1) *, <, ÷

    2) *, >, ÷-Answer

    3) ÷, >, *

    4) *, >, +



    84. From the following alternatives, select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word CORRSPONDENT

    1) SPEED

    2) ORDER

    3) SPOON

    4) ARREST-Answer



    85. From the following alternatives, select the word which can be formed using the letters of the given word CONTROVERSY

    1) RIVER

    2) STORY

    3) OTHER

    4) YOURS



    86. If B-2, A-1, M-3, R = 5, E = 6, O = 7, the sum of the letters of which of the following words will give the highest number?

    1) BORE

    2) ROOM-Answer

    3) MORE

    4) RARE
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    Directions (87-88) : In each of the following questions, find the missing number from the given responses.



    87. 4 8 10 320

    2 ? 3 180

    9 6 4 216

    1) 22

    2) 30-Answer

    3) 28

    4) 20



    88. 18 11 19

    12 13 16

    36 4 ?

    1) 36

    2) 9-Answer

    3) 35

    4) 7



    89. Lalit is elder than Prakash and Kishore, Mukesh is elder than Rakesh but not as old as Lalit. Prakash is younger than Rakesh but is not the youngest. Who is the eldest?

    1) Lalit-Answer

    2) Mukesh

    3) Rakesh

    4) Kishore



    90. John's house is 100 meter north of his uncle office. His uncle's house is located 200 meters west of his (uncle's) office. Kabir is the friend of John and he stays 100 meters east of John's house. The office of Kabir is located 100 meters south of his house. Then how far is his uncle's house from Kabir's office?

    1) West -Answer

    2) East-Answer

    3) South

    4) North



    92. A house faces north. A man coming out of his house walked turned left and walked 25 meters. He then turned right and walked 5 meters and again turned right an walked 25 meters. How far is he from his house?

    1) 15 meters-Answer

    2) 55 meters

    3) 60 meters

    4) 65 meters





    Directions (93-94) : In each of the following questions, one or two statements are given followed by two conclusions I and II. You have to consider the statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You are to decide which of the given conclusions definitely follows from the given statements.



    93. Statements : A from with flowers looks beautiful

    Conclusions : I. Flowers are grown for decoration of rooms

    II. Room without flowers looks ugly

    1) Only conclusion I follows

    2) Only conclusion II follows

    3) Both conclusion I and II follow

    4) Neither conclusions I nor conclusion II follows-Answer



    94. Statements : All students are boys No boy is dull

    Conclusions : I. There are no girls in the class

    II. No student is dull

    1) Only conclusion I follows

    2) Only conclusion II follows-Answer

    3) Both conclusion I and II follow

    4) Neither conclusions I nor conclusion II follows



    95. A piece of paper is folder and cut as shown below in the question figures. From the given answer figures, indicate how it will appear when opened-Answer-1



    96. Which of the answer figure exactly the mirror image given figure, when the n held on the line AB?-Answer-3



    97. Which answer figure complete the pattern question figure?-Answer3

    98. Select the answer figure in which the question figure is hidden/embedded-Answer-4



    99. Which one of the following diagrams best depicts the relationship among Tiger, Lions and Animals?-Answer-3









    100. A word is represented by only one set of numbers as given in any one of the alternative. The sets of numbers given in the alternatives are represented by two classes of alphabets as shown in two matrices given below. The columns and rows of Matrix I are numbered from 0 to 4 and that of Matrix II are numbered from 5 to 9. A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and next by its column, e.g. 'H' can be represented by 14, 20, 42, etc. and 'D' can be represented by 59, 65, 86, etc. Identify the set for the word NAIL.



    1) 57, 87, 01, 43

    2) 59, 58, 10, 12

    3) 89, 57, 04, 41

    4) 95, 87, 32, 21-Answer



    GENERAL AWARENESS

    101. The preamble to our constitution makes no mention of

    1) Justice

    2) Fraternity

    3) Equality of status

    4) Adult franchise-Answer



    102. Which one of the following is the popularity elected house of the Indian Parliament ?

    1) Rajya Sabha

    2) Lok Sabha-Answer

    3) Lok Sabha as well as Rajya Sabha

    4) None of the above



    103. Which part of the constitution deals with the Directive Principles of State Policy?

    1) Part-III

    2) Part-IV-Answer

    3) Part-I

    4) Part-II



    104. Gandhiji was influenced by the writing of

    1) Karl Marx

    2) Thomas Hobbes

    3) Charles Darwin

    4) Leo Tolstoy-Answer



    105. The methods of democrate socialism are

    1) Revolution

    2) General strike

    3) Sabotage

    4) Persuasion and propaganda-Answer



    106. The number of oil refineries working in the State of Assam is

    1) One

    2) Two

    3) Three

    4) Four-Answer



    107. Per capita income is equal to National income

    1) ___________ Total population of the country-Answer

    2) National income + Population

    3) National income - population

    4) National income * population



    108. Who appoints the Finance Commission ?

    1) Finance Minister

    2) Prime Minister

    3) Speaker of the Lok Sabha

    4) President-Answer



    109. The Annpurna Scheme v implemented in the year

    1) 1998

    2) 1996

    3) 1999

    4) 2000-Answer



    110. A favourable balance of of a country implies that

    1) Imports are greater than exports

    2) Exports are greater than imports-Answer

    3) Both imports an exports are equal

    4) Rising imports falling exports



    111. Major iron and steel industry are located in the platear

    1) Deccan

    2) Malwa

    3) Telangana

    4) Chota Nagpur-Answer



    112. The talles and thickest ty grass is

    1) Alfalfa

    2) Fodder

    3) Bamboo-Answer

    4) Lichens



    113. Which of the following has its source outside In

    1) Brahmaputra-Answer

    2) Beas

    3) Ravi

    4) Jhclum



    114. Majuli, the largest river land in the world, lies in the state of

    1) Arunachal Pradesh

    2) Assam-Answer

    3) Tripura

    4) Mizoram



    115. Desertification can be checked by

    1) Plugging gulties

    2) Checking over grazing-Answer

    3) Contour ploughing

    4) Forming shelter belts



    116. Worship of Mother Goddess was associated with

    1) Aryan Civilization

    2) Mediterranean Civilization

    3) Indus Valley Civilization-Answer

    4) Later Vedic Civilization



    117. Alexander and Porus fought a battle at

    1) Hydaspes-Answer

    2) Jhelum

    3) Panipat

    4) Tarain



    118. The Battle of Haldighati was fought between

    1) Akbar and Rana Sangram Singh

    2) Akbar and Medini Rai

    3) Akbar and Rana Pratap Singh-Answer

    4) Akbar and Uday Singh



    119. The famous Peacock Throne of Shah Jahan was taken away in 1739 by

    1) Afghan Invader Ahmed Shah Abdali

    2) Persian Invader Nadir Shah-Answer

    3) Mongol Invader Chengiz Khan

    4) British East India Company



    120. Identify the Buddhist Literature from the following :

    1) Tripitakas-Answer

    2) Upanishads

    3) Angas

    4) Aranyakas
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    121. The process of preventing the birds from flying is called

    1) Brailing-Answer

    2) Debeaking

    3) Dubbing

    4) Pecking



    122. The Vikram Sarabhi Space Centre is located at

    1) Sriharikota

    2) Trivandrum-Answer

    3) Tombay

    4) Bangalore



    123. The time period of a seconds pendulum is

    1) 1 second

    2) 2 second-Answer

    3) 0.5 second

    4) 1.5 second



    124. Lakes freeze in cold countries in winter, leaving the water underneath at

    1) 00 C

    2) 00 F

    3) 40 C-Answer

    4) 40 F



    125. Which one of the following determines the sharpness of image in a camera?

    1) The aperture-Answer

    2) The exposure time

    3) The focal length of the lens

    4) Size of the camera



    126. Stainless steel is an alloy of

    1) Chromium and carbon-Answer

    2) Chromium, carbon and iron

    3) Chromium and iron

    4) Carbon and iron



    127. Veins seen in the leaves, serve the function of

    1) Photosynthesis

    2) Transpiration-Answer

    3) Storage

    4) Conduction



    128. The edible part of cabbage is

    1) Fruit

    2) Condensed flower

    3) Vegetative bud-Answer

    4) Inflorescence



    129. Which of the following processes are associated with plants during dark period?

    1) Photosynthesis and respiration

    2) Respiration and transpiration

    3) Transpiration and conduction

    4) Conduction and respiration-Answer



    130. In MRI machine, which one of the following is used?

    1) Sound wave

    2) 'X'-ray

    3) Ultra-sound wave

    4) Magnetic wave-Answer



    131. For a person having hypermetropia, the near point is

    1) Greater than 25 cm

    2) Greater than 50 cm

    3) Less than 25 cm

    4) Infinity-Answer



    132. Amount of water vapour in the atmosphere is measured in terms of

    1) Humidity-Answer

    2) Droplets

    3) Smog

    4) All of the above



    133. For generation of biogas, the materials commonly used are

    1) Animal wastes-Answer

    2) Crop residues

    3) Aquatic plants

    4) Forest residues



    134. The symbols used in an assembly language are

    1) Codes

    2) Mnemonics-Answer

    3) Assembler

    4) Macine codes



    135. The NOSHADE' attributed in HTML

    1) Defines the thickness of the line

    2) Displays the lines in red

    3) Displays the line in dark grey -Answer

    4) Displays the example in red



    136. Who invented vaccination ?

    1) James Simpson

    2) Edward Jenner-Answer

    3) Alexander Fleming

    4) Christian Barnard



    137. Raw materials used for the manufacture of glass are

    1) Sand, soda, limestone

    2) Sand, charcoal, soda

    3) Limestone, charcoal, sulphur

    4) Sand, sulphur, soda-Answer



    138. Goiter is caused by the deficiency of

    1) Iodine-Answer

    2) Chlorine

    3) Sodium

    4) Calcium



    139. Which of the following is used in welding broken pieces of iron rails and machine parts?

    1) Aluminum sulphate

    2) Solder

    3) Aluminum powder-Answer

    4) None of the above



    140. The total number of biosphere reserves present in India are

    1) Eleven

    2) Ten

    3) Fifteen-Answer

    4) Twelve



    141. The BOD values of water indicate the

    1) Amount of organic debris-Answer

    2) Amount of oxygen used for biochemical oxidation

    3) Amount of oxygen used for biochemical reduction

    4) Amount of ozone used for biochemical oxidation



    142. According to the census data released in July 2011, the fall in child sex ratio in rural areas as compared to urban areas is

    1) Five times

    2) Four times-Answer

    3) Three times

    4) Two times



    143. The objective of 'Jawahar Rojgar Yojna' is to

    1) Provide employment to youth in rural areas

    2) Create employment opportunities for unemployed persons

    3) Strengthen the rural economic and social structure

    4) All of the above-Answer



    144. Tummalapalle, where huge reserves of uranium have been found as announced by the Atomic Energy Commission in July, 2011, lies in the state of

    1) Jharkhand

    2) Andhra Pradesh-Answer

    3) Tamil Nadu

    4) Gujarat



    145. Surat is situated on the banks of the river

    1) Tapti-Answer

    2) Mahanadi

    3) Bhima

    4) Godavari



    146. The most densely populated State in India is

    1) Uttar Pradesh

    2) Bihar-Answer

    3) West Bengal

    4) Haryana



    147. The formula 1 Indian Grand Prix was held on October 30, 2011 at

    1) Delhi proper

    2) Greater Noida-Answer

    3) Gurgaon

    4) Hyderabad



    148. Out of which of the following States is Nautanki, a folk dance?

    1) Haryana

    2) Uttar Pradesh-Answer

    3) Rajastan

    4) Gujarat



    149. Guru Gopinath was an exponent of

    1) Kathak

    2) Kathakali-Answer

    3) Kuchipudi

    4) Bharatnatyam



    150. The Noble Prize for Physics for the year 2011 has been awarded to

    1) Saul Perimutter, Brian P. Schmidt and Adam G. Riess-Answer

    2) Bruce A. Beutler, Jules A. Hoffmann and Ralph M. Steinman

    3) Christopher A. Sims and Thomas J. Sargent

    4) Dan Schechtman

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