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TOPIC: Dr. Pathak and India's untouchables


STEP 1 - Read the following article: READING COMPREHENSION ARTICLE 20




STEP 2 - Answer these questions (choose the best answer):

1. The goal of Sulabh, an organization founded by Dr. Pathak, is to:
  eradicate poverty in India.
  end manual scavenging.
  sell embroidered cloths.

2. Apart from replacing unplumbed (dry) toilets, Sulabh:
  helps scavengers train for new jobs.
  gives scavengers a monthly allowance.
  teaches former scavengers how to read and write.

3. Although manual scavenging was officially banned in India in 1993, :
  nothing has been done to implement this ban.
  the ban has not been fully implemented.
  a new law allowing scavenging was passed in 1998.

4. According to some estimates, how many manual scavengers are still working in India?
  over 100,000
  under 100,000
  1,000

5. Usha Chaumar says that shopkeepers ________________________ when she worked as a scavenger.
  were always very nice to her
  would give her free rice
  would not touch her

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