English Questions: Fill in the Blanks 71

Direction (1-10): In each question below a sentence is given with two blanks. Each question is followed by four options with two words in each. You have to select that option as your answer which can fill both the blanks of the sentence respectively.

  1. Agriculture experts can play a ________________ role in helping the farming community get returns ______________________ with their expenses and physical toil.
    eminent, contrast
    distinguished, converse
    prominent, commensurate
    outcast, counter
    All are correct
    Option C


  2. The charity’s strong track record has, over the years, won it _________________ from bands ____________________ the Beatles and Coldplay to comedian Stephen Fry and actress Minnie Driver.
    supporters, such as
    helpers, like
    protectors, in particular
    sponsors, for instance
    All are correct
    Option E


  3. The scandal has already __________________ the resignation of the charity’s deputy head, while corporate sponsors are urgently seeking ___________________ on the situation.
    defused, opacity
    triggered, clarity
    blocked, ambiguity
    retarded, equivocal
    All are correct
    Option B


  4. The controversy has been ________________ upon by some on the right in Britain, who have long been ___________________ of the government’s commitments on international aid and development.
    sprang, minor
    jumped, naive
    vaulted, trivial
    leapt, critical
    All are correct
    Option D


  5. Britain’s international development minister Penny Mordaunt who has so far ____________________ efforts to be drawn into a wider debate about Britain’s aid budget, urged the entire development sector to ________________________ the issue of sexual abuse and exploitation and has set up a unit to review safeguarding procedures across the aid sector in Britain and beyond.
    defied, elude
    accepted, circumvent
    resisted, confront
    opposed, fear
    All are correct
    Option C


  6. The SWIFT is used for transferring funds across borders. In what appears to be a ________________ act, the Mumbai branch did not seek __________________ details from overseas banks.
    deliberate, transaction
    intentional, bloat
    mediate, apointment
    reflect, acquisition
    All are correct
    Option A


  7. The ________________ of arrests at PNB is not enough. The conspiracy runs deep. The system of credit _________________ in the system as a whole, and in PSBs in particular, is clearly broken, going by the jump in NPAs and frauds.
    fluster, babble
    bustle, criticize
    flurry, appraisal
    calm, count
    All are correct
    Option C


  8. India faces _____________________ challenges in the fight against malaria. Just this month, reports __________________ that in 2017, there was an 18 per cent increase in malaria cases in Tamil Nadu — a State that has otherwise been a leader in fighting the disease.
    daunting, cited
    appalling, concealed
    reassuring, accused
    aiding, quoted
    All are correct
    Option A


  9. The most _______________ States must aggressively bring their malaria down using _________________ vector-control and case management practices, combined with robust surveillance systems.
    disinclined, feeble
    genuine, weak
    sincere, opeerative
    affected, effective
    All are correct
    Option D


  10. India has been central to the fight against malaria since the beginning of the battle. The _____________________ discovery that malaria is ____________________ by mosquitoes was made 120 years ago in Secundrabad, India.
    defeat, contracted
    breakthrough, transmitted
    impasse, tranfered
    plunge, recieved
    All are correct
    Option B



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