English Questions: Fill in the Blanks 113

Direction (1-10): In each question below a sentence is given with two blanks in each. 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.

  1. The impact of China’s economic _________ on India will be largely dependent on how the country ________ on policy reforms.
    delays, ceases
    retards, halts
    stalls, stops
    slowdown, proceeds
    process, waits
    Option D


  2. Many of the deals that have happened this year have been _______ by an increase in sales and restructuring of stressed assets as highly________ firms tried to reduce debt.
    impelled, devalued
    driven, leveraged
    motivated, demoted
    obsessed, promoted
    steered, degraded
    Option B


  3. If China is going to ________ its domestic demand, it would also mean that it would be exporting less and certainly its export ________ will be slowed down.
    reorganise, enlargement
    rejuvenate, boost
    reorient, growth
    destroy, production
    raze, failure
    Option C


  4. High street brand H&M is set to ________ the Conscious Exclusive collection in ________ with the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, located in Paris.
    hold, concert
    fire, working
    discharge, association
    keep, collusion
    launch, collaboration
    Option E


  5. Radical innovation is the key to reducing emissions ________ the medium and long term, but it will not stop climate change from ________ worse in the meantime.
    over, getting
    in, gaining
    for, making
    failed, doing
    upto, so
    Option A


  6. All manner of plans are now being devised to ___________ up our borders. Around 100 people have crossed the Channel since Christmas Day but while the government ___________ up concern about this sudden “new” development – actually something that has been occurring since 2017 – context is lacking.
    support, gnaws
    shore, ramps
    brace, eats
    uphold, rot
    All are Correct
    Option B


  7. There’s an obvious irony in having to look back to find something better, but 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of a run of events that ___________ pretty much the polar opposite: optimism, faith in the future and a sense of shared humanity that could not be more different from the ___________ , rancorous mood of today.
    apparition, converse
    excluded, opposing
    embodied, polarised
    incorporeal, disunited
    All are Correct
    Option C


  8. They are sick of the whole thing. They just want it to be over. No more uncertainty. Brexiteers want ___________ . They will be disappointed. Willing something does not make it so. Aethelred wanted Viking raids to stop. The kingdoms of Wales, Scotland and Ireland wished the Norman and Plantagenet monarchs of England would cease their predatory ___________ into their territory.
    hesitation, manoeuvres
    preparation, slots
    vacillation, slits
    resolution, lunges
    All are Correct
    Option D


  9. Brats do not endear themselves. Even when insulated from children, we nevertheless encounter our fair share of adults whom we ___________ got their own way too much of the time as kids. The recent behaviour of some Conservative MPs could be a case in point. The foot-stamping of fanatical Brexiteers, unable to reconcile what they wish for with reality, is not unlike that of a child screaming their ___________ that they won’t wear a coat even though it’s 2C outside.
    suspect, insistence
    plaintiff, perseverance
    known, pressure
    credible, assertion
    All are Correct
    Option A


  10. The show takes liberties with the historical record but gets away with it because it is a work of ___________ genius. If only the same could be said of Brexit, which tells a mutilated version of a nation’s past without the redeeming features of witty rhyme and memorable ___________ . The comparison is preposterous but also weirdly compelling.
    artistic, gust
    creative, melody
    imitative, strain
    calamitous, composition
    All are Correct
    Option B


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