English Questions: Fill in the Blanks 129

Directions(1-5): In the given questions, two sentences with a blank in each are given. Each question is followed by five options with one word in each. Select that option as your answer which can fit in both the given sentences making them grammatically correct and meaningful.

  1. 1) The defendant, Ted, is a ______________ employee for pleading ‘Not Guilty’ to a crime that I know he committed.
    2) A product ad claiming to help you get ripped abs in a few hours is a form of ___________ advertising.
    noxious
    munificent
    mendacious
    pernicious
    redolent
    Option C
    Noxious means harmful.
    Munificent means luxurious.
    Mendacious means not telling the truth, dishonest.
    Pernicious means injurious.
    Redolent means aromatic.

     

  2. 1) The state government was trying to downplay the _____ of the outbreak of dengue in the district.
    2) In recent times, especially over the last two decades or so, the court’s ability to remain special, to retain its allure, has somewhat been thwarted by the _____ of its burden.
    immensity
    ruthlessness
    bigness
    enormity
    seriousness
    Option D

     

  3. 1) If the answers to those questions are _______, then making assumptions about increasing rates of technological progress is very reasonable.
    2) The jury decided unanimously in the ________, and on the 16th of October 1793 Marie Antoinette was led to the guillotine, leaving behind her a touching letter to Madame Elizabeth, known as her “Testament.”
    convinced
    positive
    accession
    confident
    affirmative
    Option E
    Affirmative means agreeing with or consenting to a statement or request or a statement of agreement with or consent to an assertion or request.

     

  4. 1) Better to have him concentrate on Fitzgerald, who was beginning to look more and more like a candidate, not only for sheriff, but for some _________ activities.
    2) The players sped through Dean’s mind like a theatre curtain call—Vince and his friends, Mayer from World Wide, or Arthur Atherton’s ________ clients.
    wickedly
    despicably
    disreputability
    evil
    nefarious
    Option E
    Nefarious means extremely wicked.

     

  5. 1) It was evident that the more lifeless he seemed at ordinary times, the more impassioned he became in these moments of almost __________ irritation.
    2) Is the movement of the Russian people eastward to Kazan and Siberia expressed by details of the _______ character of Ivan the Terrible and by his correspondence with Kurbski?
    gloom
    morbid
    melancholy
    morosely
    dark
    Option B
    Morbid modifies irritation in sentence A. It also modifies character in sentence B. It means characterized by an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease.
    Gloom means partial or total darkness.
    Melancholy means a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause.
    Morosely means gloomy or in a bad mood.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): A statement with one blank is given below. Choose the set of words from the given options which can be used to fill the given blank.

    If a nuclear war were to happen, the world and life _______________ bear the irreversible brunt.

    i. like we know it will
    ii. as we know it, will
    iii. though we know will

    Only i
    Only ii
    Both i and ii
    Both ii and iii
    All of the above
    Option B

     

  7. We all have that one life-changing experience after which our lives are ______________________

    i. unchangeable in the future
    ii. never the same again
    iii. transformed in some or the other way

    Only i
    Only ii
    Both i and ii
    Both ii and iii
    All the above
    Option D

     

  8. _________________________ just these two nations can demolish life as we know it.

    i. Even a hypothetical war between
    ii. Even though a hypothetical war between
    iii. Even a hypothetical war among

    Only i
    Only ii
    Both i and ii
    Both ii and iii
    All of the above
    Option A

     

  9. The tragedy of having seen Roger Federer play is that you know his career _______________________.

    i. will eventually come to an end
    ii. will end at some point
    iii. will be ended

    Only i
    Only ii
    Both i and ii
    Both ii and iii
    All of the above
    Option C

     

  10. War has no place in today’s modern world, but a nuclear arms race is still ______________________.

    i. taking place globally
    ii. a global issue
    iii. a looming threat at the global level

    Only i
    Only ii
    Both i and ii
    Both ii and iii
    All of the above
    Option E

     

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