English Questions: Fill in the Blanks 138

Directions(1-5): Two sentences with one blank in each, followed by five alternatives, are given. Choose that option as the answer which can fill both the blanks of both the sentences.

  1. a) The biggest challenge for the vets was the dog being constantly _______ during the surgery.
    b) As the enemy infantry closed in, the commanding officer requested the brigade headquarters to send ______ units.
    Option D
    Swooning- fainting
    Evacuation- removal, clearance
    ‘Mobile’ means ‘in motion’.


  2. a) Keeping a sheep in the garden is a __________ way of keeping the grass short!
    b) He actually gave her some of his stories to read, and a part of a __________ he was working on.
    Option C
    ‘Keen’ means having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm.
    ‘Deliberate’ means done consciously and intentionally
    ‘Subject’ means a person or thing that is being discussed, described, or dealt with.
    Novel means new and original.


  3. a) The _______ of the package was appropriately checked before passing it through the next gate.
    b) Every spiritual figure has said that if the person is _______ with whatever in possession, then the materialistic issues tend to get resolved automatically.
    Option B


  4. a) The ruling council is constitutionally _______ to consult the president before making any decision regarding national security.
    b) The ailing animal was ______ to the pole so that it might not get hurt anymore.
    Option E


  5. a) Democrats _______ a state of order in the assembly after seizing power in the elections.
    b) The latest excavations have _______ that the previously found ruins were from before medieval times.
    Option B


  6. Directions(6-10): In the given question, a statement with a blank has been given, followed by three word out of which more than one can complete the sentence grammatically and contextually. Find the word (s) which can fill the blank and choose the option accordingly.

  7. A ___________ issue for the country is that the elements that propelled growth and widened India’s middle class are losing momentum.

    I. Radical
    II. Pressing
    III. Drastic

    Both I and II
    Both II and III
    Both I and III
    All I, II and III
    None of I, II and III
    Option D
    I. Radical: believing or expressing the belief that there should be great or extreme social or political change.
    II. Pressing: requiring quick or immediate action or attention.
    III. Drastic: likely to have a strong or far-reaching effect; radical and extreme.


  8. The report presents some of the key data, which would _________ the stakeholders in the industry to take educated decisions.

    I. Enable
    II. Qualify
    III. Limit

    Only I
    Both I and III
    Only III
    Both II and III
    Both I and II
    Option E


  9. Besides affecting health, prolonged exposure to air pollution can also __________ employees productivity.

    I. Augment
    II. Mushroom
    III. Fetter

    Only III
    Both I and II
    Both I and III
    Only II
    Only I
    Option A


  10. To ___________ the balance of the busy business traveller, one requires a good routine that works well in the long run as well as in the short-term.

    I. Redress
    II. Formalize
    III. Discern

    Only III
    Only I
    Only II
    Both I and III
    Both II and III
    Option B
    I. Redress: remedy or set right (an undesirable or unfair situation).
    II. Formalize: give a definite structure or shape to.
    III. Discern: recognize or find out.


  11. Fat-shaming, colourism, pimples & cellulite-related embarrassments are harsh realities that play _____________ with the self-esteem of women.

    I. Hardball
    II. Hard
    III. Havoc

    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and III
    Both II and III
    Option C
    The phrase ‘play havoc with’ means to damage something.


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