English Questions: Fill in the Blanks 151

Directions(1-4): A sentence with one blank is given, indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word that best fits the blank appropriately.

  1. Minecraft is proving a useful venue for friends and families to meet up, play together and work on ___________________ projects.
    Snuff
    Collaborative
    Bisque
    Tacky
    Cooperating
    Option B
    The blank needs an adjective. Thus, options A and E are invalid. Now, the statement talks about a venue where people of various background can come and meet, collaborate. Thus, option B makes more sense.

     

  2. Hollywood studios are challenging the _______________ tradition of the release of a film.
    Likeable
    Animated
    Sacrosanct
    Graceful
    Exciting
    Option C
    ‘Tradition’ means the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation. Tradition can be sacrosanct, which means regarded as too important or valuable to be interfered with. Thus, option C is the correct answer.
    The meaning of the other words are:
    Likeable: Someone who is easily liked or admired
    Animated: full of excitement; lively

     

  3. The cruelty and dysfunction of the American healthcare system was glaringly ______________ even before the horrific pandemic.
    Obvious
    Successful
    Entertaining
    Handsomely
    Availability
    Option A
    The blank needs an adjective as it describes the healthcare system of America. Option D and E is invalid. Now, we see that the statement has a negative tone. Thus, out of options A, B and C, option A makes more sense. Thus, option A is the correct answer.

     

  4. The Constitution of India was made after __________________ the constitutions of many countries.
    Studied
    Scrutinizing
    Studious
    Studded
    Stubbed
    Option B
    The statement talks about how our constitution is made after thoroughly studying the other constitutions of the world.
    The word which makes grammatical as well the contextual sense is ‘scrutinizing’, which means: examine or inspect closely and thoroughly
    Thus, the correct answer is option B.

     

  5. Directions(5-10): The following question carries a statement with two blanks. From the given options, choose the word that can fill both the blanks to make the sentence grammatically correct and meaningful.

  6. Polly knocked a _______________ out of her tooth when she accidentally bit into a wooden _______________.
    Pocket
    Tooth
    Chip
    Block
    Trunk
    Option C
    Option A can be eliminated as it does not make any sense in the either of the blanks. Option B cannot be used as it is already mentioned in the sentence and it would be repetition.
    Option C, that is ‘chip’, means a small piece of something removed in the course of chopping, cutting, or breaking a hard material such as wood or stone. (fits the first blank]Option D is invalid as one cannot take out a ‘block out of her tooth.”
    Option E, that is ‘trunk’, means the stem of a big tree. It does not fit in the first blank.

     

  7. It’s only _____________ to add that they were not informed about the additional number of children visiting the ____________ until the last minute.
    Gallery
    Just
    Worthy
    Partial
    Fair
    Option E
    Gallery: a room or building for the display or sale of works of art (Only fits in the second blank)
    Just: someone who is fair in his/her views (fits in the first blank)
    Worthy: someone who is deserving of certain things for certain qualities. (fits in the first blank only)
    Partial: someone who favours one side and is biased (fits in the first blank only)
    ‘Fair’ means treating someone in a way that is right or reasonable. [fits the first blank]
    ‘Fair’ also means a large public event where goods are bought and sold, usually from tables that have been specially arranged for the event, and where there is often entertainment.(Fits in the second blank)

     

  8. As soon as the spy slowly __________________ on the door marked by his commander, a shadowy figure came out and ________________ him out.
    Bruised
    Jarred
    Knocked
    Bumped
    Racked
    Option C
    ‘Knock’ means strike a surface noisily to attract attention, which fits in the first blank.
    ‘Knock out’ means to hit someone hard that the person become unconscious, which fits in the second blank.

     

  9. His face was ________________ when he told them about the bankruptcy, and how he dug his own ___________________ with bad financial decisions.
    Grave
    Extreme
    Sombre
    Closed
    Uplift
    Option A
    ‘Grave’ means serious.[fits the first blank]In the second blank, phrasal verb ‘dig one’s own grave’ will be used which means ‘do something foolish which causes one’s downfall’. Since it is a phrasal verb, no other word will fit in the second blank.

     

  10. Rashmi won the race, which started at the town ___________, fair and _____________.
    Means
    Centre
    Street
    Play
    Square
    Option E
    “Square” means an area of approximately square-shaped land in a city or a town, often including the buildings that surround it.
    ‘Fair and Square’ is a phrase which means in an honest way and without any doubt.

     

  11. The father ____________ his son’s hair to soothe his anxiety, but the son was focusing hard on the puzzle and was __________ by his gesture.
    Curried
    Caressed
    Ruffled
    Grazed
    Vexed
    Option C
    Curried – to prepare or flavour with a sauce of hot-tasting spices
    Caressed – to touch or stroke gently
    Ruffled – (i) to disorder or disarrange (someone’s hair), typically by running one’s hands through it (ii) disconcert or upset the composure of (someone)
    Grazed- (i) to eat grass in a field (ii) to casually sample something
    Vexed – to make (someone) feel annoyed, frustrated, or worried, especially with trivial matters

     

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