English Questions: Fill in the Blanks 152

Directions:(1-5): In the following sentences, there are two blanks. Find out the appropriate words for filling up the blanks.

  1. The yield has gone up …… this year while prices have fallen by half,……….. heavy losses to the chilli growers.
    preferably, because
    considerably, causing
    deliberately, resulting
    abysmally, following
    None of these
    Option B

     

  2. It’s easy to be ………… , but difficult to ……………….
    exceptional, react
    uninspired, respond
    inspired, act
    demotivated, procrastinate
    None of these
    Option C

     

  3. The Reserve Bank of India has ………… Master directions on the issuance and operation of prepaid payment instruments (PPI) in the country …… provide a framework for regulation, authorisation and supervision of entities operating payment systems in the country.
    retorted, for
    delivered, too
    released, from
    issued, to
    None of these
    Option D

     

  4. Patoonda is a small village situated …….. the rocky barren land on the right bank of river Kali Sindh, a major …… of Chambal river.
    among, lake
    between, pond
    amidst, tributary
    within, branch
    None of these
    Option C
    Patoonda is a small village situated amidst. the rocky barren land on the right bank of river Kali Sindh, a major tributary of Chambal river.

     

  5. Sitaram Swain, winner of the Emerging Artist of the year Award 2017, tells us how common objects …….him to deal ….. bigger issues.
    inspire, with
    motivate, in
    enthuse, for
    discourage, with
    None of these
    Option A

     

  6. Directions(6-10): The following questions consist of a single sentence with one blank only. You are given six words denominated by A, B, C, D, E and F as answer choices and from the six choices you have to pick two correct answers, either of which will make the sentence meaningfully complete.

  7. Access to healthcare depends on a number of factors of which female literacy is an important ___________ — it is instrumental in shaping a group’s healthcare seeking behaviour.
    (A) Certainty (B) Determinant (C) Incident (D) Inclusion (E) Element (F) Risk
    A and D
    B and C
    C and F
    B and E
    All are correct
    Option D
    Access to healthcare depends on a number of factors of which female literacy is an important determinant/element — it is instrumental in shaping a group’s healthcare seeking behaviour.
    Determinant – a determining agent or factor.

     

  8. The poor health of an ethnic group is very often a result of the ___________ of that group from a country’s national imagination.
    (A) Exclusion (B) Amends (C) Approve (D) Allowance (E) Elementary (F) Elimination
    A and C
    B and D
    A and F
    E and F
    All are correct
    Option C
    The poor health of an ethnic group is very often a result of the exclusion/elimination of that group from a country’s national imagination.

     

  9. Universal healthcare is much more than providing infrastructure or __________ specific health disorders through national programmes.
    (A) Aggravate (B) Incite (C) Worsen (D) Alleviating (E) Mitigating (F) Exclude
    B and D
    A and E
    C and F
    D and E
    All are correct
    Option D
    Universal healthcare is much more than providing infrastructure or alleviating/mitigating specific health disorders through national programmes.
    Alleviate / mitigate – lessen/ relieve/ease.

     

  10. Priority must now be given to investment in the sector and ensuring farmers have _________ to the latest technologies.
    (A) Conclusion (B) Admittance (C) Denial (D) Arrangement (E) Access (F) Optional
    C and E
    A and D
    B and F
    B and E
    All are correct
    Option D
    Priority must now be given to investment in the sector and ensuring farmers have access/ admittance to the latest technologies

     

  11. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born at a time when a nonviolent economic system was almost ____________.
    (A) Unthinkable (B) Obvious (C) Accessible (D) Naturally (E) Ease (F) Implausible
    C and D
    A and C
    A and F
    D and E
    All are correct
    Option C
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born at a time when a nonviolent economic system was almost unthinkable/ implausible.
    Implausible – not likely to happen.

     

 

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