English Questions: Fill in the Blanks 165

Directions (1-10): The given question has three blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the combination of words that would fit in the blanks correctly.

  1. Her __________ expression and their _________ faces made it clear that the scheme had been __________ to the whole village.
    A. Bemused
    B. Elated
    C. Perplexed
    D. Accolade
    E. Abstruse

    BCE
    BDE
    ABD
    ACE
    BAE
    Option D
    Bemused: marked by confusion or bewilderment
    Perplexed: confused, because something is difficult to understand or solve
    Abstruse: not known or understood by many people
    Elated: extremely happy and excited, often because something has happened or been achieved
    Accolade: an award or privilege granted as a special honour or as an acknowledgement of merit

     

  2. Vehicles are not _______ near the main gate of the temple complex, so we had to _______ a long stretch of the crowded street that ________ to the temple.
    A. Parked
    B. Slump
    C. Walk
    D. Leads
    E. Allowed
    AEB
    ECD
    EBD
    ABD
    ACD
    Option B
    Slump: to drop or fall heavily; collapse

     

  3. In the north- western Ghats in Maharashtra, sacred groves are ___________ considered as small negligible __________ of forests that ________ development.
    A. Often
    B. Seldom
    C. Filaments
    D. Patches
    E. Hinder
    BDE
    ADE
    BCE
    ACE
    AED
    Option B
    Often: a lot or many times; frequently
    Patches: parts of something marked out from the rest by a particular characteristic
    Hinder: to limit the ability of someone to do something, or to limit the development of something

     

  4. There must be some _______ even to the _______ of a _______ for doing harm.
    A) Demon
    B) Limit
    C) Capabilities
    D) Situation
    E) Prances
    F) Fiddle
    ABC
    DFA
    FCB
    EFD
    BCA
    Option E
    ‘Demon’ means ‘the devil’.
    ‘Limit’ means ‘boundary’.
    ‘Capabilities’ means ‘abilities’.
    ‘Situation’ means ‘condition’.
    ‘Prances’ means ‘dances’.
    ‘Fiddle’ means ‘fraud’.

     

  5. Gopinath is one of the world’s outstanding economists, with ____________ academic credentials, a proven track record of intellectual _______________ and extensive international ___________________.
    A. Impeccable
    B. Incorrupt
    C. Leadership
    D. Captaincy
    E. Experience
    F. Jurisprudence
    ACE
    BCE
    DEF
    ABC
    CDE
    Option A
    ‘Impeccable’ means ‘in accordance with the highest standards; faultless.
    ‘Leadership’ means ‘the action of leading a group of people or an organization, or the ability to do this’.
    ‘Experience’ means ‘ practical contact with and observation of facts or events ‘.

     

  6. It is not _______ to think, nor _______ any man to try, whether another man may not have notions of things which have _______ him.
    A) Escaped
    B) Penetration
    C) Beneath
    D) Incongruous
    E) Praise
    F) Prospects
    EAF
    BDF
    DCA
    DBC
    EFD
    Option C
    ‘Escaped’ means ‘to break free’.
    ‘Penetration’ means ‘piercing’.
    ‘Beneath’ means ‘under’.
    ‘Incongruous’ means ‘inappropriate’.
    ‘Praise’ means ‘to compliment’.
    ‘Prospects’ means ‘likelihood’.

     

  7. Today’s education system has lost its _______ because it fails to _______ to the requirements of the present _______.
    A) Epidemic
    B) Relevance
    C) Power
    D) Conform
    E) Scenario
    F) Course
    CFE
    ACD
    BCD
    BDE
    FDA
    Option D
    ‘Relevance’ means ‘the quality or state of being closely connected or appropriate’.
    ‘Conform’ means ‘comply with rules, standards, or laws’.
    ‘Scenario’ means ‘a sequence or development of events’.

     

  8. The Indian Sepaktakraw men’s ______ won the nation’s first ever _______ in the sport after winning the bronze medal in the Men’s Team Regu ________ at the Asian Games 2018 on Tuesday.
    (A) men
    (B) sporting
    (C) medal
    (D) category
    (E) team
    (F) trophy
    BDE
    EFB
    ABE
    ECD
    CBA
    Option D

     

  9. After PM Narendra Modi _______ India’s first human space programme, ISRO has ________ that a facility to train astronauts in a zero-gravity ________will soon be set up in Bengaluru, 10 km from the airport.
    (A) demanded
    (B) rejected
    (C) confirmed
    (D) environment
    (E) announced
    (F) reprimanded
    BDA
    CFE
    ABE
    ECD
    CBA
    Option D

     

  10. India’s richest person Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio added 97.1 lakh users in June while market leader Airtel added just 10,689 new connections. Airtel, however, ______its position as India’s biggest _______ operator with 34.4 crore subscribers, while Jio’s customer base crossed 21.5 crore. Idea and Vodafone India’s customer _____ have grown to 22.1 crore and 22.3 crore respectively.
    (A) bases
    (B) retained
    (C) retail
    (D) telecom
    (E) monitor
    (F) evident
    BDA
    EFB
    ABE
    ECB
    CBA
    Option A

     

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