English Questions: Fill in the Blanks 80

Direction (1-10): In each question below two sentences are given with two blanks in each. Each question is followed by four options with two words in each. You have to select that option as your answer which can fill both the blanks of both the sentence I and II.

  1. a. Because of the ____________ love I have for my ______________, I would never yell at them like some young people do.
    b. The plot was weak because it failed to establish the _______________ connection that should exist between _______________ and a son who love each other.

    adoring, lady
    obedient, people
    affectionate, enemy
    filial, parents
    All are correct
    Option D
    filial = relating to or due from a son or daughter.


  2. a. If he can ____________ his client of the charges in spite of the circumstantial evidence against him, he will be performing a _______________.
    b. Although the new evidence seems to ________________ the defendant of the breaking and entering charges, there is still a chance of the ________________.

    convict, gestalt
    incriminate, visa
    betray, dance
    vindicate, miracle
    All are correct
    Option D
    vindicate = show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified.


  3. a. In her monthly speech, the school counselor will ______________ the students to plan for their futures so they will be prepared for _______________.
    b. As a dear friend, I ______________ you to eat well and exercise regularly so you will have a long ___________.

    counsel, lie
    goad, wealth
    exhort, life
    incite, rounder
    All are correct
    Option C
    exhort= strongly encourage or urge (someone) to do something.


  4. a. After vandals looted the stores, an ___________ erupted among the rioters sending several _____________ to the hospital.
    b. What began as a simple squabble between friends turned into an ____________ among several _____________.

    coincide, class
    affray, people
    categorize, categories
    armistice, phones
    All are correct
    Option B
    affray = an instance of group fighting in a public place that disturbs the peace.


  5. a. Although Mary knows the advantages of using a microwave for food preparation, she is old-fashioned and _____________ to serving ______________ she has not personally prepared.
    b. For those who are _____________ to spaghetti, you also have the ______________ choice of baked chicken with roasted potatoes.

    averse, meal
    sassy, eatable
    desirous, kind
    inclined, dazy
    All are correct
    Option A
    averse = having a strong dislike of or opposition to something.


  6. a. On May the 3rd, instructions were given to ___________ the remains in mass _____________.
    b. A special process must take place before we can ____________ the bodies of the deceased into their ______________.

    inter, graves
    exhume, tombs
    disinter, deeps
    dig, engraves
    All are correct
    Option A


  7. a. Offering of the displaced workers _____________ packages is the least the ____________ could do before shutting down operations.
    b. Unable to come to an agreement regarding working hours, ______________ from the cleaning ______________ was the only solution the contractor could come up with.

    isolation, phone
    rupture, vindiction
    severance, company
    split, organ
    All are correct
    Option C
    severance = the action of ending a connection or relationship.


  8. a. Although I realized that my accountant would probably _______________ me for not making quarterly _____________ to the IRS, I preferred to hold on to my money as long as I could.
    b. Mary knew that things had been very hectic at her husband’s job, so she didn’t _______________ him for not making the ______________ of their shopping.

    applaud, evasion
    chide, payment
    emulate, penalty
    laud, annuity
    All are correct
    Option B
    chide -= scold or rebuke.


  9. a. As she pushed the baby-fine hair out of her face, the girl’s _____________ locks ___________ on her shoulders.
    b. _____________ clouds, fine and thin, ______________ around in the air.

    wispy, bounced
    chubby, vaulted
    dense, hoped
    firm, skipped
    All are correct
    Option A
    wispy = (of hair, threads, smoke, etc.) fine; feathery.


  10. a. Hanging his head in shame, the spineless ____________ was exiled from his _____________ for treason.
    b. The _______________ helped the Russians conquer his _____________ and sold them many classified documents.

    traitor, area
    relegate, place
    quisling, country
    Judas, hem
    All are correct
    Option C
    quisling = a traitor who collaborates with an enemy force occupying their country.



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