English Questions: Fill in the Blanks 93

Direction (1-10): In each of the following questions four statements with a blank in each are given. You have to choose a word from the given option that can fill all the blanks. Mark that option as your answer.

  1. a. Desmond ____________ his tea and ate a biscuit.
    b. As he grew older, he seldom ____________ from his club.
    c. They will be ____________ to action by what is written.

    order
    serenity
    stir
    allay
    All are Correct
    Option C
    a. move a spoon or other implement round and round in (a liquid or other substance) in order to mix it thoroughly.
    b. leave or go out of (a place).
    c. arouse strong feeling in (someone); move or excite.

     

  2. a. There’s one small ____________ .
    b. Keep an emery board handy in case of nail ____________ .
    c. Radio aerials ____________ on bushes and branches.

    eased
    snagged
    advantaged
    reefed
    All are Correct
    Option B
    a. an unexpected or hidden obstacle or drawback.
    b. a sharp, angular, or jagged projection.
    c. become caught on a sharp projection.

     

  3. a. Everything went without a ____________ .
    b. He returned to where he had ____________ his horse.
    c. Thomas ____________ the pony to his cart.

    opportunity
    hitch
    deice
    adequate
    All are Correct
    Option B
    a. a temporary difficulty or problem.
    b. fasten or tether.
    c. harness (a draught animal or team).

     

  4. a. A draft version was lost in a computer ____________ .
    b. The only ____________ in his year is failing to qualify for the Masters.
    c. The elevators ____________ .

    glitch
    periphery
    cover
    advance
    All are Correct
    Option A
    a. a sudden, usually temporary malfunction or fault of equipment.
    b. an unexpected setback.
    c. suffer a sudden malfunction or fault.

     

  5. a. Her head was cradled in the ____________ of Luke’s left arm.
    b. The man’s a ____________ , he’s not to be trusted.
    c. It was pretty ____________ on the land in the early 1970s.

    naive
    ignorant
    chaste
    crook
    All are Correct
    Option D
    a. a bend in something, especially at the elbow in a person’s arm.
    b. a person who is dishonest or a criminal.
    c. bad, unpleasant, or unsatisfactory.

     

  6. a. People are very ____________ to the idea.
    b. The brewery fought off a ____________ takeover bid last year.
    c. ____________ aircraft

    pacifist
    hostile
    cordial
    benign
    All are Correct
    Option B
    a. opposed.
    b. (of a takeover bid) opposed by the company to be bought.
    c. of or belonging to a military enemy.

     

  7. a. She swigged a mouthful of wine with ____________ .
    b. I was appointed to a post for which I had little ____________ .
    c. Use salsa as a ____________ with grilled meat or fish.

    detest
    relish
    abhor
    apathy
    All are Correct
    Option B
    a. great enjoyment.
    b. liking for or pleasurable anticipation of something.
    c. a piquant sauce or pickle eaten with plain food to add flavour.

     

  8. a. The standards her parents had ____________ into her.
    b. She was told how to ____________ eye drops.
    c. She was told how to ____________ eye drops.

    impart
    steep
    impregnate
    instil
    All are Correct
    Option D
    a. gradually but firmly establish (an idea or attitude) in a person’s mind.
    b. put (a substance) into something in the form of liquid drops.

     

  9. a. The only ____________ about this book is the price.
    b. They are always ____________ about the amount they are prepared to pay.
    c. It is normal for married couples to ____________ over small things like who controls the television remote.

    acquiesce
    concur
    quibble
    suffer
    All are Correct
    Option C
    a. a slight objection or criticism.
    b. argue or raise objections about a trivial matter.

     

  10. a. Marchers had to ____________ missiles thrown by loyalists.
    b. Adam ____________ between the cars.
    c. He’d caught her ____________ fares on the underground.

    dodge
    skip
    accost
    brave
    All are Correct
    Option A
    a. avoid (someone or something) by a sudden quick movement.
    b. move quickly to one side or out of the way.
    c. evade (a debt or obligation) in a cunning or dishonest way.

     


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