English Questions: Fill in the Blanks (NEW PATTERN) Set-104

Direction (1-10): In each question below a sentence is given with three 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 the blanks of the sentence.

  1. Despite his ______________ condition, he soon made a dramatic appearance in the Senate to cast a thumbs-down vote against his party’s drive to ______________ the Affordable Care Act. But while he was unable to be in the Senate for a vote on the Republican tax bill in December, his endorsement was crucial, though not ______________ , in the Trump administration’s lone legislative triumph of the year.
    ridiculous, nullify, ambiguous
    grave, repeal, decisive
    frivolous, abolish, conditional
    lighthearted, abrogate, hesitant
    All are Correct
    Option B


  2. Shot down over Hanoi, suffering broken arms and a ______________ leg, he was subjected to ______________ confinement for two years and beaten frequently. Often he was suspended by ropes lashing his arms behind him. He attempted suicide twice. His weight fell to 105 pounds. He rejected early release to keep his honor and to avoid an enemy propaganda ______________ or risk demoralizing his fellow prisoners.
    cracked, communal, exploit
    busted, prosocial, stroke
    shattered, solitary, coup
    burst, sociable, triumph
    All are Correct
    Option C


  3. John McCain’s most courageous moment arguably did not come when he was near death as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. He was then frail and ______________ , with two broken arms, a broken leg, a shattered knee and ______________ wounds, yet still resisting his ______________ even though the consequence was more beatings.
    excited, stiletto, captives
    passionate, spear, hostages
    frantic, dagger, captives
    feverish, bayonet, captors
    All are Correct
    Option D


  4. In the first part of the work Coleridge is mainly concerned with showing the evolution of his philosophic ______________ . At first an adherent of the associational psychology of David Hartley, he came to discard this mechanical system for the belief that the mind is not a passive but an active agency in the ______________ of reality. The author believed in the “self-sufficing power of absolute Genius” and distinguished between genius and talent as between “an egg and an egg-shell”. The discussion involves his definition of the imagination or “esemplastic power,” the ______________ by which the soul perceives the spiritual unity of the universe, as distinguished from the fancy or merely associative function.
    creed, apprehension, faculty
    credo, confidence, inability
    dogma, discharge, lack
    persuasion, peace, slovenly
    All are Correct
    Option A


  5. The poem is written in blank verse, unrhymed lines of iambic pentameter with certain permissible substitutions of trochees and anapests to relieve the monotony of the iambic foot and with total ______________ for the stanza form. In the middle of the eighteenth century, there was an ______________ of interest in the rhymed heroic couplet. A revival of interest in Milton led to the establishment of Miltonic blank verse as the standard medium for lengthy philosophical or ______________ poetical works.
    overlook, accretion, ignorant
    disregard, eclipse, didactic
    disdain, addendum, preachy
    slight, rise, ignorant
    All are Correct
    Option B


  6. Some of us who have been lifelong Republicans and previously served in Republican administrations held out a faint hope that our party would at some point say “Enough!”; that there would be some line Mr. Trump would cross, some ______________ he would ______________ , some norm he would shatter, some civic ______________ he would uproot, some action he would take, some scheme or scandal he would be involved in that would cause large numbers of Republicans to break with the president.
    bound, comply, balustrade
    frontier, acquiesce, banister
    boundary, transgress, guardrail
    pale, respect, parapet
    All are Correct
    Option C


  7. Charles, a wrestler from the court of Duke Frederick, arrives to warn Oliver of a rumor that Orlando will challenge Charles to a fight on the following day. Fearing ______________ if he should beat a nobleman, Charles begs Oliver to intervene, but Oliver convinces the wrestler that Orlando is a dishonorable sportsman who will take whatever ______________ means necessary to win. Charles vows to ______________ Orlando, which delights Oliver.
    reproach, craven, tap
    criticize, recreantly, surrender
    condemn, cowardly, praise
    censure, dastardly, pummel
    All are Correct
    Option D


  8. The area adjacent to the abbey became industrialised from the mid-16th century with the setting up of the first wireworks by the Company of Mineral and Battery Works and the later expansion of factories and furnaces up the Angidy valley. Charcoal was made in the woods to feed these operations and, in addition, the hillside above the Abbey was ______________ for the making of lime at a kiln in constant operation for some two centuries. The site was in consequence subject to a degree of pollution and the ruins themselves were ______________ by the local workers. J.T.Barber, for example, remarked on “passing the works of an iron foundry and a train of miserable cottages ______________ on the offices of the Abbey” on his approach.
    excavated, vacuous, settled
    hunted, deserted, ingrained
    quarried, inhabited, engrafted
    chased, wild, engraved
    All are Correct
    Option C


  9. It is a stunning ______________ . A party that once spoke with urgency and apparent conviction about the importance of ethical leadership — fidelity, honesty, honor, decency, good manners, setting a good example — has ______________ its wagon to the most thoroughly and comprehensively corrupt individual who has ever been ______________ president.
    lapse, detached, chose
    regression, advantaged, elective
    imprinted, advantaged, preferred
    turnabout, hitched, elected
    All are Correct
    Option D


  10. It is not that McCain was courageous at every moment. But even when he ______________ , he was the world’s worst panderer — so obviously guilty and uncomfortable as he ______________ for votes that he convinced nobody, and was always ______________ afterward.
    gratified, rounded, obstinate
    coddled, reeled, obdurate
    pandered, trolled, penitent
    babied, galloped, happy
    All are Correct
    Option C


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