Direction (1-5): In each question below a sentence is 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 the sentence.
- I drew the blankets over my head and tried to think of Christmas. But the grey face still followed me. It murmured; and I understood that it desired to confess something. I felt my soul receding into some pleasant and ________________ region; and there again I found it waiting for me. It began to confess to me in a murmuring voice and I wondered why it smiled continually and why the lips were so moist with spittle. But then I remembered that it had died of paralysis and I felt that I too was smiling feebly as if to ________________ the simoniac of his sin.
savage, incriminatevicious, absolvewhite, obligatebenign, imputeAll are CorrectOption B
- The next morning after breakfast I went down to look at the little house in Great Britain Street. It was an unassuming shop, ________________ under the vague name of Drapery. The drapery consisted mainly of children’s bootees and umbrellas; and on ordinary days a notice used to hang in the window, saying: Umbrellas Re-covered. No notice was visible now for the shutters were up. A ________________ bouquet was tied to the door-knocker with ribbon. Two poor women and a telegram boy were reading the card pinned on the crape.
entered, frizzlerecorded, crimpregistered, crapelisted, crepeAll are CorrectOption E
- The reading of the card ________________ me that he was dead and I was disturbed to find myself at check. Had he not been dead I would have gone into the little dark room behind the shop to find him sitting in his arm-chair by the fire, nearly smothered in his great-coat. Perhaps my aunt would have given me a packet of High Toast for him and this present would have roused him from his ________________ doze.
cajoled, preciseconfident, determinedcoaxed, smartpersuaded, stupefiedAll are CorrectOption D
- In the evening my aunt took me with her to visit the house of mourning. It was after sunset; but the window-panes of the houses that looked to the west reflected the ________________ gold of a great bank of clouds. Nannie received us in the hall; and, as it would have been unseemly to have shouted at her, my aunt shook hands with her for all. The old woman pointed upwards interrogatively and, on my aunt’s nodding, proceeded to ________________ up the narrow staircase before us, her bowed head being scarcely above the level of the banister-rail.
tawny, toilraven, easebrunet, sportswarthy, reposeAll are CorrectOption A
- I went in on tiptoe. The room through the lace end of the blind was ________________ with dusky golden light amid which the candles looked like pale thin flames. He had been coffined. Nannie gave the lead and we three knelt down at the foot of the bed. I pretended to pray but I could not gather my thoughts because the old woman’s mutterings distracted me. I noticed how clumsily her skirt was hooked at the back and how the heels of her cloth boots were ________________ down all to one side.
impregnated, slovensuffused, troddenpervaded, flaccidsoaked, wentAll are CorrectOption B
abruptlypredictedsuddenheraldedAll are CorrectOption B
elidablefaintimminentchanceAll are CorrectOption C
languorennuiagonyenthusiasmAll are CorrectOption D
plausibleflimsyincrediblepreposterousAll are CorrectOption A
liquefiedcurdledattenuatedabridgedAll are CorrectOption B
Directions(6-10): In the passage given below there are 5 blanks. Every blank has four alternative words given in options (A),(B),(C), and (D). You have to tell which word is APPROPRIATE according to the context. If all are appropriate then mark your answer as “E”.
Almost three years later the Brexit party, led by Nigel Farage, is ___6___ to top the poll in European parliament elections in which the far right will make significant advances across the continent; Theresa May’s ___7___ downfall could hand the premiership to Boris Johnson; Trump’s re-election in 2020 is a distinct possibility, with Democratic strategists this week predicting only a narrow electoral college victory against him. “Democrats do not walk into the 2020 election with the same ___8___ advantage they had in the 2018 election,” said Guy Cecil, the chairman of Priorities USA, the largest Democratic political action committee. Elsewhere, exit polls suggest Narendra Modi, the reactionary Hindu nationalist leader of India implicated in a massacre in 2002, will enjoy a landslide victory. Sooner or later progressives are going to have to stop being stunned by these electoral defeats. The first time, it is ___9___ to ask, “How could this possibly happen?” But when that possibility recurs in relatively short order, what once presented itself as a shock has now ___10___ into self-deception. It turns out that the country you woke up in is the precisely the one you went to bed in. If you still don’t recognise it then you are going to have real problems changing it.