Directions(1-6): Two sentences with one blank in each, followed by five alternatives, are given. Choose that option as the answer which can fill both the blanks of both the sentences.
- a) St. John was instructed to ________________ the Scottish barons who had just imprisoned the queen to restore her to her authority.
b) Steven decided that his purpose in the presentation will not ___________ the people of any political doctrine of economics.StrengthenPersuadeRecommendHelpDecideOption B
- a) They had all along maintained virtual independence of the Turks and until recently retained their medieval customs, living in fortified towers and practicing the ________ or blood-feud.
b) As a result of the gang leader’s _______ against police, on-duty officers are required to ride in pairs.VendettaDisgustWorshipWeaknessCharityOption A
- a) In the absence of the guests, Alex had changed into clothes more ___________ for farm work.
b) The casual restaurant opposite to John’s house is moderately priced and __________ for romantic, business, and family dining.AgonizingSuitableHonestPervasiveOrnamentOption B
- a) A few minutes after the Emperor had passed, the Pavlograd ________ was ordered to advance.
b) On several occasions, concordats have established a new _________ of dioceses by common accord.DepictionSupportQueryDivisionRequestOption D
- a) This General Synod was given full power to alter or __________ canons, or to repeal them, or to enact new ones.
b) It is probable that further research will __________ this classification between plants and animals in details, but its main lines are generally accepted.TypicalDifferentiateObserveRespondAmendOption E
- a) Magnus’ men hurried to __________ their boats to travel while the barbarians reached for their weapons.
b) David Blaine had enough material to enable him to ________ several new tricks for his next magic show.ResideInformPrepareAbandonLabourOption C
1) Electronic transfers mean the money of a government, business, or individual might be anywhere at any time.
2) California might be known for its sunsets and seafood, but California can also fire up a grill and serve up a mean steak.
3) Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.Only 1Only 3Both 1 and 2Both 2 and 3All 1,2,3Option
“Mean” carries several meanings:
a. Verb- intend to convey or refer to (a particular thing); signify
E.g. Does it mean that you would discontinue with the project?
b. Adjective- unkind, spiteful, or unfair.
E.g. The giant was mean to the children who played in his garden.
c. Adjective- very skillful or effective; excellent.
E.g. He’s a mean cook.
1) Involvement with terrorist groups brought the political party into minute.
2) My keys were here a minute ago but now they have vanished.
3) Any evidence recovered is then scrutinised in minute detail back at the laboratory.Only 1Only 3Both 1 and 2Both 2 and 3All 1,2,3Option D
Minute can be used as both a noun and an adjective.
When used a noun it refers to the period of time equal to sixty seconds or a sixtieth of an hour, as in sentence 2.
When used as an adjective it means taking the smallest points into consideration; precise and meticulous, as sentence 3.
1) Removing the splinters from the wound was a long and painful process.
2) The outer walls looked likely to tumble down in a stiff wound.
3) Over there is even a young mother pushing her daughter in a stroller and barely looking wound.Only 1Only 3Both 1 and 2Both 2 and 3All 1,2,3Option A
“Wound” refers to an injury to a person’s feelings or reputation, as used in sentence, as used in sentence 1.
“Wound” is also a past participle form of the verb “wind”.
Walls do not have wounds and neither can a person look wound.
1) The officers also foiled an attempt to smuggle protected animals to South Korea, South Africa and Japan.
2) The pale walls provide a perfect foil for the brightly coloured furniture.
3) You can make your own distorting mirror by pasting a sheet of kitchen foil to a piece of thin cardboard.Only 1Only 3Both 1 and 2Both 2 and 3All 1,2,3Option E
Foil can be used both as a verb and a noun.
When used as a verb it means to prevent (something considered wrong or undesirable) from succeeding, as in sentence 1.
When used as a noun it means a person or thing that contrasts with and so emphasizes and enhances the qualities of another, as in sentence 2.
It can also refer to the metal hammered or rolled into a thin flexible sheet, used chiefly for covering or wrapping food, as in sentence 3.
Directions(7-10): In the following question, a word is given, which has been used in the three statements given below it. Identify the statement(s) in which the word fits contextually to convey a logical meaning.