Directions(1-8): In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately.
- Birbal was in Persia at the invitation of the king of that country. During his stay parties were given in his honour. On the eve of his (1) for home, a nobleman (2) him how he would compare the king of Persia to his own king. “Your King is a full moon,” said Birbal. “Whereas mine could be (3) of as the quarter moon.” The Persians were very happy. But when Birbal went home he found that Emperor Akbar was furious with hint. “How (4) you belittle your own. king?” demanded Akbar. “You area traitor!”
“No, Your Majesty,” said Birbal. “I did not belittle you. The full moon (5) and disappears whereas the quarter moon grows with strength. What I, in fact, (6) to the world is that your power is (7) from day to day whereas that of the king of Persia is about to go into decline.” Akbar smiled in satisfaction and welcomed Birbal back (8) a warm embrace.ArrivalDepartLeaveDepartureExitOption D
- The captain is very ________ of his cricket team.
- The boy was rewarded for his ________ behaviour.
Directions(9-10): A sentence with one blank is given, indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word that best fits into the blank appropriately.