English Questions: Fill in the Blanks 144

Directions(1-5): The following questions consist of a single sentence with one blank only. You are given six words denominated by A, B, C, D, E and F as answer choices and from the six choices you have to pick two correct answers, either of which will make the sentence meaningfully complete.

  1. The most effective measure to keep roads safe is _________ of rules with zero tolerance to violations.
    (A) fulfilment (B) enforcement (C) obligation (D) assignment (E) imposition (F) administration
    (A) and (B)
    (B) and (C)
    (C) and (D)
    (C) and (F)
    (B) and (E)
    Option E

     

  2. Turning around a __________ ship is never easy.
    (A) large (B) small (C) tiny (D) huge (E) extravagant (F) exorbitant
    (A) and (D)
    (B) and (C)
    (C) and (D)
    (C) and (E)
    (B) and (E)
    Option A

     

  3. It must give policymakers a _______________ of satisfaction that the slowdown seen during the last fiscal year and in the first quarter has been reversed.
    (A) allocation (B) measure (C) obligation (D) bit (E) procedure (F) deed
    (A) and (B)
    (B) and (D)
    (C) and (D)
    (C) and (E)
    (B) and (E)
    Option B

     

  4. The dawn of the information age opened up great opportunities for the __________ use of data.
    (A) complete (B) enforced (C) beneficial (D) transferable (E) favourable (F) helpful
    (A) and (B)
    (A) and (C)
    (B) and (D)
    (C) and (E)
    (B) and (E)
    Option D

     

  5. Under Provident Fund (PF) regulations, PF is ____________ at 12% against ‘basic wages’.
    (A) computed (B) judged (C) admonished (D) calculated (E) impl
    (A) and (B)
    (B) and (C)
    (A) and (D)
    (C) and (E)
    (B) and (E)
    Option C

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In the given questions, one statement with a blank is given along with four words. Two of the given words can fit into the given blank. Five options with various combinations of these words are given. Pick up the combination of the words that fits into the blank.

  7. The Indian economy, which is _____________ with several challenges, is expected to grow 6-6.5 per cent in 2020-21, according to the Economic Survey tabled in Parliament on Friday.
    a) buffeted
    b) dealing
    c) clustered
    d) facing
    a-b
    b-c
    b-d
    c-d
    a-d
    Option A
    The given sentence talks about the observations made in the Economic Survey about the Indian Economy which is facing several challenges. ‘Facing’ does not take preposition ‘with’, thus option d) is eliminated. ‘Clustered’ means ‘growing or situated in a group’; thus option c) is also eliminated. ‘Dealing with’ is a phrasal verb which means when someone deals with something or someone that needs attention, they give their attention to them, and often solve a problem or make a decision concerning them. ‘Buffeted’ means (of difficulties) afflict (someone) over a long period. Hence, option A is the correct answer.

     

  8. The visitors ______________ the hosts to 156 for nine with Jasprit Bumrah claiming three wickets for 12 runs.
    a) cleaned
    b) bestowed
    c) restricted
    d) contained
    a-b
    b-c
    b-d
    c-d
    a-d
    Option D
    The given sentence mentions about the visiting team defeating the hosts. Here the most suitable words are restricted and contained. Restricted means limited in extent, number, scope, or action. Contained means to have or hold (someone or something) within. Thus, option D is the correct answer.

     

  9. His comforting words helped to _____________ me in my faith during those dark days.
    a) torment
    b) sustain
    c) plague
    d) comfort
    a-b
    b-c
    b-d
    c-d
    a-d
    Option C
    The sentence talks about how his words gave someone mental strength during tough time. Now, sustain means to strengthen or support somebody physically or mentally and comfort means the easing or alleviation of a person’s feelings of grief or distress. Thus, option C is the correct answer.

     

  10. No artist of performer can entirely _______________ the lure of fame and its promise of endless admiration and respect, but there is a heavy price one must pay for it.
    a) cheat
    b) escape
    c) avoid
    d) leak
    a-b
    b-c
    b-d
    c-d
    a-d
    Option B
    The given sentence talks about how no artist or performer can evade the lure of fame, admiration and respect. Escape means to become free or get free from, or to avoid something. Avoid is used to mean keep away from or stop oneself from doing (something). Thus, option B is the correct answer.

     

  11. Shifting the ______________ of compliance arising out of dividend distribution from corporates to individuals, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that recipient investors would now be liable to pay the tax at the existing rates.
    a) onus
    b) gear
    c) stress
    d) burden
    a-b
    b-c
    b-d
    c-d
    a-d
    Option E
    In the given sentence it is mentioned that the compliance arising out of dividend distribution will be shifted from corporates to individuals. Onus is used to mean something that is one’s duty or responsibility. Burden means the main responsibility for achieving a specified aim or task. Hence, option E is the correct answer.

     

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