May 18, 2016

English Language: Fill in the Blanks Set - 1

Directions (Q. 1-10): Each question has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted.Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

1. This book is readable, clear and _____ researched with _____ detailed references.

1) hardly, notional
2) meticulously, extensive
3) fabulously, intricate
4) leisurely, complete
5) closely, scattered

2. The police arrested Ramesh on a _____ of theft but for lack of evidence _____ him.

1) punished, complainto
2) crime, imprisoned
3) tip, absconding
4) left, condition
5) charge, released

3. Lack of _____ is basic to good teamwork but our ability to work with others depends on our _____.

1) positivism, flexibility
2) professionalism, vulnerability
3) consideration, acumen
4) rigidity, compatibility
5) dogmatism, motivation

4. Gopal was frustrated with Sunder, who would not _____ himself to a deadline.Sunder claimed he was working well without a deadline,but Gopal _____ and finally prevailed.

1) cooperate, stipulated
2) encouragr, enforced
3) commit, persisted
4) declared, pressurised
5) inculcate, ordered

5. He objected to the proposal because it was founded on a _____ principal and also was _____ at time.

1) imperative, reasonable
2) faulty, desirable
3) wrong, inconvenient
4) unconforming, deplorable
5) sound, acceptable

6. For the last half century he _____ himself to public affairs _____ taking a holiday.

1) devoted, without
2) sacrificed, after
3) by, committed
4) prepared, before
5) after, offered

7. A key factor in _____ an effective and fulfilling life in our complex society is the ability to _____ control over our actions.

1) providing, admonish
2) projecting, restrain
3) expressing, withhold
4) achieving, exert
5) obtaining, energize

8. Leadership is one of the world's oldest _____.The understanding of leadership has figured strongly in the _____ for knowledge.

1) institutions, passion
2) cultures, desire
3) undertakings, conviction
4) subject, preference
5) pre-occupations, quest

9. When you are living with your _____ values and principles, you can be straightforward, honest and _____.

1) core, up-front
2) inborn, vehement
3) inherited, distinct
4) innate, durable
5) inborn, vehement

10. Doctors and lawyers _____ that advertising will certainly _____ their profession adversely.

1) argue, effect
2) believe, affect
3) trust, damage
4) plead, escalate
5) contemplate, boost


Answers

1.     2
2.     5
3.     4
4.     3
5.     3
6.     1
7.     4
8.     5
9.     1
10.   2

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