May 30, 2016

English Language: Fill in the Blanks Set - 2

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. The new policy seeks to _____ a process of widespread participation of people _____ the way for more effective implementation.

1) identify, dithering
2) diagnose, resulting
3) amend, opening
4) halt, propelling
5) generate, paving

2. When organisations _____ creativity and risk-taking, the usual method of maintaining order and _____ are indeed shaken.

1) exhibit, durability
2) enhance, supply
3) propagate, production
4) encourage, decorum
5) propose, humility

3. By _____ of their athletic activities, a few sportsmen are able to escape the pressures that living in _____ can create.

1) contrast, adversity
2) virtue, poverty
3) knowledge, affluence
4) order, vicinity
5) way, prosperity

4. The criterion for _____ a player should be his recent performance; but unfortunately, the journalists are _____ to be carried away by earlier successes.

1) criticising, clean
2) revealing, reluctant
3) judging, prone
4) eager, acclaiming
5) condemning, satisfying

5. Self-concept and self-esteem are crucial to personal and professional effectiveness because if they are not fully _____. I may act in mystifying and sometimes _____ ways.

1) nurtured, reactive
2) positive, destructive
3) nourished, listless
4) positive, destructive
5) devised, vulnerable

6. Harassment is just plain _____.There is never a valid reason or a good _____ for it.

1) offence, strategy
2) wrong, excuse
3) killing, magic
4) falsehood, remedy
5) murder, command

7. Professionals focus their _____ on fulfilling their responsibilities and achieving results, not on _____ a particular image.

1) energies, portraying
2) skills, obtaining
3) planning, devising
4) leadership, attributing
5) abilities, contributing

8. The new management is pro-cleanliness and will _____ all the employees who spit or smoke in the office _____.

1) punish, environment
2) warn, surrounding
3) pardon, area
4) fine, premises
5) penalise, hours

9. After carefully _____ the situation, the farmer sympathised _____ the mule.

1) assessing, with
2) observing, through
3) ignoring, for
4) scrutinising, on
5) fighting, by

10. Before making payment, a banker has to _____ that the invocation of the guarantee has been _____ made.

1) assure, really
2) confirm, previously
3) ensure, properly
4) see, never
5) affirm, previously


Answers

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

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