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Directions (Q. No. 1 – 4): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence tomake the  sentence grammatically correct and meaningfully complete. 

1. To avoid ____, there is a need for ____ planning of the project.
1) cancellation; broad
2) problem; deliberate
3) pitfalls; systematic
4) inconvenience; convenient
2. ____ appears to be a small error in the beginning may turn out to be a ____ in the long run.
1) It; disaster 
2) What; blunder
3) That; debacle
4) It; slip 
3. Being very ____ in nature, he always uses his ___ skills.
1) adamant; soft 
2) polite; basic
3) humble; experimental
4) mild; aggressive
4. Demand and supply do not__ the same relationship as the one that___ between height and weight:
1) possess; has
2) incur; is
3) defend; volunteers
4) bear; borne

Directions (Q. No. 1 – 10): 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. Find out the appropriate word in each case. The date was September 5th, 2003 or Teacher’s Day. As I stood behind some youth in a queue I began
(1) with them. Suddenly it  occurred to me that they should have been in college. “How it feels you
aren’t in college attending the celebrations?” I asked. “Why should there be a celebration?” was the
reply. I refused to give up in the face of their ignorance and ___

(2). “Do you ___

 (3) why eptember 5th is celebrated as Teacher’s Day? It was ___

(4) to see that they had no idea. “Have you heard of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan?” I asked. “No, well he was a famous philosopher and a great teacher. When he left Mysore, it is ___

(5) that the students themselves pulled the carriage to the station not the horses. He was ___

(6) as one of the greatest teachers and he ___

(7) on to become the President of India. His birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day!” It was then I realised that we declare

holidays but ___

(8) to tell children the reason for the holiday. We usually ___

(9) the day off and

do not make any effort at all to ___

(10) children as to why the day should be celebrated or remembered.

Answers

1. 
1) agreeing 
2) argument 
3) interact 
4) conversing
2. 
1) returned 
2) forced
3) continued 
4) left
3. 
1) justify 
2) sure
3) aware 
4) know
4. 
1) sad 
2) disheartened
3) guilty 
4) wonderful
5. 
1) usual 
2) said
3) seen 
4) decided
6. 
1) presented 
2) example
3) acknowledged
4) worshipped 
7. 
1) stayed 
2) hesitated
3) travels 
4) went

8. 
1) certain 
2) fail 
3) try
4) want 
9. 
1) happy
2) pleased
3) spend 
4) take
10. 
1) enlighten 
2) explain
3) discuss 

4) preach
Directions (Q. No. 1 – 10): 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. Find out the appropriate word in each case. One day the king of the ___

(1)was flying about, high up in the air,in a forest, with a ___

(2) of his followers. Early that morning a fowler had ___

(3) some ___

(4) of rice on the ground. Over them he had spread a very fine net. Then he hid himself ____

(5) a bush and waited. As the king of the pigeons flew along, he saw the ___

(6) on the ground. He stopped at once and said to his ____ 

(7). “Look down! There is rice for us to eat.” The pigeons looked down, and there they saw, just near a big banyan tree, grains of shining white rice scattered on the ground. “Shall we fly down”, said the pigeon king, “and eat that rice?” “No!” replied a ____

(8) old pigeon. “This is not a rice-field. It is a forest. Rice does not grow in a forest! How did those grains get there? I am afraid that there is some ____

(9) here and we may come to ____

(10). So let us not eat that rice.

Answers

1. 
1) pigeons 
2) birds
3) animals 
4) forests
2. 
1) team 
2) flock
3) hound
4) groups
3. 
1) thrown 
2) casted
3) given
4) scattered
4. 
1) sands 
2) metals
3) grains 
4) quality
5. 
1) behind 
2) in
3) within 
4) beside
6. 
1) sands 
2) rice
3) fruits 
4) grains
7. 
1) enemies 
2) foes
3) children 
4) followers
8. 
1) intelligent 
2) brilliant
3) foolish 
4) wise
9. 
1) fault 
2) bet
3) trick
4) net
10. 
1) harm 
2) defeat
3) illusion 
4) conclusion

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