Directions (1-15): Some questions have a sentence with two blanks followed by five pairs of words as choices. Others have a single blank followed by five words as choices. From the choices, select the word/pair of words that can best complete the given sentences and mark its number as your answer.
Q1. This oven helps in ________ the essential vitamins in the food and ________ cooking faster.
(a) saving . . . provides
(b) determining . . . accelerates
(c) estimating . . . enhances
(d) retaining . . . makes
(e) controlling . . . allows
Q2. There can be no ________ that blind beliefs will have to be ________.
(a) denial . . . erased
(b) cause . . . removed
(c) reason . . . undermined
(d) dispute . . . forgotten
(e) doubt . . . restored
Q3. Romans generously sprinkled pepper on their food to ________ their wealth, as only the rich could ________ it.
(a) value . . . bear
(b) flaunt . . . afford
(c) exhibit . . . endure
(d) squander . . . gain
(e) preserve . . . collect it
Q4. The ancient Greeks were known for their ________ health.
Q5. On view are ________ works by various artists from different cities.
Q6. Law is the final authority and every citizen must ________ by it.
Q7. Unfortunately, Indian teachers and students still do not have ________ to material that is immediately ________ to their curricular needs.
(a) access . . . relevant
(b) facility . . . referred
(c) pathway . . . required
(d) permission . . . advantageous
(e) accord . . . complement
Q8. Information technology has the ________ ability to ________ the teacher from an expert to a co-learner.
(a) productive . . . convert
(b) latent . . . transform
(c) explicit . . . discriminate
(d) vital . . . subvert
(e) garish . . . isolate
Q9. Some species of birds are ________ while others are beneficial.
Q10. The gang leader and his ________ were ________ and were sentenced to long prison terms.
(a) supporters . . . exonerated
(b) associates . . . diagnosed
(c) partners . . . suspected
(d) disciples . . . arrested
(e) accomplices . . . convicted
Q11. Mascots have a common purpose to add to the enjoyment of the game and ________ enthusiasm in fans.
Q12. Kookaburra is an Australian bird which is ________ from the other birds by its ________ call that sounds like someone laughing loudly.
(a) original . . . loud
(b) unfamiliar . . . mellifluous
(c) significant . . . unclear
(d) distinguished . . . raucous
(e) divided . . . clear
Q13. Oxford street is ________ for its sloping and winding streets, lightly packed with terrace houses ________ with wrought-iron lacework.
(a) renowned . . . adorned
(b) illustrious . . . occupied
(c) notorious . . . compensated
(d) famous . . . lavished
(e) popular . . . carved
Q14. Dr. Yamuna, who runs a clinic for children is ________ that parenting techniques must be improved.
Q15. Buddhadeb Dasgupta is a Bengali poet of ________ and is better known today as a maker of ________ and meaningful cinema.
(a) fame . . . normal
(b) popularity . . . hopeful
(c) magnanimity . . . faithful
(d) renown . . . profound
(e) signature . . . progressive
Sol. retaining . . . makes – fit in the context correctly.
Sol. denial . . . erased– fit in the context correctly.
Sol. flaunt . . . afford – fit in the context correctly.
Sol. robust – fit in the context correctly.
Sol. assorted- of various sorts put together; miscellaneous. – fit in the context correctly.
Sol. abide – fit in the context correctly.
Sol. access . . . relevant – fit in the context correctly.
Sol. latent . . . transform – fit in the context correctly.
Sol. perilous-full of danger or risk. – fit in the context correctly.
Sol. disciples . . . arrested – fit in the context correctly.
Sol. evoke – fit in the context correctly.
Sol. distinguished . . . raucous – fit in the context correctly.
Sol. renowned . . . adorned – fit in the context correctly.
Sol. emphatic – fit in the context correctly.
Sol. renown . . . profound – fit in the context correctly.