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. Calcutta ________ one of the most ________ periods of the state’s political history.
(a) propounded . . . catchy
(b) saw . . . modest
(c) underwent . . . humble
(d) expoused . . . severe
(e) witnessed . . . turbulent
Q2. Queen Victoria was so ________ when she read “Alice in wonderland” that she wrote a/an ________ note to Lewis Carroll.
(a) enchanted . . . appreciative
(b) captivated . . . promising
(c) lured . . . admiring
(d) enticed . . . impressive
(e) nonplussed . . . speculative
Q3. The ________ performance of Jesse Owens was the highlight of the Games.
Q4. The hi-tech industry’s ________ demand for workers has ________ a lucrative new middlemen industry.
(a) voracious . . . spawned
(b) rapid . . . placed
(c) generous . . . generated
(d) hushed . . . triggered
(e) impartial . . . implicated
Q5. It is a fact that one’s actions should not ________ on the freedom of others or cause inconvenience.
Q6. A well-balanced diet can be a/an ________ for stress.
Q7. Many drug companies are ________ the patent life of their products through ________ means.
(a) extending . . . innovative
(b) removing . . . illegal
(c) providing . . . impressive
(d) deciding . . . legal
(e) exaggerating . . . illicit
Q8. The ________ impact of low-quality products will ________ itself in the next two or three years, said the company manager.
(a) real . . . publicise
(b) adverse . . . manifest
(c) momentous . . . reveal
(d) concerned . . . show
(e) sullen . . . overcome
Q9. The film has set new records in vulgarity showing ________ no respect for ________.
(a) completely . . . wisdom
(b) totally . . . niceties
(c) absolutely . . . ethics
(d) partially . . . preferences
(e) mostly . . . aesthete
Q10. Darwinian Evolution theory ________ that survival of the species is the primary ________ of the organism.
(a) verifies . . . aspiration
(b) presumes . . . decision
(c) locates . . . thought
(d) postulates . . . goal
(e) fray . . . style
Q11. The young artist maintains a/an ________ of style and does not ________ it to cater to the masses.
(a) array . . . simplify
(b) nerve . . . engulf
(c) monotony . . . hasten
(d) dichotomy . . . hold
(e) purity . . . dilute
Q12. By training children at a young age we can bring out the ________ talents in them.
Q13. The parents should ________ their ________ and help their children in building their character.
(a) forget . . . limitations
(b) shed . . . inhibitions
(c) fight . . . requirement
(d) prevent . . . weaknesses
(e) avoid . . . attractions
Q14. Indians living abroad ________ for mango and are willing to spend any amount for it.
Q15. Marriages between members of the extended family were ________ to strengthen the ties of relationships.
Sol. witnessed . . . turbulent fits in the context correctly.
Sol. enchanted . . . appreciative, fits in the context correctly.
Sol. impeccable-in accordance with the highest standards; faultless.
Sol. voracious . . . spawned fits in the context correctly.
Sol. impinge-have an effect, especially a negative one.
Sol. antidote-a medicine taken or given to counteract a particular poison.
Sol. extending . . . innovative fits in the context correctly.
Sol. adverse . . . manifest fits in the context correctly.
Sol. absolutely . . . ethics fits in the context correctly.
Sol. postulates . . . goal fits in the context correctly.
Sol. purity . . . dilute fits in the context correctly.
Sol. inherent-existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute.
Sol. shed . . . inhibitions fits in the context correctly.
Sol. Crave fits in the context correctly.
Sol. Performed fits in the context correctly.