Directions(1-10): Each question below has one/two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Find out which option can be used to fill up the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaning complete. (Source: The Hindu)
Q1. The Channapatna-based architect-turned-designer who has been __________ with the craft for the last 15 years, brings to the us its ground realities.
Q2. Mumbai has had a longstanding tradition of collecting art, and has in several ways been a market __________ for the buying and selling of art.
Q3. Mr. Rao claimed that he was still the Chief Secretary of the State, considering that his transfer orders _____ not been served to him.
Q4. For other wallets to survive and maintain the lead over bank-promoted wallets and Unified Payment Interface (UPI) solutions, more innovations are ___________.
Q5. The decision of the DG Safeguards, communicated to the WTO recently, comes at a time when there is increased __________ by countries on the way India imposes safeguard duties.
Q6. At the dawn of history India __________on her unending quest and trackless centuries are __________ with her striving and the grandeur of her success and her failures.
(a) started, filled
(b) marched, evolved
(c) proceeded, pulled
(d) started, vanished
(e) marched, filled
Q7. It is height of __________for men who fully appreciate in their own case the great advantages of a good education but __________ these advantages to women.
(a) arrogance, abstain
(b) propensity, bestow
(c) proliferation, advance
(d) selfishness, deny
(e) stupidity, prohibit
Q8. As everybody is __________ attached to his motherland it is difficult to find a man who is __________ of love for his motherland.
(a) constantly, disposed
(b) courageously, suspect
(c) profoundly, deprived
(d) greatly, connected
(e) deeply, devoid
Q9. If we study the lives of great men we are __________ that we too can achieve greatness and when we die, we leave behind our __________ .
(a) convinced, children
(b) reminded, footmarks
(c) conveyed, followers
(d) commended, belongings
(e) proclaimed, memories
Q10. The society provides the individual security of life, __________ of thought and sustenance for action. Every individual who __________ from society is indebted to the society.
(a) serenity, gains
(b) prosperity, benefits
(c) objectivity, profits
(d) seriousness, derives
(e) semblance, evolves
Directions (11-15): In each question there are two sentences and there is a blank in both sentences. Five options are given out of which you have to choose an option whose word fits both the blanks and make both the sentences meaningfully complete.
(A) The PDP’s winning margin has considerably gone up in Anantnag despite the NC and the Congress __________ its campaign on the anti-BJP wave and cornering Ms. Mufti over her alliance partner.
(B) Rose was __________ out the new gardens for the little ones.
(A) Other names in the ________ are former RBI deputy governor Subir Gokarn and SEBI Chairman U.K. Sinha
(B) John walked along, looking from side to side, counting his steps in threes, and ______ them off on his fingers.
(A) Garry's ______ were like Kris's, too fast to follow.
(B) None of ______ and actions came from me.
(A) The children and the Wizard rushed across the _______ rock and sprang into the passage beyond, landing safely though a little out of breath.
(B) London will have to manage the panic in the financial markets, the anxiety in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and the question of the international ramifications of the British isles _______ away from the continent.
(A) Britons choose the unknown future despite _____ warnings from their own government
(B) The room was decorated with ________ simplicity.