English Quiz - Double fillers

Directions (1-10) Each questions has 5 parts labeled (a), (b), (c),(d) and (e). Read each sentence to find out which on can be filled and indicate your answer in the answer sheet against the corresponding letter i.e., (a) or (b) or (c) or (d) or (e). 


1.A new-born infant’s ……. Skills are not fully ………, for it cannot discern images more than 10 inches away.
(a) perceptual ,stimulated
(b) visual , developed
(c) descriptive , ripened
(d) olfactory ,shared
(e) average , familiar

2.It is said that as a legal team Charles Houston and Thurgood Marshall
Complemented each other thoroughtly: Houston’s sedate manner was ………. Marshall’s ……… .
(a) analogous to , trepidation
(b) commensurate with , formality
(c) tempered by , joculartiy
(d)adverse to , gregariousness
(e) superseded by , inquisitiveness

3.In a society that abhors …….., the nonconformist is persistently ……… .
(a) creativity , glorified
(b) rebelliousnesss , suppressed
(c) insurgency , heeded
(d) smugness , persecuted
(e) stagnation , denigrated

4.Alice Walker’s The Temple of My Familiar, far from being a tight, ……
Narrative, is instead …….. novel that roams freely and imaginatively over a halfmillion
(a) traditional , a chronological
(b) provocative , an insensitive
(c) forceful , a concise
(d) focused , an expansive
(e) circuitous , a discursive

5.Just when the senator’s opponent had …… the lead in popularity polls, public opinion ……., as a result, the incumbent senator regained her frontrunner position.
(a) taken , stabilized
(b) challenged , waned
(c) captured , shifted
(d) conceded , vacillated
(e) relinquished , changed

6.The board members, accustomed to the luxury of being chauffeured to 
corporate meetings in company limousines, were predictably ….. when they learned that this service had been …… .
(a) satisfied , annulled
(b) stymied , extended
(c) displeased , upheld
(d) disgruntled , suspended
(e) concerned , provided

7.Only if business continues to expand can it …….. enough new jobs to make up for those that will be ……… by automation.
(a) produce , required
(b) invent , introduced
(c) create , eliminated
(d) repeal , reduced
(e) formulate , engendered

8.Many people find Stanley Jorden’s music not only entertaining but also …….., listening to it helps them to relax and to ……. The tensions they feel at the end of a trying day.
(a) soothing , heighten
(b) therapeutic , heighten
(c) sweet , underscore
(d) exhausting , relieve
(e) interesting , activate

9.He ……… the practices of aggressive autograph seekers, arguing that anyone distinguished enough to merit such ……. Also deserved to be treated courteously.
(a) decried , adulation
(b) defended , adoration
(c) endorsed , brusqueness
(d) ignored , effrontery
(e) vilified , disdain

10.Both ……. And ……..,Wilson seldom spoke and never spent money.
(a) vociferous , generous
(b) garrulous , stingy
(c) effusive , frugal
(d) taciturn , miserly
(e) reticent , munificent



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