Direction (1-10): In each of the following sentences, there is a blank space, followed by some choices of words given in options. You have to determine which of these words fits well in all making them meaningful and grammatically correct. Word can be modified according to the tense of the sentence keeping the meaning of root word intact.
I.She _______ for several minutes before introducing the main speaker.
II.We had to listen to another one of his long _______ about politics and religion.
III.He encountered many interesting people in his _______ in the country.
I.The college president was against any _______ with the students.
II.We need a _______ between the townspeople and mayor over the site of the new library.
III.The buyer and seller are continuing _______ on the sale price and repairs to the house.
I.There was no hope of _______ the damage—she had to buy a new car.
II.He underwent surgery to _______ a torn ligament in his knee.
III.She _______ an old chest that was coming apart.
I.She _______from other people as she grew older.
II.Students can _______ from a class anytime until the last week of the semester.
III.The prosecutor _______ her question to the witness.
I.At least he had the good _______ to admit that he was wrong.
II.I saw a homeless person on the street and thought “there but for the _______ of God go I.
III. The governor fell from _______ after being accused of tax fraud.
I.She asked them not to talk about the accident in her _______.
II.The Internet service is making its _______ known by doing a lot of advertising.
III.She talked about the growing _______ of women in the construction industry.
I.His voice was _______ audible above the sound of the river.
II._______ 50 percent of the population voted.
III.We _______ spoke the entire time we were in the car.
I.She agreed to the terms _______ in the contract.
II.All subscriptions are for one year unless otherwise _______.
III.The instructions do not _______ what kind of screws to use.
I.His fans have gone _______ crazy over his latest CD.
II.That restaurant serves _______ the best food I’ve ever eaten.
III.Would you like to see a movie tonight?” “_______!
I.You can _______ your bill if you believe it is inaccurate.
II.The source of the text has been _______ for centuries.
III.There is a labor _______ between workers and management.
Directions (11-15): The following sentences each contains a blank, indicating that something has been left out of the sentence. Select the answer choice, that, when inserted in the sentence fits the context of the sentence.
Q11. He seems to have taken a great risk, as if things go wrong, they could dent his image and the adulation he has so assiduously created ______ the decades.
Q12. The challenge for India and China, as the two fastest-growing major economies, is to engage with ___________ and with other willing partner nations, particularly in East Asia and the Pacific region, to maintain openness and embrace globalisation.
Q13. The government’s __________ to increase import duties on a variety of products, including phones and TV sets, is not a good idea.
Q14. India needs to quickly frame an appropriate and updated cybersecurity __________ , create adequate infrastructure, and foster closer collaboration between all those involved to ensure a safe cyberspace.
Q15. It is true that the rich and the middle-class control a major share of the ________ resources, which consequently is not available to the poor.