Directions (1-10): In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
Why do hunters think it’s cool to kill lions? Why are some lions ___(1)____ to a cage? People ____(2)______ these acts by ___(3)___ they want the lions’ head as a trophy or by ___(4)____ the argument that the lion is a savage and bloodthirsty . However, this is only a one-sided statement: the stand of the lion, in this respect, is not _____(5)_____ to us.
This phenomenon is ____(6)____ the lion, despite its bravery and majesty, does not possess the ability to speak. Lions find mention in many African proverbs. One such is: until lions can speak, the only history will be that of the hunters.
This proverb is ______(7)_______ , in a greater sense, to human life. In the present world, due to various reasons, truth is speechless like the lion. All realities lay hidden. Everyday, false statements appear in newspapers.
Books and magazines consist of thoughts of a person’s own liking. In conference and seminars, the one who has the power of rhetoric is _____(8)_____ to the lofty position of a hero. In the midst of the verbal uproar, truth remains concealed.
But soon, the time will come when the “lion” of the truth will roar out. It will make reality known to people, while they sought to _____(9)_____ a version of it suited to their own interests. It will disclose what a person really was from within while ______(10)_______ all along to be something else. It will reveal a person’s real intentions and motives when he tried to impress others from the stage.