Quest for Clerk: English Quiz


Directions (1-13): 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.

Actually everyday we all are engaged in this business of ‘reading’ people. We do it (1). We want to figure others out. So we (2) make guesses about what others think, value, want and feel and we do so based on our (3) beliefs and under-standings about human nature. We do so because if we can figure out (4) and intentions of others the possibility of them (5) or hurting us, (6) and this will help as to (7) a lot of unnecessary pain and trouble. We also make second-guesses about what they will do in future, how they will (8) if we make this or that response. We do all this second guessing based upon our (9) of what we believe about the person’s inner nature (10) his or her roles and manners.

1.
(1) vehemently
(2) practically
(3) actually
(4) incessantly
(5) virtually

2.
(1) ably
(2) constantly
(3) partly
(4) largely
(5) positively

3.
(1) futuristic
(2) proactive
(3) reactive
(4) decorative
(5) assumptive

4.
(1) manifestations
(2) expressions
(3) motives
(4) hopes
(5) prospects

5.
(1) tricking
(2) blaming
(3) furthering
(4) alarming
(5) criticising

6.
(1) lessens
(2) happens
(3) questions
(4) deepens
(5) laments

7.
(1) approach
(2) direct
(3) avoid
(4) implement
(5) prepare

8.
(1) solve
(2) apply
(3) plan
(4) approach
(5) respond

9.
(1) projection
(2) exhibition
(3) situation
(4) prediction
(5) attribution

10.
(1) organizing
(2) underneath
(3) appreciating
(4) proposing
(5) outside

Answers:
1.4
2.2
3.5
4.3
5.2
6.1
7.3
8.5
9.4

10.1 


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