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Question 1 of 25
To the dismay of all the students, the class monitor was _______ berated by the principal at a school assembly.
Option (2) fits in the best because the word ‘ignominiously’ suits the content of the sentence. ‘Ignominiously’ means causing public shame. The other three answer choice are incorrect as they don’t fit in properly.
Question 2 of 25
All attempts to revive the fishing industry were _______ failure.
Option (4) fits correctly in the sentence to make the sentence grammatically correct, therefore, (4) is the correct answer.
Question 3 of 25
There are _______ parked outside than yesterday.
Option (1) fits best, as we see that in this particular sentence there is a comparison between no: of cars which are present today and which were present yesterday.
Question 4 of 25
The minister had to _______ some awkward questions from reporters.
Option (4) fits in the content of the sentence to make it grammatically corrects, therefore, (4) is the correct answer.
Question 5 of 25
The _______ of evidence was on the side of the plaintiff since all but one of the witnesses testified that his story was correct.
Option (3) fits in best, therefore (3) is the correct answer. The word ‘preponderance’, means ‘greater than other in amount influence or importance’ which suits the content of the sentence. Other answer choices are grammatically incorrect.
Question 6 of 25
Attention to detail is _______ of a fine craftsman.
Option (2) fits in best in the sentence to make the sentence grammatically correct.
Question 7 of 25
When the President is ill, his duties _______ the Vice-President.
The word ‘devolve upon’ fits in the best as it means “to be transferred or passed to somebody at a lower level.” The reason being when President is ill his duties pass on to Vice -President who is at a lower rank than him. Therefore, (2) is the correct answer.
Question 8 of 25
He is _______ opponent; you must respect and fear him at all times.
The word ‘redoubtable’ means ‘deserving to be feared or respected’ this fits in best in the contents of the sentence which states that he is a redoubtable opponent, therefore, (1) is the correct answer.
Question 9 of 25
They fired upon the enemy from behind trees, walls, and any other _______ point they could find.
The word ‘vantage’ fits in the best it means ‘a position from which one views or considers something’. Therefore, (3) is the correct answer.
Question 10 of 25
The child was so much spoiled by her indulgent parents that she became _______ when she did not receive all their attention :
The word ‘sullen’ fits in best as it means’ silent; bad tempered; gloomy.” Therefore, (2) is the correct answer.
Question 11 of 25
The doctor was overcome with _______ when he came to know that the patient had died due to negligence on his part.
The words ‘remorse’ fits in best as it means ‘deep regret for having done something wrong, therefore, (2) is the correct answer.
Question 12 of 25
I _______ with him about his rudeness.
The word ‘remonstrated’ means ‘to make a protest or complain about something’ which suits the content of the sentence, therefore, (1) is the correct answer.
Question 13 of 25
Abhijeet _______ tennis once or twice a week.
In this particular question option (3) makes the sentence grammatically correct, therefore, its the correct answer. Option (3) is correct because it makes the sentence an illustration of simple present tense, which expresses a habitual action and how often it happens.
Question 14 of 25
Amit has been working here _______
Option (2) is correct answer because it makes the sentence grammatically correct. The use of ‘for’ here indicates that the action continues for the whole period of six months.
Question 15 of 25
We’re late. The film _______ by the time we get to the cinema hall.
Option (4) is the correct answer because it makes the sentence grammatically correct. The sentence is an illustration of simple future tense.
Question 16 of 25
The fire spread through the building quickly but everybody _______
Option (2) is the correct answer because it makes the sentence grammatically correct. The other 3 answer choices have some or the other grammatical error.
Question 17 of 25
I’m thinking _______ a house. Do you think that’s a good idea?
Option (2) is the correct answer because the first half of sentence uses the ‘ing’ form which expresses continuity of action and no other answer choice except (2) uses the ‘ing’ form, therefore its the correct answer.
Question 18 of 25
I think all drivers _______ seat belts.
Option (2) is the correct answer because it makes them sentence grammatically correct. The other three answer choices have some or the other grammatical error.
Question 19 of 25
“ Where _______ ?” In London.”
Option (2) is the correct answer because it makes the sentence correct. The reason being the sentence is in question form. The phrase ‘were you born’ suits well.
Question 20 of 25
I must go now. I promised _______ late.
Option (2) is the correct answer because it makes the sentence grammatically correct. No other answer choice fits in the sentence.
Question 21 of 25
To ___time, please go___ foot and not by bus.
A clever way to tackle this question would be to see the second as a prepositional usage. You go on foot. So, our choices narrow down to (3) and (4). Now, would you be utilising time if you go on foot? Perhaps not. So, (3) is eliminated. If you do something in order to gain time you do it in order to give yourself enough time. For what? To think of an excuse or a way out of a difficult situation.
Question 22 of 25
After a recent mild paralytic attack his movements are_____ restricted; otherwise he is still very active.
Note that the paralytic attack was mild, which gives us the clue that its effect would be slight. This is further substantiated by the second part of the sentence:” …otherwise he is still very active” means there is some (slight) trouble but not much.
Question 23 of 25
Among the factors_____ to the low productivity in agriculture, the first place is occupied by irregular water supply.
If something contributes to an event or situation, it is one of the causes of it. Here factors has been used in the sense of causes. If you contribute money or resources to something, you give them to help achieve a particular purpose.
Question 24 of 25
Despite his _____ he had to suffer.
As a matter of rule, who should suffer? The guilty?. But the word despite points to the contrary. Hence, innocence.
Question 25 of 25
The two brothers look so_____ that it is difficult to tell one from the other.
If two persons are similar, you will point out to certain likenesses. Yet you can easily tell one from the other. In other words, you can differentiate between the two. But the given sentence says differentiation is difficult. Which means the resemblance is to a very high degree. In other words, identical.