Direction(1-10): In each of the following questions, three statements are given with a missing word in each. You have to fill the blanks of first two statements with the first word of the option and the blank of the third statement with the second word of the option.
Q1. A.The ____ of the economy encourages investment.
B.The job calls for a great deal of emotional _______.
C. Proud people often look down __________ others.
Sol. stability-the state of being stable.
To look down upon is defined as to consider someone or something lesser or inferior in some way
Q2. A.The company has done a poor job of ____ its computer network.
B.The people of the town were employed in ________ and improving their new lives.
c.We should involve all our colleagues in __________ important decisions.
Sol.maintain- to keep in existence or continuance; preserve; retain
Q3. A.We need to ____this question once and for all.
B.I’m still waiting for my nerves to ___.
C. For such a __________ task, there should be some special task force.
Sol. settle – to make a final decision about (something); to become quiet or calm
Q4.A.The _____ population is concentrated in or near the large cities.
B.He was treated like a _____, working for minimum wage, missing his family and having to move on from his musical career.
C.His __________ attitude is the root cause of most of his problems.
(c)immigrant , inflexible
Sol.immigrant- a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.
Q5. A.There is a labor ____between workers and management.
B.You can ____ your bill if you believe it is inaccurate.
C.If you __________ yourself with the culture of that area, you will be able to enjoy life there.
Sol.dispute- a disagreement or argument; to say or show that (something) may not be true, correct, or legal; familiarize-give (someone) knowledge or understanding of something.
Q6. A.The nurse turned the patient on his side and asked him if he was ______ .
B.They stayed at a _______ distance from the crowd.
C.I do not approve __________ the views expressed by you.
(e) evidence, failed
Sol. comfortable-not used before a noun: not having any physically unpleasant feelings: experiencing physical comfort
Q7. A. We have been ____ to many changes in recent years.
B.Rising ticket sales bear _____ to the band’s popularity.
C.When he __________ that his life was in danger he called out for help.
(a) indication, finished
(e) data, declined
Sol.witness- show that the band is popular; we have seen many changes in recent years
Q8. A.In both these rites, we seem to have a ______ of ritual, and the parallelism of sacrifice and liberation is clear.
B.He sent the manuscript out for _____ .
C.Our country is committed to __________ peace all over the world.
(b) Conceded, vacillated
Sol.duplication-the action or process of duplicating something.
Q9. A.Her ______ to clear her parents’ name allowed her no other focus in life.
B.She showed her ____ by not attending the meeting.
C.That may seem like a _____ point, but it is not universally agreed on.
(e) Average, familiar
Sol. resolution- a firm decision to do or not to do something.
Q10. A. His current statements are completely at ____ with his earlier position.
B.There are other sayings in the book that appear to be at ______ with its fundamental thought.
C.The police have not yet made a _____ identification of the victim.
Sol. variance- an amount of difference or change; the fact or quality of being different, divergent, or inconsistent.
Direction(11-15) 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.If none of these words fit well, mark your answer as none of these.
Q11. A.He changed his mind and ______ the company’s offer.
B.The construction of new houses ______ five percent this year.
C.The company ____ to comment on the scandal.
(e)none of these
Sol.decline-(typically of something regarded as good) become smaller, fewer, or less; decrease; to say no to something in a polite way
Q12. A.The country health agency has _____ one inspector to monitor conditions in nursing homes.
B.Luckily enough I have this ________ flat that is just along from my house that I go to every day.
C.The new tractors use only high-priced _____ accessories.
(e)none of these
Sol. dedicated-TO devote wholly and earnestly, as to some person or purpose
Q13. A.He made mistakes, but he was willing to take _____ and responsible enough to take corrective action.
B.We based the age on when the _____ of the mine changed hands and when it was last worked.
C.In almost every sphere of life, the trend is to trade in _____ for access.
(e) none of these
Sol. ownership -the act, state, or right of possessing something.
Q14. A.We know nothing of how _____, or otherwise, any of these tasks were performed.
B.The converse proposition, that persons _____ protected from mosquito bites escape malaria, has been made the subject of several remarkable experiments.
C.it is essential to make sure businesses operate ______to maximize profits.
(e)none of these
Sol.efficiently-civilization in a way that achieves maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense.
Q15. A. When the foreign ____ perished, the old culture once more came to the surface.
B.As _____ and technology advance, people begin to create more than they consume.
C.Modern ______ is a product of industrialization and globalization.
(e)none of these
Sol. civilization-the stage of human social development and organization which is considered most advanced; the society, culture, and way of life of a particular area.