Fill in the blanks

Directions: Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

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1. Countless Indian today use neem twigs, called datun, ................ toothbrushes.

(1) Durable (2) extended (3) saturated (4) manageable (5) Disposable

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2. I have always admired his ........knowledge and scholarship.                              

(1) Highest (2) flexible (3) provocative (4) elemental  (5) profound

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3. The fights for liberation bring .......... The best and the noblest qualities in mankind.

(1) With        (2) in                (3) for            (4) out       (5)through

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4. Today, as citizens of free India, we …………….. both our democracy and our secularism.

(1) Promote (2) cherish (3) establish (4) champion (5) declare

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5. Social customs and traditions die ………………..

(1) Absolutely (2) hard (3) fundamentally (4) permanently (5) vehemently

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6. I will ............. them for saving me from the agonies of    old age.

(1) Fire (2) beat (3) thank (4) admonish (5) shout

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7. I have not done things which anyone else may feel are ..............  recording.

(1) Useless (2) worth (3) good (4) historic (5) bad

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8. I was handed ........... to Bhai Hari Singh.

(1) Back       (2) over (3) through (4) upon (5) again

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9. I was handed ............. with the names of notorious criminals.

(1) constantly (2) convenient (3) familiar (4) obvious (5) ignorant

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10. I do not know what ........... my father choose that particular school.

(1) happened (2) controlled (3) made (4) asked (5) thrilled

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11. After reaching New York, Ramakant will have to …………. Himself to the new surroundings.

(1) develop   (2) acquaint   (3) adapt    (4) submit        (5) mix

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12. Although Sudha had ……… early in the morning, she could not finish her household work.

(1) risen (2) rose (3) rises (4) rising           (5) rise

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13. Anuradha has a ………… interest in classical music.

(1) wide (2) keen (3) high (4) bright (5) pleasant

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14. He did not go …………. the whole book before giving his opinion about it.

(1) over (2) into (3) with (4) through (5) for

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15. The food was …………. Hot that we could hardly touch it.

(1) as (2) very (3) much (4) so (5) too

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16. He tried to ………. smoking, but did not succeed.

(1) give up (2) take in (3) do away (4) put out (5) get away

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17. Although Ramya is very fat her younger sister is very ……………

(1) weak       (2) lean (3) sturdy (4) tall (5) active

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18. The teacher …………. upon the students the importance of

Studying science.

(1) appealed (2) taught (3) encouraged (4) reminded (5) impressed

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19. He Knelt at his side and comforted him with ……….. words.

(1) harsh (2) silent (3) kind (4) cruel (5) flowers

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20. A man who is perpetually ………… which of the two things he will do first, will do neither.

(1) confused (2) forced (3) orders (4) hesitating (5) enjoying

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21. We cannot ……….. of life without suitable environment.

(1) live          (2) buy             (3) extract   (4) dreams      (5) think

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22. He thought the boy ………….. to benefit the blacksmith.

(1) wants (2) wanting (3) desire (4) harm (5) loose

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23. The fisherman gladly …………… up the baby and took it home.

(1) loaded (2) picked (3) dragged (4) pushed (5) climb

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24. It is desirable to take ..... in any business if you want to

 make profit.

(1) Advice (2) risk (3) loan (4) recourse (5) perseverance

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25. The rocket......... the target and did not cause any casualty.

(1) Sensed (2) reached (3) missed (4) exploded (5) aimed

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26. You must ensure the correctness of the information before ...... to conclusion.

(1) Drawing (2) enabling (3) leaning (4) jumping (5)examining

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27. They wasted all the money on purchase of some ......... items.

(1) Excellent (2) important (3) significant (4) quality (5) trivial

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28. When he found the wallet his face glowed but soon it faded as the wallet was .........

(1) Empty (2) vacant (3) recovered (4) stolen (5) expensive

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29. Sunita had ………..been out of the hospital ……….she slipped and fractured her arm.

 (1)  Hardly, when (2) just, as (3) well, and (4) end, then

 (5) halt, where

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30. During the strike, all work at the factory came to a  …………………..             .

(1) Stoppage (2) close (3) decline (4) end (5) halt

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31. A parable is a story with a moral, the story Being……….. of the underlying moral.

(1) Familiar (2) identical (3) irrelevant (4) illustrative (5) summary

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32. Jason promised to …………. an attempt to get better grades this year.

(1) Give (2) make (3) take (4) keep        (5) have

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33. The teacher read………the children the story of the ‘Titanic’.

(1) Also        (2) to (3) again (4) well (5) by

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34. Being himself a lawyer by........ and jurist by temperament  Ambedkar emphasized the role of law in society.

(1) Profession (2) birth (3) education (4) companionship

(5) qualification

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35. We have to plant more trees ……. we can save our environment from the evils of pollution.

(1) So as       (2) since as (3) such that (4) So that (5) such as

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36. Gandhiji believed that wild animals attacked man because they were…....of him.

(1) Take care (2) beware (3) afraid (4) on account (5) guilty

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37. There have been many philosophers, scientists, artists and Politicians who claim that they are…......of the world.

(1) Beings   (2) citizens (3) peoples   (4) families  (5) neighbours

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38. One day a gentleman Was walking along a busy road,.......his walking stick round and round in his hand, and trying to look important.

(1) Throwing (2) moving (3) spinning (4) rolling (5) raising

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39. The sword of Chhatrapati Shivaji was……......to England by the British rulers and has been recovered after our independence.

(l) Handed over                    (2) taken place     (3) caught cold

(4) looked down upon        (5) taken away

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40. Had you visited Hyderabad you…….... seen the Martyrs memorial in front of the Andhra Assembly building.

(1) might have  (2) will have  (3) had  (4) would have   

(5) have had

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41. .……....of youths and students were beaten and caned mercilessly by policemen in and around Hyderabad.

(1) Thousand (2) Thousands (3) Two-thirds (4) Billion

(5) Innumerable

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42. Priya imagined that her father was standing before her while the cook............... cracking jokes with her sisters in the kitchen.

(l) has been (2) is (3) will be (4) had been (5) was

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43. The researchers will…….some of the causes of increasing poverty in the state.

 (1) Fund (2) investigate (3) promote (4) circulate (5) collaborate

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44. One requires great………to teach and handle little children who are restless.

(1) Patience (2) attitude (3) determination (4) knowledge

(5) aptitude

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45. I would rather stay indoors …….the rain stop.

(1) So (2) waiting (3) until (4) usually (5) then

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46. I usually perform ……………when nobody is watching me.

(1) Alone (2) good (3) better (4) hard (5) nervously

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47. It was…..to everyone that the minister had been drinking.

(1) Observed (2) known (3) discovered (4) realised

(5) unfortunate

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Answers

1. 5           2. 5             3. 4             4. 2               5. 3             6. 3    

7. 2           8. 2             9 . 1            10. 3             11. 2           12. 1  

13. 2         14. 1           15. 4           16. 1             17.2            18. 3  

19. 3         20. 1           21. 5           22. 1             23. 2           24. 1  

25. 3         26. 4           27. 5           28. 1             29. 1           30. 5  

31. 4         32. 2           33. 2           34. 1             35. 4           36. 3  

37. 2         38. 3           39. 5           40. 4             41. 2           42. 4  

43. 2         44. 1           45. 3           46. 3             47. 2