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Multiple Choice Questions

11.  

In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

The Trikonasana, or triangle pose, stimulates the function of the entire body and _____________ a lateral (side) stretch to the spine. It helps reduce blood pressure, stress, and anxiety. Practise this asana every day and you'll _________ strength in the ankles, thighs, knees, hips, calves and hamstrings. All standing poses __________the cardiovascular system, so the more you do it, the ________ your stamina will become. The aim is never to overdo it, but to engage regularly, __________ that you get stronger and more stable over time.

you'll _________ strength in the ankles, thighs, knees, hips



    12.  

    In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

    It was very hot in the small court-room and everybody was feeling sleepy. After a tiring morning. The clerks were anxious to get 156 to lunch and even the judge must have felt 157 when the last case came up before the court. A short-middle-aged man with grey hair and small blue eyes was now standing 158 him. The man had a foolish expression on his face and he kept looking 159 stupidly as if he was trying hard to 160 what was going 161. The man was accused of 162 into a house and stealing a cheap watch. The witness, who was called, did not give a clear 163 of what had happened. He claimed to have seen a man outside the house one night, but on being 164 further, he confessed that he was not sure whether this was the man. The judge considered the matter for a short time and then declared that as there was no real proof, the man could not be 165 guilty.

    A short-middle-aged man with grey hair and small blue eyes was now standing 158 him.



      13.  

      Some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then, fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.

      A (181) becomes a flowing steam only (182) there is continuity of (183) life in a society. In (184) words, a (185) culture comes into a (186) when people (187) a continuous way of life. Such (188) expresses itself (189) various ways in common traditions and (190) of conduct.

      In (184) words, a



        14.  

        In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

        War and Peace, an epic historical novel by Leo Tolstoy, was (151) published as Voyna i mir in 1865-69. This (152) study of early 19th century Russian society, noted for its (153) of realistic detail and variety of psychological (154) is generally regarded as one of the world's greatest novels. War and Peace is (155) concerned with the histories of five aristocratic families, the members of which are (156) against the (157) background of Russian social life during the war against Napoleon. The (158) of war, however, is (159) to the story of family existence which involves Tolstoy's optimistic belief in the life-asserting (160) of human existence.






          15.  

          In the following passages some of the words have been left out. Read the passages carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives and fill in the blanks.

          Tennis is a game that gives one plenty of exercise; it develops (166) of eye and limb and (167) the brain too into (168). A few sets of tennis keep one physically and (169) fit. But for the indoors, chess is the queen of games. People say chess is a (170) game because only two can play.





            16.  

            In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

            Children need to be taught the importance of hygiene early on so that it becomes a _____. Children are the most _____ to hygiene-related disorders like skin issues, rashes, infections, wounds, etc. Teach them early on about what to _____. Teach them that taking a few _____ measures to prevent infections and diseases is _____.

            Teach them early on about what to _____.



              17.  

              In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

              Our national leaders are still trapped in the slogans and cliches of the freedom struggle. Day in and day out, they extol the 146 of nationalism, patriotism and service to the motherland and 147 on the great sacrifices made by our leaders in the cause of India’s freedom. Mercifully, we still have 148 of freedom fighters among us, whose number 149 keeps increasing despite the country having won freedom half a century back. Politicians are 150 to be down to earth people, with their finger on the 151 of the masses. They have an uncanny knack of 152 the nebulous desires and aspirations of the people. In other words, they have to be 153 in tune with the times, But what sort of 154 repeated appeals to patriotism, nationalism and sacrifices made during the freedom struggle strike in the heart of the post-independence generation? It grew up when the country had already won independence and the freedom struggle had 155 into history. Since it has grown up in a sovereign, democratic republic, nationalism and patriotism are nice words that do not quite inspire it.

              whose number 149 keeps increasing despite the country having won freedom half a century back.



                18.  

                In the following passage, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. Against each, four words are suggested. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

                In a survey (i) by a library, it was recently (ii) that parents wish their children to read books with high moral (iii). Around two thousands parents were interviewed and most of them (iv). Dickens "The Christmas Carol' as a must-read for children. This Christmas tale (v) the filthy rich but (vi) Scrooge and the poor but contented Cratchit family offers lessons in moral duties. Another book which many parents marked out as (vii) read was Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'. The choice of this book was rather (viii) because, this romantic novel is more likely to (ix) teenagers, than children. Since Elizabeth's final choice of Darcy is deeply rooted in strong moral (x), the parents, probably thought, she offers a good example for the girl child to follow.

                (ii) = ?



                  19.  

                  In the following passages some of the words have been left out. Read the passages carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives and fill in the blanks.

                  Whenever I (156) at the moon, my heart (157) with pleasure. I wish I had (158) to fly up to the moon, I know if I could (159) to become an (160), I would be able to go to the moon. special equipment and a (161) training are required to go to the moon. I would have to wear a special (162) along with a gas-mask for (163). My space shuttle would be equipped with (164) cameras and other scientific (165).




                    20.  

                    In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

                    It was very hot in the small court-room and everybody was feeling sleepy. After a tiring morning. The clerks were anxious to get 156 to lunch and even the judge must have felt 157 when the last case came up before the court. A short-middle-aged man with grey hair and small blue eyes was now standing 158 him. The man had a foolish expression on his face and he kept looking 159 stupidly as if he was trying hard to 160 what was going 161. The man was accused of 162 into a house and stealing a cheap watch. The witness, who was called, did not give a clear 163 of what had happened. He claimed to have seen a man outside the house one night, but on being 164 further, he confessed that he was not sure whether this was the man. The judge considered the matter for a short time and then declared that as there was no real proof, the man could not be 165 guilty.

                    what was going 161.



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