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Multiple Choice Questions

411.  

In the following three passages, 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.

The wings of some birds are so small that they are (56) for flying. Earlier such birds (57) fly. But after living for thousands of (58) in places where they had no (59) there was no need for them to fly, and they (60) on the ground. After a while their (61) ones could no longer rise into the air. The ostrich, rhea, emu and cassowary (62) fly, but they can run fast on their long, strong legs. Ostriches (63) in Africa and are found on the grassy places (64) they live along with big groups of zebras. The rhea looks like the ostrich, (65) it is smaller and has three toes on each feet, while the ostrich has only two.



    412.  

    In the following two passages some of the words have been left out and the blanks have been numbered from 151 to 170. 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.

    Jo was the first to (151) up on Christmas morning. (152) a moment she felt disappointed for no stockings hung from the fire place. (153) she remembered (154) her mother had (155) her the previous evening: each of (156) would find a present tucked under their  pillow. She slipped (157) hand under the pillow (158) drew out a crimson colored Bible. Mother had written some words of (159) inside the book. This quickly brought a few (160) in Jo’s eyes.



      413.  

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

      A healthy body is necessary for the development of the (1) and wisdom. Every human being should exercise daily to (2) good health. Physical exercise (3) physical fitness. It makes human beings mentally (4) physical exercise is required to (5) food properly.

      physical exercise is required to (5) food properly.



        414.  

        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).




          415.  

          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.

          An independent, able and upright judiciary is the hallmark of a free _____ country therefore, the process of judicial appointment is of _____ importance. At present on account of the Supreme Court’s last advisory opinion, the _____ of the executive and its interference in the appointment of judges is _____ which in light of previous is most _____.

          An independent, able and upright judiciary is the hallmark of a free _____ country



            416.  

            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.

            "Jim Crow" shuns the mountains for reasons satisfactory to himself; not so the magpie, the raven, and __________ mischief-maker, Clark's nutcracker. All of which keeps the bird-lover from the East in an ecstasy of surprises until he has _____________ accustomed to his changed environment. One cannot help ___________ into the speculative mood in view of the sharp contrasts ______________ the birds of the East and _________ of the West.

            One cannot help ___________ into the speculative mood



              417.  

              In the following questions, you have several passages where some of the words have been left out. Read the passages carefully and choose the correct answer to each blank out of the four alternatives.

              Childhood is a time when there are (28) responsibilities to make life difficult. If a child (29) good parents, he is fed, looked (30) and loved, whatever he may do. It is improbable that he will ever again in his life (31) given so much without having to do anything (32) return. In addition, life is always (33) new things to the child. A child finds (34) in playing in the rain or in the snow. His first visit (35) the seaside is a marvelous adventure. But a child has his pains; he is not so free to do as he wishes; he is continually being (36) not to do things or is being (37). His life is therefore not perfectly happy.



                418.  

                In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Choose the correct word from the given options which fits the blank appropriately.

                In a very short period of time the internet has had a (161) impact on the way we live. Since the internet was made (162), it has lowered the (163) to creative expression. It has provided (164) to information on a larger scale. It has (165) innovation without (166) changes to its (167). An open, borderless and (168) platform means that barriers to entry are low, (169) is (170) and innovation is rapid.



                  419.  

                  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.

                  As one of the most misunderstood practices, yoga has often borne the brunt of being __________ in extremes: of yogis in pretzel-like contortions at __________ end of the spectrum, and young Instagram-led, erstwhile-overweight beach posers ____________ the other. The truth is that yoga is what you want it to be — the ultimate customisable exercise form. For a runner, it may mean lengthening muscles to gain _______________, while for someone who is hyper-flexible, it could be a way of __________core strength.

                  yogis in pretzel-like contortions at __________ end of the spectrum



                    420.  

                    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.

                    Education is for life, not merely for a livelihood. As long as we are unmindful of this _____, the _____ of our educational curriculum as well as that of our _____ and students is likely to remain _____. It is not enough for a society to have experts. It needs human beings who can think, feel and act generously, the kind of people who cannot be replaced by computers and _____.

                    is likely to remain _____. It is not enough for a society to have experts.



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