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Multiple Choice Questions

421.  

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.

Billy Arjun Singh was a wildlife enthusiast. Billy’s fight (46) hunting put 26 professional Shikar companies out of jobs. (47) his failing health, he (48) had a writ in the Allahabad High Court against (49) in Dudhwa. This is apart from a (50) battle that he (51) to have the offending railway tracks (52) through Dudhwa shifted to (53) its inhabitants a peaceful (54). The only regret he had was “there was so much (55) to be done for tigers and so little time.” Billy’s contribution will always be remembered by wildlife lovers.



    422.  

    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.

    Without water (38) animal can survive. In desert regions the greatest (39) to life is drying up. But many creatures are able to make use of (40) little water that exists in arid areas. One of nature’s masterpieces (41) creatures equipped to (42) with desert life is the hardy camel. Stories range the desert lands far and wide about (43) endurance feats by camels. It is said that camels can (44) a distance of about 800 miles in eight days through (45) travel without an intake of a signal drop of water. The popular (46) that camels store water in the humps is (47) in a way; water is indeed stored there but in the form of fat.



      423.  

      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.

      There is an old story told of a man who (151) into a deep sleep. His friend stayed by him as long as he (152). Being compelled to go and fearing that he might be in want, the friend hid a (153) in the old man's garment. When the old man (154), not (155) that his friend had (156) a jewel in his garment, he wandered about in (157), hungry. A long time afterwards, the two men met again. The friend told the poor man about the jewel and (158) him to look for it. Like the old man in the story, people (159) about in this life, (160) of what is hidden away in their inner nature, pure and untarnished.

      The friend told the poor man about the jewel and (158) him to look for it.



        424.  

        Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

        Literature is a _____ through which a person conveys his ideas towards or protest _____ different norms of society. The words that deal with a _____ issue are of particular importance in literature. They are _____ with a particular purpose in _____.

        are of particular importance in literature. They are _____ with



          425.   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.

          One of the major causes of the failure of (66) countries on the economic front is their (67) to evolve a judicious mixture of (68) substitution and export promotion. Today, Bambia, which (69) on imports after its independence 20 years, (70).


            426.  

            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



              427.  

              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.

              Ernest Hemingway was (175) of America's most beloved authors. He was born in 1898. (176) World War I served (177) a volunteer ambulance driver in Italy, (178) later served in the Italian infantry. Hemingway (179) badly wounded in 1918. Hemingway's wartime experience (180) a considerable influence (181) his writing. In fact (182) of his novels focus on the need for physical and psychological strength to (183) difficulty and often violence. He was quite disillusioned (184) the war.



                428.   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.


                  429.  

                  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 _____.

                  which in light of previous is most _____.



                    430.  

                    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.





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