Fill in the Blanks Set – 9

Direction : Fill in the blanks with appropriate word to form a meaningful sentence.

Q1. Tata Motors-owned Jaguar was on Wednesday ________ by the U.K.’s advertising watchdog for an “irresponsible” advertisement for a new model which ________ unsafe driving.
A) chided, discouraged
B) reprimanded, encouraged
C) disapproved, offered
D) complimented, treated
E) forgiveness, showed

Answer

Option B
Explanation
: reprimanded – scolded

Q2. In September 2016, Peru and India concluded the joint _________ study for an accord in trade in goods, services, investment and cooperation, FICCI said , adding that the study _______ the scope of India to expand trade with Peru and vice versa.
A) theoretical, dissented
B) venture, transform
C) group, rewarded
D) feasibility, revealed
E) growl, warn

Answer

Option D

Q3. Events since 2006 have been________ , with several State governments devising their own means to dilute — if not wholly _______— what the Supreme Court had laid down.
A) embolden, impair
B) explicate, demolish
C) dismaying, sabotage
D) soothe, helping
E) incite, disregarding

Answer & Explanation

Option
Explanation
: dismay – cause (someone) to feel concern and distress
sabotage- deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct (something), especially for political or military advantage.

Q4. The park has a policy of giving limited ______to guards — the idea is that they should be able to _______ themselves in Kaziranga while carrying out their duties.
A) power, convince
B) protection, encourage
C) distinction, cooperate
D) disenfranchise, apprehend
E) immunity, defend

Answer

Option E

Q5. There is no ______ about the _______ that led to the killing of a Tamil Nadu fisherman somewhere between the Indian and Sri Lankan coast on Monday night.
A) conclusion, power
B) evidence, people
C) certainty, circumstances
D) shame, afterthought
E) guarantee, besotted

Answer

Option C

Q6. Although instances of Indian fishermen _______into Sri Lankan waters have always been commonplace, the consequences for such _______in recent years have been limited to seizure of boats and prolonged detention.
A) moving, perfection
B) travelling, imprecation
C) hibernating, behavior
D) crossing, transgressions
E) handling, debunk

Answer & Explanation

Option D
Explanation
: transgressions – an act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct; an offence.

Q7. The new Madras Government has sealed with ______effect the State’s border with Kerala, and ordered round-the-clock ____ to prevent smuggling and unauthorised transport of rice into that State.
A) rostrum, vigilance
B) immediate, vigil
C) jaded, protect
D) greater, effort
E) alternating, enthusiasm

Answer

Option B

Q8. When you become a popular face and people start giving _______ on what you say or do then it is important to do things that you are ______with.
A) importance, inept
B) highlights, expert
C) attention, convinced
D) preference, amateur
E) tips, confortable

Answer

Option C

Q9. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s _______ is at stake in Varanasi, as he is not only the Member of Parliament from the temple city but he also _____three days campaigning across his constituency.
A) wellness, diverted
B) reputation, loss
C) health, indulged
D) prestige, spent
E) state, avail

Answer

Option D

Q10. It is a teacher’s job to _______her students and to urge them to _____against theories that cannot be proven.
A) teach, classify
B) challenge, dissent
C) underestimate, revolt
D) criticize, apprehend
E) teach, superimpose

Answer

Option B
Explanation
: dissent- the holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held.

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