Fill in the Blanks Set – 27

Directions: Pick out the most appropriate pair of words to complete the given sentences.

Q1. The truth is that while the Congress manipulated the Bofors case to protect the Gandhis, the BJP, in its previous ……….of six years, too was not very successful in either securing convictions or even getting a key accused like Quattrocchi ……….
A) Earnings, banished
B) Innings, extradited
C) Turn, ostracized
D) Opportunity, ousted
E) Earnings, proscribed

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
Explanation: 
Innings:- a period during which a person or group is active or effective.
Extradite:- hand over (a person accused or convicted of a crime) to the jurisdiction of the foreign state in which the crime was committed.

Q2. With the BSE Sensex …….its lifetime highs on quite a few occasions lately, the mood in the markets wasn’t all that celebratory as the bellwether  ……..the 32,000 mark last week.
A) Toppling, breached
B) Erecting, appalled
C) Installing, gaped
D) Placing, bruised
E) Righting, checked

Answer & Explanation

 Option A
Explanation: 
Toppling:- overbalance or cause to overbalance and fall.
Breached:- make a gap in and break through (a wall, barrier, or defence)  

Q3. However, for retail investors to sustain their ……. with equities, it is essential that they enjoy a good …. experience from this bull run.
A) Romance, Return
B) Balance, income
C) Liability, profit
D) Bill, benefit
E) Authenticity, outcome

Answer

  Option A

Q4. Ram Nath Kovind, who will be the 14th and India’s second Dalit President, has …… for his party away from the….. of the news spotlight and TV cameras.
A) Hard-worked, drudged
B) Leisure, gleam
C) Diverted, blanch
D) Toiled, drudged
E) Toiled, glare

Answer & Explanation

 Option E
Explanation: 
Glare:- stare in an angry or fierce way. 

Q5. Donald Trump has unleashed an extraordinary …… of criticism against several of his own top officials, accusing senior members of the Department of Justice (DoJ) of having ……of interest and expressing regret that he had appointed Jeff Sessions as US attorney general.
A) Bombardment, chaos
B) Twaddle, chaos
C) Pile, clashes
D) Torrent, disputes
E) Barrage, conflict

Answer

   Option E

Q6. Nasa want something that is sufficiently packed and  ……..so that when you actually land on a planet you can expand it and it will provide maximum ……. and protection from radiation
A) Tight, protection
B) Compact, efficiency
C) Contract, challenges
D) Tersed, feud
E) Tight, protection

Answer

  Option B  

Q7. Caracas, the capital, was ….with roadblocks of burning rubbish and tyres, and wires ….. from lamppost to lamppost to stop traffic, as opponents of the president, Nicolás Maduro, try to block his plan to consolidate power.
A) Dusted, stretched
B) Garaged, stretched
C) Muddled, stretched
D) Littered, stretched
E) Scattered, stretched

Answer

 Option D 

Q8. As employees with criminal …..grow in numbers there is a serious …… of risks from these insiders.
A) background, concern
B) record, record
C) Intent, Escalation
D) Mind, hiking
E) intuitions, rise

Answer

 Option C

Q9. What is the way out so that even those who can pay (most going to private hospitals pay more than what they afford) are not …… and made victims of …..?
A) Swindled, incompetence
B) Defrauded,incompetence
C) Pelted,incompetence
D) Fleeced, incompetence
E) Cheated, incompetence

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
Explanation: 
fleece:- obtain a great deal of money from (someone), typically by overcharging
Incompetence:- inability to do something successfully; ineptitude

Q10. Mr. Gujral said “the main point is that when oil prices are ……, people must understand the …..of it”.
A) hiking, cause
B) Increased, logic
C) dropping, reason
D) decreased, idea
E) hiked, logic

Answer

  Option B

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