Fill in the Blanks Set – 28

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

Q1. Back in 2013 Mr Xi seemed to _______ that change was _______.
A) release, necessary
B) ignorance, primary
C) hope, principal
D) fail, central
E) grasp, needed

Answer

 Option E

Q2. There has been a _______ array of directives and ______ programmes since then but little real progress.
A) enlightening, direct
B) puzzling, trendsetter
C) bewildering, pilot
D) amazing, glide
E) astonishing, steer

Answer

  Option C

Q3. When Mr Xi put it on the ______in 2013, the government broke it down into 34 separate_______, farmed out to different departments and agencies.
A) schedule, measures
B) agenda, initiatives
C) list, measures
D) menu, initiatives
E) document, variations

Answer

 Option B

Q4. The government stopped them, ______that senior executives were ______off state assets, much like Russia’s oligarchs.
A) fearing, siphoning
B) estimating, paying
C) claiming, taking
D) burgeoning, paying
E) hoping, siphoning

Answer & Explanation

 Option A

Q5. The risk is that such _____SOEs could ___the global economy.
A) mammoth,  hurt
B) gigantic, hurt
C) supersized, impact
D) supersized, hurt
E) supersized, affect

Answer

 Option D

Q6. One of the keys to China’s economic rise ______has been its success in restricting the ______of state firms.
A) earlier,  recline
B) hitherto, sprawl
C) lately, straggle
D) squally, sprawl
E) basically, recline

Answer

  Option B

Q7. This cannot just be _______on the government; a basic _______is also at work.
A) claimed, lethargic
B) reproached, sluggish
C) commended, dynamic
D) exculpated, lethargic
E) blamed, dynamic

Answer

  Option E

Q8. One manager who recently quit a big state bank said that a campaign ________workers to study the party constitution had been unusually_________.
A) exhorting, intense
B) enjoying, intense
C) exhibiting, intense
D) cautioning, intense
E) admonishing, intense

Answer

 Option A

Q9. Some mergers make sense: for instance, the steel sector is highly_______, a result of local__________.
A) fragmented, protectionism
B) demanded, cause
C) influential, threat
D) integrated, curb
E) holistic, hinderance

Answer

 Option A

Q10. State-backed private-equity funds, which can be seen as forerunners to the _______function of the SCIOs, are already making a big_____.
A) important, news
B) crucial, effect
C) investment, impact
D) major, impact
E) important, decision

Answer

 Option C

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