Fill in the Blanks Set – 30

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

Q1. A _______Gorkhaland movement and subsequent state crackdown have _______life with violent uncertainty.
A) resurgent,  infused
B) dormant, imbued
C) reincarnated, blended
D) resurrecting, incorporated
E) revitalising, bewed

Answer

 Option A

Q2. Sport can often be cruel but the ________in the Indian camp towards the last overs shouldn’t ______the spectacular month that preceded the match.
A) dismal, mar
B) calmness, mar
C) panic, mar
D) assurance, mar
E) confidence,  mar

Answer & Explanation

 Option  C
Explanation:
mar -spoil, ruin, impair;

Q3. A month into the ongoing Doklam ______between Indian and Chinese troops at the tri-junction with Bhutan, Beijing continues to hold a hardline_______.
A) agreement, position
B) convival, mark
C) actuality, attitude
D) standoff, stance
E) aversion, outlook

Answer & Explanation

 Option D

Q4. In a report released by Subramanian Swamy in London, the NCHT ________this ___________to a “colonial conspiracy”.
A) blamed,  stand
B) imputed, idea
C) highlight, initiative
D) legalize, move
E) ascribed, initiative

Answer & Explanation

 Option E
Explanation:
ascribe -attribute, assign, credit  

Q5. Dayananda Saraswati, the founder of the Arya Samaj, was the first Hindu reformer who______ to ________the Vedic caste system by endowing this varnavyavastha with meritocratic dimensions.
A) adhered, propound
B) endeavoured, rehabilitate
C) persisted, refurbish
D) adhered, blighted
E) endeavored, propound

Answer

 Option B

Q6. These elections follow a proportional representation system based on the single ________vote, ______the general elections to the Lok Sabha.
A) assignable, unlike
B) movable, unlike
C) transferable, unlike
D) negotiable, unlike
E) alienable, unlike

Answer

 Option C

Q7. The Congress party’s protest on the introduction of NOTA draws from __________about _________up sufficient votes to have its nominee Ahmed Patel elected to the Rajya Sabha.
A) anxiety, mopping
B) confidence, drawing
C) distressed, mopping
D) trouble, drawing
E) agitation, mopping

Answer & Explanation

 Option A
Explanation:
mop up – to clean up something

Q8. The civil service ____itself on being able to deliver the crazy and impossible, if ministers so_____.
A) brags, cancelled
B) conceits, decreed
C) vanities, allowed
D) crows, vested
E) prides, ordain

Answer & Explanation

 Option E
Explanation:
ordain – order (something) officially.

Q9. Rulers of Khurda were traditionally the ________of Jagannath Temple and ruled as the ______of lord Jagannath on earth.
A) guards, deputy
B) custodians, deputy
C) prisoners, deputy
D) devotees, deputy
E) guardians, deputy

Answer

 Option B

Q10. The state forest department reports that it is __________with calls and messages regarding ________by feral dogs and the situation is going from bad to worse.
A) flooded, pillage
B) engulfed,  predation
C) washed,  pillage
D) inundated,  predation
E) guided, pillage

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
Explanation:
inundate – overwhelm, overpower, overburden
predation -the action of attacking or plundering.

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