Fill in the Blanks Set – 34

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

Q1. ___ he had mixed success in the past with his new technique, this time around the player had enough___ up his sleeve to win this match
A) since, talent
B) despite, drama
C) although, tricks
D) because, energy
E) hence, magic

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
As the sentence is contradictory, ‘although’ satisfies its demand.;; trick upone’s sleeve = have a secret plan

Q2. The name of the roles offered to me___ the strong, funny and dynamic Indian woman that i had grown up ___.
A) stated, today
B) said, surrounded
C) reflected, around
D) depicted, to
E) assessed, within

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
reflect = throw back without consideration; depicted = portray

Q3. The ___ to the free sim – card scheme offered by  the telecom company has been ___ and most people expressed complete ignorance about the scheme.
A) reaction, stupendous
B) acces, cordial
C) contract, simple
D) takers, high
E) response, abysmal

Answer & Explanation

 Option E
reaction is always negative(or used in contrary sense); so ‘response’ is  the right option.

Q4. In our close relations it is easy to come___ clever men and women, but ___ to find virtuous ones.
A) find, simpler
B) up, arduous
C) see, terrible
D) across, difficult
E) close, impossible


 Option D

Q5. Due to the ___ number of swine flu cases in the district, the health department has decided to spread___ about the diseases.
A) raising, alertness
B) populated, knowledge
C) prolonged, understanding
D) increasing, awareness
E) high, ability

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
awareness =knowledge of a situation

Q6. After a ___ review it was found that many financial institutions don’t have proper ___ in place and could unwillingly be financing illegal activities.
A) routine, checks
B) periodic, space
C) schedule, standard
D) custom, timing
E) suddenly, system

Answer & Explanation

 Option A
routine = standard, regular; periodic = seasonal;

Q7. The main reason youth unemployment has ___in this  region is the depth of the recession in these countries and the chances of improvement are ___unless government kick – start their economies.
A) fallen, negligible
B) risen visible
C) grown, create
D) soared, remote
E) collapsed, much

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
soared = escalcate/remote = farwawy; since ‘unless’  shows the contrary statement, so option A nad B are discarded

Q8. For the country as a whole more than half the population ___ regular electricity as connections to the national grid are ___ and generators are expensive.
A) deficient, dependable
B) want, running
C) lack, unenviable
D) short, faded
E) requiring, fumy

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
unenviable = difficult

Q9. It is ___ that 400 million Indian passengers will want to fly in or out of the country by 2050 and unless the airport facility is improved it will be ___ to handle this traffic.
A) though, easier
B) assume, worrisome
C) estimated, difficult
D) typical, perfect
E) expected, able

Answer & Explanation

  Option C
an organization never expects a data,it estimates it.

Q10. Reform is set to gain ___ as much of the spade work for a vibrant economy such as ___ laws on taxing and banking are underway.
A) steam, specializing
B) advantage, fix
C) pace, amending
D) tame, modify
E) weight, compensating

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
pace = rapidity

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