Fill in the Blanks Set – 41

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

Q1. The grand __of modern Indian history has come to be __by the triumvirate of Gandhi, Nehru and Ambedkar.
A) description, reigned
B) saga, directed
C) narrative, dominated
D) record, managed
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
Explanation: 
narrative = a spoken or written account of connected events;  dominated = have power and influence over.

Q2. Fortunately, the constant __of history is taking place, not at the __of some government agency but by common people.
A) inspection, regulation
B) appraisal, caveat
C) reappraisal, behest
D) recap, act
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
Explanation: 
reappraisal= an assessment of something or someone again or in a different way., behest= a person’s orders or command.

Q3. Generations that lived under British rule had had a more __and sympathetic view of the times though people __for its end.
A) poised, struggled
B) equanimous, fought
C) placid, campaigned
D) serene, conflicted
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
Explanation: 
equanimous= calm and composed.

Q4. Anchored in constitutional scholarship, history and international law, the celebrated privacy judgment attests to the __of our __ liberalism.
A) give, dignitarian
B) fortitude, dignitarian
C) resilience, dignitarian
D) bounce, dignitarian
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
Explanation: 
resilience= the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; dignitaries= a person considered to be important because of high rank or office.

Q5. A less noticed but __feature of the privacy ruling is a disclaimer of judicial power to introduce new constitutional rights in the exercise of the court’s judicial __jurisdiction.
A) great, review
B) significant, review
C) material, review
D) crucial, review
E)  None of these

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
Explanation: 
significant= sufficiently great or important to be worthy of attention; review= a formal assessment of something with the intention of instituting change if necessary.

Q6. The historic verdict which affirms that the idea of human dignity includes the right to be let alone, the equality of human beings and the freedom to will is a __oration on human dignity and a __of the nation’s liberal conscience.
A) gorgeous, amnesty
B) high, excuse
C) sublime, vindication
D) great, defense
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
Explanation: 
sublime= of very great excellence or beauty.; vindication= the action of clearing someone of blame or suspicion.

Q7. In India, however, the current trends would indicate that state seems to take an increasingly __stand on fundamental rights issues in legal__.
A) stoic, ealuation
B) listless, ruling
C) apathetic, adjudication
D) phlegmatic, settlement
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
Explanation: 
adjudication= a formal judgement on a disputed matter; 

Q8. It is quite __that adults are able to think freely and the state is __to protect and preserve their capacity to do so.
A) crucial, bound
B) major, vault
C) basic, skip
D) grave, jump
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

 Option A
Explanation: 
crucial= decisive or critical, especially in the success or failure of something; 

Q9. Referring to Doklam and the BRI, columnist Samir Saran has pointed out that “These events make it clear that we must __the romantic notion that ideological __is possible within BRICS.
A) drop, junction
B) fall, flux
C) shed, convergence
D) cote, conflux
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
Explanation: 
shed= a simple roofed structure used for garden storage, to shelter animals, or as a workshop; converge= the process or state of converging.

Q10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi __to a more compassionate policy on Kashmir when he said that the war __separatism would be won “neither by abuse nor bullets but by embracing all Kashmiris”
A) indicated, from
B) gestured, against
C) flagged, despite
D) dismissed, toward
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
Explanation: 
gestured= direct (someone) somewhere by means of a gesture; against= in opposition to

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