Fill in the Blanks Set – 44

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

Q1. We need to apply the __ of social business to solve __ of inequality and unemployment.
A) factual, problems
B) strength, problems
C) potential, problems
D) existent, problems
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
Explanation: 
potential = having or showing the capacity to develop into something in the future; 

Q2. As he travelled across the world, Yunus found that low-income people in the world’s richest nations were __from the same problems the poor __in poorer nations.
A) woe, eluded
B) suffering , faced
C) torture, mugged
D) refusing, visaged
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
Explanation: 
suffering = the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship; faced= confront and deal with or accept.

Q3. For too long, we’ve __the __of poverty, unemployment, and environmental destruction, as if these are natural calamities
A) tolerated , persistence
B) verboten, cessasion
C) vetoed, apathy
D) prohibited, termination
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

 Option A
Explanation:
 tolerated= allow the existence, occurrence, or practice of (something that one dislikes or disagrees with) without interference; persistence=the fact of continuing in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.

Q4. Social business offers __that are available neither to profit-maximising companies nor to traditional__.
A) advantages , avarice
B) advantages , malices
C) advantages , charities
D) advantages , animosities
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
Explanation:
 advantage = a condition or circumstance that puts one in a favourable or superior position.

Q5. A social business owner who __a product or service that helps the poor or benefits society in some other way may be able to attract a __market by using social networking and other online tools to spread the word.
A) plans, narrow
B) devises , wide
C) fabricates, bare
D) concocts,  slight
E)  None of these

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
Explanation: 
devises= plan or invent (a complex procedure, system, or mechanism) by careful thought;

Q6. Humankind as a whole is living in a time of __prosperity, __in part by revolutions in knowledge.
A) thin, consolidated
B) unparalleled, fuelled
C) inferior, forwarded
D) ordinary, corroboratorted
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
Explanation: 
 unparallel= exceptional; fuelled= sustain or inflame (an intense feeling).

Q7. Since the June 2008 __in global food prices, prices have continued to__, reaching another record high in 2011.
A) peak , fluctuate
B) nadir, flutter
C) tumble, vibrate
D) plunge, undulate
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

 Option A
Explanation: 
peak = reach a highest point, either of a specified value or at a specified time; fluctuate=  rise and fall irregularly in number or amount.

Q8. We need to consider how the __of the world economy and, in particular, of the system whereby food is produced and distributed has led us to today’s__.
A) collapse, dilemma
B) abbreviation, dilemma
C) advance, dilemma
D) evolution, dilemma
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
Explanation: 
evolution = the gradual development of something.; dilemma= a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, especially ones that are equally undesirable.

Q9.  India’s decision to expand security __to Kabul has a nuanced geopolitical__.
A) constipation, rumour
B) inhibition, agonized
C) assistance, message
D) liability, flout
E) None of these

Answer

 Option C

Q10. The decision to enhance security training comes coupled with an India-Afghanistan trade fair __by USAID, that will __ Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and other ministers to Delhi this week.
A) mentored, obnoxious
B) opposed, dismal
C) opposed, desirable
D) sponsored , welcome
E) None of these

Answer

 Option D 

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