English Mania: Fill in the Blank (Part 2)

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Today we are presenting you Fill in the Blank in English Mania Session. From this session you may got similar questions in your upcoming banking and insurance exams. Try to solve it.

English Mania: Fill in the Blank

Directions (Q.1-10): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by number 1) 2) 3) 4) and 5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaningfully complete.

A. He is usually ___________, but today he appears rather ____________.
1) Strict, unwell
2) tense, restless
3) quiet, calm
4) happy, humorous
5) calm, disturbed

B. The priest addressed the ____________ for more than an hour and was listened to with ___________ attention.
1) staff, acute
2) church, pindrop
3) congregation, rapt
4) audience, heavenly
5) crew, silent

C. On ___________ of the enquiry, if it is found that the ___________ are true, the enquiry officer will report the matter to the higher authority.
1) demand, finding
2) completion, allegations
3) trial, charges
4) withdrawal, inferences
5) establishment, results

D. His ___________ speech has seriously ___________ the young minds.
1) audacious, delighted
2) maiden, flattered
3) humorous, twisted
4) eccentric, questioned
5) irresponsible, misled

E. He is so __________ that everyone is always ___________ to help him in his work.
1) magnanimous, eager
2) generous, supportive
3) adamant, enthusiastic
4) miserly, ignorant
5) abusive, critical

F. Now that the war clouds have __________ to some extent, there is __________ to be a sense of relief in the subcontinent.
1) disappeared, chance
2) receded, bound
3) blackened, astonishingly
4) emerged, symbolically
5) lasted, certain

G. India's long experience in dealing with __________ in the North-east and Punjab should prove ___________ in dealing with the Kashmir problem.
1) miscreants, detrimental
2) terrorism, success
3) ultras, witty
4) insurgency, handy
5) chaos, informative

H. Kashmir problem is going to be far more __________ than finding an end to cross-border __________.
1) intractable, infiltration
2) stagnant, miscreants
3) alarming, disputes
4) serious, militants
5) concerning, skirmish

I. The leaders of the two parties would have _________ their own cause better if only they had _________ from such indulgence.
1) protected, stopped
2) shown, rebuked
3) decried, distanced
4) evolved, maintained
5) served, refrained

J. The __________ of joint patrolling is premature till both sides built up adequate ___________ trust.
1) idea, military
2) concept, mutual
3) question, universal
4) system, policy
5) debate, nuclear


A. 5) calm, disturbed
B. 3) congregation, rapt
C. 2) completion, allegations
D. 5) irresponsible, misled
E. 1) magnanimous, eager
F. 2) receded, bound
G. 4) insurgency, handy
H. 1) intractable, infiltration
I. 5) served, refrained
J. 2) concept, mutual


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