(Fill in the Blanks)
Directions: In question nos. 1-5 sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.
1).The BJP prime ministerial candidate _________ at the UPA for its indecisiveness and rued that even a municipal head takes more decisions than the government in Delhi
a) hit out
b) bring about
c) make out
d) take out
2).Two relatively famous celebrities were ___________ multiple charges of rape and sexual assault in the British courts recently
a) acquitted against
b) acquitted for
c) acquitted of
d) acquitted from
3).The accident ___________ two death on the Indian Navy’s submarine INS Sindhuratna will reinvigorate several debates concerning the country’s defence forces.
4).The electorate must ____________ that the country can ill – afford another coalition government and should vote for a strong and stable government with a clear majority.
a) Consider in mind
b) Think in mind
c) Make up in mind
d) Keep in mind
5).There is an urgent need for an ombudsman for the media that will keep a __________ on the funding and profitability of media house.
Directions: In question nos. 6-10, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase bold-italicized in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
6).Once in a blue moon you get some problems,
a) not very often
c) every months
d) every week
7).What happened is that the new results narrow down the possibilities.
b) reduce the number
8).The IMF is not prepared to pony up the second half of the $ 40 billion.
b) pay the money
9).Most of the people is salt of the earth, good, and working class people.
10).He had been a rock in the shifting sands of her existence.
c) changing situation
1). a) 2). c) 3). b) 4). d) 5). c) 6). a) 7). b) 8). b) 9). d) 10). b)
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