Fill in the blanks with appropriate word from alternatives : Exercise – 8

Directions (1-20) : In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate option. Four options are suggested for each question. Choose the correct option out of the four Or fill in the blanks with appropriate word from given alternatives. We have posted answers after every 5 questions to make it easy for you to Check your answers.

1. Students of St. Xavier’s ____ all the prizes.

(1) bear of
(2) bore away
(3) bore on
(4) bear on

2. With danger ____ the door, you cannot sit idle.

(1) at
(2) in
(3) of
(4) near

3. My servant ____ with all my money.

(1) have escaped
(2) was run away
(3) has run off
(4) running away

4. The driver was ____ injured; he died within an hour.

(1) significantly
(2) fatally
(3) fatefully
(4) vitally

5. Lata Mangeshkar was ____ with a natural talent for music.

(1) given
(2) found
(3) endowed
(4) entrusted

Answers 1 to 5

1. (2) 2. (1) 3. (3) 4. (2) 5. (3)


6. There are not solitary, free-living creatures; every form of life is ____ other forms.

(1) dependent on
(2) parallel to
(3) overshadowed by
(4) segregated from

7. I’ll take ____ now as I have another’s appointment somewhere else.

(1) departure
(2) my leave
(3) permission
(4) leave from work

8. A garden knife is ____ used for light pruning.

(1) generally
(2) compulsorily
(3) systematically
(4) daily

9. Serious threat to our ecology and environment can be ____ with organic cultivation.

(1) hastened
(2) impeded
(3) aggravated
(4) combated

10. ‘My India’ by Corbett deals ____ author’s familiarity with and love of India.

(1) in
(2) of
(3) at
(4) with

Answers 6 to 10

6. (1) 7. (2) 8. (1) 9. (4) 10. (4)


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11. The deceased left ____ him two young children.

(1) for
(2) with
(3) by
(4) behind

12. The statue ____ a global symbol of freedom.

(1) stands to
(2) stands for
(3) stands as
(4) stands against

13. A child is the future of a family ____ nation.

(1) as a
(2) like a
(3) as well as of a
(4) just as

14. The human mind seems to have built-in ____ against original thought.

(1) ideas
(2) interests
(3) safeguards
(4) prejudices

15. If strict security measures were taken, the tragedy might have been ____.

(1) averted
(2) removed
(3) controlled
(4) restrained

Answers 11 to 15

11. (4) 12. (2) 13. (3) 14. (4) 15. (1)


16. Slow and steady ____ the race.

(1) is winning
(2) wins
(3) will win
(4) win

17. Night came on and the room ____ dark.

(1) is growing
(2) has grown
(3) grew
(4) will grow

18. Only patience and fortitude carried him ____ the crisis.

(1) over
(2) about
(3) out
(4) through

19. Octopuses are mostly shy and ____ harmless to human beings.

(1) generally
(2) mainly
(3) completely
(4) rarely

20. Come what ____, I shall adhere to my principles.

(1) can
(2) may
(3) might
(4) will

Answers 16 to 20

16. (2) 17. (3) 18. (4) 19. (1) 20. (2)


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