Each of the following questions has one or more blank spaces indicating where a word (or words) has been left out. Select the appropriate word or set of words to make the sentence most meaningful.

1. The __________, those cellular bodies which contain the __________ particles, the genes, provide us with basic facts of genetic transmission.

  • (a) protoplasm, microscopic
  • (b) globules, fat
  • (c) cytoplasm, minute
  • (d) chromosomes, hereditary

2. The insurance claim was __________ by the relevant documents. 

  • (a) sustained
  • (b) backed out
  • (c) backed up
  • (d) proved

3. I should not have __________ to talk in such a __________ strain especially when I had not studied the man to whom I was talking.

  • (a) daring, commanding
  • (b) try, bold
  • (c) ventured, peremptory
  • (d) emboldened, reckless

4. High prices are often the __________ of __________ of goods. 

  • (a) accompaniment, dearth
  • (b) concomitant, scarcity
  • (c) cause, destitution
  • (d) result, glut

5. The recent disturbances in the country will __________ and peace will be restored. 

  • (a) blow past
  • (b) blow over
  • (c) pass through
  • (d) come to pass

6. Football evokes a __________ response in India compared to cricket, that almost __________ the nation.

  • (a) tepid, boiling
  • (b) lukewarm, electrifies
  • (c) turbid, fascinating
  • (d) apocryphal, genuinely fascinates

7. When children become more experienced with words as visual symbols, they find that they can gain meaning without making __________ sounds.

  • (a) aural
  • (b) audible
  • (c) vocal
  • (d) intelligible 


  1. (d)
  2. (c)
  3. (c)
  4. (a)
  5. (b)
  6. (b)
  7. (b)
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