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Sentence Completion – Answers are marked in Bold

“In the sentence below, there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence some pairs of words are given which are numbered (a), (b), (c), and (d). Pick out the most appropriate pair to fill in the blank in same order, to complete the sentence meaningfully.

1. Shalini was not ………. by the criticism and paid no ……… even when her best friend t talked against her.”

  1. bothered, attention
  2. troubled, mind
  3. threatened, warning
  4. deterred, heed

 

 

2. There is no glory in war …………the blood it  …………

  1. thinking, demands
  2. considering, sheds
  3. worth, costs
  4. comparing, spills

3. Hitler cast a  ……….. and ………… shadow upon world history.”

  1. colossal, frightful
  2. Herculean, gloomy
  3. gigantic, horrifying
  4. huge, vast

4. Somesh ………… me coming to his table, he smiled and ……….. me a chair.”

  1. found, signaled
  2. met, sat
  3. looked, gave
  4. saw, offered

 

5. Although the leader s life was both……….. and painful, it was not without ……….. for he had accomplished many of his goals.”

  1. magnificent, success
  2. happy, frustration
  3. thrilling, ambition
  4. arduous, satisfaction

6. Wars usually result from …………. among the parties involved and a failure to …………. them peacefully.”

  1. doubts, dispel
  2. hostilities, debate
  3. frustrations, understand
  4. disagreements, resolve

 

7. Though he is reputed for his technical …………, his books were sadly……… of the work of others as he lacked originality.”

  1. advice, unconscious
  2. skill, independent
  3. knowledge, ignorant
  4. expertise, derivative

 

8. It is …….  that those who expect …………. from others are seldom merciful themselves.”

  1. stupid, sympathy
  2. repulsive, compassion
  3. strange, sincerity
  4. paradoxical, clemency

 

9. He was ……….. of playing ………. and loose with the sentiments of his dearest friends.”

  1. complained, thick
  2. accused, tight
  3. innocent, false
  4. guilty, fast

10. The new Principal ………… stress on routine administration ……… than on academic matters and examination reforms.”

  1. released, only
  2. began, even
  3. started, further
  4. laid, rather

 

11. Nothing is so ………… to a nation as an extreme of self partiality, and the total want of ……….. of what others will naturally hope or fear.”

  1. detrimental, concern
  2. repugnant, sense
  3. unethical, discretion
  4. fatal, consideration

12. To ………… yourself from ………….. wear warm clothes. ”

  1. prohibit, heat
  2. protect, cold
  3. save, heat
  4. suffer, cold

13.  She found ……… with me, that I was wanting in ………… “.

  1. crime, wisdom
  2. fault, intelligence
  3. sin, ration
  4. vice, knowledge

14. Let us ………… with due ………. that ancient India was more civilized than modern India with its satellites in space.”

  1. admit, humility
  2. adopt, certainty
  3. suppose, timidness
  4. presume, meekness

15. The ………. words of the mother comforted the ……… child.”

  1. harsh, naughty
  2. sweet, happy
  3. soft, energetic
  4. soothing, disappointed

 

16. Our socialism is ………. because we maintain a huge public sector without any public sector……….”

  1. sham, economy
  2. fraudulent, pursuit
  3. idealistic, theory
  4. phoney, philosophy

17. I would like to ……….. your attention to the second paragraph of my letter ………. to the terms of sale of the machinery.

  1. invite, according
  2. withdraw, regarding
  3. react, mainly
  4. draw, pertaining

 

18. An ………. facet of the Soviet perestroika is the search for a sweeping …… programme in foreign policy.”

  1. essential, humanitarian
  2. interesting, moral
  3. important, economic
  4. immediate, social

19. We cannot……….. such a/an …………. act of violence.

  1. tolerate, insipid
  2. consider, important
  3. commit, magnificent
  4. pardon, egregious

20. Civilisation, in the real sense of the term consists not in the ……… but in the deliberate and voluntary ………. of wants.

  1. multiplication, reduction
  2. increase, decrease
  3. hoarding, dehoarding
  4. overgrowth, diminishing
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