English Quiz – Double Fillers and Contextual Usage of Words – 14

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Each question below has one or more blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole

1. The proposal has been ________ and will be sent to the cabinet for final _______.
(a) designed, process
(b) drafted, approval
(c) amend, sanction
(d) said, objection
(e) mentioned, figure

Answer

Option: B

 

2. The fake diesel factory was being _______ under the _______ of a dairy.
(a) operated, operation
(b) captured, array
(c) functioned, alias
(d) run, garb
(e) activated, control

Answer

Option: D

 

3. The singer, who has been very________ about his faith in the party, also ________at the grand event.
(a) vocal, performed
(b) strong, sang
(c) open, dance
(d) loud, came
(e) creative, present

Answer

Option: A

 

4. Over the years, the town has ________ popularity as the best ________ for paragliding, and pilots from across the world visit it.
(a) acquired, spots
(b) claim, one
(c) gained, destination
(d) sought, wonder
(e) sent, place

Answer

Option: C

 

5. Due to the ______ number of swine – flu cases in the district, the health department has decided to spread ______ about the disease.
(a) Raising, alertness
(b) Populated, knowledge
(c) Prolonged, understanding
(d) Increasing, awareness
(e) High, ability

Answer

Option: D

 

 

For each of the words below, a contextual usage is provided. Pick the word/phrase from the alternatives that is most the appropriate substitute in the given context and mark its number as your answer.

6. Specious: A specious argument is not simply a false one but one that has the ring of truth.
a) Deceitful
b) Fallacious
c) Credible
d) Deceptive

Answer

Option: C

Explanation:

A specious argument sounds true but is actually false. ‘Credible’ has a positive note against the other three choices.

 

 

7. Obviate: The new mass transit system may obviate the need for the use of personal cars.
a) Prevent
b) Forestall
c) Preclude
d) Bolster

Answer

Option: D

Explanation:

To obviate is to make something unnecessary, this meaning is elucidated in (a), (b) and (c). ‘Bolster’ on the other hand strengthens the cause of driving personal cars.

 

 

8. Disuse: Some words fall into disuse as technology makes objects obsolete.
a) Prevalent
b) Discarded
c) Obliterated
d) Unfashionable

Answer

Option: A

Explanation:

Easy. (b) (c) and (d) actually mean something that is no longer in use. (a) talks about prevailing practices.

 

 

9. Parsimonious: The evidence was constructed from very parsimonious scraps of information.
a) Frugal
b) Penurious
c) Thrifty
d) Altruistic

Answer

Option: D

Explanation:

Parsimonious means being stingy. Choices (a), (b) and (c) are similar making choice (d) the answer.

 

 

10. Facetious: When I suggested that war is a method of controlling population, my father remarked that I was being facetious.
a) Jovian
b) Jovial
c) Jocular
d) Joking

Answer

Option: A

Explanation:

To say that war is a remedy for the burgeoning population problem is to speak flippantly. (b), (c) and (d) convey this light tone. Jovian relates to the planet Jupiter.

 

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Team EP

 

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