The questions from this section are generally of two types :
- One / Two blanks – In these type of questions, we are given a sentence with blanks and we have to select a word from the given options that fits most appropriately.
- Blanks in a passage – In these type of questions, we are given a passage which usually has 5 – 10 blanks and for each blank, we have to select the most appropriate word from the given options such that the selected word maintains the continuity of the passage.
Question 1 : Drugs and Alcohol ____ together to ____ the risk of cancer in both men and women.
A) result, aggravate
B) act, increase
C) mix, lower
D) put, arrest
Solution : B) act, increase
Question 2 : In his first public speech, the newly elected defence minister said that leaks in defence matters could potentially ____ military operations.
Solution : C) jeopardize
Question 3 : Many times in history, humans have changed their mode of communication as society itself has __(1)__ . As people began to spread, verbal communication changed to written to make it more __(2)__ . Then with travel becoming easier, they started maintaining both forms of communication to keep them in __(3)__ with one another. With the invention of telephone, people started to worry that this would __(4)__ out all the other modes of communication. But today, people have spread out to much farther geographical locations, and the telephone, in its compact form, has allowed the mankind to __(5)__ the necessary links among family and friends.
(1) A) evolved
(2) D) subjective
(3) C) touch
(4) D) turn
(5) A) maintain
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