Directions: In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives and fill in the blanks: [SSC Stenographer 2016]
I will always __1__ the trip I made to the zoo in 1988. It was then that I __2__ measles from one of my friends. Peter, who had __3__ along too. Before he met us at the zoo, he had gone to visit his cousin who was __4__ from measles. The next day, Peter was __5__ of a sore throat, a bad cold and high fever.
When he was diagnosed by a doctor as having measles, his parents rang me up to warn me that I had been __6__ to measles too. By the next day. I was also showing / having the same symptoms. My doctor __7__ me to stay at home for the next two weeks.
I was quite pleased with the doctor's instruction. I spent the time reading story-books, __8__to music and watching television.
When I get bored, I would call up Peter who also had to spend two weeks at borne, for a chat. Unfortunately, the two weeks passed toothy quickly. When we __9__ to school, we had to work twice as hard to __10__ with our classmates. It was definitely not worth the 'holiday'.