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MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 1

Directions: In the following question, a sentence is given with a blank. You have to fill the blank with one of the words given as options in order to make the sentence contextually and grammatically correct.

The recent protests in China happened for a variety of reasons _______________ from unfavourable working conditions to bank failures.

Detailed Solution for MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 1

Let us first learn the meanings of the given words:

Span (verb): extend across.

Extend (verb): cause to cover a wider area or make larger.

Vary (verb): differ in size, amount, degree, or nature from something else of the same general class.

Range (verb): extend between specified limits.

The idea here is to express that there was a huge range of reasons why the protests in China had started. Grammatically only a verb in ‘-ing’ form will fit the blank, this eliminates ‘span’, ‘extended’ and ‘vary’. Now, between ‘scoping’ and ‘ranging’, ‘ranging’ is a better option to be placed before ‘from’.

Hence, option d is correct.

MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 2

Directions: In the following question, a sentence is given with a blank. You have to fill the blank with one of the words given as options in order to make the sentence contextually and grammatically correct.

During the pandemic, many insured found that a / an _______________ portion of their hospital bills fell outside the purview of insurance.

Detailed Solution for MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 2

Let us first learn the meanings of the given words:

Crucially (adverb): with decisive or vital importance.

Significant (adjective): sufficiently great or important to be worthy of attention.

Petty (adjective): of little importance.

The sentence implies that a large portion of the hospital bills was out of insurance coverage, thus ‘petty’ is contradictory. The use of ‘crucially’ is grammatically inapt as we need an adjective to qualify noun ‘portion’. The use of ‘obvious’ is contextually weak. Only ‘significant’ fits the blank grammatically and contextually.

Hence, option C is correct.

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MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 3

Directions: In the following question, a sentence is given with a blank. You have to fill the blank with one of the words given as options in order to make the sentence contextually and grammatically correct.

The main Chinese motivation stems _______________ its desire to confine the debate within ASEAN-China framework.

Detailed Solution for MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 3

The correct phrasal verb with verb ‘stem’ is ‘stem from’.

Stem from: to be caused by (something or someone).

Ex: Most of her health problems stem from an accident she had when she was five.

Hence, option A is correct.

MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 4

Directions: A sentence is given here with a blank and you need to fill the blank choosing the word/words given below. If all the words given can fill the blank appropriately, choose ‘All are correct’ as your answer.

The troubled crypto firm Block-Fi has filed for bankruptcy in the US, as the dramatic collapse of FTX continues to _______________ across the industry.
I. Reverberate

II. Echo

III. Resonate

Detailed Solution for MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 4

Let us first learn the meanings of the given words:

Reverberate (verb): be repeated several times.

Echo (verb): repeat (someone's words or opinions), typically to express agreement.

Resonate (verb): to produce or be filled with clear, continuing sound.

The idea here is to express that the end of FTX is a continuous topic of discussion, thus all the options are apt contextually and grammatically.

Hence, the correct answer is option C.

MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 5

Directions: A sentence is given here with a blank and you need to fill the blank choosing the word/words given below. If all the words given can fill the blank appropriately, choose ‘All are correct’ as your answer.

Russian hardware was airlifted in with the aim of reinforcing _______________ in the south and the initial ambition was to advance along the southern coast of Ukraine.

I. Troop

II. Troupe

III. Fleet

Detailed Solution for MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 5

Let us first learn the meanings of the given words:

Troop (noun): a group of soldiers or scouts.

Troupe (noun): a group of performers.

Fleet (noun): a group of ships sailing together, engaged in the same activity, or under the same ownership.

After reading the meanings, we can conclude that only ‘troop’ is the perfect contextual fit.

Hence, the correct answer is option C.

MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 6

Directions: The following question has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for blanks that best fits in the context of the sentence.

An apocalyptic future is a _____________ topic for science fiction writers which is _____________ in quite a number of movies as well.

Detailed Solution for MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 6

In the sentence, the first blank implies that the topic is in fashion (‘an apocalyptic future’, which is in demand for movie industry) and the most efficient word to describe a fashionable item from the given words is 'trending' which means 'currently popular', thus makes the answer, eliminating all other options.

Also, the second blank suggests that it is ‘adapted’ in "movies as well”. The right word is 'depcited' which means 'to represent', which is what is done with the ‘topic’.

Inclining (Verb): willing to do something.
Used (Adjective): having already been used.
Leaning (Verb): knowledge acquired through study.
Optimized (Verb): make the best.
Turning (Noun): a place where a road branches off from another.
Commoditised (Verb): treat as commodity.
Trending (Adjective): currently popular.
Depicted (Verb): to represent by or as if by a picture
Gravitating (Verb): move towards.
Shared (Adjective): distributed between members of a group.

So, the correct option is D.

MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 7

Directions: A sentence is given here with a blank and you need to fill the blank choosing the word/words given below. If all the words given can fill the blank appropriately, choose ‘All are correct’ as your answer.

The ship is uncrewed on this occasion, but if it completes the current flight without incident, astronauts will be on the next _______________ in two years' time.

I. Cruise

II. Expedition

III. Outing

Detailed Solution for MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 7

Let us first learn the meanings of the given words:

Cruise (noun): a voyage on a ship or boat taken for pleasure or as a holiday and usually calling in at several places.

Expedition (noun): a journey undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration, research, or war.

Outing (noun): a short journey made by a group of people, usually for pleasure or education.

The idea here is to express the next trip of the astronauts, as the context is about ‘astronauts’, thus ‘expedition’ is the correct answer while ‘cruise’ and ‘outing’ are contextually weak.

Hence, the correct answer is option A.

MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 8

Directions: A sentence is given here with a blank and you need to fill the blank choosing the word/words given below. If all the words given can fill the blank appropriately, choose ‘All are correct’ as your answer.

They're carefully _______________, many in beautiful copper-plate handwriting, detailing exactly where and when they were found.

I. Tag

II. Labelled

III. Design

Detailed Solution for MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 8

Let us first learn the meanings of the given words:

Tag (verb): give a specified name or description to.

Label (verb): assign to a category, especially inaccurately or restrictively.

As the sentence is in passive voice, only a verb in third form will fit the blank. Thus, ‘labelled’ is an apt fit while ‘tag’ and ‘design’ are incorrect.

Hence, the correct answer is option B.

MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 9

Directions: A sentence is given here with a blank and you need to fill the blank choosing the word/words given below. If all the words given can fill the blank appropriately, choose ‘All are correct’ as your answer.

Today, inflation rates are rising across the world and in the largest economies have ___________ levels not seen since the early 1980s.

I. Heightened

II. Reached

III. Standard

Detailed Solution for MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 9

The statement implies that inflation rates have attained levels that has been never seen before. The sentence is in present perfect tense which is indicated by the use of ‘have’. The blank will take a verb in the past participle form which means 'to attain a certain level'. Among the given options, only the word ‘reached’ fits in the given blank.

This eliminates all other options.

Meanings of the given words:

Heightened: make or become more intense.

Reached: attain or extend to (a specified point, level, or condition).

Standard: a level of quality or attainment.

Hence, the correct option is B.

MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 10

Directions: In the following question, a sentence is given with a blank. You have to fill the blank with one of the words given as options in order to make the sentence contextually and grammatically correct.

Human monkey pox was first identified in 1970 and named after the disease caused by the virus was _______________ in captive monkeys more than a decade before.

Detailed Solution for MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 10

The segment is in passive voice, thus only a verb in third form is eligible for the blank. Among all the given options, only ‘discovered’ fits the blank as the virus already existed in the monkeys but was found in 1970.

Hence, option D is correct.

MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 11

Directions: In the following question, a sentence is given with a blank. You have to fill the blank with one of the words given as options in order to make the sentence contextually and grammatically correct.

Heavy rain and hail as big as tennis balls were also possible as forecasters said the weather _______________ was expected to continue.

Detailed Solution for MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 11

Let us first learn the meanings of the given words:

Outbreak (noun): a sudden occurrence of something unwelcome, such as war or disease.

Explode (verb): arise or develop suddenly.

Eruption (noun): the act of starting suddenly and violently.

Commencement (noun): the beginning of something.

Inception (noun): the establishment or starting point of an institution or activity.

The use of ‘commencement’ and ‘inception’ is contextually absurd while verb ‘explode’ is also wrong as we need only a noun after ‘weather’. Now, between ‘eruption’ and ‘outbreak’, ‘weather outbreak’ makes an apt noun phrase as per the context. Thus, ‘outbreak’ is a better choice.

Hence, option A is correct.

MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 12

Directions: In the following question, a sentence is given with a blank. You have to fill the blank with one of the words given as options in order to make the sentence contextually and grammatically correct.

Flu _______________ and the current annual jab is updated to ensure the best match for the sort circulating but would probably not protect against new pandemic types.

Detailed Solution for MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 12

Let us first learn the meanings of the given words:

Evolve (verb): develop over successive generations as a result of natural selection.

Mutate (verb): undergo or cause to undergo change in a gene or genes.

Recast (verb): present or organize in a different form or style.

Convert (verb): change the form, character, or function of something.

Grammatically singular subject ‘flu’ will take only a singular verb, thus ‘evolved’, ‘recast’ and ‘change’ can be easily eliminated. Now between ‘mutates’ and ‘converts’, ‘mutates’ is a better contextual fit.

Hence, option C is correct.

MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 13

Directions: In the following question, a sentence is given with a blank. You have to fill the blank with one of the words given as options in order to make the sentence contextually and grammatically correct.

Dozens of Brazilian women are trapped in digital travel scams, after paying for luxury holidays from a man whose Instagram account sparkles with _______________ hotels and exotic locations.

Detailed Solution for MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 13

Let us first learn the meanings of the given words:

Lavishness (noun): the quality of being very expensive or impressive.

Opulent (adjective): very costly and luxurious.

Destitute (adjective): without any money.

Artful (adjective): clever or skillful, especially in a crafty or cunning way.

Economical (adjective): operating with little waste or at a saving.

The idea is to state those hotels which are very costly and full of luxury. As per the context, ‘artful’ is a clear elimination. Grammatically, we need only an adjective to qualify noun ‘hotels’, thus ‘lavishness’ is incorrect. Now, between ‘destitute’, ‘economical’ and ‘opulent’, ‘opulent’ is the best contextual fit.

Hence, option B is correct.

MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 14

Directions: A sentence is given here with a blank and you need to fill the blank choosing the word/words given below. If all the words given can fill the blank appropriately, choose ‘All are correct’ as your answer.

Enlightened and educated people usually have more to say than just some unspecific ____________.

I. Rant

II. Howling

III. Criticising

Detailed Solution for MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 14

The blank requires a noun as it is preceded by the adjective ‘unspecific’. Among the given words, both ‘howling’ and ‘criticising’ can be eliminated as both are verbs in the present participle form. ‘Enlightened and educated people usually have more to say’ holds the context of the sentence. So, the word ‘rant’ which means ‘an argument that is fuelled by passion, not shaped by facts’ fits the blank well and makes it logically valid also.

This eliminates all other options.

Meanings of the given words:

Rant (noun): a spell of ranting; a tirade.

Howling (verb): weep and cry out loudly.

Criticising (verb): indicate the faults of (someone or something) in a disapproving way.

So, the correct option is A.

MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 15

Directions: In the sentence given below, there is a blank which could be filled using a combination of the words provided. Choose the correct combination out of the four options provided in order to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct.

Frequent fluctuations in the weather and increased rates of natural calamities ______________ that it is high time we took climate change seriously.

1. Indicate
2. Extempore
3. Epitomize
4. Imposter

Detailed Solution for MCQ: Fill in the Blank- 1 - Question 15

The words ‘extempore’ and ‘imposter’ are contextually incorrect and thereby can be eliminated.
The words ‘indicate’ and ‘epitomize’ both can be used here to depict that weather fluctuations and natural calamities both show that we should take climate change seriously.
Indicate: to show.
Extempore: done or said without preparation.
Epitomize: to be the perfect example of.
Imposter: a person who pretends to be someone else especially for achieving something by fraud.
Hence, option C is the correct answer.

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