Gap Filling Exercises for Class 10

Q. Fill in the blanks in the sentences given below choosing the most appropriate options from the ones that follow.

  1. Concentration is ___________by alertness.
    1. help
    2. will help
    3. helps
    4. helped
  2. Effective speaking ___________on effective listening.
    1. depends
    1. depend
    2. depended
    3. depending
  3. Economic growth ___________attitudes and lifestyle.
    1. change
    2. will change
    3. changes
    4. changed
  4. The environment has always __________ in control of our destiny.
    1. is
    2. be
    3. been
    4. was
  5. They believe that logic ___________no place in faith.
    1. has
    2. have
    3. had
    4. having

Answer

  1. helped
  2. depends
  3. changes
  4. been
  5. has

Q. Complete the following paragraph by filling in the blanks with the help of the given options:

During (1) ___________ hottest part of the year, many of our city streets seem to be on fire (2) ___________ masses of Gulmohar flowers. This (3) ___________ one of the most beautiful trees.

Options:

  1. a / the / an / some
  2. from / by / with / over
  3. is / was / are / be

Answer

  1. the
  2. with
  3. is

Q. Complete the following paragraph by filling in the blanks with the help of the given options:

He screamed so loudly that the pigeons pecking (1)_____________ the scattered grains in (2) ___________ courtyard (3) _____________ off in a flurry.

Options:

  1. on / at / over / in
  2. the / a / an / some
  3. take / takes / took / taking

Answer

  1. at
  2. the
  3. took

Q. Complete the following paragraph by filling in the blanks with the help of the given options:

Gauri was only eight years old, but (1) ___________ mountain of family responsibilities had already (2) ___________ (3) ___________ her head.

Options:

  1. a / the / an / some
  2. descend / descending / descended / descends
  3. over / on / above / in

Answer

  1. a
  2. descended
  3. on

Q. Complete the following paragraph by filling in the blanks with the help of the given options:

The naughty children walked (1) _____________ flower beds, climbed the fruit trees (2) _____________ plucked unripe fruits and they (3) _____________ pits on the garden path.

Option:

  1. over / in / on / across
  2. but / and / therefore / since
  3. dig / digging / digs / dug

Answer

  1. on
  2. and
  3. dug

Q. Complete the following paragraph by filling in the blanks with the help of the given options.

They ordered the poor man about, (1) ______________ him on errands, made him wash (2) ______________ cow and lectured to him (3) ______________ how to grow a garden.

Options:

  1. send / sent / sending / sender
  2. a / an / some / the
  3. over / from / on / in

Answer

  1. sent
  2. a
  3. on

Q. Complete the following paragraph by filling in the blanks with the help of the given options:

Medicinally, the bark of (1) _____________ Kadam tree is used as an antiseptic and (2) _____________ fevers. The juice of this tree (3) _____________ used to kill germs in the sores.

Options:

  1. a / an / the / some
  2. on / over / for / to
  3. is / was / been / being

Answer

  1. the
  2. for
  3. is

Q. Read the paragraph given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate words/phrases from the given options.

Finally, the leader (1)_______________his hand, as if the discussion was over. He (2)_______________reached a decision. Only then did he turn and look straight (3)_______________me.

Options:

  1. raised / raise / rose / raises
  2. has / have / had / will have
  3. on / at / to / around

Answer

  1. raised
  2. had
  3. at

Q. Complete the following paragraph by filling in the blanks with the help of the given options:

Reading a novel or short story (1) _______second language could dramatically (2) ________physiological responses to emotions such (3) __________smiling.

Options:

  • of / in / from / at
  • reduce / reduces / reduced / reducing
  • like / similar to / as / alike

Answer

  1. in
  2. reduce
  3. as

Q. Complete the following paragraph by filling in the blanks with the help of the given options:

The school decided (1) ____________ withdraw the facility of (2) ____________ additional answer sheets during tests to cut (3) ____________ on expenses.

Options:

  1. upon/ to / for / on
  2. give / gives / gave / giving
  3. on / upon / down / up

Answer

  1. to
  2. giving
  3. down

Q. Complete the following paragraph by filling in the blanks with the help of given options:

There is a general belief (1) ___________ students that (2) ___________ who write long sentences get (3) ___________ marks.

Options:

  1. in / of / among / between
  2. they / those / all / them
  3. more / many / most / much

Answer

  1. among
  2. those
  3. more

Q. Complete the following paragraph by filing in the blanks with the help of given options:

Authorities settled (1) ___________ 32 pages in (b) ___________ next answer book (c) ___________ for the undergraduate courses.

Options:

  1. on / at / up / in
  2. a / an / the / some
  3. mean / meant / means / meaning

Answer

  1. on
  2. the
  3. meant

Q. Read the paragraph given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate words/phrases from the given options.

Infancy is not what it is meant to be. The child seems happy all the time to the adult, because the adult knows that the child is untouched by the real problem of life; if the adult (1) _____________ similarly untouched, he is sure that he would be happy. But children, not knowing that they (2) _____________ an easy time, have a good many hard times. Growing and learning and obeying the rules of their elders, of fighting against them, (3) _____________ not easy things to do.

Options:

  1. is / were / had / will / be
  2. will have / are / are having / have
  3. were / will / have / are

Answer

  1. is
  2. are having
  3. are

Q. Read the passage given below and fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones that follow:

Alaska’s size and climate make transportation (a) _____________ challenge. Long ago, sledges pulled (b) _____________ dog teams were the best way to travel (c) _____________ native people.

Options:

  1. an / the / a / for
  2. by / with / of / beside
  3. by / to / for / with

Answer

  1. a
  2. by
  3. for

Q. Fill in the blanks choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given below.

There are four trees in the garden. (1) _____________ branches sway in the breeze. The children play (2) _____________ the trees. Some of the girls (3) _____________ sleeping in the shade of the trees.

Options:

  1. There / Their / Every / An
  2. under / over / above / in
  3. is / was / are / have

Answer

  1. Their
  2. Under
  3. are

Q. Read the passage given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate word/phrases from the given options.

What we call life is a very complex affair. It is not simply eating, reproducing and finally dying. Every creature (1) _____________ these. Man has to lead a highly complicated life. It is like (2) _____________ through a maze and coming out. He is an economic being and a social animal. He has to earn, make a home, look after his people and attend (3) _____________ his obligations to the society and the Government. So, in order to be successful he has to develop certain qualities.

Options:

  1. is / doing / will do / does do
  2. gone / going / went / making
  3. for / into / all / to’

Answer

  1. will do
  2. going
  3. to

Q. Complete the paragraph given below by filling in the blanks with the help of options that follow:

Yesterday, a rich woman from West Bengal (1) _______________ to Delhi to buy jewellery. She was sitting outside (2) _______________ jewellery shop. Suddenly two young boys came there (3) ______________ snatched the chain that she was (4) _______________ She called the police (5) _______________ the snatchers had run away.

Options:

  1. come / comes / came / coming
  2. a / an / the / some
  3. and / or / but / how
  4. wear / wear / wore / wearing
  5. so / because / but / only

Answer

  1. came
  2. a
  3. and
  4. wearing
  5. but

Q. Fill in the blanks choosing the most appropriate option from the ones given in the box.

Butterflies are abundant (1) _______________ the Central African Republic. It (2) _______________ home to nearly 600 identified species. Many butterflies are brilliantly coloured and small (3) _______________ some are as big as saucers. Farmer Philippe (4) _______________ solace in collecting butterfly wings from his fields and turning them into works of art. My favourite hobby, since my childhood, is (5) _______________ butterflies.

Options:

  1. in / from / for / into
  2. has / is / was / are
  3. if / therefore / so / while
  4. find / to find / finding / finds
  5. catch / caught / catching / has been catching

Answer

  1. in
  2. is
  3. while
  4. finds
  5. catching

Q. Fill the blanks in the paragraph given below with the help of options that follow:

The modern student (1) _______________ the importance (2) _______________ physical exercise. He spends one to two hours in open air (3) _______________ he takes part in different sports. However, care should (4) _______________ not to overstrain (5) _______________ body.

Options:

  1. understood / understand / have understand / understands
  2. of / by / from / with
  3. how / which / where / why
  4. be taken / took / takes / has taken
  5. a / an / the / some

Answer

  1. understands
  2. of
  3. where
  4. be taken
  5. the

Q. Complete the paragraph given below by filling in the blanks with the help of the options that follow:

Whenever I (1) _______________ in (2) _______________ of the mirror for (3) _______________ than a couple of minutes, my aunt would shout (4) _______________ me to get away from (5) _______________.

  1. stand / stands / stood / standing
  2. back / front / below / near
  3. more / much / less / little
  4. at / on / into / onto
  5. here / out / there / house

Answer

  1. stood
  2. front
  3. more
  4. at
  5. there

Q. Choose the most appropriate options from the ones given below to complete the following blanks.

(1) _______________ 1905, Albert Einstein worked as a technical expert (2) _______________ the local patent office. During this time, he published four of his (3) _______________ important papers on the history of science. It proved to be a major step (4) _______________ progress in the field of science, which is (5) _______________ remembered after ages.

Options:

  1. In / On / At / From
  2. at / on / in / from
  3. much / many / most / more
  4. to / towards / in / into
  5. still / upto / also / even

Answer

  1. In
  2. at
  3. most
  4. towards
  5. even

Q. Choose the most appropriate options from the ones given below to complete the following passage.

In classes, we (1) _______________ ways of harvesting rain water and making use of (2) _______________ drop. A young boy told us that when he washed his face in the morning, he (3) _______________ throw away the water. He collected it in a bowl for the birds. His mother (4) _______________ it for (5) _______________ the floor.

Options:

  1. decided / argued / discussed / emphasized
  2. all / each / every / many
  3. mustn’t / shouldn’t / didn’t / couldn’t
  4. collected / kept / used / saved
  5. making / breaking / brooming / mopping

Answer

  1. discussed
  2. every
  3. didn’t
  4. used
  5. mopping

Q. Choose the most appropriate options from the ones given below to complete the following passage.

A great part of Arabia (1) _______________ a desert. The sand (2) _______________ so hot that you (3) _______________ walk over (4) _______________ with your bare feet in the daytime. During night you can (5) _______________ it pleasant.

Options:

  1. was / is / has / had
  2. is / was / were / are
  3. couldn’t / mustn’t / shouldn’t / wouldn’t
  4. that / this / it / these
  5. observe / feel / express / touch

Answer

  1. is
  2. is
  3. mustn’t
  4. it
  5. feel

Q. Choose the most appropriate options from the ones given below to complete the following passage.

The home that encourages inquisitiveness (1) _______________ to creative development. The teacher (2) _______________ stresses questions rather answers and rewards curiosity rather (3) _______________ restricting it, is teaching a child to be creative. This (4) _______________ in (5) _______________ out the talent of the child.

Options:

  1. contributes / contribute / contributed / contributing
  2. that / who / which / one
  3. than / then / the / that
  4. helped / helps / helping / was helping
  5. creating / fixing / bringing / imposing

Answer

  1. contributes
  2. who
  3. than
  4. helps
  5. bringing

Q. Read the sentences given below and fill in the blanks in it by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones that follow:

He was (1) _______________ at the news (2) _______________ the success of a poor candidate (3) _______________ got the highest number of votes in the Bihar elections. This candidate (4) _______________ the Chief Minister (5) _______________ the state.

Options:

  1. surprising / surprise / surprised / having surprised
  2. of / for / to / by
  3. which / whose / whom / who
  4. had become/ became / will become / becomes
  5. by / through / for / of

Answer

  1. surprised
  2. of
  3. who
  4. became
  5. of

Q. Complete the paragraph given below with the help of options that follow:

Kanishka, the ruler of the Kushanas embraced Buddhism. He (1) _______________ invited to a Buddhist meeting (2) _______________ Kashmir during his reign. It was during his time that Buddhism (3) _______________ to Sri Lanka, Myanmar (4) _______________ Java. Buddhism (5) _______________ a peace-loving religion.

Options:

  1. is / was / had / has
  2. at / of / in / on
  3. spread / spreads / spreading / is spread
  4. or / but / and / yet
  5. was / is / will be / would be

Answer

  1. was
  2. in
  3. spread
  4. and
  5. is

Q. Complete the paragraph given below with the help of options that follow:

Recent heavy rains (1)_______________ Chennai city throwing normal life out of gear. The city (2)_______________ severe water logging and people wading through knee-deep water. Many volunteers in their respective areas (3)_______________ out the relief activities. In Annai Satya Nagar, food packets (4)_______________ distributed to the victims. Many NGO’s (5)_______________ helped the needy.

Options:

  1. has lashed / lashed / will lash / lashes
  2. carry / carrying / carried / had carried
  3. were / was / did / have
  4. are / were / also / but
  5. sincerely / earnestly / readily / humanely

Answer

  1. lashed
  2. saw
  3. carried
  4. were
  5. humanely

Q. Complete the paragraph given below with the help of options that follow:

Most Indian schools fail to ensure their students adequate playtime and fitness regime. Two out of every five school going children (1) _______________ have a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI) and 50% of children (2) _______________ adequate lower body strength. Some schools (3) _______________ found to offer three or more physical education periods per week. The students (4) _______________ exhausted (5) _______________ summers.

Options:

  1. does / does not / don’t / do
  2. lack / lacked / have lacked / had lacked
  3. was / are / is / have
  4. will get / got / get / gets
  5. in / of / during / after

Answer

  1. don’t
  2. lack
  3. are
  4. get
  5. during

Q. Complete the paragraph given below with the help of options that follow:

(1) ____________ agricultural scientists have (2) ____________ to realise that chemical pesticides are not necessary. The tragedy is (3) ____________ this recognition has come much late. Pesticides have already (4) ____________ our lands. Pesticides (5) ____________ ruined the land.

Options:

  1. few / any / many / the few
  2. begin / been beginning / begun / begins
  3. that / this / these / those
  4. poisoned / poisoning / poisons / poison
  5. will / would / have / had

Answer

  1. Many
  2. begun
  3. that
  4. poisoned
  5. have

Q. Complete the paragraph given below with the help of options that follow:

You play to win but a good sportsperson knows that defeat may also come along once in a while. There are times when others (1) ____________ do better than you do. What you look to do is to maximize your chances of success. And (2) ____________ only way you (3) ____________ do that is by being yourself. Be alert (4) ____________ think (5) ____________ .

Options:

  1. are / is / will / have
  2. a / an / the / some
  3. are / were / have / can
  4. but / soar / whereas / and
  5. negative / good / bad / positive

Answer

  1. will
  2. the
  3. can
  4. and
  5. positive

Q. Complete the paragraph given below with the help of options that follow:

Every employee needs to consider himself/herself as part of a team for a business to function smoothly. If one (1) ____________ to become a team player one needs to give credit (2) ____________ their team and make that the highest priority. Learn to (3) ____________ credit instead of taking (4) ____________ . Team Spirit (5) ____________ highly important.

Options:

  1. had wanted / want / wanted / wants
  2. for / on / of / to
  3. giving / give / gives / gave
  4. this / it / that / these
  5. was / will be / is / can

Answer

  1. wants
  2. to
  3. give
  4. it
  5. is

Q. Choose the most appropriate options from the ones given below to complete the following passage.

In affluent middle class households, children and adults spend (1) _______________ time in front of the TV, computer or with video games (2) _______________ on physically active task; so the battle of the bulge now (3) _______________ at a (4) _______________ younger age. Physical exercise is (5) ______________ valuable.

Options:

  1. most / more / some / all
  2. there / then / than / their
  3. begins / begun / begin / beginning
  4. much / more / many / few
  5. too much / nicely / very / less

Answer

  1. more
  2. than
  3. begins
  4. much
  5. very

Q. Choose the most appropriate options from the ones given below to complete the following passage.

There was a child of five, (1) _______________ had saved two children from a burning hut, one who had fought a cheetah (2) _______________ working in the forest; one who had received a bullet on her hand while trying to save her father from dacoits. These children had (3) ______________ great courage and presence of mind in moments of crisis. (4) _______________ should be (5) _______________ by the government.

Options:

  1. who / which / that / one
  2. when / while / during / where
  3. shown / seen / see / saw
  4. Every / Each / All / They
  5. reward / rewarded / rewarding / rewards

Answer

  1. who
  2. while
  3. shown
  4. They
  5. rewarded

Q. Read the passage given below and fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate words from the given options.

Today a good (1) _______________ varieties of tea and tea brands are available in the market. Green tea is popular (2) _______________. China and the Far East. In Japan, the tea ceremony (3) _______________ a traditional way of greeting guests, (4) _______________ is a social occasion. Indians (5) _______________ real tea-lovers.

Options:

  1. very / many / much / more
  2. on / at / in / for
  3. am / were / are / is
  4. and / it / both / this
  5. is / were / am / are

Answer

  1. many
  2. in
  3. is
  4. it
  5. are

Q. Read the passage given below and fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate words from the given options.

We (1) ____________ living in a world (2) ____________ every girl wants to be a diva and every boy (3) ____________ to be called a dude. Today, your social acceptance is measured by your friends’ list (4) _______________. a social networking site. But true friend is one (5) ____________ helps you in need.

Options:

  1. is / are / were / had
  2. by / that / where / the
  3. desire / desires / desiring / desired
  4. in / on / at / for
  5. which / that / who / some

Answer

  1. are
  2. where
  3. desires
  4. on
  5. who

Q. Read the passage given below and fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate words from the given options.

There (1) _______________ birds and animals that feed (2) _______________ dead or injured animals and plants. The moment they get nature’s warning signal—odour—they quickly (3) _______________. to the scene. They break down the organic material into smaller pieces, (4) ____________ are then broken down into chemical parts. These (5) ____________ mostly carnivorous animals.

Options:

  1. are / is / am / were
  2. on / from / among / at
  3. comes / came / come / coming
  4. who / whom / which / what
  5. are / were / am / is

Answer

  1. are
  2. on
  3. come
  4. which
  5. are

Q. Complete the following paragraph by filling in the blanks by selecting the correct option:

One July afternoon, struggling (1) _______________ a wet suit on the riverbank, Gaspari gets ready for a dive. He and his team have been hired (2) _______________ the town council to search for artifacts that (3)_______________ be lost when a sewage plant (4) _______________ on the river. This team (5) _______________ ten years of experience.

Options:

  1. in / into / on / for
  2. at / in / by / from
  3. should / could / would / may
  4. built / was built / build / is built
  5. have / has / had / haven’t

Answer

  1. in
  2. by
  3. could
  4. was built
  5. has

Q. Read the passage given below and fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate words from the given options.

A rich man from Punjab who (1)_______________ to Rohtak to purchase land, (2)_______________ of ` 30 lakhs from his car on Monday. His son (3)_______________ inside the car when the robbery took place. He (4)_______________ come to know (5)_______________ it happened.

Options:

  1. come / came / was coming / coming
  2. was robbed/ is robbed / robbed / has robbed
  3. is sitting / sat / was sitting / sits
  4. did not / do not / does not / did
  5. how / when / why / where

Answer

  1. came
  2. was robbed
  3. was sitting
  4. did not
  5. how

Q. Read the passage given below and fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate words from the given options.

Rohini wrote to her mother that she (1)_______________ into the boarding school. ‘‘I now have (2) _______________ friends also. One of them is Anne. I (3)______________ you a picture of the two of us (4) _______________ e-mail. I (5) _______________ really very happy.

Options:

  1. settled / has settled / had settled / has been settled
  2. a few / the few / few / little
  3. send / sent / am sending / is sending
  4. with / by / on / for
  5. is / was / am / will be

Answer

  1. had settled
  2. a few
  3. am sending
  4. by
  5. am

Q. Read the passage given below and fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate words from the given options.

I am (1) _______________ to go to a hill station this time. Last year, I (2) _______________ to Kanyakumari. My friends (3) _______________ already left for their holiday destinations. I (4) ______________ to join them but (5) _______________ unable.

Options:

  1. plan / planning / planned / plans
  2. gone / going / goes / went
  3. have / will / had / has
  4. want / wanted / will want / wanting
  5. is / was / were / am

Answer

  1. planning
  2. went
  3. have
  4. want
  5. am

Q. Read the passage given below and fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate words from the given options.

Last year, a group of tourists (1) _______________ to India and they decided to (2) _______________ Goa. At Calangute, they were swept off their feet by the beauty (3) _______________ the beach. (4) _______________ stayed (5) _______________ for a week.

Options:

  1. had come / came / have come / are coming
  2. visit / visited / visiting / visits
  3. on / in / about / of
  4. He / She / They / Them
  5. their / there / near / far

Answer

  1. came
  2. visit
  3. of
  4. They
  5. there

Q. Read the passage given below and fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate words from the given options.

Yesterday, a speeding car hit a scooterist, who (1)_______________ unconscious. The poor fellow (2)_______________ a lot before he was rushed (3)_______________ a hospital by a (4)_______________ Samaritan. Now he is (5) _______________ of danger.

Options:

  1. had knocked / knocks / knocked / was knocked
  2. bleeding / was bleeding / bled / has bled
  3. into / to / on / through
  4. best / better / good / bad
  5. in / near / out / will

Answer

  1. was knocked
  2. bled
  3. to
  4. good
  5. out

Q. Choose the most appropriate options from the ones given to complete the following passage. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers.

I hate advertisements. They annoy me (1) _______________ I am watching TV and a good film is interrupted every twenty minutes or so by eight or ten commercials. I always turn the sound (2) _______________ I become furious when I see posters all over the place, trying to (3) _______________ me to make somebody else rich by spending my money on things I can’t afford or don’t even (4) _______________ Good things not need advertisement.

Options:

  1. when / how / where / what
  2. of / off / on / in
  3. persuaded / persuading / persuade / will persuade
  4. needing / need / needed / needs
  5. often / do / rarely / seldom

Answer

  1. when
  2. off
  3. persuade.
  4. need

Q. Read the passage given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate words from the given options:

No matter how old you are, drink at least a glass of milk every day (1)_______________ you want to sharpen (2)_______________ mental skills. A new study has claimed that drinking (3)_______________ glass of milk daily not only boosts one’s intake of much needed nutrients, but it also positively (4)_______________ one’s brain power. It is (5)_______________ essential source of protein.

Options:

  1. that / if / then / how
  2. her / his / my / your
  3. a / and / an / the
  4. impacts / impacted / impacting / impact
  5. a / the / an / thus

Answer

  1. if
  2. your
  3. a
  4. impacts
  5. an

Q. Read the passage given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate words from the given options:

Rosemary School, Meerut organized Cleaning Day Drive in neighbouring areas (1)______________ Participants raised slogans (2)_______________ Hindi and English while visiting the areas. The drive (3)_______________ generous praise and appreciation from shopkeepers (4)_______________ residents of neighbouring colonies. The students actively (5)_______________. (1)

Options:

  1. recent / recipient / recently / recentness
  2. on / about / by / in
  3. earns / earning / to earn / earned
  4. and / or / but / also
  5. danced / participated / sang / laughed

Answer

  1. recently
  2. in
  3. earned
  4. and
  5. participated

Q. Read the passage given below. Fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate words from the given options:

A teacher from Maharashtra has become (1)_______________ first foreigner to be chosen for the U.S. Space Foundation’s elite 2012 Flight of Teacher Liaisons Programme in its 10-year history. Vandana Suryawanshi of Vidya Valley School in Maharashtra is (2)_______________ middle school educator (3)_______________ has been teaching Biology, Earth Science and General Science for 20 years. She has (4)_______________ been (5)_______________ by CBSE.

Options:

  1. the / a / one / an
  2. the / an / of / a
  3. which / who / that / whose
  4. now / later / also / soon
  5. awarded / award / awarding / awards

Answer

  1. the
  2. a
  3. who
  4. also
  5. awarded

Q. Choose the most appropriate options from the ones given below to complete the passage. Write your answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers.

A large team of United Nations Inspectors (1)_______________ in India under the terms of the International Forestry Treaty. According to the Treaty all countries (2)_______________ to plant trees and maintain areas of forest in order so that they may absorb carbon dioxide emissions, (3)_______________ to the three degree rise in global temperature so far in the century. The term (4)_______________ stay in India (5)_______________ three years.

Options:

  1. come / reach / arrived / left
  2. requires / are required / required / have required
  3. which had contributed / which contributes / which have contributed / which will contribute
  4. may / will / may not / will not
  5. for / since / from / to

Answer

  1. arrived
  2. are required
  3. which have contributed
  4. will
  5. for

Q. Complete the paragraph given below with the help of given options.

I had a very frustrating time, last week. I (1) _______________ Lucknow. Due to the dense fog, (2) _______________ I was anxious that I would miss the flight but on reaching the airport, I learnt that (3) _______________ two hours. Finally, I (4) _______________ the conference. I (5) _______________ option.

Options:

  1. have to board a flight to / had to boarding a flight in / have to boarding a flight to / had to board a flight to
  2. the taxi reported late / the taxi reports late / a taxi reported later / a taxi will be late
  3. the departure had been delayed by / the departure had been delayed to / the depart has been delayed by / the departing had been delayed.
  4. am missing / miss / missed / misses
  5. could no / had no other / should have / have no

Answer

  1. had to board a flight to
  2. the taxi reported late
  3. he departure had been delayed by
  4. missed
  5. had no other

Q. Read the paragraph given below. Fill in the blanks with the noun forms of the verbs given in brackets.

Martin Luther king’s (1) _______________ (contribute) to our history as an outstanding leader began when he came to the (2) _______________ (assist) of Rosa Parks, a seamstress who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger. In those days American blacks were confined to the positions of second class citizenship by restrictive laws and customs. To break these laws would mean (3) _______________ (subjugate) and (4) _______________ (humiliate) by the police and the legal system. Beatings, (5) _______________ (imprison) and sometimes death awaited those who defied the system.

Answer

  1. contribution
  2. assistance
  3. subjugation
  4. humiliation
  5. imprisonment

Q. Fill in the blanks in the sentences given below by combining the verb given in the brackets with one of the words from the box as appropriate.

by, through, out, up, down

  1. The Army attempted unsuccessfully to _______________ the Government. (throw)
  2. Scientists are on the brink of a major _______________ in career research. (break)
  3. The State Government plans to build a _______________ for Bhubaneswar to speed up traffic on the main highway. (pass)
  4. Gautam’s _______________ on life changed when he realised that the world is full of sorrows. (look)
  5. Rakesh seemed unusually _______________ after the game. (cast)

Answer

  1. throw up
  2. breakthrough
  3. bypass
  4. outlook
  5. cast down

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