Gap Filling Exercises for Class 11

Q. Fill in blanks with the appropriate option given below.

Asaf Khan who (1) ________the expedition against the city, (2) ________ that the little country which (3) ________ by a woman would (4) _______ very easily without (5) ________ even a blow. It was to his surprise when he (6) ________ that the city (7) ________ to offer a strong resistance. He (8) ________ with him only a small force to fight the battle.

Options

  1. had led / led / was leading / has led
  2. expected / has been expecting / had expected / was expected
  3. rule / was ruled / is ruled / was ruling
  4. was taken / be taken / will be taken / is taking
  5. striking/ is striking / has been striking / has struck
  6. found / had found / finds / will find
  7. was preparing / is preparing / was prepared / is prepared
  8. had brought / brought / has brought / had been brought

Answer

  1. led
  2. had expected
  3. was ruled
  4. be taken
  5. striking
  6. found
  7. was prepared
  8. had brought

Q. Choose the best word from the options given to complete the following passage.

Pampore, a small town (1) ________ the banks of the river Jhelum, near Srinagar, is the main centre (2) ________ saffron cultivation in India. The best saffron (3) ________ from Spain, which is the world’s largest producer. Saffron, the (4) ________ spice in the world, is known as ‘kesar’ in (5) ________ parts of India. It adds a golden colour to food and gives it (6) ________ unique flavour. Moreover, (7) ________ saffron goes a long way – for example, (8) ________ half a teaspoon is sufficient to flavour a litre of kheer.

Options:

  1. in / on / from / between
  2. for / from / in / to
  3. is coming / will come / comes / came
  4. much expensive / more expensive / most expensive / expensive
  5. other / another / every / each
  6. the / a / an / any
  7. a few / the few / a little / the little
  8. lesser than / less than / least than / lesser

Answer

  1. on
  2. for
  3. comes
  4. most expensive
  5. other
  6. a
  7. a little
  8. less than

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