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Each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words are given after the sentence. Select the most appropriate word for the blank space.

1. The completion of the railway line has been held ________ owing to the workers’ strike.

  • (a) off
  • (b) up
  • (c) on
  • (d) over

2. The pilot was ________ injured, he died within half an hour.

  • (a) seriously
  • (b) fatally
  • (c) fatefully
  • (d) vitall

3. His ________ directions misled us, we did not know which road to take.

  • (a) complex
  • (b) obscure
  • (c) mingled
  • (d) vague

4. He was very friendly with the press and it really __________ him even for what he did not achieve.

  • (a) praised
  • (b) lionized
  • (c) appreciated
  • (d) highlighted

5. Anand was the sort of person who always looked on the _________ side of life. 

  • (a) clear
  • (b) bright
  • (c) broad
  • (d) illuminated

6. “How dare you speak to me like that, you ________ fellow!” shouted the officer.

  • (a) impudent
  • (b) impeccable
  • (c) immutable
  • (d) intricate

7. I refused to ___________ his rudeness any longer.

  • (a) put up
  • (b) put up with
  • (c) put on
  • (d) put out with

8. Let us __________ our heads together to solve this difficult problem.

  • (a) join
  • (b) bring
  • (c) combine
  • (d) put
(Above questions were asked in ESE 2012 General Ability Test)

Answers

  1. (a)
  2. (b)
  3. (d)
  4. (b)
  5. (b)
  6. (a)
  7. (b)
  8. (d)