English Quiz

Directions (Q. 1-10): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in,the blanks with the help of the alternatives given below.

A (1) by a US telephone company (2) that, (3) to popular lore, women do not talk more than men, a/an (4) which might (5) suitably brief (6) from feminists who have something to say about men commenting at (7) on the opposite sex’s supposed loquacious. According to the (8), teen agers of the other gender tend to talk the most, both on and off the phone (9) by newly-wed and retired people. Housewives, it would seem, are a comparatively taciturn lot, (10) the report is silent about whether this is due to choice or necessity.


1. 1) survey
2) research
3) project
4) revelation
5) denial

2. 1) announces
2) orders
3) describes
4) suggests
5) declares

3. 1) according
2) notwithstanding
3) despite
4) with regard
5) contrary

4. 1) invention
2) finding
3) fact
4) intuition
5) myth

5. 1) receive
2) perceive
3) conceive
4) criticise
5) form

6. 1) criticism
2) acknowledgement
3) respite
4) thrashing
5) encounter

7. 1) large
2) short
3) length
4) brief
5) turns

8. 1) invention
2) discovery
3) project
4) book
5) study

9. 1) led
2) seconded
3) followed
4) contrasted
5) regarded

10. 1) although
2) though
3) even though
4) hence
5) still

Answers
1. 1
2. 4
3. 5
4. 2
5. 1
6. 2
7. 3
8. 5
9. 3
10. 2


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