English Quiz

Directions (Q.1-8): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate words.

Like in the case of seedless oranges, Japanese agriculture researchers were the (1) to develop seedless varieties of watermelons in 1951. Researchers working at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi, (2) also produced an experimental variety and (3) it Pusa Bedana.
Taiwanese scientists have also developed a seedless variety (4). the seedless varieties have not (5) the stage of commercial cultivation. Some varieties (6) contain seeds in (7) numbers are available in the market at times.
Traditionally, cultivation of watermelons was confined mostly (8) river beds, but now they can be grown in almost all types of soil. Light sandy and well-drained fertile land is ideal for watermelons.


1. 1) latest
2) last
3) first
4) ignorant
5) great

2. 1) did
2) his
3) were
4) have
5) was

3. 1) spoke
2) called
3) announced
4) shouted
5) given

4. 1) Unlike
2) However
3) Like
4) If 5) When

5. 1) reduced
2) started
3) begun
4) open
5) reached

6. 1) which
2) who
3) when
4) where
5) then

7. 1) short
2) big
3) small
4) large
5) countless

8. 1) till
2) for
3) on
4) to
5) in

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


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