Fill in the Blanks

Directions (Q. 1-5): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each pair of blanks that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

1. July and August are the months of the ‘silly season’ for the newspapers in the UK; with everyone on a summer holiday the papers are ________ to look for silly stories to ________ the pages.
1) needed, darken
2) forced, complete
3) compelled, fill
4) required, full
5) ready, arrange

2. The Supreme Court of India recently............ up with two........on electoral laws.
1) Appeared, views
2) gave, circular
3) came, ruilings
4) sent,laws
5) brought, advice

3. The value of rupee........... the dollar has been declining .........August 2011.
1) and, upto
2) against, until
3) and,for
4) vs, in
5) for, legislation

4. The recent decision in the Novartis Glivec case continues a long established tradition........... India contesting a Northern agenda on patent........
1) of, laws
2) in, acts
3) against, regulation
4) against, rule
5) for,  legislation

5. The cold war ________ friendships and ________ the quality of political discourse.
1) improved, crippled
2) damaged, lower
3) sabotaged, abased
4) destroyed, debased
5) disbanded, dishoured

Answers
1- 3
2- 3
3- 5
4- 1
5- 4


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