English Practice Set-5 For LIC, SO and Railways

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English Questions- phrase replacement

In English section  Comprehension, Cloze test, Fill in the Blanks , rearrangement, spotting errors play important role in  exam.

Directions (Q. 1-15): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful.

Several studies have (1) that folks who (2) engage in mentally challenging activities—like reading, doing crossword puzzles or playing chess (3) less likely to (4) dementia later in life. The difficulty comes in figuring out (5) their good fortune is a direct (6) of their leisure activities or whether their continuing pursuit of these pleasures merely (7) good genes for cognitive function.
A 20-year survey of 469 elderly people living in the Bronx, New York, tried to get to the (8) of this chicken or egg question by following subjects who (9) no signs of dementia in the first seven years of the study. The results. which were published in 2003, showed that reading and playing board games or a musical instrument was (10) with a decreased risk of Alzehimer's disease or other forms of dementia. (11), those with the strongest habits (12) the greatest benefits. Participants who solved crossword puzzles four days a week, for instance, had a 47% (13) risk of dementia than those who do the puzzles once a week.  By the same (14), several studies have suggested that older folks who are socially active — (15), for example, do volunteer work or attend religious services - have a reduced risk of dementia.

1.
1) done
2) performed
3) found
4) led
5) ensured

2.
1) seldom
2) never
3) absently
4) reluctantly
5) regularly

3.
1) seem
2) have
3) were
4) refrain
5) ascertain

4.
1) cure
2) engage
3) embarrass
4) develop
5) form

5.
1) that
2) low
3) when
4) why
5) whether

6.
1) goal
2) result
3) measure
4) route
5) offer

7.
1) encourages
2) reflects
3) enhances
4) engenders
5) threats

8.
1) height
2) cause
3) bottom
4) dilemma
5) Anxiety

9.
1) had
2) conceal
3) reserve
4) force
5) accumulate

10.
1) bereft
2) together
3)  envisaged
4) associated
5) anticipated

11.
1)  Luckily
2) Certainly
3) Intriguingly
4)  Unfortunately
5) Obviously

12.
1)  targeted
2) demonstrated
3) desered
4) demanded
5) expected

13.
1) more
2) greatly
3) sharper
4) steeper
5) lower

14.
1) token
2) way
3) analogy
4) example
5) author

15.
1) they
2) always
3) same
4) who
5) many

Answers
1. (3)
2. (5)
3. (1)
4. (4)
5. (5)
6. (2)
7. (1)
8. (3)
9. (1)
10. (4)
11. (3)
12. (2)
13. (5)
14. (1)
15. (4)



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