Selecting Words


Direction: In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four as your answer.

  1. Night came on and the room ______ dark.









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    Here, grew (Simple Past Tense) is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, grew (Simple Past Tense) is the right usage.


  1. Slow and steady____the race.









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    slow and steady is a Singular Subject. Simple Present Tense is used when we talk about a Universal Truth.
    Here, wins is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    slow and steady is a Singular Subject. Simple Present Tense is used when we talk about a Universal Truth.
    Here, wins is the right usage.



  1. If strict security measures were taken, the tragedy might have been_________.









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    averted (Verb) : turned away; prevented; kept from happening
    controlled (Verb) : restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds
    restrained (Adj.) : kept under control
    Here, averted is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    averted (Verb) : turned away; prevented; kept from happening
    controlled (Verb) : restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds
    restrained (Adj.) : kept under control
    Here, averted is the right usage.


  1. The human mind seems to have built-in _______ against original thought.









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    prejudices (Noun) : unreasonable dislike of or preferences for a person, group, custom, etc.
    Here, prejudices is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    prejudices (Noun) : unreasonable dislike of or preferences for a person, group, custom, etc.
    Here, prejudices is the right usage.



  1. A child is the future of a family _______ nation.









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    Here, as well as of a is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, as well as of a is the right usage.