Selecting Words


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

  1. Masked men _______ a security van on the motorway.









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    hold up : to delay or block the movement.
    ho ld out (Phr.V. ) : to last, especially in a difficult situation
    hold forth (Phr.V.) : to speak for a long time about something in a way that other people might
    find boring
    hold on (Phr.V.) : to survive in a difficult/dangerous situation
    Here, held up is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    hold up : to delay or block the movement.
    ho ld out (Phr.V. ) : to last, especially in a difficult situation
    hold forth (Phr.V.) : to speak for a long time about something in a way that other people might
    find boring
    hold on (Phr.V.) : to survive in a difficult/dangerous situation
    Here, held up is the right usage.


  1. He set up institutions of international _______.









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    repute (Noun) : reputation
    Here, repute is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    repute (Noun) : reputation
    Here, repute is the right usage.



  1. We ______ not hurry, we have got plenty of time.









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    need not : not required.
    Here, need is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    need not : not required.
    Here, need is the right usage.


  1. If you do well in this exam next year then my efforts _____ successful.









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    As the structure demands, will be is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    As the structure demands, will be is the right usage.



  1. The noise of the drum beats _____ and frightened the tiger.









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    perplex (Verb) : puzzle, make worried/confused.
    persisted (V.) : continued/ existed
    pertained (V.) : to exist/to apply in a particular situation/at a particular time
    Here, perplexed is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    perplex (Verb) : puzzle, make worried/confused.
    persisted (V.) : continued/ existed
    pertained (V.) : to exist/to apply in a particular situation/at a particular time
    Here, perplexed is the right usage.