Directions (1Q - 5Q):
In each of the questions given below a sentence is given with two blanks. Five options are given with various combinations of these words. You have to choose the combination with the correct set of words which can fit in the given sentence.
Q1. Reviving such thoughts, taking ownership and acknowledging their______________would naturally lead to tolerance and celebration of______________.
A. plight, variety
B. avenue, assortment
C. attribute, medley
D. trait, contrast
E. profundity, diversity
profundity – great depth of insight or knowledge.
diversity – the state of being diverse.
Q2. Even though our heritage is a rich mix, we cannot ignore the fact that the roots of our spirituality come from______________philosophical thoughts we have inherited, mostly from Vedic______________.
A. refined, traditions
B. taciturn, intimidating
C. comprehensibility, intentions
D. convention, formidable
E. grimy, dismaying
refined – with impurities or unwanted elements having been removed by processing.
traditions – the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way.
Q3. There is, now more than ever, a need for Indians to reflect on their identity and______________themselves instead of continuing to______________only western thoughts and behaviours.
A. grubby, ominous
B. bizarre, forbidding
C. redefine, emulate
D. inarticulate, fearsome
E. clarity, frightening
redefine – define again or differently.
emulate – match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation.
Q4. ______________strategies based on actual lay of the land will determine India’s growth______________and pronounce the quality of life our citizens will lead once we grow old as a nation.
A. filthy, course
B. wacky, orbit
C. Prudent, trajectory
D. lucidness, orientation
E. lucidity, ambit
Prudent – acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
trajectory – the path followed by a projectile flying or an object moving under the action of given forces.
Q5. Apt policies aimed at______________the impact of rapid technological buildout and striking a balance between productivity and labour employment need to be______________.
A. mucky, unnerving
B. peculiar, fearsome
C. coherence, frightening
D. straightforwardness, forbidding
E. tempering, conceptualised
tempering – improve the hardness and elasticity of (steel or other metal) by reheating and then cooling it.
conceptualised – form a concept or idea of (something).