Placements | English | Fill in the Blanks

The questions from this section are generally of two types :

  • One / Two blanks – In these type of questions, we are given a sentence with blanks and we have to select a word from the given options that fits most appropriately.
  • Blanks in a passage – In these type of questions, we are given a passage which usually has 5 – 10 blanks and for each blank, we have to select the most appropriate word from the given options such that the selected word maintains the continuity of the passage.

Sample Problems

Question 1 : Drugs and Alcohol ____ together to ____ the risk of cancer in both men and women.
A) result, aggravate
B) act, increase
C) mix, lower
D) put, arrest
Solution : B) act, increase
Question 2 : In his first public speech, the newly elected defence minister said that leaks in defence matters could potentially ____ military operations.
A) disturb
B) strengthen
C) jeopardize
D) promote
Solution : C) jeopardize
Question 3 : Many times in history, humans have changed their mode of communication as society itself has __(1)__ . As people began to spread, verbal communication changed to written to make it more __(2)__ . Then with travel becoming easier, they started maintaining both forms of communication to keep them __(3)__ with one another. With the invention of telephone, people started to worry that this would __(4)__ out all the other modes of communication. But today, people have spread out to much farther geographical locations, and the telephone, in its compact form, has allowed the mankind to __(5)__ the necessary links among family and friends.
A) evolved
B) destroyed
C) finish
D) pledged
A) expensive
B) easier
C) portable
D) subjective
A) lines
B) distance
C) touch
D) faith
A) push
B) try
C) cancel
D) turn
A) maintain
B) regulate
C) destroy
D) cut
Solution :
(1) A) evolved
(2) D) subjective
(3) C) touch
(4) D) turn
(5) A) maintain
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