fill in the blanks single Model Questions & Answers, Practice Test for ssc cgl tier 1 2024

Directions:

Pick out the most effective word or group of words from the given options to fill in the blank and make the sentence meaningfully complete.

Question :1

Not only did she condemn vice, she almost equally despised the ________ acceptance of an advantage.

Answer: (c)

Question :2

Because of diesel ________, many garages are introducing rationing.

Answer: (d)

A 'shortage' (n.) is an amount of deficiency; deficiency in amount of fuel is always referred to as 'shortage' only. 'Lack' (n.) and 'deficit' (n.) convey a similar meaning of absence of something. 'Scarce' (v.) cannot be used in the blank as the word is not in its noun form (scarcity)

Question :3

The charm of an Austrian gentleman, the brutality of a gangster, the ranting of a demagogue, the assurance of a diplomat ________ one another in a kaleidoscope of performance.

Answer: (a)

Think of the kaleidoscope—the designs change one after the other or succeed one another.

Question :4

He lives near a lonely ________ of countryside.

Answer: (d)

'Stretch' has many meanings, one of them being 'a continuous expanse or tract or spell' like a stretch of road, five hours at a stretch and so on. It is best suited for the sentence. 'Length' refers to 'an extent of time' (as 'a vacation of some length') and so it cannot fit here.

Question :5

To nobody else did the story seem ________

Answer: (c)

'Credible' means 'believable' (used for person, statement, news, etc.) 'Credulous' is 'being ready to believe'; it is used for persons. behaviour, attitude, etc. 'Creditable' means something different—'to bring credit or honour to something or someone'.

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