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Directions:(1-5) Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate words.

1.

Pushing through the jungle, we __(1)__ the hill. A brilliant picture opened before us. The storm had suddenly __(2)__, and the tropical sun shone down upon the flowery surface of the earth, bathing its verdure in a flood of yellow light. It was several hours before sunset, but the bright orb had __(3)__ descending towards the snowy cone of Orizava, and his rays had assumed that golden red which characterises the ante-twilight of the tropics. The short-lived storm had swept the heavens, and the blue roof of the world was without a cloud.
At our feet lay the prairie, __(4)__ before us like a green carpet, and bounded upon the farther side by a dark wall of forest-trees. Several clumps of timber grew like islands on the plain, adding to the picturesque __(5)__ of the landscape.

2.

Pushing through the jungle, we __(1)__ the hill. A brilliant picture opened before us. The storm had suddenly __(2)__, and the tropical sun shone down upon the flowery surface of the earth, bathing its verdure in a flood of yellow light. It was several hours before sunset, but the bright orb had __(3)__ descending towards the snowy cone of Orizava, and his rays had assumed that golden red which characterises the ante-twilight of the tropics. The short-lived storm had swept the heavens, and the blue roof of the world was without a cloud.
At our feet lay the prairie, __(4)__ before us like a green carpet, and bounded upon the farther side by a dark wall of forest-trees. Several clumps of timber grew like islands on the plain, adding to the picturesque __(5)__ of the landscape.

3.

Pushing through the jungle, we __(1)__ the hill. A brilliant picture opened before us. The storm had suddenly __(2)__, and the tropical sun shone down upon the flowery surface of the earth, bathing its verdure in a flood of yellow light. It was several hours before sunset, but the bright orb had __(3)__ descending towards the snowy cone of Orizava, and his rays had assumed that golden red which characterises the ante-twilight of the tropics. The short-lived storm had swept the heavens, and the blue roof of the world was without a cloud.
At our feet lay the prairie, __(4)__ before us like a green carpet, and bounded upon the farther side by a dark wall of forest-trees. Several clumps of timber grew like islands on the plain, adding to the picturesque __(5)__ of the landscape.

4.

Pushing through the jungle, we __(1)__ the hill. A brilliant picture opened before us. The storm had suddenly __(2)__, and the tropical sun shone down upon the flowery surface of the earth, bathing its verdure in a flood of yellow light. It was several hours before sunset, but the bright orb had __(3)__ descending towards the snowy cone of Orizava, and his rays had assumed that golden red which characterises the ante-twilight of the tropics. The short-lived storm had swept the heavens, and the blue roof of the world was without a cloud.
At our feet lay the prairie, __(4)__ before us like a green carpet, and bounded upon the farther side by a dark wall of forest-trees. Several clumps of timber grew like islands on the plain, adding to the picturesque __(5)__ of the landscape.

5.

Pushing through the jungle, we __(1)__ the hill. A brilliant picture opened before us. The storm had suddenly __(2)__, and the tropical sun shone down upon the flowery surface of the earth, bathing its verdure in a flood of yellow light. It was several hours before sunset, but the bright orb had __(3)__ descending towards the snowy cone of Orizava, and his rays had assumed that golden red which characterises the ante-twilight of the tropics. The short-lived storm had swept the heavens, and the blue roof of the world was without a cloud.
At our feet lay the prairie, __(4)__ before us like a green carpet, and bounded upon the farther side by a dark wall of forest-trees. Several clumps of timber grew like islands on the plain, adding to the picturesque __(5)__ of the landscape.

Directions:(6-10) Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word.

6.

English pioneers in exploration found an instrument for colonization in companies of merchant adventurers, which had long been employed in carrying on commerce with foreign countries. Such a corporation was composed of many persons of different ranks of society—noblemen, merchants, and gentlemen—who _(6)_ together for a particular undertaking, each contributing a sum of money and sharing in the profits of the venture. It was organized under royal authority; it received its charter, its grant of land, and its trading _(7)_ from the king and carried on its operations under his supervision and control. The charter named all the persons originally included in the corporation and gave them certain powers in the management of its _(8)_, including the right to admit new members. The company was in fact a little government set up by the king. When the members of the corporation remained in England, as in the case of the Virginia Company, they _(9)_ through agents sent to the colony. When they came over the seas themselves and settled in America, as in the case of Massachusetts, they _(10)_ the direct government of the country they possessed. The stockholders in that instance became the voters and the governor, the chief magistrate.

7.

English pioneers in exploration found an instrument for colonization in companies of merchant adventurers, which had long been employed in carrying on commerce with foreign countries. Such a corporation was composed of many persons of different ranks of society—noblemen, merchants, and gentlemen—who _(6)_ together for a particular undertaking, each contributing a sum of money and sharing in the profits of the venture. It was organized under royal authority; it received its charter, its grant of land, and its trading _(7)_ from the king and carried on its operations under his supervision and control. The charter named all the persons originally included in the corporation and gave them certain powers in the management of its _(8)_, including the right to admit new members. The company was in fact a little government set up by the king. When the members of the corporation remained in England, as in the case of the Virginia Company, they _(9)_ through agents sent to the colony. When they came over the seas themselves and settled in America, as in the case of Massachusetts, they _(10)_ the direct government of the country they possessed. The stockholders in that instance became the voters and the governor, the chief magistrate.

8.

English pioneers in exploration found an instrument for colonization in companies of merchant adventurers, which had long been employed in carrying on commerce with foreign countries. Such a corporation was composed of many persons of different ranks of society—noblemen, merchants, and gentlemen—who _(6)_ together for a particular undertaking, each contributing a sum of money and sharing in the profits of the venture. It was organized under royal authority; it received its charter, its grant of land, and its trading _(7)_ from the king and carried on its operations under his supervision and control. The charter named all the persons originally included in the corporation and gave them certain powers in the management of its _(8)_, including the right to admit new members. The company was in fact a little government set up by the king. When the members of the corporation remained in England, as in the case of the Virginia Company, they _(9)_ through agents sent to the colony. When they came over the seas themselves and settled in America, as in the case of Massachusetts, they _(10)_ the direct government of the country they possessed. The stockholders in that instance became the voters and the governor, the chief magistrate.

9.

English pioneers in exploration found an instrument for colonization in companies of merchant adventurers, which had long been employed in carrying on commerce with foreign countries. Such a corporation was composed of many persons of different ranks of society—noblemen, merchants, and gentlemen—who _(6)_ together for a particular undertaking, each contributing a sum of money and sharing in the profits of the venture. It was organized under royal authority; it received its charter, its grant of land, and its trading _(7)_ from the king and carried on its operations under his supervision and control. The charter named all the persons originally included in the corporation and gave them certain powers in the management of its _(8)_, including the right to admit new members. The company was in fact a little government set up by the king. When the members of the corporation remained in England, as in the case of the Virginia Company, they _(9)_ through agents sent to the colony. When they came over the seas themselves and settled in America, as in the case of Massachusetts, they _(10)_ the direct government of the country they possessed. The stockholders in that instance became the voters and the governor, the chief magistrate.

10.

English pioneers in exploration found an instrument for colonization in companies of merchant adventurers, which had long been employed in carrying on commerce with foreign countries. Such a corporation was composed of many persons of different ranks of society—noblemen, merchants, and gentlemen—who _(6)_ together for a particular undertaking, each contributing a sum of money and sharing in the profits of the venture. It was organized under royal authority; it received its charter, its grant of land, and its trading _(7)_ from the king and carried on its operations under his supervision and control. The charter named all the persons originally included in the corporation and gave them certain powers in the management of its _(8)_, including the right to admit new members. The company was in fact a little government set up by the king. When the members of the corporation remained in England, as in the case of the Virginia Company, they _(9)_ through agents sent to the colony. When they came over the seas themselves and settled in America, as in the case of Massachusetts, they _(10)_ the direct government of the country they possessed. The stockholders in that instance became the voters and the governor, the chief magistrate.

 

 

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  • Directions:(1-5) Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate words.

    1. Question

    Pushing through the jungle, we __(1)__ the hill. A brilliant picture opened before us. The storm had suddenly __(2)__, and the tropical sun shone down upon the flowery surface of the earth, bathing its verdure in a flood of yellow light. It was several hours before sunset, but the bright orb had __(3)__ descending towards the snowy cone of Orizava, and his rays had assumed that golden red which characterises the ante-twilight of the tropics. The short-lived storm had swept the heavens, and the blue roof of the world was without a cloud.
    At our feet lay the prairie, __(4)__ before us like a green carpet, and bounded upon the farther side by a dark wall of forest-trees. Several clumps of timber grew like islands on the plain, adding to the picturesque __(5)__ of the landscape.

    Ans:2
    Reading the second sentence, we get to know that the author went up the hill to see the brilliant picture. Thus, the author must’ve ‘ascended’ the hill.
    Hence, option B is the right choice.

  • 2. Question

    Pushing through the jungle, we __(1)__ the hill. A brilliant picture opened before us. The storm had suddenly __(2)__, and the tropical sun shone down upon the flowery surface of the earth, bathing its verdure in a flood of yellow light. It was several hours before sunset, but the bright orb had __(3)__ descending towards the snowy cone of Orizava, and his rays had assumed that golden red which characterises the ante-twilight of the tropics. The short-lived storm had swept the heavens, and the blue roof of the world was without a cloud.
    At our feet lay the prairie, __(4)__ before us like a green carpet, and bounded upon the farther side by a dark wall of forest-trees. Several clumps of timber grew like islands on the plain, adding to the picturesque __(5)__ of the landscape.

    Ans:1
    The sentences reveal that sun had come out and there were no dark clouds. So the storms must’ve calmed or lulled.
    Hence, option A must be the right answer.

  • 3. Question

    Pushing through the jungle, we __(1)__ the hill. A brilliant picture opened before us. The storm had suddenly __(2)__, and the tropical sun shone down upon the flowery surface of the earth, bathing its verdure in a flood of yellow light. It was several hours before sunset, but the bright orb had __(3)__ descending towards the snowy cone of Orizava, and his rays had assumed that golden red which characterises the ante-twilight of the tropics. The short-lived storm had swept the heavens, and the blue roof of the world was without a cloud.
    At our feet lay the prairie, __(4)__ before us like a green carpet, and bounded upon the farther side by a dark wall of forest-trees. Several clumps of timber grew like islands on the plain, adding to the picturesque __(5)__ of the landscape.

    Ans:4
    According to the sentence, the sun was starting to set or descend. Thus, ‘commenced’ which means ‘begin’ must be the right answer.
    Hence, option D is the correct option.

  • 4. Question

    Pushing through the jungle, we __(1)__ the hill. A brilliant picture opened before us. The storm had suddenly __(2)__, and the tropical sun shone down upon the flowery surface of the earth, bathing its verdure in a flood of yellow light. It was several hours before sunset, but the bright orb had __(3)__ descending towards the snowy cone of Orizava, and his rays had assumed that golden red which characterises the ante-twilight of the tropics. The short-lived storm had swept the heavens, and the blue roof of the world was without a cloud.
    At our feet lay the prairie, __(4)__ before us like a green carpet, and bounded upon the farther side by a dark wall of forest-trees. Several clumps of timber grew like islands on the plain, adding to the picturesque __(5)__ of the landscape.

    Ans:3
    Prairie is open grassland. So grassland being ‘spread’ like a green carpet makes sense.
    Hence, option C is the correct option.

  • 5. Question

    Pushing through the jungle, we __(1)__ the hill. A brilliant picture opened before us. The storm had suddenly __(2)__, and the tropical sun shone down upon the flowery surface of the earth, bathing its verdure in a flood of yellow light. It was several hours before sunset, but the bright orb had __(3)__ descending towards the snowy cone of Orizava, and his rays had assumed that golden red which characterises the ante-twilight of the tropics. The short-lived storm had swept the heavens, and the blue roof of the world was without a cloud.
    At our feet lay the prairie, __(4)__ before us like a green carpet, and bounded upon the farther side by a dark wall of forest-trees. Several clumps of timber grew like islands on the plain, adding to the picturesque __(5)__ of the landscape.

     Ans:1
    According to the sentence, the landscape had a quality of being picturesque. Thus, ‘character’ which means ‘having certain quality’ must be the right answer.
    Hence, option A is the correct option.

    Directions:(6-10) Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word.

    6. Question

    English pioneers in exploration found an instrument for colonization in companies of merchant adventurers, which had long been employed in carrying on commerce with foreign countries. Such a corporation was composed of many persons of different ranks of society—noblemen, merchants, and gentlemen—who _(6)_ together for a particular undertaking, each contributing a sum of money and sharing in the profits of the venture. It was organized under royal authority; it received its charter, its grant of land, and its trading _(7)_ from the king and carried on its operations under his supervision and control. The charter named all the persons originally included in the corporation and gave them certain powers in the management of its _(8)_, including the right to admit new members. The company was in fact a little government set up by the king. When the members of the corporation remained in England, as in the case of the Virginia Company, they _(9)_ through agents sent to the colony. When they came over the seas themselves and settled in America, as in the case of Massachusetts, they _(10)_ the direct government of the country they possessed. The stockholders in that instance became the voters and the governor, the chief magistrate.

    Ans:2
    The author is trying to suggest the coming together of different groups of people for a common venture. Hence, the word in the blank should imply this meaning. Come is grammatically incorrect as the correct usage would be ‘came’. Hence, A can be ruled out. Banded implies coming together. Hence, option B is the best choice.

  • 7. Question

    English pioneers in exploration found an instrument for colonization in companies of merchant adventurers, which had long been employed in carrying on commerce with foreign countries. Such a corporation was composed of many persons of different ranks of society—noblemen, merchants, and gentlemen—who _(6)_ together for a particular undertaking, each contributing a sum of money and sharing in the profits of the venture. It was organized under royal authority; it received its charter, its grant of land, and its trading _(7)_ from the king and carried on its operations under his supervision and control. The charter named all the persons originally included in the corporation and gave them certain powers in the management of its _(8)_, including the right to admit new members. The company was in fact a little government set up by the king. When the members of the corporation remained in England, as in the case of the Virginia Company, they _(9)_ through agents sent to the colony. When they came over the seas themselves and settled in America, as in the case of Massachusetts, they _(10)_ the direct government of the country they possessed. The stockholders in that instance became the voters and the governor, the chief magistrate.

    Ans:4
    The sentence is talking about some of the favours and authorities which they received from the king. Hence, ‘privileges’ is the best word for the given blank. Thus, option D is the correct choice.

  • 8. Question

    English pioneers in exploration found an instrument for colonization in companies of merchant adventurers, which had long been employed in carrying on commerce with foreign countries. Such a corporation was composed of many persons of different ranks of society—noblemen, merchants, and gentlemen—who _(6)_ together for a particular undertaking, each contributing a sum of money and sharing in the profits of the venture. It was organized under royal authority; it received its charter, its grant of land, and its trading _(7)_ from the king and carried on its operations under his supervision and control. The charter named all the persons originally included in the corporation and gave them certain powers in the management of its _(8)_, including the right to admit new members. The company was in fact a little government set up by the king. When the members of the corporation remained in England, as in the case of the Virginia Company, they _(9)_ through agents sent to the colony. When they came over the seas themselves and settled in America, as in the case of Massachusetts, they _(10)_ the direct government of the country they possessed. The stockholders in that instance became the voters and the governor, the chief magistrate.

    Ans:1
    The part after the blank talks about rights. Hence, in the given blank must be talking about some of the rights in managing the regular affairs. Thus, ‘affairs’ is the best word among the given choices. Hence, option A is the correct answer.

  • 9. Question

    English pioneers in exploration found an instrument for colonization in companies of merchant adventurers, which had long been employed in carrying on commerce with foreign countries. Such a corporation was composed of many persons of different ranks of society—noblemen, merchants, and gentlemen—who _(6)_ together for a particular undertaking, each contributing a sum of money and sharing in the profits of the venture. It was organized under royal authority; it received its charter, its grant of land, and its trading _(7)_ from the king and carried on its operations under his supervision and control. The charter named all the persons originally included in the corporation and gave them certain powers in the management of its _(8)_, including the right to admit new members. The company was in fact a little government set up by the king. When the members of the corporation remained in England, as in the case of the Virginia Company, they _(9)_ through agents sent to the colony. When they came over the seas themselves and settled in America, as in the case of Massachusetts, they _(10)_ the direct government of the country they possessed. The stockholders in that instance became the voters and the governor, the chief magistrate.

    Ans:4
    The tone of the sentence suggests that the country was using the company to control their colonies. Hence, rule/operate fit the blank. However, ‘rule’ is grammatically incorrect for the given blank as it should be ‘ruled’ instead of ‘rule’. Hence, operated is the best fit for the given blank. Thus, option D is the correct answer.

  • 10. Question

    English pioneers in exploration found an instrument for colonization in companies of merchant adventurers, which had long been employed in carrying on commerce with foreign countries. Such a corporation was composed of many persons of different ranks of society—noblemen, merchants, and gentlemen—who _(6)_ together for a particular undertaking, each contributing a sum of money and sharing in the profits of the venture. It was organized under royal authority; it received its charter, its grant of land, and its trading _(7)_ from the king and carried on its operations under his supervision and control. The charter named all the persons originally included in the corporation and gave them certain powers in the management of its _(8)_, including the right to admit new members. The company was in fact a little government set up by the king. When the members of the corporation remained in England, as in the case of the Virginia Company, they _(9)_ through agents sent to the colony. When they came over the seas themselves and settled in America, as in the case of Massachusetts, they _(10)_ the direct government of the country they possessed. The stockholders in that instance became the voters and the governor, the chief magistrate.

     Ans:5
    Among the given set of choices, only ‘became’ makes logical sense in the given blank. Hence, the correct answer is option E.