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Directions:(1-5) In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete.

1.
The irony of our age is that we’re working towards machines becoming human, and humans becoming machines. Technology doesn’t have the answer to everything health-related. This is an intoxicating viewpoint that several industry giants hold. But our lives are a __________(1)___________ between mind, body and spirit. Technology can never replace self-knowledge and self-intimacy, a lack of which is the very root of chronic physical illness as well as emotional trauma. Ancient intelligence of your ancestors is still stored in your DNA, and you carry a _______(2)________ piece of the cosmos within you. It becomes dangerous when metrics and technological identities are _______(3)__________ on you. We were never made to fit into external moulds , and we are too beautifully complex to live in technical strait jackets. Throughout history, humans have had the experience of knowing more than what’s ______(4)_________ by their five senses – an implicit knowledge, energy sensitivities, intuition – and the more they open to these concepts, the more strongly they feel this enigmatic force. We have been losing touch with the ____(5)______________ information that mind-body-spirit is constantly trying to convey, and this wreaks havoc in our lives. We are divinely human – we have knowledge, wisdom and power stored inside our personhood – which technology cannot replace. Our bodies never lie. Desire, ambition, art, creativity, gut instincts, love, empathy, ability to create beauty, to rise from the ashes of our losses – are just some of the tools in our arsenal which are unmatched.

2.
The irony of our age is that we’re working towards machines becoming human, and humans becoming machines. Technology doesn’t have the answer to everything health-related. This is an intoxicating viewpoint that several industry giants hold. But our lives are a __________(1)___________ between mind, body and spirit. Technology can never replace self-knowledge and self-intimacy, a lack of which is the very root of chronic physical illness as well as emotional trauma. Ancient intelligence of your ancestors is still stored in your DNA, and you carry a _______(2)________ piece of the cosmos within you. It becomes dangerous when metrics and technological identities are _______(3)__________ on you. We were never made to fit into external moulds , and we are too beautifully complex to live in technical strait jackets. Throughout history, humans have had the experience of knowing more than what’s ______(4)_________ by their five senses – an implicit knowledge, energy sensitivities, intuition – and the more they open to these concepts, the more strongly they feel this enigmatic force. We have been losing touch with the ____(5)______________ information that mind-body-spirit is constantly trying to convey, and this wreaks havoc in our lives. We are divinely human – we have knowledge, wisdom and power stored inside our personhood – which technology cannot replace. Our bodies never lie. Desire, ambition, art, creativity, gut instincts, love, empathy, ability to create beauty, to rise from the ashes of our losses – are just some of the tools in our arsenal which are unmatched.

3.
The irony of our age is that we’re working towards machines becoming human, and humans becoming machines. Technology doesn’t have the answer to everything health-related. This is an intoxicating viewpoint that several industry giants hold. But our lives are a __________(1)___________ between mind, body and spirit. Technology can never replace self-knowledge and self-intimacy, a lack of which is the very root of chronic physical illness as well as emotional trauma. Ancient intelligence of your ancestors is still stored in your DNA, and you carry a _______(2)________ piece of the cosmos within you. It becomes dangerous when metrics and technological identities are _______(3)__________ on you. We were never made to fit into external moulds , and we are too beautifully complex to live in technical strait jackets. Throughout history, humans have had the experience of knowing more than what’s ______(4)_________ by their five senses – an implicit knowledge, energy sensitivities, intuition – and the more they open to these concepts, the more strongly they feel this enigmatic force. We have been losing touch with the ____(5)______________ information that mind-body-spirit is constantly trying to convey, and this wreaks havoc in our lives. We are divinely human – we have knowledge, wisdom and power stored inside our personhood – which technology cannot replace. Our bodies never lie. Desire, ambition, art, creativity, gut instincts, love, empathy, ability to create beauty, to rise from the ashes of our losses – are just some of the tools in our arsenal which are unmatched.

4.
The irony of our age is that we’re working towards machines becoming human, and humans becoming machines. Technology doesn’t have the answer to everything health-related. This is an intoxicating viewpoint that several industry giants hold. But our lives are a __________(1)___________ between mind, body and spirit. Technology can never replace self-knowledge and self-intimacy, a lack of which is the very root of chronic physical illness as well as emotional trauma. Ancient intelligence of your ancestors is still stored in your DNA, and you carry a _______(2)________ piece of the cosmos within you. It becomes dangerous when metrics and technological identities are _______(3)__________ on you. We were never made to fit into external moulds , and we are too beautifully complex to live in technical strait jackets. Throughout history, humans have had the experience of knowing more than what’s ______(4)_________ by their five senses – an implicit knowledge, energy sensitivities, intuition – and the more they open to these concepts, the more strongly they feel this enigmatic force. We have been losing touch with the ____(5)______________ information that mind-body-spirit is constantly trying to convey, and this wreaks havoc in our lives. We are divinely human – we have knowledge, wisdom and power stored inside our personhood – which technology cannot replace. Our bodies never lie. Desire, ambition, art, creativity, gut instincts, love, empathy, ability to create beauty, to rise from the ashes of our losses – are just some of the tools in our arsenal which are unmatched.

5.
The irony of our age is that we’re working towards machines becoming human, and humans becoming machines. Technology doesn’t have the answer to everything health-related. This is an intoxicating viewpoint that several industry giants hold. But our lives are a __________(1)___________ between mind, body and spirit. Technology can never replace self-knowledge and self-intimacy, a lack of which is the very root of chronic physical illness as well as emotional trauma. Ancient intelligence of your ancestors is still stored in your DNA, and you carry a _______(2)________ piece of the cosmos within you. It becomes dangerous when metrics and technological identities are _______(3)__________ on you. We were never made to fit into external moulds , and we are too beautifully complex to live in technical strait jackets. Throughout history, humans have had the experience of knowing more than what’s ______(4)_________ by their five senses – an implicit knowledge, energy sensitivities, intuition – and the more they open to these concepts, the more strongly they feel this enigmatic force. We have been losing touch with the ____(5)______________ information that mind-body-spirit is constantly trying to convey, and this wreaks havoc in our lives. We are divinely human – we have knowledge, wisdom and power stored inside our personhood – which technology cannot replace. Our bodies never lie. Desire, ambition, art, creativity, gut instincts, love, empathy, ability to create beauty, to rise from the ashes of our losses – are just some of the tools in our arsenal which are unmatched.

Directions:(6-10) Given below is a paragraph that has blank spaces. Corresponding to each blank, five options are given, out of which only one is appropriate. Choose the option that fits most suitably in the given blank making sentence grammatically and contextually correct.

6.
Long did we wait, but no one turned up. An hour _____(6)_____, and the stationmaster came to _____(7)_____. He asked us for our tickets. We showed them to him. He asked us why we tarried. We told him that we were _____(8)_____ for Koregaon and that we were waiting for father or his servant to come, but that neither had turned up and that we did not know how to reach Koregaon.
We were well-dressed children. From our dress or talk no one could make out that we were children of the untouchables. Indeed, the stationmaster was quite sure we were Brahmin children and was extremely touched at the _____(9)_____ in which he found us. As is usual among the Hindus, the stationmaster asked us who we were. Without a moment’s thought I blurted out that we were Mahars. (Mahar is one of the communities which were treated as untouchables in the Bombay Presidency.) He was _____(10)_____. His face underwent a sudden change. We could see that he was overpowered by a strange feeling of repulsion . As soon as he heard my reply, he went away to his room and we stood where we were. Fifteen to twenty minutes elapsed; the sun was almost setting. Our father had not turned up nor had he sent his servant, and now the stationmaster had also left us. We were quite bewildered,
and the joy and happiness, which we felt at the beginning of the journey, gave way to a feeling of extreme sadness.

7.
Long did we wait, but no one turned up. An hour _____(6)_____, and the stationmaster came to _____(7)_____. He asked us for our tickets. We showed them to him. He asked us why we tarried. We told him that we were _____(8)_____ for Koregaon and that we were waiting for father or his servant to come, but that neither had turned up and that we did not know how to reach Koregaon.
We were well-dressed children. From our dress or talk no one could make out that we were children of the untouchables. Indeed, the stationmaster was quite sure we were Brahmin children and was extremely touched at the _____(9)_____ in which he found us. As is usual among the Hindus, the stationmaster asked us who we were. Without a moment’s thought I blurted out that we were Mahars. (Mahar is one of the communities which were treated as untouchables in the Bombay Presidency.) He was _____(10)_____. His face underwent a sudden change. We could see that he was overpowered by a strange feeling of repulsion . As soon as he heard my reply, he went away to his room and we stood where we were. Fifteen to twenty minutes elapsed; the sun was almost setting. Our father had not turned up nor had he sent his servant, and now the stationmaster had also left us. We were quite bewildered,
and the joy and happiness, which we felt at the beginning of the journey, gave way to a feeling of extreme sadness.

8.

Long did we wait, but no one turned up. An hour _____(6)_____, and the stationmaster came to _____(7)_____. He asked us for our tickets. We showed them to him. He asked us why we tarried. We told him that we were _____(8)_____ for Koregaon and that we were waiting for father or his servant to come, but that neither had turned up and that we did not know how to reach Koregaon.
We were well-dressed children. From our dress or talk no one could make out that we were children of the untouchables. Indeed, the stationmaster was quite sure we were Brahmin children and was extremely touched at the _____(9)_____ in which he found us. As is usual among the Hindus, the stationmaster asked us who we were. Without a moment’s thought I blurted out that we were Mahars. (Mahar is one of the communities which were treated as untouchables in the Bombay Presidency.) He was _____(10)_____. His face underwent a sudden change. We could see that he was overpowered by a strange feeling of repulsion . As soon as he heard my reply, he went away to his room and we stood where we were. Fifteen to twenty minutes elapsed; the sun was almost setting. Our father had not turned up nor had he sent his servant, and now the stationmaster had also left us. We were quite bewildered,
and the joy and happiness, which we felt at the beginning of the journey, gave way to a feeling of extreme sadness.

9.
Long did we wait, but no one turned up. An hour _____(6)_____, and the stationmaster came to _____(7)_____. He asked us for our tickets. We showed them to him. He asked us why we tarried. We told him that we were _____(8)_____ for Koregaon and that we were waiting for father or his servant to come, but that neither had turned up and that we did not know how to reach Koregaon.
We were well-dressed children. From our dress or talk no one could make out that we were children of the untouchables. Indeed, the stationmaster was quite sure we were Brahmin children and was extremely touched at the _____(9)_____ in which he found us. As is usual among the Hindus, the stationmaster asked us who we were. Without a moment’s thought I blurted out that we were Mahars. (Mahar is one of the communities which were treated as untouchables in the Bombay Presidency.) He was _____(10)_____. His face underwent a sudden change. We could see that he was overpowered by a strange feeling of repulsion . As soon as he heard my reply, he went away to his room and we stood where we were. Fifteen to twenty minutes elapsed; the sun was almost setting. Our father had not turned up nor had he sent his servant, and now the stationmaster had also left us. We were quite bewildered,
and the joy and happiness, which we felt at the beginning of the journey, gave way to a feeling of extreme sadness.

10.
Long did we wait, but no one turned up. An hour _____(6)_____, and the stationmaster came to _____(7)_____. He asked us for our tickets. We showed them to him. He asked us why we tarried. We told him that we were _____(8)_____ for Koregaon and that we were waiting for father or his servant to come, but that neither had turned up and that we did not know how to reach Koregaon.
We were well-dressed children. From our dress or talk no one could make out that we were children of the untouchables. Indeed, the stationmaster was quite sure we were Brahmin children and was extremely touched at the _____(9)_____ in which he found us. As is usual among the Hindus, the stationmaster asked us who we were. Without a moment’s thought I blurted out that we were Mahars. (Mahar is one of the communities which were treated as untouchables in the Bombay Presidency.) He was _____(10)_____. His face underwent a sudden change. We could see that he was overpowered by a strange feeling of repulsion . As soon as he heard my reply, he went away to his room and we stood where we were. Fifteen to twenty minutes elapsed; the sun was almost setting. Our father had not turned up nor had he sent his servant, and now the stationmaster had also left us. We were quite bewildered,
and the joy and happiness, which we felt at the beginning of the journey, gave way to a feeling of extreme sadness.

 

 

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Directions:(1-5) In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete.

1. Question

The irony of our age is that we’re working towards machines becoming human, and humans becoming machines. Technology doesn’t have the answer to everything health-related. This is an intoxicating viewpoint that several industry giants hold. But our lives are a __________(1)___________ between mind, body and spirit. Technology can never replace self-knowledge and self-intimacy, a lack of which is the very root of chronic physical illness as well as emotional trauma. Ancient intelligence of your ancestors is still stored in your DNA, and you carry a _______(2)________ piece of the cosmos within you. It becomes dangerous when metrics and technological identities are _______(3)__________ on you. We were never made to fit into external moulds , and we are too beautifully complex to live in technical strait jackets. Throughout history, humans have had the experience of knowing more than what’s ______(4)_________ by their five senses – an implicit knowledge, energy sensitivities, intuition – and the more they open to these concepts, the more strongly they feel this enigmatic force. We have been losing touch with the ____(5)______________ information that mind-body-spirit is constantly trying to convey, and this wreaks havoc in our lives. We are divinely human – we have knowledge, wisdom and power stored inside our personhood – which technology cannot replace. Our bodies never lie. Desire, ambition, art, creativity, gut instincts, love, empathy, ability to create beauty, to rise from the ashes of our losses – are just some of the tools in our arsenal which are unmatched.

 Ans: 2
Negotiation is the appropriate word to be used in the blank. As in the line the author means to say that our lives are a discussion aimed at reaching an agreement between mind, body and spirit.
Scolding means rebuking angrily.
Resolving means settling or finding a solution to.

2. Question

The irony of our age is that we’re working towards machines becoming human, and humans becoming machines. Technology doesn’t have the answer to everything health-related. This is an intoxicating viewpoint that several industry giants hold. But our lives are a __________(1)___________ between mind, body and spirit. Technology can never replace self-knowledge and self-intimacy, a lack of which is the very root of chronic physical illness as well as emotional trauma. Ancient intelligence of your ancestors is still stored in your DNA, and you carry a _______(2)________ piece of the cosmos within you. It becomes dangerous when metrics and technological identities are _______(3)__________ on you. We were never made to fit into external moulds , and we are too beautifully complex to live in technical strait jackets. Throughout history, humans have had the experience of knowing more than what’s ______(4)_________ by their five senses – an implicit knowledge, energy sensitivities, intuition – and the more they open to these concepts, the more strongly they feel this enigmatic force. We have been losing touch with the ____(5)______________ information that mind-body-spirit is constantly trying to convey, and this wreaks havoc in our lives. We are divinely human – we have knowledge, wisdom and power stored inside our personhood – which technology cannot replace. Our bodies never lie. Desire, ambition, art, creativity, gut instincts, love, empathy, ability to create beauty, to rise from the ashes of our losses – are just some of the tools in our arsenal which are unmatched.

Ans: 3
Vital means absolutely necessary; essential.
Tedious means too long, slow, or dull; tiresome or monotonous.
Abandoning means ceasing to support or look after (someone); deserting.
Contentious means causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
Swift means happening quickly or promptly.

3. Question

The irony of our age is that we’re working towards machines becoming human, and humans becoming machines. Technology doesn’t have the answer to everything health-related. This is an intoxicating viewpoint that several industry giants hold. But our lives are a __________(1)___________ between mind, body and spirit. Technology can never replace self-knowledge and self-intimacy, a lack of which is the very root of chronic physical illness as well as emotional trauma. Ancient intelligence of your ancestors is still stored in your DNA, and you carry a _______(2)________ piece of the cosmos within you. It becomes dangerous when metrics and technological identities are _______(3)__________ on you. We were never made to fit into external moulds , and we are too beautifully complex to live in technical strait jackets. Throughout history, humans have had the experience of knowing more than what’s ______(4)_________ by their five senses – an implicit knowledge, energy sensitivities, intuition – and the more they open to these concepts, the more strongly they feel this enigmatic force. We have been losing touch with the ____(5)______________ information that mind-body-spirit is constantly trying to convey, and this wreaks havoc in our lives. We are divinely human – we have knowledge, wisdom and power stored inside our personhood – which technology cannot replace. Our bodies never lie. Desire, ambition, art, creativity, gut instincts, love, empathy, ability to create beauty, to rise from the ashes of our losses – are just some of the tools in our arsenal which are unmatched.

Ans: 5
Imposed means forced on someone.
Embarassed means awkward.
Located means discover the exact place or position of.
Collided means came into conflict or opposition.
Annoyed means slightly angry; irritated

4. Question

The irony of our age is that we’re working towards machines becoming human, and humans becoming machines. Technology doesn’t have the answer to everything health-related. This is an intoxicating viewpoint that several industry giants hold. But our lives are a __________(1)___________ between mind, body and spirit. Technology can never replace self-knowledge and self-intimacy, a lack of which is the very root of chronic physical illness as well as emotional trauma. Ancient intelligence of your ancestors is still stored in your DNA, and you carry a _______(2)________ piece of the cosmos within you. It becomes dangerous when metrics and technological identities are _______(3)__________ on you. We were never made to fit into external moulds , and we are too beautifully complex to live in technical strait jackets. Throughout history, humans have had the experience of knowing more than what’s ______(4)_________ by their five senses – an implicit knowledge, energy sensitivities, intuition – and the more they open to these concepts, the more strongly they feel this enigmatic force. We have been losing touch with the ____(5)______________ information that mind-body-spirit is constantly trying to convey, and this wreaks havoc in our lives. We are divinely human – we have knowledge, wisdom and power stored inside our personhood – which technology cannot replace. Our bodies never lie. Desire, ambition, art, creativity, gut instincts, love, empathy, ability to create beauty, to rise from the ashes of our losses – are just some of the tools in our arsenal which are unmatched.

Ans: 1
The most suitable option to be filled in the blank is option (a).Our senses can only perceive implicit knowledge, energy sensitivities and intuition. Rest all of the options are irrelevant in context of the paragraph.
Perceived means became aware or conscious of (something).
Consoled means comforted.
Surrendered means capitulated.
Extreme means very large in amount or degree:
Insisted means persisted in (doing something).

5. Question

The irony of our age is that we’re working towards machines becoming human, and humans becoming machines. Technology doesn’t have the answer to everything health-related. This is an intoxicating viewpoint that several industry giants hold. But our lives are a __________(1)___________ between mind, body and spirit. Technology can never replace self-knowledge and self-intimacy, a lack of which is the very root of chronic physical illness as well as emotional trauma. Ancient intelligence of your ancestors is still stored in your DNA, and you carry a _______(2)________ piece of the cosmos within you. It becomes dangerous when metrics and technological identities are _______(3)__________ on you. We were never made to fit into external moulds , and we are too beautifully complex to live in technical strait jackets. Throughout history, humans have had the experience of knowing more than what’s ______(4)_________ by their five senses – an implicit knowledge, energy sensitivities, intuition – and the more they open to these concepts, the more strongly they feel this enigmatic force. We have been losing touch with the ____(5)______________ information that mind-body-spirit is constantly trying to convey, and this wreaks havoc in our lives. We are divinely human – we have knowledge, wisdom and power stored inside our personhood – which technology cannot replace. Our bodies never lie. Desire, ambition, art, creativity, gut instincts, love, empathy, ability to create beauty, to rise from the ashes of our losses – are just some of the tools in our arsenal which are unmatched.

Ans: 3
some important information but we lose track of it which creates havoc in our lives.
Humble means having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s importance.
Ruined means reduced (a building or place) to a state of decay, collapse, or disintegration.
Civilized means well mannered.

Directions:(6-10) Given below is a paragraph that has blank spaces. Corresponding to each blank, five options are given, out of which only one is appropriate. Choose the option that fits most suitably in the given blank making sentence grammatically and contextually correct.
6. Question
Long did we wait, but no one turned up. An hour _____(6)_____, and the stationmaster came to _____(7)_____. He asked us for our tickets. We showed them to him. He asked us why we tarried. We told him that we were _____(8)_____ for Koregaon and that we were waiting for father or his servant to come, but that neither had turned up and that we did not know how to reach Koregaon.
We were well-dressed children. From our dress or talk no one could make out that we were children of the untouchables. Indeed, the stationmaster was quite sure we were Brahmin children and was extremely touched at the _____(9)_____ in which he found us. As is usual among the Hindus, the stationmaster asked us who we were. Without a moment’s thought I blurted out that we were Mahars. (Mahar is one of the communities which were treated as untouchables in the Bombay Presidency.) He was _____(10)_____. His face underwent a sudden change. We could see that he was overpowered by a strange feeling of repulsion . As soon as he heard my reply, he went away to his room and we stood where we were. Fifteen to twenty minutes elapsed; the sun was almost setting. Our father had not turned up nor had he sent his servant, and now the stationmaster had also left us. We were quite bewildered,
and the joy and happiness, which we felt at the beginning of the journey, gave way to a feeling of extreme sadness.
Ans: 2
The correct way to solve such question is filling the blank with your own word which is according to you is satisfying the grammatical and contextual requirements and then, choosing the option which has a meaning closer to your own word. The hint for the correct word is present in the preceding sentence ‘ Long did we wait, but no one turned up. An hour_____’. ‘ An hour has passedis a sensible statement. Among the given options, the word ‘elapsed’ is the most appropriate word which fills the blank.
Hence, the option (b) is the correct answer.

7. Question

Long did we wait, but no one turned up. An hour _____(6)_____, and the stationmaster came to _____(7)_____. He asked us for our tickets. We showed them to him. He asked us why we tarried. We told him that we were _____(8)_____ for Koregaon and that we were waiting for father or his servant to come, but that neither had turned up and that we did not know how to reach Koregaon.
We were well-dressed children. From our dress or talk no one could make out that we were children of the untouchables. Indeed, the stationmaster was quite sure we were Brahmin children and was extremely touched at the _____(9)_____ in which he found us. As is usual among the Hindus, the stationmaster asked us who we were. Without a moment’s thought I blurted out that we were Mahars. (Mahar is one of the communities which were treated as untouchables in the Bombay Presidency.) He was _____(10)_____. His face underwent a sudden change. We could see that he was overpowered by a strange feeling of repulsion . As soon as he heard my reply, he went away to his room and we stood where we were. Fifteen to twenty minutes elapsed; the sun was almost setting. Our father had not turned up nor had he sent his servant, and now the stationmaster had also left us. We were quite bewildered,
and the joy and happiness, which we felt at the beginning of the journey, gave way to a feeling of extreme sadness.

 Ans: 3
The context of the paragraph suggests that persons being referred by ‘we’ were waiting for a long time but no one turned up and then a stationmaster came for something . That something could be determined from the fifth sentence of the first paragraph ‘ He asked us why we tarried’. The stationmaster was asking questions to ‘ we ’. Among the given options, the word ‘ enquire ’ is the most appropriate word which could fill the blank.
Hence, option (c) is the correct answer.

8. Question

Long did we wait, but no one turned up. An hour _____(6)_____, and the stationmaster came to _____(7)_____. He asked us for our tickets. We showed them to him. He asked us why we tarried. We told him that we were _____(8)_____ for Koregaon and that we were waiting for father or his servant to come, but that neither had turned up and that we did not know how to reach Koregaon.
We were well-dressed children. From our dress or talk no one could make out that we were children of the untouchables. Indeed, the stationmaster was quite sure we were Brahmin children and was extremely touched at the _____(9)_____ in which he found us. As is usual among the Hindus, the stationmaster asked us who we were. Without a moment’s thought I blurted out that we were Mahars. (Mahar is one of the communities which were treated as untouchables in the Bombay Presidency.) He was _____(10)_____. His face underwent a sudden change. We could see that he was overpowered by a strange feeling of repulsion . As soon as he heard my reply, he went away to his room and we stood where we were. Fifteen to twenty minutes elapsed; the sun was almost setting. Our father had not turned up nor had he sent his servant, and now the stationmaster had also left us. We were quite bewildered,
and the joy and happiness, which we felt at the beginning of the journey, gave way to a feeling of extreme sadness.

Ans: 1
The hint for the blank can be found from the tailing clause of the sentence ‘ that we did not know how to reach Koregaon’. It can be inferred that ‘We’, in the paragraph, were going to Koregaon. Among the given options, the word ‘ boundhas a meaning closer to the phrase ‘going to’. Hence, the option (a) is the correct answer.

9. Question

Long did we wait, but no one turned up. An hour _____(6)_____, and the stationmaster came to _____(7)_____. He asked us for our tickets. We showed them to him. He asked us why we tarried. We told him that we were _____(8)_____ for Koregaon and that we were waiting for father or his servant to come, but that neither had turned up and that we did not know how to reach Koregaon.
We were well-dressed children. From our dress or talk no one could make out that we were children of the untouchables. Indeed, the stationmaster was quite sure we were Brahmin children and was extremely touched at the _____(9)_____ in which he found us. As is usual among the Hindus, the stationmaster asked us who we were. Without a moment’s thought I blurted out that we were Mahars. (Mahar is one of the communities which were treated as untouchables in the Bombay Presidency.) He was _____(10)_____. His face underwent a sudden change. We could see that he was overpowered by a strange feeling of repulsion . As soon as he heard my reply, he went away to his room and we stood where we were. Fifteen to twenty minutes elapsed; the sun was almost setting. Our father had not turned up nor had he sent his servant, and now the stationmaster had also left us. We were quite bewildered,
and the joy and happiness, which we felt at the beginning of the journey, gave way to a feeling of extreme sadness.

 Ans: 5
The children were waiting for either their father or their father’s servant to come to the station and pick them up but upon long wait, neither had come. So, the children were in the sorry state. Among the given options, the word ‘ plight ’ is the most appropriate word which could fill the blank. Hence, the option (e) is the correct answer.

10. Question

Long did we wait, but no one turned up. An hour _____(6)_____, and the stationmaster came to _____(7)_____. He asked us for our tickets. We showed them to him. He asked us why we tarried. We told him that we were _____(8)_____ for Koregaon and that we were waiting for father or his servant to come, but that neither had turned up and that we did not know how to reach Koregaon.
We were well-dressed children. From our dress or talk no one could make out that we were children of the untouchables. Indeed, the stationmaster was quite sure we were Brahmin children and was extremely touched at the _____(9)_____ in which he found us. As is usual among the Hindus, the stationmaster asked us who we were. Without a moment’s thought I blurted out that we were Mahars. (Mahar is one of the communities which were treated as untouchables in the Bombay Presidency.) He was _____(10)_____. His face underwent a sudden change. We could see that he was overpowered by a strange feeling of repulsion . As soon as he heard my reply, he went away to his room and we stood where we were. Fifteen to twenty minutes elapsed; the sun was almost setting. Our father had not turned up nor had he sent his servant, and now the stationmaster had also left us. We were quite bewildered,
and the joy and happiness, which we felt at the beginning of the journey, gave way to a feeling of extreme sadness.

Ans: 4
From the context of the sentences appeared preceding the blank, it can be deduced that the stationmaster was someone who discriminated based on caste. He was good in his behavior to them when he had the perception that the children were Brahmin. So, he must be shocked upon knowing that the children belonged to a caste which were unfortunately treated as untouchables. Among the given options, the word ‘ stunned ’ is the most appropriate word. Hence, the option (d) is the correct answer.