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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 pair of words from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate pair to make the paragraph meaningfully complete

1.
In July, the New York Times (1) _______________________ ‘Searching for Saraswati’, a 20-minute documentary, directed by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya. The extremely well made and (2)_______________________ documentary (3) _______________________ the state-sanctioned search for a mythical river, Saraswati, in two villages in Haryana. The filmmakers (4) _______________________ draw a picture of people hypnotised by blind faith, and the opportunistic politicians and religious leaders (5)_______________________ down on the villages for profit and propaganda.

2.
In July, the New York Times (1) _______________________ ‘Searching for Saraswati’, a 20-minute documentary, directed by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya. The extremely well made and (2)_______________________ documentary (3) _______________________ the state-sanctioned search for a mythical river, Saraswati, in two villages in Haryana. The filmmakers (4) _______________________ draw a picture of people hypnotised by blind faith, and the opportunistic politicians and religious leaders (5)_______________________ down on the villages for profit and propaganda.

3.
In July, the New York Times (1) _______________________ ‘Searching for Saraswati’, a 20-minute documentary, directed by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya. The extremely well made and (2)_______________________ documentary (3) _______________________ the state-sanctioned search for a mythical river, Saraswati, in two villages in Haryana. The filmmakers (4) _______________________ draw a picture of people hypnotised by blind faith, and the opportunistic politicians and religious leaders (5)_______________________ down on the villages for profit and propaganda.

4.
In July, the New York Times (1) _______________________ ‘Searching for Saraswati’, a 20-minute documentary, directed by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya. The extremely well made and (2)_______________________ documentary (3) _______________________ the state-sanctioned search for a mythical river, Saraswati, in two villages in Haryana. The filmmakers (4) _______________________ draw a picture of people hypnotised by blind faith, and the opportunistic politicians and religious leaders (5)_______________________ down on the villages for profit and propaganda.

5.
In July, the New York Times (1) _______________________ ‘Searching for Saraswati’, a 20-minute documentary, directed by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya. The extremely well made and (2)_______________________ documentary (3) _______________________ the state-sanctioned search for a mythical river, Saraswati, in two villages in Haryana. The filmmakers (4) _______________________ draw a picture of people hypnotised by blind faith, and the opportunistic politicians and religious leaders (5)_______________________ down on the villages for profit and propaganda.

Directions:(6-10)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.

6.
Religion does not consist in ______(6)________ or dogmas. It is not what you read, nor what dogmas you believe in, but what you realize. No great master ever taught that external forms were necessary for _______(7)_________. The power of attaining it is within us. We live and move in God. Books never make religions, but religions make books. No book ever created God, but God inspired great books. No book ever created a soul. The end of religion is in realizing God in the soul. The one universal truth in all religions is to realize God. Ideals and methods may differ, but that is the central point. There may be a thousand different radii, but they all _______(8)___________ to the one center, and that is the realization of God: something behind this world of sense, this world of eternal eating and drinking and talking nonsense, this world of false shadows and selfishness. Aman may have never entered a church or mosque, nor performed any religious ceremony, but if he feels God within and is thereby lifted above the vanities of the world, that man is a holy man. Many years ago, I visited a sage. We talked of the Vedas, Bible, Quran and other ________(9)________ books. At the close of our talk, he asked me to pick up a book that was on the table. It contained forecast of rainfall during the year. He asked me to read it. I read out the ________(10)________ of rain that was to fall. “Now take the book and squeeze it,” he said and I did. “Why, not a drop of water has come out,” he exclaimed. “Until the water comes out, it is all book, book, book.”

7.
Religion does not consist in ______(6)________ or dogmas. It is not what you read, nor what dogmas you believe in, but what you realize. No great master ever taught that external forms were necessary for _______(7)_________. The power of attaining it is within us. We live and move in God. Books never make religions, but religions make books. No book ever created God, but God inspired great books. No book ever created a soul. The end of religion is in realizing God in the soul. The one universal truth in all religions is to realize God. Ideals and methods may differ, but that is the central point. There may be a thousand different radii, but they all _______(8)___________ to the one center, and that is the realization of God: something behind this world of sense, this world of eternal eating and drinking and talking nonsense, this world of false shadows and selfishness. Aman may have never entered a church or mosque, nor performed any religious ceremony, but if he feels God within and is thereby lifted above the vanities of the world, that man is a holy man. Many years ago, I visited a sage. We talked of the Vedas, Bible, Quran and other ________(9)________ books. At the close of our talk, he asked me to pick up a book that was on the table. It contained forecast of rainfall during the year. He asked me to read it. I read out the ________(10)________ of rain that was to fall. “Now take the book and squeeze it,” he said and I did. “Why, not a drop of water has come out,” he exclaimed. “Until the water comes out, it is all book, book, book.”

8.
Religion does not consist in ______(6)________ or dogmas. It is not what you read, nor what dogmas you believe in, but what you realize. No great master ever taught that external forms were necessary for _______(7)_________. The power of attaining it is within us. We live and move in God. Books never make religions, but religions make books. No book ever created God, but God inspired great books. No book ever created a soul. The end of religion is in realizing God in the soul. The one universal truth in all religions is to realize God. Ideals and methods may differ, but that is the central point. There may be a thousand different radii, but they all _______(8)___________ to the one center, and that is the realization of God: something behind this world of sense, this world of eternal eating and drinking and talking nonsense, this world of false shadows and selfishness. Aman may have never entered a church or mosque, nor performed any religious ceremony, but if he feels God within and is thereby lifted above the vanities of the world, that man is a holy man. Many years ago, I visited a sage. We talked of the Vedas, Bible, Quran and other ________(9)________ books. At the close of our talk, he asked me to pick up a book that was on the table. It contained forecast of rainfall during the year. He asked me to read it. I read out the ________(10)________ of rain that was to fall. “Now take the book and squeeze it,” he said and I did. “Why, not a drop of water has come out,” he exclaimed. “Until the water comes out, it is all book, book, book.”

9.
Religion does not consist in ______(6)________ or dogmas. It is not what you read, nor what dogmas you believe in, but what you realize. No great master ever taught that external forms were necessary for _______(7)_________. The power of attaining it is within us. We live and move in God. Books never make religions, but religions make books. No book ever created God, but God inspired great books. No book ever created a soul. The end of religion is in realizing God in the soul. The one universal truth in all religions is to realize God. Ideals and methods may differ, but that is the central point. There may be a thousand different radii, but they all _______(8)___________ to the one center, and that is the realization of God: something behind this world of sense, this world of eternal eating and drinking and talking nonsense, this world of false shadows and selfishness. Aman may have never entered a church or mosque, nor performed any religious ceremony, but if he feels God within and is thereby lifted above the vanities of the world, that man is a holy man. Many years ago, I visited a sage. We talked of the Vedas, Bible, Quran and other ________(9)________ books. At the close of our talk, he asked me to pick up a book that was on the table. It contained forecast of rainfall during the year. He asked me to read it. I read out the ________(10)________ of rain that was to fall. “Now take the book and squeeze it,” he said and I did. “Why, not a drop of water has come out,” he exclaimed. “Until the water comes out, it is all book, book, book.”

10.
Religion does not consist in ______(6)________ or dogmas. It is not what you read, nor what dogmas you believe in, but what you realize. No great master ever taught that external forms were necessary for _______(7)_________. The power of attaining it is within us. We live and move in God. Books never make religions, but religions make books. No book ever created God, but God inspired great books. No book ever created a soul. The end of religion is in realizing God in the soul. The one universal truth in all religions is to realize God. Ideals and methods may differ, but that is the central point. There may be a thousand different radii, but they all _______(8)___________ to the one center, and that is the realization of God: something behind this world of sense, this world of eternal eating and drinking and talking nonsense, this world of false shadows and selfishness. Aman may have never entered a church or mosque, nor performed any religious ceremony, but if he feels God within and is thereby lifted above the vanities of the world, that man is a holy man. Many years ago, I visited a sage. We talked of the Vedas, Bible, Quran and other ________(9)________ books. At the close of our talk, he asked me to pick up a book that was on the table. It contained forecast of rainfall during the year. He asked me to read it. I read out the ________(10)________ of rain that was to fall. “Now take the book and squeeze it,” he said and I did. “Why, not a drop of water has come out,” he exclaimed. “Until the water comes out, it is all book, book, book.”

 

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  1. 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 pair of words from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate pair to make the paragraph meaningfully complete

    In July, the New York Times (1) _______________________ ‘Searching for Saraswati’, a 20-minute documentary, directed by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya. The extremely well made and (2)_______________________ documentary (3) _______________________ the state-sanctioned search for a mythical river, Saraswati, in two villages in Haryana. The filmmakers (4) _______________________ draw a picture of people hypnotised by blind faith, and the opportunistic politicians and religious leaders (5)_______________________ down on the villages for profit and propaganda.
    Ans:2
    The paragraph describes about the release of a documentary “Searching for Saraswati’”. It further mentions all the cast and the storyline of the documentary. The most appropriate pair of words that may fill the blank is “released / broadcasted”. Both the words are apt to provide coherence to the paragraph. Since, all the other pairs of words fail to form a meaningful paragraph, option (b) is the most suitable answer choice.

  2. 2. Question

    In July, the New York Times (1) _______________________ ‘Searching for Saraswati’, a 20-minute documentary, directed by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya. The extremely well made and (2)_______________________ documentary (3) _______________________ the state-sanctioned search for a mythical river, Saraswati, in two villages in Haryana. The filmmakers (4) _______________________ draw a picture of people hypnotised by blind faith, and the opportunistic politicians and religious leaders (5)_______________________ down on the villages for profit and propaganda.

    Ans:4
    The paragraph describes about the release of a documentary “Searching for Saraswati’”. It further mentions all the cast and the storyline of the documentary. It is to be noted the phrase “well made” compliments the documentary, therefore the word connected to this phrase with the conjunctions “and” should also denote positive meaning. Therefore the pair with both the words satisfying this rationale is “engaging/engrossing” which means absorb all the attention or interest of. Hence, option (d) is the most suitable answer choice.
    Tedious means too long, slow, or dull; tiresome or monotonous.
    Captivating means capable of attracting and holding interest; charming.
    Taming means make less powerful and easier to control.

  3. 3. Question

    In July, the New York Times (1) _______________________ ‘Searching for Saraswati’, a 20-minute documentary, directed by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya. The extremely well made and (2)_______________________ documentary (3) _______________________ the state-sanctioned search for a mythical river, Saraswati, in two villages in Haryana. The filmmakers (4) _______________________ draw a picture of people hypnotised by blind faith, and the opportunistic politicians and religious leaders (5)_______________________ down on the villages for profit and propaganda.

    Ans:5
    The paragraph describes about the release of a documentary “Searching for Saraswati’”. It further mentions all the cast and the storyline of the documentary. The most suitable pair of word that will fill the blank is “captures/records” as they form a grammatically correct and contextually meaningful paragraph. All the other pairs of words are incoherent; hence, option (e) is the most suitable answer choice.

  4. 4. Question

    In July, the New York Times (1) _______________________ ‘Searching for Saraswati’, a 20-minute documentary, directed by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya. The extremely well made and (2)_______________________ documentary (3) _______________________ the state-sanctioned search for a mythical river, Saraswati, in two villages in Haryana. The filmmakers (4) _______________________ draw a picture of people hypnotised by blind faith, and the opportunistic politicians and religious leaders (5)_______________________ down on the villages for profit and propaganda.

    Ans:1
    The paragraph describes about the release of a documentary “Searching for Saraswati’”. It further mentions all the cast and the storyline of the documentary. The most suitable pair of word that will fill the blank is “deftly / proficiently” as they form a grammatically correct and contextually meaningful paragraph. All the other pairs of words are incoherent; hence, option (a) is the most suitable answer choice.
    Deftly means in a way that is neatly skillful and quick in movement.
    Proficiently means competent or skilled in doing or using something.
    Ineptly means without skill or aptitude for a particular task or assignment
    Crudely means in an offensively coarse or rude way, especially in relation to sexual matters.
    Clumsily means in an awkward and careless way.

  5. 5. Question

    In July, the New York Times (1) _______________________ ‘Searching for Saraswati’, a 20-minute documentary, directed by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya. The extremely well made and (2)_______________________ documentary (3) _______________________ the state-sanctioned search for a mythical river, Saraswati, in two villages in Haryana. The filmmakers (4) _______________________ draw a picture of people hypnotised by blind faith, and the opportunistic politicians and religious leaders (5)_______________________ down on the villages for profit and propaganda.

    Ans:3
    The paragraph describes about the release of a documentary “Searching for Saraswati’”. It further mentions all the cast and the storyline of the documentary. The most suitable pair of word that will fill the blank is “swooping / pouncing” as they form a grammatically correct and contextually meaningful paragraph. All the other pairs of words are incoherent; hence, option (c) is the most suitable answer choice.
    Swooping means carry out a sudden attack, especially in order to make a capture or arrest.
    Pouncing means spring forward suddenly so as to attack or seize someone or something.
    Raiding means quickly and illicitly take something from (a place).

  6. 6. Question

    Directions:(6-10)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.

    Religion does not consist in ______(6)________ or dogmas. It is not what you read, nor what dogmas you believe in, but what you realize. No great master ever taught that external forms were necessary for _______(7)_________. The power of attaining it is within us. We live and move in God. Books never make religions, but religions make books. No book ever created God, but God inspired great books. No book ever created a soul. The end of religion is in realizing God in the soul. The one universal truth in all religions is to realize God. Ideals and methods may differ, but that is the central point. There may be a thousand different radii, but they all _______(8)___________ to the one center, and that is the realization of God: something behind this world of sense, this world of eternal eating and drinking and talking nonsense, this world of false shadows and selfishness. Aman may have never entered a church or mosque, nor performed any religious ceremony, but if he feels God within and is thereby lifted above the vanities of the world, that man is a holy man. Many years ago, I visited a sage. We talked of the Vedas, Bible, Quran and other ________(9)________ books. At the close of our talk, he asked me to pick up a book that was on the table. It contained forecast of rainfall during the year. He asked me to read it. I read out the ________(10)________ of rain that was to fall. “Now take the book and squeeze it,” he said and I did. “Why, not a drop of water has come out,” he exclaimed. “Until the water comes out, it is all book, book, book.”
    Ans:2
    Doctrines will be used in the blank.
    Doctrines means beliefs or convictions.
    Extravagance means lack of restraint in spending money or using resources.
    Trustworthiness means the ability to be relied on as honest or truthful.

  7. 7. Question

    Religion does not consist in ______(6)________ or dogmas. It is not what you read, nor what dogmas you believe in, but what you realize. No great master ever taught that external forms were necessary for _______(7)_________. The power of attaining it is within us. We live and move in God. Books never make religions, but religions make books. No book ever created God, but God inspired great books. No book ever created a soul. The end of religion is in realizing God in the soul. The one universal truth in all religions is to realize God. Ideals and methods may differ, but that is the central point. There may be a thousand different radii, but they all _______(8)___________ to the one center, and that is the realization of God: something behind this world of sense, this world of eternal eating and drinking and talking nonsense, this world of false shadows and selfishness. Aman may have never entered a church or mosque, nor performed any religious ceremony, but if he feels God within and is thereby lifted above the vanities of the world, that man is a holy man. Many years ago, I visited a sage. We talked of the Vedas, Bible, Quran and other ________(9)________ books. At the close of our talk, he asked me to pick up a book that was on the table. It contained forecast of rainfall during the year. He asked me to read it. I read out the ________(10)________ of rain that was to fall. “Now take the book and squeeze it,” he said and I did. “Why, not a drop of water has come out,” he exclaimed. “Until the water comes out, it is all book, book, book.”

    Ans:3
    Salvation means preservation or deliverance from harm, ruin, or loss.
    Extinction means disappearance.
    Modification means alteration.

  8. 8. Question

    Religion does not consist in ______(6)________ or dogmas. It is not what you read, nor what dogmas you believe in, but what you realize. No great master ever taught that external forms were necessary for _______(7)_________. The power of attaining it is within us. We live and move in God. Books never make religions, but religions make books. No book ever created God, but God inspired great books. No book ever created a soul. The end of religion is in realizing God in the soul. The one universal truth in all religions is to realize God. Ideals and methods may differ, but that is the central point. There may be a thousand different radii, but they all _______(8)___________ to the one center, and that is the realization of God: something behind this world of sense, this world of eternal eating and drinking and talking nonsense, this world of false shadows and selfishness. Aman may have never entered a church or mosque, nor performed any religious ceremony, but if he feels God within and is thereby lifted above the vanities of the world, that man is a holy man. Many years ago, I visited a sage. We talked of the Vedas, Bible, Quran and other ________(9)________ books. At the close of our talk, he asked me to pick up a book that was on the table. It contained forecast of rainfall during the year. He asked me to read it. I read out the ________(10)________ of rain that was to fall. “Now take the book and squeeze it,” he said and I did. “Why, not a drop of water has come out,” he exclaimed. “Until the water comes out, it is all book, book, book.”

    Ans:4
    The appropriate answer is option (d).As it is mentioned that there may be a thousand different radii, but they all converge to the one center. Hence to the one center can only be converge and not diverge or the rest other options.
    Abduct means take (someone) away illegally by force or deception; kidnap.
    Isolate means cause (a person or place) to be or remain alone or apart from others.
    Crack means break or cause to break without a complete separation of the parts.
    Evacuate means remove (someone) from a place of danger to a safer place.

  9. 9. Question

    Religion does not consist in ______(6)________ or dogmas. It is not what you read, nor what dogmas you believe in, but what you realize. No great master ever taught that external forms were necessary for _______(7)_________. The power of attaining it is within us. We live and move in God. Books never make religions, but religions make books. No book ever created God, but God inspired great books. No book ever created a soul. The end of religion is in realizing God in the soul. The one universal truth in all religions is to realize God. Ideals and methods may differ, but that is the central point. There may be a thousand different radii, but they all _______(8)___________ to the one center, and that is the realization of God: something behind this world of sense, this world of eternal eating and drinking and talking nonsense, this world of false shadows and selfishness. Aman may have never entered a church or mosque, nor performed any religious ceremony, but if he feels God within and is thereby lifted above the vanities of the world, that man is a holy man. Many years ago, I visited a sage. We talked of the Vedas, Bible, Quran and other ________(9)________ books. At the close of our talk, he asked me to pick up a book that was on the table. It contained forecast of rainfall during the year. He asked me to read it. I read out the ________(10)________ of rain that was to fall. “Now take the book and squeeze it,” he said and I did. “Why, not a drop of water has come out,” he exclaimed. “Until the water comes out, it is all book, book, book.”

    Ans:1
    The most suitable option is (a).
    Revealed means made (previously unknown or secret information) known to others.
    Diagnostic means a distinctive symptom or characteristic.
    Augmented means increased.

  10. 10. Question

    Religion does not consist in ______(6)________ or dogmas. It is not what you read, nor what dogmas you believe in, but what you realize. No great master ever taught that external forms were necessary for _______(7)_________. The power of attaining it is within us. We live and move in God. Books never make religions, but religions make books. No book ever created God, but God inspired great books. No book ever created a soul. The end of religion is in realizing God in the soul. The one universal truth in all religions is to realize God. Ideals and methods may differ, but that is the central point. There may be a thousand different radii, but they all _______(8)___________ to the one center, and that is the realization of God: something behind this world of sense, this world of eternal eating and drinking and talking nonsense, this world of false shadows and selfishness. Aman may have never entered a church or mosque, nor performed any religious ceremony, but if he feels God within and is thereby lifted above the vanities of the world, that man is a holy man. Many years ago, I visited a sage. We talked of the Vedas, Bible, Quran and other ________(9)________ books. At the close of our talk, he asked me to pick up a book that was on the table. It contained forecast of rainfall during the year. He asked me to read it. I read out the ________(10)________ of rain that was to fall. “Now take the book and squeeze it,” he said and I did. “Why, not a drop of water has come out,” he exclaimed. “Until the water comes out, it is all book, book, book.”

    Ans:2
    Option (b) is the most appropriate choice. As only the quantity of rain can be suited in the blank that was to fall. Width of rain cannot be measured.
    Adversity means a difficult or unpleasant situation.
    Durability means the ability to withstand wear, pressure, or damage.
    Indifference means lack of distinction.