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Directions:(1-5) Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate words.
1.
One of the most sacred spots in England is the churchyard of Stoke-Pogis. I revisited that place in June 1913 and once again rambled and meditated in that hallowed haunt. Not many months ago it seemed likely that Stoke Park would pass into the possession of a sporting club, and be turned into a race-course and kennel. A track had already been laid there. Fate was kind, however, and ___(1)___ the final disaster. Only a few changes are to be noted in that part of the park which to the ___(2)___ pilgrim must always be dear. The churchyard has been extended in front, and a solid wall of flint, pierced with a lych-gate, richly carved, has ___(3)___ the plain fence, with its simple turnstile, that formerly enclosed that rural cemetery. The avenue from the gate to the church has been widened, and it is now fringed with thin lines of twisted stone; and where once stood only two or three rose-trees there are now sixty-two,—set in lines on either side of the path. But the older part of the graveyard remains unchanged. The yew-trees ___(4)___ their dense shade, as of old. The quaint porch of the sacred building has not ___(5)___ under the hand of restoration. The ancient wooden memorials of the dead continue to moulder above their ashes.

2.
One of the most sacred spots in England is the churchyard of Stoke-Pogis. I revisited that place in June 1913 and once again rambled and meditated in that hallowed haunt. Not many months ago it seemed likely that Stoke Park would pass into the possession of a sporting club, and be turned into a race-course and kennel. A track had already been laid there. Fate was kind, however, and ___(1)___ the final disaster. Only a few changes are to be noted in that part of the park which to the ___(2)___ pilgrim must always be dear. The churchyard has been extended in front, and a solid wall of flint, pierced with a lych-gate, richly carved, has ___(3)___ the plain fence, with its simple turnstile, that formerly enclosed that rural cemetery. The avenue from the gate to the church has been widened, and it is now fringed with thin lines of twisted stone; and where once stood only two or three rose-trees there are now sixty-two,—set in lines on either side of the path. But the older part of the graveyard remains unchanged. The yew-trees ___(4)___ their dense shade, as of old. The quaint porch of the sacred building has not ___(5)___ under the hand of restoration. The ancient wooden memorials of the dead continue to moulder above their ashes.

3.
One of the most sacred spots in England is the churchyard of Stoke-Pogis. I revisited that place in June 1913 and once again rambled and meditated in that hallowed haunt. Not many months ago it seemed likely that Stoke Park would pass into the possession of a sporting club, and be turned into a race-course and kennel. A track had already been laid there. Fate was kind, however, and ___(1)___ the final disaster. Only a few changes are to be noted in that part of the park which to the ___(2)___ pilgrim must always be dear. The churchyard has been extended in front, and a solid wall of flint, pierced with a lych-gate, richly carved, has ___(3)___ the plain fence, with its simple turnstile, that formerly enclosed that rural cemetery. The avenue from the gate to the church has been widened, and it is now fringed with thin lines of twisted stone; and where once stood only two or three rose-trees there are now sixty-two,—set in lines on either side of the path. But the older part of the graveyard remains unchanged. The yew-trees ___(4)___ their dense shade, as of old. The quaint porch of the sacred building has not ___(5)___ under the hand of restoration. The ancient wooden memorials of the dead continue to moulder above their ashes.

4.
One of the most sacred spots in England is the churchyard of Stoke-Pogis. I revisited that place in June 1913 and once again rambled and meditated in that hallowed haunt. Not many months ago it seemed likely that Stoke Park would pass into the possession of a sporting club, and be turned into a race-course and kennel. A track had already been laid there. Fate was kind, however, and ___(1)___ the final disaster. Only a few changes are to be noted in that part of the park which to the ___(2)___ pilgrim must always be dear. The churchyard has been extended in front, and a solid wall of flint, pierced with a lych-gate, richly carved, has ___(3)___ the plain fence, with its simple turnstile, that formerly enclosed that rural cemetery. The avenue from the gate to the church has been widened, and it is now fringed with thin lines of twisted stone; and where once stood only two or three rose-trees there are now sixty-two,—set in lines on either side of the path. But the older part of the graveyard remains unchanged. The yew-trees ___(4)___ their dense shade, as of old. The quaint porch of the sacred building has not ___(5)___ under the hand of restoration. The ancient wooden memorials of the dead continue to moulder above their ashes.

5.
One of the most sacred spots in England is the churchyard of Stoke-Pogis. I revisited that place in June 1913 and once again rambled and meditated in that hallowed haunt. Not many months ago it seemed likely that Stoke Park would pass into the possession of a sporting club, and be turned into a race-course and kennel. A track had already been laid there. Fate was kind, however, and ___(1)___ the final disaster. Only a few changes are to be noted in that part of the park which to the ___(2)___ pilgrim must always be dear. The churchyard has been extended in front, and a solid wall of flint, pierced with a lych-gate, richly carved, has ___(3)___ the plain fence, with its simple turnstile, that formerly enclosed that rural cemetery. The avenue from the gate to the church has been widened, and it is now fringed with thin lines of twisted stone; and where once stood only two or three rose-trees there are now sixty-two,—set in lines on either side of the path. But the older part of the graveyard remains unchanged. The yew-trees ___(4)___ their dense shade, as of old. The quaint porch of the sacred building has not ___(5)___ under the hand of restoration. The ancient wooden memorials of the dead continue to moulder above their ashes.

Directions:(6-10) Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word.
6.
What so often happens in the relationships of individuals happened in those between Russia and Bulgaria. Russia naturally enough expected Bulgaria to be _______ (6) _______ for the really large amount of blood and treasure which its liberation had cost Russia, and, moreover, expected its gratitude to take the form of _____ (7) ______ and a general acquiescence in all the suggestions and wishes expressed by its liberator. Bulgaria was no doubt deeply grateful, but never had the slightest intention of expressing its gratitude in the desired way; on the contrary, like most people who have regained a long-lost and _______ (8) ______ freedom of action or been put under an obligation, it appeared touchy and jealous of its right to an independent judgement. It is often assumed by Russophobe writers that Russia wished and intended to make a Russian province of Bulgaria, but this is very unlikely; the geographical configuration of the Balkan peninsula would not lend itself to its ______ (9) _____ in the Russian Empire, the existence between the two of the compact and vigorous national block of Rumania, a Latin race and then already an independent state, was an _____ (10) _______ obstacle, and, finally, it is quite possible for Russia to obtain possession or control of Constantinople without owning all the intervening littoral.

7.
What so often happens in the relationships of individuals happened in those between Russia and Bulgaria. Russia naturally enough expected Bulgaria to be _______ (6) _______ for the really large amount of blood and treasure which its liberation had cost Russia, and, moreover, expected its gratitude to take the form of _____ (7) ______ and a general acquiescence in all the suggestions and wishes expressed by its liberator. Bulgaria was no doubt deeply grateful, but never had the slightest intention of expressing its gratitude in the desired way; on the contrary, like most people who have regained a long-lost and _______ (8) ______ freedom of action or been put under an obligation, it appeared touchy and jealous of its right to an independent judgement. It is often assumed by Russophobe writers that Russia wished and intended to make a Russian province of Bulgaria, but this is very unlikely; the geographical configuration of the Balkan peninsula would not lend itself to its ______ (9) _____ in the Russian Empire, the existence between the two of the compact and vigorous national block of Rumania, a Latin race and then already an independent state, was an _____ (10) _______ obstacle, and, finally, it is quite possible for Russia to obtain possession or control of Constantinople without owning all the intervening littoral.

8.
What so often happens in the relationships of individuals happened in those between Russia and Bulgaria. Russia naturally enough expected Bulgaria to be _______ (6) _______ for the really large amount of blood and treasure which its liberation had cost Russia, and, moreover, expected its gratitude to take the form of _____ (7) ______ and a general acquiescence in all the suggestions and wishes expressed by its liberator. Bulgaria was no doubt deeply grateful, but never had the slightest intention of expressing its gratitude in the desired way; on the contrary, like most people who have regained a long-lost and _______ (8) ______ freedom of action or been put under an obligation, it appeared touchy and jealous of its right to an independent judgement. It is often assumed by Russophobe writers that Russia wished and intended to make a Russian province of Bulgaria, but this is very unlikely; the geographical configuration of the Balkan peninsula would not lend itself to its ______ (9) _____ in the Russian Empire, the existence between the two of the compact and vigorous national block of Rumania, a Latin race and then already an independent state, was an _____ (10) _______ obstacle, and, finally, it is quite possible for Russia to obtain possession or control of Constantinople without owning all the intervening littoral.

9.
What so often happens in the relationships of individuals happened in those between Russia and Bulgaria. Russia naturally enough expected Bulgaria to be _______ (6) _______ for the really large amount of blood and treasure which its liberation had cost Russia, and, moreover, expected its gratitude to take the form of _____ (7) ______ and a general acquiescence in all the suggestions and wishes expressed by its liberator. Bulgaria was no doubt deeply grateful, but never had the slightest intention of expressing its gratitude in the desired way; on the contrary, like most people who have regained a long-lost and _______ (8) ______ freedom of action or been put under an obligation, it appeared touchy and jealous of its right to an independent judgement. It is often assumed by Russophobe writers that Russia wished and intended to make a Russian province of Bulgaria, but this is very unlikely; the geographical configuration of the Balkan peninsula would not lend itself to its ______ (9) _____ in the Russian Empire, the existence between the two of the compact and vigorous national block of Rumania, a Latin race and then already an independent state, was an _____ (10) _______ obstacle, and, finally, it is quite possible for Russia to obtain possession or control of Constantinople without owning all the intervening littoral.

10.
What so often happens in the relationships of individuals happened in those between Russia and Bulgaria. Russia naturally enough expected Bulgaria to be _______ (6) _______ for the really large amount of blood and treasure which its liberation had cost Russia, and, moreover, expected its gratitude to take the form of _____ (7) ______ and a general acquiescence in all the suggestions and wishes expressed by its liberator. Bulgaria was no doubt deeply grateful, but never had the slightest intention of expressing its gratitude in the desired way; on the contrary, like most people who have regained a long-lost and _______ (8) ______ freedom of action or been put under an obligation, it appeared touchy and jealous of its right to an independent judgement. It is often assumed by Russophobe writers that Russia wished and intended to make a Russian province of Bulgaria, but this is very unlikely; the geographical configuration of the Balkan peninsula would not lend itself to its ______ (9) _____ in the Russian Empire, the existence between the two of the compact and vigorous national block of Rumania, a Latin race and then already an independent state, was an _____ (10) _______ obstacle, and, finally, it is quite possible for Russia to obtain possession or control of Constantinople without owning all the intervening littoral.

 

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

    1. Question

    One of the most sacred spots in England is the churchyard of Stoke-Pogis. I revisited that place in June 1913 and once again rambled and meditated in that hallowed haunt. Not many months ago it seemed likely that Stoke Park would pass into the possession of a sporting club, and be turned into a race-course and kennel. A track had already been laid there. Fate was kind, however, and ___(1)___ the final disaster. Only a few changes are to be noted in that part of the park which to the ___(2)___ pilgrim must always be dear. The churchyard has been extended in front, and a solid wall of flint, pierced with a lych-gate, richly carved, has ___(3)___ the plain fence, with its simple turnstile, that formerly enclosed that rural cemetery. The avenue from the gate to the church has been widened, and it is now fringed with thin lines of twisted stone; and where once stood only two or three rose-trees there are now sixty-two,—set in lines on either side of the path. But the older part of the graveyard remains unchanged. The yew-trees ___(4)___ their dense shade, as of old. The quaint porch of the sacred building has not ___(5)___ under the hand of restoration. The ancient wooden memorials of the dead continue to moulder above their ashes.

    Ans:2
    In the sentence it is stated that ‘fate was kind’ and since ‘however’ is used, the disaster must’ve been avoided. ‘Averted’ means prevent or stop. Thus, it must be the correct answer.
    Hence, option B is the right choice.
  • 2. Question

    One of the most sacred spots in England is the churchyard of Stoke-Pogis. I revisited that place in June 1913 and once again rambled and meditated in that hallowed haunt. Not many months ago it seemed likely that Stoke Park would pass into the possession of a sporting club, and be turned into a race-course and kennel. A track had already been laid there. Fate was kind, however, and ___(1)___ the final disaster. Only a few changes are to be noted in that part of the park which to the ___(2)___ pilgrim must always be dear. The churchyard has been extended in front, and a solid wall of flint, pierced with a lych-gate, richly carved, has ___(3)___ the plain fence, with its simple turnstile, that formerly enclosed that rural cemetery. The avenue from the gate to the church has been widened, and it is now fringed with thin lines of twisted stone; and where once stood only two or three rose-trees there are now sixty-two,—set in lines on either side of the path. But the older part of the graveyard remains unchanged. The yew-trees ___(4)___ their dense shade, as of old. The quaint porch of the sacred building has not ___(5)___ under the hand of restoration. The ancient wooden memorials of the dead continue to moulder above their ashes.

    Ans:1
    Since only some changes were made to that part of the park, the pilgrim who respects the place the most must’ve been dear. Out of the given option, ‘reverent’ means ‘felling or showing deep respect’ must be the right answer.
    Hence, option A must be the right answer.
  • 3. Question

    One of the most sacred spots in England is the churchyard of Stoke-Pogis. I revisited that place in June 1913 and once again rambled and meditated in that hallowed haunt. Not many months ago it seemed likely that Stoke Park would pass into the possession of a sporting club, and be turned into a race-course and kennel. A track had already been laid there. Fate was kind, however, and ___(1)___ the final disaster. Only a few changes are to be noted in that part of the park which to the ___(2)___ pilgrim must always be dear. The churchyard has been extended in front, and a solid wall of flint, pierced with a lych-gate, richly carved, has ___(3)___ the plain fence, with its simple turnstile, that formerly enclosed that rural cemetery. The avenue from the gate to the church has been widened, and it is now fringed with thin lines of twisted stone; and where once stood only two or three rose-trees there are now sixty-two,—set in lines on either side of the path. But the older part of the graveyard remains unchanged. The yew-trees ___(4)___ their dense shade, as of old. The quaint porch of the sacred building has not ___(5)___ under the hand of restoration. The ancient wooden memorials of the dead continue to moulder above their ashes.

    Ans:4
    In the part of the sentence after the blank, it is stated ‘formerly enclosed that..’, so the solid wall must’ve ‘replaced’ the plain fence.
    Hence, option D is the correct option.
  • 4. Question

    One of the most sacred spots in England is the churchyard of Stoke-Pogis. I revisited that place in June 1913 and once again rambled and meditated in that hallowed haunt. Not many months ago it seemed likely that Stoke Park would pass into the possession of a sporting club, and be turned into a race-course and kennel. A track had already been laid there. Fate was kind, however, and ___(1)___ the final disaster. Only a few changes are to be noted in that part of the park which to the ___(2)___ pilgrim must always be dear. The churchyard has been extended in front, and a solid wall of flint, pierced with a lych-gate, richly carved, has ___(3)___ the plain fence, with its simple turnstile, that formerly enclosed that rural cemetery. The avenue from the gate to the church has been widened, and it is now fringed with thin lines of twisted stone; and where once stood only two or three rose-trees there are now sixty-two,—set in lines on either side of the path. But the older part of the graveyard remains unchanged. The yew-trees ___(4)___ their dense shade, as of old. The quaint porch of the sacred building has not ___(5)___ under the hand of restoration. The ancient wooden memorials of the dead continue to moulder above their ashes.

     Ans:3
    The trees ‘cast’ their shade or shadow.
    Hence, option C is the correct option.
  • 5. Question

    One of the most sacred spots in England is the churchyard of Stoke-Pogis. I revisited that place in June 1913 and once again rambled and meditated in that hallowed haunt. Not many months ago it seemed likely that Stoke Park would pass into the possession of a sporting club, and be turned into a race-course and kennel. A track had already been laid there. Fate was kind, however, and ___(1)___ the final disaster. Only a few changes are to be noted in that part of the park which to the ___(2)___ pilgrim must always be dear. The churchyard has been extended in front, and a solid wall of flint, pierced with a lych-gate, richly carved, has ___(3)___ the plain fence, with its simple turnstile, that formerly enclosed that rural cemetery. The avenue from the gate to the church has been widened, and it is now fringed with thin lines of twisted stone; and where once stood only two or three rose-trees there are now sixty-two,—set in lines on either side of the path. But the older part of the graveyard remains unchanged. The yew-trees ___(4)___ their dense shade, as of old. The quaint porch of the sacred building has not ___(5)___ under the hand of restoration. The ancient wooden memorials of the dead continue to moulder above their ashes.

    Ans:1
    In the next sentence, it is stated that ‘… wooden memorials of the dead continue to moulder..’. Thus the porch didn’t ‘change’ or ‘suffer’ under the hands of restoration.
    Hence, option A is the correct option.
  • 6. Question

    Directions:(6-10) Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word.
    What so often happens in the relationships of individuals happened in those between Russia and Bulgaria. Russia naturally enough expected Bulgaria to be _______ (6) _______ for the really large amount of blood and treasure which its liberation had cost Russia, and, moreover, expected its gratitude to take the form of _____ (7) ______ and a general acquiescence in all the suggestions and wishes expressed by its liberator. Bulgaria was no doubt deeply grateful, but never had the slightest intention of expressing its gratitude in the desired way; on the contrary, like most people who have regained a long-lost and _______ (8) ______ freedom of action or been put under an obligation, it appeared touchy and jealous of its right to an independent judgement. It is often assumed by Russophobe writers that Russia wished and intended to make a Russian province of Bulgaria, but this is very unlikely; the geographical configuration of the Balkan peninsula would not lend itself to its ______ (9) _____ in the Russian Empire, the existence between the two of the compact and vigorous national block of Rumania, a Latin race and then already an independent state, was an _____ (10) _______ obstacle, and, finally, it is quite possible for Russia to obtain possession or control of Constantinople without owning all the intervening littoral.

    Ans:2
    On reading the sentences after the blank we see that Russia had helped Bulgaria in its liberation and was expecting gratitude in return. Hence, the word ‘grateful’ fits the blank correctly. Option B is the correct answer.
  • 7. Question

    Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word.
    What so often happens in the relationships of individuals happened in those between Russia and Bulgaria. Russia naturally enough expected Bulgaria to be _______ (6) _______ for the really large amount of blood and treasure which its liberation had cost Russia, and, moreover, expected its gratitude to take the form of _____ (7) ______ and a general acquiescence in all the suggestions and wishes expressed by its liberator. Bulgaria was no doubt deeply grateful, but never had the slightest intention of expressing its gratitude in the desired way; on the contrary, like most people who have regained a long-lost and _______ (8) ______ freedom of action or been put under an obligation, it appeared touchy and jealous of its right to an independent judgement. It is often assumed by Russophobe writers that Russia wished and intended to make a Russian province of Bulgaria, but this is very unlikely; the geographical configuration of the Balkan peninsula would not lend itself to its ______ (9) _____ in the Russian Empire, the existence between the two of the compact and vigorous national block of Rumania, a Latin race and then already an independent state, was an _____ (10) _______ obstacle, and, finally, it is quite possible for Russia to obtain possession or control of Constantinople without owning all the intervening littoral.

    Ans:4
    The blank is ‘___________ and a general acquiescence’. Hence, the blank should be filled with a word which is close in meaning to the word ‘acquiescence’. Hence, ‘docility’ fits the blank correctly. Option D is the correct answer.
  • 8. Question

    What so often happens in the relationships of individuals happened in those between Russia and Bulgaria. Russia naturally enough expected Bulgaria to be _______ (6) _______ for the really large amount of blood and treasure which its liberation had cost Russia, and, moreover, expected its gratitude to take the form of _____ (7) ______ and a general acquiescence in all the suggestions and wishes expressed by its liberator. Bulgaria was no doubt deeply grateful, but never had the slightest intention of expressing its gratitude in the desired way; on the contrary, like most people who have regained a long-lost and _______ (8) ______ freedom of action or been put under an obligation, it appeared touchy and jealous of its right to an independent judgement. It is often assumed by Russophobe writers that Russia wished and intended to make a Russian province of Bulgaria, but this is very unlikely; the geographical configuration of the Balkan peninsula would not lend itself to its ______ (9) _____ in the Russian Empire, the existence between the two of the compact and vigorous national block of Rumania, a Latin race and then already an independent state, was an _____ (10) _______ obstacle, and, finally, it is quite possible for Russia to obtain possession or control of Constantinople without owning all the intervening littoral.

    Ans:3
    The sentence immediately before the blank expresses that the freedom was long-lost. Hence, it is logical that the freedom was also ‘unaccustomed’ to them. Thus, option C is the correct answer.
  • 9. Question

    What so often happens in the relationships of individuals happened in those between Russia and Bulgaria. Russia naturally enough expected Bulgaria to be _______ (6) _______ for the really large amount of blood and treasure which its liberation had cost Russia, and, moreover, expected its gratitude to take the form of _____ (7) ______ and a general acquiescence in all the suggestions and wishes expressed by its liberator. Bulgaria was no doubt deeply grateful, but never had the slightest intention of expressing its gratitude in the desired way; on the contrary, like most people who have regained a long-lost and _______ (8) ______ freedom of action or been put under an obligation, it appeared touchy and jealous of its right to an independent judgement. It is often assumed by Russophobe writers that Russia wished and intended to make a Russian province of Bulgaria, but this is very unlikely; the geographical configuration of the Balkan peninsula would not lend itself to its ______ (9) _____ in the Russian Empire, the existence between the two of the compact and vigorous national block of Rumania, a Latin race and then already an independent state, was an _____ (10) _______ obstacle, and, finally, it is quite possible for Russia to obtain possession or control of Constantinople without owning all the intervening littoral.

    Ans:5
    On reading the sentences leading up to the blank we understand that the writers’ claim could not have been true due to the geographical difficulties. The word ‘incorporation’ fits the blank and expresses this meaning. Hence, option E is the correct answer.
  • 10. Question

    What so often happens in the relationships of individuals happened in those between Russia and Bulgaria. Russia naturally enough expected Bulgaria to be _______ (6) _______ for the really large amount of blood and treasure which its liberation had cost Russia, and, moreover, expected its gratitude to take the form of _____ (7) ______ and a general acquiescence in all the suggestions and wishes expressed by its liberator. Bulgaria was no doubt deeply grateful, but never had the slightest intention of expressing its gratitude in the desired way; on the contrary, like most people who have regained a long-lost and _______ (8) ______ freedom of action or been put under an obligation, it appeared touchy and jealous of its right to an independent judgement. It is often assumed by Russophobe writers that Russia wished and intended to make a Russian province of Bulgaria, but this is very unlikely; the geographical configuration of the Balkan peninsula would not lend itself to its ______ (9) _____ in the Russian Empire, the existence between the two of the compact and vigorous national block of Rumania, a Latin race and then already an independent state, was an _____ (10) _______ obstacle, and, finally, it is quite possible for Russia to obtain possession or control of Constantinople without owning all the intervening littoral.

    Ans:4
    On reading the paragraph till the blank, we understand that the existence of Rumania was a huge hindrance for Russia to make Bulgaria a Russian province. The word ‘insurmountable’ expresses this meaning. Thus, option D is the correct answer.