(Paper) CDS: English Fill In The Blanks Solved Exam Paper (I) : 2006

Combined Defence Services

CDS General English Solved Paper (I) : 2006

Directions (For the 8 items which follow): Each of the following eight sentences has a blank space and four words are given below the sentence. Out of these four choices, select the word which you consider the most appropriate for the blank space and mark your choice on the Answer Sheet.

1. It .......... him to ask for a loan.
(a) frowned
(b) galled
(c) angered
(d) admonished

2. Because the ice grains in slush are so loosely bonded, it is .......... and thus can cause an avalanche even on gentle slopes.
(a) unstable (b) flexible
(c) interdependent (d) compact

3. This was a tricky question which left him.............. for an answer.
(a) discovering (b) obvious
(c) groping (d) glad

4. The shortcomings of the writer ’s analysis are ............ by his clari ty in explaining f inancial complexi t y and the sheer importance of this text.
(a) demonstrated (b) alleviated
(c) magnified (d) offset

5. His story is ........... in the literal sense of the word.
(a) creditworthy (b) incredible
(c) unaccredited (d) accredited

6. The dean tr ied to retain control of the situation on campus, but his attempt was ............ by the board of trustees.
(a) thwarted (b) witnessed
(c) justified (d) disclosed

7. In the absence of my commanding officer, I acted on my own .............. .
(a) attribute (b) brain
(c) initiative (d) intention

8. His ............ soon had the crowd booing his opponents.
(a) audition (b) oratory
(c) arrogance (d) audacity

ANSWERS:  1. (b) 2. (a) 3. (c) 4. (d) 5. (b) 6. (a) 7. (c) 8. (b)


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