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  • Directions for individual questions: Each of the sentences below has one or two blanks, each blank indicating that a word or set of words has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are five lettered words or sets of words. You are to choose the one word or set of words that, when inserted into the sentence, BEST fits in with the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

Sentence Completion (Level-2): Test-1

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Question 1
Science is a sort of news agency comparable ________ to other news agencies.
A
principally
B
in principle
C
in principal
D
in spirit and form
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct phrase in this case is ‘in principle’. The usage of principle is generally accompanied with in. Principal, as we all know, means ‘the educator who has executive authority for a school’.
Question 2
This is about _____ a sociological analysis can penetrate.
A
as far as
B
the outer limits that
C
just how far into the subject
D
just the relative distance that
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct idiomatic usage is 'as far as' something can go. Options B and D sound extremely confusing as they add parameters. While option C sounds needlessly verbose. Hence, option A is the right choice.
Question 3
Particularly today, when so many difficult and complex problems face the human species, the development of broad ______.
A
and powerful shoulders is necessary.
B
plans of action is not possible.
C
moral values is required.
D
and powerful thinking is desperately needed.
Question 3 Explanation: 
What do we need to counter these difficult and complex problems? The answer to this question is human thinking, which has the power to surmount any challenge, and this is reflected by option D.
Question 4
In the European Community countries there has been talk of an energy tax to raise funds _____.
A
by burdening the rich who can afford higher taxes.
B
to penalise heavy users of energy.
C
by raising the price of energy-intensive implements.
D
to search for alternative sources of energy.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The question talks about raising funds, that is collecting money for a particular use. What is that use? Option D provides us with the answer.
Question 5
The________, old building was torn down upon the request of the mayor to ensure the safety of the company employees.
A
transcending
B
nefarious
C
maverick
D
decrepit
E
desolate
Question 5 Explanation: 
The word required in the blank should describe the condition of the building that was pulled down for the safety of people, hence it must have been in and old and worn put state, i.e. decrepit. The meanings of the other words are as follows: Transcending means superior or better than some standard. Desolate could have been the option, if the safety part had not been mentioned. Maverick means ‘Independent in behavior or thought’. Nefarious means ‘extremely wicked’.
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