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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-4

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Question 1
It will take some time for many South Koreans to ________ the conflicting image of North Korea, let alone to ________ what to make of their northern cousins.
A
reconcile…decide
B
understand…clarify
C
make out… decide
D
reconcile… understand
Question 1 Explanation: 
In the given sentence, the author wishes to highlight how the South Koreans cannot quite to figure out the conflicting image portrayed by North Korea. Since the image is conflicting, the word we use here is reconcile (which means come to terms with something) rather than understand. The second word obviously needs to be decide, which fits in with the catch phrase ‘what to make’.
Question 2
In these bleak and depressing times of ________ prices, non-performing governments and ________ crime rates, Sourav Ganguly has given us Indians a lot to cheer about.
A
escalating…increasing
B
spiralling…booming
C
spiralling… soaring
D
ascending….debilitating
Question 2 Explanation: 
In the given case, we need two words which show how the prices and crime rates are increasing. The two words which represent uncontrollable increase in this case are spiralling and soaring. We select these two words as they represent two meanings which are not there in the other words: uncontrollable and great increase.
Question 3
To a greater or lesser degree all the civilized countries of the world are made up of a small class of rulers ________ and of a large class of subjects ________.
A
formed by a small minority….who are uncivilized
B
powerfully corrupt..pointless crusaders.
C
corrupted by too much power….corrupted by too much passive obedience
D
Who are ruled..who ruled
Question 3 Explanation: 
We need a pair in this case which showcases opposite virtues of the ruler and the subject. In this case, the rulers are corrupted by power and subjects suffer from passive obedience, that is they do not raise their voice against these corrupt leaders.
Question 4
Our seniors were surprised at our efficiency, as we had almost completed the preparations for the festival, with just a few _________ concerns left to be ironed out.
A
inconsequential
B
niggling
C
spectacular
D
inevitable
E
ambiguous
Question 4 Explanation: 
The words ‘almost’ and ‘just’ tell us that the concerns left are a few and small. Hence, the word niggling is the right answer, which means small and of little importance. Referring to these concerns as inconsequential would not be right, as however small the concerns may be , they are surely of some importance. Concerns can surely never be spectacular, which means sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect. The meanings of the other words are as follows: Ambiguous means ‘having more than one possible meaning’ Inevitable means ‘something which is bound to occur’.
Question 5
In this context, the ________ of the British labour movement is particularly ________
A
affair, weird
B
activity, moving
C
experience, significant
D
atmosphere, gloomy
Question 5 Explanation: 
In the given case, we are provided a reference with respect to a movement in the past. The sentence does not provide any clue so as to this movement had a positive or a negative impact. Keeping that in mind, option C is the best choice in the given case. Both the words in this case fit the given context.
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