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Directions : In each sentence below, there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence some pairs of words are given which are numbered (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e). Pick out the most appropriate pair to fill in the blanks in the same order, to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
16. I am not ........ to sell you my house unless you offer a more ........ price.

(a)   conform, true
(b)  prepared, realistic
(c)   ready, correct
(d)  having, actual 

17. With the realisation, we have found ourselves left with ........ moral values and little ethical ........ .

(a)   fundamental, scruples
(b)  stereotyped, perspective 
(c)   extreme, judgement
(d)  incidental, standards
(e)   obsolete, direction

18. If we do not take ........ care in our industry, we will have to ........ a grave problem. 

(a)   normal, experience
(b)  proper, face
(c)   adequate, catch
(d)  intensive, aggravate
(e)   preventive, solve

19. Education is ........ to the economic and social fabric of the nation, but ........ that few political parties have made it an election issue.

(a)   eminent, barring
(b)  concomitent, instead of 
(c)   basic, despite
(d)  rudimentary, besides

20. Despite their strong resentment the tribals ........ the new laws as long as the Government officials did not ........ them too strenuously.

(a)   welcomed, observe
(b)  tolerated, enforce
(c)   amended, follow
(d)  laid, punish

21. Since we ........ read every book, we ........ only the famous ones.

(a)   have, sold
(b)  should, buy
(c)   must, ignore
(d)  can, purchase
(e)   cannot, select

22. Suddenly out of the ........ of weariness an old lady ........ unexpectedly.

(a)   mosaic, raised
(b)  context, appeared
(c)   texture, rose
(d)  fabric, awakened 

23. We have to ........ in our young men and women sense of discipline, which is a ........ for progress and happiness.

(a)   generate, concomitent
(b)  instil, need
(c)   produce, necessity
(d)  inculcate, pre-requisite
(e)   induce, requirement 

24. ........ of crops was due to continuous ........ 
(a)   Destruction, draught
(b)  Ruin, draft
(c)   Failure, drought
(d)  Depreciation, drift

25. Disarmament and development in our time are ........ interrelated but ........ development will depend on a change in the world's political thinking.

(a)   inevitably, substantial
(b)  closely, real
(c)   essentially, true 
(d)  universally, ultimate
(e)   naturally, final

26. How many of the books published each year in India make a ........ contribution towards improving men's ........ with each other?

(a)   sensational, reservations
(b)  referential, behaviour 
(c)   significant, relationship
(d)  incorporated, obligation 

27. Due to ........ rainfall this year, they had to ........ cut in water supply.

(a)   scanty, lift
(b)  heavy, regulate
(c)   regular, clamp
(d)  sufficient, enforce
(e)   inadequate, impose

28. The ........ man treated everyone in a ........ manner.

(a)   defiant, belligerent
(b)  corrupt, ubiquitous
(c)   superficial, thorough
(d)  suspicious, ingenuous 
(e)   supercilious, depreciatory

29. Mr. Johnson ........ a boat' and ........ into the bay.

(a)   hired, rowed
(b)  rented, swam
(c)   boarded, went
(d)  borrowed, intruded 

30. Those suffering from glaucoma find that their ........ vision is ........ and that they can no longer see objects not directly in front of them. 

(a)   optical, distorted
(b)  peripheral, impaired
(c)   prephrastic, demurred

(d)  peripatetic, diminished 



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ANSWERS

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16. (b)
17. (c)
18. (b)
19. (d)
20. (b) 
21. (e)
22. (c)
23. (d)
24, (e)
25. (b)
26. (c)
27. (e)
23. (e)
29. (a)
30. (b) 
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