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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-1): Test-5
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. To my absolute surprise, my former flame was ______ to the idea of going out for a coffee with me.
Question 1 Explanation:
In the given case, the author was surprised that his former love (flame) was willing out to go with him. The words which show this agreement: amenable.
The Athenians ,on the whole, were peaceful and prosperous, they had ________ to sit at home and think about the universe and dispute with Socrates, or to travel abroad and ________ the world.
Question 2 Explanation:
The first blank needs a word which shows that the Athenians has spare time to sit at home, in other words, they had leisure (Time available for ease and relaxation). In the second blank, the word explore fits in the perfectly with the context of the travelling provided.
The _______ seventh-grader surprisingly towered over the other participants in the symposium when the discussion turned to matters of science.
Question 3 Explanation:
The element that needs to be kept in mind here is that we have been surprised by the seventh-grader, when he performed really well. This means that we need a negative word for the first blank. Where do we find this negative word? In options C and D. Option C is too negative in the given case, and therefore, option D is the appropriate answer.
At first, Nick was taken aback by the amount of _____ he received at the hands of his colleagues; though, he soon realized that their admiration was for his lineage and not his work.
Question 4 Explanation:
This is fairly simple question, as the clue for the blank is given in the second half of the sentence: the word admiration. This word tells us that the word in the first blank has to be that of praise, and that praise is what we find in option B.
Purves's article claims that we in the west are "looking eastward in disgust". I believe that disgusted parties would do well to turn their _______ gazes on their own societies.
Question 5 Explanation:
What kinds of gazes are being talked about here? Ones that are judging others, ones that are critiquing others and creating unnecessary opinions. This makes option B the best answer in this case. Critical is an option which comes close, but we need a word with an out and out negative bias, and that is best reflected by option B.
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