Dell Verbal Fill In The Quiz
Indian art criticism is arbitrary, emotional and sentimental. —- Many people skip out reviews because they do not understand what they read. (A) Good criticism must evaluate, revitalize and stimulate development. (B) Unfortunately, most reviews are in the obtuse, incomprehensible language, which alienates the reader. (C) India was among the earliest nations to produce critical treatises on the art.
A and B
A and C
B and C
Question 1 Explanation:
Only statements A and B can come in between the two given sentences, statement C does not comply with the idea expressed in these sentences.
You may wonder how the expert on fossils remain is able to trace descent through teeth, which seem ________ pegs upon which to hang whole ancestries.
Question 2 Explanation:
Specious = false and misleading Novel = marvelous in a new way.
Seeing the pictures of our old home made me feel ________ and nostalgic.
Question 3 Explanation:
Wistful means sad about something past. (fastidious = choosy and difficult to please. Indignant = Angry, Conciliatory = making compromise or befriending.)
Part of the confusion in our societies _______ from our pursuit of efficiency and economic growth, in the __________ that these are the necessary ingredients of progress
Question 4 Explanation:
Emerges means comes out. Confusion cannot be derived from the situation. To stem is to stop something, which the sentence is not pointing to. Therefore, options (a) and (b) are incorrect. Option (d) is incorrect as in the second filler ‘planning’ can’t be used.
War has been, throughout history, the chief _________ of social cohesion; and since science began, it has been the strongest ________ to technical progress.
Question 5 Explanation:
In the given space of time i.e. ‘throughout history’ there can be only source. Reason and cause or origin can be a particular event. Boost, Encouragement and Incentive mean the same.
To the embittered ex-philanthropist, all the former recipients of his charity were _________ as stingy with their thanks as they were wasteful of his largesse.
Question 6 Explanation:
The embittered benefactor thinks of them as ingrates (ungrateful persons) because they do not thank him sufficiently for his generosity. He does not think of them as misers (hoarders of wealth): although they are stingy in expressing tanks, they are extravagant in spending money. He certainly does not think of them as louts (clumsy oafs), prigs (self-righteous fussbudgets), or renegades (traitors): the specific attribute he resents in them is ingratitude, not cloddishness, self-satisfaction or perfidy
If a junior executive neglects his professional development and _______ education, he can easily and quickly become obsolete in a world changing at _______ rates.
Question 7 Explanation:
Only dizzying can be fitted in the second filler, as one can become obsolete in a world changing at fast rate. Dizzying = Make (someone) feel unsteady, confused, or amazed: “the dizzying rate of change”
The ______ terrorist was finally _______ by the police.
Question 8 Explanation:
A criminal is notorious. Crafty = clever or deceitful Apprehend = to arrest Nab = to catch Admonish = to scold mildly.
The quality of _________ between individuals and the organization for which they work can be _________ to the benefit of both parties.
Question 9 Explanation:
Only interaction and improved can be used in both the fillers. Other options do not suit the situation.
Although he was generally considered an extremely _________ individual, his testimony at the trial revealed that he had been very ________.
Question 10 Explanation:
In reputation, he was guileless or deceitful person: in real life he showed himself to have been hypocritical or deceptive. Note the use of although to signal the contrast
There are 10 questions to complete.