Sentence Completion - Section 1


 Some critics believe that Satyajit Ray never quite came back to the great beginning he made in his path-breaking film Pather Panchali.________have endured decades of well-travelled bad prints to become a signpost in cinematic history.

A. The bizarre history of its misty origins
B. Its haunting images
C. Its compelling muniicence
D. The breathtaking awe it inspires

Option: B

Explanation :
'Bizarre' means 'weird'. Hence, choice (a) is ruled out. "Its haunting images have endured ' fits syntactically. choice (c) can also be ruled out as 'munificence' means generosity and this is not intended in the sentence. Also, the word `prints' in the given sentence gets with the word `images' of choice (b).


An act of justice closes the book on a misdeed; an act of vengeance________

A. reopens the first chapter
B. writes an epoilogue
C. writes one of its own
D. opens new books

Option: C

Explanation :
(a) 'Reopens the first chapter' means begins from the very start.
(b) 'Writes an epilogue' means ends the book.
(c) 'Opens new books' means creates new problems.
The above three are only partly correct. An act
of justice pardons for ever an act of vengeance
creates new problems. It is a saying. "An act of
justice closes the book on a misdeed; an act of
vengeance writes one of its own."


Wines that yielded a good commercial profit ________in the same limited areas of France as of now.

A. seem to have been produced
B. appear to have a remarkable semblance
C. bear a significant similarity in terms of production to those grown
D. appear to have been similarly produced

Option: A

Explanation :
(b) It is not mentioned with what do wines
bear semblance.
(c) The 'similarity' is only in terms of production. The similarity in production does not achieve commercial profit.
(d) For the same commercial profit wines need
not be produced in the same of similar manner.
So, choice (a) is the best. It does not mention
that the wines of similar profit are similarily
produced or have semblance with one another.


This is about________a sociological analysis can penetrate

A. the other limits that,
B. just how far into the subject that
C. the relative distance that
D. as far as

Option: D

Explanation :
(a) A sociological analysis does not stop at the outer limits of the subjects.
(b) No one can indicate how far into the subject can a sociological analysis go.
(c) 'Relative distance' refers to the distance of something else which is not mentioned.
So, choice (d) is the best. This indicates the probable distance to which the sociological analysis can go to.


No doubt, it was our own government but it was being run on borrowed ideas, using ________ solutions

A. worn out
B. second hand
C. impractical
D. inappropriate

Option: B

Explanation :

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