Classical

Sentence Completion - Section 1

26:  

The law prohibits a person from felling a sandalwood tree, even if it grows on one's own land, without prior permission from the government. As poor people cannot deal with the government, this legal provision leads to a riproaring business for _________, who care neither for the ___________ , nor for the trees.

A.

middlemen, rich

B.

the government, poor

C.

touts, rich

D.

touts, poor

 
 

Option: D

Explanation :

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27:  

It will take some time for many South Koreans to-------------------- the conflicting images 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

 
 

Option: A

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28:  

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

 
 

Option: C

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29:  

The manners and _____ of the nouveau riche is a recurrent ______in the literature.

A.

style, motif

B.

morals, story

C.

wealth, theme

D.

morals, theme

 
 

Option: D

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30:  

Many people suggest _________ and still others would like to convince people not to buy pirated cassettes.

A.

to bring down audio-cassette prices to reduce the incidence of music piracy, others advocate strong legal action against the offenders,

B.

bringing down audio-cassette prices to reduce the incidents of music piracy, others are advocating strong legal action against offenders,

C.

bringing down audio-cassette prices to reduce the incidence of music piracy, others advocate strong legal action against offenders,

D.

audio-cassette prices to be brought down to reduce incidence of music piracy, others advocate that strong legal action must be taken against offenders,

 
 

Option: C

Explanation :

Choices (a) and (d) are ruled out because 'suggest' does not go with 'to+ verb' form. Choice (2) cannot fit in the blank because of the error in parallelism. The appropriate structure is "Many people suggest ........ and others advocate .......... ".

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