Classical

Sentence Completion - Section 1

31:  

The ancient Egyptians believed___________ so that when these objects were magically reanimated through the correct rituals, they would be able to function effectively.

A.

that it was essential that things they portrayed must have every relevant feature· shown as clearly as possible

B.

it was essential for things they portray to have had every relevant feature shown as clearly as possible,

C.

it was essential that the things they portrayed had every relevant feature shown as clearly as possible,

D.

that when they portrayed things, it should have every relevant feature shown as clearly as possible

 
 

Option: C

Explanation :

The tense in choices (a) and (b) is not consistent. Moreover, choice (a) uses both 'essential' and 'must'. Thus rendering either one ofthese words redundant. In choice (d) 'things' the plural form cannot take it'.


32:  

Archaeologists believe that the pieces of red-ware pottery excavated recently near Bhavnagar and ____ shed light on a hither to dark 600-year period in the Harappan history of Gujarat.

A.

estimated with a reasonable certainty as being about 3400 years old,

B.

are estimated reasonably certain to be about 3400 years old

C.

estimated at about 3400 years old with reasonable certainty,

D.

estimated with reasonable certainty to be about 3400 years old,

 
 

Option: C

Explanation :

Choice (d) fits into the blank in choice (a) the usage of the indefinite article is erroneous. Choices (b) and (c) are erroneous due to the incorrect ordering of words.


33:  

The genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda, apart from being mis-described in the most sinister and _______manner as 'ethnic cleansing', were also blamed, in further hand-washing rhetoric, on something dark and interior to _______ and perpetrators alike.

A.

innovative; communicator

B.

enchanting; leaders

C.

disingenuous; victims

D.

exigent; exploiters

 
 

Option: C

Explanation :
Disingenuous' means 'insincere' and this best fits the context as the phrase 'ethnic cleansing' is marked by apostrophes indicating a misrepresentation. Also, the word 'victims' is best in contrast to 'perpetrators'. Hence, option (c) is correct.


34:  

As navigators, calendar makers, and other __ of the night sky accumulated evidence to the contrary, ancient astronomers were forced to __ that certain bodies might move in circles about points, which in turn moved in circles about the earth.

A.

scrutinizers; believe

B.

observers; agree

C.

scrutinizers; suggest

D.

observers; concede

 
 

Option: D

Explanation :


35:  

Every human being, after the first few days of his life, is a product of two factors: on the one hand, there is his _______ endowment; and on the other hand, there is the effect of environment, including ___________

A.

constitutional; weather

B.

congenital; education

C.

personal; climate

D.

genetic; pedagogy

 
 

Option: D

Explanation :




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