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Fill in the Blanks is common type of questions asked in English section of any government exam. While it may seem easy to crack them, it can be tricky at some instances. It requires critical thinking and decent knowledge of vocabulary to crack any Fill in the Blank question.

Here is the list of solved Fill in the Blanks questions with answers.

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1. The scientist carefully examined the _____ (a) fragment / (b) analysis / (c) specimen / (d) conclusion of the meteorite to determine its composition.

Answer: (c) specimen. Explanation: A specimen is a sample of something, which is what the scientist would be examining to understand its composition. Fragment could be a part of the meteorite, but it wouldn’t necessarily be a representative sample. Analysis is the process of examining something, not the thing itself. Conclusion is the final result of the examination, not the object being examined.

2. The aroma of freshly baked bread _____ (a) lingered / (b) dissolved / (c) erupted / (d) vanished throughout the kitchen, making everyone _____ (a) hungry / (b) satisfied / (c) confused / (d) surprised.

Answer: (a) lingered / (b) hungry. Explanation: Lingered means to stay for a while, which describes the pleasant aroma. Dissolved suggests disappearing completely, which wouldn’t be the case for the smell. Erupted implies a sudden and forceful appearance, not fitting the gentle aroma. Vanished means disappeared, which is the opposite of what’s happening. The aroma would make people hungry, not satisfied, confused, or surprised.

3. Despite facing many _____ (a) obstacles / (b) solutions / (c) resources / (d) arguments , the team persevered and ultimately _____ (a) achieved / (b) witnessed / (c) doubted / (d) celebrated their goal.

Answer: (a) obstacles / (a) achieved. Explanation: Obstacles are things that make it difficult to achieve something, which is what the team faced. Solutions are ways to overcome problems, not the problems themselves. Resources are things that can be used to achieve a goal, but they aren’t the difficulties. Arguments are disagreements, not necessarily challenges to achieving the goal. The team achieved their goal, not witnessed it (which implies observing someone else’s accomplishment), doubted it (the opposite of success), or celebrated it before actually achieving it.

4. The _____ (a) energetic / (b) exhausting / (c) peaceful / (d) noisy children ran through the park, their laughter _____ (a) echoing / (b) muffling / (c) calming / (d) disappearing through the trees.

Answer: (a) energetic / (a) echoing. Explanation: Energetic means full of energy, which describes the children running. Exhausting implies using up energy, not having a lot of it. Peaceful suggests calmness, the opposite of what the children are doing. Noisy could be a consequence of their energy, but energetic is a more specific descriptor. Their laughter would echo, meaning to repeat or continue to be heard, not muffled (made quieter), calmed (made quieter and calmer), or disappeared (stopped completely).

5. The _____ (a) intricate / (b) simple / (c) dull / (d) obvious design of the clock required a skilled _____ (a) craftsman / (b) builder / (c) worker / (d) operator to assemble it.

Answer: (a) intricate / (a) craftsman. Explanation: Intricate means having many complex parts, which describes the design of the clock. Simple means easy to understand or make, the opposite of intricate. Dull is uninteresting, not complex. Obvious is easy to understand, again the opposite of intricate. A craftsman is a skilled worker who makes things by hand, which is needed to assemble a complex clock. A builder constructs buildings, not necessarily intricate objects. A worker is a general term, and an operator might use a machine to operate something, but not necessarily assemble something intricate by hand.

6. The _____ (a) talented / (b) clumsy / (c) nervous / (d) bored performer captivated the audience with her _____ (a) grace / (b) strength / (c) fear / (d) doubt.

Answer: (a) talented / (a) grace. Explanation: A talented performer would be skilled and captivating. Clumsy suggests a lack of skill. Nervous might describe the performer’s feeling, but not what captivates the audience. Bored is the opposite of captivating. Grace refers to elegance and skillful movement, which would be how a talented performer captivates the audience. Strength might be impressive, but not necessarily captivating for all performances. Fear and doubt are negative emotions that wouldn’t be captivating.

7. The _____ (a) crowded / (b) empty / (c) spacious / (d) narrow street was lined with shops selling a _____ (a) variety / (b) shortage / (c) abundance / (d) lack of goods.

Answer: (c) spacious / (a) variety. Explanation: A crowded street would have many people, the opposite of what’s described. Empty means no shops at all. Narrow describes the width of the street, not how many shops it has. Spacious suggests the street has enough space for shops. Shops would sell a variety of goods, not a shortage, abundance (too much), or lack.

8.The _____ (a) terrified / (b) curious / (c) bored / (d) relaxed hiker cautiously approached the edge of the _____ (a) cliff / (b) meadow / (c) forest / (d) path.

Answer: (b) curious / (a) cliff. Explanation: Terrified is extremely scared, which might explain caution but not necessarily curiosity. Bored wouldn’t make someone cautious approaching something. Relaxed suggests the opposite of caution. A curious hiker would be interested in what they might see at the edge. The edge is likely a cliff, a steep drop, which would make someone cautious. A meadow is a grassy field, not a dangerous drop-off. A forest is a large area of trees, and a path is a walkway, neither specifically dangerous.

9. The speaker’s _____ (a) monotonous / (b) captivating / (c) confusing / (d) humorous voice made it difficult for the audience to _____ (a) concentrate / (b) relax / (c) participate / (d) socialize.

Answer: (a) monotonous / (a) concentrate. Explanation: A monotonous voice lacks variety and can be boring, making it hard to concentrate. Captivating would hold the audience’s attention, the opposite of the problem. Confusing could make it hard to understand, but not necessarily concentrate. Humorous might make it hard to take things seriously, but not necessarily concentrate. Concentrating requires focus, which would be difficult with a monotonous voice. Relaxing might be possible if the voice is calming, but not necessarily the main difficulty. Participating and socializing are more about audience engagement, which might be affected but not the primary issue.

10. The _____ (a) dusty / (b) clear / (c) polluted / (d) stormy night sky was filled with a _____ (a) multitude / (b) shortage / (c) limit / (d) minimum of twinkling stars.

Answer: (b) clear / (a) multitude. Explanation: A dusty night sky would obscure the stars, the opposite of what’s described. Clear skies allow you to see stars. Polluted skies would also make it hard to see stars. Stormy skies would have clouds blocking the view. A multitude is a large number, which describes the stars in a clear sky. A shortage, limit, and minimum all suggest there aren’t many stars.

11. The detective carefully examined the _____ (a) motive / (b) witness / (c) alibi / (d) crime scene to gather clues about the suspect.

Answer: (d) crime scene / (a) motive. Explanation: The crime scene is the location of the crime, where the detective would look for clues. A motive is a reason for committing a crime, something the detective might determine based on evidence from the scene. A witness is someone who saw the crime, and an alibi is the suspect’s explanation for where they were when the crime happened. These are investigated after examining the scene.

12. The old house had a _____ (a) charming / (b) frightening / (c) modern / (d) boring atmosphere, filled with antique furniture and faded photographs.

Answer: (a) charming / (b) antique. Explanation: A charming atmosphere is pleasant and inviting, which could describe an old house with unique features. Frightening suggests something scary, not necessarily the feeling of the house itself. Modern describes a recent style, the opposite of an old house. Boring suggests a lack of interest, which might not be the case for a house with unique features.

13. The _____ (a) fragrant / (b) thorny / (c) wilted / (d) artificial rose was a beautiful centerpiece on the table, despite not having a pleasant smell.

Answer: (d) artificial / (b) fragrant. Explanation: An artificial rose is not real, and wouldn’t have a smell. A fragrant rose would have a pleasant smell, but the sentence says it doesn’t. Thorny describes the stem of a real rose, but the rose is artificial. Wilted describes a real flower that is dying, not necessarily artificial.

14. The _____ (a) clumsy / (b) skillful / (c) hesitant / (d) enthusiastic student dropped the beaker in the lab, shattering it into pieces.

Answer: (a) clumsy / (b) skillful. Explanation: A clumsy person lacks coordination, which would explain dropping the beaker. Skillful suggests being good at something, the opposite of clumsy. Hesitant describes someone unsure or lacking confidence, not necessarily why they dropped it. Enthusiastic describes strong positive feelings, not relevant to dropping the beaker.

15. The mountain climber scaled the _____ (a) treacherous / (b) smooth / (c) scenic / (d) narrow peak, facing danger at every turn.

Answer: (a) treacherous / (b) smooth. Explanation: Treacherous means dangerous and difficult, which describes a challenging mountain peak to climb. Smooth describes a flat or easy surface, the opposite of what a climber would face. Scenic describes a beautiful view, which might be present but not the main focus of the danger. Narrow describes the width of something, not necessarily the difficulty of climbing.

16. The _____ (a) critical / (b) complimentary / (c) sarcastic / (d) lengthy review of the new restaurant praised the delicious food but criticized the slow service.

Answer: (b) complimentary / (c) sarcastic. Explanation: A complimentary review offers praise, even if it includes some criticism. Critical focuses on faults, which is part of the review but not the overall tone. Sarcastic remarks are mocking or ironic, not necessarily offering praise. Lengthy describes the size of the review, not its content.

17. Lost in the unfamiliar city, the tourists felt _____ (a) relieved / (b) disoriented / (c) thrilled / (d) fascinated . Answer: (b) disoriented / (c) relieved. Explanation: Disoriented means confused about your location, which describes how lost tourists would feel. Relieved suggests they found their way, the opposite of being lost. Thrilled describes excitement, not necessarily the feeling of being lost. Fascinated suggests strong interest, which might be present due to the new surroundings but not the main focus of feeling lost.

18. The scientist conducted a series of _____ (a) failures / (b) experiments / (c) theories / (d) observations to test his hypothesis about the new element.

Answer: (b) experiments / (a) failures. Explanation: Experiments are procedures designed to test something, which is what the scientist would conduct. Failures are unsuccessful experiments, which might be part of the process but not the main focus. Theories are explanations that haven’t been proven yet. Observations are recordings of what is happening, but not necessarily actively conducted tests.

19. The teacher explained the complex concept in a _____ (a) confusing / (b) clear / (c) boring / (d) detailed manner, ensuring all the students understood.

Answer: (b) clear / (a) confusing. Explanation: A clear explanation is easy to understand, which is what the teacher aimed for. Confusing makes it difficult to understand, the opposite of the teacher’s goal. Boring might describe the delivery, but not necessarily the clarity.

20. I. A Minneapolis City Council committee will vote Tuesday on an ________ that would require companies to obtain a license to ________ the rental electric scooters in the city.
II. The government passed the first reading of an ________ to ________ the machines that will support major aspects of construction for the project.
A. Decision, Regulate

B. Order, Pass

C. Indictment, Issue

D. Ordinance, Operate

E. None of the above

Answer: In the first blank, the only options that fit in are options B and D- Order and Ordinance. Pass does not fit in the second blank in either of the sentences. Operate is the perfect fit for the second blank)

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