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. - English Language

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 In the following sentence, there are two blank spaces. Below the sentence, there are four pairs of words. Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

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.


  • stems, conviction

  • derives, evaluation

  • emerges, consideration

  • obtains, exploration



Part of the confusion in our societies emerges from our pursuit of efficiency and economic growth, in the consideration that these are the necessary ingredients of progress.

Concept: Fill in the Blanks (Entrance Exams)
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If religion and community are associated with global violence in the rtvnds of many people, then so are global poverty and inequality. There has, in fact, been an increasing tendency in recent years to justify policies of poverty removal on the ground that this is the surest way to prevent political strife and turmoil. Basing public policy - international as well as domestic- on such an understanding has some evident attractions. Given the public anxiety about wars and disorders in the rich countries in the world, the indirect justification of poverty removal -not for its own sake but for the sake of peace and quiet in the world - provides an argument that appeals to self interest for helping the needy. It presents an argument for allocating more resources on poverty removal because of its presumed political, rather than moral, relevance. While the temptation to go in that direction is easy to understand, it is a perilous route to take even for a worthy cause. Part of the difficulty lies in the possibility that if wrong, economic reductionism would not only impair our understanding of the world but would also tend to undermine the declared rationale of the public commitment to remove poverty. This is a particularly serious concern, since poverty and massive inequality are terrible enough in themselves, and deserve priority even if there were no connection whatsoever with violence. Just as virtue is its own reward, poverty is at least its own penalty. This is not to deny that poverty and inequality can - and do - have far-reaching consequences with conflict and strife, but these connections have to be examined and investigated with appropriate care and empirical scrutiny, rather than being casually invoked with unreasoned rapidity in support of a `good cause." Destitution can, of course, produce provocation for defying established laws and rules. But it need not give people the initiative, courage, and actual ability to do anything very violent. Destitution can be accompanied not only by economic debility but also by political helplessness. A starving wretch can be too frail and too dejected to fight and battle, and even te protest and holler. It is thus not surprising that often enough intense and widespread suffering and misery have been accompanied by unusual peace and silence. Indeed, many famines have occurred without there being much political rebellion or civil strife or intergroup warfare. For example, the famine years in the 1840s in Ireland were among the most peaceful, and there was little attempt by the hungry masses to intervene even as ship after ship sailed down the river Shannon with rich food. Looking elsewhere, my own childhood memories in Calcutta during the Bengal famine of 1943 include the sight of starving people dying in front of sweetshops with various layers of luscious food displayed behind the glass windows, without a single glass being broken, or law or order being disrupted.

"A sense of encroachment, degradation and humiliation can be even easier ______ mobilize for rebellion and revolt." Select the most appropriate word out of the four options for filling the blank space in the aforesaid sentence. 

Fill in the blank with the correct option.

Please, ——————! This is not the time to get anxious.

Select the best option from the four alternatives.

We can't ________ making a decision. We have to decide now. 

Fill in the blank with the appropriate option:

Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can _____ the heartless.

Choose the right answer to fill in the blank.

Some orthodox persons are averse ____________ drinking liquor.

Fill in the blank of the following sentence by using the most appropriate word from the options given below the sentence.
The drought has led to an _______________ in the cost of vegetables.

Direction: Fill up the blanks numbered (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) in the passage given below with the most appropriate word from the options given for each blank.

The main objective of art and (a) living is to develop (b) sensibilities and skills of healthful living besides providing a (c) ground for the love of labour, (d) social attitudes and moral values so as to enable the child to be (e) to the ideas of others with humility and sincerity in thought, word, and deed. Love for mankind and helping the needy would (f) at this stage and its culmination would be in terms of attainment of selfless service. 'd' is

The following sentence is left blank. Beneath the sentence, four different ways of completing the sentence are indicated. Choose the best alternative from among the four.
In this context, the ___________ of the British labour movement is particularly _________.

Choose the best alternative and fill in the blanks.
The Darwin who ________ is most remarkable for the way in which he _____ the attributes of the world-class thinker and head of household.

The following sentence is left blank. Beneath the sentence, four different ways of completing the sentence are indicated. Choose the best alternative from among the four.
But________are now regularly written not just as tools but for well-established organisations and institutions, not all of which seem to be ______away

There are two gaps in the following sentence. From the pairs of words given, choose the one that fills the gaps most appropriately. The first word in the pair should fill the first gap.
Their achievement in the field of literature is described as__________; sometimes it is even called __________.

It was ____ hot that day and the cable suffered the brunt of the heat.

He tends to _______ to any suggestion I make in meetings

Fill in the blanks using the appropriate options.
The best punctuation is that of which the reader is least conscious; for when punctuation, or lack of it, __________ itself, it is usually becauseit _______________.

Fill in the blanks.

If you look very closely at a newspaper photograph you will see that the grey areas are made up of black dots of various sizes. The lighter the shades of grey, the smaller the dots. In .............(1)........... area the dots are larger. The process by which this .......(2)....... is achieved is called half-tone screening. First of all a negative .............(3)........... is made of the picture. That is, the light and dark areas are ........... (4)........... so that white becomes ........... (5) ........ and black becomes white. This picture is projected ................ (6)........... a special screen. The screen is made of glass and has lines ........... (7)........... on it both vertically and horizontally. So the screen is divided up .............. (8) .............. tiny squares rather like graph paper. When the light ............. (9) .......... the negative is shone through this ....(10) ........ it is broken up into dots. This light lands on a metal plate that is coated with chemicals.

1. (a) smaller (b) darker (c) lighter (d) small

2. (a) effect (b) colour (c) tone (d) affect

3. (a) photograph (b) print (c) copy (d) paint

4. (a) reversed (b) removed (c) coloured (d) darkened

5. (a) dark (b) dotted (c) black (d) white

6. (a) into (b) above (c) through (d) on

7. (a) ruled (b) cut (c) reflected (d) deflected

8. (a) from (b) into (c) like (d)in

9. (a) from (b) of (c) on (d) at

10. (a) graph paper (b) framework (c) screen (d) paper

Fill in the blank.

They even passed ________ without any untoward incident. 

Fill in the blank.

He ____________ his departure for a week as his mother was not well.

Following questions are based on the various Figures of Speech.

Which of the following statements is not an example of epigram?

In the following sentence, there is a blank space. Below the sentence, there are four words Choose the correct word to fill in the blank.

You currently have all the newest software programmes. The reason your computer is running so slow is that you have old ________ You may have to buy more physical memory, perhaps, a bigger hard drive if you want your computer to run faster.

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.

____ (1) ____ people breathe, pollutants in the air ___ (2) ____in the lungs or absorbed into the body. And polluted air can harm animals and plants ____(3) ____ people. For this reason, our air supply should be ____ (4) _____watched and managed to assure ____ (5) ____ good quality.


(a) When
(b) Until
(c) During
(d) If


(a) have deposited
(b) are depositing
(c) had to be deposited
(d) may be deposited

(a) as well as
(b) in addition
(c) even if
(d) in spite of

(a) alternately
(b) previously
(c) hastily
(d) closely

(a) them
(c) his
(b) its
(d) their

Complete the following paragraph with the help of the given option.

The hills ______ with snow.

They had drinks ______ snacks beside fire.

It is ______ for everyone to abide by the laws of the land.

All countries have consumer price indices, some more reliable than others, some quite out of date, but all concerned with ______ overall price changes.

Everyone was advised not to go near the seashore as high tide was ______.

The young boy was unhurt ______ for a minor injury to his knee.

The rioting crowd had reached very close to Asha's house. Asha's brother somehow managed to avoid this crowd and reached home ______.

Jason promised to ______ an attempt to get better grades this year.

His arguments in the court were so ______ that he shattered the evidence built by the opposition lawyer.

Pick out the most effective word to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

Rohan is too ______ as far as his food habits are concerned.


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