SSCCGL English Language And Comprehension

Question 51

In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternative and fill in the blanks.
A man stopped at a flower shop to (43) some flowers to be (44) to his mother who lived 200 miles (45). As he got out of his car he noticed a young girl sitting on the curb sobbing. He asked her what was wrong and she (46), 'I wanted to buy a red rose for my mother. But I only have seventy-five cents and a rose costs two dollars.' The man smiled and said, 'Come (47) in with me. I'll (48) you a rose.' He bought the little girl her rose and ordered his own mother's flowers. As they were (49) he offered the girl a ride home. She said, 'Yes please! You can take me to my mother.' She directed him to a cemetery, (50) she placed the rose on a freshly dug grave. The man returned to the flower shop, cancelled the delivery order, (51) up a bouquet and (52) the two hundred miles to his mother’s house.

  • pick

  • picked

  • picking

  • putting

Solution

B.

picked

Question 52

In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternative and fill in the blanks.
A man stopped at a flower shop to (43) some flowers to be (44) to his mother who lived 200 miles (45). As he got out of his car he noticed a young girl sitting on the curb sobbing. He asked her what was wrong and she (46), 'I wanted to buy a red rose for my mother. But I only have seventy-five cents and a rose costs two dollars.' The man smiled and said, 'Come (47) in with me. I'll (48) you a rose.' He bought the little girl her rose and ordered his own mother's flowers. As they were (49) he offered the girl a ride home. She said, 'Yes please! You can take me to my mother.' She directed him to a cemetery, (50) she placed the rose on a freshly dug grave. The man returned to the flower shop, cancelled the delivery order, (51) up a bouquet and (52) the two hundred miles to his mother’s house.

  • driven

  • drove

  • driving

  • drive

Solution

B.

drove

Question 53

In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternative and fill in the blanks.
While threatening the (53) of universal values, the campaign to spread democracy will not succeed. The twentieth century (54) that states could not simply remake the world or abbreviate historical transformations. Nor can they easily effect social change by transferring institutions (55) borders. Even within the ranks of territorial nation-states, the conditions for (56)  democratic government are rare; an existing state enjoying legitimacy, consent, and the ability to mediate conflicts between groups. Without such consensus, there is no single sovereign people, and therefore no (57) for arithmetical majorities.

 

  • integration

  • integrity

  • ingratiation

  • inability

Solution

B.

integrity

Question 54

In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternative and fill in the blanks.
While threatening the (53) of universal values, the campaign to spread democracy will not succeed. The twentieth century (54) that states could not simply remake the world or abbreviate historical transformations. Nor can they easily effect social change by transferring institutions (55) borders. Even within the ranks of territorial nation-states, the conditions for (56)  democratic government are rare; an existing state enjoying legitimacy, consent, and the ability to mediate conflicts between groups. Without such consensus, there is no single sovereign people, and therefore no (57) for arithmetical majorities.

 

  • destablished

  • disintegrated

  • demonstrated

  • disdained

Solution

C.

demonstrated

Question 55

In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternative and fill in the blanks.
While threatening the (53) of universal values, the campaign to spread democracy will not succeed. The twentieth century (54) that states could not simply remake the world or abbreviate historical transformations. Nor can they easily effect social change by transferring institutions (55) borders. Even within the ranks of territorial nation-states, the conditions for (56)  democratic government are rare; an existing state enjoying legitimacy, consent, and the ability to mediate conflicts between groups. Without such consensus, there is no single sovereign people, and therefore no (57) for arithmetical majorities.

 

  • under

  • across

  • over

  • cross

Solution

B.

across