Directions (1-5): In questions, 1 to 5 sentences are given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.
Q1. Around the head of the running man there was a ____________ of bees.
Q2. The General said that the position must be ____________ at all costs.
Q3. ____________ the rain stopped, the play had to be suspended.
Q4. In ____________ of the recommendations, the Boards has established a counter to entertain the complaints from consumers.
Q5. If this interpretation is held valid, then the states are ____________ of the power to plan, implement and monitor their schemes.
Directions (6-8): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word and mark in the answer sheet.
Directions (9-11): Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the answer sheet.
Directions (12-15): Fill in the blanks with correctly spelled word from the given options.
Q12. You are making __ progress.
Q13. Her __ was lifted by the news.
Q14. It’s an ___ mission.
Q15. “Besides,” Dean added, “I have a little ——– to run.”