In the following passage, at certain points you are given a choice of four words one of which fits the meaning of the passage. Click on the option which you think is most suitable at the point. You can change the option to know correct answer. Press the reset button to try again.
PRACTICE PASSAGE - XIV
A man stopped at a flower shop to 1._____ some flowers to be 2.______ to his mother who lived 200 miles 3._______ . 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 4._______ , "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 5._______ in with me. I'll 6._______ you a rose." He bought the little girl her rose and ordered his own mother's flowers. As they were 7._______ he offered the girl a ride home. She said, "Yes please! You can take me to my mother." She directed him to a cemetery, 8.________ she placed the rose on a freshly dug grave. The man returned to the flower shop, cancelled the delivery order, 9._______ up a bouquet and 10._______ the two hundred miles to his mother’s house.
PRACTICE PASSAGE - XV
In a survey 1._____ by a library, it was recently 2.______ that parents wish their children to read books with high moral 3._______ . Around two thousand parents were interviewed and most of them 4._______ Dickens' 'The Christmas Carol' as a must-read for children. This Christmas tale 5._______ the filthy rich but 6._______ Scrooge and the poor but contented Cratchit family offers lessons in moral duties. Another book which many parents marked out as a 7._______ read was Austen's Pride and Prejudice. The choice of this book was rather 8.________ because, this romantic novel is more likely to 9._______ teenagers, than children. Since Elizabeth's final choice of Darcy is deeply rooted in strong moral 10._______ the parents, probably thought, she offers a good example for the girl child to follow.