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Direction (Q. 1 - 10) : In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, four words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
This happened thousands of years ago. Life was hard as people had to do all the work by themselves. A large number of people were (1) they would travel from one place to another in search of food and shelter. While travelling one day, a man arrived at the (2) of a desert. He was walking on the sand, when suddenly, he came across a frightening.creature - it had extremely long, thin legs, a giant hump and a long neck. It was this neck that he extended towards the man, who scared out of his (3) , ran away from the spot. The following day, he met the creature again. It was standing near a lake, (4) water. This time, the man was fascinated at what he saw - the creature putting its long neck into the lake and drinking water continuously. Then suddenly, aware it was being watched, the giant creature looked up and stared straight into the eyes of the man standing across. But this time, an (5) of water separated the two, and the man did not run away. He stood and watched the animal, which made no effort to come closer: In the following weeks, the man saw more such creaturs. again and again. It seemed they were all over the desert, aimlessly walking about for miles on (6). The mao began to observe the creatures very closely. He saw that they were vegetarian. Moreover, despite their huge size, they were remarkably meek and (7). And the stamina the creatures had wras (8). They could walk the entire length of the desert w ilhout being exhausted Observing them the man thought, "What if I (9) this creature and make it ferry all my stuff ? I could then make the desert my home." So, one day, while one of the creatures was dozing, the man went up to it and put a bridle in its mouth. Then he rode around on it, after placing an enormous amount of load on its back. With that, the taming of the came! was complete (for that was who the creature was). And ever since that day, the camel has faithfully (10) up to its title of 'Ship of the Desert'.

(1).  (1) masons (2) cobblers (3) farmers (4) nomads

A.    masons B.    cobblers
C.    farmers D.    nomads
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This happened thousands of years ago. Life was hard as people had to do all the work by themselves. A large number of people were (1) they would travel from one place to another in search of food and shelter. While travelling one day, a man arrived at the (2) of a desert. He was walking on the sand, when suddenly, he came across a frightening.creature - it had extremely long, thin legs, a giant hump and a long neck. It was this neck that he extended towards the man, who scared out of his (3) , ran away from the spot. The following day, he met the creature again. It was standing near a lake, (4) water. This time, the man was fascinated at what he saw - the creature putting its long neck into the lake and drinking water continuously. Then suddenly, aware it was being watched, the giant creature looked up and stared straight into the eyes of the man standing across. But this time, an (5) of water separated the two, and the man did not run away. He stood and watched the animal, which made no effort to come closer: In the following weeks, the man saw more such creaturs. again and again. It seemed they were all over the desert, aimlessly walking about for miles on (6). The mao began to observe the creatures very closely. He saw that they were vegetarian. Moreover, despite their huge size, they were remarkably meek and (7). And the stamina the creatures had wras (8). They could walk the entire length of the desert w ilhout being exhausted Observing them the man thought, "What if I (9) this creature and make it ferry all my stuff ? I could then make the desert my home." So, one day, while one of the creatures was dozing, the man went up to it and put a bridle in its mouth. Then he rode around on it, after placing an enormous amount of load on its back. With that, the taming of the came! was complete (for that was who the creature was). And ever since that day, the camel has faithfully (10) up to its title of 'Ship of the Desert'.

(2).  (1) edge (2) base (3) banks (4) shore

A.    edge B.    base
C.    banks D.    shore
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This happened thousands of years ago. Life was hard as people had to do all the work by themselves. A large number of people were (1) they would travel from one place to another in search of food and shelter. While travelling one day, a man arrived at the (2) of a desert. He was walking on the sand, when suddenly, he came across a frightening.creature - it had extremely long, thin legs, a giant hump and a long neck. It was this neck that he extended towards the man, who scared out of his (3), ran away from the spot. The following day, he met the creature again. It was standing near a lake, (4) water. This time, the man was fascinated at what he saw - the creature putting its long neck into the lake and drinking water continuously. Then suddenly, aware it was being watched, the giant creature looked up and stared straight into the eyes of the man standing across. But this time, an (5) of water separated the two, and the man did not run away. He stood and watched the animal, which made no effort to come closer: In the following weeks, the man saw more such creaturs. again and again. It seemed they were all over the desert, aimlessly walking about for miles on (6). The mao began to observe the creatures very closely. He saw that they were vegetarian. Moreover, despite their huge size, they were remarkably meek and (7). And the stamina the creatures had wras (8). They could walk the entire length of the desert w ilhout being exhausted Observing them the man thought, "What if I (9) this creature and make it ferry all my stuff ? I could then make the desert my home." So, one day, while one of the creatures was dozing, the man went up to it and put a bridle in its mouth. Then he rode around on it, after placing an enormous amount of load on its back. With that, the taming of the came! was complete (for that was who the creature was). And ever since that day, the camel has faithfully (10) up to its title of 'Ship of the Desert'.

(3).  (1) humour (2) mind (3) wits (4) life

A.    humour B.    mind
C.    wits D.    life
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This happened thousands of years ago. Life was hard as people had to do all the work by themselves. A large number of people were (1) they would travel from one place to another in search of food and shelter. While travelling one day, a man arrived at the (2) of a desert. He was walking on the sand, when suddenly, he came across a frightening.creature - it had extremely long, thin legs, a giant hump and a long neck. It was this neck that he extended towards the man, who scared out of his (3) , ran away from the spot. The following day, he met the creature again. It was standing near a lake, (4) water. This time, the man was fascinated at what he saw - the creature putting its long neck into the lake and drinking water continuously. Then suddenly, aware it was being watched, the giant creature looked up and stared straight into the eyes of the man standing across. But this time, an (5) of water separated the two, and the man did not run away. He stood and watched the animal, which made no effort to come closer: In the following weeks, the man saw more such creaturs. again and again. It seemed they were all over the desert, aimlessly walking about for miles on (6). The mao began to observe the creatures very closely. He saw that they were vegetarian. Moreover, despite their huge size, they were remarkably meek and (7). And the stamina the creatures had wras (8). They could walk the entire length of the desert w ilhout being exhausted Observing them the man thought, "What if I (9) this creature and make it ferry all my stuff ? I could then make the desert my home." So, one day, while one of the creatures was dozing, the man went up to it and put a bridle in its mouth. Then he rode around on it, after placing an enormous amount of load on its back. With that, the taming of the came! was complete (for that was who the creature was). And ever since that day, the camel has faithfully (10) up to its title of 'Ship of the Desert'.

(4).  (1) flowing (2) drinking (3) eating (4) watching

A.    flowing B.    drinking
C.    eating D.    watching
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This happened thousands of years ago. Life was hard as people had to do all the work by themselves. A large number of people were (1) they would travel from one place to another in search of food and shelter. While travelling one day, a man arrived at the (2) of a desert. He was walking on the sand, when suddenly, he came across a frightening.creature - it had extremely long, thin legs, a giant hump and a long neck. It was this neck that he extended towards the man, who scared out of his (3) , ran away from the spot. The following day, he met the creature again. It was standing near a lake, (4) water. This time, the man was fascinated at what he saw - the creature putting its long neck into the lake and drinking water continuously. Then suddenly, aware it was being watched, the giant creature looked up and stared straight into the eyes of the man standing across. But this time, an (5) of water separated the two, and the man did not run away. He stood and watched the animal, which made no effort to come closer: In the following weeks, the man saw more such creaturs. again and again. It seemed they were all over the desert, aimlessly walking about for miles on (6). The mao began to observe the creatures very closely. He saw that they were vegetarian. Moreover, despite their huge size, they were remarkably meek and (7). And the stamina the creatures had wras (8). They could walk the entire length of the desert w ilhout being exhausted Observing them the man thought, "What if I (9) this creature and make it ferry all my stuff ? I could then make the desert my home." So, one day, while one of the creatures was dozing, the man went up to it and put a bridle in its mouth. Then he rode around on it, after placing an enormous amount of load on its back. With that, the taming of the came! was complete (for that was who the creature was). And ever since that day, the camel has faithfully (10) up to its title of 'Ship of the Desert'.

(5).  (1) expanse (2) stretch (3) wedge (4) pond

A.    expanse B.    stretch
C.    wedge D.    pond
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This happened thousands of years ago. Life was hard as people had to do all the work by themselves. A large number of people were (1) they would travel from one place to another in search of food and shelter. While travelling one day, a man arrived at the (2) of a desert. He was walking on the sand, when suddenly, he came across a frightening.creature - it had extremely long, thin legs, a giant hump and a long neck. It was this neck that he extended towards the man, who scared out of his (3) , ran away from the spot. The following day, he met the creature again. It was standing near a lake, (4) water. This time, the man was fascinated at what he saw - the creature putting its long neck into the lake and drinking water continuously. Then suddenly, aware it was being watched, the giant creature looked up and stared straight into the eyes of the man standing across. But this time, an (5) of water separated the two, and the man did not run away. He stood and watched the animal, which made no effort to come closer: In the following weeks, the man saw more such creaturs. again and again. It seemed they were all over the desert, aimlessly walking about for miles on (6). The mao began to observe the creatures very closely. He saw that they were vegetarian. Moreover, despite their huge size, they were remarkably meek and (7). And the stamina the creatures had wras (8). They could walk the entire length of the desert w ilhout being exhausted Observing them the man thought, "What if I (9) this creature and make it ferry all my stuff ? I could then make the desert my home." So, one day, while one of the creatures was dozing, the man went up to it and put a bridle in its mouth. Then he rode around on it, after placing an enormous amount of load on its back. With that, the taming of the came! was complete (for that was who the creature was). And ever since that day, the camel has faithfully (10) up to its title of 'Ship of the Desert'.

(6).  (1) kilometre (2) metres (3) start (4) miles

A.    kilometre B.    metres
C.    start D.    miles
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This happened thousands of years ago. Life was hard as people had to do all the work by themselves. A large number of people were (1) they would travel from one place to another in search of food and shelter. While travelling one day, a man arrived at the (2) of a desert. He was walking on the sand, when suddenly, he came across a frightening.creature - it had extremely long, thin legs, a giant hump and a long neck. It was this neck that he extended towards the man, who scared out of his (3) , ran away from the spot. The following day, he met the creature again. It was standing near a lake, (4) water. This time, the man was fascinated at what he saw - the creature putting its long neck into the lake and drinking water continuously. Then suddenly, aware it was being watched, the giant creature looked up and stared straight into the eyes of the man standing across. But this time, an (5) of water separated the two, and the man did not run away. He stood and watched the animal, which made no effort to come closer: In the following weeks, the man saw more such creaturs. again and again. It seemed they were all over the desert, aimlessly walking about for miles on (6). The mao began to observe the creatures very closely. He saw that they were vegetarian. Moreover, despite their huge size, they were remarkably meek and (7). And the stamina the creatures had wras (8). They could walk the entire length of the desert w ilhout being exhausted Observing them the man thought, "What if I (9) this creature and make it ferry all my stuff ? I could then make the desert my home." So, one day, while one of the creatures was dozing, the man went up to it and put a bridle in its mouth. Then he rode around on it, after placing an enormous amount of load on its back. With that, the taming of the came! was complete (for that was who the creature was). And ever since that day, the camel has faithfully (10) up to its title of 'Ship of the Desert'.

(7).  (1) scary (2) gentle (3) ferocious (4) foolish

A.    scary B.    gentle
C.    ferocious D.    foolish
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This happened thousands of years ago. Life was hard as people had to do all the work by themselves. A large number of people were (1) they would travel from one place to another in search of food and shelter. While travelling one day, a man arrived at the (2) of a desert. He was walking on the sand, when suddenly, he came across a frightening.creature - it had extremely long, thin legs, a giant hump and a long neck. It was this neck that he extended towards the man, who scared out of his (3) , ran away from the spot. The following day, he met the creature again. It was standing near a lake, (4) water. This time, the man was fascinated at what he saw - the creature putting its long neck into the lake and drinking water continuously. Then suddenly, aware it was being watched, the giant creature looked up and stared straight into the eyes of the man standing across. But this time, an (5) of water separated the two, and the man did not run away. He stood and watched the animal, which made no effort to come closer: In the following weeks, the man saw more such creaturs. again and again. It seemed they were all over the desert, aimlessly walking about for miles on (6). The mao began to observe the creatures very closely. He saw that they were vegetarian. Moreover, despite their huge size, they were remarkably meek and (7). And the stamina the creatures had wras (8). They could walk the entire length of the desert w ilhout being exhausted Observing them the man thought, "What if I (9) this creature and make it ferry all my stuff ? I could then make the desert my home." So, one day, while one of the creatures was dozing, the man went up to it and put a bridle in its mouth. Then he rode around on it, after placing an enormous amount of load on its back. With that, the taming of the came! was complete (for that was who the creature was). And ever since that day, the camel has faithfully (10) up to its title of 'Ship of the Desert'.

(8).  (1) unarguable (2) unbelievable (3) unforgivable (4) unbearable

A.    unarguable B.    unbelievable
C.    unforgivable D.    unbearable
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This happened thousands of years ago. Life was hard as people had to do all the work by themselves. A large number of people were (1) they would travel from one place to another in search of food and shelter. While travelling one day, a man arrived at the (2) of a desert. He was walking on the sand, when suddenly, he came across a frightening.creature - it had extremely long, thin legs, a giant hump and a long neck. It was this neck that he extended towards the man, who scared out of his (3) , ran away from the spot. The following day, he met the creature again. It was standing near a lake, (4) water. This time, the man was fascinated at what he saw - the creature putting its long neck into the lake and drinking water continuously. Then suddenly, aware it was being watched, the giant creature looked up and stared straight into the eyes of the man standing across. But this time, an (5) of water separated the two, and the man did not run away. He stood and watched the animal, which made no effort to come closer: In the following weeks, the man saw more such creaturs. again and again. It seemed they were all over the desert, aimlessly walking about for miles on (6). The mao began to observe the creatures very closely. He saw that they were vegetarian. Moreover, despite their huge size, they were remarkably meek and (7). And the stamina the creatures had wras (8). They could walk the entire length of the desert w ilhout being exhausted Observing them the man thought, "What if I (9) this creature and make it ferry all my stuff ? I could then make the desert my home." So, one day, while one of the creatures was dozing, the man went up to it and put a bridle in its mouth. Then he rode around on it, after placing an enormous amount of load on its back. With that, the taming of the came! was complete (for that was who the creature was). And ever since that day, the camel has faithfully (10) up to its title of 'Ship of the Desert'.

(9).  (1) tame (2) support (3) kill (4) eat

A.    tame B.    support
C.    kill D.    eat
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This happened thousands of years ago. Life was hard as people had to do all the work by themselves. A large number of people were (1) they would travel from one place to another in search of food and shelter. While travelling one day, a man arrived at the (2) of a desert. He was walking on the sand, when suddenly, he came across a frightening.creature - it had extremely long, thin legs, a giant hump and a long neck. It was this neck that he extended towards the man, who scared out of his (3) , ran away from the spot. The following day, he met the creature again. It was standing near a lake, (4) water. This time, the man was fascinated at what he saw - the creature putting its long neck into the lake and drinking water continuously. Then suddenly, aware it was being watched, the giant creature looked up and stared straight into the eyes of the man standing across. But this time, an (5) of water separated the two, and the man did not run away. He stood and watched the animal, which made no effort to come closer: In the following weeks, the man saw more such creaturs. again and again. It seemed they were all over the desert, aimlessly walking about for miles on (6). The mao began to observe the creatures very closely. He saw that they were vegetarian. Moreover, despite their huge size, they were remarkably meek and (7). And the stamina the creatures had wras (8). They could walk the entire length of the desert w ilhout being exhausted Observing them the man thought, "What if I (9) this creature and make it ferry all my stuff ? I could then make the desert my home." So, one day, while one of the creatures was dozing, the man went up to it and put a bridle in its mouth. Then he rode around on it, after placing an enormous amount of load on its back. With that, the taming of the came! was complete (for that was who the creature was). And ever since that day, the camel has faithfully (10) up to its title of 'Ship of the Desert'.

(10).  (1) been (2) ran (3) seen (4) stood

A.    been B.    ran
C.    seen D.    stood
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