Directions: In  the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. against each number, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. find out the appropriate word in each case.
I wanted to (___414___) myself a sweater. When I asked my mother for some wool, she directed me to the old cloth bag under the stairs. This was the bag (___415___) which my mother had over the years (___416___) all the remains from sweaters, scarves, cardigans and gloves that she had knitted for herself (___417___) the family. When I opened the bag  screamed What a mess I All the wool had tangled itself into a huge knot. I said to my mother, It’s hopeless. All the wool is so badly mixed. (___418___) can I even detangle it, let alone knit a sweater from It. She smiled and said Its easier (___419___) you think. All you have to do is look for the easiest knot and undo that. (___420___) that is done, the next knot will be easier. Just keep on doing this, until all the wool is unravelled. I (___421___) as my —mother had told me to, and sooner than I had thought, the wool started to loosen and different colours (___422___) to emerge. Very soon, instead of one huge untidy bunch of wool I had several neat balls in (___423___) of me.

Q1.

414.

(a) own

(b) does

(c) have,

(d) prepared

(e) knit

Q2.

415.

(a) from

(b) on

(c) to

(d) for

(e) in

Q3.

416.

(a) put

(b) keep

(c) managed 

(d) instilled

(e) hide

Q4.

417.

(a) and

(b) with

(c) apart

(d) aside

(e) beside

Q5.

418.

(a) How

(b) What

(c) Where

(d) Why

(e) Which

Q6.

419.

(a) that

(b) than

(c) more

(d) those

(e) also

Q7.

420.

(a) With

(b) Along

(c) Where

(d) Then

(e) Once

Q8.

421.

(a) try

(b) follow

(c) decided

(d) did

(e) listened

Q9.

422.

(a)began

(b)see

(c)could

(d)came

(e) starts

Q10.

423.

(a)search

(b)reward

(c)close

(d)front

(e) awe

ANSWERS :

            1 e       2 e       3 a       4 a       5 a       6 b       7 e       8 d       9 a       10 d