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.
With the U.S. military tied down on two fronts and the rest of the world growing (___464___) to American power, the challenges for Rice are as (___465___) as they have been for any Secretary of State in the past three decades. After six years of tussling with others on Bush’s national security team, Rice has seen off her rivals and (___466___) as the principal spokesperson for Bush’s foreign policy. Her reward has been to (___467___) responsibility for selling a failed policy in Iraq and framing a legacy for Bush at a time when (___468___) in the world are in the mood to help her. Bush is severely (___469___) and has very little credibility or support at home or abroad, says Leslie Gelb, former president of the Council on Foreign Relations. That is (___470___) true for his Secretary of State. So they are basically flailing around. That’s a grim assessment, since the (___471___) to international order are bigger today than at any other time since the end of the cold war. The most immediate source of (___472___) emanates from Iraq, where the country’s civil war risks(___473___) a region wide conflict.

Q1.

464.

(a) resistant

(b) subservient

(c) immune

(d) cordial

(e) indifference

Q2.

465.

(a) obvious

(b) trivial

(c) superfluous

(d) daunting

(e) rewarding

Q3.

466.

(a) renamed

(b) emerged

(c) appointed

(d) visited

(e) entrusted

Q4.

467.

(a) shirk

(b) avoid

(c) transfer

(d) inherit

(e) visualize

Q5.

468.

(a) people

(b) few

(c) diplomats

(d) autocrats

(e) most

Q6.

469.

(a) Intensified

(b)masterminded

(c)weakened

(d)projected

(e)supported

Q7.

470.

(a) not

(b)uniformly

(c) remotely

(d)partially

(e)also

Q8.

471.

(a) admirations

(b) threats

(c)pleasantries

(d) demands

(e) accolades

Q9.

472.

(a)instability

(b)fuel

(c)energy

(d)peace

(e)atrocity

Q10.

473.

(a) defusing

(b)demolishing

(c)terminating

(d)igniting

(e)extinguishing

 

ANSWERS :

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