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 (___11___) to American power, the challenges for Rice are as (___12___) 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 (___13___) as the principal spokesperson for Bush’s foreign (___14___). Her reward has been to (___15___) responsibility for selling a failed policy in Iraq and (___16___) a legacy for Bush at a time when (___17___) in the world are in the mood to help her. Bush is severely (___18___) and has very little (___19___) or support at home or abroad, says Leslie Gelb, former president of the Council on Foreign Relations. That is (___20___) true for his Secretary of State. So they are basically flailing around.

Q1.

11.

(a)resistant

(b)subservient

(c)immune

(d)cordial

(e)indifference

Q2.

12.

(a) obvious

(b)trivial

(c)superfluous

(d)daunting

(e)rewarding

Q3.

13.

(a)renamed

(b)emerged

(c)appointed

(d)entrusted

(e)visited

Q4.

14.

(a) aid

(b)recognition

(c)policy

(d)acceptability

(e)minister

Q5.

15.

(a) shirk

(b) avoid

(c)transfer

(d) visualize

(e) inherit

Q6.

16.

(a) focusing

(b)framing

(c)escaping

(d) salvage

(e) demolishing

Q7.

17.

(a) people

(b)few

(c)diplomats

(d) autocrats

(e) most

Q8.

18.

(a) intensified

(b)masterminded

(c) weakened

(d)  protected

(e) supported

Q9.

19.

(a) credibility

(b) difficulty

(c)majority

(d) power

(e) enthusiasm

Q10.

20.

(a) not

(b) uniformly

(c)remotely

(d)partially

(e) also

ANSWERS :

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