Competitive Exams: Sentence Completion Questions (Practice-Test 8 of 31)

  1. Through the 19th Century, the classics of Western Civilization were considered to be the ____ of wisdom and culture, and an ____ person-by definition-knew them well.

    1. foundation-average

    2. epitome-uneducated

    3. cornerstone-obtuse

    4. font-ecclesiastical

    5. repository-educated

  2. In this biography we are given a glimpse of young man ____ pursuing the path of poet despite ____ and rejection slips.

    1. doggedly-disappointment

    2. tirelessly-encouragement

    3. sporadically-awards

    4. successfully-acclaim

    5. unsuccessfully-failure

  3. All European countries are seeking to diminish the check upon individual ____ which state examinations with their ____ growth have bought in their train.

    1. rights-liberating

    2. liberties-empowering

    3. spontaneity-tyrannous

    4. foibles-inevitable

    5. creativity-soporific

  4. In keeping with his own ____ in international diplomacy, Churchill proposed a personal meeting of heads of government, but the effort was doomed to failure, as the temper of times was ____.

    1. ideas-pluralistic

    2. predilections-inimical

    3. aversions-hostile

    4. impulses-amicable

    5. maxims-salacious

  5. The wall and floor decorations created by Indian housewives are usually ____, remaining hours, days, or at most, weeks before being worn off by human activity or weather and replaced by new ____.

    1. perennial-drawings

    2. ephemeral-designs

    3. trivial-purchases

    4. impermanent-furnishings

    5. innovative-pictures

  6. The subtle shades of meaning, and still subtler echoes of association, make language an instrument which scarcely anything short of genius can wield with ____ and ____.

    1. confidence-aloofness

    2. definiteness-certainty

    3. sincerity-hope

    4. conservatism-alacrity

    5. eloquence-ruthlessness