Competitive Exams: Sentence Completion Questions (Practice_Test 13 of 31)

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  1. The candidate ________ when asked why he had left his last job; he did not want to admit that he had been ________.
    1. demurred-promoted
    2. confided-banned
    3. dissembled-dismissed
    4. rejoiced-wrong
    5. hesitated-lauded
  2. Tennyson was a well-loved poet; no other poet since has been so ________.
    1. lionized
    2. attacked
    3. decried
    4. poetical
    5. abhorred
  3. The parliamentary session degenerated into ________ with politicians hurling ________ at each other and refusing to come to order.
    1. mayhem-banter
    2. disarray-pleasantries
    3. tranquillity-invectives
    4. chaos-aphorisms
    5. anarchy-insults
  4. The admiral ________ his order to attack when he saw the white flag raised by the enemy sailors; he was relieved that he could bring an end to the ________.
    1. reiterated-hostilities
    2. countermanded-fighting
    3. commandeered-truce
    4. renounced-hiatus
    5. confirmed-aggression
  5. In a fit of ________ she threw out the valuable statue simply because it had belonged to her ex-husband.
    1. pique
    2. goodwill
    3. contrition
    4. pedantry
    5. prudence
  6. Many 17th century buildings that are still in existence have been so ________ by successive owners that the original layout is no longer ________.
    1. preserved-visible
    2. modified-apparent
    3. decimated-enshrouded
    4. salvaged-required
    5. neglected-appropriate

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