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Directions (Q. 1 to 10) In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
Once upon a time there was a prince who wanted to marry a princess; but she would have to be a real princess. He ____(1)____ all over the world to find one, but nowhere could he get what he wanted. One evening during a terrible storm; there was thunder and lightning, and the rain poured down in torrents. Suddenly a knocking was ____(2)____ at the palace door, and the old king went to open it. It was a princess standing out there. But, good gracious ! What a sight the rain and the wind had made her look. The water ran down her hair and clothes; into the toes of her shoes and out again at the heels. And yet she Insisted that she was a real princess. Well, we'll soon ____(3)____out, thought the old queen. But she said nothing, went into the bedroom, took all the bedding off the bedstead, and ____(4)____ a pea on the bottom; then she took twenty mattresses and laid them on the pea, and then twenty quilts on ____(5)____ of the mattresses. On this the princess had to lie all night. In the ____(6)____ she was asked how she had slept. “Oh, very badly !” said she. “I scarcely closed my eyes all night. Heaven only knows what was in the bed, but I was lying on something hard, as a____(7)____ I am black and blue all over my body. It's horrible !” Now they knew that she was a real princess because she had ____(8)____ the pea right through the twenty mattresses and the twenty quilts. Nobody but a real princess could be as ____(9)____ as that. So the prince took her for his wife, for now he ____(10)____ that he had a real princess.
1. (a) called (b) tour
(c) sent (d) saw
2. (a) made (b) felt
(c) heard (d) seen
3. (a) assure (b) find
(c) judge (d) mark
4. (a) drew (b) flung
(c) placed (d) cooked
5. (a) top (b) head
(c) bottom (d) between
6. (a) morning (b) dinner
(c) room (d) fields
7. (a) vengeance (b) price
(c) cause (d) result
8. (a) slept (b) felt
(c) located (d) carried
9. (a) worried (b) rough
(c) irritable (d) sensitive
10. (a) trust (b) assured
(c) wanted (d) think
- UDB BRH