CDS English Questions Set 03: 9th April 2020

Directions: Each of the following sentences in this section has a blank space and four words or group of words given after the sentence. Select the word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response on the Answer Sheet accordingly. 

1. In the face of the overwhelming mass of evidence against him, we cannot 
------------- him of the crime. 
(a) punish 
(b) absolve 
(c) release 
(d) ignore 

2. I hope that the rain will _______ for our picnic tomorrow. 
(a) keep off 
(b) put off 
(c) set back 
(d) stay out 
3. After the marathon, some of the competitors felt completely________ 
(a) cut up 
(b) done in 
(c) done out 
(d) run out 
4. Scarcely_____________ the teacher entered the class when he heard the noise. 
(a) did 
(b) has 
(c) had 
(d) will have 
5. I do not think he will ever__ ____the shock of his wife’s death. 
(a) get by 
(b) get off 
(c) get through 
(d) get over 
6. It is no use in crying over_______ 
(a) spoiled milk 
(b) spirited milk 
(c) split milk 
(d) spilt milk 
7. You must go to the station now, your brother_______go just yet as his train leaves after three hours. 
(a) shouldn’t 
(b) mustn’t 
(c) wouldn’t 
(d) needn’t 
8. Every rash driver becomes a ____________killer. 
(a) sure 
(b) reckless 
(c) potential 
(d) powerful 
9. The country owes a deep debt of_________ for the freedom fighters.
 (a) patriotism 
 (b) sincerity
(c) remembrance
 (d) gratitude
10. The whole lot of young men was very enthusiastic but your friend alone was ___________.
(a) quarrelsome
(b) complaining
(c) a wet blanket 
(d) sleepy