English Quiz

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 have been suggested, one of which fits the blanks appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Hot beverages have always been a part of the ____ (1) of India, especially South India. Coffee took the first seat in South India when the traditional Brahmin ____ (2) brought down the beverage from the ruling British around the 1930s. During the early years, the drink was _____ (3) only to traditional rich Brahmin families who _____ (4) filter coffee in a ‘davra- tumbler’. Coffee is no more confined to the rich Brahmin class now. In order to spread the drink, coffee houses _____ (5) at various places in the country, which also served as the opposite places for lawyers and the educated class to hold _____ (6) ranging from politics to cinema. It is also _____ (7) that many scripts and ideas for films _____ (8) here. One of the oldest coffee houses in South India is the Raayars mess, Chennai, which serves first class filter coffee even today. The mess was established in the 1940s and continues the tradition of coffee but ______ (9) it with tiffin also. The vintage location of the mess _____ (10) huge crowds even today.


1. (1) cultural 

(2) tradition 

(3) generation 

(4) social 

(5) norm


2. (1) classes 

(2) man 

(3) atmosphere 

(4) overseas 

(5) sales


3. (1) establish 

(2) provide 

(3) position 

(4) confined 

(5) bitter 


4. (1) guided 

(2) caused 

(3) served 

(4) ask 

(5) spill


5. (1) emerged 

(2) generated 

(3) rotate 

(4) forward 

(5) spread


6. (1) quarrels 

(2) discussions 

(3) fights 

(4) arguments 

(5) humble


7. (1) trust 

(2) accept 

(3) believed 

(4) opportunity 

(5) say


8. (1) generate 

(2) effected 

(3) identify 

(4) evolved 

(5) biggest


9. (1) supplements 

(2) appear 

(3) perform 

(4) record 

(5) attach


10. (1) focus 

(2) capturing 

(3) attracts 

(4) complaints 

(5) called 


Answer. 1. (2) 2. (1) 3. (4) 4. (3) 5. (1) 6. (2) 7. (3) 8. (4) 9. (1) 10. (3) 

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