In each of the following passages, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, some words are suggested, one of which fits the blank approximately. Find out the appropriate words.

Many parents greet their children’s teenage years with needless dread. While teens (1) ……. assault us with heavy-metal music, (2) …… outlandish clothes and spend all (3) …….. time with friends, such behaviour (4) ……. adds up to full-scale revolt. Teenage (5) ……, according to psychologist Laurence Steinberg, has been (6) …….. exxagerated. Sociologist Stanford Dornbusch agrees. “The (7) …….. that teenagers inevitably rebel is a (8) ……. that has the potential for great family (9) ……,” says Durnbusch. He believes the notion can (10) ……..communication during this critical time for parents to influence youngsters [Assistant Grade, 1996]

Q1. a. can

b. must

c. may

d. should


Answer – (c) may

Q2. a. show

b. dress

c. put

d. flaunt


Answer – (d) flaunt

Q3. a. her

b. his

c. their

d. our


Answer – (c) their

Q4. a. sporadically

b. always

c. infrequently

d. scarcely


Answer – (b) always

Q5. a. rebellion

b. subversion

c. mania

d. revolution


Answer – (a) rebellion

Q6. a. always

b. never

c. greatly

d. hardly


Answer – (c) greatly

Q7. a. complaint

b. surmise

c. accusation

d. idea


Answer – (d) idea

Q8. a. myth

b. story

c. fact

d. reality


Answer – (d) reality

Q9. a. ruin

b. downfall

c. harm

d. defeat


Answer – (a) ruin

Q10. a. destroy

b. suffocate

c. damage

d. injure


Answer – (b) suffocate
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