In each of the following sentences there are two blanks spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by ‘’letters;; (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E). Find out which pairs of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence grammatically correct and meaningful complete.

Question 145

By ….. of their athletic activities, a few sportsmen are able to escape the pressures that living in …. can create


The word in the second blank should be a synonym of 'poverty'. The only words that are applicable are 'poverty' and 'adversity'. The word 'contrast' cannot be used in the first blank. On the other hand, 'virtue' is a perfect fit. Option d) is the correct answer.

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