Question 3

He got .......... next morning, to be sure, and had his meals ................ usual, though he ate .................. and had more, I am afraid, than his usual supply of rum, for he helped himself...... the bar, scowling and blowing.............. his nose, and no one dared................... cross him.

Solution

The first blank can be filled using 'down' or 'downstairs'. The second blank should be filled using 'as'. 'As usual' is a phrase and hence, 'as' should fill the second blank. The third blank can be filled using 'little' or 'a little'. The 4th blank can be filled with 'out', 'of', or 'out of'. The last blank should be filled by 'to'. Therefore, option B is the right answer.