Instructions

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 are suggested one of which fits the blank appropriately Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Once there (71) a rich businessman who was smart and young.He was fond of gambling.One day on a business tour,He was (72) for a game of gambling by a veteran dambling who was reputed as ‘invincible’ in the game.When the game was on he noticed that his (73) had resorted to foul play by stealthily,swallowing the dice and pretending it to be lost.This made the young man lose the game.The young man however thought of (74) a lesson to the other gambler.So when he returned home he smeared the dice with poison and dried them carefully.Next day he went to his opponent and (75)him for a fresh round of game.The other gambler again stealthily put the dice into his (76).But once again, he was detected by the young gambler who yelled, “Let me tell you that what have you swallowed is but poison and not the dice”. The cheat writhed in (77) as the poison took effect.As the young man did not have any (78) to kill the fellow gambler,he to ok out some antidote from his bag and made him drink,Which induced vomiting.This (79) the other fellow.He came back to his senses and never (80) to deceive others in the game of dice.

Question 72

# 72

Solution

The previous sentence states that he is fond of gambling. The succeeding action should be related to his gambling habit in some way. Hence crying & struck can be eliminated as those state that he doesnt have interest in gambling. Among made, told, invited, Invited suits well ." As he was told for a game of gambling" "and made for a game of gambling" both have no sense. Hence, E is correct.

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