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.

There was a man who had four sons.He (71) his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a (72)in turn to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away The first son went in the winter the second in the spring the third in summer and the youngest son in autumn.When they had all gone and come back he (73) them together to (74)what they had seen.The first son said that the tree was ugly bent and twisted.The second said,”No ! It was covered with green buds and full of promise.”The third son disagreed he said it was laden with blossoms that (75) so sweet and looked so beautiful it was the most graceful thing he had(76) seen .The last son disagreed with all of them he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit full of life and fulfillment The man then (77) to his sons that they all were right because they had each seen but only one (78) in the tree’s life He told them that you (79) judge a tree or a person by only one season and that the (80) of who they are and the pleasure joy and love that comes from that life can only be measured at the end when all the seasons are over.

Question 77

# 77

Solution

Leaked and stood can be eliminated as those seem irrelevant. reprimanded means scolded and the father never scolded them and only wants them to learn something valuable about life. Tell is incorrect as the passage is written in past tense. Hence, explained fits well as it reads' the man explained to his sons that they were all right.' Hence, E is correct.