ANS 2001 June Part B – Most Suitable Word 2

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The gaps in the following passage indicate missing words. Four options are offered, lettered A to D. Choose the word that is the most suitable to fill the gap in the passage.

90. The persistent fuel............ in the country paralyzed all aspects of life in the cities.

A. paucity
B. scarcity
C. withdrawal
D. subsidy

Answer: B

91. The streets were often............ of the usual hustle and

A. full
B. derailed
C. deserted
D. devoid

D

92. ............ that characterized city life.

A. struggle
B. bustle
C. juggle
D. tussle

B

93. A visitor might erroneously think it was a public holiday, until he came near a............,

A. market place
B. park
C. filling station
D. fuel depot

C

94. there he will find long............ of haphazardly parked vehicles

A. columns
B. crowd
C. lines
D. queues

D

95. waiting to buy the non-existent fuel from the idle............

A. hand
B. pumps
C. motors
D. tanks

B

96. Another look at the bus stops would reveal groups of people anxiously trying to get to their places of work. Even car owners used the few............ buses,

A. inaccessible
B. available
C. agreeable
D. pliable

B

97. the drivers of which had increased the............ by anything from 100 to 500%.

A. fees
B. levies
C. fares
D. money

C

98. Though this could be very annoying, ............should not blame the drivers

A. transport
B. voyagers
C. conductors
D. passengers

D

99. for the............ rates

A. exorbitant
B. moderate
C. exquisite
D. fair

A

100. because the drivers had to pay through the nose to procure fuel at the............

A. back door
B. black market
C. fuel depot
D. open market

B

ANS 2001 June Part B – Most Suitable Word 2
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