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Vocabulary Test: Part 01 (Without Clues)

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1. One day a grocer borrowed a balance and weights from a fruit-seller. After a few days, the fruit-seller asked the grocer to (a) โ€” his balance and weights to him. The grocer said, `I am sorry to say that the mice ate away your balance and weight.โ€™ The fruit-seller became very (b) โ€” at the (c) โ€” the excuse of the dishonest grocer. Then one day the fruit-seller said to the grocer, `I am (d) โ€” to the town to do some shopping. Please send your son with me to (e) โ€” my things. We will come back tomorrow. `So the grocer (f) โ€” his son with the fruit-seller. The next day the fruit-seller returned alone from the town. `Where is my son?โ€™ asked the grocer. `A crow carried your son away,โ€™ replied the fruit-seller. `How can a crow (g) โ€” away from such a big boy?โ€™ The grocer shouted angrily. `Just the same way as the mice can (h) โ€” away from the balance and weight,โ€™ said the fruit-seller. The grocer (i) โ€” the point. He returned the balance and weights to the fruit-seller. Then the fruit-seller sent the boy (j) โ€” to his father.

2. One day a lad went to a famous teacher and having expressed his desires to (a) โ€” knowledge, begged him to (b) โ€” him in the arts and sciences. The learned man, wishing to (c) โ€” out what sort of ability the lad (d) โ€”, asked him where God (e) โ€”. The lad replied, `I will answer you if you will first (f) โ€” me where he is (g) โ€”.โ€™ The sage, from this sensible (h) โ€”, thought highly of the boyโ€™s (i) โ€” and according to his (j) โ€” perfected him in his studies. Thus the wisdom of the wise manifests itself early.

3. Many events of the (a) โ€” importance took place during the last century. Significant advances were made in the (b) โ€” of science and technology. Many European colonies (c) โ€” independence. The movement for democracy become (d) โ€” in many parts of the world. Two world wars (e) โ€” out in this century. It also witnessed the misuse of atomic energy. Two cities of Japan were completely (f) โ€” as a result of the dropping of atom bombs. The Vietnam war and the gulf war killed (g) โ€” of innocent people. However, the emergence of Bangladesh as an (h) โ€” nation was a momentous event. After a bloody (i) โ€” of nine months, Bangladesh was born. Now we hold our heads (j) โ€” in the comity of nations.

4. Atom bomb was first (a) โ€” on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II. When the first bomb (b) โ€”, the world knew for the first time that man (c) โ€” at long last been in possession of a force (d) โ€” in all respects. The atom bomb (e) โ€”. But alas ! the superhuman energy has been (f) โ€” against mankind. One single bomb (g) โ€” the (h) โ€” town Hiroshima and another bomb Nagasaki. There had (i) โ€” many children, women, and patients not (j) โ€” in the problems of the war.

5. E-mail has brought (a) โ€” revaluation in modem (b) โ€” Messages can be transmitted from one country to another within (c) โ€”. It is far cheaper than telephone calls. Trade and commerce have become greatly (d) โ€” on this speedy mode of communication. It has, (e) โ€”, not reached everyone, especially in (f) โ€” countries like ours, as most people cannot (g) โ€” to have a personal computer. But (h) โ€” here people have started (i) โ€” commercially operated e-mail for important (j) โ€”.

Ans: 1. (a) return (b) angry (c) lame (d) going (e) carry (f) sent (g) take (h) eat (i) got (j) back

Ans: 2. (a) gain (b) teach (c) find (d) had (e) is (f) tell (g) not (h) reply (i) wit (j) ability

Ans: 3. (a) most (b) fields (c) got (d) popular (e) broke (f) destroyed (g) a lot (h) independent (i) war (j) high/together

Ans: 4. (a) dropped (b) exploded (c) had (d) terrible (e) exploded (f) used (g) wiped (h) nice (i) been (j) involved

Ans: 5. (a) about (b) communication (c) seconds (d) dependent (e) however (f) developing (g) afford (h) still (i) using (j) purposes/matters

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