English Fill Ups Set 27
We are here with English fill in the blank questions which have become very important with change in pattern of competitive exams. Fill up questions are being regularly asked in all competitive examinations.
Each of the following questions has a paragraph from which a sentence has
been deleted. Three statements are given, from which any number of statements can fit and provide coherent meaning to the paragraph. From the given options, choose the sentence that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.
Q1. India needs legislation on superstition, though what should go into it requires debate. Every superstition cannot be removed by the force of law. For that, a mental change is necessary. However, ____________________ need to be dealt with by a law that specifically addresses them.
(a) both theocracies and some religious jurisdictions
(b) critical components of religious liberty
(c) superstitious practices that are utterly dehumanizing, brutal and exploitative
(d) the witchcraft practices
(e) Narendra Dabholkar had to fight a relentless battle against them.
Q2. Over recent decades, around 800 women in Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha have been killed for practising witchcraft. Fortunately, _____________________ . Faith healers, on occasion, inflict physical injury to exorcise spirits or cure ailments. The supporters of the recent law in Karnataka that aims to prevent “inhuman evil practices and black magic” across religions cite other practices like branding children with heated objects and using spurious surgical methods to change the gender of a foetus. Lacking access to proper health care, it is the poor, it is argued, who fall victim to such methods. The new legislation also forbids made-snana, a ritual where devotees from across castes roll over the leftover food of Brahmins in certain temples to cure themselves of skin diseases.
(a) the superstitions of modern societies haven’t invited the same activist zeal.
(b) is law the best means of addressing such practices?
(c) an anti-superstition law may seem necessary, but it cannot take cognisance of all realities.
(d) laws that aim to prevent this practice exist
(e) the initial draft of the bill was prepared by experts at the National Law School University, Bengaluru.
Q3. Studies in criminology have established that certainty of punishment curbs the rate of crime and not the type or the quantum of punishment. We already have a reputation of having good laws but bad implementation. In legal parlance, it is known as ‘over-criminalisation’ — more laws but less ‘rule of law’. Therefore, ________________________ . Enacting special laws for each set of crimes is no solution and makes the problem worse.
(a) only 12 countries had expunged capital punishment and 11 effaced it for ordinary crimes during
(b) the enforcement machinery needs a major overhaul to make criminal justice more accessible
(c) it will be in the fitness of the things to have a bare idea
(d) firstly, that the reliability of statistics remains unverified.
(e) general deterrence is designed to prevent crime in the general population
Q4. Bail in its essence is a fine balance between the right to liberty of the person accused of an offence and the interests of society at large. The Law Commission of India has urged the government to adapt the bail law according to the changing times,_______________ , and the arbitrariness shown by the judiciary in exercise of its discretion.
(a) the right to liberty acting as a substantive guarantee
(b) highlighting the need to minimise pretrial confinement of an accused.
(c) responsive criminal justice system in India.
(d) changing patterns of crimes
(e) not concerning with mere restrictions on freedom of movement
Q5. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is among the world’s largest regional intergovernmental organisations. Since its inception, the countries in the region have become more integrated through enhanced intraregional trade and connectivity. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), geographically proximate to ASEAN, started
_______________ has failed to deliver. It has been unable to integrate the region through trade and connectivity and continues to be stuck in the quagmire of regional politics and rivalry and stagnates from historical distrust and old animosity.
(a) on the political and economic continuum
(b) its journey in 1985 with similar aspirations but over time
(c) trade amongst the SAARC members stands at 3.5% of their total volume of trade.
(d) to revitalise the regional body, it will continue to be what it always has been: a utopian idea
existing only in summit documents.
(e) as a regional organisation, while ASEAN has grown from strength to strength.
1) C 2) D 3) B 4) D 5) B