Gap fills exercise

Some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the suggested answers and mark your answer accordingly.

More than 7,000 people died within a matter of days when toxic gas leaked ….1…. a chemical plant in Bhopal, India. The leak began late at night and ….2…. unnoticed for several hours. Since then, …..3…. to the toxins created by the leak has resulted in innumerable deaths. Many more are sick and ….4… to live normal lives. Despite trying to get ….5…. for the disaster, the survivors have seen no real attempt to compensate them. UCIL, the owner of the chemical plant, has publicly ….6… all responsibility for the leak. No one till date has been held …7… Was it the …8… of the machinery or simply human error? Many questions remain …9… The investigation has been dealt with in a very …10… manner.

Which of the following words can fill gap 10?
Question 1.

a) in
b) at
c) from
d) by

Question 2

a)  continued
b) started
c) proceeded
d) went

Question 3

a) experience
b) introduction
c) exposure
d) acquaintance

Question 4

a)  struggling
b) fighting
c) grappling
d) warning

Question 5

a) finances
b) compensation
c) money
d) payment

Question 6

a)  blocked
b) neglected
c) forbidden
d) denied

Question 7

a) guilty
b) responsible
c) accounting
d) trustworthy

Question 8

a) closure
b) insolvency
c) stopping
d) failure

Question 9

a) unattempted
b) unapologetic
c) unanswered
d) unreturned

Question 10

a)  callous
b) cruel
c) hard
d) thick skinned


1. from; 2. went; 3. exposure; 4. struggling; 5. compensation; 6. denied; 7. responsible; 8. failure; 9. unanswered; 10. callous


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