Directions: Each of the sentences below have two of three blanks along with five options. You have to choose the option which provides the correct set of words that fits all the blanks and makes them meaningful and grammatically correct.
1
The __________ of the total eclipse with the blue moon and the super moon is a  __________ event.
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B
The use of with indicates that total eclipse, blue moon and super moon are all occurring together. Hence, options D and E can be eliminated.

Out of options A, B and C-

Option A: Blank two talks about this being a common event which does not sound logical. Hence, this is incorrect.

Option C: Blank two talks about this being the only event. This is contextually incorrect and also grammatically absurd.

Option B is correct as both the blanks fit in well contextually and grammatically.

Hence, option B is correct.
 
2
Weeks after announcing that Indian migrant labourers would be ________ orange-coloured passports instead of the usual blue, the government yesterday backed down after ________ criticism.
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A
The statement conveys that the government backed down after criticism. Logically, the criticism had to be serious if it caused the government to change its decision. This eliminates options C and E.

Looking at the other options:

Option B: Give is grammatically incorrect due to incorrect tense usage.

Option D: Reported is irrelevant and illogical.

Option A is correct as both the blanks fit in well contextually and grammatically.

Hence, option A is correct.
 
3
Warning that the current stock market __________ could be a bubble, the Chief Economic Advisor said investors needed to be extra __________ about their investments in light of the risk of a sharp correction.
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C
A bubble in the stock market is caused by the markets being too high. Thus, options A and D can be eliminated.

Also, the statement talks about the risk to investors due to the possibility of a correction. Hence, option E gets eliminated due to illogical blank two.

Out of options B and C, B is grammatically incorrect.

Option C is correct as both the blanks fit in well contextually and grammatically.

Hence, option C is correct.
 
4
On Martyrs’ Day, Mahatma Gandhi’s public speech against the fingerprinting and profiling of Indians in South Africa was __________ by the petitioners  __________ the Aadhaar scheme as a case of profiling of free citizens by the state.
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E
Here, the statement talks about petitioners using the case of Gandhi being against the profiling of Indians in South Africa in the context of Aadhaar. Since, Gandhi was against profiling, we can eliminate option A.

Option D is incorrect due to the use of plagiarized which means copying/falsification and is out of context.

Both Options B and C fit in well contextually and grammatically.

Hence, option E is correct.
 
5
The massive cuts in legal immigration __________ by the White House in __________  for offering a path to citizenship for a section of undocumented residents is too high a price to pay.
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D
Too high a price to pay implies something being offered in return for another.

Option A: Selling is contextually and grammatically incorrect.

Option B: Both the blanks are incorrect contextually and grammatically incorrect.

Option C:  Both the blanks are incorrect contextually and grammatically incorrect.

Option E: Forced is incorrect contextually.

Option D is correct as both the blanks fit in well contextually and grammatically.

Hence, option D is correct.