The appointed day has come, and India stands …..(1)….. gain, after long …..(2)….. and struggle, awake vital, free and independent. The past …..(3)….. on to us still in some …..(4)….. and we have to do much before we …..(5)….. our pledges. …..(6)….., it is fateful moment for us in India, for all Asia and for the world. A new star …..(7)….., the star of freedom in the East and a vision long cherished …..(8)….. . May the star never set and out hopes never be …..(9)…..! To India, our motherland- the ancient, the eternal and the ever new, we pay our …..(10)….. homage and we bind ourselves afresh to her service.

1. (a) here
(b) free
(c) Forth
(d) forward

2. (a) period
(b) slumber
(c) compulsion
(d) exile

3. (a) sticks
(b) faces
(c) extends
(d) clings

4. (a) measure
(b) quantity
(c) limits
(d) ways

5. (a) take
(b) redeem
(c) rectify
(d) comply

6. (a) moreover
(b) however
(c) now
(d) although

7. (a) rises
(b) rose
(c) Arises
(d) arose

8. (a) falsifies
(b) fulfils
(c) performs
(d) materializes

9. (a) left
(b) betrayed
(c) expired
(d) drained

10. (a) sincere
(b) faithful
(c) reverent
(d) friendly

Answer Keys

1) C 2) B 3) D 4) A 5) B 6) B 7) A 8) D 9) B 10) C