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Complete the following sentences.
Since ancient times, trade relations ………………1……………… between India and Europe. There ……………….2……………….. a great demand for Indian goods in the European markets. In the medieval period, land routes ……………………3………………….. for this trade. Later the merchants and rulers …………….4………………… to look for sea routes for their trade with India. Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese sailor, ………………………..5………………. round the tip of South Africa in 1498 and ……………………6………………. at the port of Calicut in India. He ………………7……………………. trade privileges from the Zamorin. In 1510, the Portuguese …………………..8…………………….. Goa. Thereafter, they ………………….9…………………… Diu-Daman under their control. The Portuguese ……………10…………………… huge wealth from their trade with India.
Questions Four options are given against each number separated by the symbol (/).
Choose the one that will correctly complete the sentence given above.
1. existed / had existed / exist / were existed
2. has been / was / were / had been
3. used / were used / are used / had used
4. begin / had begun / began / has begun
5. had gone / goes / went / has gone
6. had landed / landed / lands / has landed
7. obtained / has obtained / had obtained / obtains
8. captures / captured / had captured / has captured
9. bring / brought / had brought / have brought
10. were amassing / amassed / had amassed / amas
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Many scholars and learned men ????????????? (use) to visit King Krishna Deva Raya?s court. The king himself was a learned man and ???????????.. (love) to entertain those distinguished guests. Very often, the scholars, who ?????????? (visit) his court ???????? (challenge) his courtiers. The king greatly ?????????? (enjoy) these contests of wit and wisdom.
One day, a scholar ??????????. (come) to the palace. He was a well-learned person and ?????????. (speak) many languages. The king ??????????. (welcome) him with great pleasure and ?????????.. (request) him to spend a few days in the palace. The visitor ?????????.. (accept) the invitation happily. He also ???????????. (challenge) Krishna Deva Raya?s courtiers to find out what his mother tongue ?????????? (be).
The courtiers ??????????? (try) every trick in the book. They spoke with him in several languages. Interestingly, the scholar ??????????.. (be) fluent in all of them and therefore the courtiers ???????.. (not) figure out what his mother tongue was.
Meanwhile, Tenali Raman ??????????? (sit) quietly in one corner. He ?????????. (not even make) an attempt to speak to the scholar. Tenali Raman was the most intelligent among Krishna Deva Raya?s courtiers. So the king ??????????. (surprise). He ??????????. (ask) Raman why he ?????????.. (not take up) the challenge.
Suddenly Tenali Raman ?????????.. (rise) from his seat. He turned towards the king and ????????.. (say) that he had something urgent to do. Saying this, he ???????????. (rush) towards the door. As he ?????????.. (go) past the scholar, he ??????????. (trip) and ?????????? (step) hard on the man?s toes. The scholar ????????? (badly hurt) and ???????.. (cry) out in pain.
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