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PTE Quiz – Reading – Fill In the Blanks

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Impressionism was an art movement of the 19th century, which began as a private association of Paris-based artists who exhibited publicly in 1874. The term impressionism originated from art critic Louis Leroy, who commented Monet’s painting ‘Impression: Soleil Levant’. Leroy said that it indeed was just an impression and that the work could not be considered finished. The impressionists adopted this term and decided to use it for their own (A) ____ . Early Impressionist painters were (B) _____ in their time, breaking many of the rules of picture making that had been set by earlier (C) _____ . Up until the Impressionists, history had been the accepted (D) _____ of subject matter for paintings.

generations               cost              source                radicals                  benefit               belief

benefit     radicals      generations      source

Two decades ago, Kashmiri houseboat-owners rubbed their hands every spring at the (A) _____ of the annual influx of tourists. From May to October, the hyacinth-choked waters of Dal Lake saw flotillas of vividly painted shikaras carrying Indian families, boho westerners, young travellers and wide-eyed Japanese. Carpet-sellers (B) _____ their skills, as did purveyors of anything remotely embroidered while the houseboats initiated by the British Raj provided unusual accommodation. The economy boomed. Then, in 1989, separatist and Islamist militancy struck and everything changed. Hindus and countless Kashmiri business people bolted, at least 35,000 people were killed in a decade, the lake stagnated and the houseboats rotted. Any foreigners venturing there risked their (C) _____ – proved in 1995 when five young Europeans were kidnapped and murdered.

disseminate            honed            lives           perspective           prospect

prospect     honed     lives



  1. Motaz Ali October 26, 2018 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    Number 1:
    A- benefit B- radicals C- generations D- source

    Number 2:
    A- prospect B- honed C- lives

  2. Apurva Peshavaria October 27, 2018 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    1) benefit, radicals, generations, source
    2) prospect, honed, lives

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