Gap Fills Worksheet for Classes 9 and 10

Complete the following passage by choosing the most appropriate option from the ones given below. 

Ferdinand and Isabella, ……………….. (were informed / informed / informing) of the return and discoveries of their admiral ……………. (were awaiting / awaiting / awaited / had awaited) him at Barcelona with honour and munificence worthy ………. (of / for / about / off) the greatness of his services. The nobility ……………. (came / has come / came / had come) from all provinces to meet him. He …………….. (was making / made / makes / had made) a triumphal entry as a prince of future kingdoms. The Indians brought …………. (over / on / off / out) as a living proof of the existence of new races in these newly discovered lands …………….. (marched / had marched / have marched / are marching) at the head of the procession. The animals and birds, the unknown plants, and the precious stones collected from these stones ………………… (were exhibiting / were exhibited / exhibited / exhibiting) in golden basins.

Solution

Ferdinand and Isabella, informed of the return and discoveries of their admiral awaited him at Barcelona with honour and munificence worthy of the greatness of his services. The nobility came from all provinces to meet him. He made a triumphal entry as a prince of future kingdoms. The Indians brought over as a living proof of the existence of new races in these newly discovered lands marched at the head of the procession. The animals and birds, the unknown plants, and the precious stones collected from these stones were exhibited in golden basins.

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