NTSE Stage-2 (National-Level) Scholastic-Aptitude & Language Comprehension: Questions 276 - 284 of 828
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In the following passage there are some numbered blanks. Fill in the blanks by selecting the most appropriate word for each blank from the given options.
At markets or at country fairs in the old days, the customer had to be on guard against a dishonest trader. A housewife, for example, wanting ________ (1) ________ buy a live piglet might be ________ (2) ________ a discount if she bought ________ (3) ________ packed one, tied up in a small sack ________ (4) ________ a poke. Anyone who agreed to ________ (5) ________ a pig in a poke was naturally ________ (6) ________ a risk. The pig might be ill ________ (7) ________ even dead: Or it might turn ________ (8) ________ to be not a piglet at all.