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Direction (131-140): Given below is a paragraph consisting of blanks against each number. Identify the correct option among the five alternative words that perfectly fits into the given blank against the respective number to make the paragraph contextually meaningful and grammatically correct. Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta was a Moroccan Muslim scholar and traveler. He was known for his ___(131)___and undertaking excursions called the Rihla. His journeys lasted for a period of almost thirty years, covering nearly the whole of the known Islamic world and beyond. They ____(132)_____ from North Africa, West Africa, Southern Europe and Eastern Europe in the West, to the Middle East, Indian subcontinent, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and China in the East, a ____(133)____ readily surpassing that of his predecessors. After his travels he returned to Morocco and gave his account of the ___(134)____ to Ibn Juzay. He first began his ___(135)_____ by exploring the lands of the Middle East. Thereafter he sailed down the Red Sea to Mecca. He crossed the huge Arabian Desert and ____(136)_____ to Iraq and Iran. In 1330, he set of again, down the Red Sea to Aden and then to Tanzania. Then in 1332, Ibn Battuta decided to visit India. He was ___(137)____ open heartedly by the Sultan of Delhi. There he was appointed to the position of a judge. He stayed in India for a period of 8 years and then left for China. Finally, Battuta returned home to Tangier in 1355. It is ______(138)_____ whether Ibn Battuta visited all the places that he described. In order to provide a comprehensive description of places in the Muslim world, Ibn Battuta probably _______(139)____ on hearsay evidence and made extensive use of accounts by earlier travelers. Ibn Battuta reported that he experienced culture shock in some of the regions he visited. Among Turks and Mongols, he was astonished at the way women behaved. They were allowed freedom of speech. After the completion of the Rihla in 1355, little is known about Ibn Battuta’s life. He was ______(140)____ as a judge in Morocco and died in 1368. The Rihla provides an important account of many areas of the world in the 14th century.
Give answer 131
Option (a) is the correct wer choice. As the paragraph is telling the story of Ibn Battuta who was a Moroccan Muslim scholar and traveler. As line “His journeys lasted for a period of almost thirty years………” of the paragraph describes that he was a traveller and was known for his travelling hence, the option (a) is the correct wer choice.
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