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Multiple Choice - (B2) First Certificate of English

For Questions 1-8, read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).

The Emperor

Akbar the Great was an (0) IMPORTANT emperor in Indian history, and he was (1) ............ because he won many battles and was good to the people he ruled. He spent his entire childhood learning how to fight and hunt, and had no (2) ............ in learning how to read and write. Even so, he had a great desire for (3) ............, and had a huge collection of books and manuscripts. He was also the owner of a (4) ............ of artworks from across the region. Akbar was made king at the age of 13, after the death of his father, but he was too young to rule, so a man called Bairam Khan ruled for him. As Akbar grew older, he won many more battles and added more regions to his kingdom, which (5) ............ from the north to the south. This was the first (6) ............ one person ruled all of India. Although Akbar was a young king, he was very clever and organised. He is famous for having built the Taj Mahal which still (7) ............ today. In 1605, Akbar became ill and died a very (8) ............death.

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