In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
Atlas was made to hold the sky up on his shoulders as a punishment. Once, Hercules (1)______ to hold it for Atlas while the latter went looking (2)______ golden apples. When Atlas returned, he saw Hercules (3)______ hard to hold the sky. The weight of the sky (4)______ Hercules sweat and groan. Now Atlas did not want to (5)______ a job as arduous as that!
Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank 1.