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.
During the reign of Aurangzeb, the last of the Mughals, there (1)______ revolts against the empire. (2)______ were the revolts of the Marathas, the Sikhs, the Jats and (3)______ others. After the death of Aurangzeb, the Mughal empire began to (4)______ fairly fast. The country soon (5)______ into smaller territories many of which became more or less independent.
Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 2
Identify the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment. If no substitution is required, select No substitution. The shoebill stork can be recognise from its long legs and broad wings.