Tuesday, 28 March 2017

ENGLISH QUIZ:BASED ON NEW PATTERN

Directions (1-5): In the following Questions, there are four sentences. Each sentence has pairs of words/phrases that are italicized and highlighted. From the italicized and highlighted word(s)/phrase(s), select the most appropriate word(s)/phrase(s) to form correct sentences. Then choose the best option.

Q1. (i) Several pages of the book have come loose [A]/lose [B].
(ii) I am totally uninterested [A]/disinterested [B] in grammar. It’s boring.
(iii) Almost every decade someone or the other comes out with the prophecy [A]/prophesy [B] that the world is going to end.
(iv) I loath [A]/loathe [B] to admit that I was totally jealous.
(a) AAAB
(b) ABAB
(c) BABA
(d) BBAB
(e) BBBB



Q2. (i) The film was boring except for the special effects [A]/affects [B].
(ii) She must realize that she is eighteen and past [A]/passed [B] playing with dolls.
(iii) She is not anymore financially dependent [A]/dependant [B] on her husband.
(iv) She raised an intent for more stationary [A]/stationery [B] for the office.
(a) BBAB
(b) ABAB
(c) AABB
(d) AAAB
(e) BBBB

Q3. (i) The storm wreaked [A]/wrecked [B] havoc along the coast.
(ii) Though humorous his repartees are often mordent [A]/mordant [B].
(iii) Accessory [A]/Excess [B] minerals are disregarded by petrologists while classifying rocks.
(iv) I hope we have good whether [A]/weather [B] during our trip
(a) ABAB
(b) ABBA
(c) BABA
(d) BAAB
(e) BBBB

Q4. (i) She did not look overly [A]/overtly [B] at the customer till she had established herself comfortably on the chair.
(ii) By persisting in his efforts against failure he has shown his ability [A]/capacity [B] to persevere.
(iii) The closure of the company effected [A]/affected [B] the workers adversely.
(iv) I am not sure if [A]/whether [B] I should take the CAT this year or the next.
(a) ABAB
(b) ABBA
(c) BABB
(d) BAAB
(e) BBBB

Q5. (i) It is important to cite [A]/site [B] as many examples as possible in your answer.
(ii) Each batch in our classes is comprised [A]/composed [B] of 25 students and not more.
(iii) Persistent questioning by the lawyer failed to elicit [A]/illicit [B] a clear answer from the accused.
(iv) The professor could imply [A]/infer [B] that the students had not understood his explanation.
(a) ABAB
(b) ABAA
(c) BAAB
(d) BABA
(e) BBBB


Directions (6-15): In each of the following questions, a statement and five choices are given. Select from among the choices, the most logical complement and mark its number as your answer.

Q6. Electricity is the backbone of industrial development
(a) Many of our new electric projects are lying abandoned.
(b) The authorities are exploring the possibility of starting non-conventional energy sources.
(c) Reliable and uninterrupted power is a prerequisite for development.
(d) People demand some urgent measures to improve the situation.
(e) Hydroelectric projects are unable to meet the demand.

Q7. Our country is rapidly becoming a consumer nation.
(a) The nation must stand on its own legs.
(b) For financial progress we must reduce import and increase export.
(c) We want to become financially strong.
(d) We are not yet Independent because we depend on other countries in certain fields.
(e) India must become self – sufficient and reduce importing goods.

Q8. Children find it difficult to get admission to primary schools as demand exceeds supply.
(a) The government is against starting new schools.
(b) Primary education has been declared compulsory.
(c) The government schools offer better education than the private schools.
(d) The private sector is exerting influence upon the ruling party to recommend the opening of new schools.
(e) The private schools make the most of the situation and charge hefty fees.

Q9. The C.B.I. presented an incriminating report about the minister’s foreign connection.
(a) The Newspapers published a lot of nonsense.
(b) The court ordered a judicial enquiry into the whole affair.
(c) People believe all sorts of hearsay without going into their merits.
(d) The party-connection emboldens everybody to do whatever he likes.
(e) The C. B. I need to look into all aspects before arresting a senior politician.

Q10. The author’s new book was widely accepted by the common people but it angered those in power.
(a) The book was acclaimed for the political criticism it contained.
(b) The author has employed all his power of observation to prepare the book.
(c) People in the Gulf countries arranged a number of meetings to welcome him.
(d) To secure a valid passport the author had to force a lot of political intervention.
(e) The author’s new book is not available in any of the book shops.

Q11. Given the environmentally conscious times we live in; renewable energy has always been seen as an ideal source of power.
(a) Indian consumers have to pay exorbitant amounts towards electricity bills.
(b) Renewable energy sources are more cost effective compared to conventional sources.
(c) As India basks in sunlight throughout the year, solar energy systems are very feasible.
(d) Solar energy is ideally suited for villages.
(e) Why can’t Indian Government harness wind energy?

Q12. The Indian System is witnessing the rise of freshly generated wealth which are legitimate earnings.
(a) The boom in the software sector contributes to a great extent to the economic prosperity of the country.
(b) The software boom is changing the profile of the country in the new millennium.
(c) Although India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, the specter of huge government expenditure looms large.
(d) The country’s demographic profile would change with the list of rich households going up.
(e) The country’s economic progress depends only on the literate population.

Q13. Medical experts argue that the effects of iodine deficiency are too debilitating to leave its consumption to choice.
(a) Insufficient intake of micro nutrients by an expectant mother is the cause of underdeveloped brain in an unborn baby.
(b) Some political leaders argue that the consumption of iodized salt is a matter of personal choice.
(c) According to Medical experts the serious health hazard of iodine deficiency can be overcome by the consumption of iodized salt.
(d) Not all regions of the country are iodine deficient.
(e) To be healthy we need a balanced diet.

Q14. The earthquake rendered many people homeless.
(a) Builders of several apartments were penalized by the government.
(b) Several non-governmental organizations came forward to help the quake victims.
(c) The earthquake was so sudden that people were caught unawares.
(d) The intensity of the earth quake was so severe that there was large scale devastation.
(e) The aftershocks of the earthquake are adding to their problems.

Q15. Government run schools across the country are introducing English language to children at an earlier stage than before.
(a) English is an international language and we cannot ignore it.
(b) There has been a proliferation of English language teaching institutes in urban India.
(c) There has been a steady increase in the use of English over the years.
(d) Indian elite always hankered after English education for their children.
(e) Teaching English has been made compulsory in all schools by the Department of Education.

SOLUTIONS
S1. Ans.(a)
Sol. loathe-feel intense dislike or disgust for., loath-reluctant; unwilling. , loose- not firmly or tightly fixed in place; detached or able to be detached. hence 'loose' is the correct word.
prophecy (NOUN)-a prediction of what will happen in the future.

S2. Ans.(d)
Sol. Effect is a noun and affect is a verb, hence effect is correct word in the given context.
stationery -writing and other office materials., stationary-not moving or not intended to be moved. Hence stationery is correct word and gives us the hint to correct option.

S3. Ans.(a)
Sol. wreaked-cause (a large amount of damage or harm).
mordant-(especially of humour) having or showing a sharp or critical quality; biting.

S4. Ans.(c)
Sol. overtly-without concealment or secrecy; openly. In third sentence “affect” is used as a verb, hence correct choice.

S5. Ans.(a)
Sol. elicit -evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone.
illicit-forbidden by law, rules, or custom.
 
S6. Ans.(c)
Sol. Reliable and uninterrupted power is a prerequisite for development. Other options do not follow the idea expressed in the question statement logically. Either they distort the message or introduce new idea.

S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. For financial progress we must reduce import and increase export. Other options do not follow the idea expressed in the question statement logically. Either they distort the message or introduce new idea.

S8. Ans.(e)
Sol. Since demand is higher than supply in schools for admission, the private schools make the most of the situation and charge hefty fees.

S9. Ans.(b)
Sol. The court ordered a judicial enquiry into the whole affair. Since report was submitted to the court hence judge ordered an enquiry into the case. Hence option C logically follow course of action.

S10. Ans.(a)
Sol. the book was acclaimed for the political criticism it contained.

S11. Ans.(b)
Sol. Renewable energy sources are more cost effective compared to conventional sources.

S12. Ans.(a)
Sol. The boom in the software sector contributes to a great extent to the economic prosperity of the country.

S13. Ans.(c)
Sol. According to Medical experts the serious health hazard of iodine deficiency can be overcome by the consumption of iodized salt.

S14. Ans.(b)
Sol. Several non-governmental organizations came forward to help the quake victims. First the earthquake happened, then the organizations came forward to help.  Hence option B is logical complement.

S15. Ans.(e)
Sol. Teaching English has been made compulsory in all schools by the Department of Education.