Lecture 7

Directions (1-2) : In the fol­lowing questions, some part of a sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate op­tion. If a sentence is free from error, select ‘No error’.

1. My sister-in-laws (1)/ who live in Kolkata (2)/ have come to stay with us. (3)/ No Error (4)

2. These kind of clothes (1)/ are rather expensive (2) / for me to buy. (3)/ No Error (4)

Directions (3-4) : In the fol­lowing questions, the sentence giv­en with blanks is to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the cor­rect alternative out of the four.

3. The employee did not to the argument of the manager.

(1) precede

(2) exceed

(3) concede

(4) recede

4. He was sworn ____ as the Prime Minister of our country.

(1) in

(2) off

(3) about

(4) out

Directions (5-6) : In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the word simi­lar in meaning to the word given.

5. Cantankerous

(1) Humorous

(2) Quarrelsome

(3) Remorseful

(4) Dullness

6. Connoisseur

(1) Decisive

(2) Uncivilised

(3) Discerning Judge

(4) Narrow-minded

Directions (7-8) : In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the word oppo­site in .meaning to the word given.

7. Nugatory

(1) Delusive

(2) Futile

(3) Unreal

(4) Productive

8. Naive

(1) Artful

(2) Candid

(3) Credulous

(4) Sincere

Directions (9-10) : In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/Phrase.

9. Mealy-mouthed

(1) Ill-tempered

(2) Soft-spoken

(3) Enthusiastic

(4) Depressed

10. By fits and starts

(1) Occasionally

(2) Totally

(3) Finally

(4) Irregularly

Directions (11-12) : Improve the bracketed part of each sentence.

11. I had (not only helped her by) giving hints but also with pro-viding him links.

(1) helped not only to her by

(2) helped her not only by

(3) not only helped her

(4) No improvement

12. We (has finished) our ,lunch half an hour ago.

(1) finished

(2) will have finished

(3) had finished

(4) No improvement

Directions (13-14) : In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

13. The act of speaking irreverent­ly about sacred things.

(1) Atheist

(2) Blasphemy .

(3) Bellicose

(4) Defection

14. A person who talks too much of himself.

(1) Egoist

(2) Elite

(3) Emetic

(4) Egotist

Directions .(15-16) : In the following questions, four words arc given out of which one word is in­correctly spelt. Find the incorrectly spelt word.

15.

(1) Entrepreneur

(2) Remuneration

(3) Apprentice

(4) Soveriegnity

16.

(1) Tranquillity

(2) Perseverence

(3) Resplendence

(4) Accommodation

Directions (17-18) The ques­tions below consist of a set of la­belled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logi­cal order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

17.

P : In other countries which are populated by ‘haves’, frus­tration is among them also because they do “haves”.

Q: In some countries, frustra­tion exists because these countries are populated by “have-nots”.

R: Frustration is a global can­

S: It has spared no country.

(1) RSQP

(2) SQRP

(3) PSRQ

(4) QRPS

18.

P: The real purpose underlying this maxim lies in its utili­ty in the worldly sense.

Q: He has within him a spirit which is ever exhorting him to cut down his needs and learn to be happy with what he has.

R: Man is something much greater than an intelligent being using his intellect to make newer inventions from time to time.

S: It tells us to be up and do­ing, not to be passive in our attitude to life.

(1) PRQS

(2) QPSR

(3) RQPS

(4) SRPQ

Directions: In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sen­tence in Passive/Active voice.

19. Why do you waste money?

(1) Why is money been wasted by you?

(2) Why has money been wast­ed by you ?

(3) Why is money wasted by you?

(4) Why is money being wast­ed by you?

Directions In the following question, a sentence has been giv­en in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, se­lect the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Di­rect speech.

20. The doctor said, “well, what can I do for you?”

(1) The doctor wanted to know what he could do for her.

(2) The doctor said that he couldn’t do anything for

(3) The doctor asked what he couldn’t do for her.

(4) The doctor wondered what he could do for her.

Directions (21-25) : In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the pas­sage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank num­bered out of the four alternatives.

The world has seen a (21) growth in several spheres. Agricultural production, in­dustrial production, communica­tion, medicine, education etc. have seen (22) growth. We can safely as­sume that the future is not as (23)  as once appeared to be. We are not by a vision of hungry hordes over­whelming world food resources. Al­though it is (24) that many people, especially in the developing coun­tries, are hungry, illiterate and (25)  to diseases.

21.

(1) tremendous

(2) mere

(3) hardly

(4) slow

22.

(1) equal

(2) unprecedented

(3) negligible

(4) negetive

23.

(1) good

(2) strong

(3) bleak

(4) high

24.

(1) unclear

(2) false

(3) incorrect

(4) true

25.

(1) prone

(2) averse

(3) liable

(4) engross

Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below

Eight players are standing in two parallel rows containing four persons each, in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. In row-1, Virat Kohli, Zaheer Khan, Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir are standing and all of them are facing south. In row-2, David Miller, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina and Steven Smith are standing and all of them are facing north. Therefore, in the given arrangement each person stand in a row faces another person of the other row. Each of them belongs to different teams viz. Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiant, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Daredevils, Gujarat Lions and Royal Challengers Bangalore, but not necessarily in the same order. The person from Mumbai Indians is second to the right of the person who faces Suresh Raina. The Immediate neighbour of person from Mumbai Indians faces the person from Sunrisers Hyderabad. Only one person stand between the person from Sunrisers Hyderabad and Shikhar Dhawan. Only One person stand between the one who faces Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli. The one who is immediate neighbour of Shikhar Dhawan faces person from Rising Pune Supergiant. A person facing the person from Rising Pune Supergiant is second to the right of the person from Kolkata Knight Riders. There is only one person between the person from Rising Pune Supergiant and Gautam Gambhir. Rohit Sharma faces the person from Royal Challengers Bangalore. Rohit Sharma is neither from Rising Pune Supergiant nor Kings XI Punjab. The person who is immediate neighbour of Steven Smith is facing the person from Gujarat Lions. Steven Smith is not an immediate neighbours of Shikhar Dhawan.;