Quiz-11

TCS English Questions and Answers

Question 1

Poetry is the language of the imagination and the ……….. . It relates to whatever gives immediate pleasure or pain to the human mind. It comes home to the ……… and businesses of men; for nothing but what comes home to them in the most general and ………… shape can be a subject for poetry. Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a ……… for poetry cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else. Wherever there is a sense of beauty, or power, or harmony, as in the motion of a wave of the sea, in the growth of a flower, there is poetry in its …….. . Here again, the first sentence is the topical sentence. The sentences that follow enforce or restate the statement that “poetry is the language of the imagination and the passions”, and the concluding sentence reinforces it by showing that poetry exists wherever men feel a sense of beauty, power or harmony. In all these paragraphs, the principles of Unity and Order are observed, and also the general rules about the place of the topical sentences and the …….. off the whole with a good conclusion.

A.

  1. passion
  2. passions
  3. possession

Correct Option: 2

B.

  1. Bosoms
  2. blossoms
  3. blossom

Correct Option: 1

C.

  1. intelligence
  2. intelligible
  3. intelligent

Correct Option: 2

D.

  1. esteem
  2. approbation
  3. contempt

Correct Option: 3

E.

  1. birth
  2. presence
  3. creation

Correct Option: 1

F.

  1. finding
  2. rounding
  3. buzzing

Correct Option: 2

Question 2

The heavy flow of foreign talent is changing the face of American science. From 1980 to 1990 the proportion of foreign ……… students has grown from one in four to one in five of the total pool. Natural …….. are whether they crowd the workplace and whether they disproportionally contribute to U.S. science. A recent study by Sharon Levin and Paula Stephen answers the second question in the……….. . They found that “foreign talent contributes significantly about what could be expected from their numbers.” This was true in all the sample areas: members of the National Academies; first author of highly cited papers, of “hot” papers and of highly cited ……… ; and founders of biotechnology companies. Not only has the U.S. benefited from the ……….. of foreign talent but also this talent is more likely to have been educated abroad than would be expected from the incidence of foreign-educated scientists and engineers in the populations. “Clearly the U.S. has benefited from the educational investment made by other countries.” Still to be studied is whether native-born talent is ………. by this inflow, and, if so, whether the benefits outweigh the costs.

A.

  1. doctrinal
  2. doctored
  3. doctoral

Correct Option: 3

B.

  1. concerns
  2. findings
  3. finding

Correct Option: 1

C.

  1. dissenting
  2. affirmative
  3. negative

Correct Option: 2

D.

  1. patents
  2. patent
  3. patterns

Correct Option: 1

E.

  1. influx
  2. retreat
  3. departure

Correct Option: 1

F.

  1. disadvantage
  2. disadvantaged
  3. disadvantages

Correct Option: 2

Question 3

It is viewed with concern that the youth in India are busy ……….. the spirit of the West. The craze for sparkle and the glitter of the materialistic ………. of the West makes them imitators, often unsuccessful imitators of a ……… alien to them. In the process they are weaned away from their own culture. They remain rootless. Ultimately they find themselves in a no man’s land. The Indian youth have none but themselves to …….. for this. It is high time the Indian youth gave up running after the West and lived their …….. culture. This is an attempt at waking up the present generation to their own …….. inheritance. Indian has all through valued her religious beliefs, held on to her spirituality. The Indian philosophies, the Indian religion, all preach and teach renunciation. The soul is superior to the body. Spiritual life is the real life. Materialism and worldly life are a delusion. Life for the Indian is a quest for God, for the Infinite, beyond the limitations of time and space. The Indians value transcendentalism, the going beyond the seen to the unseen, beyond the physical to the spiritual, beyond the apparent to the real. The genuine Indian mind is not …….. by materialism and commercialism. It searches deeper into the Spirit.

A.

  1. fast
  2. abstain
  3. imbibing

Correct Option: 3

B.

  1. civilization
  2. civilisation
  3. civilize

Correct Option: 1

C.

  1. acquittal
  2. blame
  3. exculpation

Correct Option: 2

D.

  1. endemic
  2. alien
  3. foreign

Correct Option: 1

E.

  1. both 2 and 3
  2. hoary
  3. venerable

Correct Option: 1

F.

  1. affecting
  2. affective
  3. affected

Correct Option: 3

Question 4

Human belief in the existence of unknown and unseen power or force is religion. Etymologically religion is a belief in super …… power. It consists of a series of performance and ……… which binds as well as links human beings with super natural power. The concept of religion is complex one. Some of its elements are :- (I) Belief is supernatural power (2) Belief in the holy or sacred; (3) Systems of rituals; (4) Sinful acts; (5) Mode of worship; (6) Liturgy and ideology and (7) Place of worship. Religion plays a significant role both for individual and Society. It has both positive and negative functions. As far as positive functions are concerned religion provides mental peace to the individuals, it ………social virtues, it promotes social solidarity, it humanized the animal in man, it is an agent of socialization, its promotes welfare, it gives recreation, it influences economy, it influences the political system and ………. self-confidences. Along with the positive functions the negative functions or dysfunctions of religion are: It ……. social progress and impedes social changes, it promotes evil practices, it is a source of exploitation, it encourages …………, it makes people fatalistic, it sometimes leads to violence and it creates a special group like saints, fakirs, sages, beggars etc.

A.

  1. natural
  2. nature
  3. none

Correct Option: 1

B.

  1. practicing
  2. practice
  3. practices

Correct Option: 3

C.

  1. inculcate
  2. inculcates
  3. inculcating

Correct Option: 2

D.

  1. strengthens
  2. strengths
  3. strengthens

Correct Option: 1

E.

  1. facilitates
  2. cripples
  3. assists

Correct Option: 2

F.

  1. community
  2. communalisms
  3. communalism

Correct Option: 3

Question 5

Indian society is of average middle class people. They are worst sufferers of day to day ……… prices. Upper class people and big …….. never bother and suffer due to rising prices as their income also increases. But the income of the middle class ……… is fixed. If the income increases it is not ……….. to the rising prices. The result is that they are the victims of rising prices. But the poor fellow can do nothing. After crying for some days he tries to adjust his budget accordingly. Even the government is unable to stop rising ……… . It is also compelled to increase the rates of commodities under their control to reduce subsidy. Though the standard of living is also rising high in metros. To increase the demand of the new products electronic and print media is playing a major role. The purchasing power of money has ……. . But there is no hope of checking the price rise.

A.

  1. soaring
  2. sour
  3. soar

Correct Option: 1

B.

  1. industrialist
  2. industrialists
  3. None

Correct Option: 2

C.

  1. persons
  2. pupils
  3. peoples

Correct Option: 1

D.

  1. proportionate
  2. proportional
  3. proportion

Correct Option: 1

E.

  1. pricing
  2. price
  3. prices

Correct Option: 3

  1. decline
  2. declined
  3. declines

Correct Option: 2

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