Quiz-13

TCS English Questions and Answers

Question 1

In most natural disasters, particularly in rural areas the number of animal deaths are very high, especially in residential areas, due to the fact that most ……. animals are kept tied up, and in the event of a disaster while the people …… urgently, the animals left tied up have no chance of voluntary escape. As a result, they often perish. Disposal of dead animals is as important as that of humans because decaying dead bodies can be a …… health and environment threat. Still, this aspect is usually ……… lower priority, more so in case of stray animals. The rescuers are not willing to handle animal carcasses. Yet, this must be done expeditiously by local volunteers till the authorities take charge and get the carcasses disposed. Disposal is best done by ……, at some place outside the inhabited areas. At such times, nobody should be allowed to hold on to the dead bodies for extraction of hides or bones or any other recoverable material, because the health threat is very high, and quickest disposal of the dead bodies is desirable. While burying the carcass, quick lime should be added as it will hasten the process and control the spread of any possible infection.

A.

  1. tamed
  2. wild
  3. housebroken

Correct Option: 1

B.

  1. dawdle
  2. flee
  3. stay

Correct Option: 2

C.

  1. unpromising
  2. lurking
  3. probable

Correct Option: 3

D.

  1. dissent
  2. disallowed
  3. accorded

Correct Option: 3

E.

  1. inefficiently
  2. expeditiously
  3. fleet

Correct Option: 2

F.

  1. dumping
  2. bury
  3. burial

Correct Option: 3

Question 2

The increasing number of incidences of International Terrorism, couldn’t awaken the US and the world from the …….. of overconfidence of their intelligence, and their preaching to sooth the wounds of the suffering nations was a routine political mechanism for them. The terrorist struck on the US ‘ heart and soul on Sept. 11, 2001 made every one aware to the grave menace of international terrorism and ……… the nations all over the world to initiate urgent measures to fight the devil. The terrorist attack on Indian Parliament on Dec 13,2001 made every leader vulnerable to any such attack and the urgency of taking measures against growth terrorism became more serious. On Sept. 21, 2002 the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution seeking all nations to enact laws to …… terrorism. The U.K. had already passed Anti -Terrorism Act 2002 and India  After independence several such laws were passed by the Union and State legislatures as per the requirements or whims of the ruling party, for varying purposes like Prevention of Detention Act 1950, Maintenance of Internal Security Act 1980. Terrorist and Disruptive Act 1985. POTO the ordinance was promulgated to a create a feeling of fear of gross penalties in the minds of terrorists and their …….., after an attack was made on Indian Parliament, later on became an Act in 2002, popularly called Prevention of Terrorism Act POTA.

A.

  1. consciousness
  2. slumber
  3. awaken

Correct Option: 2

B.

  1. necessitate
  2. dissuade
  3. impede

Correct Option: 1

C.

  1. rim
  2. ledge
  3. centre

Correct Option: 2

D.

  1. hate
  2. certainly
  3. whims

Correct Option: 3

E.

  1. promulgated
  2. repressed
  3. suppressed

Correct Option: 1

F.

  1. antagonist
  2. accomplices,
  3. adversary

Correct Option: 2

Question 3

Public speaking is an art; and, like every other art, it has to be learnt, both in practice and theory. For a man to say that he will never …….. a speech until he has learnt to speak is like saying that he will never go into the water until he has learnt to swim. One cannot learn to swim with-out going into the water, and one can never learn to speak in public without speaking in public. In both cases, one has to learn by practice; and no amount of theory without practice will be of any ……… . A speech should always be carefully prepared before-hand. Preparation includes collection, selection and arrangement. First, collect materials for the speech—ideas, arguments, facts, illustrations bearing on the subject. Jot these down as they come to mind. Then select the most appropri­ate ……….. the rest. Lastly, arrange the selected thoughts in an orderly and logical plan. Without all this, the speech will be badly arranged, …….., dis proportioned and full of repetitions. In public speaking the management of the voice is very important. Some speakers speak too low and cannot be heard well in a large hall. Some shout, and their voices are …….. by the echoes. Some talk so fast that they cannot be fol­lowed; and some speak so slowly as to tire their hearers’ patience. The speaker should speak clearly, for all to hear; he should vary the ……. of his voice to avoid monot­ony and to enforce his meaning; and he should know when to make effective pauses. A speaker should watch his audience and speak to it directly, so as to “get across” to his hearers what he wants to say as persuasively and convincingly as possible.

A.

  1. bear
  2. refrain
  3. retain

Correct Option: 1

B.

  1. inappropriateness
  2. avail
  3. None

Correct Option: 2

C.

  1. scrap
  2. discredit
  3. sanction

Correct Option: 1

D.

  1. prolix
  2. coherent
  3. rambling

Correct Option: 3

E.

  1. sunk
  2. drowned
  3. Both 1 and 2

Correct Option: 3

F.

  1. None
  2. unimportant
  3. intonation

Correct Option: 3

Question 4

Though the British intensified their policy of repressing the Extremists, they simultaneously also tried to ……. the Moderates through certain reforms. In AD 1909, they announced the Indian Councils Act, popularly known as the Morley-Minto Reforms. The reforms were named after Lord Morley, the Secretary of State for India and Lord Minto, the Indian Viceroy. Firstly, The membership of the Central Legislative Council and the Provincial Legislative Councils was….. . However, less than half of the members were elected members. Also, the elected members were not to be elected by the people but by the influential sections of the society such as landlords, zamindars and businessmen. Secondly, The system of separate ……… was introduced. The Muslims were grouped into separate constituencies form where only Muslim candidates could contest elections. This ………was made to cut-off the Muslims from the national movement by treating them as separate from the rest of the nation and to prevent Hindu-Muslim unity, something which the Congress had been trying to nurture. No significant improvement was introduced by these reforms. The British refused the Indian demand for ‘swaraj’. The Congress opposed the creation of separate electorates for the Muslims. This system of separate electorates for the Muslims sowed the seeds of the policy of communalism.

  1. intensify
  2. pacify
  3. provoke

Correct Option: 2

B.

  1. inflated
  2. contracted
  3. shrunken

Correct Option: 1

C.

  1. Both 2 and 3
  2. constituency
  3. electorates

Correct Option: 2

D.

  1. removal
  2. taking
  3. provision

Correct Option: 3

E.

  1. sowed
  2. scattered
  3. strewed

Correct Option: 1

Question 5

India’s capital, Delhi, is the most …….. city in the country. A recent survey conducted by consulting firm Ernst & Young. The study compared 48 cities on 57 parameters including infrastructure, business, environment, standard of living and urban …….. . Better infrastructure, higher per capita income and the Metro have had helped Delhi top the financial capital, Mumbai, as the place to be in India. Predictably, the capital’s citizen are …… about being on top of the heap. But hang on. It is important to place the ranking in perspective. Predictably, the capital’s citizen are gung-ho about being on top of the heap. But hang on. It is important to place the ranking in perspective. A survey conducted by Mercer Human resource Consulting which included 215 cities – ranked Delhi a lowly 148, Mumbai 151 and the IT hub Bangalore, at 153. None of our metros can claim to offer a minimum decent standard of living. Specific services such as health care, transport, housing and …………. are in a holy mess. Cities due to inept planning do not have the infrastructure and resources to accommodate the …….. migrant influx. Radical changes have to be wheeled in quickly in order to avoid a series of impending disasters. Urban ……. is bound to increase as India’s economy expands. One way of easing the pressure on the metros is to focus on developing infrastructure and public services in tier- 2 cities, making them an attractive destination.

A.

  1. homey
  2. fit
  3. satisfactory

Correct Option: 1

B.

  1. impotence
  2. yielding
  3. governance.

Correct Option: 3

C.

  1. calm
  2. gung-ho
  3. aloof

Correct Option: 2

D.

  1. drudgery
  2. vocation
  3. recreation

Correct Option: 3

E.

  1. surge
  2. decline
  3. surf

Correct Option: 1

F.

  1. idleness
  2. trek
  3. exodus

Correct Option: 3

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