Ques. 1 Choose the most appropriate synonym for the underline word.
The committee condemned the suspended players.
Sol: condemned to say somebody has done something wrong i,e,to criticized.
Ques. 2 The museum will be closed until ___________ notice.
Which word is suited to fill in the blank.
Sol : Closed until further notice
Ques. 3 Two Nigerian scientists have found that jatropha, a semi-green poisonous shrub, can be used as a very effective pain killer.
P: As such, doctors advise patients to use pain killer with care and us minimally as possible.
Q: Scientists have therefore lately turned to nature to explore traditional medicines for a drug with minimal side effect.
R: These can be anything from lethargy and constipation to dysfunctions of the liver or kidney.
Sol: the two sentences are these can be anything from lethargy and constipation to dysfunction of the liver or the kidney.scientist have therefore turned to nature explore traditionally take the drug with minimal side effects.
Paragraph(Questions 3 – 8): Read the passage and answer the questions that follow:-
The junk and snack food industry washed its hands of any responsibility for rising obesity among children and adults yesterday. rejecting calls for tobacco-style health warning or a ban on advertising food to youngsters. Giving evidence to a committee of MPs, four of the most powerful food industry figures blamed uninformed parents, low fat yoghurts, fish and chip shops and Indian restaurants for obesity.
Offering “super-sized” McDonald”s meals requiring children to eat 173 packets of Walkers crisps to earn a school book and promoting king-size dairy milk bars to sedentary motorists were all about select committee.
Andrew Cosslett, managing director of Cadbury Schweppes in Europe, said health warning detailing how much exercise was needed to burn off a meal were unnecessary and could be damaging.
David Hinchcliffe, the committee chairman said a Mcdonald”s cheeseburger with fries and a milkshake, for example, would equate to nine-mile walk.
Mr Cosslett retorted: “ I think health warning are a dangerous thing and while we understand the problem. I don”t think a curly wurly is dangerous, ”The executives from McDonald”s. Schweppes, PepsiCo and Kellogg”s said the nutritional and calorific content of their product was well-known, but it was food items that were not in precise portion sizes and were sold without calorie information that the real obesity threat.
Ques. 3 What issue is being debated in the passage?
- The calorie content in junk food
- The rise of obesity in children and adults
- Junk food and children
- The responsibility of junk food for rising obesity.
Sol: the passage is about junk food and how it causes obesity.
Ques. 5 Which would be the best title for the passage.
- Ban the junk food, say critics
- Junk food industry accepts full responsibility for rising obesity
- Portion awareness, not the junk food is the problem, say food giants.
- Junk food is healthy say food giants
Sol: The passage is about having an awareness of how much we eat, the portions that eateries offer us.
Ques. 6 As per the food industry representative, what was the purpose behind offering super-sized meals and king-sized chocolate bars?
- Attracting overseas customers
- Promoting healthy living
- Encouraging children to continue education
- Providing more choice to public
Sol: super/king sized are ways of giving more choices to consumers.
Ques. 7 What does “sedentary” mean?
- Doing no work
- Driving rather slowly
- Idling away time
- Spending most of the time seated
Sol: sedentary means being motionless, lazy, inactive, spending most of the time seated.
Ques. 8 The health warning that Andrew Cosslett is talking about are :
- The amount of exercise to burn the calories
- The effects on children”s health
- The calorie content of the product
- The nutritional value of the product
Sol: Andrew Cosslett is concerned about burning calories through exercise.
Ques. 9 My friend is ________________ a hard time.Her mother is sick and she herself is jobless?
- Going into
- Going through
- Going for
- Going with
Sol: to go through is to experience
Ques. 10 One part of the sentence below may contain an error. identify the part. If there is no error, “No error”
Kiran and his friend/are quite tired/by each other
- No error
- Are quite tired
- Kiran and his friend
- By each other
Sol: tired of is the standard expression.
Ques. 11 One part of the sentence below may contain an error. identify the part. If there is no error, “No error”
Suma told to me/she would answer/all the calls thereafter
- No error
- All the calls thereafter
- Suma told to me
- She would answer
Sol: told as a transitive verb does not take to with (after it)
Ques 12: Arrange the following parts to make a meaningful sentence:
S: are never stated
P: that universal truths
Q: in the past tense
R: the teacher said
Sol: The sentence derived by arranging the parts is: the teacher said that universal truth are never stated in the past tense.
Ques. 13 ___________ you start at once,you will be late for the movie.
Sol: unless a piece of actions is carried out now,the predicted consequence is bound to happen.
Ques. 14:- “see for yourself what a mess you have ____________ in the living room,” the mother scolded her kids”.
Sol: they have demanded a past participle to complete the verb phrase.
Ques. 15 Choose the option that expresses the meaning of the underlined word in the given sentence.
“Do you have the will to fight this system?” my father asked me, when I was agitated on looking at the conditions of the roads.
Sol: to be agitated is to to be disturbed
Ques. 16 The researchers distributed ___________ to the college students.
Sol: you distribute a questionnaire as part of a research or a study.
Ques. 17 “Can we go through this _________ one last time before we send it to the clients?” I asked my team.
Sol: the proposal is the right word here.
Ques. 18: I am of the opinion that you must apologise _______for your misconnect.
Sol: Politely is the only right options
Ques. 19: One part of the sentence below may contain an error. identify the part. if there is any error, choose “No error”.
We invited a MP/to be hief guest/at the inaugural functions.
- At the inaugural function
- We invited a MP
- No error
- To be chief guest
Ques. 20 In the following sentences, four words/phrases have been underlined. One of them is incorrect.C hoose the incorrect word/phrase from the given options.
The Law Minister is of the opinion that those who does not respect woman must be dealt with sternly.
- Of the opinion
- Does not
Sol: those who_ require a plural verb, so those who does not respect woman.
Ques. 21 Choose the best synonym of the given word.
Sol: To fathom is to gauge or comprehend
Ques. 22 Make the meaningful sentences from the following:
O: you see with
Q: you dream with
N: the eyes but what
P: vision is not what
M: the mind
Sol: the words/phrase rearranged would be as follows: vision is not what you see with the eyes but you dream with the mind.
Ques. 23 Choose the most appropriate options to fill in the blanks.
He ____________ to save the situation but he did not get any support from rest of the staff.
- Is trying
Sol: use of simple past tence
Ques. 24:- For the four sentences (S1—S4) paragraph below, sentences S1 and S4 are given.From the options P,Q and R, choose appropriate sentences for S2 and S3 respectively.
S1: Can we imagine carrying object that are ten times heavier that our own body weight?
S4: This is because of their small body size, it enables them to use fewer muscles to carry own body and more to carry bigger loads.
Ques. 25 Life is an _________ of joy and sorrow.
Sol: Life is an ALTERNATION of joy and sorrow.
Ques. 26 Choose the correct conjunction to complete the sentence.
She was not eligible for a subsidized pass ________ she was a full-time student.
Sol: use of conjunctions “although” to denote contras.
Ques. 27 One part of the sentence may contain an error. Identify the part .if there is no error, choose “No error”.
I don”t know why/is she talking/so loudly in class.
- Is she talking
- I don”t know why
- So loudly in a class
- No error
Sol: is taking employee as wrong inverted word order, the
Ques. 28 I ___________ very hard to get into a good business school but have not been successful so far.
- have been tried
- had trying
- have been trying
Sol: have been trying is the right options here, have not been successfull demands and goven choice.
Ques. 29 Rearranging the given sentences in the most appropriate sequence to form a meaningful paragraph.
P – isn”t it unhealthy to allow the past to choke our future?
W – Most of the news reports are unpleasant compared to the past.
M – Hence, we need to move ahead and leave the past behind.
S – This gives room for nostalgia and we sit back over past glories.
Ques. 30 Any doubt as ______ the interpretations of law should be cleared then and there.
the correct option is AS To.
Ques. 1 Choose the most appropriate option to fill in the blanks.
Before we had gone very far, we realized that we ________ a wrong turn.
- Have taken
- Are taking
- Had taken
Answer:- use of past perfect tense to refer to the earlier of two action.
Ques. 2 The soft-hearted lady cannot ________the sight of other people’s suffering.
Answer:- cannot bear [tolerate] is the right option.
Ques. 3 Before leaving for kochi, dravya was living a life of _________.
Answer:- Before leaving for kochi, dravya was living a life of plenty (the other options are incorrect in the light of the information.
Ques. 4 Dravya was given some money, which he could use only_______.
- To pay for his meals
- To buy a new mobile phone
- For one mouth in kochi
- When he was in extreme hardship
Answer:-Dravya was given some money, which he could use only when he was in extreme hardship. [The other options are false]
Ques. 5 Kochi was chosen for the experience because in kochidravys______.
- Had no acquaintances
- Knew many people
- Had his father’s friends
- Could get a job easily
Answer:- Kochi was chosen as dravya had no acquaintance there [ and he didn’t know Malayalam and not all people there did not speak hindi] The other reasons were are false or not tenable.
Ques. 6 Father believed that_________.
- His son was pampered and spoilt
- His son should take up a job
- Experience is the best teacher
- Universities don’t teach anything
Answer:- father believed that experience is the best teacher [ he did not pamper his son; nor did he distrust university education; or, he didn’t want ‘his son to take up a job’.]
In the passage the word ‘incognito’ means ______.
Answers:- ICOGNITO means not recognizable, possibly someone is in disguise.
Ques. 8 Which part of the sentence has errors?
Every teacher / wants their / students / to achieve success.
Answer:- with ‘every’ singular pronoun is to be used. It should be ‘his’ or ‘her’ in place of their.
Ques. 9 Spot the error in the following sentence:
Either(P) Raja or Peter(Q) have to(R) do the job(S).
Answer:- since ‘either …..or’ is used with singular nouns here, it has to be ‘HAS TO DO THE JOB’
Ques. 10 The children ran to their mother and asked her whether she_______ them some popcorns.
- Would buy
- Will buy
- Has bought
Answer:- the correct option is would buy which with its connotations of uncertainty is the right option.
Ques. 11 Choose the most appropriate option to fill in the blanks.
My son is weak in English _____ he is very good in mathematics.
Answer:- use of ‘but’ to express contrast
Ques. 12 Make a meaningful sentence from the following
O: hatred but
K: the opposite
G: of love
Q: is not
Answer:- the meaningful sentence that can come out of these parts is: The opposite of love is not hatred but indifference.
Ques. 13 Life is an _______of joy and sorrow.
Answer:- life is an ALTERNATION of joy and sorrow.
Ques. 14 Rearrange the word / phrases to make a meaningful sentence:
In ancient times / sandal and turmeric / blemish-free skin / for a / was used / a paste of / by
A B C D E F
Answer:- a paste has to be identified as the subject. ‘sandal and turmeric’ is the object of ‘of’; the predicate begins with ‘was used’ and it is followed by ‘when’ and ‘for what’
Ques. 15 Choose the correct synonym for the given word.
Answer:- Lavish means ‘expensive’
Ques. 16 One part of the sentence below may contain an error. Identify the part. If there is no error ‘No error’.
The trousers / I bought recently / is very expensive.
- Is very expensive
- Is bought recently
- No error
- The trousers
Answer:- trousers carry a plural verb ‘is’ is the wrong verb here.
Ques. 17 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
Many workers from the factory were______ during the recession.
- Put off
- Cut off
- Laid off
- Backed off
Answer:- to lay off is to dismiss
Ques. 18 The events manager is very experienced. He handles the arrangements for the meeting quite _________.
Answer:- skilfully/ Adroitly or its synonym DEFTLY is the appropriate word to fill in the blanks in the sentence.
Ques. 19 Prosperity gains friends, but ______tests them.
What word which is the antonym of the underlined word will complete the statement?
Answer:-from the reading of the passage it can be inferred that the boys were from different backgrounds. One lived in a camp under the supervision of soldiers and was hungry most of the time. The other lived outside the fence and could give food to the other boy.
Ques. 20 In the following question, A and F are the first and the last sentences of a passage. The rest of the sentences namely B. C. D and E are jumbled. Choose the correct order of these sentences from the given options.
- At a time when several parts of the country are facing drought, the dry and arid region of Jaisalmer has doubled its annual crop production.
- Areas that benefit the most are Mohangarh and Ramgarh, where damages due to extreme weather were also minimum.
- The Canal is one of the longest starting from Punjab and terminating in the Thar Desert.
- It is all due to a continuous flow of water through the Indira Gandhi Canal.
- Jaisalmer’s crops this yea’ are worth 300 crore, up from 150 crore last year.
- Crops have started arriving in mandis and Mohangarh Mandi has the maximum buzz
Answer:-The correct order of the sentence is Subject-predicate
Ques. 21 Choose the synonym of the given word
Answer: – to ABANDON[verb] is to FORESAKE
Ques. 22 The minister wanted to go ______ the speech once more before leaving.
Answer:- to go over is to revise
Ques. 23 ________Sheela, everyone in the family went on the trip to Ladakh.
Answer:-Except. in the sense of excluding. is the right option
Ques. 24 Choose the best SYNONYM of the given word.
Answer:-To fathom is to gauge or comprehend
Ques. 25 In the following item, the sentences B to E are in jumbled order. Choose the correct order in which they should be placed.
- Dr. Christian Barnard was the world’s first South African heart surgeon.
- But with the transplant a new medical era started.
- His first patient survived only a few days.
- He performed a human to human heart transplant on 3 Dec. 1967.
- He believed that a good doctor should give promise of life to his patients.
- Therefore, when other surgeons gave up he persisted in carrying on.
Answer:-The reordered sentences would go as follows: He performed a human to human heart transplant on 3 Dec. 1967. His first patient survived only a few days. But with the transplant a new medical era started. He believed that a good doctor should give promise of life to his patients.
Ques. 26 Which of the following words can be used to fill the blank?
Tourists are _______ to enter beyond this point.
Answer:-forbidden is the only right option; the others would render the sentence ungrammatical.
Ques. 27 In the following sentence four words/phrases have been underlined. One of them is incorrect. Choose the incorrect word/phrase from the given options.
By the time I realisedthat I had taken the wrong route it was to late.
- By the time
- the Wrong route
Answer:-The last phrase should be TOO LATE and not to late as given
Ques. 28 One part of the sentence below may contain an error. Identify the part. If there is no error, choose ‘No error’.
Sara prefers singing / to dancing / at birthday parties.
- Sara prefers singing
- No error
- to dancing
- at birthday parties
Answer:-The sentence contains no error
Ques. 29 Choose the most appropriate option to fill in the blanks.
Science has not been able to ascertain _______ there are living beings like us on other planets.
Answer:-Use of conjunction ‘whether to denote possibility
Ques. 30 Arrange the following phrases in sequence to form a meaningful sentence.
R : such a dilemma is that
T : to step in to resolve
K : the reason why
J : we expect somebody
P: we are in
Answer:-The reason why we are in such a dilemma is that we expect somebody to step in to resolve — This is the sentence that will be the outcome when the phrases are reordered