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  • Total number of questions : 20.
  • Time alloted : 30 minutes.
  • Each question carry 1 mark, no negative marks.
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Direction (for Q.Nos. 1 - 4):

Pick out the most effective word(s) from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

1.

A crescendo of metallic thuds arose from the market, where the iron-smiths were ...... the pieces of metals.

A.
flattening
B.
striking
C.
hammering
D.
thrashing

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

Explanation:

We use the word 'hammering' when we would like to say about the events related to metals.

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2.

When their examinations are over, the children gleefully ...... the books they had been reading.

A.
shelve
B.
sidetrack
C.
overthrew
D.
abandon

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

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3.

Soft minded individuals are ...... to embrace all kinds superstitions.

A.
disposed
B.
eager
C.
reluctant
D.
prone

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

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4.

He is the person who is ...... to blame.

A.
mostly
B.
sure
C.
most
D.
bound

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

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Direction (for Q.No. 5):

In the following the questions choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

5.

ZANY

A.
Clown
B.
Pet
C.
Thief
D.
Magician

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

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Direction (for Q.No. 6):

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 'D'. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).

6.

(solve as per the direction given above)

A.
He gave them no money
B.
nor did help them
C.
in any way.
D.
No error.

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

Explanation:

and also he did not help them

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Direction (for Q.No. 7):
Mahatma Gandhi believed that industrialisation was no answer to the problems that plague the mass of India's poor and that villagers should be taught to be self-sufficient in food, weave their own cloth from cotton and eschew the glittering prizes that the 20th century so temptingly offers. Such an idyllic and rural paradise did not appear to those who inherited the reins of political power.
7.

Mahatma Gandhi's dream of 'an idyllic and rural paradise' was not shared by

A.
those who did not believe in the industrialisation of the country
B.
those who called him the Father of Nation
C.
those who inherited political powers after independence
D.
those who believed that villages should be self-sufficient in food and cloth

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

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Direction (for Q.No. 8):

Find the correctly spelt words.

8.

(solve as per the direction given above)

A.
Indipensable
B.
Indipenseble
C.
Indispansible
D.
Indispensable

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

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Direction (for Q.No. 9):

Each sentences below consist of a word or a phrase which is bold. It is followed by four words or phrases. Select the word or pharse which is closes to the OPPOSITE in meaning of the bold word or phrase.

9.

Those who views are progressive often meet with formidable impediments when they begin to act.

A.
revolutionary
B.
retrograde
C.
brave
D.
outmoded

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

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Direction (for Q.No. 10):

In each of the sentences given below a word is printed in bold. Below it four choices are given. Pick up the one which is most nearly the same in meaning as the word printer in bold and can replaces it without altering the meaning of the sentence.

10.

He has a propensity for getting into debt.

A.
natural tendency
B.
aptitude
C.
characteristic
D.
quality

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

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Direction (for Q.No. 11):
Soft bodied animals like caterpillars often fall a prey to voracious hunters like birds or reptiles. Despite having no means to 'actively' defend themselves, with weapons like claws or jaws, they have nevertheless, evolved other equally effective deterrents. A particular species of the caterpillar lives at an altitude over 2.500 metres in the Himalayas. It uses prominent colour to inform would be predators of its in edibility. In the event that an inexperienced or adventurous bird did eat the caterpillar, it would probably vomit it soon after, and subsequently desist from attacking similar species in future. Though this would do the unfortunate victim no good, the species benefits. A rare example of the martyr among animals.
11.

The expression "others equally effective deterrents" mean

A.
preventive weapons which have equal effect of others
B.
mechanism which scares everyone equally well
C.
preventive equipment which it is as effective as something that has been already mentioned in the passage
D.
deterrents that are as powerful as those the caterpillars have

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

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Direction (for Q.No. 12):
I felt the wall of the tunnel shiver. The master alarm squealed through my earphones. Almost simultaneously, Jack yelled down to me that there was a warning light on. Fleeting but spectacular sights snapped into ans out of view, the snow, the shower of debris, the moon, looming close and big, the dazzling sunshine for once unfiltered by layers of air. The last twelve hours before re-entry were particular bone-chilling. During this period, I had to go up in to command module. Even after the fiery re-entry splashing down in 81o water in south pacific, we could still see our frosty breath inside the command module.
12.

The statement that the dazzling sunshine was "for once unfiltered by layers of air" means

A.
that the sun was very hot
B.
that there was no strong wind
C.
that the air was unpolluted
D.
none of above

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option D

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 13 - 14):

In questions given below, a part of the sentence is italicised and underlined. Below are given alternatives to the italicised part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, option 'D' is the answer.

13.

20 kms are not a great distance in these days of fast moving vehicles.

A.
is not a great distance
B.
is no distance
C.
aren't a great distance
D.
No improvement

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option A

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14.

Due to these reason we are all in favour of universal compulsory education.

A.
Out of these reasons
B.
For these reasons
C.
By these reasons
D.
No improvement

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

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Direction (for Q.No. 15):
Rearrange the following six sentences in proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph, then answer the questions given below.
  1. John did not have the money to buy the beautiful clip.
  2. After a while, Jane explained to John that she had sold her hair to buy a gold chain for his watch.
  3. As it was Christmas, john want to give Jane a surprise present.
  4. When Jane saw it, she felt like crying.
  5. He decided to present her a clip made of ivory for her long flowing hair.
  6. He, therefore sold off his watch and brought home the present.
15.

Which of the sentences should come second in the paragraph ?

A.
6
B.
1
C.
5
D.
4
E.
3

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

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Direction (for Q.No. 16):

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 'E'. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).

16.

(solve as per the direction given above)

A.
The committee is thankful to Shri Desai
B.
for preparing not only the main report
C.
but also for preparing
D.
the agenda notes and minutes.
E.
No error.

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

Explanation:

but also

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Direction (for Q.Nos. 17 - 19):

In questions below, each passage consist of six sentences. The first and sixth sentence are given in the begining. The middle four sentences in each have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled as P, Q, R and S. Find out the proper order for the four sentences.

17.

S1: On vacation in Tangier, Morocco, my friend and I sat down at a street cafe.
P : At one point, he bent over with a big smile, showing me, a single gold tooth and a dingy fez.
Q : soon I felt the presence of someone standing alongside me.
R : But this one wouldn't budge.
S : We had been cautioned about beggars and were told to ignore them.
S6: Finally a man walked over to me and whispered, "Hey buddy this guy is your waiter and he wants your order"
The Proper sequence should be:

A.
SQRP
B.
SQPR
C.
QSRP
D.
QSPR

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

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18.

S1: Politeness is not a quality possessed by only one nation or race.
P : One may observe that a man of one nation will remove his hat or fold his hands by way of greetings when he meets someone he knows.
Q : A man of another country will not to do so.
R : It is a quality to be found among all peoples and nations in every corner of the earth.
S : Obviously, each person follows the custom of his particular country.
S6: In any case, we should not mock at others habits.
The Proper sequence should be:

A.
RPQS
B.
RPSQ
C.
PRQS
D.
QPRS

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

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19.

S1: For some time in his youth Abraham Lincoln was manager for a shop.
P : Then a chance Customer would come.
Q : Young Lincoln way of keeping shop was entirely unlike anyone else's
R : Lincoln would jump up and attend to his needs and then revert to his reading.
S : He used to lie full length on the counter of the shop eagerly reading a book.
S6: Never before had Lincoln had so much time for reading as had then.
The Proper sequence should be:

A.
SRQP
B.
QSPR
C.
SQRP
D.
QPSR

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option B

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Direction (for Q.No. 20):

In the following questions choose the word which is the exact OPPOSITE of the given words.

20.

ENORMOUS

A.
Soft
B.
Average
C.
Tiny
D.
Weak

Your Answer: Option (Not Answered)

Correct Answer: Option C

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