Can You Pass The Comprehension And Grammar Test?

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Can You Pass The Comprehension And Grammar Test? - Quiz

Can you pass the comprehension and grammar test? A lot of people have a difficult time when it comes to reading a passage, understanding it than answering some questions to see how much they understand. To see if you belong to that group, all you have to do is read this passage and give the answer you see fit to each question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Read the following passage and answer the questions 1 to 5   White cement is the basic raw material for producing cement tiles and cement paint, which are used extensively in building construction. The main consumers of white cement are, therefore, cement tile and cement paint manufacturing units. These consumers, mostly in the small-scale sector, are today facing a major crisis because of a momentous increase in the price of white cement during a short period. The present annual licensed production capacity of white and gray cement in the country is approximately 3.5 lakh tonnes. The normal demand is 2-2.5 lakh tonnes. This means that there is the idle capacity to the tune of one-lakh tones or more. The price rise is, therefore, not a phenomenon arising out of inadequate production capacity but evidently, because of artificial scarcity created by the manufacturers in their self-centeredness, The main reason for the continuing spurt in cement price is its decontrol. As it is, there is stiff competition in the cement paint and tile manufacturing business. Any further price revision at this stage is bound to have a severe adverse impact on the market conditions. The Government should take adequate steps to ensure that suitable controls are brought in else it should allow the import of cement. Q1. Why is the price of cement going up?

    • A.

      Because the Government is controlling the quota

    • B.

      Because of export of white cement

    • C.

      Because of the large usage of white cement

    • D.

      None of this

    Correct Answer
    D. None of this
    Explanation
    The passage states that the price of white cement is going up not because of the government controlling the quota or the export of white cement, but because of artificial scarcity created by the manufacturers in their self-centeredness. Therefore, the correct answer is "None of this".

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following statement is false according to the passage?

    • A.

      Price rise in white cement would increase the price of cement paint.

    • B.

      White cement is a proscribed product

    • C.

      Increase in price of white cement is not because of production problems

    • D.

      Price rise in white cement would upset cement tile market

    Correct Answer
    B. White cement is a proscribed product
    Explanation
    According to the passage, the false statement is "White cement is a proscribed product." This means that white cement is not a prohibited or banned product.

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  • 3. 

    What is the crisis being faced by the cement tile manufactures, as described in the passage?

    • A.

      White cement is priced very low

    • B.

      White cement is not of good quality

    • C.

      White cement usage is high

    • D.

      White cement prices are very high

    Correct Answer
    D. White cement prices are very high
    Explanation
    The crisis being faced by the cement tile manufacturers, as described in the passage, is that the prices of white cement are very high. This implies that the cost of producing cement tiles using white cement is also high, which can lead to lower profit margins for the manufacturers. The high prices of white cement may also make it difficult for the manufacturers to compete with other types of cement or alternative materials in the market.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following words has the same meaning as the word idle as used in the passage?

    • A.

      Lazy

    • B.

      Clumsy

    • C.

      Large

    • D.

      Excess

    Correct Answer
    D. Excess
    Explanation
    The word "idle" refers to being inactive or not working. The word "excess" also implies something that is surplus or not needed, which aligns with the meaning of "idle" in the passage. Therefore, "excess" is the word that has the same meaning as "idle" in the given context.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is correct according to the passage?

    • A.

      White cement is not used in the manufacture of paint

    • B.

      White cement forms a minor part of the manufacturing

    • C.

      White cement is very important for the manufacturing

    • D.

      White cement is used for making paints.

    Correct Answer
    C. White cement is very important for the manufacturing
    Explanation
    The passage states that white cement is very important for the manufacturing.

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  • 6. 

    The abbreviation I.P.C stands

    • A.

      Indian Police Code

    • B.

      Indian Public Code

    • C.

      Indian Penal Code

    • D.

      Indian Punitive Code

    Correct Answer
    C. Indian Penal Code
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Indian Penal Code. The Indian Penal Code (IPC) is a criminal code that provides a comprehensive list of criminal offenses and their punishments in India. It was enacted in 1860 and is applicable to all states and union territories in the country. The IPC is an important legal framework that defines and governs various criminal activities, ensuring justice and maintaining law and order in the country.

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  • 7. 

    ‘Undertaker’ is one who 

    • A.

      Performs funeral rites

    • B.

      Takes care of children

    • C.

      Looks after the crippled

    • D.

      Issues tokens

    Correct Answer
    A. Performs funeral rites
    Explanation
    The term "undertaker" is commonly used to refer to a person who is responsible for performing funeral rites. This includes tasks such as preparing the deceased for burial, arranging the funeral ceremony, and coordinating with the family and other professionals involved in the process. The role of an undertaker is to ensure that the funeral proceedings are conducted respectfully and in accordance with the wishes of the deceased and their family.

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  • 8. 

    “How can I walk all the way to the station?” This is

    • A.

      A question

    • B.

      An expression of surprise

    • C.

      An expression of anguish

    • D.

      An expression of wonder

    Correct Answer
    C. An expression of anguish
    Explanation
    The phrase "How can I walk all the way to the station?" suggests a sense of distress or frustration. The use of the word "can" implies a difficulty or obstacle in the speaker's ability to walk to the station. This indicates that the expression is one of anguish, as the speaker is likely feeling overwhelmed or upset about the prospect of having to walk such a long distance.

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  • 9. 

    ‘She has a collection of stamps from all the world’. The preposition missing here is

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      To

    • C.

      With

    • D.

      Over

    Correct Answer
    D. Over
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "over". The sentence states that "She has a collection of stamps from all the world", implying that she has a large number of stamps from various countries. The preposition "over" is used to indicate a quantity or extent that surpasses a certain limit, which fits the context of having stamps from all over the world.

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  • 10. 

    ‘His greatest work in the field of biology is related to medicine’. The preposition missing here is

    • A.

      For

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      Of

    • D.

      Above

    Correct Answer
    C. Of
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "of". The sentence is stating that his greatest work in the field of biology is related to medicine. The preposition "of" is used to indicate possession or association, so it is the most appropriate choice in this context. The prepositions "for", "on", and "above" do not convey the same meaning and would not fit grammatically in the sentence.

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  • 11. 

    ‘Where did the boys lose their ball?” The passive voice sentence for this is

    • A.

      Where was their ball lost by the boys?

    • B.

      Where their ball was lost by the boys?

    • C.

      Where has been their ball lost by the boys?

    • D.

      How was the ball lost by boys?

    Correct Answer
    A. Where was their ball lost by the boys?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Where was their ball lost by the boys?" This is the correct passive voice form of the given question. It follows the structure of "Subject + helping verb + object + past participle + preposition + subject." In this case, the subject is "their ball," the helping verb is "was," the past participle is "lost," the preposition is "by," and the subject is "the boys."

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  • 12. 

    ‘The rules must strictly be implemented’. The active voice for this is

    • A.

      The authorities must implement the rules strictly.

    • B.

      Let the rules be strictly implement

    • C.

      The rules have to be strictly implemented

    • D.

      None of them is correct

    Correct Answer
    A. The authorities must implement the rules strictly.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The authorities must implement the rules strictly." This is the active voice form of the given sentence, where the subject "the authorities" is performing the action "implement" on the object "the rules" in a strict manner. The other options do not accurately represent the active voice form.

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  • 13. 

    ‘He agrees with the teacher, isn’t it?’ The correct question tag here is

    • A.

      Didn’t he

    • B.

      Doesn’t he?

    • C.

      Isn’t he?

    • D.

      Does he?

    Correct Answer
    B. Doesn’t he?
    Explanation
    The correct question tag here is "Doesn't he?" The original statement is in the affirmative form, so the question tag should be in the negative form. Additionally, the verb "agree" requires the auxiliary verb "does" in the question tag.

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  • 14. 

    ‘They will not recommend him for the post’, isn’t it? The correct question tag here is

    • A.

      Won’t they

    • B.

      Will they?

    • C.

      Don’t they

    • D.

      Do they?

    Correct Answer
    B. Will they?
    Explanation
    The correct question tag here is "Will they?" This is because the main sentence is in the negative form ("They will not recommend him for the post"), so the question tag should be in the positive form. Additionally, "Won't they?" is the contraction of "Will they not?", which is grammatically incorrect.

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  • 15. 

    The synonym of ‘temerity’ is

    • A.

      Rashness

    • B.

      Timidity

    • C.

      Caution

    • D.

      Frugality

    Correct Answer
    A. Rashness
    Explanation
    The word "temerity" means excessive confidence or boldness, often considered reckless or foolish. The synonym for this word is "rashness," which also refers to acting without thinking or considering the consequences. This choice accurately captures the meaning of "temerity" and can be used interchangeably in context. "Timidity" refers to being shy or lacking confidence, "caution" means being careful and avoiding risks, and "frugality" is the quality of being economical or thrifty.

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  • 16. 

    The synonym of ‘infirmity’ is

    • A.

      Age

    • B.

      Inoculation

    • C.

      Disability

    • D.

      Unity

    Correct Answer
    C. Disability
    Explanation
    Infirmity refers to a physical or mental weakness or illness. Disability also refers to a physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities. Both terms imply a lack of ability or weakness in some aspect, making disability an appropriate synonym for infirmity. Age, inoculation, and unity do not convey the same meaning and are not synonymous with infirmity.

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  • 17. 

    The antonym of ‘desiccate’ is

    • A.

      Lengthen

    • B.

      Hallow

    • C.

      Saturate

    • D.

      Exonerate

    Correct Answer
    C. Saturate
    Explanation
    The word "desiccate" means to remove moisture or dry out completely. The antonym of this word would be a word that means to add moisture or make something wet. Among the given options, "saturate" is the only word that fits this definition. Therefore, "saturate" is the correct answer as it is the opposite of "desiccate".

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  • 18. 

    The antonym of ‘transience’ is 

    • A.

      Slowness

    • B.

      Permanence

    • C.

      Perfection

    • D.

      Urge

    Correct Answer
    B. Permanence
    Explanation
    The antonym of 'transience' is 'permanence' because transience refers to something that is temporary or fleeting, while permanence refers to something that is lasting or enduring.

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  • 19. 

    The United States is …. That there are five times zones.

    • A.

      Much big

    • B.

      So big

    • C.

      Too big

    • D.

      Very big

    Correct Answer
    B. So big
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "So big" because the phrase "So big" is used to emphasize the magnitude or extent of something, in this case, the size of the United States. The statement implies that the United States is extremely large, which is supported by the fact that it spans across five time zones.

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  • 20. 

    The phrase ‘pull through’ gives the meaning

    • A.

      Pull hard

    • B.

      To get well

    • C.

      To be friendly

    • D.

      To allow

    Correct Answer
    B. To get well
    Explanation
    The phrase "pull through" is commonly used to describe someone recovering from an illness or a difficult situation. It implies that the person is able to overcome their challenges and come out stronger or healthier on the other side. Therefore, the correct answer "to get well" accurately captures the meaning of this phrase.

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  • 21. 

    The phrase ‘Cry in the Wildness’ means

    • A.

      An ineffective demand

    • B.

      Cry loudly

    • C.

      Cry in pain

    • D.

      Cry in the forest

    Correct Answer
    A. An ineffective demand
    Explanation
    The phrase "Cry in the Wildness" means an ineffective demand. This phrase suggests that someone is expressing their desires or needs in a way that is not being heard or taken seriously. It implies that the person's cries or pleas are not being met with the desired response or action, indicating a lack of effectiveness in their demand.

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  • 22. 

    It is not good / of the wicked persons (P)/ to overthrow (Q)/ to accept the help (R)/ the righteous persons. (S)  Which one of the following is the correct sequence?

    • A.

      R S Q P

    • B.

      Q S R P

    • C.

      R P Q S

    • D.

      Q P R S

    Correct Answer
    C. R P Q S
    Explanation
    The correct sequence is R P Q S. The sentence is talking about the behavior of wicked persons towards righteous persons. The sentence starts with the phrase "It is not good" (R), indicating a general statement. Then it mentions the action of the wicked persons "to overthrow" (P), followed by the action they should not do, which is "to accept the help" (Q). Finally, the sentence concludes by mentioning the recipients of their actions, which are "the righteous persons" (S).

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  • 23. 

    The minister had to_____some awkward questions from reporters.

    • A.

      Fend

    • B.

      Fend at

    • C.

      Fend out

    • D.

      Fend off

    Correct Answer
    D. Fend off
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "fend off." This phrasal verb means to defend or protect oneself from something or someone, usually by pushing them away or avoiding them. In the given sentence, the minister had to defend himself or protect himself from some awkward questions from reporters.

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  • 24. 

    Voters find it difficult to believe politicians because of the latter use so many ________ doctors.

    • A.

      Twist

    • B.

      Spin

    • C.

      Turn

    • D.

      Spinning

    Correct Answer
    B. Spin
    Explanation
    Voters find it difficult to believe politicians because of the latter use so many spin doctors. Spin doctors refer to political strategists or public relations professionals who manipulate information to create a favorable image or narrative for politicians. This manipulation of facts and presentation of information in a biased or misleading way erodes trust in politicians, making it difficult for voters to believe them.

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  • 25. 

    Few countries can ________ India in variety, color and the richness of its dance forms.

    • A.

      Rival

    • B.

      Depict

    • C.

      Prevail

    • D.

      Perform

    Correct Answer
    A. Rival
    Explanation
    India is known for its diverse and vibrant dance forms. The word "rival" means to compete with or be equal to in quality or importance. Therefore, the correct answer suggests that there are only a few countries that can compete with India in terms of the variety, color, and richness of its dance forms.

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