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  • 1. 

    Direction for the questions: In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is the answer. If a sentence is free from error, then your answer is (d) i.e.  No error.

    • A.

      It was he who

    • B.

      Came running in the house

    • C.

      With the news about the earthquake

    • D.

      No error

    Correct Answer
    B. Came running in the house
    Explanation
    The given sentence is grammatically correct. There are no errors in any part of the sentence.

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  • 2. 

    Direction for the questions: In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is the answer. If a sentence is free from error, then your answer is (d) i.e.  No error.

    • A.

      Her mother does not approve of

    • B.

      Her to go to the party

    • C.

      Without dressing formally

    • D.

      No error

    Correct Answer
    B. Her to go to the party
    Explanation
    The given sentence has an error in part (b). The correct form should be "her going to the party" instead of "her to go to the party". This is because the verb "approve" is followed by the gerund form of the verb, not the infinitive form.

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  • 3. 

    Direction for the questions: In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is the answer. If a sentence is free from error, then your answer is (d) i.e.  No error.

    • A.

      Riding across the battle field

    • B.

      The famous Bhishm

    • C.

      Saw a large number of dead warriors

    • D.

      No error

    Correct Answer
    D. No error
    Explanation
    The given sentence is grammatically incorrect. The error is in part (b) "the famous Bhishm". The correct spelling should be "the famous Bhishma".

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  • 4. 

    Direction for the questions: In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is the answer. If a sentence is free from error, then your answer is (d) i.e.  No error.

    • A.

      My Aunt

    • B.

      Was first

    • C.

      To get a degree

    • D.

      No error

    Correct Answer
    B. Was first
    Explanation
    The given sentence is "My Aunt was first to get a degree." The error in the sentence is in part (b) "was first". The correct sentence should be "My Aunt was the first to get a degree." This is because when we use the superlative form "the first", we need to include the definite article "the" before it.

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  • 5. 

    Direction for the questions: In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is the answer. If a sentence is free from error, then your answer is (d) i.e.  No error.

    • A.

      Pad mini had not rarely missed

    • B.

      A dance performance or festival since

    • C.

      She was eight years old

    • D.

      No error

    Correct Answer
    A. Pad mini had not rarely missed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is (b) "had not rarely missed". The phrase "had not rarely missed" is a double negative, which creates a positive meaning. The correct phrase should be "had rarely missed" to convey the intended meaning that Pad mini seldom or occasionally missed a dance performance or festival.

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  • 6. 

    Direction for the questions: In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is the answer. If a sentence is free from error, then your answer is (d) i.e.  No error.

    • A.

      Krupa and Kavya studied

    • B.

      In the Delhi Public School

    • C.

      And so does Kamya

    • D.

      No error

    Correct Answer
    C. And so does Kamya
    Explanation
    The error is in part (c) "and so does Kamya". The correct form should be "and so did Kamya" to maintain the past tense consistency with the previous parts of the sentence.

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  • 7. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four as your answer. Let us quickly __.

    • A.

      Muddle

    • B.

      Huddle

    • C.

      Hurdle

    • D.

      Puddle

    Correct Answer
    B. Huddle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "huddle". The word "huddle" means to come together closely in a group, typically to discuss something or for protection. In the given sentence, the word "quickly" suggests that the action should be done swiftly, and out of the given options, "huddle" is the most appropriate word that conveys the idea of coming together quickly.

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  • 8. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four as your answer. Rajesh's car wasn't___ Ramesh's, so we were too exhausted by the time we reached home.

    • A.

      Such comfortable

    • B.

      As comfortable as

    • C.

      Comfortable enough

    • D.

      So comfortable that

    Correct Answer
    B. As comfortable as
    Explanation
    Rajesh's car wasn't as comfortable as Ramesh's, so we were too exhausted by the time we reached home. This sentence implies that Ramesh's car is more comfortable than Rajesh's car, leading to the exhaustion experienced during the journey.

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  • 9. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four as your answer. I don't suppose that Pramod will be elected how hard he struggles as he is not completely supported by the committee.

    • A.

      Although

    • B.

      Seeing as

    • C.

      No matter

    • D.

      However

    Correct Answer
    C. No matter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "no matter". This phrase is used to indicate that something is not important or relevant to a particular situation. In this context, it suggests that Pramod's level of support from the committee does not affect the likelihood of him being elected, regardless of how hard he struggles.

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  • 10. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four as your answer. Regular exercise is conducive to health.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      To

    • C.

      For

    • D.

      Of

    Correct Answer
    B. To
    Explanation
    Regular exercise is conducive to health because it helps improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility. It also helps in maintaining a healthy weight, reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Additionally, exercise helps in boosting mood, reducing stress, and improving overall mental well-being. Therefore, engaging in regular exercise is essential for maintaining good health.

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  • 11. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four as your answer. Can you please my web site just before I publish it?             

    • A.

      Find out

    • B.

      Go through

    • C.

      Set out

    • D.

      Look up

    Correct Answer
    B. Go through
    Explanation
    The phrase "go through" means to examine or review something carefully. In this context, the speaker is asking someone to review their website before they publish it. The other options, "find out," "set out," and "look up," do not convey the same meaning as "go through" in this context.

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  • 12. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word as your answer. Apprise       

    • A.

      Praise

    • B.

      Inform

    • C.

      Conceal

    • D.

      Assess

    Correct Answer
    B. Inform
    Explanation
    The word "apprise" means to inform or notify someone about something. This is similar in meaning to the word "inform", which is the correct answer. "Praise" means to express approval or admiration, "conceal" means to hide or keep something secret, and "assess" means to evaluate or judge something.

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  • 13. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word as your answer. Periodic           

    • A.

      Infrequent

    • B.

      Continuous

    • C.

      Occasional

    • D.

      Regular

    Correct Answer
    D. Regular
    Explanation
    The word "periodic" suggests something that occurs at regular intervals. Therefore, the word that best expresses a similar meaning is "regular." "Infrequent" means something that happens rarely, "continuous" means something that happens without interruption, and "occasional" means something that happens from time to time.

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  • 14. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word as your answer.  Gruesome  

    • A.

      Sullen

    • B.

      Hideous

    • C.

      Exhausting

    • D.

      Insulting

    Correct Answer
    B. Hideous
    Explanation
    The word "gruesome" refers to something that is extremely unpleasant, shocking, or horrifying. The word "hideous" also carries a similar meaning, describing something that is extremely ugly, shocking, or repulsive. Therefore, "hideous" is the best word that expresses the same meaning as "gruesome".

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  • 15. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word as your answer. Knack  

    • A.

      Talent

    • B.

      Dullness

    • C.

      Dexterity

    • D.

      Balance

    Correct Answer
    B. Dullness
    Explanation
    The word "knack" refers to a natural skill or talent for doing something. The opposite of knack would be "dullness", which suggests a lack of skill or talent.

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  • 16. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word as your answer. Pernicious

    • A.

      Prolonged

    • B.

      Ruinous

    • C.

      Ruthless

    • D.

      Beneficial

    Correct Answer
    D. Beneficial
    Explanation
    The word "pernicious" means causing great harm or damage. The opposite of this would be something that is beneficial, meaning it is advantageous or helpful. Therefore, the correct answer is "beneficial."

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  • 17. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word as your answer. Opulence 

    • A.

      Luxury

    • B.

      Transparency

    • C.

      Wealth

    • D.

      Poverty

    Correct Answer
    D. Poverty
    Explanation
    The word "opulence" means great wealth or luxury. The word "poverty" is the opposite in meaning to "opulence" as it refers to the state of being extremely poor or lacking material possessions. Therefore, "poverty" is the correct answer.

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  • 18. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase as your answer. I could have continued my higher studies if 1 wanted but, that's water under the bridge. 

    • A.

      Something I cannot change

    • B.

      The time I met with an accident near the bridge

    • C.

      Something my family did not want

    • D.

      The time I went on a cruise

    Correct Answer
    A. Something I cannot change
    Explanation
    The phrase "water under the bridge" is used to refer to something that has happened in the past and cannot be changed or undone. In this context, the speaker is saying that they could have continued their higher studies, but it is now in the past and cannot be changed. Therefore, the correct answer is "something I cannot change."

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  • 19. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase as your answer. My parents want me to study science, but I will stick to my guns and graduate in Economics. 

    • A.

      Prefer to disobey them

    • B.

      Hold on to my decision

    • C.

      Refuse to listen to them

    • D.

      Show them that they are wrong

    Correct Answer
    B. Hold on to my decision
    Explanation
    The phrase "stick to my guns" means to hold on to one's decision or beliefs firmly, despite pressure or opposition. In this context, the speaker's parents want them to study science, but they are determined to graduate in Economics and will not change their decision. Therefore, the best alternative that expresses the meaning of the idiom is "hold on to my decision."

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  • 20. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase as your answer. The manager dismissed the proposal out of hand and said that it was not at all practical. 

    • A.

      Completely

    • B.

      Directly

    • C.

      Simply

    • D.

      Quickly

    Correct Answer
    A. Completely
    Explanation
    The manager completely dismissed the proposal without any consideration or thought.

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  • 21. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase as your answer. The people of this village are the salt of the earth.

    • A.

      Rich

    • B.

      Educated

    • C.

      Quarrelsome

    • D.

      Kind

    Correct Answer
    D. Kind
    Explanation
    The phrase "the salt of the earth" is used to describe people who are good, honest, and reliable. It implies that they are the essence or the best part of society. Therefore, the correct answer is "kind" as it best expresses the meaning of the idiom.

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  • 22. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase as your answer. He accused her of talking through her hat and. refused to accept a word of what she said.

    • A.

      Talking straight

    • B.

      Talking nonsense

    • C.

      Talking tough

    • D.

      Talking sense

    Correct Answer
    B. Talking nonsense
    Explanation
    The phrase "talking through her hat" means that someone is speaking nonsense or saying things that are not true. In this sentence, the person accused her of doing this and refused to believe anything she said. Therefore, the correct answer is "talking nonsense" as it best expresses the meaning of the idiom.

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  • 23. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (d).  The trek is difficult but it is worth well the endeavor.

    • A.

      Well worth the endeavor

    • B.

      Worth the endeavor well

    • C.

      The endeavor well worth

    • D.

      No improvement

    Correct Answer
    A. Well worth the endeavor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "well worth the endeavor" because it is the most grammatically correct and idiomatic expression. This phrase means that the trek is highly valuable and beneficial despite its difficulty. The other alternatives do not convey the same meaning or have incorrect word order.

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  • 24. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (d). The manager was given a holiday and so he decided to go to the hitch-hiking.

    • A.

      For the hitch-hiking

    • B.

      For hitch-hiking

    • C.

      Hitch-hiking

    • D.

      No improvement

    Correct Answer
    C. Hitch-hiking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hitch-hiking". The sentence is already grammatically correct and does not require any improvement. The phrase "to go to the hitch-hiking" is incorrect and redundant. "Hitch-hiking" is a noun that can stand alone and does not need a preposition before it. Therefore, the correct alternative is to remove the unnecessary preposition "to" and simply use "hitch-hiking".

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  • 25. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (d). Goaded to frenzy, the bull charged its tormentors. 

    • A.

      The tormentors were charged by the bull

    • B.

      The tormentors were being charged by the bull

    • C.

      The bull charged on its tor mentors

    • D.

      No improvement

    Correct Answer
    D. No improvement
    Explanation
    The given sentence is already grammatically correct and effectively conveys the intended meaning. The phrase "Goaded to frenzy" is used as an introductory phrase to describe the state of the bull before it charged at its tormentors. Therefore, no improvement is needed in the sentence.

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  • 26. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (d). The war was a time of tribulations for all of us.

    • A.

      Intimacy

    • B.

      Placidity

    • C.

      Stupidity

    • D.

      No improvement

    Correct Answer
    D. No improvement
    Explanation
    The given sentence is grammatically correct and does not require any improvement. The word "tribulations" accurately conveys the meaning of difficulties or hardships, which is appropriate in the context of the sentence. Therefore, the correct answer is "No improvement".

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  • 27. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (d). The temptations that bestow young people today are ruining them.

    • A.

      Appeal

    • B.

      Beset

    • C.

      Confront

    • D.

      No improvement

    Correct Answer
    B. Beset
    Explanation
    The word "beset" is the correct alternative because it means to trouble or harass persistently. In this context, it implies that young people are constantly being troubled or influenced by temptations, which is negatively affecting them. The word "beset" accurately captures the idea that these temptations are causing harm to young people.

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  • 28. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (d). We kept all the old paintings in a place where they would remain safe from harm or danger.

    • A.

      Will remain safe

    • B.

      Are safe

    • C.

      May remain safe

    • D.

      No improvement

    Correct Answer
    D. No improvement
    Explanation
    The given sentence is grammatically correct and conveys the intended meaning clearly. There is no need to make any improvements or changes to the bold part of the sentence. Hence, the answer is "No improvement".

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  • 29. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (d). The tragedy is reflection of an episode that took place a decade ago. 

    • A.

      Rendition

    • B.

      Reincarnation

    • C.

      Reminiscent

    • D.

      No improvement

    Correct Answer
    C. Reminiscent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "reminiscent". This word is the most suitable alternative as it means "reminiscent of" or "resembling". It indicates that the tragedy is similar to or brings back memories of an episode that occurred ten years ago. The other options, "rendition" and "reincarnation", do not convey the same meaning and are not appropriate in this context. Therefore, "reminiscent" is the correct choice to improve the sentence.

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  • 30. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence Someone who scientifically studies the birds

    • A.

      Earthologist

    • B.

      Orthopeadic

    • C.

      Orthodondist

    • D.

      Ornithologist

    Correct Answer
    D. Ornithologist
    Explanation
    An ornithologist is someone who scientifically studies birds. This person would have knowledge and expertise in the field of ornithology, which is the study of birds. The other options, earthologist, orthopedic, and orthodontist, do not relate to the study of birds and are therefore not the correct substitutes for someone who scientifically studies birds.

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  • 31. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence Something which is imagined to be real but actually does not exist.

    • A.

      Figment

    • B.

      Insight

    • C.

      Mirage

    • D.

      Shadow

    Correct Answer
    A. Figment
    Explanation
    A figment is something that is imagined or invented, but does not actually exist in reality. It is a product of one's imagination or fantasy. The other options do not accurately convey the meaning of something that is imagined to be real but does not exist.

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  • 32. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence Someone having many skills go.

    • A.

      Versatile

    • B.

      Projectile

    • C.

      Cyclostyle

    • D.

      Anglophile

    Correct Answer
    A. Versatile
    Explanation
    The word "versatile" means having many skills or abilities. It is the most suitable substitute for the given words/sentence "someone having many skills go". The other options - "projectile" refers to a missile or object thrown or shot, "cyclostyle" refers to a device used for making copies of written or printed material, and "anglophile" refers to a person who is fond of or greatly admires England or Britain. Therefore, "versatile" is the correct answer as it best describes someone with multiple skills.

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  • 33. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence To officially take private property away to seize

    • A.

      Offer

    • B.

      Confiscate

    • C.

      Annex

    • D.

      Hijack

    Correct Answer
    B. Confiscate
    Explanation
    The word "confiscate" means to officially take private property away or seize it. This is the correct answer because it accurately substitutes the given words/sentence. The other options do not convey the same meaning. "Offer" means to present or propose something, "annex" means to take over or incorporate territory, and "hijack" means to unlawfully seize control of something, usually by force.

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  • 34. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, there are four different words out of which one is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word as your answer.

    • A.

      Manoeuvre

    • B.

      Manueover

    • C.

      Manuovere

    • D.

      Maneouvre

    Correct Answer
    A. Manoeuvre
    Explanation
    The correct spelling is "Manoeuvre". The other options are misspelled versions of the word.

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  • 35. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, there are four different words out of which one is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word as your answer.

    • A.

      Venerable

    • B.

      Vanerable

    • C.

      Veneruble

    • D.

      Venarable

    Correct Answer
    A. Venerable
    Explanation
    Venerable is the correct spelling. It means respected or honored due to age, wisdom, or character. The other options are misspelled and do not exist in the English language.

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  • 36. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, you have following two brief passages with 10 questions in Passage I and 5 questions in Passage II. Read the passages carefully and fill in the blanks with suitable words out of the four alternatives given. Parents tend to spoil their own children either by overindulgence or by deprivation. Childhood should be the time for (36) from primary selfishness to sharing, for learning to (37) with deprivation and disappointment and learning to (38) failure, since breaking a toy and forgetting a homework assignment are (39) serious than breaking a marriage or forgetting to prepare for career advancement. But (40) deprivation, as is common in (41) families, leaves many children (42) the stage of personal gratification. They lack resources for developing a sense of (45) towards others and a wish to care for them. And children (44) be poor to be underprivileged. The (46) are also deprived, cheated out of learning how to face life. 

    • A.

      Changing

    • B.

      Turning

    • C.

      Shifting

    • D.

      Removing

    Correct Answer
    C. Shifting
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "shifting". This is because the passage is discussing how childhood should be a time for transitioning or changing from being primarily selfish to learning to share and care for others. The word "shifting" accurately conveys this idea of a transition or change in behavior.

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    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, you have following two brief passages with 10 questions in Passage I and 5 questions in Passage II. Read the passages carefully and fill in the blanks with suitable words out of the four alternatives given. Parents tend to spoil their own children either by overindulgence or by deprivation. Childhood should be the time for (36) from primary selfishness to sharing, for learning to (37) with deprivation and disappointment and learning to (38) failure, since breaking a toy and forgetting a homework assignment are (39) serious than breaking a marriage or forgetting to prepare for career advancement. But (40) deprivation, as is common in (41) families, leaves many children (42) the stage of personal gratification. They lack resources for developing a sense of (45) towards others and a wish to care for them. And children (44) be poor to be underprivileged. The (46) are also deprived, cheated out of learning how to face life.

    • A.

      Cope up

    • B.

      Adjust

    • C.

      Fight

    • D.

      Cope

    Correct Answer
    D. Cope
    Explanation
    Parents tend to spoil their own children either by overindulgence or by deprivation. Childhood should be the time for transitioning from primary selfishness to sharing, for learning to cope with deprivation and disappointment and learning to cope with failure, since breaking a toy and forgetting a homework assignment are less serious than breaking a marriage or forgetting to prepare for career advancement. But deprivation, as is common in disadvantaged families, leaves many children unable to cope with the stage of personal gratification. They lack resources for developing a sense of empathy towards others and a wish to care for them. And children don't have to be poor to be underprivileged. The privileged are also deprived, cheated out of learning how to face life.

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  • 38. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, you have following two brief passages with 10 questions in Passage I and 5 questions in Passage II. Read the passages carefully and fill in the blanks with suitable words out of the four alternatives given. Parents tend to spoil their own children either by overindulgence or by deprivation. Childhood should be the time for (36) from primary selfishness to sharing, for learning to (37) with deprivation and disappointment and learning to (38) failure, since breaking a toy and forgetting a homework assignment are (39) serious than breaking a marriage or forgetting to prepare for career advancement. But (40) deprivation, as is common in (41) families, leaves many children (42) the stage of personal gratification. They lack resources for developing a sense of (45) towards others and a wish to care for them. And children (44) be poor to be underprivileged. The (46) are also deprived, cheated out of learning how to face life.

    • A.

      Overcome

    • B.

      Eliminate

    • C.

      Remove

    • D.

      Forget

    Correct Answer
    A. Overcome
    Explanation
    Children should overcome their personal selfishness and learn to share during their childhood. They should also learn to deal with deprivation and disappointment, as well as failure. While breaking a toy or forgetting a homework assignment may seem trivial, it helps children develop resilience and prepares them for more significant challenges in the future. However, many children from deprived families are unable to reach this stage of personal growth due to the lack of resources. This lack of resources hinders their ability to develop empathy and a desire to care for others. It is important to note that privilege and underprivilege are not solely determined by financial status, as even wealthy children can be deprived of important life lessons.

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  • 39. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, you have following two brief passages with 10 questions in Passage I and 5 questions in Passage II. Read the passages carefully and fill in the blanks with suitable words out of the four alternatives given. Parents tend to spoil their own children either by overindulgence or by deprivation. Childhood should be the time for (36) from primary selfishness to sharing, for learning to (37) with deprivation and disappointment and learning to (38) failure, since breaking a toy and forgetting a homework assignment are (39) serious than breaking a marriage or forgetting to prepare for career advancement. But (40) deprivation, as is common in (41) families, leaves many children (42) the stage of personal gratification. They lack resources for developing a sense of (45) towards others and a wish to care for them. And children (44) be poor to be underprivileged. The (46) are also deprived, cheated out of learning how to face life.

    • A.

      Far better

    • B.

      Far less

    • C.

      Far worse

    • D.

      Far more

    Correct Answer
    B. Far less
    Explanation
    In the given passage, the author is discussing how parents tend to spoil their children either by overindulgence or by deprivation. The author states that childhood should be a time for learning to deal with deprivation and disappointment, as these experiences are less serious compared to breaking a marriage or forgetting to prepare for career advancement. Therefore, the suitable word to fill in the blank would be "far less" as it indicates that the experiences of breaking a toy and forgetting a homework assignment are less serious.

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  • 40. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, you have following two brief passages with 10 questions in Passage I and 5 questions in Passage II. Read the passages carefully and fill in the blanks with suitable words out of the four alternatives given. Parents tend to spoil their own children either by overindulgence or by deprivation. Childhood should be the time for (36) from primary selfishness to sharing, for learning to (37) with deprivation and disappointment and learning to (38) failure, since breaking a toy and forgetting a homework assignment are (39) serious than breaking a marriage or forgetting to prepare for career advancement. But (40) deprivation, as is common in (41) families, leaves many children (42) the stage of personal gratification. They lack resources for developing a sense of (45) towards others and a wish to care for them. And children (44) be poor to be underprivileged. The (46) are also deprived, cheated out of learning how to face life.

    • A.

      Much

    • B.

      Exhaustive

    • C.

      Excessive

    • D.

      Every

    Correct Answer
    C. Excessive
    Explanation
    Parents tend to spoil their own children either by overindulgence or by deprivation. Childhood should be the time for learning to share, for learning to cope with deprivation and disappointment, and learning to handle failure. However, excessive deprivation, as is common in some families, leaves many children stuck at the stage of personal gratification. They lack resources for developing a sense of empathy towards others and a wish to care for them. And children do not have to be poor to be underprivileged. The consequences of excessive deprivation are also detrimental, as children are cheated out of learning how to face life.

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  • 41. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, you have following two brief passages with 10 questions in Passage I and 5 questions in Passage II. Read the passages carefully and fill in the blanks with suitable words out of the four alternatives given. Parents tend to spoil their own children either by overindulgence or by deprivation. Childhood should be the time for (36) from primary selfishness to sharing, for learning to (37) with deprivation and disappointment and learning to (38) failure, since breaking a toy and forgetting a homework assignment are (39) serious than breaking a marriage or forgetting to prepare for career advancement. But (40) deprivation, as is common in (41) families, leaves many children (42) the stage of personal gratification. They lack resources for developing a sense of (45) towards others and a wish to care for them. And children (44) be poor to be underprivileged. The (46) are also deprived, cheated out of learning how to face life.

    • A.

      Undernourished

    • B.

      Uncoordinated

    • C.

      Uncooperative

    • D.

      Underprivileged

    Correct Answer
    D. Underprivileged
    Explanation
    The passage talks about how children can be spoiled either by overindulgence or by deprivation. It mentions that children who experience deprivation, as is common in underprivileged families, are unable to develop a sense of empathy towards others and a desire to care for them. Therefore, the suitable word to fill in the blank is "underprivileged", as it fits the context and conveys the idea of children lacking resources and opportunities.

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  • 42. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, you have following two brief passages with 10 questions in Passage I and 5 questions in Passage II. Read the passages carefully and fill in the blanks with suitable words out of the four alternatives given. Parents tend to spoil their own children either by overindulgence or by deprivation. Childhood should be the time for (36) from primary selfishness to sharing, for learning to (37) with deprivation and disappointment and learning to (38) failure, since breaking a toy and forgetting a homework assignment are (39) serious than breaking a marriage or forgetting to prepare for career advancement. But (40) deprivation, as is common in (41) families, leaves many children (42) the stage of personal gratification. They lack resources for developing a sense of (45) towards others and a wish to care for them. And children (44) be poor to be underprivileged. The (46) are also deprived, cheated out of learning how to face life.

    • A.

      Stuck in

    • B.

      Stuck on

    • C.

      Stuck about

    • D.

      Stick in

    Correct Answer
    A. Stuck in
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "stuck in". The passage talks about how childhood should be a time for children to learn important life lessons such as sharing, dealing with deprivation and disappointment, and learning from failure. However, children from deprived families often get stuck in the stage of personal gratification because they lack the resources to develop empathy towards others and a desire to care for them. The phrase "stuck in" accurately describes this situation, indicating that these children are unable to move past their own personal desires and needs.

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  • 43. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, you have following two brief passages with 10 questions in Passage I and 5 questions in Passage II. Read the passages carefully and fill in the blanks with suitable words out of the four alternatives given. Parents tend to spoil their own children either by overindulgence or by deprivation. Childhood should be the time for (36) from primary selfishness to sharing, for learning to (37) with deprivation and disappointment and learning to (38) failure, since breaking a toy and forgetting a homework assignment are (39) serious than breaking a marriage or forgetting to prepare for career advancement. But (40) deprivation, as is common in (41) families, leaves many children (42) the stage of personal gratification. They lack resources for developing a sense of (45) towards others and a wish to care for them. And children (44) be poor to be underprivileged. The (46) are also deprived, cheated out of learning how to face life.

    • A.

      Gratitude

    • B.

      Responsibility

    • C.

      Concern

    • D.

      Friendship

    Correct Answer
    B. Responsibility
    Explanation
    Childhood should be the time for learning to take responsibility. Overindulgence or deprivation can prevent children from developing a sense of responsibility. Children need to learn to deal with deprivation and disappointment, as these experiences are less serious than later challenges in life. Deprivation, which is common in some families, can leave children stuck in a stage of personal gratification and lacking resources for developing responsibility towards others. Being underprivileged is not limited to being poor, as even privileged children can be deprived of the opportunity to learn responsibility.

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  • 44. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, you have following two brief passages with 10 questions in Passage I and 5 questions in Passage II. Read the passages carefully and fill in the blanks with suitable words out of the four alternatives given. Parents tend to spoil their own children either by overindulgence or by deprivation. Childhood should be the time for (36) from primary selfishness to sharing, for learning to (37) with deprivation and disappointment and learning to (38) failure, since breaking a toy and forgetting a homework assignment are (39) serious than breaking a marriage or forgetting to prepare for career advancement. But (40) deprivation, as is common in (41) families, leaves many children (42) the stage of personal gratification. They lack resources for developing a sense of (45) towards others and a wish to care for them. And children (44) be poor to be underprivileged. The (46) are also deprived, cheated out of learning how to face life.

    • A.

      Would not

    • B.

      Should not

    • C.

      Need not

    • D.

      Had not

    Correct Answer
    C. Need not
    Explanation
    The blank is referring to the idea that children do not have to experience deprivation and disappointment in order to learn and grow. The passage suggests that childhood should be a time for learning these lessons, but it does not necessarily mean that children need to go through these experiences in order to develop. Therefore, the correct answer is "need not."

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  • 45. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, you have following two brief passages with 10 questions in Passage I and 5 questions in Passage II. Read the passages carefully and fill in the blanks with suitable words out of the four alternatives given. Parents tend to spoil their own children either by overindulgence or by deprivation. Childhood should be the time for (36) from primary selfishness to sharing, for learning to (37) with deprivation and disappointment and learning to (38) failure, since breaking a toy and forgetting a homework assignment are (39) serious than breaking a marriage or forgetting to prepare for career advancement. But (40) deprivation, as is common in (41) families, leaves many children (42) the stage of personal gratification. They lack resources for developing a sense of (45) towards others and a wish to care for them. And children (44) be poor to be underprivileged. The (46) are also deprived, cheated out of learning how to face life.

    • A.

      Overconfident

    • B.

      Overcautious

    • C.

      Over enthusiastic

    • D.

      Over indulged

    Correct Answer
    D. Over indulged
    Explanation
    Children are spoiled by their parents through overindulgence or deprivation. The passage suggests that childhood is a time for learning important values such as sharing, dealing with disappointment, and learning from failure. However, when children are overindulged, they are unable to develop a sense of empathy and care towards others. This can happen in both wealthy and poor families. Therefore, the correct answer is "over indulged."

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  • 46. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, you have following two brief passages with 10 questions in Passage I and 5 questions in Passage II. Read the passages carefully and fill in the blanks with suitable words out of the four alternatives given. Auctions are public (46) of goods, conducted by an (47) auctioneer. He encourages buyers to (48) higher prices and finally names the (49) bidder as the buyer of the goods. This is called 'Knocking down' the goods, for when the bidding ends the auctioneer (50). a small hammer on a table in front of him.

    • A.

      Sale

    • B.

      Marketing

    • C.

      Promotion

    • D.

      Viewing

    Correct Answer
    A. Sale
    Explanation
    Auctions are public sales of goods, conducted by an auctioneer. The auctioneer encourages buyers to bid higher prices and finally names the highest bidder as the buyer of the goods. This is called 'Knocking down' the goods, for when the bidding ends the auctioneer strikes a small hammer on a table in front of him.

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  • 47. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, you have following two brief passages with 10 questions in Passage I and 5 questions in Passage II. Read the passages carefully and fill in the blanks with suitable words out of the four alternatives given. Auctions are public (46) of goods, conducted by an (47) auctioneer. He encourages buyers to (48) higher prices and finally names the (49) bidder as the buyer of the goods. This is called 'Knocking down' the goods, for when the bidding ends the auctioneer (50). a small hammer on a table in front of him.

    • A.

      Authoritative

    • B.

      Allowed

    • C.

      Authentic

    • D.

      Approved

    Correct Answer
    D. Approved
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "approved" because it fits logically in the context of the sentence. The passage is describing how auctions are conducted, and the auctioneer plays a crucial role in the process. The auctioneer encourages buyers to bid higher prices, and when the bidding ends, he "knocks down" the goods by using a small hammer. In this context, the word "approved" suggests that the auctioneer's actions are sanctioned and accepted as part of the auction process. It implies that the auctioneer has the authority and permission to conduct the auction in this manner.

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  • 48. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, you have following two brief passages with 10 questions in Passage I and 5 questions in Passage II. Read the passages carefully and fill in the blanks with suitable words out of the four alternatives given. Auctions are public (46) of goods, conducted by an (47) auctioneer. He encourages buyers to (48) higher prices and finally names the (49) bidder as the buyer of the goods. This is called 'Knocking down' the goods, for when the bidding ends the auctioneer (50). a small hammer on a table in front of him.

    • A.

      Bid

    • B.

      Buy

    • C.

      Get

    • D.

      Bargain

    Correct Answer
    A. Bid
    Explanation
    In auctions, buyers place bids to offer higher prices for goods. The auctioneer then declares the highest bidder as the buyer of the goods. The correct answer for the given question is "bid" because it is the action of placing a higher price for the goods in an auction.

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  • 49. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, you have following two brief passages with 10 questions in Passage I and 5 questions in Passage II. Read the passages carefully and fill in the blanks with suitable words out of the four alternatives given. Auctions are public (46) of goods, conducted by an (47) auctioneer. He encourages buyers to (48) higher prices and finally names the (49) bidder as the buyer of the goods. This is called 'Knocking down' the goods, for when the bidding ends the auctioneer (50). a small hammer on a table in front of him.

    • A.

      Smartest

    • B.

      Highest

    • C.

      Biggest

    • D.

      Strongest

    Correct Answer
    B. Highest
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "highest". In auctions, the auctioneer encourages buyers to bid higher prices, and the bidder who offers the highest price is declared as the buyer of the goods. Therefore, the word "highest" is the most suitable choice to fill in the blank.

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  • 50. 

    Directions for the questions: In the following questions, you have following two brief passages with 10 questions in Passage I and 5 questions in Passage II. Read the passages carefully and fill in the blanks with suitable words out of the four alternatives given. Auctions are public (46) of goods, conducted by an (47) auctioneer. He encourages buyers to (48) higher prices and finally names the (49) bidder as the buyer of the goods. This is called 'Knocking down' the goods, for when the bidding ends the auctioneer (50). a small hammer on a table in front of him.

    • A.

      Bangs

    • B.

      Thrashes

    • C.

      Smashes

    • D.

      Hits

    Correct Answer
    A. Bangs
    Explanation
    The auctioneer concludes the bidding by hitting a small hammer on a table in front of him. This action is commonly referred to as "knocking down" the goods. The word "bangs" accurately describes the sound made when the auctioneer hits the hammer on the table.

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