Verbal Ability

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  • 1. 
    (A) Pooja Sood, who curated a show of nine video artists in Delhi’s Apeejay Media Gallery, says, “It’s new and exciting and full of possibilities.” (B) Science and art have one thing in common : their practitioners are constantly trying to push the envelope. (C) At around the same time, another curator, Peter Nagy, was showcasing the works of 15 other artists and sculptors who were investigating photography as an alternative medium. (D) As an increasing number of Indian artists temporarily abandons the paintbrush and pallette for a variety of alternative media, the effect has been surprising : to the audience and, in many cases, to the artists themselves.
    • A. 

      (1) BDAC

    • B. 

      (2) ABDC

    • C. 

      (3) ACBD

    • D. 

      (4) BADC

  • 2. 
    (A) And it came not just through oratory but also his books. (B) His other works include the seminal The Law and Practice of Income Tax, Our constitution Defaced and Defiled besides his collection of speeches titled We the People and We, the Nation. (C) Palkhivala, who served as India’s ambassador to the US and was on the boards of several Tata Group Companies, was fearless in his criticism. (D) In the heyday of socialism, Palkhivala authored Highest Taxed Nation and virtually compelled the government to simplify and rationalise tax structures.
    • A. 

      (1) CDAB

    • B. 

      (2) CADB

    • C. 

      (3) CABD

    • D. 

      (4) CBAD

  • 3. 
    . (A) Long before it became fashionable, the word “globalisation” carried a certain romance with Indians. (B) Twenty million people of Indian origin now live in more than 110 countries–together they represent so much that India is not but would aspire to be: confident, audacious, go-getting–and successful. (C) From Southhall to Seatle, Dubai to Dunedin, Fiji to Fuji. (D) Starting a century and a half ago, they moved out, not in one great exodus but in waves, growing with time.
    • A. 

      (1) DCBA

    • B. 

      (2) ABCD

    • C. 

      (3) ADCB

    • D. 

      (4) ACDB

  • 4. 
    (A) In this chilling tableau, the men from MTV, Cyrus Oshidar (VP, creative) and Alex Kuruvilla (MD, MTV India) boldly go where no one has wanted to go before–the space between VJ Cyrus Broacha’s ears. (B) And since the satellite TV boom, its place has been secure. (C) Mondo Mumbai was always the place we looked to for entertainment–a loony planet of mindless fantasy. (D) Mumbaikars are famously space cadets (yes, these captions are written in Delhi).
    • A. 

      (1) ABCD

    • B. 

      (2) CADB

    • C. 

      (3) ADCB

    • D. 

      (4) DCBA

  • 5. 
    . (A) This is the newest metro after all, and it must share the south with Ammaville and Naidu Nagar, which have very distinct personalities. (B) Writing software, and sinking pints–this is the Beer Shift at ‘Pubworld.’ (C) We can forgive Bangalore its identity crisis. (D) But behind the facelessness of S.M. Krishna’s city, Bangloreans quietly get on with what they do best.
    • A. 

      (1) CADB

    • B. 

      (2) ACDB

    • C. 

      (3) DACB

    • D. 

      (4) ACDB

  • 6. 
    . Tempers ran hot among the old-timers, who ..... the young mayor and his ..... city council.
    • A. 

      (1) despised, attractive

    • B. 

      (2) admired, elite

    • C. 

      (3) resented, reforming

    • D. 

      (4) forgave, activist

    • E. 

      (5) feared, apathetic

  • 7. 
    . The product of a ..... religious home, he often found ..... in prayer.  
    • A. 

      (1) zealously, distraction

    • B. 

      (2) devoutly, solace

    • C. 

      (3) vigorously, comfort

    • D. 

      (4) fanatically, misgivings

    • E. 

      (5) pious, answer

  • 8. 
    We should have ..... troubled ahead when the road ..... into a gravel path.   
    • A. 

      (1) interrogated, shrank

    • B. 

      (2) anticipated, dwindled

    • C. 

      (3) expected, grew

    • D. 

      (4) enjoyed, transformed

    • E. 

      (5) seen, collapsed

  • 9. 
    . The ..... of the house, fresh lobster, was all gone, so we ..... ourselves with crab.  
    • A. 

      (1) suggestion, resolved

    • B. 

      (2) embarrassment, consoled

    • C. 

      (3) recommendation, contended

    • D. 

      (4) speciality, pelted

    • E. 

      (5) regret, relieved

  • 10. 
    ..... mob began to form, full of angry men ..... incoherent threats.
    • A. 

      (1) An excited, whispering

    • B. 

      (2) A listless, shouting

    • C. 

      (3) An ugly, gesturing

    • D. 

      (4) A lynch, muttering

    • E. 

      (5) A huge, waving

  • 11. 
    . CARPENTER : SAW
    • A. 

      (1) stenographer : typewriter

    • B. 

      (2) painter : brush

    • C. 

      (3) lawyer : brief

    • D. 

      (4) seamstress : scissors

    • E. 

      (5) runner, sneakers

  • 12. 
    CEMENT : TROWEL   
    • A. 

      (1) lawn : rake

    • B. 

      (2) conflagration : match

    • C. 

      (3) paint : brush

    • D. 

      (4) floor : polish

    • E. 

      (5) wallpaper : ladder

  • 13. 
    RANGE : MOUNTAINS
    • A. 

      (1) atlas : maps

    • B. 

      (2) plain : prairie

    • C. 

      (3) string : beads

    • D. 

      (4) novel : short stories

    • E. 

      (5) sea : rivers

  • 14. 
    . REAM : PAPER
    • A. 

      (1) carton : milk

    • B. 

      (2) statue : marble

    • C. 

      (3) table : clay

    • D. 

      (4) ink : pen

    • E. 

      (5) cord : wood

  • 15. 
    LINEAGE : PERSON
    • A. 

      (1) foliage : tree

    • B. 

      (2) derivation : word

    • C. 

      (3) adolescence : child

    • D. 

      (4) title : book

    • E. 

      (5) landscape : portrait