English Quiz

Directions (1-8): In each of the following questions, a statement is given with two blanks. Followed by two columns, Column (A) contains words that might fill in the first blank and Column (B) contains words that might fill in the second blank. Choose among the options, the right pair of words that can fill in the blanks consecutively to make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. If none of the options could fill in the blanks, mark your answer, “None of the above; (e)”.
Q1. Although the BJP government had _________________ withdrawn its move to amend the Acts under public pressure, ___________________ protests had taken place across Jharkhand.
Column (A)
(1) Deliberately
(2) Subsequently
(3) Knowingly
Column (B)
(4) Spreading
(5) Prevailed
(6) Widespread
(a) 1-5
(b) 2-6
(c) 3-4
(d) 2-5
(e) None of the above

Q2. The ________________ of “exemplary damages” for property destroyed in incidents of __________________ should be based on electronic media/private video evidence.
Column (A)
(1) Assessment
(2) Examining
(3) Check-ups
Column (B)
(4) Unsettled
(5) Violence
(6) Passion
(a) 1-5
(b) 2-6
(c) 3-4
(d) 2-5
(e) None of the above

Q3. The Ministry of External Affairs ____________ to comment on the development until the meeting was officially _________________ by the OIC.
Column (A)
(1) Renounced
(2) Welcoming
(3) Declined
Column (B)
(4) Announced
(5) Declaration
(6) Pronouncing
(a) 1-5
(b) 2-6
(c) 3-4
(d) 2-5
(e) None of the above

Q4. Pakistan PM Imran Khan, who had agreed to ______________ the summit, pulled out at the last minute, after the Saudi Crown Prince ________________ advised him to.
Column (A)
(1) Appear
(2) Attend
(3) Present
Column (B)
(4) Alleged
(5) Reportedly
(6) Wildly
(a) 1-5
(b) 2-6
(c) 3-4
(d) 2-5
(e) None of the above

Q5. ________________ in section 21 of the CNT Act and section 13 of the SPT Act would have _________________ the government to allow use of agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes.
Column (A)
(1) Fluctuations
(2) Instabilities
(3) Changes
Column (B)
(4) Certified
(5) Enabled
(6) Calmed
(a) 1-6
(b) 3-5
(c) 2-4
(d) 2-6
(e) None of the above

Q6. The liability will be __________________ by the actual perpetrators of the crime as well as organisers and their shares would be ________________ by the court.
Column (A)
(1) Bear
(2) Borne
(3) Suffice
Column (B)
(4) Determination
(5) Provided
(6) Decided
(a) 1-6
(b) 3-5
(c) 2-4
(d) 2-6
(e) None of the above

Q7. The government has not cleared the air in __________________ terms that it has no plans for an elaborate plan to ________________ citizens.
Column (A)
(1) Clarity
(2) Unambiguous
(3) Indisputable
Column (B)
(4) Tabulate
(5) Organizes
(6) Arranging
(a) 1-6
(b) 3-5
(c) 2-4
(d) 2-6
(e) None of the above

Q8. The principles of absolute _________________ shall apply once the nexus with the event that __________________ the damage is established.
Column (A)
(1) Priority
(2) Responsible
(3) Liability
Column (B)
(4) Hasten
(5) Precipitated
(6) Triggering
(a) 1-6
(b) 3-5
(c) 2-4
(d) 2-6
(e) None of the above

Directions (9-15): In the following given passage, certain words are highlighted which may or may not be fit in the sentence either grammatically or contextually. Each word is numbered followed by four possible replacements. If none of the possible replacements could replace the highlighted word, mark your answer, (e); “None of the above”. 

The government has acted with reasonable possible (9) to create the post of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), who will head the Department of Military Affairs (DMA). It was only four months ago, on August 15, that the Prime Minister pointing (10) the importance of creating this post, whereas two Defence Ministers came and went after Manohar Parrikar promised that this move was very much on the government’s agenda. To be fair, the lately(11) has been more a result of fears in the minds of the three services — the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force — of how such a development could impact on the role and functioning of the three arms of the armed forces, in terms of restriction(12) their importance. There must have been a parallelism (13) thought in the bureaucracy how such a shift would affect them too. This move will install the CDS, in the rank of a four star general, as Secretary, DMA.
There is no doubt that the job of the CDS will be exceedingly cooler (14), a task which is easier set than done. The job calls for total transformation of traditional military mindset. The CDS has to restructure the military commands into appropriate theatre or joint commands for which a critical essentially (15) is ‘jointness’ — a term that envisions the various arms of the armed forces working in unison towards a goal. This is a very tall order, considering India’s experience. Since Independence, the armed forces have been working separately, with no concept of jointness.

Q9.
(a) Enthusiastic
(b) Alacrity
(c) Eager
(d) Zealous
(e) None of the above

Q10. 
(a) Stressed
(b) Forcibly
(c) Pressurized
(d) Compelling
(e) None of the above

Q11.
(a) Postponing
(b) Adjourned
(c) Suspend
(d) Delay
(e) None of the above

Q12.
(a) Curb
(b) Prevailing
(c) Curtailing
(d) Continuing
(e) None of the above

Q13.
(a) Similarity
(b) Parallel
(c) Matching
(d) Comparing
(e) None of the above

Q14.
(a) Challenging
(b) Fearsome
(c) Deadly
(d) Stimulation
(e) None of the above

Q15.
(a) Mandatory
(b) Requiring
(c) Prerequisite
(d) Essential
(e) None of the above

Solutions

S1. Ans. (b)
Sol. Subsequently and Widespread can fill in the blanks consecutively to make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S2. Ans. (a)
Sol. Assessment and Violence can fill in the blanks consecutively to make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. Hence, option (a) is the right answer choice.

S3. Ans. (c)
Sol. Declined and Announced can fill in the blanks consecutively to make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.

S4. Ans. (d)
Sol. Attend and Reportedly can fill in the blanks consecutively to make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice.

S5. Ans. (b)
Sol. Changes and Enabled can fill in the blanks consecutively to make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S6. Ans. (d)
Sol. Borne and Decided can fill in the blanks consecutively to make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice.

S7. Ans. (c)
Sol. Unambiguous and Tabulate can fill in the blanks consecutively to make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.

S8. Ans. (b)
Sol. Liability and Precipitated can fill in the blanks consecutively to make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S9. Ans. (b)
Sol. Alacrity can replace the highlighted word numbed (9). Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S10. Ans. (a)
Sol. Stressed can replace the highlighted word numbed (10). Hence, option (a) is the right answer choice.

S11. Ans. (d)
Sol. Delay can replace the highlighted word numbed (11). Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice

S12. Ans. (c)
Sol. curtailing can replace the highlighted word numbed (12). Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.

S13. Ans. (b)
Sol. Parallel can replace the highlighted word numbed (13). Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S14. Ans. (a)
Sol. Challenging can replace the highlighted word numbed (14). Hence, option (a) is the right answer choice.


S15. Ans. (c)
Sol. Prerequisite can replace the highlighted word numbed (15). Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.

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