Practice Test

Q1) 1. Local industries often
P. protest the high salaries
Q. this will unreasonably raise
R. arguing vehemently
S. offered by multinational firms
6. all wages to an excessive level. Show Answer

Q2) 1. A dictionary
P. arranged words
Q. about which information
R. containing alphabetically
S. is a book
6. is given Show Answer

Q3) 1. Agriculture
P. cotton for our clothes
Q. raw materials like jute
R. and sugarcane for our industries
S. gives us food
6. and food for cattle Show Answer

Q4) 1. Today political freedom
P. and the right
Q. however money and all that money
R. assures people equality before law
S. to elect their government
6. can buy is not fairly distributed Show Answer

Q5) 1. During the reign of the Emperor Tiberius
P. called Phaedrus
Q. an Augustan story teller
R. translated Aesop's Fables into Latin
S. in ancient Rome
6. and also added some tales of his own. Show Answer

Q6) 1. The landscape
P. with nature displaying
Q. here is awesome
R. that are seldom
S. a range of delights
6. seen together. Show Answer

Q7) 1.Although fruits can no longer grow once picked.
P. taking in oxygen
Q. they continue to respire for sometime,
R. giving off carbon dioxide,
S. just as human beings do
6. when they breathe. Show Answer

Q8) 1. The important thing
P. winning
Q. is not
R. but
S. in the Olympic Games
6. taking part. Show Answer

Q9) 1. These positive effects very from genetic changes that
P. to other related infections
Q. make us more resistant to the diseases responsible
R. for epidemics and
S. which have effects human that are
6. hard to pin down and quantify. Show Answer

Q10) 1. After an entire generation to parents and teachers
P. the level of depression
Q. children's self esteem, an indicator of good mental health.
R. has worked hard to improve its
S. in young people has a kyrocketed
6. it is how we feel about ourselves. Show Answer

Q11) 1.The lead story
P. at 4 am
Q. in tonight's news
R. concerns the fire
S. which engulfed the Columbia College
6. this morning.
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Q12) 1.Smoke billowed up between the plants
P. passengers were told to be ready to quit the ship
Q. the raising gale fanned the smouldering fire
R. everyone now knew there was a fire on board
S. flames broke out here and there
6. most people bore the shock bravely,
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Q13) 1. 'I was born here in the old city the girl told us
P. her answer suggested that her family has roots
Q. when we inquired
R. as opened to the modern towns that consist mostly of hotels
S. and belongs to the traditional part where the temples are
6. some say people here are more ethnically pure. Show Answer

Q14) 1. My account of
P. comes from
Q. Bhatt's early years
R. and initiation into Sarvodaya
S. an extended interview
6. he recently granted to me. Show Answer

Q15) 1. The Bermuda Triangle is an area
P. of many unexplained disappearances
Q. the three points of the triangle being Miami,
R. is famous for being the supposed site
S. of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida and
6. Bermuda and San, Juan in Puerto Rico. Show Answer

Q16) 1. Long ago in a Danish Kingdom
P. would nightly roam the country-side
Q. then would stalk to the king's high hall and there
R. who, rising from his marshy home
S. lived a gruesome monster maned Grodol
6. kill as many people as he could lay his hands on. Show Answer

Q17) 1. It may seem odd
P. one should only read
Q. but people read for such a
R. to have to insist that
S. because one liked it
6. variety of reasons. Show Answer

Q18) 1. Where the Governor
P. the bell had rung
Q. justice should be immediately
R. he ordered that
S. found out why
6. done to the horse. Show Answer

Q19) 1. PG Wodehouse
P. writing till his death in
Q. in the early years
R. started writing
S. of the century and continued
6. the mid seventies. Show Answer

Q20) 1. The pen
P. which has helped man
Q. is the vehicle of
R. to raise above
S. thought and ideas
6. purely savage conditions. Show Answer

Q21) 1. As my jogging-enthusiast sister
P. was often bothered by neighbourhood dogs
Q. with a stick in hand
R. her husband started to accompany her on bicycle
S. on her daily run
6. to ward off any attackers. Show Answer

Q22) 1. Those who are
P. are mentally not different
Q. say that boys and girls
R. and emotional and physical differences
S. in favour of co-education
6. are no bar to the learning of any subject. Show Answer

Q23) 1. An electric circuit
P. which is
Q. of wires
R. designed to
S. is a circle
6. carry electricity.
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Q24) 1. With a chuckle she handed him her machine
P. she opened the lid
Q. and the receivers over her ears
R. which he held, while
S. and attached the wires
6. looking very similar to a wireless operator. Show Answer

Q25) 1. In the upside down
P. blood flows
Q. without the straining
R. postures
S. to the heart
6. against gravity.
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Q26) 1. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
P. by organising and
Q. displayed his capacity
R. leading civil disobedience
S. as a capable organiser and a masterful leader
6. movements at various places. Show Answer

Q27) 1. Mahatma Gandhi
P. industrialisation
Q. to the problems
R. was no answer
S. believed that
6. of unemployment in India. Show Answer

Q28) 1. It is far better to live for a short while
P. contribution to the world
Q. and make some significant
R. that is just idled away
S. than spend a long life
6. in gossiping and playing. Show Answer

Q29) 1. When you ponder over
P. that the only hope
Q. you will realise
R. of world peace lies
S. the question deeply
6. in the United Nations. Show Answer

Q30) 1. My aunt and mother
P, to buy sweet-sour candies
Q. just to get
R. give us money
S. rid of us
6. in the afternoon.
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Q31) 1. A Nation
P. the material assets it possesses
Q. is not made by
R. and collective determination
S. but by the will
6. of the people.

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Q32) 1. The multi sourcing of
P. financial mess with
Q. coins led a
R. using their own mix of
S. different mints
6. metals and alloys. Show Answer

Q33) 1. The man
P. and no one passing him in the street
Q. was singularly inconspicuous
R. who was called Alfred Nobel
S. would have given him
6. another look. Show Answer

Q34) 1. Making ourselves
P. our language
Q. part of growing into
R. masters of
S. is an important
6. full manhood of womanhood. Show Answer

Q35) 1. Jeff is a very good dancer
P. who always tries new dance steps
Q. while the rest of the class is struggling
R. which are demonstrated
S. and masters them quickly
6. he shows off. Show Answer

Q36) 1. Most of the people acquire
P. which makes them hesitant
Q. their ancestral culture and
R. to accept new ideas and theories of
S. tradition without questioning them
6. the changing world. Show Answer

Q37) 1. Happiness
P. of relaxation of relief
Q. intense inconvenience or
R. is the feeling
S. which comes after the feeling of
6. discomfort or pain. Show Answer

Q38) 1. The decade of the seventies
P. and is a proper field of study
Q. of the idea that
R. women's literature exists
S. saw a growing acceptance
6. in most parts of the world. Show Answer

Q39) 1. It will be better
P. to a few than enroll
Q. to provide quality education
R. them out as graduates
S. en masse and churn
6. after perfunctory teaching. Show Answer

Q40) 1. Freedom,
P : is the restricted kind in the sense
Q : the rich and the poor women
R : that a wide gulf separates
S : which a modern woman enjoys Show Answer

Q41) The only time
P : when this dynamic cricketer
Q. : was on the 1979 tour of England
R : failed with the bat
S : the tag of an all-rounder did not fit him
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Q42) Kapil
P : left in an aeroplane
Q : after reading a sailing magazine
R : had decided
S : to build his own boat nine years earlier Show Answer

Q43) When
P : it becomes an honour of a lifetime
Q : in recognition of their great performance
R : illustrious personalities
S : win an award Show Answer

Q44) The inspector argued that no force was used
P : beyond that was necessary to put an end to the disturbances
Q : by the police
R : produced
S : by the anti-social elements Show Answer

Q45) Though my father
P : he is deeply concerned
Q : about their needs
R : makes his children
S : carry out duties promptly Show Answer

Q46) Making
P : had formed from the receding tide
Q : I noticed a man fishing in
R : my way to a favourite fishing spot
S : a very small pool of water that Show Answer

Q47) Around the world
P : painful terminal diseases
Q : the question of humane death
R : people are wrestling with
S : especially in the face of Show Answer

Q48) Like other people,
P : all of their behaviour
Q : entrepreneurs are complex
R : can explain
S : and no one theory Show Answer

Q49) The unfortunate reality
P : as a result of this decline England is
Q : peripheral sport in England and
R : is cricket is today a
S : peripheral to world cricket Show Answer

Q50) All precautionary measures were taken
P : to prevent the capture of booths
Q : during the election
R : by the Government
S : by the terrorists Show Answer

Q51) The government has assured the people that
P : in the Kargil operation
Q : who have sacrificed their lives
R : will be properly looked after
S : the families of all those soldiers
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Q52) The Portuguese,
P : had a great talent
Q : as also for choosing the right place to build
R : for building houses
S : who arrived in Goa 400 years ago Show Answer

Q53) In life
P : some rules are
Q : as in business
R : they seem almost instinctive
S : learn so early that Show Answer

Q54) For thousands of years
P : one of the most important fruits
Q : the strange fruit of this bush
R : of the Mediterranean region
S : has been regarded as Show Answer

Q55) 1. The most vulnerable section of the society are the students.
P. Revolutionary and new fledged ideas have a great appeal to them.
Q. Agitations may be non-violent methods of protest.
R. They cannot resist the charm of persuasion.
S. They are to be taught that without discipline they cannot get proper education.
6. However if these become violent, the antisocial elements get encouraged and they put all proper working out of gear. Show Answer

Q56) 1. Venice is a strange city.
P. There are about 400 odd bridges connecting the islands of Venice.
Q. There are no motor cars, no horses and no buses there.
R. These small islands are close to one another.
S. It is not one island but a hundred islands.
6. This is because Venice has no streets. Show Answer

Q57) 1. One of the most terrible battles of the American Civil War was fought in July 1863, at Gettysburg.
P. The chief speech on that occasion was given by Edward Everett, a celebrated orator.
Q. Lincoln was asked to make a few remarks.
R. In November of that year a portion of the battlefield was dedicated as a final resting place for men of both armies who died there.
S. Everett's speech lasted 2 hours, Lincoln's for 2 minutes. It was over almost before the crowd realized that it had begun.
6. But the Gettysburg speech is now one of the world's immortal pieces of literature. Show Answer

Q58) 1. The teacher training agency in England hopes to make teaching one of the top three professions.
P. They have also demanded that the campaign should be matched by improved pay scales, work load and morale so as to avoid recruitment problems with an aim to raise the image of the teaching profession.
Q. A series of advertisements are now being screened showing famous people speaking about teaches they remember and admire.
R. An amount of $ 100 million has been set aside to combat the shortage of applicants for teaching training.
S. Teacher Unions have welcomed this campaign.
6. It is high time for the Indian Government also to think on similar lines and take steps to lift up the sinking morale of the teaching profession. Show Answer

Q59) 1. Some say that failure is like toxic waste.
P. I see failure more as a fertilizer.
Q. Thinking about it pollutes and undermines the attitudes needed for success.
R. The seeds of success must be planted afresh.
S. It can be used to enrich the soil of your mind.
6. Turning failure into a fertilizer is accomplished by using your errors as steps in learning. Show Answer