Friday, 17 June 2016

Night Class: English Quiz


Directions (Q. 1-5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence.  The number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is e). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)


1. Decentralization has become a very fashionable term and all countries, whatever the mode of government, are vying with each other in experimenting with it.
a) Decentralization has become a very fashionable term
b) and all countries, whatever the mode of government,
c) are vying with each other
d) in experimenting with it.
e) No error

2. The international law of human rights comprises of more than eighty universal and regional conventions, which have binding force of state parties and therefore form so-called hard law.
a) The international law of human rights comprises of more than
b) eighty universal and regional conventions, which have
c) binding force of state parties and therefore
d) form so-called hard law.
e) No error

3. Like in health, government performance in providing education for all has charges on him.
a) Like in health, government performance
b) in providing education
c) for all has
d) charges on him.
e) No error

4. The white House claimed Russia had a ‘clear legal basis’ to extradite Snowden after the US revoked his passport and brought espionage charges on him.
a) The white House claimed Russia had a ‘clear legal basis’
b) to extradite Snowden after the US revoked
c) his passport and brought espionage
d) charges on him.
e) No error

5. The values of dignity and equality of all members of the human race, like many other basic principles, is found in virtually every culture and civilization, religion and philosophical tradition.
a) The values of dignity and equality of all members of
b) the human race, like many
c) other basic principles, is found
d) in virtually every culture and civilization, religion and philosophical tradition.
e) No error

Directions (Q. 6-10) : In each of the following sentences there are certain blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five options denoted by the numbers (a),(b), (c),(d) and (e). Find out which option can be used to fill up the blank in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaningfully complete.

6. With elections around, politicians could be forgiven for making promises they cannot keep. But when a minister pushes a provocative idea at a public forum, it’s ________.
(a) start to bound alarm bells ringing
(b) alarm bells ringing bound to be started
(c) bound to start the bells ringing
(d) bound to start alarm bells ringing
(e) None of these

7. Ramesh is _______ than all the members of his family.
(a) as good if not better
(b) as better if not more better
(c) as good as if not better
(d) as much good as better
(e) so much better if not less better

8. “It’s only when the tide goes out that you learn who’s been swimming naked.” That statement from investment guru Warren Buffett ______________ describes the current _______ of the Indian economy.
(a) badly, attitude
(b) aptly, state
(c) certainly contingency
(d) formally, estate
(e) clearly, occurrence

9. There is a joke that ________ the rest of the world has four seasons, Britain has five, including the August Silly season _______ the entire Westminster village – ministers, MPs – goes on summer holiday leaving newspaper desks struggling to fill pages.
(a) as, when
(b) while, when,
(c) like, while
(d) unlike, following
(e) why, like

10. Imagine, if Pakistan and India had been together, the Taliban would have spread its poison ______________.
(a) in all across India
(b) in across all India
(c) in India across all
(d) across all India
(e) all across India

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