Night Class: English Quiz

Directions (Q. 1-5): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate words.

Governance in a parliamentary democracy is, clearly, the executive’s ...(1).... The judiciary is only meant to ...(2)... the law and ...(3)... justice in ...(4)... with it. Any move to ...(5)... from this constitutional script would disrupt the delicate balance of power and could lead to a constitutional crisis.

1. 
1) mandate 
2) domain 
3) rendition 
4) emblem 
5) probity


2. 
1) introduce 
2) amend 
3) sustain 
4) interpret 
5) govern

3. 
1) dispense 
2) justify 
3) evolve 
4) sentence 
5) avail

4. 
1) operation 
2) connivance 
3) accordance 
4) proper 
5) proportion

5. 
1) counter 
2) unfold 
3) challenge 
4) negation 
5) deviate

Directions (Q. 6-10): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaningfully complete.

6. Private schools do their bit to _____ the right values among students and _____ them to the needs of the underprivileged.
1) encourage, shift 
2) focus, generate
3) inculcate, sensitise 
4) harness, inspiring
5) incorporate, gear

7. We cannot ______ to let the two nuclear weapon states _____ their dispute through war.
1) afford, settle 
2) allow, aggravate
3) approve, resolve 
4) witness, claim
5) apprehend, sideline

8. Man can _____ a happy life if he knows the principles that _____ the universal laws.
1) practise, govern 
2) reflect, preach
3) avail, create 
4) lead, regulate
5) enjoy, commands

9. The State must be ______ to ______ the nutrition of every citizen.
1) held, pay 
2) bound, ensure
3) geared, prepare 
4) responsible, address
5) subjected, fulfil

10. Our public distribution system, however flawed and corrupt, it still a ____ for the ____ of millions across the country.
1) necessity, growth 
2) demand, livelihood
3) system, welfare 
4) favourite, lot
5) lifeline, survival




Answers:
1. 2 
2. 4 
3. 1 
4. 3 
5. 5
6. 3 
7. 1 
8. 4
9. 2 
10. 5



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