Quest for Clerk: English Quiz


Directions (1-5) Each questions has a sentence with 4 parts labeled (a), (b), (c) and (d). Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in any part and indicate your answer in the answer sheet against the corresponding letter i.e., (a) or (b) or (c) or (d). If you find no error, your answer should be indicated as (e).

1. Every woman in (a)/ the world fervently hopes that (b)/ their child will be a (c)/ normal and healthy baby. (d)/ No error (e)
2. The front page story (a)/ was about a school girl (b)/ that had hurt herself while (c)/ saving a child in a accident. (d)/ No error (e)
3. Attendent came to report (a)/ that the work went very slowly (b)/ because the X-ray machine was not (c)/ working very good that morning. (d)/ No error (e)
4. A woman opened the door (a)/ and standing at a distance (b)/ she pushed the plate (c)/ containing the food to him. (d)/ No error (e)
5. He is one of those few (a)/ post-colonial writer who believes that this (b)/ talk about colonialism has gone too far and (c)/ has turned into a cliche. (d)/ No error (e)

Directions (6-10). Rearrange the following five sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

A. I am much more intolerant of a human being’s shortcomings than I am of an animal’s, but in this respect I have been lucky, for most of the people I have come across have been charming.
B. Then you come across the unpleasant human animal—the District Officer who drawled, “We chaps are here to help you chaps,’ and then proceeded to be as obstructive as possible.
C. In these cases of course, the fact that you are an animal collector helps; people always seem delighted to meet someone with such an unusual occupation and go out of their way to assist you.
D. Fortunately, these types are rare, and the pleasant ones I have met more than compensated for them—but even so, I think I will stick to animals.
E. When you travel round the world collecting animals you also, of necessity, collect human beings.

6. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B 
(3) C
(4) D
(5) E

7. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B 
(3) C
(4) D
(5) E

8. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B 
(3) C
(4) D
(5) E

9. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B 
(3) C
(4) D
(5) E

10. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B 
(3) C
(4) D
(5) E


Answers -
1. (c) Use 'her' in place of 'their'
2. (c) The relative pronouns here used 'that' for a girl is not proper. It must be 'Who' because it is always used for proper nouns and human beings
3. (b) Use 'well' in place of 'very good'
4. (c) Use 'for' in place of 'to'.
5. (b) It should be 'writers who believe'
6. (3)
7. (5)
8. (4)
9. (2)
10. (1)

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