Quest for Clerk: 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 5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

1. 1) She used to meet him/ 2) on Sunday so I think/ 3) the fancy hairdone was/ 4) really in his honour./ 5) No error.

2. 1) Mum was/ 2) going to shopping/ 3) but I said I had/ 4) other things to do./ 5) No error.

3. 1) Men do not need/ 2) women to stand/ 3) by them; that is not what/ 4) they needed at all./ 5) No error.

4.  1) It was an old house/ 2) that had been owned by / 3) two marvelous dotty old ladies/ 4) who were obsessed by gardening./ 5) No error.

5. 1) My carnivorous instinct kicked/ 2) in and I immediately ordered a / 3) platter of starters keeping in my mind that I/ 4) would end with a nice meaty burger./ 5) No error.

Directions (Q.6-10): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. 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. A boy died from_______he received after being _________beaten up by his teacher.
1) abrasion, formally
2) injuries, allegedly
3) infliction, hardly
4) casualty, purportedly
5)  agony, severely

7. Agricultural scientists told them that the___________was mainly due to _________soil health and that they needed to follow zero-till farming method.
1) crisis, deteriorating
2) catastrophe, adulterated
3) change, non-productive
4) trouble, terrible
5) problem, weak

8. It is __________how this colour has________the feminine space in India.
1) bewildering, effected
2) astonishing, busted
3) prodigious, apprehended
4) amazing, captured
5) markable, arrested

9. The make-up of the syllabus________students to have a wide ________of knowledge.
1) seeks, variation
2) desires, type
3) expects, variety
4) wants, scope
5) helps, sort

10. ________a coaching centre is a vital_______in the total game plan.
1) Choosing, course
2) Referring, angle
3) Consulting, way
4) Considering, thing
5) Selecting, aspect

1.3 hairdone in place of hairdo
2.2 to in place of for
3.4 needed in place of need
4.4 by in place of with


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