Night Class: English Quiz

Directions (1-5): Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the word/phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is given and ‘No correction is required’, mark (5) as the answer. 

1. The industrialization process underwent a sea change during the 19th century.
(1) a sea of change
(2) a sea changes 
(3) a sea changed
(4) at sea change
(5) No correction required

2. The solution to my problem is a long-term one which can only be tackle by official agencies. 
(1) only is tackle
(2) only be tackled 
(3) only tackle 
(4) tackle 
(5) No correction required


3. The employer wanted to strike balance between withholding his position and getting into a rapid exchange of opinions. 
(1) strike a balance
(2) striking balance
(3) have stroked a balance
(4) have strike balance
(5) No correction required 

4. The students of the football team engaged in playing fairly.
(1) playing fair
(2) fair play
(3) fairness play
(4) fairness
(5) No correction required

5. As good luck will have it, it did not rain on the day of the wedding.
(1) good luck has it
(2) good luck having
(3) good luck have it
(4) good luck would have it
(5) No correction required

Directions (6-10): Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully complete in the context of the sentence. 

6. A mixed economy implies the …….. of a state enterprise and free enterprise, and cannot mean a wholly state- dominated economy.
(1) juxtaposition
(2) existence
(3) collation 
(4) harmony
(5) co-existence

7. Government spokesmen always assure us that ideology plays no part in their economic policies, but the evidence to the contrary is ……..
(1) negligible
(2) understandable
(3) reasonable
(4) commendable
(5) overwhelming 

8. The interest of the nation as a …… must prevail over the interest of the few.
(1) section
(2) whole
(3) part
(4) society
(5) unit

9. The murderer appeared to be tongue-tied and … when it was his turn to speak.
(1) detailed
(2) shy
(3) talkative
(4) exhaustive
(5) inarticulate 

10. It helps to do some … work before giving a competitive examination. 
(1) sorting
(2) organized
(3) preparatory 
(4) relaxed
(5) strenuous  


Answers:
1. (5); No correction required.
2. (2); Replace ‘only be tackle’ with ‘only be tackled’
3. (1); Replace ‘strike balance’ with ‘strike a balance’
4. (2); Replace ‘playing fairly’ with ‘fair play’
5. (4); Replace ‘good luck will have it’ with ‘good luck would have it’
6. (5); 
7. (5)
8. (2)
9. (2)


10. (5) 


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