English Quiz for LIC AAO Prelims: 11th March 2019

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English Quiz For LIC  AAO 2019

Life Insurance Corporation of India has released the notification for various posts for the Recruitment in 2019-20. This is a great opportunity for all those who aspire to get a Government Job this year. Now the next step is to start practicing for the exam from now itself. Thus, the English Language can be an impetus for your success as it helps you save crucial time and score good points in lesser time and effort. So, instead of boiling the ocean, try building up a strong vocabulary, an effective knowledge of grammar, and efficient comprehension skills so as to be on the ball to face this particular section. Here is a quiz on English Language being provided by Adda247 to let you practice the best of latest pattern English Questions for LIC AAO 2019. 






Directions (1-5): Below each question is given a sentence or sentences having three blanks. Choose among the options, which are mentioning the three words as a sequence that must fill the three blanks respectively, which is correct. 

Q1. The two leaders have claimed a personal chemistry that _________________the _________________challenge they will face on Thursday, when Mr. Trump will try to get Mr. Kim to _________________to specific steps toward denuclearization.


cohere, ineffable, construe
endeavour, compatible, commit
construe, unambitious, cohere
belies, ineffable, cohere
belies, daunting, commit
Solution:
Belie [verb] means ‘(of an appearance) fail to give a true impression of (something)’;
Daunting [adjective] means ‘seeming difficult to deal with in prospect; intimidating’;
Commit [verb] means ‘pledge or bind (a person or an organization) to a certain course or policy’;
Unambitious [adjective] means ‘not motivated or driven by a strong desire or determination to succeed’;
Cohere [verb] means ‘form a unified whole’;
Construe [verb] means ‘interpret (a word or action) in a particular way’;
Endeavour [verb] means ‘to make an effort’;
The sentence is talking about Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim. The hint for the blanks is given by the words or phrases ‘challenge they will face on Thursday’, ‘claimed a personal chemistry’, ‘specific steps toward denuclearization’.
Among the given options, the words ‘belies’, ‘daunting’ and ‘commit’ provide the correct context to the three blanks of the sentence. The personal chemistry between the two leaders fail to provide the true impression of the difficult challenge they will face on Thursday when Mr. Trump will try to get Mr. Kim to commit to specific steps toward denuclearization.
Hence, option (e) is the correct answer.

Q2. Canada’s largest carrier _________________one flight to India from Vancouver and _________________flight en route to Delhi has turned back to Toronto, spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur _________________by email.
propounded, alternative, sloughed
enamoured, another, propounded
annulled, another, adduced
enamoured, these, sloughed
propounded, alternative, enamoured
Solution:
Annul [verb] means ‘declare invalid (an official agreement, decision, or result)’;
Adduce [verb] means ‘cite as evidence’; ‘cite, quote, reproduce, instance, mention’;
Propound [verb] means ‘put forward (an idea or theory) for consideration by others’;
Slough [verb] means ‘get rid of (something undesirable or no longer required)’;
Enamour [verb] means ‘be filled with love for’;
The context of the sentence suggests that Canada’s largest carrier has done something about one flight to India from Vancouver and another flight en route to Delhi as quoted by spokeswoman by email.
Among the given options, the words ‘annulled, another and adduced’ provide correct context to the three blanks respectively.
Hence, option (c) is the correct answer.

Q3. The _________________of leadership style has come to _________________in the past decade. Psychologists, business analysts and organization experts have taken various _________________of productivity, performance and well-being.
scrutiny, fruition, expedients
fruition, revelry, assimilations
assimilation, spate, revelry
revelry, fruition, expedients
expedients, fruition, revelry
Solution:
Expedients [noun] means ‘a means of attaining an end, especially one that is convenient but possibly improper or immoral’;
Fruition [noun] means ‘the realization or fulfilment of a plan or project’;
Impairment [noun] means ‘the state or fact of being impaired, especially in a specified faculty’;
Revelry [noun] means ‘lively and noisy festivities, especially when these involve drinking a large amount of alcohol’;
Spate [noun] means ‘a large number of similar things coming in quick succession’;
Come to fruition is a phrase which means something getting evolved. So, the second blank should be filled by the word ‘fruition’.
Scrutiny [noun] means ‘critical observation or examination’;
Examination of leadership style has come to completion. Various stakeholders have taken various steps of productivity, performance and well-being.
Among the given options, the words ‘scrutiny, fruition and expedients’ provide the correct context to the three blanks.
Hence, option (a) is the correct answer.

Q4. Heading into the 2020 election, President Trump is prepared for the second time in a row to run a _________________campaign. He continues, for example, to _________________, in _________________terms, immigrants from Mexico and Central America.
inane, pillage, sporadic
racist, denigrate, virulent
notorious, promulgate, inane
sporadic, denigrate, virulent
virulent, pillage, inane
Solution:
Denigrate [verb] means ‘criticize unfairly; disparage’;
Virulent [adjective] means ‘(of a disease or poison) extremely severe or harmful in its effects’;
Inane [adjective] means ‘lacking sense or meaning; silly’;
Sporadic [adjective] means ‘occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated’;
Pillage [verb] means ‘rob a (place) using violence, especially in wartime’;
Promulgate [verb] means ‘to announce’;
The context of the sentence demands that the three words should complement each other.
Among the given options, the words ‘racist, denigrate and virulent’ complement each other and provide the correct context to the three blanks.
Hence, option (b) is the correct answer.

Q5. I was _________________from Venezuela on Tuesday after a _________________interview with Nicolás Maduro, the country’s strongman. He stood up in the middle of our conversation and his security agents _________________our television cameras, the memory cards and our cellphones.
cowered, impounded, vexed
ameliorated, vexed, debarred
cowered, vexed, ameliorated
debarred, vexed, impounded
ameliorated, assimilated, impounded
Solution:
Debar [verb] means ‘exclude or prohibit (someone) officially from doing something’;
Vexed [adjective] means ‘(of a problem or issue) difficult and much debated; problematic; annoyed, frustrated, or worried;
Impound [verb] means ‘seize and take legal custody of (something, especially a vehicle, goods, or documents) because of an infringement of a law’;
Cower [verb] means ‘crouch down in fear’;
Ameliorate [verb] means ‘make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better; mend’;
The three words filling the blank should complement each other.
The context of the sentence suggests that a journalist has been ousted from Venezuela after having a controversial interview with a country’s strongman. Nicolas Maduro stood up in the middle of our conversation and his security agents seized their television cameras, the memory cards and their cell phones.
Among the given options, the words ‘debarred, vexed and impounded’ correctly provide the context to the three blanks.
Hence, option (d) is the correct answer.

Directions (6-10): In the following given questions three statements are given, out of which a statement might or might not be grammatically incorrect. Choose the option which correctly mentions the statement(s) which is/are grammatically incorrect. 



Q6. (I) It is very easy to point out the number of creatures living on earth. 

(II) The trees in a jungle must be correctly counted and numbered, and proper entries be made in the register. 
(III) The first African sailor to come to India in modern times was not Vasco-di-Gama.
Both (I) and (II)
Both (II) and (III)
Only (I)
All of (I), (II) and (III)
None of these
Solution:
Each of the sentences marked as (I), (II) and (III) are grammatically correct.
So, none of the sentences is grammatically incorrect.
Hence, option (e) is the correct answer.

Q7. (I) Radha doesn’t laud those who laugh at others without any apparent reason. 
(II) Samira was more garrulous than either of her three brothers and two sisters. 
(III) Ramesh claims to have read Shakespeare’s all great tragedies who is the greatest playwright of English.
Both (II) and (III)
Only (I)
Only (III)
All of (I), (II) and (III)
None of these
Solution:
There is an error in (II). Instead of ‘either’, ‘any’ should be used.
‘Either’ is used only for two objects while ‘any’ or ‘anyone’ is used for more than two things. There is an error in (III).
To have a good coherence between the antecedent (Shakespeare) and the relative pronoun (who), Possessive form used be expressed through the use of 'of' instead of ''s'. So, ‘all the great tragedies of Shakespeare’ should be present.
So, the sentences (II) and (III) are erroneous.
Hence, option (a) is the correct answer.

Q8. (I) Sociology has given us a lot, yet life is becoming more and more painful. 
(II) Sunidhi was startled to see in her drawing room a most popular cricketer. 
(III) The Dean has great powers of making some useful plans but the professors have even greatest ability to foil them.
Both (I) and (III)
Both (I) and (II)
Only (III)
All of (I), (II) and (III)
None of these
Solution:
There is an error in the sentence marked as (III).
Instead of ‘greatest’, ‘greater’ should be used because there is a comparison between ‘Dean’ and ‘Professors’.
Only sentence (III) is erroneous.
Hence, option (c) is the correct answer.

Q9. (I) Judge everything in the light of what the advocates of both the litigants had said, the Judge came to the conclusion that the case was untrue. 
(II) When Samita entered the house, she found the child sleeping peacefully and the fan move slowly. 
(III) Not only will Aradhna go to the pictures but she will also meet some of her common friends in the evening.
Only (III)
Both (I) and (II)
Both (II) and (III)
All of (I), (II) and (III)
None of these
Solution:
There is an error in the sentence marked as (I).
Instead of ‘Judge’, ‘judging’ should be used. Please keep in mind that the Imperative Sentence starts with first form of verb but Participle is used as a gerund which acts as a noun. There is also an error in the sentence marked as (II).
Instead of ‘move’, ‘moving’ should be used because if two verbs are joined through ‘and’, then their form should be same.
So, both the sentences (I) and (II) are erroneous.
Hence, option (b) is the correct answer.

Q10. (I) The southwards wind helped the boat going from the northward bank to the southward bank of the river. 
(II) Not only we lost what we had on our hands, but we also lost our determination. 
(III) Under no conditions, we can help you in this illicit endeavour,’ said the Supervisor.
Both (I) and (II)
Only (I)
Only (II)
All of (I), (II) and (III)
None of these
Solution:
There are errors in the sentences marked as (I), (II) and (III).
In (I), Instead of ‘southwards’, ‘southward’ should be used because ‘southwards’ is an adverb while ‘southward’ is an adjective, and an adjective is used to qualify a noun.
In (II), ‘did’ should be used after ‘not only’ and ‘lost’ should be replaced with ‘lose’ because ‘not only… but also’ is used to join two verbs.
In (III), ‘can’ should be present before ‘we’ because sentences starting with ‘under no circumstances’ have auxiliary verb present prior to Subject.
So, each of the sentences marked as (I), (II) and (III) are erroneous.
Hence, option (d) is the correct answer.

Directions (11-15): Rearrange the following five sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below. 

(A) In turn, this highlights the difficulties facing the EU and the U.S. in formulating a concerted response to counter China’s growing might.


(B) Today, it has expanded to over 80 countries, mostly least developed and developing economies, as Beijing seeks to bolster its Made in China 2025 industrial policy.

(C) Italy’s plan to endorse the Belt and Road Initiative, the first such move by a G7 member, will boost China’s global ambitions.

(D) The lure of the BRI is attributed largely to the informal nature of the deals Beijing negotiates with partner-states, with attractive loan terms and sans political strings.

(E) On its inception in 2013, the BRI envisaged linking about 65 countries along a modern Silk Road, the transformation of China into a high-income economy and the renminbi’s elevation into a global currency.

Q11. Which of the following will be the FIFTH sentence after the rearrangement?


A
B
C
D
E
Solution:
The correct rearrangement is CAEBD.
Italy’s plan to endorse the Belt and Road Initiative, the first such move by a G7 member, will boost China’s global ambitions. In turn, this highlights the difficulties facing the EU and the U.S. in formulating a concerted response to counter China’s growing might. On its inception in 2013, the BRI envisaged linking about 65 countries along a modern Silk Road, the transformation of China into a high-income economy and the renminbi’s elevation into a global currency. Today, it has expanded to over 80 countries, mostly least developed and developing economies, as Beijing seeks to bolster its Made in China 2025 industrial policy. The lure of the BRI is attributed largely to the informal nature of the deals Beijing negotiates with partner-states, with attractive loan terms and sans political strings.

Q12. Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement?
A
B
C
D
E
Solution:
The correct rearrangement is CAEBD.
Italy’s plan to endorse the Belt and Road Initiative, the first such move by a G7 member, will boost China’s global ambitions. In turn, this highlights the difficulties facing the EU and the U.S. in formulating a concerted response to counter China’s growing might. On its inception in 2013, the BRI envisaged linking about 65 countries along a modern Silk Road, the transformation of China into a high-income economy and the renminbi’s elevation into a global currency. Today, it has expanded to over 80 countries, mostly least developed and developing economies, as Beijing seeks to bolster its Made in China 2025 industrial policy. The lure of the BRI is attributed largely to the informal nature of the deals Beijing negotiates with partner-states, with attractive loan terms and sans political strings.

Q13. Which of the following will be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement?
A
B
C
D
E
Solution:
The correct rearrangement is CAEBD.
Italy’s plan to endorse the Belt and Road Initiative, the first such move by a G7 member, will boost China’s global ambitions. In turn, this highlights the difficulties facing the EU and the U.S. in formulating a concerted response to counter China’s growing might. On its inception in 2013, the BRI envisaged linking about 65 countries along a modern Silk Road, the transformation of China into a high-income economy and the renminbi’s elevation into a global currency. Today, it has expanded to over 80 countries, mostly least developed and developing economies, as Beijing seeks to bolster its Made in China 2025 industrial policy. The lure of the BRI is attributed largely to the informal nature of the deals Beijing negotiates with partner-states, with attractive loan terms and sans political strings.

Q14. Which of the following will be the FOURTH sentence after the rearrangement?
A
B
C
D
E
Solution:
The correct rearrangement is CAEBD.
Italy’s plan to endorse the Belt and Road Initiative, the first such move by a G7 member, will boost China’s global ambitions. In turn, this highlights the difficulties facing the EU and the U.S. in formulating a concerted response to counter China’s growing might. On its inception in 2013, the BRI envisaged linking about 65 countries along a modern Silk Road, the transformation of China into a high-income economy and the renminbi’s elevation into a global currency. Today, it has expanded to over 80 countries, mostly least developed and developing economies, as Beijing seeks to bolster its Made in China 2025 industrial policy. The lure of the BRI is attributed largely to the informal nature of the deals Beijing negotiates with partner-states, with attractive loan terms and sans political strings.

Q15. Which of the following will be the THIRD sentence after the rearrangement?
A
B
C
D
E
Solution:
The correct rearrangement is CAEBD.
Italy’s plan to endorse the Belt and Road Initiative, the first such move by a G7 member, will boost China’s global ambitions. In turn, this highlights the difficulties facing the EU and the U.S. in formulating a concerted response to counter China’s growing might. On its inception in 2013, the BRI envisaged linking about 65 countries along a modern Silk Road, the transformation of China into a high-income economy and the renminbi’s elevation into a global currency. Today, it has expanded to over 80 countries, mostly least developed and developing economies, as Beijing seeks to bolster its Made in China 2025 industrial policy. The lure of the BRI is attributed largely to the informal nature of the deals Beijing negotiates with partner-states, with attractive loan terms and sans political strings.

               





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