LIC AAO English Language Quiz 13th April 2019 | Day 33




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 (1-10): In the passage given below there are blanks which are numbered from 1 to 10. They are to be filled with the options given below the passage against each of the respective numbers. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering its meaning. If none of the words given in options fits in, mark ‘None of these’ as your answer choice. 

Q1. By ordering an increase of the existing Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) verification rate from one to five random Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) per Assembly constituency or segment, the Supreme Court has sought to reassure those (1)……………… about the integrity of counting by means of EVMs. By (2)……………….. the verification to five machines instead of the 125-odd machines per constituency that the Opposition’s demand for a 50% VVPAT count would have amounted to, the apex court has enabled the Election Commission of India to (3)………………. the results on the counting day itself. The higher figure, which will increase the overall number of EVMs to be counted to close to 20,000 machines, should reasonably address the very remote possibility of ‘insider fraud’. It will also verify a higher sample of EVMs in the smaller States and bring the sample within reasonable confidence levels to discount chances of EVM-(4)………………… . In any case, the VVPAT slip verification is more of a (5)……………………. to voters that the EVM is indeed foolproof, over and above the technical and administrative safeguards that are already in place to prevent any tampering. This should effectively blunt criticism that has, unnecessarily, brought the electoral process into doubt. The fact that some of the Opposition parties moved away from their (6)………………… demand for a return to paper ballots in their petition to a plea for a higher VVPAT count has also helped yield this reasoned proposition from the Supreme Court.


For the ECI, the key technical issue with EVMs and VVPATs is not really in regard to tampering but to machine (7)………………. . While the parliamentary by-elections in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and the Assembly election in Karnataka last year had registered (8)…………….. machine replacement rates (20% and 4%, respectively), these were brought down to less than 2% in later elections held in the winter months. The ECI made technical fixes to the VVPAT to make them more (9)……………. during use across the country, and it should be well-prepared to handle any glitches during the seven-phase Lok Sabha election. The availability of replacement machines and the ability to (10)……………… them quickly in case of a failure of VVPATs are essential to avoid disruptions. In the past couple of years, the doubts raised about EVMs by parties and the new constraints encountered in the electoral process due to hastened VVPAT implementation have bogged down the ECI and narrowed the discourse regarding electoral reforms.
suspicion
sceptical
regulate
irregular
harshly
Solution:
Sceptical: not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations.

Q2. By ordering an increase of the existing Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) verification rate from one to five random Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) per Assembly constituency or segment, the Supreme Court has sought to reassure those (1)……………… about the integrity of counting by means of EVMs. By (2)……………….. the verification to five machines instead of the 125-odd machines per constituency that the Opposition’s demand for a 50% VVPAT count would have amounted to, the apex court has enabled the Election Commission of India to (3)………………. the results on the counting day itself. The higher figure, which will increase the overall number of EVMs to be counted to close to 20,000 machines, should reasonably address the very remote possibility of ‘insider fraud’. It will also verify a higher sample of EVMs in the smaller States and bring the sample within reasonable confidence levels to discount chances of EVM-(4)………………… . In any case, the VVPAT slip verification is more of a (5)……………………. to voters that the EVM is indeed foolproof, over and above the technical and administrative safeguards that are already in place to prevent any tampering. This should effectively blunt criticism that has, unnecessarily, brought the electoral process into doubt. The fact that some of the Opposition parties moved away from their (6)………………… demand for a return to paper ballots in their petition to a plea for a higher VVPAT count has also helped yield this reasoned proposition from the Supreme Court.

For the ECI, the key technical issue with EVMs and VVPATs is not really in regard to tampering but to machine (7)………………. . While the parliamentary by-elections in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and the Assembly election in Karnataka last year had registered (8)…………….. machine replacement rates (20% and 4%, respectively), these were brought down to less than 2% in later elections held in the winter months. The ECI made technical fixes to the VVPAT to make them more (9)……………. during use across the country, and it should be well-prepared to handle any glitches during the seven-phase Lok Sabha election. The availability of replacement machines and the ability to (10)……………… them quickly in case of a failure of VVPATs are essential to avoid disruptions. In the past couple of years, the doubts raised about EVMs by parties and the new constraints encountered in the electoral process due to hastened VVPAT implementation have bogged down the ECI and narrowed the discourse regarding electoral reforms.
extending
highlight
incur
limiting
bolstered
Solution:
'Limiting' will be used here as the number of machines has been reduced from 125 to 5 per constituency.

Q3. By ordering an increase of the existing Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) verification rate from one to five random Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) per Assembly constituency or segment, the Supreme Court has sought to reassure those (1)……………… about the integrity of counting by means of EVMs. By (2)……………….. the verification to five machines instead of the 125-odd machines per constituency that the Opposition’s demand for a 50% VVPAT count would have amounted to, the apex court has enabled the Election Commission of India to (3)………………. the results on the counting day itself. The higher figure, which will increase the overall number of EVMs to be counted to close to 20,000 machines, should reasonably address the very remote possibility of ‘insider fraud’. It will also verify a higher sample of EVMs in the smaller States and bring the sample within reasonable confidence levels to discount chances of EVM-(4)………………… . In any case, the VVPAT slip verification is more of a (5)……………………. to voters that the EVM is indeed foolproof, over and above the technical and administrative safeguards that are already in place to prevent any tampering. This should effectively blunt criticism that has, unnecessarily, brought the electoral process into doubt. The fact that some of the Opposition parties moved away from their (6)………………… demand for a return to paper ballots in their petition to a plea for a higher VVPAT count has also helped yield this reasoned proposition from the Supreme Court.

For the ECI, the key technical issue with EVMs and VVPATs is not really in regard to tampering but to machine (7)………………. . While the parliamentary by-elections in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and the Assembly election in Karnataka last year had registered (8)…………….. machine replacement rates (20% and 4%, respectively), these were brought down to less than 2% in later elections held in the winter months. The ECI made technical fixes to the VVPAT to make them more (9)……………. during use across the country, and it should be well-prepared to handle any glitches during the seven-phase Lok Sabha election. The availability of replacement machines and the ability to (10)……………… them quickly in case of a failure of VVPATs are essential to avoid disruptions. In the past couple of years, the doubts raised about EVMs by parties and the new constraints encountered in the electoral process due to hastened VVPAT implementation have bogged down the ECI and narrowed the discourse regarding electoral reforms.
presentation
manipulative
declare
arraign
relate
Solution:
'Declare' is grammatically and contextually correct.

Q4. By ordering an increase of the existing Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) verification rate from one to five random Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) per Assembly constituency or segment, the Supreme Court has sought to reassure those (1)……………… about the integrity of counting by means of EVMs. By (2)……………….. the verification to five machines instead of the 125-odd machines per constituency that the Opposition’s demand for a 50% VVPAT count would have amounted to, the apex court has enabled the Election Commission of India to (3)………………. the results on the counting day itself. The higher figure, which will increase the overall number of EVMs to be counted to close to 20,000 machines, should reasonably address the very remote possibility of ‘insider fraud’. It will also verify a higher sample of EVMs in the smaller States and bring the sample within reasonable confidence levels to discount chances of EVM-(4)………………… . In any case, the VVPAT slip verification is more of a (5)……………………. to voters that the EVM is indeed foolproof, over and above the technical and administrative safeguards that are already in place to prevent any tampering. This should effectively blunt criticism that has, unnecessarily, brought the electoral process into doubt. The fact that some of the Opposition parties moved away from their (6)………………… demand for a return to paper ballots in their petition to a plea for a higher VVPAT count has also helped yield this reasoned proposition from the Supreme Court.

For the ECI, the key technical issue with EVMs and VVPATs is not really in regard to tampering but to machine (7)………………. . While the parliamentary by-elections in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and the Assembly election in Karnataka last year had registered (8)…………….. machine replacement rates (20% and 4%, respectively), these were brought down to less than 2% in later elections held in the winter months. The ECI made technical fixes to the VVPAT to make them more (9)……………. during use across the country, and it should be well-prepared to handle any glitches during the seven-phase Lok Sabha election. The availability of replacement machines and the ability to (10)……………… them quickly in case of a failure of VVPATs are essential to avoid disruptions. In the past couple of years, the doubts raised about EVMs by parties and the new constraints encountered in the electoral process due to hastened VVPAT implementation have bogged down the ECI and narrowed the discourse regarding electoral reforms.
tampering
damaged
interfere
release
Both (a) and (b)
Solution:
Tamper: interfere with (something) in order to cause damage or make unauthorized alterations.

Q5. By ordering an increase of the existing Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) verification rate from one to five random Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) per Assembly constituency or segment, the Supreme Court has sought to reassure those (1)……………… about the integrity of counting by means of EVMs. By (2)……………….. the verification to five machines instead of the 125-odd machines per constituency that the Opposition’s demand for a 50% VVPAT count would have amounted to, the apex court has enabled the Election Commission of India to (3)………………. the results on the counting day itself. The higher figure, which will increase the overall number of EVMs to be counted to close to 20,000 machines, should reasonably address the very remote possibility of ‘insider fraud’. It will also verify a higher sample of EVMs in the smaller States and bring the sample within reasonable confidence levels to discount chances of EVM-(4)………………… . In any case, the VVPAT slip verification is more of a (5)……………………. to voters that the EVM is indeed foolproof, over and above the technical and administrative safeguards that are already in place to prevent any tampering. This should effectively blunt criticism that has, unnecessarily, brought the electoral process into doubt. The fact that some of the Opposition parties moved away from their (6)………………… demand for a return to paper ballots in their petition to a plea for a higher VVPAT count has also helped yield this reasoned proposition from the Supreme Court.

For the ECI, the key technical issue with EVMs and VVPATs is not really in regard to tampering but to machine (7)………………. . While the parliamentary by-elections in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and the Assembly election in Karnataka last year had registered (8)…………….. machine replacement rates (20% and 4%, respectively), these were brought down to less than 2% in later elections held in the winter months. The ECI made technical fixes to the VVPAT to make them more (9)……………. during use across the country, and it should be well-prepared to handle any glitches during the seven-phase Lok Sabha election. The availability of replacement machines and the ability to (10)……………… them quickly in case of a failure of VVPATs are essential to avoid disruptions. In the past couple of years, the doubts raised about EVMs by parties and the new constraints encountered in the electoral process due to hastened VVPAT implementation have bogged down the ECI and narrowed the discourse regarding electoral reforms.
captivating
custody
incompatible
reassurance
cheering
Solution:
Reassurance: the action of removing someone's doubts or fears.

Q6. By ordering an increase of the existing Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) verification rate from one to five random Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) per Assembly constituency or segment, the Supreme Court has sought to reassure those (1)……………… about the integrity of counting by means of EVMs. By (2)……………….. the verification to five machines instead of the 125-odd machines per constituency that the Opposition’s demand for a 50% VVPAT count would have amounted to, the apex court has enabled the Election Commission of India to (3)………………. the results on the counting day itself. The higher figure, which will increase the overall number of EVMs to be counted to close to 20,000 machines, should reasonably address the very remote possibility of ‘insider fraud’. It will also verify a higher sample of EVMs in the smaller States and bring the sample within reasonable confidence levels to discount chances of EVM-(4)………………… . In any case, the VVPAT slip verification is more of a (5)……………………. to voters that the EVM is indeed foolproof, over and above the technical and administrative safeguards that are already in place to prevent any tampering. This should effectively blunt criticism that has, unnecessarily, brought the electoral process into doubt. The fact that some of the Opposition parties moved away from their (6)………………… demand for a return to paper ballots in their petition to a plea for a higher VVPAT count has also helped yield this reasoned proposition from the Supreme Court.

For the ECI, the key technical issue with EVMs and VVPATs is not really in regard to tampering but to machine (7)………………. . While the parliamentary by-elections in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and the Assembly election in Karnataka last year had registered (8)…………….. machine replacement rates (20% and 4%, respectively), these were brought down to less than 2% in later elections held in the winter months. The ECI made technical fixes to the VVPAT to make them more (9)……………. during use across the country, and it should be well-prepared to handle any glitches during the seven-phase Lok Sabha election. The availability of replacement machines and the ability to (10)……………… them quickly in case of a failure of VVPATs are essential to avoid disruptions. In the past couple of years, the doubts raised about EVMs by parties and the new constraints encountered in the electoral process due to hastened VVPAT implementation have bogged down the ECI and narrowed the discourse regarding electoral reforms.
clarity
defect
weaken
untenable
tarnish
Solution:
Untenable: (especially of a position or view) not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.

Q7. By ordering an increase of the existing Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) verification rate from one to five random Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) per Assembly constituency or segment, the Supreme Court has sought to reassure those (1)……………… about the integrity of counting by means of EVMs. By (2)……………….. the verification to five machines instead of the 125-odd machines per constituency that the Opposition’s demand for a 50% VVPAT count would have amounted to, the apex court has enabled the Election Commission of India to (3)………………. the results on the counting day itself. The higher figure, which will increase the overall number of EVMs to be counted to close to 20,000 machines, should reasonably address the very remote possibility of ‘insider fraud’. It will also verify a higher sample of EVMs in the smaller States and bring the sample within reasonable confidence levels to discount chances of EVM-(4)………………… . In any case, the VVPAT slip verification is more of a (5)……………………. to voters that the EVM is indeed foolproof, over and above the technical and administrative safeguards that are already in place to prevent any tampering. This should effectively blunt criticism that has, unnecessarily, brought the electoral process into doubt. The fact that some of the Opposition parties moved away from their (6)………………… demand for a return to paper ballots in their petition to a plea for a higher VVPAT count has also helped yield this reasoned proposition from the Supreme Court.

For the ECI, the key technical issue with EVMs and VVPATs is not really in regard to tampering but to machine (7)………………. . While the parliamentary by-elections in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and the Assembly election in Karnataka last year had registered (8)…………….. machine replacement rates (20% and 4%, respectively), these were brought down to less than 2% in later elections held in the winter months. The ECI made technical fixes to the VVPAT to make them more (9)……………. during use across the country, and it should be well-prepared to handle any glitches during the seven-phase Lok Sabha election. The availability of replacement machines and the ability to (10)……………… them quickly in case of a failure of VVPATs are essential to avoid disruptions. In the past couple of years, the doubts raised about EVMs by parties and the new constraints encountered in the electoral process due to hastened VVPAT implementation have bogged down the ECI and narrowed the discourse regarding electoral reforms.
chaos
abase
glitches
repaired
hinder
Solution:
Glitches: a sudden, usually temporary malfunction or fault of equipment.

Q8. By ordering an increase of the existing Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) verification rate from one to five random Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) per Assembly constituency or segment, the Supreme Court has sought to reassure those (1)……………… about the integrity of counting by means of EVMs. By (2)……………….. the verification to five machines instead of the 125-odd machines per constituency that the Opposition’s demand for a 50% VVPAT count would have amounted to, the apex court has enabled the Election Commission of India to (3)………………. the results on the counting day itself. The higher figure, which will increase the overall number of EVMs to be counted to close to 20,000 machines, should reasonably address the very remote possibility of ‘insider fraud’. It will also verify a higher sample of EVMs in the smaller States and bring the sample within reasonable confidence levels to discount chances of EVM-(4)………………… . In any case, the VVPAT slip verification is more of a (5)……………………. to voters that the EVM is indeed foolproof, over and above the technical and administrative safeguards that are already in place to prevent any tampering. This should effectively blunt criticism that has, unnecessarily, brought the electoral process into doubt. The fact that some of the Opposition parties moved away from their (6)………………… demand for a return to paper ballots in their petition to a plea for a higher VVPAT count has also helped yield this reasoned proposition from the Supreme Court.

For the ECI, the key technical issue with EVMs and VVPATs is not really in regard to tampering but to machine (7)………………. . While the parliamentary by-elections in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and the Assembly election in Karnataka last year had registered (8)…………….. machine replacement rates (20% and 4%, respectively), these were brought down to less than 2% in later elections held in the winter months. The ECI made technical fixes to the VVPAT to make them more (9)……………. during use across the country, and it should be well-prepared to handle any glitches during the seven-phase Lok Sabha election. The availability of replacement machines and the ability to (10)……………… them quickly in case of a failure of VVPATs are essential to avoid disruptions. In the past couple of years, the doubts raised about EVMs by parties and the new constraints encountered in the electoral process due to hastened VVPAT implementation have bogged down the ECI and narrowed the discourse regarding electoral reforms.
remarkably
uncommonly
odious
significant
majorly
Solution:
Significant: sufficiently great or important to be worthy of attention; noteworthy.

Q9. By ordering an increase of the existing Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) verification rate from one to five random Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) per Assembly constituency or segment, the Supreme Court has sought to reassure those (1)……………… about the integrity of counting by means of EVMs. By (2)……………….. the verification to five machines instead of the 125-odd machines per constituency that the Opposition’s demand for a 50% VVPAT count would have amounted to, the apex court has enabled the Election Commission of India to (3)………………. the results on the counting day itself. The higher figure, which will increase the overall number of EVMs to be counted to close to 20,000 machines, should reasonably address the very remote possibility of ‘insider fraud’. It will also verify a higher sample of EVMs in the smaller States and bring the sample within reasonable confidence levels to discount chances of EVM-(4)………………… . In any case, the VVPAT slip verification is more of a (5)……………………. to voters that the EVM is indeed foolproof, over and above the technical and administrative safeguards that are already in place to prevent any tampering. This should effectively blunt criticism that has, unnecessarily, brought the electoral process into doubt. The fact that some of the Opposition parties moved away from their (6)………………… demand for a return to paper ballots in their petition to a plea for a higher VVPAT count has also helped yield this reasoned proposition from the Supreme Court.

For the ECI, the key technical issue with EVMs and VVPATs is not really in regard to tampering but to machine (7)………………. . While the parliamentary by-elections in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and the Assembly election in Karnataka last year had registered (8)…………….. machine replacement rates (20% and 4%, respectively), these were brought down to less than 2% in later elections held in the winter months. The ECI made technical fixes to the VVPAT to make them more (9)……………. during use across the country, and it should be well-prepared to handle any glitches during the seven-phase Lok Sabha election. The availability of replacement machines and the ability to (10)……………… them quickly in case of a failure of VVPATs are essential to avoid disruptions. In the past couple of years, the doubts raised about EVMs by parties and the new constraints encountered in the electoral process due to hastened VVPAT implementation have bogged down the ECI and narrowed the discourse regarding electoral reforms.
resilient
vulnerable
adapt
fragile
sensitive
Solution:
Resilient: able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

Q10. By ordering an increase of the existing Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) verification rate from one to five random Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) per Assembly constituency or segment, the Supreme Court has sought to reassure those (1)……………… about the integrity of counting by means of EVMs. By (2)……………….. the verification to five machines instead of the 125-odd machines per constituency that the Opposition’s demand for a 50% VVPAT count would have amounted to, the apex court has enabled the Election Commission of India to (3)………………. the results on the counting day itself. The higher figure, which will increase the overall number of EVMs to be counted to close to 20,000 machines, should reasonably address the very remote possibility of ‘insider fraud’. It will also verify a higher sample of EVMs in the smaller States and bring the sample within reasonable confidence levels to discount chances of EVM-(4)………………… . In any case, the VVPAT slip verification is more of a (5)……………………. to voters that the EVM is indeed foolproof, over and above the technical and administrative safeguards that are already in place to prevent any tampering. This should effectively blunt criticism that has, unnecessarily, brought the electoral process into doubt. The fact that some of the Opposition parties moved away from their (6)………………… demand for a return to paper ballots in their petition to a plea for a higher VVPAT count has also helped yield this reasoned proposition from the Supreme Court.

For the ECI, the key technical issue with EVMs and VVPATs is not really in regard to tampering but to machine (7)………………. . While the parliamentary by-elections in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and the Assembly election in Karnataka last year had registered (8)…………….. machine replacement rates (20% and 4%, respectively), these were brought down to less than 2% in later elections held in the winter months. The ECI made technical fixes to the VVPAT to make them more (9)……………. during use across the country, and it should be well-prepared to handle any glitches during the seven-phase Lok Sabha election. The availability of replacement machines and the ability to (10)……………… them quickly in case of a failure of VVPATs are essential to avoid disruptions. In the past couple of years, the doubts raised about EVMs by parties and the new constraints encountered in the electoral process due to hastened VVPAT implementation have bogged down the ECI and narrowed the discourse regarding electoral reforms.
establishing
extension
deploy
employment
Both (b) and (c)
Solution:
Deploy: bring into effective action.

Directions (11-15): In the following questions two columns are given containing three sentences/phrases each. In first column, sentences/phrases are A, B and C and in the second column the sentences/phrases are D, E and F. A sentence/phrase from the first column may or may not connect with another sentence/phrase from the second column to make a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. Each question has five options, four of which display the sequence(s) in which the sentences/phrases can be joined to form a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. If none of the options given forms a correct sentence after combination or none of them connects, mark (e), i.e. “None of the above” as your answer. 



Q11. 


(B-D)
Both (A-F) and (B-D)
(A-F)
(A-F), (C-D) and (B-E)
None of the Above
Solution:
(A-F), (C-D) and (B-E) form grammatically correct and meaningful sentences.

Q12. 

(B-D)
(C-E) and (B-D)
Both (C-E) and (A-F)
(A-E)
None of the Above
Solution:
Both (C-E) and (A-F) form grammatically correct and meaningful sentences.

Q13. 

(A-F)
(C-E) and (A-F)
(B-E)
(B-E) and (A-F)
None of the Above
Solution:
(C-E) and (A-F) form grammatically correct and meaningful sentences. In B-D, 'representation' should have been used in placve of 'represent'.

Q14. 

(A-E)
Both (C-F) and (A-D)
(B-E)
(B-D), (A-F) and (C-E)
None of the Above
Solution:
(B-D), (A-F) and (C-E) form grammatically correct and meaningful sentences.

Q15. 

(A-E)
(C-F) and (A-E)
(C-D)
Both (B-E) and (C-D)
None of the Above
Solution:
(C-F) and (A-E) form grammatically correct and meaningful sentences.

               






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