English Language Quiz for ECGC PO 2021- 17th February

Directions (1-5): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

When sound (1) the world of cinema, mime made a gracious exit. (2) then, it stood proudly as a performing art in itself, independent and (3) in style, approach, treatment and performance not matched however, by (4) acceptance. During the silent era actors in silent films had to (5) totally on mime as the only way of (6) their emotions, expressions, incidents. events and interactions between and among characters. German Expressionist cinema, the acting of classic performers like Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton used mime they had (7) as part of their theatrica1(8) in their films with great effect. A French mime artist once said, “Mime is the poetry of silence.” But once talking (9) entered the scenario, mime was (10) ever used in films, even through a character introduced as a mime artist.

Q1.
(a) entered
(b) came
(c) saw
(d) became
(e) featured

Q2.
(a) From
(b) So
(c) Since
(d) By
(e) Until

Q3.
(a) single
(b) fair
(c) dependent
(d) unique
(e) treacherous

Q4.
(a) drama
(b) conclusion
(c) opinion
(d) judgement
(e) popular

Q5.
(a) portray
(b) act
(c) rely
(d) depict
(e) earn

Q6.
(a) mentioning
(b) designing
(c) stimulating
(d) expressing
(e) considering

Q7.
(a) worked
(b) learnt
(c) qualified
(d) bought
(e) invested

Q8.
(a) experience
(b) showings
(c) vision
(d) distance
(e) story

Q9.
(a) toys
(b) worlds
(c) films
(d) people
(e) mimes

Q10.
(a) and
(b) hardly
(c) then
(d) thus
(e) for

Directions (11-15): Rearrange the following five sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
(A) A small wooden nest box is all it has taken to rekindle all the romance of bringing sparrows and other birds back into our cities and halt them from fading into the past like a forgotten folktale.
(B) There is something wrong with a city that remains unperturbed even as its birds desert it.
(C) Thankfully, the situation is not as hopeless as it seems.
(D) Much as we try to defend the seemingly irreversible modern life of these cities, we can’t stop our hearts from crying when we realize that our rapidly degenerating urban eco-system isn’t generous enough to let these delicate winged creatures build tiny little nests in its nooks and crannies, sit in solitude, and rear offspring.
(E) And this desertion seems to be true with most metros in India where house sparrows have almost become a thing of the past.

Q11. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement ?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E

Q12. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement ?
(a) E
(b) D
(c) C
(d) B
(e) A

Q13. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement ?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E

Q14. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement ?
(a) E
(b) D
(c) C
(d) B
(e) A

Q15. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement ?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E

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Solutions

S1. Ans. (a)

S2. Ans. (e)

S3. Ans. (d)

S4. Ans. (e)

S5. Ans. (c)

S6. Ans. (d)

S7. Ans. (b)

S8. Ans. (a)

S9. Ans. (c)

S10. Ans. (b)

S11. Ans. (b)
Sol. The correct sequence to form meaningful paragraph is BEDCA.

S12. Ans. (a)
Sol. The correct sequence to form meaningful paragraph is BEDCA.

S13. Ans. (d)
Sol. The correct sequence to form meaningful paragraph is BEDCA.

S14. Ans. (c)
Sol. The correct sequence to form meaningful paragraph is BEDCA.

S15. Ans. (a)
Sol. The correct sequence to form meaningful paragraph is BEDCA.

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