Directions (1-5): Each question below has two blanks. There are five pairs of words below the sentence. Each pair is numbered. Choose the pair of words which can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same order so as to complete the sentence meaningfully.
Q1. As a ___________ of Ketan’s rude behaviour he was ___________ a memo by his boss.
(a) sequel, issued
(b) part, delivered
(c) consequence, given
(d) punishment, rewarded
(e) reaction, presented
Q2. Devang has ___________ some unfinished work to ___________ up before he can go home.
(a) yet, get
(b) since, come
(c) still, clear
(d) let, take
(e) set, given
Q3. After careful ___________ the thief ___________ that he had committed the crime.
(a) investigation, refused
(b) questioning, divulged
(c) consideration, felt
(d) action, agreed
(e) finding, insisted
Q4. The mining activity comes under the ___________ of the forest conservation act and we must ___________ that the law is followed strictly.
(a) debate, see
(b) course, observe
(c) control, insist
(d) purview, insure
(e) limits, stipulate
Q5. All the teachers ___________ that Jamuna would stand at the top in the examination; she ___________ short of their expectation.
(a) thought, fell
(b) expected, ran
(c) presumed, failed
(d) dreamt, achieved
(e) started, reached
Directions (6-10): In each question, an incomplete statement (stem) followed by five fillers is given. Pick out the best one which can complete the incomplete stem correctly and meaningfully.
Q6. Since people cannot learn through legitimate channels all that they are anxious to learn ___________
(a) they resort to ways and means without any ethical or moral considerations
(b) they join academies in order to quench their thirst for learning
(c) they adopt formal ways and means to achieve what they want to
(d) these social service organizations provide them the required input of knowledge
(e) these agencies fail to provide the desired information
Q7. It was an extremely pleasant surprise for hutment-dweller when the Government officials told him that ___________
(a) he had to vacate hutment which he had been unauthorizedly occupying
(b) he had been gifted with a furnished apartment in a multi-stored building
(c) he would be arrested for wrongfully encroaching on the pavement outside his dwelling
(d) they would not accede to his request
(e) they had received the orders from the court to take possession of all his belongings.
Q8. Although he is reputed for making very candid statements ___________
(a) his today’s speech was not fairly audible
(b) his promises had always been realistic
(c) his speech was very interesting
(d) people follow whatever he instructs to them
(e) his today’s statements were very ambiguous
Q9. I felt somewhat more relaxed ___________
(a) but tense as compared to earlier
(b) and tense as compared to earlier
(c) as there was already no tension at all
(d) and tension-free as compared to earlier
(e) because the worry had already captured my mind
Q10. With great efforts his son succeeded in convincing him not to donate his entire wealth to an orphanage ___________
(a) and lead the life of a wealthy merchant
(b) but to a home for the forsaken children
(c) and make an orphan of himself
(d) as the orphanage needed a lot of donations
(e) as the orphanage had been set up by him
Directions (11-15): Rearrange the following eight sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
(A) Electronic transactions are happening in closed group networks and Internet. Electronic commerce is one of the most important aspects of Internet to emerge.
(B) Cash transactions offer both privacy and anonymity as it does not contain information that can be used to identify the parties nor the transaction history.
(C) To support e-commerce, we need effective payment systems and secure communication channels and data integrity.
(D) The whole structure of traditional money is built on faith and so will electronic money have to be.
(E) Moreover, money is worth what it is because we have come to accept it.
Q11. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
Q12. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
Q13. Which of the following should be the LAST sentence after rearrangement?
Q14. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
Q15. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
(a ) B
Practice More Questions of English for Competitive Exams:
Sol. Consequence means a result or effect, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant.
Sol. Still and clear fits the blank correctly
Sol. Divulged means to make known (private or sensitive information).
Sol. Purview means the scope of the influence or concerns of something.
Sol. thought, fell fits the blank perfectly.
Sol. The correct sequence is BEDAC. This paragraph is about cash transaction vis-a-vis electronic commerce. The observation on cash transaction have to precede e-com . Therefore, the paragraph must start with B.
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