Directions (1-5): In each of the sentences given in these questions, there are two blanks indicating that something has been omitted. There are five alternatives given. Choose the one that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
Q1. The ……….. of an organization depends on several factors but the ……….. of leadership is the most important.
(a) effectiveness, quality
(b) delivery, amount
(c) power, paucity
(d) ambience, judgement
(e) strength, gender
Q2. History is …………. with example of strong nations ……….. the weak ones.
(a) complete, require
(b) organised, advocating
(c) written, asserting
(d) replete, dominating
(e) taught, propagating
Q3. We can coax physical nature into ………… many of our wishes but we cannot ………… authority over it or make it change its ways one jot.
(a) granting, empower
(b) satiating, display
(c) satisfying, exercise
(d) stimulating, exercise
(e) giving, put
Q4. War has been, throughout history, the chief ………… of social cohesion; and since science began, it has been the strongest …………. to technical progress.
(a) reason, encouragement
(b) origin, boost
(c) cause, provocation
(d) source, incentive
(e) nature, competitor
Q5. Genetic engineering in humans should be used to ………… diseases, not to ………. genetic uniformity.
(a) treat, foster
(b) eradicate, cater
(c) cure, generate
(d) avoid, promote
(e) end, encourage
Directions (6-10) : In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are also 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.
A good percentage of the population of India is tribal. The tribals live in the hills and forests of the country and have been little …….(6)…….. by the ………(7)…….. currents of the plains. Practically all the states of India have their tribal population. The tribes are numerous, computed to be about 200, some living in ………(9)……… regions in dense forests, and others on the borders of villages. Some tribes are ……….(9)……….. to a few souls, while others like the Santhals run into millions and are steadily ……….(10)………… in numbers.
Directions (11-15): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the number of that part with error as your answer. If there is no error, mark (e). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
Q11. Some people feels (a)/ that with local language (b)/ no progress (c)/ is possible. (d)/ No error (e).
Q12. Oandekar could not (a)/ decide as to which (b)/ article should he (c)/ buy from the shop. (d)/ No error (e).
Q13. Having failed to (a)/ got good results (b)/ in her first attempt (c)/ she did not try again. (d)/ No error (e).
Q14. She does not understand (a)/ that how one can be employed (b)/ as stenographer (c)/ without the necessary qualification. (d)/ No error (e).
Q15. A few word of (a)/ gratitude are enough (b)/ to express your (c)/ feeling sincerely. (d)/ No error (e).
Practice More Questions of English for Competitive Exams:
Sol. ‘Effectiveness’ and ‘quality’ are66 the only words that will suit the blanks perfectly. We can talk of ‘power’ of an organization or its ‘strength’ but how do we relate it to ‘paucity’ of leadership and ‘gender’ of leadership as indicated by the meaning of the given statement.
Sol. ‘Replete’ means ‘abundantly supplied’; only this word, from the given words, will suit the first blank. ‘Asserting’ will suit the second blank but only if it is followed by ‘over’.
Sol. Though ‘satiating’ (‘satisfying’) would suit the first blank, ‘display’ will not suit the second blank. Therefore, option (b) is out. Again, ‘granting’ would suit the first blank but ‘empower’ [option (a)] would not suit the second blank.
Sol. Though both ‘reason’ and ‘source’ will suit the first blank, ‘incentive’, ‘something that incites to greater effort’, will suit the second blank better than ‘encouragement’ in the context of ‘technical progress’.
Sol. Though both ‘treat’ and ‘cure’ will suit the first blank, ‘foster’, meaning ‘promote’, will suit the second blank more than ‘generate’
Sol. Use ‘feel’ in place of ‘feels’ because the subject is plural.
Sol. Place ‘should’ after ‘he’ because it is no interrogative construction.
Sol. Use ‘get’ in place of ‘got’ because ‘To’ is always followed by excluding some exceptions.
Sol. Remove ‘that’ because two conjunction cannot be used together and a question word like how, who, where, when, etc. is never preceded by ‘that’
Sol. Use ‘words’ in place of ‘word’ because ‘a few’ is always followed by plural noun. [A few+Plural Noun]
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