Directions (1-5): In each of the questions given below an incomplete sentence which must be filled/completed with one of the sentences/phrases given below i.e. one of the sentences/phrases can be fit into the given blanks. Choose the correct option and complete the given sentences.
Q1. The key elements of ……………………………………………………. during the hottest part of the day around noon, especially in the case of senior citizens, staying adequately hydrated, wearing suitable clothing including headgear, and creating shade in public places.
(a) protect in a heat wave are avoiding exposure
(b) protecting in a heat wave are avoiding exposure
(c) protection in a heat wave are avoid exposure
(d) protection in a heat wave are to avoiding exposure
(e) protection in a heat wave are avoiding exposure
Q2. With the availability of advance weather alerts, there is no reason why local bodies cannot institute remedial measures. ……………………………………………………….. to ensure a high turnout in the elections by making it safe for voters.
(a) Mitigating the effect of heat waves is vitally
(b) Mitigate the effect of heat waves is vital
(c) Mitigating the affect of heat waves is vital
(d) Mitigating the effect of heat waves is vital
(e) Mitigating the effecting of heat waves is vital
Q3. It is more than a decade since the National Commission on Farmers ………………………………………….. both rainwater harvesting and aquifer recharge, in order to provide irrigation for small farmers.
(a) suggest the wider adoption of
(b) suggested the widely adoption of
(c) suggested the wide adoption of
(d) suggested the wider adopt of
(e) suggested the wider adoption off
Q4. Humans generate ………………………………………., a sizeable portion of which is disposed in landfills and through waste-to-energy incinerators.
(a) monument amounts of waste
(b) monumental amounts of waste
(c) monumental amounting of waste
(d) monumental amounts off waste
(e) monumental amounts of wasting
Q5. Landfills are seedbeds of methane and other greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming. These toxic chemicals poison the soil and ………………………………………. the oceans.
(a) their leached run-off makes its way into
(b) their leached run-of makes its way into
(c) their leached run-off making its way into
(d) their leached run-off makes it’s way into
(e) there leached run-off makes its way into
Directions (6-10): In each of the questions given below, a sentence is given which is divided into FOUR parts such that the parts are jumbled and they do not make a meaningful sentence. Rearrange the following parts to form a grammatically correct and meaningful sentence and choose the correct rearrangement from the options given below each question.
(A) material recycling and composting
(B) it does seem overwhelming, but
(C) there are solutions to the garbage
(D) pandemic through the crucial processes of
(A) compost is not efficiently marketed
(B) pesticides are heavily subsidised, and the
(C) organic farming and composting are not
(D) economically attractive to the Indian farmer, as chemical
(A) make a commitment to ensure accountability in public services, to
(B) protect religious minorities and other marginalised communities
(C) as India goes to polls, candidates of all political affiliations should
(D) and defend the rights of those most vulnerable
(A) WhatsApp’s initiatives aimed at curbing
(B) their efficacy in safeguarding Indian
(C) elections from its ill effects is still in doubt
(D) fake news seem to be well-intended, but
(A) new world of experiences
(B) while travel is often defined as
(C) a pleasure-seeking activity, for a
(D) millennial like me, it presents a whole
Directions (11-15): In each of the questions given below a pharse/idiom is given in BOLD and five options are given below it. You have to choose the option which best describes the meaning of the phrase/idiom.
Q11. If the cap fits, wear it
(a) Overwhelmed by what is happening in the moment
(b) You are not very good at something. You could not do it professionally.
(c) To present a counter argument
(d) Take advantage of all opportunities
(e) If you think the remarks refer to you, then accept the criticism
Q12. To take the chair
(a) To preside a meeting
(b) To disturb the peace
(c) To act unfairly in a contest
(d) To Die
(e) To withdraw
Q13. To die in harness
(a)To speak disguise about someone
(b) To continue at one’s occupation until death
(c) To Cause Enmity
(d) To discourage efforts
(e) To do something sensational or remarkable before dying
Q14. To cook the books
(a) To be promoted in your job
(b) To hear rumors
(c) To be very busy
(d) To modify financial statements
(e) To be dismissed from your job
Q15. Not a spark of decency
(a) To learn by heart
(b) To come into an inheritance
(c) To have no idea about anything
(d) No Manners
Practice More Questions of English for Competitive Exams:
Sol. “protection in a heat wave are avoiding exposure” is grammatically correct and meaningful.
Sol. “Mitigating the effect of heat waves is vital” is grammatically correct and meaningful. ‘Effect’ means a change which is a result or consequence of an action or other cause and ‘affect’ means have an effect on; make a difference to. ‘Effect’ will be the correct usage here.
Sol. “suggested the wide adoption of ” is grammatically correct and meaningful.
Sol. “monumental amounts of waste ” is grammatically correct and meaningful.
Sol. “their leached run-off makes its way into” is grammatically correct and meaningful.
Sol. The correct rearrangement is BCDA.
Sol. The correct rearrangement is CDBA.
Sol. The correct rearrangement is CABD.
Sol. The correct rearrangement is ADBC.
Sol. The correct rearrangement is BCDA.
Sol. If the cap fits, wear it: If you think the remarks refer to you, then accept the criticism
Sol. To take the chair: To preside a meeting
Sol. To die in harness: To continue at one’s occupation until death
Sol. To cook the books: To modify financial statements
Sol. Not a spark of decency: No Manners