Directions (1-8): 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.
Jamshedji Tata is (1) as the path-finder of modern industrial builders, He is known as the grand-father of the Indian industry for his acumen and enthusiasm. Nobody else could have (2) of the new industries started by Jamshedji at the time when industrial (3) and revolution was yet to come to India.
Jamshedji’s father Nasarvanji Tata used to trade in jute with China and Britain, He started (4) from India. Jamshedji started a cloth mill in Nagpur more than hundred did years ago. At that time almost all the (5) used to come from Lancashire in England. What Jamshedji was praise-worthy.
Jamshedji (6) very well that an industrial revolution can only be brought in the country by setting up iron and steel industry. (7) he did not live to see the industry he had in mind, he had done all (8) work. In fact, he laid the ground work for it. He had planned the entire steel city now known as Jamshedpur, complete with streets, roads, schools, parks, play grounds, temples, mosques, churches, etc.
Directions (9-11): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers (a), (b), (c) ,(d) and (e). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence grammatically correct and meaningfully complete.
Q9. Leisure must be spent carefully and __________ . Only, otherwise the devil will take the ________ of you.
(a) positively, care
(b) constructively, better
(c) pro-actively, though
(d) objectively, energy
(e) purposefully, measure
Q10. Nothing is impossible in the world of politics. States which were _________ foes and had their deadly missiles pointed at each other find themselves ________ in military alliances.
(a) implacable, partners
(b) intense, joining
(c) deadly, approaching
(d) known, soliciting
(e) enviable, grouping
Q11. ________ of whether leaders are born or made, it is _________ clear that leaders are not like other people.
(a) Pursuant, manifestly
(b) Sequel, amply
(c) Regardless, unequivocally
(d) Instead, purely
(e) In spite, normally
Directions (12-15): In these questions, a sentence or a part of sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative.
Q12. The teacher asked the intruder who was he and why was he occupying his chair.
(a) who he was and why he was
(b) who he was and why was he
(c) who he had been and why he had been
(d) who is he and why he is
(e) No improvement
Q13. The unemployment rate has dropped sharply this month, though it may only be temporary.
(a) but it may be only temporary
(b) but the drop may only be temporary
(c) even though the drop may only be temporary
(d) but such a drop may only be a temporary one
Q14. He has been working off and on for several years to compile a dictionary.
(a) on or off
(b) on and off
(d) almost always
(e) No correction required
Q15. Being worked for the whole day, you should have taken some rest and started the work tomorrow.
(a) After having work
(b) Having worked hard
(c) Working for
(d) After working for
(e) No correction required
Practice More Questions of English for Competitive Exams:
S9. Ans. (b)
Sol. ‘constructively, better’ fits the sentence most appropriately where ‘constructively’ means promoting further development or advancement.
S10. Ans. (a)
Sol. ‘implacable, partners’ fits the sentence most appropriately where ‘implacable’ means unable to be appeased.
S11. Ans. (c)
Sol. ‘regardless, unequivocally’ fits the sentence most appropriately where ‘unequivocally’ means leaving no doubt.
S12. Ans. (a)
S13. Ans. (b)
Sol. In the given sentence it is not very clear what ‘it’ refers to-the unemployment rate or the drop in the rate so there is a need for improvement.
S14. Ans. (e)
S15. Ans. (b)
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