English Quiz for SO, SYNDICATE, SIDBI, AAO



DIRECTIONS (Q.1-5): Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (e) as the answer.

1.He is unique as he behaves with the same courtesy of the poor as of the rich.
1) for the poor as for
2) with the poor as of
3) with the poor as with
4) to the poor as to
5) No correction required

2.The judge asked the accused why was he looking so depressed.
1) why was he looking so depress
2) why he looked depressing
3) why he was looking so depressed
4) that why he looked so depressed
5) No correction required

3.They could not admire his bright performance because of they dislike him.
1) because of their dislike
2) because they dislike
3) because of their disliking of
4) as they have disliked
5) No correction required

4.As the time were hard for all, the country was generally making progress.
1) Though the times were
2) Since the time was
3) Since the times were
4) Because the time ,was
5) No correction required

5.Our hope was that he would not enter college till he had had some grounding in science.
1) had some ground of
2) had had some ground for
3) had to have some ground of
4) had been having some ground in
5) No correction required.

Directions (Q.6-10): Rearrange the following five sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

(A) The policy makers in most of the developing economies recognise this importance and have been implementing a host of programmes and measures to achieve rural development objectives.
(B) While some of these countries have achieved  impressive results from those programmes and  measures, others have failed to make a significant dent ‘ in the problem of persistent rural underdevelopment. 
(C) The socio-economic disparities between rural and urban areas are widening and creating tremendous pressure on the social and economic fabric of many such developing economies. 
(D) These factors, among many others, tend to highlight the importance of rural development. 
(E) Although millions of rural people have escaped poverty as a result of rural development in many Asian countries, a large majority of rural people continue to suffer from persistent poverty. 

6. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement? 
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E

7. Which of the following should be the LAST FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E


8. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E

9. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E


10. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E



Answers:
1.3
2.3
3.2
4.1
5.5
6.4
7.2
8.1
9.5
10.3