English Quiz

DIRECTION (1-5): Which of the phrases (1) (2) (3) and (4) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentences grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is and no correction is required mark (5) as the answer.

1. We are looking forward for good rains this year.
(1) Are looking forward to
(2) Have looked forward for
(3  have been looking forward at
(4) Should look forward with
(5) No correction required

2. There is full justification to close down the units which are neither profitable nor serving any social cause.
(1) Which are not profitable or serve
(2) Which have neither profitable nor serving
(3) Which have neither profitable nor serve
(4) Which are neither profitable nor serve
(5) No correction required

3. Please take delivery of the material and acknowledgement at the earliest.
(1) Send acknowledgement at the earliest
(2) Acknowledge at the earliest
(3) Acknowledgement the earliest
(4) Early acknowledgement
(5) No correction required

4. The Officer had triggered a controversy by charging his superiors by ignoring his warning.
(1) By charging his superiors with ignoring
(2) With charging his superiors by ignoring
(3) By charging his superiors after ignored
(4) For charging his superiors on ignoring
(5) No correction required

5. Had we been alone we would have contended ourselves with any plain food that give us strength.
(1) that gives us strength
(2) that gave us strength
(3) which give us strength
(4) which give strength to us
(5) No correction required

DIRECTION (6 – 10): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pair of words denoted by numbers 1,2,3,4 and 5. Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence meaningfully complete.


6. He objected to the proposal because it was founded on a______principle and also was_______at time.
(1) Faulty, desirable
(2) Imperative, reasonable
(3) Wrong, inconvenient
(4) Sound, acceptable
(5) Uncomforting, deplorable

7. The criterion for______a player should be his recent performance; but unfortunately, the journalists are________to be carried away by earlier successes.
(1) Condemning , satisfying
(2) Judging, prone
(3) Revealing , reluctant
(4) Eager, acclaiming
(5) Criticizing, clean


8. For the last half century he_____himself to public affairs______taking a holiday.
(1) By, committed
(2) After, offered
(3) Devoted, without
(4) Scarified, after
(5) Prepared, before

9. You will see sign’s of_______everywhere, which speak well for the______of these people.
(1) Decoration, senses
(2) Clear, debris
(3) Beauty, careful
(4) Industry, prosperity
(5) Repairs, extravaganza

10. The police arrested Ramesh on a______of theft but for lack of evidence______him.
(1) Crime, imprisoned
(2) Punished, complaint
(3) Left, condition
(4) Tip, absconding
(5) Charge, released

DIRECTION (11 – 15): Rearrange the following six sentences (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) and (f) in the proper sequence to from a meaningful paragraph then answer the questions given below them.

(A) The application of economic environmental and consumer pressures have been on an increase in recent years.

(B) As a result our agro-food production and technology are amongst the most advanced in the world.

(C) They are thus able to provide expertise and technology to satisfy the needs of agro-food production.

(D) In turn the support industries have developed to an equally advanced state.

(E) They have also equipped them- selves with the necessary expertise to most exacting requirements of the overseas markets.

(F) These have greatly influenced the development of the agriculture and food industries in our country.

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

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

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

14. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
(1) F
(2) E
(3) A
(4) C
(5) B

15. Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement?
(1) F
(2) E
(3) D
(4) C
(5) B



ANSWERS
1. 1
2. 4
3. 5
4. 3
5. 2
6. 3
7. 2
8. 3
9. 4
10. 5
11. 1
12. 3
13. 2
14. 4
15. 5