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English Quizzes For FCI Phase 1 2022- 26th December

Directions (1-10); 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.

The ..1.. of India as an economic superpower is not reflected in the …2… of life enjoyed by its 1.2 billion citizens (according to Human Development Index) which ..3.. India very low among 182 countries. In our performance-oriented world, measurement issues have taken on ..4.. importance as what we measure affects what we do. In fact the French President has established an international Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, Owing to his ….5.. and that of others with current state of statistical information about the economy and society.
A big question arises ..6.. the Gross Domestic Product Provides a good measure of living standards. In many cases, GDP statistics seem to ..7.. that the economy is doing far better than most citizens feel it is. Moreover, the focus on GDP creates conflicts- while political leaders are told to maximise it, citizens also demand that …8… , should be paid on enhancing security, reducing air, water and noise pollution all of which actually …9.. GDP growth. Statistics are ..10… to summarize what is going on in our complex society, it is therefore obvious threat that we can’t reduce everything to a single number -GDP.

Q1.
(a) pursuit
(b) perception
(c) conversion
(d) title
(e) tribute

Q2.
(a) quality
(b) spirit
(c) span
(d) joy
(e) loss

Q3.
(a) scored
(b) qualified
(c) regard
(d) ranked
(e) counted

Q4.
(a) great
(b) meager
(c) trivial
(d) considerably
(e) negligible

Q5.
(a) confident
(b) rational
(c) dissatisfaction
(d) compliance
(e) obedience

Q6.
(a) unless
(b) of
(c) against
(d) whether
(e) that

Q7.
(a) recommended
(b) think
(c) points
(d) referred
(e) suggest

Q8.
(a) respect
(b) debt
(c) attention
(d) expensive
(e) compensation

Q9.
(a) lower
(b) attain
(c) decline
(d) shrunk
(e) recover

Q10.
(a) difficult
(b) interpret
(c) reveal
(d) intended
(e) conclude

Directions (11-15): Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, and no correction is required, mark (e) as the answer

Q11. He firmly believes on punctuality and discipline.
(a) firmly believes in
(b) believes firmly with
(c) firm believer on
(d) firmly believes into
(e) No correction required

Q12. When they reach the airport, the flight had departed.
(a) While they reach
(b) When they reached
(c) When they had reach
(d) When they were reached
(e) No correction required

Q13. The police find it easy to prove the guilty but not innocent of the accused.
(a) guilt but not the innocence
(b) guilty but not innocence
(c) guilt not the innocent
(d) guilt but not innocents
(e) No correction required

Q14. Census reports in India have voiced concerned over the declining trend in the sex ratio.
(a) voice concern over the declined
(b) voiced concerned about the declining had
(c) voiced concern in the declining
(d) voiced concern over the declining
(e) No correction required

Q15. I have told the architect to put on his best in the assignment he was handling.
(a) to put in
(b) to have put up
(c) is putting to
(d) put down
(e) No correction required

Solutions

S1. (b)
S2. (a)
S3. (d)
S4. (a)
S5. (c)
S6. (d)
S7. (e)
S8. (c)
S9. (a)
S10. (d)

S11. (a) We believe in something – we agree to it.

S12. (b) When two events are of past, the first one is expressed in part perfect and the latter one is
expressed in past indefinite.

S13. (a) guilt – the fact of having done something wrong.
innocence – the fact when someone is free of guilt. guilty and innocent are adjectives.

S14. (d) voiced – expressed by saying/concern – worry.

S15. (a) put in- to spent a lot of time or effort doing something.

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