Directions (1-10): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete.
Illiterate and weak-minded people all over the world often are a (1) to superstitions. Their lives are ruled by them and they base their actions on the various superstitious (2). Superstitious people can be called backward. They tend to (3) every (4) irrationally. They (5) a happening illogically and (6) their actions on the (7) of these beliefs. Although most people know that superstitions are based on (8) and are nowhere close to the truth, but (9) a few people are (10) guided by superstitions.
Directions (11-15): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is (e). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
Q11. (a) All of the defendants are accused of involved /(b) in the killings of intellectuals, political opponents and secularists /(c) in the brutal war /(d) of independence in 1971. /(e) No error
Q12. (a) The essence of Jhumpa Lahiri’s work lies /(b) in the conflicted inner life of her characters, /(c) their trials and tribulations around difficult lives choices, and their perpetual struggles /(d) to negotiate their emotions vis-à-vis a hostile universe. /(e) No error
Q13. (a) Despite so much global concern and international support, /(b) satisfactory recovery of tiger population /(c) still elude us /(d) in all the tiger-range countries. /(e) No error
Q14. (a) If one wants to use the film medium for social and political causes, /(b) the film-maker has to be adapt in the language of cinema, /(c) like a soldier who has to be a master /(d) of his weapons to survive on the battlefront.
Q15. (a) A new compound developed at the Tokyo Institute of Technology /(b) shows highly unusual conducting properties /(c) this could be used /(d) in future electronic components. /(e) No error
Sol. Replace ‘involved’ with ‘being involved’
Sol. No error
Sol. Replace ‘elude’ with ‘eludes’
Sol. Replace ‘adapt’ with ‘adept’
Sol. Replace ‘this’ with ‘that’