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.
One day a father of a very wealthy family (1) his son on a trip to the country with the purpose of (2) his son how the poor people live so he could be thankful for his wealth. They spent a (3) of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a (4) poor family. On their (5) from the trip, the father asked his son, “How was the trip?” “It was great, Dad.” “Did you see how poor people can be?”, the father asked. “Oh yeah”, said the son. So what did you (6) from the trip?”, asked the father. The son answered, “I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that (7) in the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end.” “We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night.” “Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the (8) horizon.” “we have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyound our sight.” “We have (9) who serve us, but they serve others.” “We buy our food, but they grow theirs.” “We have walls around our (10) to protect us; they have friends to protect them.” With this the boy’s father was speechless. Then his son added, “Thanks dad for showing me how poor we are”.
Q1. (a) took (b) beat (c) drag (d) mould (e) showed
Q2. (a) presenting (b) requesting (c) tell (d) trusting (e) showing
Q3. (a) two (b) couple (c) much (d) few (e) many
Q4. (a) major (b) some (c) sorrow (d) very (e) astutely
Q5. (a) lane (b) journey (c) leave (d) return (e) walking
Q6. (a) reveal (b) think (c) saw (d) believe (e) learn
Q7. (a) stands (b) reaches (c) swims (d) leak (e) watery
Q8. (a) more (b) scene (c) whole (d) last (e) lucky
Q9. (a) servants (b) mother (c) computers (d) relatives (e) man
Q10. (a) minds (b) selves (c) property (d) pillars (e) country
Directions (11-15): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error 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 (5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
Q11. Dress in black (a)/ several students from the University took part (b) / in a protest march in the city on Thursday as part (c)/ of a campaign against female infanticide. (d)/ No error (e).
Q12. The poor experience in (a)/ neighbouring countries which have implemented (b)/ food stamp programmes should serve as (c)/ a deterrent on our country. (d)/ No error (e).
Q13. Closing the doors to a foreign citizen (a)/ seeking employment in India, the High Court on Thursday ruled (b)/ that it is not a foreign national’s fundamental right, (c)/ to get an employment visa in the country. (d)/ No error (e).
Q14. The consumer Forum directed / the Power Corporation to (a)/ compensate a complainant for the inconvenience (b)/and mental agony who he had to suffer, (c)/ because of the power officials’ irresponsible attitude. (d)/ No error (e).
Q15. The Indian stock market is (a)/ one of the worse (b)/ performing stock markets (c)/ in the recent times. (d)/ No error (e)
Sol. Change ‘dress’ to ‘dressed’.
Sol. Change ‘deterrent on’ to ‘deterrent to’.
Sol. There is no error in the statement.
Sol. Change ‘and mental agony who he had to suffer’ to ‘and mental agony which he had to suffer’.
Sol. ‘One of the’ is followed by superlative degree. So, ‘worse’ should be replaced by ‘worst’.
e.g. He is one of the worst dancers that I have seen so far.