Directions(Q.1-10): 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 the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
1. He objected to the proposal because it was founded on a ________ principle and also was ________ at times.
a) faulty — desirable
b) imperative — reasonable
c) wrong — inconvenient
d) sound — acceptable
e) conforming — deplorable
2. The criterion for ________ a player should be based on his recent performance; but unfortunately, the journalists are ________ to be carried away by earlier successes.
a) condemning — satisfying
b) judging — prone
c) revealing — reluctant
d) eager — acclaiming
e) criticising — clean
3. For the last half century he ________ himself to public affairs ________ taking a holiday.
a) by — committed
b) after — offered
c) devoted — without
d) sacrificed — after
e) prepared — before
4. You will see signs of ________ everywhere, which speak well for the ________ of these people.
a) decoration — senses
b) clear — debris
c) beauty — careful
d) industry — prosperity
e) repairs — extravaganza
5. The police arrested Ramesh on a ________ of theft but for lack of evidence ________ him.
a) crime — imprisoned
b) punished — complaint
c) left — condition
d) tip — absconding
e) charge — released
Directions(Q.6-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any 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 the errors of punctuation, if any.)
6. Ever since the dawn of civilisation persons in power have tried to always supervise or control education.
(a) Ever since the dawn of civilisation
(b) persons in power
(c) have tried to always
(d)supervise or control education.
7. Progress in life depends a good deal on crossing one threshold upon another.
(a)Progress in life
(b) depends a good deal
(c) on crossing one
(d) threshold upon another.
8. The apathy of mostly state in failing to tackle the problem of adult literacy is also to blame for this scenario.
(a) The apathy of mostly state
(b)in failing to tackle
(c)the problem of adult literacy
(d)is also to blame for this scenario.
9. The opinions and comments of newspapers can influence the life of a nation only when they are read by its people.
(a) The opinions and comments of newspapers
(b) can influence the life
(c) of a nation only
(d) when they are read by its people.
(e) No error
10.Several time in the history of the world, particular countries and cities have attained a high degree of civilisation.
(a)Several time in the history
(b)of the world, particular countries
(c)and cities have attained
(d)a high degree of civilisation.
1. c (wrong — inconvenient, fit in the sentence correctly)
2. b (judging — prone , fit in the sentence correctly)
3. c (devoted — without, fit in the sentence correctly)
4. d (industry — prosperity , fit in the sentence correctly)
5. e (charge — released, fit in the sentence correctly)
6. c; Change the order as — ‘have always tried to’.
7. d; Replace ‘upon’ with ‘after’.
8. a; It should be ‘most states’ in place of ‘mostly state’.
9. e (no error)