Quest of Clerk : English Quiz

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Directions (Q.1-5): In the following questions, a sentence/ part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold sentence/part of the sentence which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is No improvement.

1. We have been retracing our steps to the log cabin ten minutes ago.

will be retracing
have to retrace
had to retrace
had retraced
No improvement

2. I hope you will be able to steer ahead of the antisocial elements.

steer clear
steer free
steer out
steer behind
No Improvement

3. He bowed down at the altar.

next to the altar
No Improvement
before the altar
infront of the altar
for the altar

4. They were being commanded to wait till the signal was given.

given command
No Improvement
taken command

5. River Damodar in West Bengal carry the effluents from the Durgapur Industrial complex for miles.

No Improvement
carries the effluents
carries the effluence
carried the effluents
had carried the effluents

Directions (Q. 6-10): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs 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 it meaningfully complete.
6. ____________by popular support, the Supreme Court of Pakistan is trying to____________its independence.

empowered, sentence
governed, stamp
backed, assert
marked, rebel
geared, influence

7. One lesson that must be drawn from the grisly ____________of fake encounter killings is the need to ____________the police from its political masters.

incidence, govern
episode, insulate
crime, motivate
theory, widen
malaise, revolt

8. MP’s should, by all means, take the government to____________when it fails in ____________its responsibilities.

book, abdicating
proceedings, depicting
query, driving
criticism, abiding
task, discharging

9. No political party can claim____________to the trend of holding up parliamentary____________on some pretext or the other.

exception, proceedings
emancipated, debates
above, session
freedom, functions
supreme, dealings

10. It is pointless to legislate well-meaning laws if there is no fair and effective____________to ____________them.

monitoring, realising
transparency, forward
methodology, sentencing
mechanism, implement
screening, process