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English Quiz Based on New Pattern Set - 73

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English Quiz Based on New Pattern Set - 73

Directions for Questions 1 to 5: In each question below, two sentences or parts of sentences are given with two blank spaces between them. From the three parts/sentences denoted by (A) , (B) and (C) given below each, find out which two can fill up the blanks in proper sequence (ie the order in which these are given in the answer options) to make the sentence/group of sentences meaningfully complete.

Question.1. Four years ago, I had a major surgery,(_________) ( __________ ) . I was too ill.
(A) It left me disabled.
(B) My attempts to go back to work could not succeed.
(C) I had fully recovered except for some minor weakness,
(1) Only (B) and (A)
(2) Only (C) and (A)
(3) Only (B) and (C)
(4) Only (A) and (B)
(5) Only (A) and (C)

Question.2. Based on scientific research, scientists conclude that ( ________ ) ( ___________ ) , they will live even more than a hundred years.
(A) keep themselves active all through
(B) exercise more, ensure proper vitamin intake
(C) human species, if they regulate their diet,
(1) Only (A) and (B)
(2) Only (A) and (C)
(3) Only (C) and (A)
(4) Only (C) and (B)
(5) Either (C) and (A) or (C) and (B)

Question.3. The Central Government's plans to ( ___________ ) (_________) despite the fact that the opposition parties’ united front had mobilised support of general public at the outskirts of Mumbai.
(A) defy the curfew imposed to prevent the proposed rally from protesting against the hike in petrol prices
(B) curb the rally called for by the opposition succeeded due to ruling party’s announcement to
(C) cancel all the trains entering Mumbai,
(1) Only (A) and (B)
(2) Only (B) and (A)
(3) Only (B) and (C)
(4) Only (A) and (C)
(5) Either (B) and (C) or (A) and (C)

Question.4. The economic gloom was exacerbated yesterday by Greek Prime Minister’s surprise announcement (______) ( _________ ) , and vote might put the torturously conceived package in jeopardy.
(A) that was struck last week
(B) that he would recommend the Parliament to strike down the obnoxious deal
(C) that his country would hold a referendum on the European debt deal
(1) Only(C) and(A)
(2) Only (B) and (A)
(3) Only (A) and (C)
(4) Either (C) and (A) or (B) and (A)
(5) None of these

Question.5. The world’s most powerful nations were warned ( ______) (__________) and trigger mass social unrest.
(A) that could cost millions of jobs around the globe
(B) that international economy was on the brink of a deep new economic crisis
(C) that the only solution was pumping a huge amount of money in the economy
(1) Only (C) and (A)
(2) Only (B) and (A)
(3) Only (B) and (C)
(4) Only (C) and (B)
(5) None of these

Directions for Questions 6 to 10: Which of the phrases (1), (2) ,(3) and (4) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence meaningful and grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.

Question.6. Innovators create products which is an outgrowing of what they imagine, things that help them create a world they would like to live in.
(1) what is an outgrowing of what has been imagined by them
(2) which are an outgrowth of what they imagine
(3) which are outgrowing what they imagine
(4) which outgrew their imagination
(5) No correction required

Question.7. The product-driven organisation has the product as the most important element in everything it does.
(1) does everything to have the product’s most important element
(2) does the most important things to have all elements of importance in its products
(3) had the product as the most important element in everything they do
(4) keeps the most important element in every product they do
(5) No correction required

Question.8. He had always have a full measure of a trait that is a mark of a successful leader— determination,
(1) did always do a full measure of a trait
(2) had always did have a full measure of a trait
(3) had always have a fully measured traits
(4) has always had a full measure of a trait
(5) No correction required

Question.9. Most of the people were dumbfounded and obviously uncomfortable by the performance that was expected of them.
(1) with the performance that they were expecting
(2) by the performance that they were expected with
(3) with the performance that was expected of them
(4) at the performance which had expectations of them
(5) No correction required

Question.10. If he considered you to be a bright, capable and made contribution to his proposed project, he would listen to your criticising him,
(1) are bright, capable and had made contribution to
(2) to be bright, capable and making contribution to
(3) to be bright, capable and had been contributed for
(4) would have been bright, capable and contributing with
(5) No correction required

Answers and Explanations:

Answer.1. 4; The first blank is filled by A as ‘It’ in option A denotes the surgery. The last sentence informs that the author was too ill. So, C can’t be filled in the second blank as according to the author, he/she had fully recovered. B fills the second blank suitably as it signifies that the author couldn’t go back to the work as he/she was too ill

Answer.2. 5;  To make the sentence grammatically correct and sensible, only C can be filled in the first blank. Generally for a long life, being active, exercising, vitamin intake all are important. So, the second blank can be filled with either A or B.

Answer.3. 3; Filling the blanks with A and B or A and C will make the sentence grammatically wrong as there is no connector at the end of Sentence A. Hence we can eliminate options 1,4 and 5. Using B and A consecutively will be logically wrong, as the rally can’t be curbed by opposing the curfew which was imposed to prevent the rally. But it can’t be curbed by cancelling all the trains entering Mumbai. Hence, B and C are the correct sentences to be filled in the two blanks consecutively.

Answer.4. 1; An announcement is ‘made’ and not ‘struck’. Hence, A can’t be filled up in the first blank. So, Option 3 is eliminated. B too can’t be filled in the first blank as we don’t know anything about the ‘obnoxious deal’. Moreover, declaring a recommendation as an ‘announcement’ also sounds illogical. Hence, only option 1 will suffice.

Answer.5. 2; We won’t know what ‘solution’ the sentence is talking about if we fill the first blank with C. Hence, Options 1 and 4 are eliminated. If we put C in the second blank, the sentence would look something like this- “...that the only solution was pumping a huge amount of money in the economy and trigger mass social unrest” . Logically, triggering mass social unrest can’t be a
solution of economic crisis. Hence, Option 3 is eliminated as well. Option 2 (B and A) is the correct choice.

Answer.6. 2; ‘Things’ is plural and hence can’t be used with is (singular verb) . So, we can eliminate Options 1 and 5. The part of the original sentence in regular font is in Simple present tense while Options 3 and 4 are in Present Continuous and Past tense respectively. Hence, both of them have paralleling error. Option 2 is hence correct.

Answer.7. 5; Option 3 can be eliminated as it has tense error (Had is in past tense and They do is in simple present) . ‘Doing a product’ doesn’t make any sense, and hence Option 4 can be eliminated as well. Option 1 is wrong as the sentence is incomplete (to have the product’s most important element. this needs further explanation) . Out of Option 2 and Option 5 (The original sentence) , Option 5 is better choice as a ‘product driven organization’ is more likely to give its product the most importance, as conveyed by the original sentence)

Answer.8. 4; ‘Doing’ a measure of a trait makes no sense. Hence, Option 1 can be eliminated. ‘Did’ in Option 2 is redundant hence this option can be eliminated.

Answer.9. 3; ‘Uncomfortable by/at’ is idiomatically wrong. The correct expression in ‘Uncomfortable with’. Hence, Options 2,4 and 5 are eliminated. Being expecting a performance and also being uncomfortable with it doesn’t make proper sense, hence Option 1 is wrong. But, people can be uncomfortable if they find that what others are expecting of them is improper. Hence, Option 3 is logically correct.

Answer.10. 2; ‘Contributed with project/ Contributed for project’ is idiomatically incorrect. So, Option 3 and 4 are eliminated. ‘To be a bright’ is wrong as the use of ‘a’ means ‘bright’ is an adjective but it has no noun in the sentence (For ex- ‘To be a bright girl’ would have been correct) . So Option 5 is eliminated as well. ‘Consider you to be bright’ is idiomatically correct. Also ‘If he considered you are bright (Option 1) has tense error as ‘considered’ is in simple past whereas ‘are’ is in simple present tense. So Option 2 is correct.