English Language - Test 3


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QUESTION: 1

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Egotist

Solution:

An egotist is a person who is always busy bragging about himself. Boaster is also a person who shows off a lot.
Hence, boaster is the best synonym to egotist.
Example- Boasters don't generally get along a long way in their lives.

QUESTION: 2

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Stupefied

Solution:

Stupified means to get bewildered by a certain situation. Oriented means to remain focused on something.
Thus, oriented is the best antonym from among all the other options present.
Example- Even as all the family members were stupefied after the earthquake, the elderly grandmother remained oriented and oversaw that no one was hurt.

QUESTION: 3

A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and click the button corresponding to it
After disrupting the telecom sector with its free offers and hyper-competitive tariffs, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd plans to create its own cryptocurrency, JioCoin.In the JioCoin project, Reliance Jio plans to build a 50-member team of young professionals to work on blockchain technology, which can also be used to develop applications such as smart contracts and supply chain management logistics.The blockchain is a digital ledger for storing data including, but not limited to, financial transactions. In simple terms, blockchain decentralizes information without it being copied. The information is held on blockchain through a shared database which can be accessed on a real-time basis. This database is not stored on physical servers but on the cloud, which makes it easy to store unlimited data.The most popular application of the technology has undoubtedly been cryptocurrency. Reliance Jio also aspires to get into the Internet of Things (IoT). Blockchain technology would come in handy there too. IoT is a network of devices such as smartphones, wearable devices, home appliances and vehicles, connected to the internet, which enables these objects to connect and exchange data. Experts have also pointed out that blockchain could potentially address security risks to IoT as it provides a shield against data tampering by labeling each block of data.Significantly, the Indian government has cautioned against cryptocurrencies, stating that virtual currencies were not backed by assets and posed risks such as money laundering. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have come under the scanner of governments across the world as their soaring prices attracted speculators and unsophisticated retail investors in droves.

Q. The latest digital ledger for storing data for various purposes according to the passage is _________.

Solution:

The blockchain technology is the latest digital way of storing data of various forms in an organized format as per the passage.
Thus, option 3 is the factually correct answer. 

QUESTION: 4

A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and click the button corresponding to it.

After disrupting the telecom sector with its free offers and hyper-competitive tariffs, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd plans to create its own cryptocurrency, JioCoin.In the JioCoin project, Reliance Jio plans to build a 50-member team of young professionals to work on blockchain technology, which can also be used to develop applications such as smart contracts and supply chain management logistics.

The blockchain is a digital ledger for storing data including, but not limited to, financial transactions. In simple terms, blockchain decentralizes information without it being copied. The information is held on blockchain through a shared database which can be accessed on a real-time basis. This database is not stored on physical servers but on the cloud, which makes it easy to store unlimited data.The most popular application of the technology has undoubtedly been cryptocurrency. Reliance Jio also aspires to get into the Internet of Things (IoT). Blockchain technology would come in handy there too. IoT is a network of devices such as smartphones, wearable devices, home appliances and vehicles, connected to the internet, which enables these objects to connect and exchange data. Experts have also pointed out that blockchain could potentially address security risks to IoT as it provides a shield against data tampering by labeling each block of data.

Significantly, the Indian government has cautioned against cryptocurrencies, stating that virtual currencies were not backed by assets and posed risks such as money laundering. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have come under the scanner of governments across the world as their soaring prices attracted speculators and unsophisticated retail investors in droves.

Q. JioCoin is the proposed name of what belonging to the Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.?

Solution:

Reliance Jio is planning to join the cryptocurrency business under the proposed name of JioCoin.
Thus clearly, option 1 is the correct answer.

QUESTION: 5

A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and click the button corresponding to it.

After disrupting the telecom sector with its free offers and hyper-competitive tariffs, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd plans to create its own cryptocurrency, JioCoin.In the JioCoin project, Reliance Jio plans to build a 50-member team of young professionals to work on blockchain technology, which can also be used to develop applications such as smart contracts and supply chain management logistics.

The blockchain is a digital ledger for storing data including, but not limited to, financial transactions. In simple terms, blockchain decentralizes information without it being copied. The information is held on blockchain through a shared database which can be accessed on a real-time basis. This database is not stored on physical servers but on the cloud, which makes it easy to store unlimited data.The most popular application of the technology has undoubtedly been cryptocurrency. Reliance Jio also aspires to get into the Internet of Things (IoT). Blockchain technology would come in handy there too. IoT is a network of devices such as smartphones, wearable devices, home appliances and vehicles, connected to the internet, which enables these objects to connect and exchange data. Experts have also pointed out that blockchain could potentially address security risks to IoT as it provides a shield against data tampering by labeling each block of data.

Significantly, the Indian government has cautioned against cryptocurrencies, stating that virtual currencies were not backed by assets and posed risks such as money laundering. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have come under the scanner of governments across the world as their soaring prices attracted speculators and unsophisticated retail investors in droves.

Q. Blockchain is useful in the implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) in which of the following ways?

Solution:

It has been clearly pointed out in the passage that security is beefed up by implementing bockchain in IoT transactions. Blockchain protects IoT data from getting tampered.
Option 2 is the only option that talks about data security, hence it is the correct answer.

QUESTION: 6

A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and click the button corresponding to it.After disrupting the telecom sector with its free offers and hyper-competitive tariffs, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd plans to create its own cryptocurrency, JioCoin.In the JioCoin project, Reliance Jio plans to build a 50-member team of young professionals to work on blockchain technology, which can also be used to develop applications such as smart contracts and supply chain management logistics.The blockchain is a digital ledger for storing data including, but not limited to, financial transactions. In simple terms, blockchain decentralizes information without it being copied. The information is held on blockchain through a shared database which can be accessed on a real-time basis. This database is not stored on physical servers but on the cloud, which makes it easy to store unlimited data.The most popular application of the technology has undoubtedly been cryptocurrency. Reliance Jio also aspires to get into the Internet of Things (IoT). Blockchain technology would come in handy there too. IoT is a network of devices such as smartphones, wearable devices, home appliances and vehicles, connected to the internet, which enables these objects to connect and exchange data. Experts have also pointed out that blockchain could potentially address security risks to IoT as it provides a shield against data tampering by labeling each block of data.Significantly, the Indian government has cautioned against cryptocurrencies, stating that virtual currencies were not backed by assets and posed risks such as money laundering. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have come under the scanner of governments across the world as their soaring prices attracted speculators and unsophisticated retail investors in droves.

Q. Why was Reliance Jio so successful in the market? 

Solution:

Jio had brought competitive tariff plans for cell phone users that were highly affordable. This was the main reason for its success according to the passage.
Hence option 3 is the factually correct option.

QUESTION: 7

A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and click the button corresponding to it.
After disrupting the telecom sector with its free offers and hyper-competitive tariffs, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd plans to create its own cryptocurrency, JioCoin.In the JioCoin project, Reliance Jio plans to build a 50-member team of young professionals to work on blockchain technology, which can also be used to develop applications such as smart contracts and supply chain management logistics.The blockchain is a digital ledger for storing data including, but not limited to, financial transactions. In simple terms, blockchain decentralizes information without it being copied. The information is held on blockchain through a shared database which can be accessed on a real-time basis. This database is not stored on physical servers but on the cloud, which makes it easy to store unlimited data.The most popular application of the technology has undoubtedly been cryptocurrency. Reliance Jio also aspires to get into the Internet of Things (IoT). Blockchain technology would come in handy there too. IoT is a network of devices such as smartphones, wearable devices, home appliances and vehicles, connected to the internet, which enables these objects to connect and exchange data. Experts have also pointed out that blockchain could potentially address security risks to IoT as it provides a shield against data tampering by labeling each block of data.Significantly, the Indian government has cautioned against cryptocurrencies, stating that virtual currencies were not backed by assets and posed risks such as money laundering. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have come under the scanner of governments across the world as their soaring prices attracted speculators and unsophisticated retail investors in droves.

Q. Why has the Indian government not legalized cryptocurrencies according to the passage?

Solution:

The passage informs the readers that the government believes cryptocurrencies are not backed by physical assets. As such, there is a chance that money can be illegally transferred to multiple locations. Hence, it has not been legalized.
Option 4 is the only option that highlights this point and is thus the correct answer.

QUESTION: 8

In the following question, a sentence is given with a blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it as your answer.

The jury came ______ a common conclusion after a long discussion.

Solution:

The word 'to' is used as an appropriate preposition with 'coming' in cases where a common conclusion is attained.   
Example-The trader bargained and came to a common price with the dealer.

QUESTION: 9

In the following question, a sentence is given with a blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it as your answer.

Q. The students __________ the results to be out by the day's end.

Solution:

The students can be seen waiting for their results in the given statement. Thus, it has to be in the present continuous tense.
Option 3 is the only option that makes an appropriate fit in the given sentence. 

QUESTION: 10

In the following question, an idiomatic expression and its four possible meanings are given. Find out the correct meaning of the idiom.

Q. The project team was working against the clock to get the beta launch done. 

Solution:

'Working against the clock' means to do it as fast as possible and try to finish it before a certain time.
Option 4 is hence the correct option.
Example- The students worked against the clock to get their final presentation ready before the committee.

QUESTION: 11

In the following question, an idiomatic expression and its four possible meanings are given. Find out the correct meaning of the idiom.

Being a black rose. 

Solution:

'Being a black rose' signifies being rare and precious. Thus, only option 2 shows the correct meaning of the phrase.
Example- The is an origami artist. Thus, he can be called the black rose of this form of art.

QUESTION: 12

In the following question, an idiomatic expression and its four possible meanings are given. Find out the correct meaning of the idiom.

Giving a slap on the wrist.

Solution:

'Giving a slap on the wrist' denotes that a small or nominal punishment being given for a crime. Option 1 is thus the correct alternative.
Example- The teacher let the bully off with only a slap on the wrist. This motivated him to further continue his acts.

QUESTION: 13

The following sentence has been broken into four parts with an error in one part. Identify that part and mark it as your answer. If there are no errors in any of the given parts, mark option 4 or ‘No error’ as your answer.

Q. I will not be (1)/ able to make it (2)/ to the function tomorrow.(3)/ No error(4).

Solution:

The sentence is predicting that the person concerned will not be able to attend a function the next day. Hence, it should be in the simple future tense.
As desired all the features are present in the given statement and it is grammatically correct too. 
The phrase 'to make it to ___' means to come somewhere. You use this to talk about attending events or meeting people.
Option 4 is correct as no further improvement to the sentence is required. 

QUESTION: 14

The following sentence has been broken into four parts with an error in one part. Identify that part and mark it as your answer. If there are no errors in any of the given parts, mark option 4 or ‘No error’ as your answer.

Q. The student, whom you (1)/ expected to win the prize, (2)/ had lost miserably.(3)/ No error (4).

Solution:

The correct answer is 'who'. 'Who' is nominative and is used to refer to the subject. 'Whom' is objective and is used to refer to the object. The word 'whose' is possessive and is used to show belonging or association. The word 'which' is used for inanimate objects.
and in the given sentence you can see we are referring to a man who was on the continent so we are talking about the subject 
suppose the sentence is
The student, who  had lost miserably.
so in this we are talking about the student and not "you"
Example- This is Mr. Lee, who is the greatest martial art teacher of this era. But  Mr. Lee, whom you thought so highly of, has lost the fight.

QUESTION: 15

The following sentence has been broken into four parts with an error in one part. Identify that part and mark it as your answer. If there are no errors in any of the given parts, mark option 4 or ‘No error’ as your answer.

Q. The metro rail management apologized (1)/  for the inconsistency it had caused (2)/ to all the commuters. (3)/ No error (4).

Solution:

The sentence seems to mean that the authorities apologized for the trouble it caused to passengers. Hence, the correct word to be used is 'inconvenience' and not 'inconsistency'.
Inconvenience means to cause trouble or problems whereas inconsistent means not to be regular.
Hence, the correct option is 2.

QUESTION: 16

In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelled. Find the incorrectly spelled word.

Solution:

"Renaissance" is the correct word and it means the revival of something in a modified form.
Example- The renaissance was a period where great pieces of art were created.

QUESTION: 17

In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelled. Find the incorrectly spelled word.

Solution:

The correct spelling of the word would be 'Narcissism'. It is the characteristic of always being engrossed in one's own self.
Example- Certain historians claim Hilter's policies to be filled with narcissism.

QUESTION: 18

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute for the phrase. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute for the phrase.

Q. A landscape that is visually attractive.

Solution:

'Picturesque' means a view of something that is visually pleasing. Thus, it is the best replacement for the given phrase.
None of the other options exactly mean the given phrase.
Example- Scotland is famous for its picturesque landscape and structured architecture. 

QUESTION: 19

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute for the phrase.In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute for the phrase.

Q. A man who is courteous and gallant in his behavior.

Solution:

'Chivalry' is the quality in a man of being highly courteous in his presentation. None of the other options means the same as that of the given phrase.
A preacher is a religious teacher, a savior is a person who protects people in times of need and a knight is a great warrior.
Example-Chivalrous men are difficult to be found in today's world.

QUESTION: 20

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute for the phrase.In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute for the phrase.

Q. A person who does not believe in the existence of God.

Solution:

Atheist' is a person who strongly disbelieves in the existence of God. Option 3 is thus the correct answer.
All other alternatives have no relation to the given phrase. Stubborn stands for a person who is adamant, bogus is something that is not to be taken seriously and devout is a person who believes in God strongly.

QUESTION: 21

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence with the parts given below.

Q. Although I (did) my homework the teacher punished me.

Solution:

A sentence having two past tenses is inappropriate (did and punished present in the same sentence). Thus, the first verb can be changed to the past perfect form to make the sentence grammatically suitable and correct. 'Although I had done my homework, the teacher punished me.'
Option 2 is thus correct. 

QUESTION: 22

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence with the parts given below.

Q. The government (to launch) a new scheme for women empowerment soon.

Solution:

The sentence puts forward a proposition that the government is planning to launch a new scheme in the future that will be working then. Thus, the verb forming the sentence has to be in the future continuous tense. 
Thus option 3 is correct as 'will be launching' is in future continuous tense.

QUESTION: 23

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence with the parts given below.

Q. The cricket teams (have arrive) at the venue yesterday for the match. 

Solution:

The options don't have a simple past tense alternative. The sentence seems to state that the team had arrived a day prior to the day of this conversation. The sentence goes absolutely fine in the past perfect tense as the presence of the word 'yesterday' shows that an activity has been completed in the past. 

QUESTION: 24

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence with the parts given below.

Q. ONGC has claimed (to have start) a new updated natural gas refinery at Digboi.

Solution:

The statement shows that ONGC is claiming to have started a new refinery at Digboi. This shows an activity that has been executed in the past and the sentence has to be in the simple past tense.
Thus only option 3 fulfills this criteria and hence is correct. 

QUESTION: 25

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence with the parts given below.

Q. India (will soon hold) talks on the issue of militancy with Afghanistan.

Solution:

The sentence shows a prediction that India will hold talks with Afghanistan in the future on militancy. It depicts a simple future form in nature. Thus, as it is already in the said simple future tense, no further improvement is required.
Hence option 4 is correct.

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