English Mock Test - 2


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English Mock Test - 2 - Question 1

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Q. On Sundays (1)/ I prefer reading (2)/ than going out visiting my friends. (3)/ No Error (4)

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 2

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Q. Rohit is two year (1)/ junior than Mukesh (2)/ in the office. (3)/ No Error (4)

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 2

junior/senior takes “to” with it for the comparison.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 3

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Q. Inspite of the doctor's stern warning (1)/ Latika continued taking (2)/ sugars in her milk. (3)/ No Error (4)

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 3

sugar is a material noun which is uncountable thus “sugar” should be used.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 4

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Q. Myself and Roshni (1)/ will take care of (2)/ the event on Sunday. (3)/ No Error (4)

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 4

A sentence should not be started with “myself”. And the sequence which should be used when multiple pronouns are used is 231. Thus it should be “Roshni and I”.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 5

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Q. Little knowledge of playing volleyball (1)/ that she possessed proved to be (2)/helpful at the time of inaugural match. (3)/ No Error (4)

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 5

“little” shows “negligible knowledge” that is almost zero, however this can’t be true because context shows knowledge was helpful this means there must have been some knowledge and to represent “some” we use “a little”. Thus “a little” should be used in part (a)

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 6

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Q. I had not completed my English homework (1)/ so I thought I was done with when the (2)/ teacher asked me to hand it in. (3)/ No Error (4)

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 6

“was done with” should be replaced with “would do with”.
Do with is a phrasal verb which means “to finish” or “to brought to an end”. In the question “Thought” shows that he must have thought to complete homework in future and for the future with respect to past we use “would”.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 7

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Q. I was shocked to hear (1)/ that her husband (2)/ died of an accident. (3)/ No Error (4)

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 7

“an accident” is an event and the correct form is to die in an event.E.g. He died in a car accident.He died in a mishap.“Die of” is used with disease.He died of malaria.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 8

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Q. The reason for (1)/ his failure is because (2)/ he didn't study at all. (3)/ No Error (4)

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 8

As the word “reason” has already been used thus the word “because” should not be used as it will be superfluous since both the words is used to give “excuse”.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 9

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Q. Are not your father (1)/ and your elder brother (2)/ out of town? (3)/ No Error (4)

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 10

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Q. Our office building comprises (1)/ seven floors and a restaurant at the top in an (2)/ area of about eight hundred sq. metres. (3)/ No Error (4)

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 10

“at the top” is used when we are not referring to the top most point of something but it is somewhat higher but not the top most point but when we are referring to the top most point then “on the top” should be used.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 11

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Q. Ritika decided to get up early (1)/ to wear a nice dress (2)/ and visit her aunt. (3)/ No Error (4)

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 12

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Q. The student asked me if (1)/ I knew that Kalidas was the greater (2)/ than any other poet. (3)/ No Error (4)

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 12

“greater” is a comparative degree and it will not take “the” before it.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 13

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Q. If it would (1)/ rain, they will (2)/not come. (3)/ No Error (4)

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 13

first clause is “conditional” clause and in conditional clause we do not use “will or would” in it. it should be in present indefinite. It should beIf it rains, they will not come.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 14

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Q. Organic pulses are so popular today (1)/ that many people wonder (2)/ how they ever lived without them. (3)/ No Error (4)

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 14

In 3rd part of sentence “have” should be used after “they”. “Had” should not be used as it will give the sense that people could not live without pulses but now people can live without pulses.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 15

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Q. The reason Priya was late (1)/ to the meeting is because her (2)/ flight was delayed. (3)/ No Error (4)

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 15

“because” should be replaced with “that” because two reason given words should not be used together and as “reason” is already given thus “because” should not be used.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 16

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Q. Not only did they offer him (1)/ good salary but provided (2)/ him with a beautiful bungalow. (3)/ No Error (4)

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 16

in second part of the sentence “but also” should be used. “not only-----but also” should be used in pair.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 17

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Q. I was taken with surprise (1)/ when I saw (2)/ the beautiful TajMahal. (3)/ No Error (4)

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 17

taken aback: surprised, shocked, etc.“With surprise” should be removed and “taken aback” should be used as “taken aback” itself gives the meaning of “surprise” or “taken with” should be removed and “surprise” should be changed to “surprised” because an adjective should be used after “was” and “surprised” is a past participle which acts as an adjective. In either way it can be corrected.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 18

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Q. I finished my household chores (1)/ before he reached (2)/ to my place after so long. (3)/ No Error (4)

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 18

we should use perfect participle before “before” and past indefinite after “before”, when two actions are compared according to the time of their occurrence.Thus “finished” should be replaced with “had finished”.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 19

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Q. I am vexed at him (1)/ for what all he has (2)/ done for him till date. (3)/ No Error (4)

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 19

Vexed means annoyed.Vexed at a thing.Vexed with a person for doing something.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 20

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Q. The Manager warned his team members (1)/ that if they persist in their (2)/ obstructionist attitude they would be punished. (3)/ No Error (4)

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 20

As the main clause is in past tense then the subordinate clause should be in past tense as well thus “persist” should changed to persisted.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 21

Select the synonym

Frivolous

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 21

Frivolous: not having any serious purpose or value.
Puerile: childishly silly and immature.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 22

Select the synonym

Petrify

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 22

Petrify: make (someone) so frightened that they are unable

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 23

Select the synonym

Succulent

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 23

Succulent means tender, juicy, and tasty. Hence option (c) is the correct choice.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 24

Select the synonym

Congregation

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 24

Congregation means a group of people assembled for religious worship. Hence option (d) is the correct choice.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 25

Select the synonym

Atrocity

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 25

Atrocity: an extremely wicked or cruel act, typically one involving physical violence or injury.Barbarity: extreme cruelty or brutality.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 26

Select the synonym

Procrastinate

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 26

Procrastinate: delay or postpone action; put off doing something.Debase: reduce (something) in quality or value; degrade.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 27

Select the synonym

Mellifluous

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 27

Mellifluous: pleasingly smooth and musical to hear.Dulcet: sweet and soothing

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 28

Select the synonym

Dodge

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 28

dodge: avoid (someone or something) by a sudden quick movement.Chaotic: in a state of complete confusion and disorder.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 29

Select the antonym

outlandish

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 29

Outlandish means looking or sounding bizarre or unfamiliar and common means occurring, found, or done often; prevalent.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 30

Select the antonym

coalesce

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 30

Coalesce means come together to form one mass or whole. Hence separate is the correct choice.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 31

Select the antonym

loiter

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 31

Loiter means stand or wait around without apparent purpose and hasten means be quick to do something.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 32

Select the antonym

fidgety

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 32

Fidgety means inclined to fidget; restless or uneasy and composed means having one's feelings and expression under control; calm.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 33

Select the antonym

bland

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 33

Bland means lacking strong features or characteristics and therefore uninteresting and lively means full of life and energy; active and outgoing.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 34

Select the antonym

adulterate

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 34

Adulterate means render (something) poorer in quality by adding another substance. Hence purity is the correct choice.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 35

Select the antonym

conjoined

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 35

conjoined means join; combine and sever means divide by cutting or slicing, especially suddenly and forcibly.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 36

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

Q. Make something seem less important, significant, or trifling.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 36

Trivialize means make (something) seem less important, significant, or complex than it really is.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 37

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

Q. A gesture expressing respect, such as a bow.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 37

Obeisance means a gesture expressing deferential respect, such as a bow or curtsy.Consensual means relating to or involving consent or consensus.Germinate means begin to grow and put out shoots after a period of dormancy.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 38

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

Q. an event or a group of events occurring as part of a sequence

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 38

Stanza means a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse.Series means a number of events, objects, or people of a similar or related kind coming one after another.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 39

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

Q. Represent something as being less important than it really is

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 39

Underplay means represent (something) as being less important than it really is.Stride means walk with long, decisive steps in a specified direction.Imperious means arrogant and domineering.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 40

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

Q. match or surpass a person by imitation.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 40

Emulate means match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation.Ditto means used to indicate that something already said is applicable a second time.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 41

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

Q. lack of skill, ability, or competence

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 41

Ineptitude means lack of skill or ability.Dexterity means skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands.Prowess means skill or expertise in a particular activity or field.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 42

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

Q. A spot or a stain caused by a discolouring substance.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 42

Blot means a dark mark or stain made by ink, paint, dirt, etc.Hue means a colour or shade.Tint means a shade or variety of a colour.Dye means a natural or synthetic substance used to add a colour to or change the colour of something

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 43

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

Q. A person who applies for a job or is nominated for election

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 43

Elect means choose (someone) to hold public office or some other position by voting.Volunteer means a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task.Nominator means someone who officially suggests that a person should be considered to do a particular job, take part in an election, receive an honour, etc

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 44

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

Q. A short, thick stick used as a weapon.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 44

Strand means the shore of a sea, lake, or large river.Lasso means a rope with a noose at one end, used especially in North America for catching cattle.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 45

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
Q. A bias in favour of something.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 45

Predilection means a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favour of something.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 46

In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Q. He _____ to the problem of air pollution in his speech.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 46

Adverted means refer to in speaking or writing.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 47

In the following question, the sentence is given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Q. Rohan is so magnanimous that everyone is always _____ to help him in his project.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 47

Eager means strongly wanting to do or have something.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 48

In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Q. My sister's marriage passed _____ peacefully.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 48

pass off: happen or be concluded in a specified, usually satisfactory way. Thus option (c) is correct.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 49

In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Q. There are _____ books on computer science in your school library, so you need to purchase them from the market. 

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 49

as the books need to be purchased thus there must be few books. “Few” is used to give negative sense. Option (c) is correct.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 50

In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Q. Don’t loiter _____ the corridor.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 50

loiter around means to linger aimlessly

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 51

In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Q. I will scold him when _____.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 51

“subordinate clause” starts with conjunction which is “when” and subordinate clause does not take “will” with it and it is written in present indefinite tense.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 52

In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Q. He could excel in his board exams only after _____ very hard.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 52

Toiling means work extremely hard or incessantly.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 53

In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Q. He _____ his camera on the table.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 53

Here laid means put (something) down gently or carefully.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 54

In the following question, the sentence is given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Q. _____ you work hard, you cannot succeed.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 54

A conditional should be used and there should be contrast also thus “unless” should be used.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 55

In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Q. Corruption is a standing hindrance _____ the nation's development.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 55

hindrance takes “to” preposition with it.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 56

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q. We do not (agree on) certain things.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 57

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q. There are two pens here and (either write) well.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 57

“either” means pointing out individual things or person and “either” acts as a “pronoun” thus it will take singular verb with it.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 58

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q. He jumped off the train while it (had been running).

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 58

“while” shows duration and it should be used with “continuous tense”. “While” is also subordinate conjunction and the clause after “while” is subordinating clause which itself shows a point of time, thus perfect continuous should not be used with “while” is a subordinating conjunction.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 59

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q. I (didn't see) him since we met two years ago.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 59

“since” is used to show the point of time and with that perfect or perfect continuous should be used however “see” is a stative verb whose continuous is not used thus present perfect should be used. thus option (b) is correct.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 60

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q. He has painted that picture so often that he can do it with his (eyes closed).

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 61

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q. If you talk to her nicely, she will probably (allow you) her notes.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 61

“let you have” is the correct term which means to give permission to someone to take something.Thus option (b) is correct.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 62

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q. He thanked me for what I (have done) for his wife.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 63

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q. (Hardly nothing) was offered to the victims of the earthquake.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 63

“hardly” is a negative verb and with the negative word, “anything” should be used.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 64

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q. William Shakespeare is the greatest of (all other) writers.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 64

“all other” or “any other” is used in comparative degree.William Shakespeare is greater than all other writers.William Shakespeare is greater than any other writer.However, in superlative no “other” is used thus, “all the” should be used. thus option (a) is correct.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 65

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q. She is not used (to sleep) for so long.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 65

In “be used to” structure “to” is a preposition after which noun should come. Sleep is a verb which should be changed to gerund which is a noun. And ving form of verb acts as a noun which is called gerund. Thus option (c) is correct.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 66

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q. I had not completed my project so I thought I was (done with) when the manager asked me to hand it in.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 66

done for: Doomed to death or destruction.The context says that as he had not completed his project on time he thought he was dead or in big trouble.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 67

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q. Rohan was upset and so (picked up) his food while his cousins ate heartily.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 67

pick at: to nag or hassle.As the context shows that “he was upset and his cousin ate heartily then he must have nagged, thus to show resentment or hassle option (a) should be used.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 68

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q. (After he arrived) from office, he goes to gym.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 68

As it shows the general habit thus both the clauses should be in present. thus option (a) is correct.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 69

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q. When I first saw Ankit, he (was playing) cricket.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 70

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q. Neha (would be looked) beautiful in Indian attire.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 70

“look” is a stative verb and it should not be written in passive thus “would look” is correct.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 71

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q. (People have been long known) how important the trees are to them.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 71

“known” is a stative verb and it should not be written in passive thus “have long known” is correct.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 72

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q. The (reason with) her outburst in the party is yet unknown.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 72

reason for should be used to give “the reason”. Thus option (a) is correct.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 73

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q. I left my job because I did not (agree to) the company's appraisal policies.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 73

agree with persons/ policies etc.Agree to proposals.Thus “agree with” should be used.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 74

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q. Father (would have been appreciated) your efforts if you had informed him.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 74

father is the doer thus passive should not be used, if the “doer” had been someone else then passive could have been used however father is appreciating the efforts not the other way round that is he is being appreciated by someone.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 75

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q. Neha was (surprised by) her result.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 75

Instead of 'by' we use 'at' with surprise

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 76

Select the word with the correct spelling.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 76

Blandness: lack of strong emotions, features, or characteristics.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 77

Select the word with the correct spelling.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 77

Dithering: to be indecisive.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 78

Select the word with the correct spelling.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 78

Throttled: to attack or kill someone by choking or strangling them.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 79

Select the word with the correct spelling.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 79

Litigants: a person involved in a lawsuit.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 80

Select the word with the correct spelling.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 80

Stoically: without showing one's feelings or complaining about pain or hardship.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 81

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Against the clock

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 81

Against the clock means in a very limited amount of time; with a shortage of time being the main problem.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 82

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Scapegoat

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 82

Scapegoat means to make someone take the blame for something.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 83

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

A dime a dozen

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 83

A dime a dozen means very common and of no particular value.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 84

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

A drop in the bucket

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 84

A drop in the bucket means a tiny amount, especially when compared to a much larger one.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 85

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Practice makes a man perfect

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 85

Practice makes a man perfect means only by practicing or repeatedly doing something can one become proficient or skillful at it.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 86

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Pull the plug

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 86

Pull the plug means to remove, turn off, or discontinue someone's life-support system, resulting in their death.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 87

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

A hot potato

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 87

A hot potato means a sensitive situation or controversial issue that is difficult to handle and thus gets passed from one person to the next.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 88

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

New kid on the block

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 88

New kid on the block means a newcomer to a particular place or sphere of activity.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 89

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Water under the bridge

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 89

Water under the bridge means a prior issue that is now resolved or considered resolved.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 90

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Wag the dog

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 90

Wag the dog means to change the topic from something that is more important to something that is not.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 91

Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

But before I could be inspired by these amazing people, I had to cleanse my feed. I know my weaknesses: just last week, Facebook memories reminded me of a pizza party I'd had two years ago and I ended up ordering a chicken dominator, with garlic breadsticks and an jalapeno cheesedip. So much for Day One of Couch to 5K training. I stayed right on that couch. So far I've unfollowed Buzzfeed Tasty, TasteMade (even theiradorable Tiny Kitchen) and several people who have the enviable advantage of being able to eat as much as they want and not put on weight. By my calculations, dark chocolate is healthy, so I'm still following Earth Loaf, Pascati and Mason & Co.
When I finally found a gym I liked, with the best trainers I have had, I unabashedly shared my workouts every day. From shying away from full-length pictures, I reached a point where I could share videos of myself deadlifting and doing back squats with a barbell across my shoulders. It gave me accountability: I challenged myself to go to the gym for 30 classes straight, and I did it. Which reminds me, it's time to start a newchallenge.

Q. Posts related to which topic does the writer want to remove from her feed?

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 91

Refer to, “I had to cleanse my feed. I know my weaknesses: just last week, Facebook memories reminded me of a pizza party I'd had two years ago and I ended up ordering a chicken dominator, with garlic breadsticks and an jalapeno cheesedip.”

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 92

Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

But before I could be inspired by these amazing people, I had to cleanse my feed. I know my weaknesses: just last week, Facebook memories reminded me of a pizza party I'd had two years ago and I ended up ordering a chicken dominator, with garlic breadsticks and an jalapeno cheesedip. So much for Day One of Couch to 5K training. I stayed right on that couch. So far I've unfollowed Buzzfeed Tasty, TasteMade (even theiradorable Tiny Kitchen) and several people who have the enviable advantage of being able to eat as much as they want and not put on weight. By my calculations, dark chocolate is healthy, so I'm still following Earth Loaf, Pascati and Mason & Co.
When I finally found a gym I liked, with the best trainers I have had, I unabashedly shared my workouts every day. From shying away from full-length pictures, I reached a point where I could share videos of myself deadlifting and doing back squats with a barbell across my shoulders. It gave me accountability: I challenged myself to go to the gym for 30 classes straight, and I did it. Which reminds me, it's time to start a newchallenge.

Q. What has the writer succeeded in doing?

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 92

Refer to, “I challenged myself to go to the gym for 30 classes straight, and I did it. Which reminds me, it's time to start a newchallenge.”

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 93

Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

But before I could be inspired by these amazing people, I had to cleanse my feed. I know my weaknesses: just last week, Facebook memories reminded me of a pizza party I'd had two years ago and I ended up ordering a chicken dominator, with garlic breadsticks and a jalapeno cheese dip. So much for Day One of Couch to 5K training. I stayed right on that couch. So far I've unfollowed Buzzfeed Tasty, TasteMade (even their adorable Tiny Kitchen) and several people who have the enviable advantage of being able to eat as much as they want and not put on weight. By my calculations, dark chocolate is healthy, so I'm still following Earth Loaf, Pascati and Mason & Co.
When I finally found a gym I liked, with the best trainers I have had, I unabashedly shared my workouts every day. From shying away from full-length pictures, I reached a point where I could share videos of myself deadlifting and doing back squats with a barbell across my shoulders. It gave me accountability: I challenged myself to go to the gym for 30 classes straight, and I did it. Which reminds me, it's time to start a new challenge.

Q. Which of the following is a page related to chocolate?

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 93

Refer to, “By my calculations, dark chocolate is healthy, so I'm still following Earth Loaf, Pascati and Mason & Co.”

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 94

Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

But before I could be inspired by these amazing people, I had to cleanse my feed. I know my weaknesses: just last week, Facebook memories reminded me of a pizza party I'd had two years ago and I ended up ordering a chicken dominator, with garlic breadsticks and a jalapeno cheese dip. So much for Day One of Couch to 5K training. I stayed right on that couch. So far I've unfollowed Buzzfeed Tasty, TasteMade (even their adorable Tiny Kitchen) and several people who have the enviable advantage of being able to eat as much as they want and not put on weight. By my calculations, dark chocolate is healthy, so I'm still following Earth Loaf, Pascati and Mason & Co.
When I finally found a gym I liked, with the best trainers I have had, I unabashedly shared my workouts every day. From shying away from full-length pictures, I reached a point where I could share videos of myself deadlifting and doing back squats with a barbell across my shoulders. It gave me accountability: I challenged myself to go to the gym for 30 classes straight, and I did it. Which reminds me, it's time to start a new challenge.

Q. What weight loss program has the writer enrolled in?

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 94

Refer to, “So much for Day One of Couch to 5K training. I stayed right on that couch. So far I've unfollowed Buzzfeed Tasty, TasteMade (even theiradorable Tiny Kitchen) and several people who have the enviable advantage of being able to eat as much as they want and not put on weight.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 95

Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
But before I could be inspired by these amazing people, I had to cleanse my feed. I know my weaknesses: just last week, Facebook memories reminded me of a pizza party I'd had two years ago and I ended up ordering a chicken dominator, with garlic breadsticks and a jalapeno cheese dip. So much for Day One of Couch to 5K training. I stayed right on that couch. So far I've unfollowed Buzzfeed Tasty, TasteMade (even their adorable Tiny Kitchen) and several people who have the enviable advantage of being able to eat as much as they want and not put on weight. By my calculations, dark chocolate is healthy, so I'm still following Earth Loaf, Pascati and Mason & Co.
When I finally found a gym I liked, with the best trainers I have had, I unabashedly shared my workouts every day. From shying away from full-length pictures, I reached a point where I could share videos of myself deadlifting and doing back squats with a barbell across my shoulders. It gave me accountability: I challenged myself to go to the gym for 30 classes straight, and I did it.

Q. What gave the writer accountability?

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 95

refer to, “I reached a point where I could share videos of myself deadlifting and doing back squats with a barbell across my shoulders. It gave me accountability.”

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 96

Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Genetic variation is the cornerstone of evolution, without which there can be no natural selection, and so a low genetic diversity decreases the ability of a species to survive and reproduce, explains lead author YoshanMoodley, Professor at the Department of Zoology, the University of Venda in South Africa.
Two centuries ago, the black rhinoceros – which roamed much of sub-Saharan Africa – had 64 different genetic lineages; but today only 20 of this lineages remain, says the paper. The species is now restricted to five countries, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Genetically unique populations that once existed in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Mozambique, Malawi and Angola have disappeared. The origins of the 'genetic erosion'coincided with the colonial rule in Africa and the popularity of big game hunting. From the second half of the 20th century, however, poaching for horns has dramatically depleted their population and genetic diversity, especially in Kenya and Tanzania.

Q. What is important for evolution?

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 96

Refer to, “Genetic variation is the cornerstone of evolution, without which there can be no natural selection, and so a low genetic diversity decreases the ability of a species to survive and reproduce.”

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 97

Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Genetic variation is the cornerstone of evolution, without which there can be no natural selection, and so a low genetic diversity decreases the ability of a species to survive and reproduce, explains lead author YoshanMoodley, Professor at the Department of Zoology, the University of Venda in South Africa.
Two centuries ago, the black rhinoceros – which roamed much of sub-Saharan Africa – had 64 different genetic lineages; but today only 20 of this lineages remain, says the paper. The species is now restricted to five countries, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Genetically unique populations that once existed in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Mozambique, Malawi and Angola have disappeared. The origins of the 'genetic erosion coincided with the colonial rule in Africa and the popularity of big game hunting. From the second half of the 20th century, however, poaching for horns has dramatically depleted their population and genetic diversity, especially in Kenya and Tanzania.

Q. Sub Sharan Africa has lost how many black rhino genetic lineages in 200 years?

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 97

Refer to, “Two centuries ago, the black rhinoceros – which roamed much of sub-Saharan Africa – had 64 different genetic lineages; but today only 20 of these lineages remain, says the paper.”

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 98

Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Genetic variation is the cornerstone of evolution, without which there can be no natural selection, and so a low genetic diversity decreases the ability of a species to survive and reproduce, explains lead author YoshanMoodley, Professor at the Department of Zoology, the University of Venda in South Africa.
Two centuries ago, the black rhinoceros – which roamed much of sub-Saharan Africa – had 64 different genetic lineages; but today only 20 of this lineages remain, says the paper. The species is now restricted to five countries, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Genetically unique populations that once existed in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Mozambique, Malawi and Angola have disappeared. The origins of the 'genetic erosion coincided with the colonial rule in Africa and the popularity of big game hunting. From the second half of the 20th century, however, poaching for horns has dramatically depleted their population and genetic diversity, especially in Kenya and Tanzania.

Q. Genetically unique black rhinoceros has been lost in all of the following countries, except?

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 98

Refer to, “The species is now restricted to five countries, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Genetically unique populations that once existed in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Mozambique, Malawi and Angola have disappeared.”

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 99

Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Genetic variation is the cornerstone of evolution, without which there can be no natural selection, and so a low genetic diversity decreases the ability of a species to survive and reproduce, explains lead author YoshanMoodley, Professor at the Department of Zoology, the University of Venda in South Africa.
Two centuries ago, the black rhinoceros – which roamed much of sub-Saharan Africa – had 64 different genetic lineages; but today only 20 of this lineages remain, says the paper. The species is now restricted to five countries, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Genetically unique populations that once existed in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Mozambique, Malawi and Angola have disappeared. The origins of the 'genetic erosion coincided with the colonial rule in Africa and the popularity of big game hunting. From the second half of the 20th century, however, poaching for horns has dramatically depleted their population and genetic diversity, especially in Kenya and Tanzania.

Q. From the second half of the 20th century what has caused a dramatic fall in the black rhinoceros population?

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 99

Refer to, “From the second half of the 20th century, however, poaching for horns has dramatically depleted their population and genetic diversity, especially in Kenya and Tanzania.”

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 100

Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Genetic variation is the cornerstone of evolution, without which there can be no natural selection, and so a low genetic diversity decreases the ability of a species to survive and reproduce, explains lead author YoshanMoodley, Professor at the Department of Zoology, the University of Venda in South Africa.
Two centuries ago, the black rhinoceros – which roamed much of sub-Saharan Africa – had 64 different genetic lineages; but today only 20 of this lineages remain, says the paper. The species is now restricted to five countries, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Genetically unique populations that once existed in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Mozambique, Malawi and Angola have disappeared. The origins of the 'genetic erosion coincided with the colonial rule in Africa and the popularity of big game hunting. From the second half of the 20th century, however, poaching for horns has dramatically depleted their population and genetic diversity, especially in Kenya and Tanzania.

Q. Genetic diversity is proportional to _____________________.

Detailed Solution for English Mock Test - 2 - Question 100

Genetic diversity is proportional to the ability of a species to survive and reproduce.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 101

In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best express the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

Q. Geetal said, " I bought a Honda City yesterday."

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 102

In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best express the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

Q. The teacher said to the students, "Don't make noise."

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 103

In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best express the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

Q. I said, "My grandfather snored throughout the night."

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 104

In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best express the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

Q. He said, “I bought an iPhone 6 yesterday.”

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 105

In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best express the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

Q. The Director said, “Can you dancer?” and she said, “No”.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 106

In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.

Q. Someone gave the old man a push.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 107

In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.

Q. Have the car stolen!

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 108

In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.

Q. Sunny was driving the car so fast that it slipped at the turn.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 109

In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.

Q. Mother filled dark filtered coffee in the cup.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 110

In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.

Q. Abhinav Bindra won the gold medal at the 2008 Bejing Olympic Games.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 111

Rearrange the parts of the sentence in the correct order.

P- The aim must be to ensure that our country does not experience either paucity or a-surfeit of trained manpower in any specific segment of our economy.
Q- When we set about the task of higher education, we should be absolutely clear in our perception of the goals of education in the specific context of our nation’sdevelopment.
R- No doubt, one of the important aims of education would be to create the required range and nature of trained manpower assessed to be needed by differentsectors of national growth.
S- The entire educational apparatus must be geared progressively to fulfill the requirements of different phases of our growth in every sector primary, secondary andtertiary.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 112

Rearrange the parts of the sentence in the correct order.

P- Bureaucratic cultures can smother those who want to respond to shifting conditions.
Q- Arrogant managers can over evaluate their current performance and competitive position listen poorly and learn slowly.
R- And the lack of leadership leaves no force inside these organizations to break out of the morass.
S- Inwardly focused employees can have difficulty seeing the very forces that present threats and opportunities.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 113

Rearrange the parts of the sentence in the correct order.

P- However, our environment also needs some help from all of us to get maintained as usual to nourish our lives forever and to never ruin our lives.
Q- It gives us all the things which we need to live our life on this planet.
R- It provides us with better medium to grow and develop.
S- An environment includes all the natural resources which surround us to help in the number of ways.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 114

Rearrange the parts of the sentence in the correct order.

P- The starting point can be the experience of a minority within society generally or even the experience of a group of people within a progressive social movement which does not live up to its progressive agenda in every respect.
Q- Within (or after) postmodernism a grand unifying theory no longer seems possible. This does not exclude the possibility or the necessity of dialogue.
R- The starting points of social criticism can be very different and the different forms of socialism never have a monopoly on Social Criticism.
S- Nevertheless most social critics still consider the Critique of capitalism to be central.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 115

Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

P- To those who have known comfort, discomfort is a real torture.
Q- Comfort is now one of the causes of its own spread.
R- The more comfort is brought into the world, the more it is likely to be valued.
S- It has now become a physical habit, a fashion, an ideal to be pursued for its own sake.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 116

Rearrange the parts of the sentence in the correct order.

P- In that frame of mind, we have little sense of identity, safety or security.
Q-Courage is required to explore our secret life because we must first withdraw from the social mirror, where we are fed positive and negative feedback continuously.
S- As we get used to this social feedback, it becomes a comfort zone.
R-And we may opt to avoid self-examination and idle away our time in a vacuum of reverie and rationalization.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 117

Rearrange the parts of the sentence in the correct order.

P: He was a funny-looking man with a high, bald, dome-shaped head, a face very small in comparison and a long wavy beard.
Q: He didn't work at his trade-a stonecutter, more than what was necessary to keep his wife and three boys alive.
R: His unusual features were standing a joke among his friends.
S: He was a poor man-an idler.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 118

Rearrange the parts of the sentence in the correct order.

P: When all the creditworthy people were given loans to a logical limit, they ceased to be a part of the market.
Q: Even this would have been understandable if it could work as an eye-opener.
R: Owing to the materialistic culture elsewhere, it was possible to keep selling newer products to the consumers despite having existing ones which served equally well.
S: They were lured through advertising and marketing techniques of 'dustbinisation' of the customer; and then finally, once they became ready customers, they were given loans and credits to help them buy more and more.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 119

Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

P: And the victims are likely to be the poorest of the poor as well as the very sources of water- rivers, wetlands and aquifers.
Q: In India, water conflicts are likely to worsen before they begin to be resolved.
R: Till then they pose a significant threat to economic growth, security and health of the ecosystem.
S: Water is radically altering and affecting political boundaries all over world, between as well as within countries.

English Mock Test - 2 - Question 120

Rearrange the parts of the sentence in the correct order.

P: For one, very few entrepreneurs are willing to take on a new outsource, unless it comes with a guarantee of a certain level of sales.
Q: This invariably acts as an incentive for outsources to be lax in developing the business.
R: Despite being the dominant partner in the relationship, the outsourcer doesn't always have all the advantages.
S: The trade refers to it as the minimum guarantee clause, which means that if a outsourcee is unable to reach an anticipated sales level, he will be compensated for the balance amount.
 

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