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English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 1

Direction: In the following question, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

Mrs. Nisha made a “fervent” appeal to the members of the club to maintain unity.

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 1

Fervent is having or displaying a passionate intensity.

Impassive is to be dispassionate.

Active is engaging or ready to engage in physically energetic pursuits.

Cold is of or at a low or relatively low temperature, especially when compared with the human body or lacking affection or warmth of feeling; unemotional.

Passionate is having, showing, or caused by strong feelings or beliefs.

Therefore, the opposite of "fervent " is "Impassive".

Hence, the correct option is (B).

English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 2

Direction: In the following question, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

Born in “squalid” surroundings of the slums she rose to stardom overnight.

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 2

Squalid: is extremely dirty or unpleasant.

Clean: free from dirt, marks, or stains.

Dirty: covered or marked with an unclean substance.

Disorderly: to lacking organization; untidy.

Mean: intend to convey or refer to (a particular thing); signify.

Therefore, the opposite of "Squalid" is "clean".

Hence, the correct option is (B).

English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 3

Direction: In the following question a part of the sentence is bold. Below are given alternatives to the underline part at (A), (B), and (C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In the case of no improvement, your answer is (D).

When a man has to give evidence he must have a clean breast of the whole matter.

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 3

When a man has to give evidence he must make a clean breast of the whole matter.

The correct idiom is "make a clean breast" which means to confess or to tell the truth about something.

Hence, the correct option is (A).

English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 4

Direction: In the following question a part of the sentence is bold. Below are given alternatives to the underline part at (A), (B), and (C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In the case of no improvement, your answer is (D).

The car's doors are loose.

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 4

The doors of the car are loose.

The apostrophe is not used with non-living things. To express possession, the use of "of " is made.

Hence, the correct option is (B).

English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 5

Direction: In the following question a part of the sentence is bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (A), (B), and (C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In the case of no improvement, your answer is (D).

I did not accept an award for assisting him with help.

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 5

I did not accept an award for helping him with help.

"Assisting him with help" is quite inappropriate.

Assisting refers to help (someone), typically by doing a share of the work. The use of 'assisting' is superfluous here. Thus, 'helping him' is correct.

Hence, the correct option is (A).

English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 6

Direction: Select the correct passive form of the given sentence.

The frog made the nightingale practise day in and day out.

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 6

The instructions given below should be followed while changing an assertive sentence to passive voice.

Find the subject and object of the sentence and exchange their places; make changes in their cases as well if subject and object are pronouns.

Use preposition 'by' before the agent. (by the frog)

'By + agent' generally comes at the end of the sentence.​

Use an appropriate helping verb in passive form according to the tense of the active form. (Simple past tense)

​Here, 'was' is used.

Always use the third form of the main verb in passive form. (Made)

​The verb 'made' works as a causative verb in the given sentence.

It is followed by the bare infinitive (Vbase form) in the active voice and infinitive (to + Vbase form) in the passive voice.

Examples: I made him wash the dishes. (Active)

He was made to wash the dishes by me. (Passive)

At last, line up the remaining part.

Final sentence: The nightingale was made to practise day in and day out by the frog.

Hence, the correct option is (C).

English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 7

Direction: In the following question, groups of four words are given. In each group, one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.

(A) Poresistance (B) Thesaurus

(C) Conspicous (D) Renaisance

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 7

Thesaurus is a book that lists words in groups of synonyms and related concepts.

Other correct spellings are:

Persistence

Conspicuous

Renaissance

Hence, the correct option is (B).

English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 8

Direction: In the following question, groups of four words are given. In each group, one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.

(A) Duration (B) Dustur

(C) Electrisity (D) Economicel

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 8

Duration: the time during which something continues.

Other correct spellings are:

Duster

Electricity

Economical

Hence, the correct option is (A).

English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 9

Direction: Read the following passage carefully and answer the question given below it.

True, it is the function of the army to maintain law and order in abnormal times. But in normal times there is another force that compels citizens to obey the laws and to act with due regard to the rights of others. The force also protects the lives and the properties of law-abiding men. Laws are made to secure the personal safety of its subjects and to prevent murder and crimes of violence. They are made to secure the property of the citizens against theft and damage to protect the rights of communities and castes to carry out their customs and ceremonies, so long as they do not conflict with the rights of others. Now the good citizen, of his own free will obey these laws and he takes care that everything he does is done with due regard to the rights and well-being of others.

But the bad citizen is only restrained from breaking these laws by fear of the consequence of his actions. And the necessary steps to compel the bad citizen to act as a good citizen are taken by this force. The supreme control of law and order in a State is in the hands of a Minister who is responsible to the State Assembly and acts through the Inspector General of Police.

A suitable title for the passage would be:

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 9

"Functions of the police" as the passage talks of maintenance of law and order, and it is also mentioned in the passage "True it is the function of the army to maintain law and order in abnormal times. But in normal times there is another force that compels citizens to obey the laws and to act with due regard to the rights of others."

Hence, the correct option is (D).

English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 10

Direction: Read the following passage carefully and answer the question given below it.

True, it is the function of the army to maintain law and order in abnormal times. But in normal times there is another force that compels citizens to obey the laws and to act with due regard to the rights of others. The force also protects the lives and the properties of law-abiding men. Laws are made to secure the personal safety of its subjects and to prevent murder and crimes of violence. They are made to secure the property of the citizens against theft and damage to protect the rights of communities and castes to carry out their customs and ceremonies, so long as they do not conflict with the rights of others. Now the good citizen, of his own free will obey these laws and he takes care that everything he does is done with due regard to the rights and well-being of others.

But the bad citizen is only restrained from breaking these laws by fear of the consequence of his actions. And the necessary steps to compel the bad citizen to act as a good citizen are taken by this force. The supreme control of law and order in a State is in the hands of a Minister who is responsible to the State Assembly and acts through the Inspector General of Police.

Which of the following reflects the main thrust of the passage?

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 10

Option (C) gives the whole thrust of what the passage talks about. i.e. "It discusses the roles of the army and the police in different circumstances."

Hence, the correct option is (C).

English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 11

Direction: Read the following passage carefully and answer the question given below it.

True, it is the function of the army to maintain law and order in abnormal times. But in normal times there is another force that compels citizens to obey the laws and to act with due regard to the rights of others. The force also protects the lives and the properties of law-abiding men. Laws are made to secure the personal safety of its subjects and to prevent murder and crimes of violence. They are made to secure the property of the citizens against theft and damage to protect the rights of communities and castes to carry out their customs and ceremonies, so long as they do not conflict with the rights of others. Now the good citizen, of his own free will obey these laws and he takes care that everything he does is done with due regard to the rights and well-being of others.

But the bad citizen is only restrained from breaking these laws by fear of the consequence of his actions. And the necessary steps to compel the bad citizen to act as a good citizen are taken by this force. The supreme control of law and order in a State is in the hands of a Minister who is responsible to the State Assembly and acts through the Inspector General of Police.

The expression 'customs and ceremonies' means:

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 11

Customs refers to a traditional and widely accepted way of behaving or doing something that is specific to a particular society, place, or time.

Ceremonies refer to the ritual observances and procedures required or performed at grand and formal occasions.

Hence, the correct option is (C).

English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 12

Direction: Read the following passage carefully and answer the question given below it.

True, it is the function of the army to maintain law and order in abnormal times. But in normal times there is another force that compels citizens to obey the laws and to act with due regard to the rights of others. The force also protects the lives and the properties of law-abiding men. Laws are made to secure the personal safety of its subjects and to prevent murder and crimes of violence. They are made to secure the property of the citizens against theft and damage to protect the rights of communities and castes to carry out their customs and ceremonies, so long as they do not conflict with the rights of others. Now the good citizen, of his own free will obey these laws and he takes care that everything he does is done with due regard to the rights and well-being of others.

But the bad citizen is only restrained from breaking these laws by fear of the consequence of his actions. And the necessary steps to compel the bad citizen to act as a good citizen are taken by this force. The supreme control of law and order in a State is in the hands of a Minister who is responsible to the State Assembly and acts through the Inspector General of Police.

Which of the following is not implied in the passage?

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 12

As per the last line of the first paragraph, it cannot be said that "Law ensures peoples' religious and social rights absolutely and unconditionally".

Hence, the correct option is (B).

English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 13

Direction: Read the following passage carefully and answer the question given below it.

True, it is the function of the army to maintain law and order in abnormal times. But in normal times there is another force that compels citizens to obey the laws and to act with due regard to the rights of others. The force also protects the lives and the properties of law-abiding men. Laws are made to secure the personal safety of its subjects and to prevent murder and crimes of violence. They are made to secure the property of the citizens against theft and damage to protect the rights of communities and castes to carry out their customs and ceremonies, so long as they do not conflict with the rights of others. Now the good citizen, of his own free will obey these laws and he takes care that everything he does is done with due regard to the rights and well-being of others.

But the bad citizen is only restrained from breaking these laws by fear of the consequence of his actions. And the necessary steps to compel the bad citizen to act as a good citizen are taken by this force. The supreme control of law and order in a State is in the hands of a Minister who is responsible to the State Assembly and acts through the Inspector General of Police.

According to the writer, which one of the following is not the responsibility of the police?

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 13

According to the writer, to maintain peace during extraordinary circumstances is not the responsibility of the police.

Hence, the correct option is (D).

English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 14

Direction: Select the option that is the passive form of the sentence.

This man has stolen the clothes from the wardrobe.

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 14

Find the subject (This man) and object (the clothes from the wardrobe) of the sentence and exchange their places during transformation.

The given sentence is in the present perfect tense.

The passive verb form for the present perfect is:

  • Has/have + been + past participle form of the verb.

So, 'has stolen' changes to 'have been stolen'.

At last line up the remaining part.

Following these steps, we finally get: The clothes from the wardrobe have been stolen by this man.

Hence, the correct option is (A).

English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 15

Direction: Select the most appropriate word from the options against each number:

Temperatures ___(1)___ than 30 degrees Celsius can be bad for your smartphone in the long run. Indeed, if left out in the sun for too long, a smartphone’s touch-screen will stop working ___(2)___, warns German telecommunications portal Teltarif.de. Batteries can also give ___(3)___ their charge faster in the heat, meaning it’s best if mobile devices are carried in bags during warm weather. If you accidentally let your phone overheat, put it in the shade to cool ___(4)___. Don’t go ___(5)___ and try to cool it off quickly in the refrigerator or freezer. Too rapid a change in temperature will let condensation build up in the housing, which could ___(6)___ to a short circuit.

Which of the following is the most appropriate option for blank ___(1)___?

Detailed Solution for English Proficiency Test- 2 - Question 15

The passage talks about the harmful effect of high temperature on a smartphone and talks about high temperature. To explain this situation, only “higher” fits in here.

Hence, the correct option is (C).

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