Model Practice Set MCQ - 3


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QUESTION: 1

Directions (1–15) : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it . Certain words have been in underline to help you locate  them while answering some of the questions.

The new queen was ailing. Her heart was heavy. The doctor brought along his pills. He stirred them in honey and gave her the mixture in a cup. The king heard the news. He left his court in a hurry and rushed to her side. He sat down beside her and asked, “What ails you ?” Go away, all of you. Just send my companion to me,” she said. When her companion arrived the new queen took her companion’s hand in hers. Her companion asked, “Tell me, what is on your mind ?” The new queen said, “At first, my elder sister-in-law”, the old queen had three blocks beside my seven storeyed mansion; Then she had only two, then one, and finally she was removed from the palace grounds altogether. Gradually I forgot all about the old queen, the vanquished one. Then one day from my chariot, I spotted a mud hut on the riverbank, in the shade of a champak tree. The fence was covered with blue flowers hanging from the creepers. I asked my handmaiden ‘What a pretty hut-who lives there ?’ ‘ The old queen.’ she replied. I came home and sat in the dark. I heard nothing. The king came and asked ‘What’s wrong ? What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘I shall not live here in this room.’ will ‘The King said, ‘I’ II build you a new mansion with marble tiles on the floor which will be white as milk and I shall have them embroider the sides with pearl shells in a lotus pattern.’ I said, ‘My heart really desires to live in mud hut in a corner of the palace gardens.’ He built the mud hut. My desire for it wilted. I went inside to stay and came out feeling ashamed. 

Later, one day I went to the temple with a hundred and seven handmaidens in tow. On my way back, I peeped out of the chariot and saw the serene old  queen with people respectfully talking to her. I asked, ‘In which temple does she pray ?’ I then came back home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘what does your heart desire?’ I said, ‘My heart desires to have a bath in the river every morning and to walk to the temple carrying the water from the river. I bathed in the river and carried a pot of sacred water back home. At the palace doors, I hurled the pot to the ground in despair. I did not feel serene. I felt ashamed yet again. And then the other day, it was the Harvest Festival. Tents were put up in the woods and I enjoyed singing and dancing all through the night. The next morning the royal seat was mounted on the elephant. I was on my way back home when I saw this young child ambling through the woods. He carried a basket laden with fruits from the trees and wild greens. I asked my handmaiden, ‘Whose child is that ?’ She replied, ‘That’s the old queen’s son. He is taking those flowers, fruits and greens for his mother.’ I retired home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘My heart really desired wild fruits and greens everyday which my son should pick with his own hands.’ The king said, ‘All right, I shall see that he does.’ My son brought me the basket of fruits and flowers. He was dripping with sweat and fury over having to do something he did not want to had made his limbs stiff. The basket lay untouched. I felt ashamed. Although I am the privileged one, I am too ashamed to tell anyone what my heart desires. That is why I sent for you, my friend. My final desire is to have the old queen’s sorrow.”

Q. Which of the following cannot be said about the old queen’ ?
(A) She was respected by the people of the kingdom although she was no longer queen
(B) No matter where she lived she enjoyed every luxury
(C) She was happy only because she went to the temple and prayed everyday.

Solution:
QUESTION: 2

The new queen was ailing. Her heart was heavy. The doctor brought along his pills. He stirred them in honey and gave her the mixture in a cup. The king heard the news. He left his court in a hurry and rushed to her side. He sat down beside her and asked, “What ails you ?” Go away, all of you. Just send my companion to me,” she said. When her companion arrived the new queen took her companion’s hand in hers. Her companion asked, “Tell me, what is on your mind ?” The new queen said, “At first, my elder sister-in-law”, the old queen had three blocks beside my seven storeyed mansion; Then she had only two, then one, and finally she was removed from the palace grounds altogether. Gradually I forgot all about the old queen, the vanquished one. Then one day from my chariot, I spotted a mud hut on the riverbank, in the shade of a champak tree. The fence was covered with blue flowers hanging from the creepers. I asked my handmaiden ‘What a pretty hut-who lives there ?’ ‘ The old queen.’ she replied. I came home and sat in the dark. I heard nothing. The king came and asked ‘What’s wrong ? What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘I shall not live here in this room.’ will ‘The King said, ‘I’ II build you a new mansion with marble tiles on the floor which will be white as milk and I shall have them embroider the sides with pearl shells in a lotus pattern.’ I said, ‘My heart really desires to live in mud hut in a corner of the palace gardens.’ He built the mud hut. My desire for it wilted. I went inside to stay and came out feeling ashamed. 

Later, one day I went to the temple with a hundred and seven handmaidens in tow. On my way back, I peeped out of the chariot and saw the serene old  queen with people respectfully talking to her. I asked, ‘In which temple does she pray ?’ I then came back home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘what does your heart desire?’ I said, ‘My heart desires to have a bath in the river every morning and to walk to the temple carrying the water from the river. I bathed in the river and carried a pot of sacred water back home. At the palace doors, I hurled the pot to the ground in despair. I did not feel serene. I felt ashamed yet again. And then the other day, it was the Harvest Festival. Tents were put up in the woods and I enjoyed singing and dancing all through the night. The next morning the royal seat was mounted on the elephant. I was on my way back home when I saw this young child ambling through the woods. He carried a basket laden with fruits from the trees and wild greens. I asked my handmaiden, ‘Whose child is that ?’ She replied, ‘That’s the old queen’s son. He is taking those flowers, fruits and greens for his mother.’ I retired home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘My heart really desired wild fruits and greens everyday which my son should pick with his own hands.’ The king said, ‘All right, I shall see that he does.’ My son brought me the basket of fruits and flowers. He was dripping with sweat and fury over having to do something he did not want to had made his limbs stiff. The basket lay untouched. I felt ashamed. Although I am the privileged one, I am too ashamed to tell anyone what my heart desires. That is why I sent for you, my friend. My final desire is to have the old queen’s sorrow.”

Q. How did the new queen feel after visiting the temple ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 3

The new queen was ailing. Her heart was heavy. The doctor brought along his pills. He stirred them in honey and gave her the mixture in a cup. The king heard the news. He left his court in a hurry and rushed to her side. He sat down beside her and asked, “What ails you ?” Go away, all of you. Just send my companion to me,” she said. When her companion arrived the new queen took her companion’s hand in hers. Her companion asked, “Tell me, what is on your mind ?” The new queen said, “At first, my elder sister-in-law”, the old queen had three blocks beside my seven storeyed mansion; Then she had only two, then one, and finally she was removed from the palace grounds altogether. Gradually I forgot all about the old queen, the vanquished one. Then one day from my chariot, I spotted a mud hut on the riverbank, in the shade of a champak tree. The fence was covered with blue flowers hanging from the creepers. I asked my handmaiden ‘What a pretty hut-who lives there ?’ ‘ The old queen.’ she replied. I came home and sat in the dark. I heard nothing. The king came and asked ‘What’s wrong ? What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘I shall not live here in this room.’ will ‘The King said, ‘I’ II build you a new mansion with marble tiles on the floor which will be white as milk and I shall have them embroider the sides with pearl shells in a lotus pattern.’ I said, ‘My heart really desires to live in mud hut in a corner of the palace gardens.’ He built the mud hut. My desire for it wilted. I went inside to stay and came out feeling ashamed.

Later, one day I went to the temple with a hundred and seven handmaidens in tow. On my way back, I peeped out of the chariot and saw the serene old queen with people respectfully talking to her. I asked, ‘In which temple does she pray ?’ I then came back home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘what does your heart desire?’ I said, ‘My heart desires to have a bath in the river every morning and to walk to the temple carrying the water from the river. I bathed in the river and carried a pot of sacred water back home. At the palace doors, I hurled the pot to the ground in despair. I did not feel serene. I felt ashamed yet again. And then the other day, it was the Harvest Festival. Tents were put up in the woods and I enjoyed singing and dancing all through the night. The next morning the royal seat was mounted on the elephant. I was on my way back home when I saw this young child ambling through the woods. He carried a basket laden with fruits from the trees and wild greens. I asked my handmaiden, ‘Whose child is that ?’ She replied, ‘That’s the old queen’s son. He is taking those flowers, fruits and greens for his mother.’ I retired home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘My heart really desired wild fruits and greens everyday which my son should pick with his own hands.’ The king said, ‘All right, I shall see that he does.’ My son brought me the basket of fruits and flowers. He was dripping with sweat and fury over having to do something he did not want to had made his limbs stiff. The basket lay untouched. I felt ashamed. Although I am the privileged one, I am too ashamed to tell anyone what my heart desires. That is why I sent for you, my friend. My final desire is to have the old queen’s sorrow.”

Q. Why did the young queen send for her companion ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 4

The new queen was ailing. Her heart was heavy. The doctor brought along his pills. He stirred them in honey and gave her the mixture in a cup. The king heard the news. He left his court in a hurry and rushed to her side. He sat down beside her and asked, “What ails you ?” Go away, all of you. Just send my companion to me,” she said. When her companion arrived the new queen took her companion’s hand in hers. Her companion asked, “Tell me, what is on your mind ?” The new queen said, “At first, my elder sister-in-law”, the old queen had three blocks beside my seven storeyed mansion; Then she had only two, then one, and finally she was removed from the palace grounds altogether. Gradually I forgot all about the old queen, the vanquished one. Then one day from my chariot, I spotted a mud hut on the riverbank, in the shade of a champak tree. The fence was covered with blue flowers hanging from the creepers. I asked my handmaiden ‘What a pretty hut-who lives there ?’ ‘ The old queen.’ she replied. I came home and sat in the dark. I heard nothing. The king came and asked ‘What’s wrong ? What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘I shall not live here in this room.’ will ‘The King said, ‘I’ II build you a new mansion with marble tiles on the floor which will be white as milk and I shall have them embroider the sides with pearl shells in a lotus pattern.’ I said, ‘My heart really desires to live in mud hut in a corner of the palace gardens.’ He built the mud hut. My desire for it wilted. I went inside to stay and came out feeling ashamed.

Later, one day I went to the temple with a hundred and seven handmaidens in tow. On my way back, I peeped out of the chariot and saw the serene old queen with people respectfully talking to her. I asked, ‘In which temple does she pray ?’ I then came back home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘what does your heart desire?’ I said, ‘My heart desires to have a bath in the river every morning and to walk to the temple carrying the water from the river. I bathed in the river and carried a pot of sacred water back home. At the palace doors, I hurled the pot to the ground in despair. I did not feel serene. I felt ashamed yet again. And then the other day, it was the Harvest Festival. Tents were put up in the woods and I enjoyed singing and dancing all through the night. The next morning the royal seat was mounted on the elephant. I was on my way back home when I saw this young child ambling through the woods. He carried a basket laden with fruits from the trees and wild greens. I asked my handmaiden, ‘Whose child is that ?’ She replied, ‘That’s the old queen’s son. He is taking those flowers, fruits and greens for his mother.’ I retired home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘My heart really desired wild fruits and greens everyday which my son should pick with his own hands.’ The king said, ‘All right, I shall see that he does.’ My son brought me the basket of fruits and flowers. He was dripping with sweat and fury over having to do something he did not want to had made his limbs stiff. The basket lay untouched. I felt ashamed. Although I am the privileged one, I am too ashamed to tell anyone what my heart desires. That is why I sent for you, my friend. My final desire is to have the old queen’s sorrow.”

Q. Why was the new queen ill ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 5

The new queen was ailing. Her heart was heavy. The doctor brought along his pills. He stirred them in honey and gave her the mixture in a cup. The king heard the news. He left his court in a hurry and rushed to her side. He sat down beside her and asked, “What ails you ?” Go away, all of you. Just send my companion to me,” she said. When her companion arrived the new queen took her companion’s hand in hers. Her companion asked, “Tell me, what is on your mind ?” The new queen said, “At first, my elder sister-in-law”, the old queen had three blocks beside my seven storeyed mansion; Then she had only two, then one, and finally she was removed from the palace grounds altogether. Gradually I forgot all about the old queen, the vanquished one. Then one day from my chariot, I spotted a mud hut on the riverbank, in the shade of a champak tree. The fence was covered with blue flowers hanging from the creepers. I asked my handmaiden ‘What a pretty hut-who lives there ?’ ‘ The old queen.’ she replied. I came home and sat in the dark. I heard nothing. The king came and asked ‘What’s wrong ? What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘I shall not live here in this room.’ will ‘The King said, ‘I’ II build you a new mansion with marble tiles on the floor which will be white as milk and I shall have them embroider the sides with pearl shells in a lotus pattern.’ I said, ‘My heart really desires to live in mud hut in a corner of the palace gardens.’ He built the mud hut. My desire for it wilted. I went inside to stay and came out feeling ashamed.

Later, one day I went to the temple with a hundred and seven handmaidens in tow. On my way back, I peeped out of the chariot and saw the serene old queen with people respectfully talking to her. I asked, ‘In which temple does she pray ?’ I then came back home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘what does your heart desire?’ I said, ‘My heart desires to have a bath in the river every morning and to walk to the temple carrying the water from the river. I bathed in the river and carried a pot of sacred water back home. At the palace doors, I hurled the pot to the ground in despair. I did not feel serene. I felt ashamed yet again. And then the other day, it was the Harvest Festival. Tents were put up in the woods and I enjoyed singing and dancing all through the night. The next morning the royal seat was mounted on the elephant. I was on my way back home when I saw this young child ambling through the woods. He carried a basket laden with fruits from the trees and wild greens. I asked my handmaiden, ‘Whose child is that ?’ She replied, ‘That’s the old queen’s son. He is taking those flowers, fruits and greens for his mother.’ I retired home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘My heart really desired wild fruits and greens everyday which my son should pick with his own hands.’ The king said, ‘All right, I shall see that he does.’ My son brought me the basket of fruits and flowers. He was dripping with sweat and fury over having to do something he did not want to had made his limbs stiff. The basket lay untouched. I felt ashamed. Although I am the privileged one, I am too ashamed to tell anyone what my heart desires. That is why I sent for you, my friend. My final desire is to have the old queen’s sorrow.”

Q. What was the king’s immediate reaction upon hearing of his wife’s illness ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 6

The new queen was ailing. Her heart was heavy. The doctor brought along his pills. He stirred them in honey and gave her the mixture in a cup. The king heard the news. He left his court in a hurry and rushed to her side. He sat down beside her and asked, “What ails you ?” Go away, all of you. Just send my companion to me,” she said. When her companion arrived the new queen took her companion’s hand in hers. Her companion asked, “Tell me, what is on your mind ?” The new queen said, “At first, my elder sister-in-law”, the old queen had three blocks beside my seven storeyed mansion; Then she had only two, then one, and finally she was removed from the palace grounds altogether. Gradually I forgot all about the old queen, the vanquished one. Then one day from my chariot, I spotted a mud hut on the riverbank, in the shade of a champak tree. The fence was covered with blue flowers hanging from the creepers. I asked my handmaiden ‘What a pretty hut-who lives there ?’ ‘ The old queen.’ she replied. I came home and sat in the dark. I heard nothing. The king came and asked ‘What’s wrong ? What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘I shall not live here in this room.’ will ‘The King said, ‘I’ II build you a new mansion with marble tiles on the floor which will be white as milk and I shall have them embroider the sides with pearl shells in a lotus pattern.’ I said, ‘My heart really desires to live in mud hut in a corner of the palace gardens.’ He built the mud hut. My desire for it wilted. I went inside to stay and came out feeling ashamed.

Later, one day I went to the temple with a hundred and seven handmaidens in tow. On my way back, I peeped out of the chariot and saw the serene old queen with people respectfully talking to her. I asked, ‘In which temple does she pray ?’ I then came back home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘what does your heart desire?’ I said, ‘My heart desires to have a bath in the river every morning and to walk to the temple carrying the water from the river. I bathed in the river and carried a pot of sacred water back home. At the palace doors, I hurled the pot to the ground in despair. I did not feel serene. I felt ashamed yet again. And then the other day, it was the Harvest Festival. Tents were put up in the woods and I enjoyed singing and dancing all through the night. The next morning the royal seat was mounted on the elephant. I was on my way back home when I saw this young child ambling through the woods. He carried a basket laden with fruits from the trees and wild greens. I asked my handmaiden, ‘Whose child is that ?’ She replied, ‘That’s the old queen’s son. He is taking those flowers, fruits and greens for his mother.’ I retired home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘My heart really desired wild fruits and greens everyday which my son should pick with his own hands.’ The king said, ‘All right, I shall see that he does.’ My son brought me the basket of fruits and flowers. He was dripping with sweat and fury over having to do something he did not want to had made his limbs stiff. The basket lay untouched. I felt ashamed. Although I am the privileged one, I am too ashamed to tell anyone what my heart desires. That is why I sent for you, my friend. My final desire is to have the old queen’s sorrow.”

Q. What did the young queen really want ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 7

The new queen was ailing. Her heart was heavy. The doctor brought along his pills. He stirred them in honey and gave her the mixture in a cup. The king heard the news. He left his court in a hurry and rushed to her side. He sat down beside her and asked, “What ails you ?” Go away, all of you. Just send my companion to me,” she said. When her companion arrived the new queen took her companion’s hand in hers. Her companion asked, “Tell me, what is on your mind ?” The new queen said, “At first, my elder sister-in-law”, the old queen had three blocks beside my seven storeyed mansion; Then she had only two, then one, and finally she was removed from the palace grounds altogether. Gradually I forgot all about the old queen, the vanquished one. Then one day from my chariot, I spotted a mud hut on the riverbank, in the shade of a champak tree. The fence was covered with blue flowers hanging from the creepers. I asked my handmaiden ‘What a pretty hut-who lives there ?’ ‘ The old queen.’ she replied. I came home and sat in the dark. I heard nothing. The king came and asked ‘What’s wrong ? What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘I shall not live here in this room.’ will ‘The King said, ‘I’ II build you a new mansion with marble tiles on the floor which will be white as milk and I shall have them embroider the sides with pearl shells in a lotus pattern.’ I said, ‘My heart really desires to live in mud hut in a corner of the palace gardens.’ He built the mud hut. My desire for it wilted. I went inside to stay and came out feeling ashamed.

Later, one day I went to the temple with a hundred and seven handmaidens in tow. On my way back, I peeped out of the chariot and saw the serene old queen with people respectfully talking to her. I asked, ‘In which temple does she pray ?’ I then came back home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘what does your heart desire?’ I said, ‘My heart desires to have a bath in the river every morning and to walk to the temple carrying the water from the river. I bathed in the river and carried a pot of sacred water back home. At the palace doors, I hurled the pot to the ground in despair. I did not feel serene. I felt ashamed yet again. And then the other day, it was the Harvest Festival. Tents were put up in the woods and I enjoyed singing and dancing all through the night. The next morning the royal seat was mounted on the elephant. I was on my way back home when I saw this young child ambling through the woods. He carried a basket laden with fruits from the trees and wild greens. I asked my handmaiden, ‘Whose child is that ?’ She replied, ‘That’s the old queen’s son. He is taking those flowers, fruits and greens for his mother.’ I retired home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘My heart really desired wild fruits and greens everyday which my son should pick with his own hands.’ The king said, ‘All right, I shall see that he does.’ My son brought me the basket of fruits and flowers. He was dripping with sweat and fury over having to do something he did not want to had made his limbs stiff. The basket lay untouched. I felt ashamed. Although I am the privileged one, I am too ashamed to tell anyone what my heart desires. That is why I sent for you, my friend. My final desire is to have the old queen’s sorrow.”

Q. How did the queen celebrate the Harvest festival ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 8

The new queen was ailing. Her heart was heavy. The doctor brought along his pills. He stirred them in honey and gave her the mixture in a cup. The king heard the news. He left his court in a hurry and rushed to her side. He sat down beside her and asked, “What ails you ?” Go away, all of you. Just send my companion to me,” she said. When her companion arrived the new queen took her companion’s hand in hers. Her companion asked, “Tell me, what is on your mind ?” The new queen said, “At first, my elder sister-in-law”, the old queen had three blocks beside my seven storeyed mansion; Then she had only two, then one, and finally she was removed from the palace grounds altogether. Gradually I forgot all about the old queen, the vanquished one. Then one day from my chariot, I spotted a mud hut on the riverbank, in the shade of a champak tree. The fence was covered with blue flowers hanging from the creepers. I asked my handmaiden ‘What a pretty hut-who lives there ?’ ‘ The old queen.’ she replied. I came home and sat in the dark. I heard nothing. The king came and asked ‘What’s wrong ? What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘I shall not live here in this room.’ will ‘The King said, ‘I’ II build you a new mansion with marble tiles on the floor which will be white as milk and I shall have them embroider the sides with pearl shells in a lotus pattern.’ I said, ‘My heart really desires to live in mud hut in a corner of the palace gardens.’ He built the mud hut. My desire for it wilted. I went inside to stay and came out feeling ashamed.

Later, one day I went to the temple with a hundred and seven handmaidens in tow. On my way back, I peeped out of the chariot and saw the serene old queen with people respectfully talking to her. I asked, ‘In which temple does she pray ?’ I then came back home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘what does your heart desire?’ I said, ‘My heart desires to have a bath in the river every morning and to walk to the temple carrying the water from the river. I bathed in the river and carried a pot of sacred water back home. At the palace doors, I hurled the pot to the ground in despair. I did not feel serene. I felt ashamed yet again. And then the other day, it was the Harvest Festival. Tents were put up in the woods and I enjoyed singing and dancing all through the night. The next morning the royal seat was mounted on the elephant. I was on my way back home when I saw this young child ambling through the woods. He carried a basket laden with fruits from the trees and wild greens. I asked my handmaiden, ‘Whose child is that ?’ She replied, ‘That’s the old queen’s son. He is taking those flowers, fruits and greens for his mother.’ I retired home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘My heart really desired wild fruits and greens everyday which my son should pick with his own hands.’ The king said, ‘All right, I shall see that he does.’ My son brought me the basket of fruits and flowers. He was dripping with sweat and fury over having to do something he did not want to had made his limbs stiff. The basket lay untouched. I felt ashamed. Although I am the privileged one, I am too ashamed to tell anyone what my heart desires. That is why I sent for you, my friend. My final desire is to have the old queen’s sorrow.”

Q. Why was the young prince angry?

Solution:
QUESTION: 9

The new queen was ailing. Her heart was heavy. The doctor brought along his pills. He stirred them in honey and gave her the mixture in a cup. The king heard the news. He left his court in a hurry and rushed to her side. He sat down beside her and asked, “What ails you ?” Go away, all of you. Just send my companion to me,” she said. When her companion arrived the new queen took her companion’s hand in hers. Her companion asked, “Tell me, what is on your mind ?” The new queen said, “At first, my elder sister-in-law”, the old queen had three blocks beside my seven storeyed mansion; Then she had only two, then one, and finally she was removed from the palace grounds altogether. Gradually I forgot all about the old queen, the vanquished one. Then one day from my chariot, I spotted a mud hut on the riverbank, in the shade of a champak tree. The fence was covered with blue flowers hanging from the creepers. I asked my handmaiden ‘What a pretty hut-who lives there ?’ ‘ The old queen.’ she replied. I came home and sat in the dark. I heard nothing. The king came and asked ‘What’s wrong ? What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘I shall not live here in this room.’ will ‘The King said, ‘I’ II build you a new mansion with marble tiles on the floor which will be white as milk and I shall have them embroider the sides with pearl shells in a lotus pattern.’ I said, ‘My heart really desires to live in mud hut in a corner of the palace gardens.’ He built the mud hut. My desire for it wilted. I went inside to stay and came out feeling ashamed.

Later, one day I went to the temple with a hundred and seven handmaidens in tow. On my way back, I peeped out of the chariot and saw the serene old queen with people respectfully talking to her. I asked, ‘In which temple does she pray ?’ I then came back home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘what does your heart desire?’ I said, ‘My heart desires to have a bath in the river every morning and to walk to the temple carrying the water from the river. I bathed in the river and carried a pot of sacred water back home. At the palace doors, I hurled the pot to the ground in despair. I did not feel serene. I felt ashamed yet again. And then the other day, it was the Harvest Festival. Tents were put up in the woods and I enjoyed singing and dancing all through the night. The next morning the royal seat was mounted on the elephant. I was on my way back home when I saw this young child ambling through the woods. He carried a basket laden with fruits from the trees and wild greens. I asked my handmaiden, ‘Whose child is that ?’ She replied, ‘That’s the old queen’s son. He is taking those flowers, fruits and greens for his mother.’ I retired home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘My heart really desired wild fruits and greens everyday which my son should pick with his own hands.’ The king said, ‘All right, I shall see that he does.’ My son brought me the basket of fruits and flowers. He was dripping with sweat and fury over having to do something he did not want to had made his limbs stiff. The basket lay untouched. I felt ashamed. Although I am the privileged one, I am too ashamed to tell anyone what my heart desires. That is why I sent for you, my friend. My final desire is to have the old queen’s sorrow.”

Q. Why was the old queen living in a hut ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 10

The new queen was ailing. Her heart was heavy. The doctor brought along his pills. He stirred them in honey and gave her the mixture in a cup. The king heard the news. He left his court in a hurry and rushed to her side. He sat down beside her and asked, “What ails you ?” Go away, all of you. Just send my companion to me,” she said. When her companion arrived the new queen took her companion’s hand in hers. Her companion asked, “Tell me, what is on your mind ?” The new queen said, “At first, my elder sister-in-law”, the old queen had three blocks beside my seven storeyed mansion; Then she had only two, then one, and finally she was removed from the palace grounds altogether. Gradually I forgot all about the old queen, the vanquished one. Then one day from my chariot, I spotted a mud hut on the riverbank, in the shade of a champak tree. The fence was covered with blue flowers hanging from the creepers. I asked my handmaiden ‘What a pretty hut-who lives there ?’ ‘ The old queen.’ she replied. I came home and sat in the dark. I heard nothing. The king came and asked ‘What’s wrong ? What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘I shall not live here in this room.’ will ‘The King said, ‘I’ II build you a new mansion with marble tiles on the floor which will be white as milk and I shall have them embroider the sides with pearl shells in a lotus pattern.’ I said, ‘My heart really desires to live in mud hut in a corner of the palace gardens.’ He built the mud hut. My desire for it wilted. I went inside to stay and came out feeling ashamed.

Later, one day I went to the temple with a hundred and seven handmaidens in tow. On my way back, I peeped out of the chariot and saw the serene old queen with people respectfully talking to her. I asked, ‘In which temple does she pray ?’ I then came back home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘what does your heart desire?’ I said, ‘My heart desires to have a bath in the river every morning and to walk to the temple carrying the water from the river. I bathed in the river and carried a pot of sacred water back home. At the palace doors, I hurled the pot to the ground in despair. I did not feel serene. I felt ashamed yet again. And then the other day, it was the Harvest Festival. Tents were put up in the woods and I enjoyed singing and dancing all through the night. The next morning the royal seat was mounted on the elephant. I was on my way back home when I saw this young child ambling through the woods. He carried a basket laden with fruits from the trees and wild greens. I asked my handmaiden, ‘Whose child is that ?’ She replied, ‘That’s the old queen’s son. He is taking those flowers, fruits and greens for his mother.’ I retired home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘My heart really desired wild fruits and greens everyday which my son should pick with his own hands.’ The king said, ‘All right, I shall see that he does.’ My son brought me the basket of fruits and flowers. He was dripping with sweat and fury over having to do something he did not want to had made his limbs stiff. The basket lay untouched. I felt ashamed. Although I am the privileged one, I am too ashamed to tell anyone what my heart desires. That is why I sent for you, my friend. My final desire is to have the old queen’s sorrow.”

Q. Which of the following describes the young prince ?
(A) He was devoted to his mother because he was very upset when she was ill.
(B) He was physically fit and enjoyed climbing trees 
(C) He was afraid of his father and would obey him immediately.

Solution:
QUESTION: 11

Directions (11–13) : Choose the word /phrase which is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word in underline as used in the passage.

The new queen was ailing. Her heart was heavy. The doctor brought along his pills. He stirred them in honey and gave her the mixture in a cup. The king heard the news. He left his court in a hurry and rushed to her side. He sat down beside her and asked, “What ails you ?” Go away, all of you. Just send my companion to me,” she said. When her companion arrived the new queen took her companion’s hand in hers. Her companion asked, “Tell me, what is on your mind ?” The new queen said, “At first, my elder sister-in-law”, the old queen had three blocks beside my seven storeyed mansion; Then she had only two, then one, and finally she was removed from the palace grounds altogether. Gradually I forgot all about the old queen, the vanquished one. Then one day from my chariot, I spotted a mud hut on the riverbank, in the shade of a champak tree. The fence was covered with blue flowers hanging from the creepers. I asked my handmaiden ‘What a pretty hut-who lives there ?’ ‘ The old queen.’ she replied. I came home and sat in the dark. I heard nothing. The king came and asked ‘What’s wrong ? What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘I shall not live here in this room.’ will ‘The King said, ‘I’ II build you a new mansion with marble tiles on the floor which will be white as milk and I shall have them embroider the sides with pearl shells in a lotus pattern.’ I said, ‘My heart really desires to live in mud hut in a corner of the palace gardens.’ He built the mud hut. My desire for it wilted. I went inside to stay and came out feeling ashamed.

Later, one day I went to the temple with a hundred and seven handmaidens in tow. On my way back, I peeped out of the chariot and saw the serene old queen with people respectfully talking to her. I asked, ‘In which temple does she pray ?’ I then came back home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘what does your heart desire?’ I said, ‘My heart desires to have a bath in the river every morning and to walk to the temple carrying the water from the river. I bathed in the river and carried a pot of sacred water back home. At the palace doors, I hurled the pot to the ground in despair. I did not feel serene. I felt ashamed yet again. And then the other day, it was the Harvest Festival. Tents were put up in the woods and I enjoyed singing and dancing all through the night. The next morning the royal seat was mounted on the elephant. I was on my way back home when I saw this young child ambling through the woods. He carried a basket laden with fruits from the trees and wild greens. I asked my handmaiden, ‘Whose child is that ?’ She replied, ‘That’s the old queen’s son. He is taking those flowers, fruits and greens for his mother.’ I retired home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘My heart really desired wild fruits and greens everyday which my son should pick with his own hands.’ The king said, ‘All right, I shall see that he does.’ My son brought me the basket of fruits and flowers. He was dripping with sweat and fury over having to do something he did not want to had made his limbs stiff. The basket lay untouched. I felt ashamed. Although I am the privileged one, I am too ashamed to tell anyone what my heart desires. That is why I sent for you, my friend. My final desire is to have the old queen’s sorrow.”

Q. removed

Solution:

The meaning of the word Remove (Verb) as used in the passage is : to take something/somebody away from a place.
Look at the sentence :
Five children were removed from the school for persistent bad behaviour.
Hence, the words removed and sent away are synonymous.

QUESTION: 12

The new queen was ailing. Her heart was heavy. The doctor brought along his pills. He stirred them in honey and gave her the mixture in a cup. The king heard the news. He left his court in a hurry and rushed to her side. He sat down beside her and asked, “What ails you ?” Go away, all of you. Just send my companion to me,” she said. When her companion arrived the new queen took her companion’s hand in hers. Her companion asked, “Tell me, what is on your mind ?” The new queen said, “At first, my elder sister-in-law”, the old queen had three blocks beside my seven storeyed mansion; Then she had only two, then one, and finally she was removed from the palace grounds altogether. Gradually I forgot all about the old queen, the vanquished one. Then one day from my chariot, I spotted a mud hut on the riverbank, in the shade of a champak tree. The fence was covered with blue flowers hanging from the creepers. I asked my handmaiden ‘What a pretty hut-who lives there ?’ ‘ The old queen.’ she replied. I came home and sat in the dark. I heard nothing. The king came and asked ‘What’s wrong ? What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘I shall not live here in this room.’ will ‘The King said, ‘I’ II build you a new mansion with marble tiles on the floor which will be white as milk and I shall have them embroider the sides with pearl shells in a lotus pattern.’ I said, ‘My heart really desires to live in mud hut in a corner of the palace gardens.’ He built the mud hut. My desire for it wilted. I went inside to stay and came out feeling ashamed.

Later, one day I went to the temple with a hundred and seven handmaidens in tow. On my way back, I peeped out of the chariot and saw the serene old queen with people respectfully talking to her. I asked, ‘In which temple does she pray ?’ I then came back home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘what does your heart desire?’ I said, ‘My heart desires to have a bath in the river every morning and to walk to the temple carrying the water from the river. I bathed in the river and carried a pot of sacred water back home. At the palace doors, I hurled the pot to the ground in despair. I did not feel serene. I felt ashamed yet again. And then the other day, it was the Harvest Festival. Tents were put up in the woods and I enjoyed singing and dancing all through the night. The next morning the royal seat was mounted on the elephant. I was on my way back home when I saw this young child ambling through the woods. He carried a basket laden with fruits from the trees and wild greens. I asked my handmaiden, ‘Whose child is that ?’ She replied, ‘That’s the old queen’s son. He is taking those flowers, fruits and greens for his mother.’ I retired home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘My heart really desired wild fruits and greens everyday which my son should pick with his own hands.’ The king said, ‘All right, I shall see that he does.’ My son brought me the basket of fruits and flowers. He was dripping with sweat and fury over having to do something he did not want to had made his limbs stiff. The basket lay untouched. I felt ashamed. Although I am the privileged one, I am too ashamed to tell anyone what my heart desires. That is why I sent for you, my friend. My final desire is to have the old queen’s sorrow.”

Q. ambling

Solution:

The meaning of the word Amble (Verb) as used in the passage is : to walk at a slow relaxed speed; stroll.
Look at the sentence :
They ambled down to the beach.
Hence, the words ambling and strolling are synonymous.

QUESTION: 13

The new queen was ailing. Her heart was heavy. The doctor brought along his pills. He stirred them in honey and gave her the mixture in a cup. The king heard the news. He left his court in a hurry and rushed to her side. He sat down beside her and asked, “What ails you ?” Go away, all of you. Just send my companion to me,” she said. When her companion arrived the new queen took her companion’s hand in hers. Her companion asked, “Tell me, what is on your mind ?” The new queen said, “At first, my elder sister-in-law”, the old queen had three blocks beside my seven storeyed mansion; Then she had only two, then one, and finally she was removed from the palace grounds altogether. Gradually I forgot all about the old queen, the vanquished one. Then one day from my chariot, I spotted a mud hut on the riverbank, in the shade of a champak tree. The fence was covered with blue flowers hanging from the creepers. I asked my handmaiden ‘What a pretty hut-who lives there ?’ ‘ The old queen.’ she replied. I came home and sat in the dark. I heard nothing. The king came and asked ‘What’s wrong ? What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘I shall not live here in this room.’ will ‘The King said, ‘I’ II build you a new mansion with marble tiles on the floor which will be white as milk and I shall have them embroider the sides with pearl shells in a lotus pattern.’ I said, ‘My heart really desires to live in mud hut in a corner of the palace gardens.’ He built the mud hut. My desire for it wilted. I went inside to stay and came out feeling ashamed.

Later, one day I went to the temple with a hundred and seven handmaidens in tow. On my way back, I peeped out of the chariot and saw the serene old queen with people respectfully talking to her. I asked, ‘In which temple does she pray ?’ I then came back home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘what does your heart desire?’ I said, ‘My heart desires to have a bath in the river every morning and to walk to the temple carrying the water from the river. I bathed in the river and carried a pot of sacred water back home. At the palace doors, I hurled the pot to the ground in despair. I did not feel serene. I felt ashamed yet again. And then the other day, it was the Harvest Festival. Tents were put up in the woods and I enjoyed singing and dancing all through the night. The next morning the royal seat was mounted on the elephant. I was on my way back home when I saw this young child ambling through the woods. He carried a basket laden with fruits from the trees and wild greens. I asked my handmaiden, ‘Whose child is that ?’ She replied, ‘That’s the old queen’s son. He is taking those flowers, fruits and greens for his mother.’ I retired home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘My heart really desired wild fruits and greens everyday which my son should pick with his own hands.’ The king said, ‘All right, I shall see that he does.’ My son brought me the basket of fruits and flowers. He was dripping with sweat and fury over having to do something he did not want to had made his limbs stiff. The basket lay untouched. I felt ashamed. Although I am the privileged one, I am too ashamed to tell anyone what my heart desires. That is why I sent for you, my friend. My final desire is to have the old queen’s sorrow.”

Q. heavy

Solution:
QUESTION: 14

Directions (14–15) : Choose the word which is most Opposite in meaning to the word  in underline as used in the passage.

The new queen was ailing. Her heart was heavy. The doctor brought along his pills. He stirred them in honey and gave her the mixture in a cup. The king heard the news. He left his court in a hurry and rushed to her side. He sat down beside her and asked, “What ails you ?” Go away, all of you. Just send my companion to me,” she said. When her companion arrived the new queen took her companion’s hand in hers. Her companion asked, “Tell me, what is on your mind ?” The new queen said, “At first, my elder sister-in-law”, the old queen had three blocks beside my seven storeyed mansion; Then she had only two, then one, and finally she was removed from the palace grounds altogether. Gradually I forgot all about the old queen, the vanquished one. Then one day from my chariot, I spotted a mud hut on the riverbank, in the shade of a champak tree. The fence was covered with blue flowers hanging from the creepers. I asked my handmaiden ‘What a pretty hut-who lives there ?’ ‘ The old queen.’ she replied. I came home and sat in the dark. I heard nothing. The king came and asked ‘What’s wrong ? What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘I shall not live here in this room.’ will ‘The King said, ‘I’ II build you a new mansion with marble tiles on the floor which will be white as milk and I shall have them embroider the sides with pearl shells in a lotus pattern.’ I said, ‘My heart really desires to live in mud hut in a corner of the palace gardens.’ He built the mud hut. My desire for it wilted. I went inside to stay and came out feeling ashamed.

Later, one day I went to the temple with a hundred and seven handmaidens in tow. On my way back, I peeped out of the chariot and saw the serene old queen with people respectfully talking to her. I asked, ‘In which temple does she pray ?’ I then came back home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘what does your heart desire?’ I said, ‘My heart desires to have a bath in the river every morning and to walk to the temple carrying the water from the river. I bathed in the river and carried a pot of sacred water back home. At the palace doors, I hurled the pot to the ground in despair. I did not feel serene. I felt ashamed yet again. And then the other day, it was the Harvest Festival. Tents were put up in the woods and I enjoyed singing and dancing all through the night. The next morning the royal seat was mounted on the elephant. I was on my way back home when I saw this young child ambling through the woods. He carried a basket laden with fruits from the trees and wild greens. I asked my handmaiden, ‘Whose child is that ?’ She replied, ‘That’s the old queen’s son. He is taking those flowers, fruits and greens for his mother.’ I retired home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘My heart really desired wild fruits and greens everyday which my son should pick with his own hands.’ The king said, ‘All right, I shall see that he does.’ My son brought me the basket of fruits and flowers. He was dripping with sweat and fury over having to do something he did not want to had made his limbs stiff. The basket lay untouched. I felt ashamed. Although I am the privileged one, I am too ashamed to tell anyone what my heart desires. That is why I sent for you, my friend. My final desire is to have the old queen’s sorrow.”

Q. heard

Solution:

The meaning of the word Hear (Verb) as used in the passage is : to listen or pay attention to somebody/something.
Look at the sentence :
Did you hear that play on the radio last night ?
Out of the given answer  choices, the word Ignore (Verb) means : to pay no attention to something; disregard ; take no notice of.
Look at the sentence :
I made a suggestion but they chose to ignore it.
Hence, the words heard and ignored are antonymous.

QUESTION: 15

The new queen was ailing. Her heart was heavy. The doctor brought along his pills. He stirred them in honey and gave her the mixture in a cup. The king heard the news. He left his court in a hurry and rushed to her side. He sat down beside her and asked, “What ails you ?” Go away, all of you. Just send my companion to me,” she said. When her companion arrived the new queen took her companion’s hand in hers. Her companion asked, “Tell me, what is on your mind ?” The new queen said, “At first, my elder sister-in-law”, the old queen had three blocks beside my seven storeyed mansion; Then she had only two, then one, and finally she was removed from the palace grounds altogether. Gradually I forgot all about the old queen, the vanquished one. Then one day from my chariot, I spotted a mud hut on the riverbank, in the shade of a champak tree. The fence was covered with blue flowers hanging from the creepers. I asked my handmaiden ‘What a pretty hut-who lives there ?’ ‘ The old queen.’ she replied. I came home and sat in the dark. I heard nothing. The king came and asked ‘What’s wrong ? What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘I shall not live here in this room.’ will ‘The King said, ‘I’ II build you a new mansion with marble tiles on the floor which will be white as milk and I shall have them embroider the sides with pearl shells in a lotus pattern.’ I said, ‘My heart really desires to live in mud hut in a corner of the palace gardens.’ He built the mud hut. My desire for it wilted. I went inside to stay and came out feeling ashamed.

Later, one day I went to the temple with a hundred and seven handmaidens in tow. On my way back, I peeped out of the chariot and saw the serene old queen with people respectfully talking to her. I asked, ‘In which temple does she pray ?’ I then came back home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘what does your heart desire?’ I said, ‘My heart desires to have a bath in the river every morning and to walk to the temple carrying the water from the river. I bathed in the river and carried a pot of sacred water back home. At the palace doors, I hurled the pot to the ground in despair. I did not feel serene. I felt ashamed yet again. And then the other day, it was the Harvest Festival. Tents were put up in the woods and I enjoyed singing and dancing all through the night. The next morning the royal seat was mounted on the elephant. I was on my way back home when I saw this young child ambling through the woods. He carried a basket laden with fruits from the trees and wild greens. I asked my handmaiden, ‘Whose child is that ?’ She replied, ‘That’s the old queen’s son. He is taking those flowers, fruits and greens for his mother.’ I retired home and sat in the dark. The king came and asked, ‘What does your heart desire ?’ I said, ‘My heart really desired wild fruits and greens everyday which my son should pick with his own hands.’ The king said, ‘All right, I shall see that he does.’ My son brought me the basket of fruits and flowers. He was dripping with sweat and fury over having to do something he did not want to had made his limbs stiff. The basket lay untouched. I felt ashamed. Although I am the privileged one, I am too ashamed to tell anyone what my heart desires. That is why I sent for you, my friend. My final desire is to have the old queen’s sorrow.”

Q. wilted

Solution:

The meaning of the word Wilt  (Verb)  as used in the passage is : droop; to become weak  or less confident).

Look at the sentences :
The spectators were wilting visibly in the hot sun.
Out of the given answer choices, the word Flourish (Verb) means : to develop quickly and be successful; thrive; to grow well.
Look at the sentences :
Few businesses are flourishing in the present economic climate.
Some plants flourish in a damp climate.
Hence, the words wilted and flourished are antonymous.

QUESTION: 16

Directions (16–20) : Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c), and (d) given below should replace the phrase given in underline in the following sentences to make the sentence grammatically correct ? If the sentence is correct as it is and there is no correction required mark (e)  i.e. ‘No correction required’ as the answer.

Q. He did not take up the project because he was fearful to fail.

Solution:
QUESTION: 17

The following sentences to make the sentence grammatically correct ? If the sentence is correct as it is and there is no correction required mark (e)  i.e. ‘No correction

Q. Stocks worthy of rupees one lakh were destroyed in the fire which occurred last night.

Solution:
QUESTION: 18

The following sentences to make the sentence grammatically correct ? If the sentence is correct as it is and there is no correction required mark (e)  i.e. ‘No correction

Q. The government’s focus on achieving growth not to control inflation.

Solution:
QUESTION: 19

The following sentences to make the sentence grammatically correct ? If the sentence is correct as it is and there is no correction required mark (e)  i.e. ‘No correction

Q. The manager produced evidence to bear out his case against Shyam.

Solution:
QUESTION: 20

The following sentences to make the sentence grammatically correct ? If the sentence is correct as it is and there is no correction required mark (e)  i.e. ‘No correction

Q. Our hotel is near the venue that the conference took place.

Solution:
QUESTION: 21

Directions (21-25) : in each question below four words have been in underline which are numbered (a), (b), (c) and (d). One of these words may be misspelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the wrongly spelt or inappropriate word. The number of that word is the answer. If all the words are correctly spelt and are appropriate the answer is (e), i.e. ‘All correct’.

Q. Rising (a)/ prices (b)/ of foodgrains will have an adverse (c)/ impac on developing (d)/countries. All correct. (e)

Solution:

The correct word will be impact.

QUESTION: 22

Find out the wrongly spelt or inappropriate word. The number of that word is the answer. If all the words are correctly spelt and are appropriate the answer is (e), i.e. ‘All correct’.

Q. To deal effectively (a)/ with a crisis (b)/ quick decisions (c)/ are requited (d)/. All correct. (e)

Solution:

The correct word will be required.

QUESTION: 23

Find out the wrongly spelt or inappropriate word. The number of that word is the answer. If all the words are correctly spelt and are appropriate the answer is (e), i.e. ‘All correct’.

Q. The IT Company has succeeded (a)/ in achieving high growth rate despite (b)/ facing (c)/ several (d)/problems. All correct (e).

Solution:
QUESTION: 24

Find out the wrongly spelt or inappropriate word. The number of that word is the answer. If all the words are correctly spelt and are appropriate the answer is (e), i.e. ‘All correct’.

Q. On an average (a)/ there are very few persons willingly (b)/ to take on (c)/ such  responsibility (d)/All correct. (e) 

Solution:

The correct word will be willing.

QUESTION: 25

Find out the wrongly spelt or inappropriate word. The number of that word is the answer. If all the words are correctly spelt and are appropriate the answer is (e), i.e. ‘All correct’.

Q. More than halve (a)/ of the budget (b)/ has been spent (c)/ on modernising (d)/ the factory. All correct. (e)

Solution:

The correct word will be half.

QUESTION: 26

Directions (26–30) : Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

(A) Everyone was in despair as they were sure they would be ruined financially.
(B) Over time peanuts became a more profitable crop than cotton.
(C) Years ago in America cotton was the most profitable crop in the South.
(D) Thus every misfortune is a challenge, forcing us to look for new solutions and ways to succeed.
(E) However because of this pest farmers began to plant peanuts instead of cotton.
(F) An insect called the weevil then started destroying the entire crop.

Q. Which of the following will be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 27

(A) Everyone was in despair as they were sure they would be ruined financially.
(B) Over time peanuts became a more profitable crop than cotton.
(C) Years ago in America cotton was the most profitable crop in the South.
(D) Thus every misfortune is a challenge, forcing us to look for new solutions and ways to succeed.
(E) However because of this pest farmers began to plant peanuts instead of cotton.
(F) An insect called the weevil then started destroying the entire crop.

Q. Which of the following will be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?  

Solution:
QUESTION: 28

(A) Everyone was in despair as they were sure they would be ruined financially.
(B) Over time peanuts became a more profitable crop than cotton.
(C) Years ago in America cotton was the most profitable crop in the South.
(D) Thus every misfortune is a challenge, forcing us to look for new solutions and ways to succeed.
(E) However because of this pest farmers began to plant peanuts instead of cotton.
(F) An insect called the weevil then started destroying the entire crop.

Q. Which of the following will be the SECOND sentences after rearrangement ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 29

(A) Everyone was in despair as they were sure they would be ruined financially.
(B) Over time peanuts became a more profitable crop than cotton.
(C) Years ago in America cotton was the most profitable crop in the South.
(D) Thus every misfortune is a challenge, forcing us to look for new solutions and ways to succeed.
(E) However because of this pest farmers began to plant peanuts instead of cotton.
(F) An insect called the weevil then started destroying the entire crop.

Q. Which of the following will be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement?

Solution:
QUESTION: 30

(A) Everyone was in despair as they were sure they would be ruined financially.
(B) Over time peanuts became a more profitable crop than cotton.
(C) Years ago in America cotton was the most profitable crop in the South.
(D) Thus every misfortune is a challenge, forcing us to look for new solutions and ways to succeed.
(E) However because of this pest farmers began to plant peanuts instead of cotton.
(F) An insect called the weevil then started destroying the entire crop.

Q. Which of the following will be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?

Solution:
QUESTION: 31

Directions (31–40) : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error the answer is (e). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any).

Q. Farmers will be (a)/ entitled to fresh (b)/ agricultural loans (c)/from July onward. (d)/ No error. (e)

Solution:

Replace group of words ‘from July onward’ by ‘from July onwards’. The word ‘onward’ is an Adjective whereas the word ‘onwards’ is an Adverb. The meaning of ‘from .... onwards’ is continuing from a particular time.
Look at the sentence :
They lived there from the 1990s onwards.

QUESTION: 32

Find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence.

Q. Today there is (a)/ over one billion (b)/ people living in poverty (c)/ in developing countries. (d)/ No error. (e)

Solution:

Here, the subject ‘there’ will take Verb according to the number of object. Hence, today there are over one billion people .... . will be a correct sentence. 

QUESTION: 33

Find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence.

Q. There is no need (a)/ to import maize  (b)/ since there is (c)/ any demand for it. (d)/ No error. (e)

Solution:

Replace ‘any demand for it’ ‘by ‘no demand for it’. The sense of the sentence tells us what to use.

QUESTION: 34

Find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence.

Q. Accordingly their policies (a)/ banks write off (b)/ outstanding amounts (c)/ in NPA accounts. (d)/ No error. (e)

Solution:

The word ‘accordingly’ is an Adverb while the word ‘according to’ is a Preposition. Hence, replace ‘accordingly their policies’ by ‘according to their policies’.
Look at the sentences :
We have to discover his plans and act accordingly.
He has been absent six times according to our records.

QUESTION: 35

Find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence.

Q. In order to (a)/ be profitable (b)/ a company needs (c)/ to control its costs. (d)/ No error. (e)

Solution:
QUESTION: 36

Find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence.

Q. The idea behind the (a)/ scheme is to encourage (b)/ the private sector to (c)/ invest in infrastructure. (d)/ No error. (e)

Solution:
QUESTION: 37

Find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence.

Q. The company is (a)/ expected to grow by (b)/ as more as 9 per cent (c)/ during the next year. (d)/ No error. (e)

Solution:

Replace ‘as more as 9 per cent’ by ‘approximately 9 per cent/  about 9 per cent/more than 9 per cent’.

QUESTION: 38

Find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence.

Q. Due to varieties (a)/ legal problems the (b)/ plant is not (c)/ fully operational. (d)/ No error.(e)

Solution:

Replace ‘due to a variety’ by ‘due to a variety of’.
Look at the sentences :
There is a wide variety of patterns to choose from.
He resigned for a variety of reasons.

QUESTION: 39

Find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence.

Q. The meeting with (a)/ employees will hold (b)/ once the management (c)/ finalises the marger. (d)/ No error. (e)

Solution:

Here, use of Passive Voice is proper. Hence, the meeting with employees will be held ..... will be a correct sentence.

QUESTION: 40

Find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence.

Q. The number of (a)/ ATMs are (b)/ being increased to (c)/ serve customers better. (d)/ No error. (e)

Solution:

Article ‘the’ has been used before ‘number’. Hence, Singular  Verb will be used.

QUESTION: 41

Directions (41–50) : In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are underline below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case. 

The date was September 5th, 2003 or Teacher’s Day. As I stood behind some youth in a queue I began (41) with them. Suddenly it occurred to me that they should have been in college. ‘‘How it feels you aren’t in college attending the celebrations ?” I asked . “Why should there be a celebration ?” was the reply. I refused to give up in the face of their ignorance and (42), “Do you (43) why September 5th is celebrated as Teacher’s Day?”  It was (44) to see that they had no idea. “Have you heard of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan ?” I asked. “No, well he was a famous philosopher and a great teacher. When he left Mysore, it is (45) that the students themselves  pulled the carriage to the station not the horses. He was (46) as one of the greatest teachers and he (47) on to become the President of India. His birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day !”

It was then I realised that we declare holidays but (48) to tell children the reason for the holiday. We usually (49) the day off and do not make any effort at all to (50) children as to why the day should be celebrated or remembered.

Solution:
QUESTION: 42

The date was September 5th, 2003 or Teacher’s Day. As I stood behind some youth in a queue I began (41) with them. Suddenly it occurred to me that they should have been in college. ‘‘How it feels you aren’t in college attending the celebrations ?” I asked . “Why should there be a celebration ?” was the reply. I refused to give up in the face of their ignorance and (42), “Do you (43) why September 5th is celebrated as Teacher’s Day?”  It was (44) to see that they had no idea. “Have you heard of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan ?” I asked. “No, well he was a famous philosopher and a great teacher. When he left Mysore, it is (45) that the students themselves  pulled the carriage to the station not the horses. He was (46) as one of the greatest teachers and he (47) on to become the President of India. His birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day !”

It was then I realised that we declare holidays but (48) to tell children the reason for the holiday. We usually (49) the day off and do not make any effort at all to (50) children as to why the day should be celebrated or remembered.

Solution:
QUESTION: 43

The date was September 5th, 2003 or Teacher’s Day. As I stood behind some youth in a queue I began (41) with them. Suddenly it occurred to me that they should have been in college. ‘‘How it feels you aren’t in college attending the celebrations ?” I asked . “Why should there be a celebration ?” was the reply. I refused to give up in the face of their ignorance and (42), “Do you (43) why September 5th is celebrated as Teacher’s Day?”  It was (44) to see that they had no idea. “Have you heard of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan ?” I asked. “No, well he was a famous philosopher and a great teacher. When he left Mysore, it is (45) that the students themselves  pulled the carriage to the station not the horses. He was (46) as one of the greatest teachers and he (47) on to become the President of India. His birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day !”

It was then I realised that we declare holidays but (48) to tell children the reason for the holiday. We usually (49) the day off and do not make any effort at all to (50) children as to why the day should be celebrated or remembered.

Solution:
QUESTION: 44

The date was September 5th, 2003 or Teacher’s Day. As I stood behind some youth in a queue I began (41) with them. Suddenly it occurred to me that they should have been in college. ‘‘How it feels you aren’t in college attending the celebrations ?” I asked . “Why should there be a celebration ?” was the reply. I refused to give up in the face of their ignorance and (42), “Do you (43) why September 5th is celebrated as Teacher’s Day?”  It was (44) to see that they had no idea. “Have you heard of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan ?” I asked. “No, well he was a famous philosopher and a great teacher. When he left Mysore, it is (45) that the students themselves  pulled the carriage to the station not the horses. He was (46) as one of the greatest teachers and he (47) on to become the President of India. His birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day !”

It was then I realised that we declare holidays but (48) to tell children the reason for the holiday. We usually (49) the day off and do not make any effort at all to (50) children as to why the day should be celebrated or remembered.

Solution:
QUESTION: 45

The date was September 5th, 2003 or Teacher’s Day. As I stood behind some youth in a queue I began (41) with them. Suddenly it occurred to me that they should have been in college. ‘‘How it feels you aren’t in college attending the celebrations ?” I asked . “Why should there be a celebration ?” was the reply. I refused to give up in the face of their ignorance and (42), “Do you (43) why September 5th is celebrated as Teacher’s Day?”  It was (44) to see that they had no idea. “Have you heard of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan ?” I asked. “No, well he was a famous philosopher and a great teacher. When he left Mysore, it is (45) that the students themselves  pulled the carriage to the station not the horses. He was (46) as one of the greatest teachers and he (47) on to become the President of India. His birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day !”

It was then I realised that we declare holidays but (48) to tell children the reason for the holiday. We usually (49) the day off and do not make any effort at all to (50) children as to why the day should be celebrated or remembered.

Solution:
QUESTION: 46

The date was September 5th, 2003 or Teacher’s Day. As I stood behind some youth in a queue I began (41) with them. Suddenly it occurred to me that they should have been in college. ‘‘How it feels you aren’t in college attending the celebrations ?” I asked . “Why should there be a celebration ?” was the reply. I refused to give up in the face of their ignorance and (42), “Do you (43) why September 5th is celebrated as Teacher’s Day?”  It was (44) to see that they had no idea. “Have you heard of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan ?” I asked. “No, well he was a famous philosopher and a great teacher. When he left Mysore, it is (45) that the students themselves  pulled the carriage to the station not the horses. He was (46) as one of the greatest teachers and he (47) on to become the President of India. His birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day !”

It was then I realised that we declare holidays but (48) to tell children the reason for the holiday. We usually (49) the day off and do not make any effort at all to (50) children as to why the day should be celebrated or remembered.

Solution:
QUESTION: 47

The date was September 5th, 2003 or Teacher’s Day. As I stood behind some youth in a queue I began (41) with them. Suddenly it occurred to me that they should have been in college. ‘‘How it feels you aren’t in college attending the celebrations ?” I asked . “Why should there be a celebration ?” was the reply. I refused to give up in the face of their ignorance and (42), “Do you (43) why September 5th is celebrated as Teacher’s Day?”  It was (44) to see that they had no idea. “Have you heard of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan ?” I asked. “No, well he was a famous philosopher and a great teacher. When he left Mysore, it is (45) that the students themselves  pulled the carriage to the station not the horses. He was (46) as one of the greatest teachers and he (47) on to become the President of India. His birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day !”

It was then I realised that we declare holidays but (48) to tell children the reason for the holiday. We usually (49) the day off and do not make any effort at all to (50) children as to why the day should be celebrated or remembered.

Solution:
QUESTION: 48

The date was September 5th, 2003 or Teacher’s Day. As I stood behind some youth in a queue I began (41) with them. Suddenly it occurred to me that they should have been in college. ‘‘How it feels you aren’t in college attending the celebrations ?” I asked . “Why should there be a celebration ?” was the reply. I refused to give up in the face of their ignorance and (42), “Do you (43) why September 5th is celebrated as Teacher’s Day?”  It was (44) to see that they had no idea. “Have you heard of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan ?” I asked. “No, well he was a famous philosopher and a great teacher. When he left Mysore, it is (45) that the students themselves  pulled the carriage to the station not the horses. He was (46) as one of the greatest teachers and he (47) on to become the President of India. His birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day !”

It was then I realised that we declare holidays but (48) to tell children the reason for the holiday. We usually (49) the day off and do not make any effort at all to (50) children as to why the day should be celebrated or remembered.

Solution:
QUESTION: 49

The date was September 5th, 2003 or Teacher’s Day. As I stood behind some youth in a queue I began (41) with them. Suddenly it occurred to me that they should have been in college. ‘‘How it feels you aren’t in college attending the celebrations ?” I asked . “Why should there be a celebration ?” was the reply. I refused to give up in the face of their ignorance and (42), “Do you (43) why September 5th is celebrated as Teacher’s Day?”  It was (44) to see that they had no idea. “Have you heard of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan ?” I asked. “No, well he was a famous philosopher and a great teacher. When he left Mysore, it is (45) that the students themselves  pulled the carriage to the station not the horses. He was (46) as one of the greatest teachers and he (47) on to become the President of India. His birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day !”

It was then I realised that we declare holidays but (48) to tell children the reason for the holiday. We usually (49) the day off and do not make any effort at all to (50) children as to why the day should be celebrated or remembered.

Solution:
QUESTION: 50

The date was September 5th, 2003 or Teacher’s Day. As I stood behind some youth in a queue I began (41) with them. Suddenly it occurred to me that they should have been in college. ‘‘How it feels you aren’t in college attending the celebrations ?” I asked . “Why should there be a celebration ?” was the reply. I refused to give up in the face of their ignorance and (42), “Do you (43) why September 5th is celebrated as Teacher’s Day?”  It was (44) to see that they had no idea. “Have you heard of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan ?” I asked. “No, well he was a famous philosopher and a great teacher. When he left Mysore, it is (45) that the students themselves  pulled the carriage to the station not the horses. He was (46) as one of the greatest teachers and he (47) on to become the President of India. His birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day !”

It was then I realised that we declare holidays but (48) to tell children the reason for the holiday. We usually (49) the day off and do not make any effort at all to (50) children as to why the day should be celebrated or remembered.

Solution:

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