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GATE Verbal Aptitude Practice Questions - 2 - Question 1

The policeman asked the victim of a theft, “What did you _______ ?”

Detailed Solution for GATE Verbal Aptitude Practice Questions - 2 - Question 1

The context of the sentence is asking a person who has been deprived of something because of a theft. The word to be used to fill the blank is ‘lose’ which means to be deprived of something.‘Loose’ means something that is not fitted. ‘Louse’ is the singular form of the word ‘lice’ that is a parasite that lives in the skin of mammals and birds.‘Loss’ is a noun that means the process of losing someone or something. Eg: He suffered tremendous loss in his business.

GATE Verbal Aptitude Practice Questions - 2 - Question 2

Choose the statement(s) where the underlined word is used correctly:

(i) prone is a dried plum.

(ii) He was lying prone on the floor.

(iii) People who eat a lot of fat are prone to heart disease.

Detailed Solution for GATE Verbal Aptitude Practice Questions - 2 - Question 2

The word ‘prone’ means to be susceptible to something or lying flat. Thus, the correct sentence in which it has been used is (II) and (III).

In the first sentence, the word to be used is ‘prune’. A prune is a dried plum of any cultivar.

GATE Verbal Aptitude Practice Questions - 2 - Question 3

Which one of the statements is logically valid and can be inferred from the sentence given below?

One inter-continental flight causes more pollution than twelve months of car travel. Consider Carbon dioxide as the major emission in the pollution.

Detailed Solution for GATE Verbal Aptitude Practice Questions - 2 - Question 3

Let us discuss the inferences:

For option A: While we have been told that pollution from inter-continental flights are higher, and not cars, therefore this statement is incorrect.

For option B: This is definitely an inference because it supports the statement.

For option C: Nothing from the statement can show the percentage of contribution of the pollution caused by flights in global warming and so this is not a logical inference.

GATE Verbal Aptitude Practice Questions - 2 - Question 4

In the following question, the first and the last sentence of the passage are in order and numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into 4 parts and numbered as 2,3,4, and 5. These 4 parts are not arranged in proper order. Read the sentences and arrange them in a logical sequence to make a passage and choose the correct sequence from the given options.

  1. One Diwali, the family rises early in the morning.
  2. The whole family, including the young and the old enjoy doing this,
  3. Children let off fireworks later in the night with their friends.
  4. At sunset, the lamps are lit and the family performs various rituals
  5. Father, mother, and children visit relatives and exchange gifts and sweets.
  6. Houses look so pretty with lighted lamps all around.
Detailed Solution for GATE Verbal Aptitude Practice Questions - 2 - Question 4

Statement 2 is about activities enjoyed by the family whereas statement 5 gives information about the activities by the family.

Therefore, statement 2 follows statement 5. i.e., (5 < 2)

Statement 3 is about the activities at night whereas statement 4 talks about activities in the evening.

Therefore, statement 3 follows statement 4. i.e., (4 < 3.) and 4 cannot be the first event (evident from the word 'sunset') and hence option 4 gets eliminated.

Also, statement 3 must be the last part (evident from the word 'night') among the others (2, 3, 4, 5)

Thus, options 2 and 3 get eliminated.

Thus, considering the timeline of events, the best possible logical sequence is 5, 2, 4, 3.

Hence '5, 2, 4, 3'  is the correct answer.

GATE Verbal Aptitude Practice Questions - 2 - Question 5

Consider the following sentences:

(i) The number of candidates who appear for the GATE examination is staggering.

(ii) A number of candidates from my class are appearing for the GATE examination.

(iii) The number of candidates who appear for the GATE examination are staggering.

(iv) A number of candidates from my class is appearing for the GATE examination.

Q. Which of the above sentences are grammatically CORRECT?

Detailed Solution for GATE Verbal Aptitude Practice Questions - 2 - Question 5

Key Points:

(i) 'The no of' is singular and takes singular verb. Thus, 'the number of candidates is staggering' is correct.
(ii) Similarly, 'A no of' is plural and takes plural verb. Thus, 'a number of candidates are staggering' is correct.
(iii) Thus, both the statement i and ii is correct. 

GATE Verbal Aptitude Practice Questions - 2 - Question 6

In the following question, one part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and click the option corresponding to it. If the sentence is free from error, click the 'No error' option.

The question that has (P) / bothered the employers is (Q) / weather Employment Disputes can be settled through arbitration? (R) / No error (S)

Detailed Solution for GATE Verbal Aptitude Practice Questions - 2 - Question 6

The error lies in part R of the question. Therefore, the correct answer is option 3.

Whether and weather fall under the category of homophones - words with different spellings and meanings but similar pronunciation.

Whether is a conjunction which means if.

Example - I am not sure if/whether I will be attending the wedding ceremony.

In its noun form, ‘weather’ means the atmosphere around us in terms of humidity, temperature, clouds. When used as a verb, it means erode/withstand

The rope has weathered the surface of the rock (eroded)

Check the weather outside – how can you think of jogging today?

From the context of the sentence, weather has been used incorrectly.

Correct sentence - The question that has bothered the employers is whether Employment Disputes can be settled through arbitration?

GATE Verbal Aptitude Practice Questions - 2 - Question 7

Leela is older than her cousin Pavithra. Pavithra’s brother Shiva is older than Leela. When Pavithra and Shiva are visiting Leela, all three like to play chess. Pavithra wins more often than Leela does. Which one of the following statements must be TRUE based on the above?

Detailed Solution for GATE Verbal Aptitude Practice Questions - 2 - Question 7

(1) Leela is older than her cousin Pavithra.

Leela > Pavithra

(2) Pavithra’s brother Shiva is older than Leela.

Shiva > Leela > Pavithra

(3) When Pavithra and Shiva are visiting Leela, all three like to play chess.

(4) Pavithra wins more often than Leela does.

Now let’s check each option,

(A) When Shiva plays chess with Leela and Pavithra, he often loses → any information about Shiva’s play is not given.

(B) Leela is the oldest of the three → this is false as Shiva is the oldest.

(C) Shiva is a better chess player than Pavithra → any information about Shiva’s play is not given.

(D) Pavithra is the youngest of the three → This is true.

GATE Verbal Aptitude Practice Questions - 2 - Question 8

The students ___________ the teacher on teachers’ day for twenty years of dedicated teaching.

Detailed Solution for GATE Verbal Aptitude Practice Questions - 2 - Question 8

Let us look at the meanings of the words:

1. Facilitated: Helps improve something

2. Felicitated: Congratulate

3. Fantasize: Dream about something

The other option is not a word. Thus, the correct word to be used in the blank is ‘felicitated’ that will give the meaning of the teacher being congratulated.

GATE Verbal Aptitude Practice Questions - 2 - Question 9

The following question presents a sentence part of which is underlined .Beneath the sentence you find four ways of phrasing the underlined part. Following the requirements of the standard written English, select the answer that produces the most effective sentence.

If I had known he was coming, I will have prepared myself.

Detailed Solution for GATE Verbal Aptitude Practice Questions - 2 - Question 9

The sentence given is a conditional sentence consisting of an ‘if’ clause and a main clause. The tense in the main clause depends on the tense in the ‘if’ clause. Here, the tense in the ‘if’ clause is past perfect (had known), thus the main clause should use would (past tense form of ‘will’) + past perfect. The option which correctly states this structure is option A.

GATE Verbal Aptitude Practice Questions - 2 - Question 10

The world is going through the worst pandemic in the past hundred years. The air travel industry is facing a crisis, as the resulting quarantine requirement for travelers led to weak demand.

In relation to the first sentence above, what does the second sentence do?

Detailed Solution for GATE Verbal Aptitude Practice Questions - 2 - Question 10

Key Points:

(i) Statement one i.e. the world is going through pandemic is the main cause. Statement two i.e. crisis faced due to that pandemic tells us about the effect of pandemic on air travel industry.
(ii) Cause and effect is a relationship between events or things, where one is the result of the other or others. 
(iii) Thus, the second sentence states an effect of the first sentence.

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