English Language - Test 2


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QUESTION: 1

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

Propaganda

Solution:

Propaganda means 'an agenda that has been highly publicized'.
The meanings of the given options are:
Hype: intense publicity or promotion.
Hyper: hyperactive
Vendetta: a blood feud in which the family of a murdered person seeks vengeance on the murderer or the murderer's family.
Motive: a reason for doing something.
Hence, the correct answer is option 1.
Example- The unwanted propaganda is very harmful to a fair electoral process.

QUESTION: 2

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

Spunk

Solution:

Spunk refers to showing courage. Thus, cowardice is the appropriate antonym for the given word.
Example-  The army needs smart and spunk individuals always.

QUESTION: 3

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

The western world was never serious about North Korea and the threats it’s possessed. The country was a mere land of ignorance and a thing to be laughed upon. Rather than solving or addressing the on ground issues, people were busy making movies and enjoying the view of the problems they themselves were going to face. The destructive dictator on the other hand was busy shipping in materials that could possibly blow out the existence of any country (The dictator has a favorite one I guess!!). Things went on, some hidden, some crystal clear. Yet any organization in this world full of them was unable to take cognizance of the issue and act immediately for a peaceful solution. I say they failed. I and you failed!! We allowed a country to build something that we knew wasn’t supposed to be built. Our over-confidence killed us.The western world never dreamt that a ravished country could make use of high ended technology and assemble them into a lethal threat. The dictator practiced what he had preached since long. North Korea tested it first Hydrogen Bomb in September, 2016. The west wasn’t ready to accept it even then. The aftershocks of the test though ripped the pride and confidence apart. Things went haywire. The control rooms lost control. The media finally got the elements for an entire week’s show. Think tanks were out of tanks now. Hollow and shallow statements started pouring in. To cover up the entire fiasco of negligence UN stepped in, pulled out sanctions and resolutions for a country that doesn’t believe in an alliance of the west. 
Q. Why was the North Korean threat left untended to? 

Solution:

It has been clearly mentioned in the passage that the west always disregarded North Korea's presence. 
They were laughed at and thought of as underdogs.
Thus, option 2 clearly states the reason why the threats of North Korea were left untended to. 

QUESTION: 4

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

The western world was never serious about North Korea and the threats it’s possessed. The country was a mere land of ignorance and a thing to be laughed upon. Rather than solving or addressing the on ground issues, people were busy making movies and enjoying the view of the problems they themselves were going to face. The destructive dictator on the other hand was busy shipping in materials that could possibly blow out the existence of any country (The dictator has a favorite one I guess!!). Things went on, some hidden, some crystal clear. Yet any organization in this world full of them was unable to take cognizance of the issue and act immediately for a peaceful solution. I say they failed. I and you failed!! We allowed a country to build something that we knew wasn’t supposed to be built. Our over-confidence killed us.The western world never dreamt that a ravished country could make use of high ended technology and assemble them into a lethal threat. The dictator practiced what he had preached since long. North Korea tested it first Hydrogen Bomb in September, 2016. The west wasn’t ready to accept it even then. The aftershocks of the test though ripped the pride and confidence apart. Things went haywire. The control rooms lost control. The media finally got the elements for an entire week’s show. Think tanks were out of tanks now. Hollow and shallow statements started pouring in. To cover up the entire fiasco of negligence UN stepped in, pulled out sanctions and resolutions for a country that doesn’t believe in an alliance of the west.

Q. The word that best depicts the North Korean dictator? 

Solution:

The passage states that the dictator of North Korea took advantage of the sheer negligence of the world and build weapons that can blow away the existence of any country. 
Thus, option 1 is the correct answer. 

QUESTION: 5

A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and click the button corresponding to it
The western world was never serious about North Korea and the threats it’s possessed. The country was a mere land of ignorance and a thing to be laughed upon. Rather than solving or addressing the on ground issues, people were busy making movies and enjoying the view of the problems they themselves were going to face. The destructive dictator on the other hand was busy shipping in materials that could possibly blow out the existence of any country (The dictator has a favorite one I guess!!). Things went on, some hidden, some crystal clear. Yet any organization in this world full of them was unable to take cognizance of the issue and act immediately for a peaceful solution. I say they failed. I and you failed!! We allowed a country to build something that we knew wasn’t supposed to be built. Our over-confidence killed us.The western world never dreamt that a ravished country could make use of high ended technology and assemble them into a lethal threat. The dictator practiced what he had preached since long. North Korea tested it first Hydrogen Bomb in September, 2016. The west wasn’t ready to accept it even then. The aftershocks of the test though ripped the pride and confidence apart. Things went haywire. The control rooms lost control. The media finally got the elements for an entire week’s show. Think tanks were out of tanks now. Hollow and shallow statements started pouring in. To cover up the entire fiasco of negligence UN stepped in, pulled out sanctions and resolutions for a country that doesn’t believe in an alliance of the west.

Q. What was the main cause of west's failure?

Solution:

The passage claims that the west was overconfident that North Korea was incapable of striking them. They undermined the position of North Korea.
 Hence, option 2 was the main cause of west's failure.

QUESTION: 6

A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and click the button corresponding to it.
The western world was never serious about North Korea and the threats it’s possessed. The country was a mere land of ignorance and a thing to be laughed upon. Rather than solving or addressing the on ground issues, people were busy making movies and enjoying the view of the problems they themselves were going to face. The destructive dictator on the other hand was busy shipping in materials that could possibly blow out the existence of any country (The dictator has a favorite one I guess!!). Things went on, some hidden, some crystal clear. Yet any organization in this world full of them was unable to take cognizance of the issue and act immediately for a peaceful solution. I say they failed. I and you failed!! We allowed a country to build something that we knew wasn’t supposed to be built. Our over-confidence killed us.

The western world never dreamt that a ravished country could make use of high ended technology and assemble them into a lethal threat. The dictator practiced what he had preached since long. North Korea tested it first Hydrogen Bomb in September, 2016. The west wasn’t ready to accept it even then. The aftershocks of the test though ripped the pride and confidence apart. Things went haywire. The control rooms lost control. The media finally got the elements for an entire week’s show. Think tanks were out of tanks now. Hollow and shallow statements started pouring in. To cover up the entire fiasco of negligence UN stepped in, pulled out sanctions and resolutions for a country that doesn’t believe in an alliance of the west. 

Q. How did North Korea get materials to build a bomb?

Solution:

The passage informs us that North Korea bought in materials from other countries under different pretexts to develop their nuclear arsenal.
Hence, option 1 is the appropriate answer to the question.

QUESTION: 7

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

The western world was never serious about North Korea and the threats it’s possessed. The country was a mere land of ignorance and a thing to be laughed upon. Rather than solving or addressing the on ground issues, people were busy making movies and enjoying the view of the problems they themselves were going to face. The destructive dictator on the other hand was busy shipping in materials that could possibly blow out the existence of any country (The dictator has a favorite one I guess!!). Things went on, some hidden, some crystal clear. Yet any organization in this world full of them was unable to take cognizance of the issue and act immediately for a peaceful solution. I say they failed. I and you failed!! We allowed a country to build something that we knew wasn’t supposed to be built. Our over-confidence killed us.

The western world never dreamt that a ravished country could make use of high ended technology and assemble them into a lethal threat. The dictator practiced what he had preached since long. North Korea tested it first Hydrogen Bomb in September, 2016. The west wasn’t ready to accept it even then. The aftershocks of the test though ripped the pride and confidence apart. Things went haywire. The control rooms lost control. The media finally got the elements for an entire week’s show. Think tanks were out of tanks now. Hollow and shallow statements started pouring in. To cover up the entire fiasco of negligence UN stepped in, pulled out sanctions and resolutions for a country that doesn’t believe in an alliance of the west. 

Q. What was the United Nations immediate step on the Korean's action?

Solution:

The passage ends by informing us that sanctions were immediately approved by the UN on North Korea to stop further aggravation of the situation.
Therefore, option 3 appropriately answers the question in consideration. 

QUESTION: 8

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

Q. He retired from service (on his own wish).

Solution:

'Voluntarily' means to do something out of self-will and not under force.
Example- He voluntarily gave up all his possessions and left for a spiritual life.

QUESTION: 9

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

Q. The municipality was (negligence) in doing its duty properly.

Solution:

Derelict means to be irresponsible while performing some duty. 
Example- Students should not be derelict in performing tasks that are assigned to them.

QUESTION: 10

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

Q. The unseen passage put the students in (a lot of confusion.)

Solution:

Pandemonium refers to a situation of complete confusion.
Example- The parliament has recently turned into a place of pandemonium. 

QUESTION: 11

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

Q. The police referred to him as (a complete cheat).

Solution:

Let's look at the meaning of all the given options.
A prankster is a person fond of playing tricks.
A hooligan is used for someone who is a troublemaker.
A charlatan is a fraud.
Spunk means courage and determination.
Hence, the correct answer is option 3. 

QUESTION: 12

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

Q. The matter was being exaggerated as some people had (a hidden) motive.

Solution:

An "ulterior motive" refers to a desire that is kept concealed by displaying some other cause.
Example- The ulterior motive of the conspirators was revealed during the investigation. 
Vendetta means to have a prolonged fight or unsolved issue with someone that hinders positive growth.
Propaganda is basically the spreading of news that is untrue, mostly done in order to fulfill political objectives.
Grudge means to have a constant feeling of ill will or resentment for someone/something resulting from a past insult or injury.
Ulterior motive stands for the hidden motive that is present in the things done in public sight. It can be compared to collusion.

QUESTION: 13

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

Q. No news of firing (1)/ along the border (2)/ have been heard of. (3)/ No error (4).​

Solution:

"News" is always used in the singular form. Hence, it requires a singular supporting verb.
Correct Sentence- No news of firing along the border has been heard of.

QUESTION: 14

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

Q. Each one of the government (1)/ hospitals are full at (2)/ this point of time. (3)/ No error (4).  

Solution:

The subject "each one" takes a singular supporting verb. The supporting verb is not used for the word "hospitals"
Correct sentence-Each one of the government hospitals is full at this point of time. 

QUESTION: 15

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

Q. He informed me (1)/ earlier that he (2)/ will not come.(3)/ No error (4).

Solution:

The sentence starts in past tense hence the ending cannot be in the future tense so as to maintain uniformity.
Correct Sentence- He informed me earlier that he would not come.  

QUESTION: 16

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

Q. A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Solution:

'A house divided against itself cannot stand' means if there is no unity within an organization or group nothing can be achieved.

Option 3 states this meaning and is the correct option. All other options imply other ideas.

Example- The management never made peace with the players, hence there was complete chaos, and the team eventually lost. Truly a house divided against itself cannot stand in the long run.

QUESTION: 17

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

Q. Mr. Singh had been with the police department for a long time. As such, he is a doubting Thomas even at home.

Solution:

'A doubting Thomas' is a person who only believes in whatever he sees and does not easily trust others. 
Option 4 is thus the correct option.
Example- It is very difficult to deal with a doubting Thomas because they never seem to believe you.

QUESTION: 18

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

Q. M.F. Hussain's works always paint a thousand words.

Solution:

'Paint a thousand words' means that some form of art or work can at times speak a lot more than words.
Option 1 is hence correct as no other option expresses the same point.
Example- The sketchings of the young boy was so captivating that it painted a thousand words in the minds of the viewer.

QUESTION: 19

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

Solution:

The correct spelling is "referendum". It means a vote on a topic by the people. 
Example-  The referendum on Brexit has been quite a disastrous one.

QUESTION: 20

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

​A practical person

Solution:


realist is a person who analyses every problem on real and factual terms.
Example- The world today requires realist leaders more than anything else.

QUESTION: 21

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

A free or independent thinker

Solution:

Example- If the world had a lot of mavericks, the problem of religious violence wouldn't be there.

QUESTION: 22

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

A stupid person

Solution:

A person who is considered a hot-head is someone who easily becomes angry and violent.
A bonehead is a term used for a stupid person. 
An egghead is someone who is an intellectual.
Pundit is sometimes used for an expert in a particular subject or field who is frequently called upon to give their opinions to the public.
Hence, the correct answer is option 2.

QUESTION: 23

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

Q. It is a known fact that some people have (blind faith) in superistitions in our country.

Solution:

The sentence in concern states that superistitions are still prevalent in our country and people blindly follow them. "Blind faith" is a phrase that stands for showing a faith without any rationality. The sentence is thus correct in its original format and no improvement to it is required. 
Option 4 is hence correct.

QUESTION: 24

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

Q. He was (accepting) a great surprise on his birthday.

Solution:

The sentence seems to say that the person in concern was expecting a surprise on his birthday and not accepting it. Expect means to want or wish for something whereas accepting means to receive or recognize some issue.
Thus option 2 is correct.

QUESTION: 25

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

Q. He (turned over a new leaf) after serving his remaining prison sentence

Solution:

The sentence means that the person in concern changed his lifestyle completely after serving his prison sentence. "Turned over a new leaf" is a phrase that is used to depict a new beginning to something.
Thus, the sentence is correct in its original form and option 4 is correct.

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