English Mock Test - 9


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QUESTION: 1

Directions (1 – 5): - Read the following passages carefully and answer the question given below them. All answer should be given in the context of the given passage. Certain words/phrases are printed in Bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.

The production of histories of India has become very frequent in recent years and may well call for some explanation. Why so many and why this one in particular? The reason is a twofold one: changes in the Indian scene requiring in re-interpretation of the facts changes in attitudes of historians about the essential elements of Indian history. These two considerations are in addition to the normal fact of fresh information, whether in the form of archeological discoveries throwing fresh light on an obscure period or culture, or the revelations caused by the opening of archives or the release of private papers. The changes in the Indian scene are too obvious to need emphasis. Only two generations ago, British rule seemed to most Indian as well as British observes, likely to extend into an indefinite future; now there is a teenage generation which knows nothing of it. Changes in the attitudes of historians have occurred everywhere, changes in attitudes to the content of the subject as well as to particular countries, but in India, there have been some special features. Prior to the British, Indian historiographers were mostly Muslims, who relied, as in the case of Sayyid Ghulam Hussain, on their own recollection of events and on information from friends and men of affairs. Only a few like Abu’l Fazl had access to official papers. These were personal narratives of events, varying in value with the nature of the writer. The early British writers were officials. In the eighteenth century, they were concerned with some aspect of Company policy, or, like Robert Orme in his Military Transactions, gave a straight narrative in what was essentially a continuation of the Muslim tradition. In the early nineteenth century, the writers were still, with two notable exceptions, officials, but they were now engaged in chronicling, in varying moods of zest, pride, and awe, the rise of the British power in India to supremacy. The two exceptions were James Mill, with his critical attitude to the Company and John Marchman, the Baptist missionary. But they, like the officials, were anglo-centric in their attitude so that the history of modern India in their hands came to be the history of the rise of the British in India.

The official school dominated the writing of Indian history until we get the first professional historian’s approach, Ramsay Muir and P.E. Roberts in England and H.H. Dodwell in India. Then Indian historians trained in the English school joined in, of whom the most distinguished was Sir Jadunath Sarkar and the other notable writers: Surendranath Sen, Dr. Radhakumud Mukerji, and Professor Nilakanta Sastri. They, it may be said, restored India to Indian history, but their bias was mainly political. Finally have come the nationalists who range from those who can find nothing good or true in the British to sophisticated historical philosophers like K.M. Panikker.

Along with types of historians with their varying biases have gone changes in the attitude to the content of Indian history. Here, Indian historians have been influenced both by their local situation and by changes of thought elsewhere. It is in this field that this work can claim some attention since it seeks to break new ground, or perhaps to deepen a freshly turned furrow in the field of Indian history. The early official historians were content with the glamour and drama of political history from Plassey to the Mutiny, from Dupleix to the Sikhs. But when the raj settled down, glamour departed from politics, and they turned to the less glorious but more solid ground of administration. Not how India was conquered but how it was governed was the theme of this school of historians. It found its archpriest in H.H. Dodwell, its priestess in Dame Lilian Penson, and its chief shrine in the Volume VI of the Cambridge History of India. Meanwhile in Britain, other currents were moving, which led historical study into the economic and social fields. R. C. Dutt entered the first of these currents with his Economic History of India, to be followed more recently by the whole group of Indian economic historians. Moreland extended these studies to the Mughal Period. Social history is now being increasingly studied and there is also of course, a school of nationalist historians; who see modern Indian history in terms of the rise and the fulfillment of the national movement.

All these approaches have value, but all share in the quality of being compartmental. It is not enough to remove political history from its pedestal of being the only kind of history worth having if it is merely to put other types of history in its place. Too exclusive an attention to economic, social, or administrative history can be as sterile and misleading as too much concentration on politics. A whole subject needs a whole treatment for understanding. A historian must dissect his subject into its elements and then fuse them together again into an integrated while.

The true history of a country must contain all the features just cited, but must present them as parts of a single consistent there.

Q. 

Which of the following may be the closest in meaning to the statement ‘restored India to Indian history’?

Solution:
QUESTION: 2

The production of histories of India has become very frequent in recent years and may well call for some explanation. Why so many and why this one in particular? The reason is a twofold one: changes in the Indian scene requiring in re-interpretation of the facts changes in attitudes of historians about the essential elements of Indian history. These two considerations are in addition to the normal fact of fresh information, whether in the form of archeological discoveries throwing fresh light on an obscure period or culture, or the revelations caused by the opening of archives or the release of private papers. The changes in the Indian scene are too obvious to need emphasis. Only two generations ago, British rule seemed to most Indian as well as British observes, likely to extend into an indefinite future; now there is a teenage generation which knows nothing of it. Changes in the attitudes of historians have occurred everywhere, changes in attitudes to the content of the subject as well as to particular countries, but in India, there have been some special features. Prior to the British, Indian historiographers were mostly Muslims, who relied, as in the case of Sayyid Ghulam Hussain, on their own recollection of events and on information from friends and men of affairs. Only a few like Abu’l Fazl had access to official papers. These were personal narratives of events, varying in value with the nature of the writer. The early British writers were officials. In the eighteenth century, they were concerned with some aspect of Company policy, or, like Robert Orme in his Military Transactions, gave a straight narrative in what was essentially a continuation of the Muslim tradition. In the early nineteenth century, the writers were still, with two notable exceptions, officials, but they were now engaged in chronicling, in varying moods of zest, pride, and awe, the rise of the British power in India to supremacy. The two exceptions were James Mill, with his critical attitude to the Company and John Marchman, the Baptist missionary. But they, like the officials, were anglo-centric in their attitude so that the history of modern India in their hands came to be the history of the rise of the British in India.

The official school dominated the writing of Indian history until we get the first professional historian’s approach, Ramsay Muir and P.E. Roberts in England and H.H. Dodwell in India. Then Indian historians trained in the English school joined in, of whom the most distinguished was Sir Jadunath Sarkar and the other notable writers: Surendranath Sen, Dr. Radhakumud Mukerji, and Professor Nilakanta Sastri. They, it may be said, restored India to Indian history, but their bias was mainly political. Finally have come the nationalists who range from those who can find nothing good or true in the British to sophisticated historical philosophers like K.M. Panikker.

Along with types of historians with their varying biases have gone changes in the attitude to the content of Indian history. Here, Indian historians have been influenced both by their local situation and by changes of thought elsewhere. It is in this field that this work can claim some attention since it seeks to break new ground, or perhaps to deepen a freshly turned furrow in the field of Indian history. The early official historians were content with the glamour and drama of political history from Plassey to the Mutiny, from Dupleix to the Sikhs. But when the raj settled down, glamour departed from politics, and they turned to the less glorious but more solid ground of administration. Not how India was conquered but how it was governed was the theme of this school of historians. It found its archpriest in H.H. Dodwell, its priestess in Dame Lilian Penson, and its chief shrine in the Volume VI of the Cambridge History of India. Meanwhile in Britain, other currents were moving, which led historical study into the economic and social fields. R. C. Dutt entered the first of these currents with his Economic History of India, to be followed more recently by the whole group of Indian economic historians. Moreland extended these studies to the Mughal Period. Social history is now being increasingly studied and there is also of course, a school of nationalist historians; who see modern Indian history in terms of the rise and the fulfillment of the national movement.

All these approaches have value, but all share in the quality of being compartmental. It is not enough to remove political history from its pedestal of being the only kind of history worth having if it is merely to put other types of history in its place. Too exclusive an attention to economic, social, or administrative history can be as sterile and misleading as too much concentration on politics. A whole subject needs a whole treatment for understanding. A historian must dissect his subject into its elements and then fuse them together again into an integrated while.

The true history of a country must contain all the features just cited, but must present them as parts of a single consistent there.

Q. 

Which of the following is the closest implication of the statement ‘to break new ground, or perhaps to deepen a freshly turned furrow?’

Solution:
QUESTION: 3

The production of histories of India has become very frequent in recent years and may well call for some explanation. Why so many and why this one in particular? The reason is a twofold one: changes in the Indian scene requiring in re-interpretation of the facts changes in attitudes of historians about the essential elements of Indian history. These two considerations are in addition to the normal fact of fresh information, whether in the form of archeological discoveries throwing fresh light on an obscure period or culture, or the revelations caused by the opening of archives or the release of private papers. The changes in the Indian scene are too obvious to need emphasis. Only two generations ago, British rule seemed to most Indian as well as British observes, likely to extend into an indefinite future; now there is a teenage generation which knows nothing of it. Changes in the attitudes of historians have occurred everywhere, changes in attitudes to the content of the subject as well as to particular countries, but in India, there have been some special features. Prior to the British, Indian historiographers were mostly Muslims, who relied, as in the case of Sayyid Ghulam Hussain, on their own recollection of events and on information from friends and men of affairs. Only a few like Abu’l Fazl had access to official papers. These were personal narratives of events, varying in value with the nature of the writer. The early British writers were officials. In the eighteenth century, they were concerned with some aspect of Company policy, or, like Robert Orme in his Military Transactions, gave a straight narrative in what was essentially a continuation of the Muslim tradition. In the early nineteenth century, the writers were still, with two notable exceptions, officials, but they were now engaged in chronicling, in varying moods of zest, pride, and awe, the rise of the British power in India to supremacy. The two exceptions were James Mill, with his critical attitude to the Company and John Marchman, the Baptist missionary. But they, like the officials, were anglo-centric in their attitude so that the history of modern India in their hands came to be the history of the rise of the British in India.

The official school dominated the writing of Indian history until we get the first professional historian’s approach, Ramsay Muir and P.E. Roberts in England and H.H. Dodwell in India. Then Indian historians trained in the English school joined in, of whom the most distinguished was Sir Jadunath Sarkar and the other notable writers: Surendranath Sen, Dr. Radhakumud Mukerji, and Professor Nilakanta Sastri. They, it may be said, restored India to Indian history, but their bias was mainly political. Finally have come the nationalists who range from those who can find nothing good or true in the British to sophisticated historical philosophers like K.M. Panikker.

Along with types of historians with their varying biases have gone changes in the attitude to the content of Indian history. Here, Indian historians have been influenced both by their local situation and by changes of thought elsewhere. It is in this field that this work can claim some attention since it seeks to break new ground, or perhaps to deepen a freshly turned furrow in the field of Indian history. The early official historians were content with the glamour and drama of political history from Plassey to the Mutiny, from Dupleix to the Sikhs. But when the raj settled down, glamour departed from politics, and they turned to the less glorious but more solid ground of administration. Not how India was conquered but how it was governed was the theme of this school of historians. It found its archpriest in H.H. Dodwell, its priestess in Dame Lilian Penson, and its chief shrine in the Volume VI of the Cambridge History of India. Meanwhile in Britain, other currents were moving, which led historical study into the economic and social fields. R. C. Dutt entered the first of these currents with his Economic History of India, to be followed more recently by the whole group of Indian economic historians. Moreland extended these studies to the Mughal Period. Social history is now being increasingly studied and there is also of course, a school of nationalist historians; who see modern Indian history in terms of the rise and the fulfillment of the national movement.

All these approaches have value, but all share in the quality of being compartmental. It is not enough to remove political history from its pedestal of being the only kind of history worth having if it is merely to put other types of history in its place. Too exclusive an attention to economic, social, or administrative history can be as sterile and misleading as too much concentration on politics. A whole subject needs a whole treatment for understanding. A historian must dissect his subject into its elements and then fuse them together again into an integrated while.

The true history of a country must contain all the features just cited, but must present them as parts of a single consistent there.

Q. 

Historians moved from writing history to writing administrative history because

Solution:
QUESTION: 4

The production of histories of India has become very frequent in recent years and may well call for some explanation. Why so many and why this one in particular? The reason is a twofold one: changes in the Indian scene requiring in re-interpretation of the facts changes in attitudes of historians about the essential elements of Indian history. These two considerations are in addition to the normal fact of fresh information, whether in the form of archeological discoveries throwing fresh light on an obscure period or culture, or the revelations caused by the opening of archives or the release of private papers. The changes in the Indian scene are too obvious to need emphasis. Only two generations ago, British rule seemed to most Indian as well as British observes, likely to extend into an indefinite future; now there is a teenage generation which knows nothing of it. Changes in the attitudes of historians have occurred everywhere, changes in attitudes to the content of the subject as well as to particular countries, but in India, there have been some special features. Prior to the British, Indian historiographers were mostly Muslims, who relied, as in the case of Sayyid Ghulam Hussain, on their own recollection of events and on information from friends and men of affairs. Only a few like Abu’l Fazl had access to official papers. These were personal narratives of events, varying in value with the nature of the writer. The early British writers were officials. In the eighteenth century, they were concerned with some aspect of Company policy, or, like Robert Orme in his Military Transactions, gave a straight narrative in what was essentially a continuation of the Muslim tradition. In the early nineteenth century, the writers were still, with two notable exceptions, officials, but they were now engaged in chronicling, in varying moods of zest, pride, and awe, the rise of the British power in India to supremacy. The two exceptions were James Mill, with his critical attitude to the Company and John Marchman, the Baptist missionary. But they, like the officials, were anglo-centric in their attitude so that the history of modern India in their hands came to be the history of the rise of the British in India.

The official school dominated the writing of Indian history until we get the first professional historian’s approach, Ramsay Muir and P.E. Roberts in England and H.H. Dodwell in India. Then Indian historians trained in the English school joined in, of whom the most distinguished was Sir Jadunath Sarkar and the other notable writers: Surendranath Sen, Dr. Radhakumud Mukerji, and Professor Nilakanta Sastri. They, it may be said, restored India to Indian history, but their bias was mainly political. Finally have come the nationalists who range from those who can find nothing good or true in the British to sophisticated historical philosophers like K.M. Panikker.

Along with types of historians with their varying biases have gone changes in the attitude to the content of Indian history. Here, Indian historians have been influenced both by their local situation and by changes of thought elsewhere. It is in this field that this work can claim some attention since it seeks to break new ground, or perhaps to deepen a freshly turned furrow in the field of Indian history. The early official historians were content with the glamour and drama of political history from Plassey to the Mutiny, from Dupleix to the Sikhs. But when the raj settled down, glamour departed from politics, and they turned to the less glorious but more solid ground of administration. Not how India was conquered but how it was governed was the theme of this school of historians. It found its archpriest in H.H. Dodwell, its priestess in Dame Lilian Penson, and its chief shrine in the Volume VI of the Cambridge History of India. Meanwhile in Britain, other currents were moving, which led historical study into the economic and social fields. R. C. Dutt entered the first of these currents with his Economic History of India, to be followed more recently by the whole group of Indian economic historians. Moreland extended these studies to the Mughal Period. Social history is now being increasingly studied and there is also of course, a school of nationalist historians; who see modern Indian history in terms of the rise and the fulfillment of the national movement.

All these approaches have value, but all share in the quality of being compartmental. It is not enough to remove political history from its pedestal of being the only kind of history worth having if it is merely to put other types of history in its place. Too exclusive an attention to economic, social, or administrative history can be as sterile and misleading as too much concentration on politics. A whole subject needs a whole treatment for understanding. A historian must dissect his subject into its elements and then fuse them together again into an integrated while.

The true history of a country must contain all the features just cited, but must present them as parts of a single consistent there.

Q. 

According to the author, which of the following is not among the attitudes of Indian historians of Indian origin?

Solution:
QUESTION: 5

The production of histories of India has become very frequent in recent years and may well call for some explanation. Why so many and why this one in particular? The reason is a twofold one: changes in the Indian scene requiring in re-interpretation of the facts changes in attitudes of historians about the essential elements of Indian history. These two considerations are in addition to the normal fact of fresh information, whether in the form of archeological discoveries throwing fresh light on an obscure period or culture, or the revelations caused by the opening of archives or the release of private papers. The changes in the Indian scene are too obvious to need emphasis. Only two generations ago, British rule seemed to most Indian as well as British observes, likely to extend into an indefinite future; now there is a teenage generation which knows nothing of it. Changes in the attitudes of historians have occurred everywhere, changes in attitudes to the content of the subject as well as to particular countries, but in India, there have been some special features. Prior to the British, Indian historiographers were mostly Muslims, who relied, as in the case of Sayyid Ghulam Hussain, on their own recollection of events and on information from friends and men of affairs. Only a few like Abu’l Fazl had access to official papers. These were personal narratives of events, varying in value with the nature of the writer. The early British writers were officials. In the eighteenth century, they were concerned with some aspect of Company policy, or, like Robert Orme in his Military Transactions, gave a straight narrative in what was essentially a continuation of the Muslim tradition. In the early nineteenth century, the writers were still, with two notable exceptions, officials, but they were now engaged in chronicling, in varying moods of zest, pride, and awe, the rise of the British power in India to supremacy. The two exceptions were James Mill, with his critical attitude to the Company and John Marchman, the Baptist missionary. But they, like the officials, were anglo-centric in their attitude so that the history of modern India in their hands came to be the history of the rise of the British in India.

The official school dominated the writing of Indian history until we get the first professional historian’s approach, Ramsay Muir and P.E. Roberts in England and H.H. Dodwell in India. Then Indian historians trained in the English school joined in, of whom the most distinguished was Sir Jadunath Sarkar and the other notable writers: Surendranath Sen, Dr. Radhakumud Mukerji, and Professor Nilakanta Sastri. They, it may be said, restored India to Indian history, but their bias was mainly political. Finally have come the nationalists who range from those who can find nothing good or true in the British to sophisticated historical philosophers like K.M. Panikker.

Along with types of historians with their varying biases have gone changes in the attitude to the content of Indian history. Here, Indian historians have been influenced both by their local situation and by changes of thought elsewhere. It is in this field that this work can claim some attention since it seeks to break new ground, or perhaps to deepen a freshly turned furrow in the field of Indian history. The early official historians were content with the glamour and drama of political history from Plassey to the Mutiny, from Dupleix to the Sikhs. But when the raj settled down, glamour departed from politics, and they turned to the less glorious but more solid ground of administration. Not how India was conquered but how it was governed was the theme of this school of historians. It found its archpriest in H.H. Dodwell, its priestess in Dame Lilian Penson, and its chief shrine in the Volume VI of the Cambridge History of India. Meanwhile in Britain, other currents were moving, which led historical study into the economic and social fields. R. C. Dutt entered the first of these currents with his Economic History of India, to be followed more recently by the whole group of Indian economic historians. Moreland extended these studies to the Mughal Period. Social history is now being increasingly studied and there is also of course, a school of nationalist historians; who see modern Indian history in terms of the rise and the fulfillment of the national movement.

All these approaches have value, but all share in the quality of being compartmental. It is not enough to remove political history from its pedestal of being the only kind of history worth having if it is merely to put other types of history in its place. Too exclusive an attention to economic, social, or administrative history can be as sterile and misleading as too much concentration on politics. A whole subject needs a whole treatment for understanding. A historian must dissect his subject into its elements and then fuse them together again into an integrated while.

The true history of a country must contain all the features just cited, but must present them as parts of a single consistent there.

Q. 

In the table given below, match the historians to the approaches taken by them;

A.         Administrative

B.         Political

C.         Narrative

D.         Economic

E.         Robert Orme

F.         H.H. Dodwell

G.         Radha Kumud Mukherji

H.         R. C. Dutt

Solution:
QUESTION: 6

Directions (6 – 15): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. four or five words are suggested, Find one of which fits at number 6 appropriately.

India is (6) the move and the old order passes. Too long have we been (7) spectators of events and the (8) of others. The (9) comes to our people now and we shall make the history of our (10) let us all join in this mighty (11) and make India, the (12). Of our heart, great among nations, foremost in the arts of peace and progress. The door is open and destiny (13) to all. There is no question of who (14), for we have to go forward and together as comrades and either all of us win or we all (15) together.

Solution:
QUESTION: 7

In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. four or five words are suggested, Find one of which fits at number 7 appropriately.

India is (6) the move and the old order passes. Too long have we been (7) spectators of events and the (8) of others. The (9) comes to our people now and we shall make the history of our (10) let us all join in this mighty (11) and make India, the (12). Of our heart, great among nations, foremost in the arts of peace and progress. The door is open and destiny (13) to all. There is no question of who (14), for we have to go forward and together as comrades and either all of us win or we all (15) together.

Solution:

The correct option is B.
It is the best suitable word for the blank.

QUESTION: 8

In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. four or five words are suggested, Find one of which fits at number 8 appropriately.

India is (6) the move and the old order passes. Too long have we been (7) spectators of events and the (8) of others. The (9) comes to our people now and we shall make the history of our (10) let us all join in this mighty (11) and make India, the (12). Of our heart, great among nations, foremost in the arts of peace and progress. The door is open and destiny (13) to all. There is no question of who (14), for we have to go forward and together as comrades and either all of us win or we all (15) together.

Solution:
QUESTION: 9

In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. four or five words are suggested, Find one of which fits at number 9 appropriately.

India is (6) the move and the old order passes. Too long have we been (7) spectators of events and the (8) of others. The (9) comes to our people now and we shall make the history of our (10) let us all join in this mighty (11) and make India, the (12). Of our heart, great among nations, foremost in the arts of peace and progress. The door is open and destiny (13) to all. There is no question of who (14), for we have to go forward and together as comrades and either all of us win or we all (15) together.

Solution:
QUESTION: 10

In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. four or five words are suggested, Find one of which fits at number 10 appropriately.

India is (6) the move and the old order passes. Too long have we been (7) spectators of events and the (8) of others. The (9) comes to our people now and we shall make the history of our (10) let us all join in this mighty (11) and make India, the (12). Of our heart, great among nations, foremost in the arts of peace and progress. The door is open and destiny (13) to all. There is no question of who (14), for we have to go forward and together as comrades and either all of us win or we all (15) together

Solution:
QUESTION: 11

In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. four or five words are suggested, Find one of which fits at number 11 appropriately.

India is (6) the move and the old order passes. Too long have we been (7) spectators of events and the (8) of others. The (9) comes to our people now and we shall make the history of our (10) let us all join in this mighty (11) and make India, the (12). Of our heart, great among nations, foremost in the arts of peace and progress. The door is open and destiny (13) to all. There is no question of who (14), for we have to go forward and together as comrades and either all of us win or we all (15) together

Solution:

The correct option is B.
Venture means undertaking a risky or daring journey or course of action.

QUESTION: 12

In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. four or five words are suggested, Find one of which fits at number 12 appropriately.

India is (6) the move and the old order passes. Too long have we been (7) spectators of events and the (8) of others. The (9) comes to our people now and we shall make the history of our (10) let us all join in this mighty (11) and make India, the (12). Of our heart, great among nations, foremost in the arts of peace and progress. The door is open and destiny (13) to all. There is no question of who (14), for we have to go forward and together as comrades and either all of us win or we all (15) together

Solution:
QUESTION: 13

In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. four or five words are suggested, Find one of which fits at number 13 appropriately.

India is (6) the move and the old order passes. Too long have we been (7) spectators of events and the (8) of others. The (9) comes to our people now and we shall make the history of our (10) let us all join in this mighty (11) and make India, the (12). Of our heart, great among nations, foremost in the arts of peace and progress. The door is open and destiny (13) to all. There is no question of who (14), for we have to go forward and together as comrades and either all of us win or we all (15) together

Solution:
QUESTION: 14

In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. four or five words are suggested, Find one of which fits at number 14 appropriately.

India is (6) the move and the old order passes. Too long have we been (7) spectators of events and the (8) of others. The (9) comes to our people now and we shall make the history of our (10) let us all join in this mighty (11) and make India, the (12). Of our heart, great among nations, foremost in the arts of peace and progress. The door is open and destiny (13) to all. There is no question of who (14), for we have to go forward and together as comrades and either all of us win or we all (15) together

Solution:
QUESTION: 15

In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. four or five words are suggested, Find one of which fits at number 15 appropriately.

India is (6) the move and the old order passes. Too long have we been (7) spectators of events and the (8) of others. The (9) comes to our people now and we shall make the history of our (10) let us all join in this mighty (11) and make India, the (12). Of our heart, great among nations, foremost in the arts of peace and progress. The door is open and destiny (13) to all. There is no question of who (14), for we have to go forward and together as comrades and either all of us win or we all (15) together

Solution:
QUESTION: 16

LEVEL – I

(Directions 16 - 20) : Fill in the Blanks with Appropriate Words

They wanted to ……. all these books, but they could not find ……… time to do so.

Solution:

The correct option is D.
This option is perfect for the blank.
 

QUESTION: 17

The boy felt ……….. when he knew that he had been ………

Solution:
QUESTION: 18

It is ……… for every tax-payer to ………. the tax returns to the Income Tax Department.

Solution:
QUESTION: 19

It is useless to attempt to ……… from every danger, some ………. must be taken.

Solution:
QUESTION: 20

Fiction approximates to science, first in accepting the obligation of being …….. to life as it is, and secondly, in asserting the right to ……….

Solution:

C is the correct option. Realistic means representing things in a way that is accurate and true to life, on which the “fiction” is based and portray means depicting or describing.

QUESTION: 21

LEVEL – II

Directions (21 – 25): In the sentences given below, a word or phrase is written in italicized letter. For each italicized part four words/phrases are listed below each sentence. Choose the word nearest in meaning to the italicized part.

Q. 

He did his job with scrupulous care.

Solution:

very concerned

QUESTION: 22

She is really a fantastic girl.

Solution:
QUESTION: 23

He corroborated the statement of his brother.

Solution:

to give support

QUESTION: 24

There must be lively discussion of Indian authors if we are to foster our knowledge.

Solution:

development of something

QUESTION: 25

He wrote a scathing review of the prize-winning novel.

Solution:

severely critical

QUESTION: 26

LEVEL – III

(Direction 26 - 30)Fill in the Blanks

Q. 

Manpower is the ……… means of converting other resources to mankind’s use and benefit.

Solution:

absolutely necessary

QUESTION: 27

On his sudden demise, my emotions were too complicated that it was …….. how I felt.

Solution:

unable to be explained

QUESTION: 28

Family planning is essential for curbing the rapid ………… in population.

Solution:

gush out in a sudden

QUESTION: 29

Parliamentary democracy demand a discipline and ……. to the rules.

Solution:

to stick to something

QUESTION: 30

Experts fail to understand the ………. behind the decision.

Solution:

a set of reasons

QUESTION: 31

Directions (31 – 35): In each of the following sentences, four options are given. You are required to identify the best way of writing the sentence in the context of the correct usage of standard written English. While doing so, you have to ensure that the message being conveyed remains the same in all the cases.

Q. 

The Indian government’s failing to keep its pledges will have the effect of earning distrust from all the other nation in the region.

Solution:
QUESTION: 32

Her elder brother along with her grandparents insist that she remain in the same college.

Solution:
QUESTION: 33

Q. Most students like to read ______ during their spare time.

Solution:

The correct option is C.
A) these kind of books
Wrong. [these + singular noun] --> wrong.
B) these kind of book
Wrong. Same error as in A. [these + singular noun] --> wrong.
D) this kinds of books
Wrong. [this + plural noun] --> wrong.

E) those kinds of books
Wrong. That and those are often used with the 'there' to indicate that the object is away from the speaker. But we're actually talking about a particular kind of book that is near to us, not something away from us. Thus, E is wrong.
 

QUESTION: 34

Not only was he efficient but also welcoming in nature.

Solution:
QUESTION: 35

In the normal course, John will graduate from college and enter a post-graduate course in two years.

Solution:
QUESTION: 36

(Directions 36 - 40) : ONE-WORD SUBSTITUTION

Q.

A person who eats too much

Solution:

Greedy eater

QUESTION: 37

One who takes delight in excessive cruelty

Solution:

who enjoys pain on others

QUESTION: 38

Likely to break apart easily

Solution:

Breaks easily

QUESTION: 39

A person who is reserved in talks

Solution:

Not reviling thoughts

QUESTION: 40

Government by one person

Solution:

a form of govt by one head.

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