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Q1 - 5: Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 and 6 to form a logical sequence of
six sentences.
1. 1. It is often said that good actors can get out of play more than the author has put into it.
A. A good actor, bringing to a part his own talent, often gives it a value that the layman on reading
the play had not seen in it, but at the utmost he can do no more than reach the ideal that the
author has seen in his mind’s eye.
B. In all my plays I have been fortunate enough to have some of the parts acted as I wanted; but in
none have I had all the parts so acted.
C. That is not true.
D. He has to be an actor of address to do this; for the most part the author has to be satisfied with
an approximation of the performance he visualized.
6. This is obviously inevitable, for the actor who is suited to a certain role may well be engaged and
you have to put up with the second or third best, because there is no help for it.
(a) BACD (b) DACB (c) CADB (d) DCBA
2. 1. I can think of no serious prose play that has survived the generation that gave it birth.
A. They are museum pieces.
B. They are revived now and then because a famous part tempts a leading actor, or a manager in
want of a stop-gap thinks he will put on a play on which he has no loyalties to pay.
C. A few comedies have haphazardly traveled down a couple of centuries or so.
D. The audience laugh at their wit with politeness and at their farce with embarrassment.
6. They are not held nor taken out of themselves.
(a) CDBA (b) CBAD (c) ABDC (d) BACD
3. 1. The wind had savage allies.
A. If it had not been for my closely fitted helmet, the explosions might have shattered my eardrums.
B. The first clap of thunder came as a deafening explosion that literally shook my teeth.
C. I didn’t hear the thunder, I actually felt it – an almost unbearable physical experience.
D. I saw lighting all around me in every shape imaginable.
6. It was raining so torrentially that I thought I would drown in mid air.
(a) BCAD (b) CADB (c) CBDA (d) ACDB
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Q1 - 5: Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 and 6 to form a logical sequence of
six sentences.
1. 1. It is often said that good actors can get out of play more than the author has put into it.
A. A good actor, bringing to a part his own talent, often gives it a value that the layman on reading
the play had not seen in it, but at the utmost he can do no more than reach the ideal that the
author has seen in his mind’s eye.
B. In all my plays I have been fortunate enough to have some of the parts acted as I wanted; but in
none have I had all the parts so acted.
C. That is not true.
D. He has to be an actor of address to do this; for the most part the author has to be satisfied with
an approximation of the performance he visualized.
6. This is obviously inevitable, for the actor who is suited to a certain role may well be engaged and
you have to put up with the second or third best, because there is no help for it.
(a) BACD (b) DACB (c) CADB (d) DCBA
2. 1. I can think of no serious prose play that has survived the generation that gave it birth.
A. They are museum pieces.
B. They are revived now and then because a famous part tempts a leading actor, or a manager in
want of a stop-gap thinks he will put on a play on which he has no loyalties to pay.
C. A few comedies have haphazardly traveled down a couple of centuries or so.
D. The audience laugh at their wit with politeness and at their farce with embarrassment.
6. They are not held nor taken out of themselves.
(a) CDBA (b) CBAD (c) ABDC (d) BACD
3. 1. The wind had savage allies.
A. If it had not been for my closely fitted helmet, the explosions might have shattered my eardrums.
B. The first clap of thunder came as a deafening explosion that literally shook my teeth.
C. I didn’t hear the thunder, I actually felt it – an almost unbearable physical experience.
D. I saw lighting all around me in every shape imaginable.
6. It was raining so torrentially that I thought I would drown in mid air.
(a) BCAD (b) CADB (c) CBDA (d) ACDB
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4. 1. All human beings are aware of the existence of a power greater than that of the mortals – the
name given to such a power by individuals is an outcome of birth, education and choice.
A. Logically, therefore such a power should be remembered in good times also.
B. Their other philanthropic contributions include the construction and maintenance of religious
places such as temples or gurudwaras.
C. Industrial organizations also contribute to the veneration of this power by participating in activities
such as religious ceremonies and festivities organized by the employees.
D. This power provides an anchor in times of adversity, difficulty and trouble.
6. The top management/managers should participate in all such events, irrespective of their personal
choice.
(a) CADB (b) BCAD (c) DACB (d) DBCA
5. 1. A thorough knowledge of the path or course to be followed is essential for achieving success.
A. Seniors must show the path clearly by laying down the precise expectations of the management
in terms of job description, key result areas and personal targets.
B. They should also ‘light the path’ by personal example.
C. Advice tendered or help offered must be objectively evaluated for its effectiveness in achieving
the desired goal.
D. A display of arrogance and a false sense of ‘self-worth’, in order to belittle those who come to
help prove dysfunctional.
6. The individuality of each employee must be respected.
(a) CDAB (b) CADB (c) BADC (d) ABCD
Q6 - 10: In each of the following questions, the answer choices suggest alternative arrangements
of four sentences A, B, C and D. Choose the alternative which suggests a coherent paragraph.
6. A. To have settled one’s affairs is a very good preparation to leading the rest of one’s life without
concern for the future.
B. When I have finished this book I shall know where I stand.
C. One does not die immediately after one has made one’s will; one make’s one’s will as a precaution.
D. I can afford then to do what I choose with the years that remain to me.
(a) DBAC (b) CABD (c) BDAC (d) CBDA
7. A. It is sad that India has always been in a hurry to conform to the western thought,  especially the
American.
B. Even the smaller countries have the guts to take a firm contrarian stand if they feel the policies
happen to compromise their country’s interest.
C. It’s one thing to sprout theories on liberalization, and entirely another to barter the interests of
the nation in it’s name.
D. In this case too, while a large number of countries are yet to ratify the GATT, India has not only
ratified the treaty, but is also preparing to amend the Patents Act.
(a) CABD (b) DCAB (c)CBDA (d) BDCA
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Q1 - 5: Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 and 6 to form a logical sequence of
six sentences.
1. 1. It is often said that good actors can get out of play more than the author has put into it.
A. A good actor, bringing to a part his own talent, often gives it a value that the layman on reading
the play had not seen in it, but at the utmost he can do no more than reach the ideal that the
author has seen in his mind’s eye.
B. In all my plays I have been fortunate enough to have some of the parts acted as I wanted; but in
none have I had all the parts so acted.
C. That is not true.
D. He has to be an actor of address to do this; for the most part the author has to be satisfied with
an approximation of the performance he visualized.
6. This is obviously inevitable, for the actor who is suited to a certain role may well be engaged and
you have to put up with the second or third best, because there is no help for it.
(a) BACD (b) DACB (c) CADB (d) DCBA
2. 1. I can think of no serious prose play that has survived the generation that gave it birth.
A. They are museum pieces.
B. They are revived now and then because a famous part tempts a leading actor, or a manager in
want of a stop-gap thinks he will put on a play on which he has no loyalties to pay.
C. A few comedies have haphazardly traveled down a couple of centuries or so.
D. The audience laugh at their wit with politeness and at their farce with embarrassment.
6. They are not held nor taken out of themselves.
(a) CDBA (b) CBAD (c) ABDC (d) BACD
3. 1. The wind had savage allies.
A. If it had not been for my closely fitted helmet, the explosions might have shattered my eardrums.
B. The first clap of thunder came as a deafening explosion that literally shook my teeth.
C. I didn’t hear the thunder, I actually felt it – an almost unbearable physical experience.
D. I saw lighting all around me in every shape imaginable.
6. It was raining so torrentially that I thought I would drown in mid air.
(a) BCAD (b) CADB (c) CBDA (d) ACDB
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4. 1. All human beings are aware of the existence of a power greater than that of the mortals – the
name given to such a power by individuals is an outcome of birth, education and choice.
A. Logically, therefore such a power should be remembered in good times also.
B. Their other philanthropic contributions include the construction and maintenance of religious
places such as temples or gurudwaras.
C. Industrial organizations also contribute to the veneration of this power by participating in activities
such as religious ceremonies and festivities organized by the employees.
D. This power provides an anchor in times of adversity, difficulty and trouble.
6. The top management/managers should participate in all such events, irrespective of their personal
choice.
(a) CADB (b) BCAD (c) DACB (d) DBCA
5. 1. A thorough knowledge of the path or course to be followed is essential for achieving success.
A. Seniors must show the path clearly by laying down the precise expectations of the management
in terms of job description, key result areas and personal targets.
B. They should also ‘light the path’ by personal example.
C. Advice tendered or help offered must be objectively evaluated for its effectiveness in achieving
the desired goal.
D. A display of arrogance and a false sense of ‘self-worth’, in order to belittle those who come to
help prove dysfunctional.
6. The individuality of each employee must be respected.
(a) CDAB (b) CADB (c) BADC (d) ABCD
Q6 - 10: In each of the following questions, the answer choices suggest alternative arrangements
of four sentences A, B, C and D. Choose the alternative which suggests a coherent paragraph.
6. A. To have settled one’s affairs is a very good preparation to leading the rest of one’s life without
concern for the future.
B. When I have finished this book I shall know where I stand.
C. One does not die immediately after one has made one’s will; one make’s one’s will as a precaution.
D. I can afford then to do what I choose with the years that remain to me.
(a) DBAC (b) CABD (c) BDAC (d) CBDA
7. A. It is sad that India has always been in a hurry to conform to the western thought,  especially the
American.
B. Even the smaller countries have the guts to take a firm contrarian stand if they feel the policies
happen to compromise their country’s interest.
C. It’s one thing to sprout theories on liberalization, and entirely another to barter the interests of
the nation in it’s name.
D. In this case too, while a large number of countries are yet to ratify the GATT, India has not only
ratified the treaty, but is also preparing to amend the Patents Act.
(a) CABD (b) DCAB (c)CBDA (d) BDCA
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8. A. But instead you are faced with another huge crag and the weary trail continues.
B. No, the path wind on and another mountain bars your way.
C. When for days you have been going through a mountain pass, a moment comes when you are
sure that after winding around the great mass of rock in front of you, you will come upon the
plain.
D. Surely after this you will see the plain.
(a) CDBA (b) BADC (c) CADB (d) BCAD
9. A. During one exhibition, however, some air became mixed with the hydrogen, and in the words of
the shaken performer: “The explosion was so dreadful that I imagined all my teeth had been
blown out!”
B. An entertainer would finish his acts by blowing the hydrogen he had inhaled towards a lighted
candle; as the hydrogen caught fire, flames would shoot menacingly from his lips.
C. A paper bag filled with hydrogen amazed guests by zooming off into space.
D. When people learned about its unique lighter-than-air property, they began to use it in all sorts
of parlor stunts.
(a) DCBA (b) DBAC (c) CABD (d) ACBD
10. A. It is exciting and various.
B. I am a writer as I might have been a doctor or a lawyer.
C. The writer is free to work in what he believes.
D. It is so pleasant a profession that it not surprising if a vast number of persons adopt it who have
no qualifications for it.
(a) CADB (b) ABDC (c) DBCA (d) BDAC
Q11 – 15:  four statements with blanks have been given. These statements are followed by four
alternatives. Choose the one which fits into the set of statements the maximum number of times.
11. A. Professional studies has become the _______ of the rich.
B. Every citizen has the _______ to speak, travel and live as he pleases.
C. He has a definite ________ over all his rivals.
D. Sheron no longer has the ________ of the company’s bungalow and car.
(a) advantage (b) privilege (c) right (d) concession
12. A. People sensed _________.
B. A bad ________ case had come in – a person with a smashed arm.
C. And then, without warning, ________ struck.
D. The dogs were the first to recognize the signs of oncoming ________.
(a) tragedy (b) accident (c) disaster (d) calamity
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Q1 - 5: Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 and 6 to form a logical sequence of
six sentences.
1. 1. It is often said that good actors can get out of play more than the author has put into it.
A. A good actor, bringing to a part his own talent, often gives it a value that the layman on reading
the play had not seen in it, but at the utmost he can do no more than reach the ideal that the
author has seen in his mind’s eye.
B. In all my plays I have been fortunate enough to have some of the parts acted as I wanted; but in
none have I had all the parts so acted.
C. That is not true.
D. He has to be an actor of address to do this; for the most part the author has to be satisfied with
an approximation of the performance he visualized.
6. This is obviously inevitable, for the actor who is suited to a certain role may well be engaged and
you have to put up with the second or third best, because there is no help for it.
(a) BACD (b) DACB (c) CADB (d) DCBA
2. 1. I can think of no serious prose play that has survived the generation that gave it birth.
A. They are museum pieces.
B. They are revived now and then because a famous part tempts a leading actor, or a manager in
want of a stop-gap thinks he will put on a play on which he has no loyalties to pay.
C. A few comedies have haphazardly traveled down a couple of centuries or so.
D. The audience laugh at their wit with politeness and at their farce with embarrassment.
6. They are not held nor taken out of themselves.
(a) CDBA (b) CBAD (c) ABDC (d) BACD
3. 1. The wind had savage allies.
A. If it had not been for my closely fitted helmet, the explosions might have shattered my eardrums.
B. The first clap of thunder came as a deafening explosion that literally shook my teeth.
C. I didn’t hear the thunder, I actually felt it – an almost unbearable physical experience.
D. I saw lighting all around me in every shape imaginable.
6. It was raining so torrentially that I thought I would drown in mid air.
(a) BCAD (b) CADB (c) CBDA (d) ACDB
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4. 1. All human beings are aware of the existence of a power greater than that of the mortals – the
name given to such a power by individuals is an outcome of birth, education and choice.
A. Logically, therefore such a power should be remembered in good times also.
B. Their other philanthropic contributions include the construction and maintenance of religious
places such as temples or gurudwaras.
C. Industrial organizations also contribute to the veneration of this power by participating in activities
such as religious ceremonies and festivities organized by the employees.
D. This power provides an anchor in times of adversity, difficulty and trouble.
6. The top management/managers should participate in all such events, irrespective of their personal
choice.
(a) CADB (b) BCAD (c) DACB (d) DBCA
5. 1. A thorough knowledge of the path or course to be followed is essential for achieving success.
A. Seniors must show the path clearly by laying down the precise expectations of the management
in terms of job description, key result areas and personal targets.
B. They should also ‘light the path’ by personal example.
C. Advice tendered or help offered must be objectively evaluated for its effectiveness in achieving
the desired goal.
D. A display of arrogance and a false sense of ‘self-worth’, in order to belittle those who come to
help prove dysfunctional.
6. The individuality of each employee must be respected.
(a) CDAB (b) CADB (c) BADC (d) ABCD
Q6 - 10: In each of the following questions, the answer choices suggest alternative arrangements
of four sentences A, B, C and D. Choose the alternative which suggests a coherent paragraph.
6. A. To have settled one’s affairs is a very good preparation to leading the rest of one’s life without
concern for the future.
B. When I have finished this book I shall know where I stand.
C. One does not die immediately after one has made one’s will; one make’s one’s will as a precaution.
D. I can afford then to do what I choose with the years that remain to me.
(a) DBAC (b) CABD (c) BDAC (d) CBDA
7. A. It is sad that India has always been in a hurry to conform to the western thought,  especially the
American.
B. Even the smaller countries have the guts to take a firm contrarian stand if they feel the policies
happen to compromise their country’s interest.
C. It’s one thing to sprout theories on liberalization, and entirely another to barter the interests of
the nation in it’s name.
D. In this case too, while a large number of countries are yet to ratify the GATT, India has not only
ratified the treaty, but is also preparing to amend the Patents Act.
(a) CABD (b) DCAB (c)CBDA (d) BDCA
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8. A. But instead you are faced with another huge crag and the weary trail continues.
B. No, the path wind on and another mountain bars your way.
C. When for days you have been going through a mountain pass, a moment comes when you are
sure that after winding around the great mass of rock in front of you, you will come upon the
plain.
D. Surely after this you will see the plain.
(a) CDBA (b) BADC (c) CADB (d) BCAD
9. A. During one exhibition, however, some air became mixed with the hydrogen, and in the words of
the shaken performer: “The explosion was so dreadful that I imagined all my teeth had been
blown out!”
B. An entertainer would finish his acts by blowing the hydrogen he had inhaled towards a lighted
candle; as the hydrogen caught fire, flames would shoot menacingly from his lips.
C. A paper bag filled with hydrogen amazed guests by zooming off into space.
D. When people learned about its unique lighter-than-air property, they began to use it in all sorts
of parlor stunts.
(a) DCBA (b) DBAC (c) CABD (d) ACBD
10. A. It is exciting and various.
B. I am a writer as I might have been a doctor or a lawyer.
C. The writer is free to work in what he believes.
D. It is so pleasant a profession that it not surprising if a vast number of persons adopt it who have
no qualifications for it.
(a) CADB (b) ABDC (c) DBCA (d) BDAC
Q11 – 15:  four statements with blanks have been given. These statements are followed by four
alternatives. Choose the one which fits into the set of statements the maximum number of times.
11. A. Professional studies has become the _______ of the rich.
B. Every citizen has the _______ to speak, travel and live as he pleases.
C. He has a definite ________ over all his rivals.
D. Sheron no longer has the ________ of the company’s bungalow and car.
(a) advantage (b) privilege (c) right (d) concession
12. A. People sensed _________.
B. A bad ________ case had come in – a person with a smashed arm.
C. And then, without warning, ________ struck.
D. The dogs were the first to recognize the signs of oncoming ________.
(a) tragedy (b) accident (c) disaster (d) calamity
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13. A. The men there have fought _________ and emotional withdrawal, and were more capable of
helping Jim.
B. But ______ does occasionally inflict all the adults.
C. A person who is deeply hurt feels very __________.
D. It is hard to survive this feeling of _______.
(a) dejection (b) lonely (c) trouble (d) depression
14. A. I have had a small power of _________.
B. Down with a very high fever, he suffers from frequents fits of _________.
C. They are now bitter enemies – all because of a small ________.
D. Her __________ is the most creative thing she has ever possessed.
(a) illusion (b) imagination (c) hallucination (d) misunderstanding
15. A. Communism states that every individual must live for the _________.
B. The _________ of the affairs of the nation is deplorable.
C. _________ have been laid down by the United States : states The Statesman.
D. No _________ has succeeded in gaining complete autonomy from the Federal government.
(a) state (b) nation (c) government (d) condition
Q16 - 18: From the given alternatives, select the one in which the pairs of words have a relationship
similar to the one between the bold words.
16. lying : perjury
(a) statement : testimony (b) seeing : observing
(c) taking : stealing (d) eating : dining
17. prehistoric : medieval
(a) Akbar : British (b) present : future
(c) Shakesphere : T ennyson (d) colossus : elephant
18. loud : stentorian
(a) mild : noisy (b) painful : prickly
(c) adjective : descriptive (d) bright : resplendent
Q19 – 23 : four parts of a sentence have been given. From the alternatives, find the combination
which best gives a meaningful sentence.
19. A. there was the hope that in another existence a greater happiness would reward one
B. previous existence, and the effort to do better would be less difficult too when
C. it would be less difficult to bear the evils of one’s own life if
D. one could think that they were but the necessary outcome of one’s errors in a
(a) CABD (b) BDCA (c) BADC (d) CDBA
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Q1 - 5: Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 and 6 to form a logical sequence of
six sentences.
1. 1. It is often said that good actors can get out of play more than the author has put into it.
A. A good actor, bringing to a part his own talent, often gives it a value that the layman on reading
the play had not seen in it, but at the utmost he can do no more than reach the ideal that the
author has seen in his mind’s eye.
B. In all my plays I have been fortunate enough to have some of the parts acted as I wanted; but in
none have I had all the parts so acted.
C. That is not true.
D. He has to be an actor of address to do this; for the most part the author has to be satisfied with
an approximation of the performance he visualized.
6. This is obviously inevitable, for the actor who is suited to a certain role may well be engaged and
you have to put up with the second or third best, because there is no help for it.
(a) BACD (b) DACB (c) CADB (d) DCBA
2. 1. I can think of no serious prose play that has survived the generation that gave it birth.
A. They are museum pieces.
B. They are revived now and then because a famous part tempts a leading actor, or a manager in
want of a stop-gap thinks he will put on a play on which he has no loyalties to pay.
C. A few comedies have haphazardly traveled down a couple of centuries or so.
D. The audience laugh at their wit with politeness and at their farce with embarrassment.
6. They are not held nor taken out of themselves.
(a) CDBA (b) CBAD (c) ABDC (d) BACD
3. 1. The wind had savage allies.
A. If it had not been for my closely fitted helmet, the explosions might have shattered my eardrums.
B. The first clap of thunder came as a deafening explosion that literally shook my teeth.
C. I didn’t hear the thunder, I actually felt it – an almost unbearable physical experience.
D. I saw lighting all around me in every shape imaginable.
6. It was raining so torrentially that I thought I would drown in mid air.
(a) BCAD (b) CADB (c) CBDA (d) ACDB
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4. 1. All human beings are aware of the existence of a power greater than that of the mortals – the
name given to such a power by individuals is an outcome of birth, education and choice.
A. Logically, therefore such a power should be remembered in good times also.
B. Their other philanthropic contributions include the construction and maintenance of religious
places such as temples or gurudwaras.
C. Industrial organizations also contribute to the veneration of this power by participating in activities
such as religious ceremonies and festivities organized by the employees.
D. This power provides an anchor in times of adversity, difficulty and trouble.
6. The top management/managers should participate in all such events, irrespective of their personal
choice.
(a) CADB (b) BCAD (c) DACB (d) DBCA
5. 1. A thorough knowledge of the path or course to be followed is essential for achieving success.
A. Seniors must show the path clearly by laying down the precise expectations of the management
in terms of job description, key result areas and personal targets.
B. They should also ‘light the path’ by personal example.
C. Advice tendered or help offered must be objectively evaluated for its effectiveness in achieving
the desired goal.
D. A display of arrogance and a false sense of ‘self-worth’, in order to belittle those who come to
help prove dysfunctional.
6. The individuality of each employee must be respected.
(a) CDAB (b) CADB (c) BADC (d) ABCD
Q6 - 10: In each of the following questions, the answer choices suggest alternative arrangements
of four sentences A, B, C and D. Choose the alternative which suggests a coherent paragraph.
6. A. To have settled one’s affairs is a very good preparation to leading the rest of one’s life without
concern for the future.
B. When I have finished this book I shall know where I stand.
C. One does not die immediately after one has made one’s will; one make’s one’s will as a precaution.
D. I can afford then to do what I choose with the years that remain to me.
(a) DBAC (b) CABD (c) BDAC (d) CBDA
7. A. It is sad that India has always been in a hurry to conform to the western thought,  especially the
American.
B. Even the smaller countries have the guts to take a firm contrarian stand if they feel the policies
happen to compromise their country’s interest.
C. It’s one thing to sprout theories on liberalization, and entirely another to barter the interests of
the nation in it’s name.
D. In this case too, while a large number of countries are yet to ratify the GATT, India has not only
ratified the treaty, but is also preparing to amend the Patents Act.
(a) CABD (b) DCAB (c)CBDA (d) BDCA
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8. A. But instead you are faced with another huge crag and the weary trail continues.
B. No, the path wind on and another mountain bars your way.
C. When for days you have been going through a mountain pass, a moment comes when you are
sure that after winding around the great mass of rock in front of you, you will come upon the
plain.
D. Surely after this you will see the plain.
(a) CDBA (b) BADC (c) CADB (d) BCAD
9. A. During one exhibition, however, some air became mixed with the hydrogen, and in the words of
the shaken performer: “The explosion was so dreadful that I imagined all my teeth had been
blown out!”
B. An entertainer would finish his acts by blowing the hydrogen he had inhaled towards a lighted
candle; as the hydrogen caught fire, flames would shoot menacingly from his lips.
C. A paper bag filled with hydrogen amazed guests by zooming off into space.
D. When people learned about its unique lighter-than-air property, they began to use it in all sorts
of parlor stunts.
(a) DCBA (b) DBAC (c) CABD (d) ACBD
10. A. It is exciting and various.
B. I am a writer as I might have been a doctor or a lawyer.
C. The writer is free to work in what he believes.
D. It is so pleasant a profession that it not surprising if a vast number of persons adopt it who have
no qualifications for it.
(a) CADB (b) ABDC (c) DBCA (d) BDAC
Q11 – 15:  four statements with blanks have been given. These statements are followed by four
alternatives. Choose the one which fits into the set of statements the maximum number of times.
11. A. Professional studies has become the _______ of the rich.
B. Every citizen has the _______ to speak, travel and live as he pleases.
C. He has a definite ________ over all his rivals.
D. Sheron no longer has the ________ of the company’s bungalow and car.
(a) advantage (b) privilege (c) right (d) concession
12. A. People sensed _________.
B. A bad ________ case had come in – a person with a smashed arm.
C. And then, without warning, ________ struck.
D. The dogs were the first to recognize the signs of oncoming ________.
(a) tragedy (b) accident (c) disaster (d) calamity
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13. A. The men there have fought _________ and emotional withdrawal, and were more capable of
helping Jim.
B. But ______ does occasionally inflict all the adults.
C. A person who is deeply hurt feels very __________.
D. It is hard to survive this feeling of _______.
(a) dejection (b) lonely (c) trouble (d) depression
14. A. I have had a small power of _________.
B. Down with a very high fever, he suffers from frequents fits of _________.
C. They are now bitter enemies – all because of a small ________.
D. Her __________ is the most creative thing she has ever possessed.
(a) illusion (b) imagination (c) hallucination (d) misunderstanding
15. A. Communism states that every individual must live for the _________.
B. The _________ of the affairs of the nation is deplorable.
C. _________ have been laid down by the United States : states The Statesman.
D. No _________ has succeeded in gaining complete autonomy from the Federal government.
(a) state (b) nation (c) government (d) condition
Q16 - 18: From the given alternatives, select the one in which the pairs of words have a relationship
similar to the one between the bold words.
16. lying : perjury
(a) statement : testimony (b) seeing : observing
(c) taking : stealing (d) eating : dining
17. prehistoric : medieval
(a) Akbar : British (b) present : future
(c) Shakesphere : T ennyson (d) colossus : elephant
18. loud : stentorian
(a) mild : noisy (b) painful : prickly
(c) adjective : descriptive (d) bright : resplendent
Q19 – 23 : four parts of a sentence have been given. From the alternatives, find the combination
which best gives a meaningful sentence.
19. A. there was the hope that in another existence a greater happiness would reward one
B. previous existence, and the effort to do better would be less difficult too when
C. it would be less difficult to bear the evils of one’s own life if
D. one could think that they were but the necessary outcome of one’s errors in a
(a) CABD (b) BDCA (c) BADC (d) CDBA
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20. A. he can only renew himself if his soul
B. he renews himself and
C. the writer can only be fertile if
D. is constantly enriched by fresh experience
(a) CBAD (b) CADB (c) BDCA (d) BACD
21. A. but a masterpiece is
B. untaught genius
C. a laborious career than as the lucky fluke of
D. more likely to come as the culminating point of
(a) CDAB (b) ADCB (c) CDBA (d) ACDB
22. A. what interests you is the way in which you have a created the illusion
B. they are angry with you, for it was
C. the public is easily disillusioned and then
D. the illusion they loved; they do not understand that
(a) ACBD (b) BDCA (c) CBDA (d) BCAD
23. A. an adequate physical and social infrastructure level
B. the pattern of spatial growth in these towns as also to
C. the failure of the government to ensure
D. the roots of the riots are related to
(a) ACBD (b) DBCA (c) ABDC (d) CBDA
Q24 - 30 : Fill in the blanks of the following sentences using one from the words, idioms or
phrases provided in the four alternatives.
24. One dark night a Darvesh ________ passing by a dry well.
(a) wasn’t (b) happened to be (c) discovered in (d) found to
25. Nordisk have recently __________ a product called Glucometer.
(a) started (b) commissioned (c) launched (d) begun
26. I had already published a novel and it was an unexpected success. I thought my _______.
(a) days were up (b) chances were good
(c) ladyluck was happy (d) fortune was made
27. The neighbour grabbed the boy, and rolled him on the road to _______ the flames.
(a) smother (b) kill (c) burn out (d) fizz out
28. Sam asked me to keep his secret ___________.
(a) secret (b) in myself (c) amongst us (d) between us
29. Sometimes the greatest inventions ________ an idea of starting simplicity
(a) stumbles upon (b) hinge upon (c) starves without (d) lacks
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