Test Form No. 586 NM 12

Directions : In questions no. 1 to 10, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and mark your answer (A, B, or C) in the  Answer Sheet. If a sentence is free from error, your answer is (D).
1.   He has not only involved (A)/ in her kidnapping (b) / but also in her murder.  (C) / No error (D)
2.   The two last (A) / chapters of the book (b) / are very interesting. (C) / No error (D)
3.   Never before in the history of the world (A) / such a thing has happened, (b) / I don’t think that it will ever happen again. (C) / No error (D)
4.   The Church Father emphasized (A) / that it is the duty  (b) / laid on all Christians to love each other (C) / No error (D)
5.   Never I have listened to such beautiful music (A) / as the piece we heard (b) / on the radio last night. (C) / No error (D)
6.   No one in the class (A) / is as intelligent (b) / as Ajay is. (C) / No error (D)
7.   The world (A) / comprises (b) / good and bad people. (C) / No error (D)
8.   The manager asked the worker (A) / why was he again disturbing (b) / the schedule of production. (C) / No error (D)
9.   You will come (A) / to my party tomorrow. (b) / isn’t it? (C) / No error (D)
10.      If I were (A) / in his shoes (b) / I would die with shame. (C) / No error (D)
[Source: R.S. Aggrawal Objective General English. Page No. 380 ]
Directions : In questions no. 11 to 20, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it in the Answer Sheet.
[Source: R.S. Aggrawal Objective General English. Page No. 270, 277 ]
11.   Priya is not ………… for this kind of a job.
         (A)  cut in                (B)  cut up
         (C)  cut through     (D) cut out
12.   He left the book ……………… the telephone.
         (A)  around             (B)  beside
         (C)  besides             (D) at
13.   The waiter took the plates ………. After we had finished eating.
         (A)  up                     (B)  off
         (C)  away                 (D) out
14.   It is fourteen years since I …………… him.
         (A)  saw                   (B)  have seen
         (C)  did see             (D) had seen
15.   It is mainly due to their lethargy that the plan fell ……………….
         (A)  over                  (B)  out
         (C)  through            (D) off
16.   She had just ………….. down when the telephone rang.
         (A)  laid                   (B)  lain
         (C)  lay                     (D) lie
17.   This building comprises ………… sixty rooms.
         (A)  off                     (B)  to
         (C)  with                  (D) of
18.   My clothes are finer than ………………
         (A)  my friend         (B)  a friend of mine
         (C)  my friends       (D) friend of mine
19.   …………… is the way to public library?
         (A)  How                  (B)  What
         (C)  Which               (D) Where
20.   You will have to catch the morning flight, so you …………… better get ready.
         (A)  would               (B)  may
         (C)  should              (D) had
Directions : In questions no. 21 to 25, out or the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
[Source: R.S. Aggrawal Objective General English. Page No. 20 ]
         (A)  Disrespectful   (B)  Noisy
         (C)  Quarrelsome   (D) Rash
22.   HOARD
         (A)  Destroy            (B)  Hide
         (C)  Store                (D) Deceitful
         (A)  Scientific          (B)  Fake
         (C)  Artificial           (D) Superficial
         (A)  Extract             (B)  Invitation
         (C)  Debate             (D) Speech
         (A)  Complicate       (B)  Indicate
         (C)  Dedicate           (D) Eliminate
Directions : In questions no. 26 to 30, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
[Source: R.S. Aggrawal Objective General English. Page No. 61 ]
         (A)  Agreement       (B)  Cooperation
         (C)  Persuasion      (D) Aid
27.   Beautiful
         (A)  Ugly                  (B)  Dark
         (C)  Rough              (D) Dirty
         (A)  Profuse            (B)  Abounding
         (C)  Scanty              (D) Abundant
         (A)  Accept              (B)  Permit
         (C)  Agree               (D) Grant
30.   MALICE
         (A)  Honour            (B)  Ecstasy
         (C)  Goodwill          (D) Happiness
Directions : In questions no. 31 to 35, the first and the last parts of the passages/sentences are numbered (1) and (6). The rest of the passages/sentences is split into four parts and marked P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the passages/sentences carefully and find out which of the four combinations is correct.
31.   1    Long, long, time ago
         P    who lived with his virtuous wife
         Q    in a country called Chinachinchoo
         R    there ruled a noble king
         S    and seven daughters-
         6    pretty, graceful and well-versed in fine arts.
         (A)  PSQR                (B)  QRPS
         (C)  RPQS                (D) SQRP
32.   1    Those who
         P    expect others
         Q    cannot treat
         R    should not
         S    others well
         6    to treat with them.
         (A)  QPRS                (B)  QSRP
         (C)  RPQS                (D) SRQP
33.   1    When I reached my office
         P    To get home early
         Q    I phoned my mother
         R    that I wouldn’t be able
         S    to tell her
         6    as I had promised.
         (A)  PQRS                (B)  QSRP
         (C)  RPQS                (D) QSPR
34.   1    The department has initiated steps
         P    from the corporate sector
         Q    to evolve appropriate schemes
         R    and financial institutions for
         S    for mobilizing investment
         6    the development of wastelands.
         (A)  PRSQ                (B)  QPSR
         (C)  QSPR                (D) RPSQ
35.   1    If
         P    a foreigner wishes to
         Q    learn standard English
         R    learn English
         S    he will, of course,
         (A)                           PQSR         (B)      PRQS
         (C)  PRSQ                (D) SRQP
[Source: R.S. Aggrawal Objective General English. Page No. 448 ]
Directions : In questions no. 36 to 40, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
[Source: A Mirror of Idioms & Phrases by Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh]
36.   I trust you will bear with me a few minutes.
         (A)  have patience with
         (B)  support
         (C)  carry the burden for
         (D) be in control for
37.   Even though the new clerk was given a difficult task, he remained as cool as a cucumber.
         (A)  not nervous or emotional
         (B)  caught cold
         (C)  was happy       (D) was scared
38.   The traffic come to a standstill after the heavy downpour of rain.
         (A)  a complete halt
         (B)  an accident spot
         (C)  a diversion      (D) a confused disorder
39.   Let us have a heart to heart talk to solve this problem.
         (A)  good talk          (B)  emotional talk
         (C)  frank talk         (D) loving talk
40.   Every political party is at present playing to the gallery.
         (A)  adopting cheap tactics
         (B)  befooling the common man
         (C)  fighting for votes
         (D) appeasing the masses
Directions : In questions no. 41 to 50, a sentence / part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at (A), (B) ,(C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (D) .
41.   The function of education is to create such human beings which are integrated and therefore intelligent.
         (A)  who                  (B)  that
         (C)  as                      (D) No Improvement
42.   The boy which came to see me this morning had come from Agra.
         (A)  that                   (B)  whom
         (C)  who                  (D) No Improvement
43.   The partners swore from fighting again.
         (A)  not fighting again
         (B)  by not to fight again
         (C)  that they wouldn’t fight again
         (D) No Improvement
44.   He has a house for letting.
         (A)  for letting out. (B)  to let.
         (C)  to rent out.      (D) No Improvement
45.   Please remind me of posting this letters of my relatives.
         (A)  for posting       (B)  to post
         (C)  by posting        (D) No Improvement
46.   A boy has been sunk in this river.
         (A)  drowned          (B)  immersed
         (C)  submerged      (D) No Improvement
47.   His manners indicate that he has no other intension than to steal his money.
         (A)  rather               (B)  except
         (C)  but                    (D) No Improvement
48.   No king in that period was so intensely involved in the welfare of his people as king Ashoka.
         (A)  Neither king    (B)  No other king
         (C)  None of the kings
         (D) No Improvement
49.   When we saw him last, he ran to catch a bus.
         (A)  was running    (B)  has run
         (C)  had run            (D) No Improvement
50.   He insisted on he was innocent.
         (A)  insisted that     (B)  insisted on that
         (C)  insists that       (D) No Improvement
[Source: R.S. Aggrawal Objective General English. Page No. 407 ]
Directions: In question no 51 to 60, you have a passage where some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each blank out of the four alternatives and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
[Source: MB’s How to Solve, Page No. 63]
         The League of Nations was ….51…. in 1919. It becomes ineffective and the UNO began to …..52…… from October, 24th, 1945. The Second World War ……53…… in 1939. It caused great ……54…… to human lives and properly. As a …..55…. of use of atom bombs, many people were ….56….. and many others became ……..57…….. The world leaders feared that another world war would ……58…… the entire world. It was a question of the …..59….. of mankind. To ensure peace and …..60…. the world leaders established a world organization, the UNO.
51.   (A)  created             (B)  formed
         (C)  made                (D) opened
52.   (A)  start                  (B)  operate
         (C)  function           (D) commerce
53.   (A)  broke in           (B)  broke out
         (C)  broke into        (D) broke up
54.   (A)  wastage            (B)  calamity
         (C)  loss                   (D) disturbance
55.   (A)  result                (B)  cause
         (C)  reason              (D) matter
56.   (A)  destroyed        (B)  killed
         (C)  mutilated         (D) disabled
57.   (A)  disabled           (B)  disadvantage
         (C)  unfit                  (D) handicapped
58.   (A)  perish               (B)  demolish
         (C)  jeopardize       (D) destroy
59.   (A)  continuity        (B)  survival
         (C)  presence          (D) existence
60.   (A)  tranquility        (B)  security
         (C)  safety               (D) order
Directions : In questions no. 61 to 75, you have three brief passages with 5 question following each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.
[Source: MB’s How to Solve, Page No. 19,25,29]
Passage I (Q. No. 61 to 65)
         A little boy used to play in he shade of a tree. One day boy sat leaning against its trunk; he cried and sighed, I am hungry.
         Eat my fruit said the kind tree. And it bent down one of its branches. The little boy had his fill of the fruit and felt satisfied.
         Long years passed and the boy grew up. Then once again he sat under the tree with a look of dejection and hopelessness. What is it? the tree asked. My wedding day is barely a week away and I have nowhere to live. Cut down my branches and built yourself a house, and the tree. The young man set to work immediately.
         Time passed and now the young man was a sailor. And once again he sat under the tree with a look of remorse on his face. It again asked what the matter was. He pleaded, “My Captain is cruel, so to survive I must own a ship.”
         Cut down my trunk and build a ship.
         The sailor grew old but once again he turned to the tree with a laden expression on his face. It was cold and the sailor leaned on his stick trembling. “Make a fire of me”, said the stump of the tree. It so on burnt in the fire softly humming a tune.
61.        Define the friendship that this story illustrates through tree.
      (A)  It was lifelong.   
      (B)  It was unselfish.
      (C)  It was one sided.
      (D) It was foolish.

62.        What is meant by “set to work immediately”?
      (A)  He made a house immediately.     
      (B)  He started work immediately.
      (C)  He began to cut down branches immediately.    
      (D) He got his work immediately.

63.        In general, man in this story is
      (A)  usually greedy
      (B)  overburdened with difficulties of life
      (C)  selfish and always demanding
      (D) very intelligent

64.        The main qualities of two characters in his story are
      (A)  both are foolish
      (B)  one is intelligent, another is foolish
      (C)  both of them are intelligent
      (D) one is demanding another is full of mercy.

65.        The last sentence of the passage means
      (A)  Every tree sings when it is burnt.
      (B)  It felt the maximum pleasure when suffering for the happiness of others.
      (C)  The tree was foolish and never felt any pain.
      (D) it tried to forget its pain humming.

Passage II (Q. No. 66 to 70)
         The achievement of science in the twentieth century has been very great. Its influence can be felt in every sphere of life. From the small pins and needles to the huge iron sheets and joints, most of the things we require for our everyday use, come out of factories where scientific principles are utilized for practical ends. Science has enabled man to bring forces of nature under control and to use them for his own advantage. It has brought the distant parts of the world close together. Our knowledge of the universe has been much widened on account of the untiring efforts of the astronomers like Jeans and Eddinton. Remarkable course of human disease have been possible owing to the discovery of some wonderful medicines.
66.   The main idea of the passage is
         (A)  the impact of science can be left in every sphere of life         
         (B)  Science is an anathema
         (C)  Nothing is beyond the purview of science
         (D) science can cork miracles

67.   The mode of approach is
         (A)  logical              
         (B)  anatomical
         (C)  descriptive
         (D) expository

68.   What has enabled man to harness the forces of nature to the advantage of mankind?
         (A)  arts                  
         (B)  oratory
         (C)  bravery           
         (D) science

69.   Science has proved a great boon for
         (A)  scientists         
         (B)  artists
         (C)  explorers        
         (D) mankind

70.   The most appropriate title for the passage will be
         (A)  Science is a curse  
         (B)  Science, a great boon
         (C)  Achievements of science 
         (D) None of these

Passage III (Q. No. 71 to 75)
         Among the natural resources which can be called upon in national plan for development, possibly the most important is human labor. Without productive labor force, including effective leadership and intelligent middle management, no amount of foreign assistance of natural wealth can ensure successful development and modernization. One essential factor is usually overlooked or ignored. The forgotten factor is the role of women. Development will be handicapped as long as women remain second-class citizens, uneducated, without any voice in family or community decisions, without legal or economic status, married when they are still practically children, and thenceforth producing one baby after another, often only to see half of them die before they are of school age. We can enhance development by improving womanpower, by giving women opportunity to develop themselves.
71.  The most important natural resource  for national development is
        (A)  human labor    
        (B)  effective leadership
        (C)  intelligent middle management   
        (D) foreign assistance

72.  Human power means
        (A)  Only men          
        (B)  only women
        (C)  people including children
        (D) both men and women

73.  the ignored and overlooked factor in the development of the nation is
        (A)  role of women
        (B)  role of middle management
        (C)  role of child labor   
        (D) role of foreign assistance

74.  Women have hardly
        (A)  any voice in family or community decisions
        (B)  any economic or legal status
        (C)  any voice in family or community decision or legal or community decision or legal or economic status
        (D) any voice to decide about themselves

75.  Women power is
        (A)  an essential power in the development of                      the nation      
        (B)  an essential power in child production
        (C)  an essential power in marriages 
        (D) an essential power in the death of children

Directions: In question no 76 to 85 a sentence has been given in direct / indirect. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in direct / indirect and mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.
76.        Saraswati says,” I like sweets.”
      (A)  Saraswati says that I like sweets.  
      (B)  Saraswati says that She likes sweets.
      (C)  Saraswati says that Me like sweets.          
      (D) Sawaswati says that she liked sweets.

77.        Hemant will say,” I go to school regularly.”
      (A)  Hemant will say that I went to school regularly. 
      (B)  Hemant will say that he went to school regularly.
      (C)  Hemant would say that he go to school regularly.         
      (D) Hemant will say that he goes to school regularly.

78.        Ramu said, “ My son is a doctor.”
      (A)  Ramu said that his son was a doctor.       
      (B)  Ramu said that his son is a doctor.
      (C)  Ramu told that his son was a doctor.       
      (D) Ramu said that my son was a doctor.

79.        Seetha said,” They do this weekly.”
      (A)  Seetha said that they do that weekly.
      (B)  Seetha said that they did this weekly.
      (C)  Seetha said that they done this weekly.   
      (D) Seetha said that they did that weekly.

80.        Teacher said,” I teach you all subjects.”
      (A)  Teacher said that I teach you all subjects.           
      (B)  Teacher said that he teach you all subjects.
      (C)  Teacher said that he taught you all subjects.
      (D) Teacher said that I taught you all subjects.

81.        Monu said to Sonu,” Where is my shirt?”
      (A)  Monu said to Sonu where his shirt was.
      (B)  Monu asked Sonu where his shirt was.
      (C)  Monu told Sonu where was his shirt.       
      (D) Monu asked Sonu that where his shirt was.

82.        PM says to CM, ”What do you know about politics?”
      (A)  PM asks CM that what did he knew about politics?
      (B)  CM asks PM what he knows about politics.
      (C)  PM asked CM what he knew about politics.         
      (D) PM asks CM what he knows about politics.

83.        The Passenger said to the shopkeeper,” Where is the way?”
      (A)  The passenger asked the shopkeeper where was the way.
      (B)  The shopkeeper asked the passenger where the way was.
      (C)  The passenger asked the shopkeeper where the way was.                  
      (D) The passenger asked the that where the way was.

84.        Mother said to her baby,” This is your first book.”
      (A)  Mother said to her baby that this was his first book.     
      (B)  Mother told her baby that that was his first book.
      (C)  Mother told her baby that was his first book.
      (D) Mother tells her baby that was his first book.

85.        A saint says, ”The Earth moves round the Sun.”
      (A)  A saint tells that the Earth moves round the Sun.
      (B)  The saint says the Earth moves round the Sun.
      (C)  The saint says that the Sun moves round the Earth.
      (D) The saint says that the Earth moves round the Sun.

Directions: In question no 86 to 95 a sentence has been given in active / passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in active / passive voice and mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.
86.   I love my country.
     (A)   I loved my country.
     (B)   My country loved me.
     (C)   I am loved by my country. 
     (D)   My country is loved by me.

87.        We elected him chairman.
     (A)   He was elected chairman by us.
     (B)   He is elected chairman by us.
     (C)   Chairman was elected by us to him.         
     (D)   Election was held by chairman.

88.   Robert married Priyanka.
     (A)   Robert was married by Priyanka.
     (B)   Priyanka was married to Robert.
     (C)   Robert married with Priyanka      
     (D)   Marriage was held between Robert and Priyanka.

89.   They made me laugh.
     (A)   I was made laugh at them. 
     (B)   I was made to laugh by them.
     (C)   They made me to laugh.    
     (D)   They laughed at me.

90.        Close all the gate at once.
     (A)   You are ordered to close all the gate at once.
     (B)   You are requested to close all the gates at once.
     (C)   All the gates should be closed at once.    
     (D)   One should close all the gates

91.   Kindly grant me a week’s leave.
     (A)   Your are requested to grant me a week’s leave.
     (B)   You are requested to grant me a week’s leave.
     (C)   I am granted for a week’s leave.   
     (D)   A week’s leave are granted to me kindly.

92.   I requested them not to make a noise.
     (A)   They were requested to not make a noise.
     (B)   They were requested not to make a noise.
     (C)   Noise was requested not to be made.      
     (D)   They were prevented to make a noise.

93.        There is no time to lose.
     (A)   No time is to be lost there.
     (B)   There is no time to be lost.
     (C)   There is not time to be lost.                      
     (D)   There is not any time to be lost.

94.   Man makes machines.
     (A)   Machine makes man.
     (B)   Machines are made by man.
     (C)   Machines were made by man.       
     (D)   Machines are being made by man.

95.   They say that might is right.
     (A)   They said that might is right.         
     (B)   It is said that might is right.
     (C)   Might is right is said by them.
     (D)   Might is said to be right by them.

Directions: In question no 96 to 100, you have a passage where some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each blank out of the four alternatives and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
[Source: MB’s How to Solve, Page No. 74]
         Reading books makes us healthy, wealthy and ……96…… Books are the great ……97….. of human life and serve as a friend to all. The world presented by books is far more ….98…. than the real world. In reality reading books is a ……99….. escape from the dullness and drudgery of life. It is an excellent diversion which all people can …..100….
96.   (A)  wisest               (B)  wise
         (C)  wisdom            (D) wiser
97.   (A)  blessings          (B)  blessing
         (C)  bless                 (D) blessed
98.   (A)  attractive         (B)  attraction
         (C)  attract              (D) attracted
99.   (A)  welcomes         (B)  welcomed
         (C)  welcoming       (D) welcome
100. (A)  affording          (B)  affordability
         (C)  afford               (D) afforded