Foolish Tutor Test Series
Test Series on
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPREHENSION
TEST NO. 006 Test Form No. PKT 985
TIME: 60 Minutes MAXIMUM MARKS: 100
Directions: In question no 101 to 110, 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.
Books give us all the information …..101….. a man. They show …102…. Interest. They are the …..103….. to his mind. All the riches of the world …..104….. their importance in the face of books. A man with money and …….105….. books is a poor man. Books have become so cheap that a library can…..106…. be made. Money spent on good books is never …..107…. It is a …..108….. to read good books. Thus man gains both ……109….. and wisdom. You can ……110….. your library with the expenditure of a few hundred rupees.
101. (A) for (B) from
(C) about (D) of
102. (A) his (B) their
(C) that (D) personal
103. (A) road (B) access
(C) index (D) approach
104. (A) loose (B) face
(C) lose (D) vanish
105. (A) some (B) with
(C) few (D) without
106. (A) hardly (B) easily
(C) frequently (D) scarcely
107. (A) wasted (B) recovered
(C) justified (D) withdrawn
108. (A) blessing (B) pleasure
(C) obsession (D) addiction
109. (A) skill (B) aptitude
(C) knowledge (D) efficiency
110. (A) form (B) gather
(C) constitute (D) begin
Directions : In questions no. 111 to 120, 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.
The instinctive, natural way to express anger is to respond aggressively. Anger is a natural, adaptive response to threats; it inspire powerful, often aggressive, feelings and behaviors, which allow us to fight and to defend ourselves when we are attacked. On the other hand, we can’t physically lash out at every person or object that irritates or annoys us; laws, social norms and common sense place limits on how far our anger can take us. People use a variety of both conscious and unconscious processes to deal with their angry feelings. The three main approaches are expressing, suppressing and calming. Expressing your angry feelings in an assertive – not aggressive – manner is the healthiest way to express anger. Being assertive doesn’t mean being pushy or demanding; it means being respectful of yourself and others. Anger can be suppressed and then converted or redirected. This happens when you hold in your anger, stop thinking about it and focus on something positive.
111. According to the author, how should people deal with their anger?
(A) Expressing unconsciously.
(B) Express it assertively
(C) Expressing consciously
(D) Express it aggressively
112. What does the author mean by being assertive?
(A) Being demanding.
(B) Being calm.
(C) Being respectful.
(D) Being busy.
113. How, according to the author, can one suppress anger?
(A) By converting anger
(B) By redirecting anger
(C) By holding one’s anger
(D) By thinking about ones anger
114. Which one of the following places limits on how far we can take our anger?
115. How does a person naturally express anger ?
(A) By defending anger
(B) By responding aggressively
(C) By inspiring powerful feelings
(D) By adapting strong behavior
Democratic societies from the earliest times have expected their governments to protect the weal against the strong. No ‘era of good feelings’ can justify discharging the police force or giving up the idea of pubic control over concentrated private wealth. On the other hand, it is moderation on the part of those who hold economic power will greatly soften the demand for absolute equality. Men are more interested in freedom and security than in an equal distribution of wealth. The extent to which Government must interfere with business, therefore, is not exactly measured by the extent to which economic power is concentrated into a few hands. The required degree of government interference depends mainly on whether economic power are oppressively use, and on the necessity of keeping economic factors in a tolerable state of balance.
But with the necessity of meeting all these dangers and threats to liberty, the powers of government are unavoidably increased, which political party may be in office. The growth of government is a necessary result of the growth of technology and of the problems that go with the use of machines and science. Since the government is our nation, must take on more powers to meet its problems, there is no way to preserve freedom except by making democracy more powerful.
116. The advent of science and technology has increased the
(A) freedom of people
(B) tyranny of the political parties
(C) powers of the government
(D) chances of economic inequality
117. A spirit of moderation on the economically sound people would make the less privileged
(A) unhappy with the rich people
(B) more interested in freedom and security
(C) unhappy with their lot
(D) clamor less for absolutely equality
118. The growth of government is necessitated to
(A) make the rich and poor happy
(B) curb the accumulation o wealth in a few hands
(C) monitor science and technology
(D) deploy the police force wisely
119. ‘Era of good feeling’ in sentence 2 refers to
(A) time of prosperity
(B) time of adversity
(C) time without government
(D) time of police atrocities
120. “Tolerable state of balance’ in the last sentence may mean
(A) an adequate level of police force
(B) a reasonable level of economic equality
(C) a reasonable amount of government interference
(D) a reasonable check on economic power
Directions : In questions no. 121 to 125, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences and mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.
121. A person with a long experience of any occupation.
122. Words written on a tomb
123. Stealthily done
124. Something no longer in use
125. One not concerned with right or wrong
Directions: In question no 126 to 135 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.
126. He said, ”Do as I say.”
(A) He said to did as he said.
(B) He said to do as I said.
(C) He told me to do as he said.
(D) He told to did as he said.
127. My son said to me, “Please buy me a coat.”
(A) My son buy me a coat.
(B) My son said a coat was bought by me.
(C) My son requested me to him buy a coat.
(D) My son requested me to buy him a coat.
128. “Read it before you sign it,” He said to me.
(A) He asked me to read that before I signed it.
(B) He advised me that to read it before I signed it.
(C) He advised me to read it before I singed it.
(D) He advised to me to read it before I signed it.
129. I said to him, “Do have a cup of tea.”
(A) I requested him to have a cup of tea.
(B) I asked him if he wanted a cup of tea.
(C) I said to him did had a cup of tea.
(D) I requested him to had a cup of tea.
130. He asked me not to shout in the class.
(A) He told me, “Don’t make a noise in the class.”
(B) He asked me, “Do you shout in the class?”
(C) He told me, “Don’t shout in the class.”
(D) He said to me, “Shout not in the class.”
131. The saint said to me, “Believe in God.
(A) The saint ordered me to believe in God.
(B) The saint asked me to believe in God.
(C) The saint asked me to believe in the God.
(D) The saint asked me to believed in God.
132. Titiana said to Bottom, “Come and sit with me on the bed of flowers.”
(A) Titiana asked Bottom to come and sit with him on the bed of flowers.
(B) Titiana said Bottom to come and sit with him on the bed of flowers.
(C) Titiana asked Bottom to come and sit with me on the bed of flowers.
(D) Titiana asked Bottom to go and sit with him on the bed of flowers.
133. The teacher said, “Don’t make a noise when I am in the class.”
(A) The teacher asked the students to not make a noise when he was in the class.
(B) The teacher asked the students not to make a noise when he was in the class.
(C) The teacher asked a student not to make a noise when he was in the class.
(D) The teacher asked the students not made a noise when he was in the class.
134. My mother said to me, “Stand by the widow and tell me if anyone goes into the house opposite.”
(A) My mother ordered me to stand by the window and tell me if anyone went into the house opposite.
(B) My mother ordered me to stand by the window and tell her if anyone had gone into the house opposite.
(C) My mother ordered I to stand by the window and tell her if anyone went into the house opposite.
(D) My mother ordered me to stand by the window and tell her if anyone went into the house opposite.
135. He said to me, “Give me some money, will you?”
(A) He asked me to give him some money and again asked if I would.
(B) He asked me to give me some money, would you.
(C) He requested me to give him some money and confirmed if I would.
(D) He requested me to give him some money.
Directions: In question no 136 to 145 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.
136. They knew that the girl had acted.
(A) It was know to be actor.
(B) They had known that the girl had acted.
(C) The girl was known to had acted.
(D) The girl was known to have acted.
137. People believe that the explosion had been caused by a bomb.
(A) The explosion was believed to have been caused by a bomb.
(B) The explosion was believed to had been caused by a bomb.
(C) The explosion had been believed to have been caused by a bomb.
(D) The explosion is believed to have been caused by a bomb.
138. We think that the boy had the legs broken in the accident.
(A) The boy is thought to had had the legs broken in the accident.
(B) The boy is thought to have had the legs broken in the accident.
(C) The boy is thought to had the legs broken in the accident.
(D) The boy was thought to have had the legs broken in the accident.
139. My pocket has been picked.
(A) A pickpocket has picked my pocket.
(B) Some has picked my pocket.
(C) My pocket has picked someone.
(D) A pickpocket had picked my pocket.
140. The fort can be conquered.
(A) The army can conquered the fort.
(B) The army conquered the fort.
(C) The army can conquer the fort.
(D) The army could conquer the fort.
141. Were they abused by her?
(A) Did she abuse them?
(B) Does she abuse them?
(C) Did she abused them?
(D) Did they abused by her?
142. Milk us used for making butter.
(A) Milk uses for making butter.
(B) People uses milk for making butter.
(C) People use butter for making milk.
(D) People use milk for making butter.
143. The thief broke into the house and took away the things.
(A) The house was broke into and the things were take away.
(B) The house had been broken into and the things had been taken away.
(C) The house was broken into and the things were taken away.
(D) The house has been broken into and the things have been taken away.
144. They informed him that he could not buy the car because somebody had already bought it.
(A) He was informed that the car could not be bought because it had already been bought.
(B) He informed that the car could not be bought because it had already been bought.
(C) He was informed that the car could not bought because it had already been bought.
(D) He was informed that the car could not be bought because it has already been bought.
145. He caught the bird and killed it
(A) The bird was been caught and killed.
(B) The bird was caught and killed.
(C) He was caught and killed by the bird.
(D) The bird was caught and kill.
Directions: In question no 146 to 150, find out the correctly spelt word.
146. (A) accommodation
147. (A) necessary
(C) anecessary (D) necessarry
148. (A) circuiteous (B) chivelery
(C) clairvoyant (D) cavelcade
149. (A) severety (B) sovereignity
(C) superiotiy (D) serenity
150. (A) cummulative (B) comemmorative
Directions : In questions no. 151 to 160, 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).
151. My son’s (A) health is (b) too good. (C)No error (D)
152. We (A) should (b) pray God. (C) No error (D)
153. Not only I lost (A) my ticket(b) but also my bag. (C)No error (D)
154. I only (A) eat (b) when I am hungry. (C)No error (D)
155. It is (A) an (b) ancient chair. (C)No error (D)
156. He has (A) got (b) headache. (C)No error (D)
157. I saw (A) two females (b) there. (C)No error (D)
158. It is (A) All India (b) Radio. (C)No error (D)
159. Kalidas is (A) greater than (b) all poets. (C)No error (D)
160. My tooth(A) is (b) paining. (C)No error (D)
Directions : In questions no. 161 to 170, 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.
161. His illness accounts ______ his absence.
(A) on (B) for
(C) to (D) in
162. I shall back _____ my friend’s claim.
(A) on (B) up
(C) upon (D) out
163. After the accident he was unable to call _____ past events.
(A) on (B) up
(C) upon (D) out
164. How would you deal ______ an angry man?
(A) in (B) about
(C) with (D) on
165. Rust has eat ______ these iron rods.
(A) in (B) up
(C) into (D) on
166. Many of the applicants did not know even how to fill _______ the application form.
(A) in (B) up
(C) into (D) on
167. At last, the robber decided to give ______ to the police.
(A) up himself (B) away
(C) himself up (D) back himself
168. We were held ____ by a few masked men.
(A) by (B) up
(C) on (D) back
169. He was knocked ________ by a car.
(A) down (B) off
(C) up (D) out
170. Criminals must not be ______________.
(A) give up (B) let out
(C) let off (D) keep off
Directions : In questions no. 171 to 175, out or the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
(A) Sharp (B) Unscrupulous
(C) Lazy (D) Healthy
(A) Facial beauty (B) Surprise element
(C) Exact copy (D) Feminine
(A) Obstinate (B) Related to property
(C) Related to marriage
(A) Precious diamond
(C) Peak (D) Surrender
(A) Excessive (B) Insubordination
(C) Infringement (D) Rule
Directions : In questions no. 176 to 180, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
(A) Dissuasion (B) Liberal
(C) Suspicious (D) Religious
(A) Miniature (B) Reticent
(C) Aggressive (D) Elusive
(A) Detail (B) Simple
(C) Aggressive (D) Elusive
(A) Rare (B) Wise
(C) Easily available
(A) Methodical (B) Facile
(C) Handsome (D) Adventurous
Directions : In questions no. 181 to 185, 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.
181. P it becomes difficult
Q satisfying our desire
R but once we set about
S if not impossible to restrain them
(A) PQRS (B) QPSR
(C) QSRP (D) SQRP
182. The captain
P when engaged against the enemy
Q who was himself a brave man
R never to lose heart
S advised the soldiers.
(A) PQSR (B) QPSR
(C) QSRP (D) SQRP
183. 1 Some remarks
P put the police on the right scent
Q by a woman
R and they discovered
S casually dropped
6 the whole gang of brigands.
(A) QSPR (B) QSRP
(C) RQSP (D) SQPR
184. 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
185. 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
Directions : In questions no. 186 to 190, 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.
186. Yeoman’s Service
(A) Medical help
(B) excellent work
(C) Social work
(D) Hard work
187. To call it a day
(A) to conclude proceedings
(B) to initiate proceedings
(C) to work through the day
(D) none of the above
188. To face the music
(A) to enjoy a musical recital
(B) to bear the consequences
(C) to live in a pleasant atmosphere
(D) to have a difficult time
189. To take to hearth
(A) to be encouraged
(B) to grieve over
(C) to like
(D) to hate
190. In cold blood
Directions : In questions no. 191 to 200, 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) .
191. I do not need to ask him, I do?
(A) do I? (B) Needn’t I?
(C) need I? (D) No Improvement
192. Ram and Shyam are fast friends, are they?
(A) do they? (B) aren’t they?
(C) don’t they (D) No Improvement
193. Be careful while counting rupees, won’t you?
(A) Be you? (B) don’t you?
(C) Ben’t you? (D) No Improvement
194. Use your own pen, don’t you?
(A) won’t you? (B) can’t you?
(C) don’t you? (D) No Improvement
195. I am right, aren’t I?
(A) amn’t I? (B) am I?
(C) don’t I? (D) No Improvement
196. I have spent almost all my money, I have a few rupees
(A) few (B) the few
(C) very huge amount (D) No Improvement
197. If you will do this work, you will be awarded.
(A) would do (B) would have done
(C) do (D) No Improvement
198. You have a very keen interest to know this.
(A) very great (B) huge
(C) potential (D) No Improvement
199. You have to take stale food for your good health
(A) nourishing (B) substantial
(C) sustainable (D) No Improvement
200. I am standing over the wall.
(A) above (B) against
(C) under (D) No Improvement