Foolish Tutor Test Series
Test Series on
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPREHENSION
TEST NO. 009
TIME: 60 Minutes MAXIMUM MARKS: 100
For any query, suggestion, feedback about this test series please contact me at 9953498359 or mail at mp9953498359gmail.com.
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. I was (A) lying down (b) when the door bell rang. (C) No error (D)
2. I told the teacher (A) that the homework set for the day (b) was much too heavy for us to complete. (C) No error (D)
3. Someone, they don’t know (A) who, knocked at (b) their door in midnight. (C) No error (D)
4. Seldom if ever (A) nature does operate (b) in closed and separate compartment. (C) No error (D)
5. Mohan leapt (A) on the opportunity (b) that came his way. (C) No error (D)
6. Water contamination has become more serious (A) since chemist have began to use (b) new substances. (C) No error (D)
7. Due to inflation (A) the cost of living (b) escalated in the last year. (C) No error (D)
8. Just as (A) I was entering the room, (b) the family was going for a party. (C) No error (D)
9. The arm was so badly injured (A) that he must have (b) it amputated. (C) No error (D)
10. You need not tell a lie (A) when the judge asked where you were (b) when the crime was committed. (C) No error (D)
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.
11. After the war, the battle field was littered with ________________.
(A) cadavers (B) corpses
(C) corps (D) carcasses
12. There was so much ________ material in the speech that it was difficult to know what the speaker wanted to say.
(A) variegated (B) extra
(C) superficial (D) beautiful
13. I will have to ________ on your opinion in this matter.
(A) rely (B) believe
(C) stand (D) follow
14. Each person had to ________ himself a character in the musical play.
(A) attest (B) administer
(C) a sign (D) assign
15. The men were asked not to ________ while the enemy advanced.
(A) retire (B) go back
(C) retreat (D) return
16. Would you mind _______ the suitcase, Sir?
(A) open (B) opening
(C) to open (D) opened
17. When she parted ________ her parents, her eyes were full of tears.
(A) from (B) away
(C) off (D) with
18. He went ______ to oblige his superior.
(A) on his way (B) out of his way
(C) in his way (D) with his way
19. During a period of protected illness, the sick can become infirm, ______ both the strength to work and many of the specific skills that were once possessed.
(A) regaining (B) denying
(C) pursuing (D) losing
20. His path was beset _______ difficulties.
(A) by (B) with
(C) of (D) from
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.
(A) overuse (B) examine
(C) abuse (D) defuse
(A) optimistic (B) depressed
(C) pessimistic (D) anxious
(A) dirty (B) rough
(C) ungraceful (D) slovenly
(A) banish (B) candid
(C) protect (D) conceal
(A) irregular (B) fleeting
(C) capricious (D) desultory
Directions : In questions no. 26 to 30, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
(A) respond (B) survive
(C) attack (D) resist
(A) loosen (B) salvage
(C) construct (D) free
(A) annoyed (B) undesirable
(C) irritated (D) sluggish
(A) dissent (B) discourage
(C) decrease (D) deny
(A) fast (B) dull
(C) lose (D) mild
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. P Seems like a perfect holiday
Q watching the sun sink
R sitting the beach and
S into the blue sea
(A) RPQS (B) QRPS
(C) QSPR (D) RQSP
32. 1 Most of the diamonds found
P are high enough to allow
Q where the pressure and temperature
R on Earth were formed below
S the Earth’s crust in the upper mantle
6 diamonds to crystallize.
(A) PSRQ (B) SRQP
(C) RSQP (D) RPSQ
33. 1 Computers and mobile phones
P grammar and reducing
Q are turning us into
R lazy writes
S ruining our spelling and
6 our attention span.
(A) QRSP (B) SPQR
(C) QSPR (D) SRPQ
34. 1 The railways have launched
P where one can find
Q on a Google map
R an online application
S the exact location of 6500 trains
6 on a real time basis.
(A) QRSP (B) QRPS
(C) RPSQ (D) SQPR
35. 1 The transition from
P school to college
Q meet it
R so one must
S is demanding
6 without expectations.
(A) SQRP (B) PSRQ
(C) PRQS (D) RQPS
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.
36. After the public meeting, the crowd went haywire.
(A) were in jubilation
(C) became out of control
(D) left the venue
37. He broke off in the middle of the story.
(B) suddenly stepped
(C) divided his narrative
(D) took time off
38. Some shots were fired at random.
(A) without any aim
(B) for a long time
(C) to end quarrel
39. I can finish the work by myself, but she always tries to be a backseat driver.
(A) person who misjudges other
(B) person who wants to do things by herself
(C) person who falsely accuses other.
(D) person who gives unwanted advice
40. The young people in the hall gave a loud cheer to the older people who were cutting the rug.
(A) wearing trendy clothes
(B) dancing vigorously
(C) cutting the carpets
(D) sitting calmly
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. What she said is not correct at all.
(A) incorrect (B) not incorrect
(C) correct (D) No Improvement
42. My uncle couldn’t rise up from his bed no more.
(A) any further (B) any further
(C) any more (D) No Improvement
43. The train rolls along the track.
(A) rumbles (B) rattles
(C) ripples (D) No Improvement
44. His miserable condition made us wept.
(A) made us weep (B) made us to weep
(C) made us to wept
(D) No Improvement
45. Everybody was alarmed with the new of his murder.
(A) on (B) after
(C) at (D) No Improvement
46. The greatest fear which is scaring of the world today is global warning.
(A) which had scared of the world
(B) that scared off the world
(C) that scares the world
(D) No Improvement
47. Anyone interested in computer programming can find a job in contemporary industry if you learn the basic programming languages, such COBOL and FORTRAIN.
(A) by studying (B) by the study of
(C) if he would learn
(D) No Improvement
48. Anxiety and other such emotions are known to be unhealthy to the body.
(A) dangerous (B) detrimental
(C) damaging (D) No Improvement
49. The Portsmought Summer Art Festival is the only place in New Hamphire where we are fortunately see such diverse tales all in one place.
(A) we are able to fortunately see
(B) we are fortunate to see
(C) we are fortunate to seeing
(D) No Improvement
50. He speaks not only English but Hindi as well.
(A) as well as Hindi
(B) Hindi too (C) also Hindi
(D) No Improvement
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.
Most British People go abroad on holiday to visit family, or on short business trips. People are 51 to find out how to get urgent treatment before leaving the UK. They have to 52 a form which explains what they 53 do if they fall ill or 54 an accident, and what arrangements exist in 55 country for medical treatment. The regulations are fairly simple but 56 do not have this information, they may 57 that private medical care is extremely expensive. It is not unusual for people to discover that they do not have 58 money with them to 59 the total costs and 60 such circumstances an already difficult situation becomes even more complicated.
51. (A) suggested (B) advised
(C) spoken (D) said
52. (A) put (B) bring
(C) fill (D) get
53. (A) ought (B) should
(C) will (D) may
54. (A) have (B) take
(C) happen (D) get
55. (A) their (B) each
(C) one (D) this
56. (A) whether (B) because
(C) people (D) as
57. (A) look (B) find
(C) know (D) want
58. (A) enough (B) little
(C) full (D) few
59. (A) give (B) have
(C) cover (D) spend
60. (A) in (B) at
(C) up (D) on
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.
The Wright brother did not have to look far for ideas when building their airplane, they studied birds. Act of copying from nature to address a design problem is not new, but over the last decade the practice has moved from obscure scientific journals to the mainstream. The terms ‘biomimicry’, popularized by American natural sciences writer Janine Benyus in the late 1990s, refers to innovation that take their inspiration from flora and fauna. Biomimicry advices argue that with 3.8 billion years of research and development, evolution has already solved many of the challenges humans now encounter. Although we often see nature as something we mine for resources, biomimicry views nature as a mentor. From all around the globe, there are countless instances where natural sources have serve as inspiration for inventions that promise to transform every sector of society. One such instance occurred in 1941 when Swiss engineer, George de Mestral was out hunting with his dog one day when he noticed sticky burrs, with their hundreds tiny hooks, had attached themselves to his pants and his dog’s fur. These were his inspiration for Velcro.
61. The airplane was inspired by
62. Biomimicry refers to designs that
(A) are inspired by natural things
(B) transformed society
(C) are based on scientific engineering.
(D) arise out of man’s creativity
63. Biomimicry views the natural world as a
(A) mine for resources
(B) mine field of ideas
(D) source of inspiration
64. What has helped solve many of the challenges encountered by man?
65. The two instances biomimicry mentioned in the passage are
(A) flora and fauna
(B) birds and burrs
(C) copying and innovating
(D) airplane and Velcro
The Word’s largest living organism is not the blue whale – which sill is the world’s largest living animal – but Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, one of the country’s prime living animals and prime tourist attraction. Sadly, size notwithstanding, it is slowly succumbing to the killer ‘white syndrome’, a bleaching disease which has invaded 33 of its 48 reefs.
Otherwise brilliantly multicolored and teeming with a kaleidoscope of life, the effected reefs have acquired a deathly white pallor, the result of dying tissues. The leaching of the reef happened following the recording of the warmest ever sea water temperature in the area here. Scientists fear that the naturally gorgeous reef are endangered and the as yet undiscovered animal and plant species would soon suffer irreplaceable damage. This is only because of the rising of water temperature.
66. Which of the following statement is not true?
(A) the great barrier reef is dying of ‘white syndrome’
(B) the blue whale is dying of ‘white syndrome’
(C) The ‘white syndrome’ is a new bleaching disease
(D) The great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living organism.
67. Out of Australia’s 48 reefs have succumbed to
(A) the impact of the Blue whale
(B) the impact of tourism
(C) the destructive impact of ‘white syndrome’
(D) the bleaching disease affecting the whales
68. The dying reefs acquired a
(A) brilliant and multicolor
(B) kaleidoscopic hues
(C) brilliant blue color like the whale
(D) sickly white pallor
69. Scientists’ main worry is about
(A) there will be a fall in tourists with the reefs gone.
(B) the bleaching will make the water warmer.
(C) other endangered and undiscovered flora and fauna will also be damaged
(D) future research on ‘white syndrome’ will stop
70. The meaning of ‘succumbing’ is
(A) giving way to an underground passage
(B) giving way to something powerful
(C) following order
(D) coming in the war
Directions : In questions no. 71 to 75, 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.
71. One who does something for the first time.
(A) leader (B) model
(C) forerunner (D) pioneer
72. A government run by officials-
(A) democracy (B) anarchy
(C) oligarchy (D) bureaucracy
73. That which can be drunk -
(A) edible (B) palatable
(C) potable (D) culpable
74. One who is neither intelligent nor dull-
(A) ordinary (B) average
(C) fair (D) mediocre
75. Person leading a life of strict self-discipline.
(A) hedonist (B) disciplinarian
(C) atheist (D) ascetic
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. Rahul says that Azhar loves cricket.
(A) Rahul said, “Azhar loves cricket.”
(B) Rahul says, “Azhar loves the cricket.”
(C) Rahul says, “Azhar loved cricket.”
(D) Rahul says, “Azhar loves cricket.”
77. “I came home last night”, said he.
(A) He told that he had come home the previous night.
(B) He said that he came home the previous night.
(C) He said that he had come home the previous night.
(D) He said that he had come home the yesterday.
78. The beggar said, “Poverty is a great curse.”
(A) The beggar said that poverty was a great curse.
(B) The beggar said that poverty is a great curse.
(C) The beggar says that poverty is a great curse.
(D) The beggar told that poverty is a great curse.
79. “If you want to smoke, you’ll have to go out.” Said the conductor.
(A) The conductor said that if I wanted to smoke, I would have to go out.
(B) The conductor said that if I/he wanted to smoke, I/he would have to go out.
(C) The conductor said that if he wanted to smoke, he would have to go out.
(D) The conductor said that if anyone wanted to smoke, one would have to go out.
80. “Be careful; the steps are very slippery.” I warned him.
(A) I warned him to be careful as the steps were very slippery.
(B) I warn him to be careful as the steps were very slippery.
(C) I warned him to careful as the steps were very slippery.
(D) I warned him to be careful as the steps were very slipping.
81. The old lady declared that she was going to walk where she pleased. They had the liberty.
(A) The old lady: “She was going to walk where She please. We have the liberty.”
(B) The old lady: “I am going to walk where I please. We have the liberty.”
(C) The old lady: “I was going to walk where I please. We have the liberty.”
(D) The old lady: “I am going to walk there I please. We have the liberty.”
82. The teacher asked me why I had been absent the day before.
(A) The teacher asked me, “Why were you absent yesterday?”
(B) The teacher says me, “Why were you absent yesterday?”
(C) The teacher asked me, “Why are you absent yesterday?”
(D) The teacher asked me, “Why were you absent the previous day?”
83. Mr. Robinson asked his son what he wanted to be when he grew up.
(A) “My son, said Mr. Robinson, “what did you want to be when you grow up?”
(B) “My son, said Mr. Robinson, “what do you want to be when you grow up?”
(C) “My son, said Mr. Robinson, “what do you want to be when you grew up?”
(D) “My son, said Mr. Robinson, “what you do want to be when you grow up?”
84. The boys respectfully wished their teacher good morning.
(A) “Good Morning Madam”, said the boys to his teacher.
(B) “Good Morning Madam”, said boys to their teacher.
(C) “Good Morning Madam”, said the boy to their teacher.
(D) “Good Morning Madam”, said the boys to their teacher.
85. She said, “I am sorry, I am not able to submit those papers.”
(A) She apologized not for being able to submit those papers.
(B) She apologizes for not being able to submit those papers.
(C) She apologized for not being able to submit those papers.
(D) She apologized for not being unable to submit those papers.
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. Cacao is bitter when it is tasted.
(A) Cacao taste bitter.
(B) Cacao tastes bitter.
(C) Cacao tastes bitter when tasted.
(D) Cacao tasted bitter.
87. A great man acknowledged me as a flatterer to him.
(A) I am acknowledged as a flatterer to a great man.
(B) I was acknowledged as a flatter to a great man.
(C) I acknowledged as a flatterer to a great man.
(D) I was acknowledged as a flatterer to a great man.
88. Let us help him.
(A) Let he be helped by us.
(B) Let him helped by us.
(C) Let him be help by us.
(D) Let him be helped by us.
89. Can those happy moments be ever forgotten by me?
(A) Can I never forget those happy moments?
(B) Can I ever forget those happy moments?
(C) Can I ever forgotten those happy moments?
(D) I can ever forget those happy moments?
90. You have to do this immediately.
(A) This have to be done by you immediately.
(B) This has to do by you immediately.
(C) This has to be done by yourself immediately.
(D) This has to be done by you immediately.
91. The laborers were digging a canal.
(A) A canal was dug by the laborers.
(B) A canal was being dug.
(C) A canal was being dug by the laborers.
(D) A canal has been dug by the laborers.
92. The watchman switched on the lights before it began to grow dark.
(A) The lights were switched on by the watch man before it begin to grow dark.
(B) The lights have been switched on by the watch man before it began to grow dark.
(C) The lights has been switched on by the watch man before it began to grow dark.
(D) The lights were switched on by the watch man before it began to grow dark.
93. Where do you keep the current magazines?
(B) Where are the current magazines keep by you?
(C) Where were the current magazines kept by you?
(D) Where are the current magazines kept by you?
94. she will be rewarded for her kind deed.
(A) Her kind deed will reward her.
(B) Her kindness deed will reward her
(C) Her kind deep will reward her
(D) Her kind deed would reward her
95. God gives us happiness.
(A) Happiness is given by God.
(B) Happiness has been given by God.
(C) Happiness is given to God.
(D) Happiness gives by God.
Directions: In question no 96 to 100, find out the correctly spelt word.
96. (A) acros (B) across
(C) accros (D) accross
97. (A) abov (B) beyond
(C) belowe (D) forword
98. (A) Necessary (B) Nesessary
(C) Necesary (D) Nacassary
99. (A) Satellite (B) Settlelite
(C) Selellite (D) Satelite
100. (A) Massacar (B) Masacre
(C) Messacre (D) Massacre
This Test is Prepared and Compiled by students. There may be mistakes in this test. Your valuable suggestions, feedbacks are heartily invited. You may also visit our blog http://foolishtutor.blogspot.in for more details, previous papers, answer keys, result etc.