Section – IV : English Language
1. A-level history students are using a textbook that teaches a highly _____, strongly Eurosceptic view of Britain’s ____ into the European Union, MPs have claimed.
- adherent, foray
- partisan, access
- partisan, entry
- adherent, access
- biased, inlet
2. Florida’s a _____ campground, with spacious tent and RV sites dotted among palms and moss-laded oaks, _____ into strange shapes by the ocean winds and providing vital shade.
- graphic, battered
- vivid, damaged
- picturesque, twist
- picturesque, battered
- scenic, deformed
3. . The nuclear test by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea may have been widely _____ but that has not made the _____ from its showmanship any less alarming.
- surprising, shocks
- required, tremors
- needed, vibes
- required, waves
- anticipated, tremors
4. Asian stocks ____ in the early trade as investors awaited the G20 meeting of finance and central bank officials over the weekend for clues to their views about global growth and the role currencies ____ in the economies of individual member countries.
- rose, play
- rise, perform
- plummet, perform
- rose, performed
- plummeted, performed
5. In a welcoming development, the two countries had last month signed two landmark agreements : an extradition treaty to _____ transfer of criminals and terrorists and an agreement to liberalize the visa regime. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and his Bangladeshi _____ Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir signed the treaties.
- inculcate, equivalent
- facilitate, counterpart
- assist, ally
- facilitates, ally
- aids, Counterpart
Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) to make ameaningful paragraph and then answer the questions which follow.
A) At least two “piles” of rock the size of continents are crashing together as they shiftat the bottom of Earth’s mantle, 2,900 km beneath the Pacific Ocean, researchers say.
B) This “super volcano”, seismologists believe, is due to erupt in 200 million years’ time.
C) “What we may be detecting is the start of one of these large eruptive events that — if itever happens — could cause very massive destruction on Earth,” said the seismologistMichael Thorne.
D) Life on Earth could be facing threat from acatastrophic “super volcano”.
E) However, disaster is not imminent. “This isthe type of mechanism that may generate massive plume eruptions,” he sums up.
F) He is the study’s principal author and an assistant professor of geology andgeophysics at the University of Utah.
6. Which of the following should be the LAST of the rearrangement?
7. Which of the following should the THIRD of the rearrangement?
8. Which of the following should the FOURTH of the rearrangement?
9. Which of the following should the FIRST of the rearrangement?
10. Which of the following should the SECOND of the rearrangement?
1. 3 The word ‘adherent’ refers to supporting someone or a particular set of ideas. Hence, options (1) and (4) are incorrect. The words ‘access’ and ‘inlet’ don’t go with ‘into’. Hence, options (2) and (5) are also incorrect. ‘Partisan’ refers to being partial about something or someone. Therefore, the correct answer is option (3).
2. 4 ‘Graphic’ and ‘vivid’ are not used in the context of a place. Therefore, options (1) and (2) are incorrect. ‘Picturesque’ and ‘scenic’ both mean visually attractive and are used to refer to a building or a place. ‘Deformed’, which means not having the normal or natural shape or form, is a wrong word to use here. ‘Battered’, which means damaged by age and repeated use, is correct because the sentence says that ocean winds have given it strange shapes.
3. 5 ‘But’ shows a contrast in the sentence. The sentence means that even though the tests by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea were expected, people were not less surprised when it actually happened. Only ‘anticipated’ brings out this idea.
4. 1 ‘Early trade’ suggests that the first blank will take a work that is in past tense Thus, options (2) and (3) are incorrect. The second blank will take ‘play’ as currencies do not ‘perform’ the role of something, they ‘play’ the role of something.
5. 2 Transfer of criminals cannot be inculcated. Therefore, option (1) is incorrect. ‘Aids’ and ‘facilitates’ would have been correct had the sentence been ‘an extradition treaty which’. Therefore, options (4) and (5) are incorrect. The second blank will take ‘counterpart’ and not ‘ally’ since a treaty is signed between people who have same functions and not between friends.