English Grammar and correct usage test – Dec 03, 20141. In the below given passage, there are blanks which are numbered. Fill in the blanks choosing the correct alternative mentioned against each number.
language, an ego state may be 2
phenomenologically as a coherent system of feelings, and 3
as a set of coherent 4
patterns. In more practical terms, it is a system of 5
accompanied by a related set of behavioural patterns.
i. a. Technical b. Technicals c. Technicality d. Technique
ii. a. Describe b. Describes c. Describing d. Described
iii. a. Operation b. Operations c. Operationally d. Operational
iv. a. Behavioural b. Behaviour c. Behave d. Behaves
v. a. Feeling b. Feelings c. Feel d. Feels
i. a, ii. d, iii. c, iv. a, v. b
i. c, ii. c, iii. a, iv. a, v. c
i. a, ii. d, iii. b, iv. a, v. a
i. b, ii. b, iii. c, iv. a, v. dView Answer / Hide Answer
2. The below given sentences have two words marked in bold. The meaning of both the words remains the same in context to the sentence, find the meaning for the words.
ANSWER: i. a, ii. d, iii. c, iv. a, v. b
i. The lioness gave birth
to 2 beautiful cubs.
ii. They managed to have highly sophisticated machine to drill
deep wells in the desert region.
e. ShoveView Answer / Hide Answer3. Rearrange the below mentioned alternatives to form a coherent paragraph.
A. We are all one; everyone is yourself.
B. When you give yourself to another person or group, you always receive more than what you give.
C. Some call this tithing; some call it sharing.
D. To open the floodgates of abundance, you must begin by giving away what you have.
d. BCDAView Answer / Hide Answer4. The sentence given below is mentioned in Direct/ Indirect Speech. Choose the correct alternative that best expresses the sentence in Indirect/ Direct speech.
i. Manisha asked her mother why she did not like sports.
a. Why you do not like sports?
b. Why did you not like sports?
c. Manisha asked her mother, “Why you do not like sports.”
d. Manisha asked why she did not like sports.View Answer / Hide Answer
5. The sentence given below is mentioned in Active/ Passive Voice. Choose the correct alternative that best expresses the sentence in Passive/ Active Voice.
ANSWER: c. Manisha asked her mother, “Why you do not like sports.”
i. The trees were blown down by the wind.
a. The trees were blown down by the wind.
b. The wind blew down the trees.
c. The wind blow down the trees.
d. The winds blows down the trees.View Answer / Hide Answer
6. Four sentences on the same theme are given. Choose the best alternative that represents the sentence grammatically and logically correct.
ANSWER: b. The wind blew down the trees.
a. India is an very old country with a great past.
b. India is a oldest country with a great past.
c. India is the very old country with a great past.
d. India is a very old country with a great past. View Answer / Hide Answer
7. There are 2 sentences given below with two homonyms typed in bold which may be either mis – spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentences. Read both the sentences carefully and decide on their correctness on the basis of the bold words.
ANSWER: d. India is a very old country with a great past.
i. My horse was to do her usual slow gallop
after prodding a half mile.
ii. The couple did a galop
in their engagement ceremony.
a. If only sentence i is correct
b. If only sentence ii is correct
c. If both the sentences are correct
d. If both the sentences are incorrect but can be corrected by interchanging the words marked in bold.
e. If both the sentences are incorrect and cannot be interchanged as well.View Answer / Hide Answer
8. Choose the best alternative that can replace the underlined portion in the below given sentence.
ANSWER: c. If both the sentences are correct
i. I realises that a statesman or a man who has to deal
with public affairs cannot ignore realities and cannot act in terms of abstract truth.
a. I realised that a statesman or a man who has to deals
b. I realise that a statesman or a man who has to deal
c. I realise that a statesman or a man who had to deals
d. I realise this a statesman or a man who has to dealView Answer / Hide Answer
9. Choose the correct spelling for the below given words.
ANSWER: b. I realise that a statesman or a man who has to deal
d. ResembelenceView Answer / Hide Answer10. Two sentences are given below. Combine both the sentences in a way so that the meaning of both the sentence should remain the same. Choose the correct option.
i. The Pathan took out a knife. His intention was to frighten the old man.
A. The Pathan took out a knife to frighten…
B. The Pathan frightened the old man by…
C. The Pathan with a knife frightened the old…
a. A & C
b. Only B
c. A & B
d. B & C
e. AllView Answer / Hide Answer