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1) Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

A person who is blamed for something that someone else has done

(a) Scapegoat

(b) Buck-passer

(c) Blame shifter

(d) Rationalizer

2) Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank in the given sentence.

Around 70 thatched houses were damaged and many trees __________ after a violent tornado hit seaside villages in the Rajnagar block of Odisha’sKendrapara district on the afternoon of June 15, 2020.

(a) Fallen

(b) Crushed

(c) Planted

(d) Uprooted

3) Select the most appropriate meaning of the idiom given in bold in the given sentence.

Students are relying on ready to read study materials instead of referring and researching for the same.

(a) To expect something

(b) To be dependant on

(c) To follow rigorously

(d) To get involved

4) Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.

(a) Stagant

(b) Entail

(c) Bolster

(d) Deride

5) Identify the segment in the given sentence which contains the grammatical error.

“We have spent many monsoons sleepless, running for our lives, holding on to plastic sheets to keep a roof above our heads to protect our children and elder,” said Naazuki, a member of the CKBPS.

(a) holding on to plastic sheets

(b) to protect our children and elder

(c) We have spent many monsoons

(d) No error

6) Select the option that will improve the segment in bold of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘No improvement’.

Several fishermen in West Bengal have begun weighing options to go back to fishing harbours in other states where they worked.

(a) Have began weighing

(b) Has began weighing

(c) Should have began weighing

(d) No Improvement

7) Select the option that will improve the segment in bold of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘No improvement.’

Arjun can speak Hindi fluently, will he?

(a) Shouldn’t he?

(b) Might he?

(c) Can’t he?

(d) No Improvement

8) Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.

P- When the game of life is finally over there is no second chance to correct our errors.

Q- Time is the greater equalizer of all mankind.

R- Time offers opportunity but demands a sense of regard.

S- It has taken away the best and the worst of us without regard of either.

(a) QSRP

(b) RSQP

(c) PQRS

(d) RSPQ

Answers :

1) Answer: A

The correct answer is option a

Scapegoat – a person who is blamed for something that someone else has done.

Option ‘a ‘conveys the same meaning as that of the given word & hence is the correct choice.

2) Answer: D

The correct answer is option d.

Uprooted – pull (something, especially a tree or plant) out of the ground.

As per the context of the passage the word ‘Uprooted’ fits in very well & hence is the correct choice.

3) Answer: B

The correct answer is option b.

Relying on – to need (someone or something) for support, help, to depend on (someone or something).

Option ‘b ‘conveys the same meaning as that of the given idiom & hence is the correct choice.

4) Answer: A

The correct answer is option a.

The correct spelling is, ‘Stagnant.’

Remaining words are correctly spelt.

5) Answer: B

The correct answer is option b.

The error lies in part ‘b’ of the sentence. Replace ‘Elder’ with ‘Elderly’ to make the sentence grammatically correct.

Elder is used for someone who is superior to another or others.Elder is comparative to other people. Whereas ‘’Elderly” is used for aged people.

As per the context of the sentence, the word ‘Elderly’ best fits in & hence is used here to make the sentence grammatically correct.

6) Answer: B

The correct answer is option b.

The given sentence is correct & hence does not require any improvement.

The sentence talks about the activity which they want to start again (to fishing harbours in other states where they worked). Hence usage of present perfect tense is appropriate here.

7) Answer: C

The correct answer is option c.

The given sentence is of ‘Question tag.’ Question tags turn a statement into a question. Theyare often used for checking information that we think we know is true.

Questions tags are made using an auxiliary verb (for example: be or have) and a subject

ofpronoun (for example: I, you, she).

If the main clause is positive, the question tag is negative, and if the main clause is negative,it’s positive.

The correct sentence thus form is – Arjun can speak Hindi fluently, can’t he?

8) Answer: A

The correct sequence is ‘QSRP’.

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