Direction (1-5): In each question below a sentence is given with two blanks in each. Each question is followed by four options with two words in each. You have to select that option as your answer which can fill both the blanks of the sentence.
- Sanity time is at hand. Michael Gove is right. The reckless, crash-bang-wallop of the hard-Brexit fantasists has had its day. They have not produced a plausible future for British trade with Europe. The default option is now “crashing out”, and that is _______________ . Of course the Chequers proposal has problems. But it takes the UK out of the EU and keeps frictionless trade with EU members. Both were always pledged by the prime minister as constituting Brexit. The EU asked for Britain’s proposals to meet this pledge, and now has them. It should _______________ them.
immature, devolveinfantile, negotiatejuvenile, deviateadolescent, portrayAll are CorrectOption B
- The first, and most obvious, thing to say is that Soon-Yi Previn has every right to tell her story, and any publication has the right to publish it. Obvious, and yet, obviously, not the opinion of everyone. Previn is best known as the _______________ daughter of André Previn and Mia Farrow, and the wife of Farrow’s very much ex-boyfriend, Woody Allen. So when New York Magazine’s interview with the heretofore almost silent Previn went online on Sunday night, the most _______________ reactions against it came from, predictably, the Farrow family.
assumed, apatheticespoused, mildadopted, vehementadoptive, languidAll are CorrectOption C
- For a car that was in large part the brainchild of Adolf Hitler, who wanted a “people’s car” for Aryan families, the Volkswagen Beetle has done remarkably well to last for 80 years. Hitler _______________ it, laid the cornerstone for its famous factory in Wolfsburg and was presented with the first convertible version. The design of the new car, which bore an uncanny _______________ to a stormtrooper’s helmet, was then adapted for military use and produced using slave labour.
warranted, nuttyaccredited, discrepancydesignated, diversitycommissioned, resemblanceAll are CorrectOption D
- The rightwing protection racket surrounding supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is closing ranks, girding for war now that their man is facing sexual misconduct _______________ from a woman who says he sexually assaulted her when they were in high school. “It’s too late for there to be any serious consideration at this stage,” declared Kenneth Starr, the former Republican independent _______________ who is a leader of the Kavanaugh defenders club.
allegations, counselrefutations, dupenegations, contravenerenunciations, gaffAll are CorrectOption A
- October is dwarfism awareness month, when the restricted-growth community and their families _______________ awareness of their condition around the world. So, as the mother of a little boy diagnosed with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism, you can imagine my shock when I saw a Facebook _______________ for “midget wrestling” touring the UK this autumn.
swell, alludegrowth, impassivespread, advertexpand, circularAll are CorrectOption C
- (A) The consequence of parliament not ratifying Chequers would be a numb chaos. How that helps either side is a mystery. /(B) There would be no time for a general election or another referendum, /(C) which again would decide nothing. It would probably involve some clock-stopping ritual and a worse Chequers. /(D) Westminster appears to have gone bonkers, Cable and Starmer included.
numb = numbing
- (A) Farrow, who once claimed that Previn’s IQ is “slight below average” (Previn speaks of a “little learning disability” that gives her trouble with spelling) has, perhaps, underestimated her daughter. /(B) While Moses Farrow wrote in his blog about few of the ironies in Mia’s life – that when she began her affair with Sinatra /(C) she was the same age Soon-Yi was when she began her with Allen; that Mia’s affair with André Previn devastated /(D) his vulnerable wife Dory who was subsequently institutionalised – Soon-Yi goes for the jugular.
Only AAll except DBoth B & COnly DNEOption B
A. slightly B. few = some C. began hers with Allen
- (A) The great paradox of the Beetle was that the Nazi-mobile developed in the late 1930s and mass-production from the /(B) 1950s became the representative of the counterculture, beloved of Californian surfers and radicals of the Woodstock generation. At a time when many Americans were driving vast, /(C) gas-guzzling saloon cars, the Beetle seemed to represent a friendlier, greener alternative, /(D) even though in really quite a bit of gas was being inefficiently guzzled.
Only AAll except BOnly CBoth A & DNEOption D
A. production = produce D. really = reality
- (A) Like Hill, Ford at first wanted to keep her allegations confidential but felt a duty to report the incident after Kavanaugh’s nomination. In her letter to /(B) the California lawmakers, including judiciary member Dianne Feinstein, Ford described the terrifying assault allegations, during which, she says, /(C) Kavanaugh covered her mouth so that she couldn’t scream. She wrote that she thought he might “inadvertently kill me”. Still, she wanted her /(D) identity protected. Hill did, too, until her affidavit, like Ford’s letter, leaked to the press.
- (A) This was the beginning. Days and nights of crying; whole-body X-rays that lasted hours while /(B) we pinned our baby’s hands, hips and arms out on metal plates; watching him struggle and gasp as /(C) he was put him for sleep for MRI scans; blood tests; sleep studies; physical examinations /(D) and the constant interest of medical students and doctors.
Only ABoth B & DOnly CAll except DNEOption C
for = to
Directions(6-10): In each of the following questions there are sentences. There is an error in one or more than one part of the sentence. Mark the option which contains error parts as your answer. If no part contains error mark option E as your answer.