English Test for LIC AAO Prelims Exam Set – 15

Directions(1-5): In the passage given below there are 5 blanks. Every blank has four alternative words given in options (A),(B),(C), and (D). You have to tell which word is APPROPRIATE according to the context. If all are appropriate then mark your answer as “E”.

The ICC World Cup is cricket’s holy ___1___. The quadrennial event played through the One Day International (ODI) format often shapes the legacy of squads and players. It is the one championship where all leading Test-playing teams ___2___, and once a unit wins the World Cup, the ambiguity ends and arguments cease. With the 12th edition set to commence in England on May 30, there had been immense interest in the Indian team’s composition. The selectors, led by M.S.K. Prasad, have decided to give an ___3___ crew to Virat Kohli. Many summers ago, M.S. Dhoni said that a player should have a minimum of 50 ODIs under his belt before playing in the World Cup. The former captain’s logic was that an experienced cricketer would have more game-awareness. The present squad ticks that box. Among the 15, nine have played more than 50 ODIs, with Dhoni leading at 341; four are hovering close to the 50-mark; and only K.L. Rahul (14) and Vijay Shankar (9) are below that mark although there is no mistaking their talent. The Indian team has ___4___ batsmen, ___5___ fast bowlers and wily spinners. The all-rounders’ quartet of Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Kedar Jadhav also gives Kohli varied options when India opens its campaign against South Africa at Southampton on June 5.

  1. overview
    grail
    plan
    order
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  2. split
    compensate
    congregate
    cleave
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  3. callow
    jejune
    amateur
    experienced
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  4. explosive
    volatile
    bulged
    perilous
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  5. bewildered
    incisive
    addled
    baffled
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In each of the following questions there are sentences. There is an error in one of the parts. Mark the option which contains error parts as your answer. If no part contains error mark option E as your answer.

  7. (A) Each time a horrific sexual crime hits the headlines, there is a clamour for prescribing the death penalty for such offence. /(B) Given this, it is perhaps no surprise that the gang-rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir has evoked a similar response. /(C) Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi has said her ministry will seek an amendment to /(D) the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, to provide for death as the maximum punishment for the rape of those below 12.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    offence = offencs

     

  8. (A) The Olympics has a global allure and the Asian Games basks in its continental spread. Compared to these two, /(B) the Commonwealth Games may look like an unflattering vestige of Britain’s colonial past. /(C) Yet there is no denying the CWG’s relevance as a stepping stone to a greater sporting glory. /(D) For India, the relatively limited competition means it remains a frontrunner.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option C
    to a greater = to greater

     

  9. (A) After a sharp fall in the beginning of the year, oil prices have risen dramatically in recent weeks. /(B) The price of Brent crude has risen by around $10 since it touched a short-term low of around $62 in early February, /(C) hitting its highest mark since late 2014. Tensions in West Asia after /(D) U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to strike Syria helped push up prices.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    in = at

     

  10. (A) Theresa May’s government faces another bracing week in its Brexit calendar. With the House of Lords expected to vote /(B) in favour of continuing in the common customs union, this may set the tone for Parliament’s final vote later this year on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. /(C) This week’s vote on an amendment to the exit bill is likely to be a replay of the scenario that played out in the House of Lords last year, /(D) when peers across party lines handed a bruising defeat to Prime Minister May on the rights of millions of EU citizens in post-Brexit Britain.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NEA
    Option E

     

  11. (A) The forecast of a normal monsoon has brought relief all around. For farmers, the India Meteorological Department’s estimate /(B) that rainfall during the summer, in June and September, /(C) will be 97% of the 50-year average of 89 cm, is bound to raise fresh expectations. /(D) This is the third year in a row that they can look forward to a high output for a variety of crops.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option
    in = between

     


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