English Test for LIC AAO Prelims Exam Set – 16

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”.

Since 2014, Marathas have openly ___1___ Hindutva politics. Various neo-Buddhist and Republican factions have also teamed up with the BJP. These show Maharashtra’s Hindutva politics has not remained exclusive and ___2___ to groups that were earlier not comfortable with it. Also, other regions of the state have become opposed to the ___3___ of western Maharashtra. This led to the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) losing their support in these regions, and increasing accommodation of the BJP across regions. The ___4___ of Hindutva by the Marathas has been concomitant with the increasing opposition to the Marathas. This was evident in the opposition to dynasty politics, disproportionate participation of the Marathas in power, and to the demands raised by the Marathas during their silent marches. Also, the caste-specific structures built by non-BJP politicians has ___5___, and many Maratha leaders have joined the BJP.

  1. renounced
    embraced
    banished
    eschewed
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  2. hospitable
    pacifist
    hostile
    amicable
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  3. subjection
    coercion
    constraint
    hegemony
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  4. acceptance
    opposition
    defiance
    contumacy
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  5. queued
    disintegrated
    freezing
    linked
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  6. Directions(6-10): Rearrange the following SIX sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below.

    A. The Sena, battling odds, netted 63 seats. Eventually, it joined the government but it is an uncomfortable alliance.
    B. In May 2014, the Lok Sabha tally of 42 of 48 seats to the BJP-Sena coalition and the then prevalent Modi-mania made the BJP believe that it was time to end its 25-year-old alliance with the regional force.
    C. The Sena, miffed at the treatment it received in Delhi and Mumbai in Modi-Shah-Fadnavis era, lost no opportunity to hit back, criticise and question Modi and Fadnavis.
    D. It called off the alliance with barely a month to go for the October 2014 election to the state assembly.
    E. Its words were acerbic and meant to hurt the BJP, they were louder than those of Congress-NCP.
    F. The BJP emerged as the single largest party, with 122 seats in the 288-member assembly, but short of a majority.

  7. Which of the following sentences should be the SIXTH (LAST) after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option E
    B-D-F-A-C-E

     

  8. Which of the following sentences should be the FIRST after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option B
    B-D-F-A-C-E

     

  9. Which of the following sentences should be the FIFTH after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option C
    B-D-F-A-C-E

     

  10. Which of the following sentences should be the SECOND after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option D
    B-D-F-A-C-E

     

  11. Which of the following sentences should be the THIRD after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    D
    E
    F
    Option E
    B-D-F-A-C-E

     


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