English Test for LIC AAO Prelims Exam Set – 18

Directions(1-5): In each question, a sentence is given followed by a blank. Each blank is followed by three options and you have to determine which option can be used in place of blank to make it a meaningful sentence and mark it as your answer.

  1. Anyone arriving in this country today is thus put in a near-impossible bind. They are treated transactionally, yet need to act as if they belong. They come from another country but are expected to adopt some mush labelled “British values”. And, according to Blair, just to win parity with racists, they must behave so much better than them. All the while, they are expected to _________________ with a popular press calling them benefit scroungers and job thieves. a. set up b. put up c. turn away
    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  2. With one notable twist. At the start of her teaching career here, my sari-clad mother was asked by an interview board whether she really intended to _________________ at school in similar costume. She replied that her own mother in Varanasi swam the River Ganges every day wearing a sari and, if she could handle that, “I’m sure I can manage a classroom in one”. a. belly up b. show up c. turn up
    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only a
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  3. The new party’s list of candidates for European elections supports its claim to be dissolving old allegiances. It includes defectors from the ranks of its rivals, including one former Tory cabinet minister and an ex-Labour MP. But that also sends a mixed message. It is hard to capture the future with too many “formers” _________________. a. on the rolls b. wayward c. en route
    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  4. The parliamentary founders of Change UK think the Lib Dems have been hogging the middle lane for too long. The older party naturally doesn’t want to _________________ just because some upstart is hooting and flashing in the rear-view mirror without necessarily moving any faster. a. stop off b. pull over c. draw down
    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  5. Theresa May organised the perfect circumstances for a comeback tour – an election in which Europe is the dominant subject and in which the Tories have no conceivable campaign to run. They hate both the situation they are in and each other. There are Conservative activists, councillors and MPs who will vote for Farage. They welcome humiliation for their own side and hope that a purge of pro-European moderates can be _________________ in the aftermath. a. made fun of b. worked up c. whipped up
    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only a
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  6. Directions(6-10): Which of the phrases (A), (B), (C), (D) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E) ie ‘No correction required’ as the answer.

  7. There is no more room to question the science, where almost every climate scientist is in agreement that the implications of a global rise in average temperature will spell drastic changes for human civilisation.
    is nearby
    assumed nearly
    when likely
    when nearly
    No Correction Required
    Option D

     

  8. The current ineptitude and impotency of the ruling class is unacceptable when the consequences of inaction are so far-reaching.
    is not accepted when
    is unaccepted when
    is not to be accepted when
    is unacceptable then
    No Correction Required
    Option E

     

  9. The reason Earth Strike exists is to shut off the global labour supply will force governments and industry giants to listen.
    that shutting off
    shutting off
    likely to shut off
    Both a & b
    No Correction Required
    Option A

     

  10. Work is further advanced in some member states than others – France, for example, is planning a new law which would be placing rules on the operation of certain telecommunications equipment, targeted at 5G networks.
    that will placing
    that would place
    that will put into place
    that will place
    No Correction Required
    Option C

     

  11. The UK’s Brexit debate was restarted when a 10-day break just as before, only with a new end date of 31 October.
    likely to be restarted after
    has restarted after
    about to restart with
    restart when
    No Correction Required
    Option B

     


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