English Test for LIC AAO Prelims Exam Set – 19

Directions(1-5): In the passage given below there are 10 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”.

What Gandhi’s “retreat”, as it seems to be, outlines is that politics is about ___1___ calculations of victory more than poetic proclamations of ___2___. Arguably, Arvind Kejriwal’s attempt to defeat Modi in Varanasi in 2014 did not end well for his all-India stature as a leader. Yet, staying away from an ___3___ after raising expectations of descending into it for a gladiatorial contest is not good for anyone on the optical front either. Seen this way, it stirs up the question of why Gandhi was seen raring for such a direct contest in the first place. Her no-show thus could possibly cost her the impression ___4___ of her as a politically-savvy leader. Congress chances in India’s most populous state—accounting for 80 Lok Sabha seats—were always slim. But Uttar Pradesh is also where the party must demonstrate that it has the courage, conviction, confidence to ___5___ itself. It also needs all the attention it can get. It seems to have blown a chance in Varanasi.

  1. imaginative
    prosaic
    spooky
    phenomenal
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  2. bridle
    modesty
    bravado
    exception
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  3. highlight
    trace
    terrain
    arena
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  4. generated
    defused
    eradicated
    exterminated
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  5. abate
    revive
    annihilate
    execute
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In each of the following questions there are sentences. There is 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) Most people who spend even little time in front of the idiot box would already know through Reliance Jio’s /(B) advertisements that its subscriber base has crossed the 300 million mark. /(C) This, it has been tom-tomming for a while. /(D) Now, it appears in sniffing distance of unseating Bharti Airtel to become the second-largest player by subscriber count in India’s telecom market.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    little = a little

     

  8. (A) Reliance’s strategy of offering a bouquet of digital services such as internet access, news, music and entertainment content, /(B) has helped multiply Indian data usage several fold while /(C) also making conventional voice services almost free. /(D) Its high-speed network has forced rivals to upgrade infrastructure.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  9. (A) The campus life in universities were a thing. Students would go to university for a number of years, /(B) living and learning in a confined community designed to facilitate the pursuit of knowledge. /(C) And then one day, they would /(D) graduate and face the real world.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    were = was

     

  10. (A) Engaging with the real world through porous boundaries can and must take many forms. /(B) Research collaborations and consultations with industry can help maintain the balance between /(C) pure and applied research. The faculty could be expanded to include /(D) practitioners such as authors, statisticians, business leaders, conservationists and policy-makers.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    can = could

     

  11. (A) The possibilities are endless and exciting, spanning a gamut of disciplines and learner types. /(B) In biology, for example, the rote memorisation of the names and /(C) characteristics of species and genera continues to intimidate /(D) the brightness of students.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    brightness = brightest

     


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