English Test for LIC AAO Prelims Exam Set – 4

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. Soviet air force pilots climbed into the cockpits of TU-16 bombers and made the easy one-hour flight to Chernobyl, where the reactor burned. The pilots circled, following the weather. They flew 30, 70, 100, 200km – chasing the inky black billows of radioactive waste. When they _____________ with a cloud, they shot jets of silver iodide into it to emancipate the rain.
    a. tied up
    b. in to
    c. caught up

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only a
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  2. In 1986, the Soviet minister of hydrometeorology, Yuri Izrael, had a regrettable decision to make. It was his job to track radioactivity blowing from the smoking Chernobyl reactor in the hours after the 26 April explosion and deal with it. Forty-eight hours after the accident, an assistant handed him a roughly drawn map. On it, an arrow shot north-east from the nuclear power plant, and broadened to become a river of air 10 miles wide that was surging across Belarus toward Russia. If the slow-moving mass of radioactive clouds reached Moscow, where a spring storm front was _____________, millions could be harmed. Izrael’s decision was easy. Make it rain.
    a. heaping up
    b. piling up
    c. tossing out

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  3. Support for a customs union is based on the belief that it makes sense for the UK to have frictionless trade with its biggest trading partner: no tariffs, no quotas, no customs posts, no border checks, unimpeded supply chains. Outside of the customs union, UK firms would have more forms to _____________, more red tape to disentangle. They would be disadvantaged in the way that American, Chinese and Japanese exporters to the EU currently are.
    a. fill in
    b. write in
    c. draw round

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  4. In the sleepy towns of southern Belarus, villagers _____________ to see planes with strange yellow and grey contrails snaking across the sky. Next day, 27 April, powerful winds kicked up, cumulus clouds billowed on the horizon, and rain poured down in a deluge. The raindrops scavenged radioactive dust floating 200 metres in the air and sent it to the ground. The pilots trailed the slow-moving gaseous bulk of nuclear waste north-east beyond Gomel, into Mogilev province. Wherever pilots shot silver iodide, rain fell, along with a toxic brew of a dozen radioactive elements.
    a. winged it
    b. perked up
    c. looked up

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only a
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  5. The early predictions of caesium being washed from upland soils proved optimistic. The mineral-starved native plants efficiently _____________ radioactive isotopes. Tiny micro-fungi moved caesium-137 from the roots to plant tips, where grazing sheep fed.
    a. bluff off
    b. drank up
    c. drawn off

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    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) While these disadvantages of biofuels are serious, they are the only alternate energy source of the future and the sooner we find solutions to these problems the faster we will be able to solve the problems we are now facing with gasoline.
    (B) This fuel can also help to stimulate jobs locally since they are also much safer to handle than gasoline and can thus have the potential to turn around a global economy.
    (C) These include dependence on fossil fuels for the machinery required to produce biofuel which ends up polluting as much as the burning of fossil fuels on roads and exorbitant cost of biofuels which makes it very difficult for the common man to switch to this option.
    (D) This turnaround can potentially help to bring world peace and end the need to depend on foreign countries for energy requirements.
    (E) Biofuels are made from plant sources and since these sources are available in abundance and can be reproduced on a massive scale, they form an energy source that is potentially unlimited.
    (F) However everything is not as green with the biofuels as it seems as there are numerous disadvantages involved, which at times overshadow their positive impact.

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     


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