English Test for NIACL 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 8

Directions: 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. “By conducting an interview with one of Trumpism’s leading creators and organizers, we are hardly pulling him out of obscurity.” While that may be correct, it ignores the fact that providing Bannon with the oxygen of publicity pushes him even further _________________.
    a. into the convention
    b. into the normalization
    c. into the mainstream

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

     

  2. Indeed, I imagine that getting invited and then uninvited from the festival was Bannon’s dream scenario. First he gained intellectual legitimacy by having the New Yorker announce him as a headliner. Then he got to do what the far right seems to enjoy doing the most: ___________________.
    a. get the attention
    b. play the victim
    c. show the concern

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

     

  3. The highly flammable cans of aerosol deodorant exploded and the pungent smell of adolescent desperation filled the night air. Thanks to years of the brand’s advertising, you will know what happened next: every woman within a 50-mile radius _________________ and threw themselves on to the smouldering truck.
    a. stripped naked
    b. adjourned compensate
    c. exposed clamp

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

     

  4. Fifty local municipalities have passed regulation against fracking in Argentina; however, fracking continues. According to research by campaigner Anna Markova, pear farmers in the region have to abandon agricultural land, while working-class neighbourhoods are raising concerns that both fracking wells and polluting waste pits are being located in ____________________ to their homes.
    a. close proximity
    b. last in line
    c. hand

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

     

  5. ______________________ of pubs tends to focus on the 2007 smoking ban, impossible business rates and beer duty, the ocean of cheap alcohol sold by the big supermarkets, and younger people’s dwindling interest in booze and its associated rituals. Even if it ignores the ways in which many pubs have changed, the enduring idea that they are essentially male environments must also be part of any explanation.
    a. Criticize for the expiration
    b. Blame for the demise
    c. Indict for the resurrection

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

     

  6. Directions: 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. Since books are quite expensive that many children do not have access to them.
    more expensive than
    so expensive that
    very expensive
    too expensive for
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  8. At the meeting they told us what kind of difficulties we may likely to face while establishing a rural branch.
    may like to face
    were being faced
    could be likely face
    would be likely to face
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  9. What response you get to the proposal that you circulated among our investors?
    responses have you
    response did you
    were your responses
    did you respond
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  10. One of our representatives will meet you at the airport and accompanies you to our office.
    and accompany you
    to accompany
    accompanying you
    will be accompanied by you
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  11. I knew that because I refused to accept the old man’s gift I would hurt his feelings.
    not to refuse
    by refusal
    if I refused
    should I refused
    No correction required
    Option C

     


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