English Test for NIACL AO Prelims Exam Set – 6

Directions(1-5): Rearrange the following FIVE 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.

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

  6. Directions(6-10): 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”.

    The Environment Ministry’s ‘India State of Forest Report 2017’ based on satellite ___6___, may present a net positive balance in the form of 24.4% of India’s land area under some form of forest or tree cover, but this is but a broad-brush ___7___. According to the report, forest and tree cover together registered a 1% rise over the previous estimate two years ago. However, such an estimate listing very dense, moderately dense, open and scrub forests mapped through remote sensing does not really provide deep insights into the ___8___ of the green areas. The emphasis in environmental policy to raise forest cover to 33% of the geographical area will yield some dividends. There has been an increase over the ___9___ cover of 20% at the turn of the century. Yet, tree cover is not the same as having biodiverse, old-growth forests. The ecosystem services performed by plantations that have a lot of trees grown for commercial purposes cannot be ___10___ with those of an undisturbed assemblage of plants, trees and animals. India may be endowed with 16 major forest types, and 221 types and sub-types based on the Champion and Seth classification, but retains very little of its ancient forests after centuries of pre-colonial and colonial exploitation. Latter-day development pressures are also taking their toll. Forest restoration should, therefore, aid the return of native vegetation.

  7. archetype
    imagery
    pattern
    ingenious
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  8. ridicule
    criticism
    assessment
    encroachment
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  9. bluff
    isolation
    furtiveness
    integrity
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  10. baseline
    windup
    completion
    omega
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  11. opposed
    equated
    hostile
    separated
    All are Correct
    Option B

     


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