Directions(1-5): 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 case of a BJP Yuva Morcha functionary being arrested in West Bengal for sharing a ___1___ image of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee demonstrates how wrong and needlessly oppressive legal processes can turn out to be. The police in Howrah registered a case and arrested Priyanka Sharma under irrelevant and non-existent provisions, a magistrate showed little application of mind while remanding her to judicial custody, and even the Supreme Court, while ordering her immediate release, did not recognise sufficiently the ___2___ manner in which the law was being used. It is a matter of some consolation that the apex court observed a day later that the arrest was arbitraryand ___3___ the West Bengal government for delaying Ms. Sharma’s release for technical reasons. The police, apparently realising that there was no offence in the first place, has filed a closure report terming the complaint a ‘mistake of fact’. It is a reflection of the level of ___4___ between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP in the midst of a violence-marred, multi-phase election that the police entertained a complaint from a Trinamool Congress activist and booked Ms. Sharma for criminal defamation and offences under the provisions of the Information Technology Act. It is possible that some considered the morphed image — in which Ms. Banerjee’s face was appended to an actor’s photograph at a museum event in New York — defamatory. But it is unclear how the police could arrest someone for ___5___ based on a third party’s complaint.
worsenedmorphedexacerbatedaccentedAll are CorrectOption B
amenablereasonableperverseprincipledAll are CorrectOption C
embeddedentailedpushed awaypulled upAll are CorrectOption D
acrimonydiplomacycivilitydecencyAll are CorrectOption A
praisedefamationconsecrationacclamationAll are CorrectOption B
- Few had expected the socially conservative politician to last out the remainder of Parliament’s term when he took over as Prime Minister in August following a coup within the ruling Liberal party.
Few were expectingFew expectedA few had expectedFew has expectedNo Correction requiredOption E
- An amount of data collectively and individually point to one worrying conclusion: economic momentum across sectors is slowing in the widening absence of that key ingredient, demand.
An organised dataA folk of dataA bunch of dataA welter of dataNo Correction requiredOption D
- Cyril Ramaphosa, victor in South Africa’s recent presidential election and head of the African National Congress, is celebrating his win and the peaceful transfer of power to his predecessor Jacob Zuma.
transition of power todeviation of power fromtransference of power totransition of power fromNo Correction requiredOption D
- A reasonably good voter turnout did nothing to dull the effects of a nasty campaign by the leaders of many parties, but especially of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
by leaders of many partiesby the leaders of the most partiesby leaders of most partiesby leaders of the partiesNo Correction requiredOption C
- The batting was a concern throughout, and if not for the efforts of bowlers Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, and Ravindra Jadeja, and the astute leadership of M.S. Dhoni, the team might not even have been qualified for the playoffs.
the team would not have qualifiedthe team may not even have qualifiedteam might not even have qualifiedthe team may not have been qualifiedNo Correction requiredOption B
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.