Question & Answer of Language Skills

“By giving him the last ______ of the cake, you will ensure lasting _____ in our house today.”

The words that best fill the blanks in the above sentence are

“Even though there is a vast scope for its ________, tourism has remained a/an _________ area.”

The words that best fill the blanks in the above sentence are

She has a sharp tongue and it can occasionally turn___________

I ___________ made arrangements had I___________ informed earlier.

If you are looking for a history of India, or for an account of the rise and fall of the British Raj, or for the reason of the cleaving of the subcontinent into two mutually antagonistic parts and the effects this mutilation will have in the respective section and ultimately on Asia, you will not find it in these pages; for though I have spent a lifetime in the country, I lived too near the seats of events, and was too intimately associates with the actors, to get the perspective needed  for the impartial recording of these matters”.

Here, the word ‘autagonistic’ is closest in meaning to

The ninth and the tenth of this month are Monday and Tuesday _______________.

It is _________ to ready this year’s textbook ___________ the last year’s.

If you are looking for a history of India, or for an account of the rise and fall of the British Raj, or for reason of the subcontinent into two mutually antagonistic parts and the effects this mutilation will have in the respective sections, and ultimately on Asia, you will not find it in these pages; for though I have spent a lifetime in the country. I lived too near the seat of events, and was too intimately associated with the actors, to get the perspective needed for the impartial recording of these of these matters.”

Which of the following statements best reflects the author’s opinion?

SET - 1

Which of the following is CORRECT with respect to grammar and usage?

Mount Everest is ____________.

The policeman asked the victim of a theft, “What did you ___________ ?”

Despite the new medicine’s ______________ in treating diabetes, it is not ______________widely.

In a world filled with uncertainty, he was glad to have many good friends. He had always assisted them in times of need and was confident that they would reciprocate. However, the events of the last week proved him wrong.
 
Which of the following inference(s) is/are logically valid and can be inferred from the above passage?
 
(i)    His friends were always asking him to help them.
(ii)   He felt that when in need of help, his friends would let him down.
(iii)  He was sure that his friends would help him when in need.
(iv)  His friends did not help him last week.

 

Leela is older than her cousin Pavithra. Pavithra’s brother Shiva is older than Leela. When Pavithra and Shiva are visiting Leela, all three like to play chess. Pavithra wins more often than Leela does.
 
Which one of the following statements must be TRUE based on the above?

SET - 2

Based on the given statements, select the appropriate option with respect to grammar and usage.

Statements :

(i) The height of Mr. X is 6 feet.

(ii) The height of Mr. Y is 5 feet.

The students ___________ the teacher on teachers’ day for twenty years of dedicated teaching.

After India’s cricket world cup victory in 1985, Shrotria who was playing both tennis and cricket till then, decided to concentrate only on cricket. And the rest is history.

What does the underlined phrase mean in this context?

Social science disciplines  were in existence in an amorphous from until the colonial period when they were institutionalized. In varying degrees, they were intendd to further the colonial intrest. In the time of globalization and the economic rise of postcolonial countries like India, conventional ways of knowledge production have become obsolete.
 
Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above statements?
 
       (i)     Social science disciplines have become obsolete.
       (ii)    Social science disciplines had a pre-colonial origin.
       (iii)   Social science disciplines always promote colonialism.
       (iv)    Social science must maintain disciplinary boundaries.

The Buddha said, “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burnt.”
 
Select the word below which is closest in meaning to the word underlined above.

M has a son Q and a daughter R. He has no other children. E is the mother of P and daughter-inlaw of M. How is P related to M?

The overwhelming number of people infected with rabies in India has been flagged by the world Helath organization as a source of concern. It is estimated that inoculating 70% of pets and stray dogs against rabies can lead to a significant reduction in the number of people infected with rabies. 
 
Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above sentences?

A flat is shared by four first year undergraduate students. They agreed to allow the oldest of them to enjoy some extra space in the flat. Manu is two months older than sravan, who is three months younger than trideep. Pavan is one month older than sarvan. Who should occupy the extra space in the flat?

SET - 1

Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence.
The principal presented the chief guest with a ________, as token of appreciation.

Choose the appropriate word/phrase, out of the four options given below, to complete the following sentence:
Frogs__________.

Choose the word most similar in meaning to the given word:
Educe

The following question presents a sentence, part of which is underlined. Beneath the sentence you find four ways of phrasing the underlined part. Following the requirements of the standard written English, select the answer that produces the most effective sentence.
Tuberculosis, together with its effects, ranks one of the leading causes of death in India.

Read the following paragraph and choose the correct statement.
Climate change has reduced human security and threatened human well being. An ignored reality of human progress is that human security largely depends upon environmental security. But on the contrary, human progress seems contradictory to environment security. To keep up both at the required level is a challenge to be addressed by one and all. One of the ways to curb the climate change may be suitable scientific innovations, while the other may be the Gandhian perspective on small scale progress with focus on sustainability.

Humpty Dumpty sits on a every day while having lunch. The wall sometimes breaks. A person sitting on the wall falls if the wall breaks.
Which one of the statements below is logically valid and can be inferred from the above sentences?

SET - 2

Choose the appropriate word/phrase, out of the four options given below, to complete the following sentence:
Dhoni, as well as the other team members of Indian team, ________present on the occasion

Choose the word most similar in meaning to the given word:
Awkward

What is the adverb for the given word below?
Misogynous

In the following sentence certain parts are underlined and marked P, Q, and R. One of the parts may contain certain error or may not be acceptable in standard written communication. Select the part containing an error. Choose D as your answer if there is no error.

The student corrected all the errors that the instructor marked  on the answer book.
                                                   p  Q R

Given below are two statements followed by two conclusions. Assuming these statements to be true, decide which one logically follows.

Statements:

I. All film stars are playback singers.
II. All film directors are film stars.

Conclusions:

I. All film directors are playback singers.
II. Some film stars are film directors.

Lamenting the gradual sidelining of the arts in school curricula, a group of prominent artists wrote to the Chief Minister last year, asking him to allocate more funds to support arts education in schools. However, no such increase has been announced in this year’s Budget. The artists expressed their deep anguish at their request not being approved, but many of them remain optimistic about funding in the future.


Which of the statement(s) below is/are logically valid and can be inferred from the above statements?
(i) The artists expected funding for the arts to increase this year
(ii) The Chief Minister was receptive to the idea of increasing funding for the arts
(iii) The Chief Minister is a prominent artist
(iv) Schools are giving less importance to arts education nowadays.

SET - 3

Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence.
If the athlete had wanted to come first in the race, he ______ several hours every day.

Choose the most suitable one word substitute for the following expression:
Connotation of a road or way

Choose the correct verb to fill in the below:
Let us ______.

Ram and Shyam shared a secret and promised to each other it would remain between them. Ram expressed himself in one of the following ways as given in the choices below. Identify the correct way as per standard English.

In the following question, the first and the last sentence of the passage are in order and numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into 4 parts and numbered as 2, 3, 4, and 5. These 4 parts are not arranged in proper order. Read the sentences and arrange them in a logical sequence to make a passage and choose the correct sequence from the given options.

  1. On Diwali, the family rises early in the morning.
  2. The whole family, including the young and the old enjoy doing this.
  3. Children let odd fireworks later in the night with their friends
  4. At sunset, the lamps are lit and the family performs various rituals.
  5. Father, mother and children visit relatives and exchange gifts and sweets.
  6. Houses look so pretty with lighted lamps all around.

SET - 1

Choose the most appropriate phrase from the options given below to complete the following sentence.

The aircraft_________ take off as soon as its flight plan was filed.

Read the statements:

All women are entrepreneurs.

Some women are doctors.

Which of the following conclusions can be logically inferred from the above statements?

Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence.

Many ancient cultures attributed disease to supernatural causes. However, modern science has largely helped _________ such notions.

SET - 2

Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence

Communication and interpersonal skills are_______important in their own ways.

Which of the options given below best completes the following sentence?

She will feel much better if she ________________.

Choose the most appropriate pair of words from the options given below to complete the following sentence.

She could not _____ the thought of _________ the election to her bitter rival.

Lights of four colors (red, blue, green, yellow) are hung on a ladder. On every step of the ladder there are two lights. If one of the lights is red, the other light on that step will always be blue. If one of the lights on a step is green, the other light on that step will always be yellow. Which of the following statements is not necessarily correct?

SET - 3

“India is a country of rich heritage and cultural diversity.”

Which one of the following facts best supports the claim made in the above sentence?

The value of one U.S. dollar is 65 Indian Rupees today, compared to 60 last year. The Indian Rupee has ____________.

'Advice' is ________________.

SET - 4

Which of the following options is the closest in meaning to the word underlined in the sentence below?

In a democracy, everybody has the freedom to disagree with the government.

After the discussion, Tom said to me, 'Please revert!'. He expects me to _________.

While receiving the award, the scientist said, "I feel vindicated". Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word ‘vindicated’?

Choose the grammatically CORRECT sentence:

Statement: You can always give me a ring whenever you need.
Which one of the following is the best inference from the above statement?

Complete the sentence:
Dare _______________ mistakes.

They were requested not to quarrel with others.
Which one of the following options is the closest in meaning to the word quarrel?

Statement: There were different streams of freedom movements in colonial India carried out by the moderates, liberals, radicals, socialists, and so on.
Which one of the following is the best inference from the above statement?

Choose the most appropriate alternative from the options given below to complete the following sentence:

If the tired soldier wanted to lie down, he ______ the mattress out on the balcony.

Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence:

Given the seriousness of the situation that he had to face, his _______ was impressive.

Which one of the following options is the closest in meaning to the word given below?

Latitude

One of the parts (A, B, C, D) in the sentence given below contains an ERROR. Which one of the following is INCORRECT?

I requested that he should be given the driving test today instead of tomorrow.

One of the legacies of the Roman legions was discipline. In the legions, military law prevailed and discipline was brutal. Discipline on the battlefield kept units obedient, intact and fighting, even when the odds and conditions were against them.

Which one of the following statements best sums up the meaning of the above passage?

The question below consists of a pair of related words followed by four pairs of words. Select the pair that best expresses the relation in the original pair:
Gladiator : Arena

Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence:
It was her view that the country's problems had been_________ by foreign technocrats, so that to invite them to come back would be counter-productive.

Choose the word from the options given below that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the given word:
Frequency

Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence:

Under ethical guidelines recently adopted by the Indian Medical Association, human genes are to be manipulated only to correct diseases for which______________ treatments are unsatisfactory.

The horse has played a little known but very important role in the field of medicine. Horses were injected with toxins of diseases until their blood built up immunities. Then a serum was made from their blood. Serums to fight with diphtheria and tetanus were developed this way.

It can be inferred from the passage that horses were

Which of the following options is the closest in meaning to the word below:

Circultous

The question below consists of a pair of related words followed by four pairs of words. Select the pair that best expresses the relation in the original pair.

Unemployed : Worker

Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence:
If we manage to ______ our natural resources, we would leave a better planet for our children.

Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence:

His rather casual remarks on politics______his black of seriousness about the subject.

Modern warfare has changed from large scale clashes of armies to suppression of civilian populations. Chemical agents that do their work silently appear to be suited to such warfare; and regretfully, there exist people in military establishments who think that chemical agents are useful tools for their cause.

Which of the following statements best sums up the meaning of the above passage: