Question & Answer of Language Skills

“Since you have gone off the ________, the _________ sand is likely to damage the car.”

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

“A common misconception among writers is that sentence structure mirrors thought; the more _________ the structure, the more complicated the ideas.”

The word that best fills the blank in the above sentence is

After Rajendra Chola returned from his voyage to Indonesia, he __________ to visit the temple in Thanjavur.

Research in the workplace reveals that people work for many reasons______________.

“The hold of the nationalist imagination on our colonial past is such that anything inadequately or improperly nationalist is just not history.”

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

Choose the option with words that are not synonyms.

Saturn is _______ to be seen on a clear night with the naked eye.

"We lived in a culture that denied any merit to literary works, considering them important only when they were handmaidens to something seemingly more urgent-namely ideology. This was a country where all gestures, even the most private, were interpreted in political terms.”

The author’s belief that ideology is not as important as literature is relative by the word;

SET - 1

The man who is now Municipal Commissioner worked as ____________________.

Nobody knows how the Indian cricket team is going to cope with the difficult and seamer-friendly wickets in Australia.
 
Choose the option which is closest in meaning to the underlined phrase in the above sentence.

Find the odd one in the following group of words.

mock, deride, praise, jeer

Computers were invented for performing only high-end useful computations. However, it is no understatement that they have taken over our world today. The internet, for example, is ubiquitous. Many believe that the internet itself is an unintended consequence of the original invention. With the advent of mobile computing on our phones, a whole new dimension is now enabled. One is left wondering if all these developments are good or, more importantly, required.
 
Which of the statement(s) below is/are logically valid and can be inferred from the above paragraph?
 
(i) The author believes that computers are not good for us.
(ii) Mobile computers and the internet are both intended inventions

All hill-stations have a lake. Ooty has two lakes.

Which of the statement(s) below is/are logically valid and can be inferred from the above sentences?
 
(i) Ooty is not a hill-station.
(ii) No hill-station can have more than one lake.

SET - 2

The chairman requested the aggrieved shareholders to _________________ him.

Identify the correct spelling out of the given options:

R2D2 is a robot. R2D2 can repair aeroplanes. No other robot can repair aeroplanes.

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

A poll of students appearing for masters in engineering indicated that 60 % of the students believed that mechanical engineering is a profession unsuitable for women. A research study on women with masters or higher degrees in mechanical engineering found that 99 % of such women were successful in their professions.
 
Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above paragraph?

Sourya committee had proposed the establishment of Sourya Institutes of Technology (SITs) in line with Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) to cater to the technological and industrial needs of a developing country.
 
Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above sentence?
 
Based on the proposal,
 
(i) In the initial years, SIT students will get degrees from IIT.
(ii) SITs will have a distinct national objective.
(iii) SIT like institutions can only be established in consultation with IIT.
(iv) SITs will serve technological needs of a developing country.

SET - 1

Didn’t you buy _________ when you went shopping?

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

She enjoyed herself immensely at the party

Which one of the following combinations is incorrect?

Select the alternative meaning of the underlined part of the sentence.

The chain snatchers took to their heels when the police party arrived.

The given statement is followed by some courses of action. Assuming the statement to be true, decide the correct option.
Statement:

There has been a significant drop in the water level in the lakes supplying water to the city.

Course of action:
(I)   The water supply authority should impose a partial cut in supply to tackle the situation.
(II)  The government should appeal to all the residents through mass media for minimal use of water.
(III) The government should ban the water supply in lower areas.

SET - 2

We ____________ our friend’s birthday and we ___________ how to make it up to him.

Choose the statement where underlined word is used correctly.

A generic term that includes various items of clothing such as a skirt, a pair of trousers and a shirt is

Out of the following four sentences, select the most suitable sentence with respect to grammer and usage:

SET-1

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

It is fascinating to see life forms cope with varied environmental conditions.

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

He could not understand the judges awarding her the first prize, because he thought that her performance was quite __________.

In a press meet on the recent scam, the minister said, "The buck stops here". What did the minister convey by the statement?

The Palghat Gap (or Palakkad Gap), a region about 30 km wide in the southern part of the Western Ghats in India, is lower than the hilly terrain to its north and south. The exact reasons for the formation of this gap are not clear. It results in the neighbouring regions of Tamil Nadu getting more rainfall from the South West monsoon and the neighbouring regions of Kerala having higher summer temperatures.

What can be inferred from this passage?

Geneticists say that they are very close to confirming the genetic roots of psychiatric illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia, and consequently, that doctors will be able to eradicate these diseases through early identification and gene therapy.

On which of the following assumptions does the statement above rely?

SET-2

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

India is a post-colonial country because

Who ___________ was coming to see us this evening?

Match the columns.

Column 1      Column 2
1) eradicate   P) misrepresent
2) distort   Q) soak completely
3) saturate   R) use
4) utilize   S) destroy utterly

The old city of Koenigsberg, which had a German majority population before World War 2, is now called Kaliningrad. After the events of the war, Kaliningrad is now a Russian territory and has a predominantly Russian population. It is bordered by the Baltic Sea on the north and the countries of Poland to the south and west and Lithuania to the east respectively. Which of the statements below can be inferred from this passage?

The number of people diagnosed with dengue fever (contracted from the bite of a mosquito) in north India is twice the number diagnosed last year. Municipal authorities have concluded that measures to control the mosquito population have failed in this region

Which one of the following statements, if true, does not contradict this conclusion?

SET-3

While trying to collect an envelope from under the table, Mr. X fell down and was losing consciousness.
I II III IV

Which one of the above underlined parts of the sentence is NOT appropriate?

If she _______________ how to calibrate the instrument, she _______________ done the experiment

Choose the word that is opposite in meaning to the word “coherent”.

By the beginning of the 20th century, several hypotheses were being proposed, suggesting a paradigm shift in our understanding of the universe. However, the clinching evidence was provided by experimental measurements of the position of a star which was directly behind our sun.

Which of the following inference(s) may be drawn from the above passage?

(i) Our understanding of the universe changes based on the positions of stars
(ii) Paradigm shifts usually occur at the beginning of centuries
(iii)Stars are important objects in the universe
(iv) Experimental evidence was important in confirming this paradigm shift

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

Complete the sentence:
Dare _______________ mistakes.

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?

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?

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.

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 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?

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 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

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

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.

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

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

Circuitous

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

His rather casual remarks on politics______his back 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: