Directions (1-10): Each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words given after the sentence. Select whichever word you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your choice on the answer sheet.
Q1. I know roughly where the defect is, but I have not yet been able to __________ it.
Q2. Labour also was very restive, and in some of the big industrial centers, they were becoming aggressive as attempts were made to __________ wages.
Q3. The magician __________ the man into a rabbit.
Q4. The __________, if not contempt, that many of us have for religions other than our own, is due to ignorance and incomprehension.
Q5. The German force lost no time in retreat lest they __________ be cut off and surrounded.
Q6. Older people usually fear novelty as they subconsciously realize that any __________ is a threat to their established way of life.
Q7. You must work hard now, to __________ for the lost time.
Q8. Efforts to manage the price situation by stepping up production need to be met __________ effective demand management.
Q9. Holiness, purity, chastity and charity are not the __________ possessions of any religion in the world.
Q10. The cost of this journey has __________ our small store of money.
Directions (11-15): In this section, you have one short passage. After each passage, you will find several questions based on the passage. First, read the Passage and answer the questions based on it.
I climbed into bed and rolled myself in my blankets, first extinguishing the light that burned steadily near the door. I lay still, trying to sleep but my fear made that impossible and soon I sat up in bed peering into the darkness and occasionally glancing at the round window in the side of the ship, which seemed like a plate suspended in the darkness. For an hour I must have sat like this, and then I was suddenly roused by a draught of cold air. I jumped out of bed. Not having allowed for the motion of the ship, I was instantly thrown violently across the room.
Q11. The author sat peering into the darkness because
(a) he had put out the light
(b) he wished to see the window
(c) the window had looked like a plate
(d) he was afraid
Q12. The author jumped out of bed because
(a) he heard a faint sound
(b) he saw someone coming towards him
(c) a cold breeze blew past his face
(d) he was pushed by someone
Q13. The author was thrown across the room because
(a) he was lying at the edge of the bed
(b) the ship started moving
(c) he tried to jump from the bed
(d) a storm rose at sea
Q14. Which one of the following did the author do first?
(a) close the door
(b) climb into bed
(c) roll himself into blankets
(d) putt out the lamp
Q15. The phrase “not having allowed for” means
(a) not permitting the ship to move
(b) refusing to come out of bed
(c) not being prepared for the fall
(d) refusing to light the lamp again
Sol. pinpoint- find or identify with great accuracy or precision.
Sol. Reduce- fits in the context correctly.
Sol. Transformed- fits in the context correctly.
Sol. ‘opposition- fits in the context correctly.
Sol. ‘should- is correct verb form. Lest is followed by ‘should’.
Sol. Change- fits in the context correctly.
Sol. compensate-give (someone) something, typically money, in recognition of loss, suffering, or injury incurred; recompense.
Sol. Preposition ‘through’ is correct word.
Sol. Exclusive- fits in the context correctly.
Sol. deplete- diminish in number or quantity.
Sol. he had put out the light
Sol. a cold breeze blew past his face
Sol. the ship started moving
Sol. climb into bed
Sol. not being prepared for the fall