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Q1. Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.
The reckless young man was ______ for the debts incurred by him.
(a) suspicious
(b) reliable
(c) liable
(d) audacious

Directions (2-6): In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

Environmental pollution is a global problem and _____(1)______ threat to human survival. The causes of pollution are quite ______(2)______, such as contamination of water, cutting of trees and forests, emission of toxic gases etc. Due to ______(3)______ factors, the flora and fauna are adversely affected. An awareness to protect the environment is everybody’s ______(4)______ duty and we should collectively come forward for this noble campaign. Government is taking strong ______(5)______ to check the menace of pollution.

Q2. Select the most appropriate option for blank No.1
(a) the
(b) an
(c) some
(d) a

Q3. Select the most appropriate option for blank No.2
(a) enough
(b) much
(c) numerous
(d) plenty

Q4. Select the most appropriate option for blank No.3
(a) this
(b) those
(c) that
(d) these

Q5. Select the most appropriate option for blank No.4
(a) moral
(b) urgent
(c) pious
(d) dubious

Q6. Select the most appropriate option for blank No.5
(a) programmes
(b) measures
(c) attempts
(d) enticements

Q7. Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words/phrase.
A person who preaches religion and is considered to be a messenger of God
(a) Scholar
(b) Volunteer
(c) Atheist
(d) Prophet

Q8. Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.
(a) Lenient
(b) Severe
(c) Stern
(d) Strict

Q9. Select the correct passive form of the given sentence.
Why do you spend so much money?
(a) Why is so much money spent by you?
(b) Why is so much money being spent by you?
(c) Why was so much money spent by you?
(d) Why has so much money been spent by you?

Q10. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Like a dying duck in a thunderstorm
(a) Dejected
(b) Daring
(c) Comfortable
(d) Confident


S1. Ans.(c)
Sol. Liable: responsible by law; legally answerable.
S2. Ans.(d)
Sol. Use of an indefinite article “a” is appropriate here.
S3. Ans.(c)
S4. Ans.(d)
S5. Ans.(a)
Sol. Moral: concerned with the principles of right and wrong behaviour.
S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. Measure: a plan or course of action taken to achieve a particular purpose.
S7. Ans.(d)
Sol. Scholar is a specialist in a particular branch of study, especially the humanities.
Volunteer is a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task.
Atheist is a person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of God or gods.
S8. Ans.(a)
Sol. Stringent means (of regulations, requirements, or conditions) strict, precise, and exacting.
Lenient means (of a punishment or person in authority) more merciful or tolerant than expected.
S9. Ans.(a)
S10. Ans.(a)
Sol. Like a dying duck in a thunderstorm means having a dejected or hopeless expression.