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English Quiz Questions

Directions (Q. No. 1- 5): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in
proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph then answer the questions given below them.

A. The third artist had drawn the portrait in a profile that showed only his good eye.

B. A despotic Sultan who was blind in one eye, invited three artists to paint his picture. “If you paint a
bad portrait, I will punish you,” he warned, “but if you paint a good one I will reward you. Now start!”

C. The first artist had painted a picture that showed the Sultan as he was – blind in one eye. The Sultan
had executed him for showing disrespect to his monarch.

D. The second artist had painted a picture in which the Sultan had both eyes intact. The Sultan had punished him for trying to flatter him.

E. After all the three artists had finished their paintings, he called them one by one to see which one was the best.

F. The Sultan was pleased with him and rewarded him with gold and honours.

1. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence in the rearrangement?
1) B
2) A
3) C
4) D
5) F

2. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence in the rearrangement?
1) B
2) E
3) D
4) F
5) A

3. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence in the rearrangement?
1) F
2) D
3) B
4) C
5) A

4. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence in the rearrangement?
1) F
2) B
3) D
4) A
5) E

5. Which of the following should be the LAST (SIXTH) sentence in the rearrangement?
1) B
2) C
3) F
4) A
5) D

Directions (Q. No. 1 – 10): In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered.

Amongst each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Calculations that previously look more than 20 hours to complete using the banks’ own systems are
now done in 20 minutes. Big banks are also renting resources in the cloud ____ (71) they need safe test
environments in which they ___ (72) mirror their own computer systems and then make-changes ____ (73) updates without the risk of crashing the ____ (74) bank. Many banks are reconfiguring their ____ (75) computer systems into private clouds – a hybrid ____ (76) in which they have sole use of a data centre. But they ____ (77) some benefits from using software and systems that run public clouds. ___ (78) are however concerns about cloud computing. One is the ___ (79) over security and data
protection. For small banks with ___ (80) resources, the large data centres provided by firms such as Microsoft are probably safer and more reliable than any they could build themselves. But large banks which have already but secure data centres remain reluctant to hand over client data to outsiders.

1.    1) that            2) when             3) though       4) later          5) perhaps

2.    1) able            2) try                3) want          4) can           5) capable

3.    1) not             2) other             3) only           4) to             5) or

4.    1) disagree      2) collapse         3) entire         4) default       5) best

5.    1) some          2) specially        3) fully          4) own           5) bulk

6.    1) crop           2) power           3) circuits      4) step           5) degree

7.    1) basic          2) arise              3) originate    4) derive         5) advantage

8.    1) Then          2) There             3) What         4) Where        5) This

9.    1) concern     2) thought           3) take           4) wrong        5) anxious

10.    1) limited       2) inadequately     3) reduce       4) restrict        5) failed

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