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Directions (Q.No.1 – 10): In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested. One of which fits the blank appropriately find out the appropriate word to the each case.

Indian culture is rich and___ (1) as a result unique in its very own way. Our manners, way of communicating with one another etc. are one of the important components of our culture. Even though we have accepted modern means of living, improved our lifestyle, our values and beliefs still remain unchanged. A person can change his way of clothing, way of eating and living out the rich values in a person always__ (2) unchanged because they are deeply rooted within our hearts, mind, body and Soul which we receive from our culture. Indian culture ____ (3) guests as God and serves them and takes care of them as if they are a part and parcel of the family itself, even though we don’t have anything to eat, the guests are never left hungry and are always looked after by the members of the family. Elders are the____ (4) force for any family and hence the love and respect for elders come from _____ (5) and is not artificial. As _____ (6) take blessings from his elder by touching their feet. In foreign countries the relation_____ (7) the boss and employee is like a _____ (8) and slave and is purely monetary, but in India it is very homely. Helping nature is another_____ (9) feature in our Indian culture. From our childhood we are taught to help one another _____ (10) help and distress. Indian culture tells us to multiply and distribute joy and happiness and share sadness and pain. By these we can develop a strong bond and better living and make this world a better place to live in. Even though India is a country of various religions and cast our culture tells us just one thing Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani.

1. 1) diverse      2) averse             3) poor                   4) reconciliation

2. 1) remains     2) remain             3) remaining          4) reverent

3. 1) ill-treat      2) deals in            3) treats                4) treated

4. 1) diversive    2) devastating      3) deriving             4) driving

5. 1) within        2) surrounding     3) proximity          4) outside

6. 1) individual   2) illiterate          3) enriched            4) elder

7. 1) among        2) with               3) between             4) of

8. 1) master        2) zamindar        3) owner                4) warden

9. 1) striken        2) striking          3) negative             4) damnable

10. 1) for need    2) needful           3) in need of          4) for want of

Directions (Q.NO. 11 – 20): Choose the word that best defines the given phrases.

11. To hold something in leash. 
1) To restrain
2) To disappoint
3) To dismiss
4) To discourage

12. To throw up the sponge 
1) To surrender or give up a contest
2) To offer a challenge
3) To become utterly disappointed
4) To maintain grit and enthusiasm until the end

13. To talk through one’s hat 
1) To speak fluently
2) To talk nonsense
3) To talk wisdom
4) To speak at random

14. To get into hot waters 
1) To be impatient
2) To suffer a huge financial loss
3) To get into trouble
4) To be in a confused state of mind

15. The alpha and Omega 
1) The beginning and the end
2) A nice act
3) The stars and the moon
4) Very costly

16. To flog a dead horse 
1) To act in a foolish way
2) To waste ones efforts
3) To revive interest in an old subject
4) To revive old memories

17. A fools errand 
1) A blunder
2) An impossible
3) A useless undertaking
4) None of these

18. To bite the dust 
1) To be defeated in battle
2) To learn a lesson
3) To be ashamed of
4) To work very hard

19. To see eye to eye 
1) To be annoyed
2) To be unhappy
3) To agree with
4) Not to be friendly to someone

20. To lose one’s bearings 
1) To become sick and tired
2) To lose one’s strength
3) To be uncertain of one’s position
4) To become confused

Directions (Q.No.21 – 30): Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaning fully complete.
21. It is the ____ of selfishness for men, who fully _____ in their own case the great advantages of good education to deny these advantages to women. 
1) parody, demand
2) height, appreciate
3) height, assimilate
4) degree, appreciate

22. If misery is the effect of ill-fortune, it ought to be pitied ; if not ____ to be _____. 
1) virtue, criticised
2) calamity, revered
3) virtue, protected
4) virtue, reverted

23. The human mind is never_____, it advances or it _____. 
1) absolute, diminishes
2) dynamic, stop
3) perfect, disintegrates
4) stationary, retrogrades

24. Vision is usually ____ most effectively when many different_____ are used. 
1) developed, manifestations
2) adapted, organisations
3) communicated, vehicles
4) exhibited, forms

25. People who have been through difficult, painful and not____ change efforts often end up ____ both Pessimistic and angry conclusions. 
1) successful, drawing
2) meaningful, projecting
3) reliable, involving
4) strong, following

26. The learner should be ____ to take a small first step ____ one that will provide immediate success and the learning. 
1) encouraged, rein force
2) forced, organize
3) directed, reorganize
4) cautioned, reinforce

27. Only with Executive ____ can the organization can concentrate as energies ____ on competitive advantage over time. 
1) position, embarking
2) deployment, directing
3) contingent, fabricating
4) commitment, sustaining

28. His death ____ many attributes than have been paid at the ____ of any other human being in history. 
1) brought, passing
2) directed, helm
3) delivered, description
4) invited, living

29. It would be impossible for us to continue living in this world if each of us ____ exactly what fate had in ____ for him . 
1) follow, plan
2) appreciate, strategy
3) design, anticipation
4) new, store

30. All the performances of human art at which we look with praise a wonders are ____ of the restless ____ perseverance. 
1) manifestations, pronouncement
2) projections, component
3) instances, force
4) proofs, humanity

Directions (Q. No. 31 – 35): Each question in this section has a sentence with three underlined parts labeled (1), (2) and (3). Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in any underlined part and select that part as the answer. If you find no error, your answer should be(4)

31. Their all belongings (1)/were lost (2)/ in the plane(3)/no error(4)

32. He told the boys that(1) if they worked hard(2)/ they will surely pass(3)/ no error(4)

33. We looked after the thief, (1)/ but he was no where(2)/ to be found(3)/ no error(4)

34. I shall write (1)/to you(2)/when I shall reach to Chennai(3)/ no error(4)

35. I am entirely agreeing with You,(1)/ but I regret(2)/ I can’t help you (3)/no error.

Directions(Q.No. 36 – 45): Look at the underlined part of a sentence. Below each sentence three possible substitutions for the underlined part are given. If one of them (1), (2) or (3) is better than the underlined part, select your answer (1), (2), or (3). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, select (4) as your answer.

36. She wanted that I left immediately.
1) I may live
2) me to leave
3) I leave
4) No improvement

37. They took away everything that belonged to him
1) that had been belonging
2) that belong
3) that has been belonging
4) No improvement

38. The executive Council is consisted of 10 members.
1) consists of
2) comprises of
3) constituted of
4) No improvement

39. Each time he felt tired he lied down.
1) lies
2) lays
3) lay
4) No improvement

40. Though it was raining, but I went out
1) but yet
2) I
3) however I
4) No improvement

41. Have you ever saw the flower of a pumpkin plant?
1) see
2) seeing
3) seen
4) No improvement

42. Wake me up when grandpa will come
1) comes
2) came
3) will have come
4) No improvement

43. Since we were knowing the correct Route we did not worry at all.
1) Knew
2) have known
3) know
4) No improvement

44. She has grown too old to do little work.
1) some
2) any
3) little
4) No improvement

45. Our country can progress when only people work hard.
1) when people only work hard
2) when people work hard only
3) only when people work hard
4) No improvement

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