English Quiz | 13th December 2018

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Directions (1-2): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.

In Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry does not reject integration or the economic and moral promise of the American dream; rather, she remains loyal to this dream while looking, realistically, at its incomplete realization. Once we recognize this dual vision, we can accept the play’s ironic nuances as deliberate social commentaries by Hansberry rather than as the “unintentional” irony that Bigsby attributes to the work. Indeed, a curiously persistent refusal to credit Hansberry with a capacity for intentional irony has led some critics to interpret the play’s thematic conflicts as mere confusion, contradiction, or eclecticism. Isaacs, for example, cannot easily reconcile Hansberry’s intense concern for her race with her ideal of human reconciliation. But the play’s complex view of Black self-esteem and human solidarity, as compatible is no more “contradictory” than Du Bios’ famous, well-considered ideal of ethnic self-awareness coexisting with human unity, or Fanon’s emphasis on an ideal internationalism that also accommodates national identities and roles.

Q1. In which of the following does the author of the passage reinforce his criticism of responses such as Isaacs’ to Raisin in the Sun?

(a) The statement that Hansberry is “loyal” to the American dream.

(b)The description of Hansberry’s concern for Black Americans as “intense”

(c) The description that Hansberry is concerned with “human solidarity”.

(d) The assertion of Du Bios’ ideal as “well-considered”.
(e) None of these

Q2. The author’s primary purpose in this passage is to

(a) explain some critics’ refusal to consider Raisin in the Sun a deliberately ironic play.

(b)affirm the thematic coherence underlying Raisin in the Sun.

(c) analyze the fundamental dramatic conflicts in Raisin in the Sun

(d)justify the inclusion of contradictory elements in Raisin in the Sun.

(e) None of these

Directions (3-5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (e) (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any)

Q3. He has taken care to (1)/ compliance with the norms (2)/ so he expects the proposal (3)/ to be approved without delay. (4)/ No error. (5)

Q4. Our equipment gets damage (1)/ very often in summer (2)/ because there are (3)/ frequent power cuts. (4)/ No error. (5)

Q5. We have been under (1)/ a lot of pressure to (2)/ open fifty new stores (3)/ by the ending of the year. (4)/ No error. (5)

Directions (6-10): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

(A) However this is too narrow a definition for India.

(B) Most often economic reforms refer to opening the economy in terms of trade and investment and tax cuts.

(C) The sooner action is initiated the faster India will be able to attain its targeted growth rate.

(D) This is a standard definition of economic reforms and may be applicable to most countries.

(E) Economic reforms in India have to extend to reforming the public sector, transport, power, agriculture and infrastructure among other sectors.

(F) To identify these sectors and the necessary reforms required, there is a need for new thought leadership.

Q6. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?

(a) (A)

(b) (B)

(c) (C)

(d) (D)

(e) (E)

Q7. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?

(a) (B)

(b) (C)

(c) (D)

(d) (E)

(e) (F)

Q8. Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement?

(a) (A)

(b) (B)

(c) (C)

(d) (D)

(e) (E)

Q9. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?

(a) (A)

(b) (B)

(c) (C)

(d) (D)

(e) (F)

Q10. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?

(a) (A)

(b) (B)

(c) (C)

(d) (D)

(e) (E)

Solutions

  1. Ans.(d)

 Refer to the last few lines of the paragraph “play’s complex view ……………………….is no more “contradictory” than Du Bios’ famous, well-considered ideal of ethnic self-awareness coexisting with human unity”

  1. Ans.(b)

 Option (b) is correct as author wants us to recognize the dual vision so as to accept the play’s ironic nuances as deliberate social commentaries by Hansberry rather than as the “unintentional” irony.

  1. Ans.(b)

 It should be comply instead of compliance.

  1. Ans.(a)

Use ‘gets damaged’ in place of ‘gets damage’

  1. Ans.(d)

 Use ‘end’ in place of ‘ending’

  1. Ans.(b)

 The correct sequence is BDAEFC

  1. Ans.(e)

 The correct sequence is BDAEFC

  1. Ans.(c)

 The correct sequence is BDAEFC

  1. Ans.(a)

 The correct sequence is BDAEFC

  1. Ans.(d)

 The correct sequence is BDAEFC

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