English Quiz | 6th December 2018

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Directions (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 that fits the blank.       

In these days of economic liberalization, globalization, etc. materialistic values have assumed (1) importance. Money, physical comforts and luxuries are the most sought after aspects. There has been (2) competition. Such competition (3) stress. The stress leads to (4) of health of the people. Indian culture has (5) its striking uniqueness, as against the Western culture, in the fact that there is a (6) place for spiritualism in the value system in all walks of life. The spirituality is a very (7) force which helps us in maintaining our physical and mental health. It gives us (8) to cope with the stress. Westerners have now (9) the importance of spirituality and, therefore, they have started (10) us in the matter of spirituality.

Q1. (a) usual                            

(b) little                     

(c) tangible

(d) least                        
(e) greater

Q2. (a) critical                         

(b) unhealthy                        

(c) unequalled

(d) no                            

(e) absolute

Q3. (a) releases                         

(b) deserves             

(c) generates

(d) demonstrates       

(e) suppresses

Q4. (a) neglect                         

(b) illness                  

(c) generation

(d) deterioration        

(e) encroachment

Q5. (a) maintained                    

(b) illustrated                       

(c) marginalised

(d) bestowed                             

(e) forsaken

Q6. (a) vast                  

(b) brief                     

(c) formal

(d) clean                      

(e) distinct

Q7. (a) dormant                        

(b) dedicated            

(c) vital

(d) common                   

(e) dynamic

Q8. (a) strength                      

(b) tips                       

(c) clearance

(d) sermons                

(e) ideals

Q9. (a) informed                     

(b) narrated              

(c) intensified

(d) realised                 

(e) invented

Q10. (a) encouraging             

(b) imitating              

(c) blaming

(d) preaching                           

(e) assuming

Directions (11-15): 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 part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (e). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any)

Q11. To loose weight, (a)/ cut down on (b)/ what you eat (c)/ and exercise regularly. (d)/ No error (e).

Q12. He seems to be happy (a)/because his parents (b)/had come from London (c)/to live with him. (d)/ No error. (e)

Q13. There is none (a)/who can help you (b)/ in this crucial moments (c)/ of your career. (d)/ No Error (e)

Q14. This is the same (a)/dog which barked (b)/ at him but fortunately did not (c)/ bite him. (d)/ No Error. (e)

Q15. Whomever (a)/comes late will not be allowed (b)/to mark his presence (c)/ in the register. (d)/ No Error. (e)


  1. Ans. (e)


  1. Ans. (b)


  1. Ans. (c)


  1. Ans. (d)


  1. Ans. (b)


  1. Ans. (e)


  1. Ans. (c)


  1. Ans. (a)


  1. Ans. (d)


  1. Ans. (b)


  1. Ans.(a)

Use ‘lose’ in place of ‘loose’.

  1. Ans. (c)

Use ‘have’ in place of ‘had’ as the essence of the condition in the sentence is in present form. 

e.g. He seems to be happy because his father has sent him a suit.

  1. Ans. (b)

Use ‘that’ in place of ‘who’ as after ‘none’ only ‘that’ can be used as a relative pronoun.

  1. Ans. (b)

Use ‘that’ in place of ‘which’ for the same reason as explained in the above solution.

  1. Ans. (a)

Use ‘whoever’ in place of ‘whomever’ as ‘whomever’ is an objective case therefore the verb comes can’t be used. Verb is used in nominative case and nominative case of whomever is whoever.

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