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Directions (21-26): Given below is a paragraph that has blank spaces. Corresponding to each blank, five options are given, out of which only one is appropriate. Choose the option that fits most suitably in the given blank making sentence grammatically and contextually correct
The ‘”Punjab disturbances” would come to …………… (21) a distinct place in the annals of colonial Indian history . The Government ………….. (22) its own committee on enquiry and it took a much harsher view of British actions than the official Hunter Commission. Just as Indians such as Gandhi, Tilak and Nehru had …………… (23) their mastery of the courtroom, so the Government showed it had a …………. (24) over the inquiry commission format as well, both as a form of governance and form of ……….. (25).
Indian affairs had never……….. (26) so much interest in Parliament, but, quite unusually, the Jallianwala Bagh were debated vigorously.


Answer & Explanation
Exp. Handle means manage (a situation or problem).
Tackle means make determined efforts to deal with (a problem or difficult task).
Occupy means take control of
Repose means a state of rest, sleep, or tranquillity.

(d) Offered

Answer & Explanation
Exp. Retrieved means get or bring (something) back from somewhere.
Derived means obtain something from (a specified source).
Appointed means (of a time or place) decided on beforehand; designated.


Answer & Explanation
Exp. Demonstrated means clearly show the existence or truth of (something) by giving proof or evidence.
Delivers means provide (something promised or expected).
Inquired means ask for information from someone.


Answer & Explanation
Exp. Command means an authoritative order.
Dignity means the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect.
Influenced means have an influence on.


Answer & Explanation
Exp. The most suitable word for the given blank is “knowledge”.
Obligations means the condition of being morally or legally bound to do something.
Fallacies means a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound arguments.


Answer & Explanation
Exp. The most suitable word for the given blank is ‘drawn’.

Directions (7-10): There are three sentences given in each question. Find the sentence(s) which is/are grammatically correct and mark your answer choosing the best possible alternative among the five options given below each question. If all the sentences are correct, choose (e) as your answer
Q7. (i) The airline sincerely regret the inconvenience caused to the passengers.
(ii) It was very nice to read reports about some states reopening schools, and some others planning to do so.
(iii) I Made him to do my homework.
(a)Only (i)
(b)Only (ii)
(c)Both (i) and (ii)
(d)All of these
(e)None of these

Answer & Explanation
Exp. In sentence (i): to comply with subject-verb agreement replace “regret” by “regrets”
In sentence (iii): replace “to do” by “do”. Note that the infinitive is used without ‘to’ after some principal verbs like bid, watch, see, let, make, help and hear. Ex. I made him laugh.

Q8. (i)The number of tourists in Goa have gone up.
(ii) The sailors were rudely and unruly.
(iii) Carl had a wicked grin on his face as he crept up behind Ellen
(a)Only (i)
(b)Both (i) and (ii)
(c)Only (iii)
(d)Both (ii) and (iii)
(e)All of these

Answer & Explanation
Exp. In sentence (i): “Have” should be there in place of “has” because “The number of” is singular and in sentence (ii) “rudely” should be replaced by “rude”. Rude is an adjective while rudely is an adverb.

Q9. (i) The inmate reacted with anger after being told that he wasn’t getting out of jail.
(ii)The Cabinet also decided to summon the next session of Vidhan Sabha.
(iii) The reason because I didn’t contact you was that I was only in town for a few hours
(a)Only (i)
(b)Only (ii)
(c)Only (iii)
(d)Both (i) and (ii)
(e)Both (i) and (iii)

Answer & Explanation
Exp. In sentence (i): “Have” should be there in place of “has” because “The number of” is singular and in sentence (ii) “rudely” should be replaced by “rude”. Rude is an adjective while rudely is an adverb.

Q10. (i) Thirteen people have died after heavy rain triggering a landslip.
(ii) I’ve ordered some more books for the school library.
(iii) I would like to place an order for a large pine table.
(a)Only (iii)
(b)Only (i)
(c)Both(iii) and (ii)
(d)All of these
(e)None of these

Answer & Explanation
Exp. In Sentence (i): since the given sentence is in the past tense. “triggering” should be replaced by “triggered”.

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