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Directions (1-10): Read the following passage and answer the questions as directed. Some words are highlighted to help you answer some of the questions.
In continuing with its politics of regional identity, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi won a second term in office in India’s newest State, __________(A)__________ the national party, the Congress, to a distant second. (B)TRS leader K. Chandrasekhara Rao, sworn in again as Chief Minister, had made calculated gamble by advancing the election, which was due along with the Lok Sabha election.The motive was clear: he did not want to fight the Assembly polls alongside the Lok Sabha election, in which the Congress would have been a strong contender at the national level. (C) The gamble paid off increase (1), and the TRS has added (2) 25 seats to its 2014 tally of 63 with anhandsomely (3) of 12 percentage points in vote share (4). For the second time, the Congress failed to capitalise on its role in carving out Telangana from Andhra Pradesh, allowing the TRS a runaway victory. (D) While it did not get any credit in Telangana for bringing the State into being, it had to take all the blame in Andhra Pradesh for the bifurcation, _____________________________________________, the YSR Congress Party. Mr. Rao is now firmly entrenched in government, and his son, K.T. Rama Rao, is a parallel power centre. In the last five years, far from being able to challenge the TRS politically, the Congress appears to have __________(E)__________ in voter estimation.
(F) Some of the Congress’s failures will have to be mitigated to the national leadership, which hurriedly entered into an alliance with the Telugu Desam Party. Although the TDP does enjoy support in Hyderabad and surrounding areas, it is seen in the rest of Telangana as essentially a party of the neighbouring State of Andhra Pradesh. Congress president Rahul Gandhi may have been looking at the bigger picture ____________________(G)____________________, but Telangana voters took a cynical view of the coming together of the two parties that were principal rivals just five years ago. Although the People’s Front of the Congress and the TDP drafted a common programme, and held a joint campaign, this was not enough to challenge the TRS, which moved to poll mode several months in advance. (H) The result could also have implications (1) for the Assembly election in Andhra Pradesh next year, as the TDP might be facilitated (2) of being identified (3) too closely with the Congress, which is still seen as having wary (4) the bifurcation. (I) The TRS, who talks of maintaining equidistance between the Congress and the BJP, is more likely to back the BJP than the Congress in the post-election scenario. And given that the TDP, until a few months ago, was an ally of the BJP, any which way the Congress looks at it the twin States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh remain a __________(J)__________ terrain.
Q 1. Which of the following words given in the options should come at the place marked as (A) in the above passage to make it grammatically correct and meaningful. Also, the word should fill in the two sentences given below to make them contextually correct and meaningful.
(i) Tropical storm Marco is ______________________ northward up Florida’s coast.
(ii) People living near the airport are _____________________ for new rules about night flight.
Q2. In the above passage, a sentence B is given in Italics. There may or may not be an error in one part of the sentence. Choose the part which has an error in it as your answer. If there is no error, then choose option (e) as your answer.
(a) TRS leader K. Chandrasekhara Rao, sworn in
(b) Again as Chief Minister, had made calculated
(c) Gamble by advancing the election,
(d) Which was due along with the Lok Sabha election
(e) No Error
Q3. The sentence given in (C) has four words given in bold. Amongst the given bold words which of the followings must interchange to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct and meaningful?
Q4. Which of the following phrases should fill the blank (D) to make it contextually and grammatically meaningful and correct respectively?
(a) whether the Congress erred in privileging members
(b) but the real question to ask of the party is how it arrived at
(c) where it conceded space to its breakaway party
(d) although the Congress is not the only party that is guilty of
(e) but the Congress still needed to signal
Q5. Which of the following words given in the options should come at the place marked as (E) in the above paragraph to make it grammatically and contextually meaningful and correct. Also, the word should fill the two sentences given below to make them contextually correct and meaningful?
(i) On other markets, silver prices ____________________ while crude oil steadied.
(ii) Bell Atlantic has ________________ on its schedule because of technical difficulties.
Q6. A word is given in bold in (F). Choose the word which should replace the word given in bold to make the sentence correct and meaningful. If no change is required, choose option (e) as your answer.
(e) No replacement required
Q7. Two sentences are given in italics on both sides of (G). Which of the following statements can come in between the two sentences in place of G and maintain the continuity of the paragraph?
(a) of letting leaders from the grassroots to emerge
(b) despite his role in the campaign
(c) of any significance today are of the second or third generation in the party
(d) when he welcomed the TDP as part of a broad Opposition alliance
(e) by decentralising power and not concentrating it in the so-called high command
Q8. The sentence given in (H) has four words given in bold. Amongst the given bolded words, which of the followings must replace each other to make the sentence contextually correct and meaningful.
Q9. In the passage given, a sentence (I) is given in Italics. There may or may not be an error in one part of the sentence. Choose the part which has an error in it as your answer.
(a) Than the Congress in the post-election scenario
(b) Is more likely to back the BJP
(c) Between the Congress and the BJP,
(d) The TRS, who talks of maintaining equidistance
(e) No Error
Q10. Which of the following words should fill the blank given in (J) to make it contextually correct and meaningful?
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