English III Language.           

Directions (51 – 60): In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If sentence is free from error, then your answer is (4), i.e. No Error.

51. Flowers (1)/that are just picked (2)/begins to rot is 15 seconds. (3)/ No Error (4)

52. You haven’t responded (1)/ to my invitation (2)/ didn’t (3)/No Error (4) you ?

53. According to some estimates, (1)/ there are (2)/seven thousand type of plants. (3)/No Error (4)

54. Every one (1)/ must sign their full names (2)/ before entering the hall. (3)/No Error (4)

55. The Great Wall of China (1)/is the one structure build by man (2)/ visible from the moon.(3)/ No Error (4)

56. In the fourth semester (1)/ of the course, the (2)/ attendance fell down.(3)/ No Error (4)

57. Some of his (1)/ luggages were lost (2)/ in the train. (3)/ No Error (4)

58. No sooner the minister had heard (1)/ about the accident (2)/ than he rushed to the spot. (3)/ No Error (4)

59. My nephew (1)/ begun working for me (2)/ about ten years ago. (3)/ No Error (4) 

60. (1)/ traffic accidents many of which (2)/ is caused by drunkenness. (3)/ No Error (4)

Directions (61-70): In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four as your answer.

61. My tennis player is a _____; she will not play mixed doubles in shorts or a tennis. skirt; she is overly concerned about being proper or modest.

(1) admonish 

(2) prude

(3) rude

(4) loyal

62. Sometimes it is good to _______your soul in front of your friends.

(1) bear

(2) bare

(3) beer

(4) bar

63. If you are worried about the problem, you should do something ______it.

(1) against 

(2) with

(3) for

(4) about

64. This is entirely _____you and me.

(1) between 

(2) from

(3) among 

(4) amidst

65. The mother parted____her married daughter in sorrow.

(1) for

(2) off

(3) away

(4) from

66. This movie is directed by Steven Spielberg._____?

(1) hasn’t he 

(2) hasn’t it

(3) isn’t it 

(4) isn’t he

67.______can be no excuses this time, students !

(1) They’re 

(2) They

(3) Their

(4) There

68. Tables are usually made wood.

(1) from

(2) of

(3) with

(4) by

69. All of them are surprised ______her rudeness.

(1) with

(2) upon

(3) at

(4) on

70. When Wilbur Wright tried to sell his flying machine to the U.S. Government, the officials in charge were ______

(A) highly misunderstood

(B) grudging skeptical

(C) grudgingly unhappy

(D) highly skeptical

Directions (71-73): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word as your answer.

71. Coarse

(1) Path

(2) Difficult

(3) Rough

(4) Definite

72. Vanish

(1) Disappear

(2) Decrease

(3) Encircle

(4) Reveal

73. Spurious

(1) Modest

(2) Spontaneous

(3) Fake

(4) Sincere

Directions (74-76) In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word as your answer.

74. Malice

(1) Ecstasy

(2) Happiness

(3) Honour

(4) Goodwill

75. Genial

(1) Stupid

(2) Intelligent

(3) Hostile

(4) Affable

76. Eminent

(1) Renowned 

(2) Ordinary

(3) Special 

(4) Ignorant

Directions (77-79): In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase as your answer.

77. He made a few statements, mark. but all were wide off the

(1) irrelevant

(2) crucial

(3) important

(4) unreasonable

78. The prices are going up by leaps and bounds.

(1) gradually

(2) irregularly

(3) rapidly

(4) systematically

79. I did not give in to his request.

(1) approve

(2) like

(3) permit

(4) yield

Directions (80-84) In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (1) (2), (3) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (4).

80. He proved himself unique for he refused to go with the tide.

(1) go in the tide

(2) go against the tide

(3) go by the tide

(4) No improvement

81. The building you are talking about is not existing.

(1) have not been existing

(2) does not exist

(3) has not been existing

(4) No improvement

82. His lecture was banned because of the bandh.

(1) called off

(2) disturbed

(3) interrupted

(4) No improvement

83. Some people garner new experiences after retirement.

(1) episodes

(2) events

(3) happenings

(4) No improvement

84. The deaf man asked me to speak up.

(1) speak in

(2) speak into

(3) speak down

(4) No improvement

Directions (85-89): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given. words/sentence.

85. One who eats too much

(1) Glutton 

(2) Obese

(3) Overweight

(4) Greedy

86. Existing only in the mind.

(1) Imaginary 

(2) Fallacy

(3) Gamble

(4) Missionary

87. Likely to arouse envy

(1) Enviable

(2) Economical

(3) Envious: 

(4) Jealous 

88. One who loves and supports his or her country and is willing to defend it.

(1) A patriot 

(2) A martyr

(3) An alien 

(4) An atheist

89. The study of birds

(1) Zoology

(2) Ornithology

(3) Physiology

(4) Anthropology

Directions (90-95): In the following questions, there are four different words out of which one is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word as your answer.


(1) vagebond

(2) vegabonde

(3) vegabond

(4) vagabond


(1) manared

(2) manerred

(3) mannared 

(4) mannered


(1) territory

(2) territorry

(3) territery

(4) teritory


(1) precausion

(2) pricaution

(3) precotion

(4) precaution


(1) determinasion

(2) detirmination

(3) determination

(4) detrmination


(1) sensasion

(2) sansassion

(3) sansation

(4) sensation

Directions (96-100): In the following questions, you have a passage with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each questions out of the four alternatives.

The Prime Minister recommends the names of the persons for appointment as the members of the Council of Ministers by the President of any person for appointment as Minister. Of course he has to see. He can recommend the name the interests of his Ministry so that it works in a homogeneous manner. Any Minister who does not see eye to eye with the Prime Minister has to quit the Council of Ministers.The Prime Minister also advises the President on the allocation of portfolios to the members of his Council of Ministers. He can give any department to any Minister and thus keep a control over them.

The Prime Minister can make any changes in the formation of his Ministry. He can shuffle his Ministry like a pack of cards as he likes. He can change the portfolios of his colleagues or reallocate the portfolios according to their performance. The Prime Minister presides over the meetings of the Cabinet. The President does not participate in these meetings. In the Cabinet all the important decisions are taken which are binding on all the Ministers.

96. ‘Homogeneous’, in the passage means

(1) consisting of the same substance

(2) fragmented

(3) united

(4) working independently

97. The final control is in the hands of the

(1) Individual Minister

(2) Council of Ministers

(3) President

(4) Prime Minister

98. ‘Colleagues’, in the passage refers to

(1) Ministers

(2) All the people working in the Prime Minister’s office

(3) The Prime Minister’s friends

(4) Co-workers

99. Who recommends the names of the persons for appointment as Ministers?

(1) Prime Minister

(2) Speaker 

(3) President

(4) Cabinet Secretary

100. What happens if the Prime Minister and the Minister have a disagreement ?

(1) The President dismisses the Government

(2) The Cabinet resigns

(3) The Prime Minister resigns

(4) The Minister quits

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