English Quiz for Upcoming Exams

Directions (1-5): In each question, there
is a sentence with a part of the sentence printed in bold. Decide
whether this bold part is correct and fits in the grammatical and contextual
framework of the sentence. If it is to be changed. choose from options (1) to
(4) to replace that part. If not, mark (5) as the answer i.e. ‘No change
required’.

1. Except for you and I, everyone brought a present to the party.

(1) With the exception of you and I everyone brought

(2) Except for you and I every-one had brought

(3) Except for you and me, everyone brought

(4) Exception of you and me, everyone had brought

(5) No change required

2. Had I realized how close I was to falling. I would not
have gone to the party.

(1) If I would have realized               

(2)
Had I realize how close

(3) When I realized how close          

(4)
if I realized close                      

(5)
No change required

3. If he was to decide to go to college, I for one, would
recommend that he go to Yale University.

(1) If he were to decide to go to college

(2) Had he decided to go to college

(3) In the event that he decides to go to college

(4) Supposing he was, to decide to go to college

(5) No change required

4.
Being as I am a realist, I could not accept his
statement that super natural beings has caused the disturbance.

(1) That I am a realist                          

(2)
Being a realist

(3) Being that I am a realist              

(4)
Realist that I am                       

(5)
No change required

5.
Although he is able to make political enemies with
this decision, the Prime Minister does not mind doing if for the sake of public
welfare.

(1) liable from              

(2)
of a mind to

(3) acknowledging his liability to    

(4)
liable to                                        

(5)
No change required

Directions (6-10): Pick out the most effective pair of words from the
given pair of words to make the sen_tence/sentences meaningfully com_plete.

6. The teacher
most _____ the unique style of a learner in order to ___  it to the
desired knowl_edge.

(1) Advocate, direct                       

(2) perpetuate, develop

(3) appreciate, focus                  

(4) absorb, maintain      

(5) discover, harness

7. Not all
countries benefit ___ from
liberalisation. The benefits tend to _____ first
to the advantaged and to those with the right education to be able to ben_efit from the
opportunities presented.

(1) equally, generate                             

(2)
richly, downgrade      

(3)
suitably, ascribe

(4) uniformly,  percolate    

(5) judiciously, facilitate

8. He has ____  sense of words. Therefore, the sentence he con_structs
are always ____ with rich meaning.

(1) profound,  pregnant       

(2) distinguished, loaded                                               

(3) terrific, tempted                

(4)
meaningful, full                 

(5)
outstanding, consistent

9. He was an____musician, had been
awarded the George Medal during the second world war and____ with the title of Rai Bahadur.

(1) outstanding, popularize               

(2) underestimated, declared

(3) accomplished, honoured    

(4) impressive, assigned                               

(5)
obdurate, proclaimed

10. Whether it  be
shallow or not, commitment is the ___ the bedrock of any ____loving relationship.

(1) expression, perfunctory  

(2)
foundation, genuinely                 

(3) manifestation, deep

(4) key, alarmingly                      

(5) basis, absorbing

Answers

1 (3)

2 (2)

3 (1)

4 (2)

5 (5)

6 (3)

7 (1)

8 (1)

9 (3)

10 (2)

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