English Quiz- Mixed Quiz for SBI, SSC and Other Exams

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English Quiz

English Quiz- Mixed Quiz for SBI, SSC and Other Exams

Directions(Q.1–5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence, the letter of that part will be the answer. If there is no error, mark (E) as the answer. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

1. He heard the guard 1)/ blowing whistle and knew 2)/ it is time for him 3)/ to enter the train. 4)/ No error 5)

2.He telephoned from a public call-box 1)/ so that the call 2)/ would not be traced 3)/ to his own address. 4)/ No error 5)

3.It has been better 1)/ to put your money in a bank 2)/ than to keep it under 3)/ your bed in a suitcase. 4)/ No error 5)

4.If you would have read 1)/ the instructions carefully 2)/ you would not have 3)/ answered the questions wrongly. 4)/ No error 5)

5.I can see through 1)/ her sudden friendliness; / 2)/ she wants me to look over 3)/ her dog while she is away. 4)/ No error 5)

Directions(Q.6-10)Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each statement should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given, mark (5) as the answer.

6.The inexperienced trainee accidental turned off the lights during presentation.
1) Has accidentally turn off
2) By accident turn on
3) Accidentally turned off
4) Accidentally turning off
5) No correction required

7.Attempts by both parties to reach for a consensus have not succeeded.
1) Reach at
2) To reach
3) In reaching to
4) To reach upon
5) No correction required

8.Children nowadays are watching too much television.
1) To much of
2) More of
3) Very much of
4) Much on
5) No correction required

9.The approach has affectedly the methodology of research.
1) Have affectedly
2) Has affect
3) Has affected
4) Will affectedly
5) No correction required

10.The research reported here is based at a survey.
1) Based on a
2) Base at a
3) Based on an
4) Based into a
5) No correction required

Directions(Q.11-15):Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

11.How people would ……… In a particular situation cannot be …… with perfect accuracy.
1) think, observed
2) act, expected
3) behave, predicted
4) react, analyzed
5) feel, resolved

12.When the mob turned ………, the police opned fire to control the …… Situation.
1) away, burning
2) up, untoward
3) around, devastating
4) quietly, aggravate
5) hostile, rioting

13. The government ……… down the opposition ………… for a joint parliamentary committee probe.
1) boiled, proposal
2) shot, demand
3) put, leaders
4) whipped portfolio
5) struck, party

14. The handwriting on the letter was very ……… none could ……… It.
1) legible, write
2) illegible, read
3) original, reorganize
4) faint, notice
5) shabby, identify

15.The delay in completing the task ………….. can be attributed to their ………… .
1) Expeditiously, lethargy
2) Fully, punctuality
3) Economically, rigidity
4) Religiously, strictness
5) Carefully, perfectionism

Directions (16 – 25): 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/ phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case.

Greenhouse gases are only (16) of the story when it comes to global warming. Changes to one part of the climate system can (17) additional changes to the way the planet absorbs or reflects energy. These secondary changes are (18) climate feed backs, and they could more than double the amount of warming caused by carbon dioxide alone. The primary feedbacks are (19) to snow and ice, water vapour, clouds, and the carbon cycle.

Perhaps the most well (20) feedback comes from melting snow and ice in the Northern Hemisphere. Warming temperatures are already (21) a growing percentage of Arctic sea ice, exposing dark ocean water during the (22) sunlight of summer. Snow cover on land is also (23) in many areas. In the (24) of snow and ice, these areas go from having bright, sunlight-reflecting surfaces that cool the planet to having dark, sunlight-absorbing surfaces that (25) more energy into the Earth system and cause more warming.

16.(1) whole
(2) part    
(3) material
(4) issue
(5) most

17.(1) Raise
(2) brings    
(3) refer    
(4) stop
(5) cause

18.(1) Sensed
(2) called    
(3) nothing
(4) but
(5) term

19.(1) Due
(2)  results    
 (3) reason
(4) those    
(5) because

20.(1) Done
(2) known    
(3) ruled    
(4) bestowed
(5) said

21.(1) Mastering
(2) sending    
(3) melting
(4) calming
(5) increasing

22.(1) Make – shift
(2) ceasing    
(3) troubled
(4) perpetual
(5) absent

23.(1) Dwindling
(2) manufactured
(3) descending
(4) generating
(5) supplied

24.(1) Progress    
(2) reduced
(3) existence
(4) midst
(5) absence

25.(1) Repel
(2) waft    
(3) monitor
(4) bring
(5) access

Answers :
1.(3) It should be ‘was’ in place of ‘is’ because the other part of the sentence is in past tense.

2.(3) Change ‘would not be traced’ to ‘could not be traced’ because ‘would not’ expresses futurity where as ‘could not’ expresses possibility in negative sense. Here the intention of the writer is to avoid the possibility of being traced out. Hence, in place of ‘would not’, ‘could not’ should be used.

3.(1) Change the first part as ‘It would be better….’

4.(1) The sentence should start as ‘if you had read

5.(3) The right phrase will be ‘to look after’ in place of ‘to look over’.

6.(3) In order to arrive at the correct option, let us consider all the options one by one. Option (1) – has accidentally turn off. ‘Has’ takes V3. Therefore ‘turn off’ should have been ‘turned off’. Hence reject this option. Option (2) has ‘turn on’, we cannot replace ‘off’ with ‘on’. Hence, this option also is incorrect. Option (3) ‘Accidentally turned off’ is absolutely correct. There is no need to justify option (4) any further.

7.(2) The word ‘reach’ does not take preposition with it. Therefore, options (1), (3) and (4) are ruled out. Option (2) is the only correct option.

8.(5)  No correction required

9.(3) There is no word ‘affectedly’ as such. The correct word is ‘affect’. Because of the use of ‘affectedly’, options (1) and (4) are ruled out.  Option (2) has ‘had’ in place of ‘has’. The use of ‘had’ changes the structure of the sentence from present tense to past tense. Such type of substitution of verbs which changes the meaning of the sentence cannot be allowed. Hence option (2) cannot be a correct option. Now, we come to option (3). We see that there is no change in the first word ‘has’. As we know, ‘has’ takes V3, the V3 of affect ie, ‘affected’ is also written here. Hence option (3) is absolutely correct.

10.(1) The correct phrase is ‘based on’ Options (2) and (4) are ruled out because of the use of ‘at’ and ‘into’ in options (2) and (4) respectively. Due to the use of ‘an’, option (3), becomes incorrect. The article ‘an’ cannot be used before a word starting with consonant. Thus, we come to conclusion that option (1)  is the only correct option.