Monday, 13 February 2017

ENGLISH QUIZ 13/02/2017






Rearrange the following seven sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) and (G) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them(1-5).

(A) But seriously, how much would you pay to know what thoughts are swimming around in someone else's head ?
(B) In most fictional movies thus, the idea of reading minds of seeing the private intentions of another, and the possibility of intervening in those plans — has always been highly attractive
(C) Such fantastical questions have long been the bread and butter of fiction.
(D) Today, more than four centuries since the phrase, "A penny for your thoughts ?", was first recorded, inflationary accounting makes that ancient penny worth more than $40.
(E) The going rate for a "thought" – a probe into the thinking of another - was once quite a bargain.
(F) And if you could really know their truthfulness how much more would you pay?
(G) Even with the sliding value of the dollar, this still seems quite a bargain.

1.Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
A. F
B. D
C. C
D. G
E. A

2.Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
A. A
B. B
C. G
D. D
E. F

3.Which of the following be the SIXTH sentence after rearrangement?
A. E
B. G
C. C
D. B
E. A

4.Which of the following be the SEVENTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement?
A. A
B. B
C. F
D. D
E. E

5.Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E



Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it(6-10). The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is 'No error', the answer is (E). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

6.(A) The speaker of the Delhi Legislative Assembly denied the claims / (B) made by three BJP MLAs -that / (C) they had not granted sufficient time to raise / (D) their points in the week-long Budget session. / (E) No error
A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E

7.(A) Rajnish made a written complaint to police / (B) against the directors of the company that they had / (C) violated rules of the projects for which / (D) they had secured licences. / (E) No error
A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E

8.(A) In a forceful intervention, Rajan said committees / (B) were less prone to making mistakes / (C) than personalities and would / (D) held up better against pressure. / (E) No error
A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E

9.(A) Bharti Airtel beated expectations with a forty per cent / (B) jump in net profit in the first quarter / (C) helped by a one-time gain / (D) from the sale of towers in Africa. / (E) No error
A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E

10.(A) In its last policy review / (B) the central bank has cut its repo, / (C) or key lending rate by 0.25 percentage points / (D) for the third time this year. / (E) No error
A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E



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