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1 . In each of the following questions, a sentence with four words in bold type is given. One of these four words given in $bold$ may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate. If any, that word is your answer. If all the words given in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, select 'All correct' as your answer.
On the basis of the forecast by the Indian Meteorological Department the government $ordered$ (1)/$district$ (2)/collectors to visit districts which are $expected$ (3)/to receive heavy $rainfal$.(4)/All correct (5)
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2 . In each of the following questions, a sentence with four words in bold type is given. One of these four words given in $bold$ may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate. If any, that word is your answer. If all the words given in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, select 'All correct' as your answer.
$During$ (1)/the $course$ (2)/of the day many meetings were $held$ (3)/but the $agenda$ (4)/ was not shared with us. All correct (5)
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3 . In each of the following questions, a sentence with four words in bold type is given. One of these four words given in $bold$ may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate. If any, that word is your answer. If all the words given in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, select 'All correct' as your answer.
$Meazures$ (1)/to increase both financial $inclusion$ (2)/and $investment$ (3)/in infrastructure will result in $gains$ (4)/for the country. All correct (5)
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4 . In each of the following questions, a sentence with four words in bold type is given. One of these four words given in $bold$ may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate. If any, that word is your answer. If all the words given in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, select 'All correct' as your answer.
Bringing $out$ (1)/a $family$ (2)/ when you are $unemployed$ (3)/ is no $picnic$. (4)/All correct (5)
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5 . In each of the following questions, a sentence with four words in bold type is given. One of these four words given in $bold$ may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate. If any, that word is your answer. If all the words given in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, select 'All correct' as your answer.
The $inn$ (1)/is $pucturesquly$ (2)/$situated$ (3)/on the $banks$ (4)/ of the river. All correct (5)
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6 . Read the following story carefully and answer the questions given.
Certain words/ phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.Once there was a king who had been trying really hard to capture an elephant but that prize had proved elusive. All the hunters in the kingdom had tried but their efforts were in vain.
So, the king announced that anyone who could capture the elephant would get half his kingdom.
The tortoise heard about this and went to the king to accept the challenge. The king was very amused. 'All my hunters have failed to capture the elephant and you think you can succeed?', asked the king. The tortoise insisted that he was up to the task and promised to deliver that elephant to the king within forty eight hours. The tortoise then dug a big hole, big enough to hold the elephant along a path leading to the village. Then he covered the hole with sticks and leaves so that it was not visible unless inspected closely. When this was done, the tortoise went in search of the elephant.
When the tortoise met the elephant, he told him, 'You know you are the largest animal in the forest and you should be a king?' The elephant had never considered this before but he thought it was not a bad idea. The tortoise told the elephant that the villagers had decided to elect the largest animal their king and were all expecting the elephant to come to the village and be crowned their king. The more the elephant heard, the more $excited$ he became. The tortoise $adorned$ the elephant with colourful beads and beating a gong, he sang songs $praising$ the elephant while he led the way to the village. Soon they approached the trap and the tortoise being lighter and smaller walked over the trap. The elephant who was following him fell through the sticks and leaves into the deep hole and thus helped the tortoise in achieving his goal well within the time limit.
As mentioned in the story, despite the king doubting his ability, the tortoise accepted the challenge as __________.
(A)he was forced to do so by the villagers.
(B)to prove to the king that only a tortoise and his family could complete the challenge.
(C)he wanted the entire kingdom to himself.
Only A
Both A and B
Only B
All A,B and C
None of these
7 . Read the following story carefully and answer the questions given.
Certain words/ phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.Once there was a king who had been trying really hard to capture an elephant but that prize had proved elusive. All the hunters in the kingdom had tried but their efforts were in vain.
So, the king announced that anyone who could capture the elephant would get half his kingdom.
The tortoise heard about this and went to the king to accept the challenge. The king was very amused. 'All my hunters have failed to capture the elephant and you think you can succeed?', asked the king. The tortoise insisted that he was up to the task and promised to deliver that elephant to the king within forty eight hours. The tortoise then dug a big hole, big enough to hold the elephant along a path leading to the village. Then he covered the hole with sticks and leaves so that it was not visible unless inspected closely. When this was done, the tortoise went in search of the elephant.
When the tortoise met the elephant, he told him, 'You know you are the largest animal in the forest and you should be a king?' The elephant had never considered this before but he thought it was not a bad idea. The tortoise told the elephant that the villagers had decided to elect the largest animal their king and were all expecting the elephant to come to the village and be crowned their king. The more the elephant heard, the more $excited$ he became. The tortoise $adorned$ the elephant with colourful beads and beating a gong, he sang songs $praising$ the elephant while he led the way to the village. Soon they approached the trap and the tortoise being lighter and smaller walked over the trap. The elephant who was following him fell through the sticks and leaves into the deep hole and thus helped the tortoise in achieving his goal well within the time limit.
Which of the following correctly explains the meaning of the phrase, 'in vain' as used in the story?
were painful
were unsuccessful
were in order
were truthful
were simple
8 . Read the following story carefully and answer the questions given.
Certain words/ phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.Once there was a king who had been trying really hard to capture an elephant but that prize had proved elusive. All the hunters in the kingdom had tried but their efforts were in vain.
So, the king announced that anyone who could capture the elephant would get half his kingdom.
The tortoise heard about this and went to the king to accept the challenge. The king was very amused. 'All my hunters have failed to capture the elephant and you think you can succeed?', asked the king. The tortoise insisted that he was up to the task and promised to deliver that elephant to the king within forty eight hours. The tortoise then dug a big hole, big enough to hold the elephant along a path leading to the village. Then he covered the hole with sticks and leaves so that it was not visible unless inspected closely. When this was done, the tortoise went in search of the elephant.
When the tortoise met the elephant, he told him, 'You know you are the largest animal in the forest and you should be a king?' The elephant had never considered this before but he thought it was not a bad idea. The tortoise told the elephant that the villagers had decided to elect the largest animal their king and were all expecting the elephant to come to the village and be crowned their king. The more the elephant heard, the more $excited$ he became. The tortoise $adorned$ the elephant with colourful beads and beating a gong, he sang songs $praising$ the elephant while he led the way to the village. Soon they approached the trap and the tortoise being lighter and smaller walked over the trap. The elephant who was following him fell through the sticks and leaves into the deep hole and thus helped the tortoise in achieving his goal well within the time limit.
Which of the following could be a suitable title to the given story?
The elephant who became the most popular king
The wise king
The Clever tortoise
The villagers and their love for the elephant
The selfish villagers
9 . Read the following story carefully and answer the questions given.
Certain words/ phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.Once there was a king who had been trying really hard to capture an elephant but that prize had proved elusive. All the hunters in the kingdom had tried but their efforts were in vain.
So, the king announced that anyone who could capture the elephant would get half his kingdom.
The tortoise heard about this and went to the king to accept the challenge. The king was very amused. 'All my hunters have failed to capture the elephant and you think you can succeed?', asked the king. The tortoise insisted that he was up to the task and promised to deliver that elephant to the king within forty eight hours. The tortoise then dug a big hole, big enough to hold the elephant along a path leading to the village. Then he covered the hole with sticks and leaves so that it was not visible unless inspected closely. When this was done, the tortoise went in search of the elephant.
When the tortoise met the elephant, he told him, 'You know you are the largest animal in the forest and you should be a king?' The elephant had never considered this before but he thought it was not a bad idea. The tortoise told the elephant that the villagers had decided to elect the largest animal their king and were all expecting the elephant to come to the village and be crowned their king. The more the elephant heard, the more $excited$ he became. The tortoise $adorned$ the elephant with colourful beads and beating a gong, he sang songs $praising$ the elephant while he led the way to the village. Soon they approached the trap and the tortoise being lighter and smaller walked over the trap. The elephant who was following him fell through the sticks and leaves into the deep hole and thus helped the tortoise in achieving his goal well within the time limit.
Which of the following is most nearly the OPPOSITE in meaning as the word 'EXCITED' as used in the story?
bored
interested
affected
feeling
meriless
10 . Read the following story carefully and answer the questions given.
Certain words/ phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.Once there was a king who had been trying really hard to capture an elephant but that prize had proved elusive. All the hunters in the kingdom had tried but their efforts were in vain.
So, the king announced that anyone who could capture the elephant would get half his kingdom.
The tortoise heard about this and went to the king to accept the challenge. The king was very amused. 'All my hunters have failed to capture the elephant and you think you can succeed?', asked the king. The tortoise insisted that he was up to the task and promised to deliver that elephant to the king within forty eight hours. The tortoise then dug a big hole, big enough to hold the elephant along a path leading to the village. Then he covered the hole with sticks and leaves so that it was not visible unless inspected closely. When this was done, the tortoise went in search of the elephant.
When the tortoise met the elephant, he told him, 'You know you are the largest animal in the forest and you should be a king?' The elephant had never considered this before but he thought it was not a bad idea. The tortoise told the elephant that the villagers had decided to elect the largest animal their king and were all expecting the elephant to come to the village and be crowned their king. The more the elephant heard, the more $excited$ he became. The tortoise $adorned$ the elephant with colourful beads and beating a gong, he sang songs $praising$ the elephant while he led the way to the village. Soon they approached the trap and the tortoise being lighter and smaller walked over the trap. The elephant who was following him fell through the sticks and leaves into the deep hole and thus helped the tortoise in achieving his goal well within the time limit.
Which of the following statements is TRUE in the context of the story?
The king refused to share his kingdom with the tortoise.
The tortoise kept his word by providing the king with what he desired.
It was the king's idea that helped the tortoise achieve his target.
The elephant was popular for his beautiful skin.
None of the given statements is true