English Comprehension Test - 01

1. 
In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.
We had to decline several orders in case that the production was held up due to labour strike.
2. 
In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.
Cyclone Idai killed at least 157 people in Zimbabwe and Mozambique although it tore across Southern Africa.
3. 
Direction (Q. 3-4): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Sprightly
4. 
Direction (Q. 3-4): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Caress
5. 
Select the wrongly spelt word.
6. 
Direction (Q.6-7): In the following questions, the sentence given with blank is to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four.
If you had ______ you would have certainly got the scholarship
7. 
Direction (Q.6-7): In the following questions, the sentence given with blank is to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four.
By the time the plane arrived, I nearly had despaired ________ being able to board it.
8. 
Direction : Question below consists of a set of labelled sentences/clauses. These clauses/ sentences when properly sequenced form a meaningful sentence/ coherent paragraph. Select the most logical order of clauses/ sentences from among the options.
A. Because of their diligence they tend to get rapid promotions at first.
B. Work addicts generally end up in such organisations.
C. However they never quite reach the top.
D. There are companies which expect everyone to be at work early and stay back late.
9. 
Select the antonym of the given word.
EXPANSION
10. 
Select the antonym of the given word.
SCARCE
11. 
Direction (Q. 11-12): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
A rift in the lute
12. 
Direction (Q. 11-12): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Cushy job
13. 
Direction (Q. 13-14): In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (A), (B) and (C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (D)
He put up a lot of work on that article.
14. 
Direction (Q. 13-14): In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (A), (B) and (C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (D)
The beggar was satisfied with his lowly meal.
15. 
elect the word which means the same as the group of words given.
A person, animal or plant much below the usual height
16. 
Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.
A student who idly or without excuse absents himself/herself from school
17. 
Direction : In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
18. 
Directions : In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive Voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active Voice.
Ravi is performing an experiment.
19. 
Directions : Question below consists of a set of labelled sentences/clauses. These clauses/sentences when properly sequenced form a meaningful sentence/coherent paragraph. Select the most logical order of clauses/ sentences from among the options.
A. on Tuesday justified his nomination to the Rajya Sabha
B. but declined to elaborate the reasons
C. that made him weigh and accept the offer
D. former Supreme Court Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi
20. 
Directions : In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect Speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct form.
"Sam, will you help me carry my bags ?" asked the old woman.
21. 
Direction (Q.21 - 25): In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
Dusk sets in at the Varagaliar elephant camp deep within the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR). It's dinner time for the 25-years-old tusker and he's (21) ______ balls made of steamed ragi flour mixed (22) ______ some rice, green gram, salt and jaggery. (23) _______ are half-a-dozen Forest Department (24) _______ around, including V. Ganesan, the Field Director (25) ________ATR.
22. 
Dusk sets in at the Varagaliar elephant camp deep within the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR). It's dinner time for the 25-years-old tusker and he's (21) ______ balls made of steamed ragi flour mixed (22) ______ some rice, green gram, salt and jaggery. (23) _______ are half-a-dozen Forest Department (24) _______ around, including V. Ganesan, the Field Director (25) ________ATR.
23. 
Dusk sets in at the Varagaliar elephant camp deep within the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR). It's dinner time for the 25-years-old tusker and he's (21) ______ balls made of steamed ragi flour mixed (22) ______ some rice, green gram, salt and jaggery. (23) _______ are half-a-dozen Forest Department (24) _______ around, including V. Ganesan, the Field Director (25) ________ATR.
24. 
Dusk sets in at the Varagaliar elephant camp deep within the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR). It's dinner time for the 25-years-old tusker and he's (21) ______ balls made of steamed ragi flour mixed (22) ______ some rice, green gram, salt and jaggery. (23) _______ are half-a-dozen Forest Department (24) _______ around, including V. Ganesan, the Field Director (25) ________ATR.
25. 
Dusk sets in at the Varagaliar elephant camp deep within the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR). It's dinner time for the 25-years-old tusker and he's (21) ______ balls made of steamed ragi flour mixed (22) ______ some rice, green gram, salt and jaggery. (23) _______ are half-a-dozen Forest Department (24) _______ around, including V. Ganesan, the Field Director (25) ________ATR.