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Machines were made to be man's servants. Yet, man has grown so (1)______ on them that they are in a fair way to become his (2)______. Already men spend most of their lives looking after and waiting (3)______ machines. Machines are very stern bosses. They must be fed with coal and (4)______ petrol to drink and oil to wash with and must be kept at an (5)______ temperature.

 

Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 5

 

A) outdated B) optimum
C) optional D) optimist

Answer:   B) optimum



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Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank in the given sentence.


The teacher ______ the student for cheating.

 

A) refused B) invoked
C) praised D) rebuked
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) rebuked

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Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.


Using right and left hand equally well

 

A) Ambidextrous B) Left-handed
C) Inexpert D) Unskilled
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Ambidextrous

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In the given sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.


My hotel in Goa had a wonderful view of the sea in the window.

 

A) had a wonderful view B) in the window
C) My hotel in Goa D) of the sea
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) in the window

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Select the correct indirect form of the given sentence.


Sitab asked his mother, “Has it been snowing all night?”

 

A) Sitab asked his mother if it is snowing all night. B) Sitab asked his mother if it had been snowing all night.
C) Sitab asked his mother if it was snowing all night. D) Sitab asked his mother if it has snowed all night.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Sitab asked his mother if it had been snowing all night.

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Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it,  select ‘No improvement’.


India has lost a veteran actor with the deceased of Shriram Lagoo.

 

A) No improvement B) expired
C) bereavement D) demise
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) demise

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Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.


A. In order to buy that bicycle, he plans to win some prize money by teaching an illiterate person how to read and write.


B. He needs a bicycle to win the bicycle race which would help pay off his father’s debt.


C. The film ‘Douch’ is about a young Iranian village boy.


D. But the only illiterate person is a 90 year old woman who is ill-tempered and doesn’t wish to learn anything.

 

A) DABC B) ADBC
C) CBAD D) CABD
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) CBAD

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Select the correct passive form of the given sentence.


The Delhi Police has shot an educational video on Traffic Rules for school students.

 

A) An educational video on Traffic Rules for school students was being shot by the Delhi Police. B) An educational video on Traffic Rules for school students had been shot by the Delhi Police.
C) An educational video on Traffic Rules for school students has been shot by the Delhi Police. D) An educational video on Traffic Rules for school students is being shot by the Delhi Police.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) An educational video on Traffic Rules for school students has been shot by the Delhi Police.

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Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank in the given sentence.


Those earning less than Rs.10,000 are ______ from paying income tax.

 

A) adjusted B) exempted
C) collected D) accepted
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) exempted

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