Thursday, July 28, 2011

English Questions for TET

Directions—(Q. 1–5) Read each sentence to find out if there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error the answer is (D). (Ignore errors in punctuation, if any).
1. The whole country (A) / was suffering by (B) / a financial crisis. (C) No Error. (D)
2. I do not know where could he have gone (A) / so early (B) / in the morning. (C) No Error. (D)
3. I suggest that (A) / he goes (B) / to the doctor as soon as he returns from taking the examination. (C) No Error. (D)
4. The introduction of tea and coffee (A) / and such other beverages (B) / have not been without some effect. (C) No Error. (D)
5. In spite of the roadblock (A) / the guards allowed us (B) / enter the restricted area to search for our friends. (C) No Error. (D)
Directions—(Q. 6–10) Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word
6. Illicit            (A) immoral    (B) illegal (C) ineligible    (D) illegible

7.Flair             (A) talent         (B) tendency   (C) bias     (D) need

8.Conservation (A) preservation(B) respiration  (C) correction  (D) confusion

9. Abysmal     (A) sickening   (B) gloomy      (C) sad (D) bottomless

10. Salient      (A) valiant        (B) variant       (C) prudent      (D) prominent

Directions—(Q. 11–12) choose the word(s) opposite in meaning to the given word
11. Suppress (A) stir up        (B) rouse         (C) urge           (D) incite

12. Loosen     (A) fasten        (B) accelerate (C) delay         (D) paste

Directions—(Q. 13–14) four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase Bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark it in the Answer-Sheet.

13. Don’t worry about the silly row. It was just a storm in a tea cup.
(A) Important matter dealt with ease (B) hot tea being served(C) commotion over a trivial matter (D) confusion and chaos

14. The Rajput warriors set their face against the invader.
(A) became enemies  (B) turned away from (C) faced difficulty      (D) opposed strongly

Directions—(Q. 15–16) Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence
15. Belief that God is in everything and that everything is God—
(A) Atheism     (B) Pantheism (C) Scepticism   (D) Animism
16. A picture of a person or a thing drawn in such a highly exaggerated manner as to cause laughter— (A) Cartoon     (B) Cacography          (C) Cartography          (D) Caricature

Directions—(Q. 17–18) a sentence has been given in Active Voice/Passive Voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive Voice/Active Voice

17. We have already done the exercise.
(A) Already, the exercise has been done by us  (B) The exercise has already been done by us   (C) The exercise had been already done by us    (D) The exercise is already done by us

18. The main skills we seek to develop include analyzing, interpreting and evaluating ideas.
(A) The main skills sought by us to develop include analyzing, interpreting and evaluating ideas
(B) The main skills sought to be developed by us include analyzing, interpreting and evaluating ideas
(C) The main skills that we are seeking to be developed include analyzing, interpreting and evaluating ideas
(D) The main skills include analyzing, interpreting and evaluating ideas which are sought by us to develop

Directions—(Q. 19–23) A part of the sentence is 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).

19. In the desert, the sun is the master, all else resigns before its merciless rays.
(A) collapses   (B) falls    (C) retires (D) No improvement

20. I intend to learn French next year.
(A) learning     (B) learn (C) have learnt    (D) No improvement

21. The police needed him for armed robbery. (A) liked  (B) was after   (C) were looking to     (D) No improvement

22. There is no more room for you in this compartment.
(A) no more seat         (B) no more space      (C) no more accommodation (D) No improvement

23. It is easy to see why cities grew on the river banks.
(A) along the river banks        (B) in the river banks  (C) upon the river banks         (D) No improvement

Directions—(Q. 24–25) The first and the last parts of the sentence/passage are numbered (1) and (6). The rest of the sentence/passage is split into four parts and named (P), (Q), (R) and (S). These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentence/passage and find out which of the four combinations is correct.
24. (1) Einstein was a bad student.
(P) He attended classes regularly and took down careful notes.
(Q) His friend Marcel Grossman, on the other hand, was an irreproachable student
(R) These notes he shared with Einstein
(S) He resented having to attend lectures
(6) If Einstein passed his examinations, it was only because of Grossman
(A) SQPR       (B) QRPS       (C) PSRQ       (D) RSQP

25. (1) Creating and modifying a school timetable is a complex task.
(P) ‘TT Plus’ closely models the real world timetable creation tasks
(Q) So is the job of computerizing it
(R) All timetables can be viewed on the screen before they are actually printed
(S) It has a comprehensive manual and a useful glossary of terms.
(6) It relieves you of the anxiety to get it all right.
(A) QPSR       (B) RPSQ       (C) SPRQ       (D) PQSR
Directions (26-30)—Read the following passage carefully and pick out the best answer out of the our choices given in the questions that follow.

 “From the world of magic, hypnosis is moving into the world of medicine. From hocus-pocus performed by men in black capes, to hypnotherapy practised by doctors in white coats. The purpose is to help people stop smoking, lose weight, overcome phobias, and control pain in a variety of medical situations, from childbirth to cancer. Research laboratories are currently checking out the success rate of therapy under hypnosis, while medical journals stand by to publish the results. And the important thing is, nobody is laughing.

In the 1840’s, a British doctor in Calcutta created a controversy by performing over 1000 operations with hypnosis as the only anesthesia. During the World Wars, German and British doctors used hypnosis to treat war neuroses.”

26. Hypnosis means   (A) auto-suggestion     (B) suggestion made in trance            (C) anesthesia (D) hocus-pocus

27. ‘Nobody is laughing’ at hypnotherapy now, because they are  (A) sad (B) angry (C) taking it seriously (D) annoyed

28. The purpose of hypnotherapy is to           (A) cure patients (B) make life easier (C) carry out research (D) check out the success rate

29. German and British doctors used hypnosis as—
(A) anesthesia was not available        (B) anesthesia was not needed          (C) it was a substitute for anesthesia  (D) it was fashionable during the war period

30. Treating war neurosis means
(A) curing madness    (B) curing brain fever  (C) dealing with war problems            (D) curing war anxiety

1. (B) Change ‘by’ to ‘from’.    2. (A) Reword it as ‘where he could have’.     3. (B) Change ‘goes’ to ‘go’. Strictly grammatically ‘he’ should be followed by ‘goes’. But where suggestion is involved it assumes imperative form. i.e., go. 4. (C) Change ‘have’ to ‘has’ in order to accord with its subject introduction’.     5. (C) Change ‘enter’ to ‘to enter’. 6. (B)   7. (B)   8. (A)   9. (D)   10. (D)  11. (A) 12. (A) 13. (C) 14. (D) 15. (B) 16. (A) 17. (B) 18. (B) 19. (A) 20. (D) 21. (B) 22. (D) 23. (A)  24. (A) 25. (A)  26. (B)  27. (C) 28. (A)29. (A) 30. (D)

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