Verbal Ability

S1: Harsten’s theory was that plants definitely react to music.
S6: He found that this plant grew faster and 70 percent taller than the other plant.

P: In his experiment, he used two banana plants.
Q: The music was in fact a high-pitched humming sound.
R: He gave both plants the same light, heat and water.
S: But for about an hour a day, one of the plants ‘listened’ to some music.

The proper sequence should be

  1. Q S R P
  2. P Q R S
  3. P R S Q
  4. Q R P S

SI: The sun-dried stalks of rice had caught fire and burst into flames.
S6: Even those who were too feeble to keep up with the first rush were on their feet, eager to join the fire-fighters.

P: Then came most of the older people, and mothers with babies at their backs.
Q: And all the active women and girls followed them to assist them in fighting the fire.
R: All the young men and boys were soon on the spot.
S: Staring-wildly at the blazing rice, the people of the village ran to extinguish the fire.

The proper sequence should be

  1. P S Q R
  2. Q P R S
  3. S R P Q
  4. S R Q P

S1: A common disease of the eye is conjunctivitis or ‘pink eye’, which often occurs in school-children.
S6: Students with this condition should be sent to the doctor.

P: This disease spreads rapidly among school-children.
Q: A white discharge also appears in the corners of the eyes.
R: One or both eyeballs turn quite red and have a feeling of irritation.
S: This discharge forms a crust which can often be seen in the morning after the eyes have been shut all night.

The proper sequence should be

  1. P S Q R
  2. R S Q P
  3. R Q S P
  4. Q S R P

S1: According to the legend it was during a famine in China many thousands of years ago that rice first came into the lives of the Asians.
S6: And the little girl gathered a harvest of rice.

P: The golden sunbeams dropped through the meshes and transformed themselves into golden grains.
Q: A little girl went fishing.
R: But instead of catching fish, she netted the King of Frogs.
S: The King told her to hold out the net to the sunbeams while he sang a magic song.

The proper sequence should be

  1. P S Q R
  2. R P S Q
  3. Q R S P
  4. P Q S R

He did not abide with my decision.

  1. to
  2. by
  3. for
  4. No improvement

He is now looking about a job.

  1. for
  2. after
  3. into
  4. No improvement

By 8.00 in the morning he wrote four letters to his friends.

  1. had written
  2. had been writing
  3. was writing
  4. No improvement

The man disappeared after he was rescuing a boy from drowning.

  1. was rescued
  2. has been rescued
  3. had rescued
  4. No improvement

The teacher, along with her three children, were taken to hospital.

  1. was taken
  2. had taken
  3. had being taken
  4. No improvement

From the last five days it has been raining torrentially.

  1. Since the last
  2. For the last
  3. Since last
  4. No improvement

He took a loan of hundred rupees from me.

  1. debt
  2. demand
  3. advance
  4. No improvement

It is hard these days to cope with the rising prices.

  1. cope by
  2. cope up with
  3. to be coped with
  4. No improvement

Go north-east across the mountains till you will reach an island.

  1. reached
  2. reach
  3. have reached
  4. No improvement

Most of the students have forgotten to bring their certificates; they will be ___ by the Principal for this reason.

  1. reproached
  2. abused
  3. accused
  4. reprimanded

The Governor will ___ the oath of office to the thirty-five new ministers at 9.30 p.m. tomorrow.

  1. confer
  2. present
  3. execute
  4. administer

He is quite ___ ; you can never count on him in matters of secrecy.

  1. unjust
  2. unbearable
  3. inefficient
  4. unreliable

He may not come, but we'll get ready in case he ___ .

  1. may
  2. will
  3. shall
  4. does

Can you pay ___ all these articles?

  1. out
  2. of
  3. for
  4. off

The volcanic ___ was the cause of great devastation.

  1. outburst
  2. eruption
  3. erosion
  4. movement

The salt spray has gradually ___ the bridge.

  1. spoilt
  2. ravaged
  3. demolished
  4. eroded

S1: Politeness is not a quality possessed by only one nation or race.

  • P: One may observe that a man of one nation will remove his hat or fold his hands by way of greetings when he meets someone he knows.
  • Q: A man of another country will not to do so.
  • R: It is a quality to be found among all peoples and nations in every corner of the earth.
  • S: Obviously, each person follows the custom of his particular country.

S6: In any case, we should not mock at others habits.

  1. RPSQ
  2. RPQS
  3. QPRS
  4. PRQS

S1: The path of Venus lies inside the path of the Earth.

  • P: When at its farthest from the Earth, Venus is 160 million away.
  • Q: With such a wide range between its greatest and leat distances it is natural that at sometimes Venus appears much brighter than at others.
  • R: No other body ever comes so near the Earth, with the exception of the Moon and occasional comet or asteroid.
  • S: When Venus is at its nearest to the earth it is only 26 million miles away.

S6: When at its brightest, it is easily seen with the naked eye in broad daylight.

  1. PSQR
  2. SRPQ
  3. QPRS
  4. SQRP

S1: Religion is not a matter of mere dogmatic conformity.

  • P: It is not merely going through the ritual prescribed to us.
  • Q: It is not a question of ceremonial piety.
  • R: Unless that kind of transformation occurs, you are not an authentically religious man.
  • S: It is the remarking of your own self, the transformation of your nature.

S6: A man of that character is free from fear, free from hatred.

  1. PSRQ
  2. SPRQ
  3. QPSR
  4. SPQR

Education is

  • P: of the proper sense of responsibilities
  • Q: the first need
  • R: in a citizen
  • S: for the development
  1. SQPR
  2. QSRP
  3. QSPR
  4. PQRS

They set a strong guard, lest anyone could escape.

  1. would
  2. might
  3. should
  4. No improvement

Whenever I saw him, he has been reading the same novel.

  1. had been reading
  2. read
  3. was reading
  4. No improvement

I did not wait for him because he went out before I arrived.

  1. has gone out
  2. had gone out
  3. had been out
  4. No improvement

Since the beginning of the term, we are spending a lot of time on poetry.

  1. spent
  2. will spend
  3. have spent
  4. No improvement

If I was you, I should have told him the truth.

  1. am you
  2. were you
  3. had been you
  4. No improvement

Ajeet is a bigger scholar than his brother.

  1. better
  2. smaller
  3. superior
  4. No improvement

What the nation needs is people of character.

  1. are the people of character
  2. are people of character
  3. is a people of character
  4. No improvement

She told the children not to stop the work.

  1. not stopping of
  2. not stopping
  3. don't stop
  4. No improvement

The police investigated into the matter.

  1. with the matter
  2. at the matter
  3. the matter
  4. No improvement

'Fewer rainfall means less traffic accidents, according to the experts‘, report on highway safety.

  1. Less rainfall means fewer traffic accidents
  2. Less rainfall means less traffic accidents
  3. fewer rainfall mean fewer traffic accidents
  4. No improvement

We now come to the important question of where this great swarm of galaxies have come from.

  1. have come
  2. has come from
  3. are coming from
  4. No improvement

Each question has a sentence with parts A, B and C. Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any part.

  1. My neighbour Deepak
  2. is a person
  3. that will help anyone.
  4. No error

Each question has a sentence with parts A, B and C. Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any part.

  1. He goes
  2. to college
  3. by foot everyday.
  4. no error

Each question has a sentence with parts A, B and C. Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any part.

  1. Neither the teacher  
  2. or the student
  3. is keen on joining the dance.
  4. No error

Each question has a sentence with parts A, B and C. Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any part.

  1. There are a number of people
  2. of every class and nationality
  3. who doubts the truth of his statement.
  4. No error

Each question has a sentence with parts A, B and C. Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any part.

  1. Now we have banks
  2. and people deposit there money their,
  3. and draw it out by cheques.
  4. No error

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