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Department Of Electronics and Communication Engineering

Training and Placement Cell

English Language Test #1

ROLL NO: TIME : 60 Mins

Directions For Questions 1 to 10 :

In each of these questions, pick out the most effective pair of words form the
given choices to make the sentence meaningfully complete

1. The teacher must ____________ the unique styles of a learner in order to ____________ it
to the desired knowledge.
a) advocate – direct b) perpetuate – develop c) appreciate – focus
d) absorb – maintain e) discover – harness Ans :

2. Not all countries benefit _____________ from liberalization. The benefits tend to
____________ first to the advantaged and to those with the right education to be able to
benefit from the opportunities presented.
a) equally – generate b) richly – downgrade c) suitably – ascribe
d) uniformly – percolate e) judiciously – facilitate
Ans :

3. He has _____________ sense of words. Therefore, the sentence he constructs are always
_____________ with rich meaning.
a) profound – pregnant b) distinguished – loaded c) terrific –
d) meaningful – full e) outstanding – consistent
Ans :

4. He was an _____________ musician, had been awarded the George Medal during the
second world war and _____________ with the title of Raj Bahadur.
a) outstanding – popularized b) underestimated – declared c) accomplished – honored
d) impressive – assigned e) obdurate – proclaimed
Ans :

5. Whether it be shallow or not, commitment is the _____________, the bedrock of any

_____________ loving relationship.
a) expression – perfunctory b) foundation – genuinely c) manifestation – deep
d) key – alarmingly e) basis – absorbing Ans :

6. Many people take their spirituality very seriously and _____________ about those who
don’t, worrying about them and _____________ them to believe.
a) think – criticising b) pride – appraising c) rationalize – enabling
d) wonder – prodding e) ponder – venturing Ans :

7. Unless new reserves are found soon, the world’s supply of coal is being _____________ in
such a way that with demand continuing to grow at present rates, reserves will be
_____________ by the year 2050.
a) consumed – completed b) depleted – exhausted c) reduced –
d) burnt – destroyed e) utilized – perished Ans :

8. If you are _____________, you tend to respond to stressful situations, in a calm, secure,
steady and _____________ way.
a) resilient – rational b) obdurate – manageable c) propitious – stable
d) delectable – flexible e) supportive – positive
Ans :

9. Management can be defined as the process of _____________ organizational goals by

working with and through human and non-human resources to _____________ improve
value added to the world.
a) getting – deliberately b) managing – purposefully c) targeting – critically
d) realising – dialectically e) reaching – continuously
Ans :

10. If you are an introvert, you _____________ to prefer working alone and, if possible will
_____________ towards projects where you can work by yourself or with as few people as
a) like – depart b) advocate – move c) tend – gravitate
d) express – attract e) feel – follow
Ans :

Directions For Questions 11 to 23

In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered.
These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are
suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in
each case.

Actually everyday we all engage in this business of ‘reading’ people. We do it

____11____ . We want to figure others out. So we ____12____ make guesses about what
others think, value, want and feel and we do so based on our ____13____ beliefs and
understandings about human nature. We do so because if we can figure out ____14____ and
intentions of others the possibility of them ____15____ or hurting us, ____16____ and this
will help us to ____17____ a lot of unnecessary pain and trouble. We also make second
guesses about what they will do in future, how they will ____18____ if we make this or that
response. We do all this second guessing based upon our ____19____ of what we believe
about the person’s inner nature ____20____ his or her roles and manners. We mind read their

Also everyday we misguess and misread. Why? Because of the complexity,

____22____, and multi-dimensional functioning of people. Afterall how well do you ‘read’
your own thoughts, aims, values, motives, beliefs, etc.? How well do you know your own
structuring process your own thinking and ____23____ styles.
11. a) vehemently b) practically c) actually
d) incessantly e) virtually Ans :

12. a) ably b) constantly c) partly

d) largely e) positively Ans :

13. a) futuristic b) proactive c) reactive

d) decorative e) assumptive Ans :

14. a) manifestation b) expressions c) motives

d) hopes e) prospects
Ans :

15. a) tricking b) blaming c) furthering

d) alarming e) criticising Ans :

16. a) lessens b) happens c) questions

d) deepens e) laments Ans :

17. a) approach b) direct c) avoid

d) implement e) prepare Ans :

18. a) solve b) apply c) plan

d) approach e) respond Ans :

19. a) projection b) exhibition c) situation

d) prediction e) attribution Ans :

20. a) organizing b) underneath c) appreciating

d) proposing e) outside Ans :

21. a) cunning b) visible c) deeper

d) obvious e) proposed Ans :

22. a) abnormality b) angularity c) focus

d) layeredness e) contribution Ans :

23. a) proposing b) developing c) upbringing

d) lamenting e) emoting Ans :

Directions For Questions 24 to 30:

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic
error in it. The error, if any, will be in on part of the sentence. The number of that part
is the answer. If there is no error the answer is (e) i.e. ‘No Error’. ( Ignore Errors in
Punctuation if any )

24. The judge asked the man (a)/ is the bag he had lost (b)/ contain five thousand rupees. (c)/
The man replied that it did. (d)
Ans :
25. I trust you will (a)/ show forbearance to me (b)/ a few minutes more (c)/ so that I can
finish this work. (d)
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26. The ground outside the village (a)/ abounding with frogs and snakes (b)/ the enemies of
mankind, (c)/ is soft and marshy. (d)
Ans :

27. We all are short-sighted (a)/ and very often see but one side of the matter. (b)/ Our views
are not extended (c)/ to all that has a connection with it. (d)
Ans :

28. Just laws are no restraint with (a)/ the freedom of the good, (b)/ for the good man desires
nothing (c)/ which a just law interfere with. (d)
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29. Had he done (a)/ his home work well (b)/ he would not have (c)/ suffered this
embarrassment. (d)
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30. He was angry with me (a)/ because he thought my (b)/ remark was (c)/ aimed before him.
Ans :

Directions for Questions 31 to 40:

In each of these questions, four words are given of which two words are most
nearly the same or opposite in meaning. Find the two words which are most nearly the
same or opposite in meaning and select the number of the correct letter combination as
your answer.

31. (A) Prolixity (B) Brevity (C) Agreement (D)

(a) A – B (b) B – C (c) C – D (d) A – C (e) A – D Ans :

32. (A) Suffuse (B) Deplete (C) Fight (D) Delay

(a) B – C (b) C – D (c) A – C (d) A – D (e) A – B Ans :

33. (A) Forensic (B) Delectable (C) Leaf like (D) Charming
(a) A – C (b) B – D (c) A – D (d) B – C (e) A – B Ans :

34. (A) Benevolent (B) Alarming (C) Charitable (D) Stupendous

(a) A – B (b) B – C (c) C – D (d) A – C (e) B – D Ans :

35. (A) Convenient (B) Intolerant (C) Endurant (D) Protestant

(a) A – B (b) A – C (c) B – C (d) B – D (e) C – D Ans :

36. (A) Eject (B) Spread (C) Mark (D) Sprout

(a) B – D (b) A – C (c) B – C (d) A – B (e) A – D Ans :
37. (A) Push (B) Thrive (C) Flourish (D) Arrange
(a) A – C (b) A – D (c) C – D (d) B – C (e) B – D Ans :

38. (A) Refuse (B) Discourage (C) Lurk (D) Hide

(a) A – C (b) C – D (c) B – D (d) B – C (e) A – D Ans :

39. (A) Delirious (B) Confluent (C) Curt (D)

(a) A – B (b) B – C (c) C – D (d) B – D (e) A – D Ans :

40. (A) Punishment (B) Divergence (C) Confluence (D)

(a) B – C (b) B – D (c) C – D (d) A – B (e) A – C Ans :

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