ORDERING OF WORDS IN A SENTENCE
Directions: Each of the following items in this section consists of a sentence, parts of which have been jumbled. These parts have been labelled as P, Q, R and S. Given below each sentence has four sequences, namely (a), (b), (c) and (d). You are required to re-arrange the jumbled parts of the sentence and mark your response accordingly.
P: was gradually engulfing the society with its concomitant
Q: one could not overlook the diminishing religiosity which
R: while plays with mythological content continued to be in vogue
S: implication for the stage from the third decade of the twentieth century
P: defends private property, emphasizes the virtues of competition
Q: but also as an ideology in its own right, specifically one that
R: and suggests that general prosperity will result from the pursuit of self-interest
S: capitalism, for instance, is sometimes treated not merely as an economic system
P: the equality provisions in the Constitution
Q: nor are they confined to individuals as bearers of rights
R: are not merely anti-discriminatory, based on the assumption of neutrality
S: of the state towards all citizens
P: learning-teaching process continued seamlessly
Q: but it took it in its stride, pulling through enough
R: innovations to ensure that the
S: the pandemic year was a challenge for the university
P: proscribed at the slightest hint of any seditious intent
Q: the Dramatic Performances Act effectively marked the end of direct
R: political activism what little had been demonstrated
S: in the Bengali public theatre although some plays continued to be
P: moderation and compromise may mean that multiparty
Q: a final problem is that the tendency towards
R: are unable to offer clear ideological alternatives
S: systems are so dominated by the political centre that they
P: even after an offence has been committed
Q: provisions for women still is dependent on the observations
R: of the rules of procedure and evidence by the implementing agencies
S: the criminal justice administration with all its favourable
P: similar contents to earn more revenues
Q: the theatre management appreciated
R: the popularity of such themes
S: and emphasised staging plays with
P: the supreme court in its majesty
Q: Article 21 which deals with the right to life
R: and magnanimity has expounded
S: profoundly the semantic sweep of
P: of unpopular policies or a discredited leader or government
Q: one of these is that in focussing on the legitimacy of a political
R: in which political authority is challenged as a result
S: regime or system of rule tells us little about the circumstances
IDIOMS AND PHRASES
Directions: Each of the following questions has underlined idioms/phrases. Each sentence is followed by four options. Choose the option that best describes the meaning of the underlined idiom/phrase.
91. I always preferred to study Physics and Mathematics, now choosing Economics and Literature for further studies is another kettle of fish.
(a) Completely different matter
(b) Slightly different matter
(c) Completely difficult matter
(d) Doing things in a hurry
92. He criticised the participants for sitting on the fence and not contributing in finalising the report.
(a). Not following the rules
(b) Taking sides
(c) Not taking a decision
(d) Showing no respect to the Chair
93. He strained every nerve to understand the discourse on Philosophy.
(a) Tried hard
(c) Tried half heartedly
(d) Raised questions
94. When it comes to using technology, she is completely at sea.
95. He is not a great scholar but he has the gift of the gab.
(a) Ability to write creatively
(b) Ability to read fluently
(c) Ability to convince
(d) Ability to speak confidently
96. This car belonged to Ravi, but recently it changed hands.
(a) Change of ownership
(b) Change of driver
(c) Change of mechanic
(d) Change of machinery
97. He turned down the new assignment; he felt that he already had too many irons in the fire.
(a) Having involvement in illegal activities
(b) Having problems in completing tasks
(c) Having financial hurdles
(d) Having multiple tasks to complete
98. Something should be done to stop the brain drain of Indian scientists to other countries.
(a) Movement of professionals to another country for higher studies
(b) Movement of professionals to another country for better prospect
(c) Movement of professionals to another country for security
(d) Movement of professionals to another country for excursion
99. I just need to take rest and then I’ll be as right as rain.
(a) To be in good mental and physical state
(b) To be physically active
(c) To be able to recall the past events
(d) To be able to work for long-hours
100. It is all Greek to me.
(a) Something which I don’t believe
(b) Something which I don’t accept
(c) Something which I don’t recognize
(d) Something which I don’t under- stand