Direction (1-2): In these questions some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and indicate it corresponding to the appropriate letter. If there is no error, indicate corresponding to the last option.
Q1. She did die without (A)/ specifying her heirs of (B)/ those seven trusts. (C)/ No Error (D)
Q2. To the whale, its (A)/tail is the sole (B)/mean of propulsion. (C)/No error (D)
Direction (3-4): Each of the following sentences has a black space and four words are given below it. Select the word you consider most appropriate for the blank space.
Q3. This is the time that you need to _________ all your strength.
Q4. As a rule, I tend to avoid ___________ topics of conversation which might lead to arguments.
Direction (5-6): Out of the four alternatives, choose that best expresses the meaning of the given word.
Direction (7-8): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
Direction (9-10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Q9. Scope out
(a) To admit defeat
(b) To make a preliminary inspection
(c) To accompany someone safely to their home
(d) To unexpectedly upset or confuse someone
Q10. A man of mark
(a) An eminent person
(b) A literary person
(c) A common man
(d) A knowledgeable man
Sol. Heir ‘to’ some property and Heir ‘of’ somebody. Hence replace ‘of’ with ‘to’.
Sol. “Mean” should be replaced with “means” which denotes “a method”.
Sol. Muster: to assemble.
We use “muster” with strength when the context is regarding assembling.
Sol. Contentious: causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
Colloquial: used in ordinary or familiar conversation; not formal or literary.
Hence option A is the correct choice.
Sol. Hoodwink: deceive or trick.
Defraud: illegally obtain money from (someone) by deception.
Sol. Scram: leave or go away from a place quickly.
Scoot: go or leave somewhere quickly.
Sol. Chuckle: laugh quietly or inwardly.
Sol. Scowl: an angry or bad-tempered expression.
Grin: smile broadly.
Sol. Option B is the correct meaning.
Sol. Option A is the correct meaning.