English Quiz for UIIC AO 2016 - Set 14

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Directions (Q. 1 - 5): Rearrange the following five sentences A, B, C, D and E in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

A. "What a waste of my tax money" I thought, walking past the people having free Californian Chardonnay.
B. "Speak to her" he said "she's into books"
C. The friend who had brought me there noticed my noticing her.
D. In late 2003, I was still paying taxes in America, so it horrified me that the US consulate was hosting a "Gallon drinking appreciation event"
E. Behind them, a pianist was playing old film tunes, and a slim short woman was dancing around him.

1. Which of the following would be the FOURTH sentence?
1) A 2) B 3) C 4) D 5) E

2. Which of the following would be the FIRST sentence?
1) A 2) B 3) C 4) D 5) E

3. Which of the following would be the FIFTH (LAST) sentence?
1) A 2) B 3) C 4) D 5) E

4. Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence?
1) A 2) B 3) C 4) D 5) E

5. Which of the following would be the THIRD sentence?
1) A 2) B 3) C 4) D 5) E

Directions (Q. 6 - 10): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

6. Behaving in a ____________ and serious way, even in a ____________ situation, makes people respect you.
1) calm, difficult
2) steady, angry
3) flamboyant, tricky
4) cool, astounding
5) silly, sound

7. Along with a sharp rise in ____________.., a recession would eventually result in more men, women and children living in _________.
1) crime, apathy
2) fatalities, poor
3) deaths, slums
4) unemployment, poverty
5) migrations, streets

8. The government has ____________ to provide financial aid to the ones ____________ by severe floods in the city.
1) desired, troubled
2) promised, havoc
3) failed, affected
4) wanted, struck
5) decided, ill

9. An airplane with ____________ passengers on board made an unscheduled ____________ as the airport to which it was heading was covered with thick fog.
1) irritable, slip
2) faculty, stop
3) variety, halt
4) tonnes, wait
5) numerous, landing

10. Deemed universities ____________ huge fees, but have not been successful in providing ____________ education to our students.
1) collect, maintaining
2) pay, better
3) ask, good
4) charge, quality
5) demand, quantitative


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