English Quiz 2017 - Error Corrections and Para Jumble - Set 11 | New Pattern Para Jumble

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DIRECTIONS (Q. 1-5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence, the name of the part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (e).

1. She asked me (a)/ Where I was going to (b)/ and what I had done (c)/ the previous day. (d)/ No error (e)

2. Yesterday in the night (a)/ he came (b)/ by bus (c)/ and was disturbed. (d)/ No error (e)

3. Within two hours (a)/ we will approach (b)/ near Agra (c)/ by car. (d)/ No error (e)

4. Throughout the whole year (a)/ there was (b)/ not a single day (c)/ without any incidence of violence. (d)/ No error(e)

5. The P.M. said (a)/ that it was his decision (b)/ and that nobody (c)/ could get it changed. (d)/ No error (e)

DIRECTIONS (Q. 6-10): There are six sentences marked S1, S6, P, Q, R, S. The positions of S1 and S6 are fixed as the first and last sentence of the passage. You are required to choose one of the five alternatives given below every passage which would be most logical sequence of the sentences in the passage.

6. S1 : There are numerous kinds of superstitions in different parts of the country.
S6 : A dog’s howling predicts death– this is a typical superstition.
P: But people go on respecting it through force of blind custom.
Q: Most of them have a bearing on ‘luck’–good or bad.
R: Superstitions usually have their origin in fear and ignorance.
S: Nobody remembers now how a superstition first started in remote ages.
The proper sequence should be
(a) QPRS
(b) RSPQ
(c) RSQP
(d) QSPR
(e) PRSQ

7. S1 : A spider’s web, after a shower of rain, is a very beautiful thing.
S6 : They are also feared because their bites may have unpleasant effects like a rash on the skin.
P: This party explains why spiders are thoroughly disliked.
Q: But no poet has ever sung of the beauty of the spiders, for most spiders are not beautiful.
R: On the contrary, most of them are rather unattractive, if not ugly!
S: Poets have sung about the beauty of the spider’s webs, comparing the water drops on them to ropes of pearls. The proper sequence should be
(a) SPQR
(b) QSRP
(c) QRSP
(d) SQRP
(e) PQRS

8. S1 : Unhappiness and discontent spring not only form poverty.
S6 : We suffer from sickness of spirit and hence we should discover our roots in the internal.
P: Man is a strange creature fundamentally different from other animals.
Q: If they are undeveloped and unsatisfied, he may have all the comforts of the wealth, but will still feel that life is not worthwhile.
R: He has far horizons invariable hopes, spiritual powers.
S: What is missing our age is the soul, there is nothing wrong with the body.
The proper sequence should be
(a) PRQS
(b) SPRQ
(c) SPQR
(d) PRSQ
(e) QSRP

9. S1 : On vacation in Tangier, Morocco, my friend and I sat down at a street cafe.
S6 : Finally a man walked over to me and whispered, “ Hey buddy .... This guy is your waiter and he wants your order.”
P: At one point, he bent over with a big smile, showing me a single gold tooth and dingy fez.
Q: Soon I felt the presence of someone standing alongside me.
R: But this one wouldn’t budge.
S: We had been cautioned about beggars and were told to ignore them.
The proper sequence should be
(a) SQRP
(b) SQPR
(c) QSRP
(d) QSPR
(e) PRQS

10. S1 : In 1934, William Holding published a small volume of poems.
S6 : But Lord of the flies which came out in 1954 was welcomed as ‘a most absorbing and instructive tale’.
P: During the World War II (1939-45) he joined the Royal Navy and was present at the sinking of the Bismarck
Q: He returned to teaching is 1945 and gave it up in 1962, and is now a full-time writer.
R: In 1939, he married and started teaching at Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Salisbury.
S: At first his novels were not accepted.
The proper sequence should be
(a) RPQS
(b) RPSQ
(c) SRPQ
(d) SQPR
(e) RQPS

Answers with Solutions:

  1. (b) Delete ‘to’. It is superfluous.
  2. (a) Replace ‘Yesterday in the night’ by last night.
  3. (c) Replace ‘will approach’ with ‘will be approaching’.
  4. (a) Use of whole is superfluous.
  5. (c) Use of that is superfluous
  6. (d) 
  7. (d) 
  8. (a) 
  9. (c) 
  10. (a)



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