English Quiz for Prelims/Mains Exam - Set 6 - New Fillers | Comprehension

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1-5: In each question, an incomplete statement followed by two fillers is given. From among the fillers, pick up the one which can meaningfully complete the sentence.

1. Last night some people had their dinner in a good hotel. ( ______ ). But there were many people who suffered from food poisoning.
A. The host paid lavish tips to the waiters.
B. The hotel management, however, was careless about the hygienic conditions in the hotel.
(a) Only A
(b) Only B
(c) Either A or B
(d) Both A & B
(e) None of these

2. Certain mammals live in the ocean.( ______ ). Their giant size is a matter of curiosity for all of us.
A. Whale is an example of such mammals.
B. They look like fish and some of them like whales are of enormous size.
(a) Only A
(b) Only B
(c) Either A or B
(d) Both A & B
(e) None of these

3. She is very much fond of children.( ______ ). The fact that she enjoys teaching them can be attributed to this factor.
A. Though she doesn’t get opportunity to interact with them, she observes them carefully.
B. She glows with happiness while teaching them and some emotional bond is generated between her and the children.
(a) Only A
(b) Only B
(c) Either A or B
(d) Both A & B
(e) None of these

4. Eradication of illiteracy has been one of the primary objectives of planning in India.( ______ ). Unless we have strong will-power for taking such a vital step, the realization of the objective is not possible.
A. Every student should come forward on his own for educating at least twelve illiterate persons in a year.
B. Non-availability of funds and lack of manpower are the major problems.
(a) Only A
(b) Only B
(c) Either A or B
(d) Both A & B
(e) None of these

5. India has made rapid strides in promoting cultivation of potato ( ______ ). Development of 26 high-yielding varieties in the last one decade has changed the scenario of potato production considerably.
A. During the last three decades, use of nine hybrid varieties has increased the yield.
B. Besides, use of pesticides has reduced the loss in yield
(a) Only A
(b) Only B
(c) Either A or B
(d) Both A & B
(e) None of these


6-12: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions below:
Econometric models like the computable general equilibrium model are mostly valuable in policy formulation as they give some insight into how trade policy changes will affect the sectoral composition of output and employment. They are not in themselves designed to provide direct inputs but really to serve as background as to the sectors that will be most favourably or most unfavourably affected by policy. Besides, they render valuable help in policy matters regarding free trade. Free trade has distinct benefits. These benefits are well accepted all over. However, there is a growing opposition to free trade. There is an increasing perception among certain groups of how international trading systems impact, especially how they affect low-wage workers and also have a degrading environmental impact. Yet it is difficult to accept that is the reason for any kind of protectionist move in the most advanced countries.
6. Most advanced countries are cautious about free trade/ because
A. They prefer to have a protectionist approach.
B. They feel degraded in international trading community.
C. Their vested interests are thwarted.
(a) A and B only
(b) B and C only
(c) A and C only
(d) All of them
(e) None of these

7. The author of the passage seems to be
(a) in favour of use of econometric models but against free trade.
(b) in favour of free trade but neutral regarding econometric models.
(c) against both free trade as well as econometric models.
(d) indifferent about both free trade and econometric models.
(e) in favour of both econometric models and free trade.

8. Which of the following statements is definitely true in the context of the passage?
A Despite the advantages of free trade, it is not wholeheartedly acclaimed by most advanced countries.
B. Policy formulation should be solely dependent on econometric models.
C. Reasons for model protectionist approach by advanced countries are not given in the passage.
(a) Only A
(b) Only B
(c) Only C
(d) A and B only
(e) B and C only

9. What is the contribution of econometric models?
(a) They help develop insight into increasing output through less manpower.
(b) They help in implementing new policies regarding free trade.
(c) They help develop insight into how changes in policies influence certain sectors.
(d) They ensure that policy changes have only positive impact on the economy.
(e) None of these

10. Which of the following is the characteristic of econometric models?
(a) They serve as a backdrop.
(b) They are unfavourable to free trade.
(c) Their design is not conductive to increase employment.
(d) They do not serve direct inputs.
(e) Both (a) and (d)

11. The changes in economic policy are most likely to have
(a) only desirable effect on all the sectors involved.
(b) a mixed influence on all the sectors involved.
(c) negative impact unless all the sectors are involved.
(d) unfavourable effect on employment opportunities.
(e) None of these

12. Free trade has been receiving escalating disapproval because
(a) it has a very distinct range of benefits.
(b) it unduly favours low-wage workers.
(c) it leads to protectionist approach among advanced countries.
(d) it affects international trading systems adversely.
(e) None of these


  1. (b) Paying tips has got nothing to do with food-poisoning.
  2. (b) (A) is ruled out because the subsequent sentence has a plural pronoun whereas “whale” is singular.
  3. (b) (A) is ruled out because it says that there is no inter action between her and the children. Which, certainly, is not true about teaching.
  4. (a) The clue lies in the phrase “such a vital step” in the subsequent sentence.
  5. (d) Both the sentences are in tune with the general idea of the passage.
  6. E
  7. E
  8. A
  9. C
  10. E
  11. B
  12. E



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