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

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of English Quiz for the upcoming Exams in 2017.

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
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
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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