English Quiz for UIIC AO 2016 – Set 10

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Directions (Q. 1-5):
Which of the phrases 1), 2), 3) and 4) given below each sentence should replace
the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If
the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark 5)
as the answer
1. Seeing that there was an ongoing sale in one of her favourite
stores, Diana made a bee line for it
immediately after entering the mall.
1) made a bee’s line for
2) make bees lined to
3) made a bee line to
4) make bee line to
5) No correction required
2. Barry made it to work in the nicks of times, or else he would have missed the meeting.
1) nick of time
2) nicked time
3) nick of timeliness
4) nick and time
5) No correction required
3. Bruce was on cloud
after having stood first in his class.
1) in ninth cloud
2) on nine clouds
3) a cloudy nine
4) cloud on nine
5) No correction required
4. Clarke had a habit of pass the buck when it came to important issues at work.
1) pass to bucking
2) passing buck
3) passing the buck
4) pass buck
5) No correction required
5. Oliver raked his
and tried to find an answer to a tricky question given in the paper
but couldn’t find one.
1) rake his brain
2) racked his brains
3) racked brains
4) raked brain
5) No correction required
Directions (Q. 6-10):
Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the
proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given
below them.
(A) Its prevalence reflects very badly on a society that is
not able to stop this evil.
(B) Though elimination of child labour is an impossible task
considering the current socio-economic scenario of these poor families, the
Indian government is committed to the task of ensuring that no child remains
illiterate, hungry and without medical care.
(C) Therefore, unless the socio-economic status of the poor
families is improved, India has to live with child labour.
(D) The members of these households have to send their
children to work, even if the future of these innocent children is ruined, as
that is the only choice open for them to survive in this world.
(E) Child labour is, no doubt, an evil that should be done
away with at the earliest.
(F) But in a society where many households may have to
suffer the pangs of hunger if the children are withdrawn from work, beggars
can’t be choosers.
6. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) E 3) C 4) F 5) D
7. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
1) B 2) A 3) C 4) F 5) E
8. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) F 3) D 4) B 5) C
9. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) E 2) A 3) F 4) C 5) D
10. Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement?

1) A 2) C 3) E 4) D 5) B

1. ‘Make a beeline for’ someone or something means ‘to move quickly towards a particular person or thing’.
2. ‘In the nick of time’ means ‘just in time’.
4. ‘Passing the buck’ means to evade responsibility by passing it on to someone else.
5. ‘Racked his/her brains’ means ‘to think long and hard’.
(6-10): EAFDCB


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