English Language Quiz for ECGC PO 2021- 25th February

English Language Quiz for ECGC PO 2021- 25th February

Directions (1-5): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
Kenya is one of the few African countries which has held elections regularly……(1)…… independence. Its economy grew 6.4% in 2007 and it has been relatively stable till date. The sudden outbreak of violence and unrest in Kenya last month…….(2)…….from three root causes. The first is poverty. Despite an overall economic growth, 58% of the population are still poor —……(3)……as living on $ 2 a day or less. UN studies show that the gap between the rich and the poor is wider in Africa than the rest of the world. The second malady is corruption. In the list of the world's most corrupt countries compiled by the watchdog group Transparency International, Kenya ranks eighth from the bottom. Finally Kenya's democratic institutions remains……(4)…….Voters are to some extent convicted in undermining democracy — when they are given an opportunity to vote out corrupt leaders they do not exercise their voting rights. Part of the answer lies in holding African Governments……(5)…….for the corruption and misrule. However, the emergence of a more peaceful and prosperous Africa depends on the African people themselves.

(a) by
(b) with
(c) getting
(d) prior
(e) since

(a) attributes
(b) traces
(c) stems
(d) result
(e) ensue

(a) defined
(b) condemned
(c) confined
(d) record
(e) primarily

(a) weak
(b) stable
(c) incapable
(d) diluted
(e) faint

(a) faulty
(b) deserving
(c) capable
(d) accountable
(e) offended

Directions (6-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error if any will be in one part of the sentence, the number of that part will be the answer. If there is ‘No error’, mark (e) as the answer. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

Q6. Angered over the delay in giving compensation, (a)/ factory workers shouted (b)/slogans against the president (c)/ when he reaches the office. (d)/No error (e)

Q7. The cascading effect of economic slowdown (a)/ has brought a much unnerving gloom (b)/ to the real estate industry last year (c)/ but the industry is looking up this year. (d)/ No error (e)
(a) a
(b) b
(c) c
(d) d
(e) e

Q8. A recycling plant in close proximity to (a)/the residential area can pose (b)/ serious threats from residents (c)/by leaving behind persistent pollutants. (d)/ No error (e)
(a) a
(b) b
(c) c
(d) d
(e) e

Q9. The government has the obligation (a)/ to provide basic infrastructure facilities (b)/ to regulating the process of (c)/ urbanization in the country. (d)/ No error (e)
(a) a
(b) b
(c) c
(d) d
(e) e

Q10. Bharatpur is transforming into (a)/ India’s most fastest growing bird sanctuary (b)/ attracting thousands of rare migratory birds (c)/ from Europe and Siberia. (d)/ No error (e)
(a) a
(b) b
(c) c
(d) d
(e) e

Directions (11-15): Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below each statement 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 (e) as the answer.

Q11. A twenty-first century economy cannot be held hostage by power cuts nor travel on nineteenth century roads.
(a) cannot be hold
(b) can either be held
(c) can neither be held
(d) can either be hold
(e) No correction required

Q12. The company’s philosophy is to make sure that the employees are happy, have the ability to be intellectually stimulated and contributes towards their growth.
(a) contribute to their growth
(b) contribute towards its growth
(c) contributes towards its growing
(d) contribute to its growing
(e) No correction required

Q13. Even though many companies are now penetrating rural India, it would help to give India a real chance of witnessing a double digit GDP growth.
(a) Despite many companies are
(b) As many company is
(c) Besides many company are
(d) Since many companies are
(e) No correction required

Q14. Today, governments are introducing more and more technology into their system to address the needs of citizens at a pace fast than that of manual operations.
(a) faster than that of
(b) faster than those for
(c) fast than that for
(d) more than that for
(e) No correction required

Q15. Making good school education a reality would require major change in existing school system with expansion at both secondary and elementary levels.
(a) should requires major changes
(b) would require major changes
(c) must require some changes
(d) require major changes
(e) No correction required

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S1. Ans. (e)

S2. Ans. (c)

S3. Ans. (a)

S4. Ans. (a)

S5. Ans. (d)

S6. Ans. (d)
Sol. The event shows past time. Hence, when he reached the office should be used.

S7. Ans. (b)
Sol. The event shows past time. Hence, Past Perfect should be used. Hence, had brought a much unnerving gloom should be used.

S8. Ans. (c)
Sol. The word ‘threat’ should be followed by ‘to’ here. Hence, serious threats to residents….. should be used.

S9. Ans. (c)
Sol. Change ‘to regulating’ to ‘to regulate’.

S10. Ans. (b)
Sol. Here, use of double superlative is superfluous. Hence, India’s fastest growing bird sanctuary….. should be used.

S11. Ans. (c)
Sol. Replace ‘cannot be held’ with ‘can neither be held’ as neither… nor is correct form of correlative.

S12. Ans. (b)
Sol. Replace ‘contributes towards their growth’ with ‘contribute towards its growth’

S13. Ans. (d)
Sol. Replace ‘Even though many companies are’ with ‘Since many companies are’

S14. Ans. (a)
Sol. Replace ‘fast than that of’ with ‘faster than that of’.

S15. Ans. (b)

Sol. Replace ‘would require major change’ with ‘would require major changes’. 

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