Directions (4-5): In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are suggested for each question, choose the correct alternative out of the four.
Q4. A golden rule which should always be followed by an investor is that: never invest on sentiment or on a tip; look for stocks with promising __________ potential for growth.
Q5. At the world’s finest educational institutes, only students with the __________ to succeed are selected.
Directions (6-7): In the following questions, one part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and choose the option corresponding to it, If the sentence is free from error, choose the “No error” option.
Q6. The teacher prevented the boys to go there.
(a) The teacher
(b) prevented the boys
(c) to go there
(d) No error
Q7. Still waters run deep.
(a) Still waters
(d) No error
Directions (8-10): In the following questions four alternatives are given for idioms/phrases in now. Choose the one that best expresses the meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Q8. The die is cast and nothing can be done now.
(a) the game has been played.
(b) there has been a failure.
(c) the effect has worn out.
(d) the decision has been taken.
Q9. The police cordoned off the area after the explosion.
(a) didn’t allow anyone to leave
(d) checked everyone in
Directions (10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences..
Q10. Words used in ancient times but no longer in general use now.
Sol. Sterile -not able to produce children or young.
Sol. Prominent -important; famous.
Sol. Forgetfulness and memory are antonyms.
Sol. Here prevented the boys from going (Gerund) should be used, not an infinitive.
Sol. Still waters run deep → a person who seems to be quiet or shy may surprise you by knowing a lot or having deep feelings. Hence there will be no improvement.