English Mini Question Series- 02

Direction (1-5): Read the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered in red color. 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.

Once in the town of Solapur, there lived a rich and cunning money lender called Krishna Lal. He(1)money to poor people and (2) them to give their lands. The troubled people went to Vir Das who (3) to visit their town soon.

One morning, a jeweler visited Krishna Lal with some expensive looking jewelry. When Krishna Lal asked for its price, the jeweler said it was worth a handful of grain. He also said if you are (4) to give me a handful of grain, give me a thousand gold coins and return the poor people’s land as well. Greedy Krishna Lal was very (5). He gave the jeweler a handful of grains.

Q1. He (1) money to poor people

A. lent
B. borrowed
C. grant
D. presented
E. showed

Answer:  A. lent

Q2. and (2) them to give their lands.

A. empowered
B. forced
C. punished
D. prevent
E. destroy

Answer: B. forced

Q3. The troubled people went to Vir Das who (3) to visit their town soon.

A. said
B. assuring
C. promise
D. guarantee
D. vouched

Answer: D. vouched

Q4. if you are (4) to give me a handful of grain

A. not
B. powerless
C. unqualified
D. unable
E. there

Answer: D. unable

Q5. Greedy Krishna Lal was very (5).

A. content
B. delightfully
C. blessed
D. happy
E. gladly

Answer: D. happy

Directions (6-10): Rearrange the given six sentences/group of sentences A, B, D, E, and F in a proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the given questions.

  1. Anuradha grew prettier by the day and was charming and polite but as the goddess predicated she had to have a new outfit every day. For a while, the king and queen were happy to let the girl have her way but soon realized that this had to stop.

  2. They longed for the child and prayed and prayed till finally one day their prayers were answered but the goddess warned, “ you will soon have a little girl and though she will be a loving child, she will love new clothes too much and will be cursed if she craved for another’s clothes.”

  3. They tried to get her ways mended but in vain and one day when Anuradha saw a beautiful girl simply dressed in a cotton saree and noticed how people were admiring the simply dressed girl; she demanded the dress.

  4. The kingdom was at peace, subjects were happy and there was bumper crop but the king and Queen were very sad.

  5. As foretold, Anuradha turned into an onion. A plant with many layers to symbolize the many dresses she had.

  6. The King and Queen were ready to accept this condition and when the Queen gave birth to a baby girl the entire kingdom rejoiced.

Q6. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after the rearrangement?

A. 1
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5
E. 6

Q7. Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after the rearrangement?

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

Q8. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement?

A. 1
B. 2
C. C
D. 4
E. 6

Q9. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 4
C. 3
D. 6

Q10. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after the rearrangement?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 4
D. 5
E. 6

Answer: The correct arrangement is 4-2-6-1-3-5

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