Placement Written test paper for MNC || English questions and answers Part –7

Ques 181 : In the question each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. Select the proper order for the four sentences.
S1: Venice is a strange and beautiful city in the north of Italy.
S6: This is because Venice has no streets.
P: There are about four hundred old stone bridges joining the island of Venice.
Q: In this city there are no motor cars, no horses and no buses.
R: These small islands are near one another.
S: It is not an island but a hundred and seventeen islands.
Option 1 : PQRS Option 2 : PRQS Option 3 : SRPQ Option 4 : PQSR

Ques 182 : In the question each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. Select the proper order for the four sentences.
S1: I keep on flapping my big ears all day.
S6: Am I not a smart, intelligent elephant ?
P: They also fear that I will flap them all away.
Q: But children wonder why I flap them so.
R: I flap them so to make sure they are safely there on either side of my head.
S: But I know what I am doing.
Option 1 : SRQP Option 2 : QPSR Option 3 : QPRS Option 4 : PSRQ

Ques 183 : In the question each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. Select the proper order for the four sentences.
S1: Jawaharlal Nehru was born in Allahabad on 14 Nov, 1889.
S6: He died on 27 May, 1964.
P: Nehru met Mahatma Gandhi in February, 1920.
Q: In 1905 he was sent to London to study at a school called Harrow.
R: He became the first Prime Minister of Independent India on 15 August, 1947.
S:He married Kamla Kaul in 1915.
Option 1 : QRPS Option 2 : QSPR Option 3 : RPQS Option 4 : SQRP Option 5 : 4

Ques 184 : In the question each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. Select the proper order for the four sentences.
S1: Ms. Parasuram started a petrol pump in Madras.
S6: Thus she has shown the way for many others.
P: A total of twelve girls now work at the pump.
Q: She advertised in newspapers for women staff.
R: They operate in two shifts.
S: The response was good.
Option 1 : PQSR Option 2 : SQPR Option 3 : QSPR Option 4 : PQRS

Ques 185 : In the question each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. Select the proper order for the four sentences.
S1: Politeness is not a quality possessed by only one nation or race.
S6: In any case, we should not mock at others’ habits.
P: One may observe that a man of one nation will remove his hat or fold his hands by way of greetings when he meets someone he knows.
Q: A man of another country will not do so.
R: It is a quality to be found among all peoples and nations in every corner of the earth.
S: Obviously, each person follows the custom of his particular country.
Option 1 : RPQS Option 2 : RPSQ Option 3 : PRQS Option 4 : QPRS

Ques 186 : In the question each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. Select the proper order for the four sentences.
S1: There is a difference between Gandhiji’s concept of secularism and that of Nehru’s.
S6: Instead of doing any good, such secularism can do harm instead of good.
P: Nehru’s idea of secularism was equal indifference to all religions and bothering about none of them.
Q: According to Gandhiji, all religions are equally true and each scripture is worthy of respect.
R: Such secularism which means the rejection of all religions is contrary to our culture and tradition.
S: In Gandhiji’s view, secularism stands for equal respect for all religions.
Option 1 : SQPR Option 2 : PSQR Option 3 : QSPR Option 4 : PRSQ

Ques 187 : In the question each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. Select the proper order for the four sentences.
S1: Once upon a time an ant lived on the bank of a river.
S6: She was touched.
P: The dove saw the ant struggling in water in a helpless condition.
Q: All its efforts to come up failed.
R: One day it suddenly slipped into the water.
S: A dove lived in a tree on the bank not far from the spot.
Option 1 : RQSP Option 2 : QRPS Option 3 : SRPQ Option 4 : PQRS

Ques 188 : The sentences given in the question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a number. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the four given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.
1. But, we all helped in the first few days.
2. Chandrapur is considered as a rural area.
3. Manohar was transferred to his ofice recently.
4. Initially he was not getting adjusted to the city life.
5. Before that he was working in Chandrapur branch of our office.
Option 1 : 54312 Option 2 : 43215 Option 3 : 12345 Option 4 : 35241

Ques 189 : The sentences given in the question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a number. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the four given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.
1. A study to this effect suggests that the average white-collar worker demonstrates only about twenty-five per cent listening efficiency.
2. However, for trained and good listeners it is not unusual to use all the three approaches during a setting, thus improving listening effiiciency.
3. There are three approaches to listening: listening for comprehension, listening for empathy and listening for evaluation.
4. Although we spend nearly half of each communication interaction listening, we do not listen well.
5. Each approach has a particular emphasis that may help us to receive and process information in different settings.
Option 1 : 15432 Option 2 : 23451 Option 3 : 35241 Option 4 : 43215

Ques 190 : The sentences given in the question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a number. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the four given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.
1. Much of the argument that goes on around the alternative solution occurs because people hold different perceptions of the problem.
2. One of the reasons that Japanese Managers are perceived as making superior decisions compared to Western Managers is that they spend a great deal of effort and time determining that the problem is correctly defined.
3. Unfortunately, too often in the West, Managers assume that the initial definition of the situation is correct.
4. Up to half the time in meetings is spent in asking “Is this the real problem?”
Option 1 : 2431 Option 2 : 2341 Option 3 : 3241 Option 4 : 1342

Ques 191 : Arrange the sentences A, B, C and D to form a logical sequence between sentences 1 to 6
1. Take the case of a child raised under slum conditions, whose parents are socially ambitious and envy families with money, but who nevertheless squander the little they have on drink.
A. Common sense would expect that he would develop the value of thrift; he would never again endure the grinding poverty he has experienced as a child.
B. He may simply be unable in later life to mobilize a drive sufficient to overcome these early conditions.
C. But infact it is not so.
D. The exact conditions are too complex but when certain conditions are fulfilled, he will thereafter be a spend thrift.
6. This is what has been observed in a number of cases.
Option 1 : DCBA Option 2 : ABCD Option 3 : ACDB Option 4 : BACD

Ques 192 : Arrange the sentences A, B, C and D to form a logical sequence between sentences 1 to 6
1. The three colonial cities – Calcutta, Bombay and Madras were born at around the same time.
A. Sadly today it has also become the most virulent symbol of the violent trends in body politic that is tearing apart the society along suicidal lines.
B. Of the three, Bombay had been most enterprising in industrial and commercial exploration.
C. Whether it is one caste against other or the most pervasive of all trends – Hindus against Muslims.
D. It is indeed a metaphor for modern India.
6. This is about two tales of a city.
Option 1 : ABCD Option 2 : BACD Option 3 : BDCA Option 4 : DABC

Ques 193 : Arrange the sentences A, B, C and D to form a logical sequence between sentences 1 to 6
1. Indian golfers contemplating a round or two in China would do well to familiarise themselves with the grazing habits of water buffalo.
A. However, it is rare that these bulky beasts of burden meander across the manicured greens of China’s golf courses.
B. Chuangshan – located 90 minutes north of Hongkong was constructed to make the most of the area’s natural attributes – an undulating valley ringed by blue mountains.
C. But it is not very rare to find a bamboo hatted worker excitedly directing a moving hazard.
D. Particularly not so if it is Chuangshan Hotspring Golf Club.
6. Chuangshan is unique for more than a highly picturesque phenomenon.
Option 1 : ABCD Option 2 : ACDB Option 3 : ADCB Option 4 : ADBC

Ques 194 : Arrange the sentences A, B, C and D to form a logical sequence between sentences 1 to 6
1. Hunger lurks unseen in every village and city of our country.
A. What goes unrecognised is that death of starvation is only the most dramatic manifestation of a much more invisible malaise – of pervasive, stubborn, chronic hunger.
B. Yet it surfaces into public consciousness only trainsiently, in moments when there are troubling media reports of starvation deaths.
C. Among these are entire communities, utterly disenfranchised and asset less.
D. And, that there are millions of forgotten people in India who live routinely at the very edge of survival, with hunger as a way of everyday life.
6. Like the Musahaars, a proud and savagely oppressed Dalit community in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, who own not even the land on which their tenuous homesteads are built.
Option 1 : CBAD Option 2 : BDAC Option 3 : ADCB Option 4 : BADC

Ques 195 : Select the word or phrase which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
FACILE
Option 1 : Face Option 2 : Fragile Option 3 : Soft Option 4 : Easily done

Ques 196 : Select the word or phrase which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
APPROBATION
Option 1 : Self-confidence Option 2 : Probe Option 3 : Approval Option 4 : Distress

Ques 197 : Select the word or phrase which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
ASPERSION
Option 1 : Discipline Option 2 : To go away Option 3 : Deceit Option 4 : Slander

Ques 198 : Select the word or phrase which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
BOORISH
Option 1 : Beautifiul Option 2 : Distasteful Option 3 : Boring Option 4 : Crude

Ques 199 : Select the word or phrase which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
BLITHE
Option 1 : Disturb Option 2 : Carefree Option 3 : Distress Option 4 : Emotive

Ques 200 : Select the word or phrase which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
CREDULITY
Option 1 : Credible Option 2 : Discipline Option 3 : Gullible Option 4 : Weakness

Ques 201 : Select the word or phrase which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
DELUGE
Option 1 : Delude Option 2 : Fancy Option 3 : Flood Option 4 : Illusion

Ques 202 : Select the word or phrase which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
DISCOURSE
Option 1 : Conversation Option 2 : Speech Option 3 : Function Option 4 : Religion

Ques 203 : Select the word or phrase which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
DISPARATE
Option 1 : Discreet Option 2 : Disturb Option 3 : Different Option 4 : Defame

Ques 204 : Select the word or phrase which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
ENTICE
Option 1 : Flee Option 2 : Enter Option 3 : Trap Option 4 : Tempt

Ques 205 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
Why did Spencer have a large enthusiastic following in the United States?
Option 1 : Because he believed in Darwin’s theory of evolution Option 2 : Because his work was perceived to justify capitalism Option 3 : Because he was a English philosopher Option 4 : None of these

Ques 206 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
Which of the following will the author agree to?
Option 1 : Mill, Marx and Darwin are more famous than Spencer as of today. Option 2 : Spencer is more famous than Mill, Marx and Darwin as of today. Option 3 : Mill, Darwin, Marx and Spencer are equally famous Option 4 : Mill, Darwin, Marx and Parsons are very famous today today.

Ques 207 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
What does Talcott Parson’s statement, “Who now reads Spencer?” imply?
Option 1 : No one read Spencer in 1937 Option 2 : He is asking a question to his students. Option 3 : Everyone should read Spencer Option 4 : None of these

Ques 208 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
What could possibly “laissez-faire” mean as inferred from the context in which it has been used in the passage?
Option 1 : Restricted Option 2 : Not interfered by the government Option 3 : Unprincipled Option 4 : Uncompetitive

Ques 209 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
According to the author, why was Spencer so popular in the 19th Century?
Option 1 : He supported capitalism Option 2 : He extended Darwin’s theory of evolution to a lot of things. Option 3 : He had one broad and simple idea and many specific ideas flowed from it. Option 4 : He was a friend of Parson’s.

Ques 210 : Select the correct answer option based on the passage.
What is the author most likely to agree to in the following?
Option 1 : Darwin’s idea of evolution preceded that of Spencer Option 2 : Both Darwin and Spencer got the idea of the evolution at the same time Option 3 : Spencer’s idea of evolution preceded that of Darwin Option 4 : Darwin and Spencer worked on totally different models of evolution

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