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Sample Verbal Questions

1.Seeing the headmaster entering the class-room, the football was quickly hidden by the students.

A.The headmaster entering the class-room being seen by the students, they quickly hid the football.
B.When the students saw the headmaster, they quickly hid the football.
C.Having seen the headmaster entering the class-room, the football was quickly hidden by the students.
D.After the headmaster was being seen entering the class-room, the students quickly hid the football.

Answer & Explanation

Option: C

Option A is inappropriate as the tense is not balanced (entering and quickly hid are incoherent) Also, in option B, the structure is incorrect and changes the intended meaning. In option D, the use of being with seen makes the given option inappropriate. So, option C is correct.

2.No sooner was the meeting started when the members announced that they will leave the meeting

A.had the meeting started when the members had announced that they would
B.than the meeting had started that the members announced that they will
C.had the meeting started than the members announced that they would
D.No change

Answer & Explanation

Option: C

No sooner is always followed by did/had ….. than

3.According to the passage, a political party which does not tolerate any internal dissent.

A.is doomed to disintegrate the long run.
B.maintains strict discipline and survives in the long run.
C.is a boon to the democratic traditions and principles.
D.is unlikely to be liberal and democratic in its external conduct.

Answer & Explanation

Option: D

The answer is given clearly in the second paragraph “A political party that is intolerant to internal dissent……. external conduct.”

4.Which of the following is expressed as a characteristic of the feudal age in the passage?

A.extending the family values to the political arena.
B.changing the ideological platform once in government.
C.any disobedience of the people in power is to be treated as treachery
D.telling the legislator that he got elected because of the party.

Answer & Explanation

Option: C

We can get the answer after reading the lines “To tell a legislator that he owes his party which has ……… ‘namak haram’.”

5.In which of the following matters does the author appreciate the existing law with regard to defection?

A.individual member’s freedom to express opinion different from the party line.
B.a total prohibition on joining another party for personal party.
C.entering election fray without affiliation to any political party.
D.a political party to be liberal and democratic both in its internal and external conduct.

Answer & Explanation

Option: A

After reading the lines “Take the case……….. a person’s conscience.”

6.According to the passage, political defection is increasingly taking place:

A.more on ideological grounds
B.to strength the democratic process
C.as a result of basic conceptual differences
D.as a matter of pure opportunism

Answer & Explanation

Option: D

It is clearly given in the second line of the first para .

7.The author has equated the party’s stand to tell legislator never to disagree with it with:

A.charity
B.feudal age
C.democracy
D.Turpitude

Answer & Explanation

Option: D

We get the answer after reading the lines “To tell a legislator……….’namak haram’.” The word ‘turpitude’ means behaviour that is dishonest or immoral .

8.Lexicon

A.number
B.legal document
C.dictionary
D.captain’s dog

Answer & Explanation

Option: C

The meaning of ‘lexicon’ is dictionary.

9.Hex

A.crude person
B.herb
C.parrot
D.evil spell

Answer & Explanation

Option: D

The meaning of ‘hex’ is an evil spell or a curse.

10.
A.Misogynists
B.Mysogynists
C.Mysoginist
D.Mysagynists

Answer & Explanation

Option: A

The correct spelling is ‘Misogynists’ means one who hates women.

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