In the following passage, there are words/groups of words printed in Bold, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, four words/ group of words are suggested which can substitute that word printed in Bold. Find out the choice which can correctly substitute that word. If the word/group of words is correct as it is and no correction is required, give ‘No correction required’ as your answer.

What looks very much like genocide has been (1) taking place in Ravanda. People are pulled on (2) cars and buses, ordered to defer (3) their identity papers and then killed on the spot until (4) they belong to the wrong ethnic group. Thousands of bodies have already given (5) up and the peace (6) continues despite the present (7) of 1700 United Nations peacekeepers. [Bank PO, 1994]

Q1. a. would be

b. were not

c. has never been

d. will be

e. No correction required

Answer

Answer – (e) No correction required

Q2. a, within

b. from

c. out

d. to

e. No correction required

Answer

Answer – (b) from

Q3. a. forget

b. dissolve

c. show

d. stand

e. No correction required

Answer

Answer – (c) show 

Q4. a. why

b. then

c. again

d. if

e. No correction required

Answer

Answer – (d) If

Q5. a. piled

b. gone

c. stood

d. woken

e. No correction required

Answer

Answer – (a) piled

Q6. a. future

b. understanding

c. life

d. killing

e. No correction required

Answer

Answer – (d) killing 

Q7. a. presence

b. followers

c. presenting

d. recurrence

e. No correction required

Answer

Answer – (a) presence
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