Practice Mock Test - 07


Directions (1-5): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold in the passage to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Nature is like business. Business sense dictates that we guard our capital and live from the interest. Nature's capital is the enormous diversity of living things. Without it, we cannot feed ourselves, cure ourselves of illness or provide industry with the raw materials of wealth creation. Professor Edward Wilson, of Harvard University says, "The folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us is the ongoing loss of genetic and species diversity. This will take millions of years to correct."

Only 150 plant species have ever been widely cultivated. Yet over 75,000 edible plants are known in the wild. In a hungry world, with a population growing by 90 million each year, so much wasted potential is tragic. Medicines from the wild are worth around 40 billion dollars a year. Over 5000 species are known to yield chemical with cancer-fighting potential. Scientists currently estimate that the total number of species in the world is between 10-30 million with only around 1.4 million identified.

The web of life is torn when mankind exploits natural resources in short-sighted ways. The trade in tropical hardwoods can destroy whole forests extract just a few commercially attractive specimens. Bad agricultural practice triggers 24 billion tonnes of top soil erosion a year losing the equivalent of 9 million tonnes of grain output. Cutting this kind of unsuitable exploitation and instituting "sustainable utilization" will help turn the environmental crisis around.

1. Why does the author compare nature to business?
a) Because of the capital depletion in nature and business
b) Because of the similarity with which one should use both
c) Because of the same interest level yield
d) Because of the diversity of the various capital inputs
e) None of these

b) Because of the similarity with which one should use both

2. In the expression, "The folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us," what is the business equivalent of the folly the author is referring to?
a) Reducing the profit margin
b) Not pumping some money out of profits into the business
c) Eroding the capital lease of the business
d) Putting interest on capital back into the business
e) None of these

c) Eroding the capital lease of the business

3. Which of the following statements is false in the context of the given passage?
a) The diversity of plant life is essential for human existence
b) Scientists know the usefulness of most plant species
c) Chemicals for cancer treatment are available from plants
d) There are around ten times the plant species undiscovered as compared to the discovered ones.
e) None of these

b) Scientists know the usefulness of most plant species

4. Which of the following correctly reflects the opinion of the author to take care of hunger in the world?
a) Increase the number of edible plants being cultivated
b) Increase cultivation of 150 species presently under cultivation
c) Increase the cultivation of medicinal plants
d) Increase the potential of the cultivated edible plants
e) None of these

d) Increase the potential of the cultivated edible plants

5. Which of the following is mentioned as the immediate cause for the destruction of plant species?
a) Soil erosion
b) Destruction of habitat
c) Cultivation
d) Agricultural practices
e) None of these

b) Destruction of habitat

Directions (6 -10): Choose the word which is nearly same in. meaning to the given word as used in the passage.
6. WASTED
a) Consumed
b) Squandered
c) Unutilized
d) Unprofitable
e) Visible

c) Unutilized

7. TRIGGERS
a) Starts
b) Makes
c) Results
d) Causes
e) Forces

d) Causes

8. WORTH
a) Cost
b) Purchase
c) Deserving
d) Sell
e) Different

c) Deserving

9. CUTTING
a) Uniting
b) Increasing
c) Joining
d) Combining
e) Reducing

e) Reducing

10. GUARD
a) Demolish
b) Relieve
c) Consume
d) Release
e) Protect

e) Protect

Directions (11-20) : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it.. The error if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is e). (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)
11. Meetings were held with unions a)/ to tackle indiscipline b)/ and with customers c)/ to understand its needs. d)/ No error e)

to understand its needs. d)

12. The actual conduct of the test a)/ at each venue will be entrusted b)/ on the officer-in-charge c)/ who will be designated as test conductor. d)/ No errore)

on the officer-in-charge c)

13. The list of candidates admitted a)/ to the test should be remain b)/ with the invigilator c)/ during the test.d)/No error e)

to the test should be remain b)

14. While the issue was no longer a)/ as serious as the demise or survival of the company b)/ the ultimate fate of this national treasure c)/ was far off settled. d)/ No error e)

was far off settled.

15. At presently the global a)/ supply of wheat is b)/ the lowest it has been c)/for the past fifty years. d)/No error e)

At presently the global a)

16. In the early days a)/I would sit through meetings b)/ and frequently had no idea c)/ what a presenter was talking with. d)/No error e)

what a presenter was talking with. d)

17. Recovery campaigns should be mounted a)/ not only to recover the dues b)/ yet to create awareness among borrowers c)/ about the necessity of timely repayment. d)/No error e)

Recovery campaigns should be mounted a)

18. Where the default is willful and deliberately a)/legal steps should be taken promptly b)/ after obtaining approval c)/ from the appropriate authority. d)/ No error e)

from the appropriate authority. d)

19. All accounts enjoying a)/ fund based working capital limits of Rs. 10 lakhs and above b)/ should be reviewed c)/ at least once a year. d)/ No error e)

fund based working capital limits of Rs. 10 lakhs and above b)

20. This book may not be reproduced a)/in whole or in part of any form b)/ without the written permission c)/with the published d)/No error e)

with the published d)/

Directions (21-35): In each question below a part of the sentence is printed in bold type. The part printed in bold type may contain an error. Below" each sentence four phrases are given which are numbered a), b), c) and d). One of these can substitute the part of the sentence in bold type to correct it. The number of that part is the answer. If the part of the sentence which is printed in bold type is correct as it is, mark e) i.e. 'No correction required' as your answer.
21. He firmly believes on punctuality and discipline.
a) firmly believes in
b) believes firmly with
c) firm believer on
d) firmly believes into
e) No correction required

a) firmly believes in

22. When they reach the airport, the flight had departed.
a) While they reach
b) When they reached
c) When they had reach
d) When they were reached
e) No correction required

b) When they reached

23. The police find it easy to prove the guilty but not innocent of the accused.
a) guilt but not the innocence
b) guilty but not innocence.
c) guilt not the innocent
d) guilt but not innocents
e) No correction required

a) guilt but not the innocence

24. Census reports in India have voiced concerned over the declining trend in the sex ratio.
a) voice concern over the declined
b) voiced concerned about the declining
c) had voiced concerned in the declining
d) voiced concern over the declining
e) No correction required

d) voiced concern over the declining

25. I have told the architect to put on his best in the assignment he was handling.
a) to put in
b) to have put up
c) is putting
d) to put down
e) No correction required

a) to put in

26. I was not extravagant as I only bought what is necessary.
a) only bought which was
b) bought only what was
c) only bought what were
d) buy only what was
e) No correction required

b) bought only what was

27. She reported that she had finished the project assigned to her.
a) will have finished
b) having finished
c) finishes
d) have finished
e) No correction required

e) No correction required

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28. His narration that he was finding the umbrella in the street cannot be trusted.
a) found the umbrella
b) has been finding umbrella
c) had being finding the umbrella
d) found an umbrella
e) No correction required

a) found the umbrella

29. The striking workers complained of being unjust treatment.
a) being treated unjust
b) unjustly treated
c) being unjustly treated
d) being justly treated
e) No correction required

c) being unjustly treated

30. It is undesirable to run away from every danger, risks must not be taken.
a) no risks must be
b) any risk must be
c) although risks must never be
d) some risks must be
e) No correction required

d) some risks must be

31. Cricketers in India earn high salaries in relation with other sports
a) in comparison
b) in comparison to those in
c) in relation to
d) when compared to
e) No correction required

b) in comparison to those in

32. They will use Rs. 200 crores to redesign the park over a five-year period.
a) redesigning the park over a five year period
b) to redesign of the park over a five year period
c) for redesigning over a five year period the park
d) over a five-year period to redesign the park
e) No correction required

d) over a five-year period to redesign the park

33. The Government has to ensure that there are no scams as far as compensating goes.
a) no scams as tar as compensation
b) any scams in compensating
c) no scams for compensating
d) no scams are there as far as compensation
e) No correction required

a) no scams as tar as compensation

34. The debate did not present the real issues which were touching to the common man in India.
a) which were touching for
b) that will be touching on
c) touching
d) that were touching for
e) No correction required

c) touching

35. Its members were debarred from contesting elections.
a) debarred to contest
b) debarred to go to contest
c) debarring contesting
d) debarred from the contest of
e) No correction required

e) No correction required

Directions (36-40): In each sentence below four words have been printed in bold which are numbered a), b), c) and d). One of these words may be mis-spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the wrongly spelt orinappropriate word. The number of that word is the answer. If all four words are correctly spelt and appropriate, the answer is e) i.e. ' All correct'.
36. Mary constantly a)/ talks about herself irregardless b)/ of other people's c)/ interests. d)/ AII correct e)

talks about herself irregardless b)

37. All roads, hotels a)/ and restauants b)/ in the surrounding c)/ area were devastated. d)/ All correct e)

All correct e)

38. As soon as Gates presented a)/ his proposal b)/ Murthy sumoned c)/ his advisors. d)/All correct e)

Murthy sumoned c)

39. The Committee a)/ is stranded b)/ unless c)/ the storm lets d)/ up. All correct e)

All correct e)

40. The Minister a)/ gave an exeptional b)/ speech c)/ at the inauguration. d)/ All correct e)

gave an exeptional b)/

Directions (41-50): In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are again printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fills the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Physically challenged people have (41) made (42) in the corporate workplace but certainly not as much as they had (43). We have new laws, rules and (44) relating to physically challenged people in the workplace, but what we have not changed much is our (45). Physically challenged people have fallen short in their goals because we (46) the potency of the affluent need to (47) their power. We can abide (48) by the laws and rules we create in order to (49) physically challenged people an equal opportunity in the corporate workplace and still not (50) the problems that afflicted and eventually capsized the physically challenged people's raft.

41.
a) undoubtedly
b) perhaps
c) seldom
d) not
e) optimistically

a) undoubtedly

42.
a) efforts
b) progress
c) automation
d) attempts
e) decisions

b) progress

43.
a) predisposed
b) encompassed
c) prescribed
d) foresight
e) expected

e) expected

44.
a) cases
b) policies
c) problems
d) revolutions
e) rallies

b) policies

45.
a) patterns
b) decision
c) behaviour
d) population
e) achievements

c) behaviour

46.
a) retaliate
b) respect
c) permit
d) depleted
e) undestimate

e) undestimate

47.
a) lack
b) diminish
c) know
d) maintain
e) evolve

d) maintain

48.
a) occasionally
b) submissively
c) them
d) partially
e) scrupulously

e) scrupulously

49.
a) deny
b) assure
c) deprive
d) classify
e) share

b) assure

50.
a) solved
b) measured
c) emphasize
d) create
e) overcome

e) overcome