New Pattern English Questions for Different Exams Quiz 11 (Error Detection)

Error Detection

 

Q.1  That apart, he would focused on creating(A)/ awareness among school students. The idea(B)/ is to approach schools and teach(C)/ students subjects such as(D)/ physics, health and civics through cycling(E).
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) All are correct

Answer
1. (a) Sol. Part (A) is incorrect; ‘would’ is a modal and it should be followed by the first form of the verb according to the grammatical rule.


Q.2  While it was Kousalya Devi who ushered in the trend(A)/ of film adaptations of Telugu novels with Doctor Chakravarthy, it was(B)/ Sulochana’s writings that captured the fascinating of an average(C)/ reader since the ’60s reflecting contemporary(D)/ trends, relationships with her signature nostalgic style(E).
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) No error

Answer
2. (c) Sol. Part (C) is incorrect; ‘fascinating’ is a verb that should be replaced by the noun ‘fascination’ to make it grammatically correct.


Q.3 The novels created such an impact that(A)/ I wondered how would Yaddanapudi interprets(B)/ certain situations I witnessed(C)/ in life. She talked about very relatable(D)/ issues in contrast to feminist literature(E).
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) E
(e) No error

Answer
3. (b) Sol. Part (B) is incorrect; ‘interprets’ should be replaced by the ‘interpret’ as it is preceded by a modal which always takes first form of verb after it.


Q.4  Her moralistic views in relationships from her(A)/ novels reflected in her real(B)/ life- she dedicated the last(C)/ few years of her life to her husband(D)/, halted her writing career(E).
(a) B
(b) C
(c) D
(d) E
(e) No error

Answer
4. (d) Sol. Part (E) is incorrect; ‘halting’ will replace ‘halted’


Q.5  Some months ago, a global leader of the(A)/ IT industry set sections of(B)/ India’s corporate-sector elite(C)/ aflutter of the comment(D)/ that Indians are not creative(E).
(a) A
(b) C
(c) D
(d) E
(e) No error

Answer
5. (c) Sol. Part (D) is incorrect; ‘of’ will get replaced ‘with’


Q.6  He traced the lack of(A)/ creativity to an education system(B)/ that rewarded(C)/ studiousness upon(D)/ independent thought(E).
(a) B
(b) C
(c) D
(d) E
(e) No error

Answer
6. (c) Sol. Part (D) is incorrect; ‘upon’ should be replaced by ‘over’


Q.7  Singapore’s orderly society may(A)/ not be everybody’s cup of tea but(B)/ its history suggests one way(C)/ we could identify the(D)/ creativity of a people as a whole(E).
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) No error

Answer
7. (e) Sol. No error


Q.8  Actually, what is India experiencing(A)/ in higher education today is(B)/ far worse than merely the(C)/ production of studious but(D) creativity-challenged youth(E).
(a) A
(b) B
(c) D
(d) E
(e) No error

Answer
8. (a) Sol. Part (A) is incorrect; The arrangement is grammatically incorrect as ‘is India’ will get replaced by ‘India is’


Q.9  To say that it has a major(A)/ responsibility for the state of affairs(B)/ that we are experiencing(C)/ in higher education would(D)/ be an understatement(E).
(a) B
(b) C
(c) D
(d) E
(e) No error

Answer
9. (a) Sol. Part (B) is incorrect; ‘for’ should be replaced by ‘in’


Q.10  Teaching input can be(A)/ partly measured by the number(B)/ of courses taught, but research(C)/ assessment should(D)/ avoided the quantitative metric(E).
(a) B
(b) C
(c) D
(d) E
(e) No error

Answer
10. (d) Sol. Part (E) is incorrect; ‘should’ will be followed by the first form of verb .i.e.‘avoid’


Q.11  Introduce student evaluation of courses(A)/ to be made public. It needs(B)/ emphasis that this is meant(C)/ to be an ‘evaluation’ and not some ‘feedback’ to be(D)/ contemplated upon by the lecturer at leisure(E).
(a) A
(b) B
(c) D
(d) E
(e) No error

Answer
11. (e) Sol. No error


Q.12  The present system leaves the(A)/ ability to stagnate during their(B)/ best years and the undeserving(C)/ to believe that time served(D)/ grants entitlement to promotion(E).
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) No error

Answer
12. (b) Sol. Part (B) is incorrect; ‘able’ will replace ‘ability’ as ‘able’ is used as a noun here referring to a person.


Q.13  If the banks do indeed recover funds of this scale(A)/, it would considerable reduce(B)/ the burden on taxpayers(C)/, who would otherwise have(D) to foot the bill for any recapitalisation of banks(E).
(a) A
(b) B
(c) D
(d) E
(e) No error

 Answer
13. (b) Sol. Part (B) is incorrect; ‘considerable’ will get replaced by ‘considerably’


Q.14  Even most important(A)/, speedy resolution would(B)/ free valuable assets(C)/ to be used(D)/ for wealth-creation(E).
(a) A
(b) C
(c) D
(d) E
(e) No error

 Answer
14. (a) Sol. Part (A) is incorrect; ‘most’ will replace ‘more’


Q.15  The resolution of one high-profile case(A)/, however, should not deflect(B)/ attention from the many(C)/ challenges still plaguing(D)/ the bankruptcy resolution process(E).
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) No error

Answer
15. (e) Sol. No error