AFCAT ENGLISH QUIZ-20

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Question 1:

Direction: Read the given passage and find the correct option for the given blank spaces.

New Zealand and Australia have sent planes to _______(1)______ the damage from a huge undersea volcanic ________(2)_______ and tsunami that hit the Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday. The eruption sent a thick blanket of ash into the sky, ________(3)_______ water supplies, cutting off communications and initially preventing surveillance flights assessing the ________(4)_______ of damage. But on Monday, flights from New Zealand and Australia were finally able to _______(5)________.
Find the correct option for the given blank space 1.
Direction: Read the given passage and find the correct option for the given blank spaces.

New Zealand and Australia have sent planes to _______(1)______ the damage from a huge undersea volcanic ________(2)_______ and tsunami that hit the Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday. The eruption sent a thick blanket of ash into the sky, ________(3)_______ water supplies, cutting off communications and initially preventing surveillance flights assessing the ________(4)_______ of damage. But on Monday, flights from New Zealand and Australia were finally able to _______(5)________.

Question 2:

Direction: Read the given passage and find the correct option for the given blank spaces.

New Zealand and Australia have sent planes to _______(1)______ the damage from a huge undersea volcanic ________(2)_______ and tsunami that hit the Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday. The eruption sent a thick blanket of ash into the sky, ________(3)_______ water supplies, cutting off communications and initially preventing surveillance flights assessing the ________(4)_______ of damage. But on Monday, flights from New Zealand and Australia were finally able to _______(5)________.
Find the correct option for the given blank space 2.
Direction: Read the given passage and find the correct option for the given blank spaces.

New Zealand and Australia have sent planes to _______(1)______ the damage from a huge undersea volcanic ________(2)_______ and tsunami that hit the Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday. The eruption sent a thick blanket of ash into the sky, ________(3)_______ water supplies, cutting off communications and initially preventing surveillance flights assessing the ________(4)_______ of damage. But on Monday, flights from New Zealand and Australia were finally able to _______(5)________.

Question 3:

Direction: Find the correct meaning of the idiom/phrase given below.

Make a virtue (out) of something

Question 4:

Direction :- The four sentences labelled (A),(B),(C),(D) below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequencing of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer. 


A. If we are still on the ego level and no transformation has been made, so there is a lack of development and we could therefore never reach the level where one can love the entire world. The family-love state.

B. The person who talks adversely about religion indirectly tries to weaken our ego; it hurts our religious feelings. The strength of all religions lies in unaltered egos. The love of a terrorist is a good example of religion-induced love and the love of Buddha is a good example of spiritually generated love.

C. Spirituality eliminates the disparity between appearance and reality. Harmony, love and compassion are not the products of religion. They are spiritual products, spiritual property.

D. Religion strengthens the ego, because religion needs the individual to remain in the ego so that its strength and power can be maintained. We like those who enforce our ego and we dislike those who weaken it.

Question 5:

Direction :- The four sentences labelled (A),(B),(C),(D) below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequencing of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer. 


A. The situations in which violence occurs and the nature of the violence tends to be clearly defined at least in theory, as in the proverbial Irishman’s question: Is this a private fight or can anyone join in?

B. So the actual risk to outsiders, though no doubt higher than our societies, is calculable.

C. Probably the only uncontrolled applications of fore are those of social superiors to social inferiors and even here there are probably some rules.

D. However binding the obligation to kill, members of feuding families engaged in mutual massacre will be genuinely appalled if by some mischance a bystander or outsider is killed.

Question 6:

Direction :- The four sentences labelled (A),(B),(C),(D) below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequencing of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer. 


A. The sickest of such men is least aware of them.

B. We find that what we thought was a cold or a sprain was in fact gout.

C. However the diseases of the soul grow more obscure even as they grow stronger.

D. The diseases of the body become more pronounced as they grow.

Question 7:

Direction: In the given sentence, a blank space has been given. Choose the best option to fill in the blank.

India is probably justified in being ___________ the current Sri Lankan dispensation’s tilt towards China, but the best way to correct that will be by stepping in to help the island nation in its hour of need.

Question 8:

Direction: In the given sentence, a blank space has been given. Choose the best option to fill in the blank.

Perfection is not merely the domain of fairytales and happily-ever-after endings, but an __________ of what you can carve out best for yourself from what is given to you.

Question 9:

As many as eight youths who maintained close contact with the secret chain of synthetic drug suppliers were __________ by the squads.

Question 10:

Direction: Select the word which means the same as the group of words given. 

Easy to shape or bend