FILL IN THE BLANKS

The following question has a sentence with two blanks. Given below it are four pairs of words. Choose the pair that best completes the sentence.

There was very little that Djokovic did wrong on Sunday, except for a patch in the final set where he put himself in                 situations, only to rediscover his brilliance to emerge                 time and again.

  1. tricky, unscathed
  2. defining, insouciant
  3. balmy, blase
  4. precarious, weighted

 

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Verbal Question of the Day: 24

Verbal Question of the Day: 23

Parajumble

The five sentences (labelled 1,2,3,4, and 5) given in this question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper order for the sentences and key in this sequence of five numbers as your answer.

  1. That scene encapsulates this Phantom Pictures’ adaptation.
  2. This does not make it less painful, but at least on the page, one is spared the harrowing cries of the dying animal.
  3. In the original novel, however, the poor creature is thrown out of a moving car.
  4. In the first scene of the Netflix adaptation of Vikram Chandra’s novel, Sacred Games, Jojo Mascarenhas’ pomeranian is thrown outside an apartment building by her consort Ganesh Gaitonde.
  5. Packed with darkness, the show has an aura of respectability while being purportedly seductive.

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Verbal Question of the Day: 23

Verbal Question of the Day:22

CR- Summary Question

Q. Dispute settlements take years to do, during which non-compliant tariffs and retaliatory action prevail. China has been gaming the system to impose tariffs that it knows will eventually be ruled out of court after a couple of years, but it gains from them in the interim. Besides, a country that files a successful trade complaint only earns the right to impose penal tariffs on the offending country. In a fast-moving scenario where retaliatory tariffs have already been imposed, dispute settlement as the WTO understands it loses meaning.

Which of the following best summarizes the paragraph given above?

A. WTO’s dispute settlement mechanism is a time-consuming process and awards ineffectual penalties.

B. WTO’s time-consuming dispute settlement system has become inconsequential in today’s dynamic environment, where retaliatory tariffs are already imposed.

C. Countries like China are taking unfair advantage of WTO’s lenient dispute settlement mechanism.

D. WTO’s dispute settlement mechanism has done nothing to ameliorate the international trade issues caused by retaliatory tariffs.

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Verbal Question of the Day:22

Verbal Question of the Day: 21

OUT OF CONTEXT

Five sentences related to a topic are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out. Choose its number as your answer and key it in.

1. Internet service providers (ISPs) will be prohibited from practices such as blocking content, degrading speeds, slowing specific content, or granting differential speeds or treatment.

2. The Telecom Commission’s acceptance of net neutrality rules will have far-reaching implications for the future of the internet in India.

3. The internet has essentially been net neutral for over two decades, and there has been plenty of visible innovation.

4. A net-neutral regime will allow smaller businesses and individuals to create and disseminate content without the fear of their offerings being swamped by larger competitors.

5. In that sense, net neutrality will help to promote innovation across the entire digital ecosystem.

 

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Verbal Question of the Day: 21

Verbal Question of the Day: 20

 

FILL IN THE BLANKS

The following question has a sentence with two blanks. Given below it are four pairs of words. Choose the pair that best completes the sentence.


Even though South African game reserves claim to                  wildlife, it is a business for them as their animals are                and gunned down for money.

  1. protect, edified
  2. respect, reared
  3. adulate, primed
  4. vilify, bred

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Verbal Question of the Day: 20

Verbal Question of the Day: 19

Parajumble

The five sentences (labelled 1,2,3,4, and 5) given in this question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper order for the sentences and key in this sequence of five numbers as your answer.

  1. Virtual reality can create the illusion of a virtual body to substitute your own, which is called virtual embodiment.
  2. Following a virtual reality “Einstein” experience, participants were also less likely to unconsciously stereotype older people.
  3. A virtual reality experience of being in Albert Einstein’s body can help people with low self-esteem score better on cognitive tests.
  4. The perception of having Einstein’s body may help unlock previously inaccessible mental resources.
  5. The way our brain perceives our body is surprisingly flexible.

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Verbal Question of the Day: 19

Verbal Question of the Day: 18

 

CR-Inference Question

Q. The trade war looks set to intensify as the first set of punitive US tariffs on Chinese goods and China’s retaliatory tariffs kick in. If the US decides to escalate by targeting a wider range of goods, China will presumably broaden its retaliatory tariffs. It remains to be seen if the US will follow a similar pattern versus the EU and Canada. India has also released a list of retaliatory tariffs but those will only come into effect in early August if talks scheduled to resolve the situation fail.

 

Which of the following can be inferred from the paragraph?

A. The US is responsible for creating the climate for a global trade war.

B. If China broadens its retaliatory tariffs, the US must have escalated the trade war by targeting a wider range of goods.

C. If talks scheduled to resolve the situation fail, India’s retaliatory tariffs will come into effect in early August.

D. China will presumably broaden its retaliatory tariffs unless the US does not escalate the trade war by targeting a wider range of goods.

 

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Verbal Question of the Day: 18

Verbal Question of the Day: 17

OUT OF CONTEXT

Five sentences related to a topic are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out. Choose its number as your answer and key it in.

  1. So they decided to escape the sun and wander the stadium’s shaded concourses or to leave the ballpark altogether.
  2. I spent July 4 at the ballpark, for a game between the Washington Nationals and the Boston Red Sox.
  3. By the game’s middle innings, a huge number of seats — about half, in some sections — had emptied.
  4. In more than 40 years of attending ballgames, I had never seen anything quite like it.
  5. It was a brutally hot day in Washington, and many people found it too uncomfortable to remain in their seats.

 

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Verbal Question of the Day: 17

Verbal Question of the Day: 16