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The Death Car
It was cold night in September. The rain was drumming on the car roof
as George & Marie Winstion drove through the empty country roads
towards the house of their friends, the Harrissons, where they were
going to attend a party to celebrate the engagement of the Harrisons
daughter, Lisa. As they drove, they listened to the local radio
station, which was playing classical music. They were about 5 miles
from the destination when the music on the radio was interrupted by a
news announcement: “The Cheshire police have issued a serious warning
after a man escaped from Colford Mental Hospital earlier this evening.
The man, John Downey, is murderer who killed 6 people before he was
captured 2 years ago. He is described as large, very strong &
extremely dangerous. People in the Cheshire area are warned to keep
their doors & windows locked, & to call the police immediately
if they se anyone acting strangely.” Marie shivered, “A crazy killer.
And he’s out there somewhere. That’s scary.”“Don’t worry about it,”
said her husband. “We’re nearly there now. Anyway, we have more
important things to worry about. This car is losing power for some
reason—it must be that old problem with the carburetor, If it gets any
worse, we’ll have to stay at the Harrisons’ tonight & get it fixed
before we travel back tomorrow,” As he spoke, the car began to slow
down, George pressed the accelerator, but the engine only coughed.
Finally they rolled to a halt, as the engine died completely, Just as
they stopped, George pulled the car off the road, & it came to rest
under a large tree. “Blast!” said George angrily. “Now we’ll have to
walk in the rain.” “But that’ll take us an hour at least,” said Marie.
“And I have my high-held shoes & my nice clothes on. They’ll be
ruined!” “Well, you’ll have to wait while I run to the nearest house
& call the Harissons. Someone can come out & picks us up,” said
George. “But George! Have you forgotten what the radio said? There’s a
homicidal maniac out there! You can’t leave me alone here!” “You’ll
have to hide in the back of the car. Lock all the doors & lie on
the floor in the back, under this blanket. No-one will see you, when I
come back, I’ll knock 3 times on the door. Then you can get up &
open it. Don’t open it unless you here 3 knocks.” George opened the
door & slipped out into the rain. He quickly disappeared into the
blackness. Marie quickly locked the doors & settled down under the
blanket in the back for a long wait. She was frightened & worried,
but she was a strong-minded woman. She had not been waiting long,
however, when she heard a strange scratching noise. It seemed to be
coming from the roof of the car. Marie was terrified. She listened,
holding her breath. Then she heard 3 slow knocks, one after the other,
also on the roof of the car. Was it her husband? Should she open the
door? Then she heard another knock, and another. This was not her
husband. It was somebody--or something--else. She was shaking with
fear. But she forced herself to lie still. The knocking continued--
bump, bump, bump, bump Many hours later, as the sun rose, she was still
lying there. She had not slept for a moment. The knocking had never
stopped, all night long. She did not know what to do. Where was George?
Why had he not come for her?
Suddenly, she heard the sound of 3 or 4 vehicles, racing quickly down
the road. All of them pulled up around her, their tires screeching on
the road. At last! Some one had come! Marie sat up quickly & looked
out the window.
The 3 vehicles were all police cars, & 2 still had their lights
flashing. Several policemen leap out. One of them rushed towards the
car as Marie opened the door. He took her by the hand.
“Get out of the car & walk with me to the police vehicle. miss.
You’re safe now. Look straight ahead. Keep looking at police car. Don’t
look back. Just don’t look back.”
Something in the way he spoke filled Marie with cold horror. She could
not help herself. After 10 yards from the police car, she stopped,
turned & looked back at the empty vehicle.
George was hanging from the tree above the car, a rope tied around his
neck. As the wind blew his body back & forth, his feet were bumping
gently on the roof of the car-- bump, bump, bump, bump
1) What was the reason for the news announcement on the radio?
a) 6 people. Including John Downey, had been murdered?
b) A dangerous prisoner had escaped
c) The police were warning of accidents on the roads in the bad weather
d) Some people had bens en acting strangely in the Cheshire area
2) What did George think was causing trouble with the car?
a) The carburetor
b) The rain drumming on the roof
c) The accelerator
d) He had no idea
3) Why did he pull the car off the road?
a) To have a rest
b) To go for a walk
c) To walk to the nearest house
d) It broke down
4) Why did Marie stay in the car when George left?
a) She was afraid to go out in the dark
b) So no one could steel the car
c) Her clothes weren’t suitable for the rain
d) She wanted to get some sleep
5) Where did George set off to walk?
a) The mental hospital
b) The nearest house
c) The Harrison’s house
d) The police station
6) What made Marie so frightened as she waited in the car?
a) There was a strange sound coming from the roof
b) She could see a man strangely outside the car
c) Some police cars came racing down the road
d) She was afraid of the rain and the dark
Each sentence below has 1 or 2 blanks – each blank indicating that
something has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are some words. Choose
the word for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a
7) Athletes have so perfected their techniques in track and field
events that the___ becomes _________ before record books
a) Announcement …………public
d) Fantastic………………...common place
8) A________ child, she was soon bored in class; she already knew more
mathematics than her junior school teachers
9) The subtle shades of meaning, & still subtler echoes of
association, make language an instrument which scarcely anything short
of genius can wield with ____________ & ________________
10) Unwilling to admit that they had been in error, the researchers
tried to_______ tried case with more data obtained from dubious sources
11) His one vice was gluttony & so it is not surprising that as he
aged he became increasingly_______________
Please read all the questions in the table below (12-21) as one
continuous passage. Tick the varb with right tense or the correct word
to fill in the gaps in each of the sentences.
12) A famous singer had been contracted to sign at a Paris opera house
& ticket sales_______________ booming.
d) have been
13) In fact, the night of the concert, the house was packed; every
a) is selling
b) was selling
d) had been sold
14) The feeling of anticipation & excitement was in the air as the
house manager__________ the stage & said, “Ladies & gentlemen,
thank you for your enthusiastic support!
c) had taken
d) was taking
15) I am afraid that due to illness, the man whom you’ve all come to
hear________________ performing tonight
a) will not be
b) has not been
c) had not been
d) was not
16) However, we _________ a suitable substitute who, we hope, will
provide you with comparable entertainment.”
a) are finding
b) were finding
c) had found
d) have found
17) The crowd____________ in disappointment & failed to hear the
announcer mention the stand-in’s name
c) had groaned
d) were groaning
18) The environment turned from excitement to frustration The stand-in
performer__________ the performance everything he had.
a) will give
b) had given
19) When he had finished, there was nothing but an uncomfortable
silence. No one _____________
c) Was applauding
d) Has applauded
20) Suddenly, from the balcony, a little boy stood up and____________,
“Daddy, I think you’re wonderful!”
b) was shouting
c) had shouted
21) The crowd_________________ into thunderous applause
c) had broken
d) was breaking
a) Driving long distances causes sleepiness, & sleepiness causes
From each group of sentences given below, indicate the sentence that
contains the error:
22) Group 1
b) On a table at the rear of the room was a notebook, a pair of
scissors, & a biology textbook
c) Finally, there seems to be a growing interest in vegetarianism in
d) Either the local chief of police or his officers are guilty of
violating the rights of prisoners
23) Group 2
a) Simple cookbooks for inexperienced cooks have become quite popular
in recent years they are available at many bookstores
b) Some cookbooks, such as The Joy of cooking, have been classics for
c) One popular cookbook is The Art of French Cooking, by Julia Child, a
colorful character who charmed television audiences for many years
d) The Art of French Cooking blends classic recipes with meticulous
explanation; ordinary cooks find the recipes manageable
24) Group 3
a) Around 50% of the forest are destroyed every year
b) The bus leaves tomorrow morning
c) A tiger is a dangerous animal
d) Can you please the sugar?
25) Group 4
a) There must be some mistake. I should have scored more marks
b) The number of trainees are hundred
c) 50% of the houses need repairs
d) The Commissioner, along with his family members was seen the party
26) Group 5
a) The scissors is very sharp
b) Congratulations are in order
c) One of the cases is open
d) She plays tennis well but she’ll never be a Steffi Graf
Please mark the correct statement from the pairs given below:
27) Pair 1
a) Repeated occurrences cannot be ignored
b) Repeated occurences cannot be ignored
28) Pair 2
a) We need to get a consensus on the decision
b) We need to get a concensus on the decision
29) Pair 3
a) Only authority personnel are allowed in this area
b) Only authorized personnel are allowed in this area
30) Pair 4
a) The actress decided to sue the sleazy tabloid for deformation of her
b) The actress decided to sue the sleazy tabloid for defamation of her
31) Pair 5
a) Everyone knows that Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series is a
b) Everyone knows that Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series is a
32) Pair 6
a) Most people think caffeine is not good for health
b) Most people think caffiene is not good for health
Select the best word/phrase/line to complete each sentence in the most
33) ‘Reema’s bad-mouthing Peter only because she is jealous of him.’
a) Peter really is a nice person
b) Peter really is a mean person
c) Peter really is a difficult person
d) Peter really is a tough person
34) If some one is “gung ho”, they are_______
35) Mr. Hughes has been asked to___________ this difficult project
because of his experience working for many years in Iran
36) ‘Stop talking to those angry men, you are just adding fuel to the
fire’ is the same as________
a) Stop talking to those angry men, you are just coming in the way
b) Stop talking to those angry men, you are just making it worse
c) Stop talking to those angry men, you are just adding to the noise
d) Stop talking to those angry men, you are just talking too much
37) ‘Sudhir’s work is behind schedule – I think he bit more than he
could chew’ is the same as________
a) Sudhir has taken too much of work
b) Sudhir takes very long breaks
c) Sudhir does not know how to do the work
d) Sudhir is a lazy person
38) There are many__________ to our rules, and I do not think that’s
Choose the correct / most appropriate word/s to fill in the gap in the
sentences given below.
39) I didn’t set _________ to do this but I’m pleased with the result.
40) This looks too heavy,______________ pick it up?
a) Can I
b) may I
c) need I
d) would I
41) I am glad so many people have passed the test. In fact, there
were_________ who haven’t.
b) a little
d) a few
42) Pope John Paul II ___________ more than 90 countries.
a) has visited
b) was visited
d) has been visiting
43) I _____________ Carl since I ______________ a little child.
a) have known, have been
b) have known, was
c) knew, have been
d) knew, was
44) I wonder if _____________ will show up at the meeting?
45) Have you given up______________.
a) to smoke
c) some smoking
One guy has Rs. 100/- in hand. He has to buy 100 balls. One football
costs Rs. 15/, One Cricket ball costs Re. 1/- and one table tennis ball
costs Rs. 0.25 He spend the whole Rs. 100/- to buy the balls. How many
of each balls he bought?
The distance between Station Atena and Station Barcena is 90 miles. A
train starts from Atena towards Barcena. A bird starts at the same time
from Barcena straight towards the moving train. On reaching the train,
it instantaneously turns back and returns to Barcena. The bird makes
these journeys from Barcena to the train and back to Barcena
continuously till the train reaches Barcena. The bird finally returns
to Barcena and rests. Calculate the total distance in miles the bird
travels in the following two cases:
(a) The bird flies at 90 miles per hour and the speed of the train is
60 miles per hour.
(b) the bird flies at 60 miles per hour and the speed of the train is
90 miles per hour
A tennis championship is played on a knock-out basis, i.e., a player is
out of the tournament when he loses a match.
(a) How many players participate in the tournament if 15 matches are
(b) How many matches are played in the tournament if 50 players totally
When I add 4 times my age 4 years from now to 5 times my age 5 years
from now, I get 10 times my current age. How old will I be 3 years from
A rich merchant had collected many gold coins. He did not want anybody
to know about them. One day, his wife asked, "How many gold coins do we
have?" After pausing a moment, he replied, "Well! If I divide the coins
into two unequal numbers, then 37 times the difference between the two
numbers equals the difference between the squares of the two numbers."
The wife looked puzzled. Can you help the merchant's wife by finding
out how many gold R
A set of football matches is to be organized in a "round-robin"
fashion, i.e., every participating team plays a match against every
other team once and only once. If 21 matches are totally played, how
many teams participated?
Glenn and Jason each have a collection of cricket balls. Glenn said
that if Jason would give him 2 of his balls they would have an equal
number; but, if Glenn would give Jason 2 of his balls, Jason would have
2 times as many balls as Glenn. How many balls does Jason have?
Suppose 8 monkeys take 8 minutes to eat 8 bananas.
(a) How many minutes would it take 3 monkeys to eat 3 bananas?
(b) How many monkeys would it take to eat 48 bananas in 48 minutes
It was vacation time, and so I decided to visit my cousin's home. What
a grand time we had! In the mornings, we both would go for a jog. The
evenings were spent on the tennis court. Tiring as these activities
were, we could manage only one per day, i.e., either we went for a jog
or played tennis each day. There were days when we felt lazy and stayed
home all day long. Now, there were 12 mornings when we did nothing, 18
evenings when we stayed at home, and a total of 14 days when we jogged
or played tennis. For how many days did I stay at my cousin's place?
A 31" x 31" square metal plate needs to be fixed by a carpenter on to a
wooden board. The carpenter uses nails all along the edges of the
square such that there are 32 nails on each side of the square. Each
nail is at the same distance from the neighboring nails. How many nails
does the carpenter use?
Answer and Explanation.
F + C + T = 100-------------eq1
15F + C + 0.25T = 100-------------eq2
eq1=eq2 .solve to get F=3T/56 ;F=3,T=56,C=41
a) There is no need to consider their meeting pt at all.the train has
been running for 90miles/(60miles/hr)=1.5hrs.bird flies till train
reaches destination frm strting pt.so bird flies for1.5hrs at the vel
b) time of train=1hr.so dist of bird=60*1=60miles
(a) u don't need to sum it up.since it's a knock out only 1 person
emerges winner finally.so15+1=16is answer.becos after15 matches finally
we shud've 15losers and 1winner.
(b) 49:its always one less than no of players as per the idea given
above.so no need to check okay cos its always true.ans is 49.
Let x= current age
4(x+4)+5(x+5)=10x ;so x=R 41 years
37(x-y)=x^2-y^2. u no tht x^2-y^2=(x-y)(x+y).so (x-y) cancels on both
sides to give x+y=37.so sum of unequal halves=37 which is the req
R ans:7 teams okay.for a match u need 2 teams.suppose there r totally
Now uve to choose 2 teams out of 'n' teams.so answer =no of such
choices=no. of possible combinations. So we've ans =
nC2(ncombination2)=21;solve to get n=7.
Sol: n(n-1)/2=21. so n=7.if u don't understand c the graph below
each team plays no. of matches=no of teams ahead of it. One bar '|'
represents one team.
| | | | | | | ------------7
6 5 4 3 2 1 0 -----------21
last team is written as 0 matches becos this team has already played
with all other teams-hence sum of matches =6+5+4+3+2+1=21 which is
correct only if no of teams =7
solve these 2 to get
a). Sol:each mky takes 8 min to eat a banana
Use sets and venn diagram to solve such questions.a,b ,aub,anb etc.
again jog+tennis=14.so solve and get jog=10,leave=8,tennis=4.so tot=22
Ans= 32*2 + 30*2=124
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