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CPO Tier II English Mock Test - Part 2

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Question 1

Direction: Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Discussions on drug addiction should also be concerned with the vast majority of people who are not addicts. Their homes and lives are insecure because our narcotics laws drive such people to crime. The drug addict is almost never dangerous when he is under the influence of drugs. What makes him dangerous is the desperate need for money to buy the next dose. Drugs are available only in an illegal black market. The costs are stupendous and this is what drives the addict to steal, rob and even kill.
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According to the author, discussions of drug addiction are generally concerned with

Question 2

Direction: Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Discussions on drug addiction should also be concerned with the vast majority of people who are not addicts. Their homes and lives are insecure because our narcotics laws drive such people to crime. The drug addict is almost never dangerous when he is under the influence of drugs. What makes him dangerous is the desperate need for money to buy the next dose. Drugs are available only in an illegal black market. The costs are stupendous and this is what drives the addict to steal, rob and even kill.
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Addicts take to criminal acts because

Question 3

Direction: Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Discussions on drug addiction should also be concerned with the vast majority of people who are not addicts. Their homes and lives are insecure because our narcotics laws drive such people to crime. The drug addict is almost never dangerous when he is under the influence of drugs. What makes him dangerous is the desperate need for money to buy the next dose. Drugs are available only in an illegal black market. The costs are stupendous and this is what drives the addict to steal, rob and even kill.
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The author seems to criticise the narcotics laws for

Question 4

Direction: Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Discussions on drug addiction should also be concerned with the vast majority of people who are not addicts. Their homes and lives are insecure because our narcotics laws drive such people to crime. The drug addict is almost never dangerous when he is under the influence of drugs. What makes him dangerous is the desperate need for money to buy the next dose. Drugs are available only in an illegal black market. The costs are stupendous and this is what drives the addict to steal, rob and even kill.
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The word 'stupendous' in the passage means

Question 5

Direction: Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Discussions on drug addiction should also be concerned with the vast majority of people who are not addicts. Their homes and lives are insecure because our narcotics laws drive such people to crime. The drug addict is almost never dangerous when he is under the influence of drugs. What makes him dangerous is the desperate need for money to buy the next dose. Drugs are available only in an illegal black market. The costs are stupendous and this is what drives the addict to steal, rob and even kill.
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With reference to the passage, which of the statements given below is/are correct?
1) Addiction to drugs is a criminal act.
2) Drug addicts cannot be rehabilitated.

Question 6

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the given word.
Aficionado

Question 7

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Incinerate

Question 8

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.


In most enterprises around the world, it is the information technology infrastructure that is undergoing the most rapid up-gradation. Perhaps this is a direct result of the rate of (8) in the information technology industry, (9) new (10) and business (11) are invading our consciousness every day. In this context, it is (12) of this new technology that looms (13) as an issue (14) chief information officers of end-user organizations. Given the (15) of magnitude (16) the investments required and associated (17) in human terms in order to effect change of this magnitude, this concern is hardly surprising.
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Find the appropriate word in each case.

Question 9

Directions: Each of the following passages in this section has some blank spaces with four words or groups of word given. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response on the Answer Sheet accordingly.
 
In most enterprises around the world, it is the information technology infrastructure that is undergoing the most rapid up-gradation. Perhaps this is a direct result of the rate of (8) in the information technology industry, (9) new (10) and business (11) are invading our consciousness every day. In this context, it is (12) of this new technology that looms (13) as an issue (14) chief information officers of end-user organizations. Given the (15) of magnitude (16) the investments required and associated (17) in human terms in order to effect change of this magnitude, this concern is hardly surprising.
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Find the appropriate word in each case. 

Question 10

Directions: Each of the following passages in this section has some blank spaces with four words or groups of word given. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response on the Answer Sheet accordingly.
 
In most enterprises around the world, it is the information technology infrastructure that is undergoing the most rapid up-gradation. Perhaps this is a direct result of the rate of (8) in the information technology industry, (9) new (10) and business (11) are invading our consciousness every day. In this context, it is (12) of this new technology that looms (13) as an issue (14) chief information officers of end-user organizations. Given the (15) of magnitude (16) the investments required and associated (17) in human terms in order to effect change of this magnitude, this concern is hardly surprising.
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Find the appropriate word in each case. 

Question 11

Directions: Each of the following passages in this section has some blank spaces with four words or groups of word given. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response on the Answer Sheet accordingly.
 
In most enterprises around the world, it is the information technology infrastructure that is undergoing the most rapid up-gradation. Perhaps this is a direct result of the rate of (8) in the information technology industry, (9) new (10) and business (11) are invading our consciousness every day. In this context, it is (12) of this new technology that looms (13) as an issue (14) chief information officers of end-user organizations. Given the (15) of magnitude (16) the investments required and associated (17) in human terms in order to effect change of this magnitude, this concern is hardly surprising.
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Find the appropriate word in each case. 

Question 12

Directions: Each of the following passages in this section has some blank spaces with four words or groups of word given. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response on the Answer Sheet accordingly.
 
In most enterprises around the world, it is the information technology infrastructure that is undergoing the most rapid up-gradation. Perhaps this is a direct result of the rate of (8) in the information technology industry, (9) new (10) and business (11) are invading our consciousness every day. In this context, it is (12) of this new technology that looms (13) as an issue (14) chief information officers of end-user organizations. Given the (15) of magnitude (16) the investments required and associated (17) in human terms in order to effect change of this magnitude, this concern is hardly surprising.
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Find the appropriate word in each case. 

Question 13

Directions: Each of the following passages in this section has some blank spaces with four words or groups of word given. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response on the Answer Sheet accordingly.
 
In most enterprises around the world, it is the information technology infrastructure that is undergoing the most rapid up-gradation. Perhaps this is a direct result of the rate of (8) in the information technology industry, (9) new (10) and business (11) are invading our consciousness every day. In this context, it is (12) of this new technology that looms (13) as an issue (14) chief information officers of end-user organizations. Given the (15) of magnitude (16) the investments required and associated (17) in human terms in order to effect change of this magnitude, this concern is hardly surprising.
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Find the appropriate word in each case. 

Question 14

Directions: Each of the following passages in this section has some blank spaces with four words or groups of word given. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response on the Answer Sheet accordingly.
 
In most enterprises around the world, it is the information technology infrastructure that is undergoing the most rapid up-gradation. Perhaps this is a direct result of the rate of (8) in the information technology industry, (9) new (10) and business (11) are invading our consciousness every day. In this context, it is (12) of this new technology that looms (13) as an issue (14) chief information officers of end-user organizations. Given the (15) of magnitude (16) the investments required and associated (17) in human terms in order to effect change of this magnitude, this concern is hardly surprising.
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Find the appropriate word in each case. 

Question 15

Directions: Each of the following passages in this section has some blank spaces with four words or groups of word given. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response on the Answer Sheet accordingly.
 
In most enterprises around the world, it is the information technology infrastructure that is undergoing the most rapid up-gradation. Perhaps this is a direct result of the rate of (8) in the information technology industry, (9) new (10) and business (11) are invading our consciousness every day. In this context, it is (12) of this new technology that looms (13) as an issue (14) chief information officers of end-user organizations. Given the (15) of magnitude (16) the investments required and associated (17) in human terms in order to effect change of this magnitude, this concern is hardly surprising.
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Find the appropriate word in each case. 

Question 16

Directions: Each of the following passages in this section has some blank spaces with four words or groups of word given. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response on the Answer Sheet accordingly.
 
In most enterprises around the world, it is the information technology infrastructure that is undergoing the most rapid up-gradation. Perhaps this is a direct result of the rate of (8) in the information technology industry, (9) new (10) and business (11) are invading our consciousness every day. In this context, it is (12) of this new technology that looms (13) as an issue (14) chief information officers of end-user organizations. Given the (15) of magnitude (16) the investments required and associated (17) in human terms in order to effect change of this magnitude, this concern is hardly surprising.
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Find the appropriate word in each case. 

Question 17

Directions: Each of the following passages in this section has some blank spaces with four words or groups of word given. Select whichever word or group of words you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your response on the Answer Sheet accordingly.
 
In most enterprises around the world, it is the information technology infrastructure that is undergoing the most rapid up-gradation. Perhaps this is a direct result of the rate of (8) in the information technology industry, (9) new (10) and business (11) are invading our consciousness every day. In this context, it is (12) of this new technology that looms (13) as an issue (14) chief information officers of end-user organizations. Given the (15) of magnitude (16) the investments required and associated (17) in human terms in order to effect change of this magnitude, this concern is hardly surprising.
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Find the appropriate word in each case. 

Question 18

Rearrange the parts of the sentence in the correct order.

1) In less than a week,
P. the processor controlled exchange
Q. have restored the functioning of
R. which had suffered
S. the telecommunication people
6. a major disaster.

Question 19

Direction: In the given question, the first and the last parts of the passage/sentence are numbered (1) and (6). The rest of the passage/sentence is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct and mark the respective option.
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1) The wife is
P. not the husband’s slave
Q. but his companion and his helpmate
R. and an equal partner
S. in all his joys and sorrows
6) as free as the husband to choose her own path.

Question 20

Direction: In the given question, the first and the last parts of the passage/sentence are numbered (1) and (6). The rest of the passage/sentence is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct and mark the respective option.
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1) It will be better
P. to a few than enrol
Q. to provide quality education
R. them out as graduates
S. en masse and churn
6) after perfunctory teaching.

Question 21

Direction: In the given question, the first and the last parts of the passage/sentence are numbered (1) and (6). The rest of the passage/sentence is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct and mark the respective option.
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1) Making ourselves
P. our language
Q. part of growing into
R. masters of
S. is an important
6) full manhood or womanhood.

Question 22

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
Government officials keep (throwing) the buck to others.

Question 23

Select the most appropriate option to substitute the highlighted segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement.

They told me that they had build a new house.

Question 24

Direction: In the following question, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below the sentence alternatives to the underlined part are given at (A), (B) and (C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case ‘No improvement’ is needed, your answer is (D).
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One should exercise their right to vote.

Question 25

Improve the bold part of the sentence.
She sank back with a mourn of pain.

Question 26

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

He appears (to look) for someone in the market.

Question 27

In the sentence, identify the segment which contains the grammatical error. If the sentence has no error, then select 'No error'.

The burglar stole all the money from the house but surprisingly missed the jewelleries in the locker.

Question 28

In the sentence, identify the segment which contains the grammatical error. If the sentence has no error, then select 'No error'.

The best-known leader among them were Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, and Jawaharlal Nehru.

Question 29

In the sentence, identify the segment which contains the grammatical error. If the sentence has no error, then select 'No error'.
It is sure that India is going to witnessing one of the most difficult times ahead.

Question 30

In the sentence, identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.
I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers, from the seas and the streams.

Question 31

Direction: In the given question, a part of the sentence may have an error. Find the part which has an error. If the sentence is correct as it is, your answer is 'No error'.
I will be returning back to Patna as soon as my exams are over.

Question 32

Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct/indirect) of the given sentence.

The children said, "Hurrah! we have won the match.”

Question 33

Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct/indirect) of the given sentence.

Sukesh said, “Bravo! you have done well.”

Question 34

Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct/indirect) of the given sentence.

Sudhir said, “We shall meet him.”

Question 35

Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct/indirect) of the given sentence.

Anjali said, “I am too tired to do anything.”

Question 36

Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct/indirect) of the given sentence.

The teacher asked me what I was doing.

Question 37

Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no Improvement’.

He dare not to speak against the leader.

Question 38

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
She is standing (in) the garden.

Question 39

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
She had scarcely reached the school (then) the bell rang.

Question 40

Improve the bold part of the sentence.

He was in no time the secretary of the company.

Question 41

Direction: In the given question, the first and the last parts of the passage/sentence are numbered (1) and (6). The rest of the passage/sentence is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct and mark the respective option.
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1. Industrial Revolution started in England.
P. But with the passage of time, the vantages of the revolution began to trickle in.
Q. This resulted in large-scale disenchantment with the’ evolution.
R. Mass producing machines became the order of the day.
S. However, rural artisans lost their Livelihood.
6. And people accepted the revolution wholeheartedly.

Question 42

Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

P. Psychologically, there are two dangers to be guarded against in old age. 
Q. It does not do to live in memories, in regrets for the good old days or in sadness about a friend who is dead.  
R. The art of growing old is one which the passage of time has forced upon my attention.
S. One of these is undue absorption in the past.  

Question 43

Direction: In the given question, the first and the last parts of the sentence are numbered (1) and (6). The rest of the sentence is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the five combinations is correct and mark the respective option. 
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1. In India marriages are usually arranged by parents
P. Sometimes boys and girls do not like the idea of arranged marriages.
Q. Most young people accept the state of affairs.
R. Sujata was like that.
S. They assume their parents can make good choices.
6. She felt she was a modern girl and not subject for bargaining.

Question 44

Direction: In the following questions, the first and last parts of the passage/sentence is given. The rest of the passage/sentence is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four
parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of
the four combinations is correct and mark the respective option.
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1. Kabir knew that Ramananda got up very early in the morning and went down on the steps of the ‘ghat’ to bathe in the waters of the sacred Ganges.
P. As Ramananda came down the steps before daybreak for his usual bath, he trod on the sleeping man.
Q. Kabir at once jumped up and threw himself at the feet of the preacher.
R. “Ram, Ram”, he exclaimed in astonishment.
S. One dark night, Kabir went to the ‘ghat’ and lay down on one of the river steps.
6. He said, “You have given me the mantra, ‘Ram, Ram,’ I have become your disciple”.

Question 45

Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order.

P. These have replaced the traditional chromium-plated metallic bumpers in cars.
Q. Metals are today being replaced by polymers in many applications.
R. Polymers are essentially a long chains of hydrocarbon molecules.
S. Today polymers as strong as metals have been developed.

Question 46

Select the most appropriate idiom (in the context) to fill in the sentence.

In modern democratic societies _____________ seems to have become a common feature in almost all the spheres of life.

Question 47

Find the appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom.
He is a silver tongued doctor and patients listen to him.

Question 48

Select the most appropriate idiom (in the context) to fill in the sentence.

Every piece of furniture in her house is in an _______________.

Question 49

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Fair weather friends

Question 50

Select the most appropriate meaning of the idiom underlined in the sentence.

Now poor are more poor and rich are richer. This is due to bad red tape.
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