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Defence General Exam | English | Quiz

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Question 1

In this section, you have a short passage. After the passage, you will find some items based on the passage. First, read the passage and answer the items based on it. You are required to select your answers based on the contents of the passage and opinion of the author only.

A male jackdaw’s courtship behavior is astonishingly human. All his movements are consciously strained and his proudly reared head and neck are permanently in a state of self-display. He provokes the other jackdaws continually if the female jackdaw is looking on and he purposefully becomes embroiled in conflicts with otherwise deeply respected superiors. Above all, he seeks to impress his loved one with the possession of a potential nesting site, from which he drives all other jackdaws, irrespective of their rank.
A ‘courtship behaviour’ may best be described as 

Question 2

In this section, you have a short passage. After the passage, you will find some items based on the passage. First, read the passage and answer the items based on it. You are required to select your answers based on the contents of the passage and opinion of the author only.

A male jackdaw’s courtship behavior is astonishingly human. All his movements are consciously strained and his proudly reared head and neck are permanently in a state of self-display. He provokes the other jackdaws continually if the female jackdaw is looking on and he purposefully becomes embroiled in conflicts with otherwise deeply respected superiors. Above all, he seeks to impress his loved one with the possession of a potential nesting site, from which he drives all other jackdaws, irrespective of their rank.
Which of the phrases best helps to bring out the precise meaning of ‘consciously strained’?

Question 3

In this section, you have a short passage. After the passage, you will find some items based on the passage. First, read the passage and answer the items based on it. You are required to select your answers based on the contents of the passage and opinion of the author only.
A male jackdaw’s courtship behavior is astonishingly human. All his movements are consciously strained and his proudly reared head and neck are permanently in a state of self-display. He provokes the other jackdaws continually if the female jackdaw is looking on and he purposefully becomes embroiled in conflicts with otherwise deeply respected superiors. Above all, he seeks to impress his loved one with the possession of a potential nesting site, from which he drives all other jackdaws, irrespective of their rank.
The most important ‘trick’ of the jackdaw to win his female is

Question 4

Direction: In each of the items in this section there is a sentence of which some parts have been jumbled up. You are required to rearrange these parts which are labelled P, Q, R and S, to produce the correct sentence. Choose the correct sequence and mark in your Answer Sheet accordingly.
He approached the teacher

P: at school

Q: to know

R: in his studies

S: how his son was getting on

The proper sequence should be:

Question 5

Directions (1-10): Each of the following items this section consists of a sentence the parts of which have been jumbled These parts have been labelled as P Q, R and S. Given below each sentence are four sequences namely (A), (B), (C) and (D). You are required to rearrange the jumbled parts of the sentence and mark your response on the Answer Sheet accordingly.
the mystery of the (A) missing treasure (B) has been solved (C) after five years (D).

Question 6

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.

To be an effective manager, you need to _________(6) skilled at giving both praise and criticism. Although it can be _________(7) to criticize, it’s essential for your team _________(8) to know how they can improve. There is no one right way to _________(9) feedback, because the one giving feedback and the one receiving it _________(10) unique in temperament, in emotional intelligence, and in how they _________(11) information. Still, there are a few actions that anyone _________(12) gives feedback should consider to improve the odds for a successful outcome. Studies show _________(13) people who work in a place that emphasizes what is going right perform _________(14). One metric suggests that good managers give 5 times more praise _________(15) criticism.

To be an effective manager, you need to ________ skilled at giving both praise and criticism.

Question 7

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.

To be an effective manager, you need to _________(6) skilled at giving both praise and criticism. Although it can be _________(7) to criticize, it’s essential for your team _________(8) to know how they can improve. There is no one right way to _________(9) feedback, because the one giving feedback and the one receiving it _________(10) unique in temperament, in emotional intelligence, and in how they _________(11) information. Still, there are a few actions that anyone _________(12) gives feedback should consider to improve the odds for a successful outcome. Studies show _________(13) people who work in a place that emphasizes what is going right perform _________(14). One metric suggests that good managers give 5 times more praise _________(15) criticism.

Although it can be ___________ to criticize;

Question 8

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.

To be an effective manager, you need to _________(6) skilled at giving both praise and criticism. Although it can be _________(7) to criticize, it’s essential for your team _________(8) to know how they can improve. There is no one right way to _________(9) feedback, because the one giving feedback and the one receiving it _________(10) unique in temperament, in emotional intelligence, and in how they _________(11) information. Still, there are a few actions that anyone _________(12) gives feedback should consider to improve the odds for a successful outcome. Studies show _________(13) people who work in a place that emphasizes what is going right perform _________(14). One metric suggests that good managers give 5 times more praise _________(15) criticism.

it’s essential for your team ___________ to know how they can improve

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.

To be an effective manager, you need to _________(6) skilled at giving both praise and criticism. Although it can be _________(7) to criticize, it’s essential for your team _________(8) to know how they can improve. There is no one right way to _________(9) feedback, because the one giving feedback and the one receiving it _________(10) unique in temperament, in emotional intelligence, and in how they _________(11) information. Still, there are a few actions that anyone _________(12) gives feedback should consider to improve the odds for a successful outcome. Studies show _________(13) people who work in a place that emphasizes what is going right perform _________(14). One metric suggests that good managers give 5 times more praise _________(15) criticism.

There is no one right way to __________ feedback

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.

To be an effective manager, you need to _________(6) skilled at giving both praise and criticism. Although it can be _________(7) to criticize, it’s essential for your team _________(8) to know how they can improve. There is no one right way to _________(9) feedback, because the one giving feedback and the one receiving it _________(10) unique in temperament, in emotional intelligence, and in how they _________(11) information. Still, there are a few actions that anyone _________(12) gives feedback should consider to improve the odds for a successful outcome. Studies show _________(13) people who work in a place that emphasizes what is going right perform _________(14). One metric suggests that good managers give 5 times more praise _________(15) criticism.

the one receiving it __________ unique in temperament, in emotional intelligence,

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.

To be an effective manager, you need to _________(6) skilled at giving both praise and criticism. Although it can be _________(7) to criticize, it’s essential for your team _________(8) to know how they can improve. There is no one right way to _________(9) feedback, because the one giving feedback and the one receiving it _________(10) unique in temperament, in emotional intelligence, and in how they _________(11) information. Still, there are a few actions that anyone _________(12) gives feedback should consider to improve the odds for a successful outcome. Studies show _________(13) people who work in a place that emphasizes what is going right perform _________(14). One metric suggests that good managers give 5 times more praise _________(15) criticism.

how they ___________ information.

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.

To be an effective manager, you need to _________(6) skilled at giving both praise and criticism. Although it can be _________(7) to criticize, it’s essential for your team _________(8) to know how they can improve. There is no one right way to _________(9) feedback, because the one giving feedback and the one receiving it _________(10) unique in temperament, in emotional intelligence, and in how they _________(11) information. Still, there are a few actions that anyone _________(12) gives feedback should consider to improve the odds for a successful outcome. Studies show _________(13) people who work in a place that emphasizes what is going right perform _________(14). One metric suggests that good managers give 5 times more praise _________(15) criticism.

Still, there are a few actions that anyone _____________ gives feedback consider to improve the odds for a successful outcome.

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.

To be an effective manager, you need to _________(6) skilled at giving both praise and criticism. Although it can be _________(7) to criticize, it’s essential for your team _________(8) to know how they can improve. There is no one right way to _________(9) feedback, because the one giving feedback and the one receiving it _________(10) unique in temperament, in emotional intelligence, and in how they _________(11) information. Still, there are a few actions that anyone _________(12) gives feedback should consider to improve the odds for a successful outcome. Studies show _________(13) people who work in a place that emphasizes what is going right perform _________(14). One metric suggests that good managers give 5 times more praise _________(15) criticism.

Studies show ___________ people who work in a place

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.

To be an effective manager, you need to _________(6) skilled at giving both praise and criticism. Although it can be _________(7) to criticize, it’s essential for your team _________(8) to know how they can improve. There is no one right way to _________(9) feedback, because the one giving feedback and the one receiving it _________(10) unique in temperament, in emotional intelligence, and in how they _________(11) information. Still, there are a few actions that anyone _________(12) gives feedback should consider to improve the odds for a successful outcome. Studies show _________(13) people who work in a place that emphasizes what is going right perform _________(14). One metric suggests that good managers give 5 times more praise _________(15) criticism.

that emphasize what is going right perform __________.

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.

To be an effective manager, you need to _________(6) skilled at giving both praise and criticism. Although it can be _________(7) to criticize, it’s essential for your team _________(8) to know how they can improve. There is no one right way to _________(9) feedback, because the one giving feedback and the one receiving it _________(10) unique in temperament, in emotional intelligence, and in how they _________(11) information. Still, there are a few actions that anyone _________(12) gives feedback should consider to improve the odds for a successful outcome. Studies show _________(13) people who work in a place that emphasizes what is going right perform _________(14). One metric suggests that good managers give 5 times more praise _________(15) criticism.

One metric suggests that good managers give 5 times more praise _________ criticism
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