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Data Sufficiency Practice Questions

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Directions: Each question below is followed by 2 statements numbered (1) and (2). The questions have to be answered in terms of choices A to E. Mark your answer choice as; A. If Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient. B. If Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient. C. If BOTH Statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER Statement alone is sufficient. D. If Each Statement ALONE is sufficient. E. If Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient 1. It takes 3.5 hours for Mathew to row a distance of X km up the stream. Find his speed in still water. (1) It takes him 2.5 hours to cover the distance of X km downstream. (2) He can cover a distance of 84 km downstream in 6 hours. A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient. B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient. C. BOTH Statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER Statement alone is sufficient. D. Each Statement ALONE is sufficient. E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient. Correct Answer: C Solution: Given that Mathew rows upstream with the speed of X / 3.5km/h. Combining both the statements, we can calculate the downstream speed. Downstream speed = 84 / 6 = 14 km/h. Also, downstream speed = X / 2.5. Or, X / 2.5 = 14. Or X = 2.5 * 14 = 35 km. Hence the upstream speed = X / 3.5 = 35 / 3.5 = 10 km/h. So the speed in still water = (10 + 4) / 2 = 12 km/h. Hence we need both the statements together to solve the question.

2. A man mixes two types of glues (X and Y) and sells the mixture of X and Y at the rate of $17 per kg. Find his profit percentage. (1) The rate of X is $20 per kg. (2) The rate of Y is $13 per kg. A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient. B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient. C. BOTH Statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER Statement alone is sufficient. D. Each Statement ALONE is sufficient. E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient. Correct Answer: E Solution: In order to find the profit or loss, the most important information we need to know is the ratio of X and Y. Neither of the statements provide us with any information regarding the ratios. Both the statements give only the rate of X and Y. Hence the given information is not sufficient to answer the given question. 3. A bag contains 20 copper and 10 brass coins. If 9 of the coins are removed, how many copper coins are left in the box? (1) Of the removed coins, the ratio of the number of copper coins to that of brass coins is 2 : 1 (2) Four of the first six coins removed are copper. A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient. B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient. C. BOTH Statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER Statement alone is sufficient. D. Each Statement ALONE is sufficient. E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient. Correct Answer: A Solution: Let the number of copper and brass coins removed be 2x and x

Statement 2 gives only half the information. but NEITHER Statement alone is sufficient. 4. (1) x < 10 (2) x > 5 A. Each Statement ALONE is sufficient. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient. . Maria deposits $10. (2) The rate of interest is 4%. C. Hence statement 2 alone is insufficient. B. 5. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient. Hence it is the only statement which is sufficient. What is the annual interest which the bank will pay to Maria? (1) The interest must be paid once every six months. B. D.respectively (from first statement). Hence we can conclude that the number of copper coins removed is 6. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient. C. Hence statement 1 alone is sufficient. E. given that 2x + x = 9 or x = 3.000 in a bank. Correct Answer: B Solution: The only thing we need to know while calculating the annual interest is the rate of interest which is given in only statement 2. Now. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient. BOTH Statements TOGETHER are sufficient. A. Given that the length of the side of a square is l and that the length of the side is increased by x%. If the information about the other three coins (that were removed) had also been given. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient. but NEITHER Statement alone is sufficient. BOTH Statements TOGETHER are sufficient. State whether the area of the square is increased by more than 10%. it would have been possible for us to find the answer.

p = 300 . However. but NEITHER Statement alone is sufficient. p + q + r = 300 and q = 196 But we need the value of r to calculate the value of p. People in a club either speak French or Russian or both. (2) The number of people who speak only Russian is 58.D.q .r = 300 . BOTH Statements TOGETHER are sufficient. the area has to increase by more than 10%. we get. Find the number of people in a club who speak only French. D.25%. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient. Hence statement 1 alone is insufficient. and that of who speak only Russian be r. Correct Answer: B Solution: According to the first statement. that of who speak both be q. E. from both the statements. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient. Thus the value can be found." then the area increases by 10. Statement 2 gives only the value of r. E. According to statement 1. Now. In such case. if we take x="5. Hence p and q cannot be found by statement 2 alone. 6. Correct Answer: C Solution: Let the number of people who speak French be p. B. C. (1) There are three hundred people in the club and the number of people who speak both French and Russian is 196. it can be any number between 0 to 9. Hence statement 2 alone is sufficient. Hence we need both the statements together to answer the given question. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient. Hence for every value of x > 5. . the area may or may not increase by more than 10%. Hence statement 1 alone is insufficient. Hence statement 2 alone is also insufficient. Each Statement ALONE is sufficient. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient. A.196 58 = 46. Each Statement ALONE is sufficient. if x < 10.

John and Mary be p. D. According to statement 1. it alone is insufficient to answer the question. (2) Lloyd today is 5 years old. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient. C. B. but NEITHER Statement alone is sufficient. C. we find that s = 3p = 3 * 10 = 30. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient. What is Mary's age today? (1) Mary's age today is three times the age of Joe. E. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient. but NEITHER Statement alone is sufficient. q = 5. 8. BOTH Statements TOGETHER are sufficient. B. Correct Answer: C Solution: Let the ages of Joe. (2) Pollock received 3/11 of what Jack and Gibbs together received. Using both the statements together. Who received the minimum amount? (1) Jack received 2/9 of what Pollock and Gibbs together received. we have to find the value of s. Lloyd.7. and r = s + 10. Joe is older to Lloyd by five years. s = 3p. However as their present ages are not given. hence 1 alone is insufficient to find the answer. Now. Hence the value of p can be calculated to be 10. Hence we require both the statements together to answer the given question. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient. E. John was 10 years older than Mary. A sum of $385 was divided among Jack. A. q. BOTH Statements TOGETHER are sufficient. Pollock and Gibbs. Ten years ago. Each Statement ALONE is sufficient. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient. . A. It is also given that p = q + 5. However as statement 2 does not alone give any relation between p and s. D. According to statement 2. r and s. Each Statement ALONE is sufficient.

say if we take n = 3. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient. if we put any odd value in place of n. we put n = 6 or 12. we find that the expression is divisible by 24. but NEITHER Statement alone is sufficient. y = (3/11) (x + z) ------. Now. then the expression is not divisible by 24. Statement 2 alone states that n is odd.(1)] Again we have two equations and three unknowns. State whether n (n² . n is a multiple of 3. x = (2/9) (y + z). Hence option 2 alone is sufficient. Hence statement 2 alone is also insufficient to find the answer.Correct Answer: C Solution: Let the amount received by Jack. the expression is divisible. C. y and z respectively. E. x + y + z = 385. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient. if we combine both the statements together. Also. But there are three unknowns to be found. . BOTH Statements TOGETHER are sufficient. Each Statement ALONE is sufficient. Hence statement 1 alone is insufficient. but in case. 'n' is a natural number. ------. According to statement 2.(2) This gives us two equations. D.(1) According to statement 1.1) is divisible by 24. Hence statement 1 alone is insufficient. we get three different equations and three unknowns. A. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient. Hence we need both the statements to find the answer. Now.(3) And x + y + z = 385 [equation ---. B. Correct Answer: B Solution: According to statement 1. 9. Pollock and Gibbs be x. (1) 3 divides 'n' completely without leaving any remainder. (2) 'n' is odd. -------. However.

B. BOTH Statements TOGETHER are sufficient. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient. Combining both the statements would also not help us knowing the time. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient. Baig and Chiman? (1) Chiman got half as many marks as Abdul and Baig together got. E. Each Statement ALONE is sufficient. D. . Who got the highest marks among Abdul. (2) Abdul got half as many marks as Baig and Chiman together got. Similarly statement 2 gives no clue about the time. C. BOTH Statements TOGETHER are sufficient. Y and Z respectively. C. Hence it alone is also insufficient. A. Correct Answer: E Solution: Statement 1 only gives the speeds of both. but NEITHER Statement alone is sufficient. Correct Answer: C Solution: Let the marks of Abdul. Hence the answer cannot be found from the given information. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient. which cannot be helpful in finding the time. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient. Hence statement 1 alone is insufficient.10. 11. it only gives the distance between the two. D. A policeman spots a thief and runs after him. but NEITHER Statement alone is sufficient. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient. (2) The distance between the policeman and the thief is 400 meters. B. Each Statement ALONE is sufficient. E. the thief and the policeman. A. When will the policeman be able to catch the thief? (1) The speed of the policeman is twice as fast as that of the thief. Baig and Chiman be X.

(1) AB is not equal to AC (2) Angle B is 30 degrees. but NEITHER Statement alone is sufficient. we get two different equations from which we can find the answer. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient. BOTH Statements TOGETHER are sufficient. 13. However. Hence statement 1 alone is insufficient. Hence statement 2 alone is also insufficient. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient. A. 12. QR could be of any length. BOTH Statements TOGETHER are sufficient. (1) 60% of the people in the city have a Personal Computer. Given that side AC of triangle ABC is 2. (2) 70% of the people in the city have an Air-conditioner. we have only one equation but two unknowns. 50% of the people in a certain city have a Personal Computer and an Airconditioner .(1) We have only one equation but two unknowns. Find the length ofBC. Z = ½ (X + Y) or 2Z = X + Y ------. A. C. Each Statement ALONE is sufficient. B. C. which cannot be deduced from the given information. It is given that angle Q is 30 degree and side PR is equal to 2. According to statement 2. D.(2) Again. B.According to statement 1. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient. X = ½ (Y + Z) or 2X = Y + Z ------. if we combine both the statements. E. What percent of people in the city have a personal computer but not an Air-conditioner. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient. Correct Answer: E Solution: The given properties of the triangle are insufficient to provide any relationship between the sides or the angles of the triangle. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient. but NEITHER Statement .

Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient. If each bag contains at least one ball. bag I has 2.b)² = 25. Bag III contains 1 and bag I contains 6 or bag III contains 2 and bag I contains 7 balls. 15. From statement 2. D. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient. Hence it is insufficient to derive the answer. A. Correct Answer: C Solution: From statement 1. Each Statement ALONE is sufficient. we get the possible answer. . Each Statement ALONE is sufficient. 60 . there are three possibilities.50 = 10% of people have a Personal Computer but not an Air-conditioner. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient. E. B. but NEITHER Statement alone is sufficient. Correct Answer: A Solution: According to statement 1. bag II has 1. Statement 2 only helps in finding out what percentage of people have Airconditioner and not the percentage of people having Personal computer. bag I has 4. D. how many balls does each bag have? (1) Bag I contains five balls more than box III. E. Given that (a + b)² = 1 and (a .alone is sufficient. Hence statement 1 alone is sufficient to answer the given question. C. bag I has 6. Hence we need both the statements together to answer the given question. BOTH Statements TOGETHER are sufficient. 14. (2) Bag II contains half as many balls as bag I. and bag II has 3. find the values 'a' and 'b'. only two combinations are possible. bag I has 6 balls. This information alone is insufficient to answer the given Question. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient. If both the statements are combined. bag II has 2. bag III has 1 and bag II has 3 balls. II and III together have ten balls. Hence it also is insufficient. Bags I.

6]. Each Statement ALONE is sufficient.(1) Both 'a' and 'b' are integers. a and b are integers. Hence b = . 3]. [2. E. Correct Answer: B Solution: On solving both the equations given in the main question. B. So statement 1 alone is insufficient. they can be [2. . etc. . ------.[from equation ----(1)] Hence statement 2 alone is sufficient. C. (2) The value of 'a' = 2 A. [1. BOTH Statements TOGETHER are sufficient. we get ab = . D. a = 2.2 -----. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient. According to statement 2.1]. but NEITHER Statement alone is sufficient.(1) Now according to statement 1.3].6. [6. . . Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.

2/2 = 1/10 hour. Hence 4. how far would have the deer run before it is caught? A. 3 km B. the total share of P and Q is $1500 less than R.. A. Hence the distance covered by the deer before it is caught can be calculated as 10 * 1/10 = 1 km. So the leopard will catch the deer after 0. .1500 ----. 2. 1200 C.R. the deer also starts running. 2500 E. Now. i. 4 km C. P + Q + R = T ----.10 = 2 km/h. A leopard spots a deer from a distance of 200 meters. 1500 Correct Answer: E Solution: Let the total amount of money they have be T And the respective shares of Paul. Find the share of Paul if the total share of Paul and Quallis together is $1500 less than that of Robert.Questions:15 Problem Solving Practice Questions 20 Minutes 1. Given that the speed of the deer is 10 km/h and that of the leopard is 12 km/h. Quallis and Robert divide a sum of money among themselves in the ratio 2:3:7.(1) and given that the amount is to be divided in the ratio of 2 : 3 : 7. 1 km E.R ----. 1400 D. As the leopard starts chasing the deer. Paul. 5 km Correct Answer: D Solution: The relative speed can be given as 12 . P + Q = T .(2) From (1) and (2). P + Q = R . 2 km D. 2000 B.e. Q and R.(3) Comparing equation (2) and (3) R .1500 = T . Quallis and Robert be P.

(1) . 4 km/h Correct Answer: B Solution: Speed in still water can be calculated as the actual speed upstream + the rate or speed of stream =6+2 = 8 km/h. A. 14 km/h E.(4) But R's share is [7 / (2 + 3 + 7)] * T = (7/12) T ----. Its perimeter is 132. given that. P's share = [2 / (2 + 3 + 7)] * 900 = $1500. Now. 3. 660 m² B. 460 m² Correct Answer: C Solution: Let x be the length and y be the breadth of the given rectangle. Hence 2. 1080 m² D. Find the speed of a man in still water if he goes upstream at 6 km/h when the rate of stream is 2 km/h. or R = (1500 + T) / 2 ----. 2210 m² C.2 R = 1500 + T.(5) From (4) and (5). (1500 + T) / 2 = (7/12) T 18000 = 14 T .12 T T = 9000. 2160 m² E. 4. Hence 5. So total amount is $ 9000. A. x = 6/5 y -------. The length of rectangle ABCD is 6/5th of its breadth. Find its area. 6 km/h D. 2 km/h B. 8 km/h C.

200 more than the refrigerator does. Therefore. 35% C. Given. So. Since x = 6/5 y. 6. 45% E. x / (x . What percentage of the people do not suffer from either of the diseases? A. 5250 E. the cost of refrigerator is x .(2) Substituting x in (2) by results in (1). Hence 4.and 2 x + 2 y = 132 -------.If the TV costs $4. 5. 6000 D. what is the price of the refrigerator? A. 4600 Correct Answer: D Solution: Let the cost of TV be x. 25% suffer from Leprosy and 10% suffer from both. 30% B.4200) = 9 / 5 5 x = 9 (x . or 12/5 y + 2 y = 132. we get.4200. 12 y + 10 y = 660. 22 y = 660 y = 30. x = 6/5 * 30 = 36. So. 40% D. The prices of a TV and a refrigerator are in the ratio 9:5. Multiplying both sides by 5. the ratio of the cost of the TV and refrigerator is 9 : 5 Therefore. area = x * y = 36 * 30 = 1080 m². 50% . 4200 B. 2 (6/5 y) + 2 y = 132.4200) 4 x = 4200 * 9 x = 9450. we get. cost of TV / cost of refrigerator = 9 / 5 or. 40% of the people of a certain locality suffer from Diabetes. Hence 3. 5400 C.4200 = 5250. the cost of refrigerator will be x .

Hence 2. A. 36 C. Number of balls = 120. marbles and tops) in the bag be x. If there are 120 balls in the bag. 8.10 = 65 . The cost of a camera at 20% discount is $100. marbles and tops. The triple ratio of balls to marbles to tops in the bag is 20 : 4 : 6.Correct Answer: D Solution: Percentage of people suffering from Diabetes = 40.55 = 45. Hence the percentage of people suffering from neither of the diseases = 100 . Find its actual price. $125 B. $105 Correct Answer: A . $335 E. 12 Correct Answer: B Solution: Let the total number of items (balls. The percentage of people suffering from either Diabetes or Leprosy = 40 + 25 . x = 120 * (30/20) = 180 Total number of items = 180 Number of tops = (6/30) * 180 = 36. 26 D. find the number of tops in the bag. Hence 4. 49 E. Given that the ratio of balls to marbles to tops is 20 : 4 : 6. 66 B. A. $130 C. $225 D. 7. Number of balls = [20 / (20 + 4 + 6)] * x Or. Now. Total percentage of people in the locality = 100.10 = 55. A bag contains balls. Percentage of people suffering from Leprosy = 25. Percentage of people suffering from both. Diabetes and Leprosy = 10.

How many days will they together take to complete the job? A. It is always less than 0 E. (16 * 24) . 12 men work for 14 days.Solution: Let the actual price of the camera be $x. Therefore. or x = $125. It takes 16 days for 48 women to complete a job that requires 16 men to complete in 24 days.(12 * 14) = 216 man-day. Now. The remaining work. x . Between -1 and 1 C. It is always greater than 1 Correct Answer: C Solution: . 16 Correct Answer: A Solution: Total work = Number of men * Number of days = Number of women * Number of days.0. 9. 10. Between -1 and 0 B. Number of days to complete remaining 216 man-days of work = 216 / 18 = 12 days. Where does p lie if p² < p? A.------(1). 21 C. 6 D. 12 B. 12 women joined them. effective strength = 12 + 6 = 18 men.8 x = 100.2 x = 100. or 0. that are equivalent to 6 men join the 12 men. or 1 man is as efficient as 2 women are. 16 men * 24 days = 48 women * 16 days. Between 0 and 1 D. 12 men initiated the work and after 14 days. 24 E. Since 12 women. 48 women = (16 * 24) / 16 = 24 men. Hence 1. Or. Hence 1.

if we take p = (. Hence 2.(20/24). 1. The ratio of gasoline to edible oil in 40 liters of the mixture is 3 : 1. p > 0 but less than 1. The first option is incorrect because if p lies between -1 and 0.5 liters E. -1231/4096 B.120) / 144 = 5/16. 11. This is the only range in which for every value of p.Given that p² < p. 10 liters Correct Answer: B Solution: The quantity of the edible oil to be added to get the required ratio is given by [40 (3 * 1 . 12. whereas if we take p = 0 or 0. According to option 3.20/24 A.0. (p .1)³ if p = 15/18 + 5/16 .5 liters D.6. the value of p² may or may not be less than p. 1321/4906 E. Statement 2 is also incorrect because for certain values of p (between . 215/126 Correct Answer: A Solution: p = (15/18) + (5/16) . the value of p² is always less than p. 0 D. 7.1 and 1). 15 liters B.11/16)³ = . the value of p² > p. How many liters of edible oil should be added in the mixture to make the ratio of gasoline to edible oil 2 : 1? A.1)³ = (5/16 .1 * 2) / (3 + 1) * 2] = 40/8 = 5 liters. Find the value of (p . For example.1231/4096.6).1)³ = (. then the value of p² = p or p² < p. p² will never be less than p. p = (45 + 120 . 6 C. 5 liters C. Hence option 3 is the correct one. .

20 = 80 students play Rugby. 12 * 5 = CO * 3 or. In a class of 100 students. BO = 5 m. 20 Correct Answer: C Solution: Let the number of students who play only Football be 'F'. Given that AB and CD are two chords of a circle intersecting at the point O outside the circle.(1) Since 20 students play Football. 15 B. Find the lengt hof OC. 20 do not play Rugby.Hence 1. AO * BO = CO * DO or. 20 play Football. We also know that. 10 D. A. 20 m B. 6 m E. 18 m Correct Answer: A Solution: If BO = 5. and OD = 3 m. . and the number of students who play only Rugby be 'R'. then AO = 5 + 7 = 12 cm.(2) Since 20 students do not play Rugby. CO = 60 / 3 = 20 Hence 1. F + B + R = 100 . 35 m D. 100 . 13. the number of students who play both Football and Rugby be 'B'. 14. 12 C. and AB = 7 m. 10 play neither of the games. A. and there are 100 students in the class. 9 E.10 = 90 ----. F + B = 20 -------. 16 m C. Find the number of students who play both the games. Since 10 students play neither Football nor Rugby.

F + B + R = 90 -----. Hence 5. 7 E. . 60 .(2) B + R = 80 ------.r B + R = 80 -------. 10 Correct Answer: E Solution: Since the present age of Simran is 20 years. Let us assume that x years ago the age of Falcon was 5 times that of Simran. The present age of Falcon is thrice the present age of Simran who is 20. 15. 3 B.5 x 40 = 4 x x = 10.(1) F + B = 20 ------.x = 100 .x = 5 (20 . present age of Falcon is 60 years.(3) Solving. Hence 3.5 C. Or. (F + B) + (B + R) = 20 + 80 F + B + R + (B) = 100 From (1). 7.(3) Adding (2) and (3). therefore.x) 60 . 90 + B = 100 or B = 10 Hence the number of students who play both the games is 10. F + B + R = 90 Therefore. How many years ago was the age of falcon five times that of Simran? A. 6 D.

accompanying only by his social secretary C. If you think that the original sentence is grammatically and structurally correct. Hence option 3 is correct.20 Questions Sentence Correction Practice Questions 20 Minutes Directions: This question presents a sentence. Beneath the sentence you will find five ways of phrasing the underlined part. a Jewish tailor was found by him in a couple of days who could produce any type of uniform in Toulouse D. Needing a variety of disguises. otherwise choose one of the others. the other four are different. accompanied his social secretary only Correct Answer: C The correct phrase is 'accompanied by'. in accompaniment with his only social secretary. he founded Paul Ulmann. As a . Solution: 2. a Jewish tailor in Toulouse who could produce any type of uniform in a couple of days A. This eliminates options 1 and 2. Option 4 is wrongly structured. choose the first answer choice. Daniel was sitting with his disciples when the President. a Jewish tailor found him in Toulouse who could produce any type of uniform within a couple of days C. entered the garden. accompanied only by his social secretary D. 1. Between options 3 and 4. he founded Paul Ulmann. a Jewish tailor in Toulouse who could produce any type of uniformin a couple of days E. he found Paul Ulmann. only accompanied by his social secretary E. The first of these repeats the original. the only difference is the placement of the modifier 'only' which is used for the secretary and not for the word 'accompanied'. not the secretary. in Toulouse he founded a Jewish tailor who could produce any type of uniform within a couple of days Correct Answer: D Solution: The modifier 'needing a variety of disguises. in accompaniment with his only social secretary B. it is the president who is accompanied. and is the best. A. a Jewish tailor in Toulouse who could produce any type of uniform in a couple of days B.' qualifies for the pronoun 'he'. a part or the whole of which is underlined.

Reared in a village where telephones were objects of curiosity. as possible. Reared in a village where telephones were objects of curiosity B. In an attempt to destroy them completely E. in options 2 and 3. Only in the attempt to destroy them with completeness.general rule. grammatically and structurally correct. Curious to know that telephones were objects of curiosity in the village she was reared up C. Being Reared in the village where the telephone is object of curiosity D. and is hence eliminated. Solution: 4. 'never make an unnecessary correction. Hence options 2. Geared up in a village in which telephones are objects of curiosity Correct Answer: A The 'first Principle' of sentence correction questions is. paused in front of a . Solution: 5. In the attempt destroying them complete Correct Answer: D The problem here is with the modifier. the modifier must be placed as near to the noun or pronoun it qualifies. which makes it wrong. A. The use of 'only' makes it somewhat awkward. 3. and in options 1 and 5. the government soldiers have launched a coordinated attack on rebel troops. Option 5 misses a preposition and unnecessarily adds article 'the'. Moreover. Option 2 uses preposition 'on' where it is not required. the relative pronoun 'who' is used at a wrong place. use of a noun (completeness) in place of an adverb (completely) makes it wrong. Reared in a village where telephones were an object of curiousness E. 3 and 5 are eliminated. Option 3 changes the meaning of the sentence. A. The modifier is correctly used and the part also follows 'subject-verb agreement'. Urzua today hardly gives a thought to the clean and quiet subway that people in her building use. Balancing a pizza with one hand and having gripped a six-pack carton of soft drinks with another. twenty-three year-old Alan. Moreover. 'founded' is used in place of 'found'. attempting on to destroy them completely C. There is nothing wrong with the original sentence. In tempting to destroy them completely D. Only in the attempt to destroy them with completeness B. Option 4 is both. The only option that is correct is 4.

" . a gifted actor and an ingenious criminal. A. Option 4 is not structured properly and uses 'another' instead of 'other'. Balancing a pizza with one hand and having gripped a six-pack carton of soft drinks with another B. Dr. Option 5 unnecessarily uses 'though' and 'also' that makes it awkward. a Canadian specialist in rehabilitation medicine. (The two actions that need to be in the same form are 'balancing' and 'gripping'). and both the 'actions' must be in the same form. A. D. Two 'actions' are being described in the part of the sentence. Being balanced a pizza with one hand and gripping a six-pack carton of soft drinks with the another E. an actor gifted and an ingenious criminal. C. E. Options 2 and 3 are eliminated as they use an adverb instead of an adjective. but an ingenious criminal also Correct Answer: D Option 1 is incorrect as it uses the adjective AFTER the noun it qualifies. Albert Guerisse played a major role in one of the unheralded victories of the Second World War. Charles godfrey. he says. Only option 3 takes care of it. "they have produced an epidemic of self-inflicted injuries.first floor flat in the colony. Though a gifted actor. Option 5 unnecessarily uses 'having' twice. an ingeniously actor and a gifted criminal. B. advises against jumping and pounding exercises for people over 50 because. Hence the correct option is 4. Having a balance of a pizza with one hand and gripping a six-pack of carton of soft drinks with the other C. Option 3 is correct in every sense. Solution: 7. a gifted actor and an ingeniously criminal. Solution: 6. Armed with the talents of a great general. Balancing a pizza with one hand and gripping a pack of six soft drink carton with the other D. an actor gifted and an ingenious criminal. Having balanced a pizza with one hand and having gripped a six-pack carton of soft drinks with the other Correct Answer: C A question on parallelism.

Dr. Dr. a Canadian specialist in rehabilitation medicine. A Canadian specialist in rehabilitation medicine. A. 'never make an unnecessary correction'. dispatched samples of the Russian cells to four US scientists. dispatch the samples the Russian to four US scientists. Charles godfrey. a Canadian specialist in rehabilitation medicine against jumping and pounding exercises for Correct Answer: A The 'first Principle' of sentence correction questions is. Solution: 8. dispatched samples of the cells of Russian to those four US scientists. only the Americans to be authorized for experiment with them Correct Answer: B Solution: The only problem with the original sentence is its structure. the NCI outside Washington dispatched samples of the cells of Russian to those four US scientists. 9. To prepare himself. who were only the Americans authorized to experiment with them B. Charles godfrey. dispatched the Russian cells for the sample of four US scientists. Option 4 misses a preposition and unnecessarily uses reflexive pronoun 'themselves'. the use of the modifier 'only' at the appropriate place can make the sentence correct. Hence option 2 is correct. The last option is not structured properly. who were only the Americans authorized to experiment with them. 'cells of Russian' should be replaced with 'Russian cells'. Moreover. This is an advice by Dr. In January 1973. There is nothing wrong with the original sentence. advises against jumping and pounding exercises for B. Charles godfrey. Hence option 1 is correct. who is a Canadian specialist in rehabilitation medicine. and hence it is eliminated. Dr. detached samples of the Russian cells to four US scientists because only Americans were authorized to experimenting with it D. climbing the volcano near Bandung 25 . against jumping and pounding exercises for D. Option 3 changes the meaning of the sentence.A. Dr. a Canadian specialist in rehabilitation of medicine. the only American cells authorized to experiment with themselves E. Charles Godfrey doesn't advice jumping and pounding exercises for C. he subjected himself to two weeks of intensive training on the Indonesian island of Java. advises. Charles godfrey. None of other options is properly structured. the only Americans authorized to experiment with them C. advice against jump and pound exercises for E.

climbing the volcano near Bandung 25 times. started to showing seismic activities.times. A. A. climbed the volcano near Bandung 25 times. spending nights in the open and testing to see Correct Answer: E A question on parallelism. started showing seismic activity. and latter began belching fumes. and later began to belch fumes. gases and water and began to rumble with Correct Answer: B Yet another question on parallelism. Only option 2 uses the correct forms of the 'actions' (started and began). Solution: . gases and water and rumbling with C. spending nights in the open and tested to see C. and later began belching fumes. climbing the volcano near Bandung 25 times. started showing seismic activity. and later beginning belching fumes. and later beginning belching fumes. showing seismic activity started. Only option 5 takes care of it. started showing seismic activity. spend nights in the open and to test to see B. In November 1984. gases and water and rumbled with the force of millions of tones of molten rock beneath the earth. spend nights in the open and to test to see how long he could hold out without food. near Bandung. climbing the volcano 25 times by spending nights in the open and to see D. Solution: 10. spending nights in the open by climbing the volcano and tested 25 times for seeing E. As the sentence has several 'actions'. all the 'actions' must be in the same form. gases and water and rumbled with E. As the sentence has several 'actions'. gases and water and rumbling with D. gases and water and rumbled with B. all the 'actions' must be in the same form. the 5400-meter volcano Nevado del Ruiz. None of other four options follows the rule of parallelism. had started the show of seismic activity. None of the other options maintains parallelism. and later belching fumes.

and shelters of winter blowing the bitter winds Correct Answer: B The original sentence uses preposition 'at' instead of 'in'. and shelter during winter from the bitter winds. starving children of Ethiopia. the 'desertification' of the Sahel in Africa and famine Correct Answer: E A sentence that tests the knowledge of 'prepositions' and 'parallelism'. Whenever there are more than one subjects or objects in a sentence. in order to provide shade in excellent summer. the 'desert' of the Sahel of Africa and famine stalking country after country. starving of Ethiopian children. starvation and 'desertification of Ethiopian children and the Sahel in Africa and famine D. many banyans are planted at the end of a village or at the border of a district. All the other options are poorly structured. In this case. Some of the most wrenching images of 1985 were. must all be in the same form. All other options. Only option 5 uses them appropriately. and shelter from the winds of bitter winter D. and shelter during winter from the bitter winds B. to provide excellent shade in summer. and bitterly in winter. providing excellent shades of summer. the 'desert' of the Sahel of Africa and famine B.11. 'desertifying' the Sahel of Africa and famine E. and in winter. A. Solution: . they should always maintain parallelism. and is not structured properly. for providing excellent shade at summer. for providing excellent shade at summer. starving of Ethiopian children. so as to excellently provide shade in summer. shelter from the winds E. 'desertification' and 'famine'. shelter from the bitter winds C. A. the 'desertification of the Sahel in Africa and famine C. Solution: 12. are improperly structured and make no sense. Hence option 1 is eliminated. In southern China. starvation of Ethiopian children. 'starving-children'. except option 2. starving Ethiopian children.

13. Option 5 breaks the rule of parallelism. and not 'his'. entrusted upon the execution of all rural upliftment schemes and programs B. interested in the execution from all rural uplift programs and schemes E. distrusted with executing the rural uplift schemes and programs Correct Answer: B Solution: 'entrust with' is the correct phrase. Options 1 and 4 are thus eliminated. his natural ability to comprehend difficult concepts quicker and to analyze them clearly and incisively B. Hence it is also eliminated. Option 2 is incorrect as it uses a noun (comprehension) in place of a verb (comprehend) and an adjective (quicker) in place of an adverb (quickly). Solution: 14. Panchayat institutions are now entrusted upon the execution of all rural upliftment schemes and programs. one's natural ability to comprehension of difficult concepts quickly and to analyze them clearly and incisively C. one's natural ability to comprehend difficult concepts quickly and to analyze them clearly and incisively E. . and it is realized that these institutions can help a great deal in mitigating a number of problems of the countryside. one's inborn ability to comprehend difficult concepts quicker and to analyze them clear and incisively Correct Answer: D The determiner (pronoun) to be used here must be 'one's'. The phrase 'entrust with' is always followed by a purpose. entrusted with the execution of all rural uplift schemes and programs C. This eliminates options 1 and 3. The purpose in this case is 'upliftment' and not 'schemes' or 'programs'. your natural ability of comprehension of difficult concepts quickly and analysis of it clearly and incisively D. General intelligence is essential for outstanding achievement because it involves his natural ability to comprehend difficult concepts quicker and to analyze them clearly and incisively. The only correct option is 2. This eliminates option 3. A. Option 5 changes the meaning of the sentence. Hence the only correct option is 4. entrusted with the schemes and programs of all rural upliftment D. A.

money or logistic support E. a degree. nearly all of us yearn for a second chance to do that one thing we always dreamt about. Now comes the structure of the sentence. Option 3 uses 'them' which is not necessary. and options 2 and 5 are inappropriately structured. but never got around to trying. which finds similarities and connections among different things or situations. without a degree Correct Answer: C First of all. There is nothing wrong with the original sentence. Option 3 is properly structured and leaves no ambiguity. who. nearly all of them yearn for a second chance of doing that only things D. money and without any logistic support B. provided D. so the relative pronoun to be used here must be 'who'. Wilson is the subject here. nearby all of we yearn from a second chance to do that thing Correct Answer: A The 'first Principle' of sentence correction questions is. the use of relative pronoun must be checked. who had provided without a degree. money or logistic support. Option 4 uses present tense instead of past tense. Solution: 17. Options 4 and 5 change the meaning of the original sentence. A. A. 'never make an unnecessary correction'.15. The original sentence. Wilson was perhaps the single most effective social reformer of his time. without whom. money or logistic support. nearly all of us yearn for a second chance to do that one thing B. provide without a degree. Solution: 16. Option 2 is thus eliminated. provided money or logistic support. provided C. without a degree. At some point in our lives. that germinate faster in the loose soil of soft thinking B. which germinates faster in the loose soil than soft thinking C. Option 2 is not structured properly. To be creative. which will germinate fastest in the lose soil of soft thinking . Mr. who. one should try to think of new ideas that germinate faster in the loose soil of soft thinking. merely all of us yearn nearly for the second chance to do that one thing E. A. all of us nearly yearn to the second chance to do one thing C. who had provided without a degree. money and without any logistic support caring homes for the mentally and physically challenged. Hence it is the correct option. who. Mr. Hence these options are eliminated.

and hence 'does' must be used with the verb. By combining an ordinary ray of red light with a light-sensitive drug of cancer. Correct Answer: C The first flaw in the given sentence is violation of the rule of 'subject-verb agreement'. Option 2 doesn't go with 'subject-verb agreement'. Solution: 18. a factor already linked to heart problem. Option 3 unnecessarily uses the superlative form. that too without definite article. D.including lung and oesophagus. a factor already linked to heart problems. E. By an ordinary combing of beam of red light with a light-sensitive cancer drug. C. a factor already linked to heart problem. it is achieved remarkable by doctors C. a factor already linking to heart problems. indicating the high level of fructose exacerbating the bad effects of copper deficiency. Solution: 19. The word 'research' is singular. Option 4 also violates the rule of 'subject-verb agreement'. which must germinate faster in the lost soil of soft thinking Correct Answer: A The 'first Principle' of sentence correction questions is.D. doctors have achieved remarkable B. A. By combining an ordinary beam of red light with a light-sensitive cancer drug. There is nothing wrong with the original sentence. And option 5 is improperly structured. B. the doctors have to achieve remarkably . indicates that highly levels of exacerbate fructose has bad effects of copper deficiency. Option 2 takes the sentence in the past tense and is hence eliminated. By combining an ordinary beam of red light with a light-sensitive cancer drug. a factor which is already a linking factor of heart problems. A. indicated that high levels of fructose exacerbate the bad effects of copper deficiency. indicate that high level of fructose exacerbate the bad effect of copper deficiency. doctors have achieved remarkable remission rates for some extremely resistant cancers . that is a factor already linked to some heart problems. that faster germinates on the loose soil of soft thought E. Option 3 makes the sentence meaningful. indicates that high levels of fructose exacerbate the bad effects of copper deficiency. 'never make an unnecessary correction'. Option 4 is not structured properly and option 5 changes the meaning of the original sentence. New research now indicate that high level of fructose exacerbate the bad effect of copper deficiency.

scientists trace the progress of vanished early civilizations in part by changes in their ceramics.D. future archaeologists discovered that in the second half of the 20th century. future archaeologists discovered B. future archaeologists have discovered Correct Answer: C The sentence tests the knowledge of Tenses. scientists traced the progress of vanished early civilizations in part by changes in its ceramics. Solution: 20. scientist trace the vanished progress of early civilizations in changes by part in their ceramics. Hence option 3 is correct. the trace of progress of vanished civilizations early in part by changes in its ceramics by scientists. 'never make an unnecessary correction'. How can 'future archaeologists' 'discovered' something? Options 2. Doctors have achieved an ordinary beam of red light with a lightsensitive cancer drug. by remarkable E. we began to replace metals with new. future archaeologists would discover E. Option 3 uses an adverb instead of an adjective. A. future archaeologists will discover C. Options 2 and 5 change the meaning of the original sentence. Solution: . And option 4 is not properly structured. progress of vanished early civilizations in part by changes in their ceramics by scientists. 4 and 5 are inappropriately structured. amazingly different ceramics. There is nothing wrong with the original sentence. future archaeologists will discover D. Without combining an ordinary beam of red light with a light-sensitive cancer drug. Just as present-day scientists traced the progress of vanished early civilizations in part by changes in its ceramics. doctor have achieved remarkable Correct Answer: A The 'first Principle' of sentence correction questions is.

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