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Updated: Apr 6, 2023

1. Choose the appropriate article (a, an, the) to fill in the blank: I waited for hour and then I went home.

a. a

b. an

c. the

d. No article

2. Choose the correct spelling

a. Deceeve

b. Decive

c. Diecieve

d. Deceive

3. to communication may occur if the transmitter and receiver assign different meanings to the same word or use different words for the same meaning.

a. Semantic barriers

b. Physical barriers

c. Socio-Psychological barriers

d. None of the above

4. The sum of money lent on which interest is being paid is called:

a. Principal

b. Amount

c. Proxy

d. Installment

5. What is the synonym for Annihilate?

a. Devastate

b. Investigate

c. Delay

d. Retaliate

6. Choose the correct meaning of the phrase below:

Status quo

a. the previous condition

b. the existing condition

c. direct

d. lack of authority

7. The type of communication which usually takes place between people of the same status/level of hierarchy in the organization is called .

a. Upward

b. Downward

c. Horizontal

d. Diagonal

8. A is printed stationery, which carries the essential information about the company or the organization.

a. Special markings

b. Subject line

c. Letterhead

d. Salutation

9. Google chrome is a kind of .

a. Website

b. Web browser

c. Address bar

d. Search engine

10. Listening is the part of communication

a. Receiving

b. Feedback

c. Delivery

d. Channel

11. An MIS is composed of that is the part of overall-unified system.

a. Sub-systems

b. Eco-system

c. Layers

d. Random software

12. Which of the following are not Parts of Speech?

a. Noun

b. Pronoun

c. Adjectives

d. Jargons

13. Whom, Which and That are which form of Pronoun?

a. Personal

b. Relative

c. Possessive

d. Collective

14. allows viewing multiple pages in the same browser without opening a new browser session.

a. Address bar

b. Search

c. Tab

d. Home

15. A word used to describe or point out, a person, animal, place or thing which the noun names, or to tell the number and quantity, is called a/an .

a. Adjective

b. Verb

c. Noun

d. Preposition

16. Which of the following is not the tip for choosing right words?

a. Simplicity

b. Use familiar words

c. Choose short words

d. Use Gender oriented words

17. The words, Access and Excess are examples of:

a. Synonym

b. Antonym

c. Homophone

d. Homonym

18. Which of the following is / are the requisite skills for comprehension?

a. Logical ability

b. Inference power

c. Vocabulary power

d. All of the above

19. What will be the correct order of the following steps of communication?

a. Receive, Transmit, Encode and Develop an Idea.

b. Encode, Develop an Idea, Receive and Transmit.

c. Develop an Idea, Encode, Transmit and Receive.

d. Transmit, Develop an Idea, Receive and Encode.

20. In , we make judgments about what the other person is saying.

a. Evaluative listening

b. Biased listening

c. Appreciative listening

d. Empathetic listening

21. Which of the following is a disadvantage of using email communication?

a. Email is fast

b. Email is inexpensive

c. Email is easy to filter

d. Internet connectivity

22. The words a or an and the are called .

a. Verbs.

b. Adjectives.

c. Preposition.

d. Articles.

Read the passage below and answer Questions 23 to 30.

That large animals require luxuriant vegetation has been a general assumption which has passed from one work to another, but I do not hesitate to say that it is completely false and that it has vitiated the reasoning of geologists on some points of great interest in the ancient history of the world. The prejudice has probably been derived from India, and the Indian islands, where troops of elephants, noble forests, and impenetrable jungles are associated together in everyone’s mind. If, however, we refer to any work of travels through the southern parts of Africa, we shall find allusions in almost every page either to the desert character of the country or to the numbers of large animals inhabiting it. The same thing is rendered evident by the many engravings which have been published in various parts of the interior.

Dr Andrew Smith, who has lately succeeded in passing the Tropic of Capricorn, informs me that taking into consideration the whole of the southern part of Africa, there can be no doubt of its being a sterile country. On the southern coasts, there are some fine forests, but with these exceptions, the traveller may pass for days together through open plains, covered by poor and scanty vegetation. Now, if we look to the animals inhabiting these wide plains, we shall find their numbers extraordinarily great, and their bulk immense.

It may be supposed that although the species are numerous, the individuals of each kind are few. By the kindness of Dr Smith, I am enabled to show that the case is very different. He informs me that in one day’s march with the bullock-wagons, he saw, without wandering to any great distance on either side, between one-hundred and one- hundred and fifty rhinoceroses—the same day he saw several herds of giraffes, amounting together to nearly a hundred.

At the distance of a little more than one hour’s march from their place of encampment on the previous night, his party actually killed eight hippopotamuses at one spot and saw many more. In this same river, there were likewise crocodiles. Of course, it was a case quite extraordinary to see so many great animals crowded together, but it evidently proves that they must exist in great numbers. Dr Smith describes that the

country passed through that day as ‘being thinly covered with grass, and bushes about four feet high, and still more thinly with mimosa trees’.

Besides these large animals, anyone the least acquainted with the natural history of the Cape has read of the herds of antelopes, which can be compared only with the flocks of migratory birds. The numbers indeed of the lion, panther, and hyena, and the multitude of birds of prey, plainly speak of the abundance of the smaller quadrupeds. One evening, seven lions were counted at the same time prowling round Dr Smith’s encampment. .As this, an able naturalist remarked to me, each day the carnage in Southern Africa must indeed be terrific! I confess that it is truly surprising how such a number of animals can find support in a country producing so little food.

The larger quadrupeds no doubt roam over wide tracts in search of it; and their food chiefly consists of underwood, which probably contains many nutrients in a small bulk. Dr. Smith also informs me that the vegetation has a rapid growth; no sooner is a part consumed, than its place is supplied by a fresh stock. There can be no doubt, however, that our ideas respecting the apparent amount of food necessary for the support of large quadrupeds are much exaggerated. The belief that where large quadrupeds exist, the vegetation must necessarily be luxuriant is more remarkable because the converse is far from true.

Mr. Burchell observed to me that when entering Brazil, nothing struck him more forcibly than the splendour of the South American vegetation contrasted with that of South Africa, together with the absence of all large quadrupeds. In his travels, he has suggested that the comparison of the respective weights (if there were sufficient data) of an equal number of the largest herbivorous quadrupeds of each country would be extremely curious.

If we take on the one side, the elephants, hippopotamus, giraffe, bos caffer, elan, five species of rhinoceros; and on the American side, two tapirs, the guanaco, three deer, the vicuna, peccari, capybara (after which we must choose from the monkeys to complete the number), and then place these two groups alongside each other; it is not easy to conceive ranks more disproportionate in size.

After the above facts, we are compelled to conclude, against the anterior probability that among the Mammalia there exists no close relation between the bulk of the species, and the quantity of the vegetation in the countries which they inhabit. Adapted from: Voyage of the Beagle, Charles Darwin (1890).

23. What is the primary concern of the author?

a. Discussing the relationship between the size of mammals and the nature of vegetation in their habitats.

b. Contrasting ecological conditions in India and Africa.

c. Proving that large animals do not require much food.

d. Describing the size of animals in various parts of the world.

24. According to the author, what has led to the ‘prejudice’?

a. Errors in the reasoning of biologists.

b. False ideas about animals in Africa.

c. Incorrect assumptions on the part of geologists.

d. Doubt in the mind of the author.

25. Why are the flocks of migratory birds mentioned in the passage?

a. To describe an aspect of the fauna of South Africa.

b. To illustrate a possible source of food for large carnivores.

c. To contrast with the habits of the antelope.

d. To suggest the size of antelope herds.

26. Why does Darwin quote Burchell’s observations?

a. To counter a popular misconception.

b. To describe a region of great splendor.

c. To prove a hypothesis.

d. To illustrate a well-known phenomenon.

27. What struck Mr Burchell, when he entered Brazil?

a. South African vegetation.

b. Presence of all large quadrupeds.

c. South American vegetation contrasted with that of South Africa.

d. Equal number of the largest herbivorous quadrupeds.

28. What prejudice has vitiated the reasoning of geologists?

a. The prejudice that small animals require sparse vegetation has vitiated the reasoning of geologists.

b. The prejudice that large animals require sparse vegetation has vitiated the reasoning of geologists.

c. The impartiality that large animals require luxuriant vegetation has vitiated the reasoning of geologists.

d. The prejudice that large animals require luxuriant vegetation has vitiated the reasoning of geologists.

29. Find a word from the passage which means ‘the violent killing of large number of people’.

a. Emancipation.

b. Rescuing.

c. Carnage.

d. Extrication.

30. Find a word from the passage which means ‘animals that have four legs’.

a. Quadrupeds.

b. Biped.

c. Tripedal.

d. Arachnids.

31. are prefixes that support or are for the root word.

a. Opposing Prefixes

b. Supportive Prefixes

c. Negative Prefixes

d. Reversative Prefixes

32. Which of the following is not included in the non-verbal communication?

a. Facial expressions

b. Gestures

c. Movements

d. Writing an email

33. is highly centralized type of communication network where each subordinate receives commands or instructions from a single authority.

a. Vertical network

b. Circuit network

c. Wheel network

d. Chain network

34. A planned reduction in the number of employees needed in a firm in order to reduce costs and make the business more efficient is called .

a. Downsizing

b. Recruiting

c. Transfers

d. Deputation

35. A list of items in stock at a given point of time is called .

a. Lease

b. Inventory

c. Jury

d. Liabilities

Q.NO. Ans Q.NO. Ans.

1 b 21 d

2 d 22 d

3 a 23 a

4 a 24 b

5 a 25 c

6 b 26 d

7 c 27 c

8 c 28 d

9 b 29 c

10 a 30 a

11 a 31 b

12 d 32 d

13 b 33 c

14 c 34 a

15 a 35 b

16 d

17 c

18 d

19 c

20 a

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