Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
The Sun, while going on his daily rounds saw a princess and fell in love with her. Whenever he could slip away from the heavens he would take human form and go down to the princess to spend some time with her. The princess too became quite fond of him and would wait for him to come. One day the Sun decided to send her a bloodred ruby as a token of his love for her. He put the gem in a silk bag, and calling a crow that was flying past, asked the bird to deliver the gem to his beloved. Crows had milky white feathers in those days and it was considered auspicious if a crow came anywhere near you. So the Sun was pleased that he had found a crow to deliver the gem. As the crow sped through the sky with the silken bag, the aroma of food lured him. Looking down the crow saw that a wedding feast was in progress, and immediately it was distracted from its mission. Food was one thing it could never resist!
Alighting on a tree nearby, it hung the bag on a twig and went off to find some food. While the crow was feasting, a merchant passing by saw the bag on the tree, and knocked it down with a pole. When he opened the bag and saw its contents he almost swooned in joy. Quickly pocketing the ruby, he filled the bag with dry cow dung that was lying there, and then deftly returned the bag to the branch. It was all done so quickly that the crow missed all the action. After having its fill, it flew up to the tree, and picking up the bag took it to the person it was intended for. The princess was in the garden. When the crow gave her the bag, she took it eagerly, knowing that it was from the Sun. But when she saw its contents she reeled back in shock and anger. Believing that it was the Sun’s way of telling her that he did not care for her, she flung the bag away, rushed to her palace, and never came out again. When the Sun learnt of what had happened he was furious. So great was his anger that when he turned his scorching gaze on the crow, its feathers were burned black. Its feathers have been black ever since. The ruby did not stay with the man who stole it. It fell out of his pocket and rolled into a deep pit. Men have been trying to dig it out ever since. Many precious stones have been found in the process, making Myanmar one of the richest sources of rubies and sapphires, but the ruby that the Sun sent to the princess is yet to be found.
What did the Sun send for the princess as a token of his love?
Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 5 i.e. ’No Error’. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)
Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
I was annoyed _______ John for arriving late.
The student did not pay_______to the instructions that were given to her in class.
Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
(A) At first he got scared, but then he thought, “I have never worshipped her that is why I am not able to get anything from my land.
(B) One day unable to tolerate the summer heat, he went to rest under a big banyan tree.
(C) He rushed to his village and placed his humble offering of milk in a bowl before the snake.
(D) Vishnu Raman was a poor Brahmin and a farmer by profession.
(E) The next day when he returned, he was rewarded with a gold coin in the bowl he left behind.
(F) Just as he was preparing to lie down he saw a huge Cobra swaying with his hood open.
Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement?
Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after the rearrangement?
Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after the rearrangement?
In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words or group of words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the word or group of words in each case.
Once upon a time, there lived a generous and kind-hearted king. He (Q1) birds and animals and had a huge bird sanctuary in his kingdom. One day, he was gifted two beautiful falcons by a businessman. Those two falcons (Q2) to different climatic conditions. The king thanked the businessman and ordered the Head bird-trainer to provide all the facilities to those beautiful falcons and make them feel (Q3) in their country. The bird-trainer took care of the birds. Gradually, the birds adapted to the country’s climate. One day, the king wanted to see the falcons fly. The bird-trainer let one falcon out of the enclosure, it flew very high, very quickly, and came down to the enclosure within minutes. The king was quite surprised and rewarded the bird trainer (Q4) a handful of gold coins. However when he inquired about the other falcon the bird-trainer stated with regret that the other falcon had not moved even a step from day one and had just sat on the branch, even though the trainer had tried everything. The king consoled him and told him that he would bring someone more experienced than he to try to train the other falcon. Soon, the king announced that he needed someone (Q5) the other falcon to move and fly. Hearing this announcement, an old man reached the king’s palace and assured him that he would make the bird fly the other one. The next day, the king was very surprised to see the other falcon fly like the first one to great height in rapid speed. The king was very happy and gifted the old man a handful of gold coins.