Remedial English Test Series 34

   Remedial English Test Series 34

Identify  the ONE mistake in each line and make corrections    (1 mark for each correct answer. Total score   ___ )

  

01 “Atticus said to Jem one day, “I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the bakyard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all
02 the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockinbird.” That was the only time I ever
03 heard Atticus says it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. “Your father’s right,” she said.
04 “Mockingbirds does’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in
05 corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sings  their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”  ( Harper
06 Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird).  “We believe that we can change the thing around us in accordance with our desires—we
07 believe it because otherwise we can see no favour outcome. We do not think of the outcome which generally comes to
08 pass and is also favourable: we do not succeed in change things in accordance with our desires, but gradually our
09 desires change. The situation that we hoped to changed  because it was intolerable becomes unimportant to us. We have
10 failed to surmount the obstacle, as we were absolutely determine  to do, but life has taken us round it, led us beyond it,
11 and then if we turn round to gaze into the distance of the past, we can bare  see it, so imperceptible has it become.” ( Proust,
12  In Search of Lost Time).  “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touch, they are felt
13 with the heart.” – (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince). “Hellow  babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and
14 cold in the winter. It’s round and wets and crowded. On the outside, babies, you’ve got a hundred years here. There’s only
15 one rule that I know off, babies-“God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” (Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater).   “I
16 must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that bring total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it
17 to pass over me and through me. And when it has went past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has
18 gone there will be nothings. Only I will remain.” (Frank Herbert) “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who
19 are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be save, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a
20 commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulously  yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”
 

KEY TO Remedial English Test Series 34   Note the correct answers below

01 “Atticus said to Jem one day, “I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all
02 the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever
03 heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. “Your father’s right,” she said.
04 “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in
05 corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”  ( Harper
06 Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird).  “We believe that we can change the things around us in accordance with our desires—we
07 believe it because otherwise we can see no favourable outcome. We do not think of the outcome which generally comes to
08 pass and is also favourable: we do not succeed in changing things in accordance with our desires, but gradually our
09 desires change. The situation that we hoped to change because it was intolerable becomes unimportant to us. We have
10 failed to surmount the obstacle, as we were absolutely determined to do, but life has taken us round it, led us beyond it,
11 and then if we turn round to gaze into the distance of the past, we can barely see it, so imperceptible has it become.” ( Proust,
12  In Search of Lost Time).  “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt
13 with the heart.” – (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince). “Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and
14 cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you’ve got a hundred years here. There’s only
15 one rule that I know of, babies-“God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” (Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater).   “I
16 must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it
17 to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has
18 gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” (Frank Herbert) “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who
19 are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a
20 commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”