Remedial English Test Series 49

           Remedial English Test Series 49

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

01 Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States. These words will echo in the heart  of 324 million
02 Americans today, some shell-shocked and downcast, others delirious with joy. The sheer divergent  of emotions over
03 the surprise result is a poignant signal of how deeply divided the nation is, after a polarise  two-year election
04 campaign. Bigotry, patriarchy and racist rancour, which reared their ugly head  throughout this season of incivility,
05 may finds  no welcome catharsis with the apotheosis of Mr. Trump. According to the exit polls, 58 per cent of whites and
06 21 per cent of non-whites voted for Mr. Trump, where  37 per cent of whites and 74 per cent of non-whites voted for
07 his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. He also scored high  with men than women, and with those voters who did
08 not have a college degree. In other words, blue-collar  white men and women thronged to Mr. Trump in droves, angry
09 about their perceived impoverishment and disenfranchise  inflicted by the country’s political and financial elites. It
10 had left them with only one option: to throw a metaphor  grenade at these power centres.  At the heart of the shock
11 result is the shock itself, which stemmed from what most analysts have been call  the vote of the “silent majority”.
12 Why did the U.S. media and pollsters fail to see which way the wind was blowing? They apparent did not suspect,
13 when poll results suggest  that Ms. Clinton was the more acceptable candidate, that some of the respondents to
14 these polls may have been unwilling to admit to being supporters of Mr. Trump. It is likely for instant  that women, 42
15 per cent of whom voted for Mr. Trump, were reluctant to reveal their preference after Mr. Trump was expose  for
16 boast  about sexual assault and faced allegations of the same. What was not taken proper note of was that in almost
17 every swing State, there were between 11 and 18 per cent “undecided” voters in late October — a significance  number of
18 people that tilt  the election in favour of Mr. Trump. Insofar as this election reflected expressions of frustration that
19 went against the grain of political correct, the Trump victory resembles Brexit. However, in his victory speech Mr.
20 Trump has appear  to quickly move past campaign recrimination, the conciliatory tone of which may go a little way in
21 calming nerves at home as well as of anxious world leaders watching the election from afar. If indeed he present  a
22 softer, more collaborate  face at home and abroad, the Divided States of America may yet hold firm and lend strength
23 to the globally  order, as it has done in the past. (The Hindu, 10 Nov 2016)

        KEY TO Remedial English Test Series 49   Note the correct answers below

01 Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States. These words will echo in the hearts of 324 million
02 Americans today, some shell-shocked and downcast, others delirious with joy. The sheer divergence of emotions over
03 the surprise result is a poignant signal of how deeply divided the nation is, after a polarising two-year election
04 campaign. Bigotry, patriarchy and racist rancour, which reared their ugly heads throughout this season of incivility,
05 may find no welcome catharsis with the apotheosis of Mr. Trump. According to the exit polls, 58 per cent of whites and
06 21 per cent of non-whites voted for Mr. Trump, whereas 37 per cent of whites and 74 per cent of non-whites voted for
07 his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. He also scored higher with men than women, and with those voters who did
08 not have a college degree. In other words, blue-collared white men and women thronged to Mr. Trump in droves, angry
09 about their perceived impoverishment and disenfranchisement inflicted by the country’s political and financial elites. It
10 had left them with only one option: to  throw a metaphorical grenade at these power centres. At the heart of the shock
11 result is the shock itself, which stemmed from what most analysts have been calling the vote of the “silent majority”.
12 Why did the U.S. media and pollsters fail to see which way the wind was blowing? They apparently did not suspect,
13 when poll results suggested that Ms. Clinton was the more acceptable candidate, that some of the respondents to
14 these polls may have been unwilling to admit to being supporters of Mr. Trump. It is likely for instance that women, 42
15 per cent of whom voted for Mr. Trump, were reluctant to reveal their preference after Mr. Trump was exposed for
16 boasting about sexual assault and faced allegations of the same. What was not taken proper note of was that in almost
17 every swing State, there were between 11 and 18 per cent “undecided” voters in late October — a significant number of
18 people that tilted the election in favour of Mr. Trump. Insofar as this election reflected expressions of frustration that
19 went against the grain of political correctness, the Trump victory resembles Brexit. However, in his victory speech Mr.
20 Trump has appeared to quickly move past campaign recrimination, the conciliatory tone of which may go a little way in
21 calming nerves at home as well as of anxious world leaders watching the election from afar. If indeed he presents a
22 softer, more collaborative face at home and abroad, the Divided States of America may yet hold firm and lend strength
23 to the global order, as it has done in the past. (The Hindu, 10 Nov 2016)