Remedial English Test Series 64

      Remedial English Test Series 64

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

01 Demonetisation seem to have made friends of foes, and foes of friends in the political firmament. If Bihar Chief Minister
02  differed from his allies while heap  praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for embarking on demonetisation, Shiv
03 Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was critic of his party’s senior partner in government for “bringing tears in the eyes of
04 the people” who had vote it to power. In West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress showed a
05 readiness to join hands with arch-rival Left Front to fight the demonetisation drive. While the withdraw  of high-
06 denomination notes can hardly be expected to trigger a political realignment anywhere, political parties seems  to be rising
07 above mundane political calculations while react  to the demonetisation. A cynical view might be that Mr. Kumar is
08 keeping his political options open by building bridges with the BJP, and keeping his political junior but numerically
09 stronger ally, the Rashtriya Janata Dal, in check. Arguably, he could be trying to recover his assiduous cultivated anti-
10 corruption image, which take a beating following his electoral pact with Lalu Prasad of the RJD. But a simpler
11 explanation cannot be rule  out: that Mr. Kumar saw some merit in the demonetisation drive, even as he recognised the
12 difficulties in implementation. Similar, the Sena cannot afford to break with the BJP at this juncture. Quite likely, Mr.
13 Thackeray was prompt  not by the possibilities of political realignment (of which there is practically none), but by the
14 realities on the ground, in distance  himself and his party from the demonetisation decision. In West Bengal, an alliance
15 between the Trinamool and the Left Front is inconceivable, but that did not stop Ms. Banerjee from reach  out to the
16 CPI(M) in her fight. If political parties have thus reacted unpredictable, it could just be on account of the mixed results
17 seen on the ground. None can afford to be seen as direct opposing measures to clean up black money and weed out
18 counterfeits. However, stories of cashless banks and shuttered ATMs seem to have give some life to opposition parties
19 look  for an issue to pin the government down on. Reports of the BJP having made huge cash deposits in banks in
20 West Bengal, and land deals in Bihar days before the demonetisation, has provided some ammunition to opposition
21 parties that were initially reluctance to criticise the move for fear of being labelled supporters of black money hoarders and
22 counterfeiters. Demonetisation might not have changed political equations, but it has shake  up the political scene. What
23 they cannot oppose in principle, parties have oppose in practice (The Hindu, 28 Nov 16).

 KEY TO Remedial English Test Series 64  Note the correct answers below

01 Demonetisation seems to have made friends of foes, and foes of friends in the political firmament. If Bihar Chief Minister
02  differed from his allies while heaping praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for embarking on demonetisation, Shiv
03 Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was critical of his party’s senior partner in government for “bringing tears in the eyes of
04 the people” who had voted it to power. In West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress showed a
05 readiness to join hands with arch-rival Left Front to fight the demonetisation drive. While the withdrawal of high-
06 denomination notes can hardly be expected to trigger a political realignment anywhere, political parties seem to be rising
07 above mundane political calculations while reacting to the demonetisation. A cynical view might be that Mr. Kumar is
08 keeping his political options open by building bridges with the BJP, and keeping his politically junior but numerically
09 stronger ally, the Rashtriya Janata Dal, in check. Arguably, he could be trying to recover his assiduously cultivated anti-
10 corruption image, which took a beating following his electoral pact with Lalu Prasad of the RJD. But a simpler
11 explanation cannot be ruled out: that Mr. Kumar saw some merit in the demonetisation drive, even as he recognised the
12 difficulties in implementation. Similarly, the Sena cannot afford to break with the BJP at this juncture. Quite likely, Mr.
13 Thackeray was prompted not by the possibilities of political realignment (of which there is practically none), but by the
14 realities on the ground, in distancing himself and his party from the demonetisation decision. In West Bengal, an alliance
15 between the Trinamool and the Left Front is inconceivable, but that did not stop Ms. Banerjee from reaching out to the
16 CPI(M) in her fight. If political parties have thus reacted unpredictably, it could just be on account of the mixed results
17 seen on the ground. None can afford to be seen as directly opposing measures to clean up black money and weed out
18 counterfeits. However, stories of cashless banks and shuttered ATMs seem to have given some life to opposition parties
19 looking for an issue to pin the government down on. Reports of the BJP having made huge cash deposits in banks in
20 West Bengal, and land deals in Bihar days before the demonetisation, have provided some ammunition to opposition
21 parties that were initially reluctant to criticise the move for fear of being labelled supporters of black money hoarders and
22 counterfeiters. Demonetisation might not have changed political equations, but it has shaken up the political scene. What
23 they cannot oppose in principle, parties have opposed in practice (The Hindu, 28 Nov 16).