Remedial English Test Series 67

Remedial English Test Series 67

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

01 Adversity brought out the best in Jayalalithaa.  As a Chief Minister fight for the rights of her  state,  as a politician
02 trying to spring back from electoral defeats, as a woman standing up to sex taunts in what is still very much a
03 man’s world, she was courageous to the point of being adventure. In her passing, India has lost a leader who played
04 a vital role in the shaping of Tamil Nadu during a crucial phase of the country’s economy development and social
05 progress. It may be true that Jayalalithaa owed her success in politic in no small measure to her film-world
06 association with M.G. Ramachandran, the founder of the AIADMK. Soon after she join the party, her mentor, in 1983,
07 made her its propaganda secretary. But all that MGR did was to set her on a political career. He did no anoint her his
08 successor, and after his death Jayalalithaa needed to win the battle for his political legacy. This she did by reunite
09 the two faction of the party, retrieving its election symbol, reviving the alliance with the Congress and, finally,
10 becoming Chief Minister in 1991.  … However, toward the end of her first term as Chief Minister, her government
11 became enmeshed in a series of corruption scandals. Her association with V.N. Sasikala, who was perceive by some
12 as functioning as an extra-constitution  authority, alienated sections of her support base. Also, she drove away allies
13 she had struggle  to win back following MGR’s passing. Written off after receiving a drubbing in the 1996 Assembly
14 election, losing even her own seat, no one had forecast Jayalalithaa would reinvent her political career so swift  and
15 effectively. … At the Central level, her comeback bore a resemble  to the Narasimha Rao years: this time it was the
16 BJP-led government that was wholly dependent on her support for survival. However, Jayalalithaa squandered this
17 opportunity by insist  that the Centre dismiss the DMK government in the State. Evidently, she had not factored in
18 the Bommai judgment of the Supreme Court that had make  arbitrary use of Article 356 almost impossible. The end
19 result was the premature dissolution of the Lok Sabha in 1999, and the formation of a unlikely alliance between her
20 arch-rival, the DMK, and her closest ideological ally, the BJP, which eventual  defeated the AIADMK-led alliance.
21 Once again, the hard-fought gains of the years in the opposition was  frittered away. The Congress and its breakaway
22 group, the Tamil Maanila Congress, which owed its nascence to opposition within the Congress to a  alliance with the
23 AIADMK, were now roped in, along with the Left parties, which were fight the Congress in Kerala. Although the
24 DMK did not suffer majorly from any anti-incumbent  sentiment, the AIADMK-led alliance won on the strength of
25 electoral arithmetic. Jayalalithaa’s propensity to drive away friends were more than matched by her ability to bring
26 together foes. Her political successes were challenge  by legal setbacks. Jayalalithaa was unseated twice: in 2001 the
26 Supreme Court ruled she could not continue as Chief Minister when she stood disqualify from contesting in an
28 election. But she got her conviction overturned and returned as Chief Minister after win  a by-election. Like MGR
29 before her, Jayalalithaa commanded the unflinch  loyalty, even adulation, of her party supporters. From the time
30 she was admitted in hospital, tens of thousands had gather  outside praying for her.   Without the political acumen
31 and personal charisma of Jayalalithaa, this will be a tough tasks (The Hindu, 6 Dec 16).

        

  KEY TO Remedial English Test Series 67   Note the correct answers below

 01 Adversity brought out the best in Jayalalithaa.  As a Chief Minister fighting for the rights of her  state,  as a politician
02 trying to spring back from electoral defeats, as a woman standing up to sexist taunts in what is still very much a
03 man’s world, she was courageous to the point of being adventurist. In her passing, India has lost a leader who played
04 a vital role in the shaping of Tamil Nadu during a crucial phase of the country’s economic development and social
05 progress. It may be true that Jayalalithaa owed her success in politics in no small measure to her film-world
06 association with M.G. Ramachandran, the founder of the AIADMK. Soon after she joined the party, her mentor, in 1983,
07 made her its propaganda secretary. But all that MGR did was to set her on a political career. He did not anoint her his
08 successor, and after his death Jayalalithaa needed to win the battle for his political legacy. This she did by reuniting
09 the two factions of the party, retrieving its election symbol, reviving the alliance with the Congress and, finally,
10 becoming Chief Minister in 1991.  … However, towards the end of her first term as Chief Minister, her government
11 became enmeshed in a series of corruption scandals. Her association with V.N. Sasikala, who was perceived by some
12 as functioning as an extra-constitutional authority, alienated sections of her support base. Also, she drove away allies
13 she had struggled to win back following MGR’s passing. Written off after receiving a drubbing in the 1996 Assembly
14 election, losing even her own seat, no one had forecast Jayalalithaa would reinvent her political career so swiftly and
15 effectively. … At the Central level, her comeback bore a resemblance to the Narasimha Rao years: this time it was the
16 BJP-led government that was wholly dependent on her support for survival. However, Jayalalithaa squandered this
17 opportunity by insisting that the Centre dismiss the DMK government in the State. Evidently, she had not factored in
18 the Bommai judgment of the Supreme Court that had made arbitrary use of Article 356 almost impossible. The end
19 result was the premature dissolution of the Lok Sabha in 1999, and the formation of an unlikely alliance between her
20 arch-rival, the DMK, and her closest ideological ally, the BJP, which eventually defeated the AIADMK-led alliance.
21 Once again, the hard-fought gains of the years in the opposition were frittered away. The Congress and its breakaway
22 group, the Tamil Maanila Congress, which owed its nascence to opposition within the Congress to an alliance with the
23 AIADMK, were now roped in, along with the Left parties, which were fighting the Congress in Kerala. Although the
24 DMK did not suffer majorly from any anti-incumbency sentiment, the AIADMK-led alliance won on the strength of
25 electoral arithmetic. Jayalalithaa’s propensity to drive away friends was more than matched by her ability to bring
26 together foes. Her political successes were challenged by legal setbacks. Jayalalithaa was unseated twice: in 2001 the
26 Supreme Court ruled she could not continue as Chief Minister when she stood disqualified from contesting in an
28 election. But she got her conviction overturned and returned as Chief Minister after winning a by-election. Like MGR
29 before her, Jayalalithaa commanded the unflinching loyalty, even adulation, of her party supporters. From the time
30 she was admitted in hospital, tens of thousands had gathered outside praying for her.   Without the political acumen
31 and personal charisma of Jayalalithaa, this will be a tough task (The Hindu, 6 Dec 16).