Classical

Sentence Completion - Section 3

Instructions:  

"Between the year 1946 and the year 1955, I did not file any income tax returns." With that [1] statement, Ramesh embarked on an account of his encounter with the Income Tax Department. "I originally owed Rs. 20,000 in unpaid taxes. With [2 and [3], the 20,000 became 60,000. The Income Tax Department then went into action, and I learned first hand just how much power the Tax Department wields. Royalties and trust funds can be [4 ]; automobiles may be [5], and auctioned off. Nothing belongs to the [6] until the case is settled."

1:  
A.

devious

B.

blunt

C.

tactful

D.

pretentious

 
 

Option: B

Explanation :

'Blunt' means 'very direct' with respect to a remark. 'Devious' in choice (d) means 'dishonest' and is incorrect as the statement is a frank one. For the same reason 'tactful' in choice (c) is also not appropriate.

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2:  
A.

interest

B.

taxes

C.

principal

D.

returns

 
 

Option: A

Explanation :

'Interest' is the most appropriate work because the original amout he owed to the department accumulated to the said figure. 'Taxes is redundant while. 'principal' usually refers to a loan (in this case it isn't). 'Returns' is what one gets rather than pays

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3:  
A.

sanctions

B.

refunds

C.

fees

D.

fines

 
 

Option: D

Explanation :

'Sanctions is used for an official permission or order that limits trade and is rarely used for an amout. 'Fees' are paid for a service and 'refunds' are what one gets back. 'Fines is the best choice because of the penalty component

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4:  
A.

closed

B.

detached

C.

attached

D.

impounded

 
 

Option: C

Explanation :

'Attach' is the word used for officially taking something away. 'Impound' means 'confiscate' and is generally used in the context of illegal goods or contraband. Other choices are in no way comparable

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5:  
A.

smashed

B.

seized

C.

dismantled

D.

frozen

 
 

Option: B

Explanation :

'Smashed in choice (a) and 'dismantled' in choice (c) are far from being logical. 'Frozen is a wrong choice. 'Frozen is used in the context of making bank accounts inoperable etc. Automobiles are seized

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