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1. Synonyms for:
     Bastille –
    a)   fortress     b)  prison       c)   Jail           d)  fob                     
2. Select the one which best expressed as the same sentence in Passive / Active Voice.
    They drew a circle in the morning:
    a)   A circle was being drawn by them in the morning
    b)   A circle was drawn by them in the morning
    c)   A In the morning a circle have been drawn by them
    d)   A circle has been drawing since morning
3. Fill in the blanks;
    The destiny has destined him -------------------  a higher post than be now holds.
    a)  for             b)   to          c)  on              d)  upon
4.  Find the odd man out from the options;
     a)  Tornado         b)  Twister        c)  Cyclone          d)  Volcano
5.  Analogy for:ISLAND  :  ARCHIPELAGO
     a)   Shoulder : arm           b)  stomach : intestine
     c)   Shoe  :  laces               d) toe    :  foot
6.  Choose the one which can be substituted for the given words / sentence.
    A figure of speech by which a thing is spoken of as being that which it only resembles
    a)    Metaphor       b)  Simile        c)  Personification      d)   Alliteration
7.  Analogies for:      NIGHTLY   :   DAILY
      a)  nocturnal  :  diurnal     b)   black  : white  
      c)  sunset  :  sunrise        d)  opalescent  :  iridescent
8.   In the below questions, four alternatives given for the idioms/ phrase.  Choose the answer
which best expresses the meaning of the given idioms/phases:
      To burn a hole in the pocket
       a)  steal from someone’s pocket     b)  to destroy other’s belongings
       c)  to be very miserly     d)  money that is spent quickly
9.   Antonyms for:
       Consanguinity: -
       a)  affinity         b)  corpulent    c)  estrangement     d)  anarchy
10.  In this question, the 1st and the last parts of the sentence are numbered 1 and 6.  The rest
of the sentence is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not
given in their proper order.  Read the sentence and find out which of the four
combinations is correct.  Then find the correct answer.
        1)    And then word
             P.       came from inside                Q.        meet the released civilians 
R.       that after all                        S.the press could
       6)    but fleetingly
            a)  RSQP       b)  SRQP         c)   PRSQ        d)  RPQS
11.  In the following question, the 1st and the last parts of the sentence are numbered 1 and 6.
      The rest of the sentence is split into four parts and named P,Q,R and S.  These four parts
are not given in their proper order.  Read the sentence and find out which of the four
combinations is correct.  Then find the correct answer.
1)  Can any one
P.       falsehood triumph               Q.       and let
        R.       for a long time                     S.       suppress truth
6)    permanently?
   a)  RQSP       b)  QPRS         c)   SROP       d)  PRQS
  12. In this question given below, a part of sentence is italicised and underlined.  Below are
given alternatives to the italicised part which may improve the sentence. Choose the
correct alternatives. In case no improvement is needed, option D is a answer.
        We were not the wiser for all this effort to explain the case to us.
           a)  None          b)  neither        c)  nevertheless           d)  No improvement
13.   In the below question, four alternatives are given for the idiom/ phrase.  Choose the
answer which best expresses the meaning of the given idiom/phase:
        Elbow room
        a)  Opportunity for freedom of action    b)  special room for the guest
        c)   to give enough space to move or work in
        d)   to add a new room to the house
14.   Choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word. – ECSTATIC
        a)  Animated            b)  Bewidered         c)  Enraptured        d)  Illful
15.   Find the correct word for each expression.  Instruction for resting the quality of milk.
        a)  Altimeter       b)  Lactometer      c)   Barometer         d)  Chronometer
16.   In the below question, four alternatives are given for the idiom/ phrase, Choose the
answer which best expresses the meaning of the given idiom/ phase:
         To play fast loose
        a)  to deceive someone                         b)  to be playful
        c)  say one thing and do another          d)  no be efficient
17.   Analogy for:     SCALE : TONE :
         a)  Physician   :   Medicine         b)    wave   :  amplitude
         c)  spectrum    :   colour             d)     rainbow   :  shower
18.   Choose the word which is not a synonym for the given word:
         Flake
        a)    scurf           b)   silver          c)   chip           d)  bunting
19.    Analogy for :     NECROMANCER  :  WITCHRAFT
a)  puritan     :  excellence        b)  gourmand    :   starvation
         c)  swindler   :  knavery            d)  lawyer   :   graft
20.   In the following question, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an
appropriate word.  Four alternatives are suggested for each question.  Choose the correct
alternatives out of the four.
        My windows look -------------- the garden.
         a)  up on      b)  out on             c)  in             d)  at
21.   Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning to the bold work:
         It was a very dreary day:
          a) drab           b)  dangerous       c)  beautiful        d)  bright
22.   In the question given below, a part of sentence is italicised and underlined. Below are
given alternatives to the italicised part which may improve the sentence.  Choose the
correct alternative.  In case no improvement is needed, option D is a answer.
        I would have waited for you at the station if I knew that you would come.
           a) had known     b)  was knowing   c) have known   d) No improvement
23.  Choose the word which is most nearly the same in meaning to the bold word:
          He is very impulsive in everything he does.
       a) deliberate      b)  wary    c)  rash    d)  impressive
24.  Synonyms   for:    Aureate
       a)  brilliant       b)  gilded        c)  resplendent        d)  archaic
25.   Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/ Phrase.
       At the eleventh hour
a)  Too late        b) too early       c) immediately      d) at the last moment.

ANSWERS

  1.   a)       2.      b)        3.    a)       4.    d)       5.   d)      6.    a)      7.    a)     8.    d)      9.    c)
10.   c)     11.      c)      12.    a)      13.    c)    14.   c)      15.   b)    16.   c)    17.    c)    18.    d)

19.   c)     20.      b)      21.   d)       22.   a)     23.   c)      24.   b)     25.  d)
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