TEST- English Usage 002

Instructions
1. The test comprises of 20 questions. You should complete the test within 15 minutes.
2. There is only one correct answer to each question.
3. All questions carry four marks each.
4. Each wrong answer will attract a penalty of one mark.

Directions for questions 1 to 5: Select the lettered pair in the following analogy questions that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the original capitalised pair.

Question Number 1. TOE : FOOT
  • a. elbow : wrist
  • b. fist : hand
  • c. shoe : sock
  • d. pupil : eye
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 2. INFINITE : BOUNDS
  • a. intangible : property
  • b. kinetic : motion
  • c. nebulous : clarity
  • d. ponderous : bulk
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 3. TIME : MINUTES
  • a. month : calender
  • b. clock : faces
  • c. race : laps
  • d. yard : square
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 4. HAIR : HIRSUTE
  • a. fine : thick
  • b. rough : fine
  • c. water : watery
  • d. down : up
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 5. I : MINE
  • a. she : her
  • b. their : then
  • c. they : there
  • d. he : his
  • e.Not Attempted

Directions for questions 6 to 9: In each of the following statement the main statement is followed by four sentences each. Select a pair of sentences that relate logically with the given statement.

Question Number 6. Either sita is sick or she is carelss. A. Sita is not sick B. Sita is nit carelss. C. Sita is sick D. Sita is careless
  • a. AB
  • b. AD
  • c. BA
  • d. None of these
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 7. Ram gets a swollen nose whenever he eats hamburgers A. Ram gets a swollen nose. B. Ram does not eat hamburgers C. Ram does not get a swollen nose, D. Ram eats hamburgers
  • a. AB
  • b. DC
  • c. AC
  • d. BC
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 8. Either the employees have no confidence in the management or they are hostile by nature. A. They are hostile by nature B. They are not hostile by nature C. They have confidence in the management D. They have not confidence in the management
  • a. BA
  • b. CB
  • c. DA
  • d. BD
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 9. Whenever Ram reads late into the night, his father beats him up. A. His father does not beat Ram. B. Ram reads late into the night. C. Ram reads early in the morning D. Ram’s father beats him in the morning
  • a. CD
  • b. BD
  • c. AB
  • d. None of these
  • e.Not Attempted

Directions for questions 10 to 15: Choose the lettered word or phrase that is most nearly similar in meaning to the word in capital letters.

Question Number 10. PINION
  • a. express
  • b. report
  • c. reveal
  • d. restrain
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 11. IMBRUE
  • a. reprobate
  • b. moisten
  • c. dehydrate
  • d. stupor
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 12. DEPRAVITY
  • a. wickedness
  • b. sadness
  • c. heaviness
  • d. tidiness
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 13. INFIDEL
  • a. religious
  • b. profane
  • c. sacred
  • d. believing
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 14. MOLLIFY
  • a. avenge
  • b. attenuate
  • c. mortify
  • d. appease
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 15. FLEDGLING
  • a. weaving
  • b. bobbing
  • c. beginning
  • d. flaying
  • e.Not Attempted

Directions for questions 16 to 20: In each of the following sentences, a part of the sentence is underlines. Four different ways of phrasing the underlined part are given. Choose the best alternatives.

Question Number 16. In addition to having more protein than wheat does, the protein in rice is higher quality than that in wheat, with more of the amino acids essential to the human diet.
  • a. the protein in rice is higher quality than that in
  • b. rice has protein of higher quality than that in
  • c. the protein in rice is higher in quality than it is in
  • d. rice protein is higher in quality than it is in
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 17. From the time of its defeat by the Germans in 1940 until its liberation in 1944, France was a bitter and divided country; a kind of civil war raged in the Vichy government between those who wanted to collaborate with the Nazis with those who opposed them.
  • a. between those who wanted to collaborate with the Nazis with those who opposed
  • b. between those who wanted to collaborate with the Nazis and those who opposed
  • c. between those wanting to collaborate with the Nazis with those opposing
  • d. among those who wanted to collaborate with the Nazis and those who opposed
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 18. Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than any city does in the United States.
  • a. any city does
  • b. does any other city
  • c. other cities do
  • d. any city
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 19. In the Middle ages, the Black Plague killed countless people having come into contact with it daily; tragically, they never did figure out the cause of death.
  • a. people having come into contact with it daily; tragically, they never did figure out the cause of death.
  • b. people who came into contact with it daily; having never figured out the cause of death.
  • c. people who came into contact with it daily; tragically they never figured out the cause of death.
  • d. people, those whom came into contact with it daily; tragically they never figured out the cause of death.
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 20. It’s having been announced yesterday, the award was no surprise.
  • a. It’s having been announced yesterday, the award was no surprise.
  • b. Its having been announced yesterday, the award was no surprise.
  • c. Its having been announced earlier, the award was no surprise.
  • d. Its having been announced, the award was no surprise.
  • e.Not Attempted

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