TEST- English Usage 003

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. ABRASION : STROKE
  • a. boil : heat
  • b. rubble : demolish
  • c. flattery : compliment
  • d. remnant : cut
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 2. LAUGHTER : AMUSEMENT
  • a. vigour : optimism
  • b. squalour : filth
  • c. stealth : openness
  • d. pallor : illness
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 3. OSCILLATE : PENDULUM
  • a. obligate : promise
  • b. float : fish
  • c. turn : car
  • d. spin : gyroscope
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 4. JUDGE : IMPARTIAL
  • a. animal : tame
  • b. acrobat : limber
  • c. dignitary : proud
  • d. prisoner : repentant
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 5. DRAWER : BUREAU
  • a. tributary : river
  • b. trunk : tree
  • c. article : magazine
  • d. kernel : husk
  • e.Not Attempted

Directions for questions 6 to 9: Each of the following questions contain six statements followed by four sets of combinations of three. You have to choose that set in which the third statement logically follows from the first two.

Question Number 6. A. No lines are mines B. All lines are mines C. All Pines are lines D. Some lines are mines E. Some pines are lines F. Some mines are pines
  • a. AEC
  • b. DEF
  • c. BED
  • d. BEF
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 7. A. Some circles are not wheels B. No tyres are circles C. All tyres are circles D. Some circles are tyres E. Some Wheels are not tyres F. All circles are wheels
  • a. ACB
  • b. CAF
  • c. CEA
  • d. BDA
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 8. A. Some times are not periods B. All news are periods C. Some news are times D. No times are news E. All periods are times F. Some periods are not times
  • a. ECB
  • b. BDF
  • c. EDB
  • d. CAD
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 9. A. Some globes are pinks B. All planets are pinks C. Some globes are planets D. No globes are planets E. Some planets are not pinks F. Some pinks are not planets
  • a. CDA
  • b. BAC
  • c. DAE
  • d. ADF
  • 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. DOFF
  • a. withdraw
  • b. take off
  • c. remain
  • d. control
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 11. GARRULITY
  • a. credulity
  • b. senility
  • c. loquaciousness
  • d. speciousness
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 12. PERPETUAL
  • a. momentary
  • b. standard
  • c. serious
  • d. industrial
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 13. CALLOW
  • a. youthful
  • b. holy
  • c. mild
  • d. coloured
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 14. FLAIR
  • a. conflagration
  • b. inspiration
  • c. bent
  • d. egregiousness
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 15. ATROPHY
  • a. capture
  • b. waste away
  • c. govern
  • d. award prize
  • 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. Although she had signed a pledge of abstinence while being an adolescent, Frances Willard was 35 years old before she chose to become a temperance activist.
  • a. while being an adolescent
  • b. while in adolescence
  • c. at the time of her being adolescent
  • d. as an adolescent
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 17. Byron possessed powers of observation that would have made him a great anthropologist and that makes his letters as a group the rival of the best novels of the time.
  • a. makes his letters as a group the rival of
  • b. makes his letters as a group one to rival
  • c. makes his letters a group rivaling
  • d. make his letters as a group the rival of
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 18. Domestic automobile manufacturers have invested millions of dollars into research to develop cars more gasoline-efficient even than presently on the road.
  • a. into research to develop cars more gasoline-efficient even than presently on the road
  • b. into research for developing even more gasoline-efficient cars on the road than at present
  • c. for research for cars to be developed that are more gasoline-efficient even than presently on the road
  • d. in research to develop cars even more gasoline-efficient than those at present on the road
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 19. In 1980, for the first time, the number of foreigners touring the United States were in excess of the number of Americans going abroad.
  • a. were in excess of the number of Americans.
  • b. had an excess over the Americans who were
  • c. numbered more than the Americans
  • d. exceeded the number of Americans
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 20. The work of mathematician Roger Penrose in the early 1970s, on the geometry of what are called aperiodic tiles, turned out to describe the architecture of a previously unknown class of crystals.
  • a. what are called aperiodic tiles, turned out to describe
  • b. what is called aperiodic tiles, describes
  • c. aperiodic tiles, describing
  • d. so-called aperiodic tiles, describe
  • e.Not Attempted

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