TEST- English Usage 004

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. BATHE : WATER
  • a. spread : knife
  • b. fly : airplane
  • c. obstruct : plug
  • d. cover : coat
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 2. ILLICIT : RATIFY
  • a. obsolete : preserve
  • b. confusing : obscure
  • c. popular : criticize
  • d. belligerent : appease
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 3. PREMIER : MOVIE
  • a. unavailing : statue
  • b. rookie : football
  • c. debutante : teenager
  • d. ruler : subject
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 4. ROOF : PITCH
  • a. triangle : side
  • b. basement : cement
  • c. mountain : grade
  • d. tree : sap
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 5. COG : WATCH
  • a. plant : biome
  • b. piston : engine
  • c. scale : pitch
  • d. handle : spot
  • e.Not Attempted

Directions for questions 6 to 9: From the alternatives, choose the one which correctly classifies the four sentences as a
F: Fact: If it relates to a known matter of direct observation, or an existing reality or something known to be true
J: Judgment: If it is an opinion or estimate or anticipation of common sense or intention.
I: Inference: If it is logical conclusion or deduction about something based on the knowledge of facts

Question Number 6. A. If India has embarked on the liberalization route, she cannot afford to go back. B. Under these circumstances, being an active supporter of WTO policies will be a good idea. C. The WTO is a truly a global organization aiming at freer trade. D. Many member countries have already drafted plants to specify tariff structures
  • a. FJFI
  • b. IFJF
  • c. IJFF
  • d. IFJI
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 7. A. The minister definitely took the wrong step. B. Under the circumstances, he had many other alternatives C. The prime minister is embarrassed due to the minister’s decision. D. If he has put the government in jeopardy, the minister must resign.
  • a. JFFI
  • b. IFJI
  • c. FFJI
  • d. IFIJ
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 8. A. The ideal solution will be to advertise aggressively B. One brand is already popular amongst the youth C. Reducing prices will mean trouble as our revenues are already dwindling D. The correct solution will be to consolidate by aggressive marketing
  • a. JFIJ
  • b. FJJI
  • c. IJFF
  • d. JJIF
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 9. A. If democracy is to survive, the people must develop a sense of consumerism. B. Consumerism has helped to improve the quality of goods in certain countries C. The protected environment in our country is helping the local manufacturers D. The quality of goods suffers if the manufacturers take undue advantage of this.
  • a. IJFI
  • b. JFJI
  • c. IJJF
  • d. IFJJ
  • e.Not Attempted

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

Question Number 10. EXORBITANT
  • a. moderate
  • b. partisan
  • c. military
  • d. barbaric
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 11. TRACTABLE
  • a. unmanageable
  • b. irreligious
  • c. mortal
  • d. incapable
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 12. HEED
  • a. ignore
  • b. hope
  • c. overtake
  • d. nurture
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 13. PAEAN
  • a. serf
  • b. pealing
  • c. lien
  • d. lament
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 14. TUMULT
  • a. scarcity
  • b. defeat
  • c. serenity
  • d. density
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 15. LACONIC
  • a. milky
  • b. verbose
  • c. wicked
  • d. flagrant
  • 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. There is speculation that increasing cold weather was what may have been responsible for the Anasazi move from Mesa Verde to sites in other canyons.
  • a. that increasing cold weather was what may have been
  • b. that increasingly cold weather was what had been
  • c. whether increasingly cold weather may have been what was
  • d. that increasingly cold weather may have been
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 17. Violence in the stands at soccer matches has gotten so pronounced in several European countries that some stadiums have adopted new rules that aim to identify fans of visiting teams and that seat them in a separate area.
  • a. to identify fans of visiting teams and that seat them
  • b. to identify fans of visiting teams and seat them
  • c. to identify fans of visiting teams for seating
  • d. at identifying fans of visiting teams so as to seat them
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 18. One of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared with just one of six born in 1975.
  • a. of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared with just one of six born
  • b. of four babies is now born to a mother whose age is thirty or older, compared to just one of six babies who were born
  • c. baby in four are now born to mothers aged thirty or older, compared to just one in six
  • d. baby in four is now born to a mother aged thirty or older, compared with just one in six
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 19. Japan received huge sums of capital from the United States after the Second World War, using it to help build a modern industrial system.
  • a. Japan received huge sums of capital from the United States after the Second World War, using it to help build
  • b. Japan received huge sums of capital from the United States after the Second World War and used it to help in building
  • c. Japan used the huge sums of capital it received from the United States after the Second World War to help build
  • d. Japan’s huge sums of capital received from the United States after the Second World War were used to help it in building
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 20. For most consumers, the price of automobile insurance continues to rise annually, even if free of damage claims and moving violations.
  • a. even if
  • b. despite being
  • c. even if they are
  • d. although they may be
  • e.Not Attempted

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