TEST- English Usage 005

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. THROAT : SWALLOW
  • a. teeth : chew
  • b. eyelid : wink
  • c. nose : point
  • d. ear : absorb
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 2. GARNET : RED
  • a. pearl : round
  • b. diamond : solid
  • c. emerald : green
  • d. ivory : living
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 3. DESCRY : DISTANT
  • a. mourn : lost
  • b. whisper : mutant
  • c. discern : subtle
  • d. destroy : flagrant
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 4. CAPTAIN : SHOAL
  • a. lawyer : litigation
  • b. pilot : radar
  • c. soldier : ambush
  • d. doctor : hospital
  • 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: Given below are six statements followed by a sets of three. You are to mark the option in which the statements are most logically related

Question Number 6. A. Some pins are marked B. All tin is made of copper C. All copper is used for pins D. Some tin is copper E. Some pins are used for tin F. Some copper is used for tin
  • a. ABC
  • b. CEF
  • c. CDA
  • d. ABE
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 7. A. An ostrich lays eggs. B. All bird lay eggs C. Some birds can fly D. An ostrich cannot fly E. An ostrich is a bird F. An ostrich cannot swim
  • a. BEA
  • b. ABE
  • c. DEC
  • d. ECB
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 8. A. Some paper is wood. B. All wood is good C. All that is good is wood. D. All wood is paper E. All paper is good F. Some paper is good
  • a. BED
  • b. BDF
  • c. FAB
  • d. FBA
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 9. A. All bricks are tricks B. Some tricks are shrieks C. Some that are shrieks are bricks D. Some tricks are not bricks E. All tricks are shrieks F. No tricks are shrieks
  • a. EAC
  • b. BCD
  • c. ABC
  • d. EDC
  • 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. INNOCUOUS
  • a. not capable
  • b. not dangerous
  • c. not eager
  • d. not frank
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 11. FOMENT
  • a. spoil
  • b. instigate
  • c. interrogate
  • d. spray
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 12. REMISS
  • a. lax
  • b. lost
  • c. foolish
  • d. violating
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 13. NASCENT
  • a. incipient
  • b. ignorant
  • c. loyal
  • d. treacherous
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 14. MORIBUND
  • a. dying
  • b. appropriate
  • c. leather bound
  • d. answering
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 15. FEIGN
  • a. deserve
  • b. condemn
  • c. condone
  • d. pretend
  • 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. A bite from the tsetse fly invariably paralyzes its victims unless an antidote is administered within two hours.
  • a. its victims unless an antidote is administered
  • b. its victims unless an antidote can be administered
  • c. its victims unless an antidote was administered
  • d. its victims unless they receive an antidote
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 17. The champion’s hope of capturing additional trophies were dashed when he was stripped of his championship.
  • a. The champion’s hope of capturing additional trophies were dashed when he was stripped of his championships.
  • b. The champions hope of capturing additional trophies were dashed when he was stripped of his championship.
  • c. The champions’ hope of capturing additional trophies was dashed when he was stripped of his championship.
  • d. The champion’s hope of capturing additional trophies was dashed when he was stripped of his championship.
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 18. According to Henry David Thoreau, the reason a majority is allowed to rule is not that it is more likely to be right, but because it is stronger.
  • a. the reason a majority is allowed to rule is not that it is more likely to be right, but because it is stronger
  • b. a majority is allowed to rule not because it is more likely to be right, but because it is stronger
  • c. the reason for majority rule is not because they are more likely to be right, they are stronger
  • d. the majority is allowed to rule because of its strength, not because it is more likely to be right
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 19. Contrary to popular belief, victors in the ancient Greek Olympic Games received cash prizes in addition to their laurel wreaths.
  • a. Contrary to
  • b. In contrast with
  • c. Opposite of
  • d. Unlike
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 20. 471. Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did outside the pinelands.
  • a. so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did
  • b. so fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
  • c. as fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
  • d. as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those
  • e.Not Attempted

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