TEST- English Usage 006

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. WHISPER : SPEAK
  • a. brush : touch
  • b. skip : walk
  • c. listen : hear
  • d. request : ask
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 2. CAPTAIN : SHOAL
  • a. lawyer : litigation
  • b. pilot : radar
  • c. soldier : ambush
  • d. doctor : hospital
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 3. PROTAGONIST : CHARACTER
  • a. brush : applicator
  • b. lawmaker : government
  • c. costume : gala
  • d. conductor : orchestra
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 4. CULTIVATE : GARDEN
  • a. play : game
  • b. worship : church
  • c. relax : vacation
  • d. steer : automobile
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 5. SCALES : JUSTICE
  • a. weights : measures
  • b. laws : courts
  • c. torch : liberty
  • d. laurel : peace
  • 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 sand is band B. All sandal is band C. All band is sandal D. No sand is sandal E. No band is sand F. Some band is sandal
  • a. BCA
  • b. BCD
  • c. ABC
  • d. EDC
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 7. A. No wife is life B. All life is strife C. Some wife is strife D. All that is wife is life E. All wife is strife F. No wife is strife
  • a. BEF
  • b. FCB
  • c. ABF
  • d. BDE
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 8. A. Some crows are flies B. Some flies are mosquitoes C. All mosquitoes are flies D. Some owls are flies E. All owls are mosquitoes F. Some mosquitoes are not owls
  • a. ABC
  • b. CEF
  • c. ADE
  • d. EDB
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 9. A. Six is five B. Five is not four C. Some five is ten D. Some six is twelve E. Some twelve is five F. Some ten is four
  • a. ADE
  • b. ABC
  • c. AEF
  • d. EDC
  • 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. ANALOGOUS
  • a. not comparable
  • b. not capable
  • c. not culpable
  • d. not corporeal
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 11. EPHEMERAL
  • a. sensuous
  • b. passing
  • c. popular
  • d. eternal
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 12. GRISLY
  • a. suggestive
  • b. doubtful
  • c. untidy
  • d. pleasant
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 13. BENIGN
  • a. tenfold
  • b. peaceful
  • c. blessed
  • d. malignant
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 14. PUERILE
  • a. fragrant
  • b. adult
  • c. lonely
  • d. masterly
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 15. RUDDY
  • a. robust
  • b. witty
  • c. wan
  • d. exotic
  • 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. All of the companies registered represent companies that signed up ahead of time.
  • a. companies registered represent companies
  • b. companies’ registered represent companies
  • c. companies registered represent companies’
  • d. companies’ registered represent companies’
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 17. Several studies have found that the coronary patients who exercise most actively have half or less than half the chance of dying of a heart attack as those who are sedentary.
  • a. have half or less than half the chance of dying of a heart attack as those who are sedentary
  • b. have half the chance, or less, of dying of a heart attack than those who are sedentary do
  • c. have half the chance that they will die of a heart attack, or less, than those who are sedentary do
  • d. are at least fifty percent less likely than those who are sedentary to die of a heart attack
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 18. Jamie Salvadors presentation was by far the most eloquent on the panel.
  • a. Jamie Salvadors presentation was
  • b. Jamie Salvadors’ presentation was
  • c. Jamie Salvador’s presentation was
  • d. Jamie Salvadors’ presentation was
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 19. The lack of complete historical records from the mid-to-late 1800’s have made some Black inventions difficult to trace to their originators.
  • a. have made some Black inventions difficult to trace to their originators
  • b. have made for difficulties in tracing some inventions by Blacks to their originators
  • c. have made it difficult to trace some inventions by Blacks to their originators
  • d. has made it difficult to trace some inventions to their Black originators
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 20. To speak habitually of the “truly needy” is gradually instilling the notion that many of those who are just called “needy” actually have adequate resources; such a conclusion is unwarranted.
  • a. To speak habitually of the “truly needy” is gradually instilling the notion
  • b. To speak habitually of the “truly needy” is instilling the notion gradually
  • c. To speak habitually of the “truly needy” is gradually to instill the notion
  • d. Speaking habitually of the “truly needy” is to instill the gradual notion
  • e.Not Attempted

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