TEST- English Usage 007

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. MYTH : LEGENDARY
  • a. sermon : lengthy
  • b. anecdote : witty
  • c. fable : didactic
  • d. epic : comic
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 2. DESCRY : DISTANT
  • a. mourn : lost
  • b. whisper : mutant
  • c. discern : subtle
  • d. destroy : flagrant
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 3. EMPLOY : INDIGENCE
  • a. expose : dormancy
  • b. arrive : presence
  • c. submerge : buoyancy
  • d. season : blandness
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 4. SIEVE : DIVIDE
  • a. staple : collate
  • b. funeral : mourn
  • c. siphon : squeeze
  • d. panacea : remedy
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 5. MEDIATE : MEDDLE
  • a. reason : think
  • b. accumulate : hoard
  • c. neglect : abandon
  • d. discourage : burden
  • 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. Poor girls want to many rich boys B. Rich girls want to marry rich boys C. Poor girls want to marry poor girls D. Rich boys want to marry rich girls E. Poor girls to marry rich girls F. Rich boys want to marry poor girls
  • a. ADE
  • b. ABC
  • c. BCD
  • d. DEF
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 7. A. Some bubbles are not bubbles B. Some dubbles are not bubbles C. None who is rubbes is dubbels D. All dubbles are rubbles E. Some dubbles are bubbles F. Some who are rubbles are nit bubbles
  • a. ACF
  • b. DEF
  • c. ABC
  • d. BDF
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 8. A. Some men are bad B. All men are sad C. All bad things are men D. All bad things are sad E. Some sad things are men. F. Some sad things are bad
  • a. AFE
  • b. BCF
  • c. BDA
  • d. BCE
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 9. A. All toms are bright B. No bright Toms are dicks C. Some Toms are dicks D. Some Dicks are bright E. No tom is a dick F. No Dick is a tom
  • a. ABC
  • b. BEF
  • c. ABF
  • d. CDA
  • 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. MOTLEY
  • a. active
  • b. disguised
  • c. variegated
  • d. sombre
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 11. GADFLY
  • a. humourist
  • b. nuisance
  • c. scholar
  • d. burn
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 12. DERANGED
  • a. insane
  • b. systematic
  • c. neighbourly
  • d. alphabetical
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 13. INTREPID
  • a. cold
  • b. hot
  • c. understood
  • d. courageous
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 14. Awry
  • a. recommended
  • b. commiserating
  • c. startled
  • d. crooked
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 15. COPIOUS
  • a. plentiful
  • b. cheating
  • c. dishonourable
  • d. adventurous
  • 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. Unlike transplants between identical twins, whose genetic endowment is the same, all patients receiving hearts or other organs must take antirejection drugs for the rest of their lives.
  • a. Unlike transplants between identical twins, whose genetic endowment is the same
  • b. Besides transplants involving identical twins with the same genetic endowment
  • c. Unless the transplant involves identical twins who have the same genetic endowment
  • d. Aside from a transplant between identical twins with the same genetic endowment
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 17. Ancient Romans found it therapeutic to bathe in cold milk, in strawberries that had been crushed, or in bathtubs filled with black caviar.
  • a. to bathe in cold milk, in strawberries that had been crushed, or in bathtubs filled with black caviar
  • b. that they bathe in cold milk, in strawberries that had been crushed, or in caviar that was black
  • c. to bathe in cold milk, crushed strawberries, or black caviar
  • d. that they bathe in cold milk, crushed strawberries, or black caviar
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 18. Downzoning, zoning that typically results in the reduction of housing density, allows for more open space in areas where little water or services exist.
  • a. little water or services exist
  • b. there is little water or services available
  • c. little water or services exists
  • d. there are few services and little available water
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 19. The original employees hired, who had been there over twenty years, were fiercely loyal to the firm, and it offered no retirement benefits or profit sharing to any employees.
  • a. and it offered no
  • b. and it offered neither
  • c. still it offered no
  • d. though it offered no
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 20. Rembrandt so treasured his collection of Islamic portraits that when forced to sell them in order to raise money, he first made copies of more than twenty.
  • a. he first made copies of more than twenty
  • b. first he made copies of more than twenty
  • c. more than twenty were copied
  • d. copies of more than twenty were made
  • e.Not Attempted

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