TEST- English Usage 008

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. SURGEON : DEXTEROUS
  • a. man : strong
  • b. acrobat : agile
  • c. actress : beautiful
  • d. athlete : tall
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 2. SINGER : CHROUS
  • a. market : crowd
  • b. flowers : garland
  • c. artist : troupe
  • d. fishes : pond
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 3. PARDON : OFFENCE
  • a. repent : sin
  • b. detect : violation
  • c. arraign : indictment
  • d. forgive : wrong
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 4. WALK : AMBLE
  • a. work : tinker
  • b. play : rest
  • c. run : jump
  • d. jog : trot
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 5. GULLY : CANYON
  • a. eagle : bird
  • b. cliff : granite
  • c. pebble : boulder
  • d. detour : road
  • 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. All witches are nasty. B. Some devils are nasty C. All witches are devils D. All devils are nasty E. Some nasty are devils F. No witch is nasty
  • a. BCD
  • b. CDA
  • c. DEC
  • d. FEC
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 7. A. No tingo is a bingo B. All jingoes are bingoes C. No jingo is a tingo D. Some jingoes are not tingoes E. Some tingoes are jingoes F. Some bingoes are not tingoes
  • a. ABC
  • b. ACB
  • c. DFA
  • d. BDA
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 8. A. All green is blue B. All green is white C. All green is black D. All black is white E. All blue is yellow F. All blue is white
  • a. ABF
  • b. AEF
  • c. CDB
  • d. CBE
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 9. A. All copper is metal B. All bronze is non-metal C. Some metal is silver D. Some metal is not silver E. No copper is bronze F. Some silver is not metal
  • a. ABF
  • b. ACB
  • c. ABE
  • d. CDF
  • 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. IRKSOME
  • a. interesting
  • b. lazy
  • c. tireless
  • d. devious
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 11. PROPINQUITY
  • a. remoteness
  • b. uniqueness
  • c. health
  • d. virtue
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 12. CHAFFING
  • a. achieving
  • b. serious
  • c. capitalistic
  • d. sneezing
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 13. ALLEVIATE
  • a. endure
  • b. worsen
  • c. enlighten
  • d. manoeuvre
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 14. EXHUME
  • a. decipher
  • b. sadden
  • c. integrate
  • d. inter
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 15. TRADUCE
  • a. increase
  • b. purchase
  • c. extol
  • d. donate
  • 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 recent national study of the public schools shows that there are now one microcomputer for every thirty-two pupils, four times as many than there were four years ago.
  • a. there are now one microcomputer for every thirty-two pupils, four times as many than there were
  • b. there is now one microcomputer for every thirty-two pupils, four times as many than there were
  • c. there is now one microcomputer for every thirty-two pupils, four times as many as there were
  • d. every thirty-two pupils now have one microcomputer, four times as many than there were
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 17. 177. Bihar is India’s poorest state, with an annual per capita income of $111, lower than in the most impoverished countries of the world.
  • a. lower than in
  • b. lower than that of
  • c. and lower than that of
  • d. which is lower than in
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 18. From 1965 on, Yugoslavia’s standard of living has soared, but unemployment and prices too.
  • a. but unemployment and prices too
  • b. and also unemployment and prices
  • c. but so have unemployment and prices
  • d. and so also unemployment and prices
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 19. Industrial pollution has done seriously and possibly irreversible damage to the bronze horses on the facade of the cathedral of St. Mark La Venica.
  • a. has done seriously and possibly irreversible damage to
  • b. did damage that is seriously and possibly irreversible to
  • c. damaged, serious and possibly irreversibly
  • d. has done serious and possibly irreversible damage to
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 20. Our rate of teenage pregnancies is among the highest in the industrialized world, being exceeded only by Chile, Hungary, Romania, Cuba, and Bulgaria.
  • a. is among the highest in the industrialized world, being exceeded only by
  • b. is among the highest in the industrialized world, exceeded only by that of
  • c. are among the highest in the industrialized world, only exceeded by
  • d. is among the highest in the industrialized world, and exceeds only
  • e.Not Attempted

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