TEST- English Usage 011

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. JUVENILE : SENESCENT
  • a. Happy : Unconcerned
  • b. Immature : Impecunious
  • c. Delinquent : Young
  • d. Growing : Aging
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 2. SIGN : ZODIAC
  • a. poster : billboard
  • b. letter : alphabet
  • c. prediction :prophecy
  • d. signal : beacon
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 3. QUARRY: MARBLE
  • a. Mine : Coal
  • b. Fire : Fuel
  • c. Game : Preserve
  • d. Timber : Forest
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 4. TINY : HUGE
  • a. small : little
  • b. great : grand
  • c. weak : strong
  • d. sad : gloomy
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 5. PUGNACIOUS : BATTLE
  • a. timorous : beg
  • b. loquacious : drink
  • c. tenacious : persist
  • d. veracious : lie
  • 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 vegetarians eat meat. B. All those who meat are not vegetarians C. All those who eat meat are herbivorous. D. All vegetarians are carnivorous E. All those who eat meat are carnivorous F. Vegetarians are herbivorous
  • a. BCE
  • b. ABE
  • c. ACD
  • d. ACF
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 7. A. All roses have thorns B. All roses have nectar C. All plants with nectar have thorns D. All shrubs have roses. E. All shrubs have nectar F. Some roses have thorns
  • a. BEF
  • b. BCF
  • c. BDE
  • d. ACF
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 8. A. No spring is a season B. Some seasons are springs C. Some seasons are autumns D. No seasons are autumns E. Some springs are not autumns F. All springs are autumns
  • a. DFA
  • b. BEF
  • c. CEB
  • d. DEB
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 9. A. All falcons fly high. B. All falcons are blind C. All falcons are birds D. All birds are yellow E. All birds are thirsty F. All falcons are yellow.
  • a. ABC
  • b. CDF
  • c. DEF
  • d. BCA
  • 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. TEMERITY
  • a. timidity
  • b. resourcefulness
  • c. boldness
  • d. tremulousness
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 11. PLATITUDE
  • a. fatness
  • b. bravery
  • c. dimension
  • d. trite remark
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 12. ECSTASY
  • a. joy
  • b. speed
  • c. treasure
  • d. warmth
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 13. CONTRABAND
  • a. purpose
  • b. rogue
  • c. rascality
  • d. smuggling
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 14. MELEE
  • a. heat
  • b. brawl
  • c. attempt
  • d. weapon
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 15. MIRAGE
  • a. dessert
  • b. illusion
  • c. water
  • d. mirror
  • 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. The addendum have circulated through the channels of the system for at least a year, but now the committee is trying to follow the trial.
  • a. The addendum
  • b. The addenda
  • c. Since the addendum
  • d. Because of the addenda
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 17. An inventory equal to 90 days sales is as much as even the strongest businesses carry, and then only as a way to anticipate higher prices or ensure against shortages.
  • a. as much as even
  • b. so much as even
  • c. even so much as
  • d. even as much that
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 18. Gall’s hypothesis of there being different mental functions localized in different parts of the brain is widely accepted today.
  • a. of there being different mental functions localized in different parts of the brain is widely accepted today
  • b. of different mental functions that are localized in different parts of the brain is widely accepted today
  • c. that different mental functions are localized in different parts of the brain is widely accepted today
  • d. which is that there are different mental functions localized in different parts of the brain is widely accepted today
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 19. During the conflict between the two countries, every contingency, including some members of the inactive reserves, were called upon to help.
  • a. were called upon to help
  • b. was called upon to help
  • c. is calling upon to help
  • d. was calling upon to help
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 20. Joplin’s faith in his opera “Tremonisha” was unshakable; in 1911 he published the score at his own expense and decided on staging it himself.
  • a. on staging it himself
  • b. that he himself would do the staging
  • c. to do the staging of the work by himself
  • d. to stage the work himself
  • e.Not Attempted

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