TEST- English Usage 012

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. HAIR : BALD
  • a. wig : curly
  • b. egg : cooked
  • c. rain : arid
  • d. skin : scarred
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 2. CURE : PHYSICIAN
  • a. prescribe : pharmacist
  • b. discuss : writer
  • c. entertain : comedian
  • d. train : athlete
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 3. DINGHY : BOAT
  • a. novel : book
  • b. canoe : paddle
  • c. oar : water
  • d. deck : stern
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 4. RECLUSE : SOLITARY
  • a. socialite : gregarious
  • b. hermit : old
  • c. monk : lowly
  • d. soldier : political
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 5. APPLE : TREE
  • a. silver : book
  • b. bronze : copper
  • c. plank : wood
  • d. pearl : oyster
  • 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. No wires are hooks B. Some springs are hooks C. All springs are wires D. Some hooks are not wires. E. No hook is a spring F. All wires are springs
  • a. AED
  • b. BCF
  • c. BEF
  • d. ACE
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 7. A. Soma abra are dabra B. All abra are cabra C. All dabra are abra D. All dabra are not abra E. Some dabra are abra F. Some cabra are dabra
  • a. AEF
  • b. BCF
  • c. ABD
  • d. BCE
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 8. A. No plain is a chain B. All manes are chains C. No mane is plane D. Some manes are not planes. E. Some planes are manes. F. Some chains are not planes.
  • a. ACD
  • b. ADF
  • c. ABC
  • d. CDF
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 9. A. All dolls are nice B. All toys are nice C. All toys are dolls. D. Some toys are nice E. Some nice are dolls. F. No doll is nice
  • a. CDE
  • b. CEF
  • c. ACD
  • d. BEF
  • 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. EFFACE
  • a. countenance
  • b. encourage
  • c. recognize
  • d. rub out
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 11. ABBOT
  • a. cursory
  • b. chaplain
  • c. amiable
  • d. late
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 12. CHASTE
  • a. promiscuous
  • b. sleazy
  • c. curt
  • d. austere
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 13. CITE
  • a. adduce
  • b. exonerate
  • c. praise
  • d. betide
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 14. DENOUEMENT
  • a. action
  • b. scenery
  • c. resort
  • d. solution
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 15. BOISTEROUS
  • a. conflicting
  • b. noisy
  • c. testimonial
  • d. grateful
  • 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. while all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominating industries and regulatory environment of the states obviously determines the types and amounts of waste produced, as well as the cost of disposal.
  • a. all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominating industries and regulatory environment of the states obviously determines
  • b. each state faces a similar industrial waste problem, their predominant industries and regulatory environment obviously determine
  • c. all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominant industries and the regulatory environment of each state obviously determine
  • d. all states face a similar industrial waste problem, their predominating industries and regulatory environment obviously determines
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 17. The human growth hormone, made by the pituitary gland, is secreted during sleep in higher concentrations than when awake.
  • a. during sleep in higher concentrations than when awake
  • b. when sleeping in higher concentrations than waking hours
  • c. in higher concentrations during sleeping than waking
  • d. in higher concentrations during sleep than during waking hours
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 18. The newly elected presidentrefused to be drawn into a debate over the severe criticism launched on the goverment's economic policies.
  • a. refused to comment
  • b. did not want to participate in a discussion
  • c. had nothing to say
  • d. didn't know anything about the goverment's economic policies
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 19. An air off acrimony pervaded the usually placid senate today as senators under an unusal limitation of debate.
  • a. an air of acrimony prevaded the usually placid
  • b. an air of acrimony replaced usual placidity
  • c. usual placidity was replaced by an air of acrimony
  • d. an air of alimony prevaded the usually placid
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 20. Founded in 1983, the magazine increased its circulation more than double since then, and its advertising.
  • a. increased its circulation more than double since then,
  • b. has since increased its circulation more than double,
  • c. has since more than doubled its circulation
  • d. since then more than doubled its circulation
  • e.Not Attempted

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