TEST- English Usage 013

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. ROCK : SLATE
  • a. swimmer : athelete
  • b. wave : sea
  • c. boat : kayak
  • d. novel : literature
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 2. SCRUPLES : CROOKED
  • a. innocence : naive
  • b. modest : proud
  • c. bold : fear
  • d. guilt : innocent
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 3. CHAFF : WHEAT
  • a. mote : dust
  • b. gold : lead
  • c. dregs : wine
  • d. loaf : bread
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 4. RAM : LAMB
  • a. buck : dollar
  • b. ewe : sheep
  • c. bull : calf
  • d. buck : doe
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 5. OGLE : OBSERVE
  • a. haggle : outbid
  • b. clamour : dispute
  • c. discern : perceive
  • d. flaunt : display
  • 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 buildings are not skyscrapers. B. Some skyscrapers are not buildings. C. No structure is a skyscraper D. All skyscrapers are structures E. Some skyscrapers are buildings F. Some structures are not building
  • a. ACE
  • b. BDF
  • c. FDA
  • d. ACF
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 7. A. All bins are buckets B. No bucket is a basket C. No bin is a basket D. Some baskets are buckets E. Some bins are baskets F. No basket is a bin
  • a. BDE
  • b. ACB
  • c. CDF
  • d. ABF
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 8. A. Good managers are intuitive B. Some managers are women C. Supriya is intutive D. Supriya is a woman E. Some women are intuitive F. Supriya is a good manager
  • a. BCE
  • b. ABD
  • c. AFC
  • d. ADF
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 9. A. All boys are good. B. Some girls are bad. C. Good people are educated. D. Ram and Lata are friends. E. Ram is an educated boy. F. Lata is an educated girl.
  • a. BCF
  • b. ACE
  • c. DEF
  • d. None of these
  • 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. CLEFT
  • a. split
  • b. waterfall
  • c. assembly
  • d. adherence
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 11. EMANCIPATE
  • a. set free
  • b. take back
  • c. make worse
  • d. embolden
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 12. INFALLIBLE
  • a. final
  • b. unbelievable
  • c. perfect
  • d. inaccurate
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 13. VORACIOUS
  • a. ravenous
  • b. spacious
  • c. truthful
  • d. pacific
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 14. BANEFUL
  • a. intellectual
  • b. thankful
  • c. decisive
  • d. poisonous
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 15. CONSTRUE
  • a. explain
  • b. promote
  • c. reserve
  • d. erect
  • e.Not Attempted

Directions for questions 16 to 20: Choose the option which best replaces the underlined word in the sentence given in each question.

Question Number 16. He delivered a jeremiad to a crowd at a church.
  • a. song
  • b. ballad
  • c. tale of woe
  • d. sermon
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 17. The ever-escalating advertising budgets have cancelled each other out.
  • a. decreasing
  • b. constant
  • c. increasing
  • d. paltry
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 18. The first medium, a venerable shinto ascetic in her sixties, scattered offerings of fruit and flowers.
  • a. shady
  • b. manipulative
  • c. respectable
  • d. demented
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 19. He has focused his ire on the systems most flagrant abuse, the so-called soft money.
  • a. eyes
  • b. point
  • c. rage
  • d. funds
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 20. Venture capitalists were able to sell their stock for a nice return before the shares plummeted
  • a. rose
  • b. dived
  • c. escaped
  • d. traded
  • e.Not Attempted

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