TEST- English Usage 015

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. TIRADE : ABUSIVE
  • a. monologue : lengthy
  • b. aphorism : boring
  • c. prologue : conclusive
  • d. encomium : laudatory
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 2. EXERCPT : NOVEL
  • a. Critique: Play
  • b. Review: Manuscript
  • c. Foreward : Preface
  • d. Recital: Programme
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 3. MOCK : IMITATE : :
  • a. Caution : Warn
  • b. Machinate : Confuse
  • c. Interject : Stop
  • d. Interrogate : Question
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 4. WITCH : COVEN
  • a. ogre : castle
  • b. seer : prophecy
  • c. actor : troupe
  • d. fairy : spell
  • e.Not Attempted

Directions for questions 5 to 8: 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 5. 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 6. A. All bees are ants.
B. All ants are not bees.
C. Ants are black.
D. All bees are cheerful.
E. All ants are cheerful.
F. Bees are black.
  • a. ADE
  • b. BED
  • c. ABE
  • d. ACE
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 7. A. Some humans are not dumb.
B. Some humans are dumb.
C. Not all humans are dumb.
D. Not all humans are not dumb.
E. Ramu is a human.
F. Ramu is not dumb.
  • a. EFA
  • b. FEB
  • c. ACD
  • d. EFD
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 8. A. No woman is proud.
B. No proud person is a woman.
C. All counselors are woman.
D. No counselor is proud.
E. All women are counselors.
F. Some women are not proud.
  • a. EFD
  • b. CAD
  • c. ABD
  • d. ECB
  • e.Not Attempted

Directions for questions 9 to 12: 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 9. Experts claim that shifting a portion of health – benefit costs to the workers helps to control the employers costs, but also helps to limit medical spending
  • a. helps the control the employers costs, and also
  • b. helps to control not only the employer’s costs, but
  • c. not only helps to control the employer’s costs, but also helps
  • d. not only helps to control the employer’s costs, and also helps
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 10. The characteristic genius of the Indian mind is not shake the beliefs of the common man but to leading them through stages to the understanding of the deeper philosophical meaning behind their beliefs.
  • a. but to leading them through stages
  • b. but to facilitating them via stages
  • c. but no effect them vis-à-vis stages
  • d. but to lead them by stages
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 11. Adult survivors of child abuse traditionally have had little or no chance that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated.
  • a. that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated
  • b. to recognize and treat their symptoms
  • c. of getting their symptoms recognized and treated
  • d. of recognizing and treating symptoms
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 12. In Japan elderly people are treated with far greater respect than most Western countries.
  • a. most Western countries
  • b. most Western countries do
  • c. most Western countries are
  • d. they are in most Western countries
  • e.Not Attempted

Directions for questions 13 to 16: Choose the lettered word or phrase that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters.

Question Number 13. OPPORTUNE
  • a. occassional
  • b. fragrant
  • c. fragile
  • d. awkward
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 14. CAROUSE
  • a. caper
  • b. frisk
  • c. sup
  • d. grieve
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 15. IMPEDE
  • a. obstruct
  • b. facilitate
  • c. hinder
  • d. stick
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 16. DIN
  • a. lightness
  • b. safety
  • c. silence
  • d. hunger
  • e.Not Attempted

Directions for questions 17 to 20: Choose the lettered word or phrase that is most nearly similar in meaning to the word in capital letters.

Question Number 17. MANUMIT
  • a. prosody
  • b. incarcerate
  • c. imprison
  • d. free
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 18. DENIZEN
  • a. alien
  • b. dweller
  • c. visitor
  • d. canon
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 19. ATTENUATE
  • a. appear
  • b. be absent
  • c. weaken
  • d. testify
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 20. REPARTEE
  • a. witty retort
  • b. wilful departure
  • c. sacrifice
  • d. monologue
  • e.Not Attempted

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