TEST- English Usage 018

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: Categorize the statements into fact, interference, or judgment
Fact (F) describes what we have seen, heard, or read and is capable of verification and excludes inferences and judgments.
Inference (I) are statements about unknown based on the known.
Judgment (J) is a point of view and implies approval or disapproval of objects, occurrences, or persons described.

Question Number 1. I. Our expertise across sectors is unequalled.
II. CEOs are the biggest beneficiaries of severance packages.
III. Board members feel that inefficient CEOs are worth getting rid of at any price.
  • a. JJI
  • b. JIJ
  • c. IFJ
  • d. JIF
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 2. I. The nation’s economy has doubled while the birth rate has dropped by 24% in the last three decades.
II. The unemployment rate fell to 3.9% last year, dipping below 4% for the first time in more than a century.
III. American corporate are facing an unprecedented short supply of talented manpower.
  • a. FFF
  • b. FFI
  • c. IFJ
  • d. FFJ
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 3. I. The textbooks of class I are marked red.
II. Universalization of primary education can help reduce illiteracy in India.
III. The present education system in India is unfit to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
  • a. JJJ
  • b. FIJ
  • c. FJJ
  • d. FII
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 4. I. Man is a highly social animal.
II. Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe speaks of the trials and tribulations of a man, leading a lonely life.
III. Maslow’s need hierarchy theory also speaks of social needs.
  • a. JFI
  • b. JII
  • c. JIF
  • d. JFF
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 5. I. Gone are the images of west Asian countries of camels, tents, scorching heat and deserts.
II. More and more expatriates are coming down to the cites of west asia.
III. The lifestyles of Gulf countries is something right out of the Arbian nights.
  • a. FFJ
  • b. FFF
  • c. III
  • d. IFI
  • e.Not Attempted

Directions for questions 6 to 10: Select the lettered pair in the following analogy questions that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the original capitalized pair.

Question Number 6. USHER : THEATRE
  • a. conductor : train
  • b. programme : movie
  • c. aisle : row
  • d. friend : actor
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 7. SKATE : RINK
  • a. build : arena
  • b. sleep : lecture
  • c. repose : bed
  • d. park : stadium
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 8. SAPPLING : PLANT
  • a. weed : tree
  • b. grass : wheat
  • c. puppy : dog
  • d. seed : vegetable
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 9. STUTTER : TALK
  • a. worry : analyse
  • b. stumble : walk
  • c. walk : run
  • d. hear : understand
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 10. HOSE : WATER
  • a. speaker : sound
  • b. window : air
  • c. vent : flap
  • d. chimney : smoke
  • e.Not Attempted

Directions for questions 11 to 15: 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 11. Religions in order to cease to breed communalism, they have to become spiritual movements geared to liberating individuals and transforming societies.
  • a. Religions in order to cease to breed communalism
  • b. For religions to cease to breed communalism
  • c. Religions which are ceasing to breed communalism
  • d. mFor religions ceasing to breed communalism
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 12. China's Health Ministry is going to order a nationwide alert for controlling an outbreak of a virus that has killed 22 children in one province and shows signs of spreading
  • a. is going to order a nationwide alert for controlling an outbreak of a virus that has killed 22 children in one province
  • b. is ordering a nationwide alert to control an outbreak of a virus that has killed 22 children in one province
  • c. is going to order a nationwide alert for controlling an outbreak of a virus that had killed 22 children at one province
  • d. is ordering a nationwide alert for controlling an outbreak of a virus that has killed 22 children in one province
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 13. An important benefit of using a real-time monitoring and control system is that it allows it operators to know the actual conditions of oil and gas in each peripheral site.
  • a. of using a real-time monitoring and control system is that it allows it operators to know
  • b. of a real-time monitoring and control system is that it allows operators to find
  • c. of using a real-time monitoring and control system is that it allows operators to fond out
  • d. of a real-time monitoring and control system is it allows operators to know
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 14. Ecstatic about the profits of the company for the first half of the year it was decided by the CEO to give good bonuses to his employees.
  • a. it was decided by the CEO to give good bonuses to his employees.
  • b. good bonuses were allotted for the employees by the CEO’s decision.
  • c. The CEO decided to give good bonuses to his employees.
  • d. The CEO’s decision had been to give good bonuses to his employees.
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 15. One of the most universal forms of irrationality is the attitude taken by everybody towards malicious gossip.
  • a. is the attitude taken by everybody towards malicious gossip.
  • b. was the attitude taken by everybody towards malicious gossip.
  • c. is the malicious attitude taken by people towards gossip.
  • d. is the attitude taken by people towards gossip which is malicious.
  • e.Not Attempted

Directions for questions 16 to 20: Choose the lettered word or phrase that is most nearly similar in meaning to the word in capital letters.

Question Number 16. INIMICAL
  • a. antagonistic
  • b. anonymous
  • c. fanciful
  • d. accurate
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 17. REPERCUSSION
  • a. reaction
  • b. restitution
  • c. resistance
  • d. magnificence
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 18. TENACITY
  • a. splendor
  • b. perseverance
  • c. tendency
  • d. ingratitude
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 19. FORAY
  • a. excursion
  • b. contest
  • c. ranger
  • d. intuition
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 20. BUCOLIC
  • a. diseased
  • b. repulsive
  • c. rustic
  • d. twinkling
  • e.Not Attempted

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