TEST- English Usage 022

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 4:Each question has a main statement followed by four statements labeled A, B, C and D. Choose the ordered pair of statements where the first statement implies the second, and the two statements are logically consistent with the main statement

Question Number 1. Ram never drives when he drinks
A. Ram drove
B. Ram didn’t drink
C. Ram didn’t drive
D. Ram drank
  • a. BA
  • b. CA
  • c. CD
  • d. DC
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 2. Only intelligent investors manage money well
A. Harsh manages money well.
B. Harsh is an intelligent investor
C. Harsh does not manage money well.
D. Harsh is not an intelligent investor
  • a. DC
  • b. AD
  • c. CD
  • d. BC
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 3. The computer moves when the mouse clicks
A. The computer moved
B. The mouse did not clicks
C. The mouse clicked
D. The computer did not move
  • a. AC
  • b. CA
  • c. CD
  • d. DC
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 4. Good girls go to heaven
A. Sheela is a good girl
B. Sheela will go to heaven
C. Sheela is not a good girl
D. Sheela will not go to heaven
  • a. AC
  • b. CD
  • c. DC
  • d. None of these
  • e.Not Attempted

Directions for questions 5 to 8: Choose the lettered word or phrase that is most nearly similar in meaning to the word in capital letters.

Question Number 5. TENUOUS
  • a. vital
  • b. thin
  • c. careful
  • d. dangerous
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 6. MESMERIZE
  • a. remember
  • b. hypnotize
  • c. delay
  • d. bore
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 7. INEBRIETY
  • a. revelation
  • b. drunkenness
  • c. felony
  • d. starvation
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 8. AUXILIARY
  • a. righteous
  • b. prospective
  • c. assistant
  • d. archaic
  • 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. Night is a deal monotonous period under a roof, but in the open world it passes highly, with its star and dews and perfumes, and the hours is marked by changes in Nature’s face.
  • a. and the hours is marked by changes in Nature’s face.
  • b. and the hours which are marked by changes in Nature’s face.
  • c. and the hours are marked by changes in the face of Nature.
  • d. and the hours are marked by the changes in the Nature’s face
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 10. Bacon believes that the medical profession should be permitted to ease and quicken death where the end would otherwise only delay for few days at the cost of great pain.
  • a. Be delayed for few days
  • b. Be delayed for few days and
  • c. Be otherwise only delayed for few days and
  • d. Otherwise only delayed for few days and
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 11. Night is a deal monotonous period under a roof, but in the open world it passes highly, with its star and dews and perfumes, and the hours is marked by changes in Nature’s face.
  • a. and the hours is marked by changes in Nature’s face.
  • b. and the hours which are marked by changes in Nature’s face.
  • c. and the hours are marked by changes in the face of Nature.
  • d. and the hours are marked by the changes in the Nature’s face.
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 12. Each of the book’s protagonists–Subodh, Ila, and Dr. Chakravorty–has a powerful, dynamic personality.
  • a. Each of the book’s protagonists–Subodh, Ila, and Dr. Chakravorty–has
  • b. Each of the book’s protagonists–Subodh, Ila, and Dr. Chakravorty–have
  • c. All the book’s protagonists–Subodh, Ila, and Dr. Chakravorty–has
  • d. Subodh, Ila, and Dr. Chakravorty–he book’s protagonists–each has
  • 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. UNKEMPT
  • a. bombed
  • b. washed
  • c. neat
  • d. showy
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 14. PULCHRITUDE
  • a. ugliness
  • b. notoriety
  • c. bestiality
  • d. masculinity
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 15. PUTATIVE
  • a. colonial
  • b. quarrelsome
  • c. undisputed
  • d. powerful
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 16. PERNICIOUS
  • a. practical
  • b. comparative
  • c. harmless
  • d. tangible
  • e.Not Attempted

Directions for questions 17 to 20: Each questions has two words in the questions marked A and B. Choose the option that can be closely related to both the words.

Question Number 17. A. Long-necked vessel for distilling liquids B. Reply
  • a. retort
  • b. rejoinder
  • c. receptacle
  • d. chest
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 18. A. Ill-humour B. Animal
  • a. kvetch
  • b. pet
  • c. beast
  • d. rage
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 19. A. Littoral B. Ride down hill etc. without using power
  • a. slide
  • b. sledge
  • c. coast
  • d. tram
  • e.Not Attempted

Question Number 20. A. Fireplace B. Shred against rough surface
  • a. grind
  • b. scrape
  • c. sconce
  • d. grate
  • e.Not Attempted


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