English Language Practice Set II

English Language Practice Set II

 

Directions: In question a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (1), (2) and (3), which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (4).

(1)He was released from the hospital yesterday.

(a) No improvement

(b) Dismissed

(c) Discharged

(d)Let out

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: c[/su_spoiler]

(2)The colours softened as the sun went down.

(a) No improvement

(b) Mellowed

(c) Deepened

(d)Brightened

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: b[/su_spoiler]

(3)The new manager is soft-spoken and is considerable to all.

(a) No improvement

(b) Constricted

(c) Considerate

(d)Conceited

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: c[/su_spoiler]

(4)He hanged his portrait in the main hall.

(a) No improvement

(b) Had hanged

(c) Hung

(d)Hang

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: c[/su_spoiler]

(5)We were unable to call on you because of the rains.

(a) No improvement

(b) Visit

(c) Invite

(d)Help

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: b[/su_spoiler]

Directions: In question Nos. 6 to 10, a group of four alternatives is given. Choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences and indicate it by blackening the appropriate rectangle in the answer-sheet.

(6)To feel or express disapproval of something or someone

(a) Deprecate

(b) Depreciate

(c) Deprive

(d)Declare

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: a[/su_spoiler]

(7)Handwriting that cannot be read

(a) Illegible

(b) Ugly

(c) Decipher

(d)Ineligible

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: a[/su_spoiler]

(8)Animals that can live on land and in water

(a) Aquarians

(b) Amphibians

(c) Aquatics

(d)Anthropoids

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: b[/su_spoiler]

(9)Easily duped or fooled

(a) Indefensible

(b) Gullible

(c) Perceptible

(d)Insensible

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: b[/su_spoiler]

(10)Fear of water

(a) Obsession

(b) Insomnia

(c)Hydrophobia

(d)Claustrophobia

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: c[/su_spoiler]

Directions: In question nos. 11 to 15, groups of four words are given. In each group, one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word and mark your answer in the Answer-Sheet.

(11) (a)Dilapidated

(b) Diaphenous

(c) Detriemental

(d)Despondant

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: a[/su_spoiler]

(12) (a)Prosperous

(b) Referance

(c) Confidance

(d)Seperate

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: a[/su_spoiler]

(13) (a)Requisite

(b) Repotary

(c) Resplendant

(d)Reprimond

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: a[/su_spoiler]

(14) (a)Pungent

(b) Puntuation

(c) Necassary

(d)Necter

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: a[/su_spoiler]

(15) (a)Acquaintence

(b) Exuberance

(c) Maintenence

(d)Irrelavance

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: b[/su_spoiler]

Directions: (Question Nos. 16 to 25) In the following passage,some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.Mark your answer in the Answer-Sheet.

 

Passage:

16 the common 17 the ostrich does not bury its head in the sand to18 danger. An ostrich can run 19 a speed of forty-five miles 20 hour, kick powerfully and 21 aggressively 22 its beak. As the 23 and fastest bird in the world, it 24 need to 25 its head.

(16) (a)Contrary to

(b) According to

(c) As per

(d)In keeping with

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: a[/su_spoiler]

(17) (a)Belief

(b) Expectation

(c) View

(d)Fact

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: c[/su_spoiler]

(18) (a)Encounter

(b) Face

(c) Avoid

(d)Resist

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: c[/su_spoiler]

(19) (a)To

(b) At

(c) For

(d)With

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: b[/su_spoiler]

(20) (a)Every

(b) A

(c) Per

(d)One

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: c[/su_spoiler]

(21) (a)Poke

(b) Push

(c) Play

(d)Peck

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: a[/su_spoiler]

(22) (a)By

(b) With

(c) Through

(d)On

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: b[/su_spoiler]

(23) (a)Large

(b) More large

(c) Largest

(d)Larger

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: c[/su_spoiler]

(24) (a)Didn’t

(b) Does

(c) Did

(d)Doesn’t

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: d[/su_spoiler]

 (25) (a)Bury

(b) Shield

(c) Cover

(d)Put

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: a[/su_spoiler]

Directions: In question nos 26 to 30, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and blacken the rectangle corresponding to the appropriate letter (B), (C) or (D). If there is no error, blacken the rectangle corresponding to the letter (A) in the Answer- Sheet.

(26) (a)No error

(b) Freely of charge.

(c) To repair the damage

(d)They agreed

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: b[/su_spoiler]

(27) (a)No error

(b) And returned back to his village.

(c) He cancelled his trip

(d)When darun heard the news that his father had been hospitalised,

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: b[/su_spoiler]

(28) (a)No error

(b) Several distinguished personalities

(c) Comprises

(d)The governing board

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: c[/su_spoiler]

(29) (a)No error

(b) Unless he thinks of moving in soon.

(c) So much money on that house

(d) My uncle does not spend

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: d[/su_spoiler]

(30) (a)No error

(b) In moving to another house.

(c) Are interested

(d)Neither my sister nor my brothers

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: a[/su_spoiler]

Directions: In questions nos.31 to 35, sentences are given with blanks to the filled in with the appropriate word (s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by blackening the appropriate rectangle in the Answer-Sheet.

(31)If i——-a doctor ,I would serve  the poor.

(a) Was

(b) Were

(c) Had been

(d)Am

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: b[/su_spoiler]

(32)He is weak——he does a lot of work.

(a) So

(b) Because

(c) Yet

(d)And

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: c[/su_spoiler]

(33)Mahesh showed an—-for sports at a very early stage.

(a) Intuition

(b) Imagination

(c) Aptitude

(d)Attitude

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: c[/su_spoiler]

(34)For—-sake don’t tell it to other.

(a) Heaven’s

(b) Heavens

(c) Heaven

(d)Haven

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: a[/su_spoiler]

(35)Napoleon’s army—-to the Russian soldiers without any fight.

(a) Cordoned

(b) Capitulated

(c) Decimated

(d)Evaded

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: b[/su_spoiler]

Directions: In question nos. 36 to 40, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the  given word and mark it in the Answer-Sheet.

(36)Supercede

(a)Set aside

(b) Repeal

(c) Enforce

(d)Suspend

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: a[/su_spoiler]

(37)Perilous

(a) Dubious

(b) Cautious

(c) Dangerous

(d)Monstrous

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: c[/su_spoiler]

(38)Affluence

(a) Awkwardness

(b) Influence

(c) Difficulty

(d)Richness

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: d[/su_spoiler]

(39)Bifurcated

(a) Verbally abused

(b) Thoroughly evaluated

(c) Divided into two

(d)Dissected into pieces

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: c[/su_spoiler]

Directions: In question nos. 41 to 45, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and blacken the appropriate rectangle in the Answer-Sheet.

(40)Consensus

(a) Proximity

(b) Magnanimity

(c) Equanimity

(d)Unanimity

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: d[/su_spoiler]

(41)Salient

(a) Convenient

(b) Central

(c) Insignificant

(d)Correct

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: c[/su_spoiler]

(42)Dormant

(a) Active

(b) Quick

(c) Humble

(d)Strong

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: a[/su_spoiler]

(43)Camouflage

(a) Pretend

(b) Disguise

(c) Reveal

(d)Hide

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: c[/su_spoiler]

(44)Latent

(a) Talented

(b) Potent

(c) Evident

(d)Primitive

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: a[/su_spoiler]

(45)Ample

(a) Tasty

(b) Sufficient

(c) Quantitative

(d) Meagre

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: c[/su_spoiler]

Directions: In question 46 to 50 , four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it  in the Answer-Sheet.

(46)He is always praised for his gift of the gab.

(a) Great skill

(b) Telent for speaking

(c) Getting something free

(d)Being lucky

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: b[/su_spoiler]

(47)The teacher’s extra hours of coaching went a long way in improving the student’s performance.

(a) Helped considerably

(b) Extended widely

(c) Spent a lot of time

(d)Took great effort

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: a[/su_spoiler]

(48)The administration found it difficult to cope with the striking employees.

(a) Subdue

(b) Handle

(c) Compromise

(d)Move

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: b[/su_spoiler]

(49)The criminal was pardoned at the eleventh hour just as he was about to be hanged.

 (a) At midnight

(b) At the very last moment

(c) Suddenly

(d)  At eleven o’ clockry

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: b[/su_spoiler]

(50)He spoke well though it was his maiden speech.

(a) Emotional speech

(b) First speech

(c) Brief speech

(d)Long speech

[su_spoiler title=”Show Answer” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]Answer: b[/su_spoiler]

 

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