Daily English Practice Test - Set 17

1)   The given sentence has been divided into 4 parts out of which a part may contain grammatical error. Select the part having grammatical error as answer else mark option 'e' i.e. (No correction required)' as the answer.

By this time (1) / next year (2) / I had completed (3) /my post graduation. (4)


a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. No correction required
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 3

Explanation:
I had completed is the mistake. The correct option is (c)
The person here talks about completing his post graduation in the future.
Hence, here future perfect tense 'I shall have completed' should be used.
Correct Sentence: By this time next year I shall have completed my post graduation.


2)   Choose the correct alternative which can be substituted for the below given word/ sentence.

Cultivation, management, and study of individual trees is called as __________


a. Arboriculture
b. Sericulture
c. Horticulture
d. Viticulture
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Arboriculture

Explanation:
Arboriculture – It is the study of individual tree or shrubs, etc. It includes cultural techniques such as selection, planting, training, fertilization, pest and pathogen control, pruning, shaping, and removal. A person studying arboriculture is called as ' arborist' or an 'arboriculturist'
Sericulture –Rearing of silk worms is known as Sericulture.
Horticulture – It is the branch of agriculture that deals with the art, science, technology, and business of growing plants. Cultivation of medicinal plants, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs, sprouts, etc.
Viticulture – The science, production, and study of grapes is called as Viticulture.


3)   Rearrange the following parts (1, 2, 3 and 4) in proper sequence to obtain a correct sentence.

1. our country
2. following greater than some
3. Salman Khan has a fan
4. of the best paid sports person in


a. 1, 3, 4, 2
b. 3, 4, 2, 1
c. 4, 1, 3, 2
d. 3, 2, 4, 1
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 3, 2, 4, 1

Explanation:
The correct option is (d) 3, 2, 4, 1
Salman Khan has a fan following greater than some of the best paid sports person in our country.


4)   Choose the pair of words which have a similar relationship to that between the given pair of words:

MERGE : DISCONNECT


a. Gratify : Delight
b. Worship : Devotion
c. Robust : Incapable
d. Intense : Acute
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Robust : Incapable

Explanation:
The correct option is (c) Robust : Incapable
'Disconnect' is the antonym of the word 'Merge'. Hence, the correct option is (c) which has similar relationship between the words.
Robust means 'powerful', 'prosperous', 'tough', etc.
Option (a), (b) and (d) have similar relationship between the given pair of words. These words are synonyms.


5)   Choose the correct alternative which can be substituted for the below given word/ sentence.

To hold one's tongue


a. to support
b. to interfere in one's work
c. to insult someone
d. to keep quite
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: to keep quite

Explanation:
The correct option is (d) to keep quite
Example in a sentence:
Finally to stop the argument, I held my tongue.


6)   Choose the correct alternative which can be substituted for the below given word/ sentence.

A person who talks in sleep is called as


a. Philatelist
b. Somnambulist
c. Somniloquist
d. Oneirocritic
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Somniloquist

Explanation:
A person who talks in sleep is called as Somniloquist
Suffix 'ist' is used to denote a person who is skilled or expert in something.
The word 'Somniloquist' is a Latin word. 'Somni' means sleep and 'loqui' means to talk.

The meanings of remaining words are:

Somnambulist - A person, who walks in sleep
Oneirocritic –A person who interprets dreams
Philatelist – A person who collects stamps


7)   Select the correctly spelled word

a. dilogue
b. dialouge
c. dilouge
d. dialogue
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: dialogue

Explanation:
The correct option is (d) dialogue.
Example in a sentence:
The screenplay, graphics and the dialogues amazed the audience.


8)   Select the appropriate word which makes the sentence meaningful.

The teacher often _____ her temper


a. loses
b. looses


Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: loses

Explanation:
The correct option is (a) loses.
The meanings of the words are:
Lose is a verb. It means 'unable to find, misplace, suffer etc.'
Loose – It means 'loosened, stretched, etc.'
Example in a sentence:
Loose – My new dress is a bit loose.


9)   Select the most effective word from the options given below to fill in the blank and complete the sentence meaningfully. (Collective nouns)

A _____________ of eggs.


a. collection
b. clutch
c. quiver
d. brood
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: clutch

Explanation:
'Clutch' is the correct collective noun to be used.
collection – The word 'collection' is collective noun used for stamps. (A collection of stamps)
quiver – The word 'quiver' is the collective noun used for arrows. (A quiver of arrows)
brood – Brood is a collective noun used for chickens.


10)   Pick the word/phrase which is most nearly opposite in meaning.

OBSCURE


a. confusing
b. straightforward
c. vague
d. concealed
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: straightforward

Explanation:
The correct option is (b) straightforward.
Option (b) is antonym of OBSURE
Option (a), (c) and (d) are synonyms of OBSCURE