Daily English Practice Test - Set 13

1)   Choose the appropriate meaning of the phrase:

To read between the lines

a. understand the hidden meaning
b. to have good sight
c. to learn quickly
d. none of these
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: understand the hidden meaning

The phrase 'To read between the lines' means to understand the hidden meaning.


1) Daniel isn't every good at reading between the lines.
2) The girl didn't say anything, but her mother could tell by reading between the lines that something is wrong.

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

1. India is a
2. cannot be denied
3. and this fact
4. developing country

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

ANSWER: 1, 4, 3, 2

The correct option is (b) 1, 4, 3, 2

India is a developing country and this fact cannot be denied.

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

The life history of a person written by an author is called as ___________

a. Autobiography
b. History
c. Bibliography
d. Biography
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Biography

The life history of a person written by an author is called as Biography

The meanings of other words are:

a. Autobiography - The life history of a person written by himself is called as Autobiography. (Eg: 'Wings of Fire' – Dr. A.P. J. Abdul Kalam)
b. History - Study of past events
c. Bibliography - List of all of sources used in research work

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


a. disgraceful
b. responsible
c. innocent
d. sinful
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: innocent

The opposite word of REPREHENSIBLE is innocent, kind, etc.
'disgraceful', 'responsible', 'blameworthy' and 'sinful' are synonyms of the word 'reprehensible'
Example in a sentence:
1) These reprehensible actions of the politicians have led the farmers to commit suicide.

5)   Pick out the word closest in meaning to the given word:


a. honorable
b. shameful
c. friendly
d. immoral
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: shameful

The meanings of the words are :

despicable – degrading, shameful, etc.
honorable – honest, respectable, etc.
friendly – helpful, loving, etc.
immoral - corrupt, dishonest, etc.
Example in a sentence:
1) The despicable girl was disliked by the teacher.

6)   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.

He went(1) / to the shop (2) / to buy (3) /a scissor (4)

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


a scissor is the mistake in the given sentence.
Correct form of sentence: He went to the shop to buy a pair of scissors.
The word scissor is never used in singular form. It is always used in plural form with a pair attached to it.

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

The thief after interrogation ________ his mistake

a. accepted
b. excepted

Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: accepted

The word accept means 'to receive' and except is a preposition which means 'excluding' or 'leaving out'
'Accept' and 'Except' are antonyms. Hence, these words should be carefully used to make the sentence meaningful.

For example:
1) Except my mother, everyone is present.
2) I accept this award on behalf of my friend

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

If barometer is to air pressure, then bolometer is to

a. electromagnetic radiation
b. magnetic declination
c. wind speed
d. altitude
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: electromagnetic radiation

Barometer is used to measure air pressure. Similarly, bolometer is used to measure electromagnetic radiation.
The device used to measure –
magnetic declination - declinometer
wind speed – anemometer
altitude – altimeter

9)   Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition

The diagram I am referring ____ is given _____ page twenty.

a. to, on
b. to, at
c. at, on
d. at, in
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: to, at

The correct option is to, at
The diagram I am referring to is given at page twenty.
The preposition 'at' is used to show an exact position or particular place.

10)   Select the correctly spelled word

a. Etequitte
b. Etiquette
c. Ettiquate
d. Etiquate
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Etiquette

The correct option is (b) Etiquette