Daily English Practice Test - Set 14

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.

The property (1) / of the grandfather (2) / should be divided (3) / equally between his sons. (4)

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


equally between his sons is the mistake
'The property of the grandfather should be divided equally among his sons' is the correct form of the sentence.
The word between is always used if the persons or objects are only two. But in this condition, the number of sons is not specified. Hence, the word 'among' should be used.

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

1. held on all India basis
2. appear the SSC examination
3. every year many students from
4. all over the country

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

ANSWER: 3, 4, 2, 1

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

Every year many students from all over the country appear the SSC examination held on all India basis.

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

A person involving in an activity for pleasure and not money is called as ___

a. Amateur
b. Follower
c. Altruist
d. Antiquarian
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Amateur

The meanings of given words are:
Amateur - A person involving in an activity for pleasure and not money
Follower – believer, supporter, etc.
Altruist - A who works for the good of others.
Antiquarian – Person interested in antiquities (ancient objects)

4)   Select the correctly spelled word

a. rhyme
b. rhythm
c. rythm
d. rythem
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: rhythm

Correct option is (b) rhythm.

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

The planets are not ___________, they move round the sun

a. stationary
b. stationery

Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: stationary

The correct option is (a) stationary
The planets are not stationary, they move round the sun.
The word 'stationary' means not moving and 'stationery' means writing papers, pens, envelopes, etc. (writing and official supplies)
For Example:
1) The office boy is in charge for ordering the stationery.
2) The boy rashly drove the car and hit a stationary bus.

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

Aligator : reptiles

a. Monkey : amphibians
b. Monkey : mammals
c. Monkey : aquatics
d. Monkey : rhodents
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Monkey : mammals

Monkeys are mammals (vertebrates that give birth to a live young)
Aligator is a reptile (mostly egg-laying creatures).
Amphibians: Animals living both on land and in water. (Eg: Frog)
Aquatics: Animals which live in water (fishes, etc)
Rhodents: rats, mice, squirrels, etc.

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


a. avoidance
b. greediness
c. endeavor
d. adherence
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: greediness

The meanings of the words are:
avoidance – prevention
greediness – miserliness
endeavor – effort, enterprise
adherence – attachment, faithfulness
Example in a sentence:
1) Happiness cannot be achieved with avarice.

8)   Choose the appropriate meaning of the idiom:

Make up one's mind

a. to be prepared
b. to make someone happy
c. make a decision
d. To criticize someone
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: make a decision

Make up one's mind - make a decision
She was not able to make up her mind in selecting a college.

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


a. dislike
b. eagerness
c. passion
d. objective
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: dislike

Aspiration means aim, ambition, eagerness, passion, objective, etc.
The antonym of the word 'ASPIRATION' is dislike.
Example in a sentence:
She has strong aspiration to become a doctor.

10)   In the sentence given below, replace the underlined phrase to make the sentence grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (d) i.e. “No correction required” as the answer.

The woman to who I sold my house was a criminal.

a. to whom I selled
b. to whom I sell
c. to whom I sold
d. No correction required
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: to whom I sold

Correct option is (c) to whom I sold.
The woman to whom I sold my house was a criminal is the correct form of the sentence.
The word 'who' is used if it is answered for he.
The word 'whom' is used as direct or indirect object of a verb or preposition. 'Whom' is used if it is answered for him.