English Grammar and correct usage test – Dec 17, 20141. There are 2 sentences given below with two homonyms typed in bold which may be either mis – spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentences. Read both the sentences carefully and decide on their correctness on the basis of the bold words.
i. He would fain
have desired liberty, but all hope of it was gone.
ii. They then feign
injury and are able to escape in an ambulance.
a. If only sentence i is correct
b. If only sentence ii is correct
c. If both the sentences are correct
d. If both the sentences are incorrect but can be corrected by interchanging the words marked in bold.
e. If both the sentences are incorrect and cannot be interchanged as wellView Answer / Hide Answer
2. Choose the best alternative that can replace the underlined portion in the below given sentence.
ANSWER: c. If both the sentences are correct
i. The appear of the white flags
prompted a police investigation, who ruled out any terrorist link.
a. They appear of the white flags
b. The appearance of the white flags
c. The appearance on the white flags
d. No changeView Answer / Hide Answer
3. In the below mentioned analogy; choose the correct from the alternatives that displays the same relation and can replace the question mark.
ANSWER: b. The appearance of the white flags
i. Ecology : Environment :: Histology : ?
d. HormonesView Answer / Hide Answer4. Choose the correct alternative that forms a logical word from the jumbled parts.
F I K S R
1 2 3 4 5
d. 12345View Answer / Hide Answer5. Choose the correct spelling for the below given word.
d. SlouggisView Answer / Hide Answer6. Choose the odd man out.
e. EntrepreneurView Answer / Hide Answer7. Rearrange the following alternatives to complete the below mentioned sentence.
A. Weight control can improve the chances of conception
B. And reduce risks
C. Decrease chances of miscarriage
D. Especially during childbirth.
d. ABCDView Answer / Hide Answer8. Choose the correct meaning of the idiom or phrase given below.
i. An Indian summer
a. a period of joy that comes rather late in a person’s life
b. look miserable
c. to feel intensely for
d. to maintain composureView Answer / Hide Answer
9. Choose the correct antonym for the below given word.
ANSWER: a. a period of joy that comes rather late in a person’s life
d. RenunciationView Answer / Hide Answer10. Choose the correct synonym for the below given word.
d. AdmittanceView Answer / Hide Answer