English Grammar and correct usage test – Dec 18, 20141. The below given sentences have two words marked in bold. The meaning of both the words remains the same in context to the sentence, find the meaning for the words.
i. This rule does not hold
good in his case.
ii. They failed
to put themselves to the work with dedication and missionary spirit.
e. AdjustView Answer / Hide Answer2. In the below given passage, there are blanks which are numbered. Fill in the blanks choosing the correct alternative mentioned against each number.
He further 1
to recollect that these feelings of inferiority were 2
from his childhood – his authoritarian parents, a 3
of normal lively adolescence and a lack 4
an early independence training, 5
in to his stunted personality.
i. a. Went b. Gone c. Goes d. Go
ii. a. Derive b. Derives c. Deriving d. Derived
iii. a. Lacks b. Lack c. Lakh d. Lacking
iv. a. Often b. On c. Of d. Is
v. a. Resulting b. Resulted c. Results d. Result
i. a, ii. b, iii. a, iv. a, v. a
i. a, ii. d, iii. b, iv. c, v. a
i. d, ii. b, iii. a, iv. a, v. c
i. c, ii. d, iii. c, iv. d, v. bView Answer / Hide Answer
3. Rearrange the below mentioned alternatives to form a coherent paragraph.
ANSWER: i. a, ii. d, iii. b, iv. c, v. a
A. He bravely set to work and learn that a man attains full stature from the moment he accepts himself as he is.
B. When Abir discovered all this, his shyness diminished considerably.
C. He now realised that what he called his ‘shyness’ did not exist!
D. He realised further that his whole life had been based on this illusion of perfection which he had developed in order to obtain peace of mind and a defence against his feelings of inferiority.
d. ABCDView Answer / Hide Answer4. Which alternative will best replace the below given sentence.
i. The part of the throat that contains the vocal cords and the narrow opening between them.
c. Oral Cavity
d. Glottis View Answer / Hide Answer5. Choose the odd man out.
d. VoteView Answer / Hide Answer6. Choose the correct alternative that forms a logical word from the jumbled parts.
A S C E N T
1 2 3 4 5 6
d. 236145View Answer / Hide Answer7. Choose the correct synonym for the below given word.
d. ElegantView Answer / Hide Answer8. Choose the correct meaning of the underlined idiom or phrase given below in the sentence.
i. Doris braved the elements
and reached in time for the ceremony.
a. To reveal
b. To tell
c. Of the nobility
d. To go on in bad weather View Answer / Hide Answer
9. Choose the correct antonym for the below given word.
ANSWER: d. To go on in bad weather
d. OrnateView Answer / Hide Answer10. The sentence given below is mentioned in Active/ Passive Voice. Choose the correct alternative that best expresses the sentence in Passive/ Active Voice.
i. People could hear the music from blocks away.
a. The music was heard from blocks away.
b. The music will be heard from blocks away.
c. The music should be heard from blocks away.
d. The music could be heard from blocks away. View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: d. The music could be heard from blocks away.