English Grammar and correct usage test – Oct 04, 2014 1. Choose the correct meaning of underlined idiom in the below mentioned sentence.
i. They sold a lot of antiques while renovating the house, it was like throwing out the baby with the bath water
a. To invite trouble
b. A serious reprisal
c. To eliminate the good with the bad
d. Have rumoursView Answer / Hide Answer
2. 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.
ANSWER: c. To eliminate the good with the bad
i. Aisle is perpendicular, and has also a very fine rude
ii. It simply wasn’t like him to be rood
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 well.View Answer / Hide Answer
3. In the below mentioned analogy, I and II marked in bold have been left blank. Choose the correct from the alternatives word that can replace both I and II and express the same relation.
ANSWER: d. If both the sentences are incorrect but can be corrected by interchanging the words marked in bold.
: Prison :: Curator : II
I. A. Jailor B. culprit C. Cell D. Warder
II. P. cure Q. Museum R. Curiosity S. Maturity
d. BRView Answer / Hide Answer4. Choose the correct spelling of the below given words.
d. ConiferosView Answer / Hide Answer5. Choose the odd man out.
e. DreamView Answer / Hide Answer6. Which alternative will best replace below given sentence.
i. Social class of farmers who owned their land.
d. YeshivaView Answer / Hide Answer7. Choose the correct synonym which is underlined in the below given sentence.
I was now all agog
to know our destination, nor was I kept many more minutes in doubt.
a. On tenterhooks
d. StunnedView Answer / Hide Answer
8. Choose the correct antonym for the below given word.
ANSWER: a. On tenterhooks
d. PerturbedView Answer / Hide Answer9. Choose the correct alternative that forms a logical word from the jumbled parts.
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d. 1234675View Answer / Hide Answer10. Choose the correct alternative that either represents the antonym or synonym for the below given word.
d. PiqueView Answer / Hide Answer