English Grammar and correct usage test – Oct 04, 20141. Choose the correct meaning of the idiom or phrase mentioned below.
i. Sleight of hand.
a. A master stroke that wins in negotiations without people realizing it.
b. To relinquish
c. To get scared
d. To exact revenge
e. Escape after doing something wrongView 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: a. A master stroke that wins in negotiations without people realizing it.
i. Ill foregoes
the pleasure and takes Carmen’s advice.
ii. She would have flung Scotland with England into the hell fire of Spanish Catholicism rather than forgo
the faintest chance of personal revenge.
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. Choose the correct alternative that either represents the antonym or synonym for the below given word.
ANSWER: b. If only sentence ii is correct
d. PromenadeView Answer / Hide Answer4. Which alternative will best replace below given sentence.
i. To prove a person or an argument to be wrong.
d. CongealView Answer / Hide Answer5. Choose the odd man out.
e. StalagmitesView Answer / Hide Answer6. Choose the correct spelling from the below given options.
d. GuttidView Answer / Hide Answer7. In the below mentioned analogy. Choose the correct from the alternatives word that can replace the question mark displaying the same relation.
i. Reluctant : Keen :: Remarkable :?
d. EvocativeView Answer / Hide Answer8. Choose the correct alternative that forms a logical word from the jumbled parts.
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d. 342615View Answer / Hide Answer9. Choose the correct synonym for the below given word.
d. Ding View Answer / Hide Answer10. Choose the correct antonym for the below given word.
d. VarnishedView Answer / Hide Answer