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Word Substitution, Cloze Test, Error Detection, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, Phrasal Verbs

Q.1 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in

the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select No improvement.

My shoes were worn out so I had to buy a new one.

Ans

1. a new ones

2. No improvement

3. the new one's

4. new ones


Q.2 Select the option that expresses the given sentence in reported speech.

She said to me," What time is your flight tomorrow?"

Ans

1. She asked me what time is my flight the next day.

2. She asked me that what time was my flight tomorrow.

3. She asked me what time my flight was the following day.

4. She asked me what time my flight will be the next day.


Q.3 Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.

Ans

1. Pierce

2. Piteous

3. Pursue

4. Patrner


Q4. Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.

Ans

1. Nuisance

2. Negligible

3. Negociate

4. Necessary


Q.5 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Blow one's own trumpet

Ans

1. Condemn others

2. Praise oneself

3. Follow others

4. Be self-reliant


Q.6 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

Deepa walked down the road slowly without looking anybody.

Ans

1. down the road

2. Deepa walked

3. looking anybody

4. slowly without


Comprehension: In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Select the most appropriate option to fill each blank.

Watermelon is thought to have originated in Africa's Kalahari Desert. Believe it (1)______ not, the first recorded watermelon harvest (2)______ nearly 5000 years ago in Egypt and is (3)______ in Egyptian hieroglyphics on the walls of their (4)______ buildings. This fruit was often placed (5)______ the burial tombs of kings to provide nourishment in the afterlife.


Q.7 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank 1.

Ans

1. and

2. but

3. if

4. or


Q.8 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank 2.

Ans

1. contained

2. produced

3. occurred

4. discovered


Watermelon is thought to have originated in Africa's Kalahari Desert. Believe it (1)______ not, the first recorded watermelon harvest (2)______ nearly 5000 years ago in Egypt and is (3)______ in Egyptian hieroglyphics on the walls of their (4)______ buildings. This fruit was often placed (5)______ the burial tombs of kings to provide nourishment in the afterlife.

Q.9 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank 3.

Ans

1. directed

2. distributed

3. depicted

4. diverted


Q.10 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank 4.

Ans

1. obsolete

2. ancient

3. elderly

4. outdated


Watermelon is thought to have originated in Africa's Kalahari Desert. Believe it (1)______ not, the first recorded watermelon harvest (2)______ nearly 5000 years ago in Egypt and is (3)______ in Egyptian hieroglyphics on the walls of their (4)______ buildings. This fruit was often placed (5)______ the burial tombs of kings to provide nourishment in the afterlife.

Q.11 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank 5.

Ans

1. along

2. with

3. in

4. after


Q.12 Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.

Martin drew a picture of the snow-capped mountains.

Ans

1. A picture of the snow-capped mountains is being drawn by Martin.

2. A picture of the snow-capped mountains is drawn by Martin.

3. A picture of the snow-capped mountains was drawn by Martin.

4. A picture of the snow-capped mountains has been drawn by Martin.


Q.13 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select No improvement.

He sing always when he is having a shower.

Ans

1. He always sing

2. Always he is singing

3. He always sings

4. No improvement


Q.14 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

IMPLORE

Ans

1. Honour

2. Plead

3. Command

4. Refuse


Q.15 Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.

VIGILANT

Ans

1. Cautious

2. Alert

3. Rash

4. Wary


Q.16 Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.

FLEXIBLE

Ans

1. Supple

2. Stiff

3. Stale

4. Soft


Q.17 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.

Everything that I like to eat are fattening.

Ans

1. Everything that

2. are fattening

3. I like

4. to eat


Q.18 Select the most appropriate one word substitution for the given group of words.

A person very reserved in speech

Ans

1. Confident

2. Reticent

3. Adamant

4. Eloquent


Q.19 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Spill the beans

Ans

1. Waste money

2. Work hard

3. Perform magic

4. Give away a secret


Q.20 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The students went to their ______ classes after the morning assembly.

Ans

1. respective

2. respectable

3. respectful

4. respected


Q.21 Select the most appropriate one word substitution for the given group of words.

A place where clothes are kept

Ans

1. Coffin

2. Hangar

3. Shaft

4. Wardrobe


Q.22 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

GLORIOUS

Ans

1. gentle

2. unusual

3. enormous

4. splendid


Q.23 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options pick the one that gives their correct order.

A. He then called out to the people but by then only a red glow was visible in the sky.

B. At first, he thought it was a stuck kite.

C. Bheema was visiting his fields when he spotted a rising disc shaped object.

D. But when it started rising higher and emitted light, he was shocked.

Ans

1. CBDA

2. BDAC

3. BACD

4. CDAB


Q.24 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options pick the one that gives their correct order.

A. It requires physical endurance, which can be built with training and exercise.

B. Truly strong personalities meet challenges of life bravely and face hardships with equanimity.

C. However, strength of character is a personality trait or a quality.

D. Physical strength is the ability to cope with a physically challenging task.

Ans

1. BACD

2. DBCA

3. DACB

4. CBAD


Q.25 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The government has warned the traders not to ______ onions.

Ans

1. gross

2. hoard

3. combine

4. bulk











Answer Key

Q1. 4 Q2. 3 Q3. 4 Q4. 3 Q5. 2 Q6. 3 Q7. 4 Q8. 3 Q9. 3 Q10. 2 Q11. 3 Q12. 3. Q13. 3 Q14. 2 Q 15. 3 Q16. 2 Q17. 2 Q18. 2 Q19. 14. Q20. 1 Q21. 4 Q22. 4 Q23. 1 Q24. 3 Q25. 2




























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