Showing posts with label English. Show all posts
Showing posts with label English. Show all posts

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Word Power

Post Before “read more” An

Find the word comes closest in meaning

1. Arraign

a. Exculpate b. Reign
c. Accuse d. Free

2. Propitiate
a. Appease b. Hassle
c. Aggravate d. Annoy
 
3. Obloquy
a. Credit b. Blame
c. Castigate d. Respect

4. Puerile
a. Mature b. Adult
c. Responsible d. Childish
 
5. Bauble
a. Trinket b. Precious
c. Vivacious d. Resplendent
 
6. Munificent
a. Penurious b. Parsimonious
c. Magnanimous d. Niggardly

7. Succinct
a. Epigrammatic b. Discursive
c. Maundering d. Prolix

8. Traduce
a. Extol b. Defence
c. Honour d. Calumniate

9. Chagrin
a. Exultation b. Distress
c. Ridicule d. Rankle

10. Facetious
a. Adroit b. Solemn
c. Lugubrious d. Jocose


Answers :
1. c. Accuse
2. a. Appease
3. b. Blame
4. d. Childish
5. a. Trinket
6. c. Magnanimous
7. a. Epigrammatic
8. d. Calumniate
9. b. Distress
10. d. Jocose
d here is the rest of it

Synonymous Quiz


Questions (A, B, C, D, E)Answer : Pick out the word synonymous with the one in the sentence given below.

1. A. After the dismal show the caption resigned his job.
(a) poor (b) sorrowful (c) minimum (d) short (e) miser

Answer : A

2. B. The boy gave a graphic account of the theft.
(a) picture (b) drawing (c) vivid (d) broad (e) vague

Answer : C

3. C. The soldier displayed exceptional courage and saved the members of his platoon.
(a) avoidable (b) unusual (c) strange (d) abnormal (e) new

Answer : B

4. D. The police officer found that the documents recovered were fabricated.
(a) prepared (b) forged (c) genuine (d) historical (e) constricted

Answer : B

5. In spite of their efforts, they could not make much headway.
(a) progress (b) thinking (c) efforts (d) starts (e) results

Answer : A

Sunday, May 1, 2011

(GK) General English "Indirect Speech"


(GK) General English "Indirect Speech"

Change to Indirect Speech



1. Rajan said, “I saw the procession”.Rajan said that he had seen the procession.

2. The old man said to the little boy, “What is your name, my child?”The old man inquired of the little boy what his name was.

3. She said, “I have never seen him.”She denied that she had never seen him.

4. She said to him, “Please don't abandon me!”She entreated him not to abandon her.

5. The Judge said to the police officer, “Bring in the accused.”The Judge commanded the police officer to bring in the accused.

6. The officer said to his men, “Fire.”The officer commanded his men to fire.

7. He said to the boy, “What is your name?”He asked the boy what his name was.

8. He said to me, “Please help me!”He requested me to help him.

9. He exclaimed, “My goodness! How beautiful she is!”Full of wonder and admiration, he exclaimed how beautiful she was.

10. The officer said to the candidate, “How old are you”?The officer asked the candidate how old he was.

11. They said to the conservative candidate, “What are your views on socialism?”They questioned the conservative candidate on his views on socialism.

12. She said to him indignantly, “Am I your servant?”She asked him indignantly whether she was his servant.

13. She said to me, “You are my only friend”.She told me that I was her only friend.

14. The teacher said to the student, “Stand up, and remain standing for ten minutes.”The teacher told th student to stand up, and to remain standing for ten minutes.

15. The principal said to the students, “Your examinations will commence on Monday”.The Principal informed the students that their examinations would commence on Monday.

16. I said to him, “When did you arrive?”I asked him when he had arrived.

17. He said to his servant, “Fetch my hat.”He ordered his servant to fetch his hat.

18. Venu said, “I want chocolates now”Venu said that he wanted chocolates then.

19. He said to the stranger, “Where do you come from?”He asked the stranger where he came from.

20. He said to me, “Did you go to college last Monday?”He asked me whether I had gone to college the previous Monday.

21. The teacher said to the boy, “Why were you absent yesterday?”The teacher asked the boy why he had been absent the previous day.

22. He said, “I have never seen her in my life”.He denied that he had ever seen her in his life.

23. He said to the policeman, “Please don't beat me!”He begged the policeman not to beat him.

24. He said, “I have many friends”.He said that he had many friends.

25. Vijay said, “I have finished my work”.Vijay said that he had finished his work.

26. The dictator said, “Let him be shot.”The dictator ordered him to be shot.

27. She said, “Can his words be believed?She queried whether his words could be believed.

28. The spokesman said, “The party is facing no new problem”.The spokesman stated that the party was facing no new problem.

29. The young man said, “My goodness! How beautiful she is!”The young man exclaimed with wonder and admiration how beautiful she was.

30. He said to her, “Where are you going?”He asked her where she was going.

31. I said to him, “Have you been drinking?”I asked him whether he had been drinking.

32. I said to him, “Kindly meet me tomorrow.”I requested him to meet me the next day.

33. He cried, “O God, have mercy on me!”He prayed God to have mercy on him.

34. The teacher said to the students, “Learn this poem by heart.”The teacher instructed the students to learn the poem by heart.

35. Raj said, “I am going to Bangalore tomorrow.”Raj said that he was going to Bangalore the next day.

36. He said to me, “Please help me!”He begged me to help him.

37. They said to him, “Are you writing a novel?”They asked him whether he was writing a novel.

38. He said, “I am innocent, whatever people may say”He claimed that he was innocent, whatever people might say.

39. He said to the boy, “Don't leave the house”.He ordered the boy not to leave the house.

40. Arun said, “The audience has been waiting for the minister's arrival”.Arun said that the audience had been waiting for the minister's arrival.

41. The teacher asked his students, “Have you ever seen a kangaroo?”The teacher asked his students whether they had ever seen a kangaroo.

42. Mr. Ajay: “My friend, please don't betray your country”Mr. Ajay pleaded with his friend not to betray his country.

43. Calling a man aside, the policeman inquired, “What is all this uproar about?”Calling a man aside, the policeman inquired what all the uproar was about.

44. The Judge said, “Let the accused be released forthwith.”The Judge directed that the accused be released forthwith.

45. The innkeeper said to the stranger, “Who are you?”The innkeeper asked the stranger who he was.

46. The old man exclaimed, “Alas! My country is in ruins!”The old man exclaimed bitterly that his country was in ruins.

47. He said to me, “Which is your book?”He asked me which my book was.

48. John says, “I can manage this problem.”John says that he can manage that problem.

49. He said to me, “What is your name, and where do you live?”He wanted to know what my name and address and where I lived.

50. He said, “I wish to learn English”.He said that he wished to learn English

(GK) General English "Sentences"


(GK) General English "Sentences" 

Errors in Sentences


1. a) I won't go into all the depressing details
    b) let it is suffice it to say that the 
    c) whole affair was an utter disaster.
    d) No error.

B (remove 'it to say')

2. a) I advised him
    b) against taking a decision
    c) until he had not given the matter a serious thought.
    d) No error.

C

3. a) We have benefited from
    b) the discoveries bequeathed at us
    c) by scientists of the last century.
    d) No error.


B (remove 'at' with 'to')

4. a) She asked her son
    b) if he was
    c) going to 
    d) college today
    e) No error

D (college that day)

5. a) She has got
    b) a down at me,
    c) I did not know why.
    d) No error.


B (a down against me)

6. a) I have
    b) seen her only once
    c) but I'm liking her a lot.
    d) No error.

C

7. a) He was beside
    b) himself with rage
    c) when he saw the mess.
    d) No error.

D

8. a) I would not sullen 
    b) my hands
    c) by accepting a bribe.
    d) No error.

A (I would not sully)

9. a) I fail to understand
    b) how can you leave
    c) your boy friend in the lurch.
    d) No error.

B

10. a) He looked
      b) as though
      c) she
      d) was fainting.
      e) No error.

D (were fainting)

11. a) Different words with the
      b) same spelling are distinguished
      c) in this dictionary by a superscript number.
      d) No error.

D

12. a) The International Commodity Fair was organized
      b) to provide an international platform
      c) to discussing the status and prospects of the
      d) commodities that are of great relevance to India.

C (to discuss)

13. a) If it possible to get near
      b) where one of the volcanic eruptions take place,
      c) we should see a grand sight.
      d) No error.

D

14. a) They refused
      b) staying in that hotel
      c) as it was too crowded.
      d) No error.

B (to stay in that hotel)

15. a) He was not
      b) just unconsiderate, he was downright rude
      c) No error.

B (inconsiderate)

16. a) Why does he
      b) not attend
      c) with what
      d) I am saying?
      e) No error

C (to what)

17. a) There were gasps of horror from
      b) the spectators as he
      c) fell from the tight rope.
      d) No error.

C (fell down from the tight rope)

18. a) He unleashed,
      b) a torrential of abuse
      c) against the unfortunate shop assistant.
      d) No error.

B (a torrent of abuse)

19. a) There is Mr. Hussain
      b) whom they say
      c) is the best painter in the town.
      d) No error.
B

20. a) Finally he even received
      b) a offer from the Institute of Advanced study at Princeton,
      c) one of the most prestigious
      d) institutions in the world.

B (an offer)

21. a) The train entered
      b) in the station
      c) and stopped slowly
      d) No error.

B (remove 'in')

22. a) They have been
      b) saved of a
      c) great deal
      d) of trouble.
      e) No error.

B (saved a)

23. a) Many people are of the opinion
      b) that the sudden outburst of the speaker
      c) was surprising and unseemly,
      d) to say the least.
      e) No error.

D

24. a) No sooner teacher entered the room
      b) he suspected that some of the students
      c) were using unfair means in answering the questions
      d) No error.

A

25. a) The soldier jumped to attention
      b) when the colonel
      c) passed him.
      d) No error.
C (passed by him)

26. a) The mark list of those candidates
      b) whose results are withheld
      c) for certain defect
      d) will issue only after rectification of the defects.

D (will be issued)

27. a) The hotel room
      b) was bare
      c) and uninviting.
      d) No error.

D

28. a) Each person
      b) should look after
      c) their own belongings.
      d) No error.

C (his/her own belongings)

29. a) Her clothes
      b) were bespattered
      c) by mud.
      d) No error.
C (with mud)

30. a) There is
      b) unlikely
      c) to be rain
      d) No error.

C (to be any rain)

31. a) Our mission are
      b) to provide value based technical education
      c) and mould the character of the younger generation
      d) through a synthesis of science and spirituality.
A (mission is)

32. a) She is a bit
      b) of a doubting Thomas,
      c) She won't believe you are back till she sees you.
      d) No error.

D

33. a) I have been
      b) working on my
      c) autobiography for the
      d) last seven years.
      e) No error.

E

34. a) Two hours have passed
      b) since
      c) he had fallen asleep
      d) No error.

C

35. a) Some people
      b) feel that
      c) without
      d) discipline no progress is possible.
      e) No error.
A (remove 'some')

36. a) Passengers may contact
      b) Indian Airlines offices or
      c) any of its approved travel agents
      d) to reservations and ticketing.

D (for reservations)

37. a) The dog let out
      b) a blood chilling
      c) howling when it was
      d) given the injection
      e) No error

C (howl when it was)

38. a) Many were
      b) sent to the
      c) gallow and many
      d) executed in public.
      e) No error.
C (gallows and many)

39. a) It is a strange thing
      b) know little people in general
      c) know about sky.
      d) No error.
C

40. a) He gave her
      b) a suggestible glance
      c) and she blushed
      d) No error.

B (a surreptitious glance)

41. a) 'Meatless Days'
      b) have been made
      c) into a film
      d) No error.
B (has been made)

42. a) Their college football eleven were
      b) the runner-up in the tournament
      c) the championship being lifted
      d) by the Gandhi Memorial College eleven.
      e) No error.

B (runners up)

43. a) I shall go to Australia
      b) for higher studies
      c) if you like it or not.
      d) No error.

C (whether you like it or not)

44. a) This bottle must
      b) not be made
      c) to stand
      d) close to the fire
      e) No error.

C (remove 'to stand' to 'stood')

45. a) Although she did not mention me by name,
      b) I know her remarks
      c) were intended for my benefit.
      d) No error.
D

46. a) The mason will no
      b) do the work
      c) except give the order.
      d) No error.
C

47. a) Why did
      b) you not told me
      c) that the meeting
      d) was postponed?
      e) No error
B (tell)

48. a) Some diary farmers use milking machines
      b) to milk their cows
      c) but milking by hand is still widespread in Kerala
      d) No error

D

49. a) The magazine I subscribe to,
      b) has a much large circulation
      c) than that of the other magazine
      d) No error.

C

50. a) This drug should
      b) only be taken
      c) with the supervision of a doctor.
      d) No error.
(under the supervision of a doctor)

(GK) General English Model Test - 5


General English Model Test - 5



201. Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below the sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, then indicate your response against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, then indicate (d) as your response. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d). Errors may be in grammar, appropriate word usage or idioms. There may be a necessary word missing or there may be a word, which should be removed. I hope it's not imposing on your hospitality, but could I stay to dinner?(a) Stay over
(b) Stay up to
(c) Stay at
(d) No improvement

B

202. Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below the sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, then indicate your response against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, then indicate (d) as your response. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d). Errors may be in grammar, appropriate word usage or idioms. There may be a necessary word missing or there may be a word, which should be removed. Working in the slums brought her in against the realities of poverty.(a) Brought her forward
(b) Brought her up
(c) Brought her on
(d) No improvement

C

203. Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below the sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, then indicate your response against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, then indicate (d) as your response. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d). Errors may be in grammar, appropriate word usage or idioms. There may be a necessary word missing or there may be a word, which should be removed. He secured the first position in a hundred metres race.a. A hundred metre race
b. Hundred metres race
c. One hundred metres race
d. No improvement

C

204. Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below the sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, then indicate your response against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, then indicate (d) as your response. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d). Errors may be in grammar, appropriate word usage or idioms. There may be a necessary word missing or there may be a word, which should be removed. Our armed forces are superior to those of any other country in the world.a. Superior than
b. Superior from
c. Superior over
d. No improvement

D

205. Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below the sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, then indicate your response against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, then indicate (d) as your response. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d). Errors may be in grammar, appropriate word usage or idioms. There may be a necessary word missing or there may be a word, which should be removed.
The Union Finance Minister has said that fresh recruitment will be restricted to one-third of the vacancies that arise in the government jobs.
a. Rise
b. Raise
c. Arouse
d. No improvement

D

206. Select the word or phrase which is closest to the opposite in meaning of the underlined word or phrase. In facing adverse situations, he was very stoical.a. Tactless
b. Flinching
c. Awkward
d. Assured

B

207. Select the word or phrase which is closest to the opposite in meaning of the underlined word or phrase. Though aware of his crimes, he remained impenitent throughout.a. Repentant
b. Sorrowful
c. Hot-headed
d. Pertinent

A

208. Select the word or phrase which is closest to the opposite in meaning of the underlined word or phrase. There are many anecdotes about his sister who is an imperious personality.a. Characterless
b. Pious
c. Arrogant
d. Submissive

D

209. Select the word or phrase which is closest to the opposite in meaning of the underlined word or phrase. The speaker made some very cogent remarks.a. Flattering
b. Unconvincing
c. Superfluous
d. Vociferous

C

210. Select the word or phrase which is closest to the opposite in meaning of the underlined word or phrase. The young business executive was very perspicacious.a. Banal
b. Clever
c. Humble
d. Unreliable

A

211. Select the word or phrase which is closest to the opposite in meaning of the underlined word or phrase. A fortuitous combination of circumstances led to the discovery of his lineage.a. Unfortunate
b. Accidental
c. Planned
d. Ludicrous

C

212. Select the word or phrase which is closest to the opposite in meaning of the underlined word or phrase. The Prime Minister's radio broadcast galvanised the people's sprit.a. Frightened
b. Pacified
c. Dampened
d. Distracted

C

213. Select the word or phrase which is closest to the opposite in meaning of the underlined word or phrase. Their arrival defiled the atmosphere.a. Purified
b. Polluted
c. Disturbed
d. Glorified

A

214. Select the word or phrase which is closest to the opposite in meaning of the underlined word or phrase. The speaker recalled the deceased leader's benevolent deeds.a. Unpopular
b. Unkind
c. Unbecoming
d. Unplanned

B

215. Select the word or phrase which is closest to the opposite in meaning of the underlined word or phrase. This officer is noted for his zeal.a. Intolerance
b. Inefficiency
c. Insensibility
d. Indifference

D

216. For each underlined part, four words/phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) are given below. Choose that word/phrase which is nearest in meaning to the underlined part. She purchased gimcrack ornaments from the market.a. Expensive
b. Worthless
c. Rare
d. Smuggled

B

217. For each underlined part, four words/phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) are given below. Choose that word/phrase which is nearest in meaning to the underlined part. After he came back from his evening walk, he felt famished.a. Exhausted
b. Hungry
c. Peevish
d. Relaxed

A

218. For each underlined part, four words/phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) are given below. Choose that word/phrase which is nearest in meaning to the underlined part. She is very discreet.a. Mannered
b. Mild
c. Proud
d. Prudent

D

219. For each underlined part, four words/phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) are given below. Choose that word/phrase which is nearest in meaning to the underlined part. On public occasions, she was very punctilious about forms and manners.a. Serious
b. Careful
c. Artificial
d. Casual

B

220. For each underlined part, four words/phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) are given below. Choose that word/phrase which is nearest in meaning to the underlined part. Such conduct deserves reprimand.a. Praise
b. Punishment
c. Rebuke
d. Reward

C

221. For each underlined part, four words/phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) are given below. Choose that word/phrase which is nearest in meaning to the underlined part. Forthrightness in speech may not always be a desirable quality.a. Outspokenness
b. Obliqueness
c. Mendacity
d. Equivocation

A

222. For each underlined part, four words/phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) are given below. Choose that word/phrase which is nearest in meaning to the underlined part. This is a lucrative business.a. Profitable
b. Dangerous
c. Challenging
d. Questionable

A

223. For each underlined part, four words/phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) are given below. Choose that word/phrase which is nearest in meaning to the underlined part. The Prime Minister delivered an impromptu speech to the students.a. Important
b. Impressive
c. Inspiring
d. Offhand

D

224. For each underlined part, four words/phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) are given below. Choose that word/phrase which is nearest in meaning to the underlined part. The two opposing parties have reached a stalemate.a. Dilemma
b. Deadlock
c. Exhaustion
d. Settlement

B

225. For each underlined part, four words/phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) are given below. Choose that word/phrase which is nearest in meaning to the underlined part. Graduation Day is a momentous day for most students.a. Memorable
b. Melancholy
c. Important
d. Hectic
C

226. Some parts of the given sentence have been jumbled up. You are required to re-arrange these jumbled parts labelled as P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence from the given alternatives (a), (b), (c) and (d), in order to from a meaningful paragraph:
Ashok kumar, whose name has almost become a legend (P)/ in his private life (Q)/ the evergreen hero of the silver screen (R)/ is essentially a quiet and sedate person. (S) The proper sequence should be
a. R Q S P
b. Q S R P
c. S P R Q
d. R P S Q

D

227. Some parts of the given sentence have been jumbled up. You are required to re-arrange these jumbled parts labelled as P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence from the given alternatives (a), (b), (c) and (d), in order to from a meaningful paragraph:
I who worked (P)/ for the uplift of the poor (Q)/ have always known him (R)/ to be an honest man. (S)
The proper sequence should be
a. P Q R S
b. P S R Q
c. R S P Q
d. R P Q S

C

228. Some parts of the given sentence have been jumbled up. You are required to re-arrange these jumbled parts labelled as P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence from the given alternatives (a), (b), (c) and (d), in order to from a meaningful paragraph:
While I was going to the college, due to an accident ahead; (P)/ so I made a detour via Pragati Maidan (Q)/ I found the road closed (R)/ and reached in time. (S)
The proper sequence should be
a. R P Q S
b. R Q P S
c. Q R S P
d. P Q R S

A

229. Some parts of the given sentence have been jumbled up. You are required to re-arrange these jumbled parts labelled as P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence from the given alternatives (a), (b), (c) and (d), in order to from a meaningful paragraph:
The proposal that Indian Ocean should be declared (P)/ has been supported (Q)/ as a zone of peace (R) / by all states. (S)
The proper sequence should be
a. P S R Q
b. Q R S P
c. P R Q S
d. Q P S R

C

230. Some parts of the given sentence have been jumbled up. You are required to re-arrange these jumbled parts labelled as P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence from the given alternatives (a), (b), (c) and (d), in order to from a meaningful paragraph:
When the sun rose (P)/ as his objective was to reach his destination (Q)/ the traveler resumed his journey (R)/ in time. (S)
The proper sequence should be
a. R S Q P
b. P S R Q
c. P R Q S
d. S R Q P

C

231. Some parts of the given sentence have been jumbled up. You are required to re-arrange these jumbled parts labelled as P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence from the given alternatives (a), (b), (c) and (d), in order to from a meaningful paragraph:
Only mountaineering (P)/ should take up (Q)/ people (R)/ who love adventure. (S)
The proper sequence should be
a. P S Q R
b. R S Q P
c. P Q R S
d. R Q S P

B

232. Some parts of the given sentence have been jumbled up. You are required to re-arrange these jumbled parts labelled as P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence from the given alternatives (a), (b), (c) and (d), in order to from a meaningful paragraph:
The life of a nation principally in the villages (P)/ is lived (Q)/ like India (R)/ and more specifically of a nation. (S)
The proper sequence should be
a. P S Q R
b. S Q P R
c. S R Q P
d. R S Q P

D

233. Some parts of the given sentence have been jumbled up. You are required to re-arrange these jumbled parts labelled as P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence from the given alternatives (a), (b), (c) and (d), in order to from a meaningful paragraph:
The fact that man is ignorant of his own self (P)/ must not be allowed (Q)/ to cloud the other fact (R)/ that man has reached the moon. (S)
The proper sequence should be
a. P Q R S
b. R P Q S
c. S Q R P
d. S P R Q

C

234. Some parts of the given sentence have been jumbled up. You are required to re-arrange these jumbled parts labelled as P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence from the given alternatives (a), (b), (c) and (d), in order to from a meaningful paragraph:
The thieves fled away from those who were pursuing them (P)/ with dense shrubs and was (Q)/ into a forest that was covered (R)/ very favourable to concealment. (S) The proper sequence should be
a. P R Q S
b. R P Q S
c. Q S R P
d. R Q S P

A

(GK) General English Model Test - 4


General English Model Test - 4



151. In these questions, some parts of the sentence have been jumbled up. You are required to re-arrange these parts which are labeled P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence to mark your answer accordingly.
In anticipation Kazakhstan officials have studied the (P)/ of the oil bonanza (Q)/ experience of other countries that suddenly (R)/ found themselves rich in natural resources. (S)
The proper sequence should be
(a) P S R Q
(b) Q P S R
(c) P S Q R
(d) Q P R S

D

152. In these questions, some parts of the sentence have been jumbled up. You are required to re-arrange these parts which are labeled P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence to mark your answer accordingly.
The generation within the environment is regarded as a from (P)/ it lowers the quality of life (Q)/ of pollution because (R)/ of unreasonable noise. (S)
The proper sequence should be
(a) S P Q R
(b) P R S Q
(c) S P R Q
(d) P R Q S

C

153. In these questions, some parts of the sentence have been jumbled up. You are required to re-arrange these parts which are labeled P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence to mark your answer accordingly.
Each is slightly different (P)/ as an individual issue (Q)/ and should be treated (R)/ Industrial noise control problem. (S)
The proper sequence should be
(a) S P R Q
(b) R Q S P
(c) S Q R P
(d) R P S Q

A

154. Each sentence is in three separate parts labelled as (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any of these parts. No sentence has more than one error. When you find an error in any one of these parts, then choose that part as your answer. You may feel that there is no error in a sentence. In that caser, choose (d) as your answer.He gave them no money (a)/ nor he did help them (b)/ in any way. (c)/ No error.

B

155. Each sentence is in three separate parts labelled as (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any of these parts. No sentence has more than one error. When you find an error in any one of these parts, then choose that part as your answer. You may feel that there is no error in a sentence. In that caser, choose (d) as your answer.It is incumbent (a)/ with all the students (b)/ to abide by the college rules. (c)/ No error. (d)

B

156. Each sentence is in three separate parts labelled as (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any of these parts. No sentence has more than one error. When you find an error in any one of these parts, then choose that part as your answer. You may feel that there is no error in a sentence. In that caser, choose (d) as your answer.The cricket match had to be called up (a)/ at the last moment as the pitch had been dug up (b)/ and oil had been poured on it. (c)/ No error. (d)

A

157. Each sentence is in three separate parts labelled as (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any of these parts. No sentence has more than one error. When you find an error in any one of these parts, then choose that part as your answer. You may feel that there is no error in a sentence. In that caser, choose (d) as your answer.Road accidents are so common now-a-days (a)/ that many people give up their lives (b)/ everyday owing to them. (c)/ No error. (d)

B

158. Each sentence is in three separate parts labelled as (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any of these parts. No sentence has more than one error. When you find an error in any one of these parts, then choose that part as your answer. You may feel that there is no error in a sentence. In that caser, choose (d) as your answer.How can we break upon (a)/ the barriers of fear and hostility (b)/ which divide the two communities. (c)/ No error. (d)

A

159. Each sentence is in three separate parts labelled as (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any of these parts. No sentence has more than one error. When you find an error in any one of these parts, then choose that part as your answer. You may feel that there is no error in a sentence. In that caser, choose (d) as your answer.After a stay of several years abroad (a)/ he has returned back (b)/ to Delhi. (c)/ No error. (d)

A

160. Each sentence is in three separate parts labelled as (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any of these parts. No sentence has more than one error. When you find an error in any one of these parts, then choose that part as your answer. You may feel that there is no error in a sentence. In that caser, choose (d) as your answer.Scarcely we had left the hotel (a)/ when the thunderstorm burst (b)/ over our heads. (c)/ No error. (d)

A

161. Each sentence is in three separate parts labelled as (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any of these parts. No sentence has more than one error. When you find an error in any one of these parts, then choose that part as your answer. You may feel that there is no error in a sentence. In that caser, choose (d) as your answer.The police (a)/ has arrested (b)/ four smugglers in Mumbai. (c)/ No error. (d)

D

162. Each sentence is in three separate parts labelled as (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any of these parts. No sentence has more than one error. When you find an error in any one of these parts, then choose that part as your answer. You may feel that there is no error in a sentence. In that caser, choose (d) as your answer.Though he denied his involvement in the case, (a)/ the facts made it clear (b)/ that he had hand in the cruel murder of his friend. (c)/ No error. (d)

C

163. Each sentence is in three separate parts labelled as (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any of these parts. No sentence has more than one error. When you find an error in any one of these parts, then choose that part as your answer. You may feel that there is no error in a sentence. In that caser, choose (d) as your answer.The population of Kolkata (a)/ is greater than Delhi (b)/ although Delhi is the capital of India. (c)/ No error. (d)

B

164. Each sentence is in three separate parts labelled as (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any of these parts. No sentence has more than one error. When you find an error in any one of these parts, then choose that part as your answer. You may feel that there is no error in a sentence. In that caser, choose (d) as your answer.He went on committing crime after crime, (a)/ but in spite of my best efforts, (b)/ I could not prevent him to do so. (c)/ No error. (d)

C

165. Each sentence is in three separate parts labelled as (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any of these parts. No sentence has more than one error. When you find an error in any one of these parts, then choose that part as your answer. You may feel that there is no error in a sentence. In that caser, choose (d) as your answer.The expert mason reported to the contractor (a)/ that there was no question (b)/ of the wall's falling down. (c)/ No error. (d)

C

166. Each sentence is in three separate parts labelled as (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any of these parts. No sentence has more than one error. When you find an error in any one of these parts, then choose that part as your answer. You may feel that there is no error in a sentence. In that caser, choose (d) as your answer.In some ways, the Diwali festival corresponds with Christmas (a)/ which is celebrated with enthusiasm by the Christians (b)/ all over the world (c)/ No error. (d)

A

167. Each sentence is in three separate parts labelled as (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any of these parts. No sentence has more than one error. When you find an error in any one of these parts, then choose that part as your answer. You may feel that there is no error in a sentence. In that caser, choose (d) as your answer.Teaching in this school would certainly improve (a)/ if it had less boys (b)/ in all the higher classes. (c)/ No error. (d)

B

168. Each sentence is in three separate parts labelled as (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any of these parts. No sentence has more than one error. When you find an error in any one of these parts, then choose that part as your answer. You may feel that there is no error in a sentence. In that caser, choose (d) as your answer.My left leg has just been operated by (a)/ the surgeon in (b)/ a big hospital. (c)/ No error. (d)

A

169. Each sentence is in three separate parts labelled as (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any of these parts. No sentence has more than one error. When you find an error in any one of these parts, then choose that part as your answer. You may feel that there is no error in a sentence. In that caser, choose (d) as your answer.The teacher repeatedly warned the students (a)/ not to make noise (b)/ but the students did not obey. (c)/ No error. (d)

B

170. Questions consists of a word or phrase in capital letters, followed by four words or phrases. Select the word or phrase that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word or phrase in capital letters.
JETTISON
(a) Temporary
(b) Salvage
(c) Sparkle
(d) Aspiring

B

171. Questions consists of a word or phrase in capital letters, followed by four words or phrases. Select the word or phrase that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word or phrase in capital letters.
PERTINACIOUS
(a) Superficial
(b) Deliberate
(c) Angry
(d) Insipid

D

172. Questions consists of a word or phrase in capital letters, followed by four words or phrases. Select the word or phrase that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word or phrase in capital letters.
OBSOLETE
(a) Dominant
(b) Remote
(c) Occasional
(d) Renovated

D

173. Questions consists of a word or phrase in capital letters, followed by four words or phrases. Select the word or phrase that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word or phrase in capital letters.
NIGGARDLY
(a) Successful
(b) Porous
(c) Inactive
(d) Prodigal

D

174. Questions consists of a word or phrase in capital letters, followed by four words or phrases. Select the word or phrase that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word or phrase in capital letters.
LATENT
(a) Decent
(b) Compulsion
(c) Obvious
(d) Purity

C

175. Questions consists of a word or phrase in capital letters, followed by four words or phrases. Select the word or phrase that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word or phrase in capital letters.
KINDLE
(a) Unwise
(b) Quench
(c) Smooth
(d) Void

B

176. Questions consists of a word or phrase in capital letters, followed by four words or phrases. Select the word or phrase that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word or phrase in capital letters.
HAPLESS
(a) Believer
(b) Frugal
(c) Frank
(d) Fortunate

D

177. Questions consists of a word or phrase in capital letters, followed by four words or phrases. Select the word or phrase that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word or phrase in capital letters.
EXECRABLE
(a) Excellent
(b) Frank
(c) Lethargic
(d) Blame

A

178. Questions consists of a word or phrase in capital letters, followed by four words or phrases. Select the word or phrase that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word or phrase in capital letters.
REPLETE
(a) Disentangle
(b) Improper
(c) Devoid
(d) Renovate

C

179. Questions consists of a word or phrase in capital letters, followed by four words or phrases. Select the word or phrase that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word or phrase in capital letters.
EXONERATE
(a) Moderate
(b) Accuse
(c) Watchful
(d) Acquire

B

180. Questions consists of a word or phrase in capital letters, followed by four words or phrases. Select the word or phrase that is most nearly similar in meaning to the given word or phrase:
AUGURY
(a) Place of refuge
(b) Altar
(c) Omen
(d) Dispute

C

181. Questions consists of a word or phrase in capital letters, followed by four words or phrases. Select the word or phrase that is most nearly similar in meaning to the given word or phrase:
RUE
(a) To become homesick
(b) To weep
(c) To regret
(d) To resent

C

182. Questions consists of a word or phrase in capital letters, followed by four words or phrases. Select the word or phrase that is most nearly similar in meaning to the given word or phrase:
REPRISAL
(a) Award
(b) Retaliation
(c) Revision
(d) Surprise

B

183. Questions consists of a word or phrase in capital letters, followed by four words or phrases. Select the word or phrase that is most nearly similar in meaning to the given word or phrase:
MERCURIAL
(a) Quick-changing
(b) Mechanical
(c) Heavy
(d) Clownish

A

184. Questions consists of a word or phrase in capital letters, followed by four words or phrases. Select the word or phrase that is most nearly similar in meaning to the given word or phrase:
CARP
(a) To twist a meaning unfairly
(b) To find fault unreasonably
(c) To sharpen
(d) To tie fast

B

185. Questions consists of a word or phrase in capital letters, followed by four words or phrases. Select the word or phrase that is most nearly similar in meaning to the given word or phrase:
CAJOLE
(a) To scorn
(b) To coax
(c) To scold
(d) To ridicule

B

186. Questions consists of a word or phrase in capital letters, followed by four words or phrases. Select the word or phrase that is most nearly similar in meaning to the given word or phrase:
CONCILIATORY
(a) Foolish
(b) Soothing
(c) Advisory
(d) Over proud

B

187. Questions consists of a word or phrase in capital letters, followed by four words or phrases. Select the word or phrase that is most nearly similar in meaning to the given word or phrase:
SOPORIFIC
(a) Flattering
(b) Sickening
(c) Exciting
(d) Sleep-producing

D

188. Questions consists of a word or phrase in capital letters, followed by four words or phrases. Select the word or phrase that is most nearly similar in meaning to the given word or phrase:
PROLIFIC
(a) Skilful
(b) Swift
(c) Fertile
(d) Wearisome

C

189. Questions consists of a word or phrase in capital letters, followed by four words or phrases. Select the word or phrase that is most nearly similar in meaning to the given word or phrase:
SPORADIC
(a) Epidemic
(b) Whirling
(c) Occasional
(d) Stagnant

C

190. Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below the sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, then indicate your response against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, then indicate (d) as your response. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d). Errors may be in grammar, appropriate word usage or idioms. There may be a necessary word missing or there may be a word, which should be removed.
His suggestion was greeted with hoots of laughter.
(a) Greeted in
(b) Greeted over
(c) Greeted at
(d) No improvement

D

191. Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below the sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, then indicate your response against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, then indicate (d) as your response. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d). Errors may be in grammar, appropriate word usage or idioms. There may be a necessary word missing or there may be a word, which should be removed.
His love of languages bent him towards a career as a translator.
(a) Inclined him
(b) Twisted him
(c) Directed him
(d) No improvement

C

192. Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below the sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, then indicate your response against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, then indicate (d) as your response. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d). Errors may be in grammar, appropriate word usage or idioms. There may be a necessary word missing or there may be a word, which should be removed.
It was she, not me, who put forth the attractive proposition.
(a) She, not I,
(b) Her, not me,
(c) Her, not I,
(d) No improvement

A

193. Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below the sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, then indicate your response against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, then indicate (d) as your response. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d). Errors may be in grammar, appropriate word usage or idioms. There may be a necessary word missing or there may be a word, which should be removed.
Your advice is no different from the other friends.
(a) Not different from
(b) No different from that of the
(c) Not different from the
(d) No improvement

B

194. Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below the sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, then indicate your response against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, then indicate (d) as your response. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d). Errors may be in grammar, appropriate word usage or idioms. There may be a necessary word missing or there may be a word, which should be removed.
The profits will be dealt with among the investors.
(a) Dealt in
(b) Dealt out
(c) Dealt of
(d) No improvement

B

195. Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below the sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, then indicate your response against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, then indicate (d) as your response. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d). Errors may be in grammar, appropriate word usage or idioms. There may be a necessary word missing or there may be a word, which should be removed.
The Chief Manager asked me to carry on his orders immediately
(a) Carry forward
(b) Carry out
(c) Carry with
(d) No improvement

B

196. Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below the sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, then indicate your response against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, then indicate (d) as your response. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d). Errors may be in grammar, appropriate word usage or idioms. There may be a necessary word missing or there may be a word, which should be removed.
The last exercise was fairly easier than I thought it would be.
(a) More
(b) Rather
(c) Comparatively
(d) No improvement

B

197. Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below the sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, then indicate your response against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, then indicate (d) as your response. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d). Errors may be in grammar, appropriate word usage or idioms. There may be a necessary word missing or there may be a word, which should be removed.
My company has decided to go it along rather than set up a joint venture.
(a) Put up
(b) Deal with
(c) Go along with
(d) No improvement

D

198. Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below the sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, then indicate your response against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, then indicate (d) as your response. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d). Errors may be in grammar, appropriate word usage or idioms. There may be a necessary word missing or there may be a word, which should be removed.
They claimed to bring the best products and services on the doorsteps of their consumers.
(a) Up to the doorsteps
(b) To the doorsteps
(c) At the doorsteps
(d) No improvement

C

199. Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below the sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, then indicate your response against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, then indicate (d) as your response. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d). Errors may be in grammar, appropriate word usage or idioms. There may be a necessary word missing or there may be a word, which should be removed.
The war has had a negative impact over the economy of the country.
(a) In the economy
(b) On the economy
(c) In economy
(d) No improvement

B

200. Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below the sentence are given three possible substitutions for the underlined part. If one of them (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, then indicate your response against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, then indicate (d) as your response. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d). Errors may be in grammar, appropriate word usage or idioms. There may be a necessary word missing or there may be a word, which should be removed.
I have dreamt all my life for owing a beautiful maroon-coloured car.
(a) Of owning
(b) To owning
(c) At owning
(d) No improvement

A

(GK) General English Model Test - 3


General English Model Test - 3



101. Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
Placing a thing beside another
(a) Impose
(b) Repose
(c) Juxtapose
(d) Expose

C

102. Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
One who does not follow the usual rules of social life
(a) Bohemian
(b) Artisan
(c) Partisan
(d) Physician

A

103. Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
One who knows many languages
(a) Linguist
(b) Polyglot
(c) Translator
(d) Phonetician

A & B

104. Four alternatives are given for the idiom/ phrase italicised in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses its meaning:
I can no longer put up with her insolence.
(a) Endure
(b) Evade
(c) Suppress
(d) Assume

A

105. Four alternatives are given for the idiom/ phrase italicised in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses its meaning:
My close friend got the sack from his first job recently.
(a) Resigned
(b) Got rid of
(c) Was demoted from (
d) Was dismissed from

D

106. Four alternatives are given for the idiom/ phrase italicised in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses its meaning:
Our founder had done a herculean task by constructing this great educational institution.
(a) A work of no worth
(b) An effortless job
(c) A work requiring very great effort
(d) A work requiring very great intelligence

C

107. Four alternatives are given for the idiom/ phrase italicised in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses its meaning:
He was progressing by leaps and bounds because of his hard work.
(a) Rapidly
(b) Slowly
(c) Peacefully
(d) Strongly

A

108. Four alternatives are given for the idiom/ phrase italicised in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses its meaning:
As the bomb exploded, people ran belter-skelter.
(a) In great fear
(b) In disorderly haste
(c) In haste
(d) In great sorrow

B

109. A word has been written in four different ways out of which only one is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word:(a) Meagre
 (b) Meeger
(c) Meager
(d) Meagar

A

110. A word has been written in four different ways out of which only one is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word:(a) Embarrassment
(b) Embarassment
(c) Embarasment
(d) Embarrasment

A

111. A word has been written in four different ways out of which only one is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word:(a) Successfully
(b) Sucessfully
(c) Succesfully
(d) Successfuly

A

112. Identify the mis-spelt word:(a) Apprehension
(b) Intension
(c) Imagination
(d) Confusion

B

113. Identify the mis-spelt word:(a) Elementary
(b) Secondary
(c) Laundary
(d) Momentary

C

114. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word:
ECONOMICAL
(a) Expensive
(b) Lucrative
(c) Extravagant
(d) Stingy

A

115. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word:
EMINENT
(a) Prominent
(b) Elite
(c) Scholarly
(d) Ordinary

D

116. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word:
FLAMBOYANT
(a) Quiet
(b) Excited
(c) Disturbed
(d) Distressed

A

117. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word:
SEGREGATE
(a) Join
(b) Unite
(c) Separate
(d) Aggregate

A

118. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word:
VALIDATE
(a) Disprove
(b) Authenticate
(c) Ingenuine
(d) Legalise

A

119. Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word:
Clemency
(a) Empathy
(b) Kindness
(c) Sympathy
(d) Forgiveness

B

120. Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word:
DEGENERATION
(a) Deterioration
(b) Degradation
(c) Demotion
d) Humiliation

B

121. Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word:
Confiscate
(a) To confuse
(b) To obscure
(c) To seize by authority
(d) To steal

C

122. Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word:
ACUMEN
(a) Intelligence
(b) Insight
(c) Wisdom
(d) Knowledge

B

123. Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word:
BENEVOLENT
(a) Friendly
(b) Charitable
(c) Affectionate
(d) Helpful

B

124. Sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are suggested. Choose the correct alternative:
My colleague has been a .......... worker of the telephone department for the last thirty years.
(a) Conscious
(b) Conscientious
(c) Conscionable
(d) Consensus

B

125. Sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are suggested. Choose the correct alternative:
In ............ ten years, man will have probably learnt to live long as a result of the advanced human genome research.
(a) Other
(b) Roughly
(c) Probably
(d) Another

D

126. Sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are suggested. Choose the correct alternative:
The furniture .......... to be delivered today.
(a) Is
(b) Are
(c) Have
(d) Were

C

127. Sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are suggested. Choose the correct alternative:
I felt as if the ground was .......... beneath my feet.
(a) Slipping
(b) Sinking
(c) Smashing
(d) Crumbling

A

128. Sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are suggested. Choose the correct alternative:
That story would make a good subject ........ a novel.
(a) For
(b) To
(c) In
(d) Of

A

129. Find out which part of the sentence (a, b or c) has an error. If there is no error, then mark your answer as (d):(a) When I arrived
(b) I found them both/ sitting at the table
(c) waiting on me
(d) No error.

C

130. Find out which part of the sentence (a, b or c) has an error. If there is no error, then mark your answer as (d):(a) Knowledge of
(b) at least two languages
(c) are required to pass the examination
(d) No error

C

131. Find out which part of the sentence (a, b or c) has an error. If there is no error, then mark your answer as (d):(a) It is high time
(b) he stood on his own
(c) two legs
(d) No error

C

132. Find out which part of the sentence (a, b or c) has an error. If there is no error, then mark your answer as (d):(a) He did
(b) nothing else
(c) than play
(d) No error

C

133. Find out which part of the sentence (a, b or c) has an error. If there is no error, then mark your answer as (d):(a) If I was you
(b) I would not attend
(c) the function
(d) No error

A

134. In the given sentence has a blank space and four words or group of words are given after each sentence. Out of these four choices, select the word or group which you consider the most appropriate for the blank spaces and mark your choice accordingly.
The old lady made many charitable..........
(a) Awards
(b) Benedictions
(c) Benefactions
(d) Benefactors

C

135. In the given sentence has a blank space and four words or group of words are given after each sentence. Out of these four choices, select the word or group which you consider the most appropriate for the blank spaces and mark your choice accordingly.
Your ......... tactics may compel me to cancel the contract as the job must be finished on time.
(a) Offensive
(b) Lukewarm
(c) Dilatory
(d) Repugnant

C

136. In the given sentence has a blank space and four words or group of words are given after each sentence. Out of these four choices, select the word or group which you consider the most appropriate for the blank spaces and mark your choice accordingly.
Tourists forget their ....... ideas as soon as they visit our country.
(a) Predatory
(b) Preconceived
(c) Sick
(d) Precise

B

137. In the given sentence has a blank space and four words or group of words are given after each sentence. Out of these four choices, select the word or group which you consider the most appropriate for the blank spaces and mark your choice accordingly.
If you are seeking ........ that will resolve all your ailments, you are trying for an impossible task.
(a) A direction
(b) An implement
(c) A panacea
(d) A precedent

C

138. In the given sentence has a blank space and four words or group of words are given after each sentence. Out of these four choices, select the word or group which you consider the most appropriate for the blank spaces and mark your choice accordingly.
There was a sudden ...... of interest in the Victorian art.
(a) Revolution
(b) Resurgence
(c) Fertility
(d) Appearance

B

139. In the given sentence has a blank space and four words or group of words are given after each sentence. Out of these four choices, select the word or group which you consider the most appropriate for the blank spaces and mark your choice accordingly.
The ...... flew back and forth across the dinner table.
(a) Repartee
(b) Repetition
(c) Gaiety
(d) Insult

A

140. In the given sentence has a blank space and four words or group of words are given after each sentence. Out of these four choices, select the word or group which you consider the most appropriate for the blank spaces and mark your choice accordingly.
She ...... his forgiveness.
(a) Besotted
(b) Bestowed
(c) Besought
(d) Bestirred

C

141. In the given sentence has a blank space and four words or group of words are given after each sentence. Out of these four choices, select the word or group which you consider the most appropriate for the blank spaces and mark your choice accordingly.
The reasoning in this article is so ....... that we cannot understand how can anyone be deceived by it.
(a) Specious
(b) Sceptical
(c) Coherent
(d) Cogent

A

142. In the given sentence has a blank space and four words or group of words are given after each sentence. Out of these four choices, select the word or group which you consider the most appropriate for the blank spaces and mark your choice accordingly.
When the lady slipped on the road, it brought forth ..... smile from her little son.
(a) A quiet
(b) A shy
(c) An ingenuous
(d) An eloquent

C

143. In the given sentence has a blank space and four words or group of words are given after each sentence. Out of these four choices, select the word or group which you consider the most appropriate for the blank spaces and mark your choice accordingly.
We lost confidence in him because he never ..... the grandiose promises he had made.
(a) Played with
(b) Delivered on
(c) Performed
(d) Retreated from

B

144. In these questions, some parts of the sentence have been jumbled up. You are required to re-arrange these parts which are labeled P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence to mark your answer accordingly.
The battle of all call centers outside the US (P)/ of compromise of personal information by the proliferation (Q)/ critics now raising the issue (R)/ has taken a further twist with. (S)
The proper sequence should be
(a) Q R S P
(b) S P Q R
(c) Q P S R
(d) S R Q P

D

145. In these questions, some parts of the sentence have been jumbled up. You are required to re-arrange these parts which are labeled P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence to mark your answer accordingly.
Characteristic proposed by both sides (P)/ was the very hesitant progress (Q)/ of the confidence building measures (R)/ of the cautious approach. (S)
The proper sequence should be
(a) S P R Q
(b) R Q S P
(c) S Q R P
(d) R P S Q

C

146. In these questions, some parts of the sentence have been jumbled up. You are required to re-arrange these parts which are labeled P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence to mark your answer accordingly.
But people affected by the raising of the dam height to 90 meter (P)/ which testify to the fact that the rehabilitation of (Q)/ has not been completed (R)/ there are innumerable cases. (S)
The proper sequence should be
(a) S Q P R
(b) P R Q S
(c) S R Q P
(d) P Q R S

A

147. In these questions, some parts of the sentence have been jumbled up. You are required to re-arrange these parts which are labeled P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence to mark your answer accordingly.
In New York, or a man visiting a playground without a child (P)/ carrying an open bottle of water on a bus (Q)/ are fineable offences (R)/ which is believed to be cash- strapped. (S)
The proper sequence should be
(a) S Q R P
(b) Q P R S
(c) S Q P R
(d) Q S P R

C

148. In these questions, some parts of the sentence have been jumbled up. You are required to re-arrange these parts which are labeled P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence to mark your answer accordingly.
The new directors use new technology to embellish their production (P)/ improve on their acting and (Q)/ through sheer hard work— they continuously hone their skill, (R) are rewriting record books. (S)
The proper sequence should be
(a) S R Q P
(b) P Q R S
(c) S Q R P
(d) P R Q S

A

149. In these questions, some parts of the sentence have been jumbled up. You are required to re-arrange these parts which are labeled P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence to mark your answer accordingly.
The banks using more technology (P)/ have already changed (Q)/ and selling techniques (R)/ the old ways of doing business. (S)
The proper sequence should be
(a) P S Q R
(b) Q R P S
(c) Q S P R
(d) P R Q S

C

150. In these questions, some parts of the sentence have been jumbled up. You are required to re-arrange these parts which are labeled P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence to mark your answer accordingly.
Undoubtedly, at its traditional best (P)/ and that too by showcasing Indian hockey (Q)/ winning the tournament (R)/ is an achievement. (S)
The proper sequence should be
(a) P S R Q
(b) R Q P S
(c) P Q R S
(d) R S P Q

B

(GK) General English Model Test - 2


General English Model Test - 2




51. There are four statements, of which one is incorrect. choose the incorrect one.(a) An upstart is from a traditionally well-to-do or aristocratic family.
(b) A yokel is not familiar with the sights and sounds of a big city.
(c) When something starts getting bigger in size it is said to be waxing.
(d) Hatred or fear of foreigners is xenophobia.

A

52. There are four statements, of which one is incorrect. choose the incorrect one.(a) A hater of the institution of marriage is a misogamist.
(b) The violation of sacred things is sacrilege.
(c) To prevaricate is a make evasive or misleading statements.
(d) A torpid person is generally hyperactive.

D

53. Following sentence has one or two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are given four words or sets of words. Choose the word or set of words for each blank that best fits meaning of the sentence as a whole.
The ............ of opinion which emerged at a recently concluded seminar was that the problem of dowry cannot be ..... unless the law against it is made more stringent.
(a) divergence, managed
(b) convergence, appreciated
(c) consensus, tackled
(d) similarity, curbed

C

54. Following sentence has one or two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are given four words or sets of words. Choose the word or set of words for each blank that best fits meaning of the sentence as a whole.
His presentation was so lengthy and ..... that it was difficult for us to find out the real ...... in it.
(a) verbose, content
(b) tedious, skill
(c) laborious, coverage
(d) simple, meaning

A

55. Following sentence has one or two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are given four words or sets of words. Choose the word or set of words for each blank that best fits meaning of the sentence as a whole.
The officers threatened to take ...... if their men were ...... by the conquered villages.
(a) measures, enhanced
(b) reprisals, endangered
(c) liberties, irritated
(d) affront, enervated

B

56. Following sentence has one or two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are given four words or sets of words. Choose the word or set of words for each blank that best fits meaning of the sentence as a whole.
We were amazed that a man who had been the most ....... of public speakers should, in a single speech, electrify an audience and bringing them cheering to their feet.
(a) enthralling
(b) accomplished
(c) pedestrian
(d) masterful

C

57. The following items consist of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is furthest in meaning to the word in capital letters.
CAPITULATE
(a) Guess
(b) Assert
(c) Work hard
(d) To appear suddenly

B

58. The following items consist of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is furthest in meaning to the word in capital letters.
DESULTORY
(a) Methodical
(b) Casual
(c) Aversion
(d) Misjudge

A

59. The following items consist of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is furthest in meaning to the word in capital letters.
PROTRACT
(a) Vigorous
(b) Erratic
(c) Extensive
(d) Shorten

D

60. The following items consist of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is furthest in meaning to the word in capital letters.
FETTER
(a) Liberate
(b) Cure
(c) Compare
(d) Diminish

A

61. The following items consist of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is furthest in meaning to the word in capital letters.
PARSIMONIOUS
(a) Conformity
(b) Generous
(c) Stiff
(d) Convincing

B

62. The following items consist of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is furthest in meaning to the word in capital letters.
PALTRY
(a) Lethargy
(b) Matchless
(c) Obsolete
(d) Surfeit

D

63. The following items consist of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is furthest in meaning to the word in capital letters.
ENTICE
(a) Authorise
(b) Baffle
(c) Repel
(d) Misplace

C

64. The following items consist of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is furthest in meaning to the word in capital letters.
PLETHORA
(a) Denial
(b) Aversion
(c) Scarcity
(d) Despair

C

65. The following items consist of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is furthest in meaning to the word in capital letters.
OPULENCE
(a) Transparency
(b) Penury
(c) Generosity
(d) Despair

B

66. The following items consist of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is furthest in meaning to the word in capital letters.
EVASIVE
(a) Frank
(b) Mistaken
(c) Exuberant
(d) Pensive

A

67. The following items consist of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is furthest in meaning to the word in capital letters.
FICKLE
(a) Inaccurate
(b) Unnoticed
(c) Appreciate
(d) Loyal

D

68. Following items consist of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is most similar in meaning to the word in capital letters.
DOGMATIC
(a) Angry
(b) Excessively opinionated
(c) Vicious
(d) Powerful

B

69. Following items consist of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is most similar in meaning to the word in capital letters.
CONTENTIOUS
(a) Self-restraint
(b) Quarrelsome
(c) Ignorant
(d) Understanding

B

70. Following items consist of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is most similar in meaning to the word in capital letters.
CLANDESTINE
(a) Visualise
(b) Locate
(c) Secret
(d) Surplus

C

71. Following items consist of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is most similar in meaning to the word in capital letters.
DELUGE
(a) Reservation
(b) Collide
(c) Pollute
(d) Flood

D

72. Following items consist of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is most similar in meaning to the word in capital letters.
INDOLENCE
(a) Sloth
(b) Embarrassment
(c) Involvement
(d) Insufficiency

A

73. Following items consist of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is most similar in meaning to the word in capital letters.
FRUGALITY
(a) Economy
(b) Foolishness
(c) Fashion
(d) Interrogation

A

74. Following items consist of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is most similar in meaning to the word in capital letters.
INIMICAL
(a) Imitable
(b) Cautious
(c) Antagonistic
(d) Rectifiable

C

75. Following items consist of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is most similar in meaning to the word in capital letters.
CONGENITAL
(a) Existing at birth
(b) Expensive
(c) Yielding
d) Industrious

A

76. Following items consist of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is most similar in meaning to the word in capital letters.
CHOLERIC
(a) Hot-headed
(b) Sick
(c) Pleasant
(d) Brave

A

77. Following items consist of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is most similar in meaning to the word in capital letters.
BRAZEN
(a) Pious
(b) Shameless
(c) Hasty
(d) Censorious

B

78. Following items consist of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is most similar in meaning to the word in capital letters.
ATTENUATE
(a) Clever
 (b) Harvest
(c) Weaken
(d) Recommend

C

79. A part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part as A, B and C which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, mark your answer as 'D'.
"Do you remember his phone number? I don't suspect so."
(a) Don't think
(b) Don't thing
(c) May think
(d) No improvement

A

80. A part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part as A, B and C which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, mark your answer as 'D'.
When the owner offered tea, the peon denied it.
(a) Disliked
(b) Declined
(c) Disobeyed
(d) No improvement

B

81. A part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part as A, B and C which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, mark your answer as 'D'.
He did not know the answer, I did not neither.
(a) Neither did I
(b) Either did I
(c) Neither have I
(d) No improvement

A

82. A part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part as A, B and C which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, mark your answer as 'D'.
Man is the only animal who can talk.
(a) Which
(b) Whom
(c) That
(d) No improvement

D

83. A part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part as A, B and C which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, mark your answer as 'D'.
He backed out of the agreement.
(a) Gave his full support
(b) Reconsidered the point
(c) Withdrew his support to
(d) Went through the back door

C

84. A part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part as A, B and C which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, mark your answer as 'D'.
The teacher was very angry at his student.
(a) Angry with
(b) Angry against
(c) Angry about
(d) No improvement

A

85. A part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part as A, B and C which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, mark your answer as 'D'.
The newspaper provides more international news than domestic news.
(a) National
(b) Alien
(c) Provincial
(d) No improvement

A

86. A part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part as A, B and C which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, mark your answer as 'D'.
The workers went on a strike asking for better pay and service condition
(a) Requesting
(b) Demanding
(c) Needing
(d) No improvement

B

87. A part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part as A, B and C which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, mark your answer as 'D'.
I prefer to ride than to walk.
(a) Riding to walking
(b) Ride to walk
(c) Riding than walking
(d) No improvement

A

88. A part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part as A, B and C which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, mark your answer as 'D'.
The greater the demand, higher the price.
(a) High
(b) The high
(c) The higher
(d) None improvement

C

89. The sentences have been given in Active/Passive voice. From the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the given sentence in Passive/Active voice:
The thief climbed over the wall without being seen
(a) The wall was climbed over by the thief without being seen.
(b) The thief was climbed over the wall without being seen.
(c) Without being seen, the thief climbed over the wall.
(d) The thief climbed over the wall without any one seeing him.

A

90. The sentences have been given in Active/Passive voice. From the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the given sentence in Passive/Active voice:
Our colleague was given a gift when she retired.
(a) Our colleague gave us a gift when she retired.
(b) Our colleague was given a gift by us when she retired.
(c) A gift was given to our colleague when she retired.
(d) We gave our colleague a gift when she retired.

C

91. The sentences have been given in Active/Passive voice. From the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the given sentence in Passive/Active voice:
They will ask you a lot of questions at the interview.
(a) You will be asked a lot of questions at the interview
(b) You are asked a lot of questions at the interview
(c) You are being asked a lot of questions at the interview
(d) You were being asked a lot of questions at the interview

A

92. The sentences have been given in Active/Passive voice. From the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the given sentence in Passive/Active voice:
Has a dog ever bitten you?
(a) Has a dog ever bites you?
(b) Have you ever been bitten by a dog?
(c) You are bitten by a dog
(d) Have you ever being bitten by a dog?

B

93. The sentences have been given in Active/Passive voice. From the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the given sentence in Passive/Active voice:
I don't like people keeping me waiting.
(a) I don't like people were kept me waiting
(b) I don't like people were kept me waiting
(c) I don't like being kept waiting
(d) I don't like people are being kept waiting

C

94. Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
Living at the same time
(a) Concurrent
(b) Contemporary
(c) Coincident
(d) Concomitant

B

95. Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
The art of making pots, bricks, etc. with clay
(a) Potting
(b) Ceramics
(c) Crockery
(d) Dynamics

B

96. Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
One who retires from society and lives alone
(a) Saint
(b) Giant
(c) Plaintiff
(d) Recluse

D

97. Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
He is a doctor who is a specialist in skin diseases.
(a) Cardiologist
(b) Physician
(c) Dermatologist
(d) Physicist

C

98. Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
Possessing unlimited powers
(a) Omniscient
(b) Omnipotent
(c) Omnipresent
(d) Omnicompetent

B

99. Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
Wild and noisy disorder
(a) Agitation
(b) Revolution
(c) Pandemonium
(d) Stir

C

100. Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
To throw or drop unnecessary goods or fuel from a ship, an aircraft, a spacecraft, etc.
(a) Capsize
(b) Enthral
(c) Volley
(d) Jettison

D