A Competency Test Of English

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  • 1. 

    One can see______ a glance why small children are immediately attracted___ these noisy, colourful toys.

    • A.

      At/to

    • B.

      In/by

    • C.

      With/for

    • D.

      By/with

    • E.

      Of/to

    Correct Answer
    A. At/to
    Explanation
    Small children are immediately attracted to these noisy, colorful toys because they can see at a glance why. The phrase "at a glance" suggests that the children can quickly and easily understand the appeal of the toys. Additionally, the preposition "to" indicates that the children are drawn towards the toys, indicating their attraction.

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  • 2. 

    ________ the average aducation level of the women in the USA is higher than that of their mate counterparts, they are highly concentrated in underpaid and menial jobs.

    • A.

      Altough

    • B.

      Now that

    • C.

      Until

    • D.

      As if

    • E.

      In case

    Correct Answer
    A. Altough
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Although." This word is used to introduce a contrast or contradiction between two ideas. In this case, it is explaining that despite the fact that the average education level of women in the USA is higher than that of their male counterparts, they are still concentrated in underpaid and menial jobs.

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  • 3. 

    Tibetian monks, who are experts______ meditation, rid themselves of negativity____ argumenting the brain's gamma waves, which can be measured in a lab.

    • A.

      Of/from

    • B.

      On/about

    • C.

      For/through

    • D.

      In/by

    • E.

      At/towards

    Correct Answer
    D. In/by
    Explanation
    Tibetian monks, who are experts in meditation, rid themselves of negativity by augmenting the brain's gamma waves, which can be measured in a lab.

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  • 4. 

    __________ mountain climbing is more dangerous than riding bicycle, it is more exciting.

    • A.

      However

    • B.

      Yet

    • C.

      On the other hand

    • D.

      In spite of

    • E.

      Though

    Correct Answer
    E. Though
    Explanation
    The word "Though" is the correct answer because it introduces a contrasting statement. The sentence states that mountain climbing is more dangerous than riding a bicycle, but it is still more exciting. "Though" is used to show that despite the danger, mountain climbing is still considered more thrilling.

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  • 5. 

    _____________ all of his efforts, he couldn't collect enough money for the trip to Venice.

    • A.

      Due to

    • B.

      Though

    • C.

      Along with

    • D.

      Despite

    • E.

      Otherwise

    Correct Answer
    D. Despite
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Despite". This word is used to show that despite all of his efforts, the person was still unable to collect enough money for the trip to Venice. It indicates that there were obstacles or challenges that prevented him from achieving his goal, despite his best attempts.

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  • 6. 

    Do not expect any kindness from her. She ........ visits .......... sends any flowers when you are ill.

    • A.

      Neither / not

    • B.

      Either/or

    • C.

      Not only/but also

    • D.

      Both/and

    • E.

      Whether/or

    Correct Answer
    A. Neither / not
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Neither / not." This answer choice is appropriate because it suggests that the person being referred to does not show kindness in two situations: when visiting and when sending flowers when someone is ill. The use of "neither" indicates that both actions are not done, while "not" emphasizes the absence of kindness in both scenarios.

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  • 7. 

    If this business goes on in such an awful way, it will _____hundreds of unemployed

    • A.

      Do without

    • B.

      Hang around with

    • C.

      End up with

    • D.

      Go up against

    • E.

      Make out for

    Correct Answer
    C. End up with
    Explanation
    If this business goes on in such an awful way, it will end up with hundreds of unemployed. This means that if the business continues to operate in a terrible manner, it will ultimately result in hundreds of people losing their jobs. The phrase "end up with" implies a final outcome or consequence, indicating that unemployment is the likely result if the business does not improve.

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  • 8. 

    Due to it's geographical position,_______ historical heritage, and strategic importance, Strasburg was chosen as a seat for various European institutions.

    • A.

      Familiar

    • B.

      Rich

    • C.

      Fluent

    • D.

      Elective

    • E.

      Subsquent

    Correct Answer
    B. Rich
    Explanation
    Strasburg was chosen as a seat for various European institutions because of its rich historical heritage and strategic importance. The city's historical significance, along with its strategic location, made it an ideal choice for hosting these institutions.

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  • 9. 

    ________ had he heard the sound of a braking car ________ he saw red car spinning and crashing into a grocery store.

    • A.

      Whether/or

    • B.

      Since/while

    • C.

      No sooner/than

    • D.

      As soon as / when

    • E.

      Just as / as

    Correct Answer
    C. No sooner/than
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "No sooner/than". This is because the sentence structure indicates that the action of hearing the sound of a braking car occurred before the action of seeing the red car spinning and crashing into a grocery store. "No sooner" is used to emphasize that one action happened immediately before another action. "Than" is used to indicate the second action that followed.

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