English Comprehension Exercise Quiz

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Comprehension exercises are the best way to understand the dynamism of the English language. This quiz on English comprehension will help you test and improvise your comprehension skills. The quiz contains various conceptual-based questions ranging from easy, medium, to hard levels that will challenge you and provide you with valuable learning that will help you in acing the language. Play this informative quiz and do share it with friends. All the best!


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  • 1. 

    Mark Stringly, widely acclaimed as one of the decade’s most successful young authors, is_____ writing his tenth novel.

    • A.

      Lately

    • B.

      Ever

    • C.

      Currently

    • D.

      Yet

    Correct Answer
    C. Currently
    Explanation
    The word "currently" indicates that Mark Stringly is presently in the process of writing his tenth novel. This suggests that he is actively engaged in the task at the present moment. The other options, "lately," "ever," and "yet," do not convey the same sense of ongoing action or current activity.

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  • 2. 

    However, when I suggested that his great-great-grandfather might have been a pirate, he jumped down my _____ and ordered me not to print any such thing as it was totally incorrect.

    • A.

      Mouth

    • B.

      Throat

    • C.

      Neck

    • D.

      Face

    Correct Answer
    B. Throat
    Explanation
    The phrase "jumped down my throat" is an idiomatic expression meaning that the person became angry or defensive in response to a suggestion or criticism. In this context, the person became upset and ordered the speaker not to print the suggestion of their great-great-grandfather being a pirate because they believed it was completely incorrect.

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  • 3. 

    Lasy year she ____________ to Glastonbury for the first time.

    • A.

      Had gone

    • B.

      Went

    • C.

      Was going

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Went
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "went" because it is the past tense form of the verb "go." The sentence is referring to an action that happened in the past, specifically last year, so the past tense is appropriate. The other options, "had gone" and "was going," are not correct because they do not match the tense of the sentence. "None of the above" is also not correct because "went" is the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    His last book has now been_____ for the big screen although he has not written the script for it.

    • A.

      Adapted

    • B.

      Admired

    • C.

      Animated

    • D.

      Initiated

    Correct Answer
    A. Adapted
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "adapted". This means that his last book has been transformed or modified in order to be made into a film. Even though he hasn't written the script for it, the book has been selected and modified for the purpose of being turned into a movie.

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  • 5. 

    She enjoyed it so much that she still__________________over it.

    • A.

      Didn’t get

    • B.

      Hasn’t got

    • C.

      Isn’t getting

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Hasn’t got
    Explanation
    The phrase "she still hasn't got over it" implies that the person is still affected or emotionally attached to the experience. The use of "hasn't got" suggests that the person has not yet moved on from it, indicating a lingering impact or influence.

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  • 6. 

    Surprisingly, though, he has written the musical_____ , as he is also an accomplished musician, a secret he had managed to keep from the public until now.

    • A.

      Notes

    • B.

       script

    • C.

      Score

    • D.

      Cue

    Correct Answer
    C. Score
    Explanation
    The word "musical" suggests that the missing word should be related to music. Among the given options, "score" is the most appropriate choice as it refers to the written or printed form of a musical composition, including all the parts for different instruments or voices. Additionally, the sentence mentions that the person is an accomplished musician, which further supports the idea that "score" is the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    Mark is rarely interviewed as he hates being in the _____ .

    • A.

       limelight

    • B.

      Floodlight

    • C.

      Headlight

    • D.

      Flashlight

    Correct Answer
    A.  limelight
    Explanation
    Mark is rarely interviewed as he hates being in the limelight. The limelight refers to being the center of attention or public scrutiny. Mark's dislike for being in the limelight suggests that he prefers to stay out of the public eye and avoid any situations where he is the main focus of attention.

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  • 8. 

    . As a result, people have jumped to many _____ about him, most of which are incorrect.

    • A.

      Opportunities

    • B.

      Interpretations

    • C.

      Conclusions

    • D.

      Ovations

    Correct Answer
    C. Conclusions
    Explanation
    The sentence states that people have formed many ideas or opinions about him, most of which are incorrect. This suggests that the missing word should refer to the ideas or opinions that people have formed. The word "conclusions" best fits this context as it implies that people have come to certain judgments or beliefs about him without having all the necessary information.

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  • 9. 

    She is constantly driving her friends and colleagues mad by talking about it all the time and especially how she ________________her idols, Coldplay.

    • A.

      Was meeting

    • B.

      Met

    • C.

      Had been meeting

    • D.

      Meeting

    Correct Answer
    B. Met
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "met". The sentence is in the past tense, so we need to use the past simple form of the verb. "Met" is the correct past simple form of "meet".

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  • 10. 

    So, when he agreed to let me interview him last month for a television documentary I was doing about the origins of story writing, I _____ at the chance.

    • A.

      Went

    • B.

      Bounded

    • C.

      Stood

    • D.

      Leapt

    Correct Answer
    D. Leapt
    Explanation
    The word "leapt" is the correct answer because it conveys a sense of enthusiasm and excitement. The speaker is thrilled and eager to take advantage of the opportunity to interview the person for their documentary. The word "leapt" implies a sudden and enthusiastic response, which fits well with the context of the sentence.

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  • 11. 

    In fact next week they ___________ in concert in Paris.

    • A.

      Appear

    • B.

      Are appearing

    • C.

      Were supposed to appear

    • D.

      Were appeared

    Correct Answer
    B. Are appearing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are appearing." This is because the sentence is referring to an event happening in the future, specifically next week. The present continuous tense "are appearing" is used to describe actions that are planned or scheduled to happen in the future. Therefore, it is the most appropriate option to complete the sentence.

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  • 12. 

    Sarah was planning  to go and see them there, but she _______________ in New York next week and her boss says she must go because the contract is very important

    • A.

      Will be working

    • B.

      Was just about to work

    • C.

      Might be working

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Will be working
    Explanation
    Sarah was planning to go and see them there, but she will be working in New York next week and her boss says she must go because the contract is very important. This means that Sarah has a work commitment in New York next week and her boss insists that she cannot miss it due to the importance of the contract. Therefore, she will be working and unable to go and see them.

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  • 13. 

    As a result, she _____________ of quitting her job.

    • A.

      Thinks

    • B.

      Will be thinking

    • C.

      Is thinking

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Is thinking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is thinking" because the sentence is referring to a current ongoing action or thought. The use of the present continuous tense suggests that she is currently considering or contemplating quitting her job.

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  • 14. 

    For questions 1-7 choose the correct form of the verbs Sarah (1) ________________to a music festival before.   

    • A.

      Has never been

    • B.

      Had never been 

    • C.

      Was never going

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Had never been 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had never been". This is the correct form of the verb to use in this sentence because it indicates that Sarah had not previously attended a music festival. The phrase "had never been" is in the past perfect tense, which is used to describe an action that occurred before another past action. In this case, the past action is Sarah going to a music festival, and the past perfect tense indicates that she had not done this before.

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