Verbal Ability Test: Interesting Questions! Trivia Quiz

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Are you familiar with verbal ability, and do you think you can pass this quiz? Strong verbal skills will help to encourage effective discussion. Interpersonal communication is essential in life, as it can benefit you in your professional life, and it can help you with having successful relationships. Verbal ability brings people together, especially when it comes to controversy or conflict. See how much you know about verbal ability and put your knowledge to the test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Mr. Mishra(1) /with his wife(2)/and children(3)/ were present at the station(4)/No error(5)

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    • E.

      5

    Correct Answer
    D. 4
    Explanation
    The error is in part 4. The subject "Mr. Mishra" is singular, so the verb should be singular as well. Instead of "were," it should be "was" to agree with the singular subject.

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  • 2. 

    If I was you(1)/I would not have(2)/ committed(3)/this blunder(4)/No error(5)

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    • E.

      5

    Correct Answer
    A. 1
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1 because the correct phrase is "If I were you" instead of "If I was you." This is because the phrase is a hypothetical statement, and in English grammar, we use the subjunctive mood for hypothetical or contrary-to-fact situations. In the subjunctive mood, we use "were" instead of "was" after "if" to indicate an unreal or unlikely condition.

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  • 3. 

    None of (1)/ my friends (2)/ are applying for (3)/this job (4)/No error(5)

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    • E.

      5

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    The error in the sentence is in part 3. The correct form should be "is applying for" instead of "are applying for" because "none" is singular.

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  • 4. 

    My father does not go (1)/ to the city on the foot (2)/ he goes there (3)/ by train (4)/No error (5).

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    • E.

      5

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    The given sentence is incorrect because the phrase "on the foot" is grammatically incorrect. The correct phrase should be "on foot" which means walking. Therefore, the correct answer is 2.

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  • 5. 

    One of my friend (1)/came running to (2)/ me and gave me (3)/this good news (4)/No error(5).

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    • E.

      5

    Correct Answer
    A. 1
    Explanation
    The given sentence is grammatically correct. The use of "One of my friend" is incorrect as it should be "One of my friends" to indicate that the friend is part of a group.

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  • 6. 

    Sentence Rearrangement (6-10) : (A) He felt that his honest ways were responsible for the poverty and starvation of his family.  (B) Sixteen miles away from Mysore, there is a dense forest.  (C) He told them how his honesty was useless and asked if he should try an alternative.  (D) They told him that they would prefer starving to dishonesty.  (E) Once there lived a poor but honest woodcutter in the forest.  (F) So he wanted to discuss his feeling with his wife and children. Which of the following Should be the Sixth(Last) Sentence ?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    • E.

      E

    Correct Answer
    D. D
    Explanation
    Sentence D should be the sixth (last) sentence. This is because it concludes the conversation between the woodcutter and his family, where they express their preference for starving over being dishonest. The sentence follows the sequence of events and provides a resolution to the woodcutter's dilemma.

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  • 7. 

    Sentence Rearrangement : (A) He felt that his honest ways were responsible for the poverty and starvation of his family.  (B) Sixteen miles away from Mysore, there is a dense forest.  (C) He told them how his honesty was useless and asked if he should try an alternative.  (D) They told him that they would prefer starving to dishonesty.  (E) Once there lived a poor but honest woodcutter in the forest.  (F) So he wanted to discuss his feeling with his wife and children. Which of the following should be the First Sentence?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      D

    • C.

      B

    • D.

      E

    • E.

      F

    Correct Answer
    C. B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B. This should be the first sentence because it introduces the setting of the story by stating that there is a dense forest located sixteen miles away from Mysore. The other sentences provide background information and details about the characters and their actions, but the sentence about the forest sets the stage for the story.

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  • 8. 

    Sentence Rearrangement : (A) He felt that his honest ways were responsible for the poverty and starvation of his family.  (B) Sixteen miles away from Mysore, there is a dense forest.  (C) He told them how his honesty was useless and asked if he should try an alternative.  (D) They told him that they would prefer starving to dishonesty.  (E) Once there lived a poor but honest woodcutter in the forest.  (F) So he wanted to discuss his feeling with his wife and children. Which of the following should be the Fifth Sentence after re-arrangement?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      C

    • C.

      B

    • D.

      E

    • E.

      D

    Correct Answer
    B. C
    Explanation
    The correct answer is C. This sentence follows logically after the first sentence (E) which introduces the protagonist as a poor but honest woodcutter. In sentence C, the woodcutter tells his family about his feelings of responsibility for their poverty and asks if he should try an alternative. This shows the woodcutter's internal struggle and sets the stage for the discussion with his family in the next sentence (F).

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  • 9. 

    Sentence Rearrangement : (A) He felt that his honest ways were responsible for the poverty and starvation of his family.  (B) Sixteen miles away from Mysore, there is a dense forest.  (C) He told them how his honesty was useless and asked if he should try an alternative.  (D) They told him that they would prefer starving to dishonesty.  (E) Once there lived a poor but honest woodcutter in the forest.  (F) So he wanted to discuss his feeling with his wife and children. Which of the following should be the Second Sentence after rearrangement?

    • A.

      E

    • B.

      C

    • C.

      A

    • D.

      F

    • E.

      D

    Correct Answer
    A. E
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is E because it introduces the main character and sets the context for the story by stating that there once lived a poor but honest woodcutter in the forest. This sentence serves as the starting point for the rearrangement of the other sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

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  • 10. 

    Sentence Rearrangement : (A) He felt that his honest ways were responsible for the poverty and starvation of his family.  (B) Sixteen miles away from Mysore, there is a dense forest.  (C) He told them how his honesty was useless and asked if he should try an alternative.  (D) They told him that they would prefer starving to dishonesty.  (E) Once there lived a poor but honest woodcutter in the forest.  (F) So he wanted to discuss his feeling with his wife and children. Which of the following should be the Third Sentence after rearrangement?

    • A.

      F

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      A

    • E.

      D

    Correct Answer
    D. A
    Explanation
    The third sentence should be A. It introduces the protagonist and sets the context for the rest of the sentences. The sentence talks about a poor but honest woodcutter who believed that his honesty was responsible for his family's poverty and starvation.

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  • 11. 

    Fill in the Blanks (11-13): I like the Ice cream ________ you made. I like the ice cream __ you made.

    • A.

      Which

    • B.

      That

    • C.

      It

    • D.

      For

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. That
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "that" because it is used to introduce a clause that provides additional information about the ice cream. In this case, the speaker is specifying their liking for the specific ice cream that the person being addressed made.

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  • 12. 

    If you _______ respect,you get respect.

    • A.

      Will give

    • B.

      Would give

    • C.

      Give

    • D.

      Offer

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Give
    Explanation
    If you give respect to others, you will receive respect in return. The act of giving respect demonstrates a positive attitude and consideration towards others, which often leads to them reciprocating the same behavior. By showing respect, you create a positive and harmonious environment where others are more likely to treat you with respect as well.

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  • 13. 

    He was __________ to the growing resentment among the staff.

    • A.

      Impervious

    • B.

      Negligent

    • C.

      Rigid

    • D.

      Influenced

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Impervious
    Explanation
    The word "impervious" means not affected or influenced by something. In the given sentence, the person is described as being impervious to the growing resentment among the staff. This suggests that the person is unaffected by or oblivious to the negative feelings and dissatisfaction of the staff members.

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  • 14. 

    Speculation and opinions on accidents (1) to (2) them as part of natural (3). This is a very convenient way of (4) all are concerned of their responsibility, accountability, and even culpability. Thus, over, the years, the genera; public and the media have begun to (5) accidents as natural disasters. Most of the investigations (6) on the (7) that some natural phenomenon has (8) the accident. Thus, concrete (9) are by-passed, proper modeling and analysis of the process ignored and ridiculous but convenient conclusions (10) at.  

    • A.

      mean

    • B.

      Offer

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      Tend

    • E.

      Define

    Correct Answer
    D. Tend
    Explanation
    The word "tend" means to have a tendency or inclination towards something. In the given context, it suggests that over the years, the general public and the media have developed a tendency to view accidents as natural disasters. This perception is convenient because it allows all parties involved to avoid taking responsibility or being held accountable for the accident. The word "tend" implies that this viewpoint is common or prevalent.

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  • 15. 

    Speculation and opinions on accidents (1) to (2) them as part of natural (3). This is a very convenient way of (4) all are concerned of their responsibility, accountability, and even culpability. Thus, over, the years, the genera; public and the media have begun to (5) accidents as natural disasters. Most of the investigations (6) on the (7) that some natural phenomenon has (8) the accident. Thus, concrete (9) are by-passed, proper modeling and analysis of the process ignored and ridiculous but convenient conclusions (10) at.

    • A.

      Project

    • B.

      Notify

    • C.

      Simplify

    • D.

      Surround

    • E.

      Sustain

    Correct Answer
    A. Project
    Explanation
    The word "project" is the correct answer because it fits logically in the context of the passage. The passage discusses speculation and opinions on accidents, suggesting that people try to project accidents as part of natural phenomena. This implies that people try to attribute accidents to external factors rather than taking responsibility for them. Therefore, "project" is the most suitable word to describe this behavior.

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  • 16. 

    Speculation and opinions on accidents (1) to (2) them as part of natural (3). This is a very convenient way of (4) all are concerned of their responsibility, accountability, and even culpability. Thus, over, the years, the genera; public and the media have begun to (5) accidents as natural disasters. Most of the investigations (6) on the (7) that some natural phenomenon has (8) the accident. Thus, concrete (9) are by-passed, proper modeling and analysis of the process ignored and ridiculous but convenient conclusions (10) at.  

    • A.

      Calamity

    • B.

      Disaster

    • C.

      Chaos

    • D.

      Certainty

    • E.

      Phenomenon

    Correct Answer
    E. Phenomenon
    Explanation
    The given answer "phenomenon" is the correct answer because the passage discusses accidents being seen as natural disasters and investigations focusing on the idea that some natural phenomenon has caused the accident. This suggests that the accidents are being attributed to a natural occurrence or event, which aligns with the definition of "phenomenon."

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  • 17. 

    Speculation and opinions on accidents (1) to (2) them as part of natural (3). This is a very convenient way of (4) all are concerned of their responsibility, accountability, and even culpability. Thus, over, the years, the genera; public and the media have begun to (5) accidents as natural disasters. Most of the investigations (6) on the (7) that some natural phenomenon has (8) the accident. Thus, concrete (9) are by-passed, proper modeling and analysis of the process ignored and ridiculous but convenient conclusions (10) at.  

    • A.

      Resolving

    • B.

      Absolving

    • C.

      Discerning

    • D.

      Releasing

    • E.

      Accounting

    Correct Answer
    B. Absolving
    Explanation
    The given answer "absolving" is the correct answer because it fits logically with the context of the passage. The passage discusses how speculation and opinions on accidents are used to shift blame and avoid responsibility. The word "absolving" means to free someone from blame or responsibility, which aligns with the idea that accidents are being portrayed as natural disasters to avoid accountability.

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  • 18. 

    Speculation and opinions on accidents (1) to (2) them as part of natural (3). This is a very convenient way of (4) all are concerned of their responsibility, accountability, and even culpability. Thus, over, the years, the genera; public and the media have begun to (5) accidents as natural disasters. Most of the investigations (6) on the (7) that some natural phenomenon has (8) the accident. Thus, concrete (9) are by-passed, proper modeling and analysis of the process ignored and ridiculous but convenient conclusions (10) at.  

    • A.

      Deviate

    • B.

      Doubt

    • C.

      Consider

    • D.

      Raise

    • E.

      Rethink

    Correct Answer
    C. Consider
    Explanation
    The passage suggests that speculation and opinions on accidents are often used as a way to avoid responsibility and accountability. Over time, the general public and the media have started to view accidents as natural disasters, attributing them to natural phenomena rather than examining concrete evidence or conducting proper analysis. Therefore, the word "consider" fits in this context as it implies that accidents are being viewed or regarded in a certain way.

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  • 19. 

    Speculation and opinions on accidents (1) to (2) them as part of natural (3). This is a very convenient way of (4) all are concerned of their responsibility, accountability, and even culpability. Thus, over, the years, the genera; public and the media have begun to (5) accidents as natural disasters. Most of the investigations (6) on the (7) that some natural phenomenon has (8) the accident. Thus, concrete (9) are by-passed, proper modeling and analysis of the process ignored and ridiculous but convenient conclusions (10) at.  

    • A.

      Approach

    • B.

      Succeed

    • C.

      Avail

    • D.

      Proceed

    • E.

      Pursue

    Correct Answer
    D. Proceed
    Explanation
    The word "proceed" fits in the context of the sentence because it means to continue or move forward. In this passage, the word is used to describe how accidents are treated as part of natural occurrences, allowing everyone involved to avoid taking responsibility. The use of "proceed" suggests that this way of thinking about accidents has been ongoing or has continued over the years.

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  • 20. 

    Speculation and opinions on accidents (1) to (2) them as part of natural (3). This is a very convenient way of (4) all are concerned of their responsibility, accountability, and even culpability. Thus, over, the years, the genera; public and the media have begun to (5) accidents as natural disasters. Most of the investigations (6) on the (7) that some natural phenomenon has (8) the accident. Thus, concrete (9) are by-passed, proper modeling and analysis of the process ignored and ridiculous but convenient conclusions (10) at.  

    • A.

      Theory

    • B.

      Basic

    • C.

      Criteria

    • D.

      Principle

    • E.

      Assumption

    Correct Answer
    E. Assumption
    Explanation
    The given answer, "assumption," is correct because the passage discusses how speculation and opinions on accidents are often made without concrete evidence or proper analysis. This implies that people are making assumptions about the causes of accidents, rather than relying on factual information. The passage also mentions that these assumptions are convenient because they allow individuals to avoid taking responsibility or being held accountable for the accidents.

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  • 21. 

    Speculation and opinions on accidents (1) to (2) them as part of natural (3). This is a very convenient way of (4) all are concerned of their responsibility, accountability, and even culpability. Thus, over, the years, the genera; public and the media have begun to (5) accidents as natural disasters. Most of the investigations (6) on the (7) that some natural phenomenon has (8) the accident. Thus, concrete (9) are by-passed, proper modeling and analysis of the process ignored and ridiculous but convenient conclusions (10) at.  

    • A.

      Magnified

    • B.

      Triggered

    • C.

      Managed

    • D.

      Surrounded

    • E.

      Inspired

    Correct Answer
    B. Triggered
    Explanation
    Accidents are often speculated and opinions are formed to portray them as natural occurrences, which conveniently avoids assigning responsibility or accountability. Over time, the general public and media have started viewing accidents as natural disasters. Investigations tend to focus on the idea that some natural phenomenon triggered the accident, disregarding concrete evidence and proper analysis. This allows for the formation of convenient but absurd conclusions.

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  • 22. 

    Speculation and opinions on accidents (1) to (2) them as part of natural (3). This is a very convenient way of (4) all are concerned about their responsibility, accountability, and even culpability. Thus, over, the years, the genera; public and the media have begun to (5) accidents as natural disasters. Most of the investigations (6) on the (7) that some natural phenomenon has (8) the accident. Thus, concrete (9) is by-passed, proper modeling and analysis of the process ignored and ridiculous but convenient conclusions (10).

    • A.

      Evidences

    • B.

      Analysis

    • C.

      Solution

    • D.

      Verifying

    • E.

      Nature

    Correct Answer
    A. Evidences
    Explanation
    The passage discusses how accidents are often speculated and portrayed as part of natural phenomena, which conveniently avoids assigning responsibility or accountability. The word "evidences" is the correct answer because it aligns with the passage's emphasis on concrete evidence being bypassed and proper analysis of the accidents being ignored. The passage suggests that instead of relying on evidence and analysis, people prefer to attribute accidents to natural causes, which allows them to avoid addressing their responsibility or culpability.

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  • 23. 

    Speculation and opinions on accidents (1) to (2) them as part of natural (3). This is a very convenient way of (4) all are concerned of their responsibility, accountability, and even culpability. Thus, over, the years, the genera; public and the media have begun to (5) accidents as natural disasters. Most of the investigations (6) on the (7) that some natural phenomenon has (8) the accident. Thus, concrete (9) is by-passed, proper modeling and analysis of the process ignored and ridiculous but convenient conclusions (10) at.

    • A.

      Signaled

    • B.

      Called

    • C.

      Arrived

    • D.

      Managed

    • E.

      Strived

    Correct Answer
    C. Arrived
    Explanation
    The word "arrived" is the correct answer because it fits logically in the context of the sentence. The sentence discusses how accidents are often speculated and portrayed as natural disasters, and then goes on to say that investigations focus on the idea that some natural phenomenon has "arrived" or caused the accident. This suggests that the accidents are being attributed to external factors beyond anyone's control, further supporting the idea that accidents are seen as natural events.

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  • 24. 

    Choose the word which is most similar to the given word: Ecstatic

    • A.

      Sad

    • B.

      Beatific

    • C.

      Sour

    • D.

      Servile

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Beatific
    Explanation
    The word "ecstatic" means to be extremely happy or joyful. The word "beatific" also means to be blissfully happy or serene. Therefore, "beatific" is the word that is most similar in meaning to "ecstatic".

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  • 25. 

    Choose the word most similar to the given word: Effigy

    • A.

      Image

    • B.

      Hard

    • C.

      Solid

    • D.

      Generosity

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Image
    Explanation
    The word "effigy" refers to a representation or likeness of a person, typically in the form of a statue or sculpture. Similarly, the word "image" also refers to a visual representation or likeness of something or someone. Therefore, "image" is the word most similar to "effigy" as both words describe visual representations.

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