Qualifying Exam For Instructors - Part 1 - Language Proficiency - Idioms

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Qualifying Exam For Instructors - Part 1 - Language Proficiency - Idioms

The series of examinations you are about to take tests your stock knowledge on general subjects. These exams contain questions based on the following subjects: Language Proficiency, Math, Science, Reading Comprehension, Abstract Reasoning, and Essay Writing. Cheating is NOT allowed. You should not seek help from anyone or use any form of technology to find the answer. You are not allowed to retake the exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    We are encouraging Maggie to audition for the musical play and not hide her light under a bushel.
    • A. 

      Hide a candle inside a box

    • B. 

      Conceal or obscure her talents

    • C. 

      Have no sense of responsibility

    • D. 

      Stay inside the house

  • 2. 
    A true friend is someone who stands by you all the time and never leaves you in a lurch.
    • A. 

      Refuses to lend money

    • B. 

      Leaves one lying on the ground

    • C. 

      Deserts a person in difficulty

    • D. 

      Leaves without saying goodbye

  • 3. 
    Sometimes I get bored listening to her because she keeps on harping on the same string.
    • A. 

      Playing the harp

    • B. 

      Singing out of tune

    • C. 

      Saying something bad about others

    • D. 

      Repeating the same topic

  • 4. 
    A good soldier is one who doesn’t show the white feather in battle.
    • A. 

      Wear a white shirt

    • B. 

      Tell where the soldiers’ camp is

    • C. 

      Forget to bring ammunition

    • D. 

      Show signs of cowardice

  • 5. 
    Rodel is planning to enter law school because he wants to tread in the footsteps of his father.
    • A. 

      Follow the example of

    • B. 

      Walk closely behind

    • C. 

      Surpass the accomplishment of

    • D. 

      Avoid the mistakes of

  • 6. 
    Simon is determined to buy a new Jaguar even if it would cost him an arm and a leg.
    • A. 

      Cause him to be paralyzed

    • B. 

      Be very expensive

    • C. 

      Terminate him from his job

    • D. 

      Make him argue with someone

  • 7. 
    He has been down in the dumps ever since he lost his job.
    • A. 

      Depressed

    • B. 

      An alcoholic

    • C. 

      Collecting garbage

    • D. 

      Impatient

  • 8. 
    Alex was in a hurry so he wasn’t able to grab a bite before going to the office.
    • A. 

      Brush his teeth

    • B. 

      Get something to eat

    • C. 

      Bite someone

    • D. 

      Go to the dentist

  • 9. 
    Jeremy is the head honcho of the new car company.
    • A. 

      Top boss

    • B. 

      First client

    • C. 

      Role model

    • D. 

      Endorser