Section A: Verbal Ability

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Verbal Reasoning Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The miser gazed __________ at the pile of gold coins in front of him.
    • A. 

      Avidly

    • B. 

      Admiringly

    • C. 

      Thoughtfully

    • D. 

      Earnestly

  • 2. 
    I saw a ___________ of cows in the field.
    • A. 

      Group

    • B. 

      Herd

    • C. 

      Swarm

    • D. 

      Flock

  • 3. 
    Man does not live by ___________ alone.
    • A. 

      Food

    • B. 

      Bread

    • C. 

      Meals

    • D. 

      Diet

  • 4. 
    The paths of glory lead ___________ to the grave. 
    • A. 

      Straight

    • B. 

      In

    • C. 

      Directly

    • D. 

      But

  • 5. 
    In Bush, Saddam was up ___________ more than his match.
    • A. 

      For

    • B. 

      Into

    • C. 

      To

    • D. 

      Against

    • E. 

      Front

  • 6. 
    Rama was so badly injured that he needed ___________ care in the hospital.
    • A. 

      Extensive

    • B. 

      Intensive

    • C. 

      Expensive

    • D. 

      Motherly

  • 7. 
    Choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word:    CORPULENT
    • A. 

      Lean

    • B. 

      Gaunt

    • C. 

      Emaciated

    • D. 

      Obese

  • 8. 
    Choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word:    AUGUST
    • A. 

      Common

    • B. 

      Ridiculous

    • C. 

      Dignified

    • D. 

      Petty

  • 9. 
    Choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word:    EMBEZZLE
    • A. 

      Misappropriate

    • B. 

      Balance

    • C. 

      Remunerate

    • D. 

      Clear

  • 10. 
    Choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word:    HARBINGER
    • A. 

      Messenger

    • B. 

      Steward

    • C. 

      Forerunner

    • D. 

      Pilot

  • 11. 
    The question consists of two words which have a certain relationship to each other followed by four pairs of related words. Select the pair which has the same relationship.   THRUST : SPEAR
    • A. 

      Mangle : iron

    • B. 

      Scabbard : sword

    • C. 

      Bow : arrow

    • D. 

      Fence : epee

  • 12. 
    The question consists of two words which have a certain relationship to each other followed by four pairs of related words. Select the pair which has the same relationship.   WAN : COLOUR
    • A. 

      Corpulent : weight

    • B. 

      Insipid : flavour

    • C. 

      Pallid : complexion

    • D. 

      Enigmatic : puzzle

  • 13. 
    The question consists of two words which have a certain relationship to each other followed by four pairs of related words. Select the pair which has the same relationship.   INDIGENT : WEALTHY
    • A. 

      Angry : rich

    • B. 

      Native : affluent

    • C. 

      Gauche : graceful

    • D. 

      Scholarly : erudite

  • 14. 
    Identify the most appropriate option which can replace the [enclosed]  part of the sentence below:    There are not many men who are so famous that they are frequently referred to by their [short names] only.
    • A. 

      Initials

    • B. 

      Signatures

    • C. 

      Pictures

    • D. 

      Middle names

    • E. 

      No correction required

  • 15. 
    Identify the most appropriate option which can replace the [enclosed]  part of the sentence below.    The performance of our players was rather [worst than I had expected]. 
    • A. 

      Bad as I had expected

    • B. 

      Worse than I had expected

    • C. 

      Worse than expectation

    • D. 

      Worst than was expected

    • E. 

      No correction required

  • 16. 
    Identify the most appropriate option which can replace the [enclosed]  part of the sentence below.    [Shapes] of gods and goddess are worshiped by people.
    • A. 

      Idols

    • B. 

      Reflections

    • C. 

      Clay shapes

    • D. 

      Clay toys

    • E. 

      No correction required

  • 17. 
    The passage below consists of six sentences. The first and sixth sentences are  correctly ordered. The middle four sentences have been jumbled up. These are labeled as P, Q, R and S. Choose the appropriate order for these four sentences. S1: In the middle of one side of the square sits the Chairman of the committee, the most important person in the room. P : For a committee is not just a mere collection of individuals. Q : On him rests much of the responsibility for the success or failure of the committee R : While this is happening we have an opportunity to get the 'feel' of this committee. S : As the meeting opens, he runs briskly through a number of formalities. S6: From the moment its members meet, it begins to have a sort nebulous life of its own. 
    • A. 

      RSQP

    • B. 

      PQRS

    • C. 

      SQPR

    • D. 

      QSRP

  • 18. 
    The passage below consists of six sentences. The first and sixth sentences are  correctly ordered. The middle four sentences have been jumbled up. These are labeled as P, Q, R and S. Choose the appropriate order for these four sentences.  S1 : All the land was covered by the ocean. P : The leading god fought the monster, killed it and chopped its body in to two halves. Q : A terrible monster prevented the gods from separating the land from the water. R : The god made the sky out of the upper part of the body and ornamented it with stars. S : The god created the earth from the lower part, grew plants on it and populated it with animals. S6: The God molded the first people out of clay according to his own image and mind. 
    • A. 

      PQRS

    • B. 

      PQSR

    • C. 

      QPSR

    • D. 

      QPRS

  • 19. 
    The passage below consists of six sentences. The first and sixth sentences are  correctly ordered. The middle four sentences have been jumbled up. These are labeled as P, Q, R and S. Choose the appropriate order for these four sentences.  S1: For some time in his youth Abraham Lincoln was manager for a shop. P : Then a chance Customer would come. Q : Young Lincoln way of keeping shop was entirely unlike anyone else's R : Lincoln would jump up and attend to his needs and then revert to his reading. S : He used to lie full length on the counter of the shop eagerly reading a book. S6: Never before had Lincoln had so much time for reading as had then. 
    • A. 

      SRQP

    • B. 

      QSPR

    • C. 

      SQRP

    • D. 

      QPSR

  • 20. 
    The passage below consists of six sentences. The first and sixth sentences are  correctly ordered. The middle four sentences have been jumbled up. These are labeled as P, Q, R and S. Choose the appropriate order for these four sentences.  S1: Metals are today being replaced by polymers in many applications. P : Above all, they are cheaper and easier to process making them a viable alternative to metals. Q : Polymers are essentially a long chains of hydrocarbon molecules. R : Today polymers as strong as metals have been developed. S : These have replaced the traditional chromium-plated metallic bumpers in cars. S6: Many Indian Institutes of science and Technology run special programmes on polymer science. 
    • A. 

      QRSP

    • B. 

      RSQP

    • C. 

      RQSP

    • D. 

      QRPS

  • 21. 
    Read the passage below and answer this question: What does the statement that the dazzling sunshine was "for once unfiltered by layers of air" mean?  I felt the wall of the tunnel shiver. The master alarm squealed through my earphones. Almost simultaneously, Jack yelled down to me that there was a warning light on. Fleeting but spectacular sights snapped into and out of view, the snow, the shower of debris, the moon, looming close and big, the dazzling sunshine for once unfiltered by layers of air. The last twelve hours before re-entry were particular bone-chilling. During this period, I had to go up in to command module. Even after the fiery re-entry splashing down in 81 degree water in south pacific, we could still see our frosty breath inside the command module
    • A. 

      That the sun was very hot

    • B. 

      That there was no strong wind

    • C. 

      That the air was unpolluted

    • D. 

      None of above

  • 22. 
    Read the passage below and answer this question: Which statement among the given options best expresses the central idea of the passage? What needs to be set right is our approach to work. It is a common sight in our country of employees reporting for duty on time and at the same time doing little work. If an assessment is made of time they spent in gossiping, drinking tea, eating "pan" and smoking cigarettes, it will be shocking to know that the time devoted to actual work is negligible. The problem is the standard which the leadership in administration sets for the staff. Forgot the ministers because they mix politics and administration. What do top bureaucrats do? What do the below down officials do? The administration set up remains week mainly because the employees do not have the right example to follow and they are more concerned about being in the good books of the bosses than doing work.
    • A. 

      The employee outlook towards work is

    • B. 

      The employee must change their outlook towards

    • C. 

      The employees would never change their work culture

    • D. 

      The employer-employee relationship is far from

    • E. 

      None of These

  • 23. 
    Read the passage below and answer this question: Which one of the following best illustrates the relationship between the phrases: (i) 'eschew the glittering prizes' and (ii) 'idyllic and rural paradise'?  Mahatma Gandhi believed that industrialization was no answer to the problems that plague the mass of India's poor and that villagers should be taught to be self-sufficient in food, weave their own cloth from cotton and eschew the glittering prizes that the 20th century so temptingly offers. Such an idyllic and rural paradise did not appear to those who inherited the reins of political power. 
    • A. 

      Unless you do (i), you cannot have (ii)

    • B. 

      (i) and (ii) are identical in meaning

    • C. 

      First of all you must have (ii) in order to do (i)

    • D. 

      The meaning of (i) is directly opposite to (ii)

    • E. 

      There can be no relationship between the two phrases

  • 24. 
    Read the passage below and answer this question: What does the writer mean when he refers to corduroy's 'utilitarian tenacity'? Corduroy is fast establishing itself at this year's fabric, While the ribbed cotton itself provides utilitarian tenacity, texture and warmth. it is the fabric's long held associations may provide a hint to its current revival as a fabric for all seasons. It is Corduroy's link with the good breeding and country living that made it an essential ingredient in the gentleman's wardrobe along with Wellington boots and decent wooly. I combines the comfortable nonsense appeal of cotton with the perfectly correct luxury finish of velvet. Corduroy has the ability to appear either supremely sophisticated or rough and ready. 
    • A. 

      Though expensive, it is economic in the long run

    • B. 

      It is useful because it is durable

    • C. 

      It has remained fashionable over several years

    • D. 

      It does not need frequent washing

    • E. 

      None of These

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