General English And Aptitude Quiz!

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General English And Aptitude Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    Four pairs of words follow the first pair. Select the pair whose relation most closely matches the first pair.   Talkative: Garrulity  
    • A. 

      Garbled: Distorted

    • B. 

      Sensitive: Unsusceptible

    • C. 

      Delinquent: Derelict

    • D. 

      Gullible: Naiveté

  • 2. 
    Four pairs of words follow the first pair. Select the pair whose relation most closely matches the first pair. Pilot: Cockpit 
    • A. 

      Doctor: Hospital

    • B. 

      Man: Mammal

    • C. 

      Dog: Kennel

    • D. 

      Ammeter: Current

  • 3. 
    Pick the word/phrase most nearly opposite in meaning.Tenacious  
    • A. 

      Unyielding

    • B. 

      Rigid

    • C. 

      Pliable

    • D. 

      Inexorable

  • 4. 
    Pick the word/phrase most nearly opposite in meaning. Quandary 
    • A. 

      Predicament

    • B. 

      Impasse

    • C. 

      Perplexity

    • D. 

      Certainty

  • 5. 
    In the following question, a part of the sentence has been underlined. Replace the underlined part with the most appropriate choice from the four options provided below. In case no improvement is required, choose the option marked ‘no improvement needed’. Having given up smoking, he had no utilize of a lighter. 
    • A. 

      Use of

    • B. 

      Use for

    • C. 

      Utility

    • D. 

      No improvement needed

  • 6. 
     In the following question, a part of the sentence has been underlined. Replace the underlined part with the most appropriate choice from the four options provided below. In case no improvement is required, choose the option marked ‘no improvement needed’. Sudama was true with his friend Krishna. 
    • A. 

      Of

    • B. 

      For

    • C. 

      To

    • D. 

      No improvement needed

  • 7. 
    Four alternatives are given for the idioms/ phrases underlined in the sentence. Choose the one that best expresses the meaning of the idiom. She penned her feelings in a letter and posted it to him. Now, the ball was in his court.  
    • A. 

      The final decision rested on him

    • B. 

      Her letter had reached him

    • C. 

      He had nothing to say

    • D. 

      He was caught in a trap

  • 8. 
    Four alternatives are given for the idioms/ phrases underlined in the sentence. Choose the one that best expresses the meaning of the idiom. She was so intimidated by the presence of the school principal that she forgot her memorized lines and started to beat around the bush. 
    • A. 

      To run around a nearby bush in fright

    • B. 

      To talk indirectly, without coming to the main point

    • C. 

      To stammer

    • D. 

      To tap her feet in despair

  • 9. 
    Four alternatives are given for the idioms/ phrases underlined in the sentence. Choose the one that best expresses the meaning of the idiom.Ravi shifted into a new house. His new LCD television cost him an arm and a leg.
    • A. 

      Very little

    • B. 

      Was very expensive

    • C. 

      He hurt himself while carrying in the TV set

    • D. 

      Was fairly priced

  • 10. 
    Choose the correct alternative which can be substituted for the below given word/ sentence. A speech delivered without any prior preparation
    • A. 

      Narration

    • B. 

      Argument

    • C. 

      Dialectic

    • D. 

      Extempore

  • 11. 
    Choose the correct alternative which can be substituted for the below given word/ sentence. Afternoon nap
    • A. 

      Reprieve

    • B. 

      Truce

    • C. 

      Siesta

    • D. 

      Respite

  • 12. 
    Pick the word/phrase closest in meaning to the given word. Transitory
    • A. 

      Frivolous

    • B. 

      Transient

    • C. 

      Elusive

    • D. 

      Resilient

  • 13. 
    Pick the word/phrase closest in meaning to the given word. Ductile
    • A. 

      Unyielding

    • B. 

      Tractable

    • C. 

      Irresistible

    • D. 

      Alluring

  • 14. 
    The question below consists of four sentences marked A, B, C and D. Arrange the sentences in a proper sequence to form a coherent paragraph. A) It is not as severely shortened as note-making. B) Summarising follows note making. C) If the main points are to be reported we present a summary. D) The purpose of note-making is usually for one’s own personal reference.
    • A. 

      ABCD

    • B. 

      DCAB

    • C. 

      BCAD

    • D. 

      BDCA

  • 15. 
    In the question below, there is a sentence with jumbled up parts. Rearrange these parts, which are labelled A, B, C and D to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence. In poor countries…......... A) for cooking B) local forests are C) to procure firewood D) being decimated in order
    • A. 

      ACBD

    • B. 

      BDCA

    • C. 

      BACD

    • D. 

      DCAB

  • 16. 
    The sentence below is divided into three parts. Identify where the error lies. If there is no error, select the option ‘no error’. Crops are usually growing faster in rainy season than in winter.
    • A. 

      Crops

    • B. 

      Are usually growing faster

    • C. 

      In rainy season than in winter

    • D. 

      No error

  • 17. 
    He question below consists of four sentences marked A, B, C and D. Arrange the sentences in a proper sequence to form a coherent paragraph. A) When French painter Jean Dubuffet mooted the concept of ‘art brut’ in the 1940s, the art of the untrained visionary was of minority interest. B) This genre is described as the art of those who ‘have no right’ to be artists as they have received no formal training, yet show talent and artistic insight. C) From its almost veiled beginnings, ‘outsider art’, has gradually become the fastest growing area of interest in contemporary art internationally. D) Their works are a stimulating contrast to a lot of mainstream offerings.
    • A. 

      DCAB

    • B. 

      ACBD

    • C. 

      ABCD

    • D. 

      DCBA

  • 18. 
    In the town of Agra there lived a rich businessman. But he was also quite a miser. Various people used to flock outside his house everyday hoping for some kind of generosity, but they always had to return home disappointed. He used to ward them off with false promises and then never lived up to his word. Then one day, a poet named Raidas arrived at his house and said that he wanted to read out his poems to the rich man. As the rich man was very fond of poetry, he welcomed him in with open arms.   Raidas started to recite all his poems one by one. The rich man was very pleased and especially so when he heard and especially so when he heard the poem that Raidas had written on him. In those days it was a custom for rich man and kings to show their appreciation through a reward or a gift, as that was the only means of earning that a poor poet possessed. So the rich man promised Raidas some gifts and asked him to come and collect them the next day, Raidas was pleased.   The next morning when he arrived at the house, the rich man pretended that he had never laid eyes on him before. When Raidas reminded him of his promise, he said that although Raidas was a good poet he liked the poems which were written on him and rest of the poems were very ordinary. He also said that he had earlier promised a reward to Raidas not because he was really pleased or impressed but to simply encourage him. Raidas was extremely upset, but as there was nothing that he could do, he quietly left the house. On his way home he saw his brother Kuber riding a horse. So he stopped him and asked for his help after narrating the whole incident. Kuber took him to his own house in order to come up with a plan. Alter giving it to some thought he asked Raidas to go to a friend’s house with five gold coins and request the friend to plan a dinner where the rich man would also be invited. He then narrated his plan to him.Raidas had one trustworthy friend whose name was Mayadas. So he went up to him and told him his plan. The next day, Mayadas went to the rich man’s house and invited him for the dinner. He said that he intended to serve his guests in vessels of gold, which the guests would get to take home after the meal. The rich man was thrilled to hear this and jumped at the offer. After the rich man arrived at Mayadas house, he was surprised to see no other guests there but Raidas. Anyhow, they welcomed him in and started a polite conversation. The rich man had come on an empty stomach and so was hungrier by the minute. Finally at midnight the rich man could bear his hunger no longer and asked Mayadas to serve the food. Mayadas sounded extremely surprised when he asked him what food he was talking about. The rich man tried to remind him that he had been invited for dinner. At this point Raidas asked him for the proof of the invitation. The rich man had no answer. At the point Raidas reminded the rich man of the same treatment that he had meted out to him. The rich man realized his mistake and begged for forgiveness. He said that Raidas was a good poet and had not asked him for any reward. He himself had promised to give him some gifts and then cheated him out of them. To make up for his mistake he took out the necklace that he was wearing and gifted it to Raidas. Then they all sat down to eat a happy meal
  • 19. 
    • A. 

      He was thrilled to have dinner for free.

    • B. 

      No one had ever invited him over for dinner since he was very miserly.

    • C. 

      Mayadas had promised to serve in gold dishes which the guests were allowed to take home with them.

    • D. 

      Mayadas had promised many delicacies in the dinner.

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is true in context of the passage?
    • A. 

      It was Raidas’s brother Kuber’s plan to teach the rich businessman a lesson.

    • B. 

      The rich businessman had to return empty stomach from Mayada’s house.

    • C. 

      Mayadas was a trustworthy friend of the rich businessman.

    • D. 

      All are true

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is the moral of the story?
    • A. 

      A house divided against it cannot stand.

    • B. 

      A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

    • C. 

      Never make a promise.

    • D. 

      Never go back on your promises.

  • 22. 
    Which of the following best describes Kuber?
    • A. 

      Manipulative

    • B. 

      Clever

    • C. 

      Miserly

    • D. 

      Influential

  • 23. 
    Livingstone deserves the credit of which of the following?
    • A. 

      For expanding his empire.

    • B. 

      For enjoying the wildlife of the continent.

    • C. 

      For exploring part of Africa and living among the tribals.

    • D. 

      For quenching his thirst of living in the company of nature.

  • 24. 
    In the sentence given below a part is underlined and for that part options are given. Choose the most suitable option that can replace the underlined part.This buggy has been adapted to a three year old kid .
    • A. 

      For a three year old kid

    • B. 

      From a three year old kid

    • C. 

      Into a three year old kid

    • D. 

      By a three year old kid

    • E. 

      No correction required

  • 25. 
    In the sentence given below a part is underlined and for that part options are given. Choose the most suitable option that can replace the underlined part.He lives in Asia since 1995.
    • A. 

      Had lived in Asia since

    • B. 

      Has lived in Asia since

    • C. 

      Continues to live in Asia since

    • D. 

      Has been living in Asia since

    • E. 

      No correction required