Test Your English # 05 - Phrasal Verbs

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Phrasal Verb Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    "Hey! What's ___, guys?". The young man from Los Angeles greeted his friends with a smile.
    • A. 

      By

    • B. 

      At

    • C. 

      In

    • D. 

      Over

    • E. 

      Up

  • 2. 
    Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi shouts and gets told ___ by the Queen.After the group photo at Buckingham Palace, Berlusconi shouted out to Obama. The Queen asked the air around her: "What is it? Why does he have to shout?"
    • A. 

      Around

    • B. 

      Over

    • C. 

      Out

    • D. 

      Off

    • E. 

      Down

  • 3. 
    Girls from Vancouver's York House School handed ___ cups of water to runners as they sped by and were frequently splashed when runners hit the cups without managing to grab them.
    • A. 

      On

    • B. 

      Out

    • C. 

      By

    • D. 

      Off

    • E. 

      Along

  • 4. 
    The legendary photographer has died aged 76. He passed ___ on 31 May having lost his battle to pulmonary fibrosis.
    • A. 

      Away

    • B. 

      Along

    • C. 

      By

    • D. 

      Off

    • E. 

      Out

  • 5. 
    The teacher wrote him ___ for disrespect. He was sent to In-School-Suspension. It was a bitter experience.
    • A. 

      In

    • B. 

      On

    • C. 

      Up

    • D. 

      Down

    • E. 

      Away

  • 6. 
    Cops know that people are nervous when they get pulled ___ for speeding, and they expect a certain amount of jumpiness when they approach a car.
    • A. 

      Back

    • B. 

      Away

    • C. 

      By

    • D. 

      Over

    • E. 

      Out

  • 7. 
    Every time I did something wrong when I was a child, my sister would tell ___ me.I mean, she always reported my bad behavior to our parents.
    • A. 

      On

    • B. 

      Over

    • C. 

      Off

    • D. 

      Out

    • E. 

      Up

  • 8. 
    My parents are very strict with me, but my brother gets to do whatever he wants and gets ___ ___ everything! It's not fair!
    • A. 

      Along with

    • B. 

      Up for

    • C. 

      By on

    • D. 

      Out on

    • E. 

      Away with

  • 9. 
    "We've been cooped ___ here for days, with no TV and nothing to do but look at thàt all day...". Sydney pointed a scornfull finger at the picture of four dogs playing poker above his bed.
    • A. 

      Up

    • B. 

      On

    • C. 

      Over

    • D. 

      By

    • E. 

      Down

  • 10. 
    -After almost 10 months, the FBI has zeroed ___ ___ a suspect in the case of missing Florida pilot R. W., who may have been kidnapped.
    • A. 

      Off on

    • B. 

      In on

    • C. 

      On up

    • D. 

      Away with

    • E. 

      On in

  • 11. 
    My partner in crime sold me ___ for a reduced jail sentence.
    • A. 

      Up

    • B. 

      In

    • C. 

      Out

    • D. 

      Over

    • E. 

      Away

  • 12. 
    "Let's kill him!""A few years ago, I would've done ___ the guy myself. But this... it isn't what we do now."
    • A. 

      Away

    • B. 

      Off

    • C. 

      Out

    • D. 

      Down

    • E. 

      In

  • 13. 
    During a conference in Toronto attended by 1,200 people from 16 countries, he said that five enormous pressures are bearing ___ ___ society: population growth disparities, fossil fuel energy scarcity, environmental catastrophes, global warming, and the widening gap between the rich and the poor.
    • A. 

      Up on

    • B. 

      Down on

    • C. 

      Around on

    • D. 

      Down up

    • E. 

      Up under

  • 14. 
    "I enjoyed your company, and I appreciate you letting me tag ___.""You can tag ___ anytime. I enjoyed your company, as well."
    • A. 

      By

    • B. 

      Away

    • C. 

      Through

    • D. 

      Along

    • E. 

      At

  • 15. 
    When to persist and when to back ___? Every situation is different.
    • A. 

      Off

    • B. 

      Over

    • C. 

      On

    • D. 

      By

    • E. 

      Along

  • 16. 
    This excerpt and the following four ones are from an interview in the BBC web site.The Quentin Tarantino of musical appreciation, composer, broadcaster and self-confessed media tart, what Big George doesn't know about music, frankly isn't worth surfing for!*** Who's the most famous person you know and how do you know them?*** I’ve never really given a monkey's about fame. I mean, Journey South are deemed famous these days, but they’re just a couple of guys doing the best they can (I like them, good solid geezers who have worked hard to get somewhere, I only hope the place they find themselves isn’t a short term dead end). It’s been my pleasure to work with some extremely renowned performers, and actors, but if you want a name, I once played a drinking game with Jodie Foster.*** Who's the nicest person in the music industry and why? *** There’s a guy whose name is Andrew Lauder. He was at Universal Records when they were a stand alone record company. He is a top geezer, although there was one time at a showbiz party when Mrs Webley was a little squiffy and she stood and bawled him ___ for being an industry leech who stifled talent at every turn (so she does listen to me occasionally). ... [continues]
    • A. 

      On

    • B. 

      Up

    • C. 

      Out

    • D. 

      Over

    • E. 

      Away

  • 17. 
    [interview with Big George, part 2]... for being an industry leech who stifled talent at every turn (so she does listen to me occasionally). She laid ___ him, as he stood silently, for about 10 minutes to an ever increasing, amused crowd until I came along and ... [continues]
    • A. 

      By

    • B. 

      Off

    • C. 

      Up

    • D. 

      With

    • E. 

      Into

  • 18. 
    [interview with Big George, part 3]... as he stood silently, for about 10 minutes to an ever increasing, amused crowd until I came along and butted ___ to inform her that he was probably the best guy in the industry alive. A spontaneous round of rapturous applause accompanied Mrs Webley's reddening face. [continues]
    • A. 

      Up

    • B. 

      Over

    • C. 

      On

    • D. 

      In

    • E. 

      At

  • 19. 
    [interview with Big George, part 4]*** What are you most proud of in your music career? *** Still being in it at 48. Not a day goes ___ without me making a racket of some kind. I am truly blessed that, on an almost daily basis, I get the opportunity to help, advise and ...[continues]
    • A. 

      Out

    • B. 

      Away

    • C. 

      Over

    • D. 

      Up

    • E. 

      By

  • 20. 
    [interview with Big George, part 5] ... without me making a racket of some kind. I am truly blessed that, on an almost daily basis, I get the opportunity to help, advise and kick ___ the backside a succession of talented young players.
    • A. 

      Along

    • B. 

      Over

    • C. 

      By

    • D. 

      Up

    • E. 

      Apart

  • 21. 
    This excerpt and the following ones are from the web site of the British newspaper "The Sun". Some slang is used.ROBERTO MANCINI is furious with his three boozy England stars.The Sun revealed this week how Manchester City's Gareth Barry, Adam Johnson and Joe Hart went on a knees-up with students on Monday night.It came just weeks after keeper Hart was caught living it ___ in a Spanish bar a few days before ... [continues]
    • A. 

      Out

    • B. 

      Away

    • C. 

      In

    • D. 

      By

    • E. 

      Up

  • 22. 
    [Mancini, part 2]... in a Spanish bar a few days before joining ___ with England.City boss Mancini said: "I don't understand it. It is a problem for many British players - it's a cultural thing."... [continues]
    • A. 

      Over

    • B. 

      Out

    • C. 

      Up

    • D. 

      Along

    • E. 

      By

  • 23. 
    [Mancini, part 3] ... City boss Mancini said: "I don't understand it. It is a problem for many British players - it's a cultural thing." Yet he insisted the trio have not broken any rules by going ___ on the lash with team-mate Shay Given during a few days off. ... [continues]
    • A. 

      Down

    • B. 

      For

    • C. 

      Out

    • D. 

      Up

    • E. 

      By

  • 24. 
    [Mancini, part 4] ...  with team-mate Shay Given during a few days off. But the Italian plans to lay ___ the law to the group whose antics were caught on video by fellow revellers in the Scottish golfing town of St Andrews.The Italian admits he is still trying to get his head around the British booze culture. He said: "I said my opinion about these situations a few days ago. I don't understand it."The last video came from Monday and that was a day off so the players can do what they want."I don't understand why they have chosen this and I am unhappy about it. For Johnson it is normal because he is young."But we are playing every three or four days at the moment and it is difficult enough to recover. It is important they recover well between games."Now I want to resolve this problem in the dressing room."
    • A. 

      Down

    • B. 

      In

    • C. 

      By

    • D. 

      For

    • E. 

      Over

  • 25. 
    Do you look ___ ___ any "heroes" today? Who? Are there people who inspire your faith and life, people about whom you think "I’d like to be more like that"?
    • A. 

      Down on

    • B. 

      By for

    • C. 

      In on

    • D. 

      After to

    • E. 

      Up to

  • 26. 
    These bats take wing early in the evening before darkness has set ___, and continue feeding after complete darkness.
    • A. 

      Up

    • B. 

      Out

    • C. 

      On

    • D. 

      In

    • E. 

      Off

  • 27. 
    We went to our travel agent to see ___ making plans for some trips. We will likely go on a cruise.
    • A. 

      About

    • B. 

      Over

    • C. 

      Away

    • D. 

      At

    • E. 

      Into

  • 28. 
    "Think ___" is a phrasal verb meaning "devise, invent".
    • A. 

      Into

    • B. 

      Up

    • C. 

      Over

    • D. 

      Off

    • E. 

      About

  • 29. 
    We're also finding that staff are more likely to fill ___ forms that can be accessed quickly through their browsers and are easy to fill ___.
    • A. 

      "into" or ""onto"

    • B. 

      "by" or "at"

    • C. 

      "up" or "down"

    • D. 

      "on" or "over"

    • E. 

      "in" or "out"

  • 30. 
    Even if kept refrigerated, raw milk goes ___ rapidly due to the action of psychrophilic (cold-tolerant) bacteria.Mind you, a British colloquialism is required.
    • A. 

      Up

    • B. 

      Off

    • C. 

      Out

    • D. 

      About

    • E. 

      Down

  • 31. 
    Sunday, the Lions almost earned their third victory of the year, but the Bears pulled ___ a victory with a few minutes remaining.
    • A. 

      On

    • B. 

      At

    • C. 

      By

    • D. 

      Into

    • E. 

      Off

  • 32. 
    I could hear voices but I couldn't make ___ what they were saying.
    • A. 

      Up

    • B. 

      Out

    • C. 

      On

    • D. 

      In

    • E. 

      Through

  • 33. 
    He didn't feel ___ to going to the theater so soon after his recent illness.
    • A. 

      On

    • B. 

      In

    • C. 

      Up

    • D. 

      About

    • E. 

      Around

  • 34. 
    After running the marathon I was completely worn ___.
    • A. 

      Off

    • B. 

      On

    • C. 

      Away

    • D. 

      Out

    • E. 

      In

  • 35. 
    In order to save on this expense you will need to shop ___. You will be able to find different rent rates in different areas as well as different mortgage loans that could save you thousands of dollars over the term of your mortgage.
    • A. 

      Off

    • B. 

      In

    • C. 

      Over

    • D. 

      Around

    • E. 

      Up

  • 36. 
    Everyone knows newspapers "sex ___" headlines to sell newspapers.
    • A. 

      Up

    • B. 

      Over

    • C. 

      Off

    • D. 

      In

    • E. 

      On

  • 37. 
    When I do this room ___, I'll paint the wall cream.
    • A. 

      Down

    • B. 

      Off

    • C. 

      In

    • D. 

      Up

    • E. 

      By

  • 38. 
    I can't get ___ my ex, I still love her, always have. We are still friends so I talk to her every month or so, which makes it worse!
    • A. 

      Over

    • B. 

      Around

    • C. 

      After

    • D. 

      On

    • E. 

      By along

  • 39. 
    I'm laid ___ with a bad back and this caused me serious pain!
    • A. 

      Out

    • B. 

      Up

    • C. 

      Over

    • D. 

      Down

    • E. 

      Into

  • 40. 
    I hope this quiz will help you to brush ___ your phrasal verbs!
    • A. 

      Over

    • B. 

      Out

    • C. 

      Up

    • D. 

      On

    • E. 

      Off