Test Your English # 04

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 40

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  • 1. 
    "Have you got a ___ cigarette?""Sorry, I was going to smoke it myself."
    • A. 

      Spare

    • B. 

      Surplus

    • C. 

      Free

    • D. 

      Smoking

  • 2. 
    A house cat's prominent vibrissae are known as ___.
    • A. 

      Whiskers

    • B. 

      Moustache

    • C. 

      Sideburns

    • D. 

      Hair

  • 3. 
    A land speculator may be willing to pay  ___ price for a city lot if he expects the value of the site to appreciate enough to make the investment worthwhile.
    • A. 

      An incumbent

    • B. 

      A well-earned

    • C. 

      A steep

    • D. 

      A little

  • 4. 
    Brigitte Bardot was once a sex kitten in dozens of ___ French movies: her films of the early and mid 1950s were generally lightweight romantic dramas, some of them historical, in which she was cast as ingénue or siren, often in varying states of undress.
    • A. 

      Frothy

    • B. 

      Heist

    • C. 

      Red and covetous

    • D. 

      Debut

  • 5. 
    Early in the 1920's a new type of fictional detective came into being in the United States. Whereas the conventional private detective always has literary precedents, going back to Sherlock Holmes, the new type, variously called private investigator, ___, or hard-boiled dick, is the product of American reality.
    • A. 

      Fictional cop

    • B. 

      Eavesdrop mac

    • C. 

      Private eye

    • D. 

      Informant

  • 6. 
    For language to be meaningful, its names must be correlated with objects. If an object is entirely inaccessible to me, I cannot give it a name, I cannot talk about it. So a language containing names of objects beyond my ___ would be incomprehensible to me.
    • A. 

      Readings

    • B. 

      Den

    • C. 

      Pen

    • D. 

      Ken

  • 7. 
    Game and Fish folks are pretty excited about a little critter that's shown up in the state. It's a 6-inch long lizard that's called a skink. Game official Lucy Wang said it's black with a bright blue tail. She said it's an exciting find because when one of the lowest species on the food chain can ___, that means the ecosystem is healthy.
    • A. 

      Hive

    • B. 

      Jive

    • C. 

      Show up

    • D. 

      Thrive

  • 8. 
    The ___ voyage of a ship is the first journey made by the craft after shakedown. Notable ___ voyages that ended in disaster include those of the RMS Titanic, Batavia, and the Swedish warship Vasa. 
    • A. 

      "honeymoon"

    • B. 

      Baptismal

    • C. 

      Maiden

    • D. 

      Prime

  • 9. 
    We had some ___ moments in the mountains. I think it was Oliver who did fall through the ice and dislocated his shoulder. Then the crevasses we came up against, you know, incredibly deep cracks in the ice: we had to negotiate our way around them. The first time it was a bit frightening, especially in a white-out of snow when you can't see anything!
    • A. 

      Memorable

    • B. 

      Hairy

    • C. 

      Soothing

    • D. 

      Nifty

  • 10. 
    If you are barking ___ the wrong tree, it means that you have completely misunderstood something or are totally wrong.
    • A. 

      From

    • B. 

      To

    • C. 

      Toward

    • D. 

      Up

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