Directions: Question given below has one or two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
Time limit: 0
0 of 25 questions completed
Most Important Multiple Choice Questions
Online Tests with Correct Answer Key and Explanations
Useful for Competitive and Academic Exams
You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can not start it again.
Test is loading...
You must sign in or sign up to start the quiz.
You have to finish following quiz, to start this quiz:
0 of 25 questions answered correctly
Time has elapsed
You have reached 0 of 0 points, (0)
Question 1 of 25
His answer was such______ I expected him to give.
‘I expected him to give’ denotes the kind (category) of the answer; it is not the result of ‘his answer’. So use as, not that.
Question 2 of 25
That charming girl was the ____ of all eyes.
If you are the cynosure of all eyes, you are a centre of attention or interest.
Question 3 of 25
His attitude to his boss was so_____ that it caused a good deal of repulsion.
Question 4 of 25
His fears were explicitly betrayed by his______ voice.
“Fear” makes your voice tremble. In other words, it becomes tremulous.
Question 5 of 25
The influence of the environment on man is revealed by an_____ study.
Ecology is the pattern of relations of plants, animals and people to each other and their surroundings (environment). Anthropology is the scientific study of the human (Greek anthropos = man) race, including its different types and. its beliefs, social habits and organisation, etc. Epigraphy is the study of inscriptions. An inscription is writing carved into something made of Stone or metal, for example, a gravestone, monument, or medal. Numismatics is the study of coins or medals. ‘Ecumenical activities, ideas, and movements try to unite different Christian Churches.
Question 6 of 25
She had a terrible night caused by a(n)_____ during her sleep.
An incubus is a male devil supposed to have sex with a sleeping woman. Broadly, incubus means a very worrying problem. In literary usages, as in the given sentence, it means a bad dream and is synonymous with incubus.
Question 7 of 25
Alexander Solzhepitsyn’s works will be_______ by every lover of liberal thought and they will bring home to him how restrictive freedom is in the Russian system.
Peruse means to read. A perusal (reading) of “Solzhenitsyn’s works” will “bring home to him” (make him understand) the truth about “Freedom” in Russia — that freedom is only nominal; it is, in fact, “restrictive”. Note that Russia here is a part of the USSR, not the post-1991 Russia. (3) gives the sense of reading hurriedly”.
Question 8 of 25
A great literary or artistic work is known as______.
Magnum means ‘big’ (or great). (Hence a magnifying glass makes things appear big.) Opus means ‘work’. (When you operate something, a computer for example, you make it work.) Combining the two, we get magnum opus great work. But it is used only in the sense of “a great literary or artistic work”.
Question 9 of 25
He has a____tongue; his pinching sarcasm has______ everyone who has come into contact with him.
Go for the second blank first. What is sarcasm? It is saying the opposite of what you mean. One gets sarcastic in order to mock or insult others. Take an example of sarcasm: You meet an ugly girl. She asks you to accompany her. Repelled by her ugliness, you tell her sarcastically, “I don’t go around with beautiful (obviously, you mean ugly!) girls.” Such a statement pinches the girl. A girl whom you have treated with such “pinching sarcasm” will never be friendly or sympathetic to you in future. You have thus alienated her. Those who are thus “pinchingly sarcastic” have a vitriolic tongue. That is, their words are full of bitterness and hate, and so cause a lot of distress and pain.
Question 10 of 25
In spite of her other_____, Kasthuri still managed to find time for her hobbies.
Your preoccupations are the activities that take up your attention (or time), leaving little room for other things.
Question 11 of 25
The journey may be made by sea or ___by road.
What is the difference between alternately and alternatively? Alternatively implies that you have a choice (alternative) —either by sea or by road. In the given question conjunction “or” gives us the clue. When we say alternately it means first by see’ then by road, the third time by sea again, the fourth time by road again, and so on. Since both the routes are being used in this case, the conjunction should be “and”.
Question 12 of 25
The labour leader_____ the Government in the assembly today of not.
The preposition of makes our job easy. Of the given choices, only assured and accused dose followed by the preposition of You accuse/assure someone of something. But meaning wise, assured does not fit. Such an assurance (of “not protecting the interests”) would be suicidal for any “labour leader”
Question 13 of 25
Gokhale’s patriotic speeches____ people to dedicate their lives to the nation.
Question 14 of 25
In his address to the teachers, the Vice-Chancellor ____ certain measures being taken for improving the quality of college education.
If you highlight a point or problem, you throw greater light on it than on others. That is, you emphasise it or make others think about it.
Question 15 of 25
The problems that India’s economic development faces are____ .
Question 16 of 25
In our zeal for progress we should not ___the executive with more powers.
“Powers” are “weapon” in the hands of the executive.
Question 17 of 25
Undoubtedly, English is the most ___spoken language in the world today.
If a language is spoken by many people or throughout a large area, we say that it is widely spoken.
Question 18 of 25
He has not attained the age of 18. He was, therefore, no____ to vote in this election.
If you have a right to do something (here “vote”), you are morally or legally entitled to do it. “The age of 18” is the legal barrier here.
Question 19 of 25
The President today______ the committee with the induction of the five new general secretaries in place of those dropped.
When you review something, it is merely a study, not an action (implementation). But “induction” is an action. So we reject (2). Again, “the committee” already existed, otherwise how could five persons have been “dropped”. And you don’t form that which already exists. So (3) is rejected. (4) is rejected because “enlarging” would only involve “induction”, no “dropping”. Similar is the case with supplemented (5). Since it involves both adding (“induction”) and “dropping”, it is a “reconstitution” — forming it again.
Question 20 of 25
To say that a rectangle will never be a square because it is a rectangle is simply to___ the very thing you profess to prove.
Question 21 of 25
Traffic problems in Bombay are as serious as in any other city in India; and they are complicated by digging of roads by the corporation on this or that ____.
A pretext is a reason which you pretend has caused you to do something. That is, you tell people that X is the reason, but in fact it is not.
Question 22 of 25
The Defence Minister said today that the Government was determined to ____the accord and fulfil the legitimate aspirations of the people.
If you implement something (here “an accord” – that is, agreement), you ensure that it is brought into practice.
Question 23 of 25
The unprecedented rise in the price of gold in India, contrary to the ___elsewhere in the world, is baffling the experts.
The trend shows which way the graph is moving: is it rising or falling? The word “rise” gives us the clue.
Question 24 of 25
AIDS is not a disease that can be ___through the air or by insects.
If A transmits a disease to B, A has the disease and causes B to have it. Here, “disease” gives us the clue.
Question 25 of 25
A controversial issue was_____ by a member of the Opposition in the Assembly, but there was no lime to discuss it.
If you raise a subject (here, “a controversial issue”), an objection, or a question, you mention it or bring it to someone 5 attention (here, to the attention of the members of the “Assembly”).