English/English MCQ Questions Set-40 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
In the following question out of the four alternatives select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

 

Costing nothing.

1.Fortis

2.Glottis

3.Gratis

4.Abatis


Question:
In the following question out of the four alternatives select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

 

To proclaim widely or loudly.

 


1.to trumpet

2.to herald

3.to manifest

4.to blazon


Question:
 In the following question four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

1.symptommatically

2.symptomaticaly

3.symptomatically

4.symptommaticaly


Question:
 In the following question out of the given four alternatives select the one which is opposite in meaning of the given word.

 

Melancholy

 

1.Destroyed

2.Moody

3.Low

4.Cheerful


Question:
A sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect Speech. Out of the four given alternatives select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.

 

He said to me  I have often told you not to play in dark. 

 

1.He said to him that he shouldn t play in dark.

2.He reminded me that he had often told me not to play in dark.

3.He asked him to not play in dark.

4. He asked me that he had told me to not play in dark.


Question:
Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.


A. Although I had a fear of water I thought it was an important skill I should learn

.
B. However what I didn t realize was that it would also make me a more confident person.


C. I also thought it would be a good exercise that would make me physically stronger.


D. One of the hardest things I ve had to do was to learn how to swim.

 

1.DCBA

2.ACDB

3.DACB

4.BADC


Question:
In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

 


The conditions ______ which democracy can _______ are _______ to ________  but one thing is _______ that democracy is always a slow growth whereas dictators may _____ to ______ and _______ a new _______ with dramatic success under _______ conditions.

 


and _______ a new

 

1.restart

2.establish

3.enter

4.define


Question:
In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

 

All this suggests the intimate relations which exist between history politics and sociology. The ____________ thing however is not the identities but the distinctions.For however much the _____________ disciplines may in practice overlap it is necessary ________ the sake of clear thinking to have their limits defined. As far _______sociology and history are concerned the differences may be summed up in a word. __________ history and sociology are concerned with the life of man as man.

 

 

it is necessary ________ the sake of clear thinking

 

1. for

2.of

3.to

4.from


Question:
In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

 

It is a proverbial ___________ that every one makes his own destiny and __________ is usually interpreted that every one by his wise ______ unwise conduct preparesgood or evil for himself: but we may also understand it that whatever it be that he receives _________ the hand of Providence he may so accommodate __________ toit that he will find his lot good for him however much may seem to others to be wanting.

 

It is a proverbial ___________ that every one makes

 

 

1.say

2. said

3.saying

4.says


Question:
In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

 

The abuse of phrases and the misuse of words rife among us can be checked __________ diligent exercises in good English such as this book provides. ___________exercises in conjunction __________ others to be found in different volumes by the same author will serve to correct careless diction and slovenly speech and lead to the art of speaking and writing correctly for after all ___________ in the use of words is more a matter of habit than of theory and once it is acquired it becomes just as easy to speak or to write good English _____________ bad English.

 

after all ___________ in the use of words

 

1.accurate

2.accuracy

3.accurately

4.accuratenesses


Question:
In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

 

Without habit personality could not exist for we could never do a thing twice alike and ___________ would be a new person each succeeding moment. The acts which give us our own peculiar _____________ are our habitual acts--the little things that do themselves moment by moment without care or attention and are the truest and best expression of our real selves. Probably _______ one of us could be very sure which arm he puts ________ the sleeve or which foot he puts into the shoe first and yet each of us ____________ formed the habit long ago of doing these things in a certain way.

 

own peculiar _____________ are our habitual acts

 

 


1.individual

2. individuals

3.individuality

4.individualist


Question:
In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

The generation gap is another of those characteristic features that set Homo sapiens apart from other animals. It is ______ if ever the most intelligent of apes ever blamed its juniors for their ______ ways! Over the years people have tried to analyse it explain it understand it even ignore it but it remains ready to ______ each generation as it tries to ______ its own ______ about life and living.

It is ______ if ever the most intelligent

1.doubtful

2.certain

3.sure

4.classified


Question:
In the following question a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested select the one which best express the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

 

She says, I keep at an arm s length all those who try to flatter me. 

 

1.She said that she kept at an arms length all those who try to flatter her.

2.She exclaims that she keeps at an arm s length all of them who try to flatter her.

3.She says that she will keep at an arm s length all thos who flatter her.

4.She says that she keeps at an arm s length all those who try to flatter her.


Question:
In the following question four words have been given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.

1.Assuage

2.Aporism

3.Appease

4.Atrocious


Question:
In the following question out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

 

General pardon for offences against the state

1.sanctify

2.amnesty

3.gratuity

4.red-tapism


Question:
In the following question out of the four alternatives select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

 

a rich source of something

 

1.antecedent

2.lode

3.node

4.provenience


Question:
In the following question out of the four alternatives select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

 

A sea change

 

1.A profound or notable transformation.

2.An upcoming storm.

3.Someone who appears turbulent on the outside but is actually calm deep inside.

4.As you go deeper into the situation you will see a very different picture.


Question:
In the following question out of the four alternatives select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

 

Level playing field

 

1.A game played where the weaker side is given an advantage to make it a fair fight

2.A situation in which everyone has a fair and equal chance of succeeding

3.A game where you progress level by level

4.A game which appears unfair but is actually fair


Question:
In the following question out of the four alternatives select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

 

Through thick and thin

1.To be together under all circumstances no matter how difficult

2.None of the days are alike. Some are good and some are bad

3.To pass through various types of obstacles

4.An obese person suddenly losing weight


Question:
In the following question out of the four alternatives select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

 

Wild goose chase

1.A hopeless search for something unattainable

2.An adventurous trip full of surprises

3.To waste a lot of time and effort for small returns

4.To have fun doing a certain task


Question:
In the following question out of the four alternatives select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Back to the drawing board

1.An idea has been unsuccessful and that a new one must be devised

2.A person decides his own fate

3. All efforts can be wasted because of one mistake

4. One always returns to his roots in times of crisis


Question:
In the following question out of the four alternatives select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

 

to break up into small parts as the result of impact or decay

  

1.to disintegrate

2.disharmony

3.to disinherit

4.to denigrate


Question:
In the following question out of the four alternatives select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words/sentence.

A sheath for the blade of a sword

1.Scabbard

2.Denude

3.Divulge

4.Expose


Question:
In the following question out of the four alternatives select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words/sentence.

Decay of organic matter producing a fetid smell

1.Putrefy

2.Crisp

3.Neoteric

4.Virgin


Question:
In the following question out of the four alternatives select the alternative which will improve the bracketed part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed select  no improvement .

 

A case in point is Sydney Australia where last year more than 8,000 pedestrians (is fined) for illegally crossing city streets.

 

 

1. was fined

2. were fined

3.were being fined

4.no improvement


Question:
In the following question out of the four alternatives select the alternative which will improve the bracketed part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed select  no improvement .

 

By the time we set out the sun (sit) pretty in the blue sky.

 

 

1.was sitting

2. had sitting

3.was sit

4.no improvement


Question:
In the following question out of the four alternatives select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Requisite

1.Peripheral

2.Deadwood

3.Trivial

4.Precondition


Question:
In the following question out of the given four alternatives select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

 

Whoop it up

 

1.Be continually reminded of an unpleasant topic

2.Enjoying in a noisy way usually in a group

3.Be totally ignorant or incompetent

4.Used as an exhortation to overcome or be rid of something


Question:
In the following question out of the given four alternatives select the one which is opposite in meaning of the given word.

 

Nascent

 

1.Developing

2.Maturing

3.Maturing

4.Withering


Question:
In the following question out of the given four alternatives select the one which is opposite in meaning of the given word.

 

Preposterous

1.Ridiculous

2.Excessive

3.Incredible

4.Reasonable


Question:
In the following question out of the given four alternatives select the one which is opposite in meaning of the given word.

 

Tempestuous

 

1.Stress

2.Toil

3.Calm

4.Examine


Question:
In the following question some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error select  No Error .

 

Being a well know scientist,(A)/he was invited to deliver(B)/a lecture on artificial intelligence.(C)/No error(D)

1.A

2.B

3.C

4.D


Question:
In the following question some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error select  No Error .

 

The Large Hadron Collider is the world s largest and most (1)/ powerful particle collider the most complex experimental (2)/ facility and the largest single machine ina world (3)`. No error (4)

1.1

2.2

3.3

4.4


Question:
In the following question some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error select  No Error .

 

When we are able to stop pause and think (1)/ more about our actions words and thoughts we begin (2)/ to see the cause and affect more clearly. (3)/ No error (4)

1.1

2.2

3.3

4.4


Question:
In the following question some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error select  No Error .

Policy makers will think hard about creating (1)/ an appropriate legal framework to (2)/ prevent the capture of regulatories by special interests. (3)/ No error. (4)

1.1

2.2

3.3

4.4


Question:
In the following question some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error select  No Error .   

 

The Maldives has been buffeted by one political crisis after another (1)/ since Nasheed the first democratically elected president (2)/ was forcibly to quit in 2012.(3)/ No error (4).

 

1.1

2.2

3.3

4.4


Question:
In the following question the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

 

At the same _________ the bell struck and school was dismissed.

 

 

1. occasion

2.jiffy

3.moment

4.period


Question:
In the following question the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

 

I have never solved ______ equation before.

 

1.so complicated

2. as complicated

3.such a complicated

4.no complicated


Question:
In the following question the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

 

My mother likes to ___________ me by showing everyone my baby pictures.

 


1. stun

2.annoy

3.shame

4.embarrass


Question:
In the following question the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

 

The current ______________ in global negotiations over climate change has stalled progress on the issue.

 

1.intransigence

2.fallacy

3.stalemate

4.rigidity


Question:
In the following question the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

 

Time perception raises a number of ______ puzzles including what it means to say we perceive time.

 


1.discriminating

2.intriguing

3.boring

4.befooling


Question:
In the following question the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

I was taken ___________ by the server s rude comment about my hair.

1.away

2.from

3.aback

4.off


Question:
Out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences and click the button corresponding to it.

Action that is likely to make people very angry

1.Inflationary

2.Inflammable

3.Commensurable

4.Inflammatory


Question:
Out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences and click the button corresponding to it.

Deviation from the right course

1.Imagination

2.Amalgamation

3.Illumination

4.Aberration


Question:
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.
Persuade

 

1.Dissuade

2.Pervade

3.Induce

4.Impress


Question:
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

 

Assault

1.Anger

2.Alib

3.Anxiety

4.Attack


Question:
Select the word with the correct spelling.

1.ambolism

2.agendoms

3.neglige

4.heckling


Question:
The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

 

A nation s progress

 

A-requires many policies many

B-on many fronts

C-plans and actions

 

1.ABC

2.CBA

3.ACB

4.CAB


Question:
The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. These sentences when properly sequenced form a coherent paragraph. Select the most logical order of sentences from among the options.

 

P: The philosophy of pragmatism goes something like this.
Q: It is not possible for the mind to relate to anything other than ideas.
R: The mind is such that it deals only with ideas.
S: Therefore it is not correct to think that the mind actually can ponder reality.

1.RQSP

2.RSPQ

3.PRQS

4.SQRP


Question:
Which material provides warmth even when wet?

1.Cotton

2.Wool

3.Nylon

4.Silk


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