English/English MCQ Questions Set-41 Sample Test,Sample questions

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.

 

She said  Let us wait for the seat 

 

1. She proposed that they should wait for the seat.

2.She proposed that they could wait for the seat.

3.She proposed to wait for the seat.

4.She proposed let us wait for seat.


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

 

To take the cake

1.To have something unexpectedly good to eat

2.To get a lovely gift

3.To grab the prize before others

4.To to be especially good outstanding


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.

 

A month before he was scheduled to be hanged from the ________________  the president granted him clemency.

 

1.gallows

2.balcony

3.stands

4.frame


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.

 

 I have not seen him for years,  said his mother.

 

1.She has not seen him for years said his mother.

2.His mother had not seen him for years.

3.His mother told him she had not saw him for years.

4.His mother said that she had not seen him for years.


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 inIndirect/Direct Speech.

 Where do you come from?  asked the stranger.

1. The stranger enquired about my location.

2.The stranger enquired where I came from.

3.The stranger says where do I come from.

4.The stranger asked where did I came from


Question:
Four words are given out of which only one word is spelt correctly. Choose the correctly spelt word and click the button corresponding to it.

1.Correspondent

2.Correspondant

3.Correspendent

4.Corespondent


Question:
In each of the questions four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and click the button corresponding to it.

Feather in one s cap

1.Discrimination

2.A new and additional distinction

3.Hunting

4.Bird watching


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.

 


It so haappens that_____ siblings sing one of_____invariably has a less_____ vocal prowess even though______ have a similarly commendable ____base.

 


have a smilarly commendable_____ base.

1.song

2.common

3.art

4.music


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.

 

If there is a subject of really ______________ interest and utility it is the art of writing and speaking one s own language ___________. It is the basis of culture as we all know but it is infinitely more _________ that it is the basis of business. ___________ salesman can sell anything unless he can explain the merits of his goods in effective language or can write ___________ advertisement equally effective or present his ideas and the facts in a letter.

 

is infinitely more _________ that it is the basis

 

1.then

2.such

3.so

4.than


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.

 

in conjunction __________ others to be found

 

 

1.between

2.midst

3.with

4.in


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.

 

These terms imply two different distinct functions of the human mind. The active function _______________ the volitional voluntary thinking. It is the conscious focusing of the mind _________ some mental problem. Banishing ________ the mind all thoughts and ideas _______ in harmony with your special subject of study implies Active Mentation. This function is used _________ the active wide-awake man in his busy and energetic moments.

 

The active function _______________ the volitional,

 

1.performs

2.perform

3.performing

4.performed


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.

 

A century later the philosophy community needs to take __________ the new challenge of moral deliberation on the most pressing issues of our difficult times. We have to revoke the suspension of ethics and morality ____________ our lives by initiating a dialogue on it. Foregrounding ethics however ___________ means undermining the epistemological or ontological questions that are inevitably there. One such beginning can be made by anchoring moral ________________ in fairness and justice �one founded on obligatory fairness towards the people and the planet towards the earth and the environment and above all justice towards one_________.

 

and above all justice towards one _________.

 

1. else

2.all

3.everybody

4.another


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.

For a minute dispel all the mental images and stereotypes ______________ the jargon of  opening up,   flow,   nidra,  and  balance . Focus _______ what you need for your body. ___________ you aren t sure begin here   with just one asana. It s one of the basic ones ___________ I lead every class with. You can do it as a stand-alone piece ____________ begin with it when you re at the gym.

mental images and stereotypes ______________ the jargon of  opening up

1.forgetful

2.forget

3.forgot

4.forgotten


Question:
In the following question a sentence / a part of sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is required choose  No Improvement  option.

 

I was first to reach the college today.

1.I did reach first

2.I was the first to reach

3.I firstly reached

4.No improvement


Question:
In the following question a sentence / a part of sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is required choose  No Improvement  option.

 

If I were you I d kill him.

1.I will kill

2.I should kill

3.I must kill

4.No improvement


Question:
In the following question a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.

 

I have sent you an email last week.

1.Sending of the email by me to you had been done last week itself.

2.Emailing has been done my me to yourself last week.

3. An email has been sent to you by me last week.

4.Email is being sent by me to you last week itself.


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.

 

Dia said to Pari  Do you like oranges? 

 

1.Dia asked Pari that did she like oranges.

2.Dia asked Pari if she likes oranges.

3. Dia asked Pari that whether she liked oranges.

4.Dia asked Pari if she liked oranges.


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.

 

The princess asked  What is it that makes you stronger and braver than other men? 

1.The princess asked him what was it that made him stronger and braver than other men.

2.The princess asked him that what was it that made him stronger and braver than other men.

3. The princess asked him that what was making him stronger and braver than other men.

4.The princess asked him what has made him stronger and braver than other men.


Question:
In the following question a word has been written in four different ways out of which only one is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

 

1.Orcheistra

2.Orchestra

3.Ourchestra

4.Orkastra


Question:
In the following question a word has been written in four different ways out of which only one is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

1.Minoscole

2.Minuscole

3.Minuscule

4.Minucole


Question:
In the following question out of the four alternatives choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word and click the button corresponding to it.

DECIMATED

1.CAPTURED

2.DESTROYED

3.DAMAGED

4.WORRIED


Question:
In the following question out of the four alternatives choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word and click the button corresponding to it.

ENIGMA

1.ATTRACTIVE

2.RIDDLE

3.FLARE UP

4. DREAM


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

 

A fool and his money are easily parted

1. a foolish person spends money carelessly and will soon be penniless

2.a miser will eventually lose all his money due to one foolish mistake

3. a foolish person will never be able to get rich

4.a rich person should be smart enough to avoid people who will fool him for his wealth


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

 

Catch red-handed

 

1.Apprehend someone in the course of wrongdoing.

2. Successfully accomplish a difficult physical task.

3.Catch someone with colour on his hands.

4.Be warned of imminent danger.


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

 

Cut corners

1.Remove the sharp edges now if you don t want to get hurt later

2.One has to sacrifice to achieve one s goals

3.Even a coward when cornered musters strength to fight back

4. Do something perfunctorily so as to save time or money


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

 

Discretion is the greater part of valour

 

1.To be brave in any situation

2.Caution is preferable to rash bravery

3.A genuinely brave person is always humble

4.If you are over-cautious then you cannot achieve great things


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

To show approval or praise by clapping.

 

1.To extol

2.To eulogise

3.To applaud

4.To hail


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

 

Causing annoyance or resentment

 

1.Congenial

2.Galling

3.Amiable

4.Mellow


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

 

Showing a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously

 

1.Solemn

2.Pious

3.Devout

4.Irreverent


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

Optimistic in an apparently difficult situation

1.Sanguine

2.Pallid

3.Pessimistic

4.Sallow


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 .

 

New townships (has coming) up with claims of providing several amenities to the people.

 

1.is coming

2.has come

3.are coming

4.no improvement


Question:
In the following question out of the given four alternatives select the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

 

Echelon

1.Era

2.Year

3.Echo

4.Bank


Question:
In the following question out of the given four alternatives select the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

Erroneous

1.Proper

2.Regretful

3.Dull

4.Invalid


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

Consensus

1.Accord

2.Discord

3.Consent

4.Unity


Question:
In the following question select the odd word pair from the given alternatives.

 

1.Horse Stable

2.Pig Sty

3.Nest Bird

4. Lion Den


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

Either you re a mind reader or it s a __________________ that you called me just as I was keying your phone number.

1.coincidence

2.correlation

3.union

4.happening


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

Either you re a mind reader or it s a __________________ that you called me just as I was keying your phone number.

1.coincidence

2.correlation

3.union

4.happening


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 .

 

His hard (1)/ punch lay (2)/ him on the road . (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 .
I was taken with surprise (1)/ when I saw (2)/ the beautiful Taj Mahal. (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 .

 

A team of researchers from the University of Florence and Germany s University of Bonn found that plants (1)/ respond to anesthetics the same way that (2)/humans and animals does. (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 .

 

She kind (1)/ treated the (2)/ wounded street dog. (3)/ No error 

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 meeting the school counsellor will _________ me on some of my career options.

1.advise

2.speak

3.say

4.listen


Question:
In the following questions one part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and click the button corresponding to it. If the sentence is free from error click the  No error  option.

They are looking forward (A)/to meet (B) /their parents (C)/No Error (D)

1.A

2.B

3.C

4.D


Question:
n 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.

 

These terms imply two different distinct functions of the human mind. The active function _______________ the volitional voluntary thinking. It is the conscious focusing of the mind _________ some mental problem. Banishing ________ the mind all thoughts and ideas _______ in harmony with your special subject of study implies Active Mentation. This function is used _________ the active wide-awake man in his busy and energetic moments.

 

Banishing ________ the mind all thoughts
 

 

A) form B) from
C) for D) at

1.form

2.from

3.for

4.at


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

A drug which makes one see things that are not really there

1.Aphrodisiac

2.Steroid

3.Carcinogen

4.Hallucinogen


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


Repercussion

 

1.Recollection

2.Reaction

3.Rearrangement

4.Reminder


Question:
Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

 

To brighten up with lights

 

1.Illuminate

2.Infuriate

3.Elucidate

4.Illustrate


Question:
Select the word with the correct spelling.

1.wanquish

2.banterred

3.brouhaha

4.wanderrer


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.

The room which yielded so
X-the fourth floor of a
Y-boarding-house in Bleecker Street
Z-much satisfaction to the two boys was on

1.XZY

2.YXZ

3.ZXY

4.ZYX


Question:
The tendency of a body to resist change in a state of rest or state of motion is called ..........

 

1.momentum

2.inertia

3.force

4.velocity


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