Q1. Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.
Q2. Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
Q3. Select the correct passive form of the given sentence.
They are going to open the shops at eleven o’clock.
(a) The shops must be opened at eleven o’clock.
(b) The shops were opened at eleven o’clock.
(c) The shops are going to be opened at eleven o’clock.
(d) The shops have been opened at eleven o’clock.
Q4. Identify the segment in the sentence which contains the grammatical error.
The young girl was helping her father to look after shop.
(a) her father
(b) The young girl
(c) was helping
(d) to look after shop
Q5. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
(a) someone who is fond of horse racing
(b) someone who has a wheatish complexion
(c) someone who breeds race horses
(d) someone who unexpectedly succeeds
Q6. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom
Hand in glove
(a) working together in the same oﬃce
(b) wearing gloves while working
(c) in partnership for something dishonest
(d) doing work in the garden
Q7. Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options pick the one that gives their correct order.
A. His affectionate greeting was surprising.
B. Although we were from the same village our relationship was conﬁned to a polite hello whenever our paths crossed.
C. As I stepped into the shack, Dorababu beckoned to me, making a little space for me on the bench on which he was sitting.
D. “Come here, brother,” he greeted me.
Q8. Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options pick the one that gives their correct order.
A. The ﬁrst person who thought of trading must have been a clever person.
B. He must have found them easy to carry and exchange for goods.
C. And gradually paying for things in gold and silver became a regular practice.
D. When gold and silver were ﬁrst found people started using them for trade.
Q9. Select the most appropriate word to ﬁll in the blank.
Government personnel on oﬃcial trips are ………………… to claim reimbursement of their expenses.
Q10. Select the most appropriate word for the given group of words
The art of cleaning and preserving animal skins
S1. Ans. (d)
Sol. Tacit: understood or implied without being stated.
Explicit: stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt.
S2. Ans. (b)
Sol. Meddle: to interfere in something that is not one’s concern.
Repair: restore (something damaged, faulty, or worn) to a good condition.
Elaborate: (of an action) lengthy and exaggerated.
Hence, option (b) is the correct choice.
S3. Ans. (c)
S4. Ans. (d)
Sol. Article ‘the’ is missing before ‘shop’. We need a definite article because the a particular shop is being talked about.
S5. Ans. (d)
Sol. Dark horse: a candidate or competitor about whom little is known but who unexpectedly wins or succeeds.
S6. Ans. (c)
Sol. Hand in glove: in close collusion or association.
Meanings of other words are:
Presidential: relating to a president or presidency.
Preferential: of or involving preference or partiality; constituting a favour or privilege.
Proverbial: of a word or phrase) referred to in a proverb or idiom.
S7. Ans. (d)
S8. Ans. (d)
S9. Ans. (a)
Sol. Entitled: believing oneself to be inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment.
Indict: formally accuse of or charge with a crime.
Incite: encourage or stir up (violent or unlawful behavior).
Hence option (a) is the only correct choice here.
S10. Ans. (d)
Sol. Taxidermy: the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals with lifelike effect.
Dermatology: the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders.
Etymology: the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history.
Taxonomy: the branch of science concerned with classification, especially of organisms; systematics.
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