General English Q & A – Part III

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General English Q & A - Part III
General English Q & A - Part III

General English Q & A – Part III

Q.1)Choose the correct antonyms

Insolent

a)Coward

b)Polite

c)Considerate

d)Agreeable

Solution: ‘Insolent’ means proud or rude.

The correct antonym of the given word is option C, ‘polite’ which means courteous or humble.

Options A, B and D are incorrect because ‘agreeable’ means likeable, ‘coward’ means lacking courage and ‘considerate’ means kind and thoughtful.

Q.2)Choose the correct Synonyms

Barge

a)Shout

b)Interpret

c)Enter

d)Restrain

Solution: ‘Barge’ means to go through a place in a rude and forceful way. E.g. They barged through the crowd. ‘Interpret’ means to decide what the intended meaning of something is. ‘Shout’ means to speak with a very loud voice. ‘Restrain’ means to control the actions or behaviour of someone by force. ‘Enter’ means to go into a particular place.

Q.3) Directions: Fill in the blanks with correct Article

___palm tree is generally very tall.

a)a

b)an

c)the

d)no article

Q.4)Identify the Correct Meaning for Idioms and Phrases

To have one’s heart in one’s boots

a)To get angry

b)To keep a secret

  1. c) To be frightened
  2. d) To be deeply depressed

Solution: ‘To have one’s heart in one’s boot’ means to be depressed. E.g. His girlfriend dumped him weeks ago, but the poor guy’s heart is still in his boots.

Q.5) Find out spot errors

In each of the following questions, find out which part of the sentence has an error.

  1. a) On a holiday
  2. b) Jayanthi prefers reading
  3. c) than going out visiting friends
  4. d) No error

Solution: Replace than by to

Q.6)Select the correct Prepositions.

The mother was concerned ____ the safety of her child.

a)with

b)at

c)about

d)for

Solution:About

Q.7) Directions: Identify the sentence pattern.

The doctor gave him a shot

a)SVOO

b)SVOC

c)SVA

d)SVOA

Q.8)Directions: Fill in the blanks with correct Article

He is ____ member of our club.

a)a

b)an

c) the

d)no article

Q.9) Directions: Find out the Adjective

Colour

a)coloury

b)colouring

c)colourless

d)colourist

Q.10)Directions: Select the correct plural forms.

Basis

a)bassis

b)bases

c)basises

d)basium

Q.11) Select the correct Prepositions.

Keep clear ___wicked boys.

a)with

b)from

c)out

d) of

Q.12) Directions: Find in the blanks with correct Synonyms.

Most of the neighbours quarrel among themselves.

a)chat

b)dispute

c)disputes

d)altercation

Q13)Find the Correct Tense

Asoka was a Mauryan King.

a)simple past

b)simple present

  1. c) future perfect

d)past perfect

Q.14) Directions: Select the proper prefix.

Looker

a)on

b)out

c)de

d)in

Q.15) Fill in the blanks with the correct option:

The doorbell rang, while I _______ (do) my homework.

a) did

b) was doing

c) am doing

d) was did

Q.16) Directions: Find in the blanks with correct Homophones.

___ is a heavy metal.

a)led

b)lid

c)lead

d) None of these

Q.17) Directions: Identify the correct sentence.

She cooks well and eat well.

a)compound

b)negative

c)complex

d)simple

Q.18) Directions: Changing Nouns into  verbs.

Layer

a)lie

b)lair

c)lay

d)layering

Q.19) Find the Correct Tense

Rain falls from the cloud.

a)past continuous

b)future continuous

c)simple present

d)present continuous

Q.20) Directions: Select the proper suffix.

Exist

a)ing

b)ance

c)on

d)ice

Q.21)Directions: Select the correct Question Tags.

None of the food was wasted.

a)wasn’t it?

b)isn’t it?

c)was it?

d) is it?

Q.22) Match the following phrasal verbs with their meanings :

Column A Column B
(a) Look after 1. Wear
(b) Put on 2. Take care of
(c) Keep on 3. Cancelled
(d) Called off 4. Continue

a) 2 1 4 3

b) 2 1 3 4

c) 1 2 3 4

d) 4 1 3 2

Q.23) There is ________ interesting city in the south of England. ________ city is called Brighton.

a) the / The

b) an / The

c) an / a

d) a / The

Q.24)Directions: Find in the blanks with correct Synonyms.

Judges must not be partial.

a)fairless

b)unequal

c)favouring

d)biased

Q.25) Select the Correct Antonyms

India Meteorological Department collected data for monitoring marine pollution.

  1. a) distributed
  2. b) cancelled
  3. c) threshold
  4. d) bridge

Solution: Collected -Distributed

Q.26)Choose the correct meaning for given Idioms and Phrases

To accept the Gauntlet

a)To accept defeat

b) To accept a challenge

c)To accept an honour

d)To suffer humiliation

Solution: To accept or attempt a challenge or invitation

Q.27)Choosing the incorrect sentence

Choose the one which is grammatically incorrect sentence

a)I shall inform them this

b)Ask him why he wastes his time

  1. c) He boarded the train
  2. d) A bunch of keys has been lost.

Q.28) Below are given different forms of a sentence labelled as (a), (b), (c) and (d). Choose the one which conveys the meaning of the sentence correctly.

a)It is too hard an essay for me to far attempt.

  1. b) Too far it is an essay hard for me to attempt.

c)It is far too hard an essay for me to attempt.

d)It is far too hard an essay to attempt for me.

Solution: It is far too hard an essay for me to attempt

Q.29) Complete the Sentence

You will have to catch the morning flight, so you____ better get ready.

a)would

b)should

c)had

d)may

Solution you should better get ready

Q.30) Choose the correct spelt word out of the given alternatives.

a)Overlapped

b)Overleped

c)Overelaped

d)Overlaped

Solution: Overlapped

Answers:

1 b 11 d 21 c
2 c 12 b 22 a
3 a 13 a 23 b
4 d 14 a 24 d
5 c 15 b 25 a
6 c 16 c 26 b
7 a 17 a 27 a
8 a 18 c 28 c
9 c 19 c 29 b
10 b 20 b 30 a

 

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