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English Language Quiz

In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If a sentence is free from error, your answer is (4), i.e., No error.

1. She has(1)/some lovely pieces (2)/of jewelleries (3)./No error (4)

2. He thinks (1) / himself as a (2) great scholar (3) / No error (4)

3. Unless (1) / you will study hard (2) / you cannot pass. (3) / No error (4)

 In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four as your answer.

4. There was a serious ___ between the two brothers.
1) alteration
2) altercation
3) aberration
4) ablution

5. His land ___ onto a road.
1) abuts
2) abets
3) abates
4) abducts

6. She is very ___ to other people’s feelings.
1) sensuous
2) sensible
3) sensitive
4) sensual

 In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word as your answer.

7. Sycophants
1) Advisors
2) Flatterers
3) Servants
4) Sadists

8. Copious
1) Abundant
2) Enjoyable
3) Capable
4) Culpable

In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word as your answer.

9. Postponed
1) Adjourned
2) Accredited
3) Preponed
4) Advanced

10. Hostile
1) Gentle
2) Friendly
3) Selfish
4) Docile

 In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/ sentence.

11. The act of stripping a currency unit of its status as legal tender:
1) Demonetization
2) Remonetization
3) Monopolization
4) Scandalization

12. The process of making illegally gained money appear legal:
1) Sauntering
2) Laundering
3) Flauntering
4) Rationalizing

In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/ phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/ phrase as your answer.

13. To account for:
1) Speak the truth about
2) Maintain accounts properly
3) Give the accounts for
4) Give a satisfactory explanation for

14. Gift of the gab:
1) To win a prize
2) To be lucky
3) Talent for speaking
4) To distribute gifts

In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (1), (2) and (3) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (4).

15. I want to tidy my room but I had no time.
1) am having no time
2) have no time
3) did not have time
4) No improvement

16. My relation was living in that house during 1965 – 1975.
1) have been living in 1965 to 1975
2) had been living from 1965 to 1975
3) lived in that house from 1965 to 1975
4) No improvement

 In the following passage some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. The thermometer is an instrument for measuring temperature. The ___ (44) form consists of a ___ (45) tube with a fine _____ (46). One end of the tube is blown to form _____
(47) bulb and the other is closed. 

17. 1) seen 2) unseen 3) heard 4) common
18. 1) brass 2) glass 3) plastic 4) metal
19. 1) boar 2) cavity 3) mole 4) bore
20. 1) that 2) a 3) all 4) an

Read the following passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives. The great advantage of early rising is the good start it gives for one’s daily work. The early riser is able to complete a lot of work before others even get out of their bed. As the mind is fresh in the morning, free from distractions, one is able to do quality work. One is able, if so inclined, to have early morning exercises which keep one energetic throughout the day. Thus one completes one’s work during the day without hurrying much and is left with time in the evening for play or entertainment or relaxation by a leisurely walk. This lead to a good night’s rest after which one is able to rise fresh the next morning to face another day.

21. An early riser is able to complete his work without hurrying because:
1) He is energetic after morning exercises
2) He has time to complete his work
3) He has time to plan in the morning
4) He does not get distracted

22. An early riser gets ample time in the evening to:
1) Take a short nap
2) Take a leisurely walk
3) Chat with friends
4) Be with the family

23. Going to bed early is good for health because:
1) One feels energetic
2) One does feel sleepy in the morning
3) One feels healthy
4) One feels refreshed in the morning

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