Directions (1-10): Four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase in BOLD in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark it in the Answer-Sheet.

Q1. Kavita is a kind of person who wears her heart on her sleeve.
(a) suppresses her emotions openly
(b) suppresses her excitement sparingly
(c) expresses her emotions freely
(d) expresses her emotions curvingly.


Q2. Ram hope to talk him over to our view.
(a) convince
(b) support
(c) oppose
(d) analyze

Q3. Fresh out of school, Raman found it difficult to get a job as he was wet behind the ears.
(a) unhealthy
(b) irresponsible
(c) unsuitable
(d) inexperienced

Q4. The officer kicked up a row over the issue.
(a) avoided the issue
(b) gave strict orders
(c) gave a kick in the air
(d) made a great fuss

Q5. ‘If he does not perform his duties properly, I will send him packing , said the manager.
(a) serve him a notice
(b) terminate his service
(c) send him to packing department
(d) give him a warning

Q6. Sarita is always ready to eat anyone’s salt.
(a) an infectious disease
(b) to deceive someone
(c) to be one’s guest
(d) to cook tasty dishes

Q7. Hari will certainly come to grief if he does not leave his present friends.
(a) suffer
(b) enjoy
(c) addicted
(d) go up to the extreme

Q8. If you develop friendship with an individual, you must stand by him through thick and thin.
(a) to accompany through a thick forest
(b) in day and night
(c) to think about his/her welfare
(d) under all circumstances

Q9. Nowadays, one gets good literary books once in a blue moon.
(a) when moon gives blue light
(b) rarely
(c) from renowned publisher
(d) at very low cost

Q10. Hitesh decided to bury the hatchet.
(a) to fool someone
(b) to bury the wealth
(c) to keep a secret
(d) to make peace

Directions (11-15): Sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four options.

Q11. The child was so spoiled by her indulgent parents that she became …………… when she did not receive all of their attention.
(a) discreet
(b) suspicious
(c) sullen
(d) elated

Q12. His directions to the driver were …………… and helped him to reach on time.
(a) explicit
(b) implicit
(c) expletive
(d) implicate

Q13. Man is essentially a …………… animal and tends to associate with others.
(a) selfish
(b) perverse
(c) sentimental
(d) gregarious

Q14. Why do we always have to submit …………… his authority?
(a) for
(b) to
(c) under
(d) with

Q15. The master assured her …………… success in the examination.
(a) for
(b) with
(c) of
(d) in