Directions (1-10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.

Q1. Relationship by blood or birth.
(a) Parentage
(b) Affiliation
(c) Consanguinity
(d) Nepotism

Q2. That which cannot be understood.
(a) Illegible
(b) Unintelligible
(c) Unknown
(d) Undecipherable

Q3. Design made by putting together colored pieces of glass or stone.
(a) Oleograph
(b) Mosaic
(c) Tracery
(d) Relief

Q4. A cure for all diseases.
(a) Exorcism
(b) Incantation
(c) Panacea
(d) Antibiotic

Q5. Study of mankind.
(a) Pathology
(b) Physiology
(c) Philology
(d) Anthropology

Q6. That which cannot be done without.
(a) Irrevocable
(b) Impracticable
(c) Indispensable
(d) Impossible

Q7. One who travels from place to place.
(a) Itinerant
(b) Mendicant
(c) Journeyman
(d) Tramp

Q8. A person not sure of the existence of God.
(a) Theist
(b) Atheist
(c) Agnostic
(d) Cynic

Q9. A person who is made to bear the blame of others.
(a) Innocent
(b) Scapegoat
(c) Ignoramus
(d) Industrious 

Q10. A light sailing boat built especially for racing.
(a) Dinghy
(b) Canoe
(c) Vehicle 
(d) Frigate

Directions (11-15): In each question, a sentence is given in which an idiom is used. The idiomatic phrase is underlined/BOLD. Four possible meanings of the idioms are also given. Mark the number of the correct meaning of your answer.

Q11. The cricket fans were in the dark till the disclosure to the CBI report.
(a) innocent
(b) ignorant
(c) happy
(d) unhappy

Q12. The Journalist found himself in deep waters as he tried to probe into political issues.
(a) receiving a lot of public attention
(b) in distress
(c) in discomfort 
(d) in trouble

Q13. As people age, they generally become hard of hearing.
(a) able to do something with great difficulty
(b) refuse to listen to others
(c) unable to hear well
(d) learn the real or true facts

Q14. Mrs. Paul is the one who brings home the bacon the sustain her family.
(a) earn necessary money
(b) help in cooking
(c) borrow for essentials
(d) to achieve something successfully

Q15. An upholder of truth never hesitates to call a spade a spade.
(a) to criticize
(b) to speak frankly
(c) to imitate
(d) to discuss openly


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