ENGLISH MISC. QUIZ FOR CHSL 2016 EXAM


Directions (1-5): In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase UNDERLINED in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and indicate your correct alternative.

Q1. When the boy was put into a boarding school, he quickly fell into line without his usual tantrums and undisciplined behaviour.
(a) stood in a line
(b) turned straight
(c) failed to behave properly
(d) became orderly

Q2. By his virtuous life, he has made amends for his past actions.
(a) repented for
(b) compensated for
(c) forgotten about
(d) suffered for

Q3. He read for the bar.
(a) studied to become a barrister
(b) studied to become a barman
(c) studied to become a judge
(d) studied to become a countries

Q4. In the field of social services, the Parsis bear the palm.
(a) are the leaders
(b) are the donors
(c) are pre-eminent
(d) are reformers

Q5. He is always trying to curry favour with his boss and does not even maintain his self-respect.
(a) get obligation from
(b) pick up quarrel with
(c) flatter
(d) take undue advantage from

Directions (6-10): A part of the sentence is in UNDERLINED. Below are given alternatives to the BOLD part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (D).

Q6. The crowds was anomalous but orderly.
(a) clamorous
(b) indiscipline
(c) uncontrollable
(d) No improvement

Q7. No sooner had I entered the house when the lights went out.
(a) than 
(b) then
(c) and 
(d) No improvement

Q8. The lawyer often instigated arguments.
(a) solved
(b) lost
(c) started
(d) No improvement

Q9. After adequate deliberations, the council can see scarcely any valid reason for its reviewing the request.
(a) cannot see scarcely and valid reason for its
(b) can see scarcely any valid reason for its
(c) can scarcely see any valid reason for its
(d) No improvement

Q10. The Vice Principal decided to resign when he was passed over for promotion to Principal.
(a) passed by
(b) passed off
(c) passed out
(d) No improvement

Directions (11-15): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

Q11. IMPAIR
(a) Weaken
(b) Couple
(c) Double
(d) Repair

Q12. MOROSE
(a) Genial
(b) Gentle
(c) Gloomy
(d) Idle

Q13. INUNDATION
(a) Drought
(b) Imposition
(c) Flood
(d) Snowfall

Q14. PRISTINE
(a) Novel
(b) Strange
(c) Contemporary
(d) Original

Q15. EFFIGY
(a) Proxy
(b) Duplicate
(c) Dummy
(d) Replica



 

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