Directions (1-3): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the answer sheet.
(a) Exonerate
(b) Cross examine
(c) Prevail
(d) Respond


(a) Rough
(b) Rare
(c) Feeble
(d) Artful
(a) Good
(b) Static
(c) Stupid
(d) Stubborn
Directions (4-8): In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark in the answer sheet. 
Q4. The representatives of the two states tried to enforce a treaty which was a dead letter.
(a) not well-thought out
(b) no longer in force 
(c) no longer relevant
(d) not in keeping with the changing times
Q5. On hearing the news of the kidnapping, she became afraid of her own shadow.
(a) cold and distant
(b) afraid of her own safety
(c) very nervous and easily frightened
(d) afraid to being alone
Q6. To be fair and square 
(a) worthy
(b) honest
(c) successful
(d) obedient
Q7. She just needs forty winks in order to be able to work all night.
(a) someone’s help
(b) to take a stroll
(c) a short nap
(d) a little cooperation
Q8. The minute she arrived at the office, she was given the pink slip.
(a) a raise 
(b) a promotion
(c) a letter to inform that she had lost her job
(d) a letter to inform that she’d been transferred
Directions (9-15): In the following questions, a part of the sentence is BOLD. Below are given alternatives to the BOLD part a, b and c which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (D).
Q9. He is absent from the meeting. 
(a) at
(b) in
(c) during
(d) No improvement
Q10. Sheetal has just gone to her family in Mumbai. 
(a) visited
(b) found
(c) joined
(d) No improvement
Q11. The man who had jumped into the lake managed to swim ashore.
(a) who jumping into the lake 
(b) jumping into the lake
(c) who jumped into the lake
(d) No improvement
Q12. I am working on my assignment since Monday. 
(a) was working on my assignment
(b) have been working on my assignment
(c) had to working on my assignment
(d) No improvement
Q13. His journey to Sri Lanka was official, with no frills attached.
(a) no taxes
(b) no problems
(c) no accompaniments
(d) No improvement
Q14. Our basketball team play badly last Friday.
(a) plays badly 
(b) played bad
(c) played badly
(d) No improvement
Q15. Please make it a point to send your letter at my address.
(a) on my address
(b) to my address
(c) in my address
(d) No improvement


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