Directions (1-5): 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.
Q1. _______________ the people looked well enough, but when one looked more closely one saw that their faces were filled with despair.
(a) At first looking
(b) At first observation
(c) On first sight
(d) At first sight
Q2. Our monthly expenditure _______________ by five hundred rupees when we decided to buy milk from the milkman.
(a) shot up
(b) got up
(c) lifted up
(d) grew up.
Q3. Please write to me _______________ this address.
Q4. Raj was tired of Puja’s _______________ approach, so he asked her to make her final decision by that evening.
Q5. Students of St. Xavier’s _______________ all the prizes.
(a) bear of
(b) bore away
(c) bore on
(d) bear on
Directions (6-9): In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
Directions (10-12): In these questions four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase given in bold. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase given in bold.
Q10. Throw caution to the winds.
(a) to be fearful
(b) to warn others not to travel.
(c) to behave recklessly
(d) to behave with care and caution
Q11. Cap in hand
(c) Well behaved
(d) in a respectful manner
Q12. Do a roaring trade
(a) in the animal business
(b) highly successful
(c) in the habit of shouting at others
(d) extremely reluctant
Directions (13-15): In the following questions, Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.