English Language Quiz (One Word Substitution)- 4-February -2022

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Directions (1-10) : Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

1. Succession of rulers belonging to one family.

(A) dynasty
(B) lineage
(C) ancestry
(D) progeny

2. To cut something into two pieces.

(A) severe
(B) sever
(C) sewer
(D) sow

3. Flat metal or Porcelain plate fixed on a wall as an ornament or memorial.

(A) tabloid
(B) poster
(C) board
(D) plaque

4. Act of deceiving somebody in order to make money.

(A) fraud
(B) robbery
(C) pickpocket
(D) theft

5.

Source: English Quiz

A short poem or speech addressed to the spectators after the conclusion of a drama.

(A) prologue
(B) dialogue
(C) epilogue
(D) monologue

6. Capable of being understood in either of two or more possible senses, and therefore not definite.

(A) amphibious
(B) ambiguous
(C) amorphous
(D) confusing

7. A person who is unable to pay his debts.

(A) solvent
(B) banker
(C) insolvent
(D) lender

8. Anything which is no longer in use.

(A) obscure
(B) obsolete
(C) pristine
(D) lapsed

9. A person coming to a foreign land to settle there.

(A) immigrant
(B) emigrant
(C) tourist
(D) settler

10. Something capable of being done.

(A) probable
(B) feasible
(C) tenable
(D) explicable


Answers:

 1 (A) dynasty dynasty (N.) : a series of rulers of a country who all belong to the same family
lineage (N.) : the series of families that somebody comes from originally
ancestry (N.) : the family or the race of people that you come from
progeny (N.) : a person’s children; the young of animals and plants

2. (B) sever sever (V.) : to cut something into two pieces
severe (Adj.) : extremely bad or serious
sewer (N.) : an underground pipe that is used for carrying, waste from houses, factories, etc.
sow (V.) : to introduce/spread feelings or ideas that cause trouble; to plant or spread seeds in or on the ground

3. (D) plaque plaque (N.) : a flat piece of stone, metal, etc. with a name and date on attached to a wall in memory of a person or an event

tabloid (N.) : a newspaper with small pages
poster (N.) : a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
board (N.) : a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose

4. (A) fraud fraud (N.) : an act of deceiving somebody in order to make money
robbery (N.) : the crime of stealing money or goods from a bank, shop/store, person using violence or threat
pickpocket (N.) : a person who steals money, etc. from other people’s pockets, especially in crowded places
theft (N.) : the crime of stealing something from a person or place

5. (C) epilogue (N.) : a speech at the end of a play, book, or film/movie that comments on or acts as a conclusion to what has happened
prologue (N.) : a speech at the beginning of a play, book, or film/movie that introduces it
dialogue (N.) : conversations in a look, play or film/movie
monologue (N.) : a long speech by one person during a conversation that stops other people from speaking or expressing an opinion

6. (B) ambiguous ambiguous (Adj.) : that can be understood in more than one way; not clearly defined or stated
amphibious (Adj.) : able to live both on land and in water
amorphous (Adj.) : having no definite shape
confusing (Adj.) : a state of not being certain

7. (C) insolvent (N.) : a person not having enough money to pay what he owes
solvent (N.) : a person who has enough to pay his debts; not in debt
banker (N.) : a person who owns a bank or has an important job at a bank
lender (N.) : a person/an organisation that lends money

8. (B) obsolete obsolete (Adj.) : no longer in use
obscure (Adj.) : not well-known; unknown
pristine (Adj.) : fresh and clean
lapsed (Adj.) : no longer valid

9. (A) immigrant immigrant (N.) : a person who has come to live permanently in a country
emigrant (N.) : a person who leaves his country to live in another
tourist (N.) : a person who is travelling/visiting a place for pleasure
settler (N.) : a person who goes to live in a new country/region

10. (B) feasible feasible (Adj.) : that is possible and likely to be achieved
probable (Adj.) : likely to happen, to exist or to be true
tenable (Adj.) : easy to defend against attack/criticism
explicable (Adj.) : that can be explained/understood

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