English Language Quiz : 5 March 2021

Updated Mon, 08 Mar 2021 11:42 AM IST

Question 1: Select the word which means the same as the group of words given

A person animal or plant much below the usual height

Option 1:  wizard 

Option 2:  dwarf

Option 3:  creature 

Option 4:  witch

Answer:2:  dwarf

Explanation: Wizard means=>(in stories) a man who is believed to have magic powers (कहानियों में) जादूगर, ओझा, अभिचारक, टोनहाया

creature => a living thing such as an animal, a bird, a fish or an insect, but not a plant (पशु, पक्षी आदि प्राणी (परंतु पौधे नहीं); जीव)

witch=> a woman who is believed to have magical powers and who uses them to harm or help other people

Question: 2 Select the synonym of the given word 


Option 1:  FORBID

Option 2:  REVOLT

Option 3:  DISSUADE 

Option 4:  EXHORT

Answer:4:   EXHORT

Explanation: Enjoin means to order or strongly encourage someone to do something---exhort

eg; Lawyers are enjoined to follow high ethical principals. 

dissuade means : to advise (a person) against something-forbid and revolt 

Question 3: select the word which means the same as the group of word given

A person who has lost the protection of law

Option 1:  outlaw 

Option 2:  immigrant

Option 3:  outcast

Option 4:  orphan

Answer:1:  outlaw 

Explanation: immigrant-: An immigrant is a person who has come to live in a country from some other country

outcast- An outcast is someone who is not accepted by a group of people or by society .

orphan-a child who has lost both parents through death

 Question:4 Select the correct active form of the given sentence

 Every passing vehicle was being throughly checked by the guards

Option 1:  the guards were throughly checking every passing vehicle 

Option 2:  every passing vehicle were throughly checking the guards

Option 3:  the guards have been throughly checking every passsing vehicles 

Option 4:  the guards has been throughly checking every passing vehicles

Answer:1:   the guards were throughly checking every passing vehicle 

Explanation:  The sentence is given in the simple past tense 

active- sub+V2+object

passive- object+was/were/ +V3 +by+sub

Question 5: Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idom

 To paly ducks and drakes

Option 1:  to use recklessly

Option 2:  to change places

Option 3:  to be freindly

Option 4:  to act cleverly

Answer:1:  to use recklessly

Explanation: recklessly  means  marked by lack of proper caution : careless of consequences

Question 6: Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank

Around sixty bands is colourful  _________ took part in the notting hill carnival

Option 1:  clothing 

Option 2:  costumes

Option 3:  apparles

Option 4:  dressing

Answer:2:  costumes


costumes means  a set or style of clothes worn by people in a particular country or in a particular historical period

किसी विशेष देश या काल में लोगों की विशेष पोशाक

Question:7 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blanks

His company has the ________ of producing the best cricket ball in the country

Option 1:  opinion

Option 2:  brand

Option 3:  reputation

Option 4:  position

Answer: 3:  reputation

Explanation:Reputation means  : overall quality or character as seen or judged by people in general 

Question:8 In the given sentence identify the segments which contains the grammatical error

We had to decline several orders in case that the production was held up due to labour

Option 1:  in case that

Option 2:  the production was held up

Option 3:  due to  labour strike 

Option 4:  we had to decline

Answer:1:  in case that

Explanation: The second clause of the given sentence is the reason of the first clause so we used 'because'in place of 'in case that'

Question:9: In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error

Cyclon idai killed atleast 157 people in Zimbawe and Mozambique although it tore across southern Africa

Option 1:  cyclon Idai killed 

Option 2:  it tore across 

Option 3:  although 

Option 4:  at least 157 people

Answer: 3:  although 

Explanation: 'Although' shows the contradiction in the sentence so we used 'as' in place of 'although'

 tear across - to move rapidly(with speed

Question 10: Directions: A sentence has been given in direct/Indirect form. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct form.

“Suppose your children go out for a nice long walk”, she said. 

Option 1:  She proposed that his children went out for a nice long walk.

Option 2:  She advised that his children go out for a nice long walk .

Option 3:  She suggested that his children go out for a nice long walk.

Option 4:  She suggested that his children should go out for a nice long walk.

Answer:1:  She proposed that his children went out for a nice long walk.

Explanation: Change  Present indefinite tense into Past indefinite tense.


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