Directions (1-3): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word and mark it in the Answer sheet.
Directions (4-6): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
Directions (7-10): 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 it in the Answer Sheet.
7. He immediately ‘set about’ organizing the department.
(a) looked around
(b) took charge
(d) took steps towards
8. Those intending to take up the military service must be prepared to ‘go through the hoops’.
(a) be made to pay heavy amount of money
(b) be punished severely
(c) be made to under go grueling tests
(d) be made to sign bonds
9. He is ‘playing ducks and drakes’ with the wealth of his father.
(a) spending diligently
(b) spending lavishly
(c) spending foolishly
(d) spending carefully
10. The Principal called the latecomers to her room and delivered a ‘curtain lecture’ on the subject of late hours.
(a) dramatic lecture
(b) brief lecture
(c) cautionary talk given in private
(d) talk behind the curtain