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English Quiz Of Upcoming 2016-17 Exam

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Directions (1-5): 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.

1. With great difficulty, he was able to carve out a niche for himself. 
(a) Became a sculptor 
(b) Did the best he could do 
(c) Destroyed his career 
(d) Developed a specific position for himself

2. You will succeed if you follow my advice to the letter. 
(a) about writing letters
(b) written in the letter 
(c) in every detail 
(d) very thoughtfully 

3. A critic’s week is to read between the lines. 
(a) To comprehend the meaning 
(b) To appreciate the inner beauty 
(c) To understand the inner meaning
(d) To read carefully 

4. Where discipline is concerned I put my foot down. 
(a) Take a firm stand
(b) Take a light stand 
(c) Take a heavy stand 
(d) Take a shaky stand 

5. The convict claimed innocence and stood his ground in spite of the repeated accusations. 
(a) knelt
(b) surendered
(c) kept standing 
(d) refused to yield

Directions (6-10): In the following questions, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part a, b, and c which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed,your answer is (d).
6. Why should you be despaired of your success of your undertaking? 
(a) You despair of the success of your undertaking
(b) You despair of success of undertaking 
(c) You be despaired of the success of your undertaking 
(d) No improvement 

7. As Rees was going to town in the High Street a savage dog attacked him and bit him. 
(a) Going to town a savage dog attacked him and bit him in the High Street.
(b) In the High Street a savage dog attacked him and bit him in the town. 
(c) Going to town in the High Street a savage dog bit him and attacked him. 
(d) No improvement

8. Something is pretty here that vineeta can wear to the party. 
(a) Something here is pretty 
(b) Something is here preety
(c) Here is something pretty
(d) No improvement

9. I have dreamt all my life to own a beautiful marroncoloured car. 
(a) of owning  
(b) to owning 
(c) at owning 
(d) No improvement

10. Sitting on the hill top, the sun went down watching before him. 
(a) He watched the sun go down
(b) The sun went down with him watching 
(c) The sun went down when he watched 
(d) No improvement