Directions (1-5): In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrases. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase as your answer.
Q1. For better or worse
(b) Always happening bad or good
(c) In good times
(d) In bad shape
Q2. A hard nut to crack
(a) A foolish search
(b) A difficult problem
(c) An easy question
(d) An expensive thing
Q3. Hand in glove
(a) Very difficult
(b) Open enemy
(c) Very intimate
(d) Very rude
Q4. A lame excuse
(a) An unsatisfactory explanation
(b) A good explanation
(c) Useless talk
(d) Ill feelings
Q5. At a loss
(d) puzzled or uncertain
Directions (6-10): Out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
Q6. One who hates mankind
Q7. A person who makes love without serious intention
Q8. One who is indifferent to pleasure or pain
Q9. Animals that feed on plants
Q10. Short remaining end of a cigarette
Sol. for better or (for) worse -if a situation exists or happens for better or for worse, it exists or happens whether its results are good or bad
Sol. A hard nut to crack-A hard nut to crack
Sol. hand in glove (with someone)- very close to someone.
Sol. lame excuse- A ‘lame excuse’ is an excuse of poor quality or lack of thought or an inappropriate excuse
Sol. at a loss-puzzled or uncertain what to think, say, or do.
Sol. Misanthrope-a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society.
Sol. Philanderer- a man who readily or frequently enters into casual sexual relationships with women; a womanizer.
Sol. Stoic-a person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining.
Sol. A herbivore is an animal that gets its energy from eating plants, and only plants.
Sol. Stub-the truncated remnant of a pencil, cigarette, or similar-shaped object after use.