Directions (1-5): Out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
Q1. The firing of a number of guns together as a salute or otherwise
Q2. Study of the problems of legal punishment and prison management
Q3. Bring about an easy and painless death for someone suffering from an incurable disease
Q4. One who cannot be defeated
Q5. One who is between 80 and 89 years old
Directions (6-10): 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.
Q6. To follow the primrose path
(a) To follow one’s objectives very steadfastly
(b) To go on wandering
(c) To trek to the mountains
(d) To go in for pursuit of pleasure or an easy life
Q7. At the eleventh hour
(a) At a late stage
(b) At the beginning
(c) At 11 o’clock
(d) At an early stage
Q8. A shot in the dark
(a) To love to go out on adventures
(b) Be able to work very quickly
(c) Be very violent
(d) An attempt to guess something
Q9. In a nutshell
Q10. From the bottom of my heart
(b) Lowest position
Sol. salvo-a simultaneous discharge of artillery or other guns in a battle.
Sol. Penology-the study of the punishment of crime and of prison management.
Sol. Euthanasia-the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma.
Sol. Invincible-too powerful to be defeated or overcome.
Sol. Octogenarian-a person who is between 80 and 89 years old.
Sol. the primrose path-if you lead someone down the primrose path, you encourage them to live an easy life that is full of pleasure but bad for them
Sol. the eleventh hour-the latest possible moment.
Sol. A shot in the dark-an act whose outcome cannot be foreseen; a guess.
Sol. In a nutshell-in the fewest possible words.
Sol. from the (bottom of one’s) heart- with sincere feeling.