Directions (1-5): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
Q1. To cut up (food, especially meat) into very small pieces
(a) To crumble
(b) To chop
(c) To mince
(d) To grind
Sol. ‘To cut up (food, especially meat) into very small pieces’ is ‘To mince’
Q2. The action of repeating something aloud from memory.
Sol. ‘The action of repeating something aloud from memory.’ is ‘Recitation’
Q3. The process by which air is circulated through, mixed with or dissolved in a liquid or substance.
Sol. ‘The process by which air is circulated through, mixed with or dissolved in a liquid or substance’ is ‘Aerating’
Q4. The lower jawbone in mammals and fishes
Sol. ‘The lower jawbone in mammals and fishes’ is ‘Mandible’
Q5. Urge someone to act in a violent or unlawful way.
Sol. ‘Urge someone to act in a violent or unlawful way’ is ‘Incite’
Directions (6-10): In each of the questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and click the button corresponding to
Q6. To hit the right nail on the head
(a) to do things right
(b) to announce one’s fixed views
(c) to destroy one’s reputation
(d) to teach someone a lesson
Sol. hit the nail (right) on the head- to do exactly the right thing; to do something in the most effective and efficient way.
Q7. To be at cross-purposes
(a) miss each other
(b) work with each other
(c) like each other
(d) misunderstand each other
Sol. at cross purposes-In conflict with or in opposition to.
Q8. To be in dribs and drabs
(a) without fail
(b) with much ease
(c) in small quantities
(d) with great difficulty
Sol. dribs and drabs-in small scattered or sporadic amounts.
Q9. The gift of the gab
(a) an unexpected gain
(b) fluency of speech
(c) thought provoking oration
(d) an X-mas gift
Sol. The gift of the gab-the ability to speak with eloquence and fluency.
Q10. A man of spirit is
(a) a very talented man
(b) a spiritual person
(c) a very courageous man
(d) a unique person
Sol. A man of spirit is someone who courageous and full of energy.