Directions (1-5): In the following questions, four words are given, out of which only one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word as your answer.
Sol. The correctly spelt word is ‘wrapping’
Sol. The correctly spelt word is ‘customer’
Sol. The correctly spelt word is ‘mongrels’
Sol. The correctly spelt word is ‘miracles’
Sol. Correct answer is ‘apoplexy’. Apoplexy means unconsciousness or incapacity resulting from a cerebral hemorrhage or stroke.
Directions (6-10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Q6. Beating around the bush
(a) Not accepting the real issue and solving minor problems
(b) To avoid getting to the point of an issue
(c) To run around in circles and never accomplishing results
(d) Avoiding coming face to face with a problem, escaping
Sol.‘Beating around the bush’ — To avoid getting to the point of an issue.
Q7. To beat a dead horse
(a) To revive interest in hopeless issue
(b) A cruel master will expect a slave to work even after his death
(c) To extract everything from a resource till it fails
(d) Doing a cruel act
Sol.‘To beat a dead horse’ — To revive interest in a hopeless issue.
Q8. To chew someone out
(a) To bore someone by talking ceaselessly
(b) To discourage someone who is going to start a new venture
(c) Reprimand someone severely
(d) To save someone
Sol. ‘To chew someone out’ — Reprimand someone severely.
Q9. To chip on his shoulder
(a) To have huge responsibilities on one’s shoulders
(b) Uniform decorated with stars and medals
(c) Wearing your battle scars like medals
(d) Holding a grudge or grievance that readily provokes a fight
Sol. ‘To chip on his shoulder’ — Holding a grudge or grievance that readily provokes a fight.
Q10. To shoot the breeze
(a) To do random acts hoping one will be successful
(b) To have a casual conversation
(c) To release stomach gases
(d) To brag about some mild achievement
Sol. ‘To shoot the breeze’ — To have a casual conversation.