Directions (1-5): In the following questions, a sentence has been given with a blank in it, out of the four given options, chose the most appropriate option as your answer. And fill in the blank.
Q1. He has full facts __________ but is deliberately hiding them.
(a) up his sleeve
(b) in his sleeve
(c) under his sleeve
(d) upon his sleeve
Q2. Their faults are __________ by their masters.
(a) winked after
(b) winked at
(c) winked out
Q3. Having been set __________ he is now free to go anywhere he likes.
(a) at liberty
(c) at freedom
Q4. __________ come to my rescue I would have been killed by the bandits.
(a) if he did not
(b) had he not
(c) having not
(d) he having not
Q5. Tom, looking up absentmindedly as Mary comes in: __________.
Mary, crossly: Don’t be ridiculous. It has rained all day.
(a) Have you sunbathed?
(b) Have you been sunbathing?
(c) Did you sunbath?
(d) Do you sunbathe?
Directions (6-10): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
Q6. One who is fond of superior foods and drinks
Q7. Something that is believable
Q8. Swelling from abnormal growth in some part of the body
Q9. A person who lends money at a very high rate of interest
Q10. Opinion contrary to accepted doctrine
Sol. up his sleeve- (of a strategy, idea, or resource) kept secret and in reserve for use when needed.
Sol. winked at- To pretend not to see
Sol. at liberty.
Sol. had he not. This is third conditional sentence structure.
Sol. Have you been sunbathing?
Sol. Epicure: a person who takes particular pleasure in fine food and drink.
Sol. Credible: able to be believed; convincing.
Sol. tumour: a swelling of a part of the body, generally without inflammation, caused by an abnormal growth of tissue, whether benign or malignant.
Sol. Usurer: a person who lends money at unreasonably high rates of interest.
Sol. Heresy: belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious (especially Christian) doctrine.