ENGLISH QUIZ : 15-04-2020

Directions (1-10): Complete each of the sentences by filling the blanks.
1) Most of us have a tendency to _______ our problem out on other people

a) Let
b) Put
c) Get
d) Take
e) None of these

1) Answer:  d)
This word suits here the most because other options can never fit the blank.

2) His personal tensions seems to have been ______ him from his work lately
a) Disrupting
b) Disturbing
c) Dispersing
d) Distracting
e) None of these

2) Answer:  d)
This is the apt word here. We get ‘distracted’ by problems and not disturbed (option b)

3) That accident was a terrible experience and it put him _____ driving forever
a) Away
b) off
c) through
d) out
e) none of these

3) Answer:  b)
This word is the best here. It means ‘to prevent him from driving forever’.

4) The firm is ______ based on a true story but most of it is fiction
a) casually
b) faintly
c) lightly
d) loosely
e) none of these

4) Answer: d)
This is the apt word here

5) She said that she ________ the opportunity to show that she could play a serious role
a) Rejoiced
b) welcomed
c) greeted
d) cheered
e) None of these

5) Answer:  b)
Grammatically this fits here

6) When I brought the ticket, the clerk ______ to tell me that the ticket was not valid for the next show
a) ignore
b) omitted
c) missed
d) disregarded
e) none of these

6) Answer:  b)
This is the word is to be used here

7) In the _____ of any hard evidence against them, the case had to be dropped
a) lack
b) absence
c) want
d) scarcity
e) none of these

7) Answer:  b)
This is the word is to be used here as none of the other options can fit.

8) He came _______ to the voters as a trustworthy politician
a) across
b) over
c) up
d) off
e) none of these

8) Answer:  a)
This is the perfect word to be used here) Come across means ‘find by chance’

9) Most of the shareholders were in _______ at the annual general meeting
a) presence
b) appearance
c) attendance
d) company
e) none of these

9) Answer:  c)
This is the right word to be used here

10) The pilot spoke to the passengers to _______ their fears when the plane entered storm
a) deter
b) allay
c) soothe
d) placate
e) None of these

10) Answer:  b)
This is the right word here

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