Verbal Ability Questions

I am used to ………… in queues.

  1. stand
  2. standing
  3. stand up
  4. standing still

Once the ………… manuscript is received by the publishers, it is typed in double space.

  1. total
  2. full
  3. complete
  4. filled

They gave a …… dinner to celebrate the occasion, which impressed every guest.

  1. austere
  2. public
  3. sumptuous
  4. summary

The car was damaged beyond repair in the …………. accident.

  1. outrageous
  2. ghastly
  3. nasty
  4. heinous

The tired traveler ……… on in the hope of finding some resting place.

  1. strolled
  2. scurried
  3. paraded
  4. plodded

My most interesting visitor comes at night, when the lights are still burning - a tiny bat who prefers to fly in through the open door and will use the window only if there is no alternative. His object in entering the house is to snap up the moths that cluster around the lamps. All the bats I have seen fly fairly high, keeping near the ceiling; but this particular bat flies in low, like a dive-bomber, zooming in and out of chair legs and under tables. Once, he passed straight between my legs. Has his radar gone wrong, I wondered, or is he just pain crazy?

The rule of the road means that in order that the liberties of all may be preserved, the liberties of everybody must be curtailed. When the policeman, say, at a road-crossing steps into the middle of the road and puts out his hand, he is the symbol not of tyranny but of liberty. You have submitted to a curtailment of private liberty in order that you may enjoy a social order which makes your liberty a reality. We have both liberties to preserve - our individual liberty and our social liberty.

S1 : The Subsidiary Alliance system was extremely advantageous to the British.

S6 : They controlled the defence and the foreign relations of the protected ally.

  • P : They could now maintain a large army at the cost of Indian states.
  • Q : if many war occurred in the territories
  • R : either of the British ally or of the Britishers
  • S : This enabled them a to fight wars far away from their own territories

This proper sequence should be

  1. P Q R S
  2. P S Q R
  3. Q R P S
  4. S R P Q

Give the benefit of doubt

  1. To be partial to someone
  2. To be judgemental
  3. Regard someone as innocent until proven otherwise
  4. Say something exactly right

Don’t count your chickens before the eggs have hatched

  1. If you are not good at something better to avoid that
  2. Don’t make plans for something that might not happen
  3. Not to come up to expectations
  4. Don’t put all your resources in one possibility

Devil’s advocate

  1. A dangerous person
  2. To present a counter argument
  3. Very argumentative person
  4. Creating an unpleasant situation

Cut the mustard

  1. Prepare spices out of mustard seeds
  2. To come up to expectations
  3. Making absurd expectations
  4. Very enthusiastic

Cry over spilt milk

  1. Complaining about a loss in the past
  2. Too much inquisitive about something
  3. When something is done badly to save money
  4. Dealing with a problem only in an emergency situation

Each question has a sentence with parts A, B and C. Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any part.

  1. Frank Lloyd Wright has been acclaimed
  2. by colleagues
  3. as the greater of all modern architects.
  4. No error

Each question has a sentence with parts A, B and C. Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any part.

  1. At the request of the Defence Attorney,
  2. the jury were called
  3. and their individual verdicts were recorded.
  4. No error

Each question has a sentence with parts A, B and C. Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error in any part.

  1. The politician lost face in his constituency
  2. when he broke the pre-election promises
  3. he made to his people.
  4. No error

The company was liquidated within five years.

  1. bankrupt
  2. closed down
  3. flourishing
  4. privatized

Cultural diversity in the working place is good for business.

  1. uniformity
  2. conformity
  3. identity
  4. similarity

There is no likeness between him and his brother.

  1. unlikeliness
  2. unlikelihood
  3. dissimilarity
  4. disaffinity

He had a fine ear for music.

  1. small
  2. close
  3. coarse
  4. smooth

Due to the postal strike, the outgoing mail got delayed.

  1. urgent
  2. incoming
  3. ordinary
  4. speedy

There are a few miscellaneous items to discuss in this meeting.

  1. pure
  2. mixed
  3. homogenous
  4. discordant

He is very serious by temperament.

  1. grave
  2. trivial
  3. sober
  4. stupid

The party was excellent, and I would like to thank all the people concerned.

  1. cared
  2. attentive
  3. dependable
  4. uninvolved

Why does the fire attract insects?

  1. discharge
  2. destroy
  3. repel
  4. remove

The country’s economy must be geared to wartime requirements.

  1. subordinated to
  2. related to
  3. adjusted to
  4. unlinked to

Abundant food was available for the soldiers in the mess.

  1. little
  2. plentiful
  3. delicious
  4. wholesome

The government’s new policies will come into force from the next fiscal year.

  1. calendar
  2. academic
  3. financial
  4. leap

He spends his money lavishly.

  1. hesitatingly
  2. generously
  3. foolishly
  4. carefully

The confusion on the interlocutor’s face was gratifying.

  1. government officer
  2. party worker
  3. dialogist
  4. revolutionary

Weather conditions have been improving over the past few days.

  1. mending
  2. amending
  3. becoming better
  4. advancing

The growth and development of the peasant movement was indissolubly linked with the national struggle for freedom.

  1. firmly
  2. vaguely
  3. individually
  4. steadily

A local court granted bail to the criminal on Thursday.

  1. confessed
  2. donated
  3. allowed
  4. yielded

The judge told that he would analyze the evidence and then deliver the verdict.

  1. liberate
  2. surrender
  3. transfer
  4. pronounce

In India, it has become easy to attack cultural artefacts these days.

  1. beckon
  2. assault
  3. belch
  4. appreciate

I do not want you to lead a life of sycophancy as you did during the foreign rule.

  1. admiration
  2. love
  3. appreciation
  4. flattery

He gave me a COUNTERFEIT coin.

  1. rare
  2. fake
  3. unmatured
  4. inferior

At the end of the marathon everybody was EXHAUSTED.

  1. weakened
  2. honoured
  3. satisfied
  4. tired

This is his MAIDEN appearance on the screen.

  1. first
  2. last
  3. girlish
  4. shy

The decision of the Union Government to REPEAL the Urban Land Ceiling Act has been welcomed by all.

  1. suppress
  2. amend
  3. cancel
  4. withhold

The experts’ MINUTE examination brought to light some important clues.

  1. quick
  2. detailed
  3. superficial
  4. prolonged

He is extremely METICULOUS in his approach.

  1. simple
  2. careful
  3. fair
  4. reasonable

We must adopt DRASTIC measures to control population growth.

  1. simple
  2. dramatic
  3. realistic
  4. severe

The police officer tried to INTIMIDATE the witness but in vain.

  1. inform
  2. reward
  3. frighten
  4. persuade

His candid opinions have won him many friends.

  1. kind
  2. courteous
  3. generous
  4. frank

Businessmen who lack acumen cannot be expected to be very successful.

  1. fairness
  2. sharpness
  3. boldness
  4. righteousness

The police fired indiscriminately at the crowd, killing many innocent women and children.

  1. continuously
  2. without distinguishing
  3. foolishly
  4. rapidly

Bad tendencies are to be countered by good ones until all that is evil disappears.

  1. Opposed
  2. balanced
  3. reduced
  4. bypassed

It is unwise to sever diplomatic relations with a neighbouring country over small matters.

  1. engage
  2. estrange
  3. cut off
  4. twist

The witness corroborated word for word the statement of the victim.

  1. accepted
  2. confirmed
  3. denied
  4. repeated