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Q.1-5.In questions below out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given sentence and indicate it by blackening the appropriate circle in the Answer-Sheet.

Q.1. An extreme deep crack or opening in the ground.

(A) Chasm 

(B) Aperture

(C) Ditch 

(D) Pit

Q.2. Lottery in which an article is assigned by lot to one of those buying tickets

(A) Auction 

(B) Raffle

(C) Audit 

(D) Transit

Q.3. Regard for others as a Principle of action.

(A) Cynicism 

(B) Nepotism

(C) Philanthropy 

(D) Altruism

Q.4. To take one to task

(A) Rebuke 

(B) Disgrace

(C) Entreat 

(D) Handle

Q.5. One who does not care for literature or art.

(A) Barbarian 

(B) Philistine

(C) Illiterate 

(D) Primitive

Q.6-10.ln the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it in the Answer-Sheet.

Q.6. Go the whole nine yards.

(A) to work day and night

(B) to roam around aimlessly

(C) to do something without thinking of the consequences

(D) to continue doing something difficult until it is finished

Q.7. At the end of one’s rope

(A) at the limits of one’s endurance

(B) at the end of a task

(C) fall short of money

(D) successfully end a task

Q.8. Win hands down

(A) to surrender

(B) to hinder

(C) to win easily

(D) to come to a conclusion

Q.9. By all appearances

(A) from all sides

(B) according to what one sees or how things seem

(C) from the beginning to the end.

(D) by observing the facts.

Q.10. All roads lead to Rome

(A) all things mean the same

(B) all people doing same work

(C) different people with same thought

(D) many different routes to the same goal


Q.1.(A) Chasm

Ditch: cut a trench in, as for drainage
Aperture: a device that controls amount of light admitted
Pit: a concavity in a surface

Q.2.(B) Raffle

Auction: the public sale of something to the highest bidder
Audit: examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification
Transit: a journey usually by ship

Q.3.(D) Altruism

Cynicism: a cynical feeling of distrust
Philanthropy: voluntary promotion of human welfare
Nepotism: Favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power

Q.4.(A) Rebuke

Disgrace : damage the reputation of
Entreat : ask for or request earnestly
Handle : interact in a certain way

Q.5.(B) Philistine

Barbarian : without civilizing influences
Illiterate : not able to read or write
Primitive : a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization






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