Monday, November 23, 2015

Techmahindra Verbal( english) previous questions (Sentence Construction)



Sentence Construction
I. Instruction for Q. Nos. 1 to 3:

Choose the word which best completes the sentence.
Q.1 The older child had a reputation for ________ trouble in high school, but he calmed down in college.
a)mortifying b)appeasing c)curtailing d)instigating e) None of the above
Q.2 As usual he was dressed ____.
a) Impetuously b) Impenitently c)Impeccably d) Intermittently e)None
Q.3 He couldn’t find the word he was looking for so he consulted his ___________.
a) Timetable b) Bible c) Thesaurus d) Atlas e) None of the above
Instruction for Q. Nos. 4 to 10: Choose the correct option.
Q.4 Everyone in this universe is accountable to God ____________ his actions.
a) For b) about c) of d) against
Q.5 Progress in government, science, art, literature, philosophy and religion ______________ great civilisations from mere groups of communities.
a) Extol b)describe c) distinguish d)relinquish
Q.6 Some parents make their commands so ______________ that they antagonise their children.
a)perfunctory b)peremptory c) acrimonious d)spasmodic e)sporadic
Q.7 A great literary or artistic work is known as a ______________.
a)pot-pourri b)par excellence c)bete noire d)peccadillo e)magnum opus
Q.8 He sold property because he was under a lot of _______________.
a) Account b) debt c) loan d) credit
Q.9 Washing machines ______________ popular in India in the last ten years or so.
a) became b) are become c) have become d)are becoming
Q.10 His _________________ speech has seriously _________________ the young minds.
a) audacious, delighte b) maiden, flattered
c) humorous, damaged d) irresponsible, misled e) eccentric, questioned
II.
Q.1 Most people _________ the Government's economic policy as a success,' claimed the spokesman.
a) believe b)measure c)consider d) think e) None of the above
Q.2 There's a ____ of restrictions on who can apply for benefits.
a) Multifarous b) Plethora c) Swanky d) Innumerable e) None of the above
Q.3 The Government is hoping to __________ on those working in the black economy.
a) Clamp up b) clamp on c) clamp at d) clamp down e) None of the above

Q.4 Although I had pledged not to tell anyone of the previous evening's trauma, the compulsive urge to unburden myself became ______________
a) overwhelming b) rresistible c) impassive d) preponderous e) indomitable
Q.5 Modern architecture has discarded the ________________ trimming on buildings and emphasises simplicity of line.
a) Gaudy b) gaunt c) flabbergasting d)flamboyant e)flagrant
Q.6 Diplomacy is the best means of ____________ peace which a society of sovereign nations has to offer, but, especially under the conditions of _____________ world politics and of contemporary war, it is not good enough.
a)maintaining, today's b) presenting, contemporary c) retaining, present
d) promoting, modem e)evolving, self-centred
Q.7 Discontented wives, dejected lovers, frustrated politicians, all these tend to be ___________.
a) specious b)abstemious c)euphemistic d)persiflagus e) querulous
Q.8 Joseph introduced me _____________ his mother as the best batsman.
a) to b)by c)with d)of
Q.9 Moreover, a fact-finding mission _____________ by BSN to India in January this year strongly recommended that the French group should do it alone, and not hand over to _______________ as Indian partner.
a) constituted, authority b) organised, papers c) dispatched, control d) sponsored, power
Q.10 The commandos took a long time to _____________ the resistence of the rebels.
a) cut down b) pull down c) tone down d) break down
III
Q.1 Most people _________ the Government's economic policy as a success,' claimed the spokesman.
a) believe b) measure c) consider d) think e) None of the above
Q.2 Unemployment has ___________ many people's lives.
a) denounced b) blighted c) overhauled d) mesmerized e)None of the above
Q.3 She begged to be allowed to go and her parents finally _____
a) Argoted b) Arboured c) Aquiesced d) Allowed e) None of the above
Q.4 A determined effort will be needed to restrict the country's _____________ social services.
a) profligate b) profiteering c) renegade d) variegated e) expensive
Q.5 Success in great ventures calls for ______________ concentration and strong personal
a) sterling, attachment b) standing, participation c)continued, apathy
d) unflagging, involvement e) hectic, interest
Q.6 If I _______________ a doctor, I would _____________ you free.
a) am, see b) were, treat c) was, examine d) be, advise

Q.7 The children were disappointed because they had hoped ________ with us.
a) to have gone b) to go c) would have gone
Q.8 The young man lost his way in the forest and found that he had become a/an ________________ to the dacoits.
a) enemy b) adversary c) decoy d) quarry
Q.9 Washing machines ______________ popular in India in the last ten years or so.
a) became b) are become c) have become d)are becoming
Q.10 This was a dangerous method of ______________ popular support.
a) securing b) soliciting c) extracting d) expecting
IV.
1 She never knew whether her husband would be in an angry or cheerful mood as he was such a ________ character.
a) Volatile b) Passive c) Lazy d) Voluble e) None of the above
2 She is much too ________ to have anything to do with that obnoxious affair.
a) Happy b) Hasty c) Noble d) Proud e) None of the above
3 So many servants attended ________ him during his illness.
a) At b) Upon c) On d) With e) About
4 His answer was such ________ I expected him to give.
a) That b) Which c) As d) like which e) Who
5 The principal and staff have made ________ efforts to enable the students to attend college on the days of the bus strike.
a) Integrated b) Deliberate c) Concerted d) Systematic e) None of the above
6 History records seventeen incursions of Sultan Mahmood ________ India.
a) Against b) Into c) Upon d) On e) None of the above
7 Many women in the developing countries experience a cycle of poor health that ________ before they are born and persists through adulthood passing from generation to generation.
a) Derives b) Establishes c) Begins d) Originates e) None of the above
8 Everyone should ________ himself against illness since medical care has now become expensive.
a) Vaccinate b) Insure c) Brace d) Ensure e) Inoculate
9 These essays are intellectually ________ and represent various levels of complexity.
a) Revealing b) Modern c) Superior d) Demanding e) Revealing
10 The priest addressed the ________ for more than an-hour and was listened to with rapt attention.
a) Staff b) Audience c) Congregation d) Crew e)None of the above

V
Q.1 Only a rich __________ tycoon could afford a private jet.
a) business b) farmer c) royalty d) goon e) None of the above
Q.2 The long dark days and lack of a job made him feel _________.
a) Alarmed b) Excited c) Depressed d) Satisfied e) None of the above
Q.3 He ordered his servant ____________________
a) if he could bring a glass of water
b) that bring a glass of water
c) to bring a glass of water
d) that he should bring a glass of water
Q.4 A son who is unable to look his father in the face is ____________
a)timid b) guilt c) arrogant d) ashamed
Q.5 If a man keeps his fingers crossed, he ______________ .
a) hopes for the best b) suspects everybody c) demonstrates peevishness
d) welcomes every danger e) prays for good health
Q.6 The Indian princes and rulers seldom thought in terms of the country as a whole and ___________ their time and energy in _________ warfare.
a) exhausted, common b) dissipated, mutual c) depreciated, expensive
d) desiccated, isolationist e) wasted, reciprocal
Q.7 In his attempt to _______________ the condition of poor people in the slums, he found that he needed the aid of wealthy benefactors.
a) delineate b) assay c) evaluate d) ameliorate e) extricate
Q.8 Idleness squanders what _________ in a previous generation has won.
a) laziness b) indolence c) resourcefulness d) industry e) work
Q.9 Any political leader who allows nepotism to flourish should be subject, to ______________.
a)autopsy b) stringency c) stricture d) punishment e) condemnation
Q.10 You need _______ shoes for walking in the hills.
a) good b) comfortable c) satisfactory d) sturdy
VI
Q.1 I'm afraid I don't have much experience in dealing with ____ teenagers. a)Profound b)Straitening c)Fractious d)Facsist e)None of the above
Q.2 The main problem with the faulty iron were the terrible __________ marks it left on all the clothes.
a)Scorch b)Aspirated c)Elicited d)Torch e)None of the above
Q.3 When Raju heard the news of his selection to the college team he felt _______________
a)effervescent b)enamoured c)elated d)embittered e)exasperated

Q.4 In his attempt to _______________ the condition of poor people in the slums, he found that he needed the aid of wealthy benefactors.
a)delineate b)assay c)evaluate d)ameliorate e)extricate
Q.5 She had a terrible night caused by an ___________ during her sleep.
a)incubus b)debility c)obsession d)delusion e)hypochondria
Q.6 The government should provide attractive tax ___________ to create the market of quality goods.
a)revenues b)structures c)resources d)incentives e)controls
Q.7 He is the friend ____________ I trust most.
a)him b)whom c)which d)who
Q.8 These essays are intellectually _______________ and represent various levels of complexity.
a) revealing b)modern c)superior d)demanding e)persistent
Q.9 Would you _______________ giving your book to me?
a)desires b)mind c)call d)observe e) thought
Q.10 If you do not ____________ , all your monthly expenses would _________ your income. a) spend, gain b)save, outwit c)economise, exceed d)think, swallow
VII
1 Roberto pretended to know a lot about the opera, but he was really just a ________
a) Dilettante b) Supernumerary c) Chimera d) Catalyst e) None of the above

2 The jury ________ the mayor of all wrongdoing.
a) Exonerated b) Expatriated c) Augmented d) Subjugated e)None of the above
3 As usual he was dressed ________.
a) Impetuously b) Impenitently c) Impeccably d) Intermittently e) None of the above

4 He couldn't find the word he was looking for so he consulted his ________.
a) Timetable b) Bible c) Thesaurus d) Atlas e) None of the above

5 Through a ________ circumstance, they unexpectedly found themselves on the same bus with Uncle Morris.
a) Fortuitous b) Elusive c) Referential d) Lambent e) Friable

6 His answer was such ________ I expected him to give.
a) That b) Which c) As d) Like which e) Who
7 Knowledge is like a deep well fed by ________ springs, and your mind is the little bucket that you drop in it.
a) Immortal b) Inexhaustible c) Eternal d) Perennial e) Sterling

8 ________ is a person who dabbles in art and letters.
a) Dilettante b) Connoisseur c) Philistine d) Chauvinist e) Epicurean

9 He is the friend ________ I trust most.
a) Him b) Whom c) Which d) Who e) None of the above
10 Whom would you prefer ________ the two of us?
a) Among b)Of c) Between d) To e) In

VIII
1 The jury ________ the mayor of all wrongdoing.
a) Exonerated b) Expatriated c) Augmented d) Subjugated e) None of the above
2 Life came a ________ for her when she started teaching at her alma mater.
a) Complete Circle b) Full Circle c) Round Circle d) Around e) None of the above

3 A radical change in social policy could be in the ________ if Labor wins the election.
a) Upping b)Dubbing c) Scoffing d) Offing e) None of the above
4 Anil got the company car for a ________ price as he was the seniormost employee in the company.
a) Discounted b)Nominal c) Fixed d) Reduced e)None of the above

5 He ________ sometimes force himself to work on till late in the night only to find himself unable to do anything the next day.
a) Could b) Used to c) Would d) Would be e) Should

6 The influence of the environment on man is revealed by an ________ study.
a) Anthropological b) Ecological c) Epigraphic d)Numismatic e)Ecumenical

7 Success in great ventures calls for ________ concentration and strong personal
a) Sterling, attachment b) Standing, participation
c) Continued, apathy d) Unflagging, involvement e) Hectic, interest
8 In ________ of international matters, there is always an element of risk in ________ one might do.
a) View, whichever b) Many, doing c) Defence, wrong

d) Case, whatever e) Spite, whatever
9 ________ is a criminal ________ in England and covers cases where offensive descriptions of Christianity are published.
a)Nepotism , act b) Sacrilege, violence c) Blasphemy, offence
d) Obscenity, deviation e) Impiety, transgression
10 On ________ of the enquiry, if it is found that the ________ are true, the enquiry officer will report the matter to the higher authority.
a) Demand, finding b) Completion, allegations c) Instituting, charges

d) Withdrawl, inferences e) Establishment, results

IX
1 She never knew whether her husband would be in an angry or cheerful mood as he was such a ________ character.
a) Volatile b) Passive c) Lazy d) Voluble e) None of the above
2 She is much too ________ to have anything to do with that obnoxious affair.
a) Happy b) Hasty c) Noble d) Proud e) None of the above

3 So many servants attended ________ him during his illness.
a) At b) Upon c) On d) With e) About

4 His answer was such ________ I expected him to give.
a) That b) Which c) As d) like which e) Who

5 The principal and staff have made ________ efforts to enable the students to attend college on the days of the bus strike.
a) Integrated b) Deliberate c) Concerted d) Systematic e) None of the above
6 History records seventeen incursions of Sultan Mahmood ________ India.
a) Against b) Into c) Upon d) On e) None of the above

7 Many women in the developing countries experience a cycle of poor health that ________ before they are born and persists through adulthood passing from generation to generation.
a) Derives b) Establishes c) Begins d) Originates e) None of the above

8 Everyone should ________ himself against illness since medical care has now become expensive.
a) Vaccinate b) Insure c) Brace d) Ensure e) Inoculate

9 These essays are intellectually ________ and represent various levels of complexity.
a) Revealing b) Modern c) Superior d) Demanding e) Revealing

10 The priest addressed the ________ for more than an-hour and was listened to with rapt attention.
a) Staff b) Audience c) Congregation d) Crew e) None of the above

X
1 Tashonda had read the book in a ________ fashion and couldn't remember what she'd read
a) Truculent b)Obstreperous c)Cursory d) Discreet e) None of the above

2 The court heard that the four defendants had been ________ into making a confession
a) Coerced b) Duressed c) Compulsed d) Asked e) None of the above

3 The ________ of turning the deserts green with plastic trees was dismissed as absurd
a) Lotion b) Notion c) Motion d) Potion e) None of the above

4 Beauty is to ugliness as adversity is to ________
a) Happiness b) Prosperity c) Misery d) Cowardice e) None of the above
5 He deals ________ foreign goods only, but our firm deals ________ several leading merchants who trade ________ a variety ________ goods
a) In, in, with, of b) With, with, with, of c) With, in, of, with d) In, with, in, of

6 Even when Mohan's reputation was in ________ almost everyone was willing to admit that he had genius
a) Peregrination b) Accumulation c) Eclipse d) Rebuttal e) Failure

7 Patriotism, like so many other objects of this imperfect world, is a ________ web of good and evil
a) Complicated b) Intricate c) Entrapped d) Entangled e) Tangled

8 The opposition parties allege that prices of essential commodities are ________ like a runaway balloon
a) Flying b) Reviving c) Leaping d) Soaring e) Shooting

9 He ________ that he could speak languages
a) Challenged b) Boasted c) Submitted d) Suggested e) None of the above

10 He succeeded in getting possession ________ his land after a long court case
a) For b) To c) Of d) With e) Against

XI
1 She begged to be allowed to go and her parents finally ________
a) Argoted b) Arboured c) Aquiesced d) Allowed e) None of the above

2 All of us should abide ________ the laws of our country.
a) On b) To c) By d) In e) None of the above

3 The enemy paid a large sum as ________
a) Compensation b) Punishment c) Redress d) Amends e) Restitution

4 Since there was adequate grazing area for the herds, the land was ________ populated.
a) Disproportionately b) Sparsely c) Inadequately d)Rustically e) None of the above

5 In the ________ areas of the rail-road terminal thousands of travellers lingered while waiting for their train.
a) Commodious b) Accomodious c)Capricious d)Extensive e) Capacious

6 So many servants attended ________ him during his illness.
a) At b) Upon c) On d) With e) About

7 I do not think you will gain anything by insulting and ________ the man you do not agree with.
a) Defaming b) Depicting c) Charging d) Revamping e) Enervating

8 ________ is a person who dabbles in art and letters.
a) Dilettante b) Connoisseur c) Philistine d) Chauvinist e) Epicurean

9 ________ diseases spread like wild ________.
a) Contagious, flames b) Contagious, fire c) Fatal, wind
d) Minor, breeze e) None of the above
10 Shoppers used to surly clerks behind retail counters elsewhere in China are in for a ________.
a) Gift b) Shock c)Treat d)Give e)None of the above
XII
1) For centuries Rome was the ________ power in the Mediterranean.
a) supreme b)general c)superlative d)overruling e)None of the above
2) I am not concerned _______________ him __________ that business.
a) for ; with b)with ; in c)with ; for d)by ; in
3) She is much too ____________ to have anything to do with that obnoxious affair.
a)happy b)hasty c)noble d)proud
4)Non-violence is the law of saints as violence is the law of the _____________
a) brute b)coward c)haughty d)ignorant
5) Not to ____________ of milk, even _____________ was not there.
a) talk, bread b)mention, rice c)speak, water d)discuss, tea
6)He _______________ for their copmany since 1972.
a) is working b)had worked c)worked d)had been working
7)Walking at three O' clock, I heard the ___________ of thunder.
a) clank b)crackle c)rumble d)ripple
8)The Education Minister emphasised the need to discover and ____________ each student's _________ talents.
a)enlarge, dormant b)belittle, concealed c)suppress, potential d)flourish, hidden e)develop, intrinsic
9) ______________ is a criminal ____________ in England and covers cases where offensive descriptions of Christianity are published.
a)Nepotism , act b)Sacrilege, violence c)Blasphemy, offence d)Obscenity, deviation e)Impiety, transgression
10)A good teacher-student relationship helps create a ___________ and peaceful atmosphere where there is no room for any __________ of educational activity.
a)harmonious, interruption b)congenial, development c)quiet, confusion d)cordial, education e)delightful, exaggeration
XIII
Q.1 She begged to be allowed to go and her parents finally _____
a)Argoted b)Arboured c)Aquiesced d)Allowed e)None of the above
Q.2 She decided not to ____ against the team.
a)Speak on b)Speak Up c)Speak Out d)Speak with e) None of the above

Q.3 The main problem with the faulty iron were the terrible __________ marks it left on all the clothes.
a)Scorch b)Aspirated c)Elicited d)Torch e)None of the above
Q.4 He deals ___________ foreign goods only, but our firm deals __________ several leading merchants who trade ________ a variety _________ goods.
a)in, in, with, of b)with, with, with, of c)with, in, of, with d)in, with, in, of
Q.5 The task seemed impossible but somehow he _________________ very skilfully in the end.
a)pulled it off b)pulled it away c)pulled it out d)pulled it up
Q.6 Since there was adequate grazing area for the herds, the land was ______________ populated.
a)disproportionately b)sparsely c)inadequately d)rustically
Q.7 I decided to sell a piece of land when I was offered a more _______ price.
a)exact b)correct c)true d)realistic
Q.8 Knowledge is like a deep well fed by _________ springs, and your mind is the little bucket
that you drop in it.
a)immortal b)inexhaustible c)eternal d)perennial e)sterling
Q.9 The salaries and perks of the employees were not in ___________ with their status in
this industry.
a) value b)conformity c)accordance d)capacity e)possession
Q.10 Shoppers used to surly clerks behind retail counters elsewhere in China are in for a _____________.

a)gift b)shock c)treat d)None of the above