Question & Answer of Language Skills

SET - 1

“The driver applied the _______ as soon as she approached the hotel where she wanted to take a ________.”
 
The words that best fill the blanks in the above sentence are

“It is no surprise that every society has had codes of behaviour; however, the nature of these codes is often _________.”
 
The word that best fills the blank in the above sentence is

SET - 2

“His face ___________ with joy when the solution of the puzzle was _______ to him.”

The words that best fill the blanks in the above sentence are

“Although it does contain some pioneering ideas, one would hardly characterize the work as _________.”
The word that best fills the blank in the above sentence is

The bacteria in milk are destroyed when it _______________ heated to 80 degree Celsius.

___________ with someone else's email account is now a very serious offence.

The old concert hall was demolished because of fears that the foundation would be affected by the construction of the new metro line in the area. Modern technology for underground metro contruction tried to mitigate the impact of pressurized air pockets created by the excavation of large amounts of soil. But even with these safegaurds, it was feared that the soil below the concert hall would not be stable.

From this, one can infer that

The event would have been successful if you ___________ able to come.

There was no doubt that their work was thorough.

Which of the words below is closest in meaning to the underlined word above?

Bhaichung was observing the pattern of people entering and leaving a car service center. There was a single window where customers were being served. He saw that  people inevitably came out of the center in the order that they went in. However, the time they spent inside seemed to vary a lot: some people came out in a matter of minutes while for others it took much longer.

From this, what can one conclude?

SET - 1

Out of the following four sentences, select the most suitable sentence with respect to grammar and usage.

A rewording of something written or spoken is a ______________.

Archimedes said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I will move the world.”
The sentence above is an example of a ___________ statement.

If ‘relftaga’ means carefree, ‘otaga’ means careful and ‘fertaga’ means careless, which of the following could mean ‘aftercare’?
 

Indian currency notes show the denomination indicated in at least seventeen languages. If this is not an indication of the nation’s diversity, nothing else is.

Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above sentences?

Consider the following statements relating to the level of poker play of four players P, Q, R and S.

I. P always beats Q

II. R always beats S

III. S loses to P only sometimes

IV. R always loses to Q

Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above statements?

(i) P is likely to beat all the three other players

(ii) S is the absolute worst player in the set

SET - 2

If I were you, I __________ that laptop. It’s much too expensive.

He turned a deaf ear to my request.

What does the underlined phrasal verb mean?

Today, we consider Ashoka as a great ruler because of the copious evidence he left behind in the form of stone carved edicts. Historians tend to correlate greatness of a king at his time with the availability of evidence today.

Which of the following can be logically inferred from the above sentences?

Fact 1: Humans are mammals.

Fact 2: Some humans are engineers.

Fact 3: Engineers build houses.

If the above statements are facts, which of the following can be logically inferred?

I.             All mammals build houses.
II.   Engineers are mammals.
III.   Some humans are not engineers.

 

Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the pair:
Children : Pediatrician

The Tamil version of ______ John Abraham-starrer Madras Cafe _____ cleared by the Censor Board with no cuts last week, but the film’s distributors _______ no takers among the exhibitors for a release in Tamil Nadu _____ this Friday.

Alexander turned his attention towards India, since he had conquered Persia.

Which one of the statements below is logically valid and can be inferred from the above sentence ?

Most experts feel that in spite of possessing all the technical skills required to be a batsman of the highest order, he is unlikely to be so due to lack of requisite temperament. He was guilty of throwing away his wicket several times after working hard to lay a strong foundation. His critics pointed out that until he addressed this problem, success at the highest level will continue to elude him.
Which of the statement(s) below is/are logically valid and can be inferred from the above passage ?

(i) He was already a successful batsman at the highest level.
(ii) He has to improve his temperament in order to become a great batsman
(iii) He failed to make many of his good starts count.
(iv) Improving his technical skills will guarantee success.

SET - 2

Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence.
The official answered _______ that the complaints of the citizen would be looked into

Choose the statement where underlined word is used correctly.

Which word is not a synonym for the word vernacular?

The word similar in meaning to ‘dreary’ is

SET- 1

A student is required to demonstrate a high level of comprehension of the subject, especially in the social sciences.

The word closest in meaning to comprehension is

Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence.

One of his biggest ______ was his ability to forgive.

Rajan was not happy that Sajan decided to do the project on his own. On observing his unhappiness, Sajan explained to Rajan that he preferred to work independently.
Which one of the statements below is logically valid and can be inferred from the above sentences?

SET- 2

Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence.

A person suffering from Alzheimer’s disease____________ short-term memory loss.

Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence.

____________ is the key to their happiness; they are satisfied with what they have

Which of the following options is the closest in meaning to the sentence below?

“As a woman, I have no country.”

In a group of four children, Som is younger to Riaz. Shiv is elder to Ansu. Ansu is youngest in the group. Which of the following statements is/are required to find the eldest child in the group?

Statements
1. Shiv is younger to Riaz.
2. Shiv is elder to Som.

Moving into a world of big data will require us to change our thinking about the merits of exactitude. To apply the conventional mindset of measurement to the digital, connected world of the twenty-first century is to miss a crucial point. As mentioned earlier, the obsession with exactness is an artefact of the information-deprived analog era. When data was sparse, every data point was critical, and thus great care was taken to avoid letting any point bias the analysis. From “BIG DATA” Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier

The main point of the paragraph is:

The professor ordered to the students to go out of the class.
I II III IV

Which of the above underlined parts of the sentence is grammatically incorrect?

Which of the following options is the closest in meaning to the word given below:
Primeval

Friendship, no matter how _________it is, has its limitations.

Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the pair:
Medicine: Health

Choose the most appropriate alternative from the options given below to complete the following sentence:

Despite several _________ the mission succeeded in its attempt to resolve the conflict.

Choose the most appropriate alternative from the options given below to complete the following sentence:

Suresh’s dog is the one_________was hurt in the stampede.

Choose the grammatically INCORRECT sentence:

Which one of the following options is the closest in meaning to the word given below?

Mitigate

Wanted Temporary, Part-time persons for the post of Field Interviewer to conduct personal interviews to collect and collate economic data. Requirements: High School-pass, must be available for Day, Evening and Saturday work. Transportation paid, expenses reimbursed.

Which one of the following is the best inference from the above advertisement?

Which of the following options is the closest in the meaning to the word below:
Inexplicable

Choose the word from the options given below that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the given word:
Amalgamate

Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence.

If you aretrying to make a strong impression on your audience, you cannot do so by being understated, tentative or _ ___ _ _

Choose the most appropriate word(s) from the options given below to complete the following sentence.
I contemplated ____ Singapore for my vacation but decided against it

Few school curricula include a unit on how to deal with bereavement and grief, and yet all students at some point in their lives suffer from losses through death and parting.
Based on the above passage which topic would not be included in a unit on bereavement?

Which of the following options is the closest in meaning to the word below:

Circultous

The question below consists of a pair of related words followed by four pairs of words. Select the pair that best expresses the relation in the original pair.

Unemployed : Worker

Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence:
If we manage to ______ our natural resources, we would leave a better planet for our children.

Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence:

His rather casual remarks on politics______his lack of seriousness about the subject.

Modern warfare has changed from large scale clashes of armies to suppression of civilian populations. Chemical agents that do their work silently appear to be suited to such warfare; and regretfully, there exist people in military establishments who think that chemical agents are useful tools for their cause.

Which of the following statements best sums up the meaning of the above passage: