MCQ on General English for WBCS/Banks/SSC/etc - I

Find out suitable answer from the given alternatives:-

Diections : Q. 1 to 20

Find out word almost similar in meaning of the underlined word.

1. The horrible accident made him ill.

    (a) exciting      (b) unpleasant        (c) shocking      (d) intense

2. The Judge was found suffering from partiality.

    (a) illness     (b) fondness      (c) nepotism        (d) favouritism

3. Indian economy experienced phenomenal growth

    (a) little       (b) remarkable       (c) prodigious      (d) decadal

4. The family used to live in an enclaved land.

    (a) vast       (b) enclosed       (c) beautiful      (d) open

5. She is having a frail body.

    (a) preety      (b) infirm     (c) aged     (d) healthy

6. Many glutionous persons fail to succeed in the world.

    (a) lazy     (b) greedy       (c) tenacious      (d) miser

7. She possessed glossy utensils.

    (a) beautiful       (b) shining      (c) costly      (d) lasting

8. The members of the family were found to live in destitution.

    (a) isolation       (b) joyfulness        (c) poverty       (d) oppression.

9. He had to engage himself in drab activities.

    (a) exciting     (b) adveneturous     (c) interesting      (d) dull

10. The son of the rich man was a drone person.

      (a) greedy      (b) lazy      (c) wealthy     (d) extravagant

11. The news brought eletion to the family.

      (a) exaltation        (b) anxiety       (c) prestige       (d) depression

12. Mr. Roy had an elevation in the office.

      (a) rebuke       (b) promotion        (c) suspension       (d) exhilaration

13. A case was filed against him on finical issues.

      (a) criminal       (b) trifle        (c) terrible       (d) bribery.

14. The Judge decided to exonerate the accused.

      (a) punish       (b) acquit        (c) cross-examine       (d) None of these

15. The trees had exuberant growth.

      (a) low       (b) evasive       (c) luxuriant        (d) None of these

16. The youngman had to join in a fardel work.

      (a) easy       (b) interesting       (c) irksome      (d) ridiculous

17. The boy had bleak prospect.

      (a) dull       (b) bright      (c) blink      (d) heedless

18. They had to walk through a boulevard.

      (a) lane      (b) narrow road        (c) broad road      (d) bridge.

19. The bulletin was published by the Government.

      (a) news      (b) information       (c) public news      (d) decree

20. A bibulous person appealed there.

      (a) sober       (b) inebriate       (c) prejudiced       (d) thirsty

DIRECTION : Q. 21 to 40 :

Choose the word most nearly opposite in meaning of the underlined word.

21. A notorious person can not deserve respect.

      (a) prominent        (b) renowned        (c) combative       (d) spiritual

22. The man had to face baffling situation.

      (a) surprising       (b) frustrating        (c) enlightening       (d) sluggish

23. Many freedom fighters faced exilement.

      (a) expatriation         (b) ostracisation        (c) adversity       (d) welcome

24. The family used to face penurious condition.

      (a) pitiful        (b) affluent        (c) troublesome        (d) muddy

25. He is known as a twisted person.

      (a) miser       (b) impartial        (c) temperate       (d) sober

26. The new student had to face bizarre situation.

      (a) construtive       (b) fair       (c) normal       (d) ludicrous

27. Blessed persons are few and far between.

      (a) blissful        (b) cursed        (c) unhappy       (d) illiterate

28. I found a vivacious boy.

      (a) thoughtful        (b) lively        (c) nonchalant        (d) morose

29. Serfdom was highly common in ancient Europe.

      (a) subjugation        (b) freedom       (c) honesty      (d) genius

30. There was a mammoth audience.

      (a) substantial        (b) handy        (c) intelligent       (d) ignorant.

31. The man had high carnal desire.

      (a) natural        (b) worldly        (c) spiritual       (d) profane

32. It should be decided to expedite the project.

      (a) accelerate        (b) delay        (c) debunk       (d) disprove

33. Too much exultation is not always good.

      (a) caution        (b) revelling        (c) depression       (d) boasting

34. The Empolyee was found soothfast.

      (a) loyal       (b) treacherous       (c) relilable      (d) liar

35. His faltering attitude made me cautious.

      (a) timid       (b) firm        (c) hesitant        (d) conscious

36. The project was considered feasible.

      (a) productive        (b) practical        (c) impossible       (d) delightful.

37. They bought a fragile article.

      (a) lasting       (b) robust       (c) ugly      (d) attractive

38. The frenzied boy drew my attention.

      (a) dull        (b) intelligent       (c) agitated        (d) calm

39. What is the result of the jocular boy in the exam ?

      (a) serious       (b) foolish       (c) genius       (d) lazy

40. Mr. Sen is frugal in expenditure.

      (a) wasteful        (b) economical      (c) judicious      (d) miser

DIRECTION: Q. 41 to 60 :

Choose suitable word to be placed in the blank space.

41. Socialism means ……….. ownership of means of production.

      (a) business        (b) private        (c) public        (d) governmental

42. Capitalism is found to bring ……….. wealth in a few hands.

      (a) distribution         (b) concentration         (c) control        (d) delivery

43. Sales tax paid by buyers is an example of ……….. tax.

      (a) income        (b) expenditure         (c) direct       (d) wealth

44. A good soldier ……….. wishes to do his duties well.

      (a) occasionally         (b) mainly        (c) secondly        (d) rarely

45. The degrees were awarded in the annual ………..

      (a) conference        (b) convenlion        (c) convocation          (d) confluence

46. The mother was upset on hearing the ……….. news.

      (a) bad         (b) sad         (c) tragedy        (d) sorry

47. Governor of an India State is found to enjoy ……….. power.

      (a) absolute         (b) special         (c) discretionary        (d) legal

48. Mr. Roy ……. him for the job and he got it.

      (a) suggesled        (b) asked         (c) recommended        (d) commended

49. For various offences children are tried by the ……….. court.

      (a) supreme        (b) session        (c) juvenile        (d) lower

50. In India illiteracy is a great ……….. to progress.

      (a) impediment        (b) hardship        (c) recession        (d) obstruct

51. In the Assembly, several members ……….. from voting.

      (a) refused        (b) abstained       (c) absented        (d) restrained.

52. The woman stood with tears ……….. down her cheeks.

      (a) dropping         (b) rolling        (c) falling        (d) moving

53. The employee ……….. why he was late.

      (a) answered        (b) expressed        (c) explained        (d) recalled

54. In the Committee there emerged heated ……….. over the issues.

      (a) dispute         (b) controversy       (c) argument         (d) quarrel

55. The old man gradually lost his memory as he became ……….

      (a) old         (b) mature         (c) elderly        (d) senile

56. The man decided to remain as a ……….. bachelor.

      (a) definite         (b) firm        (c) confirmed         (d) genuine

57. The police ……….. the boy of stealing a TV set.

      (a) charged        (b) accused      (c) alleged       (d) registered

58. Your bad driving almost ……… an accident.

      (a) caused        (b) resulted         (c) created       (d) made

59. Bigamy is ……….. in India by law.

      (a) opposed        (b) prohibited        (c) discouraged       (d) void

60. It is not known what ……….. him to commit the crime.

      (a) attracted        (b) prompted        (c) excited       (d) influenced

DIRECTION: Q. 61 to 80:

Choose suitable group verb to be placed in the blank space.

61. The man could not ……… my name.

      (a) call in        (b) call up        (c) call on       (d) call with

62. The brilliant boy was able to ………. many prizes.

      (a) carry off        (b) hear up       (c) bear away      (d) bring forth  

63. Suddenly the machine ……… down.

      (a) broke into        (b) broke down        (c) kick off       (d) brought down

64. Please ……… the burning lamp.

      (a) blow out       (b) blow off       (c) put off       (d) set off

65. The insulted person ……… from home.

      (a) ran after       (b) took off       (c) ran away      (d) set off

66. They decided to ……… to exciite the project.

      (a) pull together        (b) put through        (c) set up       (d) pull through

67. The wicked student was ………

      (a) taken pity on       (b) taken to task        (c) striken off       (d) stood off

68. Over work could ……… his health.

      (a) turn off       (b) wear out        (c) touch off       (d) tell against

69. He does not know how to ……… customers.

      (a) deal with        (b) deal in        (c) turn to       (d) take over

70. In Kargil Indian armymen ……… the enemies.

      (a) stood off       (b) took off       (c) stood down       (d) took down

71. The girl ……… her mother.

      (a) took to       (b) took after        (c) took over       (d) look after

72. The police decided to ……… the matrer.

      (a) look by         (b) light upon        (c) look over      (d) look into.

73. The old man had to ……… many troubles in life.

      (a) pass by        (b) pass through        (c) pass off       (d) pass over

74. The maternal aunt ……… the abandoned child.

      (a) looked into         (b) picked out        (c) looked after       (d) looked into

75. A thief ……. my watch last night.

      (a) kept off        (b) knocked off        (c) made off       (d) put off

76. The orator ……… the contemporary affairs of the world.

      (a) lighted upon       (b) knocked about       (c) went through       (d) got on with

77. He advised me to ……… any job.

      (a) put for        (b) fall for       (c) fall to      (d) get to

78. The boy is expected to ……… the examination.

      (a) get on with       (b) pass for        (c) get through        (d) get along

79. The father was found ……… the faults of his son.

      (a) blind on        (b) blind to        (c) blind with        (d) blind of

80. The lady ……… her lost son.

      (a) asked after        (b) asked about        (c) asked for        (d) called for

DIRECTION: Q. 81 to 100:

Choose suitable word for the blank space:

81. I could not put up with the ……… boy.

      (a) intolerable        (b) intolerant         (c) impotent        (d) indulgent

82. Many persons were carried away by cholera in that ……. condition.

      (a) insanity        (b) inhabit        (c) insanitary       (d) collusion

83. The person has a highly ……… character.

      (a) compliment        (b) complement         (c) complainant        (d) complaisant

84. It is difficult to educate a …….. person.

      (a) blockade        (b) blockhead         (c) dessert       (d) handicapped

85. It is observed that children are ……… in nature.

      (a) ingenious         (b) imperious         (c) ingenuous        (d) indignant

86. Mr.Banerjee does not like ……… persons.

      (a) official        (b) magnate       (c) officious       (d) odorous

87. In a decade prices have become almost ………   

      (a) quadruped         (b) stimulus        (c) soaring        (d) quadruple

88. The ……… Lord Rama charmed the Indians.

      (a) sage        (b) saga          (c) soul         (d) travail

89. The Sun is considered ………      

      (a) stationary       (b) stationery        (c) illusion        (d) temporal

90. Many persons are found to face death for ……… diseases.

      (a) topical        (b) tropical        (c) sensual        (d) irruption

91. ……… is a form of anarchy.

      (a) monarchy        (b) mobocracy        (c) democracy        (d) autocracy

92. The States emerged through a process of ……..

      (a) revolution         (b) wars        (c) battles        (d) evolution

93. During the conversation he ……… the issues.

      (a) eluded         (b) alluded        (c) illustrated        (d) implicated

94. Students should not ……… unfair means in the Examinations.

      (a) adept       (b) adapt        (c) adopt        (d) None of these

95. A ………. person is loved by others.

      (a) social        (b) sociable       (c) skilful        (d) superficial

96. The ……. has got atmosphere.

      (a) earth        (b) world        (c) universe        (d) crust

97. Teachers should ……… proper education.

      (a) import      (b) deport       (c) impart       (d) prescribe

98. The President did not ……….. the Bill.

      (a) consent       (b) ascent       (c) assent      (d) ascend

99. The Government ………. the foreigner.

      (a) deputed       (b) departed        (c) deported      (d) None of these

100. The decision was highly ………      

        (a) legal       (b) judicial       (c) justified        (d) judicious

DIRECTION: Q. 101 to 120:

Choose suitable preposition for the blank space.

101. The accused was condemned ………. death by the Judge.

        (a) with      (b) to       (c) by        (d) into

102. You should take caution ………. accident.

        (a) in         (b) through        (c) against        (d) about

103. They were devoted ………. Lord Buddha.

        (a) with       (b) upon       (c) to       (d) for

104. The worker received a reward commensurate ………. his service.

        (a) to       (b) with        (c) by       (d) upon

105. He left his village home and drove …….. a town.

        (a) in       (b) to        (c) into       (d) up

106. A nurse looked ………. the old man.

        (a) up       (b) after       (c) upon       (d) about

107. You should not interfere ………. my activities.

        (a) in        (b) upon        (c) with       (d) on

108. The person became afflicted ………. deseases.

        (a) by        (b) with       (c) to       (d) for

109. The patient was considered free ………. danger.

        (a) against        (b) by        (c) from        (d) over

110. The student is quick ………. mathematical calculation.

        (a) at        (b) in         (c) of         (d) over

111. The person was lame ………. one leg.

        (a) by        (b) of        (c) with        (d) upon

112. I am indebted ………. you for your help.

        (a) upon       (b) on       (c) to        (d) by

113. The militants had to yield ………. the Army personnel.

        (a) by        (b) at       (c) upon        (d) to

114. You should live ………. your means.

        (a) by         (b) upon        (c) within        (d) against

115. Many persons are found to have prejudice ………. foreigners.

        (a) for        (b) against        (c) to        (d) at

116. I prohibited him ………. drinking wine.

        (a) for        (b) to        (c) at         (d) from

117. They waited ………. anxiety for the news.

        (a) with        (b) in       (c) at        (d) upon

118. To meet expenses I had to dispose ………. my property.

        (a) of        (b) off        (c) about        (d) over

119. You are accountable ………. God for your actions.

        (a) on        (b) to        (c) at        (d) with

120. He was narrowly saved ………. a disaster.

        (a) upon        (b) from        (c) against        (d) by

DIRECTION: Q. 121 to 140 :

Choose suitable meaning of the underlined Idiom.

121. There is a black sheep in the family.

        (a) pet sheep        (b) wicked person        (c) bad feeling        (d) dark room

122. He has to lead a dog’s life.

        (a) life in misery       (b) life in inhumanity       (c) slavery      (d) joyful life

123. Mr. Sen is a fair and square person.

        (a) handsome        (b) honest       (c) smart      (d) simple

124. The person had gift of the gab.

        (a) wealth       (b) fluency in speech        (c) writing capacity       (d) blessing.

125. Mr. Roy knows ins and outs of the company.

        (a) building plan       (b) entry and exit points        (c) secret issues       (d) full details

126. Two friends are now at loggerheads.

        (a) intimacy        (b) enmity       (c) separated       (d) ruined

127. You should read between the lines on a newspaper.

        (a) attentively       (b) with a mind to understand       (c) the hidden meaning       (d) None of these

128. At least he was able to hit the jackpot.

        (a) endanger the enemy        (b) achieve success        (c) win a gamble       (d) hit the target.

129. The spectators kept their fingers crossed till the end of last ball.

        (a) were hopeful       (b) were praying to God       (c) were disheartened       (d) None of these

130. The girl was considered pretty at close quarters.

        (a) by neighbours        (b) inside a room        (c) from very near       (d) by close relatives.

131. The quarrelled at the drop of a hat.

        (a) for revenge       (b) on flimsy matter       (c) for falling of hat        (d) on all issues.

132. Ultimately they were considered babes in the wood.

        (a) beasts         (b) simple and inexperienced        (c) cunning         (d) greedy

133. Persons interested in back seat driving can not succeed.

        (a) fundamentalism         (b) duplicity        (c) criticism        (d) backwardness.

134. His house was found in apple-pie order.

        (a) dirty        (b) neat and clean        (c) decorated        (d) broken.

135. The girl was considered a wet blanket at the parly.

        (a) joyful        (b) ugly        (c) mute and joyless        (d) indifferent.

136. The woman was found to hold the purse strings of the family.

        (a) spending decisions       (b) custody of purse       (c) saving habit       (d) None of these

137. We find many persons to shed crocodile tears.

        (a) sympathy        (b) pretended sorrow         (c) loud cry        (d) mild regret

138. In the family of Mr. Roy his wife is found to wear the trousers.

        (a) face troubles       (b) remain dominant       (c) wear pants       (d) do outdoor works

139. Indian politicians should come down from their ivory towers.

        (a) rich living       (b) high palaces       (c) detachment and seclusion       (d) dream land.

140. Students should have elbow room to remain innovative.

        (a) reading room       (b) financial resources       (c) freedom      (d) various materials.

DIRECTION: Q. 141 to 160 :

Choose the idion/Group verb the meaning of which has not been correctly written.

141. (a) Put up with : tolerate         (b) To find one in the soup : in trouble

        (c) To make no bones : make no secret       (d) Look sharp : be intelligent

142. (a) Look sharp : be quick        (b) Tall stories : interesting tales.

        (c) Look down upon : hate      (d) Awkward age : period of adolescence.

143. (a) Tall stories : exaggerated statement       (b) Bare bones: main point

        (c) Half measures : half of a unit       (d) Laughing stock : ridiculous.

144. (a) Half measures : medium quality        (b) Tall order : too much

        (c) Bad business : unfortunate event        (d) Bad blood : criminal origin

145. (a) Bad blood : ill feeling        (b) Spill the beans : to eat beans

        (c) Chequered career : variety of experiences         (d) By dint of : as a result

146. (a) Spill the beans : forced to tell the truth        

        (b) Rush from pillar lo post : face harrassment from all avenues

        (c) Cup of tea : preferable easy duty to be performed

        (d) Gift of the gab : blessing of the Almighty

147. (a) Gift of the gab : fluency in conversation

        (b) Splitting hairs : useless hot debate on an issue

        (c) Behave like a fish wife : merciless behavious towards children

        (d) To draw a veil over : to have an issue closed and forgotten.

148. (a) A captive audience : person having little freedom of choice

        (b) Behave like a fish wife : shout loudly and abusively

        (c) Cut no ice : having no charm

        (d) prodigal son : extravagant person,

149. (a) Cut no ice : having no effect        (b) At sea : confused or puzzled

        (c) To get a kick : to become thrilled       (d) Hold Water : to carry water.

150. (a) Hold water : to have value as an argument or evidence

        (b) Seize the nettle : deal firmly

        (c) Under thumb : within control

        (d) Bury the hatchet : bury the dead person.

151. (a) Set into : start       (b) Take after : resemble       (c) Take off : fly       (d) Set back : depart.

152. (a) Pull together : cooperate        (b) Set back : defeat       (c) Put aside : save       (d) Pull out: invest

153. (a) Run off : escape       (b) Look through : observe        (c) Pull out : retreat       (d) Get back : recover

154. (a) Look through : examine        (b) Fall on : attack        (c) Get ahead : advance       (d) Draw back : defeat

155. (a) Draw back : recede      (b) Cry up : praise       (c) Cast aside : neglect       (d) Come round : travel

156. (a) Come round : recover       (b) Carry on : destroy      (c) Come about : hapen      (d) Close to : adjacent

157. (a) Carry on : continue       (b) Call up : remember       (c) Brush aside : destroy        (d) Come off : happen

158. (a) Brush aside : ignore       (b) Ask after : search       (c) Bring up : construct       (d) Break up : analyse

159. (a) Break down : collapse       (b) Bring up : foster       (c) Set apart: separate       (d) Take stock : happen

160. (a) Turn back : arrive        (b) Turn tail : escape        (c) Take stock : estimate       (d) Tell upon : harm

DIRECTION: Q. 161 to 180:

Choose suitable word to be placed in the blank space:

161. We saw a ……….. of deer in the forst.

        (a) flock     (b) swarm       (c) herd       (d) None of these

162. He kept a ……….. of keys on the table.

        (a) chain        (b) bunch         (c) heap        (d) stack

163. In the godown there was a ……….. of grain.

        (a) sheaf         (b) cluster        (c) bundle        (d) None of these

164. Any book on history contains a ……….. of events.

        (a) bunch       (b) series        (c) pack       (d) group

165. We purchased a ……….. of bananas from the market

        (a) heap         (b) stack         (c) group        (d) bunch

166. The little boy was attacked by a ……….. of bees.

        (a) cluster         (b) flight        (c) swarm       (d) group

167. On that day we saw a ……….. of puppies.

        (a) herd        (b) shoal        (c) flock        (d) litter

168. The rural house had a ……….. of chickens.

        (a) brood      (b) swarm      (c) herd      (d) convoy

169. In the forest a ……….. of wolves attacked the traveller.

        (a) flock      (b) pack       (c) hive        (d) herd

170. In the garden there was a ……… of trees.

        (a) grove      (b) bunch       (c) group      (d) None of these

171. The person was as tricky as a ………..

        (a) crow       (b) monkey        (c) cat        (d) owl

172. The little boy was as gentle as a ………..  

        (a) rabbit        (b) butterfly       (c) Iamb      (d) dove

173. Her new dress was as light as a ………..     

        (a) feather       (b) paper       (c) rose       (d) None of these

174. The lady was found as fair as a ………..

        (a) peacock      (b) butterfly       (c) diamond        (d) rose

175. Netaji remained as firm as a ………..

        (a) mountain         (b) rock        (c) statue       (d) stone

176. In respect of wealth the merchant was as hungry as a ………..

        (a) elephant         (b) hunter        (c) pig         (d) None of these

177. In solving mathematical problems Mr. Roy is as quick as ………..

        (a) cheetah       (b) eagle        (c) lightning        (d) None of these

178. The business magnate was found as proud as a ………..         

        (a) judge       (b) peacock        (c) mountain       (d) lion

179. The old man was as wise as a /an ………..

        (a) goose        (b) owl        (c) ox        (d) fox

180. The disciplined boy is as good as ………..

        (a) diamond        (b) gold       (c) lark       (d) daisy

DIRECTION: Q. 181 to 200 :

Choose the correct verb form for the blank space.

181. My watch ……….. by someone.

        (a) stolen       (b) was stolen         (c) has stolen       (d) be stolen

182. He …. for five hours.

        (a) is reading       (b) was reading        (c) has been reading        (d) was been reading

183. Each of the boys ……….. prizes.

        (a) gave       (b) have been given        (c) was given       (d) were given

184. It ……….. five years since I saw my brother.

        (a) was       (b) is        (c) has been       (d) had been

185. We shall go to the party if we ……….. invited.

        (a) shall be        (b) have been       (c) are        (d) were

186. The patient ……….. before the doctor arrived.

        (a) died       (b) had died        (c) was died        (d) has died

187. The teacher said that the earth ……….. round the sun.

        (a) moved       (b) had moved        (c) moves        (d) had been moving

188. Although he was tired, he ……….. working.

        (a) goes on       (b) went on        (c) had been      (d) was going

189. If you ……….. work hard you will not suceed.

        (a) will not      (b) would not       (c) do not      (d) did not

190. Bread and butler ……….. highly delicious to children.

        (a) were       (b) are       (c) was       (d) is

191. A team of doctors ……….. giving medical advice for him .

        (a) were       (b) are       (c) is      (d) have been.

192. The wages of sins ……….. death on religious norm.

        (a) were       (b) are       (c) have been      (d) is

193. The accused denied ……….. any statement.

        (a) being made        (b) having made       n) making        (d) had been making

194. He is one of those who ……….. appreciate music.

        (a) do not       (b) does not       (c) was not       (d) None of these

195. The main points of the discussion ……….. as follows.

        (a) was       (b) are        (c) has been        (d) have

196. A meeting ……….. at his room.

        (a) held       (b) is hold       (c) is being held      (d) has been holding

197. Why ……….. being made by you ?

        (a) a noise is       (b) is noise        (c) noise is       (d) is a noise

198. Aryan people ……….. in Sanskrit language.

        (a) used        (b) spoke       (c) were speaking       (d) used to speak.

199. He said that he ……….. Salil.

        (a) saw        (b) has seen        (c) had seen       (d) did seen

200. I ……….. your letter yesterday.

        (a) have received        (b) had received        (c) received        (d) did received