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

[Question No 1 to 25] :

Choose the correct expression from the alternatives.

1. “Patient” means a person under medical treatment and also person having :

    (a) high efficiency       (b) restlessness      (c) calm endurance     (d) none of these

2. “March” refers to a month and also :

    (a) movement of soldiers       (b) order to advance      (c) regulated walk      (d) all of these

3. “Journal”  refers to a newspaper and

    (a) daily record of events      (b) daily events of financial accounts     (c) a news magazine    (d) all of these

4. “Nation” means a country and also.

    (a) a group of people     (b) a piece of land      (c) a language of people       (d) none of these

5. “Decoration” means beautification and also award of a :

    (d) land        (b) prize       (c) certificate     (d) medal

6. “Degree” means an educational certificate and also :

    (a) an order      (b) a measuring stick       (c) an angular distance      (d) none of these

7. “Diamond” refers to a gemstone but placed before “jubilee” refers to :

    (a) forty      (b) fifty      (c) sixty      (d) hundred

8. “Dictate” means to say other to write and also to :

    (a) command     (b) help       (c) recite       (d) none of these

9. Which one is not meant by “Hardwares” ?

    (a) metal tools      (b) military equipments       (c) computer equipments     (d) iron sheet

10. “Chamber” refers to a “room” and also a hallroom or house relating to :

      (a) Government       (b) Parliament       (c) Ministry       (d) University

11. “Comfort” is not used to refer:

      (a) use of fort       (b) consolation      (c) luxurious living       (a) releave from pain  

12. “Column” refers to vertical pillar but “Columnist” refers to :

      (a) pillar maker     (b) supervisor     (c) writer for newspaper    (d) builder

13. “Watch” means a time-piece and also to maintain close :

      (a) vigil      (b) interaction        (c) relationship       (d) communication

14. “Order” refers to command also to have :

      (a) progress      (b) punishment     (c) discipline      (d) none of these

15. The player was “booked” refers to the idea that the player was:

      (a) registered      (b) punished     (c) rewarded       (d) ousted

16. “Slight” means “very little” and also to :

      (a) reduce       (b) look after     (c) praise      (d) ignore

17. “Company” refers to a business unit and also a/an :

      (a) association of people     (b) trade union      (c) group of people     (d) political party

18. “Exercise”  refers to exertion of body for health and also the act of educational or military :

      (a) adventure         (b) achievement       (c) practice      (d) training

19. “Deeply” means  to a great depth and also :

      (a) Skillful     (b) profoundly       (c) cleverly     (d) strongly 

20. “Press”  refers to a printing machine and also :

      (a) command        (a) profession        (c) cameraman       (d) none of these

21. “Present” denotes “just now” and also a/an :

      (a) gift    (b) honour       (c) cleverness    (d) none of these

22. Which one does not mean half:

      (a) semi      (b) demi      (c) mini      (d) hemi

23. Which one is not the meaning of “Tender” ?

      (a) a rate chart       (b) young        (c) right on properties      (c) compassionate     

24. Which one is not the meaning of the word “Tempter” ?

      (a) state of mind     (b) calmness       (c) passion      (d) very great

25. Which one does not refer to the word “Ring” ?

      (a) chime of bells    (b) ornament for finger     (c) a circle       (d) cleanse With water

[Question No 26 to 35] :

Find the first word of the question for which the given sentence is the answer.

26. In his stories the wrong doers are punished.

      (a) whom       (b) who      (c) How      (d) when

27. For having an accident the journey was cancelled.

      (a) how       (b) why       (c) when      (d) where

28. We have been living in this town for last five years.

      (a) when      (b) how       (b) why     (d) was

29. Men made fire at first by hitting stones.

      (a) when      (b) how      (c) did    (d) none of these

30. We can not do away with all our old customs.

      (a) did    (h) how      (c) would       (c) can

31. Of the three shirts, I purchased the white one.

      (a) what      (b) which       (c) did        (d) whom

32. This umbrella belongs to one of my friends.

      (a) what      (b) which      (c) whom       (d) did

33. My friends are flying up and down the Nile.

      (a) when      (b) where    (c) how       (d) whom

34. They reached the day before yesterday.

      (a) what      (b) when        (b) how       (d) where

35. There is no episode on wild life.

      (a) was      (b) were       (b) did       (d) none of them

[Question No. 36 to 65] :

Choose suitable word/words to complete the sentence in a meaningful manner.

36. India has frequently been over run by

      (a) enemies      (b) invaders      (c) invasions      (d) terrorists

37. The meaning of “Alma Mater” is

      (a) my teacher      (d) The universe     (c) our country      (d) kind mother 

38. The antonym of privatisation is

      (a) liberalisation       (b) globalisation       (c) nationalisation      (d) centralisation

39. In his lecture I found neither rhyme nor

      (a) meaning       (b) reason      (c) sense       (d) logic

40. Many persons are eager to die in

      (a) work       (b) business       (c) activity      (d) harness

41. Between India and Pakistan the Kashmir issue is a bone of

      (a) clashes       (b) contention      (c) conflicts      (d) none of these

42. Her maiden speech charmed the

      (a) visitors      (b) audience        (c) listeners       (d) spectators

43. The host received the guests with open

      (a) mind      (b)  manner       (c) door       (d) arms    

44. The decisions of the party agitated its rank and

      (a) staff       (b) common men        (c) leaders      (d) file

45. On having Nobel Prize Prof. Amartya Sen had a feather in his

      (a) head      (b) honour      (c) cap      (d) life

46. The manager has efficiency to hit a nail at the

      (a) head       (b) top      (c) bottom       (d) wood

47. The chief source of power for modern industries is

      (a) workforce      (b) electricity      (c) management      (d) marketing

48. The crocodile is the largest of all

      (a) animals       (b) mammals      (c) vertebrates      (c) reptiles

49. The boy was as dumb as a

      (a) fish      (b) brick      (c) statue       (d) stone

50. The soldier was as brave as a

      (a) tiger       (b) lion       (c) mountain        (d) snake

51. His mental balance was disturbed by a series of

      (a) noises      (b) accidents       (c) events      (d) situations

52. On the basis of the judgement the prisoner was set at

      (a) liberty      (b) freedom      (c) independence     (d) delight

53. It is stated that when the danger is gone, God is

      (a) remembered      (b) neglected      (c) forgotten      (d) worshipped

54. India is a land of ancient

      (a) development      (b) civilization        (c) importance       (d) culture

55. The submitted an FIR to the

      (a) Court     (b) Police station     (c) District magistrate     (d) Municipal office

56. To have a job, he moved from pillar to

      (a) pillar      (b) tower       (c) post      (d) door

57. The Godman states that virtue thrives best in

      (a) prosperity       (b) difficulties        (c) proverty      (d) adversity

58. The police decided to set a thief to catch a

      (a) robber        (b) culprit       (c) thief      (d) informer

59. The devil would not listen to the

      (a) scripture     (b) advice      (c) holy book      (d) holy men

60. The de-jure chief executive of India is the

      (a) Prime minister     (b) President      (c) Parliament      (d) Council of minster

61. PSU refers to Public Sector

      (a) Unit      (b) Union      (c) Undertaking      (d) Unity

62. The refugees are now in need of

      (a) renovation       (b) rehabilitation       (c) habitation      (d) suggestion

63. As he has signed the agreement so he won’t be able to

      (a) back in      (b) back out       (c) back up       (d) back out

64. Children are found as playful as

      (a) mice        (b) kids       (c) kitten      (d) bees

65. The oldman was as wise as

      (a) a fox     (b) an owl       (c) an elephant       (d) a crow

DIRECTIONS : Q. 66-75 :

Find out the word from the alterna­tives which is of nearest meaning of the underlined word.

66. Many munificent persons helped to build the Temple.

      (a) pious        (b) devoted        (c) generous        (d) industrious

67. The author prepared the book with fidelity.

      (a) attention        (b) cave        (c) carelessness       (d) authenticity

68. The person is well known for his trenchant style.

      (a) modern       (b) conservative       (c) incisive      (d) officious

69. He succumbed to his injuries.

      (a) became cured        (b) died       (c) endured       (d) had treatment

70. There is no panacea for cancer.

      (a) medicine         (b) treatment        (c) remedy        (d) sanatorium.

71. There are many indolent persons in our society

      (a) idiot        (b) slothful         (c) inefficient        (d) illiterate

72. His sinister motive was not known.

      (a) lazy       (b) generous        (c) menacing        (d) conservative

73. His explanation was plausible.

      (a) acceptable        (b) convincing         (c) clumsy        (d) judicious

74. The novelist was elated by the publisher.

      (a) criticised        (b) hugged         (c) gratified       (d) pirated.

75. The child-lifter was lynched.

      (a) arrested         (b) beaten up        (c) killed        (d) crippled.

DIRECTION: Q: 76-85 :

Find out the word from the alterna­tives which is most opposite in meaning of the underlined word.

76. Police tackled mammoth gathering.

      (a) peaceful         (b) quiet        (c) small       (d) significant

77. The food was toothsome.

      (a) faultless         (b) unpleasant         (c) winsome        (d) pleasant.

78. Plebeian people used to dominate the society.

      (a) vulgar         (b) inflexible         (c) prosaic        (d) aristocratic.

79. The boy was highly plucky.

      (a) peerless         (b) feeble        (c) unlucky        (d) ugly

80. He used to live in pomposity.

      (a) austerity        (b) distress       (c) purity       (d) indiscipline.

81. Promptitude vitally helped him.

      (a) inexperience        (b) tardiness       (c) barbarity       (d) rigidity

85. The machine had ramshackle condition.

      (a) inactive         (b) stable        (c) crumbling        (d) malignant

83. He liked to repudiate the contract.

      (a) cancel        (b) discard        (c) accept       (d) relapse

84. Recumbent person can not prosper.

      (a) miser       (b) alert         (c) haughty        (d) urbane.

85. Subal is an outrageous boy.

      (a) wicked         (b) jolly        (c) justifiable        (d) lusty

DIRECTION : Q. 86-95 :

Select suitable word from the alterna­tives for the blank space.

86. Fact is often stranger than ……….

      (a) imagination        (b) fiction        (c) story       (d) dream.

87. You must ………. your house in order.

      (a) organise       (b) arrange       (c) set       (d) build

88. The humour was an embarrassment to the ………. sensibility of the lady.

      (a) soft       (b) sober        (c) delicate       (d) fine

89. He ………. me from going there

      (a) persuaded        (b) prevented        (c) encouraged        (d) influenced.

90. Eggs are usually sold ……….

      (a) in dozen         (b) in dozens        (c) by the dozen        (d) in the dozen.

91. They have not spoken to each other ………. they quarrelled.

      (a) since         (b) ever since         (c) due to      (d) because.

92. The priest addressed the ………. for an hour.

      (a) audience        (b) staff       (c) assembly       (d) congregation

93. He asked me where ……….

      (a) was my book       (b) my book was         (c) is my book        (d) my book is

94. Now the two political parties are ……….  

      (a) united together       (b) joined        (c) together       (d) united

95. They could not ……….. anything in the dark room.

      (a) look        (b) see       (c) look at       (d) look through

DIRECTION : Q : 96- 105 :

Find one word substitute lor the given expression.

96. The one who deserts his religion.

      (a) Deserter         (b) Turncoat        (c) Apostate        (d) opportunist.

97. The Act of looking back upon past event and experience

      (a) Analysis       (b) Retrospection       (c) Introspection        (d) Rctrogation

98. A post with no work but high pay

      (a) Honorary       (b) Ex-officio        (c) Gratis        (d) Sinecure

99. A person who studies and collects postage stamps.

      (a) collector        (b) philatelist        (c) pugilist       (d) serigraphy.

100. An event that must happen.

        (a) unavoidable        (b) impending        (c) inevitable       (d) cocksure

101. One who does not come for art and literature.

        (a) barbarian         (b) philistine         (c) atheist        (d) conformist.

102. One who can not be easily pleased.

        (a) celibacy        (b) fatalist        (c) epicurean        (d) fastidious

103. Something that prevents one going on

        (a) enclose         (b) drawback        (c) hindrance       (d) bumper

104. One of the bones on which teeth are set.

        (a) MuscLe        (b) jaw       (c) Ankle       (d) Femur

105. To have enough money to be able to buy

        (a) Afford        (b) wealthy       (c) rich     (d) capacity.

DIRECTION : Q : 106-115 :

Select suitable preposition to be placed in the blank space.

106. You should take caution ……… loss.

        (a) on       (b) to      (c) from        (d) against

107. I tried to desist him ……… doing misdeed.

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

108. He was willing to acquaint ……… the officer.

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

109. Mr. Roy arrived …….. the meeting yesterday.

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

110. The new job was profitable ………. the contractor.

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

111. The journey was troublesome ………. us.

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

112. He was a witness ……… the events.

        (a) to       (b) of        (c) at        (d) about

113. Do not become jealous ……… success of others.

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

114. The flood hit areas became inaccessible ……… the rescue teams.

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

115. The girl is endowed ………. various qualities.

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