Most commonly asked English Questions in all competitive Exams (Practice set 9)

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Q1:
Iteration is most similar in meaning to

A) Looping B) Starting
C) Ending D) None of the above

Q2:
A person who writes books is called

A) Anthropologist B) Archeologist
C) Author D) Dendrologist

Q3:
Adverbs can modify all of the following except

A) Nouns B) Verbs
C) Adjectives D) Other adverbs

Q4:
The given sentences, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of the sentences from among the five given choices to construct a coherent paragraph keeping 1 as the first statement.

1) On one online forum, the sysadmins were enjoying some gallows humor.
A) They were discussing a pair of recently announced security flaws, known as Meltdown and Spectre that them affect any computer powered by processors designed by Intel, AMD, ARM, and others.
B) Another wrote, with tongue only half in cheek, that “computers were a mistake”.
C) One simply posted a picture of a fire raging in a skip.
D) That’s most of them, in other words, from smartphones and desktop PCs to games consoles and the racks of machines that run cloud-computing services from Microsoft, Amazon, and the like.

A) CBAD B) ADBC
C) BCDA D) CADB

Q5:
Facilitate is similar in meaning to

A) help B) halt
C) check D) All of the above

Q6:
One who hates marriage is called

A) Misogamist B) Philogynist
C) Hater D) Synder

Q7:
Rearrange the parts of the sentence in the correct order
Ever since
P: outbreaks have been an annual occurrence
Q: Indian shores during the 2009 pandemic,
R: the influenza virus, H1N1 landed on

A) PQR B) RPQ
C) QRP D) RQP

Q8:
State in which the few govern the many?

A) Autocracy B) Monarchy
C) Plutocracy D) Oligarchy

Q9:
In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.
Rohan said, "Where shall I be this time next month"
A) Rohan contemplated where shall he be that time the following month. B) Rohan asked that where should be that time next month.
C) Rohan wondered where he should be that time the next month. D) Rohan wondered where he would be that time the following month.

Q10:
A term used interchangeably with diskette is

A) Floppy disk B) Disk pack
C) Disk cartridge D) Packette disk

Q11:
A person who insists on something - a one-word substitute

A) Stickler B) Boaster
C) Disciplinarian D) Instantaneous

ANSWERS WITH EXPLANATION

Answer1: A) Looping
Explanation:

Iteration means doing something again and again, repeatedly,... 
Hence, looping is a process of repeating a method and so it is similar in meaning to Iteration.

Answer2: C) Author
Explanation:

A person who writes books, stories, or articles is called an author.

Answer3: A) Nouns
Explanation:

An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, adjective, determiner, clause, preposition, or sentence.
Adverbs can modify all of the following except nouns.

Answer4: A) CBAD
Explanation:

The correct sequence is CBAD.

Answer5: A) help
Explanation:

Facilitate means assist someone in their progress or work. Here Help is the only word that is similar in meaning to facilitate. Halt and check are antonyms i.e opposite in meaning of facilitating.
Hence, facilitate is similar in meaning to help.

Answer6: A) Misogamist
Explanation:

One who hates marriage is called a misogamist.

Answer7: D) RQP
Explanation: 

The correct sequence is RQP.

Answer8: D) Oligarchy
Explanation:

An oligarchy is a form of government in which the power rests with a small group of people.

Answer9: D) 
Explanation:

Rohan wondered where he would be that time the following month.

Answer10: A) Floppy disk
Explanation:

A term used interchangeably with diskette is Floppy disk.

Answer11: A) Stickler

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