Diagnostic test-English

Diagnostic test-English

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Diagnostic test-English

Each of the following questions (Diagnostic test ) consists of a word printed in capital letters, followed by four words lettered from a to d. Choose the lettered word or phrase that has most nearly the same meaning as the word in capital letters and  Consider all the alternative carefully before you select the choice.

1 TATTERDEMALION:

 (a) good eater

 (b) stubborn and stingy person

 (c) ragged fellow

 (d) confetti

2 ENTELECHY:

 (a) actualisation 

(b) extenuate

(c) telepathy

(d)overrave

 3 SOPORIFIC:

 (a) memorial 

(b) sleep producer

(c) awakening

(d)perspire 

4 RESIPISCENCE:

(a) extemporise

(b) recognize the error

(c) perseverance

(d) sexual desire

5 PERFIDY:




 (a) thrift

(b) loyalty

(c) sincerity

(d) betrayal 

6 CHIMERICAL:

 (a) realistic

(b) economical 

(c) fantastic

(d) wonderful

 7 SEPULTURE: Act of: 

(a) cultural exchange 

(b) growing silk worms 

(c) putting in a tomb

 (d) boasting 

8 ELEEMOSYNARY:

 (a) high praise

(b) charitable

 (c) research work

(d) great knowledge 

9 TIMOROUS

(a) tumid

(b) pusillanimous

 (c) suppressed laugh

(d) tenth part 

10 DECOLLE

(a) tall leg

 (b) low necked

 (c) lavish expenditure 

(d) degraded fashion 

11 TURNKEY: one who is a: 

(a) rapscallion

(b) cheat

 (c) project manager

(d) jailer 

12 UNGUENT

(a) ungainly

(b) not congruent

 (c) a type of medicine

 (d) a herbal bush. 

13 ECUMENICAL:

 (a) universal

(b) protestant 

(c) authoritarian

(d) sectarian 

14 SIMONY:

 (a) an orchestra

 (b) untruthfulness

 (c) penny pinching

(d) trading in sacred things 

15 NOSEGAY

(a) flowers

(b) a bouquet 

(c) a mild cold

(d) Ill-smelling

                  Test-2

 Each of the following questions below, consists of a

 word printed in capital letters, followed by four words 

lettered from a to d. Choose the lettered word most 

nearly opposite in meaning to the key word in capital

 letters

16 COMATOSE:

( (a) asleep 

 (b) alert 

 (c) faint

(d) counter-attack

17 BENISON:

(a) benign

 (b) orgy

(c) curse

(d) tirade 

18 PUSILLANIMOUS

(a) timid

(b) belligerent

 (c) eulogy

(d) self-confident 

19 THRENODY

(a) parody

(b) dirge

 (c) paean

(d) elegy 

20 CRETIN: one who is a

 (a) loner

(b) genius 

(c) comedian

(d) lover

 21 CONTUMELY

(a) lassitude

(b) insult 

(c) indifference

(d) reverence

 22 BASHFUL:

 (a) tearful

(b) arrogant 

(c) impetuous

(d) boisterous 

23 FULIGINOUS:

 (a) dark

(b) vivid 

(c) devil-like

(d) jocular 

24 INIMICAL:

 (a) lachrymose

(b) vapid 

(c) amiable

(d) modest 

25 TEMERITY:

 (a) audacity

(b) forewarning

 (c) excitement

(d) prudence

   

Diagnostic test

 Each of the following questions below consists of two

 words, that have a certain relationship to each other. 

This relationship could be synonymous, antonymous,

 part, whole, and so on. Following this pair are four

 pairs of words lettered from a to d. Select the lettered

 pair of words that has the same relationship as the 

original pair of words 

26 HESSIANS: COLONIALS ::

 (a) treacherous : loyal 

(b) mercenaries : volunteers 

(c) volunteers : mercenaries

 (d) revolutionary war: civil war.

 27 PORTENTOUS : OMINOUS ::

 (a) foreshadowing: threatening

 (b) significant : pertinent 

(c) magnificent : loyal (d) loving : hating 

28 LACKADAISICAL: ENERVATING::

 (a) listless : weakening

 (b) hopeful : energetic

 (c) energetic : tired 

(d) flowery: hot

 29 NEURITIS : NERVES:: 

(a) dermatitis : tendons

 (b) bronchitis : heart

(c) nephritis: kindneys 

(d) disease : cause

 30 FIRE : LOCAUST::

 (a) water : inundation 

(b) snow: avalanche

 (c) accident: catastrophe

 (d) deluge: disaster 

Diagnostic test-3

Each of the following sentences below, has one or two 

blank spaces indicating that a word or words, has or

 have been left out. Beneath the sentence are four words

 or pairs of words lettered from a to d. You are to select 

one word or pair of words that, when inserted in the

 blank space, best fits in with the meaning of the sentence

 as a whole.

31 The employee found it difficult to ___the___ unionists.

 (a) control, trade

(b) pacify, irate 

(c) appease, angry

(d) deal, violent

 32 His____ was so marked, that I teasingly suggested that he had seen a—-

(a) demeanour, physician 

(b) separation, advocate

 (c) pallor, spectre 

(d) visage, ghost 

33 Because the inspector gave the plant a __examination, he____ many defects. 

(a) significant, missed

 (b) thorough, overlooked 

(c) pertinent, unveiled 

(d) perfunctory, overlooked 

34 It is regrettable that the author saved many of his__lines for the __; by that time, most of or thorough the audience had left.

 (a) bad, beginning

(b) brilliant, epilogue 

(c) brilliant, climax

(d) ingenuous, curtain

 35 To be__ is to be without ___

(a) considerate, consideration 

(b) credulous, gullibility 

(c) belligerent, pugnacity

 (d) gullible, skepticism 

36 The sergeant suspected that the private was____ in order to avoid going on the____ campaign scheduled for that evening.

 (a) malingering, strenuous

 (b) piqued, prospective

 (c) proselytizing, militant

 (d) agnostic, martial 

37 Human reaction to the realm of thought is often as strong as that to sensible presences, one higher moral life is based on the fact that____ sensation actually presentmay have a weaker influence on one actions than do idea of ___facts.

 (a) familiar, symbolic

 (b) definitive, controversial 

(c) emotional, impersonal

 (d) material, remote 

38 The most technologically advanced societies have been responsible for the greatest___; indeed, savagery seems to be in direct proportion to_____

 (a) catastrophes, ill will 

(b) atrocities, development

 (c) triumphs, civilization 

(d) wars, viciousness 

39 The combination of __ and__ in Samuel’s speech can be startling, especially when he slyly slips in some juicy vulgarity amid the mellifluous circumlocutions of a gentleman of the old school.

(a) raciness, ribaldry 

(b) piousness, modesty 

(c) elegance, earthiness

 (d) propriety, bashfulness 

40 Perhaps ___ , since an ability to communicate effectively is an important trait of any great leader, it has been the ___presidents who have delivered the most notable inaugural addresses.

(a) reciprocally, traditionalist 

(b) invariably, famous 

(c) undeniably, indomitable 

(d) predictably, exceptional

  Answer Key (Diagnostic test)

1 (c) ragged fellow

2 (a) actualisation

3 (b) sleep producer

4 (b) recognize the error

5 (d) betrayal 

6 (c) fantastic

7 (c) putting in a tomb

8 (b) charitable

9 (b) pusillanimous

10 (b) low necked

11 (b) cheat

12 (c) a type of medicine

13 (a) universal

14 (d) trading in sacred things 

15 (b) a bouquet 

16 (b) alert 

17 (c) curse

18 (d) self-confident 

19 (c) paean

20 (b) genius 

21 (d) reverence

22 (b) arrogant 

23 (b) vivid 

24 (c) amiable

25 (d) prudence

26 (b) mercenaries : volunteers 

27 (a) foreshadowing: threatening

28(a) listless : weakening

29 (c) nephritis: kindneys 

30 (a) water : inundation 

31(b) pacify, irate 

32 (c) pallor, spectre 

33 (d) perfunctory, overlooked 

34 (b) brilliant, epilogue 

35 (d) gullible, skepticism 

36 (a) malingering, strenuous

37 (d) material, remote 

38 (b) atrocities, development

39 (c) elegance, earthiness

40 (d) predictably, exceptional

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