English Quiz for NDA & Other Defence Exams: 5 April

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Direction (1-10): For the expression which has been underlined in each of the following sentences, choose the response (a), (b), (c) or (d) which most nearly expresses its meaning.

Q1. A nominal leader with no real power.
(a) Filibuster
(b) Figurehead
(c) Flak
(d) Fervor

Q2. The common people, commoner.
(a) Plebeian
(b) Platitude
(c) Plaque
(d) Prim

Q3. Act of mercy killing.
(a) Asphyxiation
(b) Suicide
(c) Immolation
(d) Euthanasia

Q4. Chief of a group of workmen.
(a) Foreman
(b) Chieftain
(c) Middleman
(d) Engineer

Q5.  Stick with a thick end used in a mortar for pounding.
(a) Thistle
(b) Stifle
(c) Sceptre
(d) Pestle

Q6. Usage of an incorrect word in place of the one which is similar in pronunciation.
(a) Spoonerism
(b) Malapropism
(c) Blooper
(d) Corpsing

Q7. A child secretly changed for another in infancy.
(a) Nipper
(b) Changeling
(c) Tiddler
(d) Tyke

Q8. To take atonement for one’s sins.
(a) Expiate
(b) Renounce
(c) Remonstrate
(d) Recant

Q9. A particular method of working.
(a) Methodology
(b) Knack
(c) Stratigraphy
(d) Modus operandi

Q10. Harsh criticism or censure.
(a) Opprobrium
(b) Officious
(c) Perfunctory
(d) Approbation

S1. Ans.(b)
S2. Ans.(a)
S3. Ans.(d) 
S4. Ans.(a)
S5. Ans.(d)
S6. Ans.(b)
S7. Ans.(b)
S8. Ans.(a)
S9. Ans.(d)
S10. Ans.(a)


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