Verbal Ability Mock Test - 40 Questions

Directions: In each of these questions some part of the sentences or the whole sentences is underlined. Four choices numbered 1, 2, 3, and 4 rephrasing the part follow each sentence. If the present trend continues the cost of good personal computer system even can be as low as Rs. 15,000 soon.
No change.
Even soon can be as low Rs. 15, 000.
Can soon be as low as Rs. 15, 000.
As low as even Rs. 15, 000 soon can be.
/
No change.
It was effectively carried to the masses by the press.
By the effective press it was carried to the masses.
It was carried to the effective masses by the press.
Directions: In each of these questions some part of the sentences or the whole sentences is underlined. Five choices numbered 1,2,3,4 and 5 rephrasing the part follow each sentence. From a study of university enrolment figure over the past decade, evidence is that women are increasingly opting for professional courses.
No change
The increasingly opting for professional courses by women is in evidence.
Evidently it is increasingly the enrollment of women in professional courses.
It is evident that women are increasingly opting for provisional courses.
Directions: In each of these questions some part of the sentences or the whole sentences is underlined. Four choices numbered 1, 2, 3, and 4 rephrasing the part follow each sentence. The new draft legislation seeks to ensure that some of the profits from the commercialization of biodiversity go to know-how actually possessed by local communities.
No change.
Goes to the actual communities who posses the local know-how.
Actually goes to the communities that posses the know-how locally.
Goes to the local communities that actually posses the know-how.
Directions: In each of these questions some part of the sentences or the whole sentences is underlined. Five choices numbered 1,2,3,4 and 5 rephrasing the part follow each sentence. The rapid fall in birth-rate achieved by China over the 1980s is placing a strain on many old workers who must retire now from the workforce.
No change
Places a strain on the old workers as they retire from the workforce.
Is placing a strain on the workforce as many old workers retire.
Is placing many old workers on a strain as they must retire from the workforce.
Directions: In each of these questions some part of the sentences or the whole sentences is underlined. Five choices numbered 1,2,3,4 and 5 rephrasing the part follow each sentence. A recently carried out meta-analysis of two decades of published research does not suggest that there should be an association between coffee drinking and coronary ailments.
No change.
Suggests that there is no association between coffee drinking and coronary ailments.
Suggests for no association between coffee drinking and coronary ailments.
Any association between coffee drinking and coronary ailments is not suggested.
In relations to the forthcoming parliamentary election the EC clarified that as no legislation had been formulated, there was no question of raising the official ceiling on election expenses of candidates.
No change
Raising the ceiling on official election expenses of candidates could not be questioned.
No question had been raised regarding the official ceiling on election expenses of candidates.
The official ceiling on election expenses of candidates should be raised, there is no question.
There are six sentences marked 1, 6, P, Q, R, S. The position of 1 and 6 are fixed. Arrange the sentences to make a coherent paragraph. 1. He could not rise. P: All at once, in the distance, he heard an elephant trumpet. Q: He tried again with all his might, but to no use. R: The next moment he was on his feet. S: He stepped into the river. 6. It was colder than usual.
QPRS
PQSR
QPSR
PRQS
The question is based on the statements given before the question. Read the statements carefully and answer the questions. “Such questions can be solved by you without consulting a diagram. You need diagrams for difficult questions.” A teacher to his students Which of the following assumptions are implicit in the above? (1) The students are not intelligent. (2) The problem cannot be solved. (3) Such questions are difficult.
(1), (2)
(2),(3)
(2)
None of the above
The question is based on the statements given before the question. Read the statements carefully and answer the questions. By analyzing the garbage of a large number of average-sized households, a group of modern urban anthropologists has found that a household discards less food the more standardized – made up of canned and pre – packaged foods – its diet is. The more standardized a household’s diet is, however, the greater the quantities of fresh produce the household throws away. Which of the following can be properly inferred from the passage?
An increasing number of household rely on a highly standardized diet.
The less standardized a household’s diet is, the more non-food waste the household discards.
The less standardized a household’s diet is, the smaller is the proportion of fresh produce in the household’s food waste.
The less standardized a household’s diet is, the more canned and pre-packaged foods the household discards as waste.
The question is based on the statements given before the question. Read the statements carefully and answer the questions. In the past, teachers, bank tellers, and secretaries were predominantly men; these occupations slipped in pay and status when they became largely occupied by women. Therefore, if women become the majority in currently male-dominated professions like accounting, law, and medicine, the income and prestige of these professions will also drop. The argument above is based on
Another argument that contains circular reasoning
An attempt to refute a generalization by means of an exceptional case
An analogy between the past and the future
An appeal to popular beliefs and values.
The question is based on the statements given before the question. Read the statements carefully and answer the questions. Which of the following, if true, would most likely be part of the evidence used to refute the conclusion above?
Accountants, lawyers and physicians attained their current relatively high levels of income and prestige at about the same time that the pay and status of teachers, bank tellers, and secretaries slipped.
When large numbers of men join a female-dominated occupation, such as airline flight attendant, the status and pay of the occupation tend to increase.
The demand for teachers and secretaries has increased significantly in recent years, while the demand for bank tellers has remained relatively stable.
The pay and status of female accountants, lawyers and physicians today are governed by significantly different economic and sociological forces than were the pay and status of female teachers, bank tellers and secretaries in the past.
An electric-power company gained greater profits and provided electricity to consumers at lower rates per unit of electricity by building large-capacity, more efficient plants and by stimulating greater use of electricity within its area. To continue these financial trends, the company planned to replace an old plant by a plant with triple the capacity of its largest plant. The company’s plan as described above assumed each of the following EXCEPT:
Demand for electricity within the company’s area of service would increase in the future.
Expenses would not rise beyond the level that could be compensated for by efficiency on volume of operation, or both.
The planned plant would be sufficiently reliable in service to contribute a net financial benefit to the company as a whole.
Safety measure to be instituted for the new plant would be the same as those for the plant it would replace.
Choose the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that reflected in the question. INDIGENCE: OPULENCE
Isolation: solitude
Inflated: exaggerated
Willful: oblivious
Infirmity: strength
Choose the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that reflected in the question. SWORD: SHEATH
Knife: wet stone
Tool: garage
Pistol: holster
Gun: bullet
There are six sentences marked 1, 6, P, Q, R, S. The position of 1 and 6 are fixed. Arrange the sentences to make a coherent paragraph. 1: We do not know whether the machines are the masters or we are. P: They must be given or rather ‘fed’ with coal and given petrol to drink from time to time. Q:Already man spends most of his time looking after and waiting upon them. R: Yet he has grown to dependent on them that they have almost becomes the masters now. S: It is very true that they were made for the sole purpose of being man’s servants. 6: And if they don’t get their meals when they expect them, they will just refuse to work.
RSQP
RSPQ
SPQR
SRQP
/
RPQS
PRSQ
RPSQ
PRQS
There are six sentences marked 1, 6, P, Q, R, S. The position of 1 and 6 are fixed. Arrange the sentences to make a coherent paragraph. 1: Plastic containers are being used more and more to package soft drink, milk, oil, fruit juice, ketchup, etc. P: Most people think that this is the right thing to do, as it is economical. Q: Plastic containers are cheap and light. R: It is easier to transport materials packaged in them than in glass bottles. S: They also involve the least transport costs. 6: Yet as plastic does not decompose by bacteria or naturally in the air, they are a big threat to the environment.
PQRS
PQRS
QRSP
QSPR
Choose the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that reflected in the question. MENTOR: GUIDE
Prophet: predict
Instructor: discipline
Tyrant: relentless
Citizen: unique
Choose the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that reflected in the question. HAIKU: POEM
Song: musician
Novel: book
Artist: painting
Page: typeface
There are six sentences marked 1, 6, P, Q, R, S. The position of 1 and 6 are fixed. Arrange the sentences to make a coherent paragraph. 1: A farmer was taking the grist to the mill in sacks. P: It was too heavy for him to lift. Q: On the way the horse stumbled, and one of the sacks fell to the ground. R: Presently he saw a rider coming towards him. S: He stood waiting till he found some body to help him. 6: But the farmer saw that he was none other than the nobleman.
QPRS
PRQS
PSQR
QPSR
Directions: The word at the top of the table is used in four different ways, numbered 1 to 4. Choose the option in which the usage of the word is incorrect or inappropriate. NEAR
I got there just after you left – a near miss!
She and her near friend left early.
The war led to a near doubling of oil prices.
They came near to tears seeing the plight of the victims.
Directions: The word at the top of the table is used in four different ways, numbered 1 to 4. Choose the option in which the usage of the word is incorrect or inappropriate. HAND
I have my hand full, I cannot do it today.
The minister visited the jail to see the breach at first hand.
The situation is getting out of hand here!
When the roof of my house was blown away, he was willing to lend me a hand.
Directions: The word at the top of the table is used in four different ways, numbered 1 to 4. Choose the option in which the usage of the word is incorrect or inappropriate. FOR
He has a great eye for detail.
We are waiting for the day.
I can’t bear for her to be angry.
It couldn’t be done for ever.
Directions: The word at the top of the table is used in four different ways, numbered 1 to 4. Choose the option in which the usage of the word is incorrect or inappropriate. LOOSE
I am not used to hearing such loose talk.
The loose sheets of paper need to be stapled lest they get separated.
It was such a loose thing that it could break at the slightest touch.
The loosely held book soon fell out of his hands and touched the ground.
Directions: The word at the top of the table is used in four different ways, numbered 1 to 4. Choose the option in which the usage of the word is incorrect or inappropriate. PAPER
You need to ensure that all your papers are in order.
Let’s paper over our differences and start with a clean slate.
He is appearing for his final papers these days.
The difficulties cannot be papered over like this.
Directions: The word at the top of the table is used in four different ways, numbered 1 to 4. Choose the option in which the usage of the word is incorrect or inappropriate. CATCH
The arrest of the dreaded terrorist was a prized catch for the city police.
We have to catch the 8:30 train by all means.
She has been catching up her friends for party for long.
The angler’s daily fish catch was about 10 kg.
Directions: Select the correct word or phrase in terms of grammar and idiom to complete the given sentence. Having been fed up ------------- the routine life, took leave for two months and went ----------- an extended trip.
about, for
on, through
with, on
with, with
Directions: Select the correct word or phrase in terms of grammar and idiom to complete the given sentence. Your father will be angry ------------ you when he comes to know --------- your marks.
on, about
with, of
to, by
about, about
Directions: Select the correct word or phrase in terms of grammar and idiom to complete the given sentence. Being totally devoid --------------- common-senses, he commits repeated errors.
about
in
with
of
Fill in the blanks with the best verb. I don’t ___________ I shall be ___________ to go.
Feel, available
Think, able
Believe, wanting
Feel, wanting
Fill in the blanks with the best verb. When their exams are over, the children ________ the books they have been reading.
Throw
Shelve
Overthrow
Abandon
Fill in the blanks with the best verb. Never _________ till tomorrow what you can do today.
Wait
Carry
Postpone
Cancel
Fill in the blanks with the best verb. Though the roads were narrow and heavy traffic, a strong sense of discipline _________ a steady pace of vehicles.
Aroused
Dictated
Ensured
Ordered
The shower in the bathroom needs mending as it has started __________.
Trickling
Soaking
Dripping
overflowing
Mr. Rao will meet the candidates who have cleared the test between 9:00 a.m. _________ 3:00 p.m.
And
To
Till
Up to
Unlike other examples of elegiac verse, Milton’s Lycidas does more than merely mourn for the death of King Edward; it also denounces corruption_____ the Church in which the king was ordained.
In
At
With
For
Despite an affected nonchalance which convinced others that he was indifferent ________ his painting and enjoyed only frivolity, Warhol cared deeply about his art.
Of
With
At
About
We were amazed that a man who had been heretofore the most pedestrian of public speakers could, in a single speech, electrify an audience and bring them cheering _________ their feet.
On
To
Upon
At
Modern architecture has discarded the flamboyant trimming on building and has concentrated ______ an almost Greek simplicity of life.
In
With
On
At
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This is a Verbal Ability Mock Test, taking some of the questions already entered in the previous tests. You will have 40 questions in this Mock Verbal Ability Test for CAT, GRE, GMAT, SAT. The time you should try and do this in is 15 minutes. This is slightly aggressive but will give you a good idea of where you stand after completing the test.

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