National/State Common Entrance Examination Practice Tests – English Studies Set 5

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The new wife entered the room to ______

A. check if the baby was awake.
B. cook her meal.
C. fetch fire for her meal.
D. steal the meat.
E. watch over the baby


The woman knew her meat was stolen because ______

A. her neighbor informed her.
B. she hid somewhere in the room
C. she saw the new wife coming out of her room
D. the baby informed her.
E. the meat was not the way she left it


The most suitable title for this passage could be _____

A. Babies and their mothers
B. The embarrassed woman
C. The final judgment
D. The stolen meat
E. Why babies don’t talk


The king reasoned that if babies’ were allowed to continue talking, they could ___

A. be too wise for their age.
B. disgrace adults with their talks.
C. disrespect adults.
D. disturb their mothers.
E. take over his kingdom


The word ‘golden’ as used in the passage is ______

A. a noun.     B. a pronoun.     C. a verb.     D. an adjective.     E. an adverb


According to the passage, in which of these games can colour be used to score points?

A. Badminton     B. Chess     C. Football     D. Hockey     E. Scrabble


To score high in the sport of archery, the arrow must _____

A. be recognized by the archer.
B. hit the golden bull’s-eye.
C. hit the target.
D. reach the colours in the target.
E. remain in the target


Colour coding helps the following except _____

A. archers.     B. businessmen.     C. electricians.     D. footballers.     E. map makers



Choose from the options lettered A – E, the one that is nearest in meaning to the word in italics

We found the missing items inside the cupboard in the store.

A. abandoned     B. forgotten     C. hidden      D. lost     E. neglected


The pupils are eager to go on holiday.

A. afraid     B. desperate      C. keen      D. prepared      E. reluctant


The enemies invaded the village

A. attacked      B. conquered      C. encamped      D. searched      E. visited


The eyewitness gave a vivid account of the fatal accident.

A. brief     B. brilliant     C. detailed     D. horrible      E. vague


I shall certainly pass my examinations if I study very hard.

A. definitely     B. doubtfully     C. frankly     D. honestly     E. truthfully



Choose from the options lettered A— E, the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word in italics

The child felt secured in his mother’s arms.

A. abandoned     B. comfortable     C. detached     D protected     E. unsafe


The soldiers retreated when their commander was shot.

A. advanced     B. begged     C. disappeared     D. mourned     E. surrendered


The criminal did not show any sign of guilt during interrogation.

A. forgiveness     B. innocence     C. regret     D. repentance     E. weakness


He was elevated for his hard work.

A. demoted     B. praised     C. punished     D. rebuked     E. rewarded


The comforting word sent him to sleep.

A. angry     B. consoling     C. disturbing     D. pleasing     E. reassuring


I _____ some gifts from my friends.

A. received     B. receved     C. recevied     D. recieved     E. riceived


The child is suffering from _______

A. malnutretion.      B. malnutrision.      C. malnutrition.      D. maiiutrition.      E. melnutrition


Okon has a ______ bag.

A. beautiful leather small
B. beautiful small leather
C. leather beautiful small
D. leather small beautiful
E. small beautiful leather


Mother was cooking Lunch when I ______ back home.

A. came     B. come     C. comes     D had come     E. have come


I was advised to look _____ word in the dictionary.

A. at    B. by     C. down    D. into    E. up


Miss Gloria, together with her cousin, _____ visiting the United States of America next year.

A. are    B. has been    C. was    D. were    E. will be


Abraham is thirsty, _______he?

A. doesn’t    B. is    C. isn’t    D. wasn’t    E. will


She _____ to school everyday.

A. is frekking    B. trek     C. trekked     D. trekking    E. treks


The teacher asked ____ shoes were left outside?

A. these    B. this    C. those    D. what    E. whose


The hunters warned the villagers to beware _____ dangerous animals.

A. against    B. by    C. from    D. of    E. with


Father hurt ______ when he fell down.

A. himself    B. itself    C. oneself    D. theirseif    E. themselves


Tayo and Tom _____ in the same class.

A. are    B. has been    C. is    D. is being    E. were being


She is beautiful _____ arrogant.

A. also    B. and    C. but    D. or    E. while


It is often said that if wishes were ______ would ride.

A. available, beggars     B. cars, the rich     C. horses, beggars     D. horses, the rich     E. planes, beggars


The robbers _____ ran out of the room when they saw the police.

A. angrily    B. forcefully    C. gradually   D. quickly    E. sluggishly


The statement “You must finish your homework,” the teacher said, rewritten in the reported speech form becomes, The teacher said that homework _____

A. he could finish my
B. he might finish his
C. he must have finished his
D. I might finish my
E. I must finish my


The statement “The cat ate the meat”, rewritten in the passive form becomes, The meat ______ by the cat.

A. had been eaten     B. has been eaten     C. is being eaten     D. is eaten     E. was eaten


Indeed, _____  an examination without adequate preparation could lead to failure.

A. to be writing     B. to have been writing     C. to have written     D. to write     E. writing

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