National/State Common Entrance Examination Practice Tests – Verbal Aptitude Set 3

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SECTION 1

There are three sentences in each of the following questions. Read them carefully and choose which one should come first, second and then third.

1. It came in a box made of cardboard
2. She kept the toy and threw the box away
3. Joan got a new toy

A. 1,2,3    B. 1,3,2    C. 2,3,1    D. 3,1,2     E. 3,2,1

1. I wanted some ink
2. The bottle of ink was there
3. The bottle of ink was completely empty

A. 1,2,3    B. 1,3,2    C. 2,1,3    D. 2,3,1    E. 3,1,2

1. I bought some milk this morning
2. 1 shall get some more later
3. 1 have finished it now

A. 1,2,3    B. 1,3,2     C. 2,1,3     D. 2,3,1    E. 3,1,2

1. The farmer needed help on the farm
2. The farmer wanted to plant maize
3. The farmer’s son was on the farm to help him

A. 1,2,3     B. 1,3,2     C. 2,1,3     D. 2,3,1     E. 3,1,2

1. He ate a delicious meal
2. He went to the restaurant
3. He was very hungry

A. 1,2,3    B. 1,3,2    C. 2,3,1    D. 3,1,2    E. 3,2,1



SECTION II

In each of the following questions, you are given three words in capital letters, all of which can be formed from a certain single word. From the options lettered A-E. find out this word and shade the correct answer space.

An example is given below:

LET, MATE, TIME

A. large
B. legitimate
C. logarithm
D. mating
E. prodigal

The answer is B. Only “legitimate” contains all the letters forming the words given.

Questions

SLAP, LEAST, ATE

A. great     B. pleasant     C. please     D. relations     E. settlement

COME, MATE, UNITE

A. communicate     B. conclusion     C. education     D. merry     E. uniform

GATE, ADVENT, SAD

A. adolescent     D. advantages     C. adventurous     D. advertisement     E. aggravate

AGE, GREEN, MEN

A. advancement    B. agreement     C. government    D. mention    E. movement

PEN, DIET, DENT

A. digest     B. disaster     C. expedient     D. press     E. obedient



SECTION III

Choose from the options lettered A —E, the one that corresponds to the word that is wrongly spelt

A. Country     B. Excellent     C. Quatter     D. Religion     E. Servant

A. Cheif     B. Flag     C. Leader     D. Subject     E. Trust

A. Addition     B. Division     C. Multiplication     D. Subtraction    E. Summation

A Anty     B. Cousin     C. Nephew     D. Niece     E. Uncle

A. Cardigan     B. Classroom     C. Garden     D. Textbook     E. Uniform



SECTION IV

In the question below, two incomplete words are given. Choose from the options lettered A — E, the one that will correctly complete the first word and begin the second.
int( )
      f


A. e     B. h     C. 0     D. u     E. i

com( )
       n
       d

A. c      B. e      C. i     D. 0     E. u

( )ack
 o
 o   
 k

A. B 
B. N
C. M
D. S
E. Z

swee( )
         a
         k
         e

A. g      B. l      C. m      D. n      E. t
( ) lower
 a.
 t
 h
 e
 r

A. F
B. H
C. R
D. S



SECTION V

In the box below, each small letter represents the capital letter above it. Choose from the options lettered A - E the correct code for the word given in each number.



pupils

A. FKKROII      B. IIORKFK      C. KFKROIJ      D. OHRKFK      E. ROHKFK

church

A. FIXSXS      B. IXSXSF      C. SFXIXS      D. SIXSFX      E. XSFIXS
bishop

A. KLSHRY      B. LKYRHS      C. RLHSYK      D. SLKYRH      E. YRHSLK

mosque

A. FJVNLH      B. HNLJFV      C. LHNJVF      D. NLHJFV      E. NJLHVF

friend

A. IMUWRV      B. MWUIRV      C. UIRVMW      D. VMWUIR      E. WMVRIU



SECTION VI

In the question below, there is a pair of words followed by another pair which is not complete. Study the first pair carefully and choose from the options lettered A— E, the one that best completes the second pair.

An example is given below:

Mother and daughter; father and ______

A. brother.    B. grandfather.    C. niece.    D. son.    E. wife.

The correct answer is ‘son’ which is lettered D.

QuestionS:

Uncle and nephew; aunt and ______

A. cousin.      B. half-sister.      C. mother.      D. niece      E. sister.

Football and goal; table tennis and ______

A. basket.      B. bat.      C. defeat.      D. point.      E. score.

Trader and shop; teacher and ______

A. bell.     B. book.     C. chalk.     D. classroom.     E. lesson.

Lawyer and law; doctor and ______

A. accident.      B. hospital.      C. medicine.      D. nurse.      E. patient.

Drink and water; eat and ______

A. chew.     B. food.      C. meal.      D. solid.      E. swallow.



SECTION VII

The question below consists of five words lettered A — E. One of the words describes what the other four are. Select the option corresponds to the word that best describes the other four words.

A. Door     B. Floor     C. House      D. Roof      E. Window

A. Communication     B. email      C. Letter     D. Telegram     E. Telephone

A. Cricket      B. Football      C. Golf      D. Game     E. Volleyball

A. Container      B. Feeding bottle      C. Flask     D. Jug     E. Water bottle

A. Branches      B Fruits     C. Leaves     D. Roots     E. Tree



SECTION VIII

In the question below, you are given a sentence, read it carefully and decide the extent to which it is true, Select the answer that corresponds to the letter of the option you have chosen.

New moon is round in the sky.

A, if it is ALWAYS TRUE;
B, if it is OFTEN TRUE;
C, if it is RARELY TRUE;
D, if it is UNDECIDED; 
E, if it is NEVER TRUE.

Urban areas are more populated than rural areas.

A, if it is ALWAYS TRUE;
B, if it is OFTEN TRUE;
C, if it is RARELY TRUE;
D, if it is UNDECIDED; 
E, if it is NEVER TRUE.

All animals eat grass.

A, if it is ALWAYS TRUE;
B, if it is OFTEN TRUE;
C, if it is RARELY TRUE;
D, if it is UNDECIDED; 
E, if it is NEVER TRUE.

HIV can be contracted by having a handshake with its victim.

A, if it is ALWAYS TRUE;
B, if it is OFTEN TRUE;
C, if it is RARELY TRUE;
D, if it is UNDECIDED; 
E, if it is NEVER TRUE.

Children of poor parents are dull in school.

A, if it is ALWAYS TRUE;
B, if it is OFTEN TRUE;
C, if it is RARELY TRUE;
D, if it is UNDECIDED; 
E, if it is NEVER TRUE.

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