General English Exercise

June 8, 2013pdf

Complete the following sentences.

1. A general pardon of political offenders is …………………………..

a) generosity

b) clemency

c) forgiveness

d) amnesty

2. What does the term ‘meet one’s waterloo’ mean?

a) die an ignoble death

b) fight with a formidable opponent

c) die fighting

d) meet one’s final defeat

3. The meeting …………………………. with a vote of thanks.

a) finished

b) ended

c) declared

d) concluded

4. You must …………………….. your expenditure if you don’t want to fall into the debt trap.

a) cut off

c) cut down

c) cut out

d) cut under

5. A person who rules without consulting the opinion of others is a/an……………………….

a) bureaucrat

b) democrat

c) autocrat

d) socialist

6. Find the synonym of the word Ubiquitous

a) wrong

b) clear

c) every where

d) incredible

7. Select the word which can be used both as an adjective and a verb.

a) obey

b) leave

c) lame

d) long

8. I am not late, ………………………..? Add question tag.

a) aren’t I?

b) am I?

c) am n’t I?

d) shall I?

9. She has ……………………………….. the picture on the wall.

a) hang

b) hanged

c) hung

d) hunged

10. Which of the following term is used to refer to the act of killing one’s own brother?

a) regicide

b) fratricide

c) genocide

d) matricide

11. The engagement was called …………………………

a) off

b) on

c) in

d) before

12. All the characters in this movie are ‘fictitious’. Choose the term which is closest in meaning to ‘fictitious’.

a) incredible

b) infamous

c) imaginary

d) unreliable

Answers

1. Amnesty

2. Meet one’s final defeat

3. Concluded

4. Cut down

5. Autocrat

6. Everywhere

7. Long

8. Am I?

9. Hung

10. Fratricide

11. Off

12. Imaginary

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