English Quiz for LIC AAO 2016 - Set 11

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Directions (Q. 1-5): In each of the following questions an idiomatic expression and its four possible meanings are given. Find out the correct meaning of the idiomatic expression and mark the number of that meaning as your answer on the answer sheet. If you do not find any correct answer, mark (5), i.e. None of these, as your answer.

1. To strain every nerve
1) To spoil relationship
2) To get afraid
3) To try one’s utmost
4) To take ill
5) None of these

2. To have an axe to grind
1) Pinpoint faults of others
2) To take revenge
3) To make unreasonable demands
4) To have a selfish interest to serve
5) None of these

3. To take heart
1) To become hopeful
2) To love everyone
3) To prepare for a battle
4) To withdraw from activity
5) None of these

4. To draw the line
1) To decide one’s occupation
2) To set limits
3) To prepare for a battle
4) To withdraw from activity
5) None of these

5. To beat about the bush
1) To punish an innocent person
2) To hang around
3) To boast about oneself
4) To remain idle
5) None of these

Directions (Q.6-10): Each question below has two blanks. There are five pairs of words below the sentence. Each pair is numbered. Choose the pair of words which can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same order so as to complete the sentence meaningfully.

6. This book is readable, clear and ________ researched with ________ detailed references.
1) fabulously, intricate
2) meticulously, extensive
3) leisurely, complete
4) hardly, notional
5) closely, scattered

7. The interest has ________ innovation related to several sectors of ________ pharmaceutical business and industry.
1) accepted, skeletal
2) insured, fateful
3) affected, plummeting
4) restricted, grown
5) accelerated, burgeoning

8. The Indian hospitality industry which has been ________ a prolonged slump is now entering a new ________ phase ready to enhance profitability.
1) witnessing, ambitious
2) observing, listless
3) demonstrating, efficient
4) recovering, debt
5) succumbing, lean

9. The new policy seeks to ________ a process of widespread participation of people ________ the way for more effective implementation.
1) amend, opening
2) halt, propelling
3) generate, paving
4) diagnose, resulting
5) identify, dithering

10. Journalism is a ________ for truth, a crusade to ________ injustice and wrong-doing.
1) product, limit
2) boon, justify
3) travesty, attack
4) quest, expose
5) search, optimise


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