Thursday, 12 November 2015

English for competitive exams : Idioms and phrases Special IBPS Clerk Exam Quiz - 9

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Direction – Some situations are provided below, followed by a idiom or proverb. Choose the one which fits the situation best. 

1. There are so many skills and so much knowledge to acquire that a lifetime is not enough.
a.) Art is long, and Time is fleeting.
b.) Art is long, life is short.
c.) The lyfe so short, the craft so long to lerne
d.) So vast is art, so narrow human life.

2. Don’t judge by appearances.
a.) Beauty is only skin deep
b.) Handsome is as handsome does.
c.) Never judge by appearances
d.) All the above

3. It is pointless reasoning with a person who does not want to listen to sense.
a.) There are none so blind as those who will not see.
b.) There are none so deaf as those who will not hear.
c.) Both the above.
d.) None of the above.

4. She has been ill through out her life but has managed to see 87 years of life.
a. A cat has nine lives
b. Every bullet has its billet
c. Both the above
d. None of the above

Direction - What does the following proverb mean?

5. Every Jack has a Jill.
a.) There is a partner in life for everybody.
b.) People are born in pairs.
c.) You need a partner to accomplish every task.
d.) All the above.

6. The thief disappeared ______________________________.
a.) in a minute
b.) immediately
c.) in the blink of an eye
d.) in front of me

7. He knows the inside out of this business. He has been doing it for ________________.
a.) awhile
b.) a long time
c.) donkey’s years
d.) years and generations

8. The journey was tiring. He had a _____________________________.
a.) tough time
b.) five o’clock shadow
c.) twelve o’clock look
d.) fatigued look.

9. He has almost lost touch with his brother. They see each other ______________________________.
a.) in a billion years
b.) once in a blue moon
c.) in a month of Sundays
d.) hardly

10. He sold all his stocks when the _________________.
a.) time was ripe
b.) time was on his side
c.) moment was right
d.) time honoured practice

Direction – Some situations are provided below, followed by a idiom or proverb. Choose the one which fits the situation best.

11. The police has to collect a lot of evidences before they could _________________________
a.) catch him.
b.) beard the lion in his own den
c.) buckle down
d.) dig in his heels

12. The arrival of MS Dhoni at the event ________________________ among the cricket lovers.
a.) created an uproar
b.) bounced off the walls
c.) caused the stir
d.) electrified the environment

13. The coach was sure about his student making it to final 13 as he was always willing ____________________________.
a.) to go the extra mile
b.) work hard
c.) work through nights
d.) work till perspiration

14. I did not like Pizza initially. It’s _______________________________.
a.) an acquired taste for me.
b.) a junk food
c.) a foreign food
d.) foreign to India

15. He was keen on getting the land registered in his name and kept _________________________all week.
a.) pleasing his father
b.) buttering up his father
c.) polishing his father
d.) talking to his father

16. My dad loves my son a lot. He is __________________.
a.) an apple of his eye
b.) a star of his eye
c.) his weakness
d.) his heart

17. The child is quite intelligent. English exam was ___________ for him.
a.) very easy
b.) like butter
c.) a piece of cake
d.) nothing

18. The children had messed the house but they made sure that it was ___________________ before their parents returned.
a.) absolutely clean
b.) in apple-pie order
c.) absolutely well arranged
d.) shining like glitter

19. I still haven’t got the job, I was promised. I think the agent is _________________________.
a.) leading me up the garden path
b.) making fool of me
c.) playing a trick
d.) deceiving me

20. The actor is born with __________________. He has been maintaining his garden himself since so many years.
a.) green fingers
b.) an affinity towards plants
c.) a love for nature
d.) god’s gift for plants

Answers :
1    b
2    d
3    c
4    a
5    a
6    c
7    c
8    b
9    b
10    a
11    b
12    c
13    a
14    a
15    b
16    b
17    c
18    b
19    a
20    a

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