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1 . Four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase bold-italicised in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it in the Answer-Sheet.
Ramesh's friend wolfed down the contents of his fridge
A.  threw away B.    ate quickly and greedily
C.  handed over something of value D.    chose after careful thought
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2 . Four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase bold-italicised in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it in the Answer-Sheet.
His elder brothers pushed him around when they were children
A.  knocked down B.    loved a lot
C.  helped D.    behaved roughly and rudely
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3 . Four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase bold-italicised in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it in the Answer-Sheet.
The new owner will certainly divest him of his position as marketing director
A.  take away B.    hand over
C.  award D.    concede
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4 . Four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase bold-italicised in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it in the Answer-Sheet.
Business is poor and so the company has had to dispense with some of its employees
A.  rely on somebody B.    retrench
C.  employ D.    deal with successfully
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5 . A part of the sentence is bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (d). Mark your answer in the AnswerSheet.
Many successful men reach such heights of success that they live in their own world and think the normal rules of social behaviour don't apply to them, neither does the laws of the land
A.  either does the laws of B.    neither do the laws of
C.  neither do the laws for D.    No improvement
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6 . A part of the sentence is bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (d). Mark your answer in the AnswerSheet.
What sets Sachin Tendulkar apart from others is the fact that no one has ever been able to question his attitude and passion towards the game
A.  alway been able B.    often been able
C.  never been able D.    No improvement
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7 . A part of the sentence is bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (d). Mark your answer in the AnswerSheet.
Tajikistan's president won re-election by landslide extending his 20-year-long rule to other seven years
A.  by forthcoming seven years B.    for other seven years
C.  by another seven years D.    No improvement
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8 . A part of the sentence is bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (d). Mark your answer in the AnswerSheet.
As the longest serving and illustrious cricketer of modern times, Sachin Tendulkar has had the pleasure of having more teammates than none of his contemporaries such as Ricky Ponting, Rahul Dravid and Brian Lara
A.  any of his contemporaries B.    few of his contemporaries
C.  no other contemporaries D.    No improvement
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9 . A part of the sentence is bold. Below are given alternatives to the bold part at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (d). Mark your answer in the AnswerSheet.
India should have taken the opportunity to firmly tell Sri Lanka that it is time it makes a difference to the lives of Tamils
A.  could make B.    made
C.  creates D.    No improvement
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10 . Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence
Indefinite and very long period of time
A.  Credo B.    Limbo
C.  Aeon D.    Niche
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