1 . Directions : In question numbers 1 to 5, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/ Phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark it the Answer Sheet.
I was taken aback when he proposed to marry my daughter
A.  surprised
B.  shocked
C.  pleased
D.  hurt
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2 . He is a fine man, but to call him a saint is laying it on thick
A.  A compulsion
B.  A development
C.  An exaggeration
D.  A reality
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3 . She played ducks and drakes with her money.
A.  did not spend
B.  borrowed
C.  spent lavishly
D.  lent
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4 . He had to eat humble pie for his intense rudeness
A.  earn praise
B.  determine
C.  modest behaviour
D.  suffer humiliation
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5 . The minister took a bird’s eye view of the problem.
A.  vision of a bird
B.  see without giving attention
C.  a general view from above
D.  visualize
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6 . Directions : In question numbers 6 to 10, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are alternatives to the underlined part at (A), (B), (C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct al ternati ve. In cas e no improvement is needed your answer is (D). Mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.
No one cared for the boy after his father died.
A.  Took care of the boy after his father died
B.  Cared for the boy since his father died
C.  Took the boy for care after his father’s death
D.  No improvement
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7 . He insisted to go with me.
A.  Agreed to go
B.  Insisted that he should go
C.  insisted upon going
D.  No improvement
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8 . He learnt the lesson with great care.
A.  With care
B.  Carefully
C.  Carelessly
D.  No improvement
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9 . The university asked him to return back the funds allotted for the project.
A.  To bring back the funds
B.  To return the funds
C.  To settle the funds
D.  No improvement
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10 . The hawk said that the pigeons and doves are meat birds
A.  Weak birds
B.  Meek birds
C.  Meet birds
D.  No improvemen
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