Dear Reader, below are 5 verbal questions for your practice. First three questions are of odd man out type while the last two require you to fill the blank with correct word.
1. Choose the odd one from among the given options.
A) mercury B) Cast Iron c) Antimony d) Chromium
Answer : b) Cast Iron
Reason : All other choices are pure metals while cast iron is a compound.
2. Choose the odd one from among the given options.
A) Furnace oil b) petrol c) cow dung d) mustard oil
Answer : d) mustard oil
Reason : All others are fuels. Mustard oil is used for cooking.
3. Fill the blank with appropriate word.
The salaries and perks of the employees were not in ________ with their status in this industry.
(a) Value (b) Conformity (c) Accordance (d) Possession
Answer : c) Accordance
Reason : By using the word Accordance in the sentence there is a sense of Comparison is made here. Other choices do not fit in properly.
4. Fill the blank with appropriate word.
The recent spate of riots has proved that biases ______ in childhood are strengthened in ______
a. gathered, school b. learned, riots c. inculcated, adulthood d. imbibed, force
Answer : c) inculcated, adulthood
Reason : When option c is used the sentence becomes The recent spate of riots has proved that biases inculcated (means implanted) in childhood are strengthened in adulthood.
In choice a) while gathered may fit in –the word school will not be suitable for the second blank. Same way in choice b) also the word riots is not relevant. Also in choice d) the word imbibed will be suitable for the first blank but the word force will not fit in the context of the sentence.Correct choice is c) as for both the blanks the words fit in aptly.
5. Fill the blank with appropriate word.
The recent resolution in the Assembly demands ______ and trial under POTA.
a. incident b. result c. extradition d. focus
Answer : c) extradition
Reason : extraditio can mean surrender of an accused person (through court of law) by one state to another.
Answer choices a), b) and d) are less relevant to the context of the sentence.