English Quiz

DIRECTIONS (Qs. 1 - 5: In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence.

1. He resigned the post of his own accord.
(a) which he liked
(b) according to his convenience
(c) voluntarily and willingly
(d) according to his judgement
(e) None of these

2. As a politician he is used to being in the limelight all the time.
(a) giving speeches
(b) the object of admiration
(c) the centre of attraction
(d) an object of public notice
(e) None of these

3. I ran out of money on my European tour.
(a) exhausted my stock of
(b) did not have enough
(c) lost (d) carried a lot
(e) None of these

4. Madhuri might scream blue murder, but I feel Deepali should get the promotion since she is better qualified for the job.
(a) someone has been murdered with some blue liquid
(b) someone is being murdered and has become blue
(c) suffer from persecution complex
(d) make a great deal of noise and object vehemently
(e) None of these

5. In modern democratic societies lynch law seems to have become the spheres of life.
(a) law of the mob
(b) law of the underworld
(c) law of the constitution
(d) law of the parliament
(e) None of these


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