english mcqs test no 1


Mcqs 1-10 are Antonyms.Choose the option that is "opposite" in meaning to the given word.

1. Periphrastic is most nearly opposite  to

A. Concise
B. Circular
C. Comprehensive
D. Ardent

2. Sprightly is most nearly opposite  to

A. Voluble
B. Nimble
C. Sluggish
D. vivacious

3. Taciturn is most nearly opposite to

A. Move
B. Placatory
C. Talkative
D. Confident

4. Prolix is most nearly opposite to

A. Long
B. Terse
C. Odd
D. Belligerent

5. Revere is most nearly opposite to

A. Accept
B. Convert
C. Accelerate
D. Vilify

6. Plaudit is most nearly opposite to

A. Denunciation
B. Pleasure
C. Honorary
D. Disgrace

7. Desultory is most nearly opposite to

A. Salacious
B. Cursory
C. Assiduous
D. Asinine

8. Blundering is most nearly opposite to

A. Arousing
B. Shocking
C. Disgraceful
D. Nimble

9. Castigate is most nearly opposite to

A. Incarcerate
B. Extol
C. Remit
D. Flatten

10. Salute is most nearly opposite to

A. Acquire
B. Cogitate
C. Espy
D. Defame


11. Lackadaisical is most nearly opposite to

A. Conscientious
B. Superficial
C. Abrupt
D. Egotistical

12. Fastidious is most nearly opposite to

A. Monotonous
B. Negligent
C. Interminable
D. Aloof

13. Execrate is most nearly opposite to

A. Inter
B. Devolve
C. Revere
D. Negate

14. Indictment is most nearly opposite to

A. Crime
B. Tirade
C.  Eulogy
D. Punishment

15. Ponderous is most nearly opposite to

A. Abiding
B. Deceased
C. Dull
D. Sprightly

Questions 16-20 are sentence completions. Choose the option that best fit the blanks and complete the meaning of the given sentence.

16. We appreciated his ____ summary of the situation; he wasted no words yet put his point most persuasively.

A. trite
B. succinct
C. timorous
D. ponderous

17. Waste management is a ____ problem for the modern city, a problem that is never likely to be addressed unless we change our ____ attitude to recycling.

A. growing - flexible
B. minor - positive
C. trivial - ambivalent
D. perennial - lax

18. Our accountant is the most ____; he has never made a mistake in all the years he has worked for us.

A. curmudgeous
B. cantankerous
C. morose
D. meticulous

19. When he was described on stage as a ____, Johnson threatened to sue the comedian for ____, claiming that he was as dexterous as the next man.

A. lummox - slander
B. conjuror - libel
C. wizard - misrepresentation
D. failure - compensation

20. The journalist ____ the efforts of the drug squad to control drug pedaling, claiming that the police team had actually made the problem worse.

A. disparaged
B. described
C. desecrated
D. commended



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