English Quiz for LIC AAO 2016 – Set 11



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Directions (Q. 1-5):
In each of the following questions an idiomatic expression and its four
possible meanings are given. Find out the correct meaning of the idiomatic expression
and mark the number of that meaning as your answer on the answer sheet. If you
do not find any correct answer, mark (5), i.e. None of these, as your answer.
1. To strain every
nerve
1) To spoil relationship
2) To get afraid
3) To try one’s utmost
4) To take ill
5) None of these
2. To have an axe to
grind
1) Pinpoint faults of others
2) To take revenge
3) To make unreasonable demands
4) To have a selfish interest to serve
5) None of these
3. To take heart
1) To become hopeful
2) To love everyone
3) To prepare for a battle
4) To withdraw from activity
5) None of these
4. To draw the line
1) To decide one’s occupation
2) To set limits
3) To prepare for a battle
4) To withdraw from activity
5) None of these
5. To beat about the
bush
1) To punish an innocent person
2) To hang around
3) To boast about oneself
4) To remain idle
5) None of these
Directions (Q.6-10):
Each question below has two blanks. There are five pairs of words below the

sentence. Each pair is numbered. Choose
the pair of words which can be filled up in the blanks in the
sentence in the same order so as to
complete the sentence meaningfully.
6. This book is readable, clear and ________ researched with
________ detailed references.
1) fabulously, intricate
2) meticulously, extensive
3) leisurely, complete
4) hardly, notional
5) closely, scattered
7. The interest has ________ innovation related to several sectors
of ________ pharmaceutical business and industry.
1) accepted, skeletal
2) insured, fateful
3) affected, plummeting
4) restricted, grown
5) accelerated, burgeoning
8. The Indian hospitality industry which has been ________ a
prolonged slump is now entering a new ________ phase ready to enhance
profitability.
1) witnessing, ambitious
2) observing, listless
3) demonstrating, efficient
4) recovering, debt
5) succumbing, lean
9. The new policy seeks to ________ a process of widespread
participation of people ________ the way for more effective implementation.
1) amend, opening
2) halt, propelling
3) generate, paving
4) diagnose, resulting
5) identify, dithering
10. Journalism is a ________ for truth, a crusade to
________ injustice and wrong-doing.
1) product, limit
2) boon, justify
3) travesty, attack
4) quest, expose
5) search, optimise










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