IIFT Verbal Ability MCQ Quiz - 1


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QUESTION: 1

Answer the following question based on the information given below.

The word closest in meaning to ‘vitreous’ is:

Solution:

“Vitreous” refers ‘to something made from or has the appearance of glass; of or pertaining to glass’.
Options 1, 3 and 4 can therefore be eliminated.
Hence, the correct answer is option 2.

QUESTION: 2

Choose the word which is OPPOSITE in meaning to the word given in  CAPITAL LETTERS:

VAUNTER

Solution:

“Vaunter” means ‘a braggart’. “Introvert” means ‘shy’. Therefore, option 4 is the right answer. “Possessive” means ‘jealous’. “Arrogant” means ‘haughty’. “Selfish” means ‘self-centered’. Eliminate options 1, 2 and 3.
Hence, the correct answer is option 4.

QUESTION: 3

Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate pair of words from the given options.

No period in history is ___________; even  if it gives an impression of uniformity, on closer examination, it reveals evidence of _________ .

Solution:

“Monolithic” (in this context) means ‘constituting a massive undifferentiated and often rigid whole; exhibiting or characterized by often rigidly fixed uniformity’. The appearance of “uniformity” mentioned after the semicolon attributes to “no period in history”.
The second word has to be contrasting with “uniformity”, hence “conflicts”. The word “uniformity ” in the context eliminates ‘peaceful’. “Past”, “repetition” just doesn't make sense in the given context.
Hence, the correct answer is option 4.

QUESTION: 4

Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate pair of words from the given  options.

The official conclusion to Pastafarianism is “RAmen” a __________ of the ___________term “Amen” (used in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam); and ramen, a type of noodle .

Solution:

The word “RAmen” is a “portmanteau”, which means “a blend of two words into one” as is evident in the sentence. And the words “Judaism, Christianity” clearly indicate that “Semitic,” which means “of or pertaining to the Semites or their languages, esp. of or pertaining to the Jews,” is a possibility.
The word “homonym” means, “a word the same as another in sound and spelling but different in meaning,” and therefore doesn’t apply here, and there is no evidence to believe that it is a “derogatory,” word, which means, “tending to lessen the merit or reputation of a person or thing; disparaging; deprecatory”. This eliminates option 2.
It is not a “pseudonym”, which means “a fictitious name used by an author to conceal his or her identity; pen name,” nor is “amen” a “pejorative” term which means “having a disparaging, derogatory, or belittling effect or force”. This eliminates option 3. “Composite” means “made up of disparate or separate parts or elements; compound” which might fit except the word “perfunctory” does not fit here at all as it means “performed merely as a routine duty; hasty and superficial”. This eliminates option 4.
Hence, the correct answer is option 1.

QUESTION: 5

Answer the following question based on the information given below.

How many words or four or more letters can be made with the following ,with the condition that “R” appears in each word?

0, R, A, E, E, N, H

Solution:

The possible words that can be made taking into consideration the conditions and the letters provided above are: “Near” “Hear” “Here” “Hero” “Horn” “Earn” “Heron” . Thus it can be said that “at least 7” words can be formed.
Hence, the correct answer is option 3.

QUESTION: 6

A number of sentences, or parts of sentences, need to be properly  sequenced, to form a meaningful paragraph. Choose the most logical order of sentences from the given options.


A. After more than three years as an interpreter for American troops in the city of Falluja 

B. Dave recently had his hair cut for the first time by a local barber

C. Since then, several American marines based inside the city have also had their crew-cut domes locally shaved to a gleam

D. Six months ago they would have had their throats slit

E. But times have changed dramatically

F. Once widely considered the most dangerous and xenophobic city in Iraq, Falluja is now enjoying a new, if tentative, peace

Solution:

In option 2, the jump from statement B to F is too abrupt. Also the words ‘since then’ in C refer to a particular time in the past (or requires use of past tense in the idea just preceding it). It does not go well with the idea ‘Falluja is now enjoying’ which is in present tense. This eliminates option 2. ‘Since then’ can be used with respect to a particular date and time, not for a time period. ‘After more than three years’ is a time period and ‘Dave having a hair-cut recently... ’ denotes specific time. Thus the idea ‘since then’ in statement C needs to be attributed to Dave getting a haircut ‘recently’ in statement B and not to ‘after more than 3 years’ in statement A. Hence A-B- C is a preferable sequence than B-A-C. Both, options 1 and 3 have a B-A-C sequence and can therefore be eliminated.
Only option 4 has a A-B-C sequence. The correct sequence is ABCDEF. Hence, the correct answer is option 4.

QUESTION: 7

From the given pair of words select the most appropriate pair that fills the gaps and makes the sentence more meaningful.

Sometimes the changes are more_______and the relationships between organisms are_______.

Solution:

“Sudden”, “harsh”, “promising” and “drastic” seem to fit blank 1. Hence, one must eliminate the options by looking at the second words in each option. Option 1 is ruled out as “relegate” means ‘to send or consign to an inferior position’. “Resurrected” does fit well within this context of organism relationships. However, a synonym of revival would fit better following the “change” that is discussed. This points towards “reconstructed” in option 4. 

“Retreated” is an antonym of the same.
Hence, the correct answer is option 4.

QUESTION: 8

Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate pair of words from the given options.

The guests were _____________as the bride’s parents____________ off to meet the doctor.

Solution:

Since it is difficult to decipher the gist of the sentence we have no choice but to work by elimination. “Bedazzled” meaning ‘to impress’ does not fit in with “trudge”. Why would  the guests be impressed if the bride's parents were merely trudging off? We can eliminate option 1.

“Fizzled” meaning ‘to fail or end weakly’ is logically inconsistent for the first blank. The guests were not participating in any competition or performing any duties that they would be losing. We can eliminate option 3. “Crochety” meaning ‘bad tempered’ does not combine well with “sashayed” which means ‘to walk confidently or in a showy manner’. Why would the guests be angry if the bride's parents were walking confidently to meet the doctor? We can eliminate option 4. “Befuddled” meaning ‘confused’ and “beetled” meaning ‘scurried or hurried’ is apt contextually. If the bride's parents scurried off then it is likely to cause confusion among the guests present.
Hence, the correct answer is option 2.

QUESTION: 9

In each question, certain words are italic in the sentences. Mark the  option which is synonymous to the italic word or words.

The tyros were called upon the ground and told to stand in a line encircling the duel field.

Solution:

‘Tyros’ means ‘novices’. ‘Soldiers’ are ‘persons engaged in military service’. ‘Abecedarians’ means ‘beginners or novices’. ‘Pursuers’ means those ‘who are pursuing’. ‘Cowards’ are those ‘lacking courage’.
Hence, the correct answer is option 2.

QUESTION: 10

Match the words in column 1 with their appropriate meaning in column 2. 

Solution:

The meanings of the words are as follows: Joey - A young child; any young animal, especially a kangaroo.
Camelot - Any idyllic place or period, especially one of great happiness. Ixora - A tropical evergreen shrub or small tree with white or bright-colored flowers.
Zenith - A highest point or state; culmination.
Hence, the correct answer is option 3.

QUESTION: 11

Fill in the blank with the appropriate option.

That the world was the immovable centre of the universe, around which sun, moon, and planets moved in their appointed courses, was universally held to be the express teaching of the Bible; and when Galileo ventured to maintain the new views in Italy, the Roman Curia took up the question, and by the agency of the Inquisition wrung from him a reluctant_____ of his so-called heresy

Solution:

“Recantation” means ‘a formal statement of disavowal’. “Disclaimer” means ‘a denial or renouncement of one’s claims or rights’. “Abrogate” means ‘to abolish by authority’. “Contradiction” means ‘an assertion of the contrary or opposite; denial’. Option 2 is incorrect as the authorities were looking for a retraction or “recantation” of Galileo’s statement rather than a “contradiction”.
Hence, the correct answer is option 3.

QUESTION: 12

Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate pair of words from the given  options.

What started off as a friendly_________, soon turned into an ugly exchange of_________.

Solution:

Since “banter” means ‘an exchange of light, playful, teasing remarks’ it may fit, but the second blank is “compliments” which are an expression of praise, commendation or admiration and therefore option 1 is wrong.
Option 2 is wrong as “derision” means ‘ridicule; mockery’ and there is no such thing as a ‘friendly derision’.
Option 4 is wrong as there can be no such thing as an ugly exchange of “pleasantries” since the word means “good-humored teasing; banter”. “Badinage” means Tight, playful banter’ whereas an “affront” is ‘an offense to one’s dignity or self-respect’; therefore both words fit here. The clue lies in the words “friendly” and “ugly”. It is clear that the two blanks are opposite in meaning.
Hence, the correct answer is option 3.

QUESTION: 13

In this question, certain words are italic in the sentences. Mark the option which is synonymous to the italic word or words.

After a month long vacation, when he was finally free from the hex that had fallen upon him, he resumed his black magic lessons.

Solution:

“Hex” means ‘a curse’. “Toil” means ‘work’. “Jinx” means ‘a curse’. “Penance” means ‘self-punishment’. “Malady” refers to ‘illness’.
Hence, the correct answer is option 2.

QUESTION: 14

Pick out the odd option.

Solution:

’’Onerous" means 'involving a great deal of effort'. "Byzantine" means 'excessively complicated'. "Arduous" means 'difficult and tiring'.
Hence, all the three words mean 'difficult'. "Crotchety" means 'irritable and annoyed'.
Hence, the correct answer is option 3.

QUESTION: 15

A number of sentences, or parts of sentences, need to be properly  sequenced, to form a meaningful paragraph. Choose the most logical order of sentences from the given options.

A. Can and should take a leaf or two out of it

B. The great Indian movie-making industry

C. Braveheart was a classic in its own right

D. A movie that exemplified the true Scot spirit

E. And took patriotic direction to new heights 

Solution:

Options 1 and 2 can be eliminated as the pronoun ‘it’ in statement A refers to the movie Braveheart. Statement A should follow statement C rather than preceding it.
In Option 4, statement C as the final statement, gives an abrupt end to the entire flow. Statement C rather fits beautifully as the introductory statement. Hence, the correct answer is option 3.

QUESTION: 16

Which of the following words best replaces the word ‘propensity’ in the sentence?

Solution:

“Propensity” means ‘Proclivity’, ‘a natural tendency or predisposition to do something’.
Options 2, 3 and 4 do not have this meaning and can be eliminated.
Hence, the correct answer is option 1.

QUESTION: 17

Identify the option with the incorrect spelling.

Solution:

“Calliopean” means ‘piercingly loud; of or resembling a calliope’ (a keyboard musical instrument consisting of a set of whistles sounded usually by steam). “Clarion” is ‘an obsolete type of trumpet’. As an adjective it means ‘loud and clear’. “Triskaidekaphobia” means ‘a fear of the number 13’. “Laryngopharyngeal” is an adjective and means ‘of or related to the larynx and pharynx’. Both the words in option 2 have been spelt incorrectly. “Bombastic” means ‘grandiloquent, pompous speech or writing’. “Denouement” is ‘the final outcome of the plot of a story or a complex sequence of events’. “Gordian” means ‘highly intricate’. “Hobnobbing” means ‘to associate familiarly’.
Hence, the correct answer is option 2.

QUESTION: 18

Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate pair of words from the given options.

The first region of Hades comprises the Fields of Asphodel, where the shades of heroes wander_____________among lesser spirits, who twitter around them like bats, and only__________of blood offered to them in the world of the living can reawaken in them for a time the sensations of humanity.

Solution:

The clues in the sentence are the words “lesser spirits” and “offered.” “Lesser spirits” indicates that the shades of the heroes are unhappy about their wanderings and “offered” indicates that the giving of the blood was part of a sanctified ritual.
Therefore “despondently” which means ‘feeling or showing profound hopelessness, dejection, discouragement or gloom’ fits the first blank and “libations” which means ‘a pouring out of wine or other liquid in honor of a deity’ fits the second blank. “Denials” does not fit into the context of the second blank. This eliminates options 1 and 4. “Theatrically” means ‘suggestive of the theater or of acting; artificial, pompous, spectacular, or extravagantly histrionic’ which contradicts the latter half of the sentence “can reawaken in them for a time the sensations of humanity.” “Strata” means ‘a level of society composed of people with similar social, cultural, or economic status’. We can eliminate option 3. “Emancipated” means ‘not constrained or restricted by custom, tradition, superstition’. This may fit the first blank but the second word, “denials” is inappropriate.
Hence, the correct answer is option 2.

QUESTION: 19

From the given pair of words select the most appropriate pair that fills the gaps and makes the sentence more meaningful.

President Mohamed Morsi’s visit is a fresh opportunity for India and Egypt to bury the _______ of the past and rebuild their _______ ties.

Solution:

The sentence clearly states that India and Egypt shared ties in the past.
Hence, options 2 and 3 are ruled out as “impending” and “ominous” imply the forthcoming. “Neglected” will be the best fit for the second blank. Option 4 is ruled out as “nuances” refer to ‘a subtle difference or distinction in expression, meaning, response’ and have no association with the sentence. The president’s visit is an opportunity for India and Egypt to bury the “irritants” of the past.
Hence, the correct answer is option 1.

QUESTION: 20

Choose the word which is CLOSEST in meaning to the word given in CAPITAL LETTERS:

PROTEAN

Solution:

“Protean” is an adjective that ‘means versatile’.
Hence, the correct answer is option 3.