Sample IIFT Verbal Ability Quiz


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QUESTION: 1

Select a word to replace the blank spaces.

Foresight : Prudence :: Integrity :___________

Solution:

The words “foresight” and “prudence” are synonymous to each other. They refer to ‘the act or power of foreseeing’. In order to arrive at the correct  answer, we need to pick the correct synonym of “integrity”. “Integrity” refers to ‘adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty’. From all of the options provided, only option 4 with “rectitude” referring to ‘rightness of principle or conduct; moral virtue’ is synonymous to “integrity”.
Though options 1, 2 and 3 have positive connotations like the main words presented, they refer to other characteristics and are not synonyms of “integrity”.
Hence, the correct answer is option 4.

QUESTION: 2

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

Again in every language there are many words which bear several______ senses, which may be represented by as many different words in the language of the translation; so that if the best word is chosen, much of the fullness of the original must be lost; while it may so happen that the selected word has also a variety of______, which do not correspond with the varying meanings of the original word, and thus senses may be ascribed to the original which it will not bear, because the reader annexes to the word in the translation a sense different from that in which it corresponds to the original word.

Solution:

“Cognate” means ‘two or more words in different languages that share a common ancestral root’. “Generic” or ‘general’ means ‘related to an entire group’. “Affiliate” means ‘to trace the origin or derivation of’. “Analogy” means ‘similar or alike’. 

“Nuance” means ‘a slight degree of difference in meaning’. “Shade” means ‘a slight variation in meaning’. “Connotation” means ‘things or attributes that the word brings to mind’. “Signification” means ‘the meaning that is signified or intended’. Options 1 and 2 have the words reversed for the blanks.
For the second blank “significations” is apt. “Analogy” would be incorrect usage for blank 1.
Hence, the correct answer is option 3.

QUESTION: 3

Select the option which is grammatically correct.

Solution:

Option 1 is wrong due to the incorrect usage of “that”. 'That' is used for a non-restrictive clause and refers to a group or a class. Since, the sentence is referring to one book, 'which' should be used.
Option 2 is in present perfect tense, hence the verb to be used should be 'have' instead of "are".
Option 3 uses the preposition “onto” incorrectly. The sentence calls for the preposition “upon” meaning 'in approximate contact with'.
There is no error in option 4.
Hence, the correct answer is option 4.

QUESTION: 4

For the underlined part of the given sentence, choose the option that is grammatically correct, effective and reduces ambiguity and redundancy.

Most buyers are choosing to insure their valuables not because they cannot afford the loss but "because of the support they get in restoration or replacement of the valuables."

Solution:

Option 2 is incorrect due to error in parallelism. In order to balance the verb “afford” in first part of the sentence, the noun “getting” should be replaced with the verb 'get'. So, we can eliminate option 2.
Option 3 is incorrect because of the missing noun in the sentence following the verb “get”. The sentence uses the incorrect form of'restore' or 'replace'. It should be 'restoration' or 'replacement'. So, eliminate option 3.
Option 4 distorts the meaning of the sentence because the word “supported” here implies 'bear all or part of the weight of; hold up' which is not the intended meaning of the sentence. The buyers are not “supported” by restoration or replacement but they find 'support' meaning “the act of showing that you believe that someone or something is good or acceptable” in them. So, we can eliminate option 4.
Hence, the correct answer is option 1.

QUESTION: 5

Select one word/phrase which is closest in meaning to the given phrase.

To utter a shrill, broken sound or cry.

Solution:

“Cackle” refers to ‘a shrill, broken sound or cry, as of a hen’. “Clamour” means ‘a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people’. Though it refers to noise, it is not the same in meaning as “cackle”. Eliminate option 2. “Chatter” and “jabber” refer to ‘talking rapidly in a foolish or purposeless way’. Eliminate options 3 and 4.
Hence, the correct answer is option 1.

QUESTION: 6

For the underlined part of the given sentence, choose the option that is grammatically correct, effective and reduces ambiguity and redundancy.

"Since the women no longer needed to come home early to finish cooking before sundown", they can utilize the extra hours to stitch leaf plates, to supplement their income.

Solution:

Sentence 2 incorrectly uses the verb “needed” which is the simple past form of'need'. This causes the tense parallelism error due to the usage of the verb “can” in the second part of the sentence. 

Sentences 3 and 4 do not contain any subordinating conjunction to join the subordinate clause to the main clause. Hence, they can be eliminated. Hence, the correct answer is option 1.

QUESTION: 7

For the underlined part of the given sentence, choose the option that is grammatically correct, effective and reduces ambiguity and redundancy.

Ride sharing is poised to gain customer interest as taxi aggregators in several states "face the heat of scrutiny from authorities that have deemed services illegal."

Solution:

Options 1 and 4 are incorrect, since they have redundancy error. Since option 1 uses “have” and option 4 uses “that”, for the second time. Also, there is a tense parallelism error.
Option 2 is incorrect, since it is missing the possessive pronoun “their” before “services”.
Option 3 is correct because of no redundancy error.
Hence, the correct answer is option 3.

QUESTION: 8

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

The word “intrigue” fell into a state of somnolence, and after an existence of innocuous__________ lasting till 1794 it was revived, only to __________ again until 1894.

Solution:

The clues in the sentence are “somnolence” and “only to.” The first blank will be close in meaning to “somnolence”, which means “tending to cause sleep” and so will the second one; “only to” indicates that it went back to its sleeping days till 1894.
In option 3, “desuetude” means ‘the state of being no longer used or practiced’ and “hibernate” means ‘to withdraw or be in seclusion; retire.’ They basically mean the same thing, and are close in meaning to “somnolence,” and therefore fit in best.

“Bereavement” means ‘to deprive and make desolate, especially by death’. “Elation” means ‘a feeling or state of great joy or pride; exultant gladness; high spirits’ and “beholden” means ‘obligated; indebted’. “Despondency” means ‘state of being despondent; depression of spirits from loss of courage or hope; dejection’ and “fulminate” means ‘to explode with a loud noise; detonate’.
Therefore options 1, 2 and 4 are eliminated.
Hence, the correct answer is option 3.

QUESTION: 9

Choose the most appropriate option for filling in the blanks. The sequence of words in the correct option should match the sequence of the sentences in which they should be used.

i. Sheila regrets that she can rarely answer letters personally, and never

ii. When a creature dies, its neurons don't stop working______.

iii. Another flaw that______needs correcting is the revolving door policy of regulatory agencies.

iv. Just in case you intend on making it to Delhi by 8 pm, I recommend that you leave______.

v. The winners of the contest will be announced_______.

Solution:

The adverb “immediately” indicates urgency associated with time. It could fit in sentence (ii), (iv) and (v). However, the adverb “now” does not fit in the construction of sentence (iii). Hence, option 1 is ruled out.
The adverb “urgently” refers to something that requires immediate action. “Immediately” is a better fit for sentence (i) as compared to “urgently”. Hence, option 3 is ruled out.
If the adverb “now” was used at the end of sentence (i), it would become grammatically incorrect. Hence, option 4 is also ruled out.
The sequence of words given in option 2, fit well within the sentences mentioned above.
Hence, the correct answer is option 2.

QUESTION: 10

Choose an appropriate order for the following part of sentences.

1. All of winter,

i. soaking in the bright and 

ii. we dream of those endless

iii. with its dreary gray days and bitter cold,

iv. days at the beach,

v. laying on the sand and

6. burning sun

Solution:

Of all the parts, only part iii fits the best as the continuation of 1, since it describes the “winter” mentioned in 1 and forms a logical continuation. So, eliminate options 1 and 3.
There is a link between iii and ii, since it is logical that one would dream of the beach and the sun longingly during winter.
The link ii - iv is obvious as the adjective “endless” describes the “days” mentioned in part iv.
The adjective “bright” in i is used for the “burning sun” mentioned in part 6. The phrase “bright and burning” describes the “sun”, making i-6 a crucial link. So eliminate option 2.
The sentence in its entirety is: All of winter, with its dreary gray days and bitter cold, we dream of those endless days at the beach, laying on the sand and soaking in the bright and burning sun.
Hence, the correct answer is option 4.

QUESTION: 11

Answer the following question based on the information given below.

How many words of four letters can be made with the following, with the condition that at least one “M” appears in each word?

M, E, A, L, A, M, 0

Solution:

The possible words that can be made taking into consideration the conditions and the letters provided above are:

“meal” “ammo” is an informal term for ammunition.

“mole”

“memo”

“male”

“loam”

“lame”

Thus, it can be said that “at least 7” words can be formed.
Hence, the correct answer is option 3.

QUESTION: 12

Read the sentences and choose the option that best arranges them in a logical order.

A. Bleeping inappropriately in theatres, churches and concert halls, subjecting bystanders to tedious diatribes on trains and buses, and distracting people in restaurants.

B. Because it can be used almost anywhere, and is used by almost everyone (in the rich world at least), it has the greatest potential for social disruption

C. No public event is now complete without a request that phones be switched off.

D. The technology that has done most to complicate matters, of course, is the mobile phone.

Solution:

Although it’s not a rule, usually the full name or the full form precedes the short name or the short form. For e.g, You would use Karl Marx first before you start saying Mr. Marx. By applying the same line of reasoning, the idea of ‘mobile phones’ in statement D should precede ‘phones’ in statement C. We can thus eliminate options 1 and 4.
All the other 2 options - 2 and 3 have statement D as the start.
Option 2 moves from statement D to statement C. Statement D talks of complicating matters while statement C moves on to public events requesting switching off phones. Possible flow of logic but, not a very convincing one. Statement B follows talking of ‘it can be used almost everywhere’. Everywhere as an idea does not flow with public event. On the other hand, if we consider statement B as a new idea, not closely connected with statement C, then the jump in ideas from statement D to statement C and from statement C to statement B is too abrupt. This eliminates option 2.
Option 3 flows well through the entire sequence. Statement D introduces the idea. Statement B takes the idea further and A gives specific inputs to what does it mean by ‘anywhere & everyone’. The passage concludes with a specific course of action which is an outcome of ‘complicating matters’ in statement A, ‘everyone and anyone’ in statement B, and ‘examples of social events’ in statement C.

Hence, the correct answer is option 3.

QUESTION: 13

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

Solution:

The meanings of the words are as follows: Coyote - A contemptible person, especially an avaricious or dishonest one. Obsequious - Characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference.
Gnocchi - A dish of little dumplings made from potatoes, semolina, flour, or a combination of these ingredients.
Melancholy - A gloomy state of mind, especially when habitual or prolonged; depression.
Hence, the correct answer is option 2.

QUESTION: 14

Answer the following question based on the information given below.

The word closest in meaning to ‘artless’ is:

Solution:

“Artless” means ‘simple, innocent or inelegant, free from cunning or craftiness’.
The word closest to its meaning is ‘guileless’. “Penurious” means ‘poor or impoverished’. ‘Inexcusable’ is ‘something that cannot be excused’.
Hence, the correct answer is option 4.

QUESTION: 15

Select the grammatically incorrect option 

Solution:

Option 2 incorrectly uses the conjunction "like" where it is not required. The other sentences are grammatically correct.
Hence, the correct answer is option 2.

QUESTION: 16

Identify the correct sentence from the options given below.

Solution:

Option 1 is incorrect as “take a call” is grammatically incorrect.
Option 2 is incorrect as “foretaste” means ‘an advance token or warning’. Option 3 is incorrect as the right preposition to use would be ‘of’ instead of "n" .
Hence, the correct answer is option 4.

QUESTION: 17

From the following words, identify the word that will make a relationship similar to the first pair.

Riposte : Repartee :: Denigrate :____

Solution:

“Riposte” or “repartee” are synonymous and mean ‘a quick reply or a return in a dialogue’.
Thus, the relationship is synonymous. “Denigrate” means ‘to blacken or criticize or speak badly about someone’.
From all the four words, only ’'Besmirch*' meaning 'to tarnish or damage someone's reputation' is synonymous to denigrate.
Hence, the correct answer is option 1.

QUESTION: 18

For each of the questions below, select the word that fits well in all the four given sentences.

i. You've become an outspoken advocate for intellectual_________.

ii. It's designed for maximum_________and expression and requires specialized skill to operate.

iii. Being able to get on the boat and move allowed my head_________ again.

iv. They have yet to experience the_________that the motorcycle represents.

Solution:

From all of the options provided, option 2 with “freedom” fits into all of the blanks appropriately.
The ability to get on a boat and move will not allow one’s head “power” again. Option 1 would be better placed in statement iii as a phrase ‘a sense of power’ rather than as a standalone noun.
One will not be an outspoken advocate of “intellectual pleasure” as much as one will be an advocate for “intellectual freedom”. Moreover, “pleasure” does not fit into the construction of statement iii either. Eliminate option 3. “Prodigiousness” refers to ‘vastness in size, extent and power’. Option 4 also will not fit into the logical tenure of statement iii.
Hence, the correct answer is option 2.

QUESTION: 19

Choose an appropriate order for the following part of sentences.

1. For Grandma,

i. say little to old people that

ii. is the way in which people

iii. talk to you; later she

iv. what defines age

v. will remark that one can

6. does not sound terrible.

Solution:

The part iv justifies the purpose of the conjunction “for” used in 1. Hence, 1 and iv form a link. So, eliminate options 3 and 4.
The link i-6 is evident from the 'that- does not' pair. Eliminate option 1.
The sentence in its entirety is: 'For Grandma, what defines age is the way in which people talk to you; later she will remark that one can say little to old people that does not sound terrible'.
Hence, the correct answer is option 2.

QUESTION: 20

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

As the airplane______sideways, the army trunks______ over.

Solution:

“Skid” means ‘to slide sideways suddenly’, and “skewed” means ‘distorted’. ‘Skewed over’ or the ‘trunks being distorted over’ would be incorrect usage. Therefore, we can eliminate option 1. “Lurched” is ‘to move suddenly’ and “flipped over” means ‘to turn upside down’. “Planked” is ‘to close something with wooden planks’. ‘Planked’ would be incorrect usage for the first blank. “Spread over” would be incorrect usage as well. We can eliminate option 3. “Tilted” is ‘to move a thing in a way that one side is higher than the other’. “Tripped” is ‘to fall’. The sentence becomes a dangling one. ‘Tripped over’ what? We can eliminate option 4.
Hence, the correct answer is option 2.