IIFT Verbal Ability MCQ Quiz - 2


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QUESTION: 1

Select the option which best changes the given sentence from active to passive voice.

Solution:

The given sentence is in the simple past tense. Therefore, its conversion into the passive voice must be parallel with the same. Only option 4 is parallel with the tense of the main sentence. The subject - “her friends” is implied through the conversion and its omission does not make option 4 incorrect.

Option 1 incorrectly converts the given sentence into the past continuous tense and

Option 2 incorrectly converts it into the past perfect tense.

Option 3 makes it seem as if the adventurist was forced into recalling her experiences. It is not aligned with the main sentence.

Hence, the correct answer is option 4.

QUESTION: 2

A set of four words is given. Three of the words are related in some way, but one word is not related to the rest. You have to pick the word which does not fit in the relation and mark that as your answer.Pick the odd word out

Solution:

“Pasteurization”, “sterilization” and “decontamination” all refer to cleaning mechanisms. “Acidification” refers to ‘The act or process of acidifying, or changing into an acid’.

Hence, the correct answer is option 2.

QUESTION: 3

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

Solution:

 “Comestible” means ‘edible; that can be eaten’. “Inedible” means ‘that which cannot be eaten’ and is the perfect antonym of “comestible”. “Feasible” means ‘realistic’. “Comfortable” is ‘relaxed’. “Kinship” means ‘relationship’. Eliminate options 1, 3 and 4.

Hence, the correct answer is option 2.

QUESTION: 4

Identify the option with INCORRECT spelling,

Solution:

The meanings of the words are: “Estival”: ‘of or relating to summer’; “Obstreperous”: ‘unruly, boisterous’; “Cacophonous”: ‘raucous; having a harsh or discordant sound’; ‘Stratagem’: ‘a scheme or trick for surprising an enemy’ The word ‘stratagem’ has been incorrectly spelled as “strategem”. The other words are correctly spelled.

Hence, the correct answer is option 4.

QUESTION: 5

The following question consists of a set of labelled sentences. These sentences, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Choose the most logical order of sentences from the options.

I. A successful businessman does nothing to increase his popularity by being careful with his money.
II. If he is not so, he is considered mean and his reputation in business may even suffer in consequence.
III. He is expected to display his success, to have smart car, an expensive life, and to be lavish with his hospitality.
IV. The paradox remains that if he had not been careful with his money in the first place, he would never have achieved his present wealth. 

Solution:

Sentence III with “He is expected to display ...” connects with sentence II which says “If he is not so...”, forming III-II link.
Sentence I introduces the subject of the paragraph.
Hence, the correct link becomes I-III-II.
Sentence IV merely points out the interesting paradox in this situation.

Hence, the correct answer is option 2.

QUESTION: 6

Identify the figure of speech in the following sentence: Which of the following is an Onomatopoeia?

Solution:

An onomatopoeia is a figure of speech which employs the use of words that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to. In option 4, “cock-a-doodle-do” refers to the sound made by the rooster.

Hence, the correct answer is option 4.

QUESTION: 7

Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate set of words from the given options.The poor farmer is being duped by the_____pricing policies which only reflect t h e _____nature o f the policy makers who have framed t h e _____ bill on Environmental protection and which can only lead to a _____retaliation in the near future.

Solution:

“Predatory” means ‘excessive or exploitive’ when referring to amount or cost. “Rapacious” means ‘extremely greedy’. It is the only word that can fit in the second blank to describe the greedy nature of policy makers. Therefore, options 1 and 4 can be eliminated. “Contentious” means ‘characterised by controversy’. “Ferocious” means ‘savagely fierce’. It is the most appropriate word for the last blank, since it correctly describes an angry retaliation. Therefore, option 2 can be eliminated.

Hence, the correct answer is option 3.

QUESTION: 8

Select the option which is having similar analogy vis-a-vis the analogy given in the question.Seductive: Tempting ::

Solution:

“Seductive” is a synonym of “tempting”.
Options 1, 3 and 4 do not share the same relationship as the key pair.
Option 2 is the most logical choice as the two words in the option also share a synonymous relationship.
Hence, the correct answer is option 2.

QUESTION: 9

Choose the option which gives the correct meaning in the same order as the words.

Solution:

The meanings of the words are as follows: Dyslogistic - conveying disapproval or censure; not complimentary or eulogistic.
Satori - as per Zen Buddhism - the state of sudden indescribable intuitive enlightenment.
Apropos - fitting; at the right time; to the purpose; opportunely.
Soliloquy - an utterance or discourse by a person who is talking to himself or herself or is disregardful of or oblivious to any hearers present.
Hence, the correct answer is option 1.

QUESTION: 10

Identify the correct sentence from the options given below. 

Solution:

Option 1 is incorrect as ideally the right construction would be ‘one’s head is spinning’. A person cannot spin because of stories.
Option 2 seems to be correct.
Option 3 is incorrect due to the tense error in “am having” instead of ‘have’. Option 4 is incorrect as the right phrase would be ‘trade in’, meaning to exchange one thing for another.
Hence, the correct answer is option 2.

QUESTION: 11

The question below consists of an incomplete sentence. Four phrases are given beneath the sentence. Mark the option that best completes the sentence.Bonsai trees aren’t completely scaled down, their cells are normal-sized, it’s just that_________________________________ 

Solution:

Once the answer options have been examined, it becomes evident that the said components refer to those of the Bonsai trees and the pronouns in the latter half of the options ought to refer to the cells of these trees.

Given that “cells” makes for a plural subject, the pronoun attributing to it should also be a third person plural pronoun. This eliminates option 1 with the singular pronoun “it”.The first half of the statement with “Bonsai trees aren’t completely scaled down...” implies that they are scaled down to a certain extent.

Option 3 logically contradicts this with “...made with many of them”.

The usage of the comparative degree becomes paramount while referring to the quantity of cells in this case. Eliminate option 4 with “less”.Option 2 correctly completes this sentence grammatically and logically.

Hence, the correct answer is option 2.

QUESTION: 12

Identify the figure of speech used in the following question.Which of the following uses an Anti-climax?

Solution:

An anti-climax refers to a sudden transition in discourse from a significant idea to a trivial or ludicrous idea.
Option 3 is an example of an anticlimax. It says that something as mild as a whimper will cause the end of the world.
Hence, the correct answer is option 3

QUESTION: 13

Identify the option with the incorrect spelling.

Solution:

“Panache” means ‘flamboyance in manner or style’. “Antediluvian” means ‘before the deluge’. It refers to the period between the creation of the Earth and the Flood which destroyed all the wickedness in the world as mentioned in the Bible. In popular culture, the term is used to refer to any ancient or murky period. “Postpartum” refers to ‘the period shortly after childbirth’. ‘Preconceived’, which means ‘to form an opinion before possessing full knowledge’, has been incorrectly spelled here as “preconcieved”.
Hence, the correct answer is option 4.

QUESTION: 14

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. You can either______or you can face the music.

ii. Doris is pulling out all the stops t o ______it.

iii. Will Obama______the Internet This Week?

iv. Perry probably can't______a win in the presidential primary at this point.

v. Then______as fast as you can, screaming at the top of your lungs.

Solution:

The phrase “walk off’ refers to a person who escapes easily. It is not possible for Perry to “walk off’ a win in the presidential primary. Hence, options 1 and 4 are ruled out.
To “pull off’ means to ‘to manage to make something happen’. “Pull off’ does not fit within the construction of sentence (i). The correct sentence to use it in is sentence (iv). Hence, option 2 is ruled out.

The sequence of phrases is correct in option 3. You can “walk off’ or face the music, Doris is pulling stops to “take care o f ’ it, Obama will “take control o f ’ the internet, Perry can’t “pull o ff’ a win” and “take o f f ’ as fast as you can.

Hence, the correct answer is option 3.

QUESTION: 15

Fill in the blanks with the word or phrase that completes the idiom correctly in the given sentences.The relentless nagging by Arthur's mother almost drove him

Solution:

Option D “up the wall” completes the idiom “drive someone up the wall”, which means 'to irritate and/or annoy very much'. So, eliminate options 1, 2 and 3.
Hence, the correct answer is option 4.

QUESTION: 16

This question consists of two capitalized words that have a certain relationship to each other, followed by a certain pair of words. Choose the pair that is RELATED to each other in the same way as the capitalized pair. PALTRY: GIGANTIC::

Solution:

“Paltry” is ‘insignificant or small’ and “gigantic”, meaning ‘huge’ is an antonym of “paltry”. It is an antonymous relationship. “Desiccated” means ‘dehydrated or powdered’ while “turgid” means ‘swollen or distended’. They are antonyms of each other as one denotes shrinking while the other swelling.
The words in the pairs in options 1, 3 and 4 do not show an antonymous relationship to each other.
Hence, the correct answer is option 2.

QUESTION: 17

Choose the option which gives the correct meaning in the same order as the words.

Solution:

The meanings of the words are as follows: Idiosyncrasy - a characteristic, habit, mannerism, or the like, that is peculiar to an individual.
Serendipity - an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident. Epiphany - a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.
Revenant - a person who returns as a spirit after death; ghost.
Hence, the correct answer is option 4.

QUESTION: 18

Identify the correct sentence from the options given below.

Solution:

Option 1 is incorrect due to the use of the modal verb “must” which is used to express necessity or obligation. In the above sentence, ‘can’ or ‘could’ might be more appropriate since it expresses the ability of making the person brush his/her teeth.
Option 2 is incorrect due to the use of the preposition “from” which is used to indicate a starting point or source. It could be framed better as ‘for dinner’. Option 3 is incorrect due to the wrong use of the preposition “by” which means ‘close to’ or ‘at’. The right choice would be ‘on’.
Option 4 is grammatically correct.
Hence, the correct answer is option 4.

QUESTION: 19

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. Lynette’s perfection o f the art o f a c tin g ______ probably made the development o f dramatic range unnecessary.

ii. When you make an offer on a home, your real estate broker w ill put y o u r ______ money into an escrow account.

iii. Several hundred o f his supporters continue to protest h i s ______ .

iv. Gabriel seem ed largely incurious about anyone's essential character, th eir______ or motive.

V. These two couples are g o o d ,______ people, undone by the com plexity o f their lives.

Solution:

Although the adjectives “conscientious”, “sincere” and the noun “integrity” seem to fit blanks 1, 2 and 3, they are not ideal.
The adjective “earnest” fits best within the context of money, while “conscientious” is best fitted while discussing how the two couples are. The protesters are more likely to fight for “his innocence” as compared to “integrity”. “Integrity” fits best in blank 4.
By eliminating all other options, “sincere” fits in the context of “Lynette’s perfection of the art of acting sincere”. The sequence of words in option 2 fills all of the blanks appropriately.
Hence, the correct answer is option 2.

QUESTION: 20

Arrange the following sentences in logical sequence.

I. Now she realizes that she is double-booked.
II. When she fixed the date she hadn’t looked at her diary.
III. A friend has just arrived from Paris.
IV. Helen calls me to cancel a lesson. 

Solution:

Sentence IV introduces the subject of the paragraph. Hence, it is the beginning of the sequence. So eliminate options 3 and 4.

Sentence II indicates what happened earlier and sentence I indicates the present situation related to the same. Hence II-I form a link. Eliminate option 2.

Sentence III concludes the paragraph stating the reason for the cancellation of the lesson.

Hence, the correct answer is option 1.