Selecting Words MCQs : This section focuses on the "Selecting Words". These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) should be practiced to improve the Selecting Words skills required for various interviews (campus interview, walk-in interview, company interview), placement, entrance exam and other competitive examinations.
In a changing and ...... unstructured business environment, creativity and innovation are being ...... demanded of executives.
A. highly, extremely
B. progressively, increasingly
C. increasingly, moderately
D. excessively, rapidly
I was astounded at his ...... lack of knowledge about the Continent of Africa.
Moreover, a fact finding mission ...... by BSN to India in January this year strongly recommended that the French group should go it alone, and not hand over ...... to an Indian Partner.
A. organised, papers
B. constituted, authority
C. sponsored, power
D. dispatched, control
A woman came in with a baby who, she said, ...... a safety pin.
A. was just swallowing
C. had just swallowed
D. just swallowed
The ...... of the Minister's statement cannot be verified by people who have no access to official records.
His father-in-law ...... him up in business.
The thief ...... all the money.
A. made up
B. made off with
C. mode do with
D. made good
He tried to ...... himself against a horde of ruffians.
The telephone ...... several times before I answered it.
A. was ringing
B. has rung
C. had rung
D. would ring
You haven't had your lunch yet, ...... you?
After the rain the weather ...... and the sun came out.
A. cleared out
B. cleared up
C. cleared away
D. cleared off
...... works of reference are valuable as Encyclopedia, Brittanica.
A. A few
C. The few
It ...... that Prashant will not be selected for the post
Leave a two inch ...... on each page for the teacher's remarks.
He is the person who is ...... to blame.
Indeed, all over the world, more and more people are ...... coffee.
His conduct is bad, and his honesty is not ...... suspicion.
Find the ...... that accompany these cartoons.
Like any other country India has its ...... share of superstitions.
The traveler slept under the ...... shade of banyan tree.
The pilot had been warned about the storm, before he ......
A. took away
B. took up
C. took over
D. took off
The criminal seems to have acted in ...... the three others.
Once he has signed the agreement, he won't be able to ......
A. back up
B. back in
C. back at
D. back out
If you work beyond your capacity, you will naturally feel ......
In a large cities people are cut ...... from nature.
The boy was cured ...... typhoid.
Affix a revenue stamp and put your signature ...... it.
There is a keen ...... in each trade.
God is ......
This book is a useful ...... to our library.
He is too dull ...... this problem.
B. to solving
C. to solve
The paths of glory lead ...... to the grave.
The American ...... presented his credentials to the President of India.
It was difficult to remove my feet as it had got stuck ...... in the mud.
The cinema ...... a welcome escape from cramped and dull city life and the Indians are avid movie-goers.
Once you suspect a person of double dealing, you ought to keep him at arm's ......
The lovers were meeting each other secretly, but their ...... affair was soon known to everyone.
My first lesson ...... forgiveness came from my mother.
A stone that goes on rolling ...... no moss.
The king ...... the rebel.
D. none of these
If you smuggle goods into the country, they may be ...... by the customs authority.
we had ...... wonderful time at the party last night.
A. such a
The French ...... reputed to have a very good sense of humour.
D. will be
We shall not to be able to use your ability in court unless we can find someone to ...... to statements.
Wheat ...... carbohydrates, vitamins, proteins, and dietary fibre in our daily diet.
Man does not live by ...... alone.
She ...... Rs 80 out of the bank every Friday.
The new education policy provides a useful ...... for the planners to remove illiteracy.
The communalist represents the ...... of everything noble that we have inherited from our culture and history.
I think they allow their children too much ......
Success in this examination depends ...... hard work alone.
During Diwali the shops are ...... of people.
The parliament invested the new organisation ...... judicial authority.
A man remains narrow minded, self compliance and ignorant unless he visits other people and ...... from them.
If our friends are not able to take us in their car, we must make ...... arrangements to go to the airport.
He knew everything better than anybody else, and it was an affront to his ...... vanity that you should disagree with him.
She ...... a brief appearance at the end of party.
A. put on
B. put in
C. put across
D. put up
Health is too important to be ......
When varun left the cocktail party he was as ...... as a judge.
When their examinations are over, the children gleefully ...... the books they had been reading.
Physically we are now all neighbors, but psychologically. we are ...... to each other.
This book is quite similar ......
A. with the "Treasure Island"
B. of that film we saw at school
C. to the one I read last week
D. than a story told by our teacher
True brevity ...... in saying only what needs to be said.
I put ...... the light and slept.
One major ...... between the Election Commission and the Union Government related to the powers of the former in respect of the deployment of central police forces at places where are elections is held.
The earth is at present in great danger of becoming uninhabitable because of ...... environmental pollution which is going on at an incredible rapid pace.
The machine is difficult to build ...... easy to maintain.
Ayesha always ...... the permission of her father before going for movies.
The park ...... as far as the river.
To err is ...... to forgive divine.
Hardly had he arrived ...... it started raining.
The stenographer is very efficient. He is ...... to his firm.
A. a boon
B. a credit
C. blessing a
D. an asset
I ...... a car to be absolutely necessary these days.
The car in which the minister was traveling ...... with an accident.
In the modern materialistic society, the only aim of people appears to be ...... money by fair means or foul.
Please' and 'Thank you' are the little courtesies by which we keep the ...... of life oiled and running smoothly.
The family gave father a gold watch on the ...... of his fiftieth birthday.
The luggage was ...... heavy for him to lift
We had a ...... of warm weather in February.
In a little-publicised deal, Pepsi, Cola has ...... the entire soft drink market in Afghanistan.
Many ...... decisions were taken at the meeting.
...... all intents and purposes, the manager is the master of the firm.
...... a failure of some traffic lights, traffic is moving very slowly.
B. Due to
Jawaharlal spent his childhood ________ Anand Bhawan.
Colgate has also set an ambitious aim of ......on 8% value shared of tooth paste market by then end of first years.
He is a very careful person, he never takes side but remains ......
Rama was so badly injured that he needed ...... care in the hospital.
The robbers were arrested and ...... prison yesterday.
A. brought into
B. brought to
C. taken into
D. taken to
The answer was written ...... blue ink.
Pakistan lost a ...... wicket just when they seemed to be doing so well, and that led to their eventual defeat.
According to corporate circles data is pushing through the merger to create financially ...... company in the processed foods business, the group's thrust area for the 1990's
It's very kind of you to ...... to speak at the meeting.
I shall call ...... you tomorrow.
If negotiations are to prove fruitful, there must not only be sincerity on each side, but there must also be ...... in the sincerity of the other side.
The miser gazed ...... at the pile of gold coins in front of him.
A crescendo of metallic thuds arose from the market, where the iron-smiths were ...... the pieces of metals.
The man came in a van to ...... the television set.
I haven't seen you ...... a week.
It being an ...... issue, it is not correct to introduce questions of morality in to the debate.
The manner in which bombs exploded in five trains with in a short span of time suggests that it is a part of a ......
Fate smiles ...... those who untiringly grapple with stark realities of life.
At one point, it looked as if an area of agreement would ...... specially over the issue of productivity linked wages.
B. come out
He ...... in wearing the old fashioned coat in spite of his wife's disapproval.
However, the group's long-term strategy is to ...... on core sector business connected with infrastructure and energy.
Man must ...... to stop pollution.
About twenty clerks were made ...... when the banks introduced computers.
Johny, where are you? ...... up this tree.
A. There I am
B. There am I
C. Here am I
D. Here I am
He became enamored ...... her grace when he first saw her dance.
I shall take revenge ...... you.
Many of the advances of civilisation have been conceived by young people just on the ...... of adulthood
Find the ...... that accompany these cartoons
Piyush behaves strangely at times and, therefore, nobody gets ...... with him.
In hot weather I like lying in the ...... of a tree.
The grapes are now ...... enough to be picked.
I haven't eaten an apple ...... a long while.
In Bush, Saddam was up ...... more than his match.
It is 14 years since i ...... him.
A. have seen
B. had seen
The more your action and thought are allied and ...... the happier you grow.
Many areas of the city were ...... into darkness for several hours.
You cannot devise a method which ...... all possibility of errors.
My uncle decided to take ...... and my sister to the market.
Chintu is ...... small to start playing cricket now.
In our zeal for progress we should not ...... executive with more power.
Brothers must live in harmony. They must never fall ......
The non cooperative attitude of the members can only ...... the image of the society.
He was sent to the prison for his ......
She has an aversion ...... taking even onion and garlic.
He felt no ...... as he plunged the knife into her back.
Some regions of our country still remain ...... to the average man.
Arti pulled a long ...... when she was told that she could not go to Agra.
When I was a child, I ......to school everyday instead going by cycle.
A. had walked
C. have walked
D. have been walking
He was accused ...... stealing his aunt's necklace.
The English schemed to continue their rule in India by playing off one community ...... the other.
The waiter hasn't brought the coffee ...... I've been here an hour already.
West Bengal ...... plentiful rainfall and is consequently a very green part of the country.
Now, the management graduate can expect to have a prosperous life on a ...... income without having to depend on finding a place in family busiess having to tend the paternal estates.
Owing to the power cut in the area, factories are being forced to ...... men
A. throw away
B. send off
C. put off
D. lay off
The Hubble Space Telescope will search for planets around the stars, a key to the ...... extraterrestrial life, and examine interstellar dust and gases out of which stars are born.
If you persists in telling lies to me I shall sue you ...... slander.
...... of old paintings is a job for experts.
She ...... from the crowd because of her height and flaming red hair.
A. stood out
B. stood off
C. stood up
D. stood by
The river overflowed its ...... and flooded the area.
The old Nature versus ...... debate regarding crime continues even today.
Those who persist in the endeavor at long last triumph ...... the odds of life.
What is the ...... for an air letter?
Government buildings are ...... on the Republic day.
He is so ...... to light that he never leaves the house without sunglasses.
The ruling party will have to put its own house ...... order.
Soft minded individuals are ...... to embrace all kinds superstitions.
In high school many of us never realised the importance that grammar would ...... in later life.
Natwarlal ...... them all for a ride by producing false documents.
...... The arrival of the police, nobody went near the victim.
I have read one novel by Premchand. I want to read ...... novel by him.
I listened, but I had no idea what he was ...... about.
Jawaharlal spent his childhood ...... Anand Bhawan.
An employment advertisement should ...... the number of vacancies.
It was indeed unreasonable ...... him to leave this job and start business.
He passed the examination in the first class because he ......
A. was hard working for it
B. worked hardly for it
C. had worked hard for it
D. was working hard for it
I don't really know how to ...... the problem.
The Sun ...... at six this morning.
I saw a ...... of cows in the field.
On account of the dearth of grass on the arid plains the cattle became ......
The building comprises ...... sixty rooms.
D. no preposition needed
The battalion operating from the mountain was able to ...... three enemy divisons.
A. tie up
B. tie down
C. tie on
D. tie with
This, partly, explains how the Mehta family has been able to ...... its lavish lifestyle in recent times, despite the fact that all its assets have been ......
A. keep, removed
B. afford, attached
C. develop, liquidated
D. keep up, destroyed
The boy fell ...... bicycle.
Namrata was found to ...... the required qualifications for the job.
Sonika is quite intelligent but rather ......
Catching the earlier train will give us the ...... to do some shopping.
People who ...... on horses usually lose in the end.
Besides other provisions, that shopkeeper deals ...... cosmetics.
Sita's heart ...... at the sight of the beautiful diamond necklace.
I purposely ...... meet you during my last visit to Kashmir.
It is not what you say that ...... but what you do
The passengers were afraid, but the captain ...... them that there was no danger.
Nobody can ...... me to do anything which I do not want to do.
That rule is applicable ...... every one.
Walking at 3'o clock, I heard the ...... of thunder.
The team was well trained and strong, but somehow their ...... was low.
He lives near a lovely ...... of countryside.
But the introductory fee does not stop after the initial handshake, brokers have to ...... it up after each transaction.
If I take a state roadways bus, I'll get late, ...... ?
A. isn't it
B. won't I
C. will I
D. is it
The stenographer is very efficient. He is ...... to his firm.
A. a boon
B. a credit
C. a blessing
D. an asset
Ambition is one of those ......which are never satisfied.
Do you know ......?
A. where she comes from
B. where does she come from
C. where from she comes
D. from where does she come
Farida sings very well and ...... does salim.
Her parents will never give their ...... to so much an unsuitable match.
He is a person of sound character and ...... disposition.
Life is to death as pleasure is to ......
He is so ...... that he immediately believe my story of ghosts.
this brand of TV is quite inferior ...... that one.
A sanguine outlook is associated with the ......
You've only three months to complete the course, Don't give ...... now.
We had to pay more taxi fare because the driver brought us by a ...... route.
Rohan and Rohit are twin brothers, but they do not look ......
I hate sitting ...... him as he always smells of garlic.
My father ...... down for a nap.
That the poor in our country, are happy is
A. a dream
B. a vision
C. an ideal
D. an illusion