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