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Selecting Words MCQ Questions & Answers

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.




Question 1

The traveler slept under the ...... shade of banyan tree.

A. cold
B. cool
C. cooling
D. dark

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Question 2

The grapes are now ...... enough to be picked.

A. ready
B. mature
C. ripe
D. advanced

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Question 3

His father-in-law ...... him up in business.

A. put
B. made
C. set
D. built

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Question 4

The English schemed to continue their rule in India by playing off one community ...... the other.

A. before
B. upon
C. against
D. with

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Question 5

The non cooperative attitude of the members can only ...... the image of the society.

A. spoil
B. improve
C. degrade
D. defame

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Question 6

Man does not live by ...... alone.

A. food
B. bread
C. meals
D. diet

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Question 7

The manner in which bombs exploded in five trains with in a short span of time suggests that it is a part of a ......

A. game
B. conspiracy
C. villainy
D. sabotage

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Question 8

If our friends are not able to take us in their car, we must make ...... arrangements to go to the airport.

A. alternative
B. another
C. alternate
D. possible

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Question 9

An employment advertisement should ...... the number of vacancies.

A. provide
B. specify
C. contain
D. declare

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Question 10

I listened, but I had no idea what he was ...... about.

A. saying
B. talking
C. telling
D. discussing

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Question 11

Namrata was found to ...... the required qualifications for the job.

A. contain
B. disclose
C. posses
D. acquire

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Question 12

The answer was written ...... blue ink.

A. with
B. by
C. in
D. on

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Question 13

I don't really know how to ...... the problem.

A. tackle
B. cope
C. draw
D. erase

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Question 14

In a little-publicised deal, Pepsi, Cola has ...... the entire soft drink market in Afghanistan.

A. occupied
B. conquered
C. swallowed
D. captured

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Question 15

He tried to ...... himself against a horde of ruffians.

A. collect
B. save
C. support
D. defend

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Question 16

Brothers must live in harmony. They must never fall ......

A. off
B. out
C. apart
D. away

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Question 17

Rama was so badly injured that he needed ...... care in the hospital.

A. extensive
B. little
C. deep
D. intensive

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Question 18

In the modern materialistic society, the only aim of people appears to be ...... money by fair means or foul.

A. print
B. produce
C. acquire
D. extort

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Question 19

The waiter hasn't brought the coffee ...... I've been here an hour already.

A. till
B. up
C. yet
D. still

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Question 20

Nobody can ...... me to do anything which I do not want to do.

A. encourage
B. request
C. oppose
D. compel

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Question 21

He felt no ...... as he plunged the knife into her back.

A. qualms
B. scruple
C. conscience
D. morals

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Question 22

Catching the earlier train will give us the ...... to do some shopping.

A. chance
B. luck
C. possibility
D. occasion

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Question 23

Find the ...... that accompany these cartoons.

A. topics
B. titles
C. captions
D. headings

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Question 24

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

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Question 25

When I was a child, I ......to school everyday instead going by cycle.

A. had walked
B. walked
C. have walked
D. have been walking

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Question 26

The criminal seems to have acted in ...... the three others.

A. collusion
B. coalition
C. collision
D. cohesion

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Question 27

Fate smiles ...... those who untiringly grapple with stark realities of life.

A. with
B. over
C. on
D. round

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Question 28

The old Nature versus ...... debate regarding crime continues even today.

A. Man
B. Universe
C. Culture
D. Nurture

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Question 29

The river overflowed its ...... and flooded the area.

A. edges
B. fronts
C. limits
D. banks

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Question 30

Many areas of the city were ...... into darkness for several hours.

A. spread
B. plunged
C. merged
D. deep

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Question 31

What is the ...... for an air letter?

A. fare
B. value
C. postage
D. stamp

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Question 32

If you work beyond your capacity, you will naturally feel ......

A. drowsy
B. tired
C. confident
D. giddy

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Question 33

we had ...... wonderful time at the party last night.

A. such a
B. so
C. such
D. very

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Question 34

She has an aversion ...... taking even onion and garlic.

A. with
B. at
C. against
D. to

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Question 35

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.

A. faith
B. belief
C. substance
D. certainty

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Question 36

Sonika is quite intelligent but rather ......

A. idealistic
B. generous
C. lazy
D. optimistic

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Question 37

During Diwali the shops are ...... of people.

A. busy
B. full
C. crowded
D. bubbling

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Question 38

Man must ...... to stop pollution.

A. act
B. perform
C. operate
D. behave

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Question 39

Wheat ...... carbohydrates, vitamins, proteins, and dietary fibre in our daily diet.

A. has
B. gives
C. yields
D. provides

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Question 40

I haven't eaten an apple ...... a long while.

A. from
B. since
C. for
D. until

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Question 41

After the rain the weather ...... and the sun came out.

A. cleared out
B. cleared up
C. cleared away
D. cleared off

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Question 42

You cannot devise a method which ...... all possibility of errors.

A. excludes
B. includes
C. avoids
D. ignores

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Question 43

Some regions of our country still remain ...... to the average man.

A. inaccessible
B. impossible
C. impermeable
D. impenetrable

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Question 44

...... works of reference are valuable as Encyclopedia, Brittanica.

A. A few
B. Few
C. The few
D. Fewer

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Question 45

Life is to death as pleasure is to ......

A. poverty
B. suffering
C. anguish
D. pain

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Question 46

Success in this examination depends ...... hard work alone.

A. at
B. over
C. for
D. on

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Question 47

...... The arrival of the police, nobody went near the victim.

A. Unless
B. Although
C. Even
D. Till

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Question 48

It ...... that Prashant will not be selected for the post

A. feels
B. looks
C. believes
D. seems

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Question 49

I was astounded at his ...... lack of knowledge about the Continent of Africa.

A. abundant
B. colossal
C. huge
D. great

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Question 50

I hate sitting ...... him as he always smells of garlic.

A. besides
B. along
C. at
D. beside

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Question 51

Like any other country India has its ...... share of superstitions.

A. proper
B. abundant
C. fair
D. peculiar

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Question 52

The family gave father a gold watch on the ...... of his fiftieth birthday.

A. time
B. event
C. occasion
D. celebration

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Question 53

That rule is applicable ...... every one.

A. to
B. for
C. about
D. with

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Question 54

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

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Question 55

Those who persist in the endeavor at long last triumph ...... the odds of life.

A. over
B. on
C. upon
D. about

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Question 56

The telephone ...... several times before I answered it.

A. was ringing
B. has rung
C. had rung
D. would ring

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Question 57

The ruling party will have to put its own house ...... order.

A. in
B. on
C. to
D. into

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Question 58

Many of the advances of civilisation have been conceived by young people just on the ...... of adulthood

A. boundary
B. threshold
C. peak
D. horizon

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Question 59

A crescendo of metallic thuds arose from the market, where the iron-smiths were ...... the pieces of metals.

A. flattening
B. striking
C. hammering
D. thrashing

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Question 60

She ...... a brief appearance at the end of party.

A. put on
B. put in
C. put across
D. put up

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Question 61

...... of old paintings is a job for experts.

A. Resurrection
B. Retrieval
C. Restoration
D. Resumption

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Question 62

He was sent to the prison for his ......

A. sin
B. vice
C. crime
D. guilt

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Question 63

The park ...... as far as the river.

A. extends
B. advances
C. enlarges
D. emerges

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Question 64

People who ...... on horses usually lose in the end.

A. gamble
B. play
C. risk
D. place

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Question 65

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

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Question 66

I haven't seen you ...... a week.

A. within
B. since
C. for
D. from

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Question 67

The building comprises ...... sixty rooms.

A. of
B. onto
C. by
D. no preposition needed

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Question 68

About twenty clerks were made ...... when the banks introduced computers.

A. dispensable
B. redundant
C. expandable
D. obsolete

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Question 69

Piyush behaves strangely at times and, therefore, nobody gets ...... with him.

A. about
B. through
C. along
D. up

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Question 70

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

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Question 71

To err is ...... to forgive divine.

A. beastly
B. human
C. inhuman
D. natural

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Question 72

The stenographer is very efficient. He is ...... to his firm.

A. a boon
B. a credit
C. blessing a
D. an asset

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Question 73

The paths of glory lead ...... to the grave.

A. straight
B. but
C. in
D. directly

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Question 74

The car in which the minister was traveling ...... with an accident.

A. hit
B. drove
C. crashed
D. met

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Question 75

The man came in a van to ...... the television set.

A. mend
B. reform
C. correct
D. alter

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Question 76

Ayesha always ...... the permission of her father before going for movies.

A. seeking
B. seeks
C. sought
D. seeker

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Question 77

When varun left the cocktail party he was as ...... as a judge.

A. sober
B. drunk
C. brave
D. wise

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Question 78

You haven't had your lunch yet, ...... you?

A. are
B. aren't
C. have
D. haven't

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Question 79

Government buildings are ...... on the Republic day.

A. enlightened
B. lightened
C. illuminated
D. glowed

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Question 80

Arti pulled a long ...... when she was told that she could not go to Agra.

A. mouth
B. skirt
C. face
D. hand

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Question 81

However, the group's long-term strategy is to ...... on core sector business connected with infrastructure and energy.

A. breed
B. develop
C. concentrate
D. depend

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Question 82

The machine is difficult to build ...... easy to maintain.

A. but
B. and
C. for
D. if

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Question 83

Farida sings very well and ...... does salim.

A. even
B. too
C. also
D. so

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Question 84

Many ...... decisions were taken at the meeting.

A. hectic
B. historic
C. historical
D. histrionic

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Question 85

He became enamored ...... her grace when he first saw her dance.

A. with
B. of
C. by
D. in

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Question 86

He ...... in wearing the old fashioned coat in spite of his wife's disapproval.

A. insists
B. persists
C. desists
D. resists

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Question 87

The new education policy provides a useful ...... for the planners to remove illiteracy.

A. breakup
B. breakthrough
C. breakaway
D. break-in

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Question 88

Indeed, all over the world, more and more people are ...... coffee.

A. wanting
B. drinking
C. liking
D. partaking

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Question 89

My uncle decided to take ...... and my sister to the market.

A. I
B. mine
C. me
D. myself

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Question 90

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

A. acceptable
B. powerful
C. leading
D. straight

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Question 91

The Sun ...... at six this morning.

A. raised
B. rose
C. arose
D. aroused

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Question 92

Soft minded individuals are ...... to embrace all kinds superstitions.

A. disposed
B. eager
C. reluctant
D. prone

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Question 93

In our zeal for progress we should not ...... executive with more power.

A. avoid
B. give
C. enhance
D. arm

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Question 94

The parliament invested the new organisation ...... judicial authority.

A. by
B. with
C. from
D. through

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Question 95

If you smuggle goods into the country, they may be ...... by the customs authority.

A. possessed
B. punished
C. confiscated
D. fined

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Question 96

I saw a ...... of cows in the field.

A. group
B. herd
C. swarm
D. flock

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Question 97

Rohan and Rohit are twin brothers, but they do not look ......

A. unique
B. different
C. likely
D. alike

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Question 98

Her parents will never give their ...... to so much an unsuitable match.

A. acquiescence
B. consent
C. agreement
D. willingness

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Question 99

You've only three months to complete the course, Don't give ...... now.

A. out
B. away
C. up
D. off

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Question 100

The passengers were afraid, but the captain ...... them that there was no danger.

A. promised
B. assured
C. advised
D. counselled

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Question 101

Jawaharlal spent his childhood ...... Anand Bhawan.

A. at
B. in
C. on
D. across

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Question 102

The miser gazed ...... at the pile of gold coins in front of him.

A. avidly
B. admiringly
C. thoughtfully
D. earnestly

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Question 103

In Bush, Saddam was up ...... more than his match.

A. for
B. into
C. against
D. to

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Question 104

If you persists in telling lies to me I shall sue you ...... slander.

A. to
B. on
C. for
D. with

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