Quiz-16

1. The three candidates exchanged insults and ____________________ yesterday as each one claimed to be heading for victory.

 
 
 
 
 

2. I’m glad Tihara started repaying the money she borrowed from me, but the five dollars she gave
me yesterday is just ____________________ compared to what she still owes.

 
 
 
 
 

3. They thought that I would simply give up if my complaint had to go to court, but they’ll soon
realize that they have ____________________.

 
 
 
 
 

4. In each of the question given below a phrase/idiom is given in bold which is then followed
by five options which try to decipher its meaning as used in the sentence. Choose the option
which gives the meaning of the phrase/idiom most appropriately in the context of the given
sentence.

The student was on thin ice because he was absent from class too many times.

 
 
 
 
 

5. In each of the question given below a phrase/idiom is given in bold which is then followed
by five options which try to decipher its meaning as used in the sentence. Choose the option
which gives the meaning of the phrase/idiom most appropriately in the context of the given
sentence.

She threw caution to the wind and married him even though she knew he was a professional thief.

 
 
 
 
 

6. In each of the question given below a phrase/idiom is given in bold which is then followed
by five options which try to decipher its meaning as used in the sentence. Choose the option
which gives the meaning of the phrase/idiom most appropriately in the context of the given
sentence.

Often the interviewer will need to play devil’s advocate in order to get a discussion going.

 
 
 
 
 

7. Rekha always ____________________ on her sister’s ideas and tries to belittle her.

 
 
 
 
 

8. Given below are sentences with an idiom given in bold. Replace the idiom from the four
options provided to make the sentence contextually meaningful and grammatically correct. If
no such replacement is required mark (E) i.e., “No replacement required” as your answer
choice.

In most countries, people want the leaders in their government to cost an arm and a leg and always
tell the truth.

 
 
 
 
 

9. To ____________________ with the company bigwigs, Shrinivas allows them to use his apartment for
their clandestine activities.

 
 
 
 
 

10. In each of the question given below a phrase/idiom is given in bold which is then followed
by five options which try to decipher its meaning as used in the sentence. Choose the option
which gives the meaning of the phrase/idiom most appropriately in the context of the given
sentence.

After two hours spent wandering in the snow, I realized we were on a wild goose chase.

 
 
 
 
 

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