ENGLISH QUIZ (FILL IN THE BLANKS)

Select the most appropriate word for the blank to make the sentence meaningful.
1.    The boy was ______ of cheating in the examination.
(1) Condemned                 (2) accused
(3) Charged                       (4) punished


2.    We have two telephone operators, _______ of them do you want?
(1) who                              (2) whom
(3) which                           (4) what

3.    I have no ____ motive in offering this advice.
(1) Posterior                      (2) interior
(3) ulterior                          (4) exterior

4.    ______     politicians are always respected.
(1) Conscious                    (2) Conscientious
(3) Cautious                      (4) Carefree

5.    We will have to atone _____ our misdeeds.
(1) at                                  (2) on
(3) for                                (4) with

6.    I got used ____ on the right when I was in the U.S. for two years.
(1) Driving                         (2) to drive
(3) to driving                      (4) by driving

7.    Had you told me earlier I ______ the meeting.
(1) had attended                (2) have attended
(3) attended                       (4) would have attended

8.    The climate is not conducive ______ good health.
(1) with                              (2) from
(3) in                                  (4) to

9.    A dog lives in a ________
(1) burrow                         (2) coop
(3) stable                           (4) kennel

10.  Many things have happened _____ I met you last.
(1) before                          (2) when
(3) from                             (4) since


ANSWERS WITH EXPLANATION:
1.    (2)
Explanation: The preposition of is used with accused similarly condemned for, charged with and punishment for are used.

2.    (3)
Explanation: Who refers to human being in general which is used instead of who when there is restriction of choice. i.e. which of you did this?

3.    (3)
Explanation: Ulterior means hidden or not obvious and Interior means inner portion in the some way exterior is the antonyms of interior.

4.    (2)
Explanation: Conscientious means taking care to do things carefully and correctly.

5.    (3)
Explanation: To atone for means to do something to compensate for some previous misdeed.

6.    (3)
Explanation: To get used to doing something means to get accustomed to doing something.

7.    (4)
Explanation: Had + V3 requires would have + V3

8.    (4)
Explanation: Conducive follows prep. to

9.    (4)
Explanation: Burrow is hole in the ground in which rabbits, jackals and foxes live. Coop is a cage for poultry stable is a place where horses are kept.

10.  (4)
Explanation: Present perfect + Since  / For _+ Unit of time.