ENGLISH QUIZ

Pick out the one which can substitute  bold group of words correctly, without changing the meaning of the sentence.
1.      If you have power or money you misuse and if you don’t have it you yearn for it.
(1) you misuse it when you don’t
(2) you misuse it and if you don’t
(3) you misuse so that you don’t
(4) you misuse and if you can’t 

2.      With the number of vehicles on the roads going up fast, the traffic in the metros have become heavy and uncontrollable.
(1) has become heavily
(2) had become heavy
(3) have become heavily
(4) has become heavy

3.      The tehelka.com revelations and their aftermath have shaked up entrenched political - bureaucratic networks in New Delhi
(1) its aftermath has shaken up
(2) their aftermaths have shaked up
(3) its aftermath has shook
(4) their aftermath have shaken up

4.      The editor cut up all the long words from his article and mad the text easier.
(1) cut up some of the
(2) cut across all the
(3) cut out all the
(4) cut back all 

5.   The man is mortal and ultimately he has to leave everything here, yet how irrationally he remains attached to his worldly possessions.
(1) The man is immortal
(2) Man is considered to be mortal
(3) Man is mortal                        
(4) Though the man is mortal 

6.      I already thrice have read this story.
(1) I have already read this story thrice.
(2) I thrice have already read this story.
(3) I have thrice already read this story.            
(4) I have already read thrice this story.

7.      He has requested for an interview of the principal this morning
(1) an interview by the principal
(2) an interview with the principal
(3) the interview of the principal
(4) an interview from the principal

8.      Can you tell me where does your uncle live?  
(1) where your uncle does live               
(2) whether your uncle does live
(3) where your uncle lives
(4) where lives your uncle

9.      All the newcomers enjoyed at the welcome party.
(1) enjoyed in                   
(2) themselves enjoyed at
(3) enjoyed themselves   
(4) enjoyed thoroughly at

10.    This milk has got a funny taste – it can have gone sour.
(1) can go sour
(2) had soured
(3) can have gone sourly
(4) may have gone sour 





Solutions:

1.      (2)
Explanation: Misuse is a transitive verb; so it must have an object.

2.      (4)
Explanation: Since subject-word traffic is singular, auxiliary have should also be replaced by singular has.

3.      (4)
Explanation: The V3 of shake is shaken.

4.      (3)
Explanation: If you cut out part of something that someone has written, you do not print it. Now, isn’t that the job of an editor?

5.      (3)
Explanation: Here no particular man is being talked about. What is being stated here holds good for every man.

6.      (1)
Explanation: Note the positions of the adverbs.

7.       (2)
Explanation: You have an interview with someone.

8.      (3)
Note that the underlined part is a subordinate clause. And the subordinate clause is assertive, not interrogative.

9.      (3)
Explanation: Enjoy is one of those verbs which take a reflexive pronoun when used reflexively.

10.   (4)
Explanation: Note that here we are talking of probability, which is indicated by auxiliaries could and may.