25 Qustions – English Vocabulary Test- Set 1

Can you solve this high school vocabulary test?

Fill in the blank with the suitable word given in the options.

Q1. When people are asked to assess something, they need to __________ it.

A. appraise
B. apprise

Q2. An even score at the end of a ballgame is a __________.

A. draw
B. drawer

Q4. An impartial man is ____________.

A. disinterested
B. uninterested

Q5. The senator’s legislation __________ equal opportunities for all.

A. ensures
B. insures

Q6. If it is permitted, it is _________.

A. aloud
B. allowed

Q7. A young deer, especially one less than a year old, is called a ________.

A. faun
B. fawn

Q8. You must read the __________ to this special cookery book.

A. foreword
B. forward

Q9. To defuse means to _______.

A. spread over a wide area
B. make a situation less tense

Q10. To make a difference is to __________.

A. effect
B. affect

Q11. A __________ of 50 man snaked its way down the street.

A. cue
B. queue

Q12. My mother loves to ____________ her new clothes.

A. flaunt
B. flout

Q13. To recommend something is to __________.

A. advice
B. advise

Q14. The _________ of her still fills me with fury.

A. sight
B. site

Q15. So ________ did you kiss last night at the party?

A. who
B. whom

Q16. I’ll have the egg ______ omelet.

A. yoke
B. yolk

Q17. A passage between rows of seats is an _______.

A. isle
B. aisle

Q18. My father spent hours _________ over his books.

A. poring
B. pouring

Q19. Are you member of the city _________?

A. council
B. counsel

Q20. Three days was simply not a(n) _______ amount of time to complete such a lot of work.

A. easy
B. acceptable

Q21. There are special schools for students with ________ disorders.

A. mantle
B. mental

Q22. The ____________ of our civilization from an agriculture society to today’s complex industrial world was accompanied by war.

A. migration
B. metamorphosis

Q23. She heard the ________ of the hinges.

A. creaking
B. rattling

Q24. Students of St. Irina’s________ all the prizes.

A. bore on
B. bore away

Q25. The Union Budget is likely to be presented on February 26, two days ahead of the _____ date.

A. convenient
B. conventional


Answers

1. When you inform or tell (someone) you apprise. For example: “I thought it right to apprise my mother of what had happened.”

When you assess the value or quality of something, you “appraise“. For example: “The visitors appraise the work exhibited by the artists.”

So, for the given sentence the right word to fill is “appraise”.


2. When you finish (a contest or game) with an even score (1-1, 2-2, etc.), its called “draw“. For example: “India played well against Sri Lanka in the test match but it was a draw.”

A drawer is a sliding, lidless, horizontal compartment, as in a piece of furniture, that may be drawn out in order to gain access to it.

Hence, in the sentence, the correct word to fill is “draw”.


3. “illicit” means not legally permitted or authorized; unlicensed; unlawful; disapproved of or not permitted for moral or ethical reasons. For example: “This illicit trade of locals to disguise as a guide and loot the tourists is not uncommon in this area.”

When you “elicit”, you evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone. For example: “Journalists have the acumen to elicit all-important inside stories.”

Hence, in the sentence “elicit” is the correct answer.


4. “Disinterested” means unaffected by self-interest.

Uninterested” describes someone who doesn’t pay attention or care.

An impartial man is not biased or affected by self-interest. Hence the correct word is “disinterested”.


5. To “ensure” is to make certain of something. When you ensure that something will happen, you guarantee it.

To “insure” is to guarantee or protect the monetary value of something with, as you might imagine, insurance.

In the sentence, the senator’s legislation ensures equal opportunities.


6. “Aloud” means using the voice; not silently.

When you “allow” someone to do something, you let them do it or give them permission.

Hence, in the sentence “allowed” is the correct answer.


7. “Faun” is one of a class of rural deities represented as men with the ears, horns, tail, and later also the hind legs of a goat.

A “fawn” is a young deer.

Hence, in the sentence “fawn” is the correct answer.


8. A “foreword” is an introduction that comes at the start of a book. A foreword is usually written by someone other than the author describing details about the author and about the book before the reader start to read.

Forward” is the direction ahead of you, or toward the front of something.

In the sentence, we are referring to a book, hence “foreword” is the correct word.


9. To “defuse” is to ‘remove the fuse from (an explosive device) in order to prevent it from exploding’, or ‘reduce the danger or tension in’. For example: “The negotiator successfully defused the situation.”


10. An “effect” is the result of an action. A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon. For example, “The effect of bad weather”, “The effect of  hunger”

Affect” is most often used as a verb meaning “to have an impact on” or “have an effect upon”. For example: “If you don’t study hard, it will affect your result”, “The demonetization has affected many people.”

Difference between affect and effect:

Is it affect or effect? In a nutshell, affect is a verb and effect is a noun. Affect means to influence or to produce a change in something. Effect means the result of a change.

Hence “affect” is the correct answer.


11. A “cue” is an evidence or hint that helps to solve a problem. A cue can also be a clue or reminder of something.

A “queue” is a line of things, usually people waiting for something. For example, a queue on the bus stop.

Hence, in this sentence, “queue” is the correct answer.


12. To “flaunt” is to display proudly or show off,” like when you flaunt your new designer clothes by wearing it to party.

To “flout” is to treat with contemptuous disregard. For example, you flout the rules of traffic law by not wearing a helmet.

Hence, the correct answer is “flaunt”.


 

13. An “advice” is a proposal for an appropriate course of action. It is a noun.

To “advise” someone is to give them advice, to recommend or to counsel. It is a verb.

Hence, “advise” is the correct answer.


 

14. Your “sight” is your ability to see; your visual faculty. It also means the act of looking or seeing or observing. For example: “Investigators first turned their sights on the illegal grow operation about two months ago after receiving complaints from neighbors.”

A “site” is a piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located). For example: “a good site for the parking”

Hence the “sight” is the correct answer.

 


15. In a sentence, “who” is used to replace a subject and “whom” is used to replace an object.

“Who will go on to Goa with me?” “She will.”

“Whom with I will go to Goa?” “With her.”

Hence, the sentence will be- “So who did you kiss last night at the party?”

 


16. A “yoke” is a type of support consisting of a wooden frame across the shoulders that enables a person to carry buckets hanging from each end. For example, in the village area, people fetch water by carrying them on a yoke.

A “yolk” is the inner, yellow part of an egg. If you order eggs “sunny side up,” those “suns” are the egg yolks.

Hence, “yolk” is the correct answer.


 

17. An “isle” is a small island.

An “aisle” is a passageway, often between seating areas or shelves.

Hence, “aisle” is the correct answer.


 

18. As a verb, “pore” means to direct one’s attention to something. It is when you concentrate and think. For example: “Before entering the exam hall, students pored over notes.”

To “pour” is to flow rapidly in a steady stream, or to cause something to flow. You can pour good coffee into a cup and pour bad coffee down the drain.

Hence the “poring” is the correct choice.


 

19. A “council” is a group of people that gather for the purpose of giving advice or making decisions. There are student councils, honor councils, or city councils, to name a few.

You give “counsel” or counsel someone. Counsel means to give advice. For example: “The teacher counsels troubled students”

Hence the correct word is “council”.


 

20. “Easy” is which comes without too much effort, like your Indian cricket team’s easy win over UAE team.”

Acceptable” is satisfactory or proper for whatever purpose it is considered; it may not be all that’s hoped for, but it’s at least adequate.

In the sentence,  we are talking about the amount of time which is not adequate to complete the work. Hence, “acceptable” is the correct word.


 

21. “Mantle” is something that envelops and covers, like a tree covered with a mantle of snow.

Mental” describes anything having to do with with the intellect, the mind, or the brain, just as “physical” has to do with the body.

In this sentence, mental is the correct word, because one could have a mental disorder but not mantle disorder.


 

22. “Migration” is the movement of either people or animals from one area to another. People usually migrate for work from villages to cities. Birds, on the other hand, migrate from one region to another region usually due to seasonal change or for breeding.

Metamorphosis” is a kind of complete and startling change. For example: when a caterpillar becomes a butterfly, it goes through a metamorphosis.

The given sentence talks about the startling change of civilization from agricultural to industrial. Hence “metamorphosis” is the correct word.


 

23. “creaking” is a squeaking sound (high in pitch or frequency) or a sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound). For example: “She knocked on the wooden door, and hearing a gruff answer from within, she pushed it open, the hinges creaking slightly.”

A “rattling” is a quick, often unsteady, burst of sounds. A rattling is disjointed and fast. Some machines – like a car engine – make a rattling sound when they’re broken.

Hinges do not make a loud noise. Hence, in this sentence “creak” is the suitable word.


 

24. “Bear on” the present tense of “bore on” means “be relevant to something”. For example: “Social networking sites grab us because they involve self-relevant information and bear on our social status and reputation.”

Bear away” means “remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state; take away or win”. For example: “voters should always be wary of strangers offering to bear away ballots.”

In this sentence context, bear away means, students of St. Irina took away all the prizes or they won all the prizes.


 

25. B. conventional

When you refer to “conventional“, you are talking about things that are normal, ordinary, and following the accepted way.  In another word, you can say in accord with or being a tradition or practice accepted from the past.

For example: “It is conventional for people in America to start their career in the 20s and retire in 40s.”

When you talk about convenient, it adds to your comfort, causes little trouble, or is easy to use, do, or reach. For example: “It would be convenient for me to work from home  

In this sentence, you can see that February 28 is a customary or conventional date to present budget. For years the budget has been presented on this date.

 


 

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