Practice Test:Verbal Ability
1.Choose the following to form a logical sequence.
A. He continues, ”The judge just put a leash on the bulldog.”
B. And recently, a handful of major PC makers, including Gateway Computer Inc. have announced plays for devices that won’t use Microsoft technology at allapparently without fear of retribution.
C. “This gives enormous breathing room in the new areas for these companies,” says Paul Saffo, Director of the Institute for the Future think tank in Menlo Park, California.
D. Microsoft has modified its behaviour by voluntarily backing off some of its most aggressive practices, including forcing PC makers to display only Microsoft Net access icons on the Windows screen.
E. This avoidance of Microsoft’s presence is something that would have been unthinkable before the legal tide turned against the software giant.
a. EDCBA b. DEBCA c. AEDCB d. DBECA
A. But with a little help from the search engine, Detective Pat Ditter of the Washington State Patrol finally identified the victim as David Glen Lewis, a 39-year-old man from Texas.
B. The mystery had baffled law enforcement agents ever since and over the years, investigators combed through missing-person databases in vain.
C. A US detective embarked on a weeklong web trawl with only Google for assistance to identify a man who died in an apparent hit-and-run accident 11 years ago in this small town in Washington state.
D. But now the Internet search engine Google has added crime-fighting capabilities to its formidable armory, helping to solve a grisly mystery that has perplexed a town in northwest America for more than a decade.
E. It’s normally employed to drum up that missing address, phone number or website, or to check facts, dates, names and other miscellany.
a. EDCBA b. AEDCB c. EADCB d. BEADC
A). Despite posting healthy profits, Volkswagen shares trade at a discount to peers due to bad reputation among investors.
B). A disastrous capital hike, an expensive foray into truck business and uncertainty about the reason for a share buyback have in recent years left investors bewildered.
C). The main problem with Volkswagen is the past.
D). Many investors have been disappointed and frightened away.
E). Volkswagen shares trade at about nine times the 2002 estimated earnings, compared to BMW’s 19 and are the second cheapest in the sector.
a.EBACD b.ACDBE c.CBDEA d. ACEBD
A). The credit rating agencies use legions of high trained analyst with access to top management.
B). Their meticulous reports giving ratings for corporate bonds are designed to give an accurate picture of the bonds riskiness and ultimately the probability of default.
C). Lately, the credit-rating agencies have struggled to keep up.
D). It seems a bond rating tells you even less about the price that investors are willing to pay.
E). In 1999 two-third of the debt rated triple B by standard and poor was priced within 20 basis points of the average bond with the same rating.
a.DEABC b.AEBCD c.ABCDE d.DABCE
2.In each of the following questions there are sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage (including spelling, punctuation and logical consistency). Then, choose the most appropriate option.
A. Strategy begins by looking at the world and identifying America’s interests,
B. and threats, as well any resources available to be deployed.
C. By relating all these factors,
D. one can develop a set of foreign policies that will advance America’s interests and ideals.
(a) A and B (b) B, C and D (c) C only (d) A only
A. The Wizard of Oz is an American film released in 1939.
B. The film follows a schoolgirl named Dorothy Gale,
C. that lives on a Kansas farm with her aunt and uncle.
D. And one day, she is struck unconscious by a tornado.
E. Dorothy soon finds herself in the magical land of Oz.
(a) C and D (b)A, B and E (c)D and E (d)E only (e)B, C and D
A. The day after Thanksgiving,
B. is dubbed Black Friday because it historically
C. was the day when a surge of shoppers helped stores break into profitability for the full year.
D. In recent years
E. this day had been fading in importance.
(a) C, D and E (b) C and D (c) B only (d) B and C (e) C only
A. Muscles can be classified as skeletal, cardiac or as smooth muscles.
B. These three types of muscle have significant differences.
C. Exercise is often recommended by doctors,
D. as a means of maintaining muscle mass.
(a)B only (b)B and D (c)A, B and D (d)C only
3.Select the best suitable antonym for following words.
a.) Withhold b.) Continue
c.) Starve d.) Refrain
a.) Relieve b.) Deplore
c.) Regret d.) Hurt