Verbal Aptitude Quiz for MBA entrance exams

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Directions 1 to 5: Arrange sentences A, B,
C and D between sentences 1 and 6 to form a logical sequence of six sentences

1.

1. It is often said that good actors can
get out of play more than the author has put into it.

A. A good actor, bringing to a part his own
talent, often gives it a value that the layman on reading the play had not seen
in it, but at the utmost he can do no more than reach the ideal that the author
has seen in his mind’s eye.

B. In all my plays I have been fortunate
enough to have some of the parts acted as I wanted; but in none have I had all the
parts so acted.

C. That is not true.

D. He has to be an actor of address to do
this; for the most part the author has to be satisfied with an approximation of
the performance he visualized.

6. so obviously inevitable, for the actor
who is suited to a certain role may well be engaged and you have to put up with
the second or third best, because there is no help for it.

(a) BACD                  (b) DACB                      (c) CADB                         (d) DCBA

2.

1. I can think of no serious prose play
that has survived the generation that gave it birth.

A. They are museum pieces.

B. They are revived now and then because a
famous part tempts a leading actor, or a manager in want of a stop-gap thinks
he will put on a play on which he has no loyalties to pay.

C. A few comedies have haphazardly traveled
down a couple of centuries or so.

D. The audience laugh at their wit with
politeness and at their farce with embarrassment.

6. They are not held nor taken out of
themselves.

(a) CDBA                   (b) CBAD                          (c) ABDC                         (d) BACD

3.

1. The wind had savage allies.

A. If it had not been for my closely fitted
helmet, the explosions might have shattered my eardrums.

B. The first clap of thunder came as a
deafening explosion that literally shook my teeth.

C. I didn’t hear the thunder, I actually
felt it – an almost unbearable physical experience.

D. I saw lighting all around me in every
shape imaginable.

6. It was raining so torrentially that I
thought I would drown in mid air.

(a) BCAD                      (b) CADB                          (c) CBDA                   (d) ACDB

4.

1. All human beings are aware of the
existence of a power greater than that of the mortals – the name given to such
a power by individuals is an outcome of birth, education and choice.

A. Logically, therefore such a power should
be remembered in good times also.

B. Their other philanthropic contributions
include the construction and maintenance of religious places such as temples or
gurudwaras.

C. Industrial organizations also contribute
to the veneration of this power by participating in activities such as
religious ceremonies and festivities organized by the employees.

D. This power provides an anchor in times
of adversity, difficulty and trouble.

6. The top management/managers should
participate in all such events, irrespective of their personal choice.

(a) CADB                       (b) BCAD                          (c) DACB                     (d) DBCA

5.

1. A thorough knowledge of the path or
course to be followed is essential for achieving success.

A. Seniors must show the path clearly by
laying down the precise expectations of the management in terms of job description,
key result areas and personal targets.

B. They should also ‘light the path’ by
personal example.

C. Advice tendered or help offered must be
objectively evaluated for its effectiveness in achieving the desired goal.

D. A display of arrogance and a false sense
of ‘self-worth’, in order to belittle those who come to help prove dysfunctional.

6. The individuality of each employee must
be respected
.

(a) CDAB                       (b) CADB                         (c) BADC                 (d) ABCD

Directions: 6 – 8: From the given
alternatives, select the one in which the pairs of words have a relationship
similar to the one between the bold words.

6. lying : perjury

(a) statement : testimony

(b) seeing : observing

(c) taking : stealing

(d) eating : dining

7. prehistoric : medieval

(a) Akbar : British

(b) present : future

(c) Shakesphere : Tennyson

(d) colossus : elephant

8. loud : stentorian

(a) mild : noisy

(b) painful : prickly

(c) adjective : descriptive

(d) bright : resplendent

Directions 9 to 10: Fill in the blanks of
the following sentences using one from the words, idioms or phrases provided in
the four alternatives.

9. On dark night a Darvesh ________ passing by a dry
well.

(a) wasn’t

(b) happened to be

(c) discovered in

(d) found to

10. Nordisk have recently __________ a product called
Glucometer.

(a) started

(b) commissioned

(c) launched

(d) begun        

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