Friday, 5 April 2019

Choose the pair of words that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the pairs of words in capital. (Find answers and explanation to the answers at the bottom of the page.)

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11. ISLAND : ARCHIPELAGO
(A) apple : tree
(B) bat: cricket
(C) class : school
(D) walk : run
12. SEISMOGRAPH : EARTHQUAKE
(A) water : tsunami
(B) thermometer : temperature
(C) geography : land
(D) city : country
13. CAREFUL : PUNCTILIOUS
(A) lukewarm : boiling
(B) lazy : laziness
(C) expert : time
(D) external : internal
Fill in the blanks with suitable answer from the given options.
14. Kindly ask her to play the piano, she is a __________ pianist.
(A) voracious
(B) vacuous
(C) volatile
(D) virtuoso
15. He was __________ from all charges leveled against him.
(A) liberated
(B) exonerated
(C) apprehended
(D) judged
ANSWERS: NTS VERBAL SAMPLE PAPER
11(C) 12(B) 13(A) 14(D) 15(B)
EXPLANATION: NTS VERBAL SAMPLE PAPER
11. (C) an archipelago is made up of islands, as a school is made up of classes.
12. (B) seismograph is an instrument used to measure earthquake, as thermometer is an instrument used to measure temperature.
13. (A) Punctilious  means extremely careful. So, punctilious is the higher degree of careful, as boiling is the higher degree of lukewarm .
14. (D) Virtuoso  means highly skilled.
15. (B) Exonerated  means to free from blame.

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