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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

English Questions for BCS Preliminary Exam (Part 1)

1.    Choose the one that best expresses the meaning of the given word:- Sporadic?  Scattered
2.    Choose the one that best expresses the meaning of the given word:- Omnipotent?   Supreme
3.    Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word:- Repeal?   Enact
4.    Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word:- Equity?   Bias
5.    In each of the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given word/sentence:- A formal composition or speech expressing high praise of somebody? eulogy
6.    The word \'Shrug\' indicating doubt or indifference is associated with? Shoulders
7.    He is quite _ in dealing with people ? diplomatic
8.    They suffered much _ tornado had hit their village?    since
9.    \'Paediatric\' relates to the treatment of - ?    children
10.    Chose the right word to fill the blank : Since his retirement, Mr. Chowdhury, who was a teacher, has written four novels?   flow
11.    Choose the correctly spelt word:-    Voluntary
12.    Choose the correctly spelt word:-    Accelerate
13.    Choose the correctly spelt word:-    Tsunami
14.    Which living in poverty,the poet had to _ a great deal of sufferings ?   put up with
15.    _ his earlier study,the Professor\'s new study indicates a general warning trend in global weather?    In contrast to
16.    Only those who are not serious to their success work by _ and start?    fits
17.    Of the four alternatives given below, choose the word/words that best fits into the underlined word given in the sentence: - One day \'women will have has so long been denied them _ leisure, money and room to themselves. ?   Liberty
18.    Crafty men condemn studies, simple men admire them and wise men use them.?   Denounce
19.    To end in smoke-?    To come to nothing
20.    In each of the following questions,out of the given alternatives,choose the one that best expresses the meaning of the given word:-IMPROVEMENT?    Betterment
21.    AMICABLE  ?  Friendly
22.    In each of the following questions,choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word:-LIABILITY?    Assets
23.    In each of the following questions,choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word:-HATE  ?  Admire
24.    In each of the following questions,out of the four alternatives,choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence:-A song embodying religious and sacred emotions-?    Hymn
25.    In each of the following questions,out of the four alternatives,choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence:-Time after twilight and before night- ?   Dusk
26.    Fill in the blanks in the following sentences by selecting the most appropriate alternative from among the four choices given:Parliamentary democracy demands discipline-to the rules. ?   adherence
27.    Reason is the highest faculty-on human by their creator. ?   bestowed
28.    Rishan walks as if he-lame. ?   were
29.    one of the four sentences given in each question is grammatically wrong. That alternative is your answer:-?    Laziness is detrimental for success
30.    one of the four sentences given in each question is grammatically wrong.? That alternative is your answer:-?    I intend going to Rajshahi
31.    Each of the following idioms is followed by some alternatives. choose the one which best expresses its meaning:-To keep one\'s head-?    to keep calm
32.    To put the cart before the horse-?    to reverse the natural order of things
33.    To read between the lines- ?   to grasp the hidden meaning
34.    I know him. ?   He is known to me
35.    A lion may be helped even by a little mouse. ?   Even a little mouse may help a lion
36.    Choose the correctly spelt word:- ?   Supersede
37.    The horror movie scared them out of their- ?   wits
38.    The people who carry a coffin at a funeral are called- ?   Pallbearers
39.    I have not heard from him__  ?  for long
40.    Honey is__sweet.  ?  very
41.    Your conduct admits __ no excuse. ?   of
42.    He had a __ headache.?   bad
43.    I shall not __ the examination this year  ?  appear at
44.    They traveled to Savar__  ?  on foot
45.    He said that he __ be unable come.  ?  would
46.    Naither Rini nor Simi __ qualified for the job.  ?  is
47.    He said that he __ the previous day.  ?  had come
48.    He watched the boat __ down the river. ?   floating
49.    \'Good\' is to \'bad\' as \'white\' is to__   ? black
50.    \'Botany\' is to \'plants\' as \'Zoology is to__.  ?  animals
51.    The bad news struck him like a bolt from the__   ? blue
52.    When one is \'pragmatic\' he is being__   ? practical
53.    \"Into the __ of death rode the six hundred.\"  ?  valley
54.    \"To be or not to be, that is the__\".  ?  question
55.    \"I have a __ that one day this nation will live out the true meaning of its creed that all men are created equal\"  ?  dream
56.    A rocket flying to the moon does not need wings because _.  ?  space is airless
57.    Rubber is notable for its _.  ?  elasticity
58.    Tiger: Zoology :: Mars :  ?  Astronomy
59.    Break : Repair :: Wound:   ? Heal
60.    Frightened : Scream :: Angry :  ?  Shout
61.    He _ consciousness as a result of his hitting the car\'s dashboard.?    lost
62.    Only after I _ home, did I remember my doctor\'s appointment. ?   went
63.    When they had their first child, they put _ a large sum for his education.  ?  aside
64.    The fifth consonant from the beginning of this sentence is the letter_.  ?  t
65.    If the second day of the month is a Monday, the eighteenth day of the month is a _. ?   Wednesday
66.    I cannot _to pay such high prices.  ?  afford
67.    Which sentence is correct ?    This is a unique case
68.    There is no alternative _training.  ?  of
69.    The word \'electorate\' means :  ?  a body of voter
70.    New programs will be _ next week in Bangladesh Television.?    telecast
71.    Who did write first English dictionary ?    Samuel Johnson
72.    The word \'disinterested\' means: ?   neutral
73.    We were waiting for the bus. The underlined part is. ?   a noun phrase
74.    Julia has been ill _three months.?    for
75.    Many prefer donating money ..... distributing clothes. ?   to
76.    \'Light\' is to \'dark\' as \'cold\' is to _.  ?  hot
77.    The verb of the word \'short\' is _. ?   shorten
78.    \'To get along with\' means : ?   to adjust
79.    The price of rice are _.  ?  rising
80.    The word \'precedence\' means : ?   priority
81.    Rizvi requested Rini _ telephone to attend the meeting.  ?  over
82.    He had written the book before he _.  ?  retired
83.    Dhaka is becoming one of the _ cities in Asia. ?   busiest
84.    He has been ill - Friday last.  ?  since
85.    He gave up - football when he got married.  ?  playing
86.    Do not make a noise while your father -  ?  is sleeping
87.    No one can - that he is clever. ?   deny
88.    He divided the money - the two children .?    between
89.    'Out and out' means :   ? Thoroughly
90.    \'Maiden speech\' means . ?   First speech
91.    As the sun - , I decided to go out.   ? was shining
92.    The light have been blown - by the strong wind. ?   out
93.    If we want concrete proof, we are looking for - .   ? clear evidence
94.    What is the meaning of \'White Elephant\'?    A very costly or troublesome possession
95.    A person who write about his own life writers-. ?   an autobiography
96.    A \'pilgrim\' is a person who undertakes a journey to a -.  ?  holy place
97.    The correct spelling is : ?   Humorous
98.    The word \'ecological\' is related to -  ?  environment


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