(IGP) IAS Pre Paper - 2: GS - English Language & Comprehension Skills - One-Word Substitution (MCQ -3)

English Language & Comprehension Skills
One-Word Substitution (MCQ -3)

Directions: In each of these questions, out of the four lternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given sentence, group of words or clauses.

1. Parts of a country behind the coast or a river's banks.
(a) Swamps
(b) Archipelago
(c) Hinterland
(d) Isthmus

2. A lower-area stormwith high winds rotating about a centre of low atmospheric pressure
(a) Cyclone
(b) Tornado
(c) Typhoon
(d) Hurricane

3. One who promotes the idea of absence of government of any kind, when every man should be a law unto himself
(a) Anarchist
(b) Belligerent
(c) Iconoclast
(d) Agnostic

4. Something which is not through or profound
(a) Superficial
(b) Superstitious
(c) Superfluous
(d) Supernatural

5. Indifference to pleasure or pain
(a) Docility
(b) Stoicism
(c) Patience
(d) Reticence

6. Present opposing arguments or evidence
(a) Rebut
(b) Quiet
(c) Rebuff
(d) Reprimand

7. One filled with excessive and mistaken enthusism in cause
(a) Martyr
(b) Pedant
(c) Fanatic
(d) Patriot

8. Animals living on land and in water
(a) Ambiguous
(b) Amphibian
(c) Amorphous
(d) Ambivalent

9. A light sailing boat built especially for racing
(a) Dinghy
(b) Canoe
(c) Yacht
(d) Frigate

10. Be the embodiment or perfect example of
(a) Signify
(b) Characterise
(c) Personify
(d) Masquerade

11. A house for storing grains
(a) Cellar
(b) Store
(c) Godown
(d) Granary

12. A name adopted by an author in his writings
(a) Title
(b) Nomenclature
(c) Nickname
(d) Pseudonym

13. Through which light cannot pass
(a) Dull
(b) Dark
(c) Obscure
(d) Opaque

14. Stealing from the writings of others
(a) Copyright
(b) Reframing
(c) Reproducing
(d) Plagiarism

15. A short stay at a place
(a) Halt
(b) Interlude
(c) Intermission
(d) Sojourn

16. Constant effort to achieve something
(a) Perseverance
(b) Attempt
(c) Enthusiasm
(d) Vigour

17. A person not sure of the existence of God
(a) Theist
(b) Atheist
(c) Agnostic
(d) Cynic

18. Design made by putting together coloured pieces of glass or stones
(a) Oleograph
(b) Mosaic
(c) Tracery
(d) Relief

19. A person who travels to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion
(a) Hermit
(b) Pilgrim
(c) Saint
(d) Merchant

20. Food which agrees with one's taste
(a) Pungent
(b) Palatable
(c) Sensuous
(d) Edible




Constant effort to achieve something - Perseverance (a),
it show answer is Enthusiasm (c)

i think (a ) is correct please clarify...