Axtria Sample Verbal Questions

DIRECTIONS for questions 1-5: you have two passages with 5questions in each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out the four alternatives
The stunning Baltimore Oriole is a common summer to visitor to eastern and midwestern deciduous woodlands, neighborhoods, and gardens. Baltimore Orioles spends winter in the tropics. About 7 inches in length, the male Baltimore Oriole has a black head, throat, back and wings. Its breast, stomach, and rump are bright orange. It also has an orange patch on the top of each wing and white wing bars. The tail is mostly black with orange fringes. The female is dull orange throughout.
Baltimore Orioles range throughout the eastern and Midwestern United States, and can be found as far west as the Dakotas. At the western edge of their range, Baltimore Orioles may breed with the Bullock’s oriole (They were once considered the same species under the name Northern Oriole).Baltimore Orioles build unusual pouch like nests that hang down from branches. They usually nest high in the trees, but often come down to lower heights, flashing bright orange and black feathers to delighted observers. Active and acrobatic by nature, Baltimore Orioles may even feed upside down at times. Baltimore Orioles eat insects and berries. They can easily be attracted to gardens by nailing orange wedges to tree branches. Baltimore Orioles are also known to feed at hummingbird feeders and sapsucker wells.
  1. The other name of Baltimore Oriole was
    1. Bullock’s Oroiole
    2. Baltimore’s oriole
    3. Northern Oriole
    4. Southern Oriole
    Answer: Option A
    “At the western edge of their range, Baltimore Orioles may breed with the Bullock’s oriole (They were once considered the same species under the name Northern Oriole)”, hence, option A is the best choice
  2. The nest of the Baltimore Oriole____
    1. is in a tree cavity
    2. stands upon a branch of a tree
    3. hangs from a branch of a tree
    4. is usually low in the branches
    Answer: Option C
    “Baltimore Orioles build unusual pouchlike nests that hang down from branches”, thus, option C
  3. Which of the following is the closest in size to a Baltimore Oriole?
    1. The size of a half-scale
    2. A little more than a half-scale
    3. A little less than a half-scale
    4. A foot ruler
    Answer: Option B
    “About 7 inches in length, the male Baltimore Oriole has a black head, throat, back and wings”. Thus, option B
  4. The Baltimore oriole spend the winter in the ________
    1. Dakotas
    2. Carolinas
    3. Tropics
    4. Deserts
    Answer: Option C
    “Baltimore Orioles spends winter in the tropics”, hence, option C
  5. What is the colour of the female Baltimore Oriole?
    1. Bright Orange
    2. Light Orange
    3. Dull Orange
    4. White
    Answer: Option C
    “The female is dull orange throughout”
DIRECTIONS for questions 6-7: some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error corresponding to the appropriate letter (A, B, C). If a sentence is free from error, mark it as Option (D)
  1. Having found a piece of cheese (A) / two cats went to a dog (B)/ to divide it among them (C) / No error (D)
    Answer: Option C
    Among is used for more than two
  2. Being a holiday (A)/ we went out (B)/ for picnic (C)/ No error (D)
    Answer: Option A
    Being is ambiguous. May be it being a holiday is correct
DIRECTIONS for questions 8: Sentences are given with blanks to be filled with an appropriate words.
  1. Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by blackening the appropriate oval in the answer sheet.
    Mr. Murugan has been I this college _______2010.
    1. for
    2. Since
    3. After
    4. Before
    Answer: Option B
    For specific time, we use since
Q9-Q10. A sentence/part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined sentence/part of the sentence at (A), (B), and (C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (D)
  1. When the match ended in a draw, most spectators were utterly disappointed
    1. Ended with a draw
    2. Ended on a draw
    3. Ends on a draw
    4. No error
    Answer: Option D
    The sentence is correct
  2. The book which was written by Cheteshan, was not selled well
    1. Selled properly
    2. Sold well
    3. Sell well
    4. No error
    Answer: Option B
    Sold is the correct past participle

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