General English Questions and Answers

Multiple choice questions:
 Vocabulary
1. Being able to understand and share another person’s feeling.
a) sympathetic  b) empathetic    c) authentic   d) dogmatic
2. Favoritism granted to relatives in business and politics.
a) chauvinism   b)  anarchism      c)  nepotism  d) schism
3. The substitution of mild words instead of using blunt language like “passed away” for “death.”
a)  aneurysm      b) antagonism      c) embolism  d) euphemism
4. Having a hidden meaning
a)  cryptic             b) derelict            c) evasive       d)   nostalgic
5. The process of releasing strong or repressed emotions.
a) synopsis          b) catharsis          c) bolus            d) cirrhosis
6. Having an unreasonable desire to take revenge, being spiteful
a) elusive             b) naïve                 c) vindictive    d)  sarcastic
7.   A distinctive awe-inspiring quality that seems to surround a person or thing
a) era                     b) aura                  c) aurora          d)  chimera
8. A distortion of the senses
a) solution            b) illusion              c) delusion      d)  collusion
9. Sturdy in construction
a) fickle                 b) vibrant              c) volatile         d) robust
10. Regarded as too valuable or important to interfere with
a) sacrosanct       b) succinct             c) vintage         d) ancient

Answers:  1.  b)  2. c)  3.  d)  4. a)  5.  b)  6.  c)  7.  b)  8.  b)  9.  d)  10.  a)

Articles
1. She was   __  social activist.
a) an                       b)  a                        c) the                d) no article
2. __ tiger is an endangered species.
a) an                      b)   a                        c) the                d) no article
3. There is   __  umbrella under the chair.
a)   an                      b)   a                        c) the                d) no article
4.  He is __ honorary professor.
a) an                       b)   a                         c) the                d) no article
5. Sally sang __ many carols during the Christmas program.
a) an                       b)   a                         c) the                d) no article
6.  __ two trees are right in front of the school.
a) an                       b)   a                         c) the                d) no article
7.   __ conference will be held in May.
a) an                       b)   a                         c) the                d) no article
8.  We bought __ new bicycle.
a) an                       b)   a                         c) the                d) no article
9.  The children built __ lovely sand castle.
a) an                       b)   a                         c) the                d) no article
10.  She brought ___ some flowers for her mother.
a) an                       b)   a                         c) the                d) no article

Answers:  1. b) 2. c)  3. a)  4. a)  5. d)  6.  d) 7. c)  8.  b) 9. b) 10. d)