idioms and phrases verbality questions

19.

In the organised society of today no individual or nation can plough a lonely furrow.
A.     remain unaffected    B.     do without the help of others
C.     survive in isolation    D.     remain non-aligned
Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option B

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20.

It was he who put a spoke in my wheel.
A.     tried to cause an accident
B.     helped in the execution of the plan
C.     thwarted in the execution of the plan
D.     destroyed the plan
Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option C

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21.

It is no longer easy to strike gold in Shakespeare’s research since much work has already been done on him.
A.     Hit a golden spot
B.     Come across gold
C.     Come across the word “gold”
D.     Uncover or find a valuable line of argument or information
Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option D

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22.

Sanjay is very different about passing the Civil Services Examination this year.
A.     Dead sure of
B.     Very hopeful of
C.     Lacking self confidence about
D.     Reasonably certain of
Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option C

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23.

Why must you look a gift horse in the mouth ?
A.     welcome a gift    B.     find fault with a gift
C.     be fastidious    D.     examine a gift carefully
Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option B

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24.

Dowry is a burning question of the day.
A.     a widely debated issue    B.     a dying issue
C.     a relevant problem    D.     an irrelevant issue
Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option A

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25.

Leaders should not only make speeches they should also be prepared to to bell the cat.
A.     To take lead in danger.    B.     To tie bell to a cat’s neck
C.     To be alert of the enemy    D.     To make noise
Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option A

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26.

The popularity of the yesterday’s superstar is on the wane.
A.     at its peak    B.     at rock bottom
C.     growing more    D.     growing less
Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option D

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27.

He is leaving the country for a good.
A.     for better prospects    B.     for a good cause
C.     for ever    D.     for others good
Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option C

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