VERBAL Questions to crack TCS 2012-13

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 VERBAL (32 Questions)


Directions for questions 1-10: Find the synonyms of the following words

1. Diligence
A. Laziness    B. carelessness    C.  negligence    D. meticulousness
Ans: D

2. Illustrious
A. unimportant    B. glorious    C.  shameful    D. None of these
Ans: B

3. Prolific
A. Unproductive     B. scarce    C. abundant    D. None of these
Ans: C 

4.  Relinquish
A.  Vanquish  B. repudiate    C.  retain,    D. None of these
Ans: B

A. clay    B. obstacle    C. dwelling    D. bind
Ans: C  

A. behavior    B. hold down     C. relieve    D. condemn
Ans: B

A. make a cavity    B. displease    C. humiliate    D. relapse
Ans: C  

A. reminiscence    B. category    C. fallacy    D. stupor
Ans: D

A. provocation     B. amplitude    C. reflex     D. escutcheon
Ans: A

A. mollify     B. motivate    C. profound    D. coax
Ans: D

Directions for questions 11-20: Find the Antonyms of the following words

11. Admonish
A. Reprove    B. reprimand    C.  Approve    D. rebuke
Ans: C

12. Circumspect
A. Reckless     B. Cautious    C. prudent    D. guarded
Ans: A

13. Impetus
A. Momentum    B. thrust      C. motivation    D. Inertia
Ans: D

14. Latent
A.  Dormant      B. Overt      C. embryonic    D.  suppressed
Ans: B

15. Manifestation
A. demonstration    B. expression    C. obscurity    D. symptom
Ans: C

16. Solicit
A.  Importune    B. implore    C. crave    D. Grant
Ans: D

17. Vehement
A. Fervent    B. passionate    C. Apathetic    D. None of these
Ans: C

18. Caprice
A. Whim     B. impulse     C. quirk    D. None of these
Ans: D

19. Dwindle
A. extend     B. fall     C. fall off     D. drop
Ans: A

20. Covet
A. aspire to     B. abjure    C. begrudge     D. crave
Ans: B

Directions for Questions 21-26: Read the passage and answer the questions that follow on the basis of the information provided in the passage.

A leading Indian industrialist in a recent article on ways to strengthen India's economy has drawn attention to the problems of inflation and industrial sickness among other things.  One of the main reasons for industrial sickness in our country has been the fact that business and industrial managers, have not been able to look beyond the immediate future.  They have been too preoccupied with their attempts to report favorable results for the current year higher profits and larger dividends to the share holders.  The planning horizon has hardly ever exceeded five years. Investments have been inadequate for new plants and towards diversification and expansions.  Modernisation and asset creation has seriously lagged behind. In business, growth is needed for survival; one has to grow if one does not want to be wiped out This is particularly true today with liberalisation of imports and increasing competition.  More over, growth and higher productivity create employment and higher employment creates larger markets both for industrial and consumer products.  It was Hentry Ford   who brought home the need for the creation of larger and a more stable middle class, that is, a larger number of people who can afford more and more of goods and services.  Even after forty years of independence our industrialists have not been able to shed the petty shopkeeper's mentality and our highly educated management has tagged along merrily and without concern.

21. Which of the following short comings of Indian industrialists has been highlighted by the author ?
A) The invest unreasonable high amount on diversification and expansion.
B) They are more concerned for immediate net gains than for developmental activities
C) They are reluctant to maintain the shopkeeper mentality
D) They are less concerned for payment of dividends to shareholders
E) None of the above
Ans:  B

22. The leading industrialist attributes industrial sickness mainly to
A) lacunae in five-year plans
B) preoccupations of managers with matters unrelated to business
C) higher profits and larger dividends to shareholders
D) lack of foresight among managers
E) inflation and other economic problems
Ans:  D

23. According to the passage, growth and increasing productivity lead to
A) imposition of restrictions on imports
B) employment and thus provide an outlet to industrial and consumer products
C) encouragement to export of excess consumer goods
D) disproportionate surplus of commodities
E) None of the above
Ans:  B

24. Why did Hentry Ford stress the need for a more stable middle class ?
A) They are mostly service oriented
B) They do not have shopkeeper mentality
C) They can afford to buy more and more expensive goods
D) They are most unstable
E) None of these
Ans:. C

25. The planning horizon has hardly ever exceeded five year's implies
A) Planning should not be for a period of less than five years
B) The planning process is very time consuming
C) The planners are not inclined to think of future
D) Planning should take care of all probable ups and downs in the next five-year period
E) Five-year period is too short for successful implementation of plans.
Ans: E

26. According to the passage, the net gains pursued by managers are at the cost of
A) Diversification, modernisation and asset creation
B) Availability of markets for  industrial and consumer products
C) Inflation and industrial sickness
D) Liberalisation of imports and increasing competition
E) Higher profits and larger dividends to shareholders
Ans:  A

Directions 27-32: Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
27. She had just ...... down when the telephone rang
A) laid    B) lain    C) lay
Ans : B

28. Thinking that the other candidate was more deserving for the post, I ...... in his favour
A) stood down    B) stood out    C) stood over    D) stood off
Ans : A

29. This building comprises ...... sixty rooms
A) off    B) to    C) with    D) of
Ans : D

30. She always runs short ...... money
A) of    B) by    C) in    D) to
Ans : A

31. Sunita decided to set ...... some time every day for prayers
A) up    B) in    C) on    D) aside
Ans : D

32. The Government agreed to pay compensation ...... damaged crops, land and cattle.
A) of    B) for    C) to    D) through
Ans : B

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