LIC AAO Pre English Language Quiz – 18

LIC AAO Pre English Language Quiz

Aspirants have a strong possibility of scoring well in the English Language section if they practice quality questions on a regular basis. This section takes the least amount of time if the practice is done every day in a dedicated manner. In this article, we have come up with the LIC AAO Pre English Language Quiz to help you prepare better. Candidates will be provided with a detailed explanation for each question in this LIC AAO Pre English Language Quiz. This LIC AAO Pre English Language Quiz includes a variety of questions ranging in difficulty from easy to tough. This LIC AAO Pre English Language Quiz is totally FREE. This LIC AAO Pre English Language Quiz has important English Language Questions and Answers that will help you improve your exam score. Aspirants must practice this LIC AAO Pre English Language Quiz in order to be able to answer questions quickly and efficiently in upcoming exams.

Directions (1-5): The paragraph consists of few words in bold against each number. You must choose the option that can be interchanged with the bold word without altering the context of the paragraph.

In turn, the neat separation has allowed the Army to maintain its (1) professionalism and retain public trust even as it is frequently called upon to assist the administration in times of communal (2) strife and sub regional (3) insurgencies. This arrangement has also inhibited governments from (4) bidding the Army to do their politically expedient tasks. It is a balance that must hold, and this is why General Rawat’s possibly off-the-cuff observations on foreign policy and domestic politics were (5) unfortunate.


  1. (a) greenness

(b) juvenility

(c) bloom

(d) probity

(e) disgrace

Answer & Explanation
Ans. d

Exp. Option (d) is the correct choice. ‘professionalism’ means the competence or skill expected of a professional. While, ‘Probity’ means the quality of having strong moral principles; honesty and decency. Hence, they can be used interchangeably as usage of any word won’t alter the meaning of the paragraph.

Greenness means lack of maturity or experience; youthfulness.

Juvenility means childish or immature behaviour.

Bloom means the state or period of greatest beauty, freshness, or vigour.

Disgrace means loss of reputation or respect as the result of a dishonourable action.


  1. (a) cooperation

(b) contention

(c) harmony

(d) concurrence

(e) liaison

Answer & Explanation
Ans. b

Exp. Option (b) is the correct choice. ‘strife’ means angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict, while; ‘contention’ means heated disagreement. As, both the words are similar in meaning they can be substituted for each other.

Cooperation means the action or process of working together to the same end.

Harmony means the quality of forming a pleasing and consistent whole.

Concurrence means agreement or consistency.

Liaison means communication or cooperation which facilitates a close working relationship between people or organizations.


  1. (a) uprisings

(b) obedience

(c) orthodoxies

(d) submissions

(e) acquiescence

Answer & Explanation
Ans. a

Exp. Option (a) is the correct choice. ‘insurgencies’ means an active revolt or uprising. ‘uprisings’ means an act of resistance or rebellion; a revolt. Hence, they are synonyms for each other.

Obedience means compliance with an order, request, or law or submission to another’s authority.

Orthodoxies means authorized or generally accepted theory, doctrine, or practice.

Submissions means the action of accepting or yielding to a superior force or to the will or authority of another person.

Acquiescence means the reluctant acceptance of something without protest.


  1. (a) remarking

(b) interpreting

(c) explaining

(d) commanding

(e) commenting

Answer & Explanation
Ans. d

Exp. Option (d) is the correct choice. ‘bidding’ means the ordering or requesting of someone to do something, whereas; ‘commanding’ means to give an authoritative or peremptory order. Therefore, they both are similar in meaning with each other.

Remarking means say something as a comment; mention.

Interpreting means express an opinion or reaction in speech or writing.


  1. (a) auspicious

(b) suitable

(c) doomed

(d) favourable

(e)  sanctified

Answer & Explanation
Ans. c

Exp. Option (c) is the most suitable choice, as ‘unfortunate’ means having or marked by bad fortune; unlucky, while ‘doomed’ means likely to have an unfortunate and inescapable outcome; ill-fated. Hence, they both are similar in meaning.

Auspicious means conducive to success; favourable.

Sanctified means set apart as or declare holy; consecrate.


Directions (6-10): In each of the questions given below a sentence is given in which an idiom (or some part) is given in bold. This sentence is then followed by five idioms. Choose the idiom which can fit here and make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. If the given idiom is correct as it is and requires no correction then choose option (e) as your correct choice.


  1. You don’t want to go into the NFL with some dime dozen that you’re somehow a victim of a system that can’t stand you.

(a) chip on your shoulder

(b) piece of cake

(c) an arm and a leg

(d) bread and butter

(e) No improvement required

Answer & Explanation
Ans. a

Exp. Option (a) is the correct choice. “dime dozen” means something is extremely common, inexpensive or available anywhere. Therefore, the correct idiom required here is ‘chip on your shoulder’ which means an ingrained feeling of resentment deriving from a sense of inferiority and sometimes marked by aggressive behaviour.

piece of cake is often used to describe a situation that was easy, or required little effort.

An arm and a leg phrase is used to refer something that is very expensive.

Bread and butter means used in reference to something every day or ordinary.


  1. A pilot performing this manoeuvre would be on cloud nine for a second enemy aircraft.

(a) off-base

(b) a sitting duck

(c) spilling the beans

(d) scot-free

(e) No improvement required

Answer & Explanation
Ans. b

Exp. Option (b) is the correct choice. ‘On cloud nine’ means being extremely happy making the sentence contextually incorrect. ‘A sitting duck’ means a person or thing with no protection against an attack or other source of danger. Thus, it makes the sentence logical.

Off base means mistaken; or relying on a mistaken premise.

Spilling the beans means to reveal secret information unintentionally or indiscreetly.

Scot-free means without suffering any punishment or injury.


  1. Dark clouds are in the sky and it is usually at eleventh hour for rain to follow, so I need to hurry up and get my car inside the garage since it has a broken windshield.

(a) Draconian law

(b) par for the course

(c) Sword of Damocles

(d) once in a blue moon

(e) No improvement required

Answer & Explanation
Ans. b

Exp. Option (b) is the correct choice. ‘at eleventh hour’ means the last moment or almost too late. Thus, the idiom given fails to make the sentence meaningful and logical. It should be replaced with the idiom ‘par for the course’ which means what is normal or expected in any given circumstances.

Draconian law means measures which are extremely harsh or severe.

Sword of Damocles means situation threatening imminent harm or disaster.

Once in a blue moon means very rarely.


  1. One of my roommates had an essay due in a couple days, and you could tell because his fingers were moving across the keyboard as fast as head over heels!

(a) hands down

(b) goody-two-shoes

(c) a man’s straw

(d) greased lightning

(e) No improvement required.

Answer & Explanation
Ans. d

Exp. Option (d) is the correct choice. The idiom “head over heels” means falling deeply in love with another person. Thus, it doesn’t make the sentence comprehensible. However, “greased lightening” is an expression that’s used to describe someone or something that is very fast. Therefore, the idiom “greased lightening” provides the correct context to the sentence.

Hands down means anything that’s easy or has no difficulty; something that is a certainty.

Goody-two-shoes means a virtuous person.

A man’s straw means an intentionally misrepresented proposition that is set up because it is easier to defeat than an opponent’s real argument.


  1. They acknowledged that their campaign was on the ropes, and they could not possibly win the election.

(a) on the same page

(b) out of left field

(c) in the red

(d) in a pickle

(e)  no improvement required

Answer & Explanation
Ans. e

Exp. Option (e) is the correct choice, as the given idiom is contextually and grammatically correct. “on the ropes” means being in a rough situation that looks difficult to recover from.

On the same page means thinking alike or understanding something in a similar way with others.

Out of left field means something that’s surprising or unexpected

In the red means losing money or Being in debt.

In a pickle means being in a difficult predicament; a mess; an undesirable situation.


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