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সঠিক উত্তর গুলোতে (*) স্টার চিহ্ন দেওয়া আছে

1. There are —dangerous drivers.
a very lot of
very many of
very much of
a lot of

2. I have read the book—-you lent me.
that
whom
whose
what

3. Water boils — you heat it to 100 centigrade.
unless
until
if
although

4. Tell me — that.
whom told you
that told you
who told you
told you

5. I opened the door as soon as I — the bell.
have heard
was hearing
am heard
heard

6. I am looking for someone who—play the piano.
able to
is able
can be able to
can

7. Don’t make a noise while your father—
is being asleep
is sleeping
asleep
has slept

8. As the sun—-, I decided to go out.
shines
has shone
shine
was shining

9. He gave up— football when he got married.
to play
playing
play
of playing

10. I have—-interest in the matter.
not
any
none
no

11. —-is not the only thing tourists want to see.
A scenery
Sceneries
The sceneries
Scenery

12. Just now he—his dinner but he says he will see you when he’s finished.
is having
has had
was having
had

13. The children were entrusted—the care of their uncle.
with
for
to
at

14. He parted—his friends in tears.
with
from
against
beside

15. ‘I’11 have a cup of tea,’my father said,’Because I’m not hungry.’ Which of the following sentence is the correct indirect speech?
My father said that he will have a cup of tea because he wasn’t hungry.
My father said that he would have had a cup of tea because he wasn’t hungry.
My father said that he would have a cup of tea because he wasn’t hungry.
My father said that he had a cup of tea because he wasn’t hungry.

16. The expression ‘Lingua franca’ means—–.
The common language.
The first language.
International language.
The French language.

17. Choose the correct meaning: He raised his eyebrow at my explanation.
show surprise or disapproval.
show agreement.
show happiness.
show indifference.

18. ‘Razzmatazz’ means—
A musical instrument
A well-planned programme
A noisy activity
A musical activity

19. the antonym for ‘Recalcitranr’ —
Compliant
Passive
Indifferent
Careful

20. The synonym for ‘Obdurate’——-
Deceitful
Stubborn
Sly
Swindler

21. What would have happened if —–?
The bridge is broken
The bridge would break
The bridge had broken*
The bridge had been broken

22. Explain the meaning of ‘Bring to pass’.
Cause to destroy
Cause to happen*
Cause to carry out
Cause to convince

23. Which of the following sentences is the correct one ?
Paper is made of wood
Paper is made from wood*
Paper is made by wood
Paper is made on wood

24. The word “bounty” is closest in meaning to
Generosity*
famillar
dividing line
sympathy

25. Give the correct passive form of ‘My teacher embodies all the good qualities’.
All the good qualities are embodied by my teacher.
All the good qualities are embodied in my teacher.*
All the good qualities are embodied to my teacher.
All the good qualities are embodied on my teacher.

26. Choose the correct indirect speech— She asked me, ‘Are you happy in your new job?’
She asked me if I was happy in my new job*
She asked me if I have been happy in my new job
She asked me whether I am happy in my new job
She asked me if I had been happy in my new job

27. The meaning of the word ‘obese’ is —–
very fat*
ugly
tardy
obnoxious

28. A person who writes about his own life writes—–
a diary
a biography
an autobiography*
a chronicle

29. Which of the following sentences is correct ?
Why have you done this?*
Why you had done this?
Why you have done this?
Why did you done this?

30. What will be the correct preposition to complete the sentence? ‘I am not good—–translation’
in
about
with
at*

31. Which is the noun of the word ‘beautiful’
Beauty*
Beautify
Beauteous
Beautifully

32. Fill in the blank with appropriate perposition. ‘Hurry up! we have to go — five minutes.’
in
on
by*
for

33. Identify the imperative sentence.
I shall go to college
Matin is singing a song
Stand up*
It has been raining since morning

34. Fill in the gap with the suitable word : To stay healthy, we must plan to have a balanced—-
Diet*
food
drink
environment

35. Choose the correct alternative and mark its letter on your answer sheet. The rich should not look down—the poor .
at
for
towards
upon*

36. I took a map with me, as I didn’t want to —– my way on the journey.
loose
lose*
lost
loss

37. Every driver must be held—his own actions.
responsible for*
responsible to
liable to
blamed for

38. Through thick and thin’ means
under all conditions*
to make thick and thin
nor clear in understanding
of great density

39. ‘Prior to’ means
after
before*
immediately
during the period of

40. Nobody knocked him down; it was an—–
incident
occurrence
accident*
event

41. Choose the correct sentence.
Everybody have gone there.
Everybody are gone there.
Everybody has gone there.*
Everybody has went there.

42. Choose the correct sentence.
The train is running in time.
The train is running on time.*
The train is running with time.
The train is running to time.

43. Choose the correct preposition. My brother has no interest—-music.
for
in*
with
at

44. Fill in the blank with right option. I am looking forward—-you.
to seeing*
seeing
to see
to have seen

45. Choose the correct form (passive) of — ‘Who will do the work?’
Who will be done the work ?
Who will done the work ?
By Whom will the work be done ?*
Whom will the work be done ?

46. Choose the correct sentence.
I have looked for a good doctor before I met you.
I had looked for a good doctor before I met you.*
I looked for a good doctor before I had met you.
I am looking for a good doctor before meeting you.

47. Fill in the blank with correct preposition. He is devoid—–commonsense.
Of*
from
introduction
at

48. Select the right word. He ran fast lest he —– miss the train.
can
should*
could
has

49. The Arabian Nights—–still a great favourite.
has
are
is*
were

50. Choose the correct preposition. The police is looking—-the case.
after
on
up
into*

51. Choose the correct spelling.
ascertain
assertain
asertain
asartain

52. Select the correct sentence.
The man was tall who stole my bag.
The man stole my bag who was tall .
The man who stole my bag was tall.*
The man was tall who is stealing tall my bag.

53. Complete the sentence with the correct verb from : ‘Neela—- her hand when she cooking dinner.
is burning
burnt*
will burn
was burning

54. Choose the correct preposition. The tree has been blown—by the storm.
Away*
up
off
out

55. Identify the correct passive form of ‘He is going to open a shop’.
He is being gone to open a shop
A shop is being gone opened by him
A shop will be opened by him
A shop is going to be opened by him*

56. Identify the correct synonym for the word ‘Magnanimous’.
Generous*
unking
revengeful
friendly

57. Fill in the blank with the correct phrase : —–your shoes before entering the mosque.
put out
put off*
put away
put on

58. Fill in the blank with the correct phrase : He—-arrested if he had tried to leave the country.
would
could be
would have been*
must be

59. Choose the right word to fill the blank : Two of the children have to sleep in one bed, but the other three have—-ones.
different
separate*
complete
lonely

60. Choose the right word to fill the blank : The Democratic party’s candidate—–defeat in the small hours of the morning.
consented
agreed
accepted*
granted

61. The proper function of the press is surely to—-the man in the street with facts.
equip
deliver
proffer
provide*

62. Choose the right word to fill the blank : Since his retirement, Mr. Chowdhury, who was a teacher,—–has written four novels.
usually
presently
already
formerly*

63. Choose the right word to fill the blank : I should appreciate it if you could complete this work—Thursday.
till
untill
upto
by*

64. Choose the right word to fill the blank : It will be your task to make sure the —– of traffic is maintained without interruption.
circulation
flow*
current
procession

65. ‘Paediatric’ relates to the treatment of :
Adults
Children*
Women
Old people

66. The word ‘ecological’ is related to —-:
Demography
Pollution
Atmosphere
Environment*

67. The correct spelling is —–:
Humorious
Humorous*
Humourius
Humurious

68. A ‘pilgrim’ is a person who undertakes a journey to a ——
Mosque
A new country
Holy place*
Bazar

69. A person who writes about his own life writes—-.
A biography
A diary
A chronicle
An autobiography*

70. What is the meaning of ‘White Elephant’?
An elephant of white colour
A hoarder
A black marketer
A very costly or troublesome possession*

71. If we want concrete proof, we are looking for—–.
Building material
Something to cover a path
Clear evidence*
A cement Mixer

72. The lights have been blown—–by the strong wind
Out*
Away
Up
Off

73. As the sun —, I decided to go out.
Has shone
Shine
Shines
Was shining*

74. Maiden speech means—–.
Late speech
Early speech
Final speech
First speech*

75. ‘Out and Out’ means—-.
Not at all
Brave
Thoroughly*
Whole heatedly

76. He divided the money——the tow children.
Over
In between
Among
Between*

77. No one can—– that he is clever.
Deny*
Defy
Denounce
Discard

78. Do not make a noise while your father—–?
Is sleeping*
Has slept
Asleep
Is being asleep

79. He gave up —-football when he got married.
Of playing
To play
Playing*
Play

80. He has been ill —- Friday last.
From
On
In
Since*

81. A rocket flying to the moon does not need wings because—-
it has no engine
space has too much dust
it has no fuel
space is airless*

82. Rubber is notable for its—–
lightness
heaviness
elasticity*
viscosity

83. Julius Caesar was the ruler of Rome about—–
1000 years ago
1500 years ago
2000 years ago*
3000 years ago

84. The South Pole is located in the —-
Arctic
Antarctic*
Antipodes
Occident

85. Tiger : Zoology :: Mars :
Astrology
Cryptology
Astronomy*
Telescope

86. Break : Repain : : Wound :
Heal
Hurt
Fix
Plaster*

87. Frightened : Scream : : Angry :
Cry
Shiver
Shout*
Sneer

88. He—– consciousness as a result of his head hitting the car’s dashboard.
failed
broke
lost*
passed

89. Only after I —- home, did I remember my doctor’s appointment.
going
go
went*
gone

90. When they had their first child, they put—-a large sum for his education.
Aside*
beside
outside
under

91. Julia has been ill —three months.
since
about
in
for*

92. We were waiting “for the bus”. The quotation part is —-
a noun phrase*
an infinitive phrase
a prepositional phrase
a verb phrase

93. The word ‘disinterested’ means —-
lack of interest
indifferent
callous
neutral*

94. Who did write first english dictionary?
Boswell
Ben Jonson
Samuel Johnson*
Milton

95. New programs will be —next week in Bangladesh Television.
Telecast*
published
telecasted
broadecasted

96. The word ‘electorate’ means—–
election office
a body of voters*
many elections
candidates

97. ‘ Animal Farm’ was written by —-
George Orwell*
Stevenson
Swift
Mark Twain

98. There is no alternative —training.
To*
for
than
of

99. Which sentence is correct?
This is an unique case
This is a unique case*
This is a very unique case
This is the most unique case

100. I cannot —to pay such high prices.
able
but
try
afford*

101. Dhaka is becoming one of the —–cities in Asia.
more busy
busy
busiest*
most busiest

102. He had written the book before he —–
Retired*
had retired
has retired
will be retired

103. Rizvi requested Rini —-telephone to attend the meeting.
Over*
through
with
by

104. The word ‘precedence’ means —-
example
priority
elderly
case

105. The prices of rice are —-
raising
risen
rising*
raised

106. ‘To get along with’ means —-
to adjust*
to accompany
to interest
to walk

107. ‘If winter comes, can spring be far behind?’ These lines were written by—
Keats
Frost
Eliot
Shelley*

108. The verb of the word ‘ short’ is —-
enshort
shorten*
shorted
shorting

109. ‘ light’ is to ‘dark’ as ‘cold’ is to—-
Hot*
heat
cool
winter

110. Many prefer donating money—— distributing clothes.
than
but
to*
withont

111. I have not heart from him—-
long since
for a long time
since long
for long*

112. Honey is —– sweet.
Very*
too much
much too
excessive

113. Your conduct admits —– no excuse.
to
for
of*
at

114. I shall not— the examination this year.
give
appear at*
sit
go for

115. They travelled to Savar——-
on foot*
by walking
on their feet
by foot

116. He said that he—— be unable come.
will
shall
should
would*

117. Neither Rini nor Simi——-qualified for the job.
are
is*
were
had

118. He said that he—–the previous day.
has come
had come*
came
arrived

119. He watched the boat——down the river.
to float
floating*
was floating
had floated

120. ‘Sky’ is to ‘bird’ as ‘water’ is to ——
feather
fish*
boat
lotus

121. ‘Good’ is to ‘bad’ as ‘white’ is to—–
dark
black*
grey
ebony

122. ‘Botany’ is to ‘plants’ as ‘Zoology’ is to —–
flowers
trees
dear
animals*

123. The bad news struck him like a bolt from the —–
sky
heavens
firmament
blue*

124. When one is ‘pragmatic’ he is being—–
wasteful
productive
practical*
fussy

125. “Into the —- of death rode the six hundred”.
city
tunnel
road
valley*

126. “To be or not to be, that is the—–.”
meaning
question*
answer
issue

127. “I have a —– that one day this nation will live out the true meaning of its creed that all men are created equal.”
desire
hope
dream*
wish

128. Who wrote the two famous novels,’David Copperfield’ and ‘The Tale of two Cities’?
Thomas Hardy
Jane Austen
George Eliot
Charles Dickens*

129. Who wrote the plays, ‘The Tempest’ and ‘The Mid Summer Night’s Dream’?
Ben Johnson
Christopher Marlowe
John Dryden
William Shakespeare*

130. Frightened : Scream : : Angry :
Cry
Shiver
Shout*
Sneer

131. In each of the following questions, out of the given alternative, choose the one that best expresses the meaning of the given word : Sporadic—–
Consistent
Uniform
Frequent
Scattered*

132. Omnipotent—-
Feeble
Supreme*
Impotent
Vulnerable

133. In each of the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning of the given word : Repeal——
Abolish
Enact*
Annul
Nullify

134. Equity—–
Uprightness
Justice
Integrity
Bias*

135. In each of the following questions, out of the four alternative, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence : A formal composition or speech expressing high praise of somebody—
elegy
eulogy*
caricature
exaggeration

136. The word ‘Shrug’ indicating doubt or indifference is associated with—–
Shoulders*
head
forehead
eyebrows

137. Fill in the blank in the following sentence by selecting the most appropriate alternative : He is quite —- in dealing with people.
unsubtle
imprudent
diplomatic*
impolite

138. They suffered much—-tornado had hit their village.
untill
since*
as if
let alone

139. One of the four sentences, given below is grammatically wrong. Choose the wrong sentence :
The land is belonged to an old lady.*
They parted from one another suddenly.
The leader expressed himself forcibly.
Mother bought me an icecream.

140. One of the four sentences, given below is grammatically wrong. Choose the wrong sentence :
He was always arguing with his brother.
His failure resulted for lack of attention.*
When will you write to him about your plan?
Who was the boy you were all laughing at?

141. Choose the correct spelt word :
Volantory
Volantary
Voluntary*
Voluntory

142. Choose the correct spelt word :
Accilerate
Accelerate*
Accelerrate
Accilarate

143. Choose the correct spelt word :
Tsunami*
Sunami
suname
Sunamee

144. Of the four alternatives, find the one that best fits into the blank space : While living in poverty, the poet had to —-a great deal of sufferings.
see through
put up with*
pass by
fall back

145. Wordsworth introduced the readers—-a new kind of poetry.
with
at
to*
by

146. —-his earlier study, the Professor’s new study indicates a general warning trend in global weather.
In contrast of
in contrast to*
In contrast by
In contrast as

147. Only those who are not serious to their success work by —and starts.
long odds
against time
every inch
fits*

148. Of the four alternatives given below, choose the word/words that best fits into the underlined word given in the sentence : ‘One day women will have what has so long been denied them—leisure, money and “room” to themselves’.
Space*
Liberty
Office
Capacity

149. Crafty men “condemn” studies, simple men admire them and wise men use them.
Denounce*
Laud
Compliment
Acclaim

150. The following idiom is followed by some alternatives, choose the one that best expresses its meaning. To end in smoke—
To create fire
To go through suffering
To come to nothing*
To see fire

151. Choose the correct synonym for— ‘Extempore’
Planned
Improvise
Impromtu*
Immediate

152. ‘Menacing’
Encouraging
Alarming*
Promising
Auspicious

153. Choose the correct antonym for— ‘Oblige’.
Bind
Require
Bother*
Censure

154. ‘Cynical’
Pessimistic
Gullible*
Equivocal
Liberal

155. Select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given sentence : “We were no more surprised than Rahman”.
We were less surprised than Rahman.
We were all surprised.
Rahman was less surprised than us.
We were as surprised as Rahman.*

156. “Not once has our neighbour invited us into his house”.
Our neighbour has invited us into his house not once but many times.
Our neighbour has never invited us into his house .*
Occasionally our neighbour has invited us into his house .
Our neighbour has not always invited us into his house .

157. Choose a suitable word/phrase ro fill in the blanks of the given sentence : Travellers—–their reservation well in advance if they want to visit the St. Martins island.
had better to get
had to better get
had better get*
had better got

158. After food has been dried or canned—–for later consumption.
it should be stored*
That it should be stored
should be stored
which should be stored

159. Choose the word/phrase that best retains the meaning o f the underlined word/phrase in the given sentence: Despite being a brilliant scientist, he does not seem to “get his ideas across”.
make his ideas understood*
get his ideas down pat
summarise his ideas
put together his ideas

160. What may be considered “courteous” in one culture may be arrogant in another.
flimsy
coarse
gracious*
friendly

161. Identify the incorrect word/phrase indicated by (1), (2), (3) or (4) in the following sentence: “Every” man or woman “should” vote “for” the candidate of “their” choice.
Every (1)
should (2)
for (3)
their (4)*

162. Identify the incorrect word/phrase indicated by (1), (2), (3) or (4) in the following sentence: A doctor may be able “to diagnose” a problem “prefect” but he may not able to find a drug “to which” the patient “will respo
to diagnose (1)
perfect (2)*
to which (3)
will respond (4)

163. Identify the incorrect word/phrase indicated by (1), (2), (3) or (4) in the following sentence: According to experts a good way “to” ” improve” listening skills is “by” “watch” television, specially news and documen
to (1)
improve (2)
by (3)
watch (4)*

164. Choose the pair of words that expresses a relationship similar to that of the given pair : Words : writer
Laws : policeman
Butter : baker*
Chalk : black board
Joy : emotion

165. Choose the pair of words that expresses a relationship similar to that of the given pair : Patron : support
spouse : divorce
Artist : imitation
Counselor : advice*
Restaurant : customer

166. Choose the pair of words that expresses a relationship similar to that of the given pair : Heart : human
Wall : brick
Hand : child
Kitchen : house
Engine : car*

167. Choose the meaning of the given expressions :
It is likely that we expect bad news.
It is likely to have bad news.
It is likely that nothing bad has happened.*
It is unlikely that nothing bad has happened.

168. A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.
Take what you have got readily available rather than expecting better in the future.*
The seen is better than the unseen.
Promises are better than actuals.
It is no good beating about the bush.

169. The sentence ‘Who would have thought Shylock was so unkind’ expresses—-
hyperbole
interrogation
command
wonder*

170. To ‘raise ones brows’ indicate——
annoyance
disapproval*
indifference
surprise

171. Pick appropriate preposition for the following sentence: Noureen will discuss the issue with Nasir—phone.
in
over*
by
on

172. Put appropriate preposition for the sentence below : Some writers sink —- oblivion in course of time.
on
from
under
into*

173. ‘Call to mind’ means—-
fantasize
attend
remember*
request

174. ‘Pass away’ means—–
disappear
die*
erase
fall

175. Pick the word that is synonymous with ‘authoritarian’.
Autocratic*
senior
elderly
potential

176. The word ‘ permissive’ implies—-
humble
law-abiding
liberal*
submissive

177. Pick the correct part to fill in the gap of the following sentence : Each of the sons followed—– father’s trade.
their
her
whose
his*

178. ‘Subject-Verb Agreement’ refers to —–
person only
number, person and gender
number and person*
number only

179. The only error in the sentence ” One of the recommendation made by the committee was accepted by the authorities” is —-
Recommendation*
was
accepted by
committee

180. ‘The French’ refers to——
the French people*
the French language
the French manners
the French society

181. If a person cannot stop taking drugs, he or she is ——
attached to them
committed to them
addicted to them*
devoted to them

182. The word ‘officialese’ means —
plural number of official
language used in offices*
plural number of office
vague experssions

183. The verb ‘succumb’ means —
achieve
submit*
win
conquer

184. Fill in the blank with the appropriate part :—- We look forward—-a response from you.
to receiving*
to receive
in receiving
for receiving

185. If a part of a speech or speech or writing breaks the theme, it is called—–
pomposity
digression*
exaggeration
anti-climax

186. The expression ‘ take into account’ means—–
count numbers
consider*
think seriously
asses

187. Choose the best translation of ‘ কর্তৃপক্ষ তাকে তিরস্কার করলো’ from the alternatives below——-
The authorities criticised him.
The authorities took him to book.
The authorities gavereins to him.
The authorities took him to task.*

188. “Such claim needs to be tested empirically” suggest that——–
The test should be based on assumption.
The test should be based on idea.
The test should be based on experience.*
The test should be based on calculation.

189. The idiom “put up with” means—-
stay together
tolerate*
keep trust
protect

190. In many ways, riding a bicycle is similar to —–
driving car*
when one drives a car
the driving of a car
when we drive a car

191. IMPROVEMENT
Promotion
Advancement
Betterment*
Preference

192. AMICABLE
Interesting
Loving
Affectionate
Friendly*

193. LIABILITY
Treasure
Debt
Assets*
Property

194. HATE
Admire*
Abhor
Concern
Loathe

195. In each of the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence:- A song embodying religious and sacred emotions —–
Lyric
Ode
Hymn*
Ballad

196. Time after twilight and before night—-
Evening
Dawn
Dusk*
Eclipse

197. Fill in the blanks in the following sentence by selecting the most appropriate alternative from among the four choices given:- Parliamentary democracy demands discipline and —–to the rules.
adherence
respectful*
knowledge
awareness

198. Reason is the highest faculty —- on human by their creator.
entrusted
endowed
bestowed*
conferred

199. Rishan walks as if he — lame.
is
had been
has
were*

200. One of the four sentences given in each question is grammatically wrong. That alternative is your answer:—-
Laziness is detrimental to success*
Laziness is detrimental for success
He begged the favour of my granting him leave.
Your action is not in conformity with the law

201. One of the four sentences given in each question is grammatically wrong. That alternative is your answer:
He has no desire for fame
I intend to go to Rajshahi*
He is too miserly to part with his money
He has invited me for dinnner

202. Each of the following idioms is followed by some alternative. Choose the one which best expresses its meaning :-
to save oneself
to be self respectful
to keep calm*
None of these

203. To put the cart before the horse—–
to offer a person what he cannot eat
to force a person to do something
to raise obstacle
to reverse the natural order of things*

204. To read between the lines——
to concentrate
to suspect
to read carefully
to grasp the hidden meaning*

205. In each of the following questions, a sentence has been given in Active (or Passive) voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive (or Active) voice :- I know him.
He is known by me.
He was known to me.
He has been known by me.
He is known to me.*

206. A lion may be helped even by a little mouse.
A little mouse may even help a lion.
Even a little mouse may help a lion.*
A little mouse can even help a lion.
Even a little mouse ought to help a lion.

207. Choose the correctly spelt word:-
Liesure
Leisure*
Leasure
Lesiure

208. Choose the correctly spelt word:-
Superceed
Superseed
Supercede
Supersede*

209. Of the four alternatives given under each sentence, find the one that best fits into the blank space :- The horror movie scared them out of their—-
Wits*
seats
lives
funds

210. The people who carry a coffin a funeral are called—–
undertakers
supporters
pallbearers*
mourners

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