Sunday, 26 August 2018

CBSE Class 6-12 - English Grammar - Idioms and Phrases Test (#cbsenotes)(#eduvictors)

IDIOMS AND PHRASES QUIZ

(English Grammar)

CBSE Class 6-12 - English Grammar - Idioms and Phrases Test (#cbsenotes)(#eduvictors)


Directions: Given below are some idioms/phrases followed by four alternative meanings to each. Choose the response (a), (b), (c) or (d) which is the most appropriate expression.


Q1: Cry over spilt milk

(a) Complaining about a loss in the past
(b) Too much inquisitive about something
(c) When something is done badly to save money
(d) Dealing with a problem only in an emergency situation


Q2: Cut the mustard

(a) Prepare spices out of mustard seeds
(b) To come up to expectations
(c) Making absurd expectations
(d) Very enthusiastic




Q3: Devil’s advocate

(a) A dangerous person
(b) To present a counter argument
(c) Very argumentative person
(d) Creating an unpleasant situation


Q4: Don’t count your chickens before the eggs have hatched

(a) If you are not good at something, better to avoid that
(b) Don’t make plans for something that might not happen
(c) Not to come up to expectations
(d) Don’t put all your resources in one possibility


Q5: Give the benefit of a doubt

(a) To be partial to someone
(b) To be judgmental
(c) Regard someone as innocent until proven otherwise
(d) Say something exactly right


Q6: In the pink

(a) Swollen and Unhealthy
(b) Very healthy
(c) Jobless
(d) Creating an unpleasant situation


Q7: Turn a deaf ear

(a) listen carefully
(b) oppose strongly
(c) being indifferent
(d) do not pay any attention


Q8: High and low

(a) nowhere
(b) always
(c) everywhere
(d) somewhere


Q9: Pillar to post

(a) Very busy
(b) rush in all directions with harassment
(c) go to all post offices
(d) go to post box pillar and post letter


Q10: High spirits

(a) talkative
(b) cheerful
(c) drunk
(d) uncontrollable







Answers:
1: (a) Complaining about a loss in the past
2: (b) To come up to expectations
3: (c) Very argumentative person
4: (b) Don’t make plans for something that might not happen
5: (c) Regard someone as innocent until proven otherwise
6: (b) Very healthy
7: (d) do not pay any attention
8: (c) everywhere
9: (b) rush in all directions with harassment
10: (b) cheerful