ACET (Actuarial Common Entrance Test) English: Questions 52 - 56 of 129

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We had left the fertile country behind and beneath us. We looked back on it now, the slanting rays of a low sun turning the streams to threads of gold and glowing on the red earth new turned by the plough and the broad tangle of the woodlands. The road in front of us grew (11) and wilder over the huge russet and olive slopes, sprinkled with giant boulders. (12) We passed a moorland cottage, (13) with stone, with no creeper to break its harsh outline. Suddenly we looked down into a cuplike depression patched with stunted oaks and firs which had been twisted and bent by the fury years of the storm. Two narrow, high towers rose over the trees. The driver pointed with his whip.

“Baskerville hall”, said he.

It’s master (14) and was staring with flushed cheeks and shining eyes. A few minutes later, we had reached the lodge gates, a maze of fantastic (15) in wrought iron, and the weather-bitten pillars on either side, blotched with lichens, and surmounted by the boars’ heads of the Baskervilles. The lodge (16) of black granite and bared ribs of rafters, but facing it was a new building, half constructed, the first fruit of Sir Charles’s South African gold.

(17) Gateway, we passed into the avenue, where the leaves were again hushed amid the leaves, and the old trees shot their branches in a somber tunnel over our heads. Baskerville shuddered as he looked up the long, dark drive to where the house glimmered like a ghost at (18) .

Source: - An excerpt from ‘The hound of the Baskervilles’ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Read the excerpt carefully and fill in the (13) numbered blank with a suitable word.

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Walling and roofing

b.

Stoned and walled

c.

Walled and roofed

d.

Walls and roof

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Read the excerpt carefully and fill in the (14) numbered blank with a suitable word.

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Choice (4)Response

a.

had Rosen

b.

have risen

c.

will rise

d.

had risen

Question number: 54

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Jeff: I think you should go see a dentist as soon as possible.

Bret: ________

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

I reckon I should

b.

I will reckon and think about it

c.

I reckoned I will

d.

All of the above

Question number: 55

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Hey Pam, I got to know the news just now. Alas! ________

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

The horse won the race.

b.

He could not collect enough funds for his education

c.

The smartphone is available now.

d.

She passed the exam

Question number: 56

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The first two words in the following pairs of words have a certain relationship with each other. You have to find the relationship and select the word that will best suit the blank with respect to the identified relationship or link.

Hate: Anger: rage

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Love

b.

Docile

c.

Affection

d.

Despise

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