১২০. The word ‘dilly-dally’ means:

ক. to dilute

খ. wait impatiently

গ. repeat

ঘ. waste time

উত্তর: ঘ. waste time


১২১. The word ‘Euphemism’ means:

ক. stating one thing like another

খ. description of a disagreeable thing by an agreeable name

গ. contrast of words is made in the same sentence

ঘ. a statement is made emphatic by over-statement

উত্তর: খ. description of a disagreeable thing by an agreeable name


১২২. The passive form of the sentence “some children were helping the wounded man” ‒

ক. The wounded man was helped by some children

খ. The wounded man was helping some children

গ. The wounded man was being helped by some children

ঘ. The wounded man was to be helped by some children

উত্তর: গ. The wounded man was being helped by some children


Read the following passage and answer questions from 123 – 126:

Rumor is the most primitive way of spreading stories ‒ by passing them on from mouth to mouth. But civilized countries in normal times have better sources of news than rumor. They have radio, television and newspapers. In times of stress and confusion, however, rumor emerges and becomes rife. At such times different kinds of news are in competition: the press, television, and radio versus the grape vine.

Especially do rumors spread when censorship is required on many important matters. The customary news sources no longer give out enough information. Since the people cannot learn through legitimate channels all that they are anxious to learn, they pick up ‘news’ whenever they can and when this happens, rumor thrives.

Rumors are often repeated even by those who do not believe the tales. There is a fascination about them. The reason is that the cleverly designed rumor gives expression to something deep in the hearts of the victims‒ the fears, suspicions, forbidden hopes or daydreams which they hesitate to voice directly. Pessimistic rumors about defeat and disasters show that the people who repeat them are worried and anxious. Optimistic rumors about record production or peace soon coming paint to complacency or confidence‒ and often to overconfidence.


১২৩. The author is mainly concerned with ‒

ক. the nature of rumor

খ. the fascination of rumors

গ. rumor as primitive man’s newspaper

ঘ. the breeding places  of rumors

উত্তর: ক. the nature of rumor


১২৪. The author suggests that rumors usually ‒

ক. alarm their hearers

খ. are hardy in their growth

গ. are disheartening

ঘ. can be suppressed by censorship

উত্তর: খ. are hardy in their growth

১২৫. The author states that during war time the regular sources of news present only ‒

ক. optimistic reports

খ. pessimistic reports

গ. limited information

ঘ. government propaganda

উত্তর: গ. limited information


১২৬. Which of the following best describes the author’s personal attitude toward rumor?

ক. Excited enthusiasm

খ. Morbid curiosity

গ. Acute indignation

ঘ. Philosophical interest

উত্তর: গ. Acute indignation


১২৭. 'সততা সর্ব উৎকৃস্ট পন্থা'- কোনটির অনুবাদ?

        ক. Honesty is the best virtue

        খ. Honesty is the better way

        গ. Honesty is a good way

        ঘ. Honesty is the best policy

উত্তর : ঘ. Honesty is the best policy


১২৮. Many companies now have employee assistance programs that enable employees, free of charge, to improve their physical fitness, reduce stress and learn ways to stop smoking. These programs increase worker productivity, reduce absenteeism and lessen insurance costs for employee health care. Therefore, these programs benefit the company as well as the employee.

___ Which of the following, if true, most significantly strengthens the conclusion above?

        ক. Physical fitness programs are often the most popular services offered to employees

        খ. Studies have shown that training in the stress management is not effective for many people

        গ. Regular exercise reduces people's risk of heart disease and provides them with increased energy

        ঘ. Employee assistance programs require companies to hire people to supervise the various programs offered

উত্তর : ক. Physical fitness programs are often the most popular services offered to employees


১২৯. Choose the answer that is closest in meaning to the following sentence:

    "Despite the great difference in size, shape and function, all human cells have the same chromosomes."

         ক. All human cells are the same because the 46 chromosomes govern size, shape and function

        খ. Difference in size, shape and function are not very great because all human cells have the some 46 chromosomes.

        গ. The size, shape and function of human cells are the same.but the 46 chromosomes are different

        ঘ. Although the 46 chromosomes are same in all human cells,there are difference in the size, shape and function

উত্তর : ঘ. Although the 46 chromosomes are same in all human cells,there are difference in the size, shape and function


        In the following four questions, choose the word or phrase that is most nearly similar or opposite in meaning to the word given in the question:


         ক. Transgress

        খ. Purloin

        গ. Invade

        ঘ. Intrude

উত্তর : ক. Transgress



         ক. Opening

        খ. Pamphlet

        গ. Bureau

        ঘ. censor

উত্তর : খ. Pamphlet



        ক. Universal

        খ. Mistaken

        গ. Quaint

        ঘ. Clear

 উত্তর : খ. Mistaken



         ক. Not deceptive

        খ. Not certain

        গ. Not obvious

        ঘ. Not coherent

 উত্তর : খ. Not certain


        In the following three questions, a related pair of words is followed by four pairs of word. Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to the expressed in the original pair:



        ক. stenographer : typewriter

        খ. painter : brush

        গ. lawyer : brief

        ঘ. seamstress : scissors

উত্তর : ঘ. seamstress : scissors


 ১৩৫. FAIR : ASHES-

        ক. Accident : delay

        খ. Water : waves

        গ. Event : memories

        ঘ. Wood : splinters

 উত্তর : গ. Event : memories



        ক. gulp : sip

        খ. confide : tell

        গ. scorn : admire

        ঘ. participate : observe

উত্তর : ক. gulp : sip


Each sentence below has two blanks. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a while:

১৩৭. Although a few years ago the fundamental fact about the Milky Way seemed fairly well ___ now even its mass and radius have come into ___.

        ক. determined __ resolution

        খ. established __ question

        গ. ignored __ danger

        ঘ. diminished  __ disrepute

উত্তর : খ. established __ question

১৩৮. Because she had a reputation for __ we were surprised and pleased when she greeted us so __

         ক. insolence-irately

        খ. insouciance-cordially

        গ. arrogance-disdainfully

        ঘ. querulousness - affably

 উত্তর : ঘ. querulousness - affably


১৩৯. A __ statement is an __ comparison;it does not compare things explicitly,but suggest a likeness between them.

        ক. sarcastic-unfair

        খ. metaphorical-implied

        গ. sanguine-inherent

        ঘ. blatant-overt

উত্তর : ঘ. blatant-overt