Dear Students, English section of all IB ACIO Exams is very challenging. You need to mug up all the grammar rules, vocabulary and practice a lot of mock tests to score maximum marks. Today, in this English quiz we are providing questions based on One Word Substitution. Attempt this quiz, learn better and be prepared for the IB ACIO Exam 2017. Follow our study plan and be better prepared for the IB Exam.

Directions (1-15): In the following questions four alternatives are given for idioms/phrases in now. Choose the one that best expresses the meaning of the given idiom/phrase.

Q1. To cry wolf 
(a) to give false alarm
(b) to turn pale
(c) to ruin over self
(d) to overcome someone

Q2. To have an axe to grind 
(a) to work for both sides
(b) to have selfish interest to serve
(c) to criticize someone
(d) to fail to arouse interest

Q3. To hit the right nail on the head 
(a) to do things right
(b) to announce one’s fixed views
(c) to destroy one’s reputation
(d) to teach someone a lesson

Q4. To be at cross-purposes 
(a) miss each other
(b) work with each other
(c) like each other
(d) misunderstand each other

Q5. Go to the ends of the earth 
(a) up to a certain limit
(b) try everything to succeed
(c) till losing one’s interest
(d) till losing one’s head

Q6. To be in dribs and drabs 
(a) without fail
(b) with much ease
(c) in small quantities
(d) with great difficulty

Q7. A hard nut to crack is 
(a) one who is very obstinate
(b) very difficult child
(c) a walnut or a fruit
(d) problem that is hard be solved

Q8. A cock and bull story means 
(a) a fabricated story
(b) a children’s fable
(c) quarrelsome dialogue
(d) competition between unequal

Q9. The gift of the gab means 
(a) an unexpected gain
(b) fluency of speech
(c) thought provoking oration
(d) a X-mas gift

Q10. A fool’s paradise means 
(a) a foolish idea
(b) an imaginary idea
(c) an unexpected gain
(d) false hopes for a foolish person

Q11. A man of spirit is 
(a) a very talented man
(b) a spiritual person
(c) a very courageous man
(d) a unique person

Q12. It has been proved up to the hilt that China’s intentions are bad.
(a) completely
(b) up to first decision
(c) no outcome
(d) none of these

Q13. Rakesh stole the march on Sukhdev by getting the latter posted to a remote village.
(a) to aim advantage secretly
(b) to aim benefit by pleasing someone
(c) to aim benefit of money
(d) to aim benefit of one’s relationship

Q14. After the retirement, Mr Mehta is thinking of resting on his oars.
(a) to depend on his savings
(b) rest after hard work
(c) do a mild business to keep busy
(d) none of these

Q15. We talked over the matter for an hour but without any result.
(a) surveyed
(b) assessed
(c) fought about
(d) discussed