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 Antonyms and Sentence Improvements. 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 (1-5): The highlighted words in the sentences given below have words with similar meanings in the given options. Find the odd man (opposites). 

Q1. Most of us want to be autonomous because we want to be accountable for what we do, and because it seems that if we are not the ones calling the shots, then we cannot be accountable.
(a) sovereign
(b) free
(c) separate
(d) dependent

Q2. The Six Thinking Hats technique is a model that can be used for exploring different perspectives towards a complex situation or challenge, seeing things in various ways is often a good idea in complex decision-making processes.
(a) indifferences
(b) vistas
(c) angles
(d) panoramas

Q3. The evolution of humanity during the almost three million years of the Paleolithic proceeded in roughly four eras and each appears to have involved a diaspora out-of-Africa.
(a) displacement
(b) migration
(c) concentration
(d) scattering

Q4. Over the past decade and a half, there has been a steadily increasing focus on intellectual property and its proceeds as sources of funding and collateral security.
(a) warranty
(b) auxiliary
(c) indemnity
(d) direct

Q5. A slowdown in housing investment has led to a slowdown in distribution of transformer business in the US and a similar situation is panning out in the European markets.
(a) slamming
(b) slating
(c) praising
(d) roasting

Directions (6-15): In each question, a part of sentence is printed in bold. Below each sentence, some phrases are given which can substitute the bold part of the sentence. Find out the phrase which can correctly substitute that part of the sentence. If the sentence is correct as it is, the answer is ‘No correction required’ or ‘No improvement’.

Q6. The car’s doors are loose.
(a) car-doors are loose
(b) doors of car are loose
(c) doors of the car are loose
(d) No improvement

Q7. Dad’s illness gave us some anxious moments.
(a) troubled
(b) disturbed
(c) worry 
(d) No improvement

Q8. The young architect had devised many buildings before coming to Bombay.
(a) designed
(b) conceived
(c) planned
(d) No improvement

Q9. The village has a temple besides the lake.
(a) beside
(b) below
(c) beneath
(d) No improvement

Q10. After a long lunch-break, business resurfaces as usual.
(a) resumes
(b) continues
(c) delays
(d) No improvement

Q11. They stood gazing a Taj Mahal, lost in estimation.
(a) admiration
(b) respiration
(c) satisfaction
(d) No improvement

Q12. The meeting was held under the auspicious of the Lions Club.
(a) auspices
(b) audience
(c) auspiciousness
(d) No improvement

Q13. The officer scolded the peon in front of the clerks.
(a) with 
(b) before
(c) beside
(d) No improvement

Q14. Herbal medicines are very efficient in treatment of jaundice.
(a) affective
(b) effective
(c) expensive
(d) No improvement

Q15. As per the Central Government order people having double cylinder connections are not eligible for kerosene.
(a) citizens
(b) consumers
(c) elders
(d) No improvement