151. The players agreed to abide _____ the referee’s decision.
152. Modern industry abounds _____ opportunities for young people with good scientific qualifications.
153. The boxing match proved to be a “big draw”.
(A) a keen contest
(B) a huge attraction
(C) a lovely spectacle
(D) a game without any result
154. This matter has been “hanging fire” for the last many days. It should be sorted out.
(A) going on slowly
(B) hotly debated
(C) stuck up
155. He was undecided. He “let the grass grow under his feet”.
(A) loitered around
(B) stayed out
(C) sat unmoving
(D) moved away
156. He is using “backstairs influence” to sort out his matter.
(A) Political influence
(B) Backing influence
(C) Deserving and proper influence
(D) Secret and unfair influence
157. Play to the gallery means___________?
(B) cater to the public taste
(C) attempt to appeal to popular taste
(D) depend upon the public for approval
158. Stew in ones own juice means_________________?
(A) To fight with his mind
(B) To destroy his memory
(C) Suffer in his own juice
(D) Suffer for his own act
159. The decision did not appear to “hold out” bright prospects.
160. He is “out and out” a reactionary.
(A) no more
(C) in favour of
(D) deadly against
161. Plough a lonely furrow means______________________?
(A) remain unaffected
(B) do without the help of others
(C) survive in isolation
(D) remain non-aligned
162. It was he who put “a spoke in my wheel”.
(A) tried to cause an accident
(B) helped in the execution of the plan
(C) thwarted in the execution of the plan
(D) destroyed the plan
163. Mukesh Paul is “very different about” passing the Civil Services Examination this year.
(A) Dead sure of
(B) Very hopeful of
(C) Lacking self confidence about
(D) Reasonably certain of
164. Because of oil crisis, the prices of commodities are looking ______________?
165. He exclaimed with shock __________________________________?
(A) that it was a very tragic accident
(B) that it is a tragic accident
(C) that it was a tragic accident
(D) it was a tragic accident