Grammar Quiz

Synonym and Antonym Quiz


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Indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

He’s just so flexible. He’ll adapt to any situation.
_
A. adaptable

B. rigid

C. intelligent

D. autonomous


Indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

With many companies having to downsize in tough economic items, the outsourcing and contracting of freelance workers online has become common business practice.
_
A. take on more staff

B. lay off their employees

C. close down their branches

D. notify to break down


Indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

Finally, Amy decided to quit her job as she couldn’t stand doing the same things days in days out. It’s so monotonous!
_
A. easy

B. low-paid

C. tedious

D. secure


Indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

Though many scientific breakthroughs have resulted from mishaps it has taken brilliant thinkers to recognize their potential.
_
A. misunderstandings

B. accidents

C. incidentals

D. misfortunes


Indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

. Well, I want to go straight to university, but I’m also thinking of applying for a temporary job in the summer.
_
A. part-time

B. full-time

C. permanent

D. seasonal


Indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

The experience from an adventurous expedition to a rainforest will broaden your horizons and teach you new skills.
_
A. expand your range of interests and knowledge

B. open your views

C. widen your eyes

D. be an eye-opener


Indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

I consider myself to be trustworthy, responsible and enthusiastic.
_
A. worthwhile

B. talented

C. honest

D. skilled


Indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

You are expected to ask the prospective candidates a technical question to judge their ability.
_
A. potential

B. possible

C. aspiring

D. former


Indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

As he lived in a small town outside the city, he had to commute every day.
_
A. take a bus to work

B. drive to work

C. take a life to work

D. travel a long way to and from work


Indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

My boss has a reputation for being such a slave-driver!
_
A. working overtime

B. working excessively hard

C. being slave to work

D. making his staff work too hard


Indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

I am available for an interview all afternoons, except on Tuesday because I am doing a computer course to improve my typing skills.
_
A. willing

B. free

C. impatient

D. longing


Indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

There are excellent prospects for promotion, and you’ll know you’re doing something to benefit society.
_
A. opportunities

B. likelihoods

C. futures

D. potentials


Indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

The atmosphere at work was so bad that Brian eventually decided to hand in his notice.
_
A. notify the boss

B. apply for another job

C. give up his job

D. be given a better job


Indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

With so many breakthroughs in robotic science and technology, much manual work will soon be taken over by robots.
_
A. intellectual work

B. physical work

C. monotonous work

D. dull work


Indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

We want to recruit the brightest and the best. If you think you fit the bill, fill in an application form today.
_
A. are able to pay the bill

B. are suitable

C. are of the right size

D. are excellent


Indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

The Internet provides an infinite pool of buyers from around the world with whom freelancers can contract their services.
_
A. quite a few

B. many a

C. a wide variety of

D. a limited number of


Indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

I’d go mad if I had to do a dead-end job like working on a supermarket checkout.
_
A. boring

B. monotonous

C. fascinating

D. demanding


Indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

John was promoted last month for being such a committed worker.
_
A. dishonest

B. irresponsible

C. unenthusiastic

D. unreliable


Indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

Most, not to say all, off the employers want to look for candidates with punctuality, so make sure you make a positive impression on them by showing up on time for the interview.
_
A. good time management

B. ability to meet deadlines

C. being late

D. being in time


Indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

Lucy has just finished her A levels and she has got a place at university, but she would really like a break from the academic world. Therefore, he decides to take a gap year and travel around the word!
_
A. a year off

B. a year out

C. a year away

D. a year’s trip




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