Cognizant Verbal Ability Questions And Answers
Cognizant Verbal Ability MCQs : This section focuses on "Verbal Ability" for Cognizant Exam. These Verbal Ability MCQs are asked in previous Cognizant placements/recruitment exams and will help you to prepare for upcoming Cognizant drives.
1. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word: EXODUS
Explanation: Exodus means a mass departure of people. So, the opposite of the word will be influx, option A. Influx means arrival or entry of people in large numbers. Option D Restoration means action of returning something to former place. Option C Return means to come or go back to a place or person. Option B Home-coming is an instance of returning home. Thus, the correct answer is Option A, influx as an opposite of Exodus.
2. Philosophical problems arise when people and questions that, though very_______, have certain characteristics in common.
Explanation: The key to the correct choice is in the word though, which indicates that the missing word must convey a sense which is the opposite of the phrase having certain characteristics in common, Among the choices, diverse (meaning various of differing in qualities), is the most suitable answer. The sentence now means that though people ask diverse questions, there are some common characteristics among them.
3. Work :
A as quick
B as you
C can but
D as carefully as possible when you take the test.
E No error.
Explanation: The error is quick, which is an adjective; here it should be the adverb
quickly instead, describing manner (how) to modify the verb Work.
…as carefully (D) is an example of the correct usage.
The other underlined sections are correct.
4. Iraq is in very bad shape these days. The people of the country stay ____ their house_____ all times.
Explanation: simple present tense sentence
5. Identify the error in the following sentence.
The Principal of the college/ and the senior most chemistry faculty/ is on leave today.
Explanation: According to the agreement of the verb with the subject in a sentence, if the article is used only once as in The principal of the college and senior most Chemistry faculty is present, it refers to the same person.
If the article is used twice, it refers to different persons. The sentence given in the question should be corrected as The Principal and the senior most chemistry faculty are on leave today
6. Find the correctly spelt words.
Explanation: Farfetched : unlikely and unconvincing; implausible
7. Identify the Synonyms of the given word : Eccentric
Explanation: Eccentric : unconventional or slightly strange often relating to a person's behavior
8. The baby was cranky, because he ______ slept well.
Explanation: Since the sentence is in Past perfect tense, hence hadn't will be used, and it would be grammatically incorrect to use not. Hasn't and wouldn't symbolise present and future statement embedded in a past tense narration.
9. Read the following sentence, spot the errors and correct them : I met one of my relative yesterday.
Explanation: The given sentence requires the use of the plural relatives as the speaker met only one of them. The correct sentence is :
I met one of my relatives yesterday.
10. I was pleasantly surprised when she showed up at the door unannounced.
Explanation: Pleasantly is the adverb form of the adjective PLEASANT.