Vocabulary exercises for MBA entrance tests
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These questions are taken from the FMS MBA Entrance Test.
Pearl is to June as Topaz is to
Solution: Option (a)
Pearl is the birthstone for people born in June. In the same way, topaz is the ideal birthstone for people born in December. Opal is the ideal birthstone for people born in October. Diamond is the ideal birthstone for people born in April. Sapphire is the ideal birthstone for people born in September.
Which word best describes someone who does not give full attention to what they are doing, typically in situations where this could result in harm to themselves or others?
Solution: Option (d) careless
Someone who is heedless of advice does not pay any attention to it.
A guileless person always behaves honestly and expects other people to be honest.
You are thoughtless when you are not thinking about what other people want or need.
A careless person does not think about what they are doing, so they make mistakes, hurt people, or damage things
You are reckless when you do not think about the bad effects of your thoughts.
In which cluster all the words are associated with the headword green?
a) Colour, environment, raw, jealousy, inexperienced
b) Money, grass, environment, healthy, mature
c) Environment, withering, fresh, grass, money
d) Foliate, lush, verdant, skilled, raw
Solution: Option (a)
Colour, environment, raw, jealousy, inexperienced
All words given in this group are synonyms of the word green. Besides being the name of a colour, the word green is associated with ideas such as environment protection. Green energy is environment friendly; green issues are issues affecting the environment. Green is also the color associated with envy. A green-eyed monster is a jealous person. Green can also mean raw. Green mangoes are raw mangoes. If a person is green, he or she lacks experience.
Money, grass, environment, healthy, mature
The words money, grass and environment are all associated with the word green. The US paper currency is green; therefore, this word is associated with money and wealth. However, the words healthy and mature are antonyms of the word green. If someone looks green, their face is pale and they look ill. If a person is green, he or she lacks experience or is not mature enough.
Environment, royal, fresh, grass, money
The word fresh is synonymous with the word green, but the word royal isnt. Ideas such as royalty and nobility are associated with the colors blue and purple. Other words in the cluster are all synonymous with green.
Foliate, lush, verdant, skilled, raw
Except for the word skilled, all others are synonymous with green.
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