Online English Vocabulary Exercise For CBSE Grade 9 And 10

Test your range of English vocabulary with this interactive exercise.

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English Vocabulary Exercises

Question 1
  1. A bad worker ------------------ his tools.
 
A
works
B
 plays
C
 fights
D
 blames
Question 2
  1. Owing to their bad conduct on an off the field, some members of the team were ------------ from taking part in the remaining matches.
 
A
exempted
B
 excluded
C
 banned
D
 outlawed
Question 3
  1. The government has agreed to pay compensation ----------------- damaged crops, land and cattle.
 
A
 to
B
 through
C
 for
D
 of
Question 4
  1. The driver swerved violently at the turning, and the wheel came off because it was already ----------------------
 
A
 lose
B
 loose
C
 loss
D
 lost
Question 5
  1. The writer, like a spider --------------------- a web; he creatures caught in the web have no substance, no reality.
 
A
 spins
B
 catches
C
 writes
D
 compiles
Question 6
  1. The problems that an undeveloped economy faces are ---------------
 
A
 myopic
B
 dubious
C
 enormous
D
 morbid
Question 7
  1. The head of the department was kind, even ---------------- towards his students.
 
A
harsh
B
 friendly
C
 strict
D
 suspicious
Question 8
  1. Few countries can ----------------- India in variety, colour and the richness of its dance forms.
 
A
Rival
B
 depict
C
 prevail
D
 perform
Question 9
  1. The magistrate sent a --------------------- of 50 policemen to the village where disturbances had occurred.
 
A
 posse
B
 force
C
 battalion
D
 cover
Question 10
  1. Take possession of the important records, lest they are ---------------------- with.
 
A
 destroyed
B
 manhandled
C
 tampered
D
 mishandled
Question 11
  1. Having lived a ------------------ life for 40 years, he is not able to take any independent decisions.
 
A
happy
B
 successful
C
 safe
D
 cloistered
Question 12
  1. I like listening to the radio, but I am not always impressed ----------------- the quality of programmes.
 
A
at  
B
about
C
 with
D
 on
There are 12 questions to complete.

Answers

  1. A bad worker blames his tools.
  2. Owing to their bad conduct on an off the field, some members of the team were banned from taking part in the remaining matches.
  3. The government has agreed to pay compensation for damaged crops, land and cattle.
  4. The driver swerved violently at the turning, and the wheel came off because it was already loose.
  5. The writer, like a spider spins a web; the creatures caught in the web have no substance, no reality.
  6. The problems that an undeveloped economy faces are enormous.
  7. The head of the department was kind, even friendly towards his students.
  8. Few countries can rival India in variety, colour and the richness of its dance forms.
  9. The magistrate sent a posse of 50 policemen to the village where disturbances had occurred.
  10. Take possession of the important records, lest they are tampered with.
  11. Having lived a cloistered life for 40 years, he is not able to take any independent decisions.
  12. I like listening to the radio, but I am not always impressed with the quality of programmes.
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