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MCQ on Phrasal verbs

Never _________ upon the marginalized. (phrasal verb)

  • look over
  • look down
  • look through
  • look into
  • Correct Option: B  [ look down ]

    Remark: "look down": to consider that person to be inferior or unimportant (disrespect).

The two bothers fell out, after their father's last will was brought out by the attorney.

  • quarreled
  • separated
  • attacked each other
  • yielded
  • Correct Option: A  [ quarreled ]

    Remark: "fell out" meaning: differ, quarrel, spar, squabble

The party high command wanted to stave off an open battle.

  • postpone
  • wait and see
  • allow it to take its own course
  • prevent
  • Correct Option: D  [ prevent ]


The proposal was REJECTED by the President of the meeting. (Phrasal verbs)

  • turned up
  • turned down
  • called off
  • none of the these
  • Correct Option: B  [ turned down ]

    Remark: "REJECT": decline to accept

The army had to YIELD to the advancing enemy. (Phrasal verbs)

  • give in
  • break upon
  • welcome
  • break to
  • Correct Option: A  [ give in ]

    Remark: "YIELD": to surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another.
    "give in" : Surrender.

She failed to ____________ to her name.

  • line up
  • shine up
  • keep up
  • rise up
  • Correct Option: C  [ keep up ]

    Remark: "keep up": to go or make progress at the same rate.

You read the letter repeatedly.

  • pros and cons
  • one and all
  • time and again
  • to and fro
  • Correct Option: C  [ time and again ]


"Call up" means:

  • recollect
  • anticipate
  • befriend
  • invite
  • Correct Option: D  [ recollect ]

    Remark: "Call up": recall knowledge from memory (remember, retrieve).

Find appropriate Phrasal verb for " Resist "

  • let down
  • Hold out
  • Look upto
  • Hold over
  • Correct Option: B  [ Hold out ]

    Remark: "hold out" means "to resist."
    e.g: "He held out and didn't accept the unfair offer."

The boss simply could not _________ his inefficiency any more.

  • put off
  • put up with
  • put down
  • put across
  • Correct Option: B  [ put up with ]


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