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1.

  She hit the nail on the head when she said I was thirteen years old.
               
    (1)

told a lie

  (2)

made a wild guess

 
    (3)

was right

  (4)

was wrong

 
               
               
2.   The guest speaker was held up in a traffic jam.
               
    (1)

stopped

  (2)

delayed

 
    (3)

robbed

  (4)

arrested

 
               
               
3.   The short fight in the restaurant upset some customers.
               
    (1)

scuffle

  (2)

contest

 
    (3)

quarrel

  (4)

argument

 
               
               
4.   Only persons over eighteen years of age are allowed to enter.
               
    (1)

admitted

  (2)

permitted

 
    (3)

warded

  (4)

employed

 
               
               
5.   We were told to keep details of the meeting confidential.
               
    (1)

secret

  (2)

guarded

 
    (3)

in a notebook

  (4)

with care

 
               
               
6.   The old woman can go up the stairs only with great difficulty.
               
    (1)

increase

  (2)

rise

 
    (3)

ascend

  (4)

escalate

 
               
               
7.   The plan to buy the ship fell through as the two parties could not agree on the payment.
               
    (1)

was delayed

  (2)

failed to be completed

 
    (3)

was dropped for the time being

  (4)

was not talked about

 
               
               
8.   The blind man trusts his dog to guide him.
               
    (1)

depends on

  (2) believes  
    (3)

orders

  (4)

chooses

 
               
               
9.   The couple raised their children well.
               
    (1)

called up

  (2)

checked up

 
    (3)

kept up

  (4)

brought up

 
               
               
10.   Many of the workers were not doing any work.
               
    (1)

idle

  (2)

jobless

 
    (3)

dismissed

  (4) irresponsible  
               
 
 
 

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