Minitest

Here is a short English test for you. There is always only one correct answer per question.

1Please try to keep the introductory speech as brief as possible so that we can _______ to important business.
get
get on
get over
get down
2Not only _______ shocked, but angry as well.
I felt
I was feeling
didn't I feel
did I feel
3The staff really do respect you, so stop trying to _______ your authority.
assert
affirm
maintain
inflict
4Our apprentice has a complete disregard _______ authority.
of
over
about
for
5This person must have some experience in _______ an office single-handedly.
holding
running
dealing
administering
6He was _______ because of his incompetence.
discarded
dismissed
abandoned
disallowed
7I came _______ with 'flu last winter.
up
by
over
down
8I pride myself _______ being a perfectionist.
of
on
for
about
9I have to get up early to catch the first plane to Hamburg, so it’s high time I _______ to bed.
gone
went
am going
go
10I resigned my position when I realised that I had no _______ for working with adolescents.
ambition
mission
intention
vocation
11The members of the expedition had good reason to feel anxious but their leader's calm words _______ their fears.
dispelled
dispatched
carried away
dispensed
12The Security Officer _______ the security systems on a regular basis.
overlooks
oversees
inspects
investigates
13The firm has _______ a time and motion study from a team of consultants.
ordered
consulted
commissioned
decided
14Many small firms were no longer able to compete and were _______ out by larger companies.
bought
dropped
sorted
bid
15We had so many applications that we had to _______ some very interesting ones.
deny
rebuff
reject
refute
16Your father could lend us his car; _______ him out and see if he would agree to it.
ask
ring
sound
check
17Have you ever sampled a delicious variety of egg noodle which is _______ to the region of Germany called Swabia?
proper
peculiar
particular
original
18Where would you be now if you _______ financial help from your father?
wouldn't have
haven't had
hadn't have had
hadn't had
19Relaxation exercises are just one way to _______ stress.
push off
put off
ward off
throw off
20Congratulations! You've _______ to the end of the test.
stayed
stood
persecuted
persevered