Short answer Question Samples

An older unmarried woman-

Sleep enjoyed in the afternoon-

The right answer is siesta

Language which is confused and unintelligible
The right answer is jargon

The one who has no money.
The right answer is pauper

A man whose wife is dead
The right answer is widower

A place where dead bodies are kept
The right answer is mortuary

One whose business is to find out criminals
The right answer is detective

The government runs by the dictator.
The right answer is autocracy
One who prepares plans for buildings
The right answer is architect

A great lover of books
The right answer is bibliophile

A place where fishes are kept
The right answer is aquarium

One who tests eyesight and sells spectacles
The right answer is optician

The science of animal life
The right answer is zoology who kills animals and sells their flesh
The right answer is butcher

A disease which spreads by contact
The right answer is contagious disease

A man who thinks only for himself
The right answer is egoistic

An animal living both on land in water
The Right answer is amphibian

A building for keeping and feeding horses in
The right answer is stable

A string of beads used for counting prayers
The right answer is rosary

A government publication relating to order, notification, etc.
The right answer is gazette

Art and science dealing with language
The right answer is grammar

A vehicle to carry dead bodies – hearse

A grass eating animal
The right answer is herbivorous

Things of different nature
The right answer is heterogeneous
The point where the earth and sky seem to meet.
The right answer is horizon
Someone who is fond of entertaining guests
The right answer is hospitable
A serpent with many heads- hydra

One who pretends to be what he is not- hypocrite

Worship of idols- idolatry

A handwriting that cannot be read- illegible

A sound that cannot be heard
The right answer is inaudible

Incapable of being burnt

Something that cannot be believed- incredible

Something that cannot be cured- incurable

Something that cannot be avoided- inevitable

Something that cannot be explained- explicable

The act of killing an infant
The right answer is infanticide

Not limited by person or number
The right answer is infinite

Something that is quickly and easily set on fire and burned
The right answer is inflammable

That cannot be satisfies- insatiable

That kills insects
The right answer is insecticide

The one who is unable to pay his debts
The right answer is insolvent

Something that is not applicable

A one who travels from place to place- itinerant

Anything which is related to youth and young – juvenile

An animal of Australia with great leaping power- kangaroo

One who know many languages
The right answer is linguist

The eclipse of moon
The right answer is lunar
49. Animals which give milk
– Reptiles
– Mammals
The right answer is mammals
Handwritten book- manuscript

A person who die for his country-
The right answer is martyr

One for whom the money is the most important thing

A cinema show which is held in the afternoons- matinee

Morning prayer in church-matinee

Belonging to the middle ages- medieval

Very particular about very small details- meticulous

Someone who moves from one place to another
The right answer is migratory
A person who does not believe in the institution of marriages
The right answer is misogamist
A person who hates woman
The right answer misogynist

A government by a king or a queen
The right answer is monarchy

The practice of having one wife or husband
-the right answer is monogamy

Medicine which induces sleep

One who is a new comer- neophyte

Person publically authorized to draw up or attest contracts etc- notary

One who is new to a trade or profession- novice

Article of food rich in nutrition.- nutritive

Having a lot of fat in one’s body- obesity

A notice of death in a newspaper- obituary

A thing no longer in use
Out of date
All of above
The right answer is all of the above
A study of ocean- oceanography
70. All powerful, possessing complete power and authority- omnipotent
71. A one who is presents everywhere- omnipresent
72. A one who knows everything- omniscient
73. An animal that eats any kind of food
– Omnivorous
– Carnivorous
– Herbivorous
The right answer is omnivorous
74. One who look at the bright side of the thing
– Optimist
– Pessimist
The right answer is optimist

75. A person without mother and father- orphan

76. A place where orphans live- orphanage

77. One who believe in traditional values- orthodox

78. A supposed cure for all diseases or problems- panacea

79. Study of disease
– Pathology
– Biology
– The right answer is pathology

80. Killer of one’s own father
– Patricide
– Homicide
The right answer is patricide

81. Properties inherited from one’s father- patrimony

82. One who loves his/ her country?
– Patriot
The right answer is patriot

83. Payment made in consideration of past service – pension

84. One who looks on the dark side of things?
– Optimist
The correct answer is pessimist

85. Lover of mankind-philanthropist

86. Study of stamp collection
– Philately
The correct answer is philately

87. Study of words and their roots- philology

88. The study of sound
A) Phonetics
B) Acoustics
C) all of the above
Correct answer is (c)

89. The study of the body- physiology

90. One who leads others- pioneer?

91. One who copies from other writers?
– Cheater
The correct answer is plagiarist

92. A government by the rich
The correct answer id= plutocracy

93. The practice of having many wives- polygamy

94. One who know many languages
– Polyglot
The correct answer is polyglot

95. A figure with many angles or sides-polygon

96. A place where ships seek shelter- port

97. A book published after the death of its author
-post publish
The correct answer is posthumous

98. Medical examination of a dead body-postmortem
99. A short message added on to the end of a letter after the signature-postscript
100. Water fit for drinking-potable
101. An animal that preys on other animals-predator
102. To form an opinion against anybody baselessly- prejudice
103. Tendency to quarrel
-hot tempered
The correct answer is pugnacity

104. One who is particular about the purity of one’s language-purist?

105. The study of ancient societies

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Answer: archeology

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Answer: intellectual

What is the list of the business or subjects to be considered at a meeting called-
Answer: agenda

One who possesses many talent is referred as:
Answer: versatile

A person who is above hundred years – centenarian

A cinema which is held in the afternoon – matinee

A flesh eating plant – carnivores

A game in which no one wins – draw

A life history written by oneself –autobiography

A person who always thinks of himself –self centered /egoist

A person with evil reputation – notorious

A paper written by hand is known as-
Answer: manuscript
detailed plan of journey-
Travel kit
Answer: itinerary

The environment related to organisms is called as-

A thing that is fit to be eaten –
An exact copy-
Answer- facsimile

Anything that leads to death
Answer – fatal

A person who eats too much
None of the above
Answer- glutton
Likely to break apart easily-
Answer- brittle

A person living in a foreign country-
Answer- foreigner
Perceptible to ear-
One who does not make mistakes –
Answer- infallible

One who goes on foot –

The science which treats with life
Answer- biology

What are the words called which have the same meaning-
Answer- synonym

A person living at the same time as another-
Answer – contemporary
Through which light cannot pass
Answer: opaque
A man dances to the tunes of his wife-
Answer- henpecked

An instrument for viewing object at a distance
Answer: telescope

Cure of all diseases
Answer: panacea

Custom of many husbands
Answer: polygamy
What is fear of water called-
Answer: hydrophobia
A woman whose husband is dead
Answer: widow

That which is against law
Answer: illegal

Things of same nature
Answer: homogenous

A list of names. Books
Answer: catalogue

A pleasant song used for causing children to sleep
Answer: lullaby

A school for small children
Answer: kindergarten
A coworker in the same institution is a colleague or a peer
Answer: colleague

An assembly of hearers at a conference or concert
Answer: audience

A shed for motor cars
Answer: garage

A medicine that prevents infection by killing germs
Answer: antiseptic

Arena is a
A place for indoor games
A place for hockey
A place for wrestling
A place for racing
Answer: c
What is a dormitory?
Inner part of the city
Sleeping room in an institution
Exercise room in an institution
Answer: b
149. Grand central terminal, Park Avenue, new york is the world’s largest:-
-largest railway station
-highest railway station
-longest railway station
– None of the above
– The right answer is the largest railway station
150. Entomology is the science that studies
– Behavior of human beings
– Insects
– The origin and history of technical and scientific terms.
– The formation of rocks
-the correct answer is insects

151. How many bones do a human being has?
– 206
– the right answer is 206
152. How many intestines does a human being has?
– 1
– the right answer is 2
153. What is baby called when in the womb of mother?
– foetus
154. How many players are there in football team?
– the right answer is 11
155. Who is the president of India?
– Pranab Mukherjee
-Narendra Modi
– the right answer is Pranab Mukherjee
156. Who was the first lady president?
– Pratibha Patil
– Indra Gandhi
– the right answer is Pratibha Patil
157. Who is the chief minister of Punjab?
– Sukhvir Badal
– Prakash Singh Badal
– the right answer is Prakash Singh Badal
158. Who is the education minister?
– Smriti Irani
159. Who won the national award for best actress in 2015?
– Kangana Ranaut
160. Which movie has won the best movie award in 2015?
– Mary Kom
161. Who is the first wife of Saif Ali khan?
– amrita Singh
162. Who won miss universe in 2015?
– Paulina Vega
– Nia Sanchez
– Diana Harkusha
– the right answer is Paulina Vega.

162. When did prince William get married?
– in 2010
– in 2011
– in 2012
– the right answer is 2011
163. Whom is prince William married to?
– duchess of Cambridge
– duchess of Bristol
164. What is the name of prince William’s son?
– prince George
– prince alexander
– the right answer is prince George
165. What is the name of Saif Ali khan?
– Mansoor Ali khan
– Akbar Khan
– the right answer is Mansoor Ali khan
166. Who won big boss 9?
– Karisma Tanna
– Gautam Gulati
– the right answer is Gautam Gulati
167. Big boss is inspired from which international reality show?
– Big brother
– Big don
– The right answer is big brother?
167. Which is the national bird of India?
– peacock
– parrot
– the right answer is peacock
168. Which is the national flower of India?
– lotus
– the right answer is lotus
169. Which is the national animal of India?
– lion
– tiger
– the right answer is tiger
170. Which is the national fruit of India?
– apple
– banana
– the right answer is mango
171. Which is the national anthem?
– Jana Gana Mana
172. Which is the national song?
– Vande Mantram
173. Who wrote national anthem?
– Rabindra Nath Tagore?
174. Number 13 is lucky in which religion?
– Sikhism
– the right answer is Sikhism
175. Number 13 is unlucky in which religion?
– Sikhism
– Christian
The right answer is Christian
176. What is reincarnation?
– the re- birth of same soul in another body
– the re- birth of same soul in same body
– the re- birth of same soul in another body.
177. Who invented zero?
-Arya Bhatt
178. In which century was the computer invented?
– 19th century
– 18th century
– the right answer is 19th century
179. Who invented computer?
-Charles Babbage
180 who is the main founder of Facebook?
– Mark Zuckerberg
– William Zuckerberg
– the right answer is mark Zuckerberg
181. Who is the richest person in the world?
– bill gates
182 Who overtook reliance company?
-Dilip s. Shangvi
– Mukesh Ambani
– the right answer is Dilip S. Shangvi
183. The suit which prime minister narendra modi wore during his meeting with us president barrack obama was bought by:-
– Lalaji bhai Patel
– Babaji patel
-the right answer is Lalaji bhai patel
184. How much was that suit sold for?
– 4.31 crore
-4.71 crore
– the right answer is 4.31 crore.
185. What is the national game of India?
– hockey
– cricket
– the right answer is hockey
186. Is Narendra Modi married?
– yes
– the right answer is yes
187. What classes does the primary level include?
– up to 5
-up to 7
– the right answer is up to 5
188. What does red color in the bar graph given below depicts:-
– for career
– for interest
– the right answer is for interest

189. Which country goes through maximum fluctuations
– Australia
– European community
– the right answer is Canada

190. Which pie chart has the maximum processed food?
– China
– India- word
– the right answer is china

191. Which of the area includes town centre?
– in the north
– in the south 1
– in the south 2
– the right answer is s2

192. In the given pie chart; what does maroon colour indicate:-
– eating and drinking
– grooming
– travelling
– the right answer is eating and drinking


How much hours they have spent on travelling
Which one is a domesticated animal: cat, camel or tiger
Answer: cat

What is not a font style?
Answer: superscript

Control + x are a short used for?
Answer: cut

The bones around your chest that protect organs such as the heart are called what?
Answer: ribs

The two holes in your nose are called?
Answer: nostrils

The meet of cow is known as – beef or pork
Answer: beef

Are human’s omnivore, herbivore or carnivore?
Answer: omnivore

What is the sweet substance made by bees?
Answer: honey

What is the capital of Italy- Rome or Tokyo?
Answer: Rome

Trying to predict the weather is known as weather _______
Answer: forecasting

What is the average temperature of the human body?
Answer: 98.6 f or 37 c

Is India a country or a state?
Answer: country

The place where fishes are kept is known as
Answer: aquarium

Archery is the national sport of which country-
Answer: Bhutan

Which country has hosted common wealth games maximum number of time?
New Zealand
One word substitutes:
Which one is a domesticated animal: cat, camel or tiger
Answer: cat

What is not a font style?
Answer: superscript

Control + x is a short used for?
Answer: cut

The bones around your chest that protect organs such as the heart are called what?
Answer: ribs

The two holes in your nose are called?
Answer: nostrils

The meet of cow is known as – beef or pork
Answer: beef

Are human’s omnivore, herbivore or carnivore?
Answer: omnivore

What is the sweet substance made by bees?
Answer: honey

What is the capital of Italy- Rome or Tokyo?
Answer: Rome

Trying to predict the weather is known as weather _______
Answer: forecasting

What is the average temperature of the human body?
Answer: 98.6 f or 37 c

Is India a country or a state?
Answer: country

The place where fishes are kept is known as
Answer: aquarium

Archery is the national sport of which country-
Answer: Bhutan

Which country has hosted common wealth games maximum number of time?
New Zealand

What instrument is used to measure angles in geometry?
Answer: protractor

Which size of the newspaper is smaller? Tabloid or broadsheet
Answer: tabloid

How many milligrams in a gram?
227. What is the largest cat in the world?
The tiger

What two colors are mixed to create the color purple- white and black or red and blue?
Red and blue

With which device the earthquakes are recorded?

Answer: seismograph

Which is the second largest country in land- area?
Answer: Canada
What is the most common blood type in humans – o or b+?
Answer: o

Which word does the “e” in e-mail stand for?
Answer: electronic

Which is the currency of Dubai?
Answer: dirhams

Which is the largest planet in the solar system – Jupiter or mars?
Answer: Jupiter

Which is largest – kilobyte, gigabyte or megabyte?
Answer: gigabyte

In the amount of alcohol you get, which is the most expensive- beer, whiskey or wine?
Answer: beer

Which is the largest living bird?
Answer: ostrich

The song jangan man was originally composed in
Answer: a ( Bengali)

The national animal of India is the: a. Tigerb. Lionc. Peacockd. Leopard

Answer: tiger

The national fruit of India is the a. Mangob. Lotus fruitc. Guavad. Papaya
Answer: a ( mango)

Ram had 342 coins in his collection. How would you write 342?

Three four two

Three forty two

Three hundred forty two

Three hundred four two

Answer: c

Who is the president of USA?

Manmohan Singh

B. Haseena shiekh

C. Barack Obama

Answer: Barack Obama
In what season do apples most commonly mature?
Ans : autumn
Which is the largest fish in the world?
Answer: whale shark
.which is the tallest animal on the earth-giraffe or zebra?
Answer: giraffe
square is to cube as circle is to ——-
Answer: a
What do most children ride on to go to school?
A) school bus b) car c) taxi d) motorcycle
Answer : a
282 . What farm animal gives us milk to drink?
Answer: cow/buffalo
283 in America, what do people call it when children go out to play during a break at school?
Answer: recess
285. If you wanted to dig a hole, which of the following would you be most likely to use?
A)spade b) spanner c)hammer d) hoe
Answer: spade
286. On a clock, if the big hand is on 12 and the little hand is on 3 what time would it be?
A) 12 0’clock b) 3 o’ clock c) 5 o’ clock d) 9 o’clock
Answer: b
287. What vehicle runs on a track and blows a whistle?
A) car b) train c) airplane d) helicopter
Answer: b
288. Who was India’s first president?
(a) c. Rajagopalachari(b) dr. Rajendra Prasad(c) panditjawaharlala Nehru(d) lord Mountbatten
Answer: b
289. What are doctors and lawyers called what they do?
Answer: practice
290. How many players are involved in the football?
Answer: 11
291. Who takes care of the sheep?
Answer: shepherd
292. Which month has 28 days?
Answer: all
293. Which is the highest mountain in the world?
Answer: mount Everest
294. What is the female gender of peacock?
Answer: peahen
295. In the following question choose one word that best describes the meaning of the given word.
B) pleasant
C) pretty
D) sanction
Answer: a
297 choose the correct spelling word from options given below
A) pesenger
B) pessenger
C) passenger
D) pasenger
Answer: c
297. What is the antonym of content?
Answer: dissatisfied
298. What is the antonym of anxiety?
A) scare
B) calmness
C) leisure
D) apprehension
Answer: b
299.What is the cry of lion called?
Answer: roar
300. What does this picture describe?


Answer: sports


1) A long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river is called?
2) What is 3/4th of percentage called as?
Ans- 75%
3) Circumference, radius, diameter form which geometrical shape?
Ans- Circle.
4) What does an optic person deal with?
Ans- Spectacles
5) If u have pain in teeth whom do you consult?
Ans- Dentist
6)Name the device of computer having name same to that of an animal.
Ans- Mouse
7)How many years are in a decade?
Ans-10 Years
8)Whenever a person goes to an interview, would he be in an enthusiastic mood or sad mood?
Ans- Enthusiastic mood
7)What special document do most people carry during international travels?
Ans- Passport
8)What would you call one half of the percentage?
9) What do we call the alphabetical list, at the end of the book, that tells you where to find specific information ?
10) At what ceremony, the students receive their degree or diploma at end of their study ?
Ans-Graduation day
11) what is the chemical formula of water ? Or what is the name of H2o?
Ans-H2o or Water
12) Which Animal is not a mammal? Butterfly, cow or Goat?
13)How many years you study for an Undergraduate program?
Ans- 3 years
14)If you forget the way what will you buy to find your destination?
Ans-A map
15)If something is POST ,then what does Post mean?
Ans- “Post” means after and “Pre” means before.
16) In hospitals and other shops who gives medicine?
17) If you face any heart related issue whom you will contact?
Ans- Cardiologist
18) – what do people wear, if they cant see very well?
Ans- spectacles
19) In which branch of science, periodic table comes?
Ans- Chemistry
20) when something comes at hault , what does this mean ?
21) After secondary education, students can study in colleges as well as….?
22) If a button has come out of shirt, what would someone most likely use to put it back on ?
Ans-Needle and thread
23) what general part of the day is known as dawn?
Ans-morning time
24) what does king or queen wear on their head at official ceremonies ?
25) what are winter , spring ,summer and autumn?
26) what is the sweet food produced by bees ?
27) what do we call organs in our chest that we use to breathe ?
28) In English calendar, if March comes before April, then which month will come after April?
Ans- May

IMAGE Based Questions:-

1) Two girls are doing something on laptop. What are they doing?
Ans- Browsing Internet
2) Male and female table and their designations are given. What is the name of female employee in the table?
Ans- Elizibath (Female)
3) A windmill is given in the picture. Name this device which is used to generate electricity?
4) A telephone is circulated (Inside Circle). What is the item which is circulated?
Ans- The Telephone
5) A table with 4 to 5 rows and columns with different course names? How many courses the student took?
6) A table is given with different years and months. What is the Preceding year of April?
Ans- Preceding means previous year
7) An image showing a big indoor stadium. What is this building?
Ans- An indoor stadium
8) Look at the table and find sales of which product were increasing every month. 5-6 products were given and only sales of one product was increasing every month.
9) An image of sunrise is given. What is this image showing? Dawn or Dusk?
Ans- Dawn
10) Data is table is given showing bus timing, Stations and departure and arrivals. What was the departure time of bus from a particular station.
11) An image was given and girl was sitting and paper was in the air. What is happening to the paper? Ans- Scattering/ Its getting scattered.
12) An image was given in which 2-3 people had glasses(funnel shaped) in their hand.What are these people doing?
Ans- Experiment.
13) A paint in going on in background and a man is wearing gloves. Why is man wearing gloves?
Ans-He is doing painting
14) A person was wearing goggles blue in colour. What is this person wearing?
Ans- Goggles
15) People are doing something in space on moon. Where are these people?
Ans- On the Moon.
16) A butterfly is shown in an image.How does the butterfly fly?
Ans- With wings.

Short Answers Questions

Paying at the counter after shopping – check out

First story of the basement/building – basement

Fed up – Negative feeling

Who do you call in case of leaking pipeline – plumber

Editorial section – Writer’s opinion

Microscope is used to see – Micro -organism /Living things

Transfer quickly from computer to computer – virus

Democratic government – people vote

what do you get when you buy something – receipt

Agriculture based country – farming economy

Stars or planet – astronomy

Dead remains of plants – fossils

Business and advertsing – public relation

what do you need to see thing which are far away – binoculars

Who to visit if you have fear of crowd – psychologist

Means of travelling in developed countries – public transport

Washing clothes – laundry

Who is more playing football – men

Living things – Biology

Month between september and november – October

Thing most people use in theor home – Bed

Main difference between a wrist watch and a clock – Size

Where we store meat – Freezer

Most important document while driving – Driving licence

some helpful answer short questions which for the PTE-A Exams:

1. Paying at the counter after shopping – check out
2. First story of the basement/building – basement
3. Fed up – Negative feeling
4. Who do you call in case of leaking pipeline – plumber
5. Microscope is used to see – Micro-organism
6. Transfer quickly from computer to computer – virus, Downloading
7. Democratic government – people vote
8. What do you get when you buy something – receipt
9. Agriculture based country – farming economy
10. Stars or planet – astronomy
11. Dead remains of plants – fossils
12. Business and advertising PR means – public relation
13. What do you need to see thing which are far away – Binoculars
14. Magnify minimal objects – microscope
15. Who to visit if you have fear of crowd – psychologist
16. Means of travelling in developed countries – public transport
17. Washing clothes – laundry
18. Who is more playing football – men
19. Living things – Biology
20. Month between September and November – October
21. Thing most people use in their home – Bed
22. Main difference between a wrist watch and a clock – Size
23. Where we store meat – Freezer
24. Most important document while driving – Driving license
25. Where we can buy floor – Supermarket
26. For X-ray – radiology
27. Volume of water – liters
28. Hand joint with arm – wrist
29. wall clock and hand watch – their relative sizes
30. City – Urban area
31. When moon covers sun -solar eclipse
32. Orbits the sun – Planet
33. Football in-charge – referee
34. cardiologists – heart
35. event placed in time order – a timeline
36. sea water different from fresh water – Salt
37. University courses – orally or written assessment
38. washing clothes – in the bathroom
39. protect motor bike rider’s – Helmet
40. leap year – 366 days
41. fitness – more exercise
42. Europe is home to – United kingdom
43. arrival at hotel – reception or check-in
44. job title building designer – architecture
45. watches a sport event – spectator
46. climb to roof – ladder
47. don’t feel like eating – appetite
48. improve health n fitness – diet and more physical exercise
49. What is the name of ground military forces? – Army
50. What is someone that can’t see called? – Blind
51. What do you call the middle of something? – Center
52. Whose job is it to treat people that are ill or have an injury at a hospital? – Doctor
53. What is the process of teaching and learning called? – Education
54. What kind of book is written by a person about their own life? – Autobiography
55. What is the red liquid that flows through a body? – Blood
56. What is the payment of a student’s education by an organization called? – scholarship
57. What is piece of paper with official information written on it? – document
58. What is the name of a building where you can borrow books? – library
59. Who is a person that makes bread, cakes and pastries? – baker
60. What organ controls your speech, feelings, body movement and thoughts? – brain
61. What piece of equipment shows a person what direction they are traveling? – compass
62. What is a series of events that happen in your mind while you are sleeping? – dream
63. What is that person belongs to an organization called? – member
64. Who cuts men’s hair? – barber
65. What is it called when two or more people are speaking to each other? – conversation
66. What is a violent conflict between two or more countries? – war
67. What do you call the number of people living in a specific area? – population
68. What do you call a person that can’t hear? – deaf
69. What is the day that someone is born? – birthday
70. What plan shows how much money is available and how it will be spent? – budget
71. What is the name of a system of government in which the people elect their leaders? – democracy
72. What planet do we live on? – earth
73. What is the job of someone that looks after your teeth and gums? – dentist
74. What is the time period before noon is called? – ante meridian
75. What is the time after noon called? – post meridian
76. What organ do cardiologists specialize in? – Heart

From McMillan:
1. Which section of news paper gives the editor an opinion? – editorial
2. what instrument used to examine very small thing – microscope
3. What is the destructive program that spread from comp to comp – a virus
4. what term used for animals that gives birth to – mammals
5. System of government where people vote for people – democracy
6. piece of paper that you bought an item – a receipt
7. What you call the document that tells your qualification and work exp? – CV, curriculum vitae, resume
8. How would you describe economy largely based on farming? – agricultural, rural
9. What is the study of stars and planet called? – astronomy
10. In business and davit what is PR stand for? – public relations
11. What emergency service called at see? – coastguard
12. Name a month fall bet April and June? – May
13. what word describe moving a website from internet to your comp – downloading / download
14. What is called a picture doctor take to see inside body? – an X-ray
15. What crime has someone stealing from shop committed? – shoplifting
16. If someone feeling ill they will say ‘they are feeling under the ___’ what? – weather
17. [under the weather – Feel sick, poor health, tired or exhausted]
18. Who is person in-charge of a football match? – the referee
19. Last game in sporting competition that decide champ? – the final
20. What is the general term for painting at country side or natural view? – landscape
21. Found in office (a printer and other two options)? – a printer
22. There are two types of sporting contests: one is amateur; and other is ___? – professional
23. Where would you find the whale (tropical forest, ocean)? – ocean
24. Coat had a stain on it where would they take? – a dry cleaner’s
25. What are the things that ‘hens lay’ called? – eggs
26. The people who use ___ to obey the rules and protect the public from criminals are called? – the police
27. On what geographical location would someone be living if their country is surrounded by water on all side? – an island
28. What general part of the day is known as dawn? – a sunrise
29. [Part of the Day: “Dawn–Twilight–Sunrise, Morning, Daylight / midday-afternoon, Evening, Sunset–Twilight–Dusk, Night”]
30. What are the people that plant food, raise crop are commonly known as? – farmers
31. If a button has come off a shirt, what would someone most likely use to put it back on? – a needle and thread
32. What appliance do people use to keep their food cool and preventing from spoiling? – fridge
33. To crossover from one side of the wide river to another without using boat, what is usually required? – a bridge
34. What is a painting of a person’s head is called? – a portrait
35. Where do we find urban area in a city or country side? – in a city
36. What we call it, when moon completely blocks out the light from the sun? – a solar eclipse / an eclipse
37. What point of the compass is directly opposite east? – west
38. Where does u pay for your purchases at the super market? – (at the) till / checkout
39. What does u call an apartment that is beyond ground level (a basement apartment or a penthouse apartment)? – a basement apartment
40. What features do pianos and computers have in common? – a keyboard
41. If you are feeling ‘fed up’ it is positive or negative feeling? – a negative feeling
42. “I am fed up with being put down and made to feel stupid”]
43. What we call a period of ten years? – a decade
44. A specialist who repairs leaking water pipes is called a ___? plumber
45. A famous canal links the meditation sea with the Indian Ocean, is it the Curran or Suez Canal? – the Suez canal
46. Where would you keep the meat you wish to keep frozen at home? – in a freezer
47. What is the most imp doc you would have to show if you would to hire a car? – a driving license
48. Where would you go to work out on a trade mill? – a gym / gymnasium
49. What piece of equipment would you use to go diving in a sea, an aquaplane or an aqualung? – an aqualung [ aqualung – a portable breathing apparatus for divers ; aquaplane – a board for riding on water, pulled by a speedboat]
50. Where would you most likely go to buy some flowers (a bakery, a florist or a super market)? – a supermarket
51. which hospital dept you go for x-ray (radiology or cardio) – a radiology
52. Where would you go to see an exhibition of sculptures? – to an art gallery / to a museum
53. Would you measure volume of water in liters or kilos? – liters
54. What’s the joint called where your hand is connected to your arm? – the (or your) wrist

Offline Practice PTE-A Exam:
1. What organ do cardiologists specialize in? – (the) heart / hearts
2. If telescopes are used to locate distant objects, what instrument is employed to magnify minuscule objects? – (electron) microscope / microscopes
3. Which kind of punishment for a crime is the less severe, an imprisonment or community service? – community service
4. How many sides are there in a bilateral agreement? – two
5. Which is the longest: a decade, a millennium or a century? – a millennium
6. A manufacturing process releases noxious gases. What is the most important safety measure for workers at this plant – ensuring good ventilation, or appropriate footwear? – (ensuring good) ventilation
7. A list of events placed in time order is usually described as what? – a chronology / a timeline
8. If a figure is hexagonal, how many sides does it have? – six
9. What key mineral makes sea water different from fresh water? – salt
10. In the animal kingdom, is the purpose of camouflage to attract a mate, to find food or to hide? – (it’s) (the purpose is) (to) hide

Where we can buy floor – Supermarket

For X-ray – radiology

Volume of water – litres

Hand joint with arm – wrist

Diving Sea – aqua lung

for earth/place – aqua place

Personal paiting of the face – portrait

City – urban area

When moon covers sun -solar eclipse


Short answer Question Samples

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  1. PTE Answer Short Questions [Updated]

    1. What’s the joint called where your hand is connected to your arm? – Wrist
    2. What do you call a system of government in which people vote for the people who will represent them? – Democracy
    3. What do we call the piece of paper that proves you have bought the item? – Receipt
    4. What do you call the document that gives details about your qualifications and work experience –
    5. How would you describe an economy based largely on farming? – Agriculturist
    6. What is the study of stars and planets called? – Astronomy
    7. In business and advertising, what does PR stand for? – Public Relations
    8. Which section of a Newspapers gives the editor’s opinion? – Editorial
    9. What instrument would you use to examine very small objects or life forms? – Microscope
    10. What is a destructive program that spreads from computer to computer? – Virus


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