The Quiz # Pharmaceutical Companies

The quiz given below is based on the reading passage PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES.

The table given has two columns, Column A and Column B. Column A consist of words from the passage and column B has their respective meanings. Your task is to match the word with the correct meaning.


 1.pharma  (i)fall suddenly, clumsily, or headlong
 2.volley  (ii)a person who conducts analysis
 3.criticism  (iii)a number of bullets, arrows, or other projectiles discharged at one time
 4.defense  (iv)express (an idea) in a concise or systematic way
 5.tumbled  (v)in poor health
 6.gouging  (vi)the action of defending from or resisting attack
 7.ailing  (vii)say or estimate that (a specified thing) will happen in the future or will be a consequence of something
 8.formulating  (viii)pharmaceutical companies collectively as a sector of industry
 9.earnings  (ix)disposed to take a favorable view of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome
 10.predictive  (x) a large amount, as of money, exacted or extorted
 11.rhetoric  (xi)a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view
 12.perspective  (xii)a collection or systems of formulas
 13.analyst  (xiii)gain deservedly in return for one’s behaviour or achievements
 14.well-calibrated  (xiv)a command or authorization to act in a particular way on a public issue given by the electorate to its representative
 15.optimistic  (xv)to determine,check, or rectify the graduation of (any instrument giving quantitative measurements)
 16.mandated  (xvi)the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques
 17.formularies  (xvii)the expression of disapproval of someone or something on the basis of perceived faults or mistakes


  1. viii
  2. iii
  3. xvii
  4. vi
  5. i
  6. x
  7. v
  8. iv
  9. xiii
  10. vii
  11. xvi
  12. xi
  13. ii
  14. xv
  15. ix
  16. xiv
  17. xii

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