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Match the sentences given under column A with the patterns given under column B Select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Column A Column B
(a) Kala bought a book from the shop 1. SVAA
(b) He painted the gate brown 2. SVIODO
(c) My friend gifted me a book 3. SVOA
(d) She danced beautifully yesterday 4. SVOC

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 3 2 1 4
(B) 2 1 4 3
(C) 3 4 2 1
(D) 4 3 1 2

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Match the following words given in column A with their synonyms under column B and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Column A Column B
(a) contempt 1. perseverance
(b) incandescent 2. frightening
(c) monstrous 3. scorn
(d) diligence 4. glowing

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 4 3 1 2
(B) 2 1 3 4
(C) 3 4 2 1
(D) 2 3 1 4

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Choose the correct passive voice of the following sentence :
Post this letter
(A) This letter has to post
(B) This letter will be posted
(C) You should post this letter
(D) Let this letter be posted

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Match the prefixes under column A with the words under column B to form compound words and select the correct code :

Column A Column B
(a) fore 1. plan
(b) un 2. pone
(c) pre 3. cast
(d) post 4. happy

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 4 3 1 2
(B) 3 4 1 2
(C) 2 3 4 1
(D) 1 4 3 2

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Fill in the blanks choosing the correct answer from the options given below :
The train had left before he —— the station.
(A) had reached
(B) reached
(C) will reach
(D) reaches

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Choose the correct active form of the sentence given below.
He was awarded a prize by the Government.
(A) The Government will award him a prize
(B) The Government will be awarding him a prize
(C) The Government have to award him a prize
(D) The Government awarded him a prize

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Form Compound word by combining Preposition + Noun
(A) upstream
(B) white wash
(C) popcorn
(D) sunrise

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Select the correct form of the verb from the options given :
Technology —— as the application of scientific knowledge.
(A) were described
(B) are being described
(C) are described
(D) is described

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Select the appropriate active voice of the underlined words :
The wounded boy was being helped by the strangers.:
(A) is helped
(B) were helping
(C) would help
(D) had been helped

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Choose the correct Passive Voice of the sentence given below:
Who broke the glass?
(A) By whom the glass was broken?
(B) By whom was the glass broken?
(C) Who has been broken the glass?
(D) By whom was the glass break?

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Therefore we should build around our existing strengths including the vast pool of talented scientists and technologists and our abundant natural resources.
Match the correct Antonym from Column ‘B’ for the words in Column ‘A’

Column A Column B
(a) vast 1. scanty
(b) talented 2. artificial
(c) abundant 3. small
(d) natural 4. incompetent

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 1 3 4 2
(B) 3 4 1 2
(C) 4 3 2 1
(D) 1 4 3 2

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Choose the correct question tag.
They work very hard, —— ?
(A) do they?
(B) didn’t they?
(C) did they?
(D) don’t they?

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Choose the appropriate sentence with correct HOMOPHONE
(A) The politician stayed in a luxurious suite
(B) The politician stayed in a luxurious suit
(C) The politician stayed in a luxurious suet
(D) None

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Choose the correct verb :
The United States —— a big navy. ·
(A) have
(B) has
(C) are having
(D) is

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Select the correct question tag for the following sentence :
Open the door,—— ?
(A) will you?
(B) don’t you?
(C) can you?
(D) should you?

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Match the words under column A with their suffixes under column B that leads to the formation of meaningful words :

Column A Column B
(a) betray 1. -ment
(b) carry 2. -age
(c) compel 3. -al
(d) attach 4. -sion

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 1 2 3 4
(B) 3 1 4 2
(C) 2 3 4 1
(D) 3 2 4 1

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Match the underlined words under column A with their parts of speech under column B and select the correct code from the options given :

Column A Column B
Ca) Kumar’s Childish behaviour irritates us 1. Adverb
(b) I like entertainment 2. Adjective
(c) He brought glory to his country 3. Noun
(d) Slowly, the snake crawled away 4. Verb

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 2 4 1 3
(B) 2 3 4 1
(C) 3 1 4 2
(D) 3 2 1 4

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Match the words under column A with their equivalents from column B :

Column A Column B
(a) torch 1. pitcher
(b) shop assistant 2. shade
(c) jug 3. clerk
(d) blind 4. flashlight

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 1 3 4 2
(B) 4 3 1 2
(C) 2 1 3 4
(D) 1 2 3 4

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On the slope opposite our camp is the fascinating summit of Mandayo, which spirals up into the blue sky like a giant corks crew. Slapped with steep cliffs on all faces, it looks every inch an insurmountable peak.
The word ‘insurmountable’ means——.
(A) unconquerable
(B) unbelievable
(C) uncomfortable
(D) unimaginable

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Match the following poetic lines under column A with their relevant poets under column B and choose the correct answer from the codes given below :

Column A Column B
(a) It isn’t by size that you win or fail 1. William Shakespeare
(b) Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks 2. H. W. Longfellow
(c) Man’s little Day in haste we spend 3. Douglas Malloch
(d) Let the deadpast bury its head 4. Lewis Caroll

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 4 2 3 1
(B) 3 1 4 2
(C) 1 3 2 4
(D) 3 1 2 4

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Fill in the blanks with the suitable prepositions. Choose the correct sequence of prepositions that would complete the passage, from the codes given below.
—— the cupboard, very —— the wall, there is a narrow gap, —— which a few charts have been kept. Unroll them and hang them
——the walls of the room.
(A) behind, near, into, on
(B) on, near, behind, into
(C) near, into, on, behind
(D) into, on, near, behind

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Identify the figure of speech employed in the given lines :
Have you noticed how some people, May seem plain as plain can be?
(A) Metaphor
(B) Personification
(C) Simile
(D) None of these

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Pick out the sentence that contains a complement
(A) My aunt remained a spinster all her life
(B) The thief stole all the silver articles
(C) I shall collect the books next week
(D) The programme has started on time

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Fill in the blanks with the suitable articles that would complete the passage, from the codes given below.
Centuries ago —— great, artist was engaged to paint —— mural for —— Cathedral in—— Sicilian town.
(A) a, a, the, a
(B) a, the, a, the
(C) the, the, the, a
(D) a, the, the, a

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Which of the statements given below as options?
Should have the question tag —— doesn’t he?
(A) Shreya drawn well,
(B) Shreya has been drawing well,
(C) Shreya draws well,
(D) Shreya has not drawn well,

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“For the soul is dead that slumbers
And things are not what they seem
Dust thou art to dust returnest
Was not spoken of the soul”.
Whose poem is this?
(A) Alfred, Lord Tennyson
(B) D.H. Lawrence
(C) H.W. Longfellow
(D) Dickens

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Fill in the blank with. the suitable verb form :·
I —— (surf) the net when the explosion occurred.
(A) will surf
(B) was surfing
(C) will be surfing
(D) had surfed

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Match the words in British English under Column A with their equivalents in American English in Column B and Choose the correct answer from the codes given below.

Column A Column B
(a) blind 1. hood
(b) bonnet 2. crib
(c) purse 3. window shade
(d) cot 4. wallet

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 4 1 2 3
(B) 3 1 4 2
(C) 2 1 4 3
(D) 4 2 1 3

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“Anew discovered Treasure…..”
The figure of speech employed in this line is——.
(A) Simile
(B) Oxymoron
(C) Personification
(D) Transferred Epithet

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Give the suitable order of articles in the blanks of the given passage. Write the code given below.
My friend is —— multi talented person. Last month, he was elected —— chairman of the Board. Surely he’ll be —— best chairman for he is —— honest worker.
(A) a, the, an, the
(B) a, no article, the, an
(C) an, no article, a, the
(D) no article, an, the, a

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Match the underlined words under Column ‘A’ with their parts of speech under Column ‘B’ and select the correct code from the options given.

Column A Column B
(a) We obey our elders 1. Adjective
(b) He is a patient listener 2. Noun
(c) Seethal danced gracefully 3. Verb
(d) There is no substitute for hard work 4. Adverb

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 2 1 4 3
(B) 1 3 4 2
(C) 3 1 4 2
(D) 4 2 3 1

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Fill in the blanks with the suitable articles that would complete the passage, from the codes given below.
—— well-written text has ——well-defined organisation.—— structure of well-organized text or essay has three main divisions.
(A) a, a, the, a
(B) the, a, a, a
(C) a, the, a, a
(D) a, a, a, the

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“And I thought of the albatross”
What is an albatross?
(A) a humming bird
(B) a fish
(C) a sea-bird
(D) a sea-animal

Explanation

albatross –> a sea-bird common in the Pacific and Southern Oceans.

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“What an amazing model!” Whispered Hughie as he shook hands with his friend.
Who is referred as ‘an amazing model’ in Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Model Millionaire’?
(A) Hugh Erskine
(B) Laura Merton
(C) Baron Hausberg
(D) Colonel

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Match the name of the authors in Column A with their work in Column B and select the correct answer from the code.

Column A Column B
(a) Charles Dickens 1. Jungle Book
(b) Rudyard Kipling 2. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
(c) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 3. Oliver Twist
(d) Mark Twain 4. Adventures of Sherlock Homes

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 3 4 1 2
(B) 3 1 4 2
(C) 1 3 4 2
(D) 2 1 3 4

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Music is not part of ‘arts and entertainment’ as the newspaper section would have us believe. It’s not a luxury, a lavish thing that we fund from leftovers of our budgets, not a play thing or an amusement or a past time. Music is a basic need of human survival. Music is one of the ways we make sense of our lives.
What is music according to Dr. Karl Paulrack?
(A) part of arts and entertainment
(B) is luxury and a lavish thing
(C) is the basic need of human survival
(D) is a play thing and an amusement

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But once within the wood, we paused
Like gnomes that hid us from the moon.
In the above quoted lines gnomes mean——
(A) Fire flies
(B) Dwarfs
(C) A large African antelope
(D) Small-two-winged flies

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‘On the day of Sicilian July, with Etna smoking’. What is the ‘Etna’?
(A) an earthquake
(B) a tsunami affected city
(C) a volcanic mountain
(D) a tempest

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Read the given poetic lines and answer the question that follows :
“A Geode can split to reveal
A dazzling sight to view!”
When does a Geode split? It splits when——.
(A) it is broken with a stone
(B) flung against a wall
(C) water seeps inside it
(D) dried in the hot sun

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“In spite of myself, the insidious mastery of song
Betrays me back, till the heart of me weeps to belong”
In which poem do these lines occur?
(A) Migrant Bird
(B) Manliness
(C) My Grandmother’s House
(D) Piano

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I had three close friends in my childhood, Ramanadba Sastry, Aravindran and Sivaprakasan. Who does the ‘I’ refer to?
(A) Mahatma Gandhi
(B) Abraham Lincoln
(C) Swami Vivekananda
(D) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

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Time is your most valuable resource. Successful people one those who manage their time efficiently. They find time for everything, reading newspapers, jogging and even occasional visits to the cinema. What should one possess to be a successful person?
(A) The habit of reading newspapers
(B) Occasionally visiting the cinema
(C) Jogging and exercising
(D) Time Management

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The road to success is not a bed of roses, It is full of thorns, pitfalls and gins. Only those who wade through the hazards and hurdles with grit and determination could smell success.
Who could smell success in life?
(A) One who has the will power and courage to overcome the obstacles
(B) One who is walks on a bed of roses
(C) One who has faith in fate
(D) One who believes in God

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Choose the option that conveys the meaning of the statement given below:
Throughout his life, he has been filled with the conviction that there is a silver lining to every cloud and that good shall ultimately prevail.
(A) He has believed in the prevalence of sorrows in his life
(B) He has accumulated much wealth and silver in his life.
(C) He has been an optimist throughout his life
(D) He has believed that good shall never prevail

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The figure of speech used in the line. Dust thou art to dust returnest is
(A) allusion
(B) alliteration
(C) simile
(D) oxymoron

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Identify the figure of speech used in the given lines.
He steps back, surveys with close scrutiny, then sharp critical glare.
(A) Metaphor
(B) Oxymoron
(C) Alliteration
(D) Simile

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And hymns in the cosy parlour, the tinkling piano our guide …..
The figure of speech employed here is
(A) metaphor
(B) onomatoepia
(C) oxyrdoron
(D) anaphora

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….. my manhood is cast down in the flood of rememberance.
The figure of speech employed in this line is——.
(A) Metaphor
(B) Oxymoran
(C) Simile
(D) Anaphora

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Identify the poetic line that differs in Figure Speech from the other lines.
(A) …my manhood is cast down in the flood of remembrance
(B) Like pearls and now a silver blade
(C) The reddest flower would look as pale as snow
(D) I weep like a child for the past

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Identify the poetic line that differs in Figure Speech from the other lines.
(A) Speech that came like leech craft
(B) Still like muffled drums are beating
(C) Life is but an empty dream
(D) As humble plants by country hedge grows growing

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The rhyme scheme of the following lines is—–
‘For Oh, Say the Children, “We are weary,
And we cannot run or leap –
If we cared for any meadows, it were merely
To drop down in them and sleep.
(A) a a b b
(B) a a a b
(C) a b a b
(D) a b b a

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“If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the will which says to them; “Hold on!”.
The Rhyme Scheme of this stanza is
(A) aabb
(B) aaab
(C) abab
(D) abcb