Question number : 1
Question number : 2
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Identify the correct prepositions from the options given below :
There is not enough space —— the desk and the bench. Arrange them properly,——the classes commence.
(A) before, between
(B) between, before
(C) beside, behind
(D) near, on

Question number : 3
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Choose the correct order of the prepositions from the options given to fill in the blanks of the following passage :
——first, we sat—— the shade—— a tree, but later we went—— a swim —— the river.
(A) by, in, of, for, in
(B) in, on, of, for, in
(C) at, in, of for, in
(D) at, in, of, to, in

Question number : 4
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Choose the appropriate question tag for the following statement :
She hasn’t submitted the note, —— ?
(A) hasn’t she?
(B) doesn’t she?
(C) has she?
(D) does she?

Question number : 5
Question number : 6
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Why did your brother write such a letter?
Choose the passive form of the above sentence :
(A) None
(B) Why did such a letter was written by your brother?
(C) Why was such a letter written by your brother?
(D) Why has he written such a letter?

Question number : 7
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Read the passage and answer the question that follows :
The chief characteristic of heroism is persistency. A true hero is never wavering in his intentions, but is always firm and fearless. The word ‘persistency’ means :
(A) Idiosyncrasy
(B) Democracy
(C) Intricacy
(D) Consistency

Question number : 8
Question number : 9
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Identify the sentence which is not of the same pattern as the others :
(A) At the age of 60, everyone is happy
(B) The whole day we were happy
(C) Immediately it became dark
(D) My uncle presented me a lap-top

Question number : 10
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Read the passage and choose the option that indicates the idea contained in the passage :
For the sake of enjoying literature it is not necessary for us to be indifferent towards many other affairs of social life.
(A) Literature renders us disinterested in social affairs
(B) We enjoy literature only when we ignore other affairs of social life
(C) Literature includes developing in one social awareness too
(D) Literature alienates Man from the society

Question number : 11
Question number : 12
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Identify the incorrect statement.
(A) Listening to music agitates our minds
(B) Music consoles and soothes our aching hearts
(C) Music refreshes and rejuvenates our minds
(D) Music strengthens our hopes

Question number : 13
Question number : 14
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

After all, winners don’t do different things. They do things differently.
The above lines suggests
(A) All winners are different
(B) Winners do different things
(C) Winners do things differently
(D) Losers don’t do different things

Question number : 15
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Question number : 18
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

From the given options, choose the author who has written. ‘The Return of the Native’
(A) Thomas Hardy
(B) Douglas Malloch
(C) Patrick French
(D) Robert Louis Stevenson

Question number : 19
Question number : 20
Question number : 21
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Change the following sentence into comparative :
The apple is not so sweet as the mango
(A) the mango is sweeter than the apple
(B) the apple is sweeter than the mango
(C) the mango is not sweeter than the apple
(D) the apple is more sweet than the mango

Question number : 22
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Identify the words which blend to form the word ‘slang’ and choose the correct answer from
the codes given below:
(A) slow + language
(B) slovenly + language
(C) sleep + language
(D) slum + language

Question number : 23
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match the following words given under Column A with the blended forms under Column B:

Column A Column B
(a) medical + claim 1. comsat
(b) transfer + resistor 2. mediclaim
(c) telephone + telegram 3. transistor
(d) communication + satellite 4. phonogram

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

Question number : 24
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

The compound word sewing machine is of the form :
(A) Noun + Noun
(B) Verb+ Noun
(C) Gerund + Noun
(D) Adjective + Noun

Question number : 25
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match Column A with Column B to make meaningful sentences. Select the correct code given below :

Column A Column B
(a) The police found the thief 1. weeping all the while
(b) I saw the bats 2. racing towards lhe earth
(c) We noticed the lady 3. hiding behind the door
(d) The astronomer observed a meteor 4. hanging from the roof

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

Question number : 26
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Fill in the blanks choosing the right pair of words in order :
The woman wearing a –(1)– went to the hotel to have –(2)– for dinner.
(1) and (2)
(A) wail and veal
(B) veal and veil
(C) vile and wail
(D) veil and veal

Question number : 27
Question number : 28
Question number : 29
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Select the compound sentence :
(A) The power of garlic is widely discussed by the medical community.
(B) There is increasing evidence that garlic can lower cholestrol levels.
(C) Doctors advise us to include garlic in our diet.
(D) The garlic may smell bad, but it can save our lives from heart diseases.

Question number : 30
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match the following poetic lines in Column A with their correct poets in Column B and select the correct code :

Column A Column B
(a) Stop be silent for today 1. Walt Whitman
(b) O Winged seeds ! you crossed the furrowed sea 2. H.W. Longfellow
(c) Trust no future, however pleasant 3. V.K. Gokak
(d) Exult ! O Shores and ring, O bells ! 4. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

Question number : 31
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match the poetic lines in Column A with the related poets in Column B and select the appropriate code :

Column A Column B
(a) Glad till the dancing stops and the lilt of the music ends 1. Khalil Gibran
(b) We plant your fields with skulls and bones 2. Robert Frost
(c) We ran as if to meet the moon 3. Leslie Norris
(d) But he’s locked in a concrete cell 4. John Masefield

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

Question number : 32
Question number : 33
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Things become better, when you expect the best instead of the worst. Expecting the best means, that you put your whole heart into what you want to accomplish. People are defeated in life not for lack of ability, but for lack of whole-heartedness.
The reason for defeat in life is :
(A) failure
(B) affordability
(C) lack of ability
(D) lack of whole heartedness

Question number : 34
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Identify the sentence which is in the comparative degree
(A) Tennyson is not the greatest of all Poets
(B) Some Poets are atleast as great as Tennyson
(C) Tennyson is not greater than some other Poets
(D) Tennyson is the great Poet

Question number : 35
Question number : 36
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Fill in the blanks with the correct verb forms given in sequence :
The teacher——the exercises which Nila——
(A) corrected, had prepared
(B) corrected, prepares
(C) corrects, is preparing
(D) corrects, have prepared

Question number : 37
Question number : 38
Question number : 39
Question number : 40
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match the words under Column A with the words under Column B to form words:

Column A Column B
(a) good 1. forgotten
(b) nerve 2. humoured
(c) long 3. fangled
(d) new 4. racking

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

Question number : 41
Question number : 42
Question number : 43
Question number : 44
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Identify the sentence with the wrong question tag :
(A) Ramu went to Assam last week, didn’t he?
(B) The Australians will not win the finals, will they?
(C) People shouldn’t be rude to one another, shouldn’t they?
(D) The bus is early today, isn’t it?

Question number : 45
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Identify the tense form of the verb underlined:
They have been building the bridge for several months.
(A) Perfect tense
(B) Present perfect continuous tense
(C) Simple present tense
(D) Present perfect tense

Question number : 46
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Fill in the blanks by choosing the correct tense forms from the options given below :
I will go to meet him rather than —— for him.
(A) wait for him
(B) to wait for him
(C) will wait for him
(D) shall wait for him

Question number : 47
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Fill in the blank with the correct answer from the following options.
“The Story of My Life” is the autobiography of ——
(A) Albert Einstein
(B) Winston Churchill
(C) Annie Besant
(D) Helen Keller

Question number : 48
Question number : 49
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Read the passage and answer the question that follows:
In building up a strong, free and democratic India, openmindedness and constructive approach are required so that she could make a speedy progress crossing the hurdles of communalism, separation and untouchability. The passage points out that:
(A) Communalism, separation and untouchability were prevalent in India, then.
(B) India had overcome the hurdles of communalism, separation and untouchability.
(C) India was too openminded to make a speedy progress.
(D) India did not need a constructive approach.

Question number : 50
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

‘If the Himalayan ice disappears, the future will be worse’. This statement is about ——
(A) communal disharmony
(B) advantages of science and technology
(C) an alarming global issue
(D) astrological science.

Question number : 51
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Which of the following is not a poem?
(A) Punishment in Kindergarten
(B) Making Visible the Invisible
(C) The Solitary Reaper
(D) The Cry of the Children

Question number : 52
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match the poetic lines under Column A with the figures of speech under Column B and select the correct. answer from the codes given below :

Column A Column B
(a) So now it is Vain for the singer to burst into clamour 1. simile
(b) Laugh till the game is played 2. alliteration
(c) The reddest flower would look as pale as snow 3. metaphor
(d) Through fears and fright I fly my flight 4. onomatoepia

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

Question number : 53
Question number : 54
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Combine the words given under Column A with those given under Column B to form compound words

Column A Column B
(a) flash 1. dream
(b) day 2. set
(c) sun 3. green
(d) sea 4. light

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

Question number : 55
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match the following phrases/idioms given under Column A with their meanings under Column B and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Column A Column B
(a) to stir up 1. healthy
(b) to be on cloud nine 2. to stay away without permission
(c) to play truant 3. to initiate
(d) in the pink of 4. to be very happy

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

Question number : 56
Question number : 57
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Fill in the blank with a suitable article :
Students are asked to attend –~— special class, to be held in the evening.
(A) a
(B) an
(C) the
(D) no article

Question number : 58
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Select the complex sentence :
(A) Arun attended the interview and got selected
(B) We could not guess what he actually wanted
(C) My uncle has gone to Mumbai to finalise a business proposal
(D) The pilgrims had to cancel the trip because of bad weather

Question number : 59
Question number : 60
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Identify the superlative degree in the sentences given below :
(A) Mr. Robertson is more helpful than most other persons
(B) Mr. Robertson is helpfuller than other persons
(C) Mr. Robertson is one of the most helpful persons
(D) Very few persons are as helpful as Mr. Robertson

Question number : 61
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Choose the correct passive form of the sentence given below :
We should help the poor.
(A) The poor have to be helped.
(B) The poor should be helped.
(C) The poor must be helped.
(D) The poor was to be helped.

Question number : 62
Section :    Subject : ,       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match the underlined words in Column A with their parts of speech in Column B and select the correct answer from the codes given :

Column A Column B
(a) The King appointed a minister 1. noun
(b) Gold is a precious metal 2. verb
(c) It is a pleasant evening 3. adverb
(d) He always speaks the truth 4. adjective

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

Question number : 63
Section :    Subject : ,       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match the underlined words in Column A with their parts of speech in Column Band select the correct answer from the codes given:

Column A Column B
(a) I dream of my happy days 1. verb
(b) We are always busy 2. noun
(c) The teacher teaches History 3. adverb
(d) He plays cricket 4. adjective

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

Question number : 64
Section :    Subject :             Year & Exam :

Choose the option which contains the correct sequence of words to be filled.
Ranjith —— and —— his leg when he —— from a bus.
(A) slips, injured, is alighting
(B) slipped, injures, was alighting
(C) slipped, injured, was alighting
(D) has slipped, injures, was alighting

Question number : 65
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match the following sentences given in Column A with their patterns given in Column B and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Column A Column B
(a) The teacher teaches a lesson 1. SVOA
(b) The sun shines brightly 2. SVC
(c) He broke his cycle yesterday 3. SVO
(d) The car is cheap 4. SVA

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

Question number : 66
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

“Envy is ignorance and imitation is suicide”.
Who said this?
(A) Emerson
(C) Swami Vivekananda
(B) Gandhiji
(D) Dr. AP.J. Abdul Kalam

Question number : 67
Question number : 68
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match the titles of the stories given under Column A with the names of the author under Column B and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Column A Column B
(a) The Last Leaf 1. Saki
(b) Two Friends 2. O’ Henry
(c) The Refugee 3. Guy de Maupassant
(d) The Open Window 4. Pearl S. Buck

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

Question number : 69
Section : ,    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match the authors with the relevant characters from their books :

Column A Column B
(a) Alice 1. Guy de Maupassant
(b) Bertie Wooster 2. P.G. Woodhouse
(c) Mowgli 3. Lewis Carroll
(d) Matilda 4. Rudyard Kipling

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

Explanation

Alice — Through the Looking Glass — Lewis Carroll
Bertie Wooster — P.G. Woodhouse
Mowgli — The Jungle Book — Rudyard Kipling
Matilda — The Necklace — Guy de Maupassant

Question number : 70
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Question number : 73
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

Identify the option that contains the answer to the following statement :
——was the tribal leader who wrote a letter to the President of the USA.
(A) Chief Norman
(B) Chief Njumba
(C) Chief Seathl
(D) Chief Houda

Question number : 74
Question number : 75
Question number : 76
Section :    Subject :    Class Book : , ,    Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match the short stories under Column “A” with their authors under Column “B” and select the correct code :

Column A Column B
(a) A Man Who Had No Eyes 1. James Harriot
(b) Sorry, Best Friend 2. Charles
(c) God, This is Charles 3. Hemangini Ranade
(d) Every Living Thing 4. Mackinlay Kantor

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

Question number : 77
Section :    Subject :    Class Book : , ,    Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match the characters, with the relevant story title and select the correct codes given below :

Column A Column B
(a) Mr. Parsons 1. Holiday
(b) Bishvambhar 2. Rellowering
(c) Djinn 3. A Man Who Had No Eyes
(d) Rowther 4. How the Camel got His Humph

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

Question number : 78
Section :    Subject :    Class Book : ,    Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match the characters in Column A with the authors in Column B and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Column A Column B
(a) Lady Anstey 1. Lakshmi Mukundan
(b) Tendai 2. Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai
(c) Gunga Ram 3. E.M. Forster
(d) Outhakutty 4. Khushwant Singh

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

Question number : 79
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

Which of the following lines do not belong to Shakespeare’s Sonnet no : 116?
(A) ‘O’, no! it is an ever-fixed mark
(B) It is the star to every wandering bark
(C) Echoes fade and memories die…
(D) Love’s not Time’s fool

Question number : 80
Question number : 81
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

What is the theme of the poem ‘Piano’?
(A) The poet’s love for his mother
(B) The pastime of the poet during his school days
(C) The poet’s love for music
(D) The poet’s comparison of childhood days with manhood days

Question number : 82
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

“Every man may profit by the example of truly great men, if he is bent on making the most of himself and his circumstances”. This theme is reflected in :
(A) ‘Laugh and Be Merry’ by John Masefield
(B) ‘Leisure’ by Walter De la Mare
(C) ‘A Psalm of life’ by H.W. Longfellow
(D) ‘O Captain, My Captain’ by Walt Whitman

Question number : 83
Question number : 84

“Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls”
Name the poet who dreamt of a world with equality and harmony.
(A) Ruskin Bond
(B) Robert Frost
(C) Rabindranath Tagore
(D) Walt Whitman

Question number : 85
Question number : 86
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

In whose biography do you find this statement?
‘I would sweep them out of existence if I had the power’.
(A) Jawaharlal Nehru
(B) Nelson Mandela
(C) Abraham Lincoln
(D) Mahatma Gandhi

Question number : 87
Question number : 88
Question number : 89
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

Having overloaded myself I reached the Palace in search of all the glory of the old Chola capital. The 16th Century Palace was built by the Nayaks and later renovated by the Marathas.
Who built the Palace in Thanjavur?
(A) The Marathas
(B) The Cholas
(C) The Nayaks
(D) The Pandavas

Question number : 90
Question number : 91
Section :    Subject :    Class Book : , ,    Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match the titles of poems under Column A with the names of poets under Column B and choose the correct codes.

Column A Column B
(a) The Cry of the Children 1. Archibald Lampman
(b) A Psalm of Life 2. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(c) To a Millionaire 3. William Wordsworth
(d) The Solitary Reaper 4. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Question number : 92
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Question number : 94
Question number : 95
Question number : 96
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match the pen names in Column A to the writers in Column B and choose the correct answer from the codes given below :

Column A Column B
(a) O Henry 1. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
(b) Madhvikutty 2. William Sydney Porter
(c) Lewis Carroll 3. Hector Hugh Munro
(d) Saki 4. Kamala Das

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

Question number : 97
Section :          Question Type : ,       Year & Exam :

“Not failure but low aim is crime”, says Browning. What according to Browning is a crime?
(A) Failing in an attempt
(B) Aiming at the incredible
(C) Failing repeatedly
(D) Not aiming high

Question number : 98
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

Laugh till the game is played and be you merry, my friends.
In the above quoted lines from ‘Laugh and be Merry’ by John Masefield the figure of speech that occur is
(A) simile
(B) metaphor
(C) alliteration
(D) apostrophe

Question number : 99
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Identify the poetic line that differs in figure of speech from the other poetic lines :
(A) Be not like dumb driven cattle
(B) lie lifted his head from his drinking as cattle do
(C) You were the dawn
(D) Like homing bees you borrow

Question number : 100
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

“Like a golden swarm of fireflies you came”.
Identify the figure of speech employed in the poetic line :
(A) Metaphor
(B) Personification
(C) Transferred epithet
(D) Simile