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Identify the correct degree ..
No other metal is as useful as iron.
(A) Comparative
(B) Positive
(C) Superlative
(D) None of these

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Select the correct option to complete the given sentence.
If you do not submit your assignment today,
(A) the teacher will have punished you.
(B) the teacher will punish you.
(C) the teacher punished you.
(D) the teacher had punished you.

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Identify the sentence that contains the Superlative form of the adjective.
(A) Mr. Soundar is one of the most helpful persons
(B) Very few persons are as helpful as Mr. Soundar
(C) Mr. Soundar is more helpful than most other persons
(D) No other street in this area is as busy as this one

Question number : 9
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Match the following words given in Column A with the blending words in Column B and select the answer from the codes given below:

Column A Column B
(a) Electro + execute 1. Heliport
(b) Helicopter + airport 2. Smog
(c) Smoke + fog 3. Telex
(d) Teleprinter + exchange 4. Electrocute

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

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Identify the sentence with the verb in its passive form.
(A) The symposium was inaugurated by the Director.
(B) The Director inaugurated the symposium.
(C) The workers are painting the walls.
(D) Gopi has written a poem.

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Identify the sentence that contains a verb in its active form.
(A) The work was completed by the students.
(B) The old man completed his work.
(C) The gifts were issued to the children.
(D) The culprits must be arrested by the police.

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Choose the correct verb:
Tendulkar —- (bat) since the match started this morning.
(A) batted
(B) is batting
(C) has been batting
(D) has batted

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Fill in the blanks with a suitable tense form:
I —-(talk) to my mother, when the guests arrived.
(A) talked
(B) is talking
(C) talk
(D) was talking

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Which one of the following literary works is concerned with ‘Global Warming’?
(A) Migrant Bird
(B) To the Land of Snow
(C) The Sun Beam
(D) Gaia Tells Her Tale

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Identify the correct sentence.
(A) Either of the dogs bark ferociously.
(B) Road accident at Anna Salai was a horrible sight.
(C) The hospital has three lady doctors.
(D) He lived in the village since 2001.

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Identify the correct degree.
Usha Riran is not the tallest of all the buildings in the city.
(A) Positive
(B) Negative
(C) Comparative
(D) Superlative

Question number : 32
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Match the British English words under Column A with their American English equivalents under Column B :

Column A Column B
(a) Autumn 1. Truck
(b) Holiday 2. Freight
(c) Lorry 3. Fall
(d) Goods 4. Vacation

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

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Use a torch when there is no power supply.
Replace the underlined word with its American equivalent.
(A) flash light
(B) candle
(C) tube light
(D) pen torch

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Match the characters given under Column A with the titles given under Column B :

Column A Column B
(a) Vera 1. Holiday
(b) Old man 2. Open Window
(c) Phatik 3. Lottery Ticket
(d) Masha 4 . The Refugee

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

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Match the authors given under Column A with the characters given under Column B and choose the correct answer from the codes given:

Column A Column B
(a) Sundara Ramasamy l. Hughie
(b) Oscar Wilde 2. Mark Antony
(c) William Shakespeare 3. Gunga Ram
(d) Kushwant Singh 4. Rowther

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

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In which poem do the following lines occur?
‘We extract your elements to make
Cannons and bombs out of
Our elements you create lilies and roses’.
(A) Shilpi
(B) With a Friend
(C) The Flying Wonder
(D) Earth

Question number : 69

“Where the clear stream of reason
has not lost its way into the dreary desert
sand of dead habit”
These lines are taken from the poem
(A) A Psalm of Life
(B) Be The Best
(C) Where the Mind is Without Fear
(D) The Solitary Reaper

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“Any organisation, society or even a nation without a vision is like a ship cruising on the high seas without any aim or direction. It is clarity of national vision which constantly drives the people towards the goal”.
What drives the people towards the goal?
(A) a ship in the high seas
(B) a clear national vision
(C) a guide in the sea
(D) an organisation or society

Question number : 77
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‘Failure is an accepted procedure in experimenting, research, testing and all scientific forms of “finding out”. Failure is simply the means of finding out what will not work so that it can be eliminated in the search for what will work’.
What can be eliminated?
(A) things that will not work
(B) failures in life
(C) scientific processes
(D) searches for success

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Abandoned Bhutia villages dot our path and I increasingly get the feeling that we are traversing a long-forgotten route. On the fourth day we cross the ghost villages of Burfu and Bilju before we reach Milam.
‘Ghost Villages’ are
(A) villages full of ghosts
(B) villages ruled by ghosts
(C) villages without people
(D) villages often visited by ghosts

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Match the following poems under Column A with the poets under Column B and select the correct code:

Column A Column B
(a) The Cry of the Children 1. Jack Prelutsky
(b) Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face 2. Stephen Vincent Benet
(c) The Flying Wonder 3. D.H. Lawrence
(d) Snake 4. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

Question number : 88
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Match the following poems under Column A with the poets under Column B and select the correct code:

Column A Column B
(a) A Psalm of Life 1. Khalil Gibran
(b) The Man He Killed 2. Douglas Malloch
(c) Be The Best 3. Thomas Hardy
(d) Earth 4. H.W. Longfellow

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

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Where did Antony address the public while displaying Caesar’s body to the Romans?
(A) from the graveyard
(B) at the market place
(C) at the senate house
(D) from Caesar’s palace

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Choose the option that completes the given sentence.
Rabindranath Tagore was awarded the Nobel prize for his work
(A) Galpaguccha
(B) Chitra
(C) Binodini
(D) Gitanjali

Question number : 95
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How many plays have been written by the famous Playwright William Shakespeare?
(A) 37
(B) 38
(C) 36
(D) 27

Question number : 96
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Which one of the following options is not a famous tragedy of William Shakespeare?
(A) Hamlet
(B) King Lear
(C) Othello
(D) A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Question number : 97
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Identify the words in alliteration in the lines:
‘Like gnomes that hid us from the moon
Ready to run to hiding new
With laughter when she found us soon’.
(A) moon, soon
(B) like, from
(C) laughter, found
(D) ready, run

Question number : 98
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“For the soul is dead that slumbers”
Identify the option with words in alliteration.
(A) that, dead
(B) for, is
(C) soul, slumbers
(D) soul, dead

Question number : 99
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Pick out the rhyming words in the given lines:
‘Through the coal-dark underground
Or, all day, we drive the wheels of iron
In the factories round and round’
(A) the, through
(B) we, wheels
(C) underground, round
(D) dark, drive

Question number : 100
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Identify the figure of speech in the line:
‘O winging words! Like homing bees you borrow’.
(A) Simile
(B) Metaphor
(C) Oxymoron
(D) Onomatopoeia