Question number : 1
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Match the words in column A with the suffixes in Column B

Column A Column B
(a) astonish 1. – ful
(b) potential 2. – ment
(c) ferocious 3. – ness
(d) success 4. – ity

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

Question number : 2
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Pick out the sentence with the wrong usage of articles :
(A) The cow is a useful animal
(B) The rose is the sweetest of all flowers
(C) Let’s go to the park
(D) The banyan is a kind of a fig tree

Question number : 3
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fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions :
The most popular therapy ———- getting rid ———- hiccups is to have someone to scare you when you least expect it.
(A) to, away
(B) on, to
(C) off, for
(D) for, of

Question number : 4
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Fill in the blank with a suitable question tag :
Let’s go for a walk, ——?
(A) should we?
(B) shall we?
(C) can we?
(D) could we?

Question number : 5
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Choose the correct form of the verb to fill in the blank :
They—— the bridge for several months.
(A) have been building
(B) are building
(C) will be building
(D) had been building

Question number : 6
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Pick out the correct words from the options given below :
He gave me —— notes.
(A) a ten five rupee
(B) ten five rupees
(C) a ten five rupee’s
(D) ten five rupee

Question number : 7
Question number : 8
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Passage:
Even researchers are finding that introverts make better leaders than extroverts for the simple reason that they are more likely to listen and pay attention to what other people are saying. By taking a backseat, introverted leaders encourage others to suggest ideas, contribute actively and take initiative, thus increasing morale and motivation.
Introverts make better leaders because they are—–
(A) interested
(B) attentive
(C) attention-seeking
(D) alluring

Question number : 9
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Identify the sentence which is in the positive degree
(A) His age is a matter of minor importance.
(B) This is the most perfect specimen I have seen.
(C) The last time I saw him, he was in high spirits.
(D) The longest lane has a turning.

Question number : 10
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Identify the sentence which is in the positive degree :
(A) This is a major issue.
(B) The latter chapters are lacking in interest.
(C) Rama’s intelligence is superior to Hari’s.
(D) He is junior to all his colleagues.

Question number : 11
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Which one of the following words is an example of a compound word consisting of an adverb + participle?
(A) pale blue
(B) well defined
(C) seafood
(D) outsourcing

Question number : 12
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What is a refrain?
(A) The first line of a poem that is repeated i!l all stanzas
(B) The repetition of a line or lines within a poem, at given intervals
(C) The first line and the last line are one and the same in the last stanza
(D) The last two lines of the first stanza and the last two lines of the last stanza are one and the same

Question number : 13
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The author who wrote the lesson ‘Yaanai Malai’ suffered from the disease?
(A) Chronic Glaucoma
(B) Retinitis Pigmentosa
(C) Astigmatism
(D) Myopic Vision

Question number : 14
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Identify the pair of British English and American English expressions with incorrect spelling:

British American
(A) plough plow
(B) cheque check
(C) theatre theater
(D) skilful skilfull
Question number : 15
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Match the British English words with their American equivalents:

British English American English
(a) Jam 1. Fall
(b) nappy 2. Antenna
(c) Aerial 3. Jelly
(d) Autumn 4. Diaper

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

Question number : 16
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Match Column A with Column B. Select the correct code given below.

Column A Column B
(a) The Ant and the Grasshopper 1. Oscar Wilde
(b) The Cop and the Anthem 2. Somerset Maugham
(c) The Happy Prince 3. Bonnie Chamberlain
(d) The Face of Judas Iscariot O’Henry

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

Question number : 17
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Match Column A with Column B. Select the correct code given below.

Column A Column B
(a) My country my life 1. Sachin
(b) My story 2. Nehru
(c) Play It My Way 3. Kamala Das
(d) Toward Freedom 4. L.K. Advani

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

Question number : 18
Question number : 19
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“Envy is ignorance and imitation is suicide”.
These are the words of
(A) Robert Frost
(B) Khalil Gibran
(C) F. Joanna
(D) Ralph Waldo Emerson

Question number : 20
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—— is not a Nobel Prize winner
(A) Rudyard Kipling
(B) William Golding
(C) Oscar Wilde
(D) Pearl S. Buck

Question number : 21

The ozone gas that acts like a canopy, protecting you from the harmful ultra violet rays of the Sun is depleting.
Identify the option closest in meaning to the underlined word :
(A) a preventive medicine
(B) a damage-control system
(C) an overhanging shelter
(D) a storehouse of gases

Question number : 22
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Match the following idiomatic expressions under column A with their core meaning under Column B
Choose the right code:

Column A Column B
(a) I can ride a motor cycle 1. Asking for permission
(b) No one can be right all the time 2. Theoretical possibility
(c) Can I use your mobile phone, please? 3. Ability
(d) Anyone can make mistakes 4. Possibility

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

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Question number : 27
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Complete the following sentence with suitable articles.
On —- day of —- tea party, Apsara took her mother to Mrs. Rose’s room.
(A) the, the
(B) an, the
(C) a, an
(D) the, a

Question number : 28
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Complete the following sentence using a suitable form of the passive voice :
In primitive times, stone implements—— to kill animals.
(A) was employed
(B) were employed
(C) will be employed
(D) had been employed

Question number : 29
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Fill out the blank with the most appropriate option given below :
Alexander’s hope—– the whole of India was not materialised due to his ill health.
(A) to conquer
(B) of conquer
(C) of conquering
(D) conquered

Question number : 30
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Fill in the blanks with the correct word from the options :
We will have to find—– sources of energy in the future.
(A) alternate
(B) altered
(C) alternative
(D) adulterated

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Question number : 33
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They failed to add an appendix to the book. Which of the following is the right plural form for the underlined word?
(A) appendices
(B) indices
(C) appendixes
(D) annexures

Question number : 34
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Choose the simple sentence out of the sentences given below :
(A) He finished his exercise and put away the books.
(B) The man endured all the horrors of the campaign without any one of them making complaint.
(C) We must eat, or we cannot live.
(D) Not only did his father give him money, but his mother too.

Question number : 35
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An implied simile is a ——-
(A) metathesis
(B) metaphor
(C) metanymy
(D) metamorphosis

Question number : 36
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Match the following British/American expressions in Column A with Column B and select the correct answer from the options given below

Column A Column B
(a) trash 1. faucet
(b) cookie 2. candy
(c) sweets 3. rubbish
(d) tap 4. biscuit

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

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

Which of the following is not a poem?
(A) Shilpi
(B) Be the Best
(C) Off to Outerspace Tomorrow Morning
(D) Flying with the moon on their wings

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Question number : 43
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Which one of the following sentence is incorrect?
(A) The flowers smell sweet.
(B) Of Mumbai and Chennai, the former is the wealthiest.
(C) Six miles is a long distance.
(D) As a novelist, Jane Austen is superior to Mrs. Henry Wood.

Question number : 44
Question number : 45
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

What is the title of H.W. Longfellow’s volume of poems which included “A Psalm of Life”?
(A) Hiawatha
(B) Tales of a Wayside-Inn
(C) Evangeline
(D) Voices of the Night

Question number : 46
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

Who do you think is these lines addressed to:
You cannot rob us of the rights we cherish,
Nor turn our thoughts away
From the bright picture of a ‘women’s mission’
Our hearts portray
(A) An individual reader
(B) Tho poet’s companion
(C) Society at large
(D) A particular misogynist group

Question number : 47
Question number : 48
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

In Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Model Millionaire’ what did Hughie do in Alan Trevor’s absence?
(A) Hughie spoke to the beggar
(B) Hughie gave the beggar some money
(C) Hughie enjoyed a smoke
(D) Hughie was dreaming

Question number : 49
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In Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Selfish Giant’ the spring season did not come to the giant’s garden because
(A) he built a huge wall around his garden
(B) he was very unkind to the spring season
(C) he did not allow the children inside the garden
(D) he liked winter season

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Question number : 56
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Choose the option containing the author of the following lines
“No Nightingale did ever chant
More welcome notes to weary bands”.
(A) Hopkins in ‘Laugh and be Merry’
(B) Khalil Gibran in ‘Earth’
(C) Wordsworth in “The Solitary Reaper”
(D) Kamala Das in “Punishment in the Kindergarten”

Question number : 57
Question number : 58
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

Paulnack was the director of the music division at——-
(A) The Boston Conservatory
(B) The Philharmonic Royal
(C) The France School of Arts
(D) The Manhattan Academy

Question number : 59
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Which one of the following statements is not related to the lesson “Music – The Hope Raiser”?
(A) Music is a basic need of human survival
(B) Music is one of the ways we make sense of our lives.
(C) Music is a luxury and lavish thing
(D) Music is not an extravaganza or a hobby

Question number : 60
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Question number : 62
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type : ,    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

“The habit of co-operation once required will continue with you all your life”
Which among the options best conveys the meaning of the above passage?
(A) The author insists on hard work
(B) The author states the importance of team work
(C) The author insists on friendship
(D) The author reiterates the importance of good behaviour

Question number : 63
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In the poem “Going for Water”, why did the children have to go to the brook?
(A) To relish the sylvan atmosphere in the dense woods
(B) Because the well was dry beside the door
(C) To enjoy the natural beauty of the brook
(D) To find whether there is water in the brook

Question number : 64
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“No matter what happened, I always insisted on their being themselves”.
What does the writer mean by this statement? Choose the right option from the following.
(A) the writer wants human beings to be day dreamers
(B) the writer wants human beings to be in their own world
(C) the writer wants human beings to be calm.
(D) the writer wants human beings to be individuals and not to imitate others

Question number : 65
Question number : 66
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

Only bloodshot eyes betray
Deep pride, then reverence,
Lo! God in man’s image.
Who is referred to as “God in man’s image” in the above lines?
(A) Goldsmith
(B) Divine Artist
(C) Sculptor
(D) Blacksmith

Question number : 67
Question number : 68

Find out the meaning of the underlined word in the following lines from Sonnet No. 116 :
“Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit Impediments …….
(A) Obstacles
(B) Victory
(C) Success
(D) Happiness

Question number : 69
Question number : 70
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Choose the correct answer from the options given below
“There was never mystery
But ’tis figured in the flowers,
Was never Secret history
But birds tell it in the bowers”
These lines are taken from the poem
(A) My Native Land
(B) To India
(C) The Apology
(D) Laugh and be Merry

Question number : 71
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Who told the following statement?
“Tolerance is the highest result of education”.
(A) Dr. Abdul Kalam
(B) Mahatma Gandhi
(C) Helen Keller
(D) Subash Chandra Bose

Question number : 72
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“To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; It is man’s injustice to woman”.
Who said these words about Women?
(A) Jawaharlal Nehru
(B) Swami Vivekananda
(C) Rabindranath Tagore
(D) Mahatma Gandhi

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Question number : 77
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“A dominant landmark of the north-eastern outskirts of Madurai is Yaanni Malai”
Choose the inappropriate statement from the following
(A) Yaanai malai is a solid rocky hill
(B) Yaanai malai is in the north-east direction of Madurai
(C) Madurai is the landmark of Yaanai malai
(D) Yaanai malai is otherwise called elephant hill

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Question number : 81
Section :    Subject :    Class Book : , ,    Question Type :       Year & Exam :

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

Column A Column B
(a) The Apology 1. Jack Prelutsky
(b) Be Glad your nose is on your face 2. Emerson
(c) Where the mind is without fear 3. David Roth
(d) Nine Gold Medals 4. Tagore

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

Question number : 82
Question number : 83
Section :    Subject :    Class Book : , ,    Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match the poems under Column ‘A’ with the authors under Column B and select the correct code.

Column A Column B
(a) A Psalm of Life 1. Lewis Carroll
(b) Is Life But a Dream 2. H .W . Longfellow
(c) Going for water 3. Kamala Das
(d) Punishment in Kindergarten 4. Robert Frost

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

Question number : 84
Section :    Subject : ,    Class Book : , ,    Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match the following:

Quote/Line Author/Character
(a) “I was born a farmer” 1. Kamala Surayya
(b) “Nations are built by the imagination and untiring enthusiastic efforts of generations” 2. Kesavan Nair
(c) ….. You cannot believe darling, can you that I lived in such a house 3. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
(d) “Into that heaven of freedom, My Father let my country awake” 4. Rabindranath Tagore

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

Question number : 85
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Question number : 87
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

In Julius Caesar, Antony says,
“The noble Brutus
Hath told you Caesar was ambitious;
If it were so, it was a grievous fault”.
What is referred to a ‘grievous fault’ here?
(A) Brutus’ nobility
(B) Cunningness
(C) Being ambitious
(D) Caesar’s balour

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

In Julius Caesar, Antony says, ‘He hath brought many captives home to Rome,
Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill”.
Ransoms‘ in this line means
(A) payment for the release of refugees
(B) payment for the release of criminals
(C) payment for the release of prisoners
(D) payment for the release of leaders

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Question number : 93
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

Which one of the following statement is correct?
(A) V.K Gokak is a Telugu poet and novelist
(B) V.K. Gokak is a Kannada poet and novelist
(C) V.K. Gokak is a Marathi poet and novelist
(D) V.K. Gokak is a Gujarathi poet and novelist

Question number : 94
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“Good luck is around the corner” : What does this line suggest in the poem “Keep your spirits High”?
(A) Do anticipate luck
(B) Do think that luck would favour you
(C) Be positive and optimistic in all your attitudes
(D) Do have the frame of mind that you are fortune’s minion

Question number : 95

“The present seems all dreary
The future very grim“.
The Underlined words mean …….. and …….. respectively.
(A) confusing and dark
(B) dear and lovely
(C) boring and sad
(D) damp and weak

Question number : 96
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

which among the following is an example for onomatopoeic words?
(A) clip – clopped
(B) tongue-twister
(C) ambitious
(D) entertainment

Question number : 97
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

Which figure of speech does the expression, “the hissing noise of the snake” contain?
(A) logopoeia
(B) anaphora
(C) diaspora
(D) onomatoepia

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

“The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done” –
The figure of speech used by Walt Whitman in these lines is——
(A) Oxymoron
(B) Personification
(C) Simile
(D) Metaphor

Question number : 99
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type : ,    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

The following line is from the play ,Julius Caesar.
“O Judg’ment! Thou art fled to brutish beasts”
The figure of speech employed in the above line is
(A) Antithesis
(B) Personification
(C) Metaphor
(D) Oxymoron

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

“She left India as a student, but she would see the nation of her birth, all of it, from hundreds of miles above’ –
George W.Bush spoke these lines about whom?
(A) Kalpana Chawla
(B) Sunita Williams
(C) Meena Alexander
(D) Chitra Diwakaruni ·