Question number : 1
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Match the prefixes under Column – A with the words under Column – B and choose the correct code :

Column A Column B
(a) post 1. appearance
(b) ir 2. alignment
(c) dis 3. independence
(d) non 4. reparable

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

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

Which one of the following sentences is incorrect?
(A) Bread and butter is my breakfast
(B) Either of the two boys has done this
(C) The quality of the apples were good
(D) Neither Raj nor his friends have come

Question number : 6
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Read the following passage and select the incorrect statement from the given options :
There is a big cultural gulf between city colleges and suburban colleges. If some of the former are now given a degree of autonomy, it will only heighten this disparity.
(A) The gulf between city colleges and suburban colleges can be bridged by giving autonomy to some city colleges
(B) Giving autonomy to some city colleges will heighten the disparity between city and urban colleges
(C) There is a cultural divide between rural and urban colleges
(D) Giving a degree of autonomy to some city colleges is not a proper solution to bridging the disparity between city colleges and suburban colleges

Question number : 7
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Pick out the sentence that is grammatically incorrect.
(A) I have not seen him since four years
(B) Never enter my house again
(C) Character is preferable to intelligence
(D) He goes to school in time

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Question number : 9
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‘Goodwill’, ‘software’ and ‘gentleman’ are examples of compound words formed by joining ——and——
(A) noun and noun
(B) adjective and noun
(C) verb and adverb
(D) adverb and noun

Question number : 10
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“I spend the day moseying in and out of our cave”?
Select the correct sentence
(A) The author goes for a leisurely walk
(B) The author is restless
(C) The author does not want to go out
(D) The author is ill a hurry to come back to the cave

Question number : 11
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Match the words in Column A with the words in Column B and choose the right option :

Column A Column B
(a) Bonnet 1. jelly
(b) Dustbin 2. pitcher
(c) Jam 3. trash can
(d) Jug 4. hood

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

Question number : 12
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Find out the American equivalent of the British English idiom.
“a storm in a teacup”
(A) a whirlpool in a teapot
(B) a hurricane in a teacup
(C) a tempest in a teacup
(D) a strong wind in a teapot

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Question number : 14
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The use of —– sprays has led to the increase of Chloro Fluro Carbon in the atmosphere.
Fill out the blank by choosing the right option given below.
(A) Freyan
(B) Asthalin
(C) Aerosol
(D) Methane

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Question number : 18
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Choose the correct tense form of the verb from the options given below :
The bees—— little silas and he cried bitterly.
(A) stings
(B) stinged
(C) stang
(D) stung

Question number : 19
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Identify the right pair of sentences in active and passive form
(A) We saw you and him,
You and he were seen by us
(B) He keeps me waiting –
 I am kept waited
(C) We expect good news
 Good news is expecting
(D) We prohibit smoking
 Smoking has been prohibited

Question number : 20
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Identify the sentence which is not in the same voice as the others
(A) Without effort, nothing can be gained
(B) My watch was lost
(C) All desire wealth and some acquire it
(D) He was refused admittance

Question number : 21
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Fill in the blank with the suitable option given below :
I declined—— anything further.
(A) say
(B) from saying
(C) saying
(D) to say

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Question number : 25
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They have to revise the syllabus periodically. Which of the following is the right plural form of the word underlined.
(A) syllabuses
(B) syllabi
(C) syllable
(D) syllabys

Question number : 26
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Identify the compound sentence from the following options :
(A) They rested when evening came
(B) Where ignorance is bliss, it is folly to be wise
(C) Govern your passions or they will govern you
(D) He must work hard to win the first prize

Question number : 27
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Identify the sentence which is in the comparative degree
(A) If Make less noise
(B) The soldiers ran to defend the outer wall
(C) Some poets are as great as Keats
(D) In India, no other exercise is as healthy as walking

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

Match the words/phrases under Column A with their meanings under Column B and select the correct code from the options given :

Column A Column B
(a) on account of 1. to get used to
(b) in the midst of 2. to tolerate
(c) to be accustomed to 3. in the middle of
(d) to bear with 4. owing to

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

Question number : 35
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Complete the sentence with a suitable tag.
Nobody saw us, —–?
(A) do they?
(B) did they?
(C) didn’t they?
(D) doesn’t he?

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Question number : 42
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

“I try my best to be
A mother like the mom you were to me”.
Find out the option that best explains the meaning of these lines.
(A) The speaker does not want to be a mother like her own mother
(B) The speaker compares her mother to her concept of an ideal mother
(C) The speaker wants to be a mother for her child like any other mother
(D) The speaker always tries hard to emulate her mother and considers her as her role model

Question number : 43
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In the poem “O Captain! My Captain!”, What does Whitman mean by the line, “the prize we sought is won”?
(A) The North and South America got integrated
(B) The prosperity of USA had been secured
(C) The military sovereignty had been assured
(D) The safety and security of USA had been ensured

Question number : 44
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What does the poet wish for his country in the following lines?
“Where the world has not been broken up into fragments/By narrow domestic walls”
(A) fearlessness and dignity
(B) freedom from domestic violence
(C) equality and harmony
(D) parochial attitude

Question number : 45
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If you can’t be a muskie. then just be a bass.
What does the underlined word from the poem “Be the Best” refer to?
(A) A type of rose
(B) A type of lilly
(C) A type of lotus
(D) A type of animal

Question number : 46
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“O listen! for the vale profound
Is over flowing with the sound”.
Here the poet stops to listen to the song because
(A) the song is deep
(B) the song is arresting
(C) the song is domineering
(D) the song is ordinary

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

Who remarked, “Millionaire models are rare enough, but Joe! Model Millionaires are rarer still!”, in Oscar Wilde’s “The Model Millionaire”?
(A) Hughie
(B) Baron Hausberg
(C) Laura Merton
(D) Alan Trevor

Question number : 49
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

In Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Model Millionaire’ why do you consider the model’s face his fortune?
(A) because he looked miserable
(B) because he was very poor
(C) because he looked happy
(D) because he looked serious

Question number : 50
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

In Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Model Millionaire’. Baron Hausberg was interested in knowing about Hughie because
(A) Hughie was young and handsome
(B) Hughie was jobless
(C) Hughie was sympathetic
(D) Hughie was Trevor’s friend

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

Match the following characters in Column A with the story titles in Column B and Select the correct answer from the options given :

Column A Column B
(a) Masha 1. Two friends
(b) Behrman 2. The open window
(c) Morissot 3. The last leaf
(d) Vera 4. The lottery ticket

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

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Question number : 54
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match the stories under Column ‘A’ with the authors under Column ‘B’ and select the correct code given below :

Column A Column B
(a) Swept Away 1. Leo Tolstoy
(b) A Close Encounter 2. Oscar Wilde
(c) Caught Sneezing 3. Susannah Hickling
(d) The Wooden Bowl 4. Rex Coker

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

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

Match the characters with relevant story title:

Column A Column B
(a) Djinn 1. The Lottery Ticket
(b) Ivan Dmitritch 2. The open window
(c) Sue 3. How the camel got its hump
(d) Mrs. Sappleton 4. The last leaf

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

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

Dr. Karl Paulnack assures that failure of peace for humankind lies in the hands of
(A) students
(B) statesmen
(C) artists
(D) religious leaders

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Question number : 65
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In the poem “Our Local Team”, Who played a significant and convincing role?
(A) The ‘snoring’ captain
(B) The ‘demon’ bowler
(C) The ‘slogger’ batsman
(D) The ‘biased’ umpire

Question number : 66
Question number : 67
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“They do not realize I can fulfil any ambition”.
What does this line from “You can’t be that…” reveal?
(A) people have fixed mindsets
(B) people don’t allow others to do things as they like
(C) by consulting others, one should try to fulfil one’s ambition
(D) one should be determined in one’s attempt to fulfil one’s ambition

Question number : 68
Question number : 69
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

In which poem do the following lines appear :
They ran a dusty little shop
For bicycle repairing
And bought each other soda-pop
And praised each other’s daring.
(A) No men are foreign
(B) With a friend
(C) To cook and eat
(D) The flying wonder

Question number : 70
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Choose the correct option for the following passage :
The road to success is not a bed of roses. It is full of thorns, pitfalls and gins. Only those who made through the hazards and hurdles with grit and determination could smell success. That is how Gandhi became a leader par excellence. Gandhi became a great leader through.
(A) hard work and sincerity
(B) goodness and luck
(C) humility and patience
(D) love and leadership qualities

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Question number : 72
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Who among the following is an anti-apartheid revolutionary?
(A) Abraham Lincoln
(B) Mahatma Gandhi
(C) Nelson Mandela
(D) Helen Keller

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Question number : 74
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“She left India as a student, but she would see the nation of her birth, all of it, from hundreds of miles above” – Whose words are these?
(A) Nelson Mandela
(B) George W. Bush
(C) Barack Obama
(D) Manmohan Singh

Question number : 75
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According to the Doctrine of Lapse, the British could take over the kingdom from an Indian ruler who
(A) lost the war
(B) died without a natural heir
(C) indulged in corruption
(D) died because of a terrible disease

Question number : 76
Question number : 77
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“Though I gave premium to rationalism then, I had difficulty thinking of Yaanai Malai as a non-living, huge chunk of stone”.
Choose the right idea conveyed by the statement mentioned above.
(A) The speaker gives importance to Yaanai Malai
(B) The speaker is not bothered about the non-living things
(C) The speaker believes that Yaanai Malai is a small thing
(D) The speaker being a rational person feels difficult to consider Yaanai Malai as an inanimate thing

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

Match the poets and their nationality:

Column A Column B
(a) Thomas Hardy 1. Indian
(b) Ralph Waldo Emerson 2. Lebanese
c) V.K. Gokak 3. British
(d) Khalil Gibran 4. American

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

Question number : 84
Question number : 85
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match the following:

Column A Column B
(a) D.H. Lawrence 1. Goodmen perform just deeds
(b) Lampman 2. Manliness
(c) Kipling 3. Piano
(d) Famida Y. Basheer 4. Migrant Bird

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

Question number : 86
Question number : 87
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

Fill in the blank with the correct option :
Antony says that Caesar was vanquish not by weapons but by——
(A) ingratitude
(B) his ambition
(C) the inauspicious stares
(D) the prophecy

Question number : 88
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In Julius Caesar, Antony says, ‘Friends, Romans, country men, lend me your ears’. What does this opening line signify?
(A) Do not listen to me
(B) It is a rhetoric to lure the audience
(C) It is an ice-breaker
(D) Speak back to me

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Question number : 92
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar lov’d him!
This was the most unkindest cut of all;
Who is referred to as “him” here?
(A) Antony
(B) Caeca
(C) Brutus
(D) Lepidus

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

In Julius Caesar, Brutus says, “…. not that I Loved Caesar less, but that I Loved Rome more”.
The above line means
(A) The speaker loved Caesar very much
(B) The speaker loved Rome very much
(C) The speaker loved Rome more than he loved Caesar
(D) The speaker loved Caesar more than he loved Rome

Question number : 94
Question number : 95
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“During the cool winter months, before the emerald of the paddy fields slowly turns into a wealth of gold. small flocks of lily – white egrets alight here to feast upon the tiny, silvery fish that strays into the shallow waters of the fields” – What does the underlined
words refer to?
(A) Emerald stones transforming to become gold
(B) Emerald landscape replaced by golden colour
(C) Paddy crop slowly becomes ripe for harvesting
(D) Bright blue colour becomes bright yellow

Question number : 96
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‘Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds’ –
What is the figure of speech presented in these lines?
(A) Personification
(B) Alliteration
(C) Simile
(D) Oxymoron

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

In “O Captain My Captain! My Captain our fearful trip is done, / The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won”, Captain and ship are examples of
(A) Metaphor
(B) Allusion
(C) Simile
(D) Personification

Question number : 98
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

The word ‘aching joy’ is an example of
(A) ellipsis
(B) pragmatics
(C) collocation
(D) oxymoron

Question number : 99
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“And, underneath our heavy eyelids drooping, I The reddest !lower would look as pale as snow”.
The figure of speech used here is
(A) simile
(B) metaphor
(C) personification
(D) Allusion

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

Identify the figure of speech in “And flickered his tongue like a forked night on the air, so black”.
(A) simile
(B) metaphor
(C) alliteration
(D) oxymoron