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Fill in the blanks with a suitable article.
The value of —— Euro is determined according to the conversion rate fixed by eleven European countries in terms of their own currencies.
(A) the
(B) an
(C) a
(D) no article

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Complete the sentence with a suitable question tag.
Please close the door, ——
(A) will you?
(B) will he?
(C) can you?
(D) should you?

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Which one of the following tag questions is incorrect?
(A) Anand likes oranges, doesn’t he?
(B) It is raining, isn’t it?
(C) I am a teacher, am not I?
(D) He did not break the window, did he?

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Choose the correct alternative from the options given below :
He used to visit us every week, but—— now.
(A) rarely comes
(B) was rarely coming
(C) has rarely come
(D) had rarely come

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Fill out the blank with the appropriate conditional :
You had better consult a doctor, —— your condition will become worse.
(A) unless
(B) Otherwise
(C) provided that
(D) in case

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Identify the correct sentence from the four options given below:
(A) All that glitters are not gold
(B) All that glitter are not gold
(C) All that glitter was not gold
(D) All that glitters is not gold

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Which one of the following compound-nouns is wrong?
(A) Coat – of- mails
(B) Governors – general
(C) Runners – up
(D) Grown – ups

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In the idiom ‘a storm in a teacup’., which of the following is used as a replacement fat. the word ‘storm’ in American English?
(A) Cyclone
(B) Tempest
(C) Typhoon
(D) Hurricane

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“Man is born free but is everywhere in chains”. Who made this famous statement?
(A) Voltaire
(B) Jacques Rousseau
(C) Descartes
(D) Napoleon

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Pick out the sentence which is in active voice.
(A) He is loved by all
(B) The field is ploughed
(C) The thief was caught
(D) The man cut down the tree

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Fill out the blank with the suitable option given below :
I went there——
(A) to examine personally the situation
(B) to examine the situation personally
(C) personally examining the situation
(D) examining personally the situation

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Pick out the sentence which is grammatically correct and meaningful :
(A) Do not altar the course of action
(B) The Carpenter cut off a large bow of timber
(C) The landscape was bear
(D) The site of our college building is very beautiful

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The right plural form for the word underlined in the following sentence is——
John speaks without basis.
(A) basises
(B) basics
(C) basal
(D) bases

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Choose the complex sentence out of the four sentences given below :
(A) Failing prompt payment, the goods must be returned by you
(B) He was a mere boy but he offered to fight the giant
(C) He must have done his duty, for he is a conscientious man
(D) He succeeded although his success was not expected

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Identify the sentence which is in the superlative degree.
(A) All his colleagues are senior to him
(B) The nearest railway station is two kilometers from here
(C) My knife is sharper than yours
(D) Of the two evils, choose the less

Question number : 28
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Cull out the word formed by combining adjective and verb from the following options :
(A) school boy
(B) dry clean
(C) outrun
(D) radioactive

Question number : 29
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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) You are the mouth and lips of eternity l. Alliteration
(b) About the fun of flying 2. Onomatoepia
(c) In the boom of the tingling strings 3. Metaphor
(d) The ship h as weather’d every rack… 4. Personification

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

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Identify the incorrect pair of British English and American English expressions
(A) bonnet – cover
(B) goods train – freight train
(C) dustbin – trash can
(D) chips – french fries

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Identify the poet who wrote the following lines :
“We ran as if to meet the moon
That slowly dawned behind the trees”.
(A) Norman Nicholson
(B) Jack Prelutsky
(C) Robert Frost
(D) Ralph Waldo Emerson

Question number : 40
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“A Psalm of Life” appeared in the collection of poems titled—–
(A) Wayside Inn (1855)
(B) Evangeline (1847)
(C) Miles Standish (1858)
(D) Voices of the Night (1839)

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Question number : 42
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Which among the responses best explains the following line : “Day light will be on the switch and winter under rock”.
(A) Daylight will restrict the damaging impact of winter
(B) Winter’s chillness will be under the lock of the daylight’s heat
(C) Daylight will be turned on when winter is kept under lock
(D) There will be a continuous switching over from day to night, and there will not be any changing seasons

Question number : 43
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“I care not where the skies begin”.
Find out the option closest in meaning to the above line.
(A) The migrant birds have many limitations
(B) The birds have got a jurisdiction in the sky
(C) The birds have got boundaries within which they can fly
(D) The birds can have limitless jurisdiction and abundant freedom

Question number : 44
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In the poem, “The Solitary Reaper”, Wordsworth addresses this song to one ‘Solitary Highland Lass’. What does, the poet mean by the word, ‘Highland’?
(A) England
(B) Ireland
(C) Scotland
(D) Iceland

Question number : 45
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If you can’meet with triumph and disaster;
And treat those two impostors just the same:-
Find out the word nearest opposite in meaning to ‘Impostor’ from the options.
(A) Pretender
(B) Quack
(C) Expert
(D) Sham

Question number : 46
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‘Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul’.
Which of the following options best explains the above lines?
(A) We are born from the dust and we return to dust
(B) Human life is not immortal
(C) The question of mortality does not apply to soul
(D) The soul-is dead when the body is dead

Question number : 47
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Steady throb
Then staccato rhythm
Harmonic cacophony to oblivious ears.
What is the meaning of the underlined word?
(A) Mellifluous music
(B) Rowing notes
(C) Melodious but noisy music
(D) Irregular and jarring notes

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In Oscar Wilde’s .”The Model Millionaire” Hughie could marry Laura provided
(A) he lent a thousand pounds to Laura’s father
(B) he gifted Laura ten thousand pounds
(C) he came into possession of ten thousand pounds
(D) he borrowed ten thousand pounds

Question number : 50
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In Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Model Millionaire’ why did Alan Trevor leave the studio for a few minutes?
(A) He had another appointment
(B) He went to see his son
(C) He went to see a frame maker
(D) He went to see a customer

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In Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Selfish Giant’ the giant saw something marvellous in his garden. He saw
(A) a silver tree with golden blossoms
(B) a golden tree with white blossoms
(C) a pink tree with yellow blossoms
(D) a dull tree with no blossoms

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And so, I missed my chance with one of the lords of life.
And I have something to expiate;
A Pettiness
These lines appear in
(A) A Noiseless Patient Spider
(B) Snake
(C) A Panoramic View
(D) The Man he Killed

Question number : 61
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“As in the concentration camp and the evening of 9/11, the artistes are the ones who might be able to help us with our internal, invisible lives”.
Which are the two countries associated with concentration camp and 9/11 tragedy respectively?
Choose the right option from the following :
(A) Russia and Germany
(B) Germany and America
(B) Germany and Italy
(D) Iraq and America

Question number : 62
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At high school Paulnack scored good grades in——
(A) Science and Maths
(B) Science and Arts
(C) Science and Humanities
(D) Arts and Crafts

Question number : 63
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The first Asian composer to score a symphony for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is—–
(A) Naushad
(B) Ustad Bade Ali Khan
(C) A.R. Rehman
(D) Ilaiyaraaja

Question number : 64
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What did the “Last man in” in the story “Our Local Team” do and what was the umpire’s reaction?
(A) The Last man hit a sixer and the umpired raised his indicating finger
(B) The Last man hit a boundary and the umpire levelled his hands on both sides
(C) The Last man hit a boundary with his pad and was given L.B.W.
(D) The Last man hit a boundary with his pad but the umpire maintained telling ‘Not Out’

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Question number : 66
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I’m not going to be a scientist
Or some one who reads the news on TV.
No, a million birds will fly through me.
I’m going to be a tree’
What does the poet want to become when he/she grows up?
Choose the best option from the following :
(A) Scientist
(C) Animal species
(B) Naturalist
(D) Part of nature

Question number : 67
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Choose the correct answer from the options given below :
“In every land is common life
That all can recognize and understand”
These lines are taken from the poem
(A) With a friend
(B) No men are foreign
(C) My native land
(D) To India

Question number : 68
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“The highest result of education is tolerance”. Who made this statement?
(A) Rabindranath Tagore
(B) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
(C) Helen Keller
(D) Oscar Wilde

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Identify the person who fought for the preservation of many important forests, like the Bharatpur, Bird sanctuary and Silent Valley.
(A) Medha Patkar
(B) Zai Whitaker
(C) Dr. Salim Ali
(D) Arundhathi Roy

Question number : 72
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Pick out the statement which is wrong about Mahatma Gandhi.
(A) Mahatma Gandhi was a ceaseless crusader of women’s equality
(B) Gandhi was no advocate of blind adherence to tradition
(C) Be was an extraordinary lover of truth
(D) Gandhi considered women to be unfit for any position or task

Question number : 73
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What is the name of the episode on Abraham Lincoln in the book
“The war years Volume III”?
(A) The comforts you have ·is the one you live
(B) The money you spend is the one you live
(C) The happiness you have is the one you live
(D) The legacy you leave is the one you live

Question number : 74
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‘The life of a student is, comparatively speaking, a sheltered life’
What does Gokhale mean by this?
Choose the one statement which is inappropriate.
(A) They are protected by their parents
(B) They have lesser responsibilities
(C) They need not discharge their duties as students
(D) They have the privilege of being helped by others

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Match the poems with the poets :

Column A Column B
(a) Earth 1. D.H. Lawrence
(b) Snake 2. H.W. Longfellow
(c) A Psalm of life 3. Khalil Gibran
(d) Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face 4. Jack Prelutsky

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

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Why did Brutus kill Julius Caesar, according to Brutus own defense?
(A) Because Caesar was ambitious.
(B) Because Brutus loved, Caesar less
(C) Because Brutus loved Rome less
(D) Because Caesar was valiant

Question number : 87
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“… though he had no hand in his death, Shall receive the benefit of his dying, a place in the commonwealth”.
Who is speaking about whom in the above passage from Julius Caesar?
(A) Antony about Brutus
(B) Brutus about Antony
(C) First Citizen about Brutus
(D) Octavious about Antony

Question number : 88
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In Julius Caesar, Antony speaks the following line :
“This was the most unkindest cut of all”.
The ‘cut’ in the above line refers to the stab of
(A) Casca
(B) Cassius
(C) Brutus
(D) Pompey

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Choose the incorrect option.
The court scene in The Merchant of Venice is about——
(A) Antonio’s pleading for justice
(B) Portia’s argument in favour of Shylock
(C) Shylock’s claim of a pound of Christian flesh
(D) Portia’s argument against Shylock’s claim of a pound of flesh

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In Julius Caesar; Antony says,
“The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred·with their bones;”
This means
(A) The evil that men do is forgotten after their death
(B) The evil that men do is remembered after their death
(C) The good that men do is balanced with the evil they do
(D) The good that men do is remembered after their death

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In “On the day of Sicilian July, with Etna smoking” The reference to Sicilian· July is an example of
(A) Anaphora
(B) Metaphor
(C) Ellipsis
(D) Allusion

Question number : 96
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“Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit”
What figure of speech can be identified in the aforesaid line from the poem, “Where the Mind is Without Fear”?
(A) Oxymoron
(B) Synecdoche
(C) Assonance
(D) Alliteration

Question number : 97
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The line “A slender tinkling fall that made” contains——
(A) Allusion
(B) Onomatopneia
(C) Ellipsis
(D) Repetition

Question number : 98
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“Now drops that floated on the pool
Like pearls, and now a silver blade“.
What figure of speech can you find in the underlined part of the above lines?
(A) Personification
(B) Metonymy
(C) Metaphor
(D) Transferred epithet

Question number : 99
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Identify the statement that best explains the use of metaphor in “laugh till the game is played; and be you merry, my friend”.
(A) laughter is compared to a merry-making game
(B) game is compared to a merry friendship
(C) life is compared to laughter and merry making
(D) life is compared to a game

Question number : 100
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“How beautiful you are, Earth, and how sublime
How perfect your obedience to the light and how – noble is your submission to the sun”
What is the figure of speech used in the above lines?
(A) Personification
(B) Metaphor
(C) Metonymy
(D) Simile