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Choose the correct question tag for the sentence.
We speak softly——?
(A) doesn’t we?
(B) does we?
(C) don’t we?
(D) are  we?

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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) Rabindranath Tagore
(B) Vallabhai Patel
(C) Mahatma Gandhi
(D) Dr. Abdul Kalam

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Identify the sentence which is in the superlative degree.
(A) This street is busier than any other street in the area
(B) Sheriff is as tall as his brother
(C) The street is the busiest one in the area
(D) Your pencil is sharper than mine

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Select the correct tense.
He……………… (suffer) from colour blindness since his birth.
(A) have been suffering
(B) had been suffering
(C) has been suffering
(D) will be suffering

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The squirrel said to the mountain,
“If I can’t carry forests on my back,
Neither can you crack a nut”.
Whose quotes are these?
(A) Ralph Waldo Emerson
(C) RK. Narayan
(D) Laugh and Be Merry
(D) Dhan Gopal Mukherji

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The reply was abrupt. “Someone has approached me with an offer to take the land on an
increased rate of rent”.
These lines occur in
(A) The Refugee
(B) The Merchant of Venice
(C) The Farmer
(D) The Helping hand

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ZIP codes are a system of postal code used by ……………..
Choose the correct word to complete the answer.
(A) Zambia
(B) United States of America
(C) New Zealand
(D) Russia

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Identify the sentence pattern in the following :
The company chairperson promised them better salary.
(A) S V IO DO
(B) S V O C
(C) S V C A
(D) S V O A

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Which of the following is not a poem?
(A) The flying wonder
(B) Laugh and Be Merry
(C) The Apology
(D) The Marvelous machine

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Select the correct tense form of the verb in bracket.
Sophy usually………..(go) to college at 9 a.m.
(A) go
(B) will go
(C) goes
(D) going

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Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions choosing the correct option.
I was sleeping …………………. a friend’s house …………………… a village suddenly I was
awakened……………………… a rumbling and thumping ……………………….the roof.
(A) in by on at
(B) on in at by
(C) at in by on
(D) by at on in

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Identify the combination of the following compound word from the options.
“Goodwill”
(A) Noun+ Noun
(B) Adjective+ Noun
(C) Noun+ Verb
(D) Adjective +Adjective

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They were busy packing their suitcases………………….. ?
Choose the correct question tag to fill in the blanks. ·
(A) Were they?
(B) Don’t they?
(C) Weren’t they?
(D) Won’t they?

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Match the phrasal verbs given in Column A with their meanings given in Column B.

Column A Column B
(a) get on 1. keep for future use
(b) give in 2. continue to resist
(c) stand out 3. yield
(d) lay by 4. cope with

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

Question number : 35
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Match the. following words and phrases in Column A with their meaning in Column B.

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

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

Question number : 36
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In whose poem the following lines occur?
”Your problems are perplexing
Your chances rather slim”
(A) Berton Braley
(B) Doughlas Malloch
(C) Hope Spencer
(D) Rudyard Kipling

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Answer the appreciation question.
The best little scrub by the side of the rill. What is meant by scrub?
(A) Big trees
(B) Bushes and small trees
(C) Grass
(D) Tall trees

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“O no! it is an ever fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken”
What does the poet compare ‘true love’ to, ?
(A) An ocean
(B) A cyclone
(C) A Light house 
(D) A tempest

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Match the characters given under Column A with the stories given under Column B and select the correct option from those given below :

Column A Column B
(a) Matilda 1. Reflowering
(b) Della 2. The Lottery Ticket
(c) Appa 3. The Necklace
(d) Masha 4. The Gift of Magi

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

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“Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tirecess striving stretches its arms towards perfection”
In which poem do these lines occur?
(A) No men are foreign
(B) Where the mind is without fear
(C) The cry of the children
(D) Going for water

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How did Oliver Messiaen Spend his time in prison?
(A) He maintained the garden
(B) He spent his time in singing songs
(C) He wrote musical compositions
(D) He read storybooks

Question number : 71
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Read the passage and choose the answer for the question from the given options.
“The brave little voyagers face many dangers and handships while travelling long, long distances”.
Who are the little voyagers?
(A) The refugees
(B) Two friends
(C) The animals in the desert
(D) The migrant birds

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“…… the journey matters as much as the goal. Listen to the sounds of nature….. Take good
care our fragile planet”.
These are the words of
(A) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
(B) Rakesh Sharma
(C) Kalpana Chawla
(D) Famida Y. Basheer

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In whose poem do the following lines occur.
“Join the jubilant song of the great stars sweeping by
Laugh and battle and work and drink of the wine outpoured”
(A) Khalil Gibran
(B) Ralph Waldo Emerson
(C) H.W. Longfellow
(D) John Masefield

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Who wrote the book ‘The Discovery of India’?
(A) Vallabhai Patel
(B) Mahatma Gandhi
(C) Jawaharlal Nehru
(D) Nethaji

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Match the poems A with the poets B.

A poems B poets
(a) Nine Gold Medals 1. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(b) Prayer of a sportsman 2. Rabindranath Tagore
(c) Where the mind is without fear 3. Berton Braley
(d) Out in the fields with God 4. David Roth

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

Question number : 89
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Match the following with the author and title:

Author Title
(a) Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1. A Psalm of life
(b) Oscar Wilde 2. The solitary reaper
(c) William Wordsworth 3. The cry of the children
(d) H.W. Longfellow 4. The model millionaire

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

Question number : 90
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Match the poems in Column A with their poets in Column B.

Column A Column B
(a) The Nation United 1. Lewis Carroll
(b) Is life but a dream 2. Thomas Hardy
(c) The Man he killed 3. Norman Nicholson
(d) Off to Outer space tomorrow morning 4. · Walt Whitman

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

Question number : 91
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

Among the following poems which one is written by Rudyard Kipling?
(A) The cry of the children
(B) Migrant bird
(C) Manliness
(D) Going for water

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Pulitzer prize for literature was awarded for the poem “American Civil War, John Brown’s Body”. ‘Who wrote this poem?
(A) Rabindranath Tagore
(B) Henry Wordsworth Longfellow
(C) William Wordsworth
(D) Stephen Vincent Benet

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What kind of figure of speech is applied in the following poetic line?
‘Till the gossamer thread you fling catch somewhere O my soul’
(A) Simile
(B) Metaphor
(C) Personification
(D) Oxymoron

Question number : 98
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“Harmonic cacophony to oblivious ears” – Shilpi
Identify the figure of speech employed in this line.
(A) Oxymoron
(B) Metaphor
(C) Alliteration
(D) Simile

Question number : 99
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Identify the poetic line that differs in figure of speech from the other poetic lines.
(A) In solitary confinement as complete as any gaol
(B) In the bivouac of life
(C) Speech that came like leech craft
(D) Like a king in exile

Question number : 100
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‘As humble plants by country hedgerows growing that treasure up the rain’.
The figure of speech employed here is ………….
(A) Allusion
(B) Metaphor
(C) Simile
(D) Personification