Question number : 1
Question number : 2
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Read the passage and select the correct sentence from the options given :
” The stronger, the firmer and nobler it is, the better work you will do for the country”.
(A) knowledge makes you do the better work
(B) character makes you do the better work
(C) a teacher makes you do the better work
(D) the Government makes you do the better work

Question number : 3
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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 : 4
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“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 : 5
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Freedom and power bring responsibility. That responsibility rests upon this assembly. Before the birth of freedom we have endured all the pains of labour and our hearts are heavy with the memory of sorrow. But the past is now over and the future beckons to us now. The ambition of the greatest man is to wipe every tear. As long as tears are there, so long our work will not be over.
Which statement is correct?
(A) India became rich after Independence
(B) Ignorance, poverty, inequality of opportunity are eradicated
(C) Our work will not be over till we wipe every tear
(D) Freedom means to live a life as we like

Question number : 6
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Read the following lines and answer the questions :
“I wanted to be Shakespeare
But was poor at writing plays
I wanted to be Jane Austein
But didn’t know to spin stories”
Who is Jane Austein?
(A) a tailor
(B) a novelist
(C) a spinner
(D) a psychiatrist

Question number : 7
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Then the spring came and all over the country, there were little blossoms and little birds.
Which season represents the arrival of the blossoms?
(A) Winter
(B) Summer
(C) Spring
(D) Autumn

Question number : 8
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Read the passage and choose the correct option that answers the questions given below :
“Thank you shelly”, Diane said holding her hand out for me to shake, “for taking care of Sam. We were in a traffic accident and somehow we got separated when. I went to the, hospital. I guess he lost his collar and harness too”. I looked at her hand, I didn’t want to give Goldy up, but I could see that it was this lady he really belonged to. Not to me, I was Just temporary.
Who did the dog really belong to?
(A) Shelly
(B) Diane
(C) Sam
(D) None of the above

Question number : 9
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Don Quixote the knight found 30-40 Windmills. He mistook them for giants. He was so fond of adventure that he decided to fight them. He wanted to make a lot of money by defeating them. Sancho Panza, his loyal squire, tried to warn him that they were only windmills but he didn’t pay any attention.
Choose the irrelevant option :
(A) Sancho Panza seems to be clever.
(B) Don Quixote mistook windmills for giants.
(C) The knight is less informed when compared to the squire.
(D) The knight wanted to cheat others by defeating the windmills.

Question number : 10
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Choose the right idea conveyed by the statement given below :
Sometimes parents complain that their teenage children have suddenly become very indisciplined, not paying heed to their advice.
(A) Teenagers are not advised by their parents
(B) Parents heed to the advice of their teenage children
(C) Teenagers listen to their parents advice
(D) Parents think that their teenage children don’t listen to their words

Question number : 11
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Music is not part of ‘arts and entertainment’ as the newspaper section would have us believe. It’s not a luxury, a lavish thing that we fund from leftovers of our budgets, not a play thing or an amusement or a past time. Music is a basic need of human survival. Music is one of the ways we make sense of our lives.
What is music according to Dr. Karl Paulrack?
(A) part of arts and entertainment
(B) is luxury and a lavish thing
(C) is the basic need of human survival
(D) is a play thing and an amusement

Question number : 12
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Choose the option that conveys the meaning of the statement given below:
Throughout his life, he has been filled with the conviction that there is a silver lining to every cloud and that good shall ultimately prevail.
(A) He has believed in the prevalence of sorrows in his life
(B) He has accumulated much wealth and silver in his life.
(C) He has been an optimist throughout his life
(D) He has believed that good shall never prevail

Question number : 13
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Have you the determination to succeed?
Are you willing to devote the time and energy necessary to achieve success?
One must devote ——-to reach his/her goal.
(A) time and energy
(B) time and tide
(C) crest and fall
(D) unit and determination

Question number : 14
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Choose the option that brings out the meaning of the given statement:
“Most of the troubles of the present day arise from the fact that instead of doing their duty, people blame others for their misdeeds”.
(A) Our problems are caused by the misdeeds of others
(B) Troubles arise because of trusting others
(C) There are problems as people do their duty perfectly
(D) People spend our time accusing others and shirk their duties

Question number : 15
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Read the passage and answer the question that follows :
The chief characteristic of heroism is persistency. A true hero is never wavering in his intentions, but is always firm and fearless. The word ‘persistency’ means :
(A) Idiosyncrasy
(B) Democracy
(C) Intricacy
(D) Consistency

Question number : 16
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Read the passage and choose the option that indicates the idea contained in the passage :
For the sake of enjoying literature it is not necessary for us to be indifferent towards many other affairs of social life.
(A) Literature renders us disinterested in social affairs
(B) We enjoy literature only when we ignore other affairs of social life
(C) Literature includes developing in one social awareness too
(D) Literature alienates Man from the society

Question number : 17
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After all, winners don’t do different things. They do things differently.
The above lines suggests
(A) All winners are different
(B) Winners do different things
(C) Winners do things differently
(D) Losers don’t do different things

Question number : 18
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Things become better, when you expect the best instead of the worst. Expecting the best means, that you put your whole heart into what you want to accomplish. People are defeated in life not for lack of ability, but for lack of whole-heartedness.
The reason for defeat in life is :
(A) failure
(B) affordability
(C) lack of ability
(D) lack of whole heartedness

Question number : 19
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Read the passage and answer the question that follows:
In building up a strong, free and democratic India, openmindedness and constructive approach are required so that she could make a speedy progress crossing the hurdles of communalism, separation and untouchability. The passage points out that:
(A) Communalism, separation and untouchability were prevalent in India, then.
(B) India had overcome the hurdles of communalism, separation and untouchability.
(C) India was too openminded to make a speedy progress.
(D) India did not need a constructive approach.

Question number : 20
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“Not failure but low aim is crime”, says Browning. What according to Browning is a crime?
(A) Failing in an attempt
(B) Aiming at the incredible
(C) Failing repeatedly
(D) Not aiming high

Question number : 21
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Read the passage and choose the correct answer
Ivan Dmitritch, a middle-class man who lived with his family on an income of twelve hundred a year and was very well satisfied with his lot, …
Ivan Dmitritch’s income was—- .
(A) 12000
(B) 1200
(C) 120
(D) 12

Question number : 22
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Humour and laughter are used in a variety of therapeutic situations. A number of hospitals and related institutions have created humour rooms. The best humour comes from what is going on ‘at the moment’. Humour is a therapeutic tool in _______
(A) Institutions
(B) Sports
(C) Schools
(D) Hospitals

Question number : 23
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“I would use on you that you should attach as much importance to character as to knowledge. This character must show itself in earnestness”.
Here the word ‘earnestness’ means :
(A) Manliness
(B) Friendliness
(C) Seriousness
(D) Nobleness

Question number : 24
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“After all, winners don’t do different things, They do things differently”
Which of the following statements means the above quotation by Dale Carnegie?
(A) All winners are different
(B) Winners do different things
(C) Winners do things differently
(D) Losers don’t do different things

Question number : 25
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“I think of all the things you gave to me sacrifice, devotion love and tears”. Here the word
‘devotion’ means
(A) great love and loyalty
(B) sacrifice
(C) think about
(D) strength

Question number : 26
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“Remember you are unique. There was and never will be anybody exactly like you. Make the most of what nature gave you”. ·
According to the author of the above passage,
(A) Everyone is special in one way or the other
(B) No one is unique
(C) Anybody can be exactly like you
(D) We must make use of nature

Question number : 27
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Last month, a colourful and memorable Golden Jubilee Annual Day event was organised in our school. Many eminent personalities and educationists graced the occasion.
Why do people celebrate “Golden Jubilee”?
(A) to celebrate 25th anniversary
(B) to celebrate 50th anniversary
(C) to celebrate 60th anniversary
(D) to celebrate 75th anniversary

Question number : 28
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Read the passage given below and answer the question that follows
They sweep, they swap, they wash, they cook, they take care of our children and our pets and they look after our elderly. We see them every day. Yet they 1;1,re invisible. Who are these people “invisible”?
(A) man
(B) woman
(C) children
(D) domestic workers

Question number : 29
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“The first step is to set yourself clear goals, to define precisely what you want to achieve”.
What is the first step to success?
(A) assets
(B) goal
(C) time
(D) money

Question number : 30
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The Maharaja of Travancore said, ” Be assured that the wielding of a spade, or the driving of a plough in one’s own interest, is not less honourable than scratching foolscap (paper) with goose quills (pens).”
These words talk of the—-
(A) greatness of education
(B) Problem of unemployment
(C) dignity of labour
(D) bane of physical work

Question number : 31
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Thomas Alva Edison stepped from a train and walked down the platform. The station master knew how forgetful the inventor was. Therefore, he would ask him a customary question.
The word ‘customary‘ in this passage mean—–
(A) annoying
(B) futile
(C) humorous
(D) habitual

Question number : 32
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Read the passage and choose the option that indicates the idea contained in the passage. But since both are indispensable, I would urge on you that you should attach as much importance to character as to knowledge.
(A) Both knowledge and character” are very essential
(B) Character alone is important and indispensable
(C) Character is inferior to knowledge
(D) Knowledge is not so important as character