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Directions: Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives and fill in the blanks.
Passage (Ten Questions)
Every month, scientists (i) new gadgets and new ways to make technology faster and better. Our homes are full of hardware (such as DVD players and computer) (ii) and (such as computer games and MP3s) (iii) suggests, however, that it is the young people who are best able to deal with this change. Whereas teenagers have no problem (iv) a DVD player, their parents and grandparents often find using new technology (v) and different. But if you’re a teenage who criticizes your parents for their (vi) of technological awareness, don’t be too hard on them! Sometime (vii) the future, when you’ve got children of your own, your (viii) to deal with new technology will probably (ix) and your children will feel more (x) with new technology than you do.

  1. (i)=?

(a) discover

(b) invent

(c) estimate

(d) found

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  1. (ix)=?

(a) please

(b) able

(c) decrease

(d) easy

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  1. (viii)=?

(a) talent

(b) possibility

(c) master

(d) ability

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  1. (vii)=?

(a) to

(b) at

(c) on

(d) in

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  1. (vi)=?

(a)effect

(b) amount

(c) storage

(d) lack

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  1. (x)=?

(a) able

(b) comfortable

(c) pleased

(d) easy

 

  1. (iv)=?

(a) inventing

(b) explaining

(c) discovering

(d) operating

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  1. (v)=?

(a) unique

(b) automatic

(c) sudden

(d) complicated

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  1. (ii)=?

(a) gadgets

(b) laptops

(c) screens

(d) software

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  1. (iii)=?

(a) Industry

(b) research

(c) experiment

(d) program

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Directions: In the following Twelve Questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences and indicate it by blackening the appropriate circle [] in the Answer Sheet.

  1. Too willing to obey other people

(a) subaltern

(b) subservient

(c) subjugate

(d) sublimate

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  1. The period between two reigns

(a) interregnum

(b) anachronism

(c) era

(d) intermission

 

  1. Rub or wipe out

(a) Plunder

(b) terminate

(c) efface

(d) remove

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  1. A statement in which you say the same thing twice in different words

(a) tarragon

(b) repetition

(c) tautology

(d) temerity

 

  1. A song sung at the death of a person

(a) sonnet

(b) ode

(c) liturgy

(d) elegy

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  1. One who is known widely but usually unfavorably is

(a) notorious

(b) famous

(c) tarnished

(d) illustrious

 

  1. A person who has had one or more limbs removed

(a) amputee

(b) fatalist

(c) handicap

(d) limber

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  1. A person who is very selective, disgusted easily, and is hard to please.

(a) selector

(b) ambiguous

(c) fastidious

(d) misanthrope

 

  1. A person extremely desirous of money

(a) miser

(b) extravagant

(c) avaricious

(d) fervent

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  1. No longer in existence or use

(a) inefficient

(b) invincible

(c) obsolete

(d) delete

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  1. To destroy completely

(a) dawdle

(b) bluster

(c) chide

(d) annihilate

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  1. An error or misprint in printing or writing

(a) erratum

(b) axiom

(c) jargon

(d) agenda

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Directions: Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Passage (Five Questions)

One November afternoon, a child came to Rhayader’s light house studio. She was about twelve, slender, dirty, nervous and timid. In her arms she tarried something. She was desperately afraid of the ugly man she had come to see, but she had heard somewhere that this man would heal injured things. The man’s voice was deep and kind when he spoke to her. What is it, child? She stepped forward timidly, and in her arms was a large white bird which was quite still. There were stains of blood on its whiteness. The girl placed it in his arms. I found it, Sir. It’s hurt. Is it still alive?  ‘ ‘ Yes. Yes, I think so?’ Rhayader went inside with the bird in his arms. He placed it upon a table. The girl flowered. The bird fluttered. Rhayader spread one its large white wings. ‘Child where did you find it?’ In the wash, Sir. Hunters had been there? Is a snow goose from Canada. But how did it get here?’ The girl’s eyes were fixed on the injured bird. She said ‘Can you heal it, Sir?’ “Yes” and Rhayader. “We will try. You can help me. She has been shot, Poor thing, her leg is broken and the wing too.”

  1. How had the bird been injured?

(a) She had been shot by hunters

(b) By wild animals

(c) While flying through the woods

(d) By wild animals

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  1. Why did the girl take the bird to Rhayader?

(a) So that he would send it to where it came from

(b) So that he would tell her what to do

(c) So that he would tell her what to do

(d) So that he would tell her if it was still alive

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  1. Where did the bird come from?

(a) From the South

(b) From Australia

(c) From North  Ameria

(d) From Canada

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  1. Where did Rhayader live?

(a) In a cabin by the marsh

(b) In a barn

(c) An old cottage

(d) In a light-house

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  1. Which of the phrases best describes the girl?

(a) Slender and dirty

(b) Loud and forceful

(c) Bold and brave

(d) Shy and clean

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Directions: Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives and fill in the blanks.

Passage (Five Questions)

How the domestication of animals began is not known. Perhaps, there were large numbers of animals in areas near water where men also were (i). Here man could observe the animals and study their habits, and this knowledge must have, (ii) him to tame them. It was again, easy for an (iii) people to domesticate animals and feed them on the husks of the grain that were left after threshing. In any event, sheep and goats, pigs and cattle and later horse and asses were tamed and kept in pens. Man, thus (iv) food from the soil and also from animals. In the pens, the animals could be observed even more closely. Calves suckling milk must have given man the idea that he too could get food other than meat from cows and goats. This practice which combines agriculture with the raising of animals is known as (v) farming. Animals, however, were chiefly used to provide meat and milk, they were yet to be used as beasts of burden or to draw the plough.

  1. (iv)=?

(a) obtained

(b) attained

(c) gained

(d) achieved

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  1. (v)=?

(a) united

(b) mixed

(c) blended

(d) joined

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  1. (ii)=?

(a) enabled

(b) authorized

(c) rendered

(d) modified

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  1. (i)=?

(a) concentrated

(b) amassed

(c) strengthened

(d) intensified

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  1. (iii)=?

(a) rural

(b) agriculture

(c) farming

(d) business

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Directions: In the following Twenty question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive Voice. Out of the four alternatives Suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active Voice and mark your answer in the Answer-Sheet.

  1. We prohibit smoking.

(a) Smoking is prohibited.

(b) Smoking will be prohibited

(c) Smoking is being prohibited.

(d) Smoking has been prohibited.

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  1. Who had laughed at you?

(a) By whom were you been laughed at?

(b) By whom had you been laughed at?

(c) By whom you had been laughed at?

(d) Who had you been laughed at?

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  1. Who gave you the money?

(a) Who gave the money to you?

(b) By whom were you given the money

(c) By whom was you given the money?

(d) Who was given the money by you?

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  1. Who tore the curtains yesterday?

(a) By whom were the curtains torn yesterday?

(b) By whom were the curtains tore yesterday?

(c) By whom were the curtains teared yesterday?

(d) By whom were the curtains tore yesterday?

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  1. That too many cooks spoil the broth is known to all.

(a) All know that the broth is spoilt by too many cooks

(b) All knows that the broth is spoilt by too many cooks

(c) All knew that too many cooks spoilt the broth.

(d) All knows that too many cooks spoil the broth

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  1. These days most of the students do their assignments with the help of the internet.

(a) These days most of the students are doing their assignments with the help of the internet.

(b) These days the assignments are being done with the help of the internet by most of the students.

(c) These days the assignments are done with the help of the internet by most of the students.

(d) These days most of the assignments are done with the help of the internet by the students.

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  1. It is time to water the plants.

(a) it is time for the plants to be watered.

(b) The Plants should be watered.

(c) It is time when plants are watered.

(d) It is time the plants be watered.

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  1. The Swiss regarded him as an imposter and called him a Villain.

(a) he has been regarded as an imposter and called a Villain by the Swiss.

(b) He was regarded as an imposter and was called a Villain by the Swiss.

(c) He is regarded as an imposter and called a Villain by the Swiss.

(d) He was regarded as an imposter and is called a Villain by the Swiss.

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  1. I didn’t speak even a single word in the meeting.

(a) Even a single word have not been spoken by me in the meeting.

(b) Even a single word has not been spoken by me in the meeting.

(c) Even a single word had not been spoken by me in the meeting.

(d) Even a single word was not spoken by me in the meeting.

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  1. Kindly offer your remarks.

(a) You were requested to offer your remarks.

(b) You are requested to offer your remarks.

(c) You have been requested to offer your remarks.

(d) You are being requested to offer you remarks.

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  1. Ratan is performing an experiment.

(a) An experiment is being performed by Ratan.

(b) An experiment was performed by Ratan.

(c) Experiments were performed by Ratan.

(d) An experiment is performed by Ratan.

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  1. The judge ordered the murdered to be hanged.

(a) the murderer was ordered by the judge to be hanged.

(b) It was ordered by the judge to hand the murderer.

(c) The murderer was to be hanged according to the order of the judge

(d) The order was given by the judge to hand the murderer.

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  1. Shut the door.

(a) Let the door be shutted

(b) Let door be shut by you.

(c) Let door be shut

(d) Let the door be shut.

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  1. Our vehicle had been stolen from the garage by the same burglary team.

(a) the same burglary team has stolen our vehicle

(b) The same burglary team is stealing our vehicle from our garage.

(c) The same burglary team will have stolen our vehicle from ur garage.

(d) The same burglary team had stolen our vehicle from the garage.

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  1. The situation could hardly have been altered by the interference of the police force.

(a) The interference of the police force.

(b) The interference of the police force could hardly have altered the situation.

(c) The interference of the police force had altered the situation

(d) The interference of the police force could alter the situation with hardness.

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  1. We shall write a novel.

(a) A novel is written by us

(b) A novel would be written by us

(c) A novel will be written by us

(d) A novel will have been written by us.

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  1. Sita learns her lessons daily.

(a) Her lessons were learnt daily by Sita.

(b) Her lessons was learnt daily by Sita.

(c) Her lessons are learnt daily by Sita.

(d) Her lessons is learnt daily by Sita.

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  1. Rajesh could not complete his paper because he had a headache.

(a) Rajesh’s paper could not be completed because he had a headache.

(b) Rajesh’s paper would not be completed because he had a headache.

(c) The paper of Rajesh could not be completed by him because he had a headache.

(d) The paper could not be completed by Rajesh because he had a headache.

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  1. Did he plan an excursion to mountains?

(a) Is an excursion to mountains planned by him?

(b) Was an excursion to mountain planned by him?

(c) Has an excursion to mountains planned by him?

(d) Had an excursion to mountain planned by him?

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  1. I shall be obliged go.

(a) Circumstances could oblige me to go.

(b) Circumstances will oblige me to go.

(c) Circumstances would oblige me to go.

(d) Circumstances may oblige me to go.

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Directions: Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Passage (Five Questions)

The question of race has caused bloodbaths throughout history. Take the case of the Negro, a negro is someone with black skin who comes from Africa. It is an old fashioned word and is offensive. Some people used to write that way deliberately. The word was later replaced by “colored” which gave way to “black”. Black is a color with negative suggestions. So we have expressions like “black day” and “blackmail”. So no wonder the work “black” too assumed unfavorable meanings. (Although in the 1960’s the famous slogan ‘Black is beautiful’ was coined, and it did not help.) The blacks of the United Stats therefore came to be called Afro-Americans. Now, the politically correct phrase is African.

 

  1. Why was ‘Black is beautiful’ coined?

(a) To enhance the confidence of aboriginals

(b) To discourage negro slavery system

(c) To encourage Racial and Caste bias

(d) To combat the prejudiced feeling against blacks

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  1. Which word is old-fashioned and offensive?

(a) Africa

(b) Skin

(c) Black

(d) Negro

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  1. Given the synonym of “Offensive”.

(a) Defending

(b) Courteous

(c) Sympathetic

(d) Aggressive

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  1. What impression does the word ‘black’ carry?

(a) Negative

(b) Contemptible

(c) All of the above

(d) Unfavorable

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  1. Which is the politically correct phrase?

(a) Afro-Americans

(b) African American

(c) Nigger

(d) Coloured

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Answers

  1. (b) invent
  2. (d) easy
  3. (d) ability
  4. (d) in
  5. (d) lack
  6. (b) comfortable
  7. (d) operating
  8. (d) complicated
  9. (a) gadgets
  10. (b) research
  11. (b) subservient
  12. (a) interregnum
  13. (c) efface
  14. (c) tautology
  15. (d) elegy
  16. (a) notorious
  17. (a) amputee
  18. (c) fastidious
  19. (c) avaricious
  20. (c) obsolete
  21. (d) annihilate
  22. (a) erratum
  23. (a) She had been shot by hunters
  24. (c) So that he would tell her what to do
  25. (d) From Canada
  26. (d) In a light-house
  27. (a) Slender and dirty
  28. (a) obtained
  29. (b) mixed
  30. (a) enabled
  31. (a) concentrated
  32. (b) agriculture
  33. (a) Smoking is prohibited.
  34. (b) By whom had you been laughed at?
  35. (b) By whom were you given the money
  36. (a) By whom were the curtains torn yesterday?
  37. (a) All know that the broth is spoilt by too many cooks
  38. (c) These days the assignments are done with the help of the internet by most of the students.
  39. (a) it is time for the plants to be watered.
  40. (b) He was regarded as an imposter and was called a Villain by the Swiss.
  41. (d) Even a single word was not spoken by me in the meeting.
  42. (b) You are requested to offer your remarks.
  43. (a) An experiment is being performed by Ratan.
  44. (b) It was ordered by the judge to hand the murderer.
  45. (d) Let the door be shut.
  46. (d) The same burglary team had stolen our vehicle from the garage.
  47. (b) The interference of the police force could hardly have altered the situation.
  48. (c) A novel will be written by us
  49. (c) Her lessons are learnt daily by Sita.
  50. (a) Rajesh’s paper could not be completed because he had a headache.
  51. (b) Was an excursion to mountain planned by him?
  52. (b) Circumstances will oblige me to go.
  53. (d) To combat the prejudiced feeling against blacks
  54. (d) Negro
  55. (d) Aggressive
  56. (a) Negative
  57. (b) African American

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