Q1. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

We are reaching the end of this exercise.

(a)This exercise is ended by us.

(b)The end of this exercise is being reached by us.

(c)This is our end to the exercise.

(d)The exercise has reached its end by us.

 

Q2. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

'the lightning caused a serious forest fire and damaged many nearby houses.

(a)A serious forest fire has been caused by lightning and many nearby houses have been damaged.

(b)A serious forest fire was caused by lightning and many houses are damaged.

(c)A serious forest fire had been caused by lightning and many nearby houses had been damaged.

(d)A serious forest fire was caused by lightning and many nearby houses were damaged.

 

Q3. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word given in bold.

CONFORMITY

(a)deviation

(b) dilution

(c) distraction

(d) diversion

 

Q4. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word given in bold.

DESECRATION

(a)consecration

(b)discouragement

(c)despondency

(d)expectation

 

Q5. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

I said to her, “All your faults will be pardoned if you confess them."

(a)I told her that all her faults will be pardoned if you confess them.

(b)I told her that all her faults would be pardoned if she confessed them.

(c)I told her that all her faults will have to be pardoned if she confessed them.

(d)I told her that all her faults would have to be pardoned if she confessed them.

 

Q6. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 He said to Manoj, “May you prosper.”

(a)He wished that Manoj should prosper

(b) He. wished that Manoj may prosper

(c) He wished that Manoj might prosper.

(d)He wished manoj to prosper

 

Q7.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

Gown told me(1)/his name after(2)/he left (3)/ No Error (4)

(a)Gown told me

(b) his name after

(c) he left

(d)No Error

 

Q8.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

The train had left (1)/ when he had reached (2) / the station (3) / No error (4)

(a)The train had left

(b) when he had reached

(c) the station

(d)No error

 

Q9.They needn’t worry ________ ?

(a)isn’t it

(b) doesn't it

(c) don’t it

(d) heed they

 

Q10.The tribes lived _________ customs different from anything the English had ever seen

(a)on

(b)by

(c) off

(d)with

 

Q11. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given Idiom/ Phrase.

Why don’t you put an end to blowing your own trumpet ?

(a)playing your own trumpet to produce music

(b)making too much noise

(c)praising your own abilities and achievements

(d)None of these

 

Q12. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given Idiom/ Phrase.

When the Inspector entered the class some of the students shook in their shoes.

(a)stamped the ground with their shoes

(b)showed signs of anger

(c)trembled With fear

(d)stood up to salute

 

Q13. Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

Tough tissues in joints

(a)Ligaments

(b) Endoderm

(c) Muscles

(d) Fibre

 

Q14. Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

One who is given to pleasures of the flesh

(a)Terrestrial

(b) Epicurean

(c) Celestial

(d) Pedestrian

 

Q15. Directions : In these questions, the first and last sentence of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P,Q,R,S . These four parts are not given in proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

 1. Smoke billowed up between the plants.

P.Passengers were told to be, ready to quit the ship.

Q.The rising gale fanned the shouldering fire.

R.Everyone now knew there was a fire on board.

S.Flames broke out here and there.

6. Most people bore the shock bravely.

(a)SRQP

(b)QPSR

(c) RSPQ

(d) QSRP

 

Q16. Directions : In these questions, the first and last sentence of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P,Q,R,S . These four parts are not given in proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

1. One of my friends Krishnan went to live in a village.

P.But it was a very slow animal.

Q.So Krishnan bought a donkey for 200 rupees.

R.One day his new neighbour told him that he must buy a donkey.

S.Every family there had a donkey to carry things for them.

6. It did not like to work.

(a)SQPR

(b) RSQP

(c) QPRS

(d) PRSQ

 

Q17. Choose the alternative which improve the bold part of sentence.

He had his breakfast, when we visited him.

(a)He had taken his breakfast

(b)He wished to have his breakfast

(c)He avoided his breakfast

(d)No improvement

 

Q18. Choose the alternative which improve the bold part of sentence.

The old woman gave her dog bis¬cuits.

(a)The old woman gave biscuits to her dog.

(b)The old woman was given bis¬cuits by her dog.

(c)She gave the old woman dog biscuits.

(d)No improvement

 

Q19. Choose the word which best expresses (synonym) the meaning of the bold word.

GRUFF

(a)hard

(b)rough

(c)tough

(d)sturdy

 

Q20. Choose the word which best expresses (synonym) the meaning of the bold word.

PRODIGAL

(a)huge

(b)prodigious

(c) enormous

(d)wasteful

ANSWERS :

            1b        2 d       3 a       4 a       5 b       6 c       7 c       8 b       9 d       10 b     11 c     12 c     13 a     14 b     15 d            16 b     17 a     18 a     19 b     20 d