English Test Paper-24

Directions (1-5): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it in the context of the passage. English Test Paper-24

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Birju Maharaj, the living legend; choreographer Kumudini Lakhia, who ushered in an era of innovations in Kathak; Chitresh Das, pioneer emigrant who settled in the Bay area 30 years ago and blazed a trail, firmly establishing Kathak among American dancers and the Indian diaspora; Anjani Ambegaonkar, another Jaipur gharana exponent, winner of the National Endowment Award for her outstanding contribution to the young exponents both from India an Am America…….

the conference had young scholars and critics and also senior writers and performers. Young Archana Joglekar, a Kathak dancer from Mumbai, who migrated to Princeton of few years ago said, ‘I could not believe that this can happen in the US where Indian immigrants have come for better economic opportunities and incidentally have brought along with them classical dance tradition to retain their cultural Indian identity.

1. Which of the following is not true about Chitra Das?

(1) he made Kathak popular among Indian community in America

(2) he introduced and preached Kathak to American dancer

(3) He bought several American dances to India   

(4) He settled on a bay side of America

2. The economic immigrants are-

(1) Not expected to search for a job

(2) Not expected to proliferate their culture in another country

(3) Are not even concentrated to economic activities    

(4) All of the above

3. National Endowment Award is given-

(1) For outstanding contribution in the field of dance

(2) For outstanding contribution in any field outside the country

(3) For outstanding contribution in any field anywhere     

(4) None of these

4. Immigrants are those-

(1) Who migrate to any country     

(2) Who are to migrate to any country

(3) who have settled in any country from outside    

(4) None of these

5. Change the Narration-

He said to me, “Let us go out for a walk.”

(1) he told me that let them go out for a walk

(2) he requested me to let them go out for a walk

(3) He proposed that they should go out for a walk 

(4) None of these

6. In the following question, a sentence is divided into 6 parts (1), (P), (Q), (R), (S) and (6) in which order of (1) and (6) is the same but that of (P), (Q), (R), and (S) are jumbled up. Find the correct sequence with the help of the options.

1. In the meantime

(P) two decades of their presence

(Q) in the arts scene of New York with

(R) long season to celebrate

(S) they are busy preparing for a

(6) a variety of interesting events


(2) PQRS        

(3) SRQP       

(4) SPQR

7. ‘Through and through’ means-

(1) Decide the matter        

(2) entirely

(3) Ultimately                      

(4) to have nothing to do

Directions (8-9): Choose appropriate Synonyms for the given words-

8. Hazard

(1) Security       

(2) arrogance        

(3) plain        

(4) danger

9. Gracious

(1) Gorgeous        

(2) dignified       

(3) rude         

(4) restrained

Directions (10-11): Choose appropriate Antonyms for the given words-

10. Rustic

(1) Rural         

(2) uncivilized     

(3) refined       

(4) in human

11. Solicit

(1) Entreat        

(2) implore       

(3) approach      

(4) protest

12. Spot the miss-spelt word-

(1) Aggressiveness      

(2) attractiveness   

(3)  mannliness      

(4) boorishness

13. Give one word for the following expression-

Government by one

(1) Plutocracy       

(2) autocracy       

(3) aristocracy      

(4) democracy

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Directions (14-20): Fill in the blanks with the words given below-

14. He will not go there……… it stops raining.

(1) Unless      

(2) until     

(3) lest      

(4) yet

15. He is as talkative as a………..

(1) Sparrow     

(2)  peacock      

(3) Tomb      

(4) magpie

16. Diesel is sold……. litre.

(1) By a        

(2) by an       

(3) by the       

(4) by

17. It is I who…….. written this letter.

(1) Has      

(2) have       

(3) has been      

(4) have been

18. He was………tall than handsome.

(1) More       

(2) a more     

(3)  the more       

(4) the most

19. Contact us between 7 a.m……… 9 a.m.

(1) To       

(2) and       

(3) from        

(4) till

20. The college is……. 4 p.m.

(1) Over         

(2) at         

(3) over at       

(4) at over

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