English Test Paper-26

Directions (1-5): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it in the context of the passage. English Test Paper-26

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Vacations were once prerogative of the privileged few even as late as the 19th century. Now, they are considered the right of all, except for such unfortunate masses as in China for whom life, except, for sleep and brief periods of rest is uninterrupted toil. They are more necessary now than before because the average life is well-rounded and has become increasingly departmentalized. The idea of vacations, as we conceive it, must be incomprehensible to primitive people. Rest of some kind has of course always been a part of the rhythm of human life, but earlier ages did not find it necessary to organize it in the way that modern man has done. Holidays, feast days were sufficient. With modern man’s increasing tensions with the useless quality of so much of his work, this break in the year’s routine became steadily more necessary. Vacations became necessary for the purpose of renewal and repair.

1. The author’s main purpose in the passage is to-

(1) Explore the history of vacations   

(2) Tell why the vacations have become common

(3) Tale why vacations have become obsolete

(4) Contrast holiday and festival occasions with vacation

2. According to the passage, we need vacations now more than ever because we have-

(1) A more carefree nature   

(2) Much more free time

(3) Little diversity in our work   

(4) A higher standard of living

3. It is implied in the passage that our lives are very-

(1) Habitual       

(2) patriotic      

(3) varied   

(4) independent

4. As used in the passage the word Prerogative most nearly means-

(1) Habit       

(2) privilege    

(3) request      

(4) hope

5. Change the Narration-

Mohan said to me, “Why did you do it?”

(1) Mohan asked me that why I did it    

(2) Mohan asked me why did it

(3) Mohan enquired of me why I had done it   

(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) and who knows    

(P) could be     

(Q) if the government machinery

(R) ultimate success, especially   

(S) his latest venture   

(6) is kept at bay


(2) PSRQ        

(3) SPRQ      

(4) PQRS

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7. ‘To pass the buck’ means-

(1) Depend on    

(2) To make a better impression

(3) To blame each other    

(4) Feel excessively

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

8. Laudable

(1) Honourable           

(2) blame-worthy     

(3) Pensive        

(4) fatigued

9. Ornamental

(1) Unseemly         

(2) disfigured        

(3) revoked         

(4) decorative

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

10. Pungent

(1) Sharp        

(2) acute        

(3) mild         

(4) penetrating

11. Ravage

(1) Devastate       

(2) destroy       

(3) rain       

(4) restore

12. Spot the mis-spelt word-

(1) Impreacticeable       

(2) delectable      

(3) pragmatic      

(4) denigrate

13. Give one word for the following expression-

One who is breaker of images and traditions.

(1) Dynamic      

(2) news-maker      

(3) iconoclast      

(4) perversive

14. Past tense of Draw is-

(1) Draw      

(2) drone      

(3) drew      

(4) drawn

Directions (15-20): Filling the blanks with the words given below.

15. I apprised him………the gravity of the situation.

(1) To       

(2) by       

(3) of       

(4) for

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16. He has great antipathy…….wine.

(1) To       

(2) with       

(3) at       

(4) from

17. Though rich, she is not……..of her wealth.

(1) Deprived     

(2) vein     

(3) vain       

(4) exile

18. He warned the institution……… financial crisis.

(1) With        

(2) of       

(3) off       

(4) over

19. We have seen a……….of pigeons.

(1) Brood       

(2) caravan       

(3) brace      

(4) cluster

20. Infant of Mare is called………

(1) Horse     

(2)  bitch       

(3) colt      

(4) filly

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