English Test Paper-31

Directions (1-5): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it in the context of the passage. English Test Paper-31

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As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me. They do not feel any enmity against me as an individual, nor I against them. They are “only doing their duty” as the saying goes. Most of them are kind-hearted law-abiding men who would never dream of committing murder in private life. But if one of them succeeds in blowing me to pieces, he will still be able to sleep without any degree of compunction. He is serving his country, which has the power to absolve him from evil.

1. The people who are flying overhead are called highly civilized because they-

(1) Are kind hearted      

(2) are doing their duty

(3) Are trained bombers     

(4) draw hefty salaries

2. The person who succeeds in killing the author will:

(1) Never sleep undisturbed     

(2) Bi without any remorse

(3) Suffer a lot                              

(4) Consider himself a sinner

3. The reason why they are trying to kill the author is that-

(1) They have murderous instinct    

(2) They have a grudge against the author

(3) They have an assigned job    

(4) the author is not as law-abiding as they are

4. In this passage the author assumes that doing one’s duty to one’s country:

(1) Heightens one’s sensibility    

(2) Exonerates a person of his act a killing

(3) Makes one kind hearted  

(4) Makes one desist from doing anything unscrupulous

5. What is the author’s attitude to the ways of civilized societies?

(1) Sarcastic   

(2) indifferent      

(3) hostile      

(4) casual

6. Choose appropriate Synonym for the word


(1) Active         

(2) vigilant        

(3) Vigour       

(4) ajar

7. Choose appropriate Antonym for the word


(1) Private       

(2) authoritative        

(3) quickly          

(4) prevenient

8. Choose one word for the given expression- 

A decision taken by the votes of all

(1) Franchise        

(2) election         

(3) referendum       

(4) redundance

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9. Change the Narration of the following-

Manish said, “I may go to Delhi tomorrow.”

(1) Manish told to go to Delhi tomorrow

(2) Manish told me that I might go to Delhi the following day

(3) Manish said that he might go to Delhi the following day

(4) Manish said that he might go to Delhi tomorrow

10. Change the Voice of the following-

They will look after you well

(1) They will be looked after by you well    

(2) You will be looked by them well

(3) You will be looked well by them all       

(4) You will be looked after well by them

11. ‘ A cat and dog life’ means-

(1) A very active life      

(2) Life depending on others

(3) A happy life             

(4) A life full of quarrels

12. Spot the error which may be in one part of the sentence (1) or (2) or (3).  If there is no error give your answer (4) i.e. No error.

Mohan plays (1)/ at the tabla (2)/ whenever he is in tension. (3)/ No error (4).

13. Spot the mis-spelt word-

(1) Manslaughter     

(2) accordent      

(3) outrageous      

(4) fierceness

14. A sentence is divided into four parts in jumbled and numbered (P), (Q), (R)and (S). Find the proper order with the help of the options given below them.

(P) Roger Federer has taken 7 titles   

(Q) followed by Novak Djokovic’s three

(R) since 2003      

(S) at the grass court grand slam

(1) PQRS       

(2) SQPR        

(3) RQSP       

(4) RPSQ

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Directions (15-20): Fill in the blanks with the words given below-

15. Distribute 12 mangoes……..three boys.

(1) To      

(2)  for       

(3) between     

(4) among

16. How…….money do you earn?

(1) Many       

(2) much      

(3) enough       

(4) little

17. Book is to library as chemical is to……..

(1) Laboratory       

(2) chemist       

(3) shop       

(4) test tube

18. The rich………not always happy.

(1) Is       

(2) was        

(3) were        

(4) are

19. The mechanic………..the vehicle since Sunday morning.

(1) Has been repairing       

(2) will be repairing

(3) Is repairing                    

(4) repaired

20. A horse is kept in a………

(1) Cell      

(2) coop       

(3) den        

(4) stable

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