SSC Stenographer Question Paper (16.10.2011) with Answer Key PDF

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Directions (1-7): In each of the following questions, select the related word/letters/number from the given alternatives.

1. BDFH : JLNP :: ? : KMOQ
(1) HIJK
(2) CEGI
(3) EGJL
(4) CFGI

2. 7 : 32 :: 35 : ?
(1) 144
(2) 156
(3) 160
(4) 172

3. 64 : 100 :: 49 : ?
(1) 36
(2) 63
(3) 81
(4) 144

4. Human % Child%%
(1) Lion: Cub
(2) Cow: Bull
(3) Duck: Drake
(4) Fish: Prawn

5. Good conductor : Copper :: Bad conductor : ?
(1) Iron
(2) Aluminium
(3) Wood
(4) Coal

6. Volcano : Lava :: Fire : ?
(1) Heat
(2) Light
(3) Smoke
(4) Ashes

7. DAM : MAD :: WARD : ?
(1) DWAR
(2) DWOR
(3) DRAW
(4) DROW5847

Directions (8-15): In each of the following questions, select the one which is different from the other three responses.
8.
(1) 0 – 3 – 8
(2) 9 – 12 – 16
(3) 17 – 20 – 24
(4) 51 – 54 – 58

9.
(1) Game – Coach
(2) Drama – Director
(3) Counselling – Counsellor
(4) Student – Teacher

10.
(1) Goat
(2) Dog
(3) Sheep
(4) Cow

11.
(1) Diabetes
(2) Swine flu
(3) Chicken pox
(4) Malaria

12.
(1) ACB
(2) GIH
(3) MON
(4) PQR

13.
(1) BYCX
(2) EVFU
(3) GTHS
(4) LOIR

14.
(1) 35
(2) 64
(3) 28
(4) 84

15.
(1) 515–103
(2) 635–127
(3) 745–149
(4) 856–214

Directions (16-17) : In each of the following questions which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the following?

16.
A. Lung
B. Nostrils
C. Windpipe
D. Blood
(1) A, B, C, D
(2) B, C, A, D
(3) A, C, D, B
(4) D, C, B, A

17.
A. House
B. Street
C. Room
D. Town
E. District
(1) C, B, A, D, E
(2) C, A, D, B, E
(3) C, A, B, D, E
(4) C, A, B, E, D

18. Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it? _OPQ, N_PQ, NO_Q, NOP_
(1) ONQP
(2) NOQP
(3) NOPQ
(4) PQNO

Directions (19-21): In each of the following questions, a series is given, with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.

19. 24, 6, 18, 9, 36, 9, 24,?
(1) 24
(2) 12
(3) 8
(4) 6

20. KiD, NkH, QmL, ToP,?
(1) WqT
(2) UqS
(3) WvS
(4) VrT

21. 2, 6, 12, ? , 30
(1) 18
(2) 24
(3) 20
(4) 26

22. In a row of trees one tree is the 7th from either end of the row. How many trees are there in the row?
(1) 11
(2) 13
(3) 15
(4) 14

23. Introducing a man, a woman said, “His wife is the only daughter of my mother.” How is the woman related with the man?
(1) Sister-in-law
(2) Wife
(3) Aunt
(4) Mother-in-law

24. Select the number which does not belong to the given series: 2, 8, 3, 27, 4, 64, 5, 225
(1) 27
(2) 8
(3) 225
(4) 64

25. Some equations are solved on the basis of a certain system. On the same basis find out the correct answer from the given alternatives for the unsolved problem.
4 × 7 × 5 × 3 = 3574,
8 × 6 × 5 × 6 = 6568,
7 × 5 × 8 × 5 =?

(1) 3846
(2) 6567
(3) 5857
(4) 6857

26. From the given alternative words, select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word: HONESTY
(1) Nest
(2) Honed
(3) Host
(4) Honey

27. In a certain code RAIN is written as TCKP. How is CLOUD written in that code?
(1) ENQWF
(2) EMQWF
(3) FNQWE
(4) ENRWF

28. If PREMA is coded as 96731, how can RAMA be written in that code?
(1) 6737
(2) 6131
(3) 9631
(3) 6936

29. Which sequence of mathematical symbols can replace * in the given equation: 8 * 5 * 9 * 31
(1) – × =
(2) – = ×
(3) = × –
(4) × – =

30. If T means ‘×’, U means ‘–’, V means ‘÷’ and W means ‘+’, then what will be the value of the following expression: (50 V 2) W (28 T 4)
(1) 142
(2) 158
(3) 137
(4) 163

Directions (31-32): In each of the following questions, select the missing number from the given responses.
31.
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(1) 10
(2) 20
(3) 22
(4) 110

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(1) 4
(2) 5
(3) 6
(4) 7

33. Two statements are given followed by four alternative inferences. Select the one which is most appropriate.

Statements:
Some files are numbered.
All numbers are coded.

Inferences:
(1) All files are coded.
(2) All codes are filed.
(3) Some files are not numbered.
(4) No numbers have codes

34. Two statements are given followed by two inferences I and II. You have to consider the statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You are to decide which of the given inferences can definitely be drawn from the given statements.

Statements:
1. All cupboards are watches.
2. All watches are costly.

Inferences:
I. All cupboards are costly.
II. Some costly things are cupboards.

(1) Only inference I follows
(2) Only inference II follows
(3) Both of them follow
(4) Neither of them follows

35. A travelled westward 8 km, turned left and travelled 3 km, turned right and travelled 9 km. He then travelled north 3 km. How far is he from the starting point?
(1) 15 km
(2) 17 km
(3) 19 km
(4) 11 km

36. Deepa starts walking northwards and after a while, she turns to her right. After walking some distance, she turns to her left and walks a distance of one kilometre. She then turns to her left again. In which direction is she moving now?
(1) North
(2) West
(3) East
(4) South

Directions (37-39): In the following questions, select the related figure from the given alternatives.

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Directions (40-41): In the following questions, find the odd figure from the given alternatives.

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Directions (42-44): In the following questions, select the missing figure from the given responses.

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45. Which one of the following figures will complete the given question figure? 
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46. Identify the diagram that correctly represents the relationship among illiterates, poor people and unemployed.

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47. In the following diagram, the triangle represents doctors, the circle represents players and the rectangle represents singers. Which region represents doctors who are singers but not players?

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(1) A
(2) B
(3) C
(4) D

48. Among the four answer figures which one can be formed from the cut-out pieces given below? 

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49. Three positions of a dice are given below. Identify the number on the face opposite to 6.

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(1) 1
(2) 4
(3) 5
(4) 7

50. From the following answer figures, select the one in which the given question figure is hidden/embedded. Question Figure: Answer Figures:

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PART-II GENERAL AWARENESS

51. ‘Hire and Fire’ is the policy of
(1) Capitalism
(2) Socialism
(3) Mixed Economy
(4) Traditional Economy

52. The latest volume of food grains to be given per family as determined under ‘Annapurna Scheme’ is — (1) 35 kg
(2) 20 kg
(3) 10 kg
(4) 40 kg

53. The fish catch by Indian fishermen in the international waters are part of the GDP of
(1) Sri Lanka
(2) India and Sri Lanka
(3) India
(4) India and Indonesia

54. The Nobel Prize for Economics was instituted by
(1) Alfred Nobel
(2) Sweden’s central bank
(3) The Nobel Committee
(4) World Bank

55. The main competitor for the Indian jute industry is
(1) china
(2) Nepal
(3) Bangladesh
(4) Japan

56. Which of the following items is under the State List?
(1) Agriculture
(2) Criminal Law
(3) Education
(4) Defence

57. ‘Dual citizenship’ is a feature of
(1) Unitary government
(2) Federal government
(3) Parliamentary government
(4) Presidential government

58. In the Constitution of India, which Article mentions about the establishment of Welfare State in India?
(1) 99
(2) 39
(3) 59
(4) 69

59. The essential feature of democracy is giving prominence to the
(1) Executive
(2) Judiciary
(3) Citizen
(4) Civil Society

60. Which of the following writs can lie only against a person holding a public office?
(1) Habeas corpus
(2) Mandamus
(3) Prohibition
(4) Certiorari

61. Who among the following was the first Viceroy of India?
(1) Lord Cornwallis
(2) Pitt
(3) Lord Canning
(4) Robert Clive

62. The Greeks were driven out of India by
(1) Chandragupta Murya
(2) Chandragupta Vikramditya
(3) Ashoka
(4) Bindusara

63. Sultana Razia Begum was the daughter of
(1) Balban
(2) Qutub-ud-din Aibak
(3) Iltutmish
(4) Rukn-ud-din

64. Who among the following established the Ghadar Party?
(1) V.D. Savarkar
(2) Bhagat Singh
(3) Lala Hardayal
(4) Chandrashekhar Azad

65. Mahatma Gandhi launched the Civil Disobedience Movement in 1930 from
(1)Sabarmati Ashram
(2) Ahmedabad
(3) Porbandar
(4) Dandi

66. The Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) is located at
(1) Pune
(2) Guwahati
(3) Chennai
(4) Srinagar

67. ______ was the port town of the Indus Valley Civilization.
(1) Lothal
(2) Kalioangan
(3) Ropar
(4) Mohenjodaro

68. The tallest plant in the world is
(1) Eucalyptus
(2) Pterocarpus
(3) Polyalthia
(4) Tectona

69. The only bird that flies backward is
(1) Sparrow
(2) Koel
(3) Siberian Crane
(4) Humming bird

70. In India, maximum area under jute is found in
(1) Assam
(2) Bihar
(3) Orissa
(4) West Bengal

71. Which of the following is an iron ore?
(1) Bauxite
(2) Magnetite
(3) Lignite
(4) Nitrite

72. Which one of the following is an extinct animal?
(1) Passenger pigeon
(2) Mountain quail
(3) Pink-headed duck
(4) Ibis

73. From which one of the following is quinine extracted?
(1) Sarpagandha
(2) Opium
(3) Cinchona
(4) Datura

74. Which vitamin deficiency causes the disease, Pernicious anaemia?
(1) Vitamin B5
(2) Vitamin B12
(3) Vitamin B6
(4) Vitamin C

75. ‘Pigeon milk’ is produced by
(1) Crop
(2) Birds
(3) Mammals
(4) All of the above

76. In which one of the following is swim bladder absent?
(1) Cuttlefish
(2) Bony fish
(3) Cartilaginous fish
(4) Silverfish

77. Magnifying Glass is basically a
(1) Plano-concave lens
(2) Concave lens
(3) Convex lens
(4) Cylindrical lens

78. Water will not be vapourised if
(1) the temperature is 0°C
(2) the humidity is 0%
(3) the humidity is 100%
(4) the temperature is 100°C

79. Which of the following is not a part of a CRT?
(1) Phosphor screen
(2) Shadow mask
(3) Electron gun
(4) Gas plasma

80. Railway tracks are banked on curves so that
(1) Necessary centrifugal force may be obtained from the horizontal component of the weight of the train
(2) No frictional force may be produced between the tracks and the wheels of the train
(3) Necessary centripetal force may be obtained from the horizontal component of the weight of the train
(4) The train may not fall down inwards

81. The pitch of sound depends on its
(1) Frequency
(2) Intensity
(3) Velocity
(4) Amplitude

82. Which one of the following is an example of a gel?
(1) Cheese
(2) Milk
(3) Face cream
(4) Shaving cream

83. Bakelite is a copolymer of Phenol and
(1) Formaldehyde
(2) Acetaldehyde
(3) Benzaldehyde
(4) Cinnaldehyde

84. When a spoon is to be electroplated with nickel the spoon is (1) dipped in a nickel sulphate solution
(2) made anode and a pure nickel rod, the cathode
(3) made cathode and a pure nickel red, the anode
(4) coated with nickel sulphate and dried

85. A tree like structure of records in a database in —
(1) Network model
(2) Hierarchical model
(3) Relational model
(4) Multi-dimensional model

86. Which of the following is a conductor of electricity?
(1) Rubber
(2) Pure water
(3) Salt water
(4) Benzene

87. The Bhopal tragedy was caused by the gas
(1) phosgene
(2) carbon monoxide
(3) methyl isocyanate
(4) chlorine

88. Which one of the following contributes largely to the ‘green house effect’?
(1) Ozone
(2) Carbon monoxide
(3) Carbon dioxide
(4) Water vapour

89. Who was the first musician to be felicitated with ‘Bharat Ratna’?
(1) Lata Mangeshkar
(2) M.S. Subbulakshmi
(3) Pt. Ravi Shankar
(4) Pt. Bhimsem Joshi

90. ‘Manas Sanctuary’ is located in the State of
(1) Rajasthan
(2) Assam
(3) Jharkhand
(4) Chhattisgarh

91. First United Nations Conference on Environment was held in
(1) Montreal
(2) Stockholm
(3) London
(4) Paris

92. Who of the following is a famous Tabla player?
(1) Zakir Hussain
(2) Vikku Vinayakram
(3) Pt. V.G. Jog
(4) Palghat Mani Iyer

93. Who discovered North Pole?
(1) Robert Peary
(2) Amundsen
(3) Tasman
(4) John Cabot

94. As per the results of the legislative assembly elections declared on 13th May, 2011, the AIADMK with its leader J. Jayalalithaa came to power with
(1) 2/3rd majority
(2) 3/4th majority
(3) 4/5th majority
(4) 5/6th majority

95. In Indian Premier League, 2011 which of the following won the ‘Golden Player Award’?
(1) Lasith Malinga
(2) Sachin Tendulkar
(3) M.S. Dhoni
(4) Chris Gayle

96. Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration under 58th National Film Awards 2010 has been bagged by
(1) Adaminte Makan Abu
(2) Moner Manush
(3) Dabangg
(4) None of the above

97. The letter ‘G’ used in ‘2G Spectrum’ stands for
(1) Governance
(2) Global
(3) Generation
(4) Google

98. Which of the following groups of State Governments has provided 50 per cent reservation for women in local bodies till 2010?
(1) Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh
(2) Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh
(3) Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana
(4) Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan

99. The oldest Indian women to scale Mt. Everest is
(1) Bachendri Pal
(2) Premlata Agarwal
(3) Prabha Kumari
(4) Tina Mena

100. Norman Anil Kumar Browne took over recently as the Chief of (1) Indian Navy
(2) Indian Army
(3) Indian Air Force
(4) DRDO

PART-III ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPREHENSION

Directions (101 – 110): In the following questions some of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If a sentence is free from errors, then your answer is (4) i.e. No error.

101. He walked (1)/ten miles (2)/ by foot. (3)/ No error (4)
102. He is good (1)/ in mathematics (2)/ but his friend isn’t.(3)/ No error (4)
103. By noon (1)/ the fog cleared (2)/ completely. (3)/No error (4) 104. Ahmed has been watching (1)/ the Oscar nominated film (2)/ three times. (3)/ No error (4)
105. The police (1)/ has arrested him (2)/ on the charge of theft. (3)/ No error (4)
106. The period (1)/ between 1991 to 1995 (2)/ was very significant in my life. (3)/ No error (4)
107. Both me (1)/ and my sister (2)/ went to a boarding school. (3)/ No error (4)
108. Time and tide (1)/ wait (2)/ for no man. (3)/ No error (4) 109. Christina’s friends (1)/ preferred her remedies (2)/over the doctor’s. (3)/ No error (4)
110. Those who are in power (1)/ have to be sensitive of (2)/ the sufferings of the poor. (3)/ No error (4)

Directions (111 – 115): In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.

111. The government must _____ all resources of energy.
(1) collect
(2) gather
(3) muster
(4) harness

112. A.R. Rahman ____ the music for Commonwealth Games 2010.
(1) sang
(2) made
(3) composed
(4) produced

113. Appearances are _____.
(1) deceptive
(2) deception
(3) deceptively
(4) deceive

114. Girls generally ____ in their mother.
(1) confide
(2) confident
(3) confidential
(4) confidence

115. Children below the age of fourteen should be ______ sent to school.
(1) compel
(2) compulsory
(3) compulsively
(4) compulsorily

Directions (116 – 120): In the following questions, no out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

116. Emulate
(1) echo
(2) mimick
(3) imitate
(4) simulate

117. Laud
(1) like
(2) acknowledge
(3) praise
(4) record

118. Emancipate
(1) liberate
(2) exist
(3) correct
(4) restrain

119. Absorbing
(1) concentrating
(2) engrossing
(3) fascinating
(4) enriching

120. Caricature
(1) biographical sketch
(2) grotesque likeness
(3) eccentricity
(4) personality trait

Directions (121–125): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

(1) refuse
(2) reject
(3) deny
(4) disagree

122. Robust
(1) lean
(2) strong
(3) flexible
(4) feeble

123. Audacity
(1) quivering
(2) cowardice
(3) bravado
(4) conciseness

124. Credit
(1) discredit
(2) debit
(3) honesty
(4) failure

125. Deviate
(1) attract
(2) continue
(3) concentrate
(4) attend

Directions (126–130): In the following questions four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given Idiom/Phrase.

126. Build castles in the air
(1) waste time
(2) daydream
(3) build houses
(4) work hard

127. Sought after
(1) highly paid
(2) pursued by
(3) in great demand
(4) with great talent

128. All at sea
(1) very proud
(2) overjoyed
(3) puzzled
(4) excited

129. To hit below the belt
(1) to punish
(2) to tie with a belt
(3) to hit with a belt
(4) to attack unfairly

130. Pot-luck dinner
(1) dinner where every-body brings something to eat
(2) dinner where everybody pays for his food
(3) dinner where only soup is served
(4) dinner where people eat and play games at the same time

Directions (131 – 135): In the following questions, the first and the last part of the sentence are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the sentence is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentence and find out which of the four combinations is correct. Then find the correct answer.

131.
1. Even today in many countries
P. neglected and there are far
Q. women continue to be
R. who have had the benefit of
S. fewer, women than men
6. education and vocational training.
(1) PRQS
(2) QPSR
(3) RQPS
(4) SQRP

132.
1. Space technology
P. a socio-economic revolution
Q. that can transform,
R. even revolutionise
S. has created
6. stagnant societies.
(1) QRSP
(2) SRPQ
(3) QPRS
(4) RQPS

135.
1. My friend suggested
P. my future plans
Q. to succeed
R. well in advance
S. that I must chalk out
6. in my life,
(1) SPRQ
(2) SRQP
(3) QRPS
(4) SRPQ

Directions (136–145): In the following questions, 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.

136. Nobody has answered my question.
(1) My question has been answered by somebody.
(2) My question has not been answered by anybody.
(3) My question was not answered.
(4) My question remains unanswered.

137. The judge delivered the sentence at the courtroom yesterday.
(1) The sentence been delivered yesterday by the judge.
(2) The sentence was delivered by the judge at the courtroom yesterday.
(3) The sentence was being delivered at the courtroom yesterday by the judge.
(4) Yesterday, the sentence had been delivered at the courtroom by the judge.

138. Shut all the doors and windows in the night.
(1) Let all the doors and windows be shut in the night.
(2) All the doors and windows may be shut in the night.
(3) Let all the doors and windows remain shut in the night.
(4) All the doors and windows be shutted in the night.

139. People use computers for various purposes.
(1) Computers are being used by people for various purposes.
(2) Computers have been used by people for various purposes.
(3) Computers are used by people for various purposes.
(4) Computers will be used by people for various purposes.

140. The problem has been treated by numerous experts.

(1) Numerous experts have been treating the problem.
(2) Numerous experts have treated the problem.
(3) Numerous experts had been treating the problem.
(4) Numerous experts treated the problem.

141. She always cooks delicious food.
(1) Delicious food is always cooked by her.
(2) Delicious food is always being cooked by her.
(3) Delicious food has been cooked by her.
(4) Delicious food was being cooked by her.

142. Mother gave him a little puppy.
(1) He was given a little puppy by mother.
(2) A little puppy was being given to him by mother.
(3) He had been given a little puppy by mother.
(4) A little puppy is given to him by his mother.

143. The company paid her a meagre salary.
(1) She was paid a meagre salary by the company.
(2) A meagre salary has been paid to her by the company.
(3) She was being paid a meagre salary by the company.
(4) A meagre salary was to be paid to her by the company.

144. Do not insult him.
(1) Let he not be insulted.
(2) Let him not be insulted.
(3) Let not he be insulted.
(4) Let not him be insulted.

145. Sameer shut the door with a bang.
(1) The door was shut with a bang by Sameer.
(2) The door with a bang shut by Sameer.
(3) The door shut Sameer with a bang.
(4) The door had been shut with a bang by Sameer.

Directions (146 – 155): In the following questions, a part of the sentence is printed in bold which may need improvement. Alternatives are given at (1), (2) and (3) below, one of which may be a better option. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (4).

146. The fishermen are fishing in the sea from sunrise and will continue to do so until sunset.
(1) have fished
(2) have been fishing
(3) were fishing
(4) No improvement

147. Which newspaper do you subscribe for?
(1) subscribe in
(2) subscribe at
(3) subscribe to
(4) No improvement

148. Mary wondered if the other girls were as excited as she was.
(1) that
(2) whether
(3) that if
(4) No improvement

149. His friends could not tell me why he did not come to college yesterday.
(1) why had he not come
(2) why did he not come
(3) why not had he come
(4) No improvement

150. The festival is likely to fall in December,
(1) will likely to fall
(2) will be likely to fall
(3) will likely for fall
(4) No improvement

151. I asked the traveller where is he going.
(1) where he is going
(2) where was he going
(3) where he was going
(4) No improvement

152. The bird sanctuary is about 10 kms inside from Central Delhi.
(1) was about 10 kms over
(2) is about 10 kms on top
(3) is about 10 kms away
(4) No improvement

153. This is so important a matter.
(1) such an important
(2) very important
(3) quite important
(4) No improvement

154. When Rahul handed h is homework, he forgot to give the teacher the last page.
(1) handed in his homework
(2) handed down his homework
(3) hand over his homework
(4) No improvement

155. Although he was tired he went out for playing.
(1) goes out for playing.
(2) goes out to play.
(3) went out to play.
(4) No improvement

Directions (156 – 165): In the following questions, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect Speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.

156. Gita said, “This is my book”.
(1) Gita said that this is her book.
(2) Gita told that this was her book.
(3) Gita said that it was her book.
(4) Gita said that this was her book.

157. He said to me, “I am sorry to hear that you have lost your dog.”
(1) He told me I was sorry I had lost my dog.
(2) He was sorry I had lost the dog.
(3) He comforted me on the death of my dog.
(4) He sympathised with me on hearing I had lost my dog.

158. He replied, “I have promised to reward my servants.”
(1) He replied that he had promised to reward my servants.
(2) He promised that he would reward his servants.
(3) He replied that he had promised to reward his servants.
(4) He had promised that he would reward his servants.

159. “This is the best book I’ve ever read,” the professor told the class.
(1) The professor told the class that that was the best book they could ever read.
(2) The professor told the class that that was the best book he would ever read.
(3) The professor told the class that this was the best book he had ever read.
(4) The professor told the class that it was the best book he had ever read.

160. “It is a pleasure to do business with you.”
(1) He said that it was a pleasure to do business with me.
(2) He said that it is a pleasure to do business with you.
(3) He conveyed the pleasure to do business with you. (4) He wondered at the pleasure to do business with you.

161. The Colonel said to the soldier, “Next month, you will be promoted.”
(1) The Colonel commanded the soldier that he must be promoted.
(2) The Colonel told the soldier he would be promoted the following month.
(3) The Colonel promised the soldier that he would promote him next month.
(4) The Colonel said the soldier will be promoted the following month.

162. He said to his friends, “Let us go out.”
(1) He requested his friends to go out.
(2) He proposed to his friends that they should go out. (3) He suggested that his friends should go out.
(4) He proposed for his friends to go out.

163. The teacher said, “The earth revolves round the sun.”
(1) The teacher told that the earth had revolved round the sun.
(2) The teacher said that the earth revolves round the sun.
(3) The teacher informed that the earth revolved round the sun.
(4) The teacher said that the earth has been revolving round the sun.

164. The boys are sure to say, “We are going by ourselves.”
(1) The boys will say that we are going by ourselves. (2) The boys will say that they were going by themselves.
(3) The boys will say that they are going by themselves. (4) The boys will say that they would be going by themselves.

165. My friend said to me, “Beware of cheats.”
(1) My friend assured me to beware of cheats.
(2) My friend told me to beware of cheats.
(3) My friend warned me against cheats.
(4) My friend asked me if I was beware of cheats.

Directions (166 – 185): In the following two passages some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.

PASSAGE I

I am delighted to see here the dignitaries representing their great countries. Their presence among us is a symbol of 166 in our efforts towards creating a sense of brotherhood among man. Our primary objective is promoting love and 167 . We have to work towards 168 fear and mistrust. It is an admitted fact that violence is not 169 in the present world. Peace and love are major 170 of life. They are 171 upon each other. Each is 172 without the other. Peace cannot possibly be achieved without 173 in man, the subtle feelings of real love for his fellow human beings. And this is not possible unless man becomes 174 of his own place in the universe. Human self is a highly important 175 of human nature.

166.
(1) commonality
(2) community
(3) solidarity
(4) sympathy

167.
(1) harmony
(2) balance
(3) correspondence
(4) agreement

168.
(1) stamping
(2) eradicating
(3) terminating
(4) abolishing

169.
(1) maintainable
(2) workable
(3) sustainable
(4) supportable

170.
(1) portion
(2) fixing
(3) section
(4) ingredients

171.
(1) coexistent
(2) interdependent
(3) reliable
(4) symbiotic

172.
(1) impartial
(2) undone
(3) unfinished
(4) incomplete

173.
(1) awakening
(2) realizing
(3) emerging
(4) arising

174.
(1) known
(2) familiar
(3) aware
(4) acquainted

175.
(1) parcel
(2) aspect
(3) characterization
(4) view

PASSAGE II

I think the main reason for the alarming number of childhood suicides is 176 the excessive pressure placed on children to study 177 they may compete successfully 178 others when they grow 179 and achieve worldly respect and 180 position. The main reason is that 181 are given on high purpose 182 believe in. Children today are 183 to be cynics – at an age when they 184 an absolute need for 185 of some kind.

176.
(1) but
(2) not
(3) only
(4) just

177.
(1) what
(2) whatever
(3) that
(4) everything

178.
(1) for
(2) from
(3) to
(4) with

179.
(1) up
(2) big
(3) fair
(4) tall

180.
(1) low
(2) high
(3) equal
(4) similar

181.
(1) children
(2) we
(3) they
(4) you

182.
(1) at all
(2) to
(3) they
(4) they can

183.
(1) told
(2) taught
(3) brought up
(4) asked

184.
(1) had
(2) see
(3) have
(4) perceive

185.
(1) ideals
(2) idols
(3) heroes
(4) icons

Directions (186 – 200): In the following questions, you have two brief passages with questions following each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

PASSAGE I

John had never thought much about the origin of wealth or inequalities in life. It was his firm belief that if this world was not good, the next would be good, and this faith sustained him. He was not like some others whom he knew, who would sell their souls to the devil. He always thought of God before doing anything. He lived the life of an honest man. He had not married but did not desire another man’s wife. He believed that women weakened men as was described in the story of Samson and Delilah.

186. “To sell one’s soul to the devil” means
(1) suppressing one’s conscience
(2) giving up goodness in exchange for evil
(3) giving up one’s honesty for the sake of monetary benefits
(4) to sell oneself to earn livelihood

187. John thought that women weakened men because
(1) he thought that women were evil
(2) he believed that a woman was a fancy devil
(3) he thought that a woman would spoil his life
(4) he was convinced that what the story of Samson and Delilah illustrates is correct

188. It was John’s belief that
(1) one can be happy only by remaining a bachelor
(2) the world is a happy place
(3) there is no other world
(4) one must lead an honest life

189. By not desiring another man’s wife John showed that (1) he wanted to get married
(2) he was a man of principles
(3) he felt sorry for other men
(4) he had no desire for another’s wealth

190. From the above passage we understand that John was (1) not highly educated
(2) a man of simple faith
(3) a deeply pessimistic man
(4) a scholar of scriptures

PASSAGE–II

A farmer accompanied by his young son was driving his ass to the market in the hope of selling the ass for a good price. On the road, they met a bevy of girls who laughed and exclaimed, “See this pair of fools? They are trudging along the dusty road, when they can be riding !” The man thought that there was sense in what they were saying. So he mounted his son on the ass and he walked at the side. Presently, they met some of his old friends, who greeted him and said, “You’ll spoil your son, by letting him ride while you toil along on foot! Make him walk. It’ll be good for him.” The farmer followed their advice and took his son’s place on the back of the ass while the boy trudged along behind. They would not have gone far, they were seen by women and children. The farmer heard them say, “What a selfish old man! He rides in comfort, but lets his poor little fellow walk the distance.” So he asked his son to get up behind him. Further along the road, they met some travellers. They asked the farmer whether the ass was his property or was it hired for the purpose. The farmer told them that he was taking his ass to the market to sell it. The travellers said, “Good Heavens! With the load like this, the poor beast will look exhausted and no one would like to purchase him. Why don’t you carry him.” Immediately, the farmer got off the ass, tied its legs with the rope and slung him on a pole and carried him in between them. This was such an absurd sight that people laughed at it. They called the farmer and his son lunatics. They had then reached a bridge over a river. Frightened by the noise around, the ass struggled, kicked, broke the pole, fell into the river and died. The farmer returned home vexed and ashamed. In trying to please all, he in fact, had pleased none and he had lost the ass in the transaction.

191. The ass kicked because
(1) it wanted to be let off
(2) it was frightened by some noise
(3) it wanted to stretch its legs
(4) it had the habit of kicking

192. The farmer was taking the ass to the market to
(1) buy food for the family
(2) carry the farmer to the market
(3) sell the ass at the market
(4) buy food for the ass

193. The farmer made his son mount the ass because
(1) the son could not walk the distance
(2) the son was adamant about riding the ass
(3) a group of girls laughed at the farmer’s folly
(4) the road was dusty

194. The farmer dismounted his son from the ass because (1) the son found it difficult to ride the ass
(2) the son complained that the ride was not comfortable.
(3) some old friends advised him to do so
(4) he was too tired to walk the distance

195. The travellers asked the farmer to carry the ass because
(1) the exhausted ass will have no takers in the market (2) the ass was very tired
(3) the donkey wanted to be carried
(4) they felt sorry for the ass

196. The word ‘vexed’ means
(1) pleased
(2) sad
(3) annoyed
(4) pestered

197. The word ‘trudged’ means
(1) walk casually
(2) walk with effort
(3) walk stylishly
(4) walk briskly

198. On seeing the boy walk beside the ass, the women and children
(1) praised the boy for his compassion towards his father
(2) called the farmer a selfish man
(3) found fault with the farmer for ill-treating the ass (4) asked the farmer to take their children to the market

199. The lesson learnt by the farmer was
(1) do not carry an ass when it can walk
(2) do not overload the ass
(3) in trying to please all you please none
(4) it is foolish to please the ass

200. On seeing the farmer and his son walking along with the ass, the girls
(1) called the farmer and his son fools for not riding the ass
(2) wondered at the dutiful father and son
(3) asked the farmer to take them also to the market
(4) sympathized with the beast of burden

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