Answer the following questions carefully in accordance with the direction given for each of the questions. Each question carries one mark.
1. Why, it is surely Joseph!
Identify the part of speech of the underlined word.
(1) adverb (2) conjunction (3) interjection (4) adjective
2. Rosy is not my friend. I would like to ........ her.
Fill in the blank with the suitable form of the word underlined in the sentence.
(1) friendship (2) friendly (3) befriend (4) friend
3. Sanju's vocation is both smart and pleasant.
The word 'vocation' means ........
(1) holiday (2) occupation (3) business (4) attitude
4. When we saw Rangaiah last, he ........ to catch a bus.
Fill in the blank with the correct form of the verb offered below.
(1) has run (2) had run (3) was running (4) ran
5. Good teachers are costly but bad teachers ........more!
Complete the sentence choosing the best alternative.
(1) costlier (2) costliest (3) cost (4) costly
6. Helen hardly ever comes late to school, ........?
Complete the sentence with the right question tag.
(1) does she? (2) isn't she? (3) won't she? (4) will she?
7. Pinky must leave right away.
What is the negative form of the sentence in the sense of something not being compulsory?
(1) Pinky must not leave right away.
(2) Pinky cannot leave right away.
(3) Pinky does not have to leave right away.
(4) Pinky should not leave right away.
8. Choose the appropriate question to get the reply to the following sentence. He had an accident.
(1) Did he have an accident?
(2) Did he had an accident?
(3) Did he has an accident?
(4) Had he had an accident?
9. I heard the sound of glass breaking in the living room and ran to see what had happened. A pigeon had flown ........ the window and broken it.
Fill in the blank with the appropriate preposition.
(1) for (2) from (3) by (4) against
10. Choose the word with the correct spelling among the following.
(1) questionnaire (2) questionaire
(3) questionniare (4) questionairre
11. Choose the suitable adverb to fill up the blank in the following sentence. ........ has one century seen a man like Gandhiji.
(1) Seldom (2) Hardly (3) No sooner (4) Almost
12. Get ready, ......... Complete the sentence choosing the proper answer.
(1) lest we should get late.
(2) lest we become late.
(3) or we be late.
(4) otherwise we don't be late.
13. had / never/ there / gone / have / would / I / known / I .
Identify the correct order of the words to make a meaningful sentence.
(1) Had I known, I would never have gone there.
(2) I have known I would never had gone there.
(3) Never had I gone there, I would have known.
(4) Known I had gone there, I would never have.
(14 -17) Fill in each of the numbered blanks in the following passage with the most suitable word out of the alternatives given
below the passage for each of the numbers.
The year was 1913. The Wright Brothers had just ........(14) in making an aeroplane which really flew. I was deeply interested in........(15) and I was making my own experiments with flying
machines. I really ........(16) in that little machine I had ........(17) together and I decided it was time to prove its merits.
14. (1) succeeded (2) failed (3) involved (4) seen
15. (1) science (2) history (3) technology (4) flying
16. (1) retorted (2) believed (3) relied (4) refused
17. (1) patched (2) strapped (3) hatched (4) peeled
18. He said, 'I shall appreciate it.'
Identify the right reported speech version of the above sentence.
(1) He said that he would appreciate it.
(2) He said that he should appreciate it.
(3) He said that he shall appreciate it.
(4) He said that he will appreciate it.
19. This recipe requires ........ peanut oil.
Fill in the blank with suitable article, if necessary.
(1) a (2) an (3) the (4) zero article
(20- 24) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below.
Researches suggest that there are creatures that do not know what light means at the bottom of the sea. They don't have either eyes
or ears; they can only feel. There is no day or night for them. There are no winters, no summers, no sun, no moon, and no stars. It is as if a child spent its life in darkness in bed, with nothing to see or hear. How different our own life is! Sight shows us the ground beneath our feet and the heavens above us - the sun, moon, and stars, shooting stars, lightning, and the sunset. It shows us day
and night. We are able to hear voices, the sound of the sea, and music. We feel, we taste, we smell. How fortunate we are!
20. Judging from the passage, we can say that this story is mainly
(1) life of sea creatures at the bottom of the sea.
(2) how changes in the seasons are perceived by the deep-sea creatures.
(3) the differences among creatures of the earth and those of the sea.
(4) the superiority of human beings over some creatures in terms of senses.
21. We discover that the sea creatures in the story ........
(1) have no sense of hearing as well as sight.
(2) live in darkness because no light reaches to the bottom.
(3) do not hear the sound of sea as they are accustomed to it.
(4) have the same senses that we do.
22. In the passage, a child in darkness is likened to ........
(1) a deaf child unaffected by the environment.
(2) a sea creature with no seeing or hearing ability.
(3) a perfect sleeper, for there is no sound around to hear.
(4) someone who lives where there are no seasons.
23. The antonym of the word 'beneath' is ........
(1) top (2) above (3) underneath (4) below
24. There is no day or night for them.
The part of speech of the underlined word is ........
(1) adjective (2) adverb (3) preposition (4) conjunction
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