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Board Examination Name: Staff Selection Commission
Post Vacancy: Stenographer grade c & d 2016
Total Number of Vacancies: 1064
Exam Date: 31st January 2016
Official website: ssc.nic.in
Official Answer key: Available Soon
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SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Answer Key 31 January 2016:

Part-I: General Intelligence & Reasoning

  1. Which number is wrong in the given series?
    225, 169, 144, 100, 64, 48
    (a) 225
    (b) 144
    (c) 64
    (d) 48
  2. Which will appear fourth in the dictionary?
    (a) degrade
    (b) density
    (c) deterioration
    (d) determination
  3. Arrange the following words according to the dictionary order:
    A. extol
    B. extinct
    C. extra
    D. extort
    (a) A, B, C, D
    (b) B, A, D, C
    (c) D, C, A, B
    (d) A, D, B, C
  4. If the following words are arranged in dictionary order, which will be 3rd word?
    Amphibian, Amorphous, Ambiguious, Ambidestrous, Ambivalent
    (a) Amphibian
    (b) Amorphous
    (c) Ambiguous
    (d) Ambivalent
    Directions: In the following Two questions, which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it?
  5. bb_aab_caab_ca_
    (a) abbc
    (b) bcab
    (c) cbba
    (d) acab
  6. _cdb_ddb_db_c_d
    (a) bbbcc
    (b) cccbc
    (c) bbcbb
    (d) ccbcc
    Directions: In the following Four questions, a series is given with one (or more) term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series:
  7. C4X, F9U, I16R, ?
    (a) L25P
    (b) L25U
    (c) L27P
    (d) K25P
  8. 15, 21, 57, ____, 221
    (a) 96
    (b) 108
    (c) 121
    (d) 126
  9. 720, 180, 176, 44, 40, 10, ___
    (a) 6, 2
    (b) 4, 2
    (c) 6, 4
    (d) 8, 6
  10. 5, 10, 20, 40, 80, ___
    (a) 120
    (b) 140
    (c) 150
    (d) 160
  11. A’s mother is sister of B and has a daughter C. How can A be related to B from among the following?
    (a) Niece
    (b) Uncle
    (c) Daughter
    (d) Father
  12. X is elder than Z, Y is younger than Z, Z is elder than W, W is younger than X, who is the eldest?
    (a) X
    (b) Y
    (c) W
    (d) Z
  13. From the given alternative words, select the word which can be formed using the letters of the given word.
    Measurement
    (a) Master
    (b) Mantle
    (c) Summit
    (d) Assure
  14. Unscramble the following letters to frame a meaningful word, then find out the correct numerical position of the letters:
    I N R D T P E E S
    1 2  3 4   5 6 7 8 9
    (a0 639185251
    (b) 637914825
    (c) 735124389
    (d) 756432189
  15. If DANGER is coded as 11-8-21-14-12-25, then how will be coded the word MACHINE?
    (a) 20-10-8-12-15-16-7
    (b) 20-8-10-15-16-21-12
    (c) 10-21-15-14-26-17-18
    (d) 20-8-10-16-17-22-13
  16. If Blue means Pink, Pink means Green, Green means Yellow, Yellow means Red and Red means White, then what is the colour of turmeric?
    (a) Red
    (b) Green
    (c) Pink
    (d) Yellow
    Directions: In four questions, select the missing number from the given responses.
  17. Figure
    17
    (a) 11
    (b) 10
    (c) 15
    (d) 20
  18. Figure
    18
    (a) 40
    (b) 10
    (c) 20
    (d) 15
  19. Figure
    19
    (a) 22
    (b) 33
    (c) 11
    (d) 12
  20. 2     7     14
    3     4     5
    75  165  ?
    (a) 185
    (b) 285
    (c) 165
    (d) 425
  21. ‘-‘ denotes ‘+’
    ‘+’ denotes ‘x’
    ‘÷’ denotes ‘-‘
    ‘x’ denotes ‘÷’
    then 27 x 3 ÷ 6+9-8=?
    (a) 15
    (b) 14.5
    (c) 35
    (d) 3.5
  22. What will be the correct mathematical signs that can be inserted in the following?
    4_6_2_4_8=16
    (a) – x + ÷
    (b) ÷ + x –
    (c) + ÷ – x
    (d) x ÷ – +
  23.  Rajan started from his house and went 2 km east, then he turned right and west 3 km, again turned right and went 3 km, again he turned right and covered 1 km and finally after turning right and going 1 km he reached point ‘K’. In which direction was Rajan walking when he reached?
    (a) West
    (b) East
    (c) South
    (d) North
  24. A friends ABCD are sitting in a coffee shop. A and B are sitting face to face. D is not sitting next to A but can see the facial expression of A clearly. B is talking to C who is sitting opposite to him. Who are sitting together?
    (a) A & C
    (b) A & D
    (c) D & C
    (d) A & B
  25. Three statements are given followed by three conclusions I, II and III. You have to consider the three statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follow from the given statements.
    Statements:
    1. Mary said, “Ann and I both have cats”.
    2. Ann said, “I don’t have a cat.”
    3. Mary always tells the truth, but Ann sometimes lies.
    Conclusions:
    I. Ann has a cat
    II. Mary has a cat
    III. Ann is lying
    (a) II only
    (b) I and II only
    (c) I, II and III
    (d) I only
  26. What do you infer from the following set of statements?
    I have observed many plant roots.
    All these plant roots were found to grow downward.
    (a) I am a botanist.
    (b) Some plant roots grow downward.
    (c) A plant root grows downward.
    (d) Most of the plant roots grow downward.
    Directions: In the following Nine questions, select the related word/letters/number from the given alternatives.
  27. Yard:Inch::Quart:?
    (a) Gallon
    (b) Ounce
    (c) Milk
    (d) Liquid
  28. Pesticide: Crop::Antiseptic:?
    (a) Wound
    (b) Clothing
    (c) Bandage
    (D) Bleeding
  29. Optimist:Cheerful::Pessimist:?
    (a) Gloomy
    (b) Mean
    (c) Petty
    (d) Helpful
  30. GHJM:QRTW::CDFI:?
    (a) NOPR
    (b) MNPS
    (D) XYZQ
    (D) GHIJ
  31. CIQY:DJRZ::AGOW:?
    (a) BJPX
    (b)BHPX
    (c) BHPU
    (D) BJRZ
  32. CAFD:IGLJ::OMRP:?
    (a) ZYXW
    (b) USXV
    (c) UTSR
    (d) PONM
  33. 8:64::27:?
    (a) 64
    (b) 81
    (c) 212
    (d) 125
  34. 4:20:6:?
    (a) 36
    (b) 12
    (c) 8
    (d) 42
  35. 27:9::64:?
    (a) 8
    (b) 12
    (c) 16
    (d) 20
    Directions: In the following Seven questions, find the odd word/letters/number pair from the given alternatives.
  36. (a) Mansion
    (b) Lodge
    (c) tent
    (d) Inn
  37. (a)  Sphere
    (b) Circle
    (c) Square
    (d)  Triangle
  38. (a) Wing
    (b) Fin
    (c) Beak
    (d) Rudder
  39. (a) AKWE
    (b) PNTO
    (c) LCUF
    (d) JHMX
  40. (a) 28, 82
    (b) 24,44
    (c) 99, 99
    (d) 36, 63
  41. (a) CBUV
    (b) YXTU
    (c) RQOP
    (d0 IJSO
  42. (a) 84, 67
    (b) 112, 95
    (c) 79, 63
    (d) 167, 150
  43. In the following question, number of letters skipped in between adjacent letters of the series starting from behind increased by one. Which of the following observes the rule?
    (a) ONLKJ
    (b) OMJFA
    (c) OIGDC
    (d) OMKIG
  44. The following is folded to form a block. Which symbol will appear on the opposite of Δ?
    44
  45. If the number indicates the number of persons, then how many youth graduates are there?
    45
    (a) 20
    (b) 30
    (c) 40
    (d) 50
  46. Choose the correct figure to complete the matrix:
    46
  47. From the given answer figures, select the one in which the question figure is hidden/embedded.
    47
  48. A piece of paper is folded and punched as shown below in the question figure. From the given answer figures, indicates how it will appear when opened.
    48
  49. If a mirror is placed on the line MN, then which of the answer figures is the right image of the given figure?
    49
  50. A word is represented by only one set of numbers as given in any one of the alternatives. The sets of numbers given in the alternatives are represented by two classes of alphabets as in two matrices given below. The columns and rows of Matrix I are numbered from 0 to 3 and that of Matrix II are numbered from 4 to 7. A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and next by its column e.g., ‘D’ can be represented by 01 and ‘R’ can be represented by 44. Similarly, you have to identify the set for the word ‘TALE’
    50
    (a) 64, 00, 31, 32
    (b) 46, 13, 00, 23
    (c) 00, 31, 64, 32
    (d) 30, 76, 23, 32

Part-II: General Awareness

  1. Which among the following inscription is known as Prayaga Prashasti?
    (a) Mehroli Inscription
    (b) Allahabad Pillar Inscription
    (c) Hathigumpha Inscription
    (d) Aihole Inscription
  2. Which of the following pair is NOT correctly matched?
    (a) Marco Polo- Italy
    (b) Alberuni-Uzbekistan
    (c) Ibn Batuta- Morocco
    (D) Nikitin-Samarkand
  3. Which among the following is related to Sadr-us-Sadr?
    (a) Military administration
    (b) Land revenue
    (c) Ecclesiastical matters
    (d) Judicial administration
  4. The book ‘Problem of Human Geography’ was written by
    (a) Albert Demangeon
    (b) De Mortonne
    (c) Jean Brunches
    (d) None of these
  5. Philadelphia is famous for
    (a) Ship-building
    (b) Silk textiles
    (c) Locomotives
    (d) Dairy industry
  6. The island of Honshu in Japan is famous for
    (a) Coal
    (b) Iron ore
    (c) Oil
    (d) Diamonds
  7. ‘Intervening opportunities model’ was proposed by
    (a) E.S. Lee
    (b) S.A. Stouffer
    (c) Revenstein
    (d) Davis
  8. 40° N latitude acts as demarcation line between
    (a) North and South Vietnam
    (b) Egypt and Sudan
    (c) Noth and South Korea
    (d) USA and Canada
  9. August Weismann proposed
    (a) Natural selection theory
    (b) Inheritance of acquired character
    (c) Modern synthetic theory
    (d) Germplasm theory
  10. Which blood vessels carry pure blood from the lungs to the heart?
    (a) Pulmonary arteries
    (b) Pulmonary veins
    (c) Cardiac artery
    (d) Cardiac vein
  11. Lakes which contain high concentration of humic acid in water is
    (a) Dystrophic lakes
    (b) Deep ancient lakes
    (c) Desert salt lakes
    (d) Volcanic lakes
  12. Kala-azar is transmitted by ____.
    (a) Sand fly
    (b) Tsetse fly
    (c) Black flied
    (d) Mites
  13. Which of the following breeds of chicken belongs to Mediterranian close?
    (a) Brahma
    (b) Sussex
    (c) Leghorn
    (d) Sustra lorp
  14. Fibrinogen is converted into fibrin by
    (a) thrombin
    (b) prothrombin
    (c) thrombokinase
    (d) thromboplastin
  15. Among the following quantities which one has dimensions different from the remaining three?
    (a) Energy per unit volume
    (b) Force per unit area
    (c) Product of voltage and charge per unit volume
    (d) Angular momentum per units mass
  16. Bernoulli’s theorem is a statement of the conservation of
    (a) Mass
    (b) Energy
    (c) Linear momentum
    (d) Pressure
  17. When the velocity of a body is doubled
    (a) its K.E. is doubled
    (b) its P.E. doubled
    (c) its momentum is doubled
    (d) its acceleration is doubled
  18. A bag is dropped from an aeroplane flying horizontally at a constant speed. Neglecting air resistance, where will  the aeroplane be when the bag reaches the ground?
    (a) Directly above the bag
    (b) Ahead of the bag
    (c) Behind the bag
    (d) Data is not sufficient.
  19. Which of the following units used to measure the speed of a computer?
    (a) SYPS
    (b) MIPS
    (c) BAUD
    (d) Byte
  20. DHCP is mainly to
    (a) Provide IP address automatically to the devices
    (b) Routing
    (c) Converting IP address to domain
    (d) Multicasting
  21. Match each element on the right with its property on the left.
    Property                                     Element
    (A) A dark red liquid                 (i) Neon
    (B) A metal used in jewellery  (ii) Bromine
    (C) A totally inert gas               (iii) Sodium
    (D) A reactive metal that         (iv) Gold
    (E) explodes in water               (v) Nitrogen
    (a) A-i, B-iii, C-iv, D-v
    (b) A-ii, Biv, C-i, D-iii
    (c) A-iii, B-ii, C-v, D-iv
    (d) A-i, B-ii, C-iii, D-iv
  22. The chemical name of quick lime is
    (a) Calcium hydroxide
    (b) Calcium oxide
    (c) Calcium chloride
    (d) Calcium carbonate
  23. Which of the following are used to prepare the main storage (starch) form of food in plants?
    (a)  Carbon dioxide and, oxygen
    (b) water and oxygen
    (c) Carbon dioxide and Nitrogen
    (d) Carbon dioxide and water
  24. The antacid marketed as milk of magnesia has as main ingredient:
    (a) MgCo3
    (b) MgSO4
    (c) Mg(OH)2
    (d) MgCl2
  25. Which among the following books is centered around ‘environment’?
    (a) The Late, Great Planet Earth
    (b) Silent Spring
    (c) Here I Stand
    (d) And then One Day
  26. An international movement with its motto to save the world by involving itself with environmental problems is
    (a) Green – field
    (b) Green – peace
    (c) Clean En
    (d) Eco – friend
  27. Presence of excess fluorine in water causes
    (a) Fluorosis
    (b) Dental Cavity
    (c) Tooth Decay
    (d) Respiratory disease
  28. It is reported that here is an on going decrease in the pH value of ocean water because of global warming. It happens due to
    (a) Larger uptake of CO2 by ocean water
    (b) Lesser uptake of CO2 by ocean water
    (c) Larger uptake of atmosphere nitrogen by ocean water
    (d) Lesser uptake of atmosphere nitrogen by ocean water
  29. The largest tea growing country in the world is
    (a) Sri Lanka
    (b) China
    (c) India
    (d) Brazil
  30. The first person ever to reach the South Pole was
    (a) Amundsen
    (b) Peary
    (c) Magellan
    (d) Amerigo Vespucci
  31. Who amongst the following is the author of the book ‘Name Sake’?
    (a) Vikram Seth
    (b) Jhumpa Lahiri
    (c) Kiran Desai
    (d) Shobha De
  32. National Science Day id observed on
    (a) 5th January
    (b) 28th February
    (c) 14th March
    (d) 2nd June
  33. The largest proven oil reserve of the world lies in
    (a) Venezuela
    (b) Saudi Arabia
    (c) Iran
    (d) Iraq
  34. The book ‘Gokhle, My Political Guru’ was written by
    (a) M. A. Jinnah
    (b) M. K. Gandhi
    (c) Shaukat Ali
    (d) C. R. Das
  35. Kudankulam Project is located in which state?
    (a) Karnataka
    (b) Tamil Nadu
    (c) Telangana
    (d) Kerala
  36. Who was the first actor to win Oscar?
    (a) Eddie/Murphy
    (b) Wesley Snipes
    (c) Sidney Poitiers
    (d) Morgan Freeman
  37. Which was the first National News Agency of free India?
    (a) The Indian Review
    (b) The Free Press of India
    (c) The Associated Press of India
    (d) None of these
  38. The original name of ‘Mahabharata’ is
    (a) Kathasaritsagar
    (b) Jai Samhita
    (c) Rajtarangini
    (d) Bharat Katha
  39. Who fixes the REPO rate in India?
    (a) RBI – Reserve Bank of India
    (b) IMF –  International Memory Fund
    (c) WTO – World Trade Organization
    (d) SEBI – Securities and Exchange Board of India
  40. An indirect instrument of monetary policy is
    (a) Bank rate
    (b) Cash reserve ratio
    (c) Open market operation
    (d) Statutory liquidity ratio
  41. Which of the following is related to horticulture?
    (a) Operation flood
    (b) Golden revolution
    (c) Green revolution
    (d) White revolution
  42. One of the followings is not a component of foreign exchange reserve in India
    (a) Foreign exchange assets of RBI
    (b) Foreign exchange assets of government
    (c) Gold stock of RBI
    (d) SDR holdings of government
  43. The market system in which there are only two buyers facing a large number of sellers is called
    (a) duopoly
    (b) oligopoly
    (c) monopsony
    (d) duopsony
  44. The term “politics” was first used by
    (a) Aristotle
    (b) Socrates
    (c) Plato
    (d) John Locke
  45. Who first gave the concept of “Distributive Justice”?
    (a) Plato
    (b) Aristotle
    (c) Machiavelli
    (d) Locke
  46. The reorganization of states on linguistic basis was done in
    (a) 1950
    (b) 1951
    (c) 1952
    (d) 1956
  47. Arrange the names of the President in the order they served:
    (a) N. S. Reddy, Gyani Zail Singh, R. Venkataraman, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma
    (b) N. S. Reddy, R. Venkataraman, Gyani Zail Singh, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma
    (c) N. S. Reddy, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, R. Venkataraman, Gyani Zail Singh,
    (d) R. Venkataraman, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, Gyani Zail Singh, N. S. Reddy,
  48. Bodo and Dogri were added in the 8th Schedule by the following amendment:
    (a) 81st Amendment
    (b) 85th Amendment
    (c) 91st Amendment
    (d) 92nd Amendment
  49. Who among the following was responsible for the founding of the Anglo-Muhammadan Oriental College?
    (a) Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan
    (b) Yusuf Ali
    (c) Muhammad Iqbal
    (d) Altaf Husain
  50. Sir Eyre Coote was associated with which of the following?
    (a) Battle of Wandiwash
    (b) Battle of Adyar
    (c) Battle of Ambur
    (d) Size of Arcot

Part-III: English Language & Comprehension

Directions:  In the following Five Questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark it in the Answer-Sheet.

  1. The manager is not dismissed, but he is definitely under a cloud.
    (a) under suspension
    (b) under suspicion
    (c) under scrutiny
    (d) warned severely
  2. Do not pull a long face.
    (a) look ugly
    (b) look tired
    (c) look dejected
    (d) look happy
  3. Who will believe, you cock and bull story?
    (a) Ambiguous story
    (b) Authentic story
    (c) Absurd story
    (d) Common Story
  4. For years I could not shake off the trauma of that day.
    (a) forget
    (b) remember
    (c) imagine
    (d) None of these
  5. sit on the fence.
    (a) to be in a tricky situation
    (b) to be relaxed and comfortable
    (c) halting between two opinions
    (d) to be defeated and dejected
    Directions: In the following Five Question the 1st and the last part of the sentence/passage are numbered 1 and 5. The rest of the sentence/passage is split into four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentence/passage and find out which of the four combinations is correct and indicate it by blackening the appropriate circle [0] in the Answer Sheet.
  6. 1. man’s
    P. in the modern
    Q. insatiable thirst for knowledge
    R. the wonderful achievements of science
    S. is the root of
    6. world.
    (a) SQPR
    (b) RSPQ
    (c) QSRP
    (d) PQRS
  7. 1. Today
    P. by the hunters for their
    Q. are trapped or killed
    R. millions of wild animals
    S. each year
    6. skin
    (a) QPRS
    (b) PSQR
    (c) SPRQ
    (d) RQSP
  8. 1. These
    P. about the heavenly
    Q. experiments by the scientists
    R. with amazing knowledge
    S. will supply us
    6. bodies
    (a) QSRP
    (b) RQPS
    (c) PSQR
    (d) PSRQ
  9. 1. Over 67 years
    P. but the problems
    Q. have remained
    R. have passed
    S. of the common man
    6. as daunting as ever.
    (a) QPRS
    (b) RPSQ
    (c) SRQP
    (d) SQPR
  10. 1. The President
    P. from Tokyo
    Q. where he
    R. had been meeting
    S. came back
    6. other world leaders.
    (a) PSQR
    (b) RPQS
    (c) QSPR
    (d) SPQR
    Directions: In the following Ten 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 and mark your answer in the Answer-Sheet.
  11. Please give me your pen and take your seat.
    (a) Let your pen given me and take you seat.
    (b) you are requested to given me your pen and take your seat.
    (c) You are warned to given me your pen and take your seat.
    (d) You are ordered to give me your pen and take your seat.
  12. The prisoner is known to have assaulted the warden earlier too.
    (a) It is known that the prisoner has assaulted the warden earlier too.
    (b) The warden was assaulted by the prisoner earlier too.
    (c) It is known that the warden has been assaulted by the prisoner earlier too.
    (d) It is known that the warden has assaulted the prisoner earlier too.
  13. Can she write an interesting story?
    (a) Can an interesting story be written for her?
    (b) Can an interesting story be written to her?
    (c) Can an interesting story by written by her?
    (d) Could an interesting story be written by her?
  14. The poet, Blake, wrote many poems for children.
    (a) Many poems were written for children by the poet, Blake.
    (b) Many poems were written by children for the poet, Blake.
    (c) Many are the poems written by children for the poet Blake.
    (d) Children wrote many poems by the poet Blake
  15. Each person exhibited various facial expressions.
    (a) Various facial expressions are exhibited by each person.
    (b) Various facial expressions were exhibited by each person.
    (c) Various facial expressions were being exhibited by each person.
    (d) Various facial expressions have been used by each person.
  16. The girls ate a mango yesterday.
    (a) A mango is eaten by the girls yesterday.
    (b) A mango was eaten by the girls yesterday.
    (c) A mango is being eaten by the girls yesterday.
    (d) A mango has been eaten by the girls yesterday.
  17. Your manners irritate me.
    (a) I am irritated by my manners.
    (b) Manners are irritating me
    (c) I am being irritated by your manners.
    (d) I am irritated by your manners.
  18. The boys laughed at the old man.
    (a) The old man was laughed by the boys.
    (b) The old man was being laughed by the boys.
    (c) The old man was being laughed by your manners.
    (d) I am irritated by your manners
  19. Ideas are generated by Group discussions.
    (a) Group discussions generated ideas.
    (b) Group discussions generated ideas.
    (c) Group discussions have generated ideas
    (d) Group discussions generated ideas.
  20. Who is singing such a sweet song?
    (a) By whom is such a sweet song sang?
    (b) By whom has such a sweet song sung?
    (c) By whom is such a sweet song sung?
    (d) By whom is such a sweet song being sung?
    Directions: In the following Ten Questions, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is required, choose “No Improvement” option. Mark your answer in the Answer-Sheet.
  21. Either Kiran or Mala is sure to be chosen for the school debate team.
    (a) Either Kiran or Mala are sure to
    (b) Either Kiran nor Mala are sure to
    (c) Either Kiran or Mala will
    (d) No Improvement
  22. Tom was standing beside the school house poster, when the ball rolled towards him.
    (a) standing beside the school-house poster
    (b) stand beside the school house poster
    (c) stood beside the school-house poster
    (d) No Improvement
  23. No sane person or government can tolerate terrorists of any degree or kind.
    (a) terrorism of any degree or kind
    (b) terrorise of any degree or Kind
    (c) torture of any degree or kind
    (d) No Improvement
  24. Saibal has got an extensive to finish writing his thesis
    (a) an extended
    (b) an extension
    (c) an extension
    (d) No Improvement
  25. She stood by him under all conditions and undaunted by anything.
    (a) without reserve
    (b) without hesitation
    (c) through thick and thin
    (d) No Improvement
  26. Sheela was reprimanded by the school Marshall for coming lately to school.
    (a) to school lately
    (b) late to school
    (c) to school later
    (d) No Improvement
  27. Kunal looked very manliness in his police uniform.
    (a) menliness
    (b) man-like
    (c) manly
    (d) No Improvement
  28. The school was very co-operation when we made a documentary film there.
    (a) very co-operator
    (b) very co-operative
    (c) very co-operated
    (d) No Improvement
  29. “I would like to tell you about this my friend,” said John.
    (a) this friend of mine
    (b) the friend of mine
    (c) this friend
    (d) No Improvement
  30. The boat was drowned.
    (a) was sunk
    (b) was drown
    (c) was sink
    (d) no Improvement
    Directions: In the following Ten Questions, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expressed the same sentence in Indirect/Direct and mark your answer in the Answer-Sheet.
  31. He said, “I have been studying in this college for two years.”
    (a) He said he studied in that college for two years.
    (b) He said he had studied in that college for two years.
    (c) He said for two years he studied in that college.
    (d) He said that he had been studying in that college for two years.
  32. Mary said to Simon, “Sharon and Peter are getting engaged next month.”
    (a) Mary told Simon that Sharon and Peter will be getting engaged next month.
    (b) Mary told Simon that Sharon and Peter was getting engaged next month.
    (c) Mary told Simon that Sharon and Peter were getting engaged next month.
    (d) mary told Simon that Sharon and peter are getting engaged next month.
  33. I said to my friend, “Can you pick me up after work?”
    (a) I told my friend to pick me up after work.
    (b) I told my friend if I could pick him up after work.
    (c) I asked my friend if he can pick me up after work.
    (d) I asked my friend if he could pick me up after work.
  34. Suman said to me, “Did you enjoy the Olympic Games in London?”
    (a) Suman asked me if I enjoyed the Olympic Games in London.
    (b) Suman asked me if I was enjoyed the Olympic Games in London.
    (c) Suman asked me if I had enjoyed the Olympic Games in London.
    (d) Suman asked me did I enjoy the Olympic in London.
  35. My friend told me, “This is not a good book to read,”
    (a) My friend told me that that was not a good book to read.
    (b) My friend told me that that is not a good book to read.
    (c) My friend told be that that will not be a good book to read.
    (d) My friend told me that this was not a good book to read.
  36. Dhanya complained, “I am losing weight steadily.”
    (a) Dhanya complains that she is losing weight steadily.
    (b) Dhanya complained that she is losing weight steadily.
    (c) Dhanya complains that she was losing weight steadily.
    (d) Dhanya complained that she was losing weight steadily.
  37. My mother said, “You have been sleeping for twelve hours.”
    (a) My mother said that I have been sleeping for twelve hours.
    (b) My mother said that I was sleeping for twelve hours.
    (c) My mother said that I had been sleeping for twelve hours.
    (d) My mother said that she had been sleeping for twelve hours.
  38. Rajan said to Urvashi, “I’m going to Kashmir tomorrow.”
    (a) Rajan told to Urvashi he was going to Kashmir the next day.
    (b) Rajan told Urvashi that he was going Kashmir the next day.
    (c) Rajan said Urvashi I am going to Kashmir tomorrow.
    (d) Rajan said to Urvashi that he was going to Kashmir tomorrow.
  39. She said to me, “Have you finished your work?”
    (a) She asked me if I had finished my work.
    (b) She asked me if I have finished my work.
    (c) She asked me if she had finished my work.
    (d) She asked me if she had finished her work.
  40. “Turn around,” he told her.
    (a) He told her turn around.
    (b) He asked her to turn around.
    (c) He asked to her to turn around.
    (d) He asked turn around.
    Directions: In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives and fill in the blanks:
    I will always (i) the trip I made to the zoo in 1988. It was then that I (ii) measles from one of my friends, Peter, who had (iii) along too. Before he met us at the zoo, he had gone to visit his cousin who was (iv) from measles. The next day, Peter was (v) of a sore throat, a bad cold and high fever. When he was diagnosed by doctor as having measles, his parents rang me up to warn me that I had been (vi) to measles too. By the next day, I was also showing/having the same symptoms. My doctor (vii) me to stay at home for the next two weeks.
    I was quite pleased with the doctor’s instruction. I spent the time reading story-books, (viii) to music and watching television. When I get bored, I would call up Peter, who also had to spend two weeks at home, for a chat. Unfortunately, the two weeks passed too/ by quickly. When we (ix) to school, we had to work twice as hard to (x) with our classmates. It was definitely not worth the ‘holiday’.
  41. (i)
    (a) remember
    (b) remembered
    (c) be remember
    (d) remembering
  42. (ii)
    (a) catch
    (b) will catch
    (c) caught
    (d) catching
  43. (iii)
    (a) went
    (b) gone
    (c) going
    (d) go
  44. (iv)
    (a) recover
    (b) revealed
    (c) removed
    (d) recovering
  45. (v)
    (a) complained
    (b) complain
    (c) complaining
    (d) explained
  46. (vi)
    (a) exposed
    (b) exposing
    (c) expose
    (d) exposable
  47. (vii)
    (a) advise
    (b) advised
    (c) is advised
    (d) advising
  48. (viii)
    (a) listening
    (b) looking
    (c) listen
    (d) listened
  49. (ix)
    (a) returning
    (b) is returned
    (c) return
    (d) returned
  50. (x)
    (a) caught up
    (b) catching up
    (c) catch up
    (d) catch
    Directions:In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives and fill in the blanks:The Red Indians (i) for the arrival fo the bison. The beasts, which come only once a year, are a good source of meat and hide. The Red Indian (ii) to survive the cold, bitter winter.
    Tikki, the young boy, (iii) to look out for the herd’s arrival. Everyday, he (iv) to the top of the hill to se if he could spot them on the horizon.
    One night, while he (v), the ground shook (vi) and his bag of arrows fell off from its hook on the wall. Tikki (vii) of his wigwam and felt a strong gust fo wind and dust gush past him. Shouting excitedly, he ran to the other wigwams and  woke everyone up. A big fire (viii) built and the Red Indians danced around it, built and the Red Indians danced around it, giving praises to their God who had, at last, (ix) and clothing of animal hide. The next morning, all the warriors (x) to hunt down the beasts which were grazing near the river.
  51. (i)
    (a) were waiting
    (b) is waiting
    (c) were waited
    (d) are waited
  52. (ii)
    (a) needing these
    (b) needed theses
    (C) needed their
    (d) needing this
  53. (iii)
    (a) was choose
    (b) is choose
    (c) was chose
    (d) was chosen
  54. (iv)
    (a) would running
    (b) will running
    (c) would run
    (d) will be running
  55. (v)
    (a) is sleep
    (b) was sleeping
    (c) was sleep
    (D) were slept
  56. (vi)
    (a) violently
    (b) violence
    (c) violent
    (d) violet
  57. (vii)
    (a) rushing out
    (b) rush out
    (c) rushed out
    (d) rushed in
  58. (viii)
    (a) were immediately
    (b) was immediate
    (c) were immediate
    (d) was immediately
  59. (ix)
    (a) send them
    (b) sent them
    (c) sent their
    (d) send their
  60. (x)
    (a) is assigned
    (b) was assigning
    (c) were assigned
    (d) were assigning
    Directions: Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate circle [0] int he Answer Sheet.
    Like watering a plant. we grow out friendships (and all out relationships) by nurturing relationships, if they are to continue. These relationships can be delightfully non-judgemental, supportive, understanding and fun.
    Sometimes a friendship can bring out the positive side that you never show in any other relationship. This may be because the pressure of playing a ‘role’ (daughter, partner or child) is removed. With a friend you are to be yourself and free to change. Of course, you are free to do this in all other relationships as well, but in friendships you get to have lots of rehearsals and discussion about changes as you experience them. It is an unconditional experience where you receive as much as you given. You can explain yourself to a friend openly without the feat of hurting a family member. How do friendship grow? The answer is simple. By revealing yourself; being attentive; remembering what is most showing empathy; seeing the world through the eyes of your friend, you will understand the value of friendship. All this means learning to accept a person from a completely different family to your own or perhaps someone from a completely different cultural background. This is the way we learn tolerance. In turn we gain tolerance and acceptance for out own differences.
  61. Friendships and relationships grow when they are ____.
    (a) favoured
    (b) nurtured
    (c) compared
    (d) divided
  62. When we are with a good friend, we tend
    (a) to shut ourselves.
    (b) to be someone else.
    (c) to be ourselves.
    (d) not to be ourselves.
  63. In good friendships, we
    (a) only give.
    (b) only receive.
    (c) give and receive.
    (d) neither give nor receive.
  64. Empathy means
    (a) skill and efficiency
    (b) ability to do something
    (c) someone else’ misfortunes
    (d) the ability to share and understand another’s feelings.
  65. Through strong friendships, we gain
    (a) acceptance and tolerance.
    (b) only tolerance.
    (c) only acceptance.
    (d) only attention.
    Directions: read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate circle [0] in the Answer Sheet.
    In the history of Britain, the period from 1837 to 1901 is known as the Victorian Age.
    The period saw the long and prosperous reign of Queen Victoria in England. Charles Dickens was the most popular novelist of this period. He became famous for his depiction of the life of the working class, intricate plots and sense of humour. However, it was the vast galaxy of unusual characters created by him that made him more popular than any of his contemporaries. more popular than any of his contemporaries. drawn from everyday life and the world around him, these characters were such that readers could relate  to them. beginning with the Pickwick papers in 1836, Dickens wrote numerous novels, each uniquely filled with believable personalities and vivid physical descriptions. According to Dickens’s friend and biographer, John Forster, dickens made “characters real existences, not by describing them but letting them describe themselves.”
  66. The period between 1837-1907 was known as the
    (a) the Dark Age
    (b) the Elizabethan Age
    (c) the Shakespearian Age
    (d) the victorian Age
  67. The word ‘popular’ in the passage means
    (a) successful
    (b) poor
    (c) propelling
    (d) problematic
  68. Dickens became famous for depicting the life of
    (a) the working class, intricate plots
    (b) the working class, intricate plots and sense of humour.
    (C) the business class, intricate plots and sense of humour.
    (d) the working class, dull plots and sense of humour.
  69. Dickens’s characters were drawn from
    (a) royal families
    (b) everyday life and the world beyond him.
    (c) everyday life and the world around him.
    (d) unbelievable personalities.
  70. John Forster was Dickens’
    (a) best friend and philosopher
    (b) friend and doctor
    (c) friend and editor
    (d) friend and biographer
    Directions: Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate circle [0] int he Answer Sheet.
    Chameleons can make their skin colour change, but not because they decide to. The colour changes to help the chameleon avoid it enemies It is a form of camouflage, a disguise that lets it blend in with its surroundings. The change is actually determined by environmental factors, such as light and temperature.
    Bright sunlight causes the skin to darken. On cool nights, the colour fades to a creamy colour. The colour also changes when chameleons are excited, angry or afraid. The colour change is rapid and increases when the chameleon is handled, injured, or approached by another chameleon. There are many types of chameleons. Almost half of them are found on the African island of Madagascar. The others mostly occur in the Sahara Desert, with few in Western Asia and Southern Europe. Chameleons live in trees, where they usually eat insects. Very large chameleons may even use their sticky tongues to catch birds.
  71. A chameleon’s colour changes to help it
    (a) look beautiful.
    (b) attract prey.
    (c) avoid its enemies.
    (d fly away.
  72. The colour change is determined by
    (a) light and wind
    (b) light and pressure.
    (c) pressure and temperature
    (d0 light and temperature
  73. Chameleons change colour when they are
    (a) afraid excited or angry
    (b) excited, angry or hungry
    (c) angry, excited or happy
    (d) afraid, angry or hungry.
  74. Half of the worlds’ chameleons are found
    (a) in the continent of Aisa.
    (b) in the Sahara Desert.
    (c) on the African island of Madagascar.
    (d) on the Asian island of Madagascar.
  75. The colour changing ability of chameleon is a form of camouflage which is a
    (a) disease which affects chameleons.
    (b) disguise that lets it blend in with its surroundings.
    (c) dance done by chameleons.
    (d) colour that fades.

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