Subject English
Read the following passage and answer question.
Rumour is the most primitive way of spreading stories--- by passing them on form mouth to mouth. But civilized countries in normal time have better sources of news than rumour. They have radio, television and newspapers. In times of stress and confusion, however, rumour emerges and becomes rife. At such time different kinds of news are in competition: the press, television and radio versus the grape vine. Especially the rumours spread when war requires censorship on many important matters. The customary news sources no longer give out enough information. Since the people cannot learn through legitimate channels all that they are anxious to learn, they pick up news whenever they can and when this happens, rumour thrives. Rumours are often repeated even by those who do not believe the tales. There is a fascination about them. The reason is that the cleverly designed rumour gives expression to something deep in the hearts of the victims-the fears, suspicions, forbidden hopes, or daydreams which they hesitate to voice directly. Pessimistic rumours about defeat and disaster show that the people who repeat them are worried and anxious. Optimistic rumours about record production or peace soon coming paint to complacency or confidence and often to overconfidence.
201. The author states that during war time the regular sources of news present only –
(a) optimistic reports
(b) pessimistic reports
(c) limited information
(d) government propaganda
Ans. c
202. Which of the following best describes the author’s personal attitude towards rumour?
(a) Excited enthusiasm
(b) Morbid curiosity
(c) Acute indignation
(d) Philosophical interest
Ans. d
203. The word 'Euphemism’ means-
(a) stating one thing like another
(b) description of a disagreeable thing by an agreeable name
(c) contrast of words is made in the same sentence
(d) a statement is emphatic by overstatement
Ans. b
204. Many companies now have employee assistance programs that enable employees, fee of charge, to improve their physical fitness, reduce stress, and learn ways to stop smoking. These programs increase worker productivity, reduce absenteeism and lessen insurance costs for employee health care. Therefore, these program benefit the company as well as employee.
Which of the following, is true, most significantly strengthens the conclusion above?
(a) Physical fitness programs are often the most popular services offered to employees.
(b) Studies have shown that training in stress management is not effective for many people.
(c) Regular exercise reduce people risk of heart disease and provides them with increased energy
(d) Employee assistance programmes require companies to hire people to supervise the various
Ans. a
205. Choose the answer that is closest in meaning to the following sentence.
‘Despite the great difference in size, shape and function, all human cells have the same 46 chromosomes.
(a) All human cells same because the 46 chromosomes govern size, shape and function.
(b) Difference in size, shape and function are not very great because all human cells have the same 46 chromosomes.
(c) The size, shape and function of human cells are the same, but the 46 chromosomes are different.
(d) Although the 46 chromosomes are the same in all human cells, there are difference in the size, shape and function.
Ans. d
Questions refers to the following passage:
Throughout history, the search for salt has played an important role in society. Where it was scarce, salt was traded ounce for ounce with gold. Rome’s major highway was called the via salaria, that is the Salt road. Along the road, Roman soldiers transported salt crystals from the salt flats at Ostia up the Tiber River. I return they received a salarium or salary, which was literally money paid to soldiers to buy salt. The old saying ‘worth their salt’ which means to be valuable derives form the custom of payment during the Empire.
206. What does the passage mainly discuss?
(a) The old saying, “worth their salt”
(b) The Roman Empire
(c) Salt
(d) Ancient Trade
Ans. c
207. According to the passage salt flats were located in –
(a) Rome
(b) Tiber
(c) Ostia
(d) Salaria
Ans. c
208. Salarium is a Latin word that means –
(a) Salt
(b) Salary
(c) Soldiers
(d) the Salt Road
Ans. b
209. If a man is “Worth his salt” he is –
(a) a soldier
(b) a thirsty
(c) available employee
(d) a highly paid worker
Ans. d
210. Almost everyone fails _____ on the first try.
(a) in passing his driver's test
(b) to his driver's test
(c) to have passed his driver's test
(d) passing his driver's test
Ans. a
(a) Universal
(b) Mistaken
(c) Quaint
(d) Clear
Ans. d
212. Travelers ___ their reservations well in advance if they want to fly during the Eid Holidays
(a) had better to get
(b) had to get batter
(c) had better got
(d) had better get
Ans. d
213. All the people at the NAME conference are –
(a) Mathematics teachers
(b) Mathematics teacher
(c) Mathematic’s teachers
(d) Mathematic teacher
Ans. a
214. 'Razzmatazz' means -
(a) A musical instrument
(b) A well planned program
(c) A nosiy activity
(d) A musical drama
Ans. c
215. 'To read between the lines' means -
(a) To read carefully
(b) To read only some lines
(c) To quickly to save time
(d) To read carefully to find out any hidden meaning
Ans. d
216. Which of the following ages in liierary history is the lastest?
(a) The augustan Age
(b) The Victorian Age
(c) The Georgian
(d) The Restoration Age
Ans. c
217. The first English dictonary was completed by -
(a) Iazak Walton
(b) Samuel Johnson
(c) Samuel Butler
(d) Sir Thomas Browne
Ans. b
218. The invention of computer has turned over a new leaf in the history of modern technology. Which of the following is nearly the same in meaning to the italicized idiom above?
(a) created a new history
(b) began a new civilization
(c) opened a new chapter
(d) created a sensation
Ans. c
219. The condition of most slum dwellers is so miserable that is cannot be described in words. Which is the best phrase of the underline expression above?
(a) beggars description
(b) cuts of the quick
(c) boils down to his
(d) keeps open house
Ans. a
220. ‘Paradise Lost’ attempted to –
(a) Justify the ways of man to God
(b) Justify the ways of God to man
(c) Show that the Satan and God have equal power
(d) Explain why good and evil are necessary
Ans. a
221. What is the meaning of ‘soft soap
(a) Flattery for self motives
(b) To speak ill of other
(c) To speak high of other
(d) To recognizes other’s good deeds
Ans. a
222. What is the full name of the great American short story writer O’Henry?
(a) Walt Whitman
(b) William Sydney Porter
(c) Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
(d) Mark Twain
Ans. b
223. Who is the author of 'Animal Farm'?
(a) Thomas More
(b) George Orwell
(c) Boris Pasternak
(d) Charles Dickens
Ans. b
224. Who is the author of 'India Wins Freedom'?
(a) Mahtama Gandhi
(b) J. L. Nehru
(c) Abul Kalam Azad
(d) Moulana Akram Khan
Ans. c
225. What is the meaning of 'White elephant'?
(a) An elephant of white colour
(b) A black marketer
(c) A very costly or troublesome possession
(d) A hoarder
Ans. c