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TNPSC General English Model Test [1] - Part I (1-25 Questions)

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Questions Prepared by Sarala Davamanoharan
  1. Match  Column A with their synonym in Column B
               Column A                 Column B
    a)      Contempt         1. Perseverance
    b)      Incadescent      2. Frightening
    c)       Monstrous        3. Scorn
    d)      Diligence           4. Glowing
    1. a-1, b-2, c-3, d-4
    2. a-2, b-3, c-4, d-1
    3. a-3, b-4, c-2,  d-1
    4. a-4, b-1, c-2, d-3

  2. Choose the correct antonym of the underlined word : Whenever he asw a snake, he quickly shoved it away lest we kill it
    1. pushed 
    2.  killed 
    3. damaged 
    4. Pulled
  3.  I look deeply into its visage, trying to etch in my mind every detail of the vast expanse of the valley  and the forlorn abandoned village , blessed by goddess no less than Nanda Devi herself . Pick out the opposite of  word  ”etch” from the words given below
    1. erase
    2. Engrave
    3. imprint
    4. injure

  4. Identify the figure of speech used in the given lines : He steps  back, surveys with close scrutiny, then sharp critical glare.
    1. Metaphor
    2. oxymoron
    3. simile
    4. Alliteration
  5. Choose the option that conveys the meaning of the idiom underlined :Evil-minded people throw dust in the eyes  of others by showing kind behaviour and good manners.
    1.  render others blind
    2. Steal the possessions of others
    3. bring tear to the eyes 
    4. Manage to deceive  others 

  6. The Model Millionaire is authored by 
    1. Thomas Grey
    2. OscarWilde
    3. Kushwant Singh
    4. R.K. Narayanan

  7.  I had three close friends in my childhood, Ramanandha Sastry, aravindhran and Sivaprakasan. Who does the ‘I” refers to 
    1. Gandhiji
    2. Abraham lincoln
    3.  Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
    4. Swami Vivekananda

  8. Which among the following is not a poem ?
    1. Shilpi
    2. To amillionaire
    3. Manliness 
    4. The Model Millionaire

  9. “ Inspite of myself, the insidious mastery of song Betrays me black, till the heart of me weeps to belong “ In which poem  do these lines occur ?
    1. Migrant Bird
    2. My Grandmother’s House
    3. Piano
    4. Manliness

  10. Fill in the blanks choosing the correct answer from the options given below : The train had left before he --------------- the station
    1. Had reached 
    2. will reach
    3.  reaches 
    4. reached

  11. Time is your most valuable resource. Successful people one those who manage their timeefficiently . They find time  for everything , reading newspapers, jogging and even occasional visits to the cinema. What should one possess to be a successful person?
    1. The habit of reading newspapers
    2. Occasionally visiting the cinema
    3. Jogging and exercising
    4. Time Management

  12. The road to success is not a bed of roses. It is full of thorns, pitfalls and gins. Only those who wade through the hazards and hurdles with grit and determination could smell success. Who could smell success in life ?
    1.  one who believe in god
    2. one who  has faith in fate 
    3. one who is walks on abed of roses
    4. One who has the will power and courage to overcome the obstacles

  13. Identify the poetic line that differs in figure of speech from the other lines
    1.  like pearls and now a silver blade
    2. The reddest flower would look as pale as snow
    3. I weep like  a child for the past
    4. myhood is cast down in the flood of rememberence

  14. “ spring has forgotten this garden”, they cried : The word ‘they’ in Oscar wilde’s “the selfish giant “ refers to -----------
    1. Frost and hail
    2. The Children
    3. The Birds and  the flowers
    4. The snow and the frost  

  15. Choose the correct active form of the sentence given below : He was awarded a prize by the government
    1. The government have to award him a prize
    2. The government will  be awarding him a prize
    3. The government will award him a prize
    4. The government awardedhim a prize

  16. Find the compound word by combining Preposition +Noun
    1. popcorn 
    2. white wash
    3. Sun rise
    4. upstream

  17. Fill in the blanks with a suitable infinitive . This medicine is pleasant ----------------
    1. To have taken 
    2. To have took
    3. To taken
    4. To take

  18. Select the correct form of verb : Technology ---------------- as the applivcation of scientific knowledge
    1. Were described
    2.  are being described
    3. are described
    4. is described 

  19. Fill in the blank with a suitable preposition : Nature has given ius an abundant wealth  ------------ the foprm of forests
    1. at
    2. with
    3. By 
    4. in

  20. Match the  correct antonym
      Column A                            Column B
      a) Vast                            1. Scanty
      b) Talented                   2. artificial
      c) Abundant                 3. small
      d) natural                      4. Incompetent
    1. a-4, b-1, c-2, d-3
    2. a-2, b-3, c-4, d-1
    3. a-1, b-2, c-3, d-4
    4. a-3, b-4, c-1, d-2

  21. Choose the correct question tag : They work very hard ------------ ?
    1. Do they 
    2.  didn’t they
    3. did they 
    4. don’t they 

  22. Select the correct plural  form of ‘ erratum’
    1. erratia
    2. erratums
    3. erratiums
    4. errata

  23. Select the correct plural  form of ‘ cactus’
    1. cactii
    2. cactum
    3. cactuses
    4. cacti 

  24. Choose the appropriate sentence with correct homophone
    1. The politician stayed in a luxurious suit
    2. The politician stayed in a luxurious sute
    3. The politician stayed in a luxurious suet
    4. The politician stayed in a luxurious suite

  25. Identify the sentence which has no error ?
    1. Here is the watch that you are looking at 
    2. Here is the watch that you are looking on
    3. Here is the watch that you are looking down
    4. Here is the watch that you are looking for

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