General English Model Exam 1 – Tnpsc Group 2/2a

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Model Question –  1


1. Which among the following is a poem ?
A. His First Flight
B. The Attic
C. The last lesson
D. The ant and the Cricket

2.” That’s one small step for a man, one gaint leap for mankind ”
The author of the above quote is ?
A. Kalpana Chawla
B. Neil Armstrong
C. Rakesh Sharma
D. Srisha Bandla

3. The abbreviation of NEET is ?
A. National Entrance cum Eligibility Test
B. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
C. National Eligibility cum External Test
D. National External cum Entrance Test

4. Match the following.

Modal Verb – Meaning
A. Must – 1.To Express Obligation
B.Would -2. To Give Advice
C. Should -3. To Request or offer
D. Can -3. To express ability
A. 2 3 4 1
B. 1 3 4 2
C. 1 3 2 4
D. 4 3 2 1
5. Which among the following sentences is correct ?
A. I cannot say if he has passed the exam or not
B. I cannot say weather he has passed the exam or not
C. I cannot say that if he has passed the exam or not
D. I cannot say whether he has passed the exam or not

6. ” One Aspiration yet unfelt ,
One bit of Courage ”
The above line belongs to which poem ?
A. The courage
B. The Life
C. Making Life Worthwhile
D. The Lesson

7. Sachin Tendulkar played how many international cricket matches ?
A. 664
B. 1000
C. 666
D. 721

8. It is a martial art from,practised from the days of the Tamil Kings . It has metaphorised into a non violent form of folk dance , adding stepping style into the dance to the measure of time .
The dance form is ?
A. Bommalaattam
B. Therukoothu
C. Silambattam
D. Kavadi Aattam

9. ” And it grew both day and night ,
Till it bore an apple bright ” .
The author of the above line is ?
A. William Blake
B. Edgar A Guest
C. Robert Frost
D. Gieve Patel

10. Match the following
A. Call on somebody – 1. Take care of
B. Call Back – 2.To Return a phone call
C. Kick Off – 3.Visit Somebody
D. Look after – 4.To Begin
A. 1 2 3 4
B. 3 2 4 1
C. 2 3 4 1
D. 4 3 2 1

11. Match the incorrect Option
A. Lie – Object is laying it’self down
B. lay – Object is being laid down
C. Rise – The object is being risen by another force
D. All the options are correct

12. Match the following
Characters – Prose
A. Ajith – 1.Dying Detective
B. Sycorax – 2.Learning the game
C. M. Hamel – 3.The Tempest
D. Mr.Watson – 4.The last Lesson
A. 4 3 2 1
B. 3 4 2 1
C. 3 2 1 4
D. 2 3 4 1

13. The theme of the prose – ” The nose Jewel ” is ?
A. Helping others whenever needed
B. We should never be greedy for what belongs to others
C. Don’t be superstitious
D. Be patriotic

14. He might easily have made the miniature figure of a man . But then it would not have been able to move about and perform duties of a Miller .
Here , who is mentioned as ” He ” ?
A. Miller
B. Mrs.Newton
C. Issac Newton
D. George

15. ” Still seeking what I sought when but a boy ,
New friendship , high adventure and a crown , ”
The above line belongs to which poem ?
A. The lesson
B. The courage
C. Life
D. The beauty of Life

16. ” If by your art you have raised this dreadful storm , have pity on their sad distress . See ! the vessel will be dashed to pieces . Poor souls ! They will all perish ” .
This line is said by ?
A. Miranda
B. Prospero
C. Ariel
D. Ferdinand

17. Which among the following is correct ?
A. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands
B. Republic of china
C. The India
D. The Tokyo

18. Which among the following is incorrect about A Fable ?
A. It is a traditional story
B. It teach us moral stories
C. The characters used in fables is usually alien peoples and fictional beings
D. All the above are correct

19. ” and dance the winter away ” .
Thus ending , he hastily lifted the wicket , ”
What happened to the cricket ?
A. Cricket got out
B. Ant shut the cricket out of his house
C. Cricket got the food needed
D. The ant lend the money to cricket

20. ” And I watered it in fears
Night and morning with my tears; ”
The figure of speech used in the above line is ?
A. Personification
B. Simile
C. Oxymoron
D. Anaphora

21. Which among the following is not a work of Gieve Patel ?
A. On Killing a Tree
B. Evening Time
C. Forensic Medicine
D. From Bombay Central

22. Which poet is called as ” The Poet of the People ” ?
A. Ruskin Bond
B. Robert Frost
C. William Shakespeare
D. Edgar A Guest

23. ” It’s all very well to have courage and Skill
And it’s fine to be counted a Star ”
The above given lines belong to which poem ?
A. Courage
B. Team work
C. The Lesson
D. Your Space

24. Robert Louis Stevenson was born in ?
A. 13th November , 1859
B. 13th November , 1850
C. 9th November, 1850
D. 9th November , 1859

25. ” Here is a child who clambers and scrambles ”
The meaning of ” Clambers” is ?
A. Running very fastly
B. Watching Silently
C. Moving in a Laborious way
D. Travelling one place to another

26. The poet William Makepeace Thackeray belongs to which period ?
A. Romantic Age
B. Renaissance Age
C. Modern Age
D. Victorian Age

27. Which among the following poem can be called as ” Ironic Poem ” ?
A. My Computer Needs A Break
B. The Comet
C. On Killing A Tree
D. A Tragic Story

28. Odd one out – Match the correct pair
A. Electro +Executive – Electrocute
B. Spanish + English – Spanklish
C. Vital + Amine – Vitamine
D. Motor + Pedals – Moped

29. The Earth __________ around the sun
A. Go
B. Went
C. Goes
D. Is going

30. ” She is today’s Women. Today’s women .dear ” The figure of speech used in the above line is ?
A. Repitation
B. Personification
C. Simile
D. Oxymoron

31. The poem ” Still I Rise ” is written by ?
A. Maya Angelou
B. Satyajit Ray
C. Aesop
D. James Kirkup

32. _______________ is a figure of speech where an adjective describing a noun is transferred from the noun it is meant to describe to another noun in the sentence .
A. Antithesis
B. Epithet
C. Transferred Epithet
D. Metonymy

33.” But this alone won’t do it .
Not so much pain will do it ”
The above line belong to which poem ?
A. The poison tree
B. On Killing a Tree
C. Tree
D. Advice from a Tree

34. ” Unto evil counsellor , close heart and ear and eye ,
And take a lesson from this tale , of the spider and the fly “
What lesson the poet want the readers to learn from the above line ?
A. Don’t believe in everything
B. Don’t believe in flattering words
C. Accept everything
D. Be kind to evil counsellor

35. She found that the medicine did really diminish , but it didnot occur to her that the boy was mending the health of a crack in the sitting room floor with it .
Why she is giving medicine to the boy ?
A. To cure cancer
B. The boy is unhappy
C. The boy is unhealthy always
D. To prevent from allergy

36. Match the incorrect option – Odd one out
A. Aunty Polly
B. Tom Sawyer
C. Cat
D. Little kids

37. ” With Shockwave reaching to the ground
Causing the land to quake ”
Whose shockwave can cause earthquake ?
A. Meteors
B. Rockets
C. Comets
D. Artificial satellites

38. Norman Littleford belong to which country ?
A. Britain
B. America
C. Canada
D. Spanish

39 . ” How can a letter contain it ? Good bye, little one and may you grow up into a brave soldier in India’s Service . ”
Who is denoted as ” you ” in the above sentence .
A. Indian Citizens
B. Indira Gandhi
C. Jawaharlal Nehru
D. Subash Chandra Bose

40. ” Come you back into the fireside and be comrade with your kin ”
The meaning of comrade is ?
A. Neighbour
B. Relative
C. Friend
D. People

41. ” Ramayya’s heart was in a flutter . Ramayya’s wife put the stud away in her box. She soon developed a severe fever and was confined to her bed . ”
Why ramayya’s heart was in flutter ?
A. As his wife put the diamond stud in a box
B. Police may come to his home
C. Her wife caught fever
D. He wanted the diamond stud to give to the police

42. Which among the following sentences is possessive pronoun ?
A. Her speech is nice
B. My bike is costly
C. The new book is mine
D. Shenbah Missed her purse

43. Which among the following is not a abstract noun ?
A. Honesty
B. Laughter
C. Youth
D. All are abstract noun

44. Which among the following sentences is wrong ?
A. I cannot cope with this pressure
B.What is the time by your watch ?
C. I think that you are correct
D. He has gray hairs

45. Which among the poem is not written by Edgar A Guest ?
A. Courage
B. Team Work
C. Only A Dad
D. All the above are written by Edgar A Guest

46. Which among the following poem is an expert from ” Endymion A Poetic Romance ” ?
A. A Thing Of Beauty
B. Lessons in Life
C. Sea Fever
D. Tragic Story

47. Pick a suitable Suffix or prefix
A. Call – 1.sub
B. Proper – 2.Im
C. Construct – 3.Re
D. Category – 4. ion
A. 3 2 4 1
B. 2 3 4 1
C. 3 2 1 4
D. 4 1 2 3

48. Match The following
Phrasal Verbs and Meaning
A. Put off – 1.Postponed
B. Kick Off – 2.To Return a phone call
C. Call back – 3.To Start
D. Call On Somebody – 4.Visit Somebody
A. 1 3 2 4
B. 2 4 3 2
C. 1 3 2 4
D. 4 3 2 1

49. He said ” I have won the match ”
The correct indirect sentence for the above sentence is ?
A. He said that he had won the match
B. He said that he have win the match
C. He said that he had had won the match
D. He said that he has won the match

50. “Let no one shame you or make you feel bad ”
The author of the above line is ?
A. Edgar A Guest
B. James Kirkup
C. Ruskin Bond
D. None

51. ” The Gladdest people living are the wholesome folks who make ”
Who are the Gladdest people according to the poet ?
A. The happy people
B. The people who are in relationship
C. The stick together families
D. The close relatives

52.” I give this example and could give many others to emphasis that this common substance which we take for granted in our everyday life is the most potent and the most wonderful thing on the face of our earth . “
Which is the common substance the author is taking about ?
A. Soil
B. Trees
C. Nature
D. Water

53. “The terracing of land , construction of bunds to check the flow of water , the practice of contour cultivation are the amongst the measure that have been suggested . “
Why the author is suggesting such measures ?
A. To prevent desertification
B. To prevent Soil Erosion
C. To conserve water
D. To reduce silting of rivers

54. Which among the following is a work of William Temple Hornaday ?
A. Nature , The Gentlest Mother
B. Little Cyclone : The story of A Grizzly Cub
C. The lovely trees
D. All the above

55. The synonym of Prodigy is ?
A. A child who shows a great ability at a young age
B.The parents who knows how to guide their children
C. The students who study sincerely
D. The kids who answer all the questions

56 ” Rampaging through the heavens
Never stopping day or night
A Spectacle of a lifetime
A comet in full flight ”
The rhyming scheme for the above stanza is ?
A. abcb
B. abab
C. aabb
D. aaab

57. Rudyard Kipling got Nobel prize in the year ?
A. 1907
B. 1909
C. 1911
D. 1905

58. ” We will serve you four and twenty hours a day ” 

The figure of speech used in the above line is ? 

A. Metaphor

B. Imagery

C. Hyperbole

D. Simile

59. ” Some water , coal and oil is all we ask ” 

The figure of speech used in the above line is ? 

A. Assonance

B. Personification

C. Metaphor

D. Oxymoron

60. The ‘Last Lesson’ by Alphonse Daudet is mainly about ? 

A. Important of Nationalism

B. Love towards mother tongue

C. Humanity and love

D. Compassion

61. Match the following 


A. Outrage – Extremely strong reaction of anger 

B. Defile – Damage the purity  

C. Labour – Hardwork 

D. Delirious – Disturb state of mind 

A. 1 2 3 4

B. 2 3 4 1

C. 2 1 3 4

D. 4 2 3 1

62. The story ” The little Hero of Holland ” tells the readers about ? 

A. Brave heart of little boy

B. Little boy’s Love for his village

C. Friendship

D. Both A and B are correct

63. “As he walked beside the canal , he noticed how the rains had swollen the waters, and how they beat aganist the side of the dike, and he thought of his father’s gates .” 

Why he thought of his father’s gates ? 

A. Father opened and closed the gates in the Dikes

B. Father know how to handle the situation

C. He is afraid of the situation

D. None of the above

64. The Nationality of Mary Mapes Dodge is ? 

A. British

B. American

C. Canadian

D. Spanish

65. For now many days sherlock Holmes has been sinking according to the landlady of Sherlock Holmes ? 

A. 5

B. 4

C. 3

D. 2

66. Odd one out – Match the incorrect one  

A. Mrs. Watson

B. Mr. Culverton Smith

C. Mrs. Hudson

D. Dr. Eric

67. ” He is the man who has the knowledge of this disease but he is not a medical man . He is a planter .He lives in Sumatra , now visiting London . ” 

Who is” he ” in this statement ? 

A. Mrs. Watson

B. Mr. Hudson

C. Sherlock Holmes

D. Mr. Culverton Smith

68. According to Mr.Culverton Smith , poor Victor died on which day after he caught the disease ? 

A. Fourth day

B. Third day

C. Fifth day

D. Sixth day

69. The half crown is a ? 

A. Former British Coin equal to four shillings

B. American coin equal to three dollar

C. Former British Coin equal to Two shillings and Six pence

D. Former British Coin equal to Four shillings and four pence

70. ” It’s just sits there, never getting small or growing tall,” 

The figure of speech used in the above line is ? 

A. Synecdoche

B. Paradox

C. Onomatopoeia

D. Personification

71. ” Lights flicker on and off ” 

The figure of speech used in the above line is ?

A. Onomatopoeia

B. Synecdoche

C. Hyperbole

D. None of the above

72. ” It plays with your mind 

To me I Say , it is one of a kind ” 

Who is I denoted here ? 

A. Norman Littleford

B. Nadia Bush

C. Gieve Patel

D. Lucy Maud

73. The poem ” Special Hero ” is written by ? 

A. Robert Frost

B. Caroline Ann Bowles

C. Christina M Kerschen

D. Rakhi Nariani Shirke

74. Match The following

British English to American English

A. Underground – 1.Apartment

B. Holiday -2. Subway

C. Dust bin – 3.Vacation

D. Flat -4.Trash Can

A. 2 3 1 4
B. 1 3 2 4
C. 1 2 3 4
D. 2 3 4 1

75. Odd one out – Match the incorrect – American English

A. Meter

B. Offense

C. Traveled

D. Theatre

76. Which among th following is not a Superlative Degree ?

A. I can’t find my most comfortable jeans.

B. Those were the least comfortable couches I have ever sat on

C. Between my friend and I, I ran the fastest.

D. They are as week as my father.

77. ” As a boy he had found out the mechanism of a windmill and as a man he explained to his fellow men the mechanism of the universe ” Who is he ?

A. Issac Newton

B. Albert Einstein

C. Ramanujam

D. Robert Cook

78. Which among the following honour was given to Sir Issac Newton ?

A. Member of parliament

B. Honour of Knighthood From King

C. Noble Prize

D. Both A and B

79. The second world war occurred ___________the 20th century .

A. On

B. In

C. At

D. To

80. Don’t memorise _________ speech . If you forget _______ point , it will make you nervous .Before you speak , take ______ deep breath . Don’t be nervous about Making _______ Mistake .

A. the , a, a,a

B. the , a,a,the

C. a,the, a the

D. a,a,a,a

81. Fill in the blanks with suitable question Tag

He hardly works .

A. Doesn’t he ?

B. Does he ?

C. Do he ?

D. Don’t he ?

82. Fill in the blanks with suitable question Tag ?

Everybody is aware of the hazards of smoking.

A. Aren’t they ?

B. Are they ?

C. Isn’t they ?

D. Is they ?

83. ” It is so absent Minded , that I don’t know what to do “

Here it refers to ?

A. Mobile phone

B. Animal

C. Computer

D. A hardware tool

84. Which among the following sentence is correct ?

A. Every of the two boys will get a prize

B. Every of a two boys will get the prize

C. Each of the two boys will get a prize

D. Each of a two boys will get the prize

85. The following sentence is a

” They rested when evening came “

A. Simple sentence

B. Complex sentence

C. Compund sentence

D. None of the above

86. The evil that men do lives after them

The above sentence is a ?

A. Simple sentence

B. Complex sentence

C. Compund sentence

D. None of the above

87.She had a suggestion to offer

The above sentence is an example of

A. Gerund

B. Infinitive

C. Participle

D. None

88. ” The dancing parrots entertained the crowd “

The above sentence is an example of ?

A. Gerund

B. Infinitive

C. Participle

D. None

89. Kalpana Chawla graduated from Tagore school ,karnal in which year ?

A. 1976

B. 1980

C. 1975

D. 1974

90. Who is Kalpana Chawla’s thesis guide at the University of Texas ?

A. Jean Pierre Harrison

B. Don Wilson

C. Harris

D. Albert Wilson

91. In which year Kalpana Chawla’s dream became true and she started off on her path to the ” Milky Way ” ?

A. 1993

B. 1992

C. 1997

D. 1996

92. ” Every Dawn is preceded by a thick Darkness . The dawn is therefore close at hand . So cheer up “

Who said the above quote ?

A. Helen Keller

B. Malala Yousafzai

C. Subash Chandra Bose

D. Jawaharlal Nehru

93. On landing at _______________, subash Chandra Bose called on Mahatma Gandhi and expressed his desire to work for freedom of India .

A. Punjab

B. Kolkata

C. Chennai

D. Bombay

94. Subash Chandra Bose organised Nursing Brotherhood for the purpose of ?

A. Freedom fighting

B. Serving the poor

C. To start NCC camps

D. To initiate the army Aganist British

95. Jhansi Rani LakshmiBai was called as “chhabili ” which means ?

A. Courageous

B. Simple

C. Naughty

D. The sweet one

96.Gangadar Rao Married Jhansi Rani LakshmiBai when she was _________ years old ?

A. 16

B. 15

C. 18

D. 20

97. Who is called ” The Bird Man Of India ” ?

A. Abdul Ghani

B. Salim Ali

C. Jadav Payeng

D. M.S Swaminathan

98. Which among the following is correct ?

A. Bharatpur Bird sanctuary – Rajasthan

B. Silent Valley – Kerala

C. Both A and B are Correct

D. Both Are wrong

99. “True morality consists not in following the beaten track, but in finding the true path for ourselves, and fearlessly following it.”

The above words are from which leader ?

A. Mahatma Gandhi

B. Abraham Lincoln

C. Jawaharlal Nehru

D. Subash Chandra Bose

100.Mahatma Gandhi Got married in the age of ?

A. 13

B. 15

C. 12

D. 14











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