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TNPSC English Study Material- Old Question Paper test 4

TNPSC English Test (Questions from Old Question Paper)

1.'The life of a student is, comparatively speaking, a sheltered life'
What does Gokhale mean by this?
Choose the one statement which is inappropriate.
  1. They are protected by their parents
  2. They have lesser responsibilities
  3. They need not discharge their duties as students
  4. They have the privilege of being helped by others
2.Count your blessings, not your troubles' - Here the writer's emphasis is on
  1. Pessimism
  2. Nihilism
  3. Optimism
  4. Truism
3.What is the speciality of the Timanams' of the Brihadeesvarar temple?
  1. Built of teak wood
  2. Built with a special kind of mortar
  3. Built with stones with bonding and notching
  4. Built up without the use of mortar
4.In the idiom a storm in a teacup, which of the following is used as a replacement for the word 'storm' in American English?
  1. Cyclone
  2. Tempest
  3. Typhoon
  4. Hurricane
5.Identify the word pair which is different in pronunciation in British English and American English Usage:
British English-----American English
  1. cheque-------------Check
  2. metre--------------meter
  3. schedule------------schedule
  4. licence-------------licnese
6.Here 'tis, most reverend Doctor, here it is".
Who is the speaker and who is the listener?
  1. Bassanio to Duke
  2. Shylock to Portia
  3. Shylock to Duke
  4. Portia to Shylock
7.In Oscar Wilde's "The Model Millionaire" Hughie could marry Laura provided
  1. he lent a thousand pounds to Laura's father
  2. he gifted Laura ten thousand pounds
  3. he borrowed ten thousand pounds
  4. he came into possession of ten thousand pounds
8.Which of the following poem is written by David Roth?
  1. Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face
  2. Nine Gold Medals
  3. Manliness
  4. Is Life But a Dream?
9.Match the poems with the poets :
(a),Earth ------------1.D.H. Lawrence
(b),Snake ------------2.H.W. Longfellow
(c),A Psalm of life------------3.Khalil Gibran
(d),Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face------------4.Jack Prelutsky
  1. 3,1,2,4
  2. 1,3,4,2
  3. 2,3,1,4
  4. 4,3,2,1
10.Who among the following is the author of the story, "The Wooden Bowl"?
  1. Leo Tolstoy
  2. Oscar Wilde
  3. Guy de Mauppasant
  4. R.K. Narayan
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