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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.
They are protected by their parents
They have lesser responsibilities
They need not discharge their duties as students
They have the privilege of being helped by others
2.Count your blessings, not your troubles' - Here the writer's emphasis is on
3.What is the speciality of the Timanams' of the Brihadeesvarar temple?
Built of teak wood
Built with a special kind of mortar
Built with stones with bonding and notching
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?
5.Identify the word pair which is different in pronunciation in British English and American English Usage: British English-----American English
6.Here 'tis, most reverend Doctor, here it is". Who is the speaker and who is the listener?
Bassanio to Duke
Shylock to Portia
Shylock to Duke
Portia to Shylock
7.In Oscar Wilde's "The Model Millionaire" Hughie could marry Laura provided
he lent a thousand pounds to Laura's father
he gifted Laura ten thousand pounds
he borrowed ten thousand pounds
he came into possession of ten thousand pounds
8.Which of the following poem is written by David Roth?
Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face
Nine Gold Medals
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
10.Who among the following is the author of the story, "The Wooden Bowl"?
Guy de Mauppasant
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