MTS 21 21-07-2022 Shift 1 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Beyond the shadow of a doubt
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Beyond the shadow of a doubt

Options

A

live in fear and uncertainty

live in fear and uncertainty

B

Forget all past problems

Forget all past problems

C

With certainty; for sure

With certainty; for sure

D

located in a remote area

located in a remote area


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

With certainty; for sure

With certainty; for sure


Question 2

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

Either you and my sister is involved in this crime.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

Either you and my sister is involved in this crime.

Options

A

No improvement required

No improvement required

B

you or my

you or my

C

you nor my

you nor my

D

you or mine

you or mine


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

you or my

you or my


Question 3

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘No improvement required’.

Travelling is the best method to utilise time.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘No improvement required’.

Travelling is the best method to utilise time.

Options

A

is an best

is an best

B

are the best

are the best

C

is much best

is much best

D

No improvement required

No improvement required


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

No improvement required

No improvement required


Question 4

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

He was a ______ man and had no wish to be rich.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

He was a ______ man and had no wish to be rich.

Options

A

poorer

poorer

B

poverty

poverty

C

poor

poor

D

poorly

poorly


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

poor

poor


Question 5

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Interfere
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Interfere

Options

A

Activate

Activate

B

Hasten

Hasten

C

Masquerade

Masquerade

D

Restrict

Restrict


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Restrict

Restrict


Question 6

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Blissful
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Blissful

Options

A

Heavenly

Heavenly

B

Miserable

Miserable

C

Malicious

Malicious

D

Idealised

Idealised


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Miserable

Miserable


Question 7

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

Violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

Violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred

Options

A

Sacrilege

Sacrilege

B

Benediction

Benediction

C

Remedy

Remedy

D

Devotion

Devotion


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Sacrilege

Sacrilege


Question 8

Select the option that corrects the misspelt words in the given sentence.

We will always rember your contribusion.
Select the option that corrects the misspelt words in the given sentence.

We will always rember your contribusion.

Options

A

We will always remembber your contribution.

We will always remembber your contribution.

B

We will always remmember your contrabution.

We will always remmember your contrabution.

C

We will always remembar your contributoin.

We will always remembar your contributoin.

D

We will always remember your contribution.

We will always remember your contribution.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

We will always remember your contribution.

We will always remember your contribution.


Question 9

Select the correctly spelt word.

Select the correctly spelt word.


Options

A

Bureuacrat

Bureuacrat

B

Buruaecrat

Buruaecrat

C

Bureaucrat

Bureaucrat

D

Buraeucrat

Buraeucrat


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Bureaucrat

Bureaucrat


Question 10

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word.

Suggesting that Irish inflation may have a knock-on effect on the euro zone is fatuous and absurd.
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word.

Suggesting that Irish inflation may have a knock-on effect on the euro zone is fatuous and absurd.

Options

A

Relevant

Relevant

B

Sensible

Sensible

C

Meek

Meek

D

Serious

Serious


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Sensible

Sensible


Question 11

Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution required’.

Rioting broke out after the government raised the fuel prices again.
Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution required’.

Rioting broke out after the government raised the fuel prices again.

Options

A

is raising

is raising

B

raise

raise

C

raising

raising

D

No substitution required

No substitution required


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

No substitution required

No substitution required


Question 12

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

I was not even ________________ that my friend was ill. 
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

I was not even ________________ that my friend was ill. 

Options

A

aware

aware

B

cruel

cruel

C

alert

alert

D

brave

brave


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

aware

aware


Question 13

The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

We've got to have / beefed-up intelligence, / including much strong / human intelligence than before.
The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

We've got to have / beefed-up intelligence, / including much strong / human intelligence than before.

Options

A

We've got to have

We've got to have

B

beefed-up intelligence

beefed-up intelligence

C

human intelligence

human intelligence

D

including much strong

including much strong


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

including much strong

including much strong


Question 14

Parts of the given sentence have been given as options. One of them may contain an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

Germs will always find a way to exploit our human environment.
Parts of the given sentence have been given as options. One of them may contain an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

Germs will always find a way to exploit our human environment.

Options

A

Germs will always find

Germs will always find

B

our human environment

our human environment

C

a way to exploit

a way to exploit

D

No error

No error


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

No error

No error


Question 15

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

All eyes and ears
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

All eyes and ears

Options

A

To be attentive

To be attentive

B

To believe everyone

To believe everyone

C

To threaten someone

To threaten someone

D

Full of bluster

Full of bluster


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

To be attentive

To be attentive


Question 16

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

Government by king or queen
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

Government by king or queen

Options

A

Plutocracy

Plutocracy

B

Oligarchy

Oligarchy

C

Monarchy

Monarchy

D

Capitalism

Capitalism


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Monarchy

Monarchy


Question 17

Select the most appropriate synonym of the underlined word.

This style is ideal for men of all ages who wish to convey a dapper look.
Select the most appropriate synonym of the underlined word.

This style is ideal for men of all ages who wish to convey a dapper look.

Options

A

Stylish

Stylish

B

Messy

Messy

C

Filthy

Filthy

D

Healthy

Healthy


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Stylish

Stylish


Question 18

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The blue team ______ the red team to play the game.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The blue team ______ the red team to play the game.

Options

A

compromised

compromised

B

heated

heated

C

challenged

challenged

D

surrendered

surrendered


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

challenged

challenged


Question 19

The following sentence has been divided into parts. One of them may contain an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

An opportunity arise, and / he decided to take the / job in Brussels.
The following sentence has been divided into parts. One of them may contain an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

An opportunity arise, and / he decided to take the / job in Brussels.

Options

A

job in Brussels

job in Brussels

B

An opportunity arise, and

An opportunity arise, and

C

he decided to take the

he decided to take the

D

No error

No error


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

An opportunity arise, and

An opportunity arise, and


Question 20

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

The small farmers often need at borrow money to meet high expenses.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

The small farmers often need at borrow money to meet high expenses.

Options

A

needs to

needs to

B

No improvement required

No improvement required

C

needing to

needing to

D

need to

need to


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

need to

need to


Question 21

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

When it (1)______ to witnessing wars, famines or disease outbreaks on the news, guilt may (2)______ us to volunteer or donate money. Watching the generosity of other people (3)______ play an active role in helping others is also guilt-provoking, which can (4)______ turn activate us to take similar (5)______ thus paying forward.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

When it (1)______ to witnessing wars, famines or disease outbreaks on the news, guilt may (2)______ us to volunteer or donate money. Watching the generosity of other people (3)______ play an active role in helping others is also guilt-provoking, which can (4)______ turn activate us to take similar (5)______ thus paying forward.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

comes

comes

B

come

come

C

coming

coming

D

came

came


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

comes

comes


Question 22

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

When it (1)______ to witnessing wars, famines or disease outbreaks on the news, guilt may (2)______ us to volunteer or donate money. Watching the generosity of other people (3)______ play an active role in helping others is also guilt-provoking, which can (4)______ turn activate us to take similar (5)______ thus paying forward.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

When it (1)______ to witnessing wars, famines or disease outbreaks on the news, guilt may (2)______ us to volunteer or donate money. Watching the generosity of other people (3)______ play an active role in helping others is also guilt-provoking, which can (4)______ turn activate us to take similar (5)______ thus paying forward.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

inspire

inspire

B

expire

expire

C

conspire

conspire

D

desire

desire


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

inspire

inspire


Question 23

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

When it (1)______ to witnessing wars, famines or disease outbreaks on the news, guilt may (2)______ us to volunteer or donate money. Watching the generosity of other people (3)______ play an active role in helping others is also guilt-provoking, which can (4)______ turn activate us to take similar (5)______ thus paying forward.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

When it (1)______ to witnessing wars, famines or disease outbreaks on the news, guilt may (2)______ us to volunteer or donate money. Watching the generosity of other people (3)______ play an active role in helping others is also guilt-provoking, which can (4)______ turn activate us to take similar (5)______ thus paying forward.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

which

which

B

who

who

C

whom

whom

D

whose

whose


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

who

who


Question 24

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

When it (1)______ to witnessing wars, famines or disease outbreaks on the news, guilt may (2)______ us to volunteer or donate money. Watching the generosity of other people (3)______ play an active role in helping others is also guilt-provoking, which can (4)______ turn activate us to take similar (5)______ thus paying forward.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

When it (1)______ to witnessing wars, famines or disease outbreaks on the news, guilt may (2)______ us to volunteer or donate money. Watching the generosity of other people (3)______ play an active role in helping others is also guilt-provoking, which can (4)______ turn activate us to take similar (5)______ thus paying forward.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

with

with

B

off

off

C

for

for

D

in

in


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

in

in


Question 25

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

When it (1)______ to witnessing wars, famines or disease outbreaks on the news, guilt may (2)______ us to volunteer or donate money. Watching the generosity of other people (3)______ play an active role in helping others is also guilt-provoking, which can (4)______ turn activate us to take similar (5)______ thus paying forward.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

When it (1)______ to witnessing wars, famines or disease outbreaks on the news, guilt may (2)______ us to volunteer or donate money. Watching the generosity of other people (3)______ play an active role in helping others is also guilt-provoking, which can (4)______ turn activate us to take similar (5)______ thus paying forward.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

animation

animation

B

action

action

C

apathy

apathy

D

commotion

commotion


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

action

action


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