CHSL 21 01-06-2022 Shift 3 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
To hold good
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
To hold good

Options

A

To perform best

To perform best

B

To keep relations

To keep relations

C

To keep an eye

To keep an eye

D

To remain valid

To remain valid


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

To remain valid

To remain valid


Question 2

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
It's all Greek to me
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
It's all Greek to me

Options

A

I can understand the cause of something

I can understand the cause of something

B

I am aware of the historical facts

I am aware of the historical facts

C

I cannot understand anything

I cannot understand anything

D

I know this subject well

I know this subject well


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

I cannot understand anything

I cannot understand anything


Question 3

Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.
Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.

Options

A

Nocturnal 

Nocturnal 

B

Irrespective 

Irrespective 

C

Repulcive 

Repulcive 

D

Scoreboard

Scoreboard


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Repulcive 

Repulcive 


Question 4

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
Quaint
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
Quaint

Options

A

Quite 

Quite 

B

Quiet 

Quiet 

C

Queer 

Queer 

D

Quack 

Quack 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Queer 

Queer 


Question 5

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.
Ambiguous
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.
Ambiguous

Options

A

 Certain  

 Certain  

B

 Sensational

 Sensational

C

Annoying

Annoying

D

 Stylish

 Stylish


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

 Certain  

 Certain  


Question 6

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.
Shylock was a cut-throat and was known as someone who was only interested in the amount of money that he could get from a situation.
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.
Shylock was a cut-throat and was known as someone who was only interested in the amount of money that he could get from a situation.

Options

A

Selfish 

Selfish 

B

 Greedy

 Greedy

C

 Mercenary

 Mercenary

D

 Meddlesome

 Meddlesome


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

 Mercenary

 Mercenary


Question 7

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
We will not remind you again.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
We will not remind you again.

Options

A

You will not remind us again.  

You will not remind us again.  

B

You will not be reminding us again.  

You will not be reminding us again.  

C

You will not have reminded us again.  

You will not have reminded us again.  

D

You will not be reminded by us again.  

You will not be reminded by us again.  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

You will not be reminded by us again.  

You will not be reminded by us again.  


Question 8

Select the most appropriate synonym of the word given in bold in the following sentence.
The headless monster winked at her from eyes embedded in pudgy shoulders.
Select the most appropriate synonym of the word given in bold in the following sentence.
The headless monster winked at her from eyes embedded in pudgy shoulders.

Options

A

narrow

narrow

B

stubborn

stubborn

C

bright

bright

D

thick-bodied

thick-bodied


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

thick-bodied

thick-bodied


Question 9

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Maverick
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Maverick

Options

A

Brilliance

Brilliance

B

Conformist

Conformist

C

Versatility

Versatility

D

Custodian

Custodian


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Conformist

Conformist


Question 10

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
The lawyer had presented the facts of the case well.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
The lawyer had presented the facts of the case well.

Options

A

The facts of the case had been presented well by the lawyer.

The facts of the case had been presented well by the lawyer.

B

The facts of the case had presented the lawyer well.

The facts of the case had presented the lawyer well.

C

The lawyer was presented well by the facts of the case.

The lawyer was presented well by the facts of the case.

D

The facts of the case were being presented by the lawyer well.

The facts of the case were being presented by the lawyer well.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

The facts of the case had been presented well by the lawyer.

The facts of the case had been presented well by the lawyer.


Question 11

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Crocodile tears
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Crocodile tears

Options

A

Sincere expression of sorrow  

Sincere expression of sorrow  

B

Crying of a crocodile  

Crying of a crocodile  

C

Cruel presentation of sorrow  

Cruel presentation of sorrow  

D

Pretended show of sorrow  

Pretended show of sorrow  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Pretended show of sorrow  

Pretended show of sorrow  


Question 12

Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.
Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.

Options

A

Culminate

Culminate

B

Hasty 

Hasty 

C

Stingy 

Stingy 

D

Picth 

Picth 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Picth 

Picth 


Question 13

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.
Raman had always been attracted to the scientific study of sound and decided to take up a course in sound engineering to pursue his dream career.
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.
Raman had always been attracted to the scientific study of sound and decided to take up a course in sound engineering to pursue his dream career.

Options

A

Agronomy

Agronomy

B

Aesthetics 

Aesthetics 

C

 Alchemy

 Alchemy

D

Acoustics 

Acoustics 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Acoustics 

Acoustics 


Question 14

Complete the collocation.
Since I like him a lot, I _____ him out.
Complete the collocation.
Since I like him a lot, I _____ him out.

Options

A

asked

asked

B

talked  

talked  

C

called

called

D

went 

went 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

asked

asked


Question 15

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in indirect speech.
He asked us, “When are you reaching?”
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in indirect speech.
He asked us, “When are you reaching?”

Options

A

He asked us whether we are reaching. 

He asked us whether we are reaching. 

B

He asked us when we were reaching.

He asked us when we were reaching.

C

He asked us when will you reach? 

He asked us when will you reach? 

D

He asked us when we will reach. 

He asked us when we will reach. 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

He asked us when we were reaching.

He asked us when we were reaching.


Question 16

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.
My brother is a connoisseur of food and does not miss any chance to experiment with new dishes.
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.
My brother is a connoisseur of food and does not miss any chance to experiment with new dishes.

Options

A

Gourmet 

Gourmet 

B

Steward 

Steward 

C

Porter

Porter

D

 Glutton

 Glutton


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Gourmet 

Gourmet 


Question 17

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
Allay
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
Allay

Options

A

Allure 

Allure 

B

Arrange 

Arrange 

C

Relieve

Relieve

D

Release

Release


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Relieve

Relieve


Question 18

The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.
When Sanathan asked Mr. Jignesh / for a fresh evaluation of his performance / in the last financial year, / little did him know that the results will come out worse than expected.
The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.
When Sanathan asked Mr. Jignesh / for a fresh evaluation of his performance / in the last financial year, / little did him know that the results will come out worse than expected.

Options

A

little did him know that the results will come out worse than expected

little did him know that the results will come out worse than expected

B

for a fresh evaluation of his performance

for a fresh evaluation of his performance

C

in the last financial year

in the last financial year

D

When Sanathan asked Mr. Jignesh

When Sanathan asked Mr. Jignesh


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

little did him know that the results will come out worse than expected

little did him know that the results will come out worse than expected


Question 19

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
As I review the events of my past life, I realise how________ are the influences that shape our destinies.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
As I review the events of my past life, I realise how________ are the influences that shape our destinies.

Options

A

 artless 

 artless 

B

plain

plain

C

crude  

crude  

D

subtle

subtle


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

subtle

subtle


Question 20

Sentences of a paragraph are given below in jumbled order. Arrange the sentences in the correct order to form a meaningful and coherent paragraph.
A. It was in this spirit that my little ones crept about me the other evening to hear about their great-grandmother Field, who lived in a great house in Norfolk (a hundred times bigger than that in which they and papa lived), which had been the scene—so at least it was generally believed in that part of the country—of the tragic incidents which they had lately become familiar with from the ballad of the Children in the Wood.
B. Here, Alice put out one of her dear mother’s looks, too tender to be called upbraiding.
C. Children love to listen to stories about their elders when they were children ; to stretch their imagination to the conception of a traditionary great-uncle, or grandame, whom they never saw.
D. Certain it is, that the whole story of the children and their cruel uncle was to be seen fairly carved out in the wood upon the chimney-piece of the great hall— the whole story down to the Robin Redbreasts—till a foolish rich person pulled it down to set up a marble one of modern invention in its stead, with no story upon it.
Sentences of a paragraph are given below in jumbled order. Arrange the sentences in the correct order to form a meaningful and coherent paragraph.
A. It was in this spirit that my little ones crept about me the other evening to hear about their great-grandmother Field, who lived in a great house in Norfolk (a hundred times bigger than that in which they and papa lived), which had been the scene—so at least it was generally believed in that part of the country—of the tragic incidents which they had lately become familiar with from the ballad of the Children in the Wood.
B. Here, Alice put out one of her dear mother’s looks, too tender to be called upbraiding.
C. Children love to listen to stories about their elders when they were children ; to stretch their imagination to the conception of a traditionary great-uncle, or grandame, whom they never saw.
D. Certain it is, that the whole story of the children and their cruel uncle was to be seen fairly carved out in the wood upon the chimney-piece of the great hall— the whole story down to the Robin Redbreasts—till a foolish rich person pulled it down to set up a marble one of modern invention in its stead, with no story upon it.

Options

A

 DBCA

 DBCA

B

CDBA 

CDBA 

C

CADB 

CADB 

D

ADCB 

ADCB 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

CADB 

CADB 


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.
Connie Sellecca plays first officer Mimi Thompkins who manages successfully to land Flight 243 after its roof is ripped (1)_________ mid-flight due to mental fatigue. She is not the only one (2)__________ that flight, since there was also a flight attendant who kept checking on people. And telling them they were going to be fine (3)__________ they had giant pieces of aeroplane carpet stuck to their heads. I can’t (4)_________ land a plane or tell the wounded people that they would be fine soon, due to the fact that I would be (5)_________ too hard and throwing out what ever food I had throughout the day.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.
Connie Sellecca plays first officer Mimi Thompkins who manages successfully to land Flight 243 after its roof is ripped (1)_________ mid-flight due to mental fatigue. She is not the only one (2)__________ that flight, since there was also a flight attendant who kept checking on people. And telling them they were going to be fine (3)__________ they had giant pieces of aeroplane carpet stuck to their heads. I can’t (4)_________ land a plane or tell the wounded people that they would be fine soon, due to the fact that I would be (5)_________ too hard and throwing out what ever food I had throughout the day.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

out

out

B

by

by

C

off

off

D

down

down


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

off

off


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.
Connie Sellecca plays first officer Mimi Thompkins who manages successfully to land Flight 243 after its roof is ripped (1)_________ mid-flight due to mental fatigue. She is not the only one (2)__________ that flight, since there was also a flight attendant who kept checking on people. And telling them they were going to be fine (3)__________ they had giant pieces of aeroplane carpet stuck to their heads. I can’t (4)_________ land a plane or tell the wounded people that they would be fine soon, due to the fact that I would be (5)_________ too hard and throwing out what ever food I had throughout the day.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.
Connie Sellecca plays first officer Mimi Thompkins who manages successfully to land Flight 243 after its roof is ripped (1)_________ mid-flight due to mental fatigue. She is not the only one (2)__________ that flight, since there was also a flight attendant who kept checking on people. And telling them they were going to be fine (3)__________ they had giant pieces of aeroplane carpet stuck to their heads. I can’t (4)_________ land a plane or tell the wounded people that they would be fine soon, due to the fact that I would be (5)_________ too hard and throwing out what ever food I had throughout the day.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

on

on

B

over

over

C

at

at

D

in

in


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

on

on


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.
Connie Sellecca plays first officer Mimi Thompkins who manages successfully to land Flight 243 after its roof is ripped (1)_________ mid-flight due to mental fatigue. She is not the only one (2)__________ that flight, since there was also a flight attendant who kept checking on people. And telling them they were going to be fine (3)__________ they had giant pieces of aeroplane carpet stuck to their heads. I can’t (4)_________ land a plane or tell the wounded people that they would be fine soon, due to the fact that I would be (5)_________ too hard and throwing out what ever food I had throughout the day.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.
Connie Sellecca plays first officer Mimi Thompkins who manages successfully to land Flight 243 after its roof is ripped (1)_________ mid-flight due to mental fatigue. She is not the only one (2)__________ that flight, since there was also a flight attendant who kept checking on people. And telling them they were going to be fine (3)__________ they had giant pieces of aeroplane carpet stuck to their heads. I can’t (4)_________ land a plane or tell the wounded people that they would be fine soon, due to the fact that I would be (5)_________ too hard and throwing out what ever food I had throughout the day.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

besides

besides

B

otherwise

otherwise

C

even though

even though

D

however

however


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

even though

even though


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.
Connie Sellecca plays first officer Mimi Thompkins who manages successfully to land Flight 243 after its roof is ripped (1)_________ mid-flight due to mental fatigue. She is not the only one (2)__________ that flight, since there was also a flight attendant who kept checking on people. And telling them they were going to be fine (3)__________ they had giant pieces of aeroplane carpet stuck to their heads. I can’t (4)_________ land a plane or tell the wounded people that they would be fine soon, due to the fact that I would be (5)_________ too hard and throwing out what ever food I had throughout the day.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.
Connie Sellecca plays first officer Mimi Thompkins who manages successfully to land Flight 243 after its roof is ripped (1)_________ mid-flight due to mental fatigue. She is not the only one (2)__________ that flight, since there was also a flight attendant who kept checking on people. And telling them they were going to be fine (3)__________ they had giant pieces of aeroplane carpet stuck to their heads. I can’t (4)_________ land a plane or tell the wounded people that they would be fine soon, due to the fact that I would be (5)_________ too hard and throwing out what ever food I had throughout the day.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

either

either

B

nevertheless

nevertheless

C

neither

neither

D

even so

even so


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

either

either


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.
Connie Sellecca plays first officer Mimi Thompkins who manages successfully to land Flight 243 after its roof is ripped (1)_________ mid-flight due to mental fatigue. She is not the only one (2)__________ that flight, since there was also a flight attendant who kept checking on people. And telling them they were going to be fine (3)__________ they had giant pieces of aeroplane carpet stuck to their heads. I can’t (4)_________ land a plane or tell the wounded people that they would be fine soon, due to the fact that I would be (5)_________ too hard and throwing out what ever food I had throughout the day.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.
Connie Sellecca plays first officer Mimi Thompkins who manages successfully to land Flight 243 after its roof is ripped (1)_________ mid-flight due to mental fatigue. She is not the only one (2)__________ that flight, since there was also a flight attendant who kept checking on people. And telling them they were going to be fine (3)__________ they had giant pieces of aeroplane carpet stuck to their heads. I can’t (4)_________ land a plane or tell the wounded people that they would be fine soon, due to the fact that I would be (5)_________ too hard and throwing out what ever food I had throughout the day.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

spewing

spewing

B

razing

razing

C

vomiting

vomiting

D

oozing

oozing


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

vomiting

vomiting


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