CHSL 21 07-06-2022 Shift 1 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

To draw a blank
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

To draw a blank

Options

A

To get revenge

To get revenge

B

To win by chance

To win by chance

C

To be unsuccessful at eliciting a response

To be unsuccessful at eliciting a response

D

To fake something

To fake something


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

To be unsuccessful at eliciting a response

To be unsuccessful at eliciting a response


Question 2

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in direct speech.
Kavi asked Gina if French was her mother tongue.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in direct speech.
Kavi asked Gina if French was her mother tongue.

Options

A

“Is French your mother tongue?” Kavi asked Gina. 

“Is French your mother tongue?” Kavi asked Gina. 

B

“Your mother tongue is French,” Kavi enquired Gina.

“Your mother tongue is French,” Kavi enquired Gina.

C

“Whether French is your mother tongue?” Kavi asked Gina. 

“Whether French is your mother tongue?” Kavi asked Gina. 

D

“French is your mother tongue,” Kavi told Gina.

“French is your mother tongue,” Kavi told Gina.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

“Is French your mother tongue?” Kavi asked Gina. 

“Is French your mother tongue?” Kavi asked Gina. 


Question 3

The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.
The students stopped / their chatter / as soon as them noticed / the teacher enter the classroom.
The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.
The students stopped / their chatter / as soon as them noticed / the teacher enter the classroom.

Options

A

as soon as them noticed

as soon as them noticed

B

their chatter

their chatter

C

The students stopped

The students stopped

D

the teacher enter the classroom

the teacher enter the classroom


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

as soon as them noticed

as soon as them noticed


Question 4

Which word in the given sentence is the ANTONYM of – doubtful?
The poverty of his childhood played a decisive role in his adult life.
Which word in the given sentence is the ANTONYM of – doubtful?
The poverty of his childhood played a decisive role in his adult life.

Options

A

poverty

poverty

B

adult

adult

C

played

played

D

decisive

decisive


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

decisive

decisive


Question 5

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
The news of the robbery spread faster than ________.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
The news of the robbery spread faster than ________.

Options

A

air 

air 

B

water 

water 

C

fire 

fire 

D

wind 

wind 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

fire 

fire 


Question 6

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.
A major ________ of modern times is that we have come to assume that all creation is ________ to the material interests of us, the homo-sapiens inhabiting earth, which has cut the _________ relationship we otherwise enjoyed with other constituents of creation
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.
A major ________ of modern times is that we have come to assume that all creation is ________ to the material interests of us, the homo-sapiens inhabiting earth, which has cut the _________ relationship we otherwise enjoyed with other constituents of creation

Options

A

felicity, disobedient, hindering

felicity, disobedient, hindering

B

frankness, superior, disadvantageous

frankness, superior, disadvantageous

C

fallacy, subservient, symbiotic 

fallacy, subservient, symbiotic 

D

accuracy, domineering, encumbering

accuracy, domineering, encumbering


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

fallacy, subservient, symbiotic 

fallacy, subservient, symbiotic 


Question 7

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Jump the gun
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Jump the gun

Options

A

Intentionally raise a false alarm  

Intentionally raise a false alarm  

B

Start something too soon or act hastily 

Start something too soon or act hastily 

C

There is always a cost to do something  

There is always a cost to do something  

D

Watch a person carefully 

Watch a person carefully 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Start something too soon or act hastily 

Start something too soon or act hastily 


Question 8

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

Options

A

Sever ties 

Sever ties 

B

Order

Order

C

Chase

Chase

D

Discipline 

Discipline 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Discipline 

Discipline 


Question 9

Identify the option that arranges the given parts in the correct order to form a meaningful and coherent paragraph.
a) Though she was a woman of slim build
b) Mrs. Hima Raman used to teach us geography at school
c) she was remarkably strong and energetic
d) She had beautiful eyes and a sharp nose

Identify the option that arranges the given parts in the correct order to form a meaningful and coherent paragraph.
a) Though she was a woman of slim build
b) Mrs. Hima Raman used to teach us geography at school
c) she was remarkably strong and energetic
d) She had beautiful eyes and a sharp nose


Options

A

a,b,c,d 

a,b,c,d 

B

c,d,a,b 

c,d,a,b 

C

b,d,a,c  

b,d,a,c  

D

a,c,d,b  

a,c,d,b  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

b,d,a,c  

b,d,a,c  


Question 10

Select the correct homonym from the given options to fill in the blank.
I wonder if the committee members changed________plans.
Select the correct homonym from the given options to fill in the blank.
I wonder if the committee members changed________plans.

Options

A

 they’re

 they’re

B

their 

their 

C

there 

there 

D

dare 

dare 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

their 

their 


Question 11

Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.
We are waiting to the arrival of our cousins from the West.
Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.
We are waiting to the arrival of our cousins from the West.

Options

A

for

for

B

towards 

towards 

C

at

at

D

since

since


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

for

for


Question 12

Select the correct homonym from the given options to fill in the blank.
Nadia had an apple and a________for breakfast.
Select the correct homonym from the given options to fill in the blank.
Nadia had an apple and a________for breakfast.

Options

A

pear 

pear 

B

pare 

pare 

C

prier 

prier 

D

pair 

pair 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

pear 

pear 


Question 13

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

Options

A

Frail

Frail

B

Defame

Defame

C

 Lively

 Lively

D

 Energetic

 Energetic


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Frail

Frail


Question 14

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Ignominy
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Ignominy

Options

A

Glory

Glory

B

Beneficial

Beneficial

C

Restorative

Restorative

D

Pejorative

Pejorative


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Glory

Glory


Question 15

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
They propose to build a dam for irrigation purposes
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
They propose to build a dam for irrigation purposes

Options

A

It is proposed to build a dam for irrigation purposes. 

It is proposed to build a dam for irrigation purposes. 

B

For the irrigation purposes a dam has been built. 

For the irrigation purposes a dam has been built. 

C

Irrigation dam is built. 

Irrigation dam is built. 

D

Build a dam for irrigation purposes.

Build a dam for irrigation purposes.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

It is proposed to build a dam for irrigation purposes. 

It is proposed to build a dam for irrigation purposes. 


Question 16

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words
Take and use the thoughts, inventions, etc. of another person as one’s own.
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words
Take and use the thoughts, inventions, etc. of another person as one’s own.

Options

A

 Produce

 Produce

B

 Compose

 Compose

C

Plagiarise 

Plagiarise 

D

Copyright 

Copyright 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Plagiarise 

Plagiarise 


Question 17

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Meagre
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Meagre

Options

A

Plentiful

Plentiful

B

sparse

sparse

C

Civilised

Civilised

D

miserable

miserable


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Plentiful

Plentiful


Question 18

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

Options

A

High-minded

High-minded

B

Greedy

Greedy

C

Brutish

Brutish

D

Noble

Noble


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Brutish

Brutish


Question 19

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Man of letters
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Man of letters

Options

A

Dancer

Dancer

B

Singer 

Singer 

C

Actor 

Actor 

D

Scholar 

Scholar 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Scholar 

Scholar 


Question 20

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.
We have already said that inconsistency is not a matter of __________ education or lack of logical ______________.
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.
We have already said that inconsistency is not a matter of __________ education or lack of logical ______________.

Options

A

institutional, shiver

institutional, shiver

B

indefinite, stupor

indefinite, stupor

C

inadequate, rigour

inadequate, rigour

D

 inadvertent, snigger

 inadvertent, snigger


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

inadequate, rigour

inadequate, rigour


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.
The (1)_________ of roads in the 1700s and 1800s made the (2)_________ of goods and people much easier. Many nobles and businessmen (3)___________ their wealth in building bridges and tunnels. John Metcalfe was one of the most (4)__________ road builders of this period. He was blind and felt the surface of the road. This was done to make sure that it met his (5)_________.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.
The (1)_________ of roads in the 1700s and 1800s made the (2)_________ of goods and people much easier. Many nobles and businessmen (3)___________ their wealth in building bridges and tunnels. John Metcalfe was one of the most (4)__________ road builders of this period. He was blind and felt the surface of the road. This was done to make sure that it met his (5)_________.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

improvement

improvement

B

recovery

recovery

C

stagnation

stagnation

D

setback

setback


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

improvement

improvement


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.
The (1)_________ of roads in the 1700s and 1800s made the (2)_________ of goods and people much easier. Many nobles and businessmen (3)___________ their wealth in building bridges and tunnels. John Metcalfe was one of the most (4)__________ road builders of this period. He was blind and felt the surface of the road. This was done to make sure that it met his (5)_________.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.
The (1)_________ of roads in the 1700s and 1800s made the (2)_________ of goods and people much easier. Many nobles and businessmen (3)___________ their wealth in building bridges and tunnels. John Metcalfe was one of the most (4)__________ road builders of this period. He was blind and felt the surface of the road. This was done to make sure that it met his (5)_________.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

shipment

shipment

B

traffic

traffic

C

transportation

transportation

D

delivery

delivery


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

transportation

transportation


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.
The (1)_________ of roads in the 1700s and 1800s made the (2)_________ of goods and people much easier. Many nobles and businessmen (3)___________ their wealth in building bridges and tunnels. John Metcalfe was one of the most (4)__________ road builders of this period. He was blind and felt the surface of the road. This was done to make sure that it met his (5)_________.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.
The (1)_________ of roads in the 1700s and 1800s made the (2)_________ of goods and people much easier. Many nobles and businessmen (3)___________ their wealth in building bridges and tunnels. John Metcalfe was one of the most (4)__________ road builders of this period. He was blind and felt the surface of the road. This was done to make sure that it met his (5)_________.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

promoted

promoted

B

supported

supported

C

donated

donated

D

invested

invested


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

invested

invested


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.
The (1)_________ of roads in the 1700s and 1800s made the (2)_________ of goods and people much easier. Many nobles and businessmen (3)___________ their wealth in building bridges and tunnels. John Metcalfe was one of the most (4)__________ road builders of this period. He was blind and felt the surface of the road. This was done to make sure that it met his (5)_________.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.
The (1)_________ of roads in the 1700s and 1800s made the (2)_________ of goods and people much easier. Many nobles and businessmen (3)___________ their wealth in building bridges and tunnels. John Metcalfe was one of the most (4)__________ road builders of this period. He was blind and felt the surface of the road. This was done to make sure that it met his (5)_________.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

remarkable

remarkable

B

fascinated

fascinated

C

attentive

attentive

D

credulous

credulous


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

remarkable

remarkable


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.
The (1)_________ of roads in the 1700s and 1800s made the (2)_________ of goods and people much easier. Many nobles and businessmen (3)___________ their wealth in building bridges and tunnels. John Metcalfe was one of the most (4)__________ road builders of this period. He was blind and felt the surface of the road. This was done to make sure that it met his (5)_________.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.
The (1)_________ of roads in the 1700s and 1800s made the (2)_________ of goods and people much easier. Many nobles and businessmen (3)___________ their wealth in building bridges and tunnels. John Metcalfe was one of the most (4)__________ road builders of this period. He was blind and felt the surface of the road. This was done to make sure that it met his (5)_________.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

condition

condition

B

desire

desire

C

wish

wish

D

requirements

requirements


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

requirements

requirements


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