CHSL 21 07-06-2022 Shift 3 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

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. The two children were so like, that without much difficulty it could not be discerned of their proper parents, which was Titus from Gisippus, or Gisippus from Titus.
B. There was in the city of Rome a noble senator, named Fulvius, who sent his son, called Titus, being a child, to the city of Athens, in Greece (which was the fountain of all manner of doctrine), there to learn good letters : and caused him to be hosted with a worshipful mart of that city, called Chremes.
C. This Chremes happened to have also a son named Gisippus, who not only was equal to the said young Titus in years, but also in stature, proportion of body, favour, and colour of visage, countenance and speech
D. These two young gentlemen, as they seemed to be one in form and personage, so shortly after acquaintance, the same nature wrought in their hearts such a mutual affection, and their wills and appetites daily more and more so confederated themselves, that it seemed none other, when their names were declared, but that they had only changed their places, issuing (as I might say) out of the one body, and entering into the other.
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. The two children were so like, that without much difficulty it could not be discerned of their proper parents, which was Titus from Gisippus, or Gisippus from Titus.
B. There was in the city of Rome a noble senator, named Fulvius, who sent his son, called Titus, being a child, to the city of Athens, in Greece (which was the fountain of all manner of doctrine), there to learn good letters : and caused him to be hosted with a worshipful mart of that city, called Chremes.
C. This Chremes happened to have also a son named Gisippus, who not only was equal to the said young Titus in years, but also in stature, proportion of body, favour, and colour of visage, countenance and speech
D. These two young gentlemen, as they seemed to be one in form and personage, so shortly after acquaintance, the same nature wrought in their hearts such a mutual affection, and their wills and appetites daily more and more so confederated themselves, that it seemed none other, when their names were declared, but that they had only changed their places, issuing (as I might say) out of the one body, and entering into the other.

Options

A

 BCAD

 BCAD

B

DBCA 

DBCA 

C

BACD 

BACD 

D

ADBC 

ADBC 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

 BCAD

 BCAD


Question 2

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

Options

A

 Aquarium

 Aquarium

B

 Complacent

 Complacent

C

Succesion 

Succesion 

D

 Assassinate

 Assassinate


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Succesion 

Succesion 


Question 3

Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underline segment in the given sentence.
I cannot sit up with this sort of insult in office.
Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underline segment in the given sentence.
I cannot sit up with this sort of insult in office.

Options

A

go up with

go up with

B

put up with

put up with

C

get up with

get up with

D

do up with

do up with


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

put up with

put up with


Question 4

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
Their behaviour vexes us.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
Their behaviour vexes us.

Options

A

We are being vexed by their behaviour  

We are being vexed by their behaviour  

B

We have been vexed by their behaviour. 

We have been vexed by their behaviour. 

C

We had been vexed by their behaviour. 

We had been vexed by their behaviour. 

D

We are vexed by their behaviour. 

We are vexed by their behaviour. 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

We are vexed by their behaviour. 

We are vexed by their behaviour. 


Question 5

Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution required’.
The train was already left before we reached the platform.
Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution required’.
The train was already left before we reached the platform.

Options

A

train had already left 

train had already left 

B

the train left 

the train left 

C

No substitution required 

No substitution required 

D

train will have left 

train will have left 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

train had already left 

train had already left 


Question 6

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in active voice.
The meal is being prepared by the chef.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in active voice.
The meal is being prepared by the chef.

Options

A

The chef is preparing the meal.  

The chef is preparing the meal.  

B

The chef was preparing the meal. 

The chef was preparing the meal. 

C

The chef will prepare the meal.

The chef will prepare the meal.

D

The chef did prepare the meal.

The chef did prepare the meal.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

The chef is preparing the meal.  

The chef is preparing the meal.  


Question 7

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
To bite the bullet
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
To bite the bullet

Options

A

To reject doing something difficult or unpleasant

To reject doing something difficult or unpleasant

B

To be upset or annoyed  

To be upset or annoyed  

C

To be brave in a difficult situation 

To be brave in a difficult situation 

D

To state your opinion openly

To state your opinion openly


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

To be brave in a difficult situation 

To be brave in a difficult situation 


Question 8

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
She swallowed ______ her breakfast in a hurry.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
She swallowed ______ her breakfast in a hurry.

Options

A

in

in

B

down

down

C

into

into

D

up

up


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

down

down


Question 9

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 app gets Larry’s parents involved in the learning and improvement process, sending them advice about Larry’s behaviours and progress, and recommending motivational _______ they might undertake that are _______ to Larry’s situation and the program’s _________ about his attitudes and behaviours.
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 app gets Larry’s parents involved in the learning and improvement process, sending them advice about Larry’s behaviours and progress, and recommending motivational _______ they might undertake that are _______ to Larry’s situation and the program’s _________ about his attitudes and behaviours.

Options

A

 interruptions, disillusioned, invasions

 interruptions, disillusioned, invasions

B

 interpolations, disrupted, inventions

 interpolations, disrupted, inventions

C

 intermissions, directed, injunctions

 intermissions, directed, injunctions

D

interventions, targeted, inferences 

interventions, targeted, inferences 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

interventions, targeted, inferences 

interventions, targeted, inferences 


Question 10

In the following questions a statement has been given with highlighted text. Select the options that can replace the text with correct idiom or phrase.
He is known for talking too frankly.
In the following questions a statement has been given with highlighted text. Select the options that can replace the text with correct idiom or phrase.
He is known for talking too frankly.

Options

A

Call a spade a spade 

Call a spade a spade 

B

Lose one’s marbles 

Lose one’s marbles 

C

Go the extra mile 

Go the extra mile 

D

Snug as a bug in a rug 

Snug as a bug in a rug 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Call a spade a spade 

Call a spade a spade 


Question 11

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
The work inscribed on the tomb in the memory of the person
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
The work inscribed on the tomb in the memory of the person

Options

A

Euphoria

Euphoria

B

Excerpt

Excerpt

C

Epitaph

Epitaph

D

Epigraph

Epigraph


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Epitaph

Epitaph


Question 12

Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.
I can see lots of colours on the picture.
Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.
I can see lots of colours on the picture.

Options

A

in

in

B

at

at

C

for

for

D

over 

over 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

in

in


Question 13

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

Options

A

Calligraphy

Calligraphy

B

Monography

Monography

C

Epigraphy

Epigraphy

D

Catastrophe

Catastrophe


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Calligraphy

Calligraphy


Question 14

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the word given in bold in the following sentence.
Her father was quick to detect her concealed emotion.
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the word given in bold in the following sentence.
Her father was quick to detect her concealed emotion.

Options

A

arrogant

arrogant

B

annoyed

annoyed

C

disclosed

disclosed

D

excited

excited


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

disclosed

disclosed


Question 15

Spot the error in the given sentence and select the correct sentence from the options given.
When the villagers put up a firm resistance to the fearsome bandit with all their might, he ultimately fleed the spot
Spot the error in the given sentence and select the correct sentence from the options given.
When the villagers put up a firm resistance to the fearsome bandit with all their might, he ultimately fleed the spot

Options

A

When the villagers putted up a firm resistance to the fearsome bandit with all their might, he ultimately fleed the spot. 

When the villagers putted up a firm resistance to the fearsome bandit with all their might, he ultimately fleed the spot. 

B

When the villagers put up a firm resistance to the fearsome bandit with all their might, he ultimately fled the spot. 

When the villagers put up a firm resistance to the fearsome bandit with all their might, he ultimately fled the spot. 

C

When the villagers put up a firm resistance to the fearsome bandit with all their might, he ultimately flown the spot. 

When the villagers put up a firm resistance to the fearsome bandit with all their might, he ultimately flown the spot. 

D

When the villagers put up a firm resistance to the fearsome bandit with all their might, he ultimately flew the spot. 

When the villagers put up a firm resistance to the fearsome bandit with all their might, he ultimately flew the spot. 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

When the villagers put up a firm resistance to the fearsome bandit with all their might, he ultimately fled the spot. 

When the villagers put up a firm resistance to the fearsome bandit with all their might, he ultimately fled the spot. 


Question 16

Select the most appropriate synonym of the word given in bold in the following sentence.
The patient complained of giddiness after surgery.
Select the most appropriate synonym of the word given in bold in the following sentence.
The patient complained of giddiness after surgery.

Options

A

pride

pride

B

unsteadiness

unsteadiness

C

opponent

opponent

D

enthusiasm

enthusiasm


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

unsteadiness

unsteadiness


Question 17

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

Options

A

Ramble

Ramble

B

Anxious

Anxious

C

Sensible

Sensible

D

Amaze

Amaze


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Sensible

Sensible


Question 18

Select the correct homonym from the given options to fill in the blank.
The athlete’s________ was badly injured due to a fall on the track.
Select the correct homonym from the given options to fill in the blank.
The athlete’s________ was badly injured due to a fall on the track.

Options

A

to

to

B

toad 

toad 

C

tow

tow

D

toe

toe


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

toe

toe


Question 19

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Quintessential
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Quintessential

Options

A

Typical

Typical

B

Initial

Initial

C

Charming

Charming

D

Fantastic

Fantastic


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Typical

Typical


Question 20

Complete the sentence with an appropriate ANTONYM of the word mentioned in the bracket.
Many Bollywood movies show _________(cheerful) stories nowadays.
Complete the sentence with an appropriate ANTONYM of the word mentioned in the bracket.
Many Bollywood movies show _________(cheerful) stories nowadays.

Options

A

jaunty 

jaunty 

B

gloomy

gloomy

C

radiant

radiant

D

chirpy

chirpy


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

gloomy

gloomy


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.
One of the most devastating periods in European history came (1)_______ the fourteenth century, with the epidemic of bubonic plague, also known as the ‘Great Plague’ and later dubbed the ‘Black Death’. At the time of its first pandemic, the bubonic plague was a terrifying disease, killing indiscriminately and (2)________ cities and towns devastated in its wake. It appeared to spread just by touching clothes and people who (3)_____ healthy one day might be dead the next. Faced with such a mysterious and horrifying illness, many believed that this was a divine (4)_________ for their sins. Researchers in Hong Kong at the end of the nineteenth century discovered that the disease is caused by the bacteria ‘Yersinia Pestis’. Modern (5)_______ practices and medicine have greatly subdued the impact of the bubonic plague, but have never completely eliminated it.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.
One of the most devastating periods in European history came (1)_______ the fourteenth century, with the epidemic of bubonic plague, also known as the ‘Great Plague’ and later dubbed the ‘Black Death’. At the time of its first pandemic, the bubonic plague was a terrifying disease, killing indiscriminately and (2)________ cities and towns devastated in its wake. It appeared to spread just by touching clothes and people who (3)_____ healthy one day might be dead the next. Faced with such a mysterious and horrifying illness, many believed that this was a divine (4)_________ for their sins. Researchers in Hong Kong at the end of the nineteenth century discovered that the disease is caused by the bacteria ‘Yersinia Pestis’. Modern (5)_______ practices and medicine have greatly subdued the impact of the bubonic plague, but have never completely eliminated it.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

at

at

B

by

by

C

during

during

D

through

through


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

during

during


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.
One of the most devastating periods in European history came (1)_______ the fourteenth century, with the epidemic of bubonic plague, also known as the ‘Great Plague’ and later dubbed the ‘Black Death’. At the time of its first pandemic, the bubonic plague was a terrifying disease, killing indiscriminately and (2)________ cities and towns devastated in its wake. It appeared to spread just by touching clothes and people who (3)_____ healthy one day might be dead the next. Faced with such a mysterious and horrifying illness, many believed that this was a divine (4)_________ for their sins. Researchers in Hong Kong at the end of the nineteenth century discovered that the disease is caused by the bacteria ‘Yersinia Pestis’. Modern (5)_______ practices and medicine have greatly subdued the impact of the bubonic plague, but have never completely eliminated it.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.
One of the most devastating periods in European history came (1)_______ the fourteenth century, with the epidemic of bubonic plague, also known as the ‘Great Plague’ and later dubbed the ‘Black Death’. At the time of its first pandemic, the bubonic plague was a terrifying disease, killing indiscriminately and (2)________ cities and towns devastated in its wake. It appeared to spread just by touching clothes and people who (3)_____ healthy one day might be dead the next. Faced with such a mysterious and horrifying illness, many believed that this was a divine (4)_________ for their sins. Researchers in Hong Kong at the end of the nineteenth century discovered that the disease is caused by the bacteria ‘Yersinia Pestis’. Modern (5)_______ practices and medicine have greatly subdued the impact of the bubonic plague, but have never completely eliminated it.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

settling

settling

B

leaving

leaving

C

reckoning

reckoning

D

keeping

keeping


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

leaving

leaving


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.
One of the most devastating periods in European history came (1)_______ the fourteenth century, with the epidemic of bubonic plague, also known as the ‘Great Plague’ and later dubbed the ‘Black Death’. At the time of its first pandemic, the bubonic plague was a terrifying disease, killing indiscriminately and (2)________ cities and towns devastated in its wake. It appeared to spread just by touching clothes and people who (3)_____ healthy one day might be dead the next. Faced with such a mysterious and horrifying illness, many believed that this was a divine (4)_________ for their sins. Researchers in Hong Kong at the end of the nineteenth century discovered that the disease is caused by the bacteria ‘Yersinia Pestis’. Modern (5)_______ practices and medicine have greatly subdued the impact of the bubonic plague, but have never completely eliminated it.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.
One of the most devastating periods in European history came (1)_______ the fourteenth century, with the epidemic of bubonic plague, also known as the ‘Great Plague’ and later dubbed the ‘Black Death’. At the time of its first pandemic, the bubonic plague was a terrifying disease, killing indiscriminately and (2)________ cities and towns devastated in its wake. It appeared to spread just by touching clothes and people who (3)_____ healthy one day might be dead the next. Faced with such a mysterious and horrifying illness, many believed that this was a divine (4)_________ for their sins. Researchers in Hong Kong at the end of the nineteenth century discovered that the disease is caused by the bacteria ‘Yersinia Pestis’. Modern (5)_______ practices and medicine have greatly subdued the impact of the bubonic plague, but have never completely eliminated it.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

kept

kept

B

departed

departed

C

seemed

seemed

D

became

became


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

seemed

seemed


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.
One of the most devastating periods in European history came (1)_______ the fourteenth century, with the epidemic of bubonic plague, also known as the ‘Great Plague’ and later dubbed the ‘Black Death’. At the time of its first pandemic, the bubonic plague was a terrifying disease, killing indiscriminately and (2)________ cities and towns devastated in its wake. It appeared to spread just by touching clothes and people who (3)_____ healthy one day might be dead the next. Faced with such a mysterious and horrifying illness, many believed that this was a divine (4)_________ for their sins. Researchers in Hong Kong at the end of the nineteenth century discovered that the disease is caused by the bacteria ‘Yersinia Pestis’. Modern (5)_______ practices and medicine have greatly subdued the impact of the bubonic plague, but have never completely eliminated it.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.
One of the most devastating periods in European history came (1)_______ the fourteenth century, with the epidemic of bubonic plague, also known as the ‘Great Plague’ and later dubbed the ‘Black Death’. At the time of its first pandemic, the bubonic plague was a terrifying disease, killing indiscriminately and (2)________ cities and towns devastated in its wake. It appeared to spread just by touching clothes and people who (3)_____ healthy one day might be dead the next. Faced with such a mysterious and horrifying illness, many believed that this was a divine (4)_________ for their sins. Researchers in Hong Kong at the end of the nineteenth century discovered that the disease is caused by the bacteria ‘Yersinia Pestis’. Modern (5)_______ practices and medicine have greatly subdued the impact of the bubonic plague, but have never completely eliminated it.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

punishment

punishment

B

oracle

oracle

C

accolade

accolade

D

order

order


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

punishment

punishment


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.
One of the most devastating periods in European history came (1)_______ the fourteenth century, with the epidemic of bubonic plague, also known as the ‘Great Plague’ and later dubbed the ‘Black Death’. At the time of its first pandemic, the bubonic plague was a terrifying disease, killing indiscriminately and (2)________ cities and towns devastated in its wake. It appeared to spread just by touching clothes and people who (3)_____ healthy one day might be dead the next. Faced with such a mysterious and horrifying illness, many believed that this was a divine (4)_________ for their sins. Researchers in Hong Kong at the end of the nineteenth century discovered that the disease is caused by the bacteria ‘Yersinia Pestis’. Modern (5)_______ practices and medicine have greatly subdued the impact of the bubonic plague, but have never completely eliminated it.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.
One of the most devastating periods in European history came (1)_______ the fourteenth century, with the epidemic of bubonic plague, also known as the ‘Great Plague’ and later dubbed the ‘Black Death’. At the time of its first pandemic, the bubonic plague was a terrifying disease, killing indiscriminately and (2)________ cities and towns devastated in its wake. It appeared to spread just by touching clothes and people who (3)_____ healthy one day might be dead the next. Faced with such a mysterious and horrifying illness, many believed that this was a divine (4)_________ for their sins. Researchers in Hong Kong at the end of the nineteenth century discovered that the disease is caused by the bacteria ‘Yersinia Pestis’. Modern (5)_______ practices and medicine have greatly subdued the impact of the bubonic plague, but have never completely eliminated it.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

cultural

cultural

B

ongoing

ongoing

C

unhygienic

unhygienic

D

sanitary

sanitary


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

sanitary

sanitary


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