CHSL 21 10-06-2022 Shift 2 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

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

Options

A

Corporation

Corporation

B

Deception

Deception

C

Argument

Argument

D

Surreptious

Surreptious


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Surreptious

Surreptious


Question 2

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

Options

A

Succulent 

Succulent 

B

Sagacious

Sagacious

C

Truculent 

Truculent 

D

Germane

Germane


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Truculent 

Truculent 


Question 3

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
Though many of my family members can cook well, I can cook more well than others.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
Though many of my family members can cook well, I can cook more well than others.

Options

A

I can cook good than others 

I can cook good than others 

B

I can cook best than others 

I can cook best than others 

C

I can cook more good than others 

I can cook more good than others 

D

I can cook better than others 

I can cook better than others 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

I can cook better than others 

I can cook better than others 


Question 4

Select the sentence which has no spelling error.
Select the sentence which has no spelling error.

Options

A

Water is a necesary element for life.

Water is a necesary element for life.

B

Sharp observation is naicessary for a detective.

Sharp observation is naicessary for a detective.

C

The soil is necessary for plantation.

The soil is necessary for plantation.

D

Patience is a nesecessary quality for a teacher.

Patience is a nesecessary quality for a teacher.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

The soil is necessary for plantation.

The soil is necessary for plantation.


Question 5

Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined words in the given sentence.
A strong dislike or fear of people from other countries can never serve the goal of the country’s friendly neighbourhood policy.
Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined words in the given sentence.
A strong dislike or fear of people from other countries can never serve the goal of the country’s friendly neighbourhood policy.

Options

A

cynophobia

cynophobia

B

xenophobia

xenophobia

C

xerophobia

xerophobia

D

arachnophobia

arachnophobia


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

xenophobia

xenophobia


Question 6

From among the words given in bold, select the INCORRECTLY spelt word in the following sentence.
Reena, who devoured foreign coloquialism and trivia, successfully diverted the conversation.
From among the words given in bold, select the INCORRECTLY spelt word in the following sentence.
Reena, who devoured foreign coloquialism and trivia, successfully diverted the conversation.

Options

A

trivia

trivia

B

devoured

devoured

C

coloquialism

coloquialism

D

successfully

successfully


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

coloquialism

coloquialism


Question 7

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
He ran _________ the field to catch the ball
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
He ran _________ the field to catch the ball

Options

A

through

through

B

over

over

C

besides

besides

D

across 

across 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

across 

across 


Question 8

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in active voice.
The problem will be solved by my friend.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in active voice.
The problem will be solved by my friend.

Options

A

My friend was solved the problem.

My friend was solved the problem.

B

My friend will be solving the problem.

My friend will be solving the problem.

C

My friend will solve the problem.

My friend will solve the problem.

D

My friend solves the problem.

My friend solves the problem.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

My friend will solve the problem.

My friend will solve the problem.


Question 9

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the word given in bold in the following sentence.
He does well, though he’s sometimes contemptuous.
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the word given in bold in the following sentence.
He does well, though he’s sometimes contemptuous.

Options

A

civilised

civilised

B

wealthy

wealthy

C

strong

strong

D

humble

humble


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

humble

humble


Question 10

Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underline segment in the given sentence.
Though Mr. Swami ran in debt, he did not stop wasting money.
Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underline segment in the given sentence.
Though Mr. Swami ran in debt, he did not stop wasting money.

Options

A

ran to

ran to

B

ran over

ran over

C

ran along

ran along

D

ran into

ran into


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

ran into

ran into


Question 11

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
Shanti heard the children who were shouting outside
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
Shanti heard the children who were shouting outside

Options

A

who were playing outdoor

who were playing outdoor

B

 who were screaming outdoors

 who were screaming outdoors

C

who were flaying in the open air

who were flaying in the open air

D

who were thrashing in the open air

who were thrashing in the open air


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

 who were screaming outdoors

 who were screaming outdoors


Question 12

Select the most appropriate meaning of the highlighted idiom.
I was like a fish out of water in the new firm.
Select the most appropriate meaning of the highlighted idiom.
I was like a fish out of water in the new firm.

Options

A

 Very adventurous

 Very adventurous

B

Nosy yet firm

Nosy yet firm

C

Always comfortable 

Always comfortable 

D

 Being uncomfortable and restless

 Being uncomfortable and restless


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

 Being uncomfortable and restless

 Being uncomfortable and restless


Question 13

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.
Wise managers _________ opinions, get information, ask advice, act ________ and know the art of __________ responsibilities to the subordinates.
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.
Wise managers _________ opinions, get information, ask advice, act ________ and know the art of __________ responsibilities to the subordinates.

Options

A

solicit, transparently, delegating 

solicit, transparently, delegating 

B

 condemn, transnationally, elevating

 condemn, transnationally, elevating

C

coerce, translucently, relegating

coerce, translucently, relegating

D

entrust, transiently, accelerating

entrust, transiently, accelerating


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

solicit, transparently, delegating 

solicit, transparently, delegating 


Question 14

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
A short text written on tombstone
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
A short text written on tombstone

Options

A

Extempore 

Extempore 

B

Calligraphy 

Calligraphy 

C

Celibacy 

Celibacy 

D

Epitaph 

Epitaph 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Epitaph 

Epitaph 


Question 15

The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains an INCORRECTLY spelt word.
The management is not perturbed about appointing / someone who is knowledgeable but is more inclined / towards filling the position with a person / who will be obsequous and will dance to their tunes.
The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains an INCORRECTLY spelt word.
The management is not perturbed about appointing / someone who is knowledgeable but is more inclined / towards filling the position with a person / who will be obsequous and will dance to their tunes.

Options

A

 who will be obsequous and will dance to their tunes

 who will be obsequous and will dance to their tunes

B

The management is not perturbed about appointing 

The management is not perturbed about appointing 

C

towards filling the position with a person 

towards filling the position with a person 

D

someone who is knowledgeable but is more inclined

someone who is knowledgeable but is more inclined


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

 who will be obsequous and will dance to their tunes

 who will be obsequous and will dance to their tunes


Question 16

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

Options

A

Harrass

Harrass

B

 Kinetic

 Kinetic

C

Inkling 

Inkling 

D

Jocular 

Jocular 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Harrass

Harrass


Question 17

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. Food blogs are often authored by food aficionados, sometimes known as ‘foodies’.
B. The blogger can benefit from it if he or she uses it professionally.
C. Food blogging is food journalism that combines an interest in food, blog writing, and food photography.
D. The greater the popularity of a food blogger, the more options for him/her to monetise his/her work.
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. Food blogs are often authored by food aficionados, sometimes known as ‘foodies’.
B. The blogger can benefit from it if he or she uses it professionally.
C. Food blogging is food journalism that combines an interest in food, blog writing, and food photography.
D. The greater the popularity of a food blogger, the more options for him/her to monetise his/her work.

Options

A

CABD

CABD

B

ACBD

ACBD

C

BDCA

BDCA

D

DABC

DABC


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

CABD

CABD


Question 18

Complete the sentence with an appropriate ANTONYM of the word mentioned in the bracket.
The old house was so ________(sturdy) that it could be shattered into pieces with a single blow.
Complete the sentence with an appropriate ANTONYM of the word mentioned in the bracket.
The old house was so ________(sturdy) that it could be shattered into pieces with a single blow.

Options

A

competent

competent

B

subdued

subdued

C

feeble 

feeble 

D

wry

wry


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

feeble 

feeble 


Question 19

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Hobson's choice
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Hobson's choice

Options

A

A choice forced upon someone

A choice forced upon someone

B

To choose the worst option

To choose the worst option

C

To choose the best option

To choose the best option

D

A choice that is prejudiced

A choice that is prejudiced


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

A choice forced upon someone

A choice forced upon someone


Question 20

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
The vendor sold the vegetables in the market.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
The vendor sold the vegetables in the market.

Options

A

 The vegetables were being sold by the vendor in the market.

 The vegetables were being sold by the vendor in the market.

B

The vegetables are sold by the vendor in the market.

The vegetables are sold by the vendor in the market.

C

 The vendor had sold the vegetables in the market.

 The vendor had sold the vegetables in the market.

D

 The vegetables were sold by the vendor in the market.

 The vegetables were sold by the vendor in the market.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

 The vegetables were sold by the vendor in the market.

 The vegetables were sold by the vendor in the market.


Question 21

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
There are (1)______ ways to empower women. Individual people and the administration must work (2)______ to make this a (3)______. Girl's education must be made mandatory so that they do not become (4)______, uneducated, and unable to support themselves. Women must be (5)______ equal rights and opportunities in all fields, regardless of their gender.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.1.
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
There are (1)______ ways to empower women. Individual people and the administration must work (2)______ to make this a (3)______. Girl's education must be made mandatory so that they do not become (4)______, uneducated, and unable to support themselves. Women must be (5)______ equal rights and opportunities in all fields, regardless of their gender.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.1.

Options

A

several

several

B

counted

counted

C

chosen

chosen

D

selected

selected


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

several

several


Question 22

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
There are (1)______ ways to empower women. Individual people and the administration must work (2)______ to make this a (3)______. Girl's education must be made mandatory so that they do not become (4)______, uneducated, and unable to support themselves. Women must be (5)______ equal rights and opportunities in all fields, regardless of their gender.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.2.
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
There are (1)______ ways to empower women. Individual people and the administration must work (2)______ to make this a (3)______. Girl's education must be made mandatory so that they do not become (4)______, uneducated, and unable to support themselves. Women must be (5)______ equal rights and opportunities in all fields, regardless of their gender.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.2.

Options

A

cooperatively

cooperatively

B

singlehandedly

singlehandedly

C

anonymously

anonymously

D

forcefully

forcefully


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

cooperatively

cooperatively


Question 23

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
There are (1)______ ways to empower women. Individual people and the administration must work (2)______ to make this a (3)______. Girl's education must be made mandatory so that they do not become (4)______, uneducated, and unable to support themselves. Women must be (5)______ equal rights and opportunities in all fields, regardless of their gender.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.3.
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
There are (1)______ ways to empower women. Individual people and the administration must work (2)______ to make this a (3)______. Girl's education must be made mandatory so that they do not become (4)______, uneducated, and unable to support themselves. Women must be (5)______ equal rights and opportunities in all fields, regardless of their gender.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.3.

Options

A

dream

dream

B

truth

truth

C

fiction

fiction

D

reality

reality


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

reality

reality


Question 24

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
There are (1)______ ways to empower women. Individual people and the administration must work (2)______ to make this a (3)______. Girl's education must be made mandatory so that they do not become (4)______, uneducated, and unable to support themselves. Women must be (5)______ equal rights and opportunities in all fields, regardless of their gender.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.4.
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
There are (1)______ ways to empower women. Individual people and the administration must work (2)______ to make this a (3)______. Girl's education must be made mandatory so that they do not become (4)______, uneducated, and unable to support themselves. Women must be (5)______ equal rights and opportunities in all fields, regardless of their gender.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.4.

Options

A

arrogant

arrogant

B

ignorant

ignorant

C

indifferent

indifferent

D

experienced

experienced


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

ignorant

ignorant


Question 25

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
There are (1)______ ways to empower women. Individual people and the administration must work (2)______ to make this a (3)______. Girl's education must be made mandatory so that they do not become (4)______, uneducated, and unable to support themselves. Women must be (5)______ equal rights and opportunities in all fields, regardless of their gender.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.5.
In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the options given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
There are (1)______ ways to empower women. Individual people and the administration must work (2)______ to make this a (3)______. Girl's education must be made mandatory so that they do not become (4)______, uneducated, and unable to support themselves. Women must be (5)______ equal rights and opportunities in all fields, regardless of their gender.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.5.

Options

A

taken

taken

B

satisfied with

satisfied with

C

accepted

accepted

D

accorded

accorded


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

accorded

accorded


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