CHSL 21 24-05-2022 Shift 2 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

Select the most appropriate meaning of the idiom given in bold in the following sentence.
At supper, everyone was in high spirits.
Select the most appropriate meaning of the idiom given in bold in the following sentence.
At supper, everyone was in high spirits.

Options

A

drunk

drunk

B

anxious

anxious

C

cheerful

cheerful

D

nervous

nervous


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

cheerful

cheerful


Question 2

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
The boy kicked the ball high into the air.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
The boy kicked the ball high into the air.

Options

A

The ball was kicked high into the air by the boy.

The ball was kicked high into the air by the boy.

B

The ball will be kicked high into the air by the boy.

The ball will be kicked high into the air by the boy.

C

The boy kicks the ball high into the air.

The boy kicks the ball high into the air.

D

The boy had kicked the ball high into the air.

The boy had kicked the ball high into the air.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

The ball was kicked high into the air by the boy.

The ball was kicked high into the air by the boy.


Question 3

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Call upon
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Call upon

Options

A

To stop

To stop

B

To adjust

To adjust

C

To follow

To follow

D

To order

To order


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

To order

To order


Question 4

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

Options

A

Layer

Layer

B

Committee

Committee

C

Efficient

Efficient

D

Feeld

Feeld


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Feeld

Feeld


Question 5

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 first time that I was seated behind a curtain in a dining car, I felt as if the curtain had been dropped on my selfhood and could never adjust to the separate waiting rooms, separate eating places, separate rest rooms, partly because the separate was always unequal, and partly because the very idea of separation did something to my sense of dignity and self-respect.
B. One Sunday, we went to church in Simsbury, and we were the only Negroes there and on Sunday mornings I was the religious leader and spoke on any text I wanted to 107 boys.
C. Just before going to college I went to Simsbury, Connecticut, and worked for a whole summer on a tobacco farm to earn a little school money to supplement what my parents were doing.
D. After that summer in Connecticut, it was a bitter feeling going back to segregation and it was hard to understand why I could ride wherever I pleased on the train from New York to Washington and then had to change to a Jim Crow car at the nation’s capital in order to continue the trip to Atlanta.
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 first time that I was seated behind a curtain in a dining car, I felt as if the curtain had been dropped on my selfhood and could never adjust to the separate waiting rooms, separate eating places, separate rest rooms, partly because the separate was always unequal, and partly because the very idea of separation did something to my sense of dignity and self-respect.
B. One Sunday, we went to church in Simsbury, and we were the only Negroes there and on Sunday mornings I was the religious leader and spoke on any text I wanted to 107 boys.
C. Just before going to college I went to Simsbury, Connecticut, and worked for a whole summer on a tobacco farm to earn a little school money to supplement what my parents were doing.
D. After that summer in Connecticut, it was a bitter feeling going back to segregation and it was hard to understand why I could ride wherever I pleased on the train from New York to Washington and then had to change to a Jim Crow car at the nation’s capital in order to continue the trip to Atlanta.

Options

A

CDBA 

CDBA 

B

ADBC 

ADBC 

C

BCDA

BCDA

D

CBDA 

CBDA 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

CBDA 

CBDA 


Question 6

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the highlighted word.
The malice he developed for all caused a lot of damage.
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the highlighted word.
The malice he developed for all caused a lot of damage.

Options

A

oppression

oppression

B

avarice 

avarice 

C

sympathy 

sympathy 

D

grace

grace


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

sympathy 

sympathy 


Question 7

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

Options

A

Plentiful

Plentiful

B

Ephemeral

Ephemeral

C

Abysmal

Abysmal

D

Scarce

Scarce


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Plentiful

Plentiful


Question 8

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
A wise king’s wisdom _____________the land like the sun.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
A wise king’s wisdom _____________the land like the sun.

Options

A

illuminates

illuminates

B

spreads

spreads

C

darkens

darkens

D

dims

dims


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

illuminates

illuminates


Question 9

Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.

He dreams big than his friends.
Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.

He dreams big than his friends.

Options

A

bigger

bigger

B

most big

most big

C

more big

more big

D

biggest

biggest


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

bigger

bigger


Question 10

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
One’s family plays a very major role to continue the trends and age-old traditions.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
One’s family plays a very major role to continue the trends and age-old traditions.

Options

A

futile part in making trends 

futile part in making trends 

B

docile part in enduring trends 

docile part in enduring trends 

C

passive role in making the trends 

passive role in making the trends 

D

significant role in enduring the trends 

significant role in enduring the trends 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

significant role in enduring the trends 

significant role in enduring the trends 


Question 11

Select the correctly spelt word to fill in the blank.
The people from sub-continent are very _____________.
Select the correctly spelt word to fill in the blank.
The people from sub-continent are very _____________.

Options

A

supersticious 

supersticious 

B

supersctitious 

supersctitious 

C

superstitious 

superstitious 

D

superstitios 

superstitios 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

superstitious 

superstitious 


Question 12

Select the most appropriate synonym of the word given in the brackets to fill in the blank.
The university team won the match in the end with a _______________ (cunning) move.
Select the most appropriate synonym of the word given in the brackets to fill in the blank.
The university team won the match in the end with a _______________ (cunning) move.

Options

A

brilliant  

brilliant  

B

slick  

slick  

C

random  

random  

D

quick  

quick  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

slick  

slick  


Question 13

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

Options

A

 Occular

 Occular

B

Phlegmatic 

Phlegmatic 

C

Congenital 

Congenital 

D

Martinet 

Martinet 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

 Occular

 Occular


Question 14

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
Kiara will sign all the documents tomorrow.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
Kiara will sign all the documents tomorrow.

Options

A

Kiara would have been signed tomorrow by all the documents.

Kiara would have been signed tomorrow by all the documents.

B

All the documents will be signed by Kiara tomorrow. 

All the documents will be signed by Kiara tomorrow. 

C

Kiara was to be signed by tomorrow for all the documents.

Kiara was to be signed by tomorrow for all the documents.

D

Tomorrow Kiara will be signed by all the documents.

Tomorrow Kiara will be signed by all the documents.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

All the documents will be signed by Kiara tomorrow. 

All the documents will be signed by Kiara tomorrow. 


Question 15

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word in the following sentence.
I felt terribly jaded after working all weekend.
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word in the following sentence.
I felt terribly jaded after working all weekend.

Options

A

glutted

glutted

B

spent

spent

C

vigorous

vigorous

D

refreshed

refreshed


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

refreshed

refreshed


Question 16

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in active voice.
A trip to the village temple was made by Bhavani yesterday.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in active voice.
A trip to the village temple was made by Bhavani yesterday.

Options

A

Bhavani made a trip to the village temple yesterday. 

Bhavani made a trip to the village temple yesterday. 

B

Bhavani is going to make a trip to the temple today. 

Bhavani is going to make a trip to the temple today. 

C

Bhavani was going to make a trip to the temple yesterday. 

Bhavani was going to make a trip to the temple yesterday. 

D

Bhavani tripped to the village temple yesterday. 

Bhavani tripped to the village temple yesterday. 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Bhavani made a trip to the village temple yesterday. 

Bhavani made a trip to the village temple yesterday. 


Question 17

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Gear up for
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Gear up for

Options

A

 Put on

 Put on

B

Start off

Start off

C

 Get ready for

 Get ready for

D

 Pass into

 Pass into


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

 Get ready for

 Get ready for


Question 18

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
Unable to speak distinctly or express oneself clearly
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
Unable to speak distinctly or express oneself clearly

Options

A

 Inapt

 Inapt

B

Inarch 

Inarch 

C

Inane 

Inane 

D

Inarticulate 

Inarticulate 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Inarticulate 

Inarticulate 


Question 19

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
A small organised dissenting group within a larger one
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
A small organised dissenting group within a larger one

Options

A

Band 

Band 

B

Cluster 

Cluster 

C

Set 

Set 

D

Faction 

Faction 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Faction 

Faction 


Question 20

Select the denotation of the highlighted word.
The guile of the businessman is well known to his contemporaries.
Select the denotation of the highlighted word.
The guile of the businessman is well known to his contemporaries.

Options

A

Slyness 

Slyness 

B

Shyness

Shyness

C

Courage 

Courage 

D

Gentleness 

Gentleness 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Slyness 

Slyness 


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.
Novelists when they write novels tend to take an almost god-like attitude (1) ___________ their subject, pretending to a total comprehension of the story, a man's life, (2) __________ they can therefore recount as God Himself might, nothing standing between them and the naked truth, the entire story meaningful in (3) ___________ detail. I am as little able to do this as the novelist is, even though my story is more important to me than any novelist's is to him – for this is my story; it is the story of a man, not of an invented, or possible, or idealised or otherwise (4) __________ figure, but of a unique (5) ___________ of flesh and blood.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.
Novelists when they write novels tend to take an almost god-like attitude (1) ___________ their subject, pretending to a total comprehension of the story, a man's life, (2) __________ they can therefore recount as God Himself might, nothing standing between them and the naked truth, the entire story meaningful in (3) ___________ detail. I am as little able to do this as the novelist is, even though my story is more important to me than any novelist's is to him – for this is my story; it is the story of a man, not of an invented, or possible, or idealised or otherwise (4) __________ figure, but of a unique (5) ___________ of flesh and blood.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

towards

towards

B

under

under

C

despite

despite

D

through

through


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

towards

towards


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.
Novelists when they write novels tend to take an almost god-like attitude (1) ___________ their subject, pretending to a total comprehension of the story, a man's life, (2) __________ they can therefore recount as God Himself might, nothing standing between them and the naked truth, the entire story meaningful in (3) ___________ detail. I am as little able to do this as the novelist is, even though my story is more important to me than any novelist's is to him – for this is my story; it is the story of a man, not of an invented, or possible, or idealised or otherwise (4) __________ figure, but of a unique (5) ___________ of flesh and blood.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.
Novelists when they write novels tend to take an almost god-like attitude (1) ___________ their subject, pretending to a total comprehension of the story, a man's life, (2) __________ they can therefore recount as God Himself might, nothing standing between them and the naked truth, the entire story meaningful in (3) ___________ detail. I am as little able to do this as the novelist is, even though my story is more important to me than any novelist's is to him – for this is my story; it is the story of a man, not of an invented, or possible, or idealised or otherwise (4) __________ figure, but of a unique (5) ___________ of flesh and blood.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

which

which

B

whom

whom

C

who

who

D

whose

whose


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

which

which


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.
Novelists when they write novels tend to take an almost god-like attitude (1) ___________ their subject, pretending to a total comprehension of the story, a man's life, (2) __________ they can therefore recount as God Himself might, nothing standing between them and the naked truth, the entire story meaningful in (3) ___________ detail. I am as little able to do this as the novelist is, even though my story is more important to me than any novelist's is to him – for this is my story; it is the story of a man, not of an invented, or possible, or idealised or otherwise (4) __________ figure, but of a unique (5) ___________ of flesh and blood.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.
Novelists when they write novels tend to take an almost god-like attitude (1) ___________ their subject, pretending to a total comprehension of the story, a man's life, (2) __________ they can therefore recount as God Himself might, nothing standing between them and the naked truth, the entire story meaningful in (3) ___________ detail. I am as little able to do this as the novelist is, even though my story is more important to me than any novelist's is to him – for this is my story; it is the story of a man, not of an invented, or possible, or idealised or otherwise (4) __________ figure, but of a unique (5) ___________ of flesh and blood.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

every

every

B

last

last

C

self

self

D

present

present


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

every

every


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.
Novelists when they write novels tend to take an almost god-like attitude (1) ___________ their subject, pretending to a total comprehension of the story, a man's life, (2) __________ they can therefore recount as God Himself might, nothing standing between them and the naked truth, the entire story meaningful in (3) ___________ detail. I am as little able to do this as the novelist is, even though my story is more important to me than any novelist's is to him – for this is my story; it is the story of a man, not of an invented, or possible, or idealised or otherwise (4) __________ figure, but of a unique (5) ___________ of flesh and blood.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.
Novelists when they write novels tend to take an almost god-like attitude (1) ___________ their subject, pretending to a total comprehension of the story, a man's life, (2) __________ they can therefore recount as God Himself might, nothing standing between them and the naked truth, the entire story meaningful in (3) ___________ detail. I am as little able to do this as the novelist is, even though my story is more important to me than any novelist's is to him – for this is my story; it is the story of a man, not of an invented, or possible, or idealised or otherwise (4) __________ figure, but of a unique (5) ___________ of flesh and blood.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

profuse

profuse

B

ordinary

ordinary

C

absent

absent

D

callous

callous


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

absent

absent


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.
Novelists when they write novels tend to take an almost god-like attitude (1) ___________ their subject, pretending to a total comprehension of the story, a man's life, (2) __________ they can therefore recount as God Himself might, nothing standing between them and the naked truth, the entire story meaningful in (3) ___________ detail. I am as little able to do this as the novelist is, even though my story is more important to me than any novelist's is to him – for this is my story; it is the story of a man, not of an invented, or possible, or idealised or otherwise (4) __________ figure, but of a unique (5) ___________ of flesh and blood.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.
Novelists when they write novels tend to take an almost god-like attitude (1) ___________ their subject, pretending to a total comprehension of the story, a man's life, (2) __________ they can therefore recount as God Himself might, nothing standing between them and the naked truth, the entire story meaningful in (3) ___________ detail. I am as little able to do this as the novelist is, even though my story is more important to me than any novelist's is to him – for this is my story; it is the story of a man, not of an invented, or possible, or idealised or otherwise (4) __________ figure, but of a unique (5) ___________ of flesh and blood.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

cripple

cripple

B

stance

stance

C

being

being

D

organism

organism


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

being

being


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