CHSL 21 25-05-2022 Shift 1 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

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

Options

A

Beautycian

Beautycian

B

Technician

Technician

C

Mathematician

Mathematician

D

Musician

Musician


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Beautycian

Beautycian


Question 2

Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined words in the given sentence.
All his bones could be counted because his body was totally shrivelled and wrinkled with age.
Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined words in the given sentence.
All his bones could be counted because his body was totally shrivelled and wrinkled with age.

Options

A

shrunken

shrunken

B

bony

bony

C

wizened

wizened

D

dried

dried


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

wizened

wizened


Question 3

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. Their brother, John, is more blatantly hostile to Jane, reminding her that she is a poor dependent of his mother.
B. Orphaned as an infant, Jane Eyre lives at Gateshead with her aunt, Sarah Reed, as the novel opens.
C. Her female cousins, Georgiana, and Eliza, tolerate, but don't love her.
D. Jane is ten years old, an outsider in the Reed family.
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. Their brother, John, is more blatantly hostile to Jane, reminding her that she is a poor dependent of his mother.
B. Orphaned as an infant, Jane Eyre lives at Gateshead with her aunt, Sarah Reed, as the novel opens.
C. Her female cousins, Georgiana, and Eliza, tolerate, but don't love her.
D. Jane is ten years old, an outsider in the Reed family.

Options

A

BDCA

BDCA

B

BACD

BACD

C

DCAB

DCAB

D

DBCA

DBCA


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

BDCA

BDCA


Question 4

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
You never hear of a happy billionaire.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
You never hear of a happy billionaire.

Options

A

A happy billionaire is never heard by you.

A happy billionaire is never heard by you.

B

A happy billionaire is never heard of.

A happy billionaire is never heard of.

C

A happy billionaire never heard of. 

A happy billionaire never heard of. 

D

No one hears a happy billionaire.

No one hears a happy billionaire.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

A happy billionaire is never heard of.

A happy billionaire is never heard of.


Question 5

Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word
Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word

Options

A

Guide

Guide

B

 Global 

 Global 

C

Guard 

Guard 

D

 Geilty 

 Geilty 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

 Geilty 

 Geilty 


Question 6

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
The most recent studies on the human body are likely to alter the face of health sciences.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
The most recent studies on the human body are likely to alter the face of health sciences.

Options

A

The face of health sciences is likely to be altered by the most recent studies on the human body. 

The face of health sciences is likely to be altered by the most recent studies on the human body. 

B

The most face of health sciences is likely to alter the recent studies on the human body.  

The most face of health sciences is likely to alter the recent studies on the human body.  

C

The most recent studies on the human body are likely to be altered by the face of health sciences. 

The most recent studies on the human body are likely to be altered by the face of health sciences. 

D

 The face of health sciences will be altering the most recent studies on the human body.

 The face of health sciences will be altering the most recent studies on the human body.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

The face of health sciences is likely to be altered by the most recent studies on the human body. 

The face of health sciences is likely to be altered by the most recent studies on the human body. 


Question 7

The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.
The river / flowed besides / the hillock / in our village.
The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.
The river / flowed besides / the hillock / in our village.

Options

A

The river

The river

B

the hillock

the hillock

C

flowed besides

flowed besides

D

in our village

in our village


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

flowed besides

flowed besides


Question 8

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

Options

A

Surreptitious 

Surreptitious 

B

Sibilance 

Sibilance 

C

Godsend

Godsend

D

Catastrophe

Catastrophe


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Godsend

Godsend


Question 9

Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underline segment in the given sentence.
During the war, the comedian proved to be a man of music.
Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underline segment in the given sentence.
During the war, the comedian proved to be a man of music.

Options

A

man of grass

man of grass

B

man of words

man of words

C

man of straw

man of straw

D

man of Mars

man of Mars


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

man of straw

man of straw


Question 10

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’.
At the end of our first two weeks on the island, we were informed that our lawyers, Bram Fischer and Joel Joffe, were going to be visiting the following day.
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’.
At the end of our first two weeks on the island, we were informed that our lawyers, Bram Fischer and Joel Joffe, were going to be visiting the following day.

Options

A

we were inform

we were inform

B

we are informed

we are informed

C

we get inform

we get inform

D

No substitution required

No substitution required


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

No substitution required

No substitution required


Question 11

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

Show me the better dress in the shop.
Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence.

Show me the better dress in the shop.

Options

A

a better

a better

B

the best

the best

C

the good

the good

D

a good

a good


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

the best

the best


Question 12

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
A snake in the grass
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
A snake in the grass

Options

A

A deceitful person  

A deceitful person  

B

A wealthy person  

A wealthy person  

C

A timid person  

A timid person  

D

A talkative person   

A talkative person   


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

A deceitful person  

A deceitful person  


Question 13

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Perilous
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Perilous

Options

A

Secure 

Secure 

B

Dangerous 

Dangerous 

C

Stimulus 

Stimulus 

D

Impetus 

Impetus 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Dangerous 

Dangerous 


Question 14

Select the denotation of the highlighted word.
The archer doesn’t get perturbed easily.
Select the denotation of the highlighted word.
The archer doesn’t get perturbed easily.

Options

A

Agitated 

Agitated 

B

Triumphed 

Triumphed 

C

Animated

Animated

D

Initiated

Initiated


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Agitated 

Agitated 


Question 15

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word in the following sentence.
Eventually the patient succumbed to her illness.
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word in the following sentence.
Eventually the patient succumbed to her illness.

Options

A

advanced

advanced

B

died

died

C

surrendered

surrendered

D

overcame

overcame


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

overcame

overcame


Question 16

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.
Ravi got the job easily because he speaks many languages.
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.
Ravi got the job easily because he speaks many languages.

Options

A

Polycentric 

Polycentric 

B

Polysyllabic

Polysyllabic

C

 Polynomial

 Polynomial

D

Polyglot 

Polyglot 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Polyglot 

Polyglot 


Question 17

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
Asha was ___________ made a fool by her friend.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
Asha was ___________ made a fool by her friend.

Options

A

deliberately

deliberately

B

insistently  

insistently  

C

unknowingly 

unknowingly 

D

innocently 

innocently 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

deliberately

deliberately


Question 18

From among the words given in bold, select the INCORRECTLY spelt word in the following sentence.
The popular ridikule of Puritanism in burlesque and doggerel is best exemplified in Butler’s Hudibras.
From among the words given in bold, select the INCORRECTLY spelt word in the following sentence.
The popular ridikule of Puritanism in burlesque and doggerel is best exemplified in Butler’s Hudibras.

Options

A

exemplified

exemplified

B

ridikule

ridikule

C

burlesque

burlesque

D

doggerel

doggerel


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

ridikule

ridikule


Question 19

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

Options

A

Meddle

Meddle

B

 Abjure

 Abjure

C

Abhor

Abhor

D

Entrench

Entrench


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Abhor

Abhor


Question 20

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Tit for tat
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Tit for tat

Options

A

Prepare to leave   

Prepare to leave   

B

Go smoothly   

Go smoothly   

C

A wild guess  

A wild guess  

D

Counter attack 

Counter attack 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Counter attack 

Counter attack 


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.
Psychologists discovered that there are two routes (1) ___________ achievement: conformity and originality. Conformity means following the crowd (2) __________ conventional paths and (3) ___________ the status quo. Originality is taking the road (4) __________ travelled, championing a set of novel ideas that go against the grain but (5) __________ making things better.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.
Psychologists discovered that there are two routes (1) ___________ achievement: conformity and originality. Conformity means following the crowd (2) __________ conventional paths and (3) ___________ the status quo. Originality is taking the road (4) __________ travelled, championing a set of novel ideas that go against the grain but (5) __________ making things better.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

off

off

B

on

on

C

to

to

D

against

against


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

to

to


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.
Psychologists discovered that there are two routes (1) ___________ achievement: conformity and originality. Conformity means following the crowd (2) __________ conventional paths and (3) ___________ the status quo. Originality is taking the road (4) __________ travelled, championing a set of novel ideas that go against the grain but (5) __________ making things better.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.
Psychologists discovered that there are two routes (1) ___________ achievement: conformity and originality. Conformity means following the crowd (2) __________ conventional paths and (3) ___________ the status quo. Originality is taking the road (4) __________ travelled, championing a set of novel ideas that go against the grain but (5) __________ making things better.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

beside

beside

B

at

at

C

down

down

D

since

since


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

down

down


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.
Psychologists discovered that there are two routes (1) ___________ achievement: conformity and originality. Conformity means following the crowd (2) __________ conventional paths and (3) ___________ the status quo. Originality is taking the road (4) __________ travelled, championing a set of novel ideas that go against the grain but (5) __________ making things better.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.
Psychologists discovered that there are two routes (1) ___________ achievement: conformity and originality. Conformity means following the crowd (2) __________ conventional paths and (3) ___________ the status quo. Originality is taking the road (4) __________ travelled, championing a set of novel ideas that go against the grain but (5) __________ making things better.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

supplying

supplying

B

building

building

C

serving

serving

D

maintaining

maintaining


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

maintaining

maintaining


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.
Psychologists discovered that there are two routes (1) ___________ achievement: conformity and originality. Conformity means following the crowd (2) __________ conventional paths and (3) ___________ the status quo. Originality is taking the road (4) __________ travelled, championing a set of novel ideas that go against the grain but (5) __________ making things better.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.
Psychologists discovered that there are two routes (1) ___________ achievement: conformity and originality. Conformity means following the crowd (2) __________ conventional paths and (3) ___________ the status quo. Originality is taking the road (4) __________ travelled, championing a set of novel ideas that go against the grain but (5) __________ making things better.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

frequently

frequently

B

less

less

C

far

far

D

quietly

quietly


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

less

less


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.
Psychologists discovered that there are two routes (1) ___________ achievement: conformity and originality. Conformity means following the crowd (2) __________ conventional paths and (3) ___________ the status quo. Originality is taking the road (4) __________ travelled, championing a set of novel ideas that go against the grain but (5) __________ making things better.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.
Psychologists discovered that there are two routes (1) ___________ achievement: conformity and originality. Conformity means following the crowd (2) __________ conventional paths and (3) ___________ the status quo. Originality is taking the road (4) __________ travelled, championing a set of novel ideas that go against the grain but (5) __________ making things better.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

ultimately

ultimately

B

disinterestedly

disinterestedly

C

advertently

advertently

D

superficially

superficially


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

ultimately

ultimately


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