CHSL 21 30-05-2022 Shift 2 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
The sweet and bitter memories of her past make her weak and sad.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.
The sweet and bitter memories of her past make her weak and sad.

Options

A

had to make her pale and unhappy

had to make her pale and unhappy

B

ought to make her pallid and unhappy

ought to make her pallid and unhappy

C

must make her pastel and unhappy

must make her pastel and unhappy

D

made her feeble and unhappy

made her feeble and unhappy


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

made her feeble and unhappy

made her feeble and unhappy


Question 2

Select the most appropriate synonym of the highlighted word.
This is credible information provided by the informer.
Select the most appropriate synonym of the highlighted word.
This is credible information provided by the informer.

Options

A

commendable 

commendable 

B

detachable 

detachable 

C

 digestible

 digestible

D

dependable

dependable


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

dependable

dependable


Question 3

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

Options

A

Babble 

Babble 

B

Quiet 

Quiet 

C

Danger 

Danger 

D

Complaint 

Complaint 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Quiet 

Quiet 


Question 4

The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.
The notice / that the office / posted over the wall / is very appropriate.
The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.
The notice / that the office / posted over the wall / is very appropriate.

Options

A

 posted over the wall

 posted over the wall

B

 that the office

 that the office

C

 is very appropriate

 is very appropriate

D

The notice

The notice


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

 posted over the wall

 posted over the wall


Question 5

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
One expects better behaviour from a senior student.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in passive voice.
One expects better behaviour from a senior student.

Options

A

Better behaviour is expected from a senior student.

Better behaviour is expected from a senior student.

B

Better behaviour was expected from senior student.

Better behaviour was expected from senior student.

C

As a senior student you need to behave.

As a senior student you need to behave.

D

Senior student behaviour is expected better.

Senior student behaviour is expected better.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Better behaviour is expected from a senior student.

Better behaviour is expected from a senior student.


Question 6

Select the option that expresses the given sentence in active voice.
The thieves were caught by the police.
Select the option that expresses the given sentence in active voice.
The thieves were caught by the police.

Options

A

The police caught the thieves.

The police caught the thieves.

B

The police had caught the thieves.

The police had caught the thieves.

C

The police was caught the thieves.

The police was caught the thieves.

D

The police were caught the thieves.

The police were caught the thieves.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

The police caught the thieves.

The police caught the thieves.


Question 7

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the highlighted word.
Let’s ascertain whether his claims have any truth.
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the highlighted word.
Let’s ascertain whether his claims have any truth.

Options

A

prove

prove

B

detect

detect

C

approve

approve

D

disprove 

disprove 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

disprove 

disprove 


Question 8

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’.
I am watching a movie, when my mother came into the room.
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’.
I am watching a movie, when my mother came into the room.

Options

A

No substitution required 

No substitution required 

B

I was watching 

I was watching 

C

I watched a movie 

I watched a movie 

D

I would be watching  

I would be watching  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

I was watching 

I was watching 


Question 9

In the following passage, a word has been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
In a ________ move, the robbers chose their next place of attack over 255 km away from the locations they had earlier ________ in Dewas.
In the following passage, a word has been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
In a ________ move, the robbers chose their next place of attack over 255 km away from the locations they had earlier ________ in Dewas.

Options

A

 corrupt, vanished

 corrupt, vanished

B

 righteous, incorporated

 righteous, incorporated

C

 noble, decided

 noble, decided

D

shrewd, targeted 

shrewd, targeted 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

shrewd, targeted 

shrewd, targeted 


Question 10

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Pull the plug
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Pull the plug

Options

A

End something

End something

B

Annoy someone

Annoy someone

C

Launch something

Launch something

D

Distract someone

Distract someone


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

End something

End something


Question 11

Parts of the given sentence have been given as options. One of them contains a grammatical error. Select the option that has the error.
He is such an untruthful man, that no one will believing him.
Parts of the given sentence have been given as options. One of them contains a grammatical error. Select the option that has the error.
He is such an untruthful man, that no one will believing him.

Options

A

 that no one  

 that no one  

B

will believing him  

will believing him  

C

 an untruthful man, 

 an untruthful man, 

D

He is such   

He is such   


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

will believing him  

will believing him  


Question 12

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

Options

A

Accredit

Accredit

B

Revoke

Revoke

C

Sign

Sign

D

Validate

Validate


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Revoke

Revoke


Question 13

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

At loggerheads
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

At loggerheads

Options

A

Disagreeing with

Disagreeing with

B

At mercy

At mercy

C

In one’s absence

In one’s absence

D

To write down

To write down


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Disagreeing with

Disagreeing with


Question 14

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Have a soft spot for someone
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Have a soft spot for someone

Options

A

To like someone a lot

To like someone a lot

B

To argue something with no effect 

To argue something with no effect 

C

To show the true nature of someone 

To show the true nature of someone 

D

To resolve a problem successfully

To resolve a problem successfully


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

To like someone a lot

To like someone a lot


Question 15

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. One morning the Giant was lying awake in bed when he heard some lovely music.
B. Then the Hail stopped dancing over his head, and the North Wind ceased roaring, and a delicious perfume came to him through the open casement. “I believe the Spring has come at last,” said the Giant; and he jumped out of bed and looked out.
C. It was really only a little linnet singing outside his window, but it was so long since he had heard a bird sing in his garden that it seemed to him to be the most beautiful music in the world.
D. It sounded so sweet to his ears that he thought it must be the King’s musicians passing by.
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. One morning the Giant was lying awake in bed when he heard some lovely music.
B. Then the Hail stopped dancing over his head, and the North Wind ceased roaring, and a delicious perfume came to him through the open casement. “I believe the Spring has come at last,” said the Giant; and he jumped out of bed and looked out.
C. It was really only a little linnet singing outside his window, but it was so long since he had heard a bird sing in his garden that it seemed to him to be the most beautiful music in the world.
D. It sounded so sweet to his ears that he thought it must be the King’s musicians passing by.

Options

A

ACDB

ACDB

B

 BACD

 BACD

C

 BADC

 BADC

D

ADCB 

ADCB 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

ADCB 

ADCB 


Question 16

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

Options

A

Suspecious  

Suspecious  

B

Jealous

Jealous

C

Possession

Possession

D

Luxurious 

Luxurious 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Suspecious  

Suspecious  


Question 17

Select the correct homonym from the given options to fill in the blank.
She couldn’t eat the________ pizza by herself
Select the correct homonym from the given options to fill in the blank.
She couldn’t eat the________ pizza by herself

Options

A

heal 

heal 

B

haul 

haul 

C

hole 

hole 

D

whole 

whole 


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

whole 

whole 


Question 18

The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.
The thief / entered the house, / in the middle of the night, / quiet.
The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.
The thief / entered the house, / in the middle of the night, / quiet.

Options

A

The thief

The thief

B

 quiet 

 quiet 

C

in the middle of the night

in the middle of the night

D

entered the house

entered the house


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

 quiet 

 quiet 


Question 19

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
A journey undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration or research.
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
A journey undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration or research.

Options

A

Expedition 

Expedition 

B

Voyage 

Voyage 

C

Sojourn 

Sojourn 

D

Pilgrimage  

Pilgrimage  


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Expedition 

Expedition 


Question 20

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

Options

A

Inspect  

Inspect  

B

Overlook

Overlook

C

Glance 

Glance 

D

Disclaim

Disclaim


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Inspect  

Inspect  


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 contract (1) __________ the author and the reader is a game. And the game is one of the greatest inventions (2) __________ Western civilisation: the game of telling stories, inventing characters and creating the (3) ___________ paradise of the individual, from whence no one can be expelled (4) ____________, in a novel, no one owns the truth and everyone has the right to be (5) _____________ and understood.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 contract (1) __________ the author and the reader is a game. And the game is one of the greatest inventions (2) __________ Western civilisation: the game of telling stories, inventing characters and creating the (3) ___________ paradise of the individual, from whence no one can be expelled (4) ____________, in a novel, no one owns the truth and everyone has the right to be (5) _____________ and understood.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

as

as

B

before

before

C

beside

beside

D

between

between


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

between

between


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 contract (1) __________ the author and the reader is a game. And the game is one of the greatest inventions (2) __________ Western civilisation: the game of telling stories, inventing characters and creating the (3) ___________ paradise of the individual, from whence no one can be expelled (4) ____________, in a novel, no one owns the truth and everyone has the right to be (5) _____________ and understood.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 contract (1) __________ the author and the reader is a game. And the game is one of the greatest inventions (2) __________ Western civilisation: the game of telling stories, inventing characters and creating the (3) ___________ paradise of the individual, from whence no one can be expelled (4) ____________, in a novel, no one owns the truth and everyone has the right to be (5) _____________ and understood.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

about

about

B

of

of

C

since

since

D

in

in


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

of

of


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 contract (1) __________ the author and the reader is a game. And the game is one of the greatest inventions (2) __________ Western civilisation: the game of telling stories, inventing characters and creating the (3) ___________ paradise of the individual, from whence no one can be expelled (4) ____________, in a novel, no one owns the truth and everyone has the right to be (5) _____________ and understood.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 contract (1) __________ the author and the reader is a game. And the game is one of the greatest inventions (2) __________ Western civilisation: the game of telling stories, inventing characters and creating the (3) ___________ paradise of the individual, from whence no one can be expelled (4) ____________, in a novel, no one owns the truth and everyone has the right to be (5) _____________ and understood.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

transparent

transparent

B

plausible

plausible

C

imaginary

imaginary

D

drastic

drastic


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

imaginary

imaginary


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 contract (1) __________ the author and the reader is a game. And the game is one of the greatest inventions (2) __________ Western civilisation: the game of telling stories, inventing characters and creating the (3) ___________ paradise of the individual, from whence no one can be expelled (4) ____________, in a novel, no one owns the truth and everyone has the right to be (5) _____________ and understood.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 contract (1) __________ the author and the reader is a game. And the game is one of the greatest inventions (2) __________ Western civilisation: the game of telling stories, inventing characters and creating the (3) ___________ paradise of the individual, from whence no one can be expelled (4) ____________, in a novel, no one owns the truth and everyone has the right to be (5) _____________ and understood.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

across

across

B

beyond

beyond

C

beside

beside

D

because

because


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

because

because


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 contract (1) __________ the author and the reader is a game. And the game is one of the greatest inventions (2) __________ Western civilisation: the game of telling stories, inventing characters and creating the (3) ___________ paradise of the individual, from whence no one can be expelled (4) ____________, in a novel, no one owns the truth and everyone has the right to be (5) _____________ and understood.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 contract (1) __________ the author and the reader is a game. And the game is one of the greatest inventions (2) __________ Western civilisation: the game of telling stories, inventing characters and creating the (3) ___________ paradise of the individual, from whence no one can be expelled (4) ____________, in a novel, no one owns the truth and everyone has the right to be (5) _____________ and understood.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

prejudiced

prejudiced

B

heard

heard

C

removed

removed

D

neglected

neglected


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

heard

heard


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