MTS 21 05-07-2022 Shift 1 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

Scientists believe / that many animals have / a unique languages / of their own.
The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

Scientists believe / that many animals have / a unique languages / of their own.

Options

A

that many animals have

that many animals have

B

a unique languages

a unique languages

C

of their own

of their own

D

Scientists believe

Scientists believe


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

a unique languages

a unique languages


Question 2

Select the option that corrects the misspelt words in the given sentence.

Surely, he now has earned the repsect ‘mastr’.
Select the option that corrects the misspelt words in the given sentence.

Surely, he now has earned the repsect ‘mastr’.

Options

A

Surly, he now has earned the respect ‘muster’.

Surly, he now has earned the respect ‘muster’.

B

Surely, he now has earned the respect ‘master’.

Surely, he now has earned the respect ‘master’.

C

Surly, he now has earned the repsect ‘masterr’.

Surly, he now has earned the repsect ‘masterr’.

D

Surely, he now has earned the repsect ‘masteer’.

Surely, he now has earned the repsect ‘masteer’.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Surely, he now has earned the respect ‘master’.

Surely, he now has earned the respect ‘master’.


Question 3

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

Options

A

Perceive

Perceive

B

Passive

Passive

C

Perterb

Perterb

D

Pigeon

Pigeon


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Perterb

Perterb


Question 4

Select the most appropriate synonym of the underlined word in the given sentence.

The plan is to demolish the kitchen area and build a new room.
Select the most appropriate synonym of the underlined word in the given sentence.

The plan is to demolish the kitchen area and build a new room.

Options

A

forge

forge

B

refurbish

refurbish

C

raze

raze

D

curtail

curtail


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

raze

raze


Question 5

Parts of the following sentence have been given as options. One of them may contain an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

The reduced air pressure on airline flights can lessen the amount of oxygen in passengers' blood for twenty-five percent.
Parts of the following sentence have been given as options. One of them may contain an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

The reduced air pressure on airline flights can lessen the amount of oxygen in passengers' blood for twenty-five percent.

Options

A

The reduced air pressure on airline flights

The reduced air pressure on airline flights

B

No error

No error

C

can lessen the amount of oxygen

can lessen the amount of oxygen

D

in passengers' blood for twenty-five percent

in passengers' blood for twenty-five percent


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

in passengers' blood for twenty-five percent

in passengers' blood for twenty-five percent


Question 6

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

A book that contains information on various subjects
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

A book that contains information on various subjects

Options

A

Manuscript

Manuscript

B

Thesaurus

Thesaurus

C

Dictionary

Dictionary

D

Encyclopaedia

Encyclopaedia


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Encyclopaedia

Encyclopaedia


Question 7

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Chew the scenery
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Chew the scenery

Options

A

To mismanage

To mismanage

B

To act overly emotional

To act overly emotional

C

To understate

To understate

D

To beautify

To beautify


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

To act overly emotional

To act overly emotional


Question 8

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Hasty
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Hasty

Options

A

Restricted

Restricted

B

Expeditious

Expeditious

C

Locked

Locked

D

Laidback

Laidback


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Expeditious

Expeditious


Question 9

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

My teacher asked me to keep _____.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

My teacher asked me to keep _____.

Options

A

quit

quit

B

quaint

quaint

C

quite

quite

D

quiet

quiet


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

quiet

quiet


Question 10

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

The water at her place was cool and had a metallic taste.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

The water at her place was cool and had a metallic taste.

Options

A

was coolest and has

was coolest and has

B

were cool and have

were cool and have

C

No improvement required

No improvement required

D

was cooling and have

was cooling and have


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

No improvement required

No improvement required


Question 11

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the bracketed word in the given sentence.

It is irrelevance, at least to me, whether the grant was (improvident) or no.
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the bracketed word in the given sentence.

It is irrelevance, at least to me, whether the grant was (improvident) or no.

Options

A

cautious

cautious

B

thrifty

thrifty

C

hungry

hungry

D

tardy

tardy


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

thrifty

thrifty


Question 12

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

A thing or substance that is liable to catch fire easily
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

A thing or substance that is liable to catch fire easily

Options

A

Inflammable

Inflammable

B

Inaudible

Inaudible

C

Extinguishable

Extinguishable

D

Incombustible

Incombustible


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Inflammable

Inflammable


Question 13

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

He claims to be the ______ kid in the school.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

He claims to be the ______ kid in the school.

Options

A

smartest

smartest

B

smartness

smartness

C

smarter

smarter

D

smarting

smarting


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

smartest

smartest


Question 14

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

One’s cup of tea
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

One’s cup of tea

Options

A

One’s perception about someone

One’s perception about someone

B

One's chosen or preferred thing

One's chosen or preferred thing

C

One’s general principle

One’s general principle

D

One’s hard-earned money

One’s hard-earned money


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

One's chosen or preferred thing

One's chosen or preferred thing


Question 15

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

A group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

A group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place

Options

A

Skittery

Skittery

B

Battery

Battery

C

Psaltery

Psaltery

D

Cemetery

Cemetery


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Battery

Battery


Question 16

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

Banning food and beverages is not desirable nor feasible in a civilized society.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

Banning food and beverages is not desirable nor feasible in a civilized society.

Options

A

No improvement required

No improvement required

B

none

none

C

neither

neither

D

nor

nor


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

neither

neither


Question 17

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word.

The more enlightened employers offer better terms.
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word.

The more enlightened employers offer better terms.

Options

A

Civilised

Civilised

B

Confounded

Confounded

C

Educated

Educated

D

Reasonable

Reasonable


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Confounded

Confounded


Question 18

Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

Many families are so poor to bear the cost of educating all their children.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

Many families are so poor to bear the cost of educating all their children.

Options

A

to poor

to poor

B

too poor

too poor

C

such poor

such poor

D

No improvement required

No improvement required


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

too poor

too poor


Question 19

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Perilous
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Perilous

Options

A

Verbose

Verbose

B

cruel

cruel

C

Safe

Safe

D

Unstable

Unstable


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Safe

Safe


Question 20

Parts of the following sentence have been given as options. One of them may contain an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

When you are under significant stress, it is hardly to process details and nuances.
Parts of the following sentence have been given as options. One of them may contain an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

When you are under significant stress, it is hardly to process details and nuances.

Options

A

No error

No error

B

significant stress, it is hardly

significant stress, it is hardly

C

When you are under

When you are under

D

to process details and nuances

to process details and nuances


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

significant stress, it is hardly

significant stress, it is hardly


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.

Deforestation in tropical regions can (1) ______ the way water vapour is produced over the canopy, (2) ______ causes reduced rainfall. A 2019 study published in the journal Ecohydrology showed that parts of the Amazon rainforest that (3) ______ converted to agricultural land (4) ______ higher soil and air temperatures, which could (5) ______ drought conditions.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.

Deforestation in tropical regions can (1) ______ the way water vapour is produced over the canopy, (2) ______ causes reduced rainfall. A 2019 study published in the journal Ecohydrology showed that parts of the Amazon rainforest that (3) ______ converted to agricultural land (4) ______ higher soil and air temperatures, which could (5) ______ drought conditions.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

attack

attack

B

affect

affect

C

hold

hold

D

effect

effect


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

affect

affect


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.

Deforestation in tropical regions can (1) ______ the way water vapour is produced over the canopy, (2) ______ causes reduced rainfall. A 2019 study published in the journal Ecohydrology showed that parts of the Amazon rainforest that (3) ______ converted to agricultural land (4) ______ higher soil and air temperatures, which could (5) ______ drought conditions.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.

Deforestation in tropical regions can (1) ______ the way water vapour is produced over the canopy, (2) ______ causes reduced rainfall. A 2019 study published in the journal Ecohydrology showed that parts of the Amazon rainforest that (3) ______ converted to agricultural land (4) ______ higher soil and air temperatures, which could (5) ______ drought conditions.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

who

who

B

whom

whom

C

where

where

D

which

which


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

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.

Deforestation in tropical regions can (1) ______ the way water vapour is produced over the canopy, (2) ______ causes reduced rainfall. A 2019 study published in the journal Ecohydrology showed that parts of the Amazon rainforest that (3) ______ converted to agricultural land (4) ______ higher soil and air temperatures, which could (5) ______ drought conditions.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.

Deforestation in tropical regions can (1) ______ the way water vapour is produced over the canopy, (2) ______ causes reduced rainfall. A 2019 study published in the journal Ecohydrology showed that parts of the Amazon rainforest that (3) ______ converted to agricultural land (4) ______ higher soil and air temperatures, which could (5) ______ drought conditions.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

were

were

B

was

was

C

is

is

D

has

has


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

were

were


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.

Deforestation in tropical regions can (1) ______ the way water vapour is produced over the canopy, (2) ______ causes reduced rainfall. A 2019 study published in the journal Ecohydrology showed that parts of the Amazon rainforest that (3) ______ converted to agricultural land (4) ______ higher soil and air temperatures, which could (5) ______ drought conditions.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.

Deforestation in tropical regions can (1) ______ the way water vapour is produced over the canopy, (2) ______ causes reduced rainfall. A 2019 study published in the journal Ecohydrology showed that parts of the Amazon rainforest that (3) ______ converted to agricultural land (4) ______ higher soil and air temperatures, which could (5) ______ drought conditions.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

has

has

B

was

was

C

did

did

D

had

had


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

had

had


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.

Deforestation in tropical regions can (1) ______ the way water vapour is produced over the canopy, (2) ______ causes reduced rainfall. A 2019 study published in the journal Ecohydrology showed that parts of the Amazon rainforest that (3) ______ converted to agricultural land (4) ______ higher soil and air temperatures, which could (5) ______ drought conditions.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.

Deforestation in tropical regions can (1) ______ the way water vapour is produced over the canopy, (2) ______ causes reduced rainfall. A 2019 study published in the journal Ecohydrology showed that parts of the Amazon rainforest that (3) ______ converted to agricultural land (4) ______ higher soil and air temperatures, which could (5) ______ drought conditions.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

aggravate

aggravate

B

purify

purify

C

inflame

inflame

D

provoke

provoke


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

aggravate

aggravate


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