MTS 21 06-07-2022 Shift 2 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Obtrusive
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Obtrusive

Options

A

Pervasive

Pervasive

B

Exclusive

Exclusive

C

Modest

Modest

D

Prominent

Prominent


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Prominent

Prominent


Question 2

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

Concern above rising pollution / led to the / formulation of / various action plans.
The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

Concern above rising pollution / led to the / formulation of / various action plans.

Options

A

various action plans

various action plans

B

Concern above rising pollution

Concern above rising pollution

C

formulation of

formulation of

D

led to the

led to the


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Concern above rising pollution

Concern above rising pollution


Question 3

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

We had hundreds of courageous scientists.
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the underlined word in the given sentence.

We had hundreds of courageous scientists.

Options

A

diffident

diffident

B

gutsy

gutsy

C

audacious

audacious

D

valiant

valiant


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

diffident

diffident


Question 4

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

HARMONY


Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

HARMONY



Options

A

Peace

Peace

B

Discord

Discord

C

Tranquility

Tranquility

D

Good will

Good will


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Discord

Discord


Question 5

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

The snowstorm in that region will effect thousand of travellers.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘No improvement required’.

The snowstorm in that region will effect thousand of travellers.

Options

A

will affect thousands

will affect thousands

B

No improvement required

No improvement required

C

would affecting thousand

would affecting thousand

D

will effect thousands

will effect thousands


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

will affect thousands

will affect thousands


Question 6

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

An eye wash
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

An eye wash

Options

A

Avoid talking

Avoid talking

B

A rare event

A rare event

C

In writing

In writing

D

A pretence

A pretence


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

A pretence

A pretence


Question 7

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

In all cases, we have to ______ the facts from the various reports and documents.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

In all cases, we have to ______ the facts from the various reports and documents.

Options

A

Instil

Instil

B

Standstill

Standstill

C

Repel

Repel

D

Distil

Distil


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Distil

Distil


Question 8

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

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

One who hates mankind

Options

A

Compere

Compere

B

Altruist

Altruist

C

Misanthrope

Misanthrope

D

Malevolent

Malevolent


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Misanthrope

Misanthrope


Question 9

The following sentence has been divided into parts. 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.

People sometimes asks me / why carbon dioxide / is important for the climate.
The following sentence has been divided into parts. 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.

People sometimes asks me / why carbon dioxide / is important for the climate.

Options

A

is important for the climate

is important for the climate

B

People sometimes asks me

People sometimes asks me

C

why carbon dioxide

why carbon dioxide

D

No error

No error


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

People sometimes asks me

People sometimes asks me


Question 10

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Sagacious
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Sagacious

Options

A

Profound

Profound

B

Intelligent

Intelligent

C

keen

keen

D

Dull

Dull


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Dull

Dull


Question 11

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Thus, ______ of their purpose, the three knights tried another plan.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Thus, ______ of their purpose, the three knights tried another plan.

Options

A

foiled

foiled

B

involved

involved

C

failed

failed

D

toiled

toiled


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

foiled

foiled


Question 12

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Segregate

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Segregate


Options

A

Nullify

Nullify

B

Submerge

Submerge

C

Integrate

Integrate

D

Isolate

Isolate


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Isolate

Isolate


Question 13

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Change of heart
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

Change of heart

Options

A

An unfair attack

An unfair attack

B

To narrowly escape disaster

To narrowly escape disaster

C

Very similar in appearance

Very similar in appearance

D

Different opinion about someone or something

Different opinion about someone or something


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Different opinion about someone or something

Different opinion about someone or something


Question 14

Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.


Select the INCORRECTLY spelt word.


Options

A

Sovereign

Sovereign

B

Swimming

Swimming

C

Borowing

Borowing

D

Preserve

Preserve


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Borowing

Borowing


Question 15

The following sentence has been divided into parts. 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.

A man tends to one / of the horses after it’s / training at a stud farm.

The following sentence has been divided into parts. 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.

A man tends to one / of the horses after it’s / training at a stud farm.


Options

A

A man tends to one

A man tends to one

B

of the horses after it’s

of the horses after it’s

C

training at a stud farm

training at a stud farm

D

No error

No error


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

of the horses after it’s

of the horses after it’s


Question 16

Select the option that corrects the incorrectly spelt words in the given sentence.

Fifty people have been taken into polise custoudy.
Select the option that corrects the incorrectly spelt words in the given sentence.

Fifty people have been taken into polise custoudy.

Options

A

Fiffty people have been taken into polis custoudy.

Fiffty people have been taken into polis custoudy.

B

Fifity people have been taken into police custoudy.

Fifity people have been taken into police custoudy.

C

Fivety people have been taken into polise custody.

Fivety people have been taken into polise custody.

D

Fifty people have been taken into police custody.

Fifty people have been taken into police custody.


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Fifty people have been taken into police custody.

Fifty people have been taken into police custody.


Question 17

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

Someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

Someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions

Options

A

Humanitarian

Humanitarian

B

Believer

Believer

C

Misanthrope

Misanthrope

D

Iconoclast

Iconoclast


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Iconoclast

Iconoclast


Question 18

Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution required.’

Abraham also had one sister, of who not much has been recorded.
Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need to substitute it, select ‘No substitution required.’

Abraham also had one sister, of who not much has been recorded.

Options

A

No substitution required

No substitution required

B

of whom

of whom

C

of what

of what

D

of whose

of whose


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

of whom

of whom


Question 19

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

Please consult a doctor before you take any medicine.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

Please consult a doctor before you take any medicine.

Options

A

consulted

consulted

B

consults

consults

C

consulting

consulting

D

No improvement required

No improvement required


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

No improvement required

No improvement required


Question 20

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

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

One who collects stamps

Options

A

Collector

Collector

B

Numismatist

Numismatist

C

Narcissist

Narcissist

D

Philatelist

Philatelist


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Philatelist

Philatelist


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.

Mt. Mantap in North Korea has now been reported to have (1) ______ from its original state after an underground nuclear test was carried out under it at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site on 3 September 2017. An international team of scientists (2) ______ a special satellite radar imaging called synthetic aperture radar and seismic recordings to study the effects of the blast which (3) ______ a 5.2 magnitude earthquake. The surface of the mountain was pushed (4) ______ by almost 11 feet and then collapsed leaving the mountain about 20 inches (5) ______.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.

Mt. Mantap in North Korea has now been reported to have (1) ______ from its original state after an underground nuclear test was carried out under it at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site on 3 September 2017. An international team of scientists (2) ______ a special satellite radar imaging called synthetic aperture radar and seismic recordings to study the effects of the blast which (3) ______ a 5.2 magnitude earthquake. The surface of the mountain was pushed (4) ______ by almost 11 feet and then collapsed leaving the mountain about 20 inches (5) ______.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

mapped

mapped

B

relapsed

relapsed

C

clasped

clasped

D

collapsed

collapsed


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

collapsed

collapsed


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.

Mt. Mantap in North Korea has now been reported to have (1) ______ from its original state after an underground nuclear test was carried out under it at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site on 3 September 2017. An international team of scientists (2) ______ a special satellite radar imaging called synthetic aperture radar and seismic recordings to study the effects of the blast which (3) ______ a 5.2 magnitude earthquake. The surface of the mountain was pushed (4) ______ by almost 11 feet and then collapsed leaving the mountain about 20 inches (5) ______.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.

Mt. Mantap in North Korea has now been reported to have (1) ______ from its original state after an underground nuclear test was carried out under it at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site on 3 September 2017. An international team of scientists (2) ______ a special satellite radar imaging called synthetic aperture radar and seismic recordings to study the effects of the blast which (3) ______ a 5.2 magnitude earthquake. The surface of the mountain was pushed (4) ______ by almost 11 feet and then collapsed leaving the mountain about 20 inches (5) ______.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

used

used

B

framed

framed

C

deduced

deduced

D

urged

urged


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

used

used


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.

Mt. Mantap in North Korea has now been reported to have (1) ______ from its original state after an underground nuclear test was carried out under it at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site on 3 September 2017. An international team of scientists (2) ______ a special satellite radar imaging called synthetic aperture radar and seismic recordings to study the effects of the blast which (3) ______ a 5.2 magnitude earthquake. The surface of the mountain was pushed (4) ______ by almost 11 feet and then collapsed leaving the mountain about 20 inches (5) ______.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.

Mt. Mantap in North Korea has now been reported to have (1) ______ from its original state after an underground nuclear test was carried out under it at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site on 3 September 2017. An international team of scientists (2) ______ a special satellite radar imaging called synthetic aperture radar and seismic recordings to study the effects of the blast which (3) ______ a 5.2 magnitude earthquake. The surface of the mountain was pushed (4) ______ by almost 11 feet and then collapsed leaving the mountain about 20 inches (5) ______.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

caused

caused

B

altered

altered

C

lost

lost

D

neglected

neglected


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

caused

caused


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.

Mt. Mantap in North Korea has now been reported to have (1) ______ from its original state after an underground nuclear test was carried out under it at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site on 3 September 2017. An international team of scientists (2) ______ a special satellite radar imaging called synthetic aperture radar and seismic recordings to study the effects of the blast which (3) ______ a 5.2 magnitude earthquake. The surface of the mountain was pushed (4) ______ by almost 11 feet and then collapsed leaving the mountain about 20 inches (5) ______.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.

Mt. Mantap in North Korea has now been reported to have (1) ______ from its original state after an underground nuclear test was carried out under it at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site on 3 September 2017. An international team of scientists (2) ______ a special satellite radar imaging called synthetic aperture radar and seismic recordings to study the effects of the blast which (3) ______ a 5.2 magnitude earthquake. The surface of the mountain was pushed (4) ______ by almost 11 feet and then collapsed leaving the mountain about 20 inches (5) ______.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

confined

confined

B

wayward

wayward

C

aligned

aligned

D

outwards

outwards


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

outwards

outwards


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.

Mt. Mantap in North Korea has now been reported to have (1) ______ from its original state after an underground nuclear test was carried out under it at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site on 3 September 2017. An international team of scientists (2) ______ a special satellite radar imaging called synthetic aperture radar and seismic recordings to study the effects of the blast which (3) ______ a 5.2 magnitude earthquake. The surface of the mountain was pushed (4) ______ by almost 11 feet and then collapsed leaving the mountain about 20 inches (5) ______.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.

Mt. Mantap in North Korea has now been reported to have (1) ______ from its original state after an underground nuclear test was carried out under it at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site on 3 September 2017. An international team of scientists (2) ______ a special satellite radar imaging called synthetic aperture radar and seismic recordings to study the effects of the blast which (3) ______ a 5.2 magnitude earthquake. The surface of the mountain was pushed (4) ______ by almost 11 feet and then collapsed leaving the mountain about 20 inches (5) ______.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

different

different

B

proper

proper

C

greater

greater

D

shorter

shorter


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

shorter

shorter


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