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


Question 1

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

Shall you pass me that pasta bowl?
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘No improvement required’.

Shall you pass me that pasta bowl?

Options

A

Shall pass you

Shall pass you

B

No improvement required

No improvement required

C

Can you pass

Can you pass

D

Could passing you

Could passing you


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Can you pass

Can you pass


Question 2

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
I can’t control my _____ these days because I got selected for a job.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
I can’t control my _____ these days because I got selected for a job.

Options

A

nepotism

nepotism

B

excitement

excitement

C

pollution

pollution

D

casualness

casualness


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

excitement

excitement


Question 3

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Hilarious
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Hilarious

Options

A

Usual

Usual

B

Pretentious

Pretentious

C

Ridiculous

Ridiculous

D

Humourless

Humourless


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Humourless

Humourless


Question 4

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Which _____ should I take to reach the railway station?
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Which _____ should I take to reach the railway station?

Options

A

rote

rote

B

root

root

C

route

route

D

riot

riot


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

route

route


Question 5

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

The study of different skin diseases
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

The study of different skin diseases

Options

A

Dermatology

Dermatology

B

Neurology

Neurology

C

Radiology

Radiology

D

Psychology

Psychology


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Dermatology

Dermatology


Question 6

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Sacred
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Sacred

Options

A

Passionate

Passionate

B

Submissive

Submissive

C

Adamant

Adamant

D

Consecrated

Consecrated


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Consecrated

Consecrated


Question 7

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

To foot the bill
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

To foot the bill

Options

A

To hold grudges

To hold grudges

B

To make payment

To make payment

C

To be friendly

To be friendly

D

To reveal a secret

To reveal a secret


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

To make payment

To make payment


Question 8

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

One who is hostile and violent
Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

One who is hostile and violent

Options

A

Legendary

Legendary

B

Agreeable

Agreeable

C

Aggressive

Aggressive

D

Idle

Idle


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Aggressive

Aggressive


Question 9

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

It has been my great misfortune to follow a speech more notable for its volume than for any sense.

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

It has been my great misfortune to follow a speech more notable for its volume than for any sense.


Options

A

to follow a speech much notable

to follow a speech much notable

B

No improvement required

No improvement required

C

following a speech most notable

following a speech most notable

D

to have being following a speech more notable

to have being following a speech more notable


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

following a speech most notable

following a speech most notable


Question 10

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Writing books about how to ______ on the internet seems like a great idea.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Writing books about how to ______ on the internet seems like a great idea.

Options

A

make a fortune

make a fortune

B

make a promise

make a promise

C

make a list

make a list

D

make a habit

make a habit


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

make a fortune

make a fortune


Question 11

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

I ______ your remaining project if you get groceries for me from the market.

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

I ______ your remaining project if you get groceries for me from the market.


Options

A

will have done

will have done

B

will do

will do

C

would do

would do

D

would have done

would have done


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

will do

will do


Question 12

Parts of the following sentence have been given as options. One of them contains an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options.

Time and technology are two important factor that change substances into resources.
Parts of the following sentence have been given as options. One of them contains an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options.

Time and technology are two important factor that change substances into resources.

Options

A

Time and technology

Time and technology

B

factor that

factor that

C

resources

resources

D

two important

two important


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

factor that

factor that


Question 13

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.

A significant number of students volunteers each year for environmental projects.
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.

A significant number of students volunteers each year for environmental projects.

Options

A

volunteers each year for

volunteers each year for

B

No error

No error

C

A significant number of students

A significant number of students

D

environmental projects

environmental projects


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

volunteers each year for

volunteers each year for


Question 14

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

He had begun to dig / diligent along the / low tideline and had / captured two clams.
The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

He had begun to dig / diligent along the / low tideline and had / captured two clams.

Options

A

He had begun to dig

He had begun to dig

B

diligent along the

diligent along the

C

captured two clams

captured two clams

D

low tideline and had

low tideline and had


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

diligent along the

diligent along the


Question 15

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The Lebanese army raided the boat and ______ dozens of water bottles, tuna cans, loaves of bread, boxes of Picon cheese and life jackets.

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

The Lebanese army raided the boat and ______ dozens of water bottles, tuna cans, loaves of bread, boxes of Picon cheese and life jackets.


Options

A

learnt

learnt

B

created

created

C

invented

invented

D

discovered

discovered


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

discovered

discovered


Question 16

Select the correctly spelt word.
Select the correctly spelt word.

Options

A

Pashion

Pashion

B

Exploitation

Exploitation

C

Reveneue

Reveneue

D

Conversatian

Conversatian


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Exploitation

Exploitation


Question 17

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Plausible
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Plausible

Options

A

Irrational

Irrational

B

Untenable

Untenable

C

irresistible

irresistible

D

Credible

Credible


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Credible

Credible


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’.

The playground was way large then I had imagined, and in cleaning it, my back began to ache.
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’.

The playground was way large then I had imagined, and in cleaning it, my back began to ache.

Options

A

large then I have

large then I have

B

No substitution required

No substitution required

C

largest to what I have

largest to what I have

D

larger than I had

larger than I had


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

larger than I had

larger than I had


Question 19

Select the correctly spelt word.
Select the correctly spelt word.

Options

A

Stringent

Stringent

B

Faltoring

Faltoring

C

Magestic

Magestic

D

Flexibal

Flexibal


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Stringent

Stringent


Question 20

Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.

My elder brother is so innocent that winning an argument against him is like shooting fish in a barrel.
Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.

My elder brother is so innocent that winning an argument against him is like shooting fish in a barrel.

Options

A

Asking for charity

Asking for charity

B

Making someone uneasy

Making someone uneasy

C

Exceptionally easy to do

Exceptionally easy to do

D

Indulge in an illegal activity

Indulge in an illegal activity


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Exceptionally easy to do

Exceptionally easy to do


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.

Can you (1) ______ a deaf woman writing stories about a war? Well, Laura Redden Searing did this. Moreover, she went to foreign countries to write stories. She was very ill when she was 11 years old. Because of this, she lost her (2) ______. She went to the Missouri School for the Deaf. Laura was 19 years old when she went to work for a newspaper. She wrote about people, places and art. In 1859, most women were just wives and (3) ______. They did not work outside the home; otherwise, their husbands would be angry. Due to this feeling, Laura used a (4) ______ name when she wrote her stories. She called herself Howard Glyndon. She thought that unless she used a masculine name, people would be (5) ______ since they did not think that women should write for newspapers.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.

Can you (1) ______ a deaf woman writing stories about a war? Well, Laura Redden Searing did this. Moreover, she went to foreign countries to write stories. She was very ill when she was 11 years old. Because of this, she lost her (2) ______. She went to the Missouri School for the Deaf. Laura was 19 years old when she went to work for a newspaper. She wrote about people, places and art. In 1859, most women were just wives and (3) ______. They did not work outside the home; otherwise, their husbands would be angry. Due to this feeling, Laura used a (4) ______ name when she wrote her stories. She called herself Howard Glyndon. She thought that unless she used a masculine name, people would be (5) ______ since they did not think that women should write for newspapers.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

conjure

conjure

B

malign

malign

C

imagine

imagine

D

create

create


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

imagine

imagine


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.

Can you (1) ______ a deaf woman writing stories about a war? Well, Laura Redden Searing did this. Moreover, she went to foreign countries to write stories. She was very ill when she was 11 years old. Because of this, she lost her (2) ______. She went to the Missouri School for the Deaf. Laura was 19 years old when she went to work for a newspaper. She wrote about people, places and art. In 1859, most women were just wives and (3) ______. They did not work outside the home; otherwise, their husbands would be angry. Due to this feeling, Laura used a (4) ______ name when she wrote her stories. She called herself Howard Glyndon. She thought that unless she used a masculine name, people would be (5) ______ since they did not think that women should write for newspapers.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.

Can you (1) ______ a deaf woman writing stories about a war? Well, Laura Redden Searing did this. Moreover, she went to foreign countries to write stories. She was very ill when she was 11 years old. Because of this, she lost her (2) ______. She went to the Missouri School for the Deaf. Laura was 19 years old when she went to work for a newspaper. She wrote about people, places and art. In 1859, most women were just wives and (3) ______. They did not work outside the home; otherwise, their husbands would be angry. Due to this feeling, Laura used a (4) ______ name when she wrote her stories. She called herself Howard Glyndon. She thought that unless she used a masculine name, people would be (5) ______ since they did not think that women should write for newspapers.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

enduring

enduring

B

hearing

hearing

C

suffering

suffering

D

inspiring

inspiring


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

hearing

hearing


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.

Can you (1) ______ a deaf woman writing stories about a war? Well, Laura Redden Searing did this. Moreover, she went to foreign countries to write stories. She was very ill when she was 11 years old. Because of this, she lost her (2) ______. She went to the Missouri School for the Deaf. Laura was 19 years old when she went to work for a newspaper. She wrote about people, places and art. In 1859, most women were just wives and (3) ______. They did not work outside the home; otherwise, their husbands would be angry. Due to this feeling, Laura used a (4) ______ name when she wrote her stories. She called herself Howard Glyndon. She thought that unless she used a masculine name, people would be (5) ______ since they did not think that women should write for newspapers.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.

Can you (1) ______ a deaf woman writing stories about a war? Well, Laura Redden Searing did this. Moreover, she went to foreign countries to write stories. She was very ill when she was 11 years old. Because of this, she lost her (2) ______. She went to the Missouri School for the Deaf. Laura was 19 years old when she went to work for a newspaper. She wrote about people, places and art. In 1859, most women were just wives and (3) ______. They did not work outside the home; otherwise, their husbands would be angry. Due to this feeling, Laura used a (4) ______ name when she wrote her stories. She called herself Howard Glyndon. She thought that unless she used a masculine name, people would be (5) ______ since they did not think that women should write for newspapers.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

artists

artists

B

writers

writers

C

mothers

mothers

D

teachers

teachers


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

mothers

mothers


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.

Can you (1) ______ a deaf woman writing stories about a war? Well, Laura Redden Searing did this. Moreover, she went to foreign countries to write stories. She was very ill when she was 11 years old. Because of this, she lost her (2) ______. She went to the Missouri School for the Deaf. Laura was 19 years old when she went to work for a newspaper. She wrote about people, places and art. In 1859, most women were just wives and (3) ______. They did not work outside the home; otherwise, their husbands would be angry. Due to this feeling, Laura used a (4) ______ name when she wrote her stories. She called herself Howard Glyndon. She thought that unless she used a masculine name, people would be (5) ______ since they did not think that women should write for newspapers.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.

Can you (1) ______ a deaf woman writing stories about a war? Well, Laura Redden Searing did this. Moreover, she went to foreign countries to write stories. She was very ill when she was 11 years old. Because of this, she lost her (2) ______. She went to the Missouri School for the Deaf. Laura was 19 years old when she went to work for a newspaper. She wrote about people, places and art. In 1859, most women were just wives and (3) ______. They did not work outside the home; otherwise, their husbands would be angry. Due to this feeling, Laura used a (4) ______ name when she wrote her stories. She called herself Howard Glyndon. She thought that unless she used a masculine name, people would be (5) ______ since they did not think that women should write for newspapers.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

woman's

woman's

B

man's

man's

C

children's

children's

D

adult's

adult's


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

man's

man's


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.

Can you (1) ______ a deaf woman writing stories about a war? Well, Laura Redden Searing did this. Moreover, she went to foreign countries to write stories. She was very ill when she was 11 years old. Because of this, she lost her (2) ______. She went to the Missouri School for the Deaf. Laura was 19 years old when she went to work for a newspaper. She wrote about people, places and art. In 1859, most women were just wives and (3) ______. They did not work outside the home; otherwise, their husbands would be angry. Due to this feeling, Laura used a (4) ______ name when she wrote her stories. She called herself Howard Glyndon. She thought that unless she used a masculine name, people would be (5) ______ since they did not think that women should write for newspapers.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.

Can you (1) ______ a deaf woman writing stories about a war? Well, Laura Redden Searing did this. Moreover, she went to foreign countries to write stories. She was very ill when she was 11 years old. Because of this, she lost her (2) ______. She went to the Missouri School for the Deaf. Laura was 19 years old when she went to work for a newspaper. She wrote about people, places and art. In 1859, most women were just wives and (3) ______. They did not work outside the home; otherwise, their husbands would be angry. Due to this feeling, Laura used a (4) ______ name when she wrote her stories. She called herself Howard Glyndon. She thought that unless she used a masculine name, people would be (5) ______ since they did not think that women should write for newspapers.Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

hostile

hostile

B

infertile

infertile

C

infantile

infantile

D

versatile

versatile


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

hostile

hostile


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