MTS 21 14-07-2022 Shift 1 Previous Year Paper English Language PDF


Question 1

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

You really need to exercise daily, if you want to live a long and ______ life.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

You really need to exercise daily, if you want to live a long and ______ life.

Options

A

marginal

marginal

B

shrieking

shrieking

C

healthy

healthy

D

wealthy

wealthy


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

healthy

healthy


Question 2

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Bulky
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Bulky

Options

A

Massive

Massive

B

Scanty

Scanty

C

Soft

Soft

D

Airy

Airy


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Massive

Massive


Question 3

Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

To raise a dust
Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.

To raise a dust

Options

A

To be satisfied with what you have achieved

To be satisfied with what you have achieved

B

To meet one’s defeat

To meet one’s defeat

C

To cause disruption or confusion

To cause disruption or confusion

D

To be secretly or inwardly amused

To be secretly or inwardly amused


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

To cause disruption or confusion

To cause disruption or confusion


Question 4

Select the correctly spelt word.

Select the correctly spelt word.


Options

A

Fiery

Fiery

B

Hieght

Hieght

C

Foriegn

Foriegn

D

Beleive

Beleive


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

Fiery

Fiery


Question 5

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Unfeigned
Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

Unfeigned

Options

A

Genuine

Genuine

B

Expressive

Expressive

C

Sincere

Sincere

D

Pretended

Pretended


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Pretended

Pretended


Question 6

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

My friend is not ______ for this complicated assignment.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

My friend is not ______ for this complicated assignment.

Options

A

entitled

entitled

B

suitable

suitable

C

worthy

worthy

D

comfortable

comfortable


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

suitable

suitable


Question 7

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

Can all us sleep in the same room, Mother?
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘No improvement required’.

Can all us sleep in the same room, Mother?

Options

A

Should us all

Should us all

B

Can we all

Can we all

C

May all we

May all we

D

No improvement required

No improvement required


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Can we all

Can we all


Question 8

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.

My mother exclaimed / at how fast / the days had pass.
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.

My mother exclaimed / at how fast / the days had pass.

Options

A

at how fast

at how fast

B

My mother exclaimed

My mother exclaimed

C

the days had pass

the days had pass

D

No error

No error


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

the days had pass

the days had pass


Question 9

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

Options

A

Persecution

Persecution

B

Solitory

Solitory

C

Strangled

Strangled

D

Dominion

Dominion


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Solitory

Solitory


Question 10

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.

Hundreds of migrants work in private firms in Erode.
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.

Hundreds of migrants work in private firms in Erode.

Options

A

No error

No error

B

firms in Erode

firms in Erode

C

Hundreds of migrants

Hundreds of migrants

D

work in private

work in private


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

No error

No error


Question 11

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

She had no sooner taken a few steps forward that she suddenly recoiled.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

She had no sooner taken a few steps forward that she suddenly recoiled.

Options

A

No improvement required

No improvement required

B

She did no sooner took a few steps forward than

She did no sooner took a few steps forward than

C

She did no sooner taken a few steps forward than

She did no sooner taken a few steps forward than

D

No sooner had she taken a few steps forward than

No sooner had she taken a few steps forward than


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

No sooner had she taken a few steps forward than

No sooner had she taken a few steps forward than


Question 12

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

Michael nodded and begun writing at his pad.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence.In case no improvement is needed, select ‘No improvement required’.

Michael nodded and begun writing at his pad.

Options

A

begin writing in

begin writing in

B

begun to write in

begun to write in

C

No improvement required

No improvement required

D

began writing on

began writing on


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

began writing on

began writing on


Question 13

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

One day, the queen was painting when a messenger entered ____________ to convey the king's arrival.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

One day, the queen was painting when a messenger entered ____________ to convey the king's arrival.

Options

A

relatively

relatively

B

breathlessly

breathlessly

C

comparably

comparably

D

enjoyably

enjoyably


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

breathlessly

breathlessly


Question 14

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

Hardly had he disappeared that her mother clomped down the steps, looking for him.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the given sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select 'No improvement required'.

Hardly had he disappeared that her mother clomped down the steps, looking for him.

Options

A

Hardly had he disappear that her mother

Hardly had he disappear that her mother

B

No improvement required

No improvement required

C

Hardly had he disappeared when her mother

Hardly had he disappeared when her mother

D

Hardly did he disappeared that her mother

Hardly did he disappeared that her mother


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

Hardly had he disappeared when her mother

Hardly had he disappeared when her mother


Question 15

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

An unidentified man on an bike dropped for the box outside the building.
Select the option that will improve the underlined part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘No improvement required’.

An unidentified man on an bike dropped for the box outside the building.

Options

A

a bike dropped off

a bike dropped off

B

No improvement required

No improvement required

C

a bike dropping for

a bike dropping for

D

a bike drop of

a bike drop of


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

a bike dropped off

a bike dropped off


Question 16

Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Maestro
Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

Maestro

Options

A

Senile

Senile

B

Genius

Genius

C

Slender

Slender

D

Novice

Novice


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

Genius

Genius


Question 17

Parts of the given 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.

Neither she not I am going to take part in the debate competition.
Parts of the given 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.

Neither she not I am going to take part in the debate competition.

Options

A

in the debate competition

in the debate competition

B

No error

No error

C

am going to take part

am going to take part

D

Neither she not I

Neither she not I


Solution:

Correct Answer:

D

Neither she not I

Neither she not I


Question 18

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

That lady must have an axe to grind that’s why she is not reporting your crime.
Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.

That lady must have an axe to grind that’s why she is not reporting your crime.

Options

A

To have an ulterior motive

To have an ulterior motive

B

To delay one’s actions

To delay one’s actions

C

To have a tedious job

To have a tedious job

D

To have a crucial information

To have a crucial information


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

To have an ulterior motive

To have an ulterior motive


Question 19

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

But if you ______ to spare before you do catch the bus, be sure to pop in.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

But if you ______ to spare before you do catch the bus, be sure to pop in.

Options

A

have a nap

have a nap

B

have a moment

have a moment

C

have a ride

have a ride

D

have a meeting

have a meeting


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

have a moment

have a moment


Question 20

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’.

Just try and recall the poor people you saw on the streets, on local trains, and in slums on our way back.
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’.

Just try and recall the poor people you saw on the streets, on local trains, and in slums on our way back.

Options

A

No substitution required

No substitution required

B

seen on the

seen on the

C

have seeing on the

have seeing on the

D

have been seen on the

have been seen on the


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

No substitution required

No substitution required


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.

When he died on 27 November 1953, Gladstone O'Neill was (1) ______ recognised as one of the major dramatists of the modern world. Four times a Pulitzer Prize-winner, he had also been (2) ______ the 1936 Nobel Prize for Literature. His plays have been translated into most major languages and read by more people than those of (3) ______ other playwright except W Shakespeare and maybe G Bernard Shaw. O'Neill was a puzzle to his friends – a genuinely shy, brooding, complicated man in whom (4) ______ alternated with touching kindness. He was both, naive and worldly. One biographer found him "sentimental one instant, hard as nails the next." His widow, after 26 years with O'Neill, said, "To (5) ______ his work you must understand the man, for the work and the man are one."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.

When he died on 27 November 1953, Gladstone O'Neill was (1) ______ recognised as one of the major dramatists of the modern world. Four times a Pulitzer Prize-winner, he had also been (2) ______ the 1936 Nobel Prize for Literature. His plays have been translated into most major languages and read by more people than those of (3) ______ other playwright except W Shakespeare and maybe G Bernard Shaw. O'Neill was a puzzle to his friends – a genuinely shy, brooding, complicated man in whom (4) ______ alternated with touching kindness. He was both, naive and worldly. One biographer found him "sentimental one instant, hard as nails the next." His widow, after 26 years with O'Neill, said, "To (5) ______ his work you must understand the man, for the work and the man are one."Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

Options

A

specifically

specifically

B

universally

universally

C

casually

casually

D

manically

manically


Solution:

Correct Answer:

B

universally

universally


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.

When he died on 27 November 1953, Gladstone O'Neill was (1) ______ recognised as one of the major dramatists of the modern world. Four times a Pulitzer Prize-winner, he had also been (2) ______ the 1936 Nobel Prize for Literature. His plays have been translated into most major languages and read by more people than those of (3) ______ other playwright except W Shakespeare and maybe G Bernard Shaw. O'Neill was a puzzle to his friends – a genuinely shy, brooding, complicated man in whom (4) ______ alternated with touching kindness. He was both, naive and worldly. One biographer found him "sentimental one instant, hard as nails the next." His widow, after 26 years with O'Neill, said, "To (5) ______ his work you must understand the man, for the work and the man are one."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.

When he died on 27 November 1953, Gladstone O'Neill was (1) ______ recognised as one of the major dramatists of the modern world. Four times a Pulitzer Prize-winner, he had also been (2) ______ the 1936 Nobel Prize for Literature. His plays have been translated into most major languages and read by more people than those of (3) ______ other playwright except W Shakespeare and maybe G Bernard Shaw. O'Neill was a puzzle to his friends – a genuinely shy, brooding, complicated man in whom (4) ______ alternated with touching kindness. He was both, naive and worldly. One biographer found him "sentimental one instant, hard as nails the next." His widow, after 26 years with O'Neill, said, "To (5) ______ his work you must understand the man, for the work and the man are one."Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

Options

A

awarded

awarded

B

rewarded

rewarded

C

crowded

crowded

D

unaided

unaided


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

awarded

awarded


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.

When he died on 27 November 1953, Gladstone O'Neill was (1) ______ recognised as one of the major dramatists of the modern world. Four times a Pulitzer Prize-winner, he had also been (2) ______ the 1936 Nobel Prize for Literature. His plays have been translated into most major languages and read by more people than those of (3) ______ other playwright except W Shakespeare and maybe G Bernard Shaw. O'Neill was a puzzle to his friends – a genuinely shy, brooding, complicated man in whom (4) ______ alternated with touching kindness. He was both, naive and worldly. One biographer found him "sentimental one instant, hard as nails the next." His widow, after 26 years with O'Neill, said, "To (5) ______ his work you must understand the man, for the work and the man are one."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.

When he died on 27 November 1953, Gladstone O'Neill was (1) ______ recognised as one of the major dramatists of the modern world. Four times a Pulitzer Prize-winner, he had also been (2) ______ the 1936 Nobel Prize for Literature. His plays have been translated into most major languages and read by more people than those of (3) ______ other playwright except W Shakespeare and maybe G Bernard Shaw. O'Neill was a puzzle to his friends – a genuinely shy, brooding, complicated man in whom (4) ______ alternated with touching kindness. He was both, naive and worldly. One biographer found him "sentimental one instant, hard as nails the next." His widow, after 26 years with O'Neill, said, "To (5) ______ his work you must understand the man, for the work and the man are one."Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

Options

A

none

none

B

some

some

C

any

any

D

few

few


Solution:

Correct Answer:

C

any

any


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.

When he died on 27 November 1953, Gladstone O'Neill was (1) ______ recognised as one of the major dramatists of the modern world. Four times a Pulitzer Prize-winner, he had also been (2) ______ the 1936 Nobel Prize for Literature. His plays have been translated into most major languages and read by more people than those of (3) ______ other playwright except W Shakespeare and maybe G Bernard Shaw. O'Neill was a puzzle to his friends – a genuinely shy, brooding, complicated man in whom (4) ______ alternated with touching kindness. He was both, naive and worldly. One biographer found him "sentimental one instant, hard as nails the next." His widow, after 26 years with O'Neill, said, "To (5) ______ his work you must understand the man, for the work and the man are one."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.

When he died on 27 November 1953, Gladstone O'Neill was (1) ______ recognised as one of the major dramatists of the modern world. Four times a Pulitzer Prize-winner, he had also been (2) ______ the 1936 Nobel Prize for Literature. His plays have been translated into most major languages and read by more people than those of (3) ______ other playwright except W Shakespeare and maybe G Bernard Shaw. O'Neill was a puzzle to his friends – a genuinely shy, brooding, complicated man in whom (4) ______ alternated with touching kindness. He was both, naive and worldly. One biographer found him "sentimental one instant, hard as nails the next." His widow, after 26 years with O'Neill, said, "To (5) ______ his work you must understand the man, for the work and the man are one."Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

Options

A

cruelty

cruelty

B

benefit

benefit

C

failure

failure

D

success

success


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

cruelty

cruelty


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.

When he died on 27 November 1953, Gladstone O'Neill was (1) ______ recognised as one of the major dramatists of the modern world. Four times a Pulitzer Prize-winner, he had also been (2) ______ the 1936 Nobel Prize for Literature. His plays have been translated into most major languages and read by more people than those of (3) ______ other playwright except W Shakespeare and maybe G Bernard Shaw. O'Neill was a puzzle to his friends – a genuinely shy, brooding, complicated man in whom (4) ______ alternated with touching kindness. He was both, naive and worldly. One biographer found him "sentimental one instant, hard as nails the next." His widow, after 26 years with O'Neill, said, "To (5) ______ his work you must understand the man, for the work and the man are one."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.

When he died on 27 November 1953, Gladstone O'Neill was (1) ______ recognised as one of the major dramatists of the modern world. Four times a Pulitzer Prize-winner, he had also been (2) ______ the 1936 Nobel Prize for Literature. His plays have been translated into most major languages and read by more people than those of (3) ______ other playwright except W Shakespeare and maybe G Bernard Shaw. O'Neill was a puzzle to his friends – a genuinely shy, brooding, complicated man in whom (4) ______ alternated with touching kindness. He was both, naive and worldly. One biographer found him "sentimental one instant, hard as nails the next." His widow, after 26 years with O'Neill, said, "To (5) ______ his work you must understand the man, for the work and the man are one."Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

Options

A

understand

understand

B

demonstrate

demonstrate

C

prepare

prepare

D

produce

produce


Solution:

Correct Answer:

A

understand

understand


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