TNPSC - General English - Important Questions and Answers

In this Quiz covered for important questions from various TNPSC Exams. TNPSC aspirants can check their Knowledge and to get chances to success. All the best...

  1. Match the words under Column 'A' with the suitable infinitives under Column 'B' and select the right option from the codes given below:
    (a) The parcel was heavy               1. to wear 
    (b) These clothes are comfortable   2. to learn 
    (c) English is easy                         3. to follow 
    (d) Her speech was difficult            4. to carry 

    1.  4 2 1 3 
    2.  3 2 1 4 
    3.  4 1 2 3 
    4.  1 2 3 4 

  2. Choose the statement that takes the question tag 'should they'? 
    1.  People could not be rude to one another _______
    2.  People should be rude to one another_______
    3.  People must be rude to one another_______
    4.  People should not be rude to one another_______

  3. "Success does not mean the absence of failures. It means winning the war, not every battle" is a famous quote by ?
    1.  Edwin C. Bliss 
    2.  Mahatma Gandhi
    3.  H. W. Longfellow
    4.  Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam 

  4. 'I thought how paltry, how vulgar. What a mean act'? What is referred to as a 'mean act'?
    1.  allowing the snake to leave
    2.  bringing water
    3.  killing the albatross
    4.  throwing a log at the snake

  5. Choose the option that contains the name of speaker and the play from which these lines are taken: 'The quality of mercy is not strain'd It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven'?
    1.  Shylock from 'The Merchant of Venice'
    2.  Brutus from 'Julius Caesar
    3.  Antony from 'Julius Caesar'
    4.  Portia from 'The Merchant of Venice

  6. Choose the correct tense of the verb given in bracket from the options given below: When I reached the station, the train _________(leave)?
    1.  has left
    2.  had left
    3.  leaves
    4.  left

  7. Fill in the blank with the correct question tag: The sun sets in the west,_____?
    1.  did it? .
    2.  don't it? 
    3.  doesn't it?
    4.  do it?

  8. Of the following works, which is not that of Pearl S. Buck?
    1.  The Good Earth
    2.  My Several Worlds '
    3.  The Child Who Never Grew
    4.  The Happy Prince 

  9. In which poem do the following lines occur? "And kingdoms may forget their kings And dogs forget their bites"?
    1.  A Tiger in the Zoo 
    2.  No Men are Foreign
    3.  The Flying Wonder
    4.  My Faithful Dog

  10. Choose the correct Synonym of the underlined word from the options given below : They reflect the munificence of the Cholas.
    1.  paucity
    2.  miserliness
    3.  atrocity
    4.  generosity

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