TNPSC General English Original Questions - 9

61. Identify the odd word from the list given below:
(A) chase
(C) continue
(B) follow
(D) withdraw
Answer: D

62. The correct plural form of the word 1ouse' is ----- -
(A) louses
(B) lice
(C) loves
(D) lees
Answer: B

63. They have to revise the syllabus periodically. Which of the following is the right plural form of the word underlined.
(A) syllabuses
(B) syllabi
(C) syllable
(D) syllabys
Answer: B

64. Identify the compound sentence from the following options :
(A) They rested when evening came
(B) Where ignorance is bliss, it is folly to be wise
(C) Govern your passions or they will govern you
(D) He must work hard to win the first prize
Answer: C

65. Identify the sentence which is in the comparative degree
(A) Make less noise
(B) The soldiers ran to defend the outer wall
(C) Some poets are as great as Keats
(D) In India, no other exercise is as healthy as walking
Answer: A

66. Match the words under Column A with their antonyms under Column B and choose the correct code from the options given :
    Column A       Column B
(a) squashed    1. encouraged
(b) deterred    2. pleasure
(c) agony       3. inhabited
(d) abandoned   4. roused
    (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  4   1   2   3
(B)  1   2   3   4
(C)  3   4   2   1
(D)  3   2   4   4
Answer: A

67. In "O Captain My Captain! My Captain our fearful trip is done, The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won", Captain and ship are examples of
(A) Metaphor
(B) Allusion
(C) Simile
(D) Personification
Answer: A

68. The word 'aching joy' is an example of
(A) ellipsis
(B) pragmatics
(C) collocation
(D) oxymoron
Answer: D

69. "O listen! for the vale profound Is over flowing with the sound". Here the poet stops to listen to the song because
(A) the song is deep
(B) the song is arresting
(C) the song is domineering
(D) the song is ordinary
Answer: B

70. In which of the following poems, does the following line occur? "We can't all be Captains, we've got to be crew, There's something for all of us here".
(A) 0 Captain! My Captain!
(B) The Solitary Reaper
(C) Mercy and Justice
(D) Be the best
Answer: D

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