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Group 4 VAO General English Model Test 17

Group 4 VAO General English Model Test 17

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Question 1
Identify the statement that best explains the use of metaphor in “laugh till the game is played; and be you merry, my friend”
A
Laughter is compared to a merry-making game.
B
Game is compared to a merry friend-ship.
C
Life is compared to laughter and merry making.
D
Life is compared to a game.
Question 2
What does the phrase “Jarring voices” mean?
A
Unpleasant sounds
B
Real sounds
C
Pleasant sounds
D
Unreal sounds
Question 3
Who is the author of the poem
A
Barrack Obama
B
Nelson Mandela
C
Gabriel Okara
D
Robert Frost
Question 4
Match the titles of the stories given under Column A with the names of the author under Column B and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
Column A Column B
(a) The Last Leaf 1. Saki
(b) Two Friends 2. O‟ Henry
(c) The Refugee 3. Guy de Maupassant
(d) The Open Window 4. Pearl S. Buck
A
1 2 4 3
B
2 3 4 1
C
4 1 3 2
D
3 2 1 4
Question 5
Match Column A with Column B.
Column A Column B
a) Even if it rains 1. As I had told him.
b) He did it 2. The meeting broke up.
c) He kept on writing 3. I shall come.
d) After the vote was taken 4. As though he did not hear the bell.
A
3 1 2 4
B
3 4 1 2
C
3 1 4 2
D
1 2 3 4
Question 6
In the short story “When the Trees Walked” who want to cut down the peepul tree
A
Grandfather
B
Forest guard
C
Author
D
Grandmother
Question 7
In the following find the verb phrase
A
on the boat
B
over the tree
C
in the school
D
ran quickly to catch
Question 8
What is the name of the British born poetess who wrote “Women’s Rights“?
A
Elizabeth Barret Browning
B
Emily Dickinson
C
Sarojini Naidu
D
Annie Lousia Walker
Question 9
The lesson,”The Model Millionaire” is written by ---------------
A
Oscar Wilde
B
kalpana Sharma
C
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul kalam
D
Khushwant Singh
Question 10
  • Pick out the sentence:
  • Which is of the pattern SVC:
A
I donated a computer
B
This computer is sleek
C
We take notes
D
I met him
Question 11
Select the correct plural form for the given word:
  • branch
A
branches
B
brancheses
C
branchis
D
branch
Question 12
In short story , “I Can’t Climb Tree anymore” the relation between Ruskin Bond and the little girl is
A
Ruskin bond is the grandfather of the little girl.
B
The little was daughter of Ruskin Bond’s friend
C
House of Ruskin Bond was owned by little girl’s father.
D
Both are strangers to one others
Question 13
In the short story “After twenty years” from where a telegraphic message dropped about Bob?
A
Canada
B
Chicago
C
Marry land
D
New jersey
Question 14
Match the following:
  • Author-Title
  1. a) Norman Nicholson-1. The Road to success
  2. b) Dale Carnegie-2. O Captain! My Captain!
  3. c) Walt Whitman-3. The solitary Reaper
  4. d) William Wordsworth-4. Off to outer space tomorrow morning
A
4 1 3 2
B
4 1 2 3
C
1 4 2 3
D
3 1 2 4
Question 15
    • Fill in the blank with suitable phrase:
    • Prem hates ----------------- in the morning Luckily he works in the evening
A
gettingon
B
getting up
C
getting in
D
none of these
Question 16
  • Match the following phrases in Column A with their meaning in Column B :
  • A Phrases-B Meaning
  • (a) to take a new turn-1. deprived of
  • (b) bereft of-2. to begin a new course
  • (c) due to-3. irrespective of
  • (d) in spite of-4. reason
A
2 1 4 3
B
1 2 4 3
C
3 4 2 1
D
4 3 1 2
Question 17
  • Which of the following is a poem?
  • Choose the right answer from the options given below.
A
Wings of fire
B
Gaia tells her tale
C
To India- My Native Land
D
The Golden path.
Question 18
  • “Fly as thick as driving rain”
  • Find out the figure of speech
A
Personification
B
Simile
C
Irony
D
Metaphor
Question 19
When Trevor came to know that Hughie gave a sovereign to the model, he
A
Shed tears
B
Slapped him
C
Yelled at him
D
Burst into laughter.
Question 20
Choose the author who has written the prose “Those Three Bears”
A
R.W. Emerson
B
Helen Keller
C
Ruskin Bond
D
Khushwant singh
Question 21
Code the logical sequence
  1. Travel 2. Book 3. Plan 4. Confirm 5. Enjoy
A
3, 2, 4, 1, 5
B
4, 5, 3, 2, 1
C
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
D
5, 4, 2, 3, 1
Question 22
The wicked couple killed the pet dog of the old generous couple and buried
A
Backside of their home
B
Under pine tree
C
Under the courtyard
D
Inside the roof
Question 23
Identity the sentence pattern: To err is human
A
SV
B
SVC
C
SVO
D
SVOC
Question 24
In the essay “Forgetting”, the author mention whom as a “life-long devotee of medicines”.
A
Himself
B
His mother
C
His wife
D
His son
Question 25
The author who wrote the lesson „Yannai Malai‟ Suffered from the disease?
A
Chronic Glaucoma
B
Retinitis pigmentosa
C
Astigmatism
D
Myopic Vision.
Question 26
  • Fill in the blank with the suitable gerund:
  • Her --------------- ring is quite nice.
A
wedded
B
wed
C
wedding
D
will wed.
Question 27
Who is the speaker of the short story “When the Trees Walked”?
A
Rudyard Kipling
B
Ruskin Bond
C
Famida Y Basheer
D
R.K Narayan
Question 28
Marsha reached the railway station and she was waiting for them there Find out the type of the sentence
A
Simple
B
Complex
C
Compound
D
Phrase
Question 29
Newton returned to Cambridge in order to formulate this simple key to the riddle of the universe. As a result of his leisurely observation of the unimportant little thinks of his daily
  • Pick out the false statement.
A
He always looks at little things
B
Little things are not important
C
His observation of the trivial thing had helped him to discover a theory
D
His theories are always the outcome of his keen observation
Question 30
The American English equivalent of the word “ washbasin‟ is
A
Zee
B
Wash room
C
Wash tank
D
Sink
Question 31
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success”
  • These are the words of——-
A
Nehru
B
Dale Carn ege
C
Swami Vivekananda
D
Napolean
Question 32
    • Read the sentence to find out whether there is any error. If there is my error, mark the part A,B,C or D as the case may be.
    • Most of the victims has underwent first aid by  the time the  ambulance van reached the accident site
    •                 A                                            B                                             C                                             D
A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D
Question 33
Music has a way of finding the big, invisible moving pieces inside our hearts and soul and helping us figure out the position of things inside us. What does „figure out‟ mean?
A
make out
B
take out
C
look out
D
seek out
Question 34
. Join the sentences given below. Choosing the correct relative pronoun furnished in brackets:
  • I know the girl. She is a famous sportsperson (whom/who)
A
I know the girl whom is a famous sportsperson
B
I know the girl who she is a famous sportsperson
C
I know the girl who is a famous sportsperson
D
I know the girl whom she is a famous sportsperson
Question 35
Who is making Johnny- cake for grandmother?
A
Little Sarah
B
Farmer
C
Shopkeeper
D
Miller
Question 36
To which period Walt Whitman belong?
A
1819 – 1892
B
1825 – 1900
C
1890 – 1975
D
1815 – 1890
Question 37
Choose the correct sentence which has no error
A
Geetha’s father is a MLA
B
Geetha’s father is the MLA
C
Geetha’s father is an MLA
D
Geetha’s father is MLA
Question 38
Choose the sentence with the correct question tag.
A
I had my tea just now. didn‟t I?
B
I had my tea now, hadn‟t I?
C
I had been to my native place, haven‟t I?
D
I had been to my native place, had I?
Question 39
  • Select the correct answer to complete the sentence from options given below:
  • That Rani Lakshmibai travelled 24 hours at a stretch with her child on her back, speaks of ___________
A
her dynamism and bravery
B
her desire to escape
C
her weakness
D
her selfishness
Question 40
In the short story of O. Henry how many years ago two friends fixed an appointment.
A
Ten years
B
Twenty years
C
Thirty years
D
Fifteen years
Question 41
Suddenly —– sprang up, offering to demonstrate a few magic tricks to the family
A
Mom
B
Shelly
C
Celine
D
Hubert
Question 42
In Oscar Wilde‟s “The model millionaire” Hughie could marry Laura provided.
A
He lent a thousand pounds to Laura;s father.
B
He gifted laura ten thousand pounds.
C
He came into possession of ten thousand pounds.
D
He borrowed ten thousands pounds.
Question 43
  • Fill in the blank with the correct form of voice:
  • The drawing will look beautiful, after it -----------------
A
is done
B
was done
C
will be done
D
may be done.
Question 44
Who is the author of the poem “I Dream of Spices”?
A
Ashwin Parthiban
B
Kamala Das
C
Raj Arumugam
D
Prapanjan
Question 45
Name the animal referred a “Two orphans” in the short story Little cyclone
A
Tigers
B
Bears
C
Lions
D
Deer
Question 46
Match the following words given in Column A with their parts of speech in Column B and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
  1. a) Abroad-1. Adjective
  2. b) Blue-2. Noun
  3. c) Cartoon-3. Adverb
  4. d)Dare-4. Verb.
A
3 1 2 4
B
1 2 3 4
C
2 3 4 1
D
3 4 1 2
Question 47
Which among the following is an example for onomatopoeic words?
A
Clip – clopped
B
Tongue – Twister
C
Ambitious
D
Entertainment
Question 48
Find the sentence from options given, which is in proper Reported Speech form
A
He told Sheela that if she were in town the day before.
B
He asked Rehim that when did I intended paying him back
C
He exclaimed with joy that they had won the match.
D
He asked me where I had get this interesting novel from
Question 49
The character baloo in the Jungle book is, actually a
A
The Tiger
B
The Wolf
C
The bear
D
The deer
Question 50
  • Now A runs ninety yards to score,
  • B knocks the champion to the floor,
  • Cracking vertebrae and spines,
  • Lashes his steed across the line,
  • You’d think my ego it would please
  • To swap positions with one of these
  • Write down the rhyme scheme
A
aabbcc
B
ababcd
C
aaabbb
D
aaabbb
Question 51
“Envy is ignorance and imitation is suicide”.
  • Who said this?
A
Emerson
B
Gandhiji
C
Swami Vivekananda
D
Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Question 52
  • Choose the correct option with the right words in sequence.
  • You can __________ see the mountains on a ______ sunny day.
A
Prettily, pretty
B
Clearly, clear
C
Bright, Brightly
D
True, Truly
Question 53
Find out the verb from the following :
A
Accomplish
B
Accomplishment
C
Honestly
D
Beauty
Question 54
What is mean by cloud burst?
A
Snow fall
B
Heavy thunder
C
Rapid fire burst
D
Heavy downpour
Question 55
Match the following with the author and title:
  • Author                               -Title
  • (a) Elizabeth Barrett Browning         -1. A Psalm of life
  • (b) Oscar Wilde    -2. The solitary reaper
  • (c) William Wordsworth-3. The cry of the children
  • (d) H.W. Longfellow-4. The model millionaire
A
3 4 2 1
B
4 3 1 2
C
1 3 2 4
D
2 4 1 3
Question 56
What are the two types of photography?
A
Dry and wet photography
B
Black and white photography
C
Negative and formative photography
D
None of the above
Question 57
Mention the character in the short story “Brought to Book”, who ill-treated all the school books A
A
Ramesh
B
Mahesh
C
Suresh
D
Raju
Question 58
“The wings of Fire” is a autobiography by ---------------
A
Sachin Tendulkar
B
Kamala Das
C
R.K. Narayanan
D
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul kalam
Question 59
Fill out the blank with the most appropriate option given below: Alexander‟s hope _________ the whole of India was not materialized due to his ill health.
A
To Conquer
B
Of Conquer
C
Of conquering
D
Conquered
Question 60
Find out the odd pair from those given below:
A
The Wooden Bowl- Leo Tolstoy
B
The Piano Lesson- Rob Reilly
C
Reflowering – Sundara Ramaswamy
D
Is Life, But A Dream? – Lewis Barry
Question 61
  • Choose the correct antonym for the italicized word.
  • Train journeys have a different charm.
A
many
B
same
C
various
D
variety
Question 62
How many plays were written by Dr. Gieve Patel?
A
Two
B
Two
C
Four
D
Seven
Question 63
Complete the following poetic line choosing from the option given below. “There won’t be any calendar, there won’t be
A
last look
B
telephone book
C
any clock
D
plastic hook
Question 64
Pick out the sentence with the wrong question tag.
A
They never give up, do they?
B
They will leave soon, won‟t they ?
C
Your father smokes a lot, doesn‟t he?
D
You never listen to what we say, don‟t you?
Question 65
Match the following suffixes with the rootward and mark the codes given below:
  • Column A - Column B
  1. a) Migrate- 1. Ment
  2. b) Notice -2. ern
  3. c) North -3. ion
  4. d) Excite -4. able
A
1 4 2 3
B
3 4 2 1
C
3 1 4 2
D
2 4 3 1
Question 66
Find out the meaning for the italicized word:
  • Hemanth rejected his suggestion indignantly.
  1. irritatedly II) annouingly III) infuriatedly IV) furiously
A
I,II,IV and V
B
I,II,III and v
C
II,III,IV and V
D
I,III,IV and v
Question 67
  • The amount was given to the senior citizen as _________.
  • Fill in the blanks with suitable option.
A
Ad hoe
B
En route
C
Ex gratia
D
Liaison
Question 68
Plural form of puppy and chilli.
A
Puppys and Chillies
B
Puppy and Chillies
C
Puppies and Chillis
D
Puppies and Chillies
Question 69
Choose the option that contains the right word suiting the context of the sentence: As the _________ is too tight, I cannot untie the rope.
A
Naught
B
Nought
C
Not
D
Knot
Question 70
Which of the following literary works does not exhibit the theme of “Optimism‟?
A
Be the Best
B
keep your spirits high
C
The Mark of Vishnu
D
Where the mind is without fear
Question 71
“ When you put your heart and soul and you are passionate, you start enjoying what you do” Whose words are this?
A
Sachin Tendulkar
B
Virat Kholi
C
Kapil Dev
D
Kris Srikkanth
Question 72
  • If you can meet with triumph and disaster.
  • And treat those two important just the same:
  • Find out the word nearest opposite in meaning to „Impostor‟ form the options.
A
Pretender
B
Quack
C
Expert
D
Sham
Question 73
Identify the poetic line that differs in figure of speech from the other poetic lines:
A
Speech that came like leech-craft.
B
Like a golden swarm of fireflies you came
C
He lifted his head from his drinking, as cattle do
D
you were the dawn and sunlight filled the spaces
Question 74
Match the phrases in Column A with their suitable clauses in Column B
  • Column A-Column B
  • Phrases-Clauses
  • (a) Despite his sickness-1. Kalam became a great scientist
  • (b) On seeing the snake-2. the teacher appreciated me
  • (c) By working hard-3. she ran away
  • (d) Observing my skill-4. he attended school
A
2 4 3 1
B
3 4 2 1
C
4 3 1 2
D
3 2 4 1
Question 75
  • As the coming generation also has its dreams and aspirations for the nation‟s future it therefore adds something from its side to the national vision.
  • Write the verb form of the word”aspiration”.
A
Aspire
B
Aspiringly
C
Aspirate
D
Aspiry
Question 76
  • “Or, all day , we drive the wheels of iron
  • In the factories, round and round”
  • In which poem do these lines occur?
A
The cry of the children
B
Migrant Brid.
C
Shilpi
D
Going for water.
Question 77
__________ is not a Nobel prize winner
A
Rudyard kipling
B
William Golding
C
Oscar wilde
D
Pearl S.Buck.
Question 78
  • Match the Column A with Column B to make meaningful sentences. Select the correct code given below:
  • Column A - Column B
  • (a) The Police found the thief - 1. weeping all the while
  • (b) I saw the bats -2. racking towards the earth
  • (c) We noticed the lady -3. hiding behind the door
  • (d) The astronomer observed a meteor -4. hanging from the roof.
A
1 3 2 4
B
2 1 4 3
C
4 2 3 1
D
3 4 1 2
Question 79
In the battle of Sambre Caesar defeated
A
The Nervi
B
The Romans
C
Brutus
D
Cassius
Question 80
In the poem “A poison tree” the poet was angry with his
A
Friend
B
Relatives
C
Society
D
Enemy
Question 81
In the short story “After Twenty years” two friends made an appointment in
A
The Temple
B
The church
C
Coffee shop
D
The restaurant
Question 82
  • Choose the correct pair of homophones to complete the following sentence:
  • The thief broke open the ——— almirah to ———- the jewels.
A
lone -loan
B
steel – steal
C
bear-bare
D
role – roll
Question 83
  • Select the correct tense:
  • Don‟t disturb me, I ------------------- my assignment.
A
do
B
did
C
will do
D
am doing.
Question 84
In Oscar wilde‟s “The selfish Giant, _______ came and took the gaint to paradise.
A
The Jesus Christ
B
An angel
C
An evil spirit
D
The giant‟s friend.
Question 85
Match the following Sentences given in Column A with their patterns in Column B and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
  1. a) They were happy- 1. SVA
  2. b) She sang sweetly-2. SVIODO
  3. c) I gave him a book-3. SVOC
  4. d) He painted the car green-4. SVC
A
1 3 2 4
B
4 1 2 3
C
4 2 4 3
D
4 3 2 1
Question 86
Match the following phrases given in Column A with their meaning in Column B.
  • Column A - Column B
  1. a) On the edge of - 1. Afraid.
  2. b) Frightened of - 2. At the up of
  3. c) Burn with Confident.
  4. d) Be sure of Overwhelmed.
A
4 3 1 2
B
1 2 3 4
C
3 1 4 2
D
2 1 4 3
Question 87
  • In whose poem do the following lines occur.
  • “Join the jubilant song of the great stars sweeping by
  • Laugh and battle and work and drink of the wine outpoured”
A
Khalil Gibran
B
Ralph Waldo Emerson
C
H.W. Longfellow
D
John Masefield
Question 88
In the short story, “Brought to book” whose condition is worse than Ms English?
A
Mr Geography
B
Ms School bag
C
Small Master note book
D
Mr Atlas
Question 89
Nadia Hokmi the boxing player belongs to which country?
A
Russia
B
Japan
C
Poland
D
America
Question 90
  • Ashwin _____ (complete) M.B.A in another two years.
  • Fill in the blanks with suitable form of tense.
A
Will completing
B
Will be completing
C
Was completing
D
Completing
Question 91
Select the appropriate passive voice form and fill in the blanks. The Problem ___________ by them.
A
Had been solving
B
Had been solved
C
Has been solving
D
Will be solving
Question 92
Who among the following is a Bengali poet and has won Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913?
A
Mahasweta Devi
B
Rabindranath Tagore
C
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
D
Sunil Gangopadhyay.
Question 93
  • In Julius Caesar, Antony says, „He hath brought many captives home to Rome,
  • Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill‟
  • “Ransoms‟ in this line means
A
Payment for the release of refugees
B
Payment for the release of criminals
C
Payment for the release of prisoners
D
Payment for the release of leaders
Question 94
Match the prefixes under Column A with the words under Column B :
  • Column A             Column B
  • (a) multi 1. sensitive
  • (b) mis                    2. runner
  • (c) hyper                3. faceted
  • (d) fore                   4. behave
A
4 1 3 2
B
2 3 1 4
C
3 4 1 2
D
1 2 3 4
Question 95
Who is the author of the poem “I Dream of Spices”?
A
Ashwin Parthiban
B
Kamala Das
C
Raj Arumugam
D
Prapanjan
Question 96
In short story,” The fun they had” Margie is
A
10 years old
B
11 years old
C
12 years old
D
15 years old
Question 97
  • The following poetic lines are from
  • If this be error and upon me prov‟d
  • I never write, nor no man ever lov‟d.
A
William Wordsworth
B
William Shakespeare
C
D.H. Lawrence
D
Walt Whitman
Question 98
Dr. Karl Paulnack, the director of the music division, is a
A
Guitarist
B
Violinist
C
Pianist
D
Cellist
Question 99
  • Match the words and phrases given in column A with their meanings in column B.
  • Column A - Column B
  • a) Power to inspire -1. Composure.
  • b) Calm manner -2. Sneer.
  • c) Contemptuous smile-3.Chairsma
  • d) Range of skills -4. Versatality.
A
3 1 4 2
B
3 1 2 4
C
4 3 2 1
D
2 1 4 3
Question 100
Annie Louisa Walker was educated in——
A
Delhi
B
Moscow
C
London
D
Ontario
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