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Group 4 VAO General English Model Test 20

Group 4 VAO General English Model Test 20

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Question 1
The historical event represented in the short story, “The Christmas Truce” is
A
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
B
First world war
C
Second world war
D
American civil war
Question 2
Match the following:
  1. a) Takazhi Sivasankaran pillai -1. Sonnet 116
  2. b) William Shakespeare -2. Kuttichovan
  3. c) Douglas Malloch -3. Is Life but a dream?
  4. d) Lewis Carroll -4. Be the Best.
A
2 1 4 3
B
1 2 4 3
C
2 1 3 4
D
4 1 2 3
Question 3
Match the following words given in Column A with their meanings in Column B and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
  • Column A - Column B
 
  1. parched -1. slimy
  1. Taut -2. smiled
  2. Groaned -3. slavery
  3. Freedom -4. Wet
A
1 3 2 4
B
4 1 2 3
C
3 1 4 2
D
2 4 1 3
Question 4
In the poem, “Lines written in the early spring” whose soul made the author to feel bad?
A
God’s soul
B
Human’s soul
C
Nature’s soul
D
Flower’s soul
Question 5
How many species of Sea Turtles are in the world?
A
5 species
B
7 species
C
10 species
D
9 species
Question 6
Select the correct answer from the options given below to fill the blank: ------------------ was the first woman in India to fly a plans.
A
Emile Dickson
B
Sarla Thakral
C
Agarwal preethi
D
Rajalakshmi
Question 7
Match the following
  • Phrasal verbs - Meanings
      1. a) Get in - 1. Accord
      2. b) Get along - 2. Enter
      3. c) Get even - 3. Revenge
      4. d) Get into - 4. Reach
A
2 1 3 4
B
2 1 3 5
C
2 3 1 5
D
2 3 4 5
Question 8
  • Choose the correct answer from the options given below :
  • “In every land is common life
  • That all can recognize and understand”
  • These lines are taken from the poem
A
With a friend
B
No men are foreign
C
My native land
D
To India
Question 9
“The First Patient” is a
A
Sentimental play
B
Humours play
C
Detective play
D
Romantic play
Question 10
Who is the author of the poem A tragic story?
A
William Makepeace
B
William Wordsworth
C
Robert Brown
D
Rudyard Kipling
Question 11
Match the British English words under Column A with their American English equivalents under Column B and Choose the correct code.
  1. a) Chips - 1. Garbage can
  2. b) Dustbin -2. Jelly
  3. c) Jam - 3. Guy
  4. d) Fellow - 4. French fries
A
1 4 3 2
B
3 4 1 2
C
2 4 3 1
D
4 1 2 3
Question 12
Choose the noun form of the verb “recite‟
A
Recitation
B
Reciting
C
Recited
D
Recitate
Question 13
Jackson Island lies on which river?
A
Amazon river
B
Mississippi river
C
Yellow river
D
Nile river
Question 14
  • Choose the correct antonyms for the italicized word.
  • Sir John was living in a Palatial house.
A
big
B
small
C
rich
D
large
Question 15
  • Fill in the blanks with the most suitable word from the options.
  • She held the ______________ in her hand.
A
Reigns
B
Rains
C
Reins
D
Raigns
Question 16
  • Find out the figure of speech in the following poetic lines : 
  • “O If you can meet with triumph and disaster
  • And treat those two impostors just the same”.
A
Personification
B
Simile
C
Metaphor
D
Oxymoron
Question 17
Match the following sentences in Column A with the patterns in Column B and select the correct answer from the codes given:
  • Column A -                      Column B
  1. a) We call Gandhi „Mahatma‟ -1. SVCA
  2. b) Velu grew tired after the match -2. SVIODO
  3. c) We war woolen clothes in winter -3. SVOC
  4. d) Kumar gave me the right answer -4. SVOA
A
2 3 4 1
B
3 1 4 2
C
4 3 2 1
D
1 2 3 4
Question 18
“Not failure but low aim is crime”, says Browning. What according to Browning is a crime?
A
Failing in an attempt
B
Aiming at the incredible
C
Failing repeatedly
D
Not aiming high
Question 19
  • “But my grandmother thought differently.”
  • What was the grandmother’s thought?
A
She want to collect old coins
B
She thought her end was near
C
She had a thought of going to pilgrimage
D
She thought of preparing food for all
Question 20
  • Choose the correct synonym for the underlined word from the options given:
  • He made himself  Indispensable to his institution.
A
Major
B
Short
C
Essential
D
Negligible
Question 21
Find out the error:
  • I     would rather    prefer     to dancing
  • A         B                     C              D
A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D
Question 22
Who did this?  Choose the passive form for the above sentence
A
Who done this?
B
Whom was this done by?
C
By whom was this did?
D
By whom was this done?
Question 23
Which of the following is right options. 
A
England, with all thy faults I love thee still.
B
England with all thy faults, I love thee still!
C
England, with all thy faults, I love thee still.
D
England, with all thy faults, I love thee still!
Question 24
For Brutus as you know, was Caesar‟s angel. Judg, O you gods, how dearly Caesar loved him! who was Caesar‟s angel?
A
Casca
B
Antony
C
Cassius
D
Brutus
Question 25
  • Find out the verb from the following underlined word :
  • “The Roar of a lion would make all sheep shudder“.
A
Closer
B
Shiver
C
Shining
D
Sluggish
Question 26
A workshop conducted by Dr. Gieve Patel in Rishi Valley school for men is
A
Painting workshop
B
Saplings planting workshop
C
Poetry workshop
D
Musical instrument workshop
Question 27
Which one of the following has a correct gerund?
A
He likes having played cricket
B
He like to play cricket
C
He Likes playing cricket
D
He likes having been played cricket
Question 28
Match the characters under Column „B‟ with the relevant story titles under Column „A‟
  • Column A -                     Column B
  1. a) The Necklace - 1. Behrman
  2. b) Lottery Ticket - 2. Morissot
  3. c) The Last Leaf - 3. Matilda
  4. d) Two friends - 4. Masha
A
4 1 3 2
B
3 4 1 2
C
3 1 2 4
D
2 3 1 4
Question 29
The theme of the story, ‘The Model Millionaire’ is—–
A
Work is worship
B
Hard work never fails
C
Art is long
D
Kindness begets kindness
Question 30
325 globally threatened flora, fauna, bird, amphibian, reptile and fish species are found in
A
Western ghats
B
Himalayas
C
Eastern ghats
D
Vindya ranges
Question 31
  • “Where do you live?” asked the stranger. 
  • Identify the above statement.
A
Reported speech
B
Direct speech
C
Indirect speech
D
None of the above
Question 32
  • Name the sentence:
  • It was a sunset of great beauty
A
Compound
B
Complex
C
Phrase
D
Clause
Question 33
  • Read the passage and choose the correct option that answers the questions given below:
  • “Thank you Shelly”, Diane said holding her hand out for me to shake, “for taking care of sam. We were in a traffic accident and some how we got separated when I went to the, hospital . I guess he lost his collar and harness too”. I looked at her hand, I didn‟t want to give Goldy up, but I could see that it was this lady he really belonged to. Not to me. I was just temporary.
  • Who did the dog really belong to?
A
Shelly
B
Diane
C
Sam
D
None of the above
Question 34
Match the following phrases given in Column A with their meanings in Column B and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
  • Column A -              Column B
  1. a) due to - 1. crushed
  2. b) get on to - 2. move fully
  3. c) go in to - 3. climb
  4. d) ground up - 4. because of
A
2 1 4 3
B
1 2 3 4
C
4 3 2 1
D
4 2 3 1
Question 35
  • In Julius Caesar, Antony speaks the following line:
  • “This was the most unkindest cut of all”
  • The “cut‟ in the above line refers to the stab of.
A
Casea
B
Cassius
C
Brutus
D
Pompey
Question 36
  • Fill in the blanks with a suitable article:
  • Students are asked to attend-------------- special class, to he held in the evening
A
a
B
an
C
the
D
no article
Question 37
Where did the little boy invite the giant?
A
To the bank of a river
B
To the hell
C
To the Mountain
D
To His garden-The Paradise
Question 38
  • “Art lies in concealing art”.
  • What is the figure of speech?
A
Personification
B
Antithesis
C
Hyperbole
D
Epigram
Question 39
Find the odd sentence which is not the same sentence pattern as the other three .
A
He wore his uniform
B
I ate an apple.
C
He was excited
D
I like ice cream
Question 40
Identify the sentence with adjective:
A
She looks dainty
B
Fight like a hero
C
I worked only two sums
D
All the above
Question 41
In the short story “After twenty years” two friends were raised together in
A
London
B
Marry land
C
New York
D
Spain
Question 42
Select the correct sentence:
A
How fine the Ajanta paintings are!
B
How beautiful the Ajanta paintings are!
C
How well the Ajanta paintings are !
D
How nice the Ajanta paintings are!
Question 43
Match the poems under Column”A” with the authors under Column “B” and select the correct code.
  • Column A -                    Column B
  1. a) A Psalm of Life -                                   1. Lewis Carroll
  2. b) Is Life But a Dream -                    2. H.W. Longfellow
  3. c) Going for water -                            3. Kamala Das
  4. d) Punishment in Kindergarden -            4. Robert Frost.
A
2 3 1 4
B
2 3 4 1
C
4 2 3 1
D
2 1 4 3
Question 44
  • “The music in my heart I bore
  • Long after it was heard no more”
  • These lines appear in______
A
Be the best
B
Tables turned
C
A Psalm of Life
D
The Solitary Reaper
Question 45
Find out the correct sentence:
A
One of the bicycle is defective.
B
One of the bicycles is defective.
C
One of the bicycle are defective.
D
One of the bicycles were defective
Question 46
  • Find out the correct tense form and fill in the blanks.
  • I _______ the railway station after the train _______.
A
Reached left
B
Had reached, had left
C
Reached, had left
D
Has reached, has left.
Question 47
Who started the cultivation of Sugarcane?
A
Indians
B
Americans
C
Europeans
D
Romans
Question 48
Match the following homophones with their related meanings and select the answer from the codes given below :
  • Hemophones - Meanings
  • (a) Piece             -1. Calm, undisturbed
  • (b) Peace               - 2. Light in colour
  • (c) Pail                  -3. A portion of an object
  • (d) Pale              -4. A bucket
A
3 1 4 2
B
1 3 4 2
C
4 1 3 2
D
2 1 4 3
Question 49
  • In which of the poem does the following occur?
  • We can‟t all be captains, we‟ve got to be crew
A
Be the Best
B
Snake
C
Gitanjali
D
Women‟s Rights
Question 50
  • Complete the sentence with a suitable question tag.
  • Please close the door, ________.
A
Will you?
B
Will he ?
C
Can you?
D
Should you?
Question 51
  • Identify the sentence:
  • His son, the pride of his old age, is dead.
A
complex
B
compound
C
None
D
simple
Question 52
In which year did Subash Chandra Bose form the Indian National Army in Singapore?
A
1939
B
1943
C
1941
D
1938
Question 53
Which of the following idioms suits with the meaning “occasionally” below? 
A
He visits me off and on
B
He has been working on and off
C
These two statement do not hang together
D
I have made up my mind
Question 54
Laugh till the game is played and be you merry, my friends. In the above quoted lines from “Laugh and be Merry‟ by John Masefield the figure of speech that occur is
A
simile
B
metaphor
C
alliteration
D
apostrophe
Question 55
I shall have been loving .
  • The above sentence is
A
Imperative
B
Past perfect continuous
C
Future perfect continuous
D
Continuous infinitive
Question 56
Stopping by woods on snowy evening, is the famous poem of
A
Robert Frost
B
William Wordsworth
C
Walt Whitman
D
H.W.Longfellow
Question 57
The old house of Ruskin Bond was built with solid blocks of
A
Marbles
B
Bricks
C
Stones
D
Granites
Question 58
  • “His followers tried to boost their King’s courage against the news, only in vain”
  • Whose followers tired to boost their king as mentioned the poem “Hollow Crown”
A
Richard II
B
Richard III
C
Richard IV
D
Richard V
Question 59
  • If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
  • Find out the synonym for the underlined word from the options given
A
Muscle
B
Blood
C
Strength
D
Weakness
Question 60
  • Complete the following poetic lines by choosing the correct option given below.
  • A child sitting under the Piano in the boom of the tingling —–
A
rings
B
strings
C
springs
D
brings
Question 61
Match the following phrases/idioms given in Column A with their meanings in Column B and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
  • Column A -              Column B
  • a) Mess around -1. punish
  • b) Mete something out -2. waste time
  • c) Mill around-3. beware of danger
  • d) Mind out -4. people get together very close
A
2 4 3 1
B
1 3 2 4
C
3 1 4 2
D
2 1 4 3
Question 62
Which of the following is infinitive?
A
Bid him go there
B
Figs are good
C
My Brother is ill
D
The heavens are above.
Question 63
Name the narrator of the short story, “Earthquake”.
A
M.S. Mahadevan
B
Brij
C
Nilu
D
Molthi
Question 64
Pick out the sentence with SVO pattern.
A
He is a student
B
We are clever
C
Ram sells tea
D
The radio is champ
Question 65
Match the short stories under column A with their authors under Column B and select the correct code:
  • Column A-                             Column B
  • (a) A man Who Had No Eyes                   -1. James Harriot
  • (b) Sorry, Best Friend                               -2. Charles
  • (c) God, This is Charles                      -3. Hemangini Rannade
  • (d) Every Living Thing                                 -4. Mackinlay Kantor
A
1 3 4 2
B
4 3 2 1
C
3 2 1 4
D
1 2 3 4
Question 66
  • Pick out the correct words from the options given below :
  • He gave me_______notes.
A
a ten five rupee
B
ten five rupees
C
a ten five rupee’s
D
ten five rupee
Question 67
‘If the Himalayan ice disappears, the future will be worse’. This statement is about ——
A
communal disharmony
B
advantages of science and technology
C
an alarming global issue
D
astrological science.
Question 68
Match the poems with the poets:
  1. a) Earth -                                                1. D.H Larence.
  2. b) Snake -                                              2. H.W. Longfellow
  3. c) A psalm of life -                                3. Khalil Gibran
  4. d) Be Glad your Nose is on your face - 4. Jack Prelutsky.
A
3 1 2 4
B
1 3 4 2
C
2 3 1 4
D
4 3 2 1
Question 69
  • Fill in the blank with the suitable article:
  • ---------------- Ganga is a holy river.
A
An
B
The
C
A
D
No Articles
Question 70
In the short story, “With the photographer” who pulled the string and the photograph was taken
A
The author
B
The photographer
C
Author’s friend
D
Author’s sister
Question 71
There is a house now far away where once I received love-------- that women died---------- the poet received love and safety in -----------------house.
A
Uncle‟s house
B
Mother‟s house
C
Friends‟s house
D
Grandma‟s house
Question 72
Choose the option that contains the right preposition to complete the sentence. His father shouted ______ him when he came home late.
A
On
B
Over
C
For
D
At
Question 73
  • “To my immediate right the Nanda Pal glacier slopes down sharply ___________ of course for the fact that ends in a cold and menacing snout with icy waters flowing below”.
  • In the given passage the word menacing means
A
Threatening
B
Pacifying
C
Attracting
D
Repelling
Question 74
He worked hard, yet did not succeed. 
A
Simple
B
Compound
C
Complex
D
Adverbial Phrase
Question 75
In the short story, “The Christmas Tree” a soldier from which country’s army camp wrote a letter
A
German
B
British
C
France
D
American
Question 76
. In the short story, “The accidental Tourist” the author and his big family went a trip at
A
Easter
B
Christmas
C
New year
D
Good Friday
Question 77
Which one of the following statements is not related to the lesson “Music – The Hope Raiser”?
A
Music is a basic need of human survival
B
Music is one of the ways we make sense of our lives.
C
Music is a luxury and lavish thing
D
Music is not an extravaganza or a hobby
Question 78
In Oscar wilde‟s “The selfish Giant‟ the giant saw something marvelous in his garden . He saw.
A
A silver tree with golden blossoms
B
A golden tree with white blossoms
C
A pink tree with yellow blossoms
D
A dull tree with no blossoms
Question 79
Identify the sentence:
  • The ants fought the wasps.
A
Transitive verb
B
Intransitive verb
C
Infinitive
D
None of the above
Question 80
Name the famous novel of Ruskin Bond which was made into a Hindi film?
A
The cherry tree
B
I Can’t Climb Tree anymore
C
The Blue Umbrella
D
Fairy tale
Question 81
Who wrote the sonnet ‘composed upon Westminster Bridge’?
A
William Shakespeare
B
William Wordsworth
C
John Donne
D
John Keats
Question 82
  • Choose the option that conveys the meaning of the statement given below:
  • Throughout his life, he has been filled with the conviction that there is a silver lining to every cloud and that good shall ultimately prevail.
A
He has believed in the prevalence of sorrows in his life
B
He has accumulated much wealth and silver in his life.
C
He has been an optimist throughout his life
D
He has believed that good shall never prevail
Question 83
Combine the words given under Column A with those given under Column B to form compound words:
  • Column -A              Column B
  • (a) flash          -1. dream
  • (b) day             -2. set
  • (c) sun             -3. green
  • (d) sea             -4. light
A
1 2 3 4
B
4 1 2 3
C
2 3 1 4
D
3 2 4 1
Question 84
Match the following homophones with their related meanings and select the answer from the codes given below:
  • Homophones-                Meanings
  1. a) Pair                     -1. Cut off
  2. b) Pear                 -2. Equal value
  3. c) Pare                       -3. A fruit
  4. d) Par                        -  Two similar thinks
A
3 1 2 4
B
4 3 2 1
C
4 3 1 2
D
1 2 3 4
Question 85
  • “I heard a thousand blended notes”
  • In the poem, Lines written in early spring who heard the blended notes
A
Robert frost
B
Robert brown
C
William Wordsworth
D
H.W. Longfellow
Question 86
Select the correct sentence:
A
Do it to best of your ability
B
Do it to the best of your ability
C
Do it the best of your ability
D
Do it to best you ability
Question 87
  • Read the passage and select the answer for the question from the options given below:
  • “I told them:
  • I‟m not going to be a DJ”
  • Who is referred to a DJ?
A
District Judge
B
Disc Jockey
C
Divine Jocker
D
Disclosed Joker
Question 88
Choose the suitable prefix to form a meaningful word from the given root word “significant”.
A
Un
B
Pre
C
In
D
De
Question 89
Shillong is a ________coin.
A
US
B
Africa
C
British
D
India
Question 90
Match the following words given in Column A with their meanings in Column B and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
  • Column A -            Column B
  1. a) instinct                      - 1. deep
  2. b) profound                  - 2. ability
  3. c) lanky                           - 3. Intuition
  4. d) aptitude                           -4. Tall and thin
A
1 3 4 2
B
3 1 4 2
C
4 3 1 2
D
2 1 3 4
Question 91
They failed to add an appendix to the book. Which of the following is the right plural form for the underlined word?
A
Appendices
B
Indices
C
Appendixes
D
Annexures
Question 92
Match the poems in Column A with the poets in Column B:
  • Column A -                   Column B
  1. a) Solitary Reaper -                    1. Khalil Gibran
  2. b) Is Life but a Dream? -                 2. D.H. Lawrence
  3. c) The Earth -                                      3. Lewis Carroll
  4. d) Snake -                                               4. William wordsworth
A
3 4 2 1
B
4 3 1 2
C
3 1 2 4
D
4 2 3 1
Question 93
  • Find out the allusion applied here:
  •  “Dust thou art, to dust returnest .. ”
A
Hindu Mythology
B
Rhyme of Ancient Mariner
C
The Bible
D
William Shakespeare
Question 94
Which year Mary Kom won medal in Olympics?
A
2010
B
2012
C
2014
D
2016
Question 95
Who is the writer of the imaginary story, “The fun they had”?
A
Ruskin Bond
B
Isaac Asimov
C
Rudyard Kipling
D
Charles Dickens
Question 96
Whose generosity is more compelling given his financial status in the “Model Millionaire”? 
A
Alan Trevor
B
Erskine
C
Baron Hausberg
D
Oscar Wilde
Question 97
Who initiated to give second chance to Mahesh to regret his ill-treatment?
A
Ms English
B
Mr Geography
C
Master note book
D
Ms School bag
Question 98
The character of spider mention in the poem “The Spider and the Fly “ is
A
Open minded
B
Coward
C
Cunning
D
Brave
Question 99
  • The use of —– sprays has led to the increase of ChloroFluro Carbon in the atmosphere.
  • Fill out the blank by choosing the right option given below.
A
Freyan
B
Asthalin
C
Aerosol
D
Methane
Question 100
Identify the incorrect sentence from the following:
A
Apples are not so sweet as Mangoes
B
Mangoes are sweeter than Apples
C
Japanese are the industrious people in the world.
D
Gold is costlier than silver.
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