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VU Eng-101 English Comprehension MIDTERM Solved/Unsolved Papers Spring 2011

VU Eng-101 English Comprehension MIDTERM Solved/Unsolved Papers Spring 2011

MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Spring 2011
Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose antonym for the underlined word.
Our investigation will reveal the truth.
► conceal
► expose
► inspect
► announce
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with the most suitable phrasal verb.
The weather brought my cold……
► down
► up
► off
► on
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which suffix can correctly be added to the root word ‘electric’ to make a new word?
► ed
► ian
► sion
► y
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
Newton imagined light to ________ of particles emitted from luminous bodies.
►assist
►desist
►consist
►persist
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Indicate the correct form of verb in the sentence given below.
He was told not to laugh at policemen.
ENG101- English Comprehension ►-ed
►-ing
►Infinitive
►Past
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the sentence carefully and decide which of the five choices provided comes closest in meaning to
the word underlined.
Sue affected to like her only until she found a better friend.
►Agreed
►Pretended
►Wanted
►Bothered
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the statement carefully and choose ‘inference’ from the given options.
If you get fired from your job, you can infer that:
►You did something wrong.
►You will never get a job again
►You were the best worker.
►You might get a raise.
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct option.
The coach’s ___________ voice could be heard over all the other noise in the gymnasium.
► sanguine
►ingratiating
►strident
► mellifluous
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct option.
The lab technicians went through the titration process with __________ care.
► sedulous
►ribald
► vestigial
►mordantQuestion No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option /pair of connectives.
_____ the men _____ their supervisor is to be blamed for the mishap.
►Neither…and
►Either…and
►Neither…nor
►Either…nor
MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Spring 2010
Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the cause in the given situation and choose the effect.
She was in a hurry riding her bike, so she carried her viola across the handlebars. She failed to see the rock on
the street in front of her.
I.
► The viola did not fall off the bike.
► The rock did not get in the girl’s way.
► The girl fell off of her bike.
► The girl got off her bike to take a break.
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate connector.
__________ other mollusks, the oyster reproduces by eggs. .
►Regarding
►As to
►Like
►With
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of the following cannot be used for the suffix -ion?
►Put-
►exhaust-
►correct-
►collectQuestion No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning of highlighted words in the sentence.
Reforestation will help to restore our environment.
►cutting down trees will help to recover the environment.
►planting trees again will replenish our environment. ►forests should be cut to improve the worsening environmental pollution
►cutting down trees will further help to worsen the environment.
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option. /pair of connectives.
James usually has his lunch at this restaurant _____ sometimes he eats elsewhere.
►if
►either
►neither
►but
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.
It was an expensive vase _____ they bought it to pleases their mother. .
► either
► neither
►but
► or
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the statement carefully and choose ‘inference’ from the given options.
If you see someone fall off of their bike, you can infer that:
►It’s a new bike.
►They weren’t wearing helmet.
►They have never ridden a bike before.
►They have lost their balance.
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning for the word underlined. .
Being unable to write clearly is a liability in a business career. In business, one must often express opinions
and ideas in writing.
►surprise
► necessity
►drawback
► penalty
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning for the word underlined.
By giving military aid to dictatorships in Latin America, the United States has seemed to sanction their cruel
policies.
►create►remember
►criticize
►approve
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the correct option.
“Oh, dear! I have left _____ my purse _____ keys in the other bag,” said Seema.
► both…and
► either…nor
► either…and
►neither…or
MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Spring 2010
Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the phrasal verb most similar in meaning to: Refuse
► Turn down
► Look out for
► Put out
► Turn up
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which suffix cannot be added to the root word ‘employ’ to make a new word?
► ment
► ing
► less
► er
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option. /pair of connectives.
Each class is to present _____ a drama _____ a song for the concert.
► both…nor
► either…or
► either…and
► both…orQuestion No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the sentence carefully and identify which of the given choices is closest in meaning to the word
underlined. .
J.Paul Getty, the late billionaire, was so frugal that he had a pay telephone for the guests in his home.
► Sensitive
► Generous
► Thrifty
► Honest
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the statement carefully and choose ‘inference’ from the given options.
If you go to a birthday party, you can infer that:
► There will be a cake.
► The person is turning 20.
► There will be a clown.
► You will have bad time.
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning for the highlighted word.
1. A student of contemporary art must also study the classic works of artists from the past, recognizing that
these masters produced the modern art of their own time.
modern
► religious
► not having to do with religion
► modern
► former
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning for the word underlined.
There is an optimum way to approach each kind of exam question. For a multiple-choice item, for example,
first eliminate any clearly wrong answers. For an essay question, jot down an outline first.
► time-consuming
► annoying
► best
► inconvenientQuestion No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the correctly spelled word from the options provided.
► callender
► calendar
► calendre
► calander
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Click on the option that you think is correct.
Hemp cannot be used to produce marijuana, ___ its low THC content.
► as
► because
► because of
► and
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
Coach Calhoun tried to ___________ his team to try harder in the face of overwhelming odds.
► exhort
► instigate
► emulate
► flout
MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Spring 2009
Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct option.
The UConn women basketball team’s perfect season ___________ in a championship win over Tennessee.
► fulminated
► fomented
► culminated
► alleviated
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with correct option.
A kind of ____________ seemed to occur when David graduated from high school. He became a serious
student all of a sudden. ► Milieu
► Metamorphosis
► Epithet
► Accolade
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of the following statements expresses fact?
► Professor Ahmad khan argues that the effect of carbon emissions on the surrounding
environment will only get worse.
► This product might cause stomach upset for some people in years to come.
► In 2005, Brazil and FC Barcelona star Ronaldinho was named FIFA World Footballer of The Year.
► Local councilors should spend more time listening to residents and less time listening to each
other.
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning/definition for the highlighted word.
Santos knew that the reading class would improve his vocabulary and comprehension, thus increasing his
chances of success in subsequent college courses.
► less important
► out of order
► following
► . first
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of these means ‘a loose garment’?
► Cloak
► Clock
► Clone
► Clot
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the correct option.
You must have been _____ daydreaming _____ sleeping in class again.
► Neither…or
► Both…or
► Either…or
► Either…and
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option. /pair of connectives.
James usually has his lunch at this restaurant _____ sometimes he eats elsewhere.
► if
► either► neither
► but
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option /pair of connectives.
_____ the men _____ their supervisor is to be blamed for the mishap.
► Neither…and
► Either…and
► Neither…nor
► Either…nor
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning or synonym for the highlighted word.
When your plan brings us great wealth, you will be rewarded for your sagacity.
► huge appetite for herbs
► good looks
► mistakes
► intelligence
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
Coach Calhoun tried to ___________ his team to try harder in the face of overwhelming odds.
► exhort
► instigate
► emulate
► Flout
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
Newton imagined light to ________ of particles emit from luminous bodies.
► Assist
► desist
► consist
► persist Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of the following cannot be used for the suffix -ure?
► lect-
► fiss-
► depart-
► politQuestion No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the cause in the given situation and choose the effect.
I ran as fast as I could, passing all the other runners in the race. I wasn’t even tired, either.
► I won the race
► I came in last place in the race.
► I decided to run the last lap of the race again.
► I stopped at the store for a snack, since I was ahead of everyone else.
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with the most suitable phrasal verb.
She brought….. the deal even though nobody thought she was capable of doing it.
► off
► in
► out
► down
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Identify the best answer which is not a synonym for the word ‘sleepy’.
► Lethargic
► Soporific
► Hyperbolic
► Somnolent
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the phrasal verb most similar in meaning to: Wear
► Try on
► Fill out
► Have on
► Turn onQuestion No: 17 ( Marks: 2 )
Choose appropriate options for the sentence given below:
I (accept/except) all your compliments, but I (advice/advise) you to offer (fewer/less) of them at a time
because (its /it’s) not good for a person to hear too many positive things about himself in one day.
Solution:
I accept all your compliments, but I advise you to offer fewer of them at a time because it’s not good for a
person to hear too many positive things about himself in one day.
MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Spring 2009
Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with correct option.
Esmerelda’s dissertation was on such an ___________ subject that no one could understand it.
► austere
► auspicious
► esoteric
► equitable
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning for the word underlined.
What makes up a true work of art? Although no single criterion seems adequate, the novelist James Joyce
suggested three standards: “wholeness, harmony and radiance.”
► artist
► question
► standard
► novel
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
If a statement is proved true through objective evidence, what it will be called?
► Analysis
► Proposal
► Fact
► Opinion
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the statement carefully and choose ‘inference’ from the given options.
If you get fired from your job, you can infer that: ► You did something wrong.
► You will never get a job again
► You were the best worker.
► You might get a raise.
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of these means ‘polite in an extreme way’?
► Gentian
► Gentile
► Genial
► Genteel
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of these means ‘a useless person’?
► Dead loss
► Dead wood
► Dead weight
► Dead heat
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the correct option.
Rashid called _____ ;told me what happened.
► or
► nor
► and
► but
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Indicate the correct form of verb in the sentence given below.
He was told not to laugh at policemen.
► -ing
► Infinitive
► Past
► -ed
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning or synonym for the highlighted word.
When your plan brings us great wealth, you will be rewarded for your sagacity.
► huge appetite for herbs► good looks
► mistakes
► intelligence
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best available substitute word for the following root/prefix:
Post-
► against
► before
► after
► around
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best available substitute word for the following root/prefix:
Scrib-/Script-
► self
► life
► flow
► write
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Pick the most suitable phrasal verb to complete the sentence given below.
If you’re coming tonight, could you bring ……… some CDs
► on
► over
► up
► in
Question No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Model rhymes with:
► cuddle
► doodle
► hotel
► yodel
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which of the following statement is true?
► blind rhymes with hint, print, i.e. the final consonant is unvoiced.► blind rhymes with sinned, grinned, wind
► blind rhymes with mind, kind, hind, lined
► blind rhymes with pint, i.e. the final consonant is unvoiced.
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose antonym for the underlined word.
Sunglasses will only hinder your ability to see at night.
► accept
► describe
► equal
► help
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the phrasal verb most similar in meaning to: Resemble
► Get out of
► Keep up with
► Look like
► Take out
MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Fall 2008
Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the correct word or phrase to complete the sentence.
Ever since he married Jane, he’s had a new ____ on life.
► title
► rent
► Lease
► loan
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of these means „tranquil‟?
► Placoid
► Placid
► Plague
► Placate
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the sentence carefully and decide which of the five choices provided comes closest in
meaning to the word underlined.My Corvette‟s voracious appetite for gasoline made me decide to trade it in for an economy car, the
Chevette.
► Tiny
► Huge
► Sensational
► Finicky
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.
We are planning to go to _____ Spain _____ France during the holidays.
► either…nor
► either…or
► neither…and
► both…nor
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Indicate the correct form of verb in the sentence given below.
The population has increased by 6% since 1970.
► Present
► Infinitive
► -ing
► -ed
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.
“Would you marry a man who has _____ fame _____ money?” Mary asked her best friend.
► either…and
► neither….. nor
► both…nor
► either…nor
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
I don’t think these flowers are __________ to New England. At least I’ve never seen them.
► Exigent
► Fluent
► Indigenous
► Ingenuous
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of the following cannot be used for the suffix -ial?► part-
► debat-
► mart-
► commercQuestion No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best available substitute word for the following root/prefix:
Alter-/AltrI.
► large, great
► change, other
► outside, beyond
► good, well
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
When the suffix ‘ness’ is added to the word ‘happy’, what will be the correct spelling?
►hapiness
►happyness
►happiness
►hapyness
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate connector.
With neither a naturally aggressive disposition ________ particularly large size, the mimic octopus
survives quite easily because of its natural adaptations.
►or its
►nor a
►with its
►and a
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the cause in the given situation and choose the effect.
I awoke in the morning and ate breakfast. Then I pulled out my toothbrush and smeared ADAapproved toothpaste all over the bristles.
►I took a shower.
►I combed my hair.
►I left for the bus stop.
►I brushed my teeth.Question No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
What is the definition of effect?
►The result of what happened in a given situation.
►What happened in a given situation?
►The reason something happened in a given situation.
►The order of events in a given situation.
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the correctly spelled word from the options provided.
►callender
►calendar
►calendar
►calander
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Pick the most suitable phrasal verb to complete the sentence given below.
She brought her children ………. on her own after the divorce.
►over
►in
►out
►up
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
How many consonant sounds are there in English language?
►20
►24
►26
►23
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 2 )
Fill in the blanks with participle.
1. Mike has —– three sandwiches. (eat)
2 Someone has —– my toothbrush! (use)
3. I have —– him for ten years. (know)
4. My mother has ——- the hole in my sock. (mend)
Solution:
1. Mike has eaten three sandwiches. (eat)
2 Someone has used my toothbrush! (use)
3. I have Known him for ten years. (know)
4. My mother has mended the hole in my sock. (Mend)MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Spring 2011
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 2 )
What is the purpose of table in a text?
Answer:-
In a text ,table contain columns and rows, in which each columns and rows have the unique value and
properties .through which data can be handled easily
1. To manage and updated easily.
2. Sorting easily.
3. To access readily.
Question No: 18 ( Marks: 2 )
Rewrite the sentence below, Keeping in mind that your new sentence should be well written and should
have essentially the same meaning as the sentence given.
Having no air conditioning, her apartment is very hot.
Rewrite, beginning with: Her apartment is very hot) by it being no Air conditioning.
The next words will be
(a) on account of it has
(b) because it has
(c) by it being
(d) being as it is
Question No: 19 ( Marks: 3 )
Add the correct suffix to the highlighted word in each sentence.
1. You will not be permitted to swim with the sharks! (ed, er)
2. The old road has to be repaved. (ed, ing)
3. Are you planning to visit me in Myrtle Beach? (ed, ing)
Question No: 20 ( Marks: 5 )
Write the correct prefix in the blanks to make negative forms of the adjectives.
1. The new house is not ___dis__similar to our old one except that it’s a bit bigger.
2. The organization insists that it is ___im__political and does not identify with any one particular party.
3. The ownership of the painting remains __un___clear.
4. We’re living in an ___im__perfect world.
5. Whether the book is well or badly written is __im___material to me – it has an important message.
Question No: 21 ( Marks: 5)
Read the paragraph and answer the questions given below.
At Dalton State College, the registrant of a motor vehicle is held responsible for the safe and prudent operating
ENG101- English Comprehension and proper parking of his or her vehicle regardless of who may be the operator. Curbs painted in yellow are no
parking areas. Parking against the flow of traffic is prohibited at all times. Vehicles parked on campus after
school hours may be towed away. All faculty and staff reserved parking areas will be painted in red. Fines will
be paid at the Business Office in the Westcott Building. Speed limits are as posted. There is no parking at
anytime on College Drive. Decals are not transferable.
Q1. Choose the sentence that best states the implied main idea.
Answer:
Parking against the flow of traffic is prohibited at all times at “Dalton State College”.
Q2. Why people have to pay fines at Business Office in the Westcott Building?
Answer:
People have to pay fines at Business Office in the Westcott Building, if they break the traffic rules implied by
the registrant of Dalton State College.
Q3. Suggest a suitable topic for the passage.
Suitable topic for the passage.
Answer:
Parking rules during college hours.
Question No: 22 ( Marks: 5 )
Underline two synonyms in each sentence.
1. Irma thinks you are very well informed, but Shelly believes you don’t know what you’re talking about.
2. Kerry gave a triumphant shout to celebrate our team’s victorious record.
3. I couldn’t recall her name and I don’t even remember where we met.
4. Chris wasn’t in his seat when the teacher passed out the morning assignment. He was tardy as usual. Then he
missed the bus and was late for supper
5. George was demanded to confess his guilt. The other kids knew that George would never admit that he had
done wrong.
Solution:
1. Irma thinks you are very well informed, but Shelly believes you don’t know what you’re talking about.
2. Kerry gave a triumphant shout to celebrate our team’s victorious record.
3. I couldn’t recall her name and I don’t even remember where we met.
4. Chris wasn’t in his seat when the teacher passed out the morning assignment. He was tardy as usual. Then
he missed the bus and was late for supper
5. George was demanded to confess his guilt. The other kids knew that George would never admit that he had
done wrong.MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Spring 2010
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 2 )
Read the statements and identify them as Fact/Opinion.
1. Pizza tastes better than fish. Opinion
2. Many people work Mondays through Fridays at their jobs. Opinion
3. Before electricity, many people burnt candles to give them light. Fact
4. Jumping rope is a form of exercise. Fact
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 2 )
Fill in the blanks with participle.
1. The story was –red– by the librarian. (read)
2. These numbers have been —added– wrong. (add)
3. My brother has never —drunk– wine. (drink)
4. I have never –felt– so sick before. (feel)
Question No: 13 ( Marks: 3 )
Identify the following statements as F for fact, O for opinion or B for a blend of both.
1. Victor Emmanuel II was the first king to rule over a united Italy; he was also a madman, who had his toenail
clippings edged in gold and encrusted in diamonds. Then he would give the clippings to palace favorites. O
2. In 1943, the extraordinary Jacques Cousteau invented an improved diving suit that allowed divers to descend
500 feet below the surface of the ocean; nowadays, that suit is usually referred to as a scuba suit. F
3. Richard Rodriguez writes movingly about his personal struggle to honor his Spanish-speaking parents and
still excel at speaking English. O
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 3 )
Fill in the blanks with participle.
1. She has –requested- two tickets to the show. (request)
2. I have –thought- about it for a long time. (think)
3. The money was -put– in the bank. (put)
4. Have you been –hurt–? (hurt)
5. The paper will have to be —-radon–. (redo)
6. Mike has already –read– that article. (read)Question No: 15 ( Marks: 5 )
Read the paragraph and identify the main idea.
When aging parents need help, it puts a tremendous weight on their adult children. The situation is particularly
difficult if the parent does not live nearby. To handle such difficult situations, some health experts advise adult
children to investigate community resources such as Meals on Wheels. Another suggestion is to rotate care
among other family members. Sometimes the problem can be alleviated by having the parent move closer. It is
also essential to assess the parent’s actual needs.
Main idea:-There are solutions to a number of difficulties that adult children face when caring for aged parents
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 5 )
Read the passage carefully and identify the main idea.
Myths are stories, the products of fertile imagination, sometimes simple, often containing profound truths. They
are not meant to be taken too literally. Details may sometimes appear childish, but most myths express a
culture’s most serious beliefs about human beings, eternity, and God.
Main idea:-Myths illustrate the values that are considered important to a society.
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 5 )
What is the difference between Skimming and Scanning?
Answer:-
Skimming and scanning are very important reading techniques. In short, skimming refers to looking through
material quickly to gather a general sense of the ideas, information, or topic itself. When you skim, you read
through an article three to four times faster than when you read each word. Scanning refers to reading through
material to find specific information. When you scan, you run your eyes over text or information to pull out
specific words, phrases, or data
MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Spring 2010
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 2 )
What is the line in the ‘line graph’ going from top to bottom at the left-most side called?
Answer:- vertical axis
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 2 )
What is the purpose of coordinating conjunction in a sentence?
Answer:-
Coordinating Conjunctions
The short, simple conjunctions are called “coordinating conjunctions”:
 and, but, or, nor, for, yet, soA coordinating conjunction joins parts of a sentence (for example words or independent clauses) that are
grammatically equal or similar. A coordinating conjunction shows that the elements it joins are similar in
importance and structure:
Question No: 13 ( Marks: 3 )
Recall your memory about ‘Making inferences’ and identify the statements as True/False.
1. When the meaning of a word is not implied by the general sense of its context or by examples, it may be
implied by an antonym or by a contrasting thought in a context. True
2. A paragraph without a topic sentence may have an implied main idea. False
3. .A paragraph without a topic sentence does not have supporting details. True
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 3 )
Read the following text and state the main idea of the passage.
To many parents, the infant’s crying may be mainly an irritation, especially if it continues for long periods. But
crying serves important functions for the child as well as for the parents. For the child, crying helps improve
lung capacity and the respiratory system. Perhaps more important, the cry serves as a signal of distress. When
babies cry, they indicate that they are hungry or in pain, and this is important information for parents.
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 5 )
Write the correct prefix in the blanks to make negative forms of the adjectives.
1. I love high heels but they’re rather _unpractical__.
2. It is an _ illogical__ statement, because if one part is true, then the other must be false.
3. It is _impolite__ to point at people.
4. It was ___impossible__ to sleep because of the noise.
5. it’s totally ____irrational___, but I’m frightened of mice.
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 5 )
Read the following paragraph and write the sentence that best states the implied main idea.
Is there any one day of the year you dread? For some people, it is their birthday. After all, a birthday is a
reminder that we are getting older. Others are anxious as April 15 approaches. This is the day that federal taxes
are due. For others, the most feared day is Friday the 13th. On this day, wedding chapels are usually shut down.
Toy stores sell out Ouija boards. Travel is down, especially on airplanes. And people have been known to stay
in their house the entire day rather than risk anything happening to them.
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 5 )
Read this paragraph and identify the main idea.
Dogs are good for children because they teach children to be responsible. Children who have to feed the dog
and perform other works related to dogs, learn to be responsible for the life of another being. Cats also teach
children responsibility, and along with this, children who own a cat learn about independence since cats are
quick to teach this. Rabbits teach children about having babies because as anyone who has owned more than one rabbit knows; they have a lot of babies. Snakes, rats, fish and gerbils are also good to teach children about
cleanliness and proper bathing habits. Most pets teach children valuable lessons. MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Fall 2008
ENG101- English Comprehension (Session – 2)
Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the correct word or phrase to complete the sentence.
Ever since he married Jane, he’s had a new ____ on life.
► title
► rent
► lease
► loan
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of these means ‘tranq
► Placoid
► Placid
► Plague
► Placate
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the sentence carefully and decide which of the five choices provided comes
closest in meaning to the word underlined.
My Corvette’s voracious
► Tiny
appetite for gasoline made me decide to trade it in for an
economy car, the Chevette.
► Huge
► Sensational
► Finicky
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option. vuhelp
We are planning to go to _____ Spain _____ France during the holidays.
► either…nor
► either…or
► neither…and► both…nor
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Indicate the correct form of verb in the sentence given below.
The population has increased by 6% since 1970.
► Present
► Infinitive
► -ing
► -ed
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.
“Would you marry a man who has _____ fame _____ money?” Mary asked her best
friend.
► either…and
► neither….. nor
► both…nor
► either…nor
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
I don’t think these flowers are __________ to New England. At least I’ve never
seen them. vuhelp
► exigent
► fluent
► indigenous
► ingenuous
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of the following cannot be used for the suffix -ial?
► part-
► debat-
► mart-
► commercQuestion No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose oneChoose the best available substitute word for the following root/prefix:
Alter-/Altr- vuhelp
I.
► large, great
► change, other
► outside, beyond
► good, well
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Whe
n the suffix ‘ness’ is added to the word ‘happy’, what will be the correct spelling?
►hapiness
►happyness
►
►hapyness
happiness
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill
in the blank with appropriate connector.
With neither a naturally aggressive disposition ________ particularly large size, the
mimic octopus survives quite easily because of its natural adaptations.
vuhelp
►or its
►nor a
►with its
►and a
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Rea
d the cause in the given situation and choose the effect.
I awoke in the morning and ate breakfast. Then I pulled out my toothbrush and smeared
ADA-approved toothpaste all over the bristles.
►I took a shower.
►I combed my hair.
►I left for the bus stop.
►I brushed my teeth.
Question No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose oneWha
t is the definition of effect?
►The result of what happened in a given situation.
►What happened in a given situation?
►The reason something happened in a given situation.
►The order of events in a given situation.
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Cho
ose the correctly spelled word from the options provided.
►callender
►
►calendar
calendar
►calander
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Pick
the most suitable phrasal verb to complete the sentence given below.
She brought her children ………. on her own after the divorce.
►over
►in
►out
►up
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
How
many consonant sounds are there in English language?
vuhelp
►
►24
20
►26
►23
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 2 )
Fill
in the blanks with participle.
1. Mike has —– three sandwiches. (eat)
2 Someone has —– my toothbrush! (use)
3. I have —– him for ten years. (know)
4. My mother has ——- the hole in my sock. (mend)Question No: 18 ( Marks: 2 )
How
vowel sounds are produced?
Question No: 19 ( Marks: 3 )
How
a language learner can take maximum help from a dictionary?
Question No: 20 ( Marks: 5 )
Writ
e the correct prefix in the blanks to make negative forms of the adjectives.
1. He makes these ____modest statements of his own brilliance.
2. He was short and overweight and generally fairly ____attractive.
3. He’s a good teacher, but inclined to be a bit ___patient with slow learners.
4. He’s been ____honest in his dealings with us.
5. His sisters thought that his autobiography was _____loyal to the family.
Question No: 21 ( Marks: 10 )
Rea
d the passage carefully and answer the questions. (3+3+4)
Q1- Suggest a suitable ‘Topic’ for the passage.
“Anxiety of teenaged boys”
Q2- Identify the statement that effectively sums up the ‘Main idea.’
Q3- How do teenagers react to the ridicule?MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Fall 2008
ENG101- English Comprehension (Session – 2)
Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the correct word or phrase to complete the sentence.
Ever since he married Jane, he’s had a new ____ on life.
► title
► rent
► Lease
► loan
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of these means ‘tranquil’?
► Placoid
► Placid
► Plague
► Placate
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the sentence carefully and decide which of the five choices provided comes
closest in meaning to the word underlined.
My Corvette’s voracious appetite for gasoline made me decide to trade it in for an
economy car, the Chevette.
► Tiny
► Huge
► Sensational
► Finicky
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.We are planning to go to _____ Spain _____ France during the holidays.
► either…nor
► either…or
► neither…and
► both…nor
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Indicate the correct form of verb in the sentence given below.
The population has increased by 6% since 1970.
► Present
► Infinitive
► -ing
► -ed
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.
“Would you marry a man who has _____ fame _____ money?” Mary asked her best
friend.
► either…and
► neither….. nor
► both…nor
► either…nor
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
I don’t think these flowers are __________ to New England. At least I’ve never
seen them.
► Exigent► Fluent
► Indigenous
► Ingenuous
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of the following cannot be used for the suffix -ial?
► part-
► debat-
► mart-
► commercQuestion No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best available substitute word for the following root/prefix:
Alter-/AltrI.
► large, great
► change, other
► outside, beyond
► good, well
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Whe
n the suffix ‘ness’ is added to the word ‘happy’, what will be the correct spelling?
►hapiness
►happyness
►
►hapyness
happiness
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill
in the blank with appropriate connector.
With neither a naturally aggressive disposition ________ particularly large size, the
mimic octopus survives quite easily because of its natural adaptations.
►or its
►nor a ►with its
►and a
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Rea
d the cause in the given situation and choose the effect.
I awoke in the morning and ate breakfast. Then I pulled out my toothbrush and smeared
ADA-approved toothpaste all over the bristles.
►I took a shower.
►I combed my hair.
►I left for the bus stop.
►I brushed my teeth.
Question No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Wha
t is the definition of effect?
►The result of what happened in a given situation.
►What happened in a given situation?
►The reason something happened in a given situation.
►The order of events in a given situation.
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Cho
ose the correctly spelled word from the options provided.
►callender
►
►calendar
calendar
►calander
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Pick
the most suitable phrasal verb to complete the sentence given below.
She brought her children ………. on her own after the divorce.►over
►in
►out
►up
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
How
many consonant sounds are there in English language?
►
►24
20
►26
►23
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 2 )
Fill
in the blanks with participle.
1. Mike has —– three sandwiches. (eat)
2 Someone has —– my toothbrush! (use)
3. I have —– him for ten years. (know)
4. My mother has ——- the hole in my sock. (mend)
Solution:
1. Mike has —– three sandwiches. (eat)
2 Someone has used
3. I have —– him for ten years. (know)
my toothbrush! (use)
4. My mother has ——- the hole in my sock. (Mend)
Question No: 18 ( Marks: 2 )
How
vowel sounds are produced?
Question No: 19 ( Marks: 3 )
How
a language learner can take maximum help from a dictionary?
Question No: 20 ( Marks: 5 )
Writ
e the correct prefix in the blanks to make negative forms of the adjectives.
1. He makes these ____modest statements of his own brilliance.2. He was short and overweight and generally fairly ____attractive.
3. He’s a good teacher, but inclined to be a bit ___patient with slow learners.
4. He’s been ____honest in his dealings with us.
5. His sisters thought that his autobiography was _____loyal to the family.
Question No: 21 ( Marks: 10 )
Rea
d the passage carefully and answer the questions. (3+3+4)
Q1- Suggest a suitable ‘Topic’ for the passage.
“Anxiety of teenaged boys”
Q2- Identify the statement that effectively sums up the ‘Main idea.’
Q3- How do teenagers react to the ridicule?http://vudesk.com
ENG 101 MIDTERM 2008 UNSOLVED PAST PAPER
Question No: 1 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Choose the correct word or phrase to complete the sentence.

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Ever since he married Jane, he’s had a new ____ on life.
► rent
► title
► lease
► loan
Question No: 2 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Which one of these means ‘tranq

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► Placid
► Placoid
► Plague
► Placate
Question No: 3 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Read the sentence carefully and decide which of the five choices provided comes closest
in meaning to the word underlined.

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My Corvette’s voracious appetite for gasoline made me decide to trade it in for an economy car
► Tiny
,
the Chevette.
► Huge
► Sensational
► Finicky
Question No: 4 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.

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We are planning to go to _____ Spain _____ France during the holidays.
► either…nor
► either…or
► neither…and
► both…nor
Question No: 5 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Indicate the correct form of verb in the sentence given below.

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The population has increased by 6% since 1970.
► Infinitive
► Present
► -ing
► -ed
Question No: 6 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.

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“Would you marry a man who has _____ fame _____ money?” Mary asked her best friend.
► either…and
► neither….. nor
► both…norhttp://vudesk.com
► either…nor
Question No: 7 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.

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I don’t think these flowers are __________ to New England. At least I’ve never seen them.
► fluent
► exigent
► indigenous
► ingenuous
Question No: 8 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Which one of the following cannot be used forthe suffix -ial?

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► debat-
► part-
► mart-
► commercQuestion No: 9 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Choose the best available substitute word forthe following root/prefix:

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Alter-/AltrI. I.
► large, great
► change, other
► outside, beyond
► good, well
Question No: 10 ( M a r k s: 1 )
When the suffix ‘ness’ is

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added to the word ‘happy’, what will be the correct spelling?
hapiness ►
happyness ►

hapyness ►
happiness
Question No: 11 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Fill in the blank with appropriate connector.

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With neither a naturally aggressive disposition ________ particularly large size, the mimic
octopus survives quite easily because of its natural adaptations.
or its ►
nor a ►
with its ►
and a ►
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Read the cause in the given situation and choose the effect.

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I awoke in the morning and ate breakfast. Then I pulled out my toothbrush and smeared ADAapproved toothpaste all over the bristles.http://vudesk.com
I took a shower. ►
I combed my hair. ►
I left for the bus stop. ►
I brushed my teeth. ►
Question No: 13 ( M a r k s: 1 )
What is the definition of effect?

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The result of what happened in a given situation. ►
What happened in a given situation? ►
The reason something happened in a given situation. ►
The order of events in a given situation. ►
Question No: 14 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Choose the correctly spelled word from the options provided.

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callender ►

calendar ►
calendar
calander ►
Question No: 15 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Pick the most suitable phrasal verb to complete the sentence given below.

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She brought her children ………. on her own after the divorce.
over ►
in ►
out ►
up ►
Question No: 16 ( M a r k s: 1 )
How many consonant sounds are there in English language?

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24 ►
20
26 ►
23 ►
Question No: 17 ( M a r k s: 2 )
Fill in the blanks with participle.
1. Mike has —– three sandwiches. (eat)
2 Someone has —– my toothbrush! (use)
3. I have —– him for ten years. (know)
4. My mother has ——- the hole in my sock. (mend)
Question No: 18 ( M a r k s: 2 )
How vowel sounds are produced?
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How a language learner can take maximum help from a dictionary?
Question No: 20 ( M a r k s: 5 )
Write the correct prefix in the blanks to make negative forms of the adjectives.
1. He makes these ____modest statements of his own brilliance.
2. He was short and overweight and generally fairly ____attractive.
3. He’s a good teacher, but inclined to be a bit ___patient with slow learners.
4. He’s been ____honest in his dealings with us.
5. His sisters thought that his autobiography was _____loyal to the family.
Question No: 21 ( M a r k s: 10 )
Read the passage carefully and answerthe questions.
Q1-
(3+3+4)
Suggest a suitable ‘Topic’ forthe passage.
“Anxiety of teenaged boys”
Q2- Identify the statement that effectively sums up the ‘Main idea.’
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Question No: 1 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Choose antonym forthe underlined word.

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Our investigation will
► conceal
reveal the truth.
► expose
► inspect
► announce
Question No: 2 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Fill in the blank with the most suitable phrasal verb.

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The weather brought my cold……
► down
► up
► off
► on
Question No: 3 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Which suffix can correctly be

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added
► ed
to the root word ‘electric’ to make a new word?
► ian
► sion
► y
Question No: 4 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.

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Newton imagined light to ________ of particles emitted from luminous bodies.
assist ►
desist ►
consist ►
persist ►
Question No: 5 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Indicate the correct form of verb in the sentence given below.

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He was told not to laugh at policemen.
-ed ►
-ing ►
Infinitive ►
Past ►
Question No: 6 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Read the sentence carefully and decide which of the five choices provided comes closest
in meaning to the word underlined.

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Sue affected
Agreed ►
to like her only until she found a better friend.
Pretended ►
Wanted ►
Bothered ►
Question No: 7 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Read the statement carefully and choose ‘inference’ from the given options.

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If you get fired from your job, you can infer that:
You did something wrong. ►
You will never get ► a job
You were the best worker. ►
again
You might get a raise. ►
Question No: 8 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct option.

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The coach’s ___________ voice could be heard over all the other noise in the gymnasium.
sanguine ►
ingratiating ►
strident ►
mellifluous ►
Question No: 9 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct option.

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The lab technicians went through the titration process with __________ care.
sedulous ►
ribald ►
vestigial ►
mordant ►
Question No: 10 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option /pair of connectives.

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_____ the men _____ their supervisor is to be blamed for the mishap.
Neither…and ►
Either…and ►
Neither…nor ►
Either…nor ►
Question No: 11 ( M a r k s: 2 )
Read the statements and identify them as Fact/Opinion.
I. Pizza tastes better than fish.
II. 2.Many people work Mondays through Fridays at their jobs
3. Before electricity, many people burnt candles to give them light.
.
4. Jumping rope is a form of exercise.
Question No: 12 ( M a r k s: 2 )
Fill in the blanks with participle.
1. The story was —- by the librarian. (read)
2. These numbers have been —– wrong. (add)
3. My brother has never —– wine. (drink)
4. I have never —- so sick before. (feel)
Question No: 13 ( M a r k s: 3 )
Identify the following statements as F for fact, O for opinion or B for a blend of
both.
1. Victor Emmanuel II was the first king to rule over a united
2. In 1943, the extraordinary Jacques Cousteau invented an improved diving suit that allowed
divers to descend 500 feet below the surface of the ocean; nowadays, that suit is usually referred
to as a scuba suit.
Italy; he was also a madman, who
had his toenail clippings edged in gold and encrusted in diamonds. Then he would give the
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3. Richard Rodriguez writes movingly about his personal struggle to honor his Spanish-speaking
parents and still excel at speaking English.
Question No: 14 ( M a r k s: 3 )
Fill in the blanks with participle.
1. She has — two tickets to the show. (request)
2. I have — about it for a long time. (think)
3. The money was — in the bank. (put)
4. Have you been —-? (hurt)
5. The paper will have to be ——. (redo)
6. Mike has already —- that article. (read)
Question No: 15 ( M a r k s: 5 )
Read the paragraph and identify the main idea.
When aging parents need help, it puts a tremendous weight on their adult children. The situation
is particularly difficult if the parent does not live nearby. To handle such difficult situations, some
health experts advise adult children to investigate community resources such as Meals on
Wheels. Another suggestion is to rotate care among other family members. Sometimes the
problem can be alleviated by having the parent move closer. It is also essential to assess the
parent’s actual needs.
Question No: 16 ( M a r k s: 5 )
Read the passage carefully and identify the main idea.
Myths are stories, the products of fertile imagination, sometimes simple, often containing
profound truths. They are not meant to be taken too literally. Details may sometimes appear
childish, but most myths express a culture’s most serious beliefs about human beings, eternity,
and God.
Question No: 17 ( M a r k s: 5 )
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Question No: 1 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct option.

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The UConn women basketball team’s perfect season ___________ in a championship win over
Tennessee.


fulminated

fomented

culminated
alleviated
Question No: 2 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Fill in the blank with correct option.

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A kind of ____________ seemed to occur when David graduated from high school. He became a
serious student all of a sudden.


milieu

metamorphosis

epithet
accolade
Question No: 3 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Which one of the following statements expresses fact?

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Professor Ahmad khan argues that the effect of carbon emissions on the surrounding
environment will only get worse.

This product might cause stomach upset for some people in years to come.

In 2005, Brazil and FC Barcelona star Ronaldinho was named FIFA World Footballer of
The Year.
Local councilors should spend more time listening to residents and less time listening to
each other.
Question No: 4 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Choose the best meaning/definition forthe highlighted word.

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Santos knew that the reading class would improve his vocabulary and comprehension, thus
increasing his chances of success in subsequent college courses

.

less important

out of order

following
. first
Question No: 5 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Which one of these means

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‘a loose garment’?
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Clock

Clone
Clot
Question No: 6 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Complete the sentence by choosing the correct option.

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You must have been _____ daydreaming _____ sleeping in class again.
► neither…or
► both…or
► either…or
► either…and
Question No: 7 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option. /pair of connectives.

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James usually has his lunch
► if
at this restaurant _____ sometimes he eats elsewhere.
► either
► neither
► but
Question No: 8 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option /pair of connectives.

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_____ the men _____ their supervisor is to be blamed for the mishap.
► Neither…and
► Either…and
► Neither…nor
► Either…nor
Question No: 9 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Choose the best meaning or synonym forthe highlighted word.

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When your plan brings us great wealth, you will be rewarded for your

sagacity.

huge appetite for herbs

good looks

mistakes
intelligence
Question No: 10 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.

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Coach Calhoun tried to ___________ his team to try harderin the face of overwhelming
odds.


exhort

instigate

emulate
flout
Question No: 11 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.

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Newton imagined light to ________ of particles emitted from luminous bodies.


assist
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consist
persist
Question No: 12 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Which one of the following cannot be used forthe suffix -ure?

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lect-

fiss-

departpolitQuestion No: 13 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Read the cause in the given situation and choose the effect.

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I ran as fast as I could, passing all the other runners in the race. I wasn’t even tired, either.


I won the race

I came in last place in the race.

I decided to run the last lap of the race again.
I stopped at the store for a snack, since I was ahead of everyone else.
Question No: 14 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Fill in the blank with the most suitable phrasal verb.

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She brought….. the deal

even though nobody thought she was capable of doing it.

off

in

out
down
Question No: 15 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Identify the best answer which is not a synonym forthe word ‘sleepy’.

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lethargic

soporific

hyperbolic
somnolent
Question No: 16 ( M a r k s: 1 )
Choose the phrasal verb most similar in meaning to:

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Wear

Try on

Fill out

Have on
Turn on
Question No: 17 ( M a r k s: 2 )
Choose appropriate options forthe sentence given below:
I (accept/except) all your compliments, but I (advice/advise) you to offer (fewer/less) of them at
a time because (its /it’s) not good for a person to hear too many positive things about himself in
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Question No: 18 ( M a r k s: 2 )
What is a consonant sound?
Question No: 19 ( M a r k s: 3 )
Write antonym for each underlined word in the blanks provided.
1. You could see the happiness
2.
on the girl’s face when she won first prize.
The man sold his expensive
3.
art collection to the museum for a lot of money.
We turned the wrong direction and got lost. –
Question No: 20 ( M a r k s: 5 )
Underline two synonyms in each sentence.
1. Irma thinks you are very well informed, but Shelly believes
2. Kerry gave a triumphant shout to celebrate our team’s victorious record.
you don’t know what you’re talking
about.
3. I couldn’t recall her name and I don’t even remember where we met.
4. Chris wasn’t in his seat when the teacher passed out the morning assignment. He was tardy as
usual. Then he missed the bus and was late for supper
5. George was demanded to confess his guilt. The other kids knew that George would never
admit that he had done wrong.
Question No: 21 ( M a r k s: 10 )
Write a précis of the given passage in your own words. The précis should be one third of
the passage.
In 1828, baby Leo was born into the rich and powerful Tolstoy family of Central Russia. He would
grow up to write two of the greatest novels in the history of literature and inspire social reform that
would make an impact on the world. Not just another Russian author, Leo Tolstoy was a teacher,
a philosopher, and the grandfather of non-violent revolution.
Tolstoy was an unsettled young man. He was a poor student who left his university when he
could find no meaning in his studies. He joined the army but could not endure the violence and
soon left that as well. By this time, Tolstoy was being noticed as a writer but he still felt unfulfilled.
It was during this time that Tolstoy wrote his most famous books, ‘War and Peace’ and ‘Anna
Karenina’. In them, Tolstoy offered a new kind of fiction to Russian readers. He described events
and characters so detailed and convincing that they blurred the line between the imaginary and
real life. In Tolstoy’s version, it was not great leaders that moved history, but the common people.
His work has been called, “not art, but a piece of life.”
Tolstoy suffered a mid-life crisis after writing ‘Anna Karenina’. Giving up his fortune to live among
the peasants, he decided he must find the meaning of life or else kill himself. What he found
came from the core of his Christian faith—universal love and passive resistance to evil. Gandhi
later adopted this message in his campaign to free India. Martin Luther King, Jr. did the same in
his fight for racial equality in America. The effects of passive resistance can still be felt today.
Tolstoy was a gifted writer, but it was his revolutionary ideas that changed the course of history
and the world in which we live.MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Spring 2010
ENG101-English Comprehension (Session – 3)
Ref No: 1380207
Time: 60 min
Marks: 35
Student Info
StudentID:
Center: OPKST
ExamDate: 5/26/2010 12:00:00 AM
For Teacher’s Use Only
Q
No.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
Marks
Q No. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Marks
Q No. 17
MarksQuestion No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the phrasal verb most similar in meaning to: Refuse
Turn up
► Turn down
► Look out for
► Put out
► Turn up
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which suffix cannot be added to the root word ‘employ’ to make a new word?
less
► ment
► ing
► less
► er
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option. /pair of connectives.
Each class is to present __either___ a drama ___or__ a song for the concert.
► both…nor
► either…or
► either…and
► both…or
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose oneRead the sentence carefully and identify which of the given choices is closest in meaning to
the word underlined. vuhelp
J.Paul Getty, the late billionaire, was so frugal that he had a pay telephone for the guests in his
home.
thrifty
► Sensitive
► Generous
► Thrifty
► Honest
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the statement carefully and choose ‘inference’ from the given options.
If you go to a birthday party, you can infer that:
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There will be a cake
► There will be a cake.
► The person is turning 20.
► There will be a clown.
► You will have bad time.
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning for the highlighted word.
1. A student of contemporary art must also study the classic works of artists from the past,
recognizing that these masters produced the modern art of their own time. modern
► religious
► not having to do with religion
► modern
► former
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning for the word underlined.
There is an optimum way to approach each kind of exam question. For a multiple-choice item,
for example, first eliminate any clearly wrong answers. For an essay question, jot down an
outline first. vuhelp
best
► time-consuming
► annoying
► best
► inconvenient
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the correctly spelled word from the options provided.
calendar
► callender
► calendar
► calendre
► calander
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Click on the option that you think is correct.
Hemp cannot be used to produce marijuana, _because of__ its low THC content.► as
► because
► because of
► and
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
Coach Calhoun tried to ___________ his team to try harder in the face of overwhelming
odds.
exhort
► exhort
► instigate
► emulate
► flout
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 2 )
Define ‘Time Relaters’.
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Time relaters means is how a person can manage his time with his other activities.
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 2 )
Choose appropriate options for the sentence given below:
He was a principle player who was more powerful than the staff member who engineered the
race that effected the chairman’s professional career.
Question No: 13 ( Marks: 3 )
How many kinds of irony are usually known? Define.
There are two kinds of irony are usually known:
1…Situational irony occurs when the discrepancy lies in the situation itself. You expect
something but something else happens. Or a situation calls for an expected response but
something unexpected happens instead e.g. there is a house on fire and you expect the fire fighter
to aim a water hose / pipe at the fire, but instead he aims a petrol pipe / hose. That would be very
Ironical.
2…Verbal irony occurs when there is discrepancy between what is said and what is meant. e.g.
Usually the exact opposite, or a near opposite, is what is meant: an eager cricket player looks out
of the window and sees that it is raining.“Oh, great!” he says, meaning exactly the opposite. Another example to illustrate this: After
seeing a terrible performance by an actor in a movie someone might say “Now that’s an actor
who is sure to win the Best Actor Award for this year!” –Both e.gs. Illustrate verbal irony.
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 3 )
Name at least two Reading Skills to locate information in the text.
There are three ways to locate the information in the text.
1. First of all you have to identify the topic of a paragraph.
2. Then you have to pick the main idea of paragraph.
3. And then you have to recognize details which support the main idea.
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 5 )
Fill
in the blanks with the following words:
although However whereas Yet despite
1. My friend Ammara has just bought herself some new shoes— although——-she already has
some 20 pairs
2. We decided to walk from coast to coast –yet—-our lack of training.
3. The hotel wasn’t really idyllic. –although–, we had a great time there.
4. I love cycling –whereas—-my wife prefers walking.
5. I don’t really believe everything he says. –However—, I thoroughly enjoy being with him.
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 5 )
Read the passage and answer the question.
It is early summer. August’s long-awaited vacation time still seems ages away, but by the same
toke, its torpor-producing heat and mildew-generating humidity have not yet arrived. Instead,
these cool, end-of-June days practically insist on getting the picnic season under way
immediately. But, alas, there is a difficulty: alfresco dining has a bad name among us. Tenth-rate
hot dogs, carbonized chicken parts, and beef a-la-charcoal are principally what come to mind
when we hear the words “outdoor food”.
Q. What does the author want to convey through this passage.
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in this passage the aother telling about winter season. And it’s fact. The both good and bad facts.
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 5 )
Locate ‘gerund’in each sentence.1. Hours of editing the newspaper ruined her day.
2. Hanging the pictures on the wall was more difficult than we had anticipated.
3. Try to slip away without telling your friends about it.
4. Each afternoon Miriam enjoyed swimming a few laps.
5. Winning at poker makes Don feel important.
6. I am demoting the officer for disobeying orders.
7. One of my favorite events is canoeing down the Mississippi River.
8. Sometimes wisdom simply means knowing about the importance of silence.
9. Without studying for the test, you are taking a big chance.
10. Abbey is enjoying listening to the Rolling Stones’ music.
1. Editing
2. Hanging
3. Telling
4. Swimming
5. Winning
6. Disobeying
7. Canoeing
8. Knowing
9. Studying, taking
10. Enjoying, listening, RollingMIDTERM EXAMINATION
Spring 2010
ENG101-English Comprehension (Session – 3)
Ref No: 1380207
Time: 60 min
Marks: 35
Student Info
StudentID:
Center: OPKST
ExamDate: 5/26/2010 12:00:00 AM
For Teacher’s Use Only
Q
No.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
Marks
Q No. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Marks
Q No. 17
MarksQuestion No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the phrasal verb most similar in meaning to: Refuse
Turn up
► Turn down
► Look out for
► Put out
► Turn up
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which suffix cannot be added to the root word ‘employ’ to make a new word?
less
► ment
► ing
► less
► er
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option. /pair of connectives.
Each class is to present __either___ a drama ___or__ a song for the concert.
► both…nor
► either…or
► either…and
► both…or
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the sentence carefully and identify which of the given choices is closest in
meaning to the word underlined. http://vustudents.ning.comJ.Paul Getty, the late billionaire, was so frugal that he had a pay telephone for the guests
in his home.
thrifty
► Sensitive
► Generous
► Thrifty
► Honest
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the statement carefully and choose ‘inference’ from the given options.
If you go to a birthday party, you can infer that:

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There will be a cake
► There will be a cake.
► The person is turning 20.
► There will be a clown.
► You will have bad time.
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning for the highlighted word.
1. A student of contemporary art must also study the classic works of artists from the
past, recognizing that these masters produced the modern art of their own time.
modern
► religious
► not having to do with religion
► modern► former
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning for the word underlined.
There is an optimum way to approach each kind of exam question. For a multiple-choice
item, for example, first eliminate any clearly wrong answers. For an essay question, jot
down an outline first. http://vustudents.ning.com
best
► time-consuming
► annoying
► best
► inconvenient
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the correctly spelled word from the options provided.
calendar
► callender
► calendar
► calendre
► calander
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Click on the option that you think is correct.
Hemp cannot be used to produce marijuana, _because of__ its low THC content.
► as
► because
► because of
► and
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
Coach Calhoun tried to ___________ his team to try harder in the face of
overwhelming odds. exhort
► exhort
► instigate
► emulate
► flout
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 2 )
Define ‘Time Relaters’.

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Time relaters means is how a person can manage his time with his other
activities.
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 2 )
Choose appropriate options for the sentence given below:
He was a principle player who was more powerful than the staff member who
engineered the race that effected the chairman’s professional career.
Question No: 13 ( Marks: 3 )
How many kinds of irony are usually known? Define.
There are two kinds of irony are usually known:
1…Situational irony occurs when the discrepancy lies in the situation itself. You expect
something but something else happens. Or a situation calls for an expected response but
something unexpected happens instead e.g. there is a house on fire and you expect the
fire fighter to aim a water hose / pipe at the fire, but instead he aims a petrol pipe / hose.
That would be very
Ironical.
2…Verbal irony occurs when there is discrepancy between what is said and what is
meant. e.g. Usually the exact opposite, or a near opposite, is what is meant: an eager
cricket player looks out of the window and sees that it is raining.
“Oh, great!” he says, meaning exactly the opposite. Another example to illustrate this:
After seeing a terrible performance by an actor in a movie someone might say “Now
that’s an actor who is sure to win the Best Actor Award for this year!” – Both e.gs.
Illustrate verbal irony.
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 3 )
Name at least two Reading Skills to locate information in the text.
There are three ways to locate the information in the text.
1. First of all you have to identify the topic of a paragraph.
2. Then you have to pick the main idea of paragraph.3. And then you have to recognize details which support the main idea.
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 5 )
Fill in the blanks with the following words:
although However whereas Yet despite
1. My friend Ammara has just bought herself some new shoes— although——-she
already has some 20 pairs
2. We decided to walk from coast to coast –yet—-our lack of training.
3. The hotel wasn’t really idyllic. –although–, we had a great time there.
4. I love cycling –whereas—-my wife prefers walking.
5. I don’t really believe everything he says. –However—, I thoroughly enjoy being with
him.
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 5 )
Read the passage and answer the question.
It is early summer. August’s long-awaited vacation time still seems ages away, but by the
same toke, its torpor-producing heat and mildew-generating humidity have not yet
arrived. Instead, these cool, end-of-June days practically insist on getting the picnic
season under way immediately. But, alas, there is a difficulty: alfresco dining has a bad
name among us. Tenth-rate hot dogs, carbonized chicken parts, and beef a-la-charcoal are
principally what come to mind when we hear the words “outdoor food”.
Q. What does the author want to convey through this passage.

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in this passage the aother telling about winter season. And it’s fact. The both good and
bad facts.
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 5 )
Locate ‘gerund’in each sentence.
1. Hours of editing the newspaper ruined her day.
2. Hanging the pictures on the wall was more difficult than we had anticipated.
3. Try to slip away without telling your friends about it.
4. Each afternoon Miriam enjoyed swimming a few laps.
5. Winning at poker makes Don feel important.
6. I am demoting the officer for disobeying orders.
7. One of my favorite events is canoeing down the Mississippi River.
8. Sometimes wisdom simply means knowing about the importance of silence.
9. Without studying for the test, you are taking a big chance.
10. Abbey is enjoying listening to the Rolling Stones’ music.1. Editing
2. Hanging
3. Telling
4. Swimming
5. Winning
6. Disobeying
7. Canoeing
8. Knowing
9. Studying, taking
10. Enjoying, listening, RollingMIDTERM EXAMINATION
Spring 2009
ENG101- English Comprehension (Session – 6)
Time: 60 min
Marks: 38
Student Info
StudentID:
Center: OPKST
ExamDate: 4/20/2009 12:00:00 AM
For Teacher’s Use Only
Q
No.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
Marks
Q No. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Marks
Q No. 17 18 19 20 21
MarksQuestion No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct option.
vuhelp
The UConn women basketball team’s perfect season ___________ in a championship win over
Tennessee.
► fulminated
► fomented
► culminated
► alleviated
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill
in the blank with correct option.
A kind of ____________ seemed to occur when David graduated from high school. He became a
serious student all of a sudden.
► milieu
► metamorphosis
► epithet
► accolade
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of the following statements expresses fact?
► Professor Ahmad khan argues that the effect of carbon emissions on the surrounding
environment will only get worse.
► This product might cause stomach upset for some people in years to come.
► In 2005, Brazil and FC Barcelona star Ronaldinho was named FIFA World Footballer of
The Year.
► Local councilors should spend more time listening to residents and less time listening to
each other.
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning/definition for the highlighted word.
Santos knew that the reading class would improve his vocabulary and comprehension, thus
increasing his chances of success in subsequent college courses.
vuhelp
► less important
► out of order
► following► . first
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of these means ‘a loose garment’?
► Cloak
► Clock
► Clone
► Clot
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the correct option.
You must have been _____ daydreaming _____ sleeping in class again.
► neither…or
► both…or
► either…or
► either…and
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option. /pair of connectives.
James usually has his lunch at this restaurant _____ sometimes he eats elsewhere.
► if
► either
► neither
► but
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option /pair of connectives.
_____ the men _____ their supervisor is to be blamed for the mishap. vuhelp
► Neither…and
► Either…and
► Neither…nor
► Either…nor
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose oneChoose the best meaning or synonym for the highlighted word.
When your plan brings us great wealth, you will be rewarded for your sagacity.
► huge appetite for herbs
► good looks
► mistakes
► intelligence
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
Coach Calhoun tried to ___________ his team to try harder in the face of overwhelming
odds. vuhelp
► exhort
► instigate
► emulate
► flout
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
Newton imagined light to ________ of particles emitted from luminous bodies.
► assist
► desist
► consist
► persist
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of the following cannot be used for the suffix -ure?
► lect-
► fiss-
► depart-
► politQuestion No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the cause in the given situation and choose the effect.
I ran as fast as I could, passing all the other runners in the race. I wasn’t even tired, either.► I won the race
► I came in last place in the race.
► I decided to run the last lap of the race again.
► I stopped at the store for a snack, since I was ahead of everyone else.
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill
in the blank with the most suitable phrasal verb.
She brought….. the deal even though nobody thought she was capable of doing it.
► off
► in
► out
► down
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Identify the best answer which is not a synonym for the word ‘sleepy’.
vuhelp
► lethargic
► soporific
► hyperbolic
► somnolent
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the phrasal verb most similar in meaning to: Wear
► Try on
► Fill out
► Have on
► Turn on
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 2 )
Choose appropriate options for the sentence given below:
I (accept/except) all your compliments, but I (advice/advise) you to offer (fewer/less) of them at
a time because (its /it’s) not good for a person to hear too many positive things about himself in
one day.
Question No: 18 ( Marks: 2 )
What is a consonant sound? Question No: 19 ( Marks: 3 )
Write antonym for each underlined word in the blanks provided.
1. You could see the happiness
2. The man sold his
on the girl’s face when she won first prize.
expensive
3. We turned the
art collection to the museum for a lot of money.
wrong direction and got lost. –
Question No: 20 ( Marks: 5 )
Underline two synonyms in each sentence.
1. Irma thinks you are very well informed, but Shelly believes you don’t know what you’re
talking about.
2. Kerry gave a triumphant shout to celebrate our team’s victorious record.
3. I couldn’t recall her name and I don’t even remember where we met.
4. Chris wasn’t in his seat when the teacher passed out the morning assignment. He was tardy as
usual. Then he missed the bus and was late for supper
5. George was demanded to confess his guilt. The other kids knew that George would never
admit that he had done wrong.
Question No: 21 ( Marks: 10 )
Write a précis of the given passage in your own words. The précis should be one third of
the passage.
In 1828, baby Leo was born into the rich and powerful Tolstoy family of Central Russia. He
would grow up to write two of the greatest novels in the history of literature and inspire social
reform that would make an impact on the world. Not just another Russian author, Leo Tolstoy
was a teacher, a philosopher, and the grandfather of non-violent revolution.
Tolstoy was an unsettled young man. He was a poor student who left his university when he
could find no meaning in his studies. He joined the army but could not endure the violence and
soon left that as well. By this time, Tolstoy was being noticed as a writer but he still felt
unfulfilled. It was during this time that Tolstoy wrote his most famous books, ‘War and Peace’
and ‘Anna Karenina’. In them, Tolstoy offered a new kind of fiction to Russian readers. He
described events and characters so detailed and convincing that they blurred the line between the
imaginary and real life. In Tolstoy’s version, it was not great leaders that moved history, but the
common people. His work has been called, “not art, but a piece of life.”Tolstoy suffered a mid-life crisis after writing ‘Anna Karenina’. Giving up his fortune to live
among the peasants, he decided he must find the meaning of life or else kill himself. What he
found came from the core of his Christian faith—universal love and passive resistance to evil.
Gandhi later adopted this message in his campaign to free India. Martin Luther King, Jr. did the
same in his fight for racial equality in America. The effects of passive resistance can still be felt
today. Tolstoy was a gifted writer, but it was his revolutionary ideas that changed the course of
history and the world in which we live.MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Spring 2009
ENG101- English Comprehension (Session – 6)
Time: 60 min
Marks: 38Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct option.
The UConn women basketball team’s perfect season ___________ in a championship win over
Tennessee.
► fulminated
► fomented
► culminated
► alleviated
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill
in the blank with correct option.
A kind of ____________ seemed to occur when David graduated from high school. He became a
serious student all of a sudden.
► milieu
► metamorphosis
► epithet
► accolade
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of the following statements expresses fact?
► Professor Ahmad khan argues that the effect of carbon emissions on the surrounding
environment will only get worse.
► This product might cause stomach upset for some people in years to come.
► In 2005, Brazil and FC Barcelona star Ronaldinho was named FIFA World Footballer of
The Year.
► Local councilors should spend more time listening to residents and less time listening to
each other.
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning/definition for the highlighted word.Santos knew that the reading class would improve his vocabulary and comprehension, thus
increasing his chances of success in subsequent college courses.
► less important
► out of order
► following
► . first
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of these means ‘a loose garment’?
► Cloak
► Clock
► Clone
► Clot
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the correct option.
You must have been _____ daydreaming _____ sleeping in class again.
► neither…or
► both…or
► either…or
► either…and
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option. /pair of connectives.James usually has his lunch at this restaurant _____ sometimes he eats elsewhere.
► if
► either
► neither
► but
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option /pair of connectives.
_____ the men _____ their supervisor is to be blamed for the mishap.
► Neither…and
► Either…and
► Neither…nor
► Either…nor
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning or synonym for the highlighted word.
When your plan brings us great wealth, you will be rewarded for your sagacity.► huge appetite for herbs
► good looks
► mistakes
► intelligence
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
Coach Calhoun tried to ___________ his team to try harder in the face of overwhelming
odds.
► exhort
► instigate
► emulate
► flout
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
Newton imagined light to ________ of particles emitted from luminous bodies.
► assist
► desist
► consist
► persist
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of the following cannot be used for the suffix -ure?
► lect-
► fiss-
► depart-
► politQuestion No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the cause in the given situation and choose the effect.
I ran as fast as I could, passing all the other runners in the race. I wasn’t even tired, either.► I won the race
► I came in last place in the race.
► I decided to run the last lap of the race again.
► I stopped at the store for a snack, since I was ahead of everyone else.
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill
in the blank with the most suitable phrasal verb.
She brought….. the deal even though nobody thought she was capable of doing it.
► off
► in
► out
► down
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Identify the best answer which is not a synonym for the word ‘sleepy’.
► lethargic
► soporific
► hyperbolic
► somnolent
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the phrasal verb most similar in meaning to: Wear
► Try on
► Fill out
► Have on
► Turn on
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 2 ) Choose appropriate options for the sentence given below:
I (accept/except) all your compliments, but I (advice/advise) you to offer (fewer/less) of them at
a time because (its /it’s) not good for a person to hear too many positive things about himself in
one day.
Question No: 18 ( Marks: 2 )
What is a consonant sound?
Question No: 19 ( Marks: 3 )
Write antonym for each underlined word in the blanks provided.
1. You could see the happiness
2. The man sold his
on the girl’s face when she won first prize.
expensive
3. We turned the
art collection to the museum for a lot of money.
wrong direction and got lost. –
Question No: 20 ( Marks: 5 )
Underline two synonyms in each sentence.
1. Irma thinks you are very well informed, but Shelly believes you don’t know what you’re
talking about.
2. Kerry gave a triumphant shout to celebrate our team’s victorious record.
3. I couldn’t recall her name and I don’t even remember where we met.
4. Chris wasn’t in his seat when the teacher passed out the morning assignment. He was tardy as
usual. Then he missed the bus and was late for supper
5. George was demanded to confess his guilt. The other kids knew that George would never
admit that he had done wrong.
Question No: 21 ( Marks: 10 )
Write a précis of the given passage in your own words. The précis should be one third of
the passage.
In 1828, baby Leo was born into the rich and powerful Tolstoy family of Central Russia. He
would grow up to write two of the greatest novels in the history of literature and inspire social reform that would make an impact on the world. Not just another Russian author, Leo Tolstoy
was a teacher, a philosopher, and the grandfather of non-violent revolution.
Tolstoy was an unsettled young man. He was a poor student who left his university when he
could find no meaning in his studies. He joined the army but could not endure the violence and
soon left that as well. By this time, Tolstoy was being noticed as a writer but he still felt
unfulfilled. It was during this time that Tolstoy wrote his most famous books, ‘War and Peace’
and ‘Anna Karenina’. In them, Tolstoy offered a new kind of fiction to Russian readers. He
described events and characters so detailed and convincing that they blurred the line between the
imaginary and real life. In Tolstoy’s version, it was not great leaders that moved history, but the
common people. His work has been called, “not art, but a piece of life.”
Tolstoy suffered a mid-life crisis after writing ‘Anna Karenina’. Giving up his fortune to live
among the peasants, he decided he must find the meaning of life or else kill himself. What he
found came from the core of his Christian faith—universal love and passive resistance to evil.
Gandhi later adopted this message in his campaign to free India. Martin Luther King, Jr. did the
same in his fight for racial equality in America. The effects of passive resistance can still be felt
today. Tolstoy was a gifted writer, but it was his revolutionary ideas that changed the course of
history and the world in which we live.MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Spring 2009
ENG101- English Comprehension (Session – 6)
Time: 60 min
Marks: 38Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct option.
The UConn women basketball team’s perfect season ___________ in a championship win over
Tennessee.
► fulminated
► fomented
► culminated
► alleviated
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill
in the blank with correct option.
A kind of ____________ seemed to occur when David graduated from high school. He became a
serious student all of a sudden.
► milieu
► metamorphosis
► epithet
► accolade
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of the following statements expresses fact?
► Professor Ahmad khan argues that the effect of carbon emissions on the surrounding
environment will only get worse.
► This product might cause stomach upset for some people in years to come.
► In 2005, Brazil and FC Barcelona star Ronaldinho was named FIFA World Footballer of
The Year.
► Local councilors should spend more time listening to residents and less time listening to
each other.
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning/definition for the highlighted word.Santos knew that the reading class would improve his vocabulary and comprehension, thus
increasing his chances of success in subsequent college courses.
► less important
► out of order
► following
► . first
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of these means ‘a loose garment’?
► Cloak
► Clock
► Clone
► Clot
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the correct option.
You must have been _____ daydreaming _____ sleeping in class again.
► neither…or
► both…or
► either…or
► either…and
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option. /pair of connectives.James usually has his lunch at this restaurant _____ sometimes he eats elsewhere.
► if
► either
► neither
► but
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option /pair of connectives.
_____ the men _____ their supervisor is to be blamed for the mishap.
► Neither…and
► Either…and
► Neither…nor
► Either…nor
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning or synonym for the highlighted word.
When your plan brings us great wealth, you will be rewarded for your sagacity.► huge appetite for herbs
► good looks
► mistakes
► intelligence
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
Coach Calhoun tried to ___________ his team to try harder in the face of overwhelming
odds.
► exhort
► instigate
► emulate
► flout
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
Newton imagined light to ________ of particles emitted from luminous bodies.
► assist
► desist
► consist
► persist
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of the following cannot be used for the suffix -ure?
► lect-
► fiss-
► depart-
► politQuestion No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the cause in the given situation and choose the effect.
I ran as fast as I could, passing all the other runners in the race. I wasn’t even tired, either.► I won the race
► I came in last place in the race.
► I decided to run the last lap of the race again.
► I stopped at the store for a snack, since I was ahead of everyone else.
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill
in the blank with the most suitable phrasal verb.
She brought….. the deal even though nobody thought she was capable of doing it.
► off
► in
► out
► down
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Identify the best answer which is not a synonym for the word ‘sleepy’.
► lethargic
► soporific
► hyperbolic
► somnolent
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the phrasal verb most similar in meaning to: Wear
► Try on
► Fill out
► Have on
► Turn on
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 2 ) Choose appropriate options for the sentence given below:
I (accept/except) all your compliments, but I (advice/advise) you to offer (fewer/less) of them at
a time because (its /it’s) not good for a person to hear too many positive things about himself in
one day.
Question No: 18 ( Marks: 2 )
What is a consonant sound?
Question No: 19 ( Marks: 3 )
Write antonym for each underlined word in the blanks provided.
1. You could see the happiness
2. The man sold his
on the girl’s face when she won first prize.
expensive
3. We turned the
art collection to the museum for a lot of money.
wrong direction and got lost. –
Question No: 20 ( Marks: 5 )
Underline two synonyms in each sentence.
1. Irma thinks you are very well informed, but Shelly believes you don’t know what you’re
talking about.
2. Kerry gave a triumphant shout to celebrate our team’s victorious record.
3. I couldn’t recall her name and I don’t even remember where we met.
4. Chris wasn’t in his seat when the teacher passed out the morning assignment. He was tardy as
usual. Then he missed the bus and was late for supper
5. George was demanded to confess his guilt. The other kids knew that George would never
admit that he had done wrong.
Question No: 21 ( Marks: 10 )
Write a précis of the given passage in your own words. The précis should be one third of
the passage.
In 1828, baby Leo was born into the rich and powerful Tolstoy family of Central Russia. He
would grow up to write two of the greatest novels in the history of literature and inspire social reform that would make an impact on the world. Not just another Russian author, Leo Tolstoy
was a teacher, a philosopher, and the grandfather of non-violent revolution.
Tolstoy was an unsettled young man. He was a poor student who left his university when he
could find no meaning in his studies. He joined the army but could not endure the violence and
soon left that as well. By this time, Tolstoy was being noticed as a writer but he still felt
unfulfilled. It was during this time that Tolstoy wrote his most famous books, ‘War and Peace’
and ‘Anna Karenina’. In them, Tolstoy offered a new kind of fiction to Russian readers. He
described events and characters so detailed and convincing that they blurred the line between the
imaginary and real life. In Tolstoy’s version, it was not great leaders that moved history, but the
common people. His work has been called, “not art, but a piece of life.”
Tolstoy suffered a mid-life crisis after writing ‘Anna Karenina’. Giving up his fortune to live
among the peasants, he decided he must find the meaning of life or else kill himself. What he
found came from the core of his Christian faith—universal love and passive resistance to evil.
Gandhi later adopted this message in his campaign to free India. Martin Luther King, Jr. did the
same in his fight for racial equality in America. The effects of passive resistance can still be felt
today. Tolstoy was a gifted writer, but it was his revolutionary ideas that changed the course of
history and the world in which we live.MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Spring 2009
ENG101- English Comprehension (Session – 6)
Time: 60 min
Marks: 38
Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct option.
The UConn women basketball team’s perfect season ___________ in a championship win over
Tennessee.
► fulminated
► fomented
► culminated
► alleviated
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill
in the blank with correct option.
A kind of ____________ seemed to occur when David graduated from high school. He became a
serious student all of a sudden.
► Milieu
► Metamorphosis
► Epithet
► Accolade
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of the following statements expresses fact?
► Professor Ahmad khan argues that the effect of carbon emissions on the surrounding
environment will only get worse.
► This product might cause stomach upset for some people in years to come.
► In 2005, Brazil and FC Barcelona star Ronaldinho was named FIFA World Footballer of
The Year.
► Local councilors should spend more time listening to residents and less time
listening to each other.
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose oneChoose the best meaning/definition for the highlighted word.
Santos knew that the reading class would improve his vocabulary and comprehension, thus
increasing his chances of success in subsequent college courses.
► less important
► out of order
► following
► . first
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of these means ‘a loose garment’?
► Cloak
► Clock
► Clone
► Clot
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the correct option.
You must have been _____ daydreaming _____ sleeping in class again.
► Neither…or
► Both…or
► Either…or
► Either…and
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose oneComplete the sentence by choosing the best option. /pair of connectives.
James usually has his lunch at this restaurant _____ sometimes he eats elsewhere.
► if
► either
► neither
► but
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option /pair of connectives.
_____ the men _____ their supervisor is to be blamed for the mishap.
► Neither…and
► Either…and
► Neither…nor
► Either…nor
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning or synonym for the highlighted word.
When your plan brings us great wealth, you will be rewarded for your sagacity.
► huge appetite for herbs
► good looks
► mistakes
► intelligence
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
Coach Calhoun tried to ___________ his team to try harder in the face of overwhelming
odds.
► exhort
► instigate
► emulate
► FloutQuestion No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
Newton imagined light to ________ of particles emitfrom luminous bodies.
► Assist
► desist
► consist
► persist
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of the following cannot be used for the suffix -ure?
► lect-
► fiss-
► depart-
► politQuestion No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the cause in the given situation and choose the effect.
I ran as fast as I could, passing all the other runners in the race. I wasn’t even tired, either.
► I won the race
► I came in last place in the race.
► I decided to run the last lap of the race again.
► I stopped at the store for a snack, since I was ahead of everyone else.
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill
in the blank with the most suitable phrasal verb.
She brought….. the deal even though nobody thought she was capable of doing it.
► off
► in
► out
► down
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose oneIdentify the best answer which is not a synonym for the word ‘sleepy’.
► Lethargic
► Soporific
► Hyperbolic
► Somnolent
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the phrasal verb most similar in meaning to: Wear
► Try on
► Fill out
► Have on
► Turn on
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 2 )
Choose appropriate options for the sentence given below:
I (accept/except) all your compliments, but I (advice/advise) you to offer (fewer/less) of them at
a time because (its /it’s) not good for a person to hear too many positive things about himself in
one day.
Solution:
I accept all your compliments, but I advise you to offer fewer of them at a time because it’s not
good for a person to hear too many positive things about himself in one day.
Question No: 18 ( Marks: 2 )
What is a consonant sound?
Answer:
A consonant is a sound in spoken language that is characterized by a restriction or
conclusion at one or more points along the vocal tract.
Question No: 19 ( Marks: 3 )
Write antonym for each underlined word in the blanks provided.1. You could see the happiness
2. The man sold his
on the girl’s face when she won first prize.
expensive
3. We turned the
art collection to the museum for a lot of money.
wrong direction and got lost. –
Solution:
1. Sadness
2. Cheap
3. Right
Question No: 20 ( Marks: 5 )
Underline two synonyms in each sentence.
1. Irma thinks you are very well informed, but Shelly believes you don’t know what you’re
talking about.
2. Kerry gave a triumphant shout to celebrate our team’s victorious record.
3. I couldn’t recall her name and I don’t even remember where we met.
4. Chris wasn’t in his seat when the teacher passed out the morning assignment. He was tardy as
usual. Then he missed the bus and was late for supper
5. George was demanded to confess his guilt. The other kids knew that George would never
admit that he had done wrong.
Solution:
1. Irma thinks you are very well informed, but Shelly believes
2. Kerry gave a
you don’t know what you’re
talking about.
triumphant shout to celebrate our team’s victorious
3. I couldn’t
record.
recall her name and I don’t even remember
4. Chris wasn’t in his seat when the teacher passed out the morning assignment. He was
where we met.
tardy as
usual. Then he missed the bus and waslate
5. George was demanded to
for supper
confess his guilt. The other kids knew that George would never
admitthat he had done wrong.
Question No: 21 ( Marks: 10 )
Write a précis of the given passage in your own words. The précis should be one third of
the passage.
In 1828, baby Leo was born into the rich and powerful Tolstoy family of Central Russia. He
would grow up to write two of the greatest novels in the history of literature and inspire social
reform that would make an impact on the world. Not just another Russian author, Leo Tolstoy
was a teacher, a philosopher, and the grandfather of non-violent revolution.Tolstoy was an unsettled young man. He was a poor student who left his university when he
could find no meaning in his studies. He joined the army but could not endure the violence and
soon left that as well. By this time, Tolstoy was being noticed as a writer but he still felt
unfulfilled. It was during this time that Tolstoy wrote his most famous books, ‘War and Peace’
and ‘Anna Karenina’. In them, Tolstoy offered a new kind of fiction to Russian readers. He
described events and characters so detailed and convincing that they blurred the line between the
imaginary and real life. In Tolstoy’s version, it was not great leaders that moved history, but the
common people. His work has been called, “not art, but a piece of life.”
Tolstoy suffered a mid-life crisis after writing ‘Anna Karenina’. Giving up his fortune to live
among the peasants, he decided he must find the meaning of life or else kill himself. What he
found came from the core of his Christian faith—universal love and passive resistance to evil.
Gandhi later adopted this message in his campaign to free India. Martin Luther King, Jr. did the
same in his fight for racial equality in America. The effects of passive resistance can still be felt
today. Tolstoy was a gifted writer, but it was his revolutionary ideas that changed the course of
history and the world in which we live.
Answer:
In 1828,baby Leo was born into rich and powerful Tolstoy family of Centeral Rassia .
Leo Tolsty was a teacher ,a philospher,and the grandfather of non-revolution . Tolsty was a
unsettled young man.He was a poor student he left his university and joined the army but could
not endure the voilence and soon left that as well by this time , he write his famous books “WAR
AND PEACE”and “ANNA KARENINA”.Tolsty was a gifted writer ,but it was his revolutionary
ideas that changed the course of history and the world in which we live.http://vudesk.com
MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Spring 2009
ENG101- English Comprehension (Session – 6)
Time: 60 min
Marks: 38
Student Info
StudentID:
Center: OPKST
ExamDate: 4/20/2009 12:00:00 AM
For Teacher’s Use Only
Q
No.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
Marks
Q No. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Marks
Q No. 17 18 19 20 21
Markshttp://vudesk.com
Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct option.
The UConn women basketball team’s perfect season ___________ in a championship win over
Tennessee.
► fulminated
► fomented
► culminated
► alleviated
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill
in the blank with correct option.
A kind of ____________ seemed to occur when David graduated from high school. He became a
serious student all of a sudden.
► milieu
► metamorphosis
► epithet
► accolade
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of the following statements expresses fact?
► Professor Ahmad khan argues that the effect of carbon emissions on the surrounding
environment will only get worse.
► This product might cause stomach upset for some people in years to come.
► In 2005, Brazil and FC Barcelona star Ronaldinho was named FIFA World Footballer of
The Year.
► Local councilors should spend more time listening to residents and less time listening to
each other.
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning/definition for the highlighted word.http://vudesk.com
Santos knew that the reading class would improve his vocabulary and comprehension, thus
increasing his chances of success in subsequent college courses.
► less important
► out of order
► following
► . first
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of these means ‘a loose garment’?
► Cloak
► Clock
► Clone
► Clot
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the correct option.
You must have been _____ daydreaming _____ sleeping in class again.
► neither…or
► both…or
► either…or
► either…and
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option. /pair of connectives.http://vudesk.com
James usually has his lunch at this restaurant _____ sometimes he eats elsewhere.
► if
► either
► neither
► but
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option /pair of connectives.
_____ the men _____ their supervisor is to be blamed for the mishap.
► Neither…and
► Either…and
► Neither…nor
► Either…nor
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning or synonym for the highlighted word.
When your plan brings us great wealth, you will be rewarded for your sagacity.http://vudesk.com
► huge appetite for herbs
► good looks
► mistakes
► intelligence
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
Coach Calhoun tried to ___________ his team to try harder in the face of overwhelming
odds.
► exhort
► instigate
► emulate
► flout
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
Newton imagined light to ________ of particles emitted from luminous bodies.
► assist
► desist
► consist
► persist
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of the following cannot be used for the suffix -ure?
► lect-
► fiss-
► depart-
► politQuestion No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the cause in the given situation and choose the effect.
I ran as fast as I could, passing all the other runners in the race. I wasn’t even tired, either.http://vudesk.com
► I won the race
► I came in last place in the race.
► I decided to run the last lap of the race again.
► I stopped at the store for a snack, since I was ahead of everyone else.
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill
in the blank with the most suitable phrasal verb.
She brought….. the deal even though nobody thought she was capable of doing it.
► off
► in
► out
► down
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Identify the best answer which is not a synonym for the word ‘sleepy’.
► lethargic
► soporific
► hyperbolic
► somnolent
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the phrasal verb most similar in meaning to: Wear
► Try on
► Fill out
► Have on
► Turn on
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 2 ) http://vudesk.com
Choose appropriate options for the sentence given below:
I (accept/except) all your compliments, but I (advice/advise) you to offer (fewer/less) of them at
a time because (its /it’s) not good for a person to hear too many positive things about himself in
one day.
Question No: 18 ( Marks: 2 )
What is a consonant sound?
Question No: 19 ( Marks: 3 )
Write antonym for each underlined word in the blanks provided.
1. You could see the happiness
2. The man sold his
on the girl’s face when she won first prize.
expensive
3. We turned the
art collection to the museum for a lot of money.
wrong direction and got lost. –
Question No: 20 ( Marks: 5 )
Underline two synonyms in each sentence.
1. Irma thinks you are very well informed, but Shelly believes you don’t know what you’re
talking about.
2. Kerry gave a triumphant shout to celebrate our team’s victorious record.
3. I couldn’t recall her name and I don’t even remember where we met.
4. Chris wasn’t in his seat when the teacher passed out the morning assignment. He was tardy as
usual. Then he missed the bus and was late for supper
5. George was demanded to confess his guilt. The other kids knew that George would never
admit that he had done wrong.
Question No: 21 ( Marks: 10 )
Write a précis of the given passage in your own words. The précis should be one third of
the passage.
In 1828, baby Leo was born into the rich and powerful Tolstoy family of Central Russia. He
would grow up to write two of the greatest novels in the history of literature and inspire social http://vudesk.com
reform that would make an impact on the world. Not just another Russian author, Leo Tolstoy
was a teacher, a philosopher, and the grandfather of non-violent revolution.
Tolstoy was an unsettled young man. He was a poor student who left his university when he
could find no meaning in his studies. He joined the army but could not endure the violence and
soon left that as well. By this time, Tolstoy was being noticed as a writer but he still felt
unfulfilled. It was during this time that Tolstoy wrote his most famous books, ‘War and Peace’
and ‘Anna Karenina’. In them, Tolstoy offered a new kind of fiction to Russian readers. He
described events and characters so detailed and convincing that they blurred the line between the
imaginary and real life. In Tolstoy’s version, it was not great leaders that moved history, but the
common people. His work has been called, “not art, but a piece of life.”
Tolstoy suffered a mid-life crisis after writing ‘Anna Karenina’. Giving up his fortune to live
among the peasants, he decided he must find the meaning of life or else kill himself. What he
found came from the core of his Christian faith—universal love and passive resistance to evil.
Gandhi later adopted this message in his campaign to free India. Martin Luther King, Jr. did the
same in his fight for racial equality in America. The effects of passive resistance can still be felt
today. Tolstoy was a gifted writer, but it was his revolutionary ideas that changed the course of
history and the world in which we live.MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Spring 2010
ENG101-English Comprehension (Session – 5)
Ref No: 1380244
Time: 60 min
Marks: 35
Student Info
StudentID: BC100200572
Center: OPKST
ExamDate: 5/29/2010 12:00:00 AM
For Teacher’s Use Only
Q No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
Marks
Q No. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Marks
Q No. 17
MarksQuestion No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose antonym for the underlined word.
Our investigation will reveal the truth.
► conceal
► expose
► inspect
► announce
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with the most suitable phrasal verb.
The weather brought my cold……
► down
► up
► off
► on
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which suffix can correctly be added to the root word ‘electric’ to make a new
word?
► ed
► ian
► sion
► y
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
Newton imagined light to ________ of particles emitted from luminous bodies.
►assist►desist
►consist
►persist
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Indicate the correct form of verb in the sentence given below.
He was told not to laugh at policemen.
►-ed
►-ing
►Infinitive
►Past
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the sentence carefully and decide which of the five choices provided comes
closest in meaning to the word underlined.
Sue affected to like her only until she found a better friend.
►Agreed
►Pretended
►Wanted
►Bothered
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the statement carefully and choose ‘inference’ from the given options.
If you get fired from your job, you can infer that: ►You did something wrong.
►You will never get a job again
►You were the best worker.
►You might get a raise.
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct option.
The coach’s ___________ voice could be heard over all the other noise in the
gymnasium.
►sanguine
►ingratiating
►strident
►mellifluous
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct option.
The lab technicians went through the titration process with __________ care.
►sedulous
►ribald
►vestigial
►mordant
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option /pair of connectives.
_____ the men _____ their supervisor is to be blamed for the mishap. ►Neither…and
►Either…and
►Neither…nor
►Either…nor
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 2 )
Read the statements and identify them as Fact/Opinion.
1. Pizza tastes better than fish.
2. Many people work Mondays through Fridays at their jobs.
3. Before electricity, many people burnt candles to give them light.
4. Jumping rope is a form of exercise.
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 2 )
Fill in the blanks with participle.
1. The story was —- by the librarian. (read)
2. These numbers have been —– wrong. (add)
3. My brother has never —– wine. (drink)
4. I have never —-so sick before. (feel)
Question No: 13 ( Marks: 3 )
Identify the following statements as F for fact, O for opinion or B for a blend of
both.
1. Victor Emmanuel II was the first king to rule over a united Italy; he was also a
madman, who had his toenail clippings edged in gold and encrusted in diamonds. Then
he would give the clippings to palace favorites.
2. In 1943, the extraordinary Jacques Cousteau invented an improved diving suit that
allowed divers to descend 500 feet below the surface of the ocean; nowadays, that suit is
usually referred to as a scuba suit.
3. Richard Rodriguez writes movingly about his personal struggle to honor his Spanishspeaking parents and still excel at speaking English.
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 3 )
Fill in the blanks with participle. 1. She has —two tickets to the show. (request)
2. I have — about it for a long time. (think)
3. The money was —in the bank. (put)
4. Have you been —-? (hurt)
5. The paper will have to be ——. (redo)
6. Mike has already —-that article. (read)
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 5 )
Read the paragraph and identify the main idea.
When aging parents need help, it puts a tremendous weight on their adult children. The
situation is particularly difficult if the parent does not live nearby. To handle such
difficult situations, some health experts advise adult children to investigate community
resources such as Meals on Wheels. Another suggestion is to rotate care among other
family members. Sometimes the problem can be alleviated by having the parent move
closer. It is also essential to assess the parent’s actual needs.
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 5 )
Read the passage carefully and identify the main idea.
Myths are stories, the products of fertile imagination, sometimes simple, often containing
profound truths. They are not meant to be taken too literally. Details may sometimes
appear childish, but most myths express a culture’s most serious beliefs about human
beings, eternity, and God.
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 5 )
What is the difference between Skimming and Scanning?MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Spring 2009
ENG101-English Comprehension (Session – 5)
Ref No: 458015
Time: 60 min
Marks: 38
For Teacher’s Use Only
Q No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
Marks
Q No. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Marks
Q No. 17 18 19 20 21
MarksQuestion No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill
in the blank with correct option.
Esmerelda’s dissertation was on such an ___________ subject that no one could understand it.
► austere
► auspicious
► esoteric
► equitable
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning for the word underlined.
What makes up a true work of art? Although no single criterion seems adequate, the novelist
James Joyce suggested three standards: “wholeness, harmony and radiance.”
► artist
► question
► standard
► novel
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
If a
statement is proved true through objective evidence, what it will be called?
► Analysis
► Proposal
► Fact
► Opinion
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the statement carefully and choose ‘inference’ from the given options.
If you get fired from your job, you can infer that: ► You did something wrong.
► You will never get a job again
► You were the best worker.
► You might get a raise.
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of these means ‘polite in an extreme way’?
► Gentian
► Gentile
► Genial
► Genteel
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of these means ‘a useless person’?
► Dead loss
► Dead wood
► Dead weight
► Dead heat
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the correct option.
Rashid called _____ ;told me what happened. ► or
► nor
► and
► but
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Indicate the correct form of verb in the sentence given below.
He was told not to laugh at policemen.
► -ing
► Infinitive
► Past
► -ed
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning or synonym for the highlighted word.
When your plan brings us great wealth, you will be rewarded for yoursagacity.
► huge appetite for herbs
► good looks
► mistakes
► intelligence
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best available substitute word for the following root/prefix:
Post-
► against ► before
► after
► around
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best available substitute word for the following root/prefix:
Scrib-/Script-
► self
► life
► flow
► write
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Pick
the most suitable phrasal verb to complete the sentence given below.
If you’re coming tonight, could you bring ……… some CDs
► on
► over
► up
► in
Question No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Model rhymes with:
► cuddle
► doodle
► hotel
► yodel
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which of the following statement is true?► blind rhymes with hint, print, i.e. the final consonant is unvoiced.
► blind rhymes with sinned, grinned, wind
► blind rhymes with mind, kind, hind, lined
► blind rhymes with pint, i.e. the final consonant is unvoiced.
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose antonym for the underlined word.
Sunglasses will only hinder
► accept
your ability to see at night.
► describe
► equal
► help
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the phrasal verb most similar in meaning to: Resemble
► Get out of
► Keep up with
► Look like
► Take out
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 2 )
What is the purpose of table in a text?
In a text ,table contain columns and rows, in which each columns and rows have the unique
value and properties .through which data can be handled easily
1. to manage and
2. updated easily.3. sorting easily.
4. to access readily.
Question No: 18 ( Marks: 2 )
Rewrite the sentence below, Keeping in mind that your new sentence should be well written
and should have essentially the same meaning as the sentence given.
Having no air conditioning, her apartment is very hot.
Rewrite, beginning with: Her apartment is very hot) by it being no Air conditioning.
….
The next words will be
(a) on account of it has
(b) because it has
(c) by it being
(d) being as it is
Question No: 19 ( Marks: 3 )
Add
the correct suffix to the highlighted word in each sentence.
1. You will not be permited to swim with the sharks! (ed, er)
2. The old road has to be repaved. (ed, ing)
3. Are you planing to visit me in Myrtle Beach? (ed, ing)
Question No: 20 ( Marks: 5 )
Write the correct prefix in the blanks to make negative forms of the adjectives.
1. The new house is not ___dis__similarto our old one except that it’s a bit bigger.
2. The organization insiststhat it is ___im__political and does not identify with any one
particular party.
3.The ownership ofthe painting remains __un___clear.
4.We’re living in an ___im__perfect world.
5.Whetherthe book is well or badly written is __im___material to me -it has an important
message. Question No: 21 ( Marks: 10 )
Read the paragraph and answer the questions given below. (5+3+2)
At Dalton State College, the registrant of a motor vehicle is held responsible for the safe and
prudent operating and proper parking of his or her vehicle regardless of who may be the
operator. Curbs painted in yellow are no parking areas. Parking against the flow of traffic is
prohibited at all times. Vehicles parked on campus after school hours may be towed away. All
faculty and staff reserved parking areas will be painted in red. Fines will be paid at the Business
Office in the Westcott Building. Speed limits are as posted. There is no parking at anytime on
College Drive. Decals are not transferable.
Q1. Choose the sentence that best states the implied main idea.
Parking against the flow of traffic is prohibited at all times at “Dalton State College” .
Q2. Why people have to pay fines at Business Office in the Westcott Building?
People have to pay fines at Business Office in the Westcott Building ,if they break the traffic
rules implied by the registrant of Dalton State College.
Q3. Suggest a suitable topic for the passage.
Suitable topic for the passage.
Parking rules during college hours.MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Spring 2010
ENG101-English Comprehension (Session – 4)
Ref No: 1380220
Time: 60 min
Marks: 35
Student Info
StudentID:
Center: OPKST
ExamDate: 5/27/2010 12:00:00 AM
For Teacher’s Use Only
Q No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
Marks
Q No. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Marks
Q No. 17
MarksQuestion No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the cause in the given situation and choose the effect.
She was in a hurry riding her bike, so she carried her viola across the handlebars. She failed to
see the rock on the street in front of her.
I.
► The viola did not fall off the bike.
► The rock did not get in the girl’s way.
► The girl fell off of her bike.
► The girl got off her bike to take a break.
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill
in the blank with appropriate connector.
__________ other mollusks, the oyster reproduces by eggs. vuhelp
►Regarding
►As to
►Like
►With
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of the following cannot be used for the suffix -ion?
►Put-
►exhaust-
►correct-
►collectQuestion No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning of highlighted words in the sentence.
Reforestation will help to restore our environment.
►cutting down trees will help to recover the environment.
►planting trees again will replenish our environment.
►forests should be cut to improve the worsening environmental pollution►cutting down trees will further help to worsen the environment.
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option. /pair of connectives.
James usually has his lunch at this restaurant _____ sometimes he eats elsewhere.
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►if
►either
►neither
►but
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.
It was an expensive vase _____ they bought it to pleases their mother. vuhelp
►either
►neither
►but
►or
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the statement carefully and choose ‘inference’ from the given options.If you see someone fall off of their bike, you can infer that:
►It’s a new bike.
►They weren’t wearing helmet.
►They have never ridden a bike before.
►They have lost their balance.
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning for the word underlined. vuhelp
Being unable to write clearly is a liability in a business career. In business, one must often
express opinions and ideas in writing.
►surprise
►necessity
►drawback
►penalty
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning for the word underlined.
By giving military aid to dictatorships in Latin America, the United States has seemed to
sanction their cruel policies.
►create
►remember
►criticize
►approve
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the correct option.
“Oh, dear! I have left _____ my purse _____ keys in the other bag,” said Seema. ►both…and
►either…nor
►either…and
►neither…or
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 2 )
What is the line in the ‘line graph’ going from top to bottom at the left-most side called?
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 2 )
What is the purpose of coordinating conjunction in a sentence?
Question No: 13 ( Marks: 3 )
Recall your memory about ‘Making inferences’ and identify the statements as True/False.
1. When the meaning of a word is not implied by the general sense of its context or by examples,
it may be implied by an antonym or by a contrasting thought in a context.
2. A paragraph without a topic sentence may have an implied main idea.
3. .A paragraph without a topic sentence does not have supporting details.
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 3 )
Read the following text and state the main idea of the passage.
To many parents, the infant’s crying may be mainly an irritation, especially if it continues for
long periods. But crying serves important functions for the child as well as for the parents. For
the child, crying helps improve lung capacity and the respiratory system. Perhaps more
important, the cry serves as a signal of distress. When babies cry, they indicate that they are
hungry or in pain, and this is important information for parents.
vuhelpQuestion No: 15 ( Marks: 5 )
Write the correct prefix in the blanks to make negative forms of the adjectives.
1. Ilove high heels but they’re rather _practical.
2. It is an _ logicalstatement, because if one part is true, then the other must be false.
3. It is _____polite to point at people.
4. It was ___possible to sleep because ofthe noise.
5. it’stotally ____rational, but I’m frightened of mice.
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 5 )
Read the following paragraph and write the sentence that best states the implied main idea.
Is there any one day of the year you dread? For some people, it is their birthday. After all, a
birthday is a reminder that we are getting older. Others are anxious as April 15 approaches. This
is the day that federal taxes are due. For others, the most feared day is Friday the 13th. On this
day, wedding chapels are usually shut down. Toy stores sell out Ouija boards. Travel is down,
especially on airplanes. And people have been known to stay in their house the entire day rather
than risk anything happening to them.
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 5 )
Read this paragraph and identify the main idea.
Dogs are good for children because they teach children to be responsible. Children who have to
feed the dog and perform other works related to dogs, learn to be responsible for the life of
another being. Cats also teach children responsibility, and along with this, children who own a
cat learn about independence since cats are quick to teach this. Rabbits teach children about
having babies because as anyone who has owned more than one rabbit knows; they have a lot of
babies. Snakes, rats, fish and gerbils are also good to teach children about cleanliness and proper
bathing habits. Most pets teach children valuable lessons. MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Spring 2009
ENG101-English Comprehension (Session – 5)
Ref No: 458015
Time: 60 min
Marks: 38
For Teacher’s Use Only
Q No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
Marks
Q No. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Marks
Q No. 17 18 19 20 21
MarksQuestion No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill
in the blank with correct option.
Esmerelda’s dissertation was on such an ___________ subject that no one could understand it.
► austere
► auspicious
► esoteric
► equitable
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning for the word underlined.
What makes up a true work of art? Although no single criterion seems adequate, the novelist
James Joyce suggested three standards: “wholeness, harmony and radiance.”
► artist
► question
► standard
► novel
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
If a
statement is proved true through objective evidence, what it will be called?
► Analysis
► Proposal
► Fact
► Opinion
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the statement carefully and choose ‘inference’ from the given options.
If you get fired from your job, you can infer that: ► You did something wrong.
► You will never get a job again
► You were the best worker.
► You might get a raise.
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of these means ‘polite in an extreme way’?
► Gentian
► Gentile
► Genial
► Genteel
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of these means ‘a useless person’?
► Dead loss
► Dead wood
► Dead weight
► Dead heat
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the correct option.
Rashid called _____ ;told me what happened. ► or
► nor
► and
► but
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Indicate the correct form of verb in the sentence given below.
He was told not to laugh at policemen.
► -ing
► Infinitive
► Past
► -ed
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best meaning or synonym for the highlighted word.
When your plan brings us great wealth, you will be rewarded for yoursagacity.
► huge appetite for herbs
► good looks
► mistakes
► intelligence
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best available substitute word for the following root/prefix:
Post-
► against ► before
► after
► around
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best available substitute word for the following root/prefix:
Scrib-/Script-
► self
► life
► flow
► write
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Pick
the most suitable phrasal verb to complete the sentence given below.
If you’re coming tonight, could you bring ……… some CDs
► on
► over
► up
► in
Question No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Model rhymes with:
► cuddle
► doodle
► hotel
► yodel
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which of the following statement is true?► blind rhymes with hint, print, i.e. the final consonant is unvoiced.
► blind rhymes with sinned, grinned, wind
► blind rhymes with mind, kind, hind, lined
► blind rhymes with pint, i.e. the final consonant is unvoiced.
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose antonym for the underlined word.
Sunglasses will only hinder
► accept
your ability to see at night.
► describe
► equal
► help
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the phrasal verb most similar in meaning to: Resemble
► Get out of
► Keep up with
► Look like
► Take out
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 2 )
What is the purpose of table in a text?
In a text ,table contain columns and rows, in which each columns and rows have the unique
value and properties .through which data can be handled easily
1. to manage and
2. updated easily.3. sorting easily.
4. to access readily.
Question No: 18 ( Marks: 2 )
Rewrite the sentence below, Keeping in mind that your new sentence should be well written
and should have essentially the same meaning as the sentence given.
Having no air conditioning, her apartment is very hot.
Rewrite, beginning with: Her apartment is very hot) by it being no Air conditioning.
….
The next words will be
(a) on account of it has
(b) because it has
(c) by it being
(d) being as it is
Question No: 19 ( Marks: 3 )
Add
the correct suffix to the highlighted word in each sentence.
1. You will not be permited to swim with the sharks! (ed, er)
2. The old road has to be repaved. (ed, ing)
3. Are you planing to visit me in Myrtle Beach? (ed, ing)
Question No: 20 ( Marks: 5 )
Write the correct prefix in the blanks to make negative forms of the adjectives.
1. The new house is not ___dis__similarto our old one except that it’s a bit bigger.
2. The organization insiststhat it is ___im__political and does not identify with any one
particular party.
3.The ownership ofthe painting remains __un___clear.
4.We’re living in an ___im__perfect world.
5.Whetherthe book is well or badly written is __im___material to me -it has an important
message. Question No: 21 ( Marks: 10 )
Read the paragraph and answer the questions given below. (5+3+2)
At Dalton State College, the registrant of a motor vehicle is held responsible for the safe and
prudent operating and proper parking of his or her vehicle regardless of who may be the
operator. Curbs painted in yellow are no parking areas. Parking against the flow of traffic is
prohibited at all times. Vehicles parked on campus after school hours may be towed away. All
faculty and staff reserved parking areas will be painted in red. Fines will be paid at the Business
Office in the Westcott Building. Speed limits are as posted. There is no parking at anytime on
College Drive. Decals are not transferable.
Q1. Choose the sentence that best states the implied main idea.
Parking against the flow of traffic is prohibited at all times at “Dalton State College” .
Q2. Why people have to pay fines at Business Office in the Westcott Building?
People have to pay fines at Business Office in the Westcott Building ,if they break the traffic
rules implied by the registrant of Dalton State College.
Q3. Suggest a suitable topic for the passage.
Suitable topic for the passage.
Parking rules during college hours.

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