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VU ENG101- English Comprehension MIDTERM Solved/Unsolved Papers Spring 2009

VU ENG101- English Comprehension MIDTERM Solved/Unsolved Papers Spring 2009

ENG201 (Business & Technical Communication)

 

From 2008-2009-2010 midterm papers

 

 

Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the followings are usually more vivid than long ones and improve the Readability of a document?

► Short words

► Content words

► Structure words

► Practical words

 

Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which format should be used if the document will be sent to outside individuals?

► Letter

► Presentation

► Memorandum

► Manuscript

 

Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following can be defined as “the words one chooses to state one’s message, Say much more than their dictionary definitions”?

► Semantics

► Phonetics

► Synonyms

► Phonemes

 

Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which question is used to ask about residential status?

► What’s your address?

► Where are you from?

► Where do you belong to?

► Please sign here.

 

Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

How can you make the following statement Concise?

„There are only four rules of our company and every employee is bound to follow these rules.

► Four rules must be observed.

► There are four rules that must be observed.

► You must follow the rules.

► Follow the rules

 

Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following is promoted by simple, direct language?

► Structural clarity

► Stylistic clarity

► Contextual clarity

► Textual clarity

 

Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following is used as brief, informal reports within an organization?

► Letter

► Memo

► Proposal

► Report

 

Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Select the statement about the communication process that is NOT true.

► Communication takes many forms-oral, written and computer.

► Communication is vital to every part of business.

► Your performance in business will not be judged by your communication ability.

► Performance is judged by communication ability.

 

Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Biased language that might offend the audience is based on ___________

► Cultural bias, gender bias

► Cultural bias, nationality bias

► Unity bias, nationality bias

► None of them

 

Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Why important observations, suggestions, or objections should be written?

► To persuade the reader

► To create permanent records

► To make communication more effective

► To establish credibility

 

Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which Three types of readers usually exist?

► Phantom Readers, Future Readers, Complicated Readers

► Future Readers, Complex Readers, Complicated Readers

► Future Readers, Complex Readers, Technical Readers

► Phantom Readers, Future Readers, Complex Readers

 

Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

To whom usually good will letters are written?

► Customer

► Manager

► Director

► Chairman

 

Question No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

If your message is specific, definite and vivid; which of the following principle has been applied?

► Completeness

► Correctness

► Conciseness

► Concreteness

 

Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which guideline should be followed to ensure Courtesy?

► Be sincerely tactful, thoughtful and appreciative

► Use expressions that show respect

► Omit irritating expressions

► All of the above

 

Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following factors enables you to evaluate the effectiveness of your message?

► Feedback

► Encoding

► Transmission

► Decoding

 

Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following can make a meeting unsuccessful?

► Deciding on purpose before the meeting

► Selecting participants for the meeting

► Holding a meeting when a memo or other business message would have done the job.

► All of the above

 

Question No: 17 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the followings is an essential component of employment process?

► Reflections

► References

► Fractions

► Recommendations

 

Question No: 18 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following is the basis of Courtesy?

► Inclined attitude

► Biased attitude

► You-attitude

► Offensive attitude

 

Question No: 19 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the followings are included in Functional words?

► Conjunctions, prepositions, nouns, pronouns

► Conjunctions, prepositions, articles, pronouns

► Conjunctions, prepositions, articles, adjectives

► Conjunctions, interjections, articles, pronouns

 

Question No: 20 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

A fault in the communication procedure where the meaning of the message is lost “in translation” from intention to language or from language to understanding is called ___________________.

► Distortion

► Noise

► Redundancy

► Feedback

 

Question No: 21 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

What is the emphasis of a Functional resume?

► Place the name and professional objectives at the top

► Provide functions and tasks the applicant can perform

► Put the most important information first

► Make your name and professional achievements prominent

 

Question No: 22 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

What is the goal of a Non-conventional resume?

► Provide functions and tasks the applicant can perform

► Place the name and professional objectives at the top

► Put the most important information first

► Make your name and professional achievements prominent

 

Question No: 23 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the followings are real but unnamed readers?

► Phantom Readers

► Future Readers

► Complex Readers

► Technical Readers

 

Question No: 24 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Why Comparison is useful for paragraph development?

► It emphasizes similarities

► It emphasizes differences

 

Question No: 25 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following complimentary close is accurate in general letter writing?

► Yours sincerely,

► Sincerely,

► Yours respectfully,

► All of the above

 

Question No: 26 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

How the credibility of the communicator can be systematically analyzed?

► Through written communication

► Through communication probe

► Through oral communication

► Through non verbal communication

 

Question No: 27 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

What is meant by the term ‘Connotative’?

► It refers to the literal meaning of words.

► It refers to the associations that are connected to a certain word

► It refers to general meaning of words.

► It refers to cognitive meaning of words.

 

Question No: 28 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

In which of the following message categories would you place sales and marketing messages?

► Persuasive

► Positive

► Negative

► Routine

 

Question No: 30 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which plan or model is mostly used in business messages?

► The logical plan or its variation

► The emotional appeal or its variation

► The AIDA model or its variation

► All of the above

 

Question No: 31 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

What can be considered as the heart of a report?

► A variety of components

► Introduction, body, and a close

► Only the body of the report

► The introduction of a report

 

Question No: 32 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

When you are writing a routine message, what kind of approach will be used?

► The direct approach

► The indirect approach

► The long approach

► None of the above

 

Question No: 33 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following you should avoid when writing a claim letter?

► Direct request

► Professional tone

► A complaining tone

► Specific details

 

Question No: 34 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

What is meant by the term ‘Denotative’?

► It refers to the literal meaning of a word.

► It refers to the surface meaning of the word.

► It refers to cognitive meaning of words.

► It refers simple meaning of words.

 

Question No: 35 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Where can we apply seven Cs?

► To Non verbal communication

► To Oral communication

► To Written communication

► To written and oral communication

 

Question No: 36 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

While writing persuasive messages which four things should be kept in mind about your audience?

► Main idea, consideration, needs and appeals, logic

► Semantics, emotion and logics, clarity, consideration

 Needs and appeals, emotion and logic, credibility, semantics

► Credibility, logics, main idea, emotion

 

Question No: 37 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which type of letter not only conveys information, but also establishes a contractual relationship between you and the organization or person offering you the position?

► Job application letter

► Acceptance letter

► Inquiry letter

► Transmittal letter

 

Question No: 38 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Why do Experts read technical and scientific documents?

► To maintain and expand their own general expertise

► To obtain specific answers to their own research and writing

► To evaluate a document’s technical or scientific content.

► All of the above

 

Question No: 39 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following suggests “Implication of a word or a suggestion separate from the usual definition”?

► Denotation

► Connotation

► Implementation

► Abstraction

 

 

Question No: 40 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following is the primary vehicle for communication within an organization?

► Letter

► Report

► Memorandum

► Proposal

 

Question No: 41 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which phrase should be used while making a presentation?

► Please feel free to interrupt me with questions.

► Don’t disturb me while I’m presenting these statistics.

► No, you’re wrong. We need more staff.

► Please! No interruptions during the presentation.

 

Question No: 42 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which phrase is correct?

► When were you born?

►When you are born?

► When are you born?

► When you born?

 

Question No: 43 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following is best when you don’t need immediate feedback, but you do need speed?

► Written massage

► Electronic message

► Oral massage

► informal massage

 

Question No: 44 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following suggests the following statement? “First group the ideas and then put them in sequence.”

► Revising a message

► Editing a message

► Organizing a message

► Planning a message

 

Question No: 45 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

A letter or report to a customer from an employer belongs to which kind of communication?

► Official communication

► Officer Communication

► Administrator communication

► Manager Communication

 

Question No: 46 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following aims at gathering specific information?

► Letter of claim

► Letter of request

► Letter of inquiry

► Letter of information

 

Question No: 47 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following is best when you want immediate feedback?

► Oral medium

► Written medium

► Electronic medium

► All of the above

 

 

Question No: 48 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which is farthest in the past?

► couple of days

► last week

► a day before yesterday

► a month ago

 

Question No: 49 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which phrase is used during a presentation?

► Thanks for giving me a hand.

► Thank you very much for your time today.

► Thank you for your quick response.

► Thank you for your corporation.

 

 

Question No: 50 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following is achieved through a balance between precise language and familiar language?

► Clarity

► Correctness

► Concreteness

► Conciseness

 

Question No: 51 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Letters are usually just one page and consist of three sections ____________.

► Salutation, subject matter, references

► Front matter, summary, conclusion

► Body, references, end matter

► Front matter, body, end matter

 

Question No: 52 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following is used in a letter to emphasize a point or to include a brief personal message?

► Foot notes

► Post script

► End notes

► All of the above

 

Question No: 53 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following should be essentially considered during speeches and presentations?

► Dress

► Time

► Appearance

► Microphone

 

Question No: 54 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the followings use Salutations?

► Memorandums

► Letters

► Informal speech

► Proposals

 

Question No: 55 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

What strategies should be opted for writing to Technicians?

► Keep introductions and background information brief

► Make information accessible

► Provide short definitions or explanations of any unfamiliar term

► All of the above

 

Question No: 56 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Claim letter is also called:

► Transmittal letter

► Credit refusing letter

► Adjustment letter

► Complaint letter

 

Question No: 57 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following can be defined as follows?

“It is not merely politeness with mechanical insertion of ‘please’ and ‘Thank You’ rather it is politeness that grows out of respect and concern for others.”

► Clarity

► Courtesy

► Consideration

► Credibility

 

Question No: 58 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which one of these words is not a synonym for “business”?

  • capital
  • enterprise
  • project
  • venture

 

Question No: 59 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which format should be used if the document will be sent to outside individuals?

  • Letter
  • Presentation
  • Memorandum
  • Manuscript

 

Question No: 60 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the followings are like good mail order forms, although they also provide more room for explaining special needs?

  • Order letters
  • Adjustment letters
  • Inquiry letters
  • Deposit letters

 

Question No: 61 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which is a correct response to the question: How do you do?

  • I’m fine.
  • I’m alright.
  • How do you do?
  • I’m doing fine.

 

Question No: 62 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following should NOT be used while answering the phone?

  • Ken speaking
  • This is Ken
  • What do you want?
  • Can you hold on?

 

Question No: 63 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Complete the question tag: They worked for Kaufman’s,

  • Did they?
  • Haven’t they?
  • Didn’t they?
  • Had they?

 

Question No: 64 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following is the first thing you must consider while writing a resume?

  • Defining your objectives
  • Planning your objectives
  • Evaluating your objectives
  • Revising your objectives

 

Question No: 65 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

How many steps are essential for successful oral statement?

  • Five
  • Six
  • Seven
  • Eight

 

Question No: 67 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following is the main task of a Conventional Résumé?

  • Provide functions and tasks the applicant can perform
  • Make your name and professional achievements prominent
  • Put the most important information first
  • Place the name and professional objectives at the top

 

Question No: 68 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

What kind of paper can be used for a Conventional Résumé?

  • White paper
  • Buff paper
  • Gray paper
  • All of the above

 

Question No: 69 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

How many aspects does Accuracy have?

  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3

 

Question No: 70 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Communication can be defined as———–

  • A sense of unshared understanding
  • The process of attempting to drop information
  • The activity of conveying information
  • Replacement of something

 

Question No: 71 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Where can we apply seven C’s?

► To Non verbal communication

► To Oral communication

► To Written communication

► To written and oral communication

 

Question No: 72 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following is the process of drafting your message?

  • Planning
  • Composing
  • Editing
  • Revising

 

Question No: 73 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following consists of four parts: a buffer, reasons supporting the negative decision, clear, diplomatic statement of the negative decision and a helpful, friendly, and positive close?

  • Direct plan
  • Indirect plan
  • Business plan
  • Strategic plan

 

Question No: 74 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following presents the main idea before the supporting data?

  • Strategic plan
  • Indirect plan
  • Direct plan
  • Business plan

 

Question No: 75 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which Three roles does an audience play?

  • Decision makers, Implementers, Managers
  • Decision makers, Advisors, Implementers
  • Decision makers, Advisors, Lawyers
  • Advisors, Implementers, Players

 

Question No: 76    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

Which section of a résumé creates most disagreements among experts about its relative advantages and disadvantages?

► Skills

► Work experience

► Career objective

► Education

 

Question No: 77  ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

Which of the following should be done when writing recommendation letters?

► Include only relevant and factual information.

► Avoid value judgments.

► Balance criticisms with favorable points.

► All of the above

 

Question No: 78 ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Which one of the following options should be used during business correspondence?

► Choppy sentences

► Passive sentences

► Bias-free language

► Clichés

Question No: 79 ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

Which one of the following can create immense difference between class room communication and job communication?

 

► Age of audience

 

► Behavior of udience

 

► Size of audience

 

► None of the above  

 

Question No: 80   ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

Which of the following is generally organized by direct approach and receives a favorable reaction?

 

► Business message

► Bad news message

► Good news message

► Routine message

Question No: 81    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

What is the last thing you need to do before you get ready to distribute your document?

► Designing

► Revising

► Proofreading 

► All of the above

 

Question No: 82 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the followings are an essential component of employment process?

► Reflections

► References

► Fractions

► Recommendations

 

Question No: 83( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following is the basis of Courtesy?

► Inclined attitude

► Biased attitude

► You-attitude

► Offensive attitude

 

Question No: 84 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the followings are included in Functional words?

► Conjunctions, prepositions, nouns, pronouns

► Conjunctions, prepositions, articles, pronouns

► Conjunctions, prepositions, articles, adjectives

► Conjunctions, interjections, articles, pronouns

 

Question No: 85 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

A fault in the communication procedure where the meaning of the message is lost

‘in translation’ from intention to language or from language to understanding is

called…………

► Distortion

► Noise

► Redundancy

► Feedback

 

Question No: 86 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

What is the emphasis of a Functional resume?

► Place the name and professional objectives at the top

► Provide functions and tasks the applicant can perform

► Put the most important information first

► Make your name and professional achievements prominent

 

Question No: 87 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

What is the goal of a Non-conventional resume?

► Provide functions and tasks the applicant can perform

► Place the name and professional objectives at the top

► Put the most important information first

► Make your name and professional achievements prominent

 

Question No: 89 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the followings are real but unnamed readers?

► Phantom Readers

► Future Readers

► Complex Readers

► Technical Readers

 

Question No: 90 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Why Comparison is useful for paragraph development?

► It emphasizes similarities

► It emphasizes differences

► It emphasizes advantages

► It emphasizes disadvantages

 

Question No: 91 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one

Which of the following complimentary close is accurate in general letter writing?

VU ENG101- English Comprehension MIDTERM Solved/Unsolved Papers Spring 2009

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FINALTERM  EXAMINATION

Spring 2009

ENG101- English Comprehension (Session – 1)

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Question No: 1    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Choose the phrasal verb most similar in meaning to: Consider

 

► Make up

 

► Look after

 

► Try out

 

► Think over

 

 

Question No: 2    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Fill in the blank with the most suitable phrasal verb. 

The band are bringing   ….. a new album in the new year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

► over

► down

► out

► up

 

Question No: 3    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Which one of the following cannot be used for the suffix -ness?

 

 

► gentle-

► small-

► cheerful-

► honest-

 

Question No: 4    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.

My uncle has never been to an art museum; in fact, when it comes to matters of art, my uncle is a real _________.

 

 

 

►  patrician

► martyr

► hedonist

►  philistine

 

Question No: 5    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.

“Could I come over at _____ three _____ four o’clock?” asked Joan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

►  either…or

► neither…nor

►  neither…or

►  either…then

 

Question No: 6    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Read the sentence carefully and identify which of the given choices is closest in meaning to the word underlined.

As a naïve little boy, I thought elbow grease was something you bought in a store.

 

 

 

 

 

► Careless

► Unknowing

► Easygoing

► Lucky

 

Question No: 7    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Choose the correct word or phrase to complete the sentence.

Oh, I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said that. I guess I really put my _____ in my mouth.

 

 

 

 

 

►  knee

►  elbow

► foot

►  hand

 

Question No: 8    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Fill in the blank with appropriate parallel structure.

In the years following the American Revolution and prior to the establishment of a national government, Washington provided the fledgling country with keen economic insight, _________ and astute international judgment.

 

 

 

 

 

► a sense of domestic stability

► a recognition of stability that was domestic

► to stabilize the domestic situation

► which was domestically stable

 

Question No: 9    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 What is true of the following example?

“Many people probably think that politeness is simply a social lubricant.”

 

.

 

 

 

► It contains a noun clause.

► It contains an adverbial clause.

► It contains an adjectival clause

► It contains a prepositional phrase.

 

Question No: 10    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

  What is true of the following example?

 

You might hurt yourself if you don’t watch out.

 

 

 

► It contains an appositive phrase.

► It contains an adjectival clause.

► It contains an adverbial clause.

►  It contains a noun clause.

 

Question No: 11    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Select the option that best describes the sentence.

Pauline and Bruno have a big argument every summer over where they should spend their summer vacation.

 

 

 

► Simple Sentence

► Complex Sentence

► Compound-Complex Sentence

► Compound Sentence

 

Question No: 12    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Select the option that best describes the sentence.

Bruno, on the other hand, likes the view that he gets from the log cabin up in the mountains, and he enjoys hiking in the forest.

 

 

► Compound-Complex Sentence

► Complex Sentence

► Simple Sentence

► Compound Sentence

 

Question No: 13    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Select the option that best describes the sentence.

Bruno tends to get bored sitting on the beach, watching the waves, getting sand in his swimsuit, and reading detective novels for a week.

 

 

► Compound Sentence

► Simple Sentence

► Compound-Complex Sentence

► Complex Sentence

 

Question No: 14    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.

We have enough spices for only one type of curry. We can cook _____ chicken curry _____ mutton curry.

 

 

 

 

 

►  both…and

► either…or

►  neither…nor

► either…and

 

Question No: 15    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Choose the best answer from the given options.

Each class is to present _____ a drama _____ a song for the concert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

► neither…and

► either…or

►  both…nor

►  both…or

 

Question No: 16    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Choose the best answer from the given options.

They were tired and hungry _____ they continued working.

 

and

 

 

 

► or

► but

► if

► and

 

 

Question No: 17    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Read the sentence carefully and decide which of the choices provided comes closest in meaning to the word underlined.

Like reward, punishment serves two major functions in discipline. It detersthe repetition of socially undesirable acts, and it shows the adolescent what the social group considers wrong.

 

 

 

 

► Discourages

► Encourages

► Permits

► Changes

 

Question No: 18    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Identify the correct sentence with properly placed commas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

►  No one I believe should ever be, homeless, in this country.

►  No one I believe, should ever be homeless, in this country.

►  No one, I believe, should ever be homeless in this country.

► No one I believe should ever be homeless in this country.

 

Question No: 19    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Select the option which best describes the sentence.    

Professor Pepin spends a lot of time translating medieval texts on ancient medicine, however, he also stays informed about the latest developments in modern asthma treatments.

 

► Run-on: change the comma after medicine to a semicolon.

► Run-on: remove the verb from the second independent clause.

► Fragment: although this is a long sentence, it’s missing part of a verb.

► There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.

 

Question No: 20    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Fill in the blank with appropriate verb given below.

 

Airport x-ray devices _______ designed more carefully in order to detect the more sophisticated forms of explosive materials that are now produced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

► must have been being

► must

► must be

► must have been

 

Question No: 21    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

  Which one of the following is a sentence fragment?

 

► The dog will not bite him.

► However, the dog doesn’t bite him.

► Although the dog will not bite him.

► All of the above.

 

Question No: 22    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

  Which one of the following contains a sentence fragment?
►  I will help you with the homework, if you ask me.

►  I will help you with the homework if you ask me.

► I will help you with the homework. If you ask me.

► All of the above

 

Question No: 23    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Fill in the blank with appropriate verb given below.

 

I ……… come to the conclusion that nowadays nobody cares about anything.

 

 

 

► do

► had

► will

►  have

 

Question No: 24    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Fill in the blank with appropriate phrasal verb.

 

An eagle, if pressed for food, might ……… a small baby that had been left in the open unprotected, but such an opportunity must occur very rarely.

 

 

►  carry out

►  carry on with

► carry off

► carry through

 

Question No: 25    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Fill in the blank with appropriate phrasal verb.

 

China’s cultural industry was given a boost last week after the government announced its plan to ……… cultural reform in more than 20 provincial areas.

 

 

 

► carry off

► carry out

► carry away

►  carry through

 

Question No: 26    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Fill in the blank with appropriate phrasal verb.

 

Items such as pointed scissors and ice skates are examples of articles that are not permitted in your ……… baggage when boarding an aircraft.

 

 

 

► carry on

►  carry away

► carry on with

► carry off

 

Question No: 27    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Read the sentence and choose the appropriate option.

 

Before the ball, the imposter ……… himself so the guests wouldn’t recognize him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

► disliked

► dissembled

► disengaged

► disassembled

 

Question No: 28    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Read the sentence and choose the appropriate option.

 

After the stock market crash, the once-affluent family was forced to ……… their home and lifestyle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

► deviate

► downgrade

► degrader

► denigrate

 

Question No: 29    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Choose the correct option to complete the sentence.

 

A look of ……… came over Nancy’s face when the verdict was announced. She now wants tomeet with lobbyists whowork to change laws for the betterment of society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

► disgust

► deform

► discussed

► disperse

 

Question No: 30    ( Marks: 1 )    – Please choose one

 Fill the gap by choosing the best answer.

 

Modern Asian restaurants in Jakarta have an ……… history.

 

                                  

 

 

 

 

► exude

► extended

► extracted

► external

 

Question No: 31    ( Marks: 2 )

 Define ‘Parallelism’.                                                      

 

 

 

 

Question No: 32    ( Marks: 2 )

 Rewrite the fragment to make a complete sentence. 

on the table by the old red chair

 

 

 

Question No: 33    ( Marks: 2 )

 Select the option which best describes the sentence.    

Anabel realizes what she is doing, I think, but she doing it anyway.
A. There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.
B. Fragment: we’re missing part of a verb.
C. Run-on: change the comma after doing to a semicolon.

 

 

Question No: 34    ( Marks: 3 )

 What is the difference between ‘independent clause’ and ‘main clause’?  

 

 

Question No: 35    ( Marks: 3 )

 Rewrite the following fragments to make a complete sentence.                                     

1. the people giving Tom a graduation party

2. she rarely speaks to anyone

3. while the cake was baking

 

 

Question No: 36    ( Marks: 3 )

 Identify the sentences that are sentence fragments. 

 

1. Many of his customers coming back three or four times over the summer.
2. His business been so busy that he has very little time for anything else.

3. By the time that everyone had quieted down, my favorite television show was over.

 

 

Question No: 37    ( Marks: 5 )

 Write an essay on any one of the given topics. It should comprise of 200-230 words.                              

 

Describe about one of your fondest childhood memories.

                        OR

Describe someone you respect deeply.

 

 

Question No: 38    ( Marks: 5 )

 Express your views on the given topic in paragraph form. It should comprise of 100-130 words.

 

What are your long-term career goals?

 

 

Question No: 39    ( Marks: 10 )

 Write an essay on any one of the given topics. It should comprise of 200-230 words.                              

 

What would you do if your car got a flat tire on the freeway?

                                                OR

If you could change one thing about your past, what would it be?

 

 

 

 

Question No: 40    ( Marks: 10 )

 Write an essay on any one of the given topics. It should comprise of 200-230 words.

Technology is making communication easier in today’s world, but at the expense of personal contact.

                                                                 OR

‘The survival of 21st century man is getting difficult due to scientific inventions’. Do you agree?

 

 

VU ENG101- English Comprehension MIDTERM Solved/Unsolved Papers Spring 2009

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VU ENG101- English Comprehension MIDTERM Solved/Unsolved Papers Spring 2009

MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Spring 2009
ENG101- English Comprehension (Session – 3)
 



Question 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. 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 Only the registered members can see the link. Register heree player Only the registered members can see the link. Register here was more powerfulthan the staff member whoengineered the race that Only the registered members can see the link. Register here 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, Rolling

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