Q1. Select the most appropriate option.
Dependent Clause is also called ____ .
a. Relative clause
b. Subordinate clause
c. Coordinate clause
d. Noun Clause
Q2. Who was the king when Geoffrey Chaucer was born?
a. Henry IV
b. Richard II
c. Edward III
d. Edward II
Q3. Fill in the blank with the appropriate option.
This house _____in 1970 by my grandparents.
a. was build
c. was built
Q4. Who is the protagonist in Edmund Spenser’s, ‘Fairie Queene Book 1’?
b. Sir Guyon
d. Red Cross Knight
Q5. John Milton’s, ‘Areopagitica’ was about the freedom of _________.
Q6. Identify the clause in the brackets.
My friend helped me (when I was in danger.)
a. Noun Clause
b. Negative Clause
c. Adjective Clause
d. Adverb Clause
Q7. Fill in the blanks.
The War of Roses is said to have been fought between ______ and _________.
a. Whig and Tory
b. House of York and Lancaster
c. Catholics and Protestants
d. Monarchy and Parliament
Q8. What would be the passive voice of ‘They are eating the bananas.’?
a. They had eaten the bananas.
b. The bananas were eaten by them.
c. The bananas are being eaten by them.
d. They ate the bananas.
Q9. The ‘First Act of Supremacy’ in 1534 was passed by ______________.
a. Queen Elizabeth
b. Henry V
c. Henry VIII
d. Henry IV
Q10. The Puritan Age is also known as the____________.
a. Age of Johnson
b. Age of Milton
c. Age of Chaucer
d. Age of Shakespeare
Q11. The word ‘few’ used in the sentence.
‘I have few friends’ is a ____________ determiner.
Q12. Which type of adult learning is organized by educational institutions but is non-credential?
b. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
Q13. Which of the following is a short story by Barbara Baynton, about a nameless wife of a bushman?
a. Human Toll
b. The Chosen Vessel
c. Billy Skywonkie
d. A Dreamer
Q14. Identify the type of clause in the brackets.
(Unless it rains tomorrow), I will go to school.
a. Conditional Clause
b. Noun Clause
c. Relative Clause
d. Adjective Clause
Q15. Which of the following is Chetan Bhagat’s latest novel?
a. Revolution 2020
b. One Indian Girl
c. One Arranged Murder
d. The Girl in Room 105
Q16. Which assessment emphasizes evaluation of student’s progress, processes, and performance over time?
Q17. What does ‘A’ in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘The Scarlet Letter’ stand for?
b. Ann Hibbins
c. Anne Hutchinson
Q18. In her essay, “What if Shakespeare Had Had a Sister?”, Virginia Woolf gave name to Shakespeare’s hypothetical sister. What was it?
Q19. Select the most appropriate option.
___ Hindustan Times is a famous newspaper.
Q20. Which of the following short story by Edgar Allen Poe is not correctly matched with its character?
a. The Murders in the Rue Morgue: Madame L’Espanaye
b. The Cask of Amontillado: Monsieur G
c. The Purloined Letter: C. Auguste Dupin
d. The Fall of the House of Usher: Roderick Usher
Q21. Select the correct active form of the sentence, ‘A letter was written by Rita.’ from the given options
a. Rita was writing a letter.
b. Rita had written a letter.
c. Rita has written a letter.
d. Rita wrote a letter.
Q22. Which of following pairs of author and his/her work, is not correctly matched?
a. Ismat Chugtai: Lihaaf
b. Mahasweta Devi: Garam Hawa
c. Vaikom Basheer: The Card Sharper’s Daughter
d. Nirmal Verma: Birds
Q23. Which form of the tense is used in the sentence?
‘Last night, I read an entire novel’?
a. Past Perfect Tense
b. Future Tense
c. Simple Past Tense
d. Past Continuous Tense
Q24. Who used the Rhyme Royal for the first time in English?
a. John Dryden
b. William Shakespeare
c. Edmund Spenser
d. Geoffrey Chaucer
Q25. Which of the following writer used the pen name ‘Steele Rudd’?
a. Henry Kendall
b. Henry Lawson
c. Arthur Hoey Davis
d. Marcus Clarke
Q26. Through ___________, we learn what behaviours, values, language, and morals are acceptable in our society.
Q27. Use the correct form of the verb from the options and fill the blank:
Every morning she _______ (wake) up early and gets ready for work.
a. is waking
Q28. V.S. Naipaul’s ‘A House of Mr. Biswas’ was published in year _____.
Q29. In which of the following novel of Toni Morrison does the character named, Peecola Breedlove appear?
a. The Bluest Eyes
c. Song of Solomon
Q30. Fill with present perfect tense. Alex ____ the book thoroughly.
a. have read
b. has read
c. did read
d. had read
Q31. I am an Indian writer. My debut novel won Booker prize in 2008. The film adaptation of that novel was released in 2021, starrer Priyanka Chopra and Rajkumar Rao’. Who am I?
a. Aravind Adiga
b. Kiran Desai
c. Salman Rushdie
d. Arundhati Roy
Q32. Diphthongs’ are __________.
a. two unstressed syllable followed by two stressed syllable
b. Sequence of two vowels
c. Two similar looking words with different meaning
d. Sequence of two consonants
Q33. Fill in the blank. I have______ money.
Q34. The rise and fall of pitch in voice is called __________.
Q35. Name the legal document which describes a particular educational program required and designed specifically for a child’s unique requirements and needs.
a. Individualized Education Program (IEP)
b. Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EHCA)
c. International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities, and Handicaps
d. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Q36. Use the correct form of the verb from the options and fill the blank:
We ________ (go) to Guwahati by Rajdhani Express last month.
a. will go
d. will have gone
Q37. What is the name of the carpenter’s wife in, ‘The Miller’s Tale’?
a. Madame Eglantine
Q38. Fill in the blank with appropriate modal.
I ____ play football and volleyball. (ability)
c. have to
Q39. In which social system the father is the head of the household?
a. Modern System
b. Patriarchal System
d. Matriarchal System
Q40. What would be the passive voice of:
‘The hunter killed the lion’.
a. The lion would be killed by the hunter.
b. The lion killed the hunter.
c. The lion will be killed by the hunter.
d. The lion was killed by the hunter.
Q41. The line ‘April is the cruelest month‘ appears in T. S. Eliot’s poem, ‘______’.
b. Ash Wednesday
c. The Wasteland
d. The Hollow Men
Q42. “The Harp of India” is a poem by __________.
a. Sarojini Naidu
b. Rabindranath Tagore
c. Michael Madhusudan Dutt
d. Henry Louis Vivian Derozio
Q43. In which of the following work did Aristotle use the term ‘hamartia’?
a. Politics b. Poetics
c. Prior Analytics d. Metaphysics
Q44. Which of the following is arranged in the correct order of publication?
a. ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’, ‘Life on the Mississippi’, ‘Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn’, ‘Roughing It’
b. Roughing It’, ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’, ‘Life on the Mississippi’, ‘Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn’
c. ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’, ‘ Of Huckleberry Finn’, ‘Roughing It’, ‘Life on the Mississippi’
d. ‘Life on the Mississippi’, ‘Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn’, Roughing It’, ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’
Q45. Where was the a healing herb to cure injured Parvateshwar to be found, as narrated in Amis Tripathy’s ‘The Secret of the Nagas’?
Directions : A poem is given with 5 questions following it. Read the poem carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Whoso list to hunt, I know where is an hind,
But as for me, hélas, I may no more.
The vain travail hath wearied me so sore,
I am of them that farthest cometh behind.
Yet may I by no means my wearied mind
Draw from the deer, but as she fleeth afore
Fainting I follow. I leave off therefore,
Sithens in a net I seek to hold the wind.
Who list her hunt, I put him out of doubt,
As well as I may spend his time in vain.
And graven with diamonds in letters plain
There is written, her fair neck round about:
Noli me tangere, for Caesar’s I am,
And wild for to hold, though I seem tame.
Q46. On the basis of your understanding of the above poem, what is the metaphorical theme of the poem?
a. fulfillment in love
b. failure in hunting expedition
c. unrequited love
d. hunting is a dangerous sport.
Q47. Which line in the poem symbolizes that all the attempts by the poet/narrator are in vain?
a. “Draw from the deer, but as she fleeth afore”
b. “Sithens in a net I seek to hold the wind”
c. “Whoso list to hunt, I know where is an hind”
d. “Who list her hunt, I put him out of doubt”
Q48. Why does the speaker of the poem “farthest cometh behind”?
a. He does not know hunting.
b. He is tired and knows the vanity of the entire exercise.
c. He lost his way.
d. He is a slow walker.
Q49. ‘Whoso’ and ‘sithens’ in the first line of the poem are __________.
b. misspelled words
c. archaic words
d. ‘new coinage’ words
Q50. Above passage is a 14 line poem. Select the best option from the given to describe the stanzaic structure of this poem
b. Lyrical Poetry