Q1. R K Narayan’s fictional town of Malgudi was first introduced in:
(a) Swami and Friends
(b) The Bachelor of Arts
(c) The English Teacher
(d) The Financial Expert
Q2. _______ your work you may go.
(a) As you have finished
(b) Before you have finished
(c) Now you have finished
(d) When you have finished
Q3. A Curtal Sonnet consists of:
(a) A sestet, a quatrain and a tail piece.
(b) An Octave and a sestet
(c) Four quatrain and a couplet
(d) An Octave and a couplet
Q4. In which novel d’Artagnan befriends Athos, Porthos and Aramis ?
(a) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
(b) The Count of Monte Cristo
(c) The Three Musketeers
(d) The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Q5. Lines “Her lips were red, her looks were free / Her locks were yellow as gold:” are taken from
(a) The World is too much with Us
(b) A Hot Noon in Malabar
(c) Fire and Ice
(d) The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Q6. He ____ working since 9 o’clock in the morning.
(a) have been
(b) has been
Q7. Lines “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness” are taken from
(a) Oliver Twist
(b) David Copperfield
(c) A Tale of Two Cities
(d) The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Q8. Which period doesn’t belong to the Neoclassical Age?
(a) Restoration Period
(b) Augustan Period
(c) Jacobean Period
(d) Age of Johnson
Q9. In which year, the first non-European R N Tagore wins the Nobel Prize in Literature?
Q10. Lines “Truth sits upon the lips of dying men,/ And falsehood, while I lived, was far from mine.” are taken from
(b) Rugby Chapel
(c) Scholar Gypsy
(d) Sohrab and Rustam
Q11. Choose the correct Passive Voice?
Why did your uncle write such a speech?
(a) Why should be such a speech written by your uncle?
(b) Why was such a speech write by your uncle?
(c) Why was such a speech written by your uncle?
(d) Why such a speech written by your uncle?
Q12. Select the correct spelling.
Q13. Whose epitaph ends with “I had a lover’s quarrel with the world”?
(a) John Keats
(b) William Shakespeare
(c) Robert Frost
(d) Percy Bysshe Shelley
Q14. Which of the below writer has won Sahitya Academi Award in 1992 for Our Trees still Grow in Dehra?
(a) Amitav Ghosh
(b) Ruskin Bond
(c) Vikram Seth
(d) Anita Desai
Q15. Who among the following is known as ‘Father of Modern Drama’ ?
(a) Robert Browning
(b) Mathew Arnold
(c) T. S. Eliot
(d) Henrik Ibsen
Q16. The Comedy of Errors is set in which of the following cities?
(a) City of Ephesus
(b) City of Syracuse
(c) City of Venice
(d) City of Mantua
Q17. The one who loves good food and knows a lot about it
Q18. Which of the below idioms means ‘a notice of dismissal from employment’?
(a) Green thumb
(b) Yellow bellied
(c) Pink slip
(d) Red tape
Q19. Which one of the below means ‘to accept defeat’?
(a) To go over
(b) To give up
(c) To give away
(d) To get away
Q20. Identify the type of sentence.
My Dad laughed when I told a joke.
(a) Optative Sentence
(b) Compound Sentence
(c) Exclamatory Sentence
(d) Complex Sentence
Passage for Q21 – Q25
Genetic variation is the cornerstone of evolution, without which there can be no natural selection, and so a low genetic diversity decreases the ability of a species to survive and reproduce, explains lead author Yoshan Moodley, Professor at the Department of Zoology, University of Venda in South Africa.
Two centuries ago, the black rhinoceros – which roamed much of Sub-Saharan Africa – had 64 different genetic lineages; but today only 20 of these lineages remain, says the paper. The species is now restricted to five countries, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Genetically unique populations that once existed in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Mozambique, Malawi and Angola have disappeared. The origins of the ‘genetic erosion’ coincided with colonial rule in Africa and the popularity of big game hunting. From the second half of the 20th century, however, poaching for horns has dramatically depleted their population and genetic diversity, especially in Kenya and Tanzania.
Q21. What is important for evolution?
(a) Large population
(b) Survival of the fittest
(c) Genetic variation
(d) Mixing of species
Q22. Sub-Saharan Africa has lost how many black rhino genetic lineages in 200 years?
Q23. Genetically unique black rhinoceros has been lost in all of the following countries, except?
Q24. From the second half of the 20th century what has caused a dramatic fall in black rhinoceros population?
(a) colonial rule
(b) fall in genetic diversity
(d) big game hunting
Q25. Genetic diversity is proportional to _________.
(a) the ability of a species to survive and reproduce
(c) species population