UPTGT English – Practice Set 1

Q1. ‘Venus and Adonis’ is a long narrative poem by:
a. Shakespeare
b. Milton
c. Wordsworth
d. Galsworthy

Q2. The final version of Wordsworth’s ‘The Prelude’ appeared in :
a. 1798
b. 1806
c. 1850
d. 1860

Q3. Which of the following poems did Milton write in Octosyllabic Couplets?
a. IL Penseroso
b. On His Blindness
c. On the Late Massacre in Piedmont
d. Lycidas

Q4. Some of Galsworthy’s early novels, were written under a pseudonym of :
a. Johnsin
b. Issac
c. John Sinjohn
d. Elia

Q5. A short pastoral poem in the form of a soliloquy or dialogue between two shepherds is
a. Elegy
b. Fable
c. Eclogue
d. Novel

Q6. A rhyme consisting of a stressed syllable followed by unstressed syllable.
a. End Rhyme
b. Feminine Rhyme
c. Masculine Rhyme
d. Internal Rhyme

Q7. The soul of tragedy, according to Aristotle is
a. Plot
b. Poetry
c. Character
d. Thought

Q8. The line ‘Present fears/ Are less than horrible imaginings’ appear in
a. Macbeth
b. King Lear
c. Othello
d. Julius Caesar

Q9. Language which seems smooth, pleasant and musical to the ear is termed as
a. Cacophony
b. Melody
c. Harmony
d. Euphony

Q10. Who became the king of England in 1660?
a. Charles I
b. James I
c. Charles II
d. James II

Passage for Q11: The best recipes for clam chowder all include onions and a bay leaf. The onions add a sharpness and zest to the blandness of the clams, and also help remove their slimy texture. The bay leaf complements the onion’s strong flavor.

Q11. This paragraph best supports the statement that
a. onions were once thought to be poisonous.
b. bay leaves are essential in many soups.
c. clam chowder is very nutritious.
d. onions and bay leaves go well with clams.

Q12. Which of the following is the past form of the verb ‘dwell’?
a. dwells
b. dwelling
c. dwelt
d. dwole

Q13. Which group shows only superlatives?
a. rounder, more tall, faster, most nice
b. heaviest, most rugged, swiftest, best
c. straightest, much higher, farther, long
d. fittest, bravest, taller, highest

Q14. Join into a single sentence:
He was absent from school. He was ill.
a. As he was ill he was absent from school.
b. He was absent from school because of his illness.
c. He was ill and so he was absent from school.
d. None of these

Q15. The plural of ‘man-servant’ is
a. manworkers
b. man-servents
c. mans-servant
d. men-servants

Q16. In the sentence, “I doubt whether she will meet him’, whether is
a. Pronoun
b. Preposition
c. Conjunction
d. Adverb

Q17. Choose the correct spelling:
a. Entrepreneur
b. Enterprenur
c. Enterprenuer
d. Entreprinuer

Q18. Choose the correctly punctuated version:
a. “You see, she can’t, forget, sir!”
b. “You see, she can’t forget, sir.”
c. “You see she can’t forget, sir.”
d. “You see – she can’t forget – sir.”

Q19. My mother said, “Don’t go very far into the sea.” Change into Indirect Speech.
a. My mother told me about going far into the sea.
b. My mother advised to not go out far into the sea.
c. My mother told me not to go very far into the sea.
d. My mother suggested that I should not swim far.

Q20. Choose the right description that best captures the meaning of the word
MARGINALIA

a. marked with pencil and drawn on the roofs of public buildings.
b. members of a group who do not actually fight but observe combat from outside.
c. people who have had an experience of border countries and territories.
d. notes written in the margins of a book or documents you have read.

Q21. Identify the sonnet upon sonnet by William Wordsworth:
a. London 1802
b. The world is too much with us
c. Friend! I know not which way
d. Nuns fret not at their convent’s narrow room

Q22. Who is the daughter of Shylock in ‘The Merchant of Venice’?
a. Portia
b. Nerrisa
c. Balthazar
d. Jessica

Q23. Which of the following is a pastoral comedy by Shakespeare?
a. Hamlet
b. Tempest
c. As You Like It
d. King Lear

Q24. ‘The Dark Flower’ by Galsworthy is a
a. A love drama
b. A tragic play
c. A love novel
d. A comic play

Q25. The specific word for the cry of pigeons is
a. crow
b. coo
c. chirp
d. croak

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Answer for UPTGT English – Practice Set 1

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  1. Your English lessons/FAQs are very good and informative

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