Test Series – UPPSC LT Grade English Mock Test 2201 (Complete Syllabus)

Q1. Who said these lines and to whom “Take thou thy pound of flesh; But, in the cutting it, if thou dost shed / One drop of Christian blood, thy lands and goods / Are, by the laws of Venice, confiscate Unto the state of Venice”?
(a) Gratiano to Antonio
(b) Bassanio to Shylock
(c) Portia to Shylock
(d) Duke to Antonio

Q2. Shyam Benegal created a TV series ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’ that was based on
(a) My Experiments with Truth
(b) Discovery of India
(c) Kanthapura
(d) Untouchable

Q3. Who used ‘O Henry’ as a pen name to write short stories?
(a) William Sydney Porter
(b) Sydney Sheldon
(c) Henry Fielding
(d) Mary Ann Evans

Q4. Fill in the blank with correct option.
I wish I __ a bird.

(a) was
(b) were
(c) would
(d) will be

Q5. Fill in the blank with correct option.
_________ knows that the earth is round.

(a) Nobody
(b) Somebody
(c) Everybody
(d) Anybody

Q6. ‘Joseph Andrews’ sister is
(a) Mrs Slipslop
(b) Fanny
(c) Betty
(d) Pamela

Q7. Which of the following poem is a ballad?
(a) La Belle Dame sans Merci
(b) Night of Scorpion
(c) Both of the poems
(d) None of the poems

Q8. Line “Open thine eyes and see thy God is not before thee!” is written by
(a) Nissim Ezikiel
(b) Kamala Das
(c) Rabindranath Tagore
(d) A K Ramanujan

Q9. Which one of the below plays is not written by Ben Jonson?
(a) Every Man in his Homour
(b) Volpone or the Fox
(c) The Alchemist
(d) The Jew of Malta

Q10. Select the incorrect pair.
(a) Drone/Queen
(b) Peacock/Peahen
(c) Buck / Vixen
(d) Gander / Goose

Q11. Change the following sentence into Passive Voice:
Kritika is not chopping vegetables.

(a) Vegetables are not chopped by Kritika.
(b) Vegetables are not being chopped by Kritika.
(c) Vegetables were not chopped by Kritika .
(d) Vegetables have not been chopped by Kritika.

Q12. ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening‘ is written in what meter?
(a) Iambic tetrameter
(b) Iambic pentameter
(c) Iambic trimeter
(d) Iambic hexameter

Q13. What does Meg serve for breakfast in Act I of ‘The Birthday Party‘?
(a) Pancakes
(b) Bread Jam
(c) Cornflakes
(d) Noodles

Q14. Which of the below characters doesn’t belong to ‘Every Man in his Humour‘?
(a) Wellbred
(b) George Downright
(c) Edward Kno’well
(d) Sebastian

Q15. Which play ends with a clown singing “But that’s all one, our play is done, / And we’ll strive to please you every day”?
(a) Merchant of Venice
(b) Twelfth Night
(c) Arms and the Man
(d) All for Love

Q16. From the given options identify the singular word.
(a) alumni
(b) data
(c) antenna
(d) lice

Q17. Which poem by Tennyson presents the picture of the poet sitting near his friend’s grave on the sea-beach?
(a) Ulysses
(b) The Princess
(c) Break, Break, Break
(d) The Charge of the Light Brigade

Q18. Spot the error:
Not only the house (A) / was looted (B) / also but the things (C) / were taken away (D).

(a) C
(b) D
(c) A
(d) No error

Q19. Who said “Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man?
(a) Philip Larkin
(b) Walt Whitman
(c) Francis Bacon
(d) Charles Lamb

Q20. ‘The Fly‘ by Katherine Mansfield was first published in 1922 in
(a) The Fortnightly Review
(b) The Nation and Athenaeum
(c) The Strand Magazine
(d) Cosmopolitan

Q21. Identify the subject in the given sentence.
Considering all the points the judge gave his decision.
(a) decision
(b) judge
(c) considering
(d) points

Q22. Fill in the blank:
He killed her ______ because she had refused to marry him.

(a) simply
(b) partially
(c) carefully
(d) rarely

Q23. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:

 List I List II
AThings Fall ApartiNathaniel Hawthorne
BTwo VirginsiiR K Narayan
CThe Bachelor of ArtsiiiKamala Markandeya
DThe Scarlet LetterivChinua Achebe

(a) A-i , B-iv , C-iii , D-ii
(b) A-iii , B-ii , C-i , D-iv
(c) A-iv , B-iii , C-ii , D-i
(d) A-ii , B-i , C-iv , D-iii

Q24. Author of ‘Lord of the Flies‘ won the Nobel Prize in the year-
(a) 1983
(b) 1911
(c) 1993
(d) 1954

Q25. ‘Napoleon’ in Animal Farm is an allegory of
(a) Karl Marx
(b) Vladimir Lenin
(c) Joseph Stalin
(d) Leon Trotsky

Q26. Select the incorrect choice of noun.
(a) Abstinence from wine
(b) Abundance of wealth
(c) Accusation to rule
(d) Affection for somebody

Q27. Select the correct spelling
(a) Resemblance
(b) Hinderence
(c) Encrochment
(d) Intercesion

Q28. The original version of My Experiments with Truth appeared in ______ in 166 installments.
(a) Young India
(b) Navjivan
(c) Indian Opinion
(d) Unity

Q29. Which period is also called the Elizabethan Period or the Age of Shakespeare?
(a) The Restoration Period
(b) The Age of Johnson
(c) The Renaissance Period
(d) The Romantic Period

Q30. The opening lines of poem ‘The Rape of the Lock’ are:
(a) Of these am I, who thy protection claim, / A watchful sprite, and Ariel is my name.
(b) Teach infant cheeks a bidden blush to know, / And little hearts to flutter at a beau.
(c) Say what strange motive, Goddess! could compel / A well-bred lord t’ assault a gentle belle?
(d) What dire offence from am’rous causes springs, / What mighty contests rise from trivial things.

Q31. If you are writing a complaint letter to your local council, what is the best way to end the letter?
(a) Hope all is well at your end.
(b) I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.
(c) Send someone ASAP.
(d) I am sick of you and your council staff.

Q32. You are writing to a mail order company to request a catalogue. What should you include in your letter?
(a) The exact name of the catalogue
(b) The reason you need the catalogue
(c) How you lost your house key last week
(d) What changes they should make in their catalogue

Q33. Complete the dialogue.
A: What is your favourite subject?
B: My favourite subject is English.
A: _________________
B: Yes, but I like doing homework.

(a) Does your English teacher give much homework?
(b) Did you do your homework?
(c) How much homework does your teacher give?
(d) Don’t you like other subjects?

Q34. Shelley uses ‘Destroyer’ and ‘Preserver’ for
(a) Skylark
(b) Grecian Urn
(c) West Wind
(d) Last Duchess

Q35. Complete the lines by Shakespeare in Sonnet 29.
When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes, _______________

(a) I do believe her, though I know she lies
(b) Simply I credit her false-speaking tongue
(c) I all alone beweep my outcast state
(d) love’s best habit is in seeming trust

Q36. Find the correctly spelt word
(a) Foyer
(b) Rectiphy
(c) Insentive
(d) Artefact

Q37. Which sister runs off with ‘George Wickham’ in Pride and Prejudice?
(a) Mary Bennet
(b) Lydia Bennet
(c) Kitty Bennet
(d) Jane Bennet

Q38. Translate the following sentence into English:
दूसरे अध्याय को ध्यान पूर्वक पढ़ने की जरूरत नहीं है।

(a) Please do not read the second chapter.
(b) We all are not reading the second chapter.
(c) There is no need to go over the second chapter.
(d) You cannot read the second chapter.

Q39. Select the correct meaning of the Idiom/Phrase
A snake in the grass

(a) Dead ancestor
(b) Unsuitable person
(c) Trustworthy friend
(d) Hidden enemy

Q40. Which play opens in the office of ‘James How & Sons’?
(a) Arms and the Man
(b) Justice
(c) The Hairy Ape
(d) All my Sons

Q41. ‘Success is Counted Sweetest’ is written by
(a) A K Ramanujan
(b) Kamala Das
(c) W H Auden
(d) Emily Dickinson

Q42. Choose the best alternative which expresses the meaning of the underlines phrase:
My parents’ marriage anniversary is a red letter day in my life.

(a) a difficult task
(b) a very important day
(c) a bad patch
(d) a tight corner

Q43. Kanthapura village’s story is narrated by
(a) Moorthy
(b) Achakka
(c) Range Gowda
(d) Chinnamma

Q44. A story in which ideas are symbolized as people
(a) Epic
(b) Tragicomedy
(c) Allegory
(d) Dramatic Monologue

Read the passage given below carefully and answer the questions that follow (Question Nos. 45 to 50).

Plato, the famous Greek philosopher, taught that the things of the world around us are merely copies or “shadows” of greater, eternal realities. He used a metaphor of people living inside a cave to convey his ideas. The people inside the cave could not see the world outside the cave, they could only see shadows of people and animals as they passed by.
Plato was suggesting that the shadows would seem very real and alive to the people inside the cave, because that was all they had ever seen of the outside world. But these shadows were not the real, living creatures of the outside world, they were merely reflections of them. Plato’s point was that this temporal world is a ______ of some greater, eternal reality.

Q45. The word that fit the blank at the end of the second paragraph is
(a) picture
(b) contradiction
(c) corruption
(d) reversal

Q46. The underlined word ‘convey’, as used in this passage, most accurately means
(a) give birth to
(b) rationalize
(c) experiment
(d) explain

Q47. What is the main idea of Plato’s cave analogy?
(a) This world is not all there is.
(b) Mankind cannot hope to see the truth.
(c) Humans are stupid.
(d) Real things cast shadows.

Q48. The author’s purpose in this passage is to
(a) refute Plato’s philosophy.
(b) explain Plato’s philosophy.
(c) convince the reader that life is like a cave.
(d) entertain the reader.

Q49. Which of the following would be the best title for this passage?
(a) Life in a Cave
(b) Making Shadow Puppets
(c) Plato’s Cave Analogy
(d) Is There Life After Death?

Q50. The word ‘temporal’, as used in the passage, most nearly means
(a) hot
(b) right-handed
(c) old-fashioned
(d) temporary

Q51. Select the word with an opposite meaning. ‘Kindle’
(a) Ignite
(b) Encourage
(c) Ignore
(d) Extinguish

Q52. A person not sure of existence of God
(a) Arbiter
(b) Arsonist
(c) Amphibian
(d) Agnostic

Q53. Who among the following is not a Metaphysical Poet?
(a) John Dryden
(b) John Donne
(c) George Herbert
(d) Andrew Marvell

Q54. An artistic attempt to bridge together reality and the imagination
(a) Expressionism
(b) Modernism
(c) Surrealism
(d) Neoclassicism

Q55. Select the section which requires improvement.
Found guilty on murder, the accused men were sentenced to life imprisonment.

(a) many accused
(b) of murder
(c) with life
(d) No improvement

Read the following poem and answer the questions (Ques Nos. 56 to 60).
A slumber did my spirit seal
I had no human fears:
She seemed a thing that could not feel
The touch of earthly years.

No motion has she now, no force;
She neither hears nor sees;
Rolled round in earth’s diurnal course,
With rocks, and stones, and trees.

Q56. Who is the poet of the poem ‘A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal‘?
(a) Alfred Tennyson
(b) Robert Browning
(c) Robert Frost
(d) William Wordsworth

Q57. Who is ‘She’ in the poem ‘A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal’?
(a) the poet’s wife
(b) the poet’s daughter
(c) an imaginary child named Lucy
(d) none of the above

Q58. What does Lucy move with
(a) rocks
(b) stones
(c) trees
(d) all of the above

Q59. What is the ‘Rhyme Scheme’ of the poem?
(a) abcd
(b) aabbccdd
(c) ababcdcd
(d) free verse

Q60. Identify the ‘Literary Device’ in last line of the poem.
(a) Euphemism
(b) Anachronism
(c) Polysyndeton
(d) Chiasmus

Q61. Change the word ‘Agreement’ into adverb.
(a) Agreeable
(b) Disagreement
(c) Agreeably
(d) Agreed

Q62. Which of the following is a noun of ‘authorize’?
(a) Authoritarian
(b) Authoritatively
(c) Authoritative
(d) Authorization

Q63. Which of the following is the verb of ‘blood’?
(a) bloody
(b) bloodless
(c) bleed
(d) None of these

Q64. In Macbeth Act I Scene 3, who said “So foul and fair a day I have not seen.”?
(a) Macbeth
(b) First Witch
(c) Banquo
(d) Duncan

Q65. Choose the sentence below with the correct punctuation.
(a) Ted and Janice, who had been friends for years, went on vacation together every summer.
(b) Ted and Janice, who had been friends for years, went on vacation together, every summer.
(c) Ted, and Janice who had been friends for years, went on vacation together every summer.
(d) Ted and Janice who had been friends for years went on vacation together every summer.

Q66. Which casket had the inscription “Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves”?
(a) Gold
(b) Silver
(c) Lead
(d) Wood

Q67. Punctuate the following sentence correctly:
To _________ , Anne was on time for her math class.

a. everybody’s surprise
b. every body’s surprise
c. everybodys surprise
d. everybodys’ surprise

Q68. Which of these sentences has the comma in the right place?
(a) Lunch is lamb with peas beans and, new potatoes.
(b) Lunch is lamb with peas beans and new, potatoes.
(c) Lunch is lamb with peas beans, and new potatoes.
(d) Lunch is lamb with peas, beans and new potatoes.

Q69. Select the incorrect pair of singular-plural words.
(a) Calf/ Calves
(b) Mouse/ Mice
(c) Step-son/ Step-sons
(d) Mother-in-law/ Mother-in-laws

Q70. Which one of the following is not written by Jawaharlal Nehru?
(a) Letters from a Father to his Daughter
(b) Glimpses of Modern History
(c) The Discovery of India
(d) An Autobiography

Q71. Transform the following sentence into Assertive Sentence:
Doesn’t he live with his parents?

(a) He didn’t lived with his parents.
(b) He doesn’t lives with his parents.
(c) He lives with his parents.
(d) He lives only with his parents.

Q72. Change the sentence into a Compound Sentence.
In spite of his hard work, the boy didn’t succeed.

(a) The boy worked hard, but he didn’t succeed.
(b) The boy worked hard, so he didn’t succeed.
(c) The boy worked hard, and he didn’t succeed.
(d) Neither he boy worked hard, nor he didn’t succeed.

Q73. Synthesize the following sentences:
He was mere boy. He could not stand the fight.

(a) Being a mere boy, he could not stand the fight.
(b) Being a mere boy, he can’t stand the fight.
(c) Being a mere boy, he won’t stand the fight.
(d) Being a mere boy, he would not stand the fight.

Q74. Synthesize the following sentences:
He saw a tiger. He ran immediately.

(a) No sooner he saw the tiger, than he ran.
(b) No sooner he had seen the tiger, than he ran.
(c) No sooner did he see the tiger, than he ran.
(d) No sooner did he see the tiger, he ran.

Q75. Translate the following sentence into English:
चोर-चोर मौसेरे भाई।

(a) When the cat is away, the mice will play.
(b) Tit for tat.
(c) As you sow, so shall you reap.
(d) Birds of a feather flock together.

Q76. Translate the following sentence into English:
अंधों में काना राजा

(a) A Figure among cyphers.
(b) One eyed king in all blind people.
(c) Example is better than precept.
(d) Nothing succeeds like a blind king.

Q77. Translate the following sentence into Hindi:
Hope sustains life.

(a) जैसे तो तैसा।
(b) जब तक सांस तब तक आस।
(c) जो गरजते हैं वो बरसते नहीं।
(d) थोथा चना बाजे घना।

Q78. Translate the following sentence into Hindi:
He cannot do this work as he is like a bull in a china shop.

(a) वह यह कार्य नहीं कर सकता है क्योंकि वह चीन में नहीं जा सकता है।
(b) वह यह कार्य नहीं कर सकता है क्योंकि वह एक उपयुक्त व्यक्ति है।
(c) वह यह कार्य नहीं कर सकता है क्योंकि वह एक अनुपयुक्त व्यक्ति है।
(d) वह यह कार्य नहीं कर सकता है क्योंकि यह उसका काम नहीं है।

Q79. Select the correctly spelt word.
(a) Armour
(b) Hindar
(c) Fragile
(d) Intermision

Q80. Select the correctly spelt word.
(a) Blistar
(b) Notorius
(c) Chater
(d) Gaiety

Q81. Choose the correct alternative:
The injured man had been shot from his back.

(a) to the back
(b) by his back
(c) in the back
(d) No improvement

Q82. Choose the correct alternative:
Luckily we have got the few minutes to spare.

(a) a little
(b) a few
(c) quite few
(d) No improvement

Q83. Choose the correct alternative:
He has been growing weaker and his life now hangs with a thread.

(a) to
(b) by
(c) no
(d) No improvement

Q84. Choose the correct alternative:
The teacher asked the student what is her name.

(a) what her name is
(b) what was her name
(c) what her name was
(d) No improvement

Q85. The Ode to the West Wind has
(a) Four stanzas
(b) Six stanzas
(c) Five stanzas
(d) Seven stanzas

Q86. G. B. Shaw was by birth
(a) Irish
(b) Scottish
(c) English
(d) American

Q87. Gitanjali by Tagore is a collection of
(a) 80 songs
(b) 90 songs
(c) 100 songs
(d) 103 songs

Q88. Who pronounced Dryden as the ‘Father of Modern English Criticism’?
(a) Alexander Pope
(b) M. Arnold
(c) Dr. Johnson
(d) T.S. Eliot

Q89. ‘Asia’ is a character in
(a) Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound
(b) Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker
(c) Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana
(d) G.B. Shaw The Applecart

Q90. Transform the following sentence into an Affirmative sentence:
There is no fool like an old fool

(a) Old Fools are greater than many other fools
(b) Old fools surpass all other fools in folly
(c) Old fools are fooler than many other fools
(d) Old fools are more excellent than other fools

Q91. Choose the word nearest in meaning to ‘Holocaust’.
(a) Annihilation
(b) Overcast
(c) Hollow
(d) Dark

Q92. Who made the following remark: “if Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found“?
a) M. Arnold
(b) Tennyson
(c) Dr. Johnson
(d) Browning

Q93. Who is the Author of ‘Culture and Anarchy‘?
(a) Raja Rao
(b) G.B. Shaw
(c) Matthew Arnold
(d) George Orwell

Q94. Select the proper prefix to ‘qualify’.
(a) Un
(b) Dis
(c) Mis
(d) Re

Q95. Which among the following is a play not written by Girish Karnad?
(a) Sacrifice
(b) Tughlaq
(c) Yayati
(d) Hayavadana

Q96. For which work was Ernest Hemingway awarded the Nobel Prize?
(a) The Sun Also Rises
(b) For whom the Bell Tolls
(c) The Old Man and the Sea
(d) A Farewell to Arms

Q97. Use the proper idiomatic Phrase in the following sentence:
The rebels ____their arms.

(a) Laid out
(b) Laid down
(c) Laid up
(d) Laid by

Q98. Give the Synonym of ‘Childlike’
(a) Childish
(b) Children
(c) Simple
(d) Complex

Q99. Change the following into passive voice:
He can read English and French

(a) English and French could be read by him
(b) English and French will be read by him
(c) English and French would be read by him
(d) English and French can be read by him

Q100. Which of the following poems is not an elegy?
(a) Break, Break, Break
(b) Lycidas
(c) Prospice
(d) Thyrsis

Q101. “A sense sublime of something far more deeply interfused.”
The words given above occur in
(a) Ode on intimations of Immortality
(b) Ulysses
(c) Sailing to Byzantium
(d) Tintern Abbey

Q102. ‘The Necessity of Atheism‘ was written by
(a) Pope
(b) Shelley
(c) Yeats
(d) T.S. Eliot

Q103. Which of the following terms has been defined as “it dissolves, diffuses, dissipates in order to recreate“?
(a) Fancy
(b) Imagination
(c) Expression of personality
(d) Escape from personality

Q104. Who wrote the essay entitled “On the knocking at the Gate in Macbeth“?
(a) Shakespeare
(b) Dr. Johnson
(c) T.S. Eliot
(d) Thomas De Quincey

Q105. The first version of Paradise Lost was published in _____ divided in 10 books.
(a) 1608
(b) 1667
(c) 1672
(d) 1674

Q106. Alexander Pope belonged to
(a) Augustan Period
(b) Romantic Period
(c) Anglo Saxon Period
(d) Jacobean Period

Q107. In Pope’s ‘The Rape of the Lock‘ who lends the Baron the pair of scissors with which he cuts Belinda’s hair?
(a) Thalestris
(b) Clarissa
(c) Belinda
(d) Umbriel

Q108. ‘Select the word which is most closely opposite of ‘admonition’.
(a) Warning
(b) Threat
(c) Fear
(d) Request

Q109. Select the word or phrase that is most closely opposite of ‘Timid’
(a) Fearful
(b) Bold
(c) Tasteless
(d) Busy

Q110. Correct the following sentence:
Newton discovered that the force of gravitation made apples fall.

(a) Newton discovered that the force of gravitation has made apples fall
(b) Newton discovered that the force of gravitation would make apples fall.
(c) Newton discovered that the force of gravitation had made apple fall.
(d) Newton discovered that the force of gravitation makes apples fall.

Q111. Who said “Dover Beach is a difficult poem to analyze, and some of its passages and metaphors have become so well known that they are hard to see with fresh eyes”?
(a) Matthew Arnold
(b) Stefan Collini
(c) John Dryden
(d) Chetan Bhagat

Q112. Complete the lines “O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;/ Rise up—for you the ______”.
(a) bouquets are brought
(b) vessels are grim
(c) flag is flung
(d) people are standing

Q113. Identify the figure of speech used in the following lines: “How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth stal’n on his wing my three and twentieth year
(a) Oxymoron
(b) Hyperbole
(c) Personification
(d) Metaphor

Q114. Identify the incorrect option related to both poems of W. B. Yeats.
(a) In Sailing to Byzantium the poet talks of the journey to Byzantium but in Byzantium the poet talks of his experience at Byzantium.
(b) Byzantium is a sequel written to his poem Sailing to Byzantium.
(c) These two poems are commonly addressed as ‘Byzantium poems’
(d) Both the poems were written in the year 1930

Q115. The correct meaning of the idiom is
Not to see eye to eye

(a) Disagree
(b) Not to propose
(c) Not to argue
(d) Not to percieve

Q116. Fill in the blanks with appropriate word from the list given below.
When I was Young, I ________ read without glasses.

(a) Could
(b) Might
(c) Would
(d) Should

Q117. Fill in blanks with appropriate words from the list given below.
They ________ have received our letter by now.

(a) Did
(b) Should
(c) Shall
(d) Will

Q118. Fill in the blanks with appropriate words from the list given below.
I don’t have a piece of Chalk, So I ________ write on the blackboard:

(a) Don’t
(b) Won’t
(c) Can’t
(d) May not

Q119. Change the given Sentence into indirect form of speech:
He said to me, “I don’t believe you”.

(a) He told he does not believe me
(b) He said he didn’t believe me
(c) He said he refused to believe me
(d) He told me that didn’t believe me

Q120. Tennyson’s Poem ‘In Memoriam’ was composed to commemorate the death of –
(a) Keats
(b) Shelley
(c) Arthur Hallam
(d) Wordsworth

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