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CLASS 7

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Set A

Year 2014
2 5th IEO - Set A

WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 7, CHOOSE THE 5. My mother is _________ my uncle.


BEST WORD TO COMPLETE EACH A. generous than
SENTENCE. B. more generous
C. most generous
Example D. more generous than
Denim jeans have been _________
fashion for a decade now. 6. When Ben gave his job to
A. of start a business, everyone thought he was
B. to crazy.
C. about A. in
D. in B. up
C. to
1. Alexander decided to give _________ last D. off
year’s books to the orphan. 7. If I won the lottery, I _________ go on a
A. up cruise.
B. down A. would
C. away B. would be able
D. off C. would like
2. We had to wade _________ the river to get D. would to
to the shore. FOR QUESTIONS 8 AND 9, CHOOSE THE
A. across BEST WORD FROM THE OPTIONS TO
B. on REPLACE THE WORD IN BOLD.
C. above
D. over Example
3. They heard the referee _________ off the Ramon embraced his friend warmly
at the station.
game as soon as it started raining.
A. Cuddled
A. put
B. Cradled
B. bring C. Embarrassed
C. blow D. Hugged
D. call

4. We h a v e o r d e r e d cake so 8. The team trudged up the mountains with


everyone will be able to have a second helping. great difficulty, after a long hot day.
A. not much A. Walked heavily upwards
B. considerable amount of B. Walked fast upwards
C. considerable amount C. Walked barefoot upwards
D. enough D. Walked lightly upwards
5th IEO - Set A 3

9. She remembers vividly, the first time she 13.


held her baby in her arms. A. This was
A. Barely B. going to be
B. Fortunately C. his first visit to the zoo
C. Completely D. and he wanted to make the best.
D. Clearly
FOR QUESTIONS 14 TO 17, CHOOSE THE
CHOOSE THE APPROPRIATE IDIOM. B E S T O P T I O N TO C O M P L E T E E A C H
SENTENCE.
Example
Example
Murphy struggled to
Peter _________ her a kiss as he walked
complete his university studies.
up the plank of the ship and she stood
A. for all ends crying there.
B. to all parts
A. held
C. to all odds and ends
B. blew
D. against all odds
C. hugged
D. wrote
10. It was a _________ to swallow, when she
lost the elections. 14. The Taj Mahal is a _________ monument
A. bitter pill on the banks of the river Yamuna.
B. sour grape A. modern
C. slow truth B. historical
D. sour capsule C. expensive
D. polluted
FOR QUESTIONS 11 TO 13, CHOOSE THE PART
OF THE SENTENCE THAT HAS AN ERROR. 15. The manager refused _________ him leave
for next Friday.
Example A. to grant to
B. and granted
A. I use to
C. granting for
B. eat a lot of
D. to grant
C. junk food
D. when I was a child. 16. She _________ the carrots, diced the boiled
potatoes and sliced the cucumbers for the
salad.
11.
A. baked
A. The teacher B. grated
B. was satisfy C. whisked
C. with our daughter’s progress D. cutted
D. during this term.
17. Scientists have finally _________ an equation
12. for happiness.
A. I does A. recognized
B. come to B. known
C. the center of town C. invented
D. once in a while. D. discovered
4 5th IEO - Set A

FOR QUESTIONS 18 TO 21, MATCH THE C. 3


SENTENCES WITH THE WORDS GIVEN D. 0
BELOW.
FOR QUESTIONS 24 TO 27, CHOOSE THE
18. “Watch out! There is a pothole.” _________ R I G H T A N S W E R TO C O M P L E T E T H E
SENTENCE.
19. “Turn right to reach Parliament House.”
_________
Example
20. “ C o u l d y ou open the door for me?” Anne's ________ approach to life
_________ troubled her mother.
A. fatal
21. “I think you should go to a doctor as
B. pessimistic
you’ve been unwell more than a week now.”
C. hugged
_________
D. wrote
A. A caution
B. A request 24. Brain scans have _________ that business
C. An announcement acumen is related with childhood experiences.
D. A suggestion
A. printed
B. revealed
FOR QUESTIONS 22 AND 23, HOW MANY C. showed
WORDS ARE MISSPELT IN THE SENTENCES
D. declared
GIVEN BELOW?
25. The walls of New York city are _________
Example with graffiti.
Anne approached the windowpain
A. covered
with steady steps.
B. made
A. 0
C. looked
B. 1
D. brought
C. 2
D. 3 26. Teacher : “People are _________ reluctant
to learn a new language.”
22. Overall, it has been notised that the saddest A. seldom
people live the shortest. B. often times
A. 1 C. often
B. 2 D. easy
C. 3
27. The use of mobile phones is _________ in
D. 0
most educational institutes.
23. Its long been known that education is not A. banned
only knowing how to read and vright. B. developed
A. 1 C. appropriate
B. 2 D. none of the above
5th IEO - Set A 5

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 28 TO 33, READ THE 29. Which word in the passage means ‘ornamental,
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS pretty and attractive’?
THAT FOLLOW. A. Economy
B. Decorative
Ancient Egypt
C. Mystify
Ancient Egypt is known for its Sphinx D. Fable
and Pyramids. However, it is also gaining
popularity about the kind of leadership 30. As stated in the passage, the priests were
structure that it followed. Egyptian economy _________.
was based on agriculture and therefore A. the principal character
the floods would cause great havoc in the B. money minded
country. The most powerful people in the
C. great leaders
country in this kind of scenario were not
D. extremely powerful
the king and queen, but the priests. They
conducted the most elaborate ceremonies, 31. Which of the options can replace the word
either to pray for rains, or to stop floods. ‘myth’ as used in the passage?
The decorative and extravagant rituals were
A. Antics
conducted by the priests to gain immense
B. Heroics
power over the common man. They also
used several different kinds of myths and C. Tales
symbols to mystify the religion. D. Mysteries
A better way for the people of Egypt would 32. According to the passage, which of the
have been to have measuring devices to following sentences is true?
know the fall and rise of the river Nile that
A. The people of Egypt liked depending on
affected their lives to such an extent. The
lack of information for the citizens was the the priests.
major reason for them to have depended on B. The lack of information made the people
the priests. depend on the priests.
C. The people of Egypt were keen to perform
elaborate ceremonies.
28. What is Egypt attaining a reputation for?
D. The people of Egypt knew how to study
1. Leadership structure
the river Nile.
2. Nile
3. Sphinx 33. The word ‘elaborate’ as used in the passage
4. Pyramids can be replaced by _________.
A. 1 and 2 A. category
B. 3 and 4 B. leadership
C. Only 1 C. extravagant
D. Only 4 D. system
6 5th IEO - Set A

FOR QUESTIONS 34 TO 39, READ THE 35. The author feels that it is only the parent’s
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS responsibility to teach how to be kind. This
THAT FOLLOW. sentence is _________.

Children Learn to Give A. false


B. not mentioned
Children can learn to be charitable, giving
C. a falsehood
and magnanimous from a very young age.
D. true
Holidays are the perfect time not only
for family bonding but also narrowing 36. The author’s opinion is that to get the best
down on your favorite charities and results, start _________.
giving to them. The commonest things
A. when children are young
that people end up doing on holidays are
B. when children are just born
travel, visit friends and family, eat and
C. when children are two years
celebrate.
D. at any time
However, the positive side to festivities
and celebrations is the ability to be able 37. According to the author, the best thing about
to give back to our communities and the festivities is the ability to _________.
less privileged. Every parent has a A. give back to society
responsibility to instill in their children,
B. have fun
the need to be charitable and kind. This can
C. travel
be done throughout the year, by being role
D. be with family and friends
models for their children. By doing this, the
parent not only helps the society at large, 38. What does the author say about parents?
but also their children. Children who are A. They have a huge responsibility.
giving have been known to have a high self- B. They are the caretakers.
esteem and are extremely confident. They
C. They have to be role models.
are more assertive and able to question what
D. They love their children.
is happening around them. It also helps them
to be grateful and appreciate all the good 39. What does the author feel about children
things that they have. To optimize results, who are magnanimous?
start when your children are as young as 1. They are more assertive.
2 years!
2. They have the best view in the world.
3. They are confident.
34. The author feels that holidays are the 4. They grow up to be successful.
perfect time to be _________. A. 1 and 3
A. courageous
B. 1, 2 and 4
B. strong
C. charitable C. 2 and 4
D. religious D. 1 and 4
5th IEO - Set A 7

Spoken and written expression

FOR QUESTIONS 40 TO 45, CHOOSE THE A. Dear Victoria,


BEST OPTION FOR THE GIVEN SITUATIONS. B. Dearest aunt,
C. Honourable aunt,
Example D. Dear Ms. Victoria,
Ann: “Have you invited Robert?”
43. Shopper: “I wonder if you have these shoes
Bob: “_________”.
in size 6.”
A. I forgot to invite him
Shop assistant: “_________ I’ll check the
B. Let me just check
stock.”
C. It slipped my mind
A. What’s the hurry!
D. All of the above
B. Could you wait like the others?
C. Could you please wait for a moment?
40. You have just entered a restaurant and the
D. I need some time, wait.
waiter approaches you. What will you tell
him? 44. In a meeting:
A. ‘Can I have the menu please?’ Speaker 1: “I think this product will sell
B. ‘What’s the speciality for today?’ well in the market.”
C. ‘Do you serve chicken?’
D. ‘Do you have any free table?’ Speaker 2: “_________.”
A. I fully agree to you
41. Jack: “Could you look after my pet for an
B. I think same too
hour please, while I’m away?”
C. I’m fully agreeable
Jane: “_________”
D. I agree with you
A. Absolutely not!
B. No way! 45. Which is the best way to end an email?
C. I’ll do it later. A. Best Regards
D. Sure, I’d love to. B. Cheers
42. Amanda is writing a letter to her aunt, C. Adios
Victoria. How will she begin her letter? D. Best regards

ACHIEVERS SECTION

46. Choose the appropriate idiom. 47. C hoose the best option to
He’s the captain of our school, but is not complete the sentence.
able to manage things. We think he has It is ____________ that the Egyptians knew
_________ than he can chew. all about cultivation.
A. eaten more A. said
B. cooked much more B. say
C. bitten off more C. tell
D. swallowed more D. to believe
8 5th IEO - Set A

CHOOSE THE PART OF THE SENTENCE THAT Prem: “_________ really unnerves me!”
HAS AN ERROR. A. I’m not in favor,
48. B. Going to the dentist
A. Her mother C. Sorry, I am busy
B. is keen on D. What a pity, I hate this
C. sending her
D. at university. 50. “Hi, I’m Susan.”
“Hi, Susan. _________”
FOR QUESTIONS 49 AND 50, CHOOSE
THE BEST OPTION FOR THE GIVEN A. Myself Ram.
SITUATIONS. B. Fine, thank you.
49. Samantha: “You look worried! What’s on C. Are you fine?
your mind?” D. I’m Ram.

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Set B

Year 2014
2 5th IEO - Set B

WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 5, CHOOSE THE A. in


BEST WORD TO COMPLETE EACH B. down
SENTENCE. C. to
D. off
Example
FOR QUESTIONS 6 AND 7, CHOOSE THE
My sister borrowed my coat yesterday. BEST WORD FROM THE given OPTIONS.
I have a feeling she’s not going to give
it . Example
A. in Four men entered the bank
B. up and shot the security guards.
C. into
A. masked
D. back
B. brave
C. musketeers
1. I asked , if anyone had seen my D. mammoth
wallet in class.
A. around 6. She was in absolute after the
B. on operation.
C. above
A. agony
D. over
B. pain
2. Benny picked his mother’s birthday C. worry
card after spending hours in the shop. D. trauma
A. up 7. She was and felt utter loathing
B. down for the violence shown in the movie.
C. out A. attracted
D. off B. enchanted
3. snakes are dangerous. C. hateful
D. repulsed
A. Not much
B. Very few FOR QUESTIONS 8 AND 9, CHOOSE THE
C. Considerable amount APPROPRIATE IDIOM.
D. Enough
Example
4. My sister is a cook than my
mother. The teacher went through my report
with a , before submitting
A. good
it to the principal.
B. well
C. best A. fine tooth comb
D. better B. fine teeth comb
C. the perfect fine comb
5. The girl broke , when the police
D. complete comb
arrested her brother.
5th IEO - Set B 3

8. My baby brother is a and is FOR QUESTIONS 13 TO 17, CHOOSE THE


always irritating me. B E S T O P T I O N TO C O M P L E T E E A C H
SENTENCE.
A. pain in the neck
B. agony in my stomach Example
C. headache Her has increased, after
D. wet blanket she got home from the hospital.
A. hunger
9. She needs to attend anger management
B. appetite
classes, as she gets angry at the .
C. want for food
A. on a whim D. hunger pangs
B. at all odds
C. drop of a hat 13. Her parents in her a love for
D. event of reading.
A. installed
FOR QUESTIONS 10 TO 12, choose THE B. instilled
part of THE SENTENCE that has an C. inspired
error. D. impressed
14. This was his monthly appointment
Example with the dentist.
A. I give  A. frequent
B. my new car  B. regularly
C. to a new mechanic C. usually
D. for repair. D. routine

15. His mother , him that things


10. would become better.
A. Oprah Winfrey A. reassure
B. is an intelligent B. to reassure
C. and bright woman C. is reassuring
D. with heart of gold. D. reassured

11. 16. She was , when her son was not


able to speak, like the other children.
A. Last year’s
A. happy
B. black trousers B. worried
C. is too tight C. anxiously
D. for me. D. cut throat

12. 17. The child flopped down on the


floor, amongst the toys.
A. My sister
A. silently
B. is studying B. raggedly
C. for two hours C. slowly
D. now. D. clumsily
4 5th IEO - Set B

FOR QUESTIONS 18 TO 21, MATCH THE FOR QUESTIONS 24 TO 27, CHOOSE THE
SENTENCES WITH THE WORDS BELOW. R I G H T A N S W E R to complete the
18. “Dare you answer back to me like that?” sentence.

19. “Silence please, hospital ahead.” Example


The of the city is becoming
20. “Would you mind lending me your jacket
more expensive than the city center.
for the evening?”
A. outraged
21. “Do you think footballers are paid, way too B. outrageous
much?” C. outskirts
D. overwhelm
A. A threat
B. A request
C. An announcement 24. The bird looked pretty for this
D. A question to elicit
part of the countryside. No one had seen
opinion
such a bird in decades.

FOR QUESTIONS 22 AND 23, HOW MANY A. habitual


WORDS ARE MISSPELT IN THE SENTENCES B. unusual
given below? C. gaudy
D. awkward
Example 25. He decided to his brother a flying
The gigantik allay in front of us was lesson for his twenty-first birthday.
a spectaquelar sight.
A. gift
A. 1 B. gift away
B. 2 C. gift to
C. 3 D. gift off
D. 0
26. Teacher: ‘People have great in
their accomplishments.’
22. She wondered aloud, ‘What is the secret to
A. honor
sucess in competetive exams?’
B. haughtiness
A. 1
B. 2 C. pride
C. 3 D. prudence
D. 0
27. The doctors were unable to
23. The couple said that their marriege has been what was wrong with the baby, even after a
a success because of the sacrifices maid by battery of tests.
them.
A. diagnose
A. 1
B. symptoms
B. 2
C. 3 C. prognosis
D. 0 D. find about
5th IEO - Set B 5

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 28 TO 33, READ THE 29. Which word in the passage means ‘to
PAssage AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS convince persuasively’?
THAT FOLLOW. A. Time and again
B. To sweet-talk
The children of today have a host of C. To source
information and knowledge sources. D. To ask
In fact, they have so many choices at
30. As stated in the passage, the outdoors meant
their fingertips, that it can be quite
great , in the times of their
daunting. In comparison to the present,
parents.
childhood for their parents was different.
A. fun and excitement
They would go to libraries or refer to
B. boredom
encyclopedias to gather information. They
C. voyage
would also tend to look up to the elders
D. expedition
around them for knowledge and guidance.
This ensured that they were far more active 31. Why would their parent’s generation look
and social. up to their elders?
Today’s children have to be sweet-talked A. For more information
into going outdoors, whereas for their B. For support and leadership
parents, the beach, the parks, the forests C. For knowledge and direction
meant fun and adventure. Nowadays, D. For more insights
children are more likely to remain 32. According to the passage, which of the
indoors, with their laptops and video games following sentences is true?
for company. This can be detrimental to A. Children must mix outdoors and indoor
their health, and in the long run, lead to a games.
lot of health concerns. This has been time B. Children in order to be healthy need to be
and again told by health specialists. All in active.
all, the children of today need to be more C. Children who are active do better at
active. school.
D. Parents need to be more active to be the
right role model.
28. According to the passage, the children of
today have information and 33. The word ‘detrimental’ as used in the
knowledge sources. passage can be replaced by .
A. enough of A. harmless
B. quite few B. beneficial
C. plenty of C. damaging
D. a variety of D. disturbance
6 5th IEO - Set B

FOR QUESTIONS 34 TO 39, READ THE 36. T h e a u t h o r ’s o p i n i o n i s t h a t m o r e


PAssage AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS students are attending university because
THAT FOLLOW.
of .
The latest statistics show that more A. their love for learning
and more students are opting to go to
B. the new courses being offered
university, than ever before. Universities
C. guaranteed success in life
are gearing up to offer more courses, that
D. being able to make friends
are suited to the modern world. Surprisingly
more and more women and people from 37. According to the author, increasing number
deprived communities are attending
of are attending universities
university, in order to better their career
to better their future prospects.
prospects.
Most students, who are at university, A. women and students from deprived
claim it to be the most transformational communities
event of their life. Well-qualified students B. women and students from deprived
get excellent campus placements, and have countries
a sure shot life of success waiting ahead
C. women and men from communities
for them.
D. women and men from countries
The availability of scholarships has
greatly helped students from low-income 38. What does the author say about the overall
backgrounds to pursue their university enrolment?
dreams. Overall, there has been an
A. Women are responsible for the increase.
8% increase in student enrolment seen
B. Students get seats, so the increase.
throughout the globe.
C. It has increased all over the globe.
D. Transformational to students.
34. The author feels that the latest facts
show a/an in university 39. What does the author feel, about the impact
enrolment.
of a university education?
A. slow downslide
B. significant decline 1. It propels students to a better future.
C. escalation
2. It is the best thing in the world.
D. deterioration
3. It is a transformational event.
35. The author feels that the availability
of has spurred university 4. It is a celebratory event.
enrolments. A. 1 and 3
A. dreams B. 1 and 4
B. grants
C. installments C. 2 and 4
D. hopes D. 3 and 4
5th IEO - Set B 7

Spoken and written expression

FOR QUESTIONS 40 TO 45, CHOOSE THE 42. Amanda: ‘Hi, Nick, how are you?’
BEST POLITE OPTION FOR THE GIVEN Nick: ‘ ’
SITUATIONS.
A. I’m fine. Thanks for asking.
B. I’m fine with my family.
Example
Sam (a manager): ‘Are you clear about C. Amanda, How are you?
what to do tomorrow?’ D. Dear, I’m fine too!
Racheal (an employee) : ‘ ’
43. Shopper: ‘Do you have the same sized shirt
A. You should tell us more, much in dark blue?’
more.
Shop assistant: ‘ ’
B. Yes, I’ve understood what
A. If you’ll just waiting for a moment.
I’m expected to do.
B. Could you just wait along with the others?
C. I probably know what I need to C. Could you please wait for a moment
do.
while I check the stock?
D. Why are you asking me this?
D. I need some time, wait for your turn.

44. Speaker 1: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, thank


40. Sarah: ‘Is this Dr. Watt’s office?’ you for attending the meeting. This year has
Receptionist: ‘ ’ been a tremendously successful one for the
A. Look at the board (smiles). company.’
B. Yes. It is! Speaker 2: ‘ .’
C. Sorry, the doctor is very busy today. A. I fully agree to you
D. Why are you asking me this? B. I think the same too
C. I’m fully agreeable
41. Visitor: ‘What time does the flight from
D. I second that
London arrive?’

Airline crew: ‘ .’ 45. Andy: ‘Could I speak to Mr. Smith please?’

A. Absolutely late it is today Bill: ‘ ’

B. No way is it ever on time A. Let me please check him and availability.


C. Wait for the announcement like the B. Cheers! He is in his cabin. Wait!
others C. He’s gone out and not in his seat.
D. Wait a moment please, I’ll find that out D. Let me please check whether he is
for you available.
8 5th IEO - Set B

ACHIEVERS SECTION

46. choose THE part of THE SENTENCE FOR QUESTIONS 49 AND 50, CHOOSE THE
that has an error . BEST POLITE OPTION FOR THE GIVEN
A. She struggle SITUATIONS.
B. through the most
49. Your mother asked you to complete your
C. difficult times
homework yesterday. You did not do it, while
D. to be able to go to school.
your friend did it and got a good remark
FOR QUESTIONS 47 AND 48, CHOOSE THE from the teacher. What will you say to your
BEST WORD/PHRASE TO COMPLETE EACH classmate who has completed hers?
SENTENCE. A. How I wish, the homework was easy.
B. I know the homework for tomorrow.
47. The teacher the class on their C. Most of us like doing homework on
decision to get lesser home assignments. weekdays.
A. let D. I wish I’d listened to mom and done the
B. went homework.
C. saw
50. Rajni: ‘Hi Susan, let’s go watch a movie,
D. backed
this evening.’
48. If you heat ice, it . Susan: ‘ ’
A. melts A. That’s a good idea!
B. would melt B. Fine, thank you.
C. be melting C. Are you fine?
D. melt D. I’m not in favour of that.

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Class 7

Set A

Year 2015
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 17, CHOOSE THE 6. We need someone to push our car. Can you
CORRECT WORD/PHRASE TO COMPLETE ask those ___ standing there, to help us?
EACH SENTENCE. A. ones
B. one
Example C. men
Potato chips are _______. D. man
A. creamy
7. Wow! You managed to get Sachin Tendulkar’s
B. silky autograph. That’s _________.
C. crunchy
A. dreary
D. smooth
B. stimulating
1. Our house ___ when we were on holiday. C. astonishing
D. tedious
A. were broken in
B. was broken into 8. We ________ afford to keep our scooter, so
C. will be broken in we sold it.
D. can be broken A. wouldn’t
B. can’t
2. Nowadays it ___ cost a fortune to own a
C. won’t
laptop. Ten years ago they used to cost a
D. couldn’t
lot.
A. mustn’t 9. ‘Everything possible _______ to get things
B. hasn’t back to normal,’ said the prime minister.
C. needn’t A. is doing
D. couldn’t B. was doing
C. done
3. My father notified ___ we had changed our D. is being done
address.
10. If you eat a lot of chocolate, you_______.
A. that to the school
A. will gain weight
B. to the school that
B. gaining weight
C. with the school that
C. would gain weight
D. the school that
D. gained weight
4. If you ___ a mobile phone in the street, what 11. If we _________ him tomorrow, we’ll return
would you do with it? his books.
A. find A. meet
B. finds B. ’ll meet
C. finding C. meets
D. found D. were meeting
5. I generally go by ___ bus to school but 12. I’ve already cleaned the table so you needn’t
sometimes I cycle. _______ to do it.
A. the A. worry
B. a B. panic
C. an C. bother
D. no article D. concern

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13. The test was so easy that most people ___ C. trivial
finished after 45 minutes, I think. D. grave
A. would have 17. Sunil ___ read anymore because of his bad
B. will have eyesight. He needs new glasses.
C. have
A. is able to
D. was
B. can’t able to
14. There were ___ than fifty people in the whole C. can’t
auditorium. D. could
A. little FOR QUESTIONS 18 TO 21, Match the
B. few sentences with the words given in
C. fewer the box below.
D. lesser
18. “If you don’t complete your homework,
15. ___ I’m not mistaken, that’s certainly my uncle I won’t allow you to watch television.”
in the taxi. Wonder where he is going. ___________
A. If 19. “Please switch off your mobile phones.”
B. Till ___________
C. Except 20. “Train 231 will leave 15 minutes late today.”
D. Until ___________
16. Vishnu : Why is everyone leaving the village 21. “Do you think people in our country love to
in a hurry in this heavy rain? watch football?” ___________
Hamid : There is ___ danger that it might A. A question to elicit opinion
flood so people are going to higher areas. B. A request
A. critical C. An announcement
B. vital D. A threat

READING

FOR questions 22 TO 28, read the short


story and answer the questions that As I walked up to him to say hi, he looked
follow. at me briefly and pretended that his parents
were calling him and walked away. I tried
Mysterious Stranger not to stare at the tiny scar just above his
My name is Oliver and I live in a small left eyebrow. I walked back to where I was
beach town. The town is famous for its sitting under the tree shaking my head.
huge fishing nets and many tourists come
He looked familiar, but I couldn’t quite
to see the nets every year.
place him.
One day I saw a boy. He really did look like
a tourist, with a small camera in one hand Then it hit me. The bicycle accident. The
and a bottle of water in the other. The slim mysterious stranger who helped me get
boy sat on the bench by the tree, sipping up and park my bicycle on the side of the
water and pretending to look at a glossy road. I rushed back to the bench but he
cruise brochure. His thick glasses masked was gone. I sat on the bench and saw the
his eyes, but I knew he wasn’t looking at water bottle along with a card left on the
the brochure. He hadn’t turned a page for bench. The card said:
the last ten minutes.

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27. How did Rajan’s parents find him?
I am deeply indebted to you. The evening
of your bicycle accident, I was looking for A. Rajan stayed in the same place because
my parents as I had lost them in the crowd. of the accident.
Helping you made me stay in the same B. Rajan helped the mysterious stranger.
spot for sometime and because of that my C. Oliver helped Rajan find his parents in
parents spotted me. We are going back to the crowd.
our home today. Hope you are better now. D. The accident happened in the market.
Thank you. Rajan.
28. What did Oliver do in the end?
I felt glad that my little accident brought a
A. Spotted his parents
family together again. I said a silent prayer
B. Bought the family together
for him and got back home, smiling.
C. Felt better after the accident
22. Who is the mysterious stranger? D. Said a prayer for Rajan

A. The person from the beach town. FOR QUESTIONS 29 to 35, read the
B. The owners of the fishing net. passage and answer the questions
C. The boy with the thick glasses. that follow.
D. The parents of the tourist boy.
There are two species of elephant seals, the
23. What was the slim boy faking to do?
northern and southern. Northern elephant
A. Sip water. seals can be found in California and Baja
B. Look at the nets. California, though they prefer to frequent
C. Mask his eye. offshore islands rather than the North
D. Read a brochure. American mainland.
24. The boy had a mark on his skin on his Southern elephant seals live in sub-
______. Antarctic and Antarctic waters that feature
A. hand brutally cold conditions but are rich in the
B. forehead fish, squid, and other marine foods these
C. ear seals enjoy. Southern elephant seals breed
D. eyelid on land but spend their winters in the
chilly Antarctic waters near the Antarctic
25. Oliver was shaking his head as he walked pack ice. Do you know southern seals
back because _______. can dive over 4,921 feet (1,500 metres)
A. he couldn’t recognise who Rajan was deep and can remain submerged for up
B. Rajan couldn’t find his parents anywhere to two hours?
C. of the pain from the scar over his Southern elephant seals are the largest
eyebrow of all seals. Males can be over 20 feet
D. Rajan had taken his seat under the tree (6 metres) long and weigh up to 8,800
26. What was Oliver hit by? pounds (4,000 kilograms). But these
A. By the mysterious stranger massive mammals with flippers aren’t
B. By the memory who Rajan was called elephant seals because of their size.
C. By the bench on which he sat They take their name from their trunk like
D. None of these inflatable snouts.

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30. Elephant seals migrate _________.
The northern elephant seals live up to
A. for giving birth
nine years whereas the southern ones
can live up to 22 years. When breeding B. to breed
season arrives, male elephant seals define C. for diving deep
and defend territories. They collect a D. for food
harem of 40 to 50 females, which are
much smaller than their enormous mates. 31. Southern elephant seals can stay underwater
Males battle each other for dominance. for __________ hours.
Some encounters end with roaring and A. 4,921
aggressive posturing, but many others turn
B. 20
into violent and bloody battles.
C. 2
Sea elephants, as these seals are some-
D. 40
times called, give birth in late winter to a
single pup and nurse it for approximately 32. Elephant seals are called that because of their
a month. While suckling their young, __________.
females do not eat—both mother and
child live off the energy stored in ample A. huge size
reserves of her fat. Females give birth to B. noses
a single pup each year after a 11-month C. weight
pregnancy. D. flippers
Elephant seals migrate in search of food,
spending months at sea and often diving 33. Female seals are _________ in size compared
deep to forage. They return to their to male seals.
rookeries in winter to breed and give birth. A. smaller
Though both male and female elephant B. bigger
seals spend time at sea, their migration
C. equal
routes and feeding habits differ: Males
follow a more consistent route while D. better
females vary their routes in pursuit of 34. While feeding her little one, the mother seal
moving prey.
eats _________.
Elephant seals were aggressively hunted
for their oil, and their numbers were A. everything
once reduced to the brink of extinction. B. other pups
Fortunately, populations have rebounded C. fat
under legal protections. D. nothing

35. The number of elephant seals in the world


29. Northern elephant seals don’t like visiting __________.
the ___________.
A. has reduced drastically
A. sub-Antarctic waters
B. has remained the same
B. North American mainland
C. has become better
C. chilly Antarctic waters
D. offshore islands D. has shrunk to extinction

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Spoken and written expression

FOR QUESTIONS 36 TO 45, choose the A. What do you mean? No other shop is open
best response to complete each now?
conversation. B. Shops can be open all the time if they
want.
Example
C. Really! I didn’t know that it’s open round
Steve : “I live in a big city”
Jill : “___________.” the clock.
A. I live near the park D. My sister is ready to go shopping 24×7.
B. So do I
40. Sister : “If you don’t let me play with your
C. I also
football then you can’t ride my bicycle.”
D. My house is big
Brother : “________. When you are playing
36. Anil : “Since they’ve won the lottery they’ve with the football I’ll ride your bicycle.”
stopped talking to us.” A. You let me down again
Mohan : “_______________.” B. I’m finished with you
A. They need to get their heads around it C. Let’s meet halfway
B. All the money has gone to their heads D. Do as you please
C. Yeah they have a price on their heads
41. Teacher : “Your Chemistry experiment
D. They were never right in the head
failed completely in the laboratory. What
37. Shalu : “Everyone looks nervous in the happened?”
room. Wonder who has the guts to be the Student : “____________.”
first one?” A. I forgot. I always forget to check the
Vassan : “I agree, so _______________” levels
A. Shalu, would you like to kick off? B. I neglected to check the acid levels. I
B. guts is the most important thing. apologise
C. everyone looks nervous in any case. C. I could have been a bit more careful but
D. wondering won’t help, it never helps. what to do
D. I knew you wouldn’t help me in the
38. Paul : “This is a difficult task; we need to
experiment
work together as a team.”
Viv : “______________.” 42. Salesgirl : “_________ This is our brand
A. Agreed, there are few things to mop up new range.”
B. Sure, we have to prop up this company A. Can I tell you to try this? It’s new.
C. I know, if we fail we will be in trouble B. Do you have one minute. Try this.
D. Certainly, we better roll up our sleeves C. Might I suggest you try this new model,
now sir?
D. You can try this if you want, your
39. Ram : “Do you know this shop is open all
choice.
the time now.”
Hari : “______________” 43. Alan : “Do you know Hari has a secret plan
to get money for the popcorn?”

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Saleem : “Great! ___ . I wonder what the 45. Sister : “Why did you even buy this? You
plan is this time.” already have three hats.”
A. He always has something up his sleeve Brother : “______________.”
B. Hari always finds himself in a tight spot A. It was, like, five bucks, so I was like
C. He plays his cards close to his chest
“okay”
D. He should strike when the iron is hot
B. After detailed consideration I took this
44. Pallavi : “Is it a difficult game?” decision
Babu : “No. ___________.” C. It is my legal right to buy or sell any
A. There’s nothing to it thing
B. So far, so good D. As the price was reasonable, I made the
C. Yes, very much so
purchase
D. Mmm, that figures

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 TO 48, CHOOSE THE FOR QUESTIONS 49 and 50, choose the
CORRECT WORD/PHRASE TO COMPLETE best response to complete each
EACH SENTENCE. conversation.
46. A baby needs at least ten hours of _______
sleep. 49. Bobby : “Will she be upset if she fails her
exams?”
A. undisputed
B. undisturbed Jay : “______. She can always take the tests
C. undivided again.”
D. undisclosed A. I failed my exams once and I was very
upset
47. He skidded on his bicycle and ________ up
B. She needs to prepare for the exams well
in hospital.
C. Obviously, but it’s not the end of the
A. caught
world
B. ended
D. I’m sure she will manage it fine and do
C. set
well
D. fixed
50. Isabel : “Hey Vikas! How have you been?”
48. _________ I get a lot of homework, my older
sister hardly gets any. Vikas : “_________________”
A. Whereas A. I’ve been good. What about you?
B. Even B. I am fine thank you.
C. In spite of C. Thank you for asking.
D. Despite that D. Thank you. How do you do?

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Class 7

Set B

Year 2015
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 17, CHOOSE THE C. an


CORRECT WORD/PHRASE TO COMPLETE D. no article
EACH SENTENCE.
6. If you need any more pens, I’ll bring you
Example the _________ you like.
Potato chips are ______. A. lots
A. creamy B. few
B. silky C. ones
C. crunchy D. more
D. smooth
7. Exercising early in the morning is very
1. My aunty ________ in hospital. She has a ________. It keeps me alert all day.
bad back.
A. thought provoking
A. was being treated B. stimulating
B. were being treated C. challenging
C. is being treated
D. perplexing
D. can be treated
8. Do you know that the first e-mail was
2. During the night, the police ______ stop
________ in 1971?
you to ask some questions and to see your
ID card. A. sent
A. ought to B. send
B. should C. being sent
C. might D. sending
D. must
9. Last night there was a bad storm. The wind
3. Last night the police said that they _______ to speed ______ ninety kilometres an hour.
the missing boy. He was missing for three A. were reached
days. B. were reaching
A. had found C. reached
B. find D. was reaching
C. were finding
D. has found 10. If you study hard, you _______.
A. will get good grades
4. I arranged to meet Raju at the sports complex
B. got good grades
this morning, but he didn’t ________ up.
C. getting good grades
A. take
D. will good grades
B. make
C. give 11. If my cousin passes her exams next month,
D. turn her father _______ very happy.
5. It is very expensive to travel by ______ taxi A. was
so we go by bus. B. will be
A. the C. going to be
B. a D. has been

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12. Anil : “Have you seen Romila anywhere?” FOR QUESTIONS 18 and 19, CHOOSE THE
Dan : “I saw her this morning but not since. part of the sentence that has an
She’s ________ gone to the library.” error.
A. certainly Example
B. definitely A. The palace
C. undoubtedly
B. must have costs
D. probably
C. more than
13. There was very _______ grass left because of D. five billion dollars to build.
the drought. The cows had nothing to eat.
18.
A. few
B. lesser A. The government
B. has been
C. fewer
C. up to debt
D. little
D. for a long time.
14. _________ you think about it, you will make
19.
the right decision.
A. She was
A. Unless B. looking for
B. Until C. a job
C. If D. a few year back.
D. Till
FOR QUESTIONS 20 and 21, how many
15. Sam : “Hey that’s Rani’s bicycle. Did you words are misspelt in the sentences
buy it from her?” given below?
Bev : “Yes we ______ and I exchanged my Example
guitar with her bicycle.” It’s not acceptable to be rude in class
A. got a bargain as it can hamper achievement.
B. struck a deal A. 0
C. tried it on B. 1
D. changed C. 2
D. 3
16. Isabel was ______ with her results and her
face glowed with pride. 20. The newspaper reported their beleif in material
posessions.
A. appreciated
B. delighted A. 1
C. esteemed B. 2
C. 3
D. charmed
D. 0
17. I ________ lift a lot of weight because I’ve
21. The maintenance comittee demanded a receipt
hurt my back while playing. for the work done.
A. can’t able to A. 1
B. able to B. 2
C. could C. 3
D. can’t D. 0

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READING

FOR questions 22 TO 28, read the short 22. Who wanted to go to the mountains?
story and answer the questions that A. Mala
follow. B. The family
The Beach! C. Brother
After another long year, this time when the D. Mother
summer holidays began, Mala and her family
decided to go to a beach for a vacation. You 23. The sand was ________.
can’t imagine how thrilled Mala was, but A. hot
her brother was a bit unsure. He wanted to B. cold
go skiing instead to sun himself. C. wet
This was their first time on a beach and D. dry
when Mala saw the sea she took off her pink
sandals and ran on the sweltering sand. She 24. Why did Mala fall into the water?
tiptoed into the water, giggling as a wave A. Her brother pulled her down.
washed her legs. Her brother kept pulling B. Loose sand made her slip.
her back because he was scared that she C. A big wave hit her.
might fall. She looked back at the big red D. Her mother pushed her in.
and blue umbrella and waved at her mother,
who was sitting under the umbrella with 25. How did Mala feel when she was under the
her little hanky over her head trying to water?
keep herself cool. Her mother smiled and
A. Mala was very excited and thrilled.
waved signaling her to push a bit more and
B. She was amazed to see the fish.
go further into the water.
A huge wave came and swept Mala’s feet, C. This was a completely new experience.
making her collapse into the water like loose D. Mala was very frightened and unsure.
sand. She tried to scream but swallowed a 26. How did Mala come out of the water?
gulp of salty water instead. She didn’t know
which way was up and which was down. A. By screaming and calling for help.
Her sweeping hand touched something with B. She swam very hard in spite of the
a tiny claw in the sand. sand.
She imagined that to be a crab or some other C. When the wave went back she got out.
sea creature, which made Mala even more D. Her mother came to help her out.
scared. She screamed bubbles and tried hard
27. Was Mala enjoying her holidays?
to swim. The wave receded, dumping the
startled girl upon the soft, wet beach. Mala A. She was having a fantastic time and she
coughed and rubbed her eyes, struggling loved it.
to get back up. Grains of sand in her blue B. Mala was having a tough time with the
swimsuit scratched her skin. waves.
She looked back toward her mother, who C. The hot sand and salty water bothered
was standing up with a worried frown partly her.
covered by the hanky. Mala ran back to the D. She enjoyed playing with her mother
big umbrella, tiptoeing through the hot sand. more.
She smelled of salt and seaweeds. She took
her mother’s big, warm hand with her cold, 28. What did Mala do in the end?
wet one. “Come play with me in the waves, A. She asked to go back home because she
mommy! This is the best vacation ever!” was cold.

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B. Mala invited her mother to come into the
water. Mother bears, called sows, make ground
nests and give birth to one or two blind,
C. She went and hugged her mother tightly.
helpless babies that weigh about 11 ounces
D. Mala ran to the umbrella and sat under (325 grams). Mothers have actually been
it. observed cradling a cub in their arms
while walking on their hind legs, a rare
FOR QUESTIONS 29 to 35, read the
trait among bears. Cubs can move about
passage and answer the questions after two months, but they remain with
that follow. their mothers for two years or more. Adult
females are frequently killed so their cubs
Sun Bear can be taken and raised as pets.
The solitary sun bear, smallest member of
the global bear family, lives an insular life 29. Sun bears are the smallest bears in _____.
in the dense lowland forests of southeast
A. the world
Asia.
Found from southern China to eastern B. their own family
India and as far south as Indonesia, sun C. southeast Asia
bears, also called Malayan sun bears, take D. southern China
their name from the bib-shaped golden or
white patch on their chest, which legends 30. Sun bears are called that because they
say represents the rising sun. They have a __________.
stocky, muscular build, small ears, and a A. have a spot on their chest
short muzzle, which has earned them the B. have a round head
nickname “dog bear”. Their sleek, black
C. are found in the east
coat is short to avoid overheating in the
tropical weather but thick and coarse to D. represent the rising sun
provide protection from twigs, branches, 31. American black bears are _______ than the
and rain.
sun bears in size.
Sun bears grow to only about half the
size of an American black bear. Males, A. smaller
slightly larger than females, are about five B. similar
feet (1.5 metres) in length and weigh up C. bigger
to 150 pounds (70 kilograms). They have D. more
been observed making sleeping platforms
high above the ground out of branches 32. Male sun bears can grow up to _______ feet
and leaves. in height.
Ironically, sun bears are nocturnal. They
A. 11
lumber through the forests by night,
snacking on fruits, berries, roots, insects, B. 5
small birds, lizards, and rodents. They have C. 1.5
an excellent sense of smell and extremely D. 150
long claws, exceeding four inches in
length, which they use to rip open trees 33. Sun bears hunt _________.
and termite nests. They also have an almost A. during the night
comically long tongue for extracting honey B. during the day
from bee nests, giving them their other C. day and night
nickname, “honey bear”.
D. at noon

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34. Sun bears are _____________. 35. Mother bears make their nest __________.
A. insectivorous A. high above the ground
B. herbivorous B. on leaves and branches
C. omnivorous C. on the ground
D. carnivorous D. with honey beehive

Spoken and written expression

FOR QUESTIONS 36 TO 45, choose the best C. She could have turned around and gone
RESPONSE FOR THE GIVEN SITUATION. home.
D. We all would have got drenched
Example
completely.
Steve : “I live in a big city.”
Jill : “___________.” 39. Library attendant : “Dear member, we are
A. I live near the park closing down the library. We sincerely apologise
B. So do I for the inconvenience. Your membership will
C. I also be returned.”
D. My house is big You : “________________”
A. I would be grateful if my money was
36. Gagan : “We have practiced hard and are refunded.
focused but do you think we’ll win?” B. Give my money back immediately, or else
Alan : “________________.” …
A. Practice makes one perfect C. That is nonsense. The library was open
B. It’s part and parcel of the game yesterday.
C. Either we win or they will win D. Why are you talking about library closing?
D. I think we’re in with a chance 40. School principal : “From now on, you
37. Teacher : “Yesterday we were talking about will not have any playtime in the morning.
dinosaurs. Did you find out anything more Agreed?”
about them at home?” Head girl : “________________”
Student : “________________.” A. You can’t be serious! That’s absurd.
A. A friend of mine has borrowed my book B. That’s ridiculous.
B. Sure, I can supply some more evidence C. I’m afraid we can’t agree with you
C. Yes, I think I can contribute a bit more there.
D. You are right, we were talking about D. I totally disagree. Why are you doing
them this?

38. Beth : “What if Nirupa hadn’t turned up with 41. Ali : “Chris says he doesn’t want to talk to
the umbrella the other night?” you any more.”
Prashant : “________________” Will : “___________. I never liked him in
A. Oh god, when I think of her my heart any case.”
sinks. A. Clearly, he was in the wrong
B. No way, seriously Nirupa will do that to B. Frankly, I couldn’t care less
you? C. Fortunately, he still chats
D. Apparently, he is in trouble

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42. “How are you doing? We are going to the 44. Wedding invitation : We request the pleasure of
cinema next week. ________. I’ll book the your company at our daughter’s wedding.
tickets.” Your response : ____________.
A. You want to come? It’ll be a lot of fun A. Great! See you there then. Cheers
B. It will be our pleasure if you could B. Thank you so much for inviting us
come C. Brill. Food, music and dance, Cool man
C. We all will be delighted if you join us D. Thanks for calling us. We were waiting
D. We would be grateful if you come with 45. Rani : “Can you believe it? Salma said, ‘I
us have never used Sheila’s pen.”
43. John : “Where’s your dog? Haven’t seen her Sheila : “_______________.”
in a long time.” A. Really. I don’t believe you. You have used
my pen
Tom : “She was too old and very sick.
B. Salma reported that my pen was being
________. I miss her very much.”
used
A. We had to take her out C. Sure. I don’t know if she has ever used
B. We had to put up with her anything
C. She put me up to it all D. What? She denied ever having used my
D. We had to put her down pen

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 and 47, CHOOSE THE FOR QUESTIONS 49 and 50, choose
CORRECT WORD/PHRASE TO COMPLETE the best RESPONSE FOR THE GIVEN
EACH SENTENCE. SITUATION.
46. If I _______ she was in hospital, I would 49. Mandy : “Did you try to find out what
happened in the end? Were they lying?”
have gone to visit her. How is she now?
Perry : “_______________.”
A. known A. Yes, I went to great lengths to discover
B. known then the truth
C. had known B. The story was too long and very boring
D. known that C. As usual it’s always the same happy
ending
47. There’s no power so I can’t watch the match on D. I researched a lot and met a lot of new
TV but it ______ started by now, I guess. people
A. had 50. Phone company manager : I am writing to
B. was inform you that your new phone connection
C. would have will be active from next week.
D. is Your reply : ________________.
A. Thanks for telling me that. It’ll be cool
48. CHOOSE THE part of the sentence when I can chitchat
that has an error. B. I was not expecting a letter from you about
A. You should that. Next week, ok
B. retain copy C. Hi, How’s it going? You ok? See you next
C. of the bus ticket week then
D. Thank you for your letter informing me
D. until next month.
about the activation

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Class 7

Set A

Year 2016
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 21, choose the A. holiday


correct word/phrase to complete B. day off
each sentence. C. French leave
D. vacation
Example
6. , the two countries are talking peace.
I am so with all the running
But everyone knows that they are just putting
today. I have absolutely no energy
up a show.
left.
A. To tell one to face
A. exhausted B. On the face of it
B. happy C. To lose face
C. disgusted D. In the face of
D. sad 7. She recently inherited a lot of wealth. She’s
a/an .
1. The old woman walked with great A. possessor
on the slippery road. B. heiress
A. relief C. trustee
B. warning D. empress
C. suspicion 8. They play football in the evening, if .
D. caution
A. they didn’t have any homework
2. I haven’t seen her Easter. B. they won’t have any homework
A. from C. they don’t have any homework
B. since D. they doesn’t have any homework
C. for 9. She fell ill as the juice she stale.
D. on
A. has is
3. The police spoke separately to B. have is
suspect. C. had was
A. any D. hasn’t is
B. some 10. Yesterday, the marathon participants
C. each a certificate each.
D. more
A. are given
4. They have built a large office away from the B. will be given
city centre. It is in the technology park on C. had given
the of the city. D. were given
A. edges 11. This is the rule : All personal belongings
B. outskirts in the foyer.
C. limits
A. have been left
D. heart
B. can be left
5. She wants to visit her mother. She is taking C. must be left
a tomorrow. D. will leave

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12. I hope you can the days you were A. fall
absent. B. care
A. spell out C. bear
B. account for D. feel
C. throw light
18. I know well what I’m going to do
D. held responsible
when I reach the lab next week.
13. They wanted to know where I . A. totally
A. have been B. absolute
B. had been C. very
C. am being D. less
D. was being
19. He’s the opinion that children will
14. We’ll have to make with just this change their ways if we become good role
much money for this month. models.
A. up A. of
B. do B. in
C. through C. with
D. off D. by
15. Quick! Someone call policeman. 20. Right from the she warned the team
A. a that the soil was loose and this could be a
B. an threat to the building.
C. the A. offset
D. no article B. setting up
16. It may have your notice, but it’s C. upset
Children’s Day tomorrow. D. outset
A. fled 21. M o s t a n i m a l s i n t h e z o o s in
B. dropped captivity.
C. bounced
A. have breed
D. escaped
B. are being breeding
17. He could not to watch his beloved C. are bred
dog being taken away. D. breeds

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 22 TO 28, Read the


passage and answer the questions Originally hunters and dwellers in the
that follow. jungle, they are now agriculturists. Like the
Mundas and Hos and other representatives
The Santhals are a Munda tribe, a branch of the race, they are jovial in character, fond
of that aboriginal group, which probably of their music, and ready to take a joke.
entered India from the North East. Presently Their social organisation is very complete:
they inhabit the Eastern outskirts of the each village has its headman or manjhi, with
Chota Nagpur plateau. his assistant the paranik. The jogmanghi is

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A. Making music
incharge of ensuring that the young ones in B. Managing finances
tribe have the right moral development. The C. Training for dances
naeke is the village priest, and the godet D. Inculcating values in the children
is the village constable. Over a group of
villages is the pargana or tribal chief. 26. The Santhals believe that all natural structures
Their religion is animistic; spirits (bongas) have in them.
are everywhere around them: the spirits of A. beasts
their ancestors, the spirit of the house, the B. spirits
spirit dwelling in the patch of primeval C. happiness
forest preserved in each village. Every hill, D. food
tree and rock has its spirit. These spirits 27. The Santhals are likely to never harm nature
are worshipped by elaborate ceremonies, grievously because .
which generally conclude in dances, and
A. they live in Chota Nagpur plateau
great food.
B. they want to be like Mundas and Hos
The Santhal Parganas is a district 4800 sq. C. their Pargana is spread over a large area
miles in area, lying about 150 miles north D. they like to celebrate nature
of Kolkata, and was formed into a separate
administration after the Santhals had risen in 28. Who performs the role of a policeman?
rebellion in 1856. The Santhals, at present, A. Jogmanghi
form about one-third of the population. B. Godet
C. Naeke
22. Which of the following statements is true? D. Pargana
A. The Santhals were always farmers. FOR QUESTIONS 29 TO 35, Read the
B. The Santhals arrived in India from North passage and answer the questions
East. that follow.
C. The tribe has a bad sense of humour.
D. The Santhals worship their manjhi. During the summer months, many families
find some time to spend with each other.
23. Which of the following statements is false?
They love to go on trips, meet friends
A. The Santhals usually have big feasts after and family or simply make happy times.
praying to the spirits. Therefore, it’s quite natural to hear a lot
B. The Santhals believe that trees have spirits of happy laughter in summers. However, a
in them. happy day can sometimes turn into a bad
C. The Santhals are more than 480 miles memory if one meets stinging insects.
away from Kolkata. Stinging insects are common in summer.
D. The Santhals worship their dead They can sometimes have such powerful
forefathers. stings that it can be a painful nuisance.
24. How do the Santhals make a living in present The National Pest Management Association
times? (NPMA) says, stinging insects like wasps,
yellow jackets, hornets and bees have sent
A. They hunt animals.
more than half a million people to the
B. They gather food from the jungles.
emergency room in the past years. While
C. They do farming.
those who are allergic to stings are at greater
D. They worship the spirits of the forest.
risk, almost anyone can be affected if a
25. For which of the following roles the Santhals large number of insects swarm and sting
appoint special people? en masse.

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30. People who are at higher risk of a serious
The association recommends that this health condition due to insect bites are .
summer homeowners must take a few
precautions to prevent stings and stay A. those who are stung by a large number of
outdoors more safely. It is important to insects at a time
ensure that the area around the house is B. people who try to remove nests from their
free from hives and nests. One must check property
the exterior of one’s home, paying special C. pest control professionals
attention to overhangs, eaves, the underside D. those who are allergic to insect bites
of porches and decks, shrubs, trees, sheds
31. Yellow jackets are .
and other structures.
A. stinging insects
If you find a nest on your property, do not
B. uniform of pest control professionals
get too close and do not attempt to remove
C. happy families on a summer outing
it. Instead, hire a trained pest control
D. precautionary dresses
professional to relocate or remove hives
and nests in a safe manner. 32. Which of the following statements is true?
To help you prevent stings this season, the A. Remove a nest or a hive as soon as you
NPMA offers the following advice: spot it on your property.
• Eliminate standing water and other B. The pest control professionals can remove
sources of moisture around the home. a hive/nest without harming anyone.
• Keep trash cans covered and sealed. C. If a pest approaches you, it is wise to run
• When dining outside, keep food as fast as you can.
covered until ready to eat. Also provide D. Stinging insects are rare to spot in
clear plastic cups for your guests, as summers.
aluminium cans and plastic bottles
are good hiding spots for stinging 33. Which of the following statements is
insects. false?
• If approached by a stinging insect, A. Insects could go unnoticed in an aluminium
remain calm and quiet. Avoid swaying can.
or swinging as this may provoke an B. It is best to use plastic bottles.
attack. C. Stinging insects are attracted to fragrant
• Avoid wearing dark, floral prints, scents.
loose fitting garments, open-toe shoes D. Stored water around the house can draw
and sweet smelling perfumes or pests.
colognes.
Some stinging insects pose more serious 34. Overhangs and eaves are usually seen outside
threats than others. A trained pest control .
professional will be able to properly identify A. nests
a pest species and determine the risk to B. forests
your family. C. hives
D. houses
29. According to the author, stinging insects are
common in . 35. In the passage, ‘en masse’ refers to .
A. spring A. one after the other
B. autumn B. quickly
C. winter C. all together
D. summer D. slowly

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Spoken and written expression

FOR QUESTIONS 36 to 45, Choose the Farah : Yes, I heard she is a celebrity now.
best o p tion to c o m p l ete e a c h Lila : Oh my God! I don’t believe this.
conversation. and here she is! Hi, Rita!
Example A. Considering the devil
Steve : I live in a big city. B. Speak of the devil
Jill : . C. The naughty little devil
A. I live near the park D. Look what the cruel devil has done
B. So do I
41. Heena : I’m leaving for the US tomorrow
C. I also
for further studies.
D. My house is big
Her Teacher : Oh good! . Wish you
36. Guest : Call me a taxi, please. all the best.
Receptionist : . A. Keep me post
A. Hi, Taxi. I’m Anil B. Don’t bother
B. No, I’m afraid not C. Good riddance
C. Sure, in a moment D. Stay in touch
D. Please do 42. Ajiz : Riaz, I’ve got an offer from PCL,
37. Gina : Oh! I missed my bus. I’m so angry. London.
Roy : Sorry to hear that! Now don’t ______. Riaz : __________________
A. wash your dirty linen in public A. How did you manage to do that?
B. throw bricks when you live in a glass B. What’s that to me?
house C. Oh! That’s great! But I’m going to miss
C. cry over spilt milk you.
D. bark up the wrong tree D. Are you sure?

38. Jayati : Oops! Did I say, Meghalaya is in 43. Sid : Hi, Elsa. Thank you very much for
Assam? That was . helping me with the assignment.
A. on the tip of my tongue Elsa :
B. a tongue lashing A. I’m glad you thanked me.
C. a slip of the tongue B. No problem.
D. so forked tongue C. Is there a problem?
D. Cool stuff!
39. After recovering from that long disease, the
princess . 44. Sandy :
A. was a pain in the neck Salesperson : Let me look for it. … Here it
B. was on her last legs is. Would you like to try it?
C. had egg on her face A. No one wears white jackets.
D. had a new lease of life B. I think I’d rather have a blue one.
C. How much is it?
40. Lila : Did you hear what happened to
D. Can I try it?
Rita?

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45. Fanny : The board here says the next bus is A. your guess is as good as mine
at 3:30 pm. But I have waited here for over B. let’s jump on the bandwagon
an hour! Do you think the bus will come? C. I’ll give you a penny for your thoughts
Hilda : Well, . D. don't give up the day job

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 to 48, CHOOSE THE C. in, on


CORRECT word/phrase to complete D. at, off
each sentence.
49. Choose the correct antonym of
46. The police have decided to all illegal the given word.
construction work around the lake. Murky
A. clamp down on A. Upright
B. come forward
B. Smoky
C. do without
C. Miserable
D. got back at
D. Luminous
47. According to the psychologists’ study,
psychopaths are : that is, they are 50. Choose the correct option to
intentionally violent and mean. complete the conversation.
A. infrequent Son : What if I don’t make any good friends in
B. vicious the new school I’m joining next summer?
C. crazy Father : You can . Work for your
D. phony exams now.
48. Engineers have now made ships that can sail A. vent your spleen later
the sea and fly the air. B. cross that bridge when you come to it
A. on, on C. put your foot in your mouth for now
B. on, in D. change horses in midstream

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Class 7

Set B

Year 2016
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 22, choose the 5. She’ll miss the flight if she now. Even
correct word/phrase to complete a minute’s delay can be risky.
each sentence. A. doesn’t leave
B. leaves
Example
C. don’t leave
I am so with all the running
D. left
today. I have absolutely no energy
left. 6. Seema had a/an _______ vacation.
A. exhausted A. exotic summer long
B. happy B. exotic long summer
C. disgusted C. summer exotic long
D. sad D. long exotic summer

7. Hemant : I know Dr Chandra.


1.
Of late my friend spends all her time in
Kavita : Hemant says that he .
front of the TV. She’s become a/an .
A. active A. is knowing Dr Chandra
B. couch potato B. was knowing Dr Chandra
C. wanderer C. knows Dr Chandra
D. dropout D. knew Dr Chandra
2.
I like Hendrita. It is a pleasure to work with 8. I know I have an assignment for next week. Let
her. She’s helpful and .
me assure you, it by next weekend.
A. flattered
A. is done
B. amiable
C. crass B. must be done
D. testy C. was done
D. will be done
3.
I’m sorry it is difficult for me to share the
table with you if you are eating oysters. I 9. ‘Oliver Twist’ is a famous novel by
don’t mind the smell but the look of them Charles Dickens.
.
A. A
A. excites me
B. eludes me B. An
C. puts me off C. The
D. intrigues me D. No article
4.
I met the new teacher briefly in the faculty 10. Judging by the condition of the children’s
room yesterday. She as a pleasant bedroom, there a riot in it.
and well-read person.
A. might have been
A. struck on
B. came across B. has to been
C. stood up C. maybe
D. imitated D. might been

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11. I don’t know much about elephants 17. If I’m given the choice, I’ll opt the
but I can read some information on them. morning session school.
A. a A. upon
B. an B. for
C. the C. on
D. no article D. with

12. Next December, I in this school for 18. She’s not really with the examination
five years. procedures.
A. have studied A. actively
B. will have been studying B. well versed
C. will study C. aware
D. will be studying D. knowledgeable

13. It’s finally my friend that there is no 19. I doubt if she will one week here as
a school captain.
such thing as a free meal in any place.
A. end up
A. starting on
B. keep
B. realising
C. qualify
C. coming on
D. last
D. dawning on
20. The workers have agreed to many points but
14. If you don’t want to join us, .
the idea of working on Saturdays is still a
A. good for all bone of .
B. suit yourself
A. controversy
C. it’s better
B. contention
D. thank God
C. contest
15. It’s the bigger size which the raven D. conflict
the crow. 21. It’s important to a good impression
A. distinguishes, from on the first day.
B. decides, and A. found
C. classifies, with B. make
D. demarcates, from C. evoke
16. The village market was filled with people D. pass
the price of vegetables and fruits 22. Nothing to worry. The negative effects of
with the vendors. the medicine will in an hour.
A. squabbling at A. pull off
B. bartering over B. wear off
C. haggling over C. start out
D. doing business over D. die on

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READING

FOR QUESTIONS 23 TO 29, Read the 23. The team of experts has said that ________.
passage and answer the questions A. countries should have a plan of action to
that follow. deal with disasters
B. it is easy to predict weather
Report indicates continued severe weather C. there are some totally safe regions on
problems are still looming. earth
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate D. humans are not responsible for climate
Change released a 586 page report change
recently. It indicated that governments
should prepare for continued weather 24. Which of the following statements is true?
related catastrophes. The report noted, A. The panel was made of people with little
highly populated and very poor areas are at education.
highest risk, and stressed that no country or B. Places with less population are at greater
continent is safe from these ongoing threats.
danger.
The panel consists of Nobel Prize winners,
C. The pollution will remain unchanged
whose work in climatology indicates more
always.
intense tropical cyclones.
D. The panel was formed by an international
The report placed blame, regarding recent
organisation.
disasters, on a combination of climate
change caused by humans, population 25. Which of the following is a cause for recent
changes and poverty. The panel was founded disasters?
in 1988 by the United Nations.
A. Climate change caused by increase in the
This panel estimates recent severe number of animals on the planet.
weather conditions are costing upwards of
B. Climate change caused by the human
US$80 billion per year. The report focussed
kind.
heavily on issues pertaining to coastal areas
C. The increasing number of trees on the
of the United States, specifically noting
that damage in those areas could increase planet.
20 percent by 2030. The authors of the D. The rising level of water in the oceans.
report stated, some portions of India may 26. According to the report some parts of India
become uninhabitable due to floods and
will become .
other problems.
A. fit for living
The panel also pointed out other cities
B. unsuitable for living
at lesser risk, such as: Miami, Shanghai,
Bangkok, China’s Guangzhou, Vietnam’s C. cheap and affordable
Ho Chi Minh City, Myanmar’s Yangon D. unaffected by climate change
(formerly known as Rangoon), and India’s 27. The number of people who worked on the
Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta). report is .
Inhabitants of small island nations may have
to leave their homes because of elevated A. over three hundred
sea levels and major storms. A total of 220 B. around a hundred
authors worked on the report. C. less than a hundred
D. over a couple of hundred
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28. People living in small islands may have to
move to other places because _________. brave man, however, and putting aside all
A. the report will scare them fear he went forward dauntlessly. Crunch,
B. of wars and poverty crunch! He stepped on the dragon’s body,
C. of rising water level now between its coils, and without even
D. the seas will become calmer one glance backward he went on his way.
He had only gone a few steps when he
29. All regions on earth are . heard someone calling him from behind.
A. not facing the same level of risk On turning back he was much surprised to
B. going to face intense tropical cyclones see that the monster dragon had entirely
C. absolutely unsafe for living disappeared and in its place was a strange-
D. highly populated and poor looking man, who was bowing most
ceremoniously to the ground. His red
FOR QUESTIONS 30 to 36, Read the
hair streamed over his shoulders and was
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE questions
surmounted by a crown in the shape of a
that follow.
dragon’s head, and his sea-green dress was
patterned with shells. Hidesato knew at once
Brave Hidesato that this was no ordinary mortal and he
Long ago, there lived in Japan, a brave wondered much at the strange occurrence.
warrior known as Hidesato. One day, he Where had the dragon gone in such a short
went out in search of adventures, for he space of time? Or had it transformed itself
had the nature of a warrior and could not into this man, and what did the whole thing
bear to be idle. So he buckled on his two mean? While these thoughts passed through
swords, took his huge bow, much taller than his mind he had come up to the man on the
himself, in his hand and slinging his quiver bridge and now addressed him:
on his back, started out. He had not gone “Was it you that called me just now?”
far when he came to the bridge of Seta-no-
“Yes, it was I,” answered the man, “I have
Karashi spanning one end of the beautiful
an earnest request to make to you. Do you
Lake Biwa. No sooner had he set foot on
think you can grant it to me?”
the bridge than he saw lying right across
“If it is in my power to do so I will,”
his path a huge serpent-dragon. Its body
answered Hidesato, “but first tell me who
was so big that it looked like the trunk of
are you?”
a large pine tree and it took up the whole
width of the bridge. One of its huge claws “I am the Dragon King of the Lake, and
rested on the parapet of one side of the my home is in these waters just under this
bridge, while its tail lay right against the bridge.”
other. The monster seemed to be asleep, “And what is it you have to ask of me?”
and as it breathed, fire and smoke came said Hidesato.
out of its nostrils. “I want you to kill my mortal enemy,
At first Hidesato could not help feeling the centipede, who lives on the mountain
alarmed at the sight of this horrible reptile beyond,” and the Dragon King pointed to
lying in his path, for he must either turn a high peak on the opposite shore of the
back or walk right over its body. He was a lake.

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30. Choose the most suitable meaning of the B. The dragon breathed fire and smoke only
word ‘quiver’ as used in the passage. when it was awake.
A. To shiver C. The dragon’s friend’s name is mentioned
B. A case to keep arrows here.
C. A backpack D. The Dragon King lived in the faraway
D. A kind of sword mountains.
31. The sentence ‘No sooner had he set foot on the 34. The strange-looking man was _________.
bridge than he saw lying right across his path A. the centipede
a huge serpent-dragon’ means ________. B. the dragon
A. as soon as he stepped on the bridge, he C. Hidesato’s imagination
saw a dragon D. Seta-no-Karashi
B. he saw the dragon quite late
C. the dragon and the hero saw each other 35. The size of the dragon is compared to that
at the same time of .
D. he felt he should have seen the dragon A. the length and width of some bridge
sooner B. the beautiful lake Biwa
32. Choose the word from the first paragraph C. centipede in the opposite mountain
that means ‘a low protective wall along the D. the trunk of a large pine tree
edge of a roof, channel or balcony’. 36. Choose one instance that tells us Hidesato
A. Bridge was a fearless man.
B. Parapet A. He wanted to kill the centipede.
C. Path B. He carried swords with him.
D. Trunk C. He thought the dragon was a horrible
creature.
33. Which of the following statements is true?
D. He walked past the strange monster
A. Hidesato was initially afraid when he saw
bravely.
the dragon.

Spoken and written expression

FOR QUESTIONS 37 TO 45, CHOOSE THE 37. Giri : Wow, Jen, congratulations! What a
B E S T O P T I O N TO C O MPL E T E E ACH beautiful farmhouse! Must be expensive.
CONVERSATION/dialogue. Jen : You bet! .
A. That’s a rip off
Example
B. It cost an arm and a leg
Steve : I live in a big city.
C. It’s 50% off
Jill : ___________.
D. She is acting pricey
A. I live near the park
B. So do I 38. Restaurant owner : Good evening, Dr Sen.
C. I also How may I help you?
D. My house is big
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Restaurant owner : Certainly, I’d be happy B. that’s not the end of the world
to help you with that. How many people C. what’s your problem
are you expecting and what is the best time D. look on the bright side
for you? 42. Kuppu : Indian restaurants in London? Oh,
Dr Sen : We are six of us. We’ll be there they are . You’ll find one in most
at 7 pm. streets.
A. I’d like to order a take-away for six A. at the drop of a hat
people. B. safety in numbers
B. Can I cancel a reservation, please? C. a dime a dozen
C. Can I book a lunch with you, please? D. gone nuts
D. I’d like to make a dinner reservation for
Tuesday evening. 43. Kunjan : After playing five matches, Leno
. He had to take a break before he
39. Anna : That was a terribly difficult climb.
started the next match.
Kate : Tell me about it! I’m . A. ran out of steam
A. exhausted B. was stressful
B. asleep C. looked very run down
C. alive D. let off some steam
D. empty
44. Jolly : He doesn’t look very smart and
40. Maya : How much money do you think we
intelligent. But we can’t .
need to fund this project?
A. say that all that glitters is gold
Anil : Well, , we need at least twenty
B. cut a dash
thousand rupees.
C. judge a book by its cover
A. off the top of my head D. say he looks like a million dollars
B. I cannot say
C. I’m certain so 45. Lina : That was a lovely meal. Let’s all pay
D. you tell together.

41. Sushma : I know how much you hate the long Ileana : I agree. Let’s .
flights to foreign lands. But , you’ll A. give a blank cheque
be meeting your old school friend there after B. do in Rome as Romans do
so many years. C. go Dutch
A. what matter is D. remember you are what you eat

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 to 48, CHOOSE THE C. odds and ends


CORRECT word/phrase to complete D. mess
each sentence.
47. I find his ignorance .
46. Please feel free to use this cupboard. It only
has a few inside, nothing of any great A. unique
value. B. beyond belief
A. garbage C. out of the question
B. remnant D. flowy

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48. Apart from the one small river running C. Bitter
through it, the desert is entirely . D. Aggravate
A. remote 50. CH O O S E T H E B E S T O P T I O N T O
B. temperate COMPLETE THE CONVERSATION.
C. arid Calvin : Dad! come to my room. Quickly!
D. humid There’s a monster under my bed.
Father : Son, there you go again! Just go to
49. Choose the Antonym of the given
bed and stop .
word.
A. making my blood run cold
Irate
B. crying wolf
A. Riled
C. giving me the heebie-jeebies
B. Jaunty
D. beating around the bush

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Class 7

Set A

Year 2017
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 22, CHOOSE THE B. over, up


CORRECT WORD/PHRASE TO COMPLETE C. straight, past
EACH SENTENCE. D. past, past
6. Amit will end up being ________ school
Example
again today. He just can’t get out of bed on
I am so ___________ as I went running time.
today! Tomorrow I will need a rest.
A. late for
A. exhausted B. late
B. happy
C. later
C. disgusted
D. lateness
D. sad
7. I _________ upset if I _________ lost my
1. I ______ told him that the ferry is often late. homework.
He hurried to catch it for no reason. A. will be, had
A. should B. am, have
B. should have C. will be, have
C. will have D. would be, shall
D. must
8. They _________ to play cricket if the weather
2. I think when there is extreme weather, there _________ good.
should be a public weather _________ on A. will go, was
the television. B. went, is
A. drama C. went, has
B. suspicion D. will go, is
C. cautious
9. Rohan is going to be ______ a toy car for
D. warning
his birthday.
3. You _______ have worn the red dress. The A. give
one you have on doesn’t quite work. B. gave
A. had C. giving
B. shall D. given
C. should
10. The twins in my class at school look really
D. will
_______.
4. When I drove past the market, an alarm A. equal
suddenly _______. B. alike
A. fall out C. likewise
B. went off D. replicate
C. put off
11. I have ______ any stickers in my collection.
D. went in
A. easily
5. You need to go _______ from here and then B. barely
it is the first shop _____ the library. C. many
A. up, straight D. rare

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12. The cat _______ when the child _________ C. unfortunately
it. D. patient
A. scratched, annoys 19. An unknown author is referred to as a/an
B. scratch, annoy _________ writer.
C. scratches, annoys
A. playwright
D. scratches, annoyed
B. anonymous
13. I was really looking ______ to eating some C. pioneer
sweets, but they are all gone! They __________ D. unanimous
eaten by the other children.
20. Sometimes, volcanoes can lie _____ for many
A. forward, being
years.
B. ahead, should have been
A. fetid
C. ahead, may being
B. putrid
D. forward, must have been
C. dormant
14. Let’s go _____ that café for some tea. D. sleep
A. up
21. I read the ____ edition of the magazine, it
B. around
was riveting.
C. on
D. into A. recent
B. currently
15. The dog ______ the cat as the cat’s dinner C. pronto
was much tastier. D. immediately
A. abjured
22. Beautiful artworks ____________ by the
B. envied
painters every week.
C. spurned
D. rustled A. have created
B. being created
16. When it _____ raining, the flow of river C. are creating
water will be ________. D. are created
A. cease, more weak
B. stops, weaker FOR QUESTIONS 23 AND 24, CHOOSE THE
C. commence, weaker CORRECT SYNONYM OF THE WORD.
D. leads, weakly
23. Coherence
17. I can’t help you with your homework. Maybe A. Discord
if I _________ mine, I could. B. Unity
A. done C. Clamour
B. not done D. Upheaval
C. had done
24. Congenital
D. does
A. Incomplete
18. It is best to wait ________ for the bus. B. Alien
A. pleasant C. Extrinsic
B. patiently D. Innate

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FOR QUESTIONS 25 AND 26, CHOOSE THE 26. Sporadic
CORRECT ANTONYM OF THE WORD. A. Desultory
25. Wrangle B. Random
C. Systematic
A. Harmony B. Ruckus
C. Bickering D. Squabble D. Erratic

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 27 TO 34, READ THE


Some argue that this interaction between
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
the two species may have been violent.
THAT FOLLOW.
Another scenario places Neanderthals as
In the 19th century a series of discoveries a subspecies of human that interbred with
were made across Europe, in Belgium, us and disappeared through being absorbed
G i b r a l t a r, G e r m a n y a n d C r o a t i a . into the population. The exact nature of
Interestingly, it was the site of the third the relationship between Neanderthals and
discovery that lends its name to what was modern humans has not been scientifically
found. Named after the Neander valley proven and is contentious. There are also
in Germany, scientists had uncovered the extinction theories that put the blame on
first evidence of Neanderthal man. Since an extreme volcanic event. We do know
then, their remains have been found across that about 55,000 years ago the climate
Western and Central Europe, in the Levant started to fluctuate between extreme cold
and in regions of Northern and Western and milder conditions. Rapid fluctuations,
Asia. No remains have been found in occurring within a few decades, may
Africa to date. At their peak, it is thought have made it difficult for Neanderthals
that the population of Neanderthals may to adapt and survive.
have reached 70,000.
27. The purpose of the extract is to tell the reader
Today, Neanderthals are classed as a
that _______________.
species or subspecies of human. They are
closely related to us and share 99.7% of A. Neanderthals populated most of the
our DNA. We also lived alongside each world
other in Europe for a few thousand years. B. we still have a lot to learn about
However, they became extinct about Neanderthals
40,000 years ago, and modern humans C. humans and Neanderthals didn’t live
did not. There are a number of theories together
that seek to explain why the Neanderthals D. there are many species of human
disappeared, but we cannot be certain of
28. At their peak, there were about ___________
the exact reason. One scenario assumes
Neanderthals on earth.
that Neanderthals and modern humans
were separate species and the arrival of A. 19,000
humans, together with climate change, B. 55,000
meant that they were gradually replaced. C. 40,000
D. 70,000

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29. Where have Neanderthals been found? C. Agreeable
A. Africa, parts of Asia, Europe and the D. Easy-going
Levant FOR QUESTIONS 35 TO 40, READ THE
B. Africa and Europe PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
C. All of Asia, Africa, Europe and the THAT FOLLOW.
Levant
D. Parts of Asia, parts of Europe and the It was a glorious sunny day in southern
Levant France and three friends, Jimmy, Benoit
and Pierre, were walking to school. Jimmy
30. Which of the following assumptions is not hadn’t done his homework and was trying
described in the passage? to persuade the other boys that it would be
A. Neanderthals interbred with humans. a good idea not to go to school. Although
B. Humans and Neanderthals had a violent the other boys had dutifully done theirs,
confrontation. Benoit did not think his was very good, and
C. Climate change and arrival of modern Pierre loved being out in the sunshine and
human replaced Neanderthals. really did not want to spend all morning
D. Neanderthals replaced humans in Africa. in a boring maths lesson.
31. Which of the following statements is false? When the three boys reached the small
A. Neanderthals have been found in Northern footbridge that crossed their local river,
Asia. Jimmy waved a stick in the air and suggested
B. Neanderthals are categorised as a subspecies that they stop there and play a game.
of human. They could decide to go to school a bit
C. Climate change occurred. later and, although they would probably
D. Neanderthals evolved into modern humans. be disciplined, they would at least miss
some of the lessons. Jimmy also hoped
32. What led to the extinction of the Neanderthals?
that he might get away with not handing
A. Modern humans and climate change his homework in, although he did not
B. A volcano share this with his friends. Benoit and
C. Science and technology Pierre agreed to this plan and started to
D. The passage does not fully support any look on the path for suitable sticks.
particular theory.
After a few moments the boys examined
33. What is the significance of the discovery in each other’s sticks. Jimmy had selected his
Germany? first, when he proposed the idea, and his
A. Neanderthals were named after a place was about 10 cm long and quite straight.
there. Benoit’s was shorter, had a kink in it and
B. Neanderthals became extinct there. a leaf growing from one end. Pierre’s was
C. They reached 70,000 mark in Germany. the longest and also had several branches.
D. It was the first time Neanderthals were When they were satisfied that all sticks
discovered outside Gibraltar. were suitably distinguishable they dangled
34. Choose the correct meaning of the word them over the side of the bridge and
‘contentious’ as used in the passage. counted to three. On the count of three,
they dropped the sticks so that, when they
A. Complaisant
hit the torrent of water below, they would
B. Disputable

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flow under the bridge. The boys then ran B. The footbridge was not on the way to
to the other side and waited, peering down school.
to see which one would emerge first. On C. One of the sticks disappeared under the
this first round of the game, Benoit’s stick bridge.
came through before the others which meant D. They preferred to play a game that needed
he won. Strangely, Jimmy’s completely skill.
disappeared, and they presumed it must
have got stuck or sunk. They liked this 38. The boys liked the game because ___________.
game a lot, no skill was needed but they A. it was not easy and there was no room
could still be competitive and experimental for error
with the sticks they chose. They played B. it meant they could miss school
it for a few hours and completely missed
C. it involved trial and error
maths class.
D. they had to be skilled and competitive
35. The boys did not go to school because ______. 39. Read the following events. Which was last
A. none of them had done their homework in the sequence?
B. two of them had not done their homework
A. The boys found sticks.
C. they did not like school
B. The boys reached a river.
D. they preferred playing by the river
C. The boys walked to school.
36. Which of the following statements is false? D. The boys looked into the river.
A. Pierre thought maths was boring.
B. Pierre liked the sunshine. 40. Choose the correct meaning of the word
C. They all carried sticks to school. ‘dangle’ as used in the passage.
D. Benoit won the first round of the game. A. Rise
37. Which of the following statements is true? B. Boost
A. Pierre had not done his homework with C. Hang
much care. D. Pole

SPOKEN AND WRITTEN EXPRESSION

FOR QUESTIONS 41 TO 45, CHOOSE THE 42. Shreya: Tanya’s facial features are very
MOST SUITABLE OPTION FOR EACH sharp.
CONVERSATION. Sana: Yes, because she wears make up to
_____ her cheekbones.
41. Father: What was your mother saying?
A. accommodate
Son: Mother asked me ______________. B. accentuate
I ____, “No, I am fine.” C. accent
D. ascend
A. if I was unwell, say
B. if I were unwell, says 43. Nitin: Wow! Jerry really _____ that piece of
C. if I was unwell, said cake.
D. if I were unwell, say Sheena: He must have been very hungry.

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A. dissected C. later
B. encapsulated D. latest
C. equivocated
45. Daughter: Mom, please give me permission.
D. devoured
Mother: Why _____ you so set ____ going
44. Naveen: Have you got the ________ copy to the concert?
of the magazine?
A. was, in
Navpreet: Sorry, not yet. B. is, on
A. least C. are, on
B. lest D. is, in

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 AND 47, CHOOSE THE B. Irregular


CORRECT WORD/PHRASE TO COMPLETE C. Hilarious
EACH SENTENCE. D. Cranky

46. The ties that bind a family together are so 49. CHOOSE THE CORRECT ANTONYM OF
_____ that they can withstand any strain. THE WORD.
A. tenuous Disgruntled
B. tentative A. Vexed
C. tenacious B. Satisfied
D. twisted C. Sullen
47. A doctor must have the ability to _____ his D. Critical
feet. 50. CHOOSE THE CORRECT OPTION TO
A. think on COMPLETE THE CONVERSATION.
B. think of Reeta: We’ve all our best players playing
C. think for
today. Do you think we’ll win?
D. think about
Isabel:
48. CHOOSE THE CORRECT SYNONYM OF A. Yeah! It’s in the bag.
THE WORD. B. Sure, it’s not a steal.
Irascible C. Certainly, we can deny!
A. Cheerful D. Definitely, we’ll catch at it.

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Class 7

Set B

Year 2017
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 22, CHOOSE THE 5. Shall we go and see what’s showing at the
CORRECT WORD/PHRASE TO COMPLETE cinema ____________?
EACH SENTENCE. A. late for
B. later
Example C. later for
D. late
I am so ___________ as I went running today!
Tomorrow I will need a rest. 6. I ____________ upset because I __________
lost my car keys.
A. exhausted
A. will be, was
B. happy B. am, have
C. disgusted C. have, have
D. would be, had
D. sad
7. They ____________ swimming if the weather
1. I really like your dress, where can I get ____________ bad.
___________ one? A. won’t go, was
B. won’t go, is
A. duplicates
C. won’t have gone, are
B. like D. gone, was
C. the same
8. First deserve then ____________.
D. replicate
A. snatch
2. I am ____________ of the raw chicken. I think B. rob
it has gone bad. C. desire
D. give
A. worried
B. suspicious 9. The baby ____________ when it ____________
C. caution hungry.
D. warning A. cried, was
B. cries, are
3. You ____________ remember the ticket or C. crying, is
they won’t let you on the bus. D. cry, is
A. must 10. If you ____________ playing cricket, why
B. shall didn’t you ____________?
C. may A. were, tell me
D. will B. was, say
C. are, explained
4. That old man ____________ our house many D. will be, tell
years ago.
11. Why did you ____________ the match?
A. structure
A. loss
B. building B. loose
C. construct C. lose
D. built D. lost

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12. I ____________ rather go by train than in 19. When the actor forgot his dialogues he felt
your old car. ____________.
A. should A. instigated
B. can
B. embarrassed
C. would
D. will C. nominated
D. investigated
13. I have nothing to ____________. I need a new
____________. 20. I wish it ____________ raining. I want to go
A. wear, wardrobe outside and play.
B. eat, apple
A. would stop
C. sit on, table
D. talk, conversations B. stop
C. would be stopping
14. He is going to be ____________ this dinner
D. has stopped
for breakfast if he is any later.
A. eating 21. Something which is not thorough or profound
B. eats is called ____________.
C. eaten
D. ate A. superfluous
B. supernatural
15. The detective did not find any ____________
C. superficial
evidence.
D. superstitious
A. conclusive
B. calculating 22. Have you ever been to ___________ Netherlands?
C. conductive
D. consecutive A. a
B. an
16. My mother ____________ painting, but she
C. the
prefers making sculptures.
D. no article
A. likes
B. is liking FOR QUESTIONS 23 AND 24, CHOOSE THE
C. like
CORRECT SYNONYM OF THE WORD.
D. liked
17. I looked at the menu and it was written in 23. Expository
Spanish. I asked my father what it ____________. A. Confusing
A. mean B. Equivocal
B. means C. Descriptive
C. meant
D. Restrained
D. meaning
18. The train ____________ at the station and is 24. Renounce
now being cleaned. A. Embrace
A. has arrived B. Eschew
B. was arriving C. Condone
C. will have been arriving
D. Endorse
D. will have arrived

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FOR QUESTIONS 25 AND 26, CHOOSE THE 26. Raven
CORRECT ANTONYM OF THE WORD. A. Ebony
25. Languish B. Sable
A. Develop B. Listless C. Murky
C. Despond D. Suffer D. Ivory

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 27 TO 34, READ THE


The Beatles were interested in Indian culture
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
and in 1966, Harrison visited India for six
THAT FOLLOW.
weeks and took sitar lessons from Ravi
The 1960s was a decade that brought the Shankar. After this, in 1967, The Beatles
world many new things, from the first attended a lecture by Maharishi Mahesh
man in space, to the first moon landings, Yogi in Wales, UK. The following year,
and hippies in the USA, to communist they all travelled to Rishikesh in northern
revolution in Cuba. It was also the time that India. Here, they attended an advanced
a band called The Beatles, first emerged. Transcendental Meditation training session
From humble beginnings as teenagers, in at the ashram of Maharishi at the foothills
Liverpool, England, John Lennon, Paul of the Himalayas. They stayed in India for
McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo different lengths of time, with Ringo leaving
Starr, would use music to conquer the world first, then Paul and finally John and George
by the end of the decade. left together after about six weeks. It’s said
John, Paul and George met in the late 1950s. that this was one of their most productive
In 1960, they formed a band with Pete Best periods, with John, Paul and George writing
and Stuart Sutcliffe and played music in 30-45 songs. The Beatles split up in 1970,
Liverpool’s music venues. Sutcliffe left the their success as a band having spanned an
band to become a painter and in 1962, they entire decade.
were joined by Ringo Starr. He replaced
Pete Best when they first recorded for the 27. The overall purpose of the extract is to tell
EMI record label. After this, they released the reader that _______________.
records that immediately became popular in A. The Beatles’ success can be attributed to
the UK. This started something that became their time in India
known as Beatlemania where fans of the B. The Beatles were successful in the 1960s
band were described as crazed and would C. The Beatles split up in 1970
follow them everywhere. Their popularity D. the 1960s changed the world
spread across Europe and then the USA. 28. What else does the passage mention that
By 1964, when they landed at JFK airport happened in the 1960s?
in New York, they were greeted by 3000
A. Man went to space for the first time
fans. The Beatles success continued as they
B. Hippy revolution in Cuba
released more albums, the most popular of
C. The founding of the city of Liverpool in
which was ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts the UK
Club Band’, released in 1967. D. The Beatles changed art

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29. When did they have to replace a member of FOR QUESTIONS 35 TO 40, READ THE
the band? PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
A. In the late 1950s THAT FOLLOW.
B. 1962 The train waited at the platform with smoke
C. 1964 billowing out of its engine. It was a splendid
D. 1967 old steam train that was now being used to
30. Which sentence best describes Beatlemania? take people up to the shrine at the top of
the mountain. Kim looked at it in awe. He
A. The band was so popular that their fans
had never been on a steam train before and
were said to be crazed.
this was going to be quite an experience.
B. The band travelled to many destinations
very quickly. His love of trains had started when he was
C. It started after the band was greeted by a very young child, maybe two or three
3000 fans at JFK airport. years old. This was when he made his first
D. The release of the band’s famous songs. trip across the country with his mother to
visit his grandparents. It was a long journey
31. Which of the following statements is false? but Kim had enjoyed every minute of it and
A. Paul McCartney never performed in was well behaved. He sat on her lap and
Liverpool. stared out of the window at the scenery that
B. Stuart Sutcliffe wanted to paint. changed quickly in front of him. There was
C. Ringo Starr was a replacement member. also a lot going on inside the train. There
D. George Harrison was the first to go to were many travellers getting on and off.
India. At some points, the train was so busy that
most of the passengers had to stand up, and
32. Why did The Beatles go to India?
then it would empty out again and they all
A. To see the Himalayas had more air to breath. He remembered
B. To meet Ravi Shankar this first trip now, as he stood looking at
C. To get classical music lessons from experts the steam train.
D. To go to the ashram of Maharishi
Kim’s sister jumped onto the steps and into
33. What was the outcome of The Beatles’ trip the first carriage. She beckoned to him to
to India? follow her. He did, and as he lifted himself
A. By the end, only John, Paul and George up the same steps using the handrail, the train
were in the band. let out a shrill sound to mark its imminent
B. They wrote a lot of songs. departure. People started scurrying in after
C. John and George did not write songs him and finding their seats. He and his sister
together. sat opposite one another next to the window.
D. It was one of their least productive times. They observed the busy train station as the
train started to move.
34. Choose the correct meaning of the word
‘transcendental’ as used in the passage. 35. Kim is getting on the train to _________.
A. Romantic A. look at the engine
B. Learning B. take his sister to school
C. Magical C. visit the shrine
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36. Which of the following statements is false? B. made a lot of noise
A. Kim loves trains. C. was going up a mountain
B. Kim went on a train as a very young boy. D. created smoke
C. Kim first travelled by train with his sister.
D. Kim first travelled by train to see his 39. Read the following events. Which is last in
grandparents. the sequence?

37. Which of the following statements is true? A. Kim visits his grandparents.
B. Kim gets on the train.
A. Kim got scared by the train.
C. Lots of people get on and off the train.
B. Kim’s sister did not want to get on the
D. Kim looks at the scenery.
train.
C. Kim got on the train after his sister. 40. Choose the correct meaning of the word
D. Kim did not sit by the window when he ‘beckon’ as used in the passage.
got on the train.
A. Deter
38. Kim was excited by the train because it B. Signal
__________. C. Repel
A. was a steam train D. Deny

SPOKEN AND WRITTEN EXPRESSION

FOR QUESTIONS 41 TO 45, CHOOSE THE Kavita: True.


M OST S U I TA BL E O P T IO N F O R E ACH A. more
CONVERSATION. B. make
C. to make
41. Tanu: Ramesh’s behaviour today is very
D. not made
_________. I wish he was always like this.
Mona: Yes, I agree. 44. Mother: Oh dear! I ______ left my wallet in
A. congenial the shop we just went to.
B. pervert Son: We should go and check.
C. obscure A. should
D. itchy B. should have
42. Joy: Let’s go ________ the stairs to the top C. will have
of the tower. D. must have
Rituraj: After you. 45. Rajni: How do you find the works of Latha?
A. up Rashmi: I read the ____ book she wrote. It
B. around was not very good.
C. on
A. lastly
D. in
B. recent
43. Rajan: I need _________ less mess. I spend C. immediate
my precious time tidying. D. past

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ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 AND 47, CHOOSE THE B. Restrain


CORRECT WORD/PHRASE TO COMPLETE C. Retrospect
EACH SENTENCE. D. Squelch

46. Jagan very successfully __________ all the 49. CHOOSE THE CORRECT ANTONYM OF
allegations levelled against him. THE GIVEN WORD.
A. rumpled Susceptible
B. rasterised A. Naive
C. rebutted B. Liable
D. retaliated C. Sensile
D. Unlikely
47. Mohini was __________ when her window
flew open in the middle of the night. 50. CHOOSE THE CORRECT OPTION TO
A. dump hit COMPLETE THE CONVERSATION.
B. terror fit Amit: I can’t find my school blazer. Please
C. scared stiff help me!
D. sceptical Biva: I think I know where it is. __________.
Let me answer the phone first.
48. CHOOSE THE CORRECT SYNONYM OF
A. You’ll be patient
THE GIVEN WORD.
B. Just hang on for a moment
Reminisce
C. Give me a chance
A. Repress D. Don’t hang in there

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Class 7

Set A

Year 2018
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 24, CHOOSE THE 5. The cat is always left _______ when we are
CORRECT OPTION TO FILL IN THE BLANK. away.
A. about
Example
B. roundabout
I got here at 1:00 and now it’s 2:15, so C. right on
I’ve _______ here for over an hour. D. indoors
A. waited
6. You don’t need to be particularly _______
B. waiting
for this task but it might help.
C. been waiting
A. intelligent
D. had waited
B. intelligence
C. intelligently
1. We have been off on an _______ for the past
D. intelligentsia
month which has been great fun.
A. adventure 7. The house is _______ the rear _______ the
B. adventured new school.

C. adventurous A. to, of
B. on, with
D. adventuring
C. at, alone
2. To complete the task you need _______ the D. next to, in
tools not just a few.
8. The match will be excellent _______ we all
A. most play well.
B. some A. and
C. any B. so
D. all C. if
D. but
3. The elephants were _______ the village when
they came through the forest. 9. We’ve never been to Spain, _______ we?
A. avoid A. has
B. avoidable B. have
C. avoiding C. haven’t
D. had
D. avoided
10. “You surely don’t need all this paper, do
4. I _______ since I was about 5 years old.
you?” _______ Frank.
A. have been played
A. yelled
B. have been playing
B. said
C. played C. told
D. was playing D. asked

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11. Do you know ________ the bus runs on 18. This equation should be easy to work _______
Sunday? if you know the basics.
A. how many A. out
B. which B. over
C. how often C. into
D. what D. about
12. When the door isn’t open, you _______ be 19. The games master _______ more time on
able to go in the room. the pitch if he could have.
A. can’t A. is going to take
B. won’t B. may have been taking
C. mustn’t C. would have taken
D. haven’t D. must be taking
13. My teacher, _______ arrived last year, likes 20. The house _______ already _______ before
to ride his mountain bike. the team came in to flatten it.
A. who is A. has, fallen down
B. whom B. was, falling down
C. whose C. is going to, fall down
D. who
D. will have, been fallen down
14. The painting could be from _______ European
21. The curtains need some kind of _______
country but I don’t know which, or perhaps
because they look very plain.
_______ USA.
A. seamstress
A. a, the
B. rail
B. no article, no article
C. accessory
C. the, not article
D. fabric
D. an, an
15. After _______ for miles, they all stopped 22. The river has _______ so much you can barely
and set up camp. see it.
A. had walked A. reconnoitered
B. walked B. revised
C. walking C. revamped
D. were walking D. receded

16. The groundsmen never see eye to _______ 23. This painting really does _______ the thoughts
about the state of the wicket. of the painter.
A. ball A. put by
B. eye B. embody
C. hand C. dream
D. mouth D. develop

17. It didn’t at any point _______ to us that we 24. This new style of music is a real _______
had left the iron on. from their older songs.
A. dawn A. departure
B. think B. beginning
C. mind C. banal
D. occur D. pitfall

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FOR QUESTIONS 25 AND 26, CHOOSE THE 28. Fend
CORRECT SYNONYM OF THE GIVEN WORD. A. Reduce
25. Radical B. Halt
A. Safe C. Demonstrate
B. Interesting D. Encourage
C. Sweeping FOR QUESTIONS 29 AND 30, CHOOSE THE
D. Old-fashioned OPTION WITH CORRECT SPELLING.
26. Repute 29. What is the spelling of the word that means
A. Desire ‘vividly colourful’?
B. Removal A. Fluorescent
C. Character B. Flourescent
D. Prepared C. Fluorscent
FOR QUESTIONS 27 AND 28, CHOOSE THE D. Fluorecent
CORRECT ANTONYM OF THE GIVEN WORD.
30. What is the spelling of the word that means
27. Startle ‘to have a complaint’?
A. Enthuse A. Grievense
B. Subdue B. Greivance
C. Reduce C. Grievance
D. Promote D. Greevanse

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 31 TO 35, READ THE


piece of paper that had been carefully tied
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
with some string. To avoid damaging it,
THAT FOLLOW.
Tonya took the wet scroll home and placed
In January, while exploring the white it in the cooker to dry for a few minutes
sands of the beach-side dunes just north of before carefully unfurling it.
Western Australia’s Wedge Island, Tonya
Tonya’s husband, said, “The first thing
Illman came across an “interesting” bottle.
that caught my eye was the year, 18,
Little did she know that inside the glass
something.” Though initially unsure of
container lay an invaluable treasure — a
finding something this old so easily,
131-year-old note, the oldest message in
things changed as he continued reading.
a bottle discovered to date!
It began with some coordinates and the
Tonya, who is still “shaking” with excitement word “aula.”
at her lucky find, says, “I picked the bottle
Wondering if they had stumbled upon
up thinking it might look nice on display
a genuine ancient artifact, the Illmans
in my home.” When she peered inside the
took the note to a curator at the Western
lidless bottle, she noticed it contained
Australian Museum. Within a day, he
something. Curious, she turned it upside
called back to let them know that he had
down and out came a damp, neatly rolled

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been able to locate a 19th-century German 34. What was the final piece of proof?
ship named Paula in the Lloyd’s Register, A. The museum staff
which maintains a list of merchant ships B. The logbook
all the way back to the mid-18th-century. C. A picture
D. The name of the boat
Even more exciting was that experts in
Germany were able to track down Paula’s 35. What does the word ‘upheaval’ mean in the
logbooks and find an entry by a “Captain final paragraph?
O. Diekmann,” which confirmed that a A. Harmony
bottle had been tossed overboard on June B. Turmoil
12, 1886 – the date on the message. The C. Reduction
sailor had also listed the coordinates of D. Selection
the ship’s location, which matched the
FOR QUESTIONS 36 TO 40, READ THE
ones on the note. The ultimate proof of PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
the note’s authenticity was the logbook’s THAT FOLLOW.
neat script, which paired perfectly with
that of the handwritten message. Though the harmful effects of plastic
on wildlife and human health are well-
The curator believed the note remained documented, the versatile material is hard
intact because it was encased in a durable to avoid. Nearly everything we touch,
bottle with a narrow opening which allowed from shopping bags to drinks bottles to
little moisture to seep inside, even after food packaging, contains plastic. Now,
the lid came off. The expert speculates, Amsterdam’s Ekoplaza supermarket is
it most likely washed ashore within 12 making it a little easier for consumers to
months after being tossed and remained reduce consumption of single-use bags
buried in the thick sand until it was brought and containers, which are clogging our
landfills at alarming rates, with a dedicated
to the surface by the upheaval caused by
plastic-free aisle. Believed to be the world’s
a recent cyclone.
first, it features seven hundred products,
31. Choose the best title or heading for the including rice, beans, yogurt, chocolate,
passage. milk, cereal, snacks and even meat.
A. Message in a Bottle
B. Ship Found at Sea While items still require packaging,
C. German Captain Speaks to Australians everything is housed inside reusable or
D. History Repeats Itself recyclable containers made of glass, metal,
cardboard, and a compostable plastic-
32. How was the note dried? resembling biofilm material. The unique
A. In a museum idea was proposed to the grocery-chain
B. On the beach officials by UK-based environmental
C. In the car group A Plastic Planet, which is leading
D. In the cooker the charge to advocate for at least one
33. What was the name of the vessel? plastic-free aisle in supermarkets around
the globe. The non-profit has even created
A. Illman
a signature “plastic-free” mark to help
B. Tonya
consumers identify eco-friendly packaging.
C. Paula
“This is a consumer-led campaign,” said
D. The Curator

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group co-founder Sian Sutherland. “We’re With more samples being taken around
a grassroots organisation. So obviously the world, the global scale of the blight
we’re working with industry, and we’re of plastics is becoming clear.
working with the government, but most
importantly, we represent the public.” 36. Choose the best title or heading for the passage.
A. Shopping Locally is Best
Ekoplaza, which plans to roll out the B. Plastic Free Shopping
plastic-free aisles across its 74 stores C. Dutch Create a New Type of Packaging
by the end of the year, is not the only D. One Shop Starts a Revolution
company trying to reduce plastic waste.
In Berlin, the Original Unverpackt grocery 37. How many items can be bought without
store has been trying to change customer plastic?
habits since 2014 by selling everything, A. 1
from grains to produce and even lotions B. 7
and soaps, in bulk. The supermarket, C. 74
which requires customers to bring their D. 700
own reusable containers, even carries
chewable toothpaste that eliminates the 38. Who is leading the push for non-plastic
need for a tube. packaging?
A. A German shop
Though it is encouraging to see companies B. A UK based company
trying to make a difference, for real change C. The public
to happen, consumers have to lead the D. A Dutch grocery
charge by shunning products encased in
the polymer, even if it means giving up 39. Customers might have to _______.
their favourite food or drink. As Sutherland A. give up their favourite products
succinctly put it, “Plastic food and drink B. only shop in one supermarket
packaging remains useful for a matter of C. fight with industry to get what they want
days yet remains a destructive presence D. ask the government to help
on the earth for centuries afterwards.”
40. What is the meaning of the word ‘blight’ in
This is a small step, but it is a step in the the last paragraph?
right direction. Global levels of plastic A. Curse
in the seas, oceans, rivers and lakes is B. Potato
terrifyingly high and presently on the rise. C. Joy
D. Usefulness

SPOKEN AND WRITTEN EXPRESSION

FOR QUESTIONS 41 TO 45, CHOOSE THE B. way


MOST SUITABLE OPTION TO COMPLETE C. going
EACH CONVERSATION. D. off
41. Al: Come guys, let’s get _______ or we’ll 42. Harry: There’s no way I wouldn’t _______
be late. to that party last night.
A. on

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A. have gone Carl: Good question. I haven’t ________ it
B. go out yet.
C. was going A. guessed
D. had gone B. figured
43. Son: Dad, do you know what this is? C. donned
Father: I haven’t a clue. _______ it’s a type D. seen
of fish. 45. Marly: I would like to ________ to see the
A. Impossible sea from my room.
B. May be A. have been able
C. Wonder B. have been
D. Perhaps
C. have
44. Edward: What is going on here? D. had been

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 AND 47, CHOOSE THE B. Repress


CORRECT OPTION TO FILL IN THE BLANK. C. Enjoy
D. Nudge
46. It is difficult to understand the impact of
this weather, _______ it seems to be quite 49. CHOOSE THE CORRECT SYNONYM OF
positive. THE GIVEN WORD.
A. developmentally
Hermetical
B. inconsequential
C. nevertheless A. Wrenching
D. contrary B. Bilious
C. Esoteric
47. This ship could never have been found without
D. Edible
a good _______ of luck.
A. deal 50. CHOOSE THE MOST SUITABLE OPTION
B. dealing TO COMPLETE THE CONVERSATION.
C. dealt Paul: What’s the worst that can happen?
D. being dealt
We’re a shoo- _______ for the win this time.
48. CHOOSE THE CORRECT ANTONYM A. at
OF THE GIVEN WORD. B. on
Jostle C. up
A. Play D. in

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Class 7

Set B

Year 2018
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 24, CHOOSE THE 5. The hospital is in the area the
CORRECT OPTION TO FILL IN THE BLANK. new housing estate.
A. around
Example B. about
I got here at 1:00 and now it’s 2:15, so C. backside
I’ve here for over an hour. D. under
A. waited
6. Tigers are very animals that
B. waiting
need a lot of space.
C. been waiting
A. sensitively
D. had waited
B. sensitive
C. sensitivity
1. There are no more left in the D. sensitivness
school account.
7. My bike is the back
A. funding
your house.
B. funds
A. beside, in
C. funded
B. with, in
D. fund
C. by, at
2. We have used of the paper D. at, of
in the printer so we will need some more 8. We wouldn’t have had any problems
soon. I had remembered to check the
A. most car.
B. just A. and
C. some B. so
D. any C. if
D. but
3. The students were about meeting
9. You wouldn’t like to see the Eiffel Tower,
their new principal.
you?
A. worryingly
A. would
B. been worried
B. are
C. worrying C. do
D. worry D. can
4. She French for 5 years and still 10. Edward , “I’ll explain it again
can’t find anyone to use it with. but one last time.”
A. was learning A. retorted
B. has been learned B. quizzed
C. learned C. asked
D. has been learning D. told

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11. It will be easy _____ you do it in the way I 18. The actors gave a loud cry when
asked you to. they were chosen for the award.
A. as could be A. out
B. as long as B. up
C. so as C. into
D. as like D. over
12. we get to the shops, you can 19. I to the principal when the bell
buy whatever you like. was rung.
A. Why A. must be talking
B. What B. would have talked
C. When C. am going to talk
D. Where D. may have been talking
13. I would have made sure Brian was here 20. I have to get a ticket for tonight’s
______ were coming too. concert but still can’t get one.
A. if he has known A. to try
B. if I had known you B. had tries
C. if we knew C. been trying
D. if she has been knowing
D. try
14. British government has changed
21. I don’t want to ______ the rumour that is
the rules on school leaving age to 15.
going around about my brother.
A. A
A. saddle
B. An
B. perpetuate
C. The
C. reboot
D. No article
D. subsided
15. Having for miles I was really
out of breath. 22. This year’s of students has some
excellent cricketers.
A. to run
B. ran A. downfall
C. running B. receive
D. run C. education
D. intake
16. To succeed in this class you need to keep
your on the ball. 23. I can’t my statement because it
is the truth.
A. mouth
B. foot A. sage
C. hand B. contact
D. eye C. retract
D. magic
17. To develop the team I’ve decided we need
to ramp training to 3 days a 24. I hurt a in my knee, but it isn’t
week. serious.
A. up A. ligament
B. in B. mainland
C. at C. convoy
D. on D. blitz

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FOR QUESTIONS 25 AND 26, CHOOSE THE 28. Indigenous
CORRECT SYNONYM OF THE GIVEN WORD. A. Exciting
25. Confuse B. Awesome
A. Countersign C. Foreign
B. Elucidate D. Creepy
C. Revoke FOR QUESTIONS 29 AND 30, CHOOSE THE
D. Bewilder OPTION WITH CORRECT SPELLING.
26. Sparse
29. What is the spelling of the word that means
A. Heavy ‘all future generations’?
B. Sporadic
A. Posteraty
C. Unwanted
B. Prosterity
D. Redesigned
C. Prostrety
FOR QUESTIONS 27 AND 28, CHOOSE THE D. Posterity
CORRECT ANTONYM OF THE GIVEN WORD.
30. What is the spelling of the word that means
27. Lament ‘too much’?
A. Celebrate A. Supraflewus
B. Refuse B. Superfluous
C. Eradicate C. Suporforlus
D. Hurt D. Supreflous

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 31 TO 35, READ THE


Four years ago, Cape Town’s water problems
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
would have seemed unlikely given that
THAT FOLLOW.
the city’s six dams, which can hold 230
billion litres of water, were filled to the
In mid-January, Cape Town officials
brim. However, three years of low rainfall
announced that the world-class South
— a third of normal levels — and the
African city of four million residents
ever-increasing population, have reduced
would run out of water on April 12. The the overflowing dams to puddles.
date, nicknamed “Day Zero,” has since
been postponed multiple times, thanks In an attempt to avoid Day Zero, when
to the conservation efforts by locals, a water levels will plummet to 13.5 percent
reduction in agricultural water usage, and capacity, the government has imposed a
a donation from the private reservoirs of strict 50-litre daily limit for all households.
the Groenland Farmers’ Association. The Residents are being urged to reduce their
city now has enough water to sustain the water usage by making small changes like
current level of usage until July 9, the taking shorter showers, washing hands
with sanitisers, and reusing bathing water
updated day zero, giving residents hope
to flush toilets.
that the rainy season, which begins in
June, will be more regular than has been Should Day Zero strike, a million homes,
the case lately. or about 75 percent of the city, will lose

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access to running water. Residents will 34. Where can residents get water if it runs out?
instead have to wait in line at the over A. Dams
200 water distribution centres established B. São Paulo
around the city to obtain their reduced C. Farmers’ Association
D. Supply hubs
quota of 25 litres a day.
With severe water rationing looming, 35. What does the word ‘mere’ mean in the last
residents are striving to be as resourceful paragraph?
as possible. More are storing water or A. Mappable
filling up at spring water taps established B. Mailable
C. Meagre
by local breweries. Those who can afford
D. Memorable
it are digging wells in their backyards,
while a waterfront hotel is investing in FOR QUESTIONS 36 TO 40, READ THE
a desalination plant to obtain its water PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
supply from the ocean. THAT FOLLOW.
Unfortunately, Cape Town is not the only
With the New Year just weeks away, you
city facing dwindling water sources. In are probably looking forward to watching
2015, São Paulo, Brazil was 20 days shy the dazzling fireworks shows that will
of cutting off water from its 12 million usher in 2018 worldwide. Unfortunately,
residents, leading to looting and unrest. the over ten million visually impaired
Areas in India, Indonesia, and Mexico are and blind Americans, and scores more
facing severe shortages, while Australia and around the globe, have never been able
California are both combating droughts. In to experience this joyful celebration.
Venice, the legendary canals that traverse That may change soon thanks to Feeling
the city, recently dried out to mere streams, Fireworks, a tactile fireworks experience
thanks to a cold winter, a lack of rain, invented by the masterminds at the Disney
and low tides. Research Lab in Switzerland.

31. Choose the best title or heading for the To experience the show, users stand in
passage. front of a large, 2.9 by 2.9 feet, flexible
A. Less Water, More Farming latex screen. They then place their hands
B. Water, Water Everywhere at the base of the screen and move them
C. The Driest City in the World around to feel the fireworks. Alternatively,
D. Bring Back the Hosepipes their hands can be situated in the centre
32. When will Cape Town run out of water? of the screen, where the initial explosions
A. April 12th happen, and then moved across to explore
B. July 9th other fireworks on the edges.
C. 2015
D. in 20 days As the fireworks begin to explode, one of
five nozzles situated at the back of the screen
33. How much water does an average house use
starts to spurt water, creating vibrations
in a day?
mimicking the show. One specialises in the
A. 50 litres
“blooming flower effect,” while another
B. 25 litres
C. 75 litres reproduces the “crackle” effect. The rest
D. 2 litres

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36. Choose the best title or heading for the
take care of rockets and explosions. A
passage.
rear-mounted computer controls the timing,
A. Fireworks for the Visually Impaired
while a Microsoft Kinect camera tracks
B. Biggest Fireworks Ever
the person’s movement. According to
C. New Year Without Fireworks
the inventors, Feeling Fireworks allows
D. Being Safe When Using Fireworks
users to experience “tactile fireworks that
are directly linked to physical fireworks 37. Where should people put their hands during
happening in the sky.” the display?
A. In the air
A screen displaying the vivid images created B. On a screen
by the water jets makes the tactile experience C. On the fireworks
fun for everyone. Paul Beardsley, who led D. By their sides
the research team, says, “We want blind,
visually impaired, and sighted people to 38. Why did they invent this technology?
all try Feeling Fireworks, and to depart A. 66% of people are partially sighted.
with a shared and enjoyable memory of B. They needed it in Switzerland.
a fireworks evening.” C. To allow everyone to enjoy fireworks.
D. It is easier than real fireworks.
Unveiled at the User Interface Software
39. In the beginning, the new technology will
and Technology conference held in Quebec be available .
City, Canada for all to see in 2017, the
A. in Quebec
low-cost technology is still in its early
B. in Switzerland
stage, with only a 66 percent success
C. in all shops around the world
rate. However, the team plans to continue
D. at Disney parks only
improving the experience and believes the
day when everyone will be able to enjoy the 40. What is the meaning of the word ‘unveiled’
thrill of fireworks shows is not far. When in the last paragraph?
ready, Feeling Fireworks will initially be A. Displayed
available only at the Disney theme parks, B. Hidden
and then hopefully, at fireworks shows C. Reproduced
worldwide. D. Experimented

SPOKEN AND WRITTEN EXPRESSION

FOR QUESTIONS 41 TO 45, CHOOSE THE C. crying


MOST SUITABLE OPTION TO COMPLETE D. was cried
EACH CONVERSATION. 42. Rose : So far this year, I’ve really not
41. Alfred : I can’t remember the last time I by this new teacher.
laughed ’til I . A. had convinced
B. been convinced
A. cried C. been convincing
B. cry D. convinced

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43. Mother : Well done on your results this term. A. observance
Daughter : Thanks mum, it’s the first time B. clue
I’ve really put my into studying. C. thought
A. hand D. mind
B. head 45. Bella : I’m sure that there is no chance that
C. back we be the losers this time.
D. foot A. oughtn’t
44. Randa : It’s strange that I haven’t a/an B. mightn’t
about maths, now the exam is C. shouldn’t
over. D. won’t

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 AND 47, CHOOSE THE B. Equally


CORRECT OPTION TO FILL IN THE BLANK. C. Patchy
D. Inconsequentially
46. To add insult to injury, the team didn’t stop
scoring heavily until the whistle . 49. CHOOSE THE CORRECT ANTONYM OF
A. did blow THE GIVEN WORD.
B. had blown Prudential
C. has blown A. Pretend
D. was blown B. Inefficient
C. Evocative
47. In terms of development there
anything seen like this before. D. Cautionary
A. has never been 50. CHOOSE THE MOST SUITABLE OPTION
B. will never have had TO COMPLETE THE CONVERSATION.
C. might always have Arjuna : I have the worst headache, I feel
D. could sometimes have been like I’ve been kicked by a .
48. CHOOSE THE CORRECT SYNONYM A. mule
OF THE GIVEN WORD. B. dog
Scrappy C. fly
A. Revolutionarily D. lion

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ANSWER KEYS
IEO 2014
SET A
1. (C) 2. (A) 3. (D) 4. (D) 5. (D) 6. (B) 7. (A) 8. (A) 9. (D) 10. (A)
11. (B) 12. (A) 13. (D) 14. (B) 15. (D) 16. (B) 17. (D) 18. (A) 19. (C) 20. (B)
21. (D) 22. (A) 23. (B) 24. (B) 25. (A) 26. (C) 27. (A) 28. (C) 29. (B) 30. (D)
31. (C) 32. (B) 33. (C) 34. (C) 35. (B) 36. (C) 37. (A) 38. (C) 39. (A) 40. (D)
41. (D) 42. (B) 43. (C) 44. (D) 45. (D) 46. (C) 47. (A) 48. (D) 49. (B) 50. (D)

SET B
1. (A) 2. (C) 3. (B) 4. (D) 5. (B) 6. (A) 7. (D) 8. (A) 9. (C) 10. (D)
11. (C) 12. (B) 13. (B) 14. (D) 15. (D) 16. (B) 17. (D) 18. (A) 19. (C) 20. (B)
21. (D) 22. (B) 23. (B) 24. (B) 25. (A) 26. (C) 27. (A) 28. (D) 29. (B) 30. (A)
31. (C) 32. (B) 33. (C) 34. (C) 35. (B) 36. (C) 37. (A) 38. (C) 39. (A) 40. (B)
41. (D) 42. (A) 43. (C) 44. (D) 45. (D) 46. (A) 47. (D) 48. (A) 49. (D) 50. (A)

IEO 2015
SET A
1. (B) 2. (C) 3. (D) 4. (D) 5. (D) 6. (C) 7. (C) 8. (D) 9. (D) 10. (A)
11. (A) 12. (C) 13. (A) 14. (C) 15. (A) 16. (D) 17. (C) 18. (D) 19. (B) 20. (C)
21. (A) 22. (C) 23. (D) 24. (B) 25. (A) 26. (B) 27. (A) 28. (D) 29. (B) 30. (D)
31. (C) 32. (B) 33. (A) 34. (D) 35. (C) 36. (B) 37. (A) 38. (D) 39. (C) 40. (C)
41. (B) 42. (A) 43. (A) 44. (A) 45. (D) 46. (B) 47. (B) 48. (A) 49. (C) 50. (A)

SET B
1. (C) 2. (C) 3. (A) 4. (D) 5. (D) 6. (C) 7. (B) 8. (A) 9. (C) 10. (A)
11. (B) 12. (D) 13. (D) 14. (C) 15. (B) 16. (B) 17. (D) 18. (C) 19. (D) 20. (B)
21. (A) 22. (C) 23. (A) 24. (C) 25. (D) 26. (C) 27. (A) 28. (B) 29. (A) 30. (A)
31. (C) 32. (B) 33. (A) 34. (C) 35. (C) 36. (D) 37. (C) 38. (D) 39. (A) 40. (C)
41. (B) 42. (A) 43. (D) 44. (B) 45. (D) 46. (C) 47. (C) 48. (B) 49. (A) 50. (D)

IEO 2016
SET A
1. (D) 2. (B) 3. (C) 4. (B) 5. (B) 6. (B) 7. (B) 8. (C) 9. (C) 10. (D)
11. (C) 12. (B) 13. (B) 14. (B) 15. (C) 16. (D) 17. (C) 18. (C) 19. (A) 20. (D)
21. (C) 22. (B) 23. (C) 24. (C) 25. (D) 26. (B) 27. (D) 28. (B) 29. (D) 30. (D)
31. (A) 32. (B) 33. (B) 34. (D) 35. (C) 36. (C) 37. (C) 38. (C) 39. (D) 40. (B)
41. (D) 42. (C) 43. (B) 44. (B) 45. (A) 46. (A) 47. (B) 48. (B) 49. (D) 50. (B)

SET B
1. (B) 2. (B) 3. (C) 4. (B) 5. (A) 6. (B) 7. (C) 8. (D) 9. (D) 10. (A)
11. (D) 12. (B) 13. (D) 14. (B) 15. (A) 16. (C) 17. (B) 18. (B) 19. (D) 20. (B)
21. (B) 22. (B) 23. (A) 24. (D) 25. (B) 26. (B) 27. (D) 28. (C) 29. (A) 30. (B)
31. (A) 32. (B) 33. (A) 34. (B) 35. (D) 36. (D) 37. (B) 38. (D) 39. (A) 40. (A)
41. (D) 42. (C) 43. (A) 44. (C) 45. (C) 46. (C) 47. (B) 48. (C) 49. (B) 50. (B)

IEO 2017
SET A
1. (B) 2. (D) 3. (C) 4. (B) 5. (C) 6. (A) 7. (C) 8. (D) 9. (D) 10. (B)
11. (B) 12. (C) 13. (D) 14. (D) 15. (B) 16. (B) 17. (C) 18. (B) 19. (B) 20. (C)
21. (A) 22. (D) 23. (B) 24. (D) 25. (A) 26. (C) 27. (B) 28. (D) 29. (D) 30. (D)
31. (D) 32. (D) 33. (A) 34. (B) 35. (D) 36. (C) 37. (C) 38. (B) 39. (D) 40. (C)
41. (C) 42. (B) 43. (D) 44. (D) 45. (C) 46. (C) 47. (A) 48. (D) 49. (B) 50. (A)

SET B
1. (C) 2. (B) 3. (A) 4. (D) 5. (B) 6. (B) 7. (B) 8. (C) 9. (A) 10. (A)
11. (C) 12. (C) 13. (A) 14. (A) 15. (A) 16. (A) 17. (C) 18. (A) 19. (B) 20. (A)
21. (C) 22. (C) 23. (C) 24. (B) 25. (A) 26. (D) 27. (B) 28. (A) 29. (B) 30. (A)
31. (A) 32. (D) 33. (B) 34. (D) 35. (C) 36. (C) 37. (C) 38. (A) 39. (B) 40. (B)
41. (A) 42. (A) 43. (C) 44. (D) 45. (B) 46. (C) 47. (C) 48. (C) 49. (D) 50. (B)

IEO 2018
SET A
1. (A) 2. (D) 3. (C) 4. (B) 5. (D) 6. (A) 7. (A) 8. (C) 9. (B) 10. (D)
11. (C) 12. (B) 13. (D) 14. (A) 15. (C) 16. (B) 17. (D) 18. (A) 19. (C) 20. (B)
21. (C) 22. (D) 23. (B) 24. (A) 25. (C) 26. (C) 27. (B) 28. (D) 29. (A) 30. (C)
31. (A) 32. (D) 33. (C) 34. (B) 35. (B) 36. (B) 37. (D) 38. (C) 39. (A) 40. (A)
41. (C) 42. (A) 43. (D) 44. (B) 45. (A) 46. (C) 47. (A) 48. (B) 49. (C) 50. (D)

SET B
1. (B) 2. (A) 3. (C) 4. (D) 5. (A) 6. (B) 7. (D) 8. (C) 9. (A) 10. (A)
11. (B) 12. (C) 13. (B) 14. (C) 15. (D) 16. (D) 17. (A) 18. (A) 19. (D) 20. (C)
21. (B) 22. (D) 23. (C) 24. (A) 25. (D) 26. (B) 27. (A) 28. (C) 29. (D) 30. (B)
31. (C) 32. (B) 33. (A) 34. (D) 35. (C) 36. (A) 37. (B) 38. (C) 39. (D) 40. (A)
41. (A) 42. (B) 43. (C) 44. (B) 45. (D) 46. (D) 47. (A) 48. (C) 49. (B) 50. (A)