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CLASS 8

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Set A

Year 2014
2 5th IEO - Set A

WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 AND 2, IDENTIFY THE A. Constant


MISSPELT WORD. B. Tireless
C. Relentless
Example
D. Sporadic
A. Baking
B. Making 5. ‘This cream counteracts the excessive loss
C. Shaking
of moisture in the skin.’
D. Takeing
A. Blocks
1. B. Allows
A. Throw C. Prevents
B. Through D. Checks
C. Thorogh
D. Tough FOR QUESTIONS 6 TO 14, CHOOSE THE
BEST OPTION.
2.
A. Ambivalent 6. A group of fish is called a _________.
B. Equavalent A. gang
C. Insolvent
B. posse
D. Malevolent
C. shoal
CHOOSE THE WORD WITH SAME OR D. army
SIMILAR MEANING TO THE UNDERLINED
WORD. 7. ‘The movie must be very good. It’s got
_________ reviews in the media.’
3. ‘There is no dearth of talent in our country.
All we need is a TV programme to tap it.’ A. wordy
A. Absence B. lopsided
B. Abundance C. meagre
C. Visibility D. rave
D. Shortage
8. ‘I look forward to _________ you.’
FOR QUESTIONS 4 AND 5, CHOOSE THE
WORD WITH THE OPPOSITE MEANING TO A. meet
THE UNDERLINED WORD. B. meets

4. ‘This has been made possible with persistent C. have met


efforts by everyone on the team.’ D. meeting
5th IEO - Set A 3

9. ‘How come you don’t know, what _________ FOR QUESTIONS 15 TO 19, CHOOSE THE
these days?’ PART OF THE SENTENCE THAT HAS AN
A. she will be doing ERROR.

B. will she be doing


Example
C. is she doing
A. ‘I know you have no idea
D. she is doing
B. who am I
10. ‘Oh, Kate is such a darling, _________?’ C. because I was not a very popular
A. is she student
D. in the school.’
B. isn’t she
C. wasn’t she
D. isn’t it 15.
A. By the age of 13,
11. It has been raining incessantly _________ B. Maureen was able to walk normally,
morning. C. but by then
A. since D. she has learnt to curse her condition.
B. for
16.
C. from
A. The other day,
D. in
B. my son insisted on
12. If something does not allow the light to C. go to a movie that
pass through it, it is _________. D. has been dubbed the worst movie of the
year.
A. transparent
B. opaque 17.
C. luminous A. ‘I’ve told you
D. radiant B. many a times
C. not to ride your bike
13. A ‘knock on’ effect, it is _________ effect. D. on the pavement.’
A. straight
18.
B. indirect
A. Will you rather
C. deep
B. he came
D. superficial
C. with us
14. The police are looking the D. to the museum?
matter. 19.
A. into A. I believe that
B. up B. the harder I work
C. for C. the lucky
D. after D. I would get.
4 5th IEO - Set A

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 20 TO 23, READ THE 20. For a student, the cheapest option is to buy
STORY AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS _________ edition of Oliver Twist.
THAT FOLLOW. A. hardback
B. paperback
Oliver Twist C. e-book
D. audio book
by Charles Dickens
Introduced by : Garth Nix 21. Apart from Oliver Twist, how many other
‘wonderful classic’ stories has Puffin
Puffin: Puffin Classics 2008 Relaunch republished, according to the write-up?
Hardback Library Edition: £14.99 A. 7
Paperback: £7.99 B. 9
C. 11
Audio Book: £5.99
D. 12
E-book: £3.99
22. The brief story line given here says nothing
Special 15% discount for school students about which of the following?
on any edition of their choice. A. W h y O l i v e r Tw i s t f l e d f r o m t h e
Age Group: 9 - 11 years workhouse?
With an inspirational and light-hearted B. How Oliver meets the Artful Dodger
and Fagin?
introduction by author Garth Nix, Oliver
C. How Oliver’s life changes for the better?
Twist by Charles Dickens is one of the D. Whether Fagin and company find Oliver
twelve wonderful classic stories being again?
republished in Puffin Classics.
23. How many characters of the story are
It is the classic story of an orphan boy mentioned in this write-up?
who flees from a workhouse and comes to
A. 4
London to seek fortune, but gets involved B. 6
in crimes there. C. 8
It all begins after Oliver Twist asks nasty D. 10
Mr. Bumble, in-charge of the workhouse, FOR QUESTIONS 24 TO 29, READ THE
for more food, but is refused. On reaching PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
London, Oliver runs into the Artful Dodger, THAT FOLLOW.
a young pickpocket, who leads him to Fagin
and his gang of pickpockets. Methane Leaks from Seabeds
Oliver narrowly escapes prison when a You know that methane (CH4) is a greenhouse
gas that is emitted during the production
thieving mission goes wrong. Fortunately
and transport of coal, natural gas, and oil.
for him, he is adopted by a kind gentleman,
Its emissions also results from livestock
Mr. Brownlow. Meanwhile, Fagin and the and other agricultural practices, and by the
brutal Bill Sikes go in search of the young decay of organic wastes in municipal solid
boy, determined to drag him back …… wastes landfills. But, did you know that
Puffin: Publishing the most innovative and the gas also leaks from seabeds, too? Yes,
imaginative children's literature for generations at atleast in some areas on the Atlantic coast
affordable prices! of the USA.
5th IEO - Set A 5

24. The largest reserves of methane on the


Scientists believe that methane stored under
the seabed is one of the largest reserves on planet are believed to be located ________.
the planet. They have identified hundreds of A. on the East Coast of the U. S. of America
‘seeps’ along the American Atlantic coast— B. in farmlands, organic and solid waste
places where gas bubbles out of the sea
C. at several locations under the seabeds
floor— and believe that “tens of thousands”
more seeps to be lying undiscovered. You D. at sites where oil and natural gas are
would be surprised that seabed methane produced
‘seeps’ are not a new phenomenon. Scientists
claim that they have continued for over 25. Scientists have the evidence that such
1000 years! seepage of methane has been going on for
Some experts believe that climate change _________ years, if not more.
could cause huge quantities of methane
to be released from the Arctic seabed and A. one hundred
the others who believe that evidence, that B. one thousand
suggest these underwater emissions have C. one million
increased. While, it is likely that as global D. one billion
temperatures rise, more methane will be
emitted from such seafloor reservoirs, most 26. Scientists doubt that methane emissions
of the scientists doubt the amount released
_________.
will be big, when compared to other natural
sources. A. will rise significantly with every rise in
This research has two important implications. global temperatures
First, it leads scientists to wonder where else B. from seabeds will be huge in comparison
such leaks maybe going on or may occur
to other sources
in future. In case, these seafloor emissions
are significantly high, they could radically C. due to agriculture, waste decays, oil and
change calculations of natural carbon gas production
emissions, scientists fear. D. from other natural sources will higher than
Secondly, undersea methane seeps could any other sources
have serious implications for marine life.
Since, methane increases the acidity of 27. One of the two implications of research
seawater and reduces its oxygen content of
on methane leaks from seabed is that
seawater; even small changes in acidity can
interfere with the shell formation in small it could adversely affect the marine
marine creatures, the foundation of ocean life. The other implication is that these
food webs. So, any impact on them will, in leaks _________.
turn, have indirect effect on other things.
A. have left scientists in awe and fear of
So, while the research doesn't suggest a
huge increase in methane emissions to the nature
atmosphere, the wider impacts of these B. have been slowly going on for ages
findings may have significant implications now
for the world's oceans nonetheless. For
C. can alter the estimates of natural carbon
example, the gas originating from these
reservoirs could trigger a rat race among oil release
companies to determine whether they can D. are significantly high and a cause of
be tapped for oil and natural gas. alarm
6 5th IEO - Set A

28. ‘So any impact on them’. Here, ‘them’ refers 29. In the expression, ‘whether they can be tapped
to _________. for oil and natural gas’. The word, ‘tapped’
means _________.
A. undersea methane seeps
A. discovered
B. acidity and oxygen of seawater
B. preserved
C. small undersea organisms C. monitored
D. ocean food webs D. exploited

Spoken and written expression

FOR QUESTIONS 30 TO 34, CHOOSE THE C. be careful


BEST OPTION. D. don’t be distracted
30. Which of the following expressions best FOR QUESTIONS 35 TO 43, CHOOSE THE
expresses ‘a doubt’? BEST OPTION TO FILL IN THE BLANKS.
A. It’s obvious…
B. I’m not too sure… Sharon Draper—America’s 1997
C. I reckon…
D. It’s beyond any doubt… Teacher of the Year

31. If someone says, ‘It’s yours for the taking.’ Sharon Draper, a teacher of English at a
He/she is _________. school in Cincinnati, U.S.A., was worried
A. offering something when one of her (Example) _____(C)_____,
B. asking for something Richard _____(35)_____ neglected to do
C. enquiring about something his homework. _____(36)_____ America’s
D. refusing to lend something 1997 National Teacher of the year, Draper,
32. Which of the following expressions is the finally resorted to, _____(37)_____Richard,
most suitable for politely suggesting that “If you don’t start doing your work,
‘you have a different opinion’? I’m coming to your house for dinner.”
A. I refuse to agree…
With several of his older siblings
B. I hate to disagree…
C. I would insist that … _____(38)_____ by Draper, Richard knew
D. I cannot but agree… his teacher had _____(39)_____ formed
a strong bond with his mother, Ruth
33. Which of the following is the most polite
way of making a request? Cissel. He immediately _____(40)_____
A. Please, shut the door. his homework! Ruth explains, “He knew that
B. Can you shut the door, please? if he didn’t, I was going to hear about it.”
C. Will you shut the door, please? Draper encourages parents to establish
D. Would you mind shutting the door, direct contact with their child’s teachers
please?
_____(41)_____ in the year. “Then the
34. The expression ‘make no mistake about it,’ parents understand the teacher’s expectations
means the same as _________. and the child sees a _____(42)_____ front”,
A. don’t make a mistake she says.
B. have no doubt
5th IEO - Set A 7

C. started doing
“It is not important for parents to just tell
D. was to start doing
their children that school is important;
they need to show that learning doesn’t 41.
stop with a grade or a diploma— A. early
_____(43)_____”, she adds. B. later
C. during
Example
D. throughout
A. eighth standards students
B. eighth standard student 42.
C. eighth standard students A.
B.
D. eighth standard student’s
C.
D.
35.
43.
A. hardly
B. rarely A. it’s the way to live
C. occasionally B. it’s a way to life
D. regularly C. its a way of life
D. it’s the way of living
36.
A. Being named FOR QUESTIONS 44 AND 45, CHOOSE THE
B. Named CORRECT STRESS PATTERN FOR THE
C. Naming UNDERLINED WORDS.
D. To name
Example
37. We may clearly see that democracy
A. to tell has been a great boon to mankind.
B. tell
A. DEmocracy
C. told
D. teasing B. deMOcracy
C. demoCRAcy
38. D. democraCY
A. having taught
B. have been taught 44. He took a photograph of me.
C. having been taught A. PHOtograph
D. have been teaching B. phoTOgraph
39. C. photoGRAph
D. photograPH
A. before
B. already 45. ‘Serena Williams is a picture of concentration
C. afterwards in the court.’
D. subsequently
A. CONcentration
40. B. conCENtration
A. starts doing C. concenTRAtion
B. had started doing D. concentraTION
8 5th IEO - Set A

ACHIEVERS SECTION

46. C
 hoose the word with same A. entitled
or similar meaning to the B. privy
underlined word.
C. exposed
‘How can you be so naive, John?’
D. party
A. Shrewd
B. Innocent 49. ‘ , I would think twice before
C. Careless making such a promise.’
D. Dishonest
A. If I am you
 hoose the part of the sentence
C B. If I had been you
THAT HAS AN ERROR.
C. If I were you
47.
D. If I would be you
A. No sooner had
B. the police leave the scene 50. Which of the following is the most formal
C. than the trouble way of making a request or seeking
D. started brewing again.
permission?
FOR QUESTIONS 48 TO 50, CHOOSE THE A. Is it okay, if I leave early today?
BEST OPTION.
B. Can I leave early today, please?
48. As a government official, he is _________
C. Would you mind if I left early today?
to a lot of classified information, which he
must never disclose to anyone. D. I’m leaving early today, can I?

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Set B

Year 2014
2 5th IEO - Set B

WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

IDENTIFY THE MISSPELT WORD. 5. The women were singing in melancholy


tones.
Example
A. Amused
A. Achieve B. Dismal
B. Concieve C. Cheerful
C. Perceive D. Hoarse
D. Receive
FOR QUESTIONS 6 TO 14, CHOOSE THE
BEST OPTION.
1.
A. Remand
Example
B. Command
C. Reccomend The principal’s speech
D. Commend interrupted by frequent power outage
and he did not like it.
FOR QUESTIONS 2 AND 3, CHOOSE THE
A. is being
WORD WITH SAME OR SIMILAR MEANING
TO THE UNDERLINED WORD. B. was
C. had been
2. The zealous politician made promises that
D. would have been
he knew he could not possibly keep.
A. Jealous
6. Somebody who is respected because of age
B. Enthusiastic
C. Fantastic or some distinction, called .
D. Callous A. eminent
B. illustrious
3. She is suffering from a chronic chest
C. prominent
infection.
D. venerable
A. Fatal
B. Genetic 7. Mr. Watson, my new neighbour, is such a
C. Prolonged pain in the .
D. Untreatable
A. neck
FOR QUESTIONS 4 AND 5, CHOOSE THE B. mind
WORD WITH OPPOSITE MEANING TO THE C. heart
UNDERLINED WORD. D. head
4. Socrates was profound and eloquent 8. Someone who watches too much TV, sitting
and spoke straight from the depths of his or lying down, is called .
heart.
A. a mouse potato
A. Unimpressive
B. a hot potato
B. Superficial
C. Artificial C. a small potato
D. Controversial D. a couch potato
5th IEO - Set B 3

9. The fiftieth anniversary of any event is FOR QUESTIONS 15 TO 19, CHOOSE THE
called . PART OF THE SENTENCE THAT HAS AN
A. Silver Jubilee ERROR.

B. Golden Jubilee
Example
C. Diamond Jubilee
A. All those students
D. Platinum Jubilee
B. they have come
10. After his father’s death, Tim had to look
C. from Poland should
the family business. D. see the dean at 2 pm today.
A. after
B. into
15.
C. at
A. Yesterday,
D. up
B. Bryan bought a new car
11. Mr. Wilson is old to take the C. and drives it
stairs to his fifth floor apartment. D. to his home in Hong Kong.
A. much
16.
B. very
C. so A. I’ll visit you
D. too B. when I will come
C. to Chennai
12. The musician was playing the final piece D. next week.
when we the auditorium.
17.
A. were to enter
B. had entered A. She has
C. have entered B. a
D. entered C. good news
D. for you.
13. ‘Maria, can you find out the baby
is crying? Does she need a change?’ 18.
A. where A. Vibhor
B. when B. is married
C. why C. with
D. how D. a dentist.

14. It’s definitely something to aspire . 19.


A. of A. I have been
B. to B. waiting for you
C. by C. since
D. with D. more than two hours.
4 5th IEO - Set B

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 20 TO 24, READ THE PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT
FOLLOW.

Volunteers Set the Mood of the Games


Olympic Gold Medallist Rower Katherine Grainger was born and bred in Glasgow and strongly
believes that people have got a great sense of humour. Speaking of the importance of volunteers in
the forthcoming Commonwealth Games, she says, “I think that a sense of humour is really a huge
requirement for a lot of the volunteer roles, especially in sports festivals. I reckon, it is more important
than any previous experience of volunteering.” She is very confident that the organisers will get plenty
of right people for volunteering that everyone will get a chance to savour Scottish humour.
The volunteers she remembers most from London Olympics 2012 were those individuals with their
own personalities. “You could never say that the Games Makers were a production line of certain
people. They were different ages and from different backgrounds, and they’d all welcome you in a
different way,” she says.
An interesting incident, she recalls her encounter with a volunteer boy in the London Olympics 2012.
When she turned up on the morning of her rowing final, a volunteer welcomed her and other team
members and pointing to the chocolate medal in his neck, jokingly commented, ‘Hey everyone, I bet
you’re jealous of my gold medal!’ She and her team members could not help smiling.
Another thing about the London Olympics 2012 that left her particularly impressed were the long
chains of volunteers on the way to and from the stadiums. The way they were high-fiving people,
dancing and singing was the most amazing sight. They enhanced the excitement and gaiety of the
extravaganza and painted a very positive picture of their country, she recalls.
Commenting on the general notion that volunteering may be a thankless job, she says, “Some of the
volunteering roles could perhaps have been seen as mundane or not particularly glamorous, but I
believe volunteering is a crucial job and that volunteers should be made to feel admired, respected
and loved. That would make them even happier to be doing those roles and rub off the feel-good
spirit on everyone else.”
“Volunteers can really set the mood of the Games. If you get it right, people arrive and leave happy,”
she says.

20. What kind of people, according to Katherine, B. uniformity in their ages and backgrounds
are just right for volunteering? C. distinct character and conduct of each
A. People who were born in Glasgow. member
B. People who can make others laugh. D. common way in which they welcomed
C. People who have experience of volunteering. guests
D. People who understand Scottish humour.
22. The volunteer boy with a chocolate medal in
21. A quality of the volunteers of London Olympics his neck was trying to Katherine
2012 does Katherine remember most is the
and her teammates.
.
A. please B. taunt
A. similarities in their personalities and
behaviour C. incite D. flatter
5th IEO - Set B 5

23. According to paragraph 4, Katherine was D. extraordinarily large crowds of spectators


most impressed with the . that thronged the stadiums
A. extraordinary atmosphere of celebration 24. The general view about most jobs of
that prevailed in the games volunteering is that they are very .
B. way volunteers added to the charm and A. stylish and very beautiful
enthusiasm of the games B. ordinary and unrewarding
C. amount of respect and affection that C. crucial jobs few can do well
volunteers get from one and all D. interesting and happy jobs

FOR QUESTIONS 25 TO 29, READ THE PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT
FOLLOW.

16-Feet Waves-Where There Was Once Only Ice!


i. National Geographic correspondent Jane J. Lee in a recent article describes how reduced sea
ice has allowed the build-up of huge waves in the Beaufort Sea. She talks of sea waves as high as
16-feet in the Arctic Ocean where there was once only ice. Her fear is that because wave action breaks
up sea ice, allowing more sunlight to warm the ocean, can trigger a cycle that leads to even less ice,
more wind, and higher waves.
ii. According to Jane, scientists had hitherto never measured waves in the Beaufort Sea, an area
north of Alaska because of the perpetual sheet of ice that prevented their formation. But, much of the
region, she says, is now ice-free by September, and researchers have, as a result, been able to anchor
a sensor to measure wave heights in the central Beaufort Sea in 2012.
iii. An alarming point that Jane raises is that if winds are free to blow for a longer distance over
the open ocean, they can produce higher and higher waves. Sea ice restricts how far winds can blow,
thus limits the formation of waves. The loss of this cover is, therefore, a cause of great concern.
iv. Jane talks of how scientists predict that in future larger waves may be rising, if the seasonal ice
cover in the Arctic, continues to diminish.
v. If that happens, it will have serious implications for the world—shorelines may be getting hit
with larger and larger waves, and could erode rapidly. Moreover, reduced ice cover could also alter
the amount of carbon dioxide being exchanged between the atmosphere and the ocean. As a result,
the Arctic may be releasing more greenhouse gas into the atmosphere.
vi. The amount of open water, Jane says, varies annually in the Beaufort. There is virtually no open
water in April, when sea ice is at its maximum, but during sea ice minimums in September, it spreads
over an area of 621 miles (1,000 kilometres). Although, the Arctic has been steadily losing its sea ice
cover since the late 1970s that loss was particularly quick in 2002. The 16-feet waves the scientists’
instrument picked up occurred during a powerful storm on September 18, 2012.

25. What gave rise to waves in the Beaufort 26. Until recently scientists had not measured
Sea? the sea waves in the Beaufort Sea because
of .
A. Scientific studies going on there.
A. its ice-free summers
B. Presence of gentle winds in the area.
B. its permanent ice-cover
C. Less sea ice due to warmer climate. C. their failure to deploy sensors there
D. A shorter summer season. D. the particularly bad weather there
6 5th IEO - Set B

27. In third paragraph of the passage suggests A. reduced CO 2 exchange between the
that the formation of waves can be limited, ocean and the atmosphere
if somehow . B. no open water in the Arctic in summer
season
A. the ice cover on the sea is further reduced
C. wider, thicker ice cover in winters in the
B. scientists carry out more studies in the
Arctic
area D. discharge of more greenhouse gases in
C. winds can travel longer distance over the the atmosphere
open sea
D. winds are not allowed to travel long 29. The year saw an increase in
distances the speed at which the loss of the Arctic
ice-cover occurred.
28. Larger waves in the Arctic, in future, may A. 1970 B. 1972
result in . C. 2002 D. 2012

Spoken and written expression

FOR QUESTIONS 30 TO 34, CHOOSE THE 34. After hours of struggle, when Bob finally
BEST OPTION. succeeded in starting the car, Mary shouted
30. You say ‘You’ve got to be kidding me’ when in great excitement, ‘ !’
you doubt that someone is . A. What the hell
A. pretending to be a kid B. Way to go
B. worrying too much C. Oh, no
C. not speaking the truth D. What the Dickens
D. trying to be extra polite FOR QUESTIONS 35 TO 43, CHOOSE THE
31. If you want someone else to go ahead of you BEST OPTION TO FILL IN THE BLANKS.
or pass through ahead of you, which of the
Delhi’s Latest Tourist
following expressions would you use?
Attraction: Delhi Eye
A. You first, please.
Years after its construction, New Delhi’s
B. After you, please.
(35) tourist attraction, Delhi
C. First you, please.
Eye is (36) open to public.
D. Go before me, please.
Constructed (37) the famous
32. If someone says, ‘No worries’, he/she wants flyers in London and Singapore, it has been
to say ‘ ’. created by the same Dutch company that
A. I’m a carefree person made the Singapore Flyer.
B. there is nothing to lose (38) an 18-storey building
C. that’s all right (45 metres or 200 feet), this Ferris wheel
D. what will happen, will happen has cost approximately £7 million and
has a total capacity of 288 people.
33. If you don’t hear something properly, you
Its 36 air-conditioned cabins offer a
can politely request the speaker to repeat
(39) view of the popular
what they said, by using the expression?
sites in the vicinity – (40)
A. What?
Akshardham Temple, Humayun’s Tomb
B. Repeat.
and Lotus Temple, all in (41)
C. Come again, please.
of 20 minutes.
D. Once again.
5th IEO - Set B 7

41.
On a (42) day, one can even
see Connaught Place from a distance. A. an interval
Its observatory-style experience would B. an area
be special for the visitors, since the C. a span
(43) view over Delhi is D. a section
spectacular.
42.
35. A. hazy
A. lost B. cloudy
B. last C. clear
C. later D. rainy
D. latest 43.
36. A. overreaching
A. newly B. far reaching
B. partially C. within reach
C. initially D. beyond reach
D. finally FOR QUESTIONS 44 AND 45, CHOOSE THE
37. CORRECT STRESS PATTERN FOR THE
UNDERLINED WORDS.
A. along the lines of
B. in line with Example
C. out of line with We may clearly see that democracy
D. on the right lines has been a great boon to mankind.

38. A. DEmocracy

A. So tall as B. deMOcracy
C. demoCRAcy
B. As tall as
D. democraCY
C. More tall than
D. Much taller than
44. Annual examinations are held in the month
39. of June every year.
A. naked eye A. EXaminations
B. worm’s eye B. exaMInations
C. bird’s eye C. examiNAtions
D. satellite’s D. examinaTIons

40. 45. That’s an interesting activity.


A. include A. ACTivity
B. includes B. acTIvity
C. included C. actiVIty
D. including D. activiTY
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ACHIEVERS SECTION

46. IDENTIFY THE MISSPELT WORD. C. choreoGRAPHer


A. Dyeing D. choreographER
B. Fungi FOR QUESTIONS 49 AND 50, CHOOSE THE
C. Sking BEST OPTION.
D. Taxiing
49. Someone who can speak many languages is
47. CHOOSE THE PART OF THE SENTENCE called a/an .
THAT HAS AN ERROR. A. orator
A. She wants B. linguistics
B. to know C. polyglot
C. why D. ventriloquist
D. is the baby crying.
50. If at a restaurant your friends say, ‘Let’s go
48. C H O O S E T H E C O R R E C T S T R E S S Dutch’, they mean to say that .
PAT T E R N F O R T H E U N D E R L I N E D A. only one of the members will pay for
WORD. all
She is a well-known choreographer of the B. they wish to try some Dutch dishes
film industry. C. they wish to eat in the way, the Dutch
A. CHOreographer eat
B. choreOgrapher D. everyone will pay for himself or herself

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Class 8

Set A

Year 2015
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 15, choose the best A. edged


word to complete each sentence. B. encased
C. endorsed
Example
D. enforced
The jackal being a carnivore has long,
______ teeth. 6. Our serious concern is that while I am an
A. severe optimist, she is a ____________.
B. solid
A. pacifist
C. sharp
B. panelist
D. strict
C. populist
1. The curdling contents of the pan were then D. pessimist
poured through a ____________.
7. He was more _________ than the others to solve
A. ladle
the various issues plaguing the community,
B. sieve
because of his impeccable record.
C. grater
D. bowl A. dishonest
B. mocker
2. ________ is a policy to check the competence C. worthy
of academic institutions. D. untarnished
A. Accreditation
B. Accommodation 8. A __________ of camels was walking across
C. Acclimatisation the desert.
D. Accumulation A. colony
B. train
3. The gifted band’s talented musical endeavour
C. pod
____________ the audience.
D. school
A. enthralled
B. absorbed 9. He was _________ to join the language course
C. condemned and he enjoyed it.
D. preoccupied A. commented
4. The __________ goats which huddled in a B. commenced
group were guarded by the goatherd on the C. complained
mountains. D. compelled
A. daring 10. The racing car _____________ up after the
B. fearless terrifying crash.
C. timid
A. dried
D. unafraid
B. threw
5. The hard seed was ______ in the fleshy juicy C. dashed
layer of edible fruit. D. blew

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11. After the lecture, Manoj was ________ by the 16. The new workers were asked to contact
numerous questions that came to his mind. the front desk. _________ they require any
A. perplexed clarifications?
B. enlightened A. Ought
C. entangled B. Have to
D. hassled C. Should
12. Mary worked so _______ for this project. D. Rather
A. diligently 17. Amit has always been serious at his studies,
B. hardly _________ I can remember.
C. gruelling
A. is always
D. callous
B. for as long as
13. Physical and mental exercise keeps the brain C. for as far as
alert and _________. D. because
A. able
18. He ________ to the Museum of Natural History
B. agile
to meet his friend who is waiting for him.
C. quiet
D. rapid A. had been driving
B. has driven
14. The teachers of the school are extremely C. have to drive
good, intelligent and ___________. D. will be driving
A. complete
B. composite 19. He ________ writing the test as his wrist
C. competent was hurting.
D. compact A. couldn’t
B. may be
15. The illusion gave the appearance of _______
C. might not have
to all those present in the auditorium.
D. shouldn’t have been
A. reasonability
B. reality 20. The group of tourists was ________ individually
C. readability as per their request.
D. rationality A. bill
For questions 16 TO 21, choose the B. billing
most suitable option. C. billed
D. had billed
Example
Sara ___________ in this city for more 21. The cobbled road ___________ to the market
than ten years. square, was crowded.
A. having been living A. lead
B. has been living B. leading
C. have being living C. leads
D. is been living D. is leading

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READING

FOR QUESTIONS 22 to 28, Read the


passage and answer the questions The next floor showed us from where we
had derived our light. Enormous open
that follow.
windows with heavy iron bars made the
high and barren room the roosting place
When I was twelve or thirteen years old,
of hundreds of pigeons. The wind blew
an uncle of mine who gave me my love
for books and pictures promised to take through the iron bars and the air was
me upon a memorable expedition. I was filled with a weird and pleasing music. It
to go with him to the top of the tower in was the noise of the town below us, but a
their village. noise which had been purified and cleansed
by the distance. The rumbling of heavy
And so, one fine day, a sexton with a
carts and the clinking of horses’ hoofs,
large key opened a mysterious door. “Ring
the winding of cranes and pulleys—they
the bell,” he said, “when you come back
had all been blended into a softly rustling
and want to get out,” and with a great
whisper which provided a beautiful
grinding of rusty old hinges he separated
background for the trembling cooing of
us from the noise of the busy street and
the pigeons.
locked us into a world of new and strange
experiences.
22. What was the boy confronted with for the
For the first time in my life I was confronted first time in his life?
by the phenomenon of audible silence.
A. A puzzling door
When we had climbed the first flight
B. Overwhelming silence
of stairs, I added another discovery
C. A huge key
to my limited knowledge of natural
D. A flight of stairs
phenomena—that of tangible darkness.
A match showed us where the upward 23. W h a t h a s b e e n r e d u c e d t o j u n k a n d
road continued. We went to the next floor rubbish?
and then to the next and the next until I A. Important heirlooms
had lost count and then there came still B. Wooden statues
another floor, and suddenly we had plenty C. Discarded items
of light. D. Idols of saints
This floor was on an even height with
24. What did the boy need to do in order to get
the roof of the church, and it was used
out?
as a storeroom. Covered with many
A. Ask for the huge key
inches of dust, there lay the abandoned
B. Ring the doorbell
objects discarded by the good people of
C. Open a strange door
the city many years ago. That which had
D. Climb the stairway
meant life and death to our ancestors was
here reduced to junk and rubbish. The 25. What did the boy lose count of?
industrious rat had built his nest among A. The discarded objects
the carved images and the ever watchful B. The flights of stairs
spider had opened up shop between the C. The number of floors climbed
outspread arms of a kindly saint. D. The matches he struck

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26. What did the different sounds blend into?
In most cases this is due to peculiar adaptable
A. A soft whisper
features of their feathers.
B. The cooing of pigeons
C. The rolling of carts While placing birds below mammals in a
D. The clanking of hoofs simple classification of animals, naturalists
note that birds are the most distinct class
27. How did light enter the room in the tower? in the animal kingdom. When we compare
A. Through a strange door birds and the lower mammals, and the
B. Through open windows relations of each class to man we see at once
C. From the top of the tower that nothing else could take the place of birds
D. From the roof of the church either in nature or in civilisation. Among
birds are found the highest developments of
28. How did they find their way up? animal locomotion and of the natural voice.
A. By using a match they had Birds also have the capacity for language
B. By feeling the sides far beyond that of other creatures (except
C. By following the sounds man) and family and community relations
D. By heading towards the light resembling those of the human race.
FOR QUESTIONS 29 TO 35, Read the In the history of the world, mammals have
passage and answer the questions been more useful to man than birds. But
birds have given him some of his best ideas.
that follow.
With the advance of civilisation the lower
A bird is a feathered animal. The covering mammals become less necessary and birds
of feathers is the only character common more necessary to him. It has been said
to all birds and not possessed by any other that “on the earth and on the sea, man has
creature. The other characters—the bill, attained the powers of locomotion with
the wings, egg-laying, etc.—by which which, in strength, endurance, and velocity,
we usually distinguish birds from animals no animal movement can compare. But the
air is an element on which he cannot travel,
of other kinds are not exclusive bird
an ocean which he cannot navigate. The birds
characters. Turtles have beaks, and there
of heaven are still his envy, and on the paths
is one species of mammal which has a bill
they tread he cannot follow.” Since that was
like that of a duck. Many insects and one
written practical flying machines have been
species of mammal (the bat) fly. Insects,
invented. But in these, as in boats and ships,
fishes, and reptiles lay eggs, and there are man has merely devised a machine which
several rare species of mammals that lay under his control can do labouriously and at
eggs and incubate them. great risk what the bird does naturally and
On the other hand, some birds are deficient easily. To birds man is indebted for his first
in one or more of the typical bird characters. lessons in navigating the water as well as
The ostrich cannot fly. The penguin can for his ideas about airships.
neither fly nor run, and cannot even walk
well. The cuckoo lays its eggs in the nests 29. What is the most distinctive feature of all
of other birds, leaving to them the hatching birds?
and rearing of its young. These exceptional
A. They lay eggs.
cases are very interesting. The characters
B. They have beaks.
which typically belong to birds attain their
highest development in them. C. They can fly.
D. They have feathers.

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30. Which is the most distinct class in the animal 33. Except man, who has the best capacity for
kingdom? language?
A. Mammals A. Mammals
B. Birds B. Birds
C. Reptiles C. Reptiles
D. Amphibians D. Fish

31. Man is indebted to birds for __________. 34. In the history of the world, who has been
more useful to man?
A. wading through water
B. the concept of airships A. Mammals
C. the advancement of civilisation B. Birds
D. the highest development C. Reptiles
D. Amphibians
32. The highest developments found in birds are
35. What do the naturalists observe in the simple
similar to ___________.
classification of animals?
A. fish
A. Birds are the most distinct class.
B. amphibians
B. Mammals are placed above birds.
C. reptiles
C. Bird locomotion if highly developed.
D. humans D. Birds communicate using language.

Spoken and written expression

FOR QUESTIONS 36 TO 40, choose the best 37. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice,
response for the given situation. shame on me means - _____________.
Example A. You should learn from your mistakes
Jassi : “Where is Sania?” B. I am not as silly as I look
Mira : “Sania is busy at work. She bit C. People can be cruel so be careful
off more than she could chew.” D. I am not an easy person to lie to
What does Mira mean by her reply?
38. Nalini : “We are going to meet the teacher.
A. She is very good at what she does.
B. She committed to more than she could Are you coming?”
manage. Shalini : “_________, let me get my keys.”
C. She is not very efficient at her A. Hand over
work. B. Hang on
D. She said she would finish her work. C. Hang up
D. Hand in
36. Kavya : “Where were you last evening?”
Manya : “My colleagues planned an impromptu 39. Pooja : “I am glad to have met you.”
party and we had a whale of a time.” Pinky : “Me too. I _______ to meeting you
What does Manya mean by her reply? again.”
A. They had lots of free time. A. am looking down
B. They had a lot of fun. B. am looking forward
C. They were late, very late. C. am on look out
D. They party very rarely. D. will look after

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40. Basu : “How was the movie?” 41.
Vasu : “Great. The movie was better than I A. unsociable
had _______________.”
B. relaxing
A. banked on
B. boiled down to C. uncommon
C. bargained for D. neighbourly
D. brought in on
42.
For questions 41 to 45, choose the
best option to fill in the blanks. A. then
B. belatedly
Deepa : I love shopping because it is a
C. eventually
very 41 experience.
Sarita : I prefer to go shopping only when D. in conclusion
I know I have plenty of time.
43.
Deepa : It’s a leisure activity and an
enjoyable experience but 42 very A. gain on
tiring. B. loom up
Sarita : I like strolling through the stores C. creep up
and looking at what they have, at my
own pace. D. catch up
Deepa : It is a great opportunity to get
44.
out, enjoy some fresh air and see the new
things in the shops. A. happened
Sarita : I end up seeing and meeting people B. chanced
I have not seen for a long time.
C. spring in
Deepa : Same here. We 43 and talk
about our jobs, lives, health, and, of course, D. move toward
family.
45.
Sarita : I agree. We also talk about politics
and other relevant issues. Yesterday A. sad
I 44 to meet, one of my classmates from B. volatile
university who I had not seen for 10 years. We
C. happy
were 45 to see each other and it was
great to catch up. D. worried

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 TO 49, choose the 47. They had no substantial research so their support
most suitable option. to the argument was quite ________.
46. One corpus, many ___________ A. senile
A. corpses B. subtle
B. corpora C. flimsy
C. corpori D. slight
D. corpi

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48. The annual board meeting ended in chaos C. is graduating
and ___________. D. graduated
A. confusion 50. choose the best response for the
B. confession given situation.
C. compression Shubh : “I am very confident. We will have
D. comprehension a huge profit next quarter.”
Shubha : “________________.”
49. Abhijeet ____________ from the technological A. Now that’s more like it
university in July with flying colours. B. You have the best of both
A. have graduated C. The ball is in your court
B. graduate D. It’s a blessing in disguise

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Class 8

Set B

Year 2015
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 15, choose the B. indiscriminately


best word/phrase to complete each C. inadvertently
sentence. D. imperceptibly

Example 6. The average temperatures _____________


The jackal being a carnivore has long, reached below freezing point.
______ teeth. A. occasional
A. severe B. hardy
B. solid C. frequent
C. sharp D. seldom
D. strict 7. The _________ in crude prices has raised
many doubts in the market.
1. The scale is an essential ____________ in
every geometry class. A. spurt
B. sprite
A. cemetery
C. spirit
B. stationary
C. accessory D. seep
D. dietary 8. A ___________ of lions
2. Stirring constantly, he observed that the water A. pride
and oil mixture formed an __________. B. pack
A. emission C. coterie
B. emulsion D. herd
C. expulsion
9. One index, many _________
D. eversion
A. index
3. The dense clouds in the sky ____________ B. indexs
the sighting of the moon.
C. indice
A. apparent D. indices
B. vague
C. secure 10. One who will do anything for money -
D. obscure A. Monetary
4. Banks have the right to accept or ___________ B. Mercenary
your credit request. C. Millenary
A. ascent D. Beneficiary
B. allow 11. The soup he made was watery and tasted
C. decline _________.
D. rise
A. dull
5. The information booklets on road safety were B. spice
distributed_____________. C. bland
A. indefinitely D. flat

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12. The travel company faced a huge ________ B. had listened
this financial year. C. have been listening
A. defunct D. has been listening
B. elicit
17. Despite the heavy rush, Ali ____________
C. tacit
the store for the last two months all by
D. deficit
himself.
13. More steel was used to ____________ the A. has been managing
main body of the construction. B. managing
A. cogitate C. had managed
B. reinforce D. will be managing
C. impose
D. undermine 18. The factory workers won’t call off the
strike unless the management ________ their
14. The audience stood up to ___________ him
salary.
on his remarkable achievement.
A. be raising
A. jeer
B. raising
B. defraud
C. raise
C. applaud
D. raises
D. blare

15. His weakening eyesight made him unable to 19. Kabir is good at Maths __________ his sister
_________ between the colours. is good at Arts.

A. distinguish A. although
B. extinguish B. if
C. languish C. whereas
D. anguish D. as

For questions 16 TO 21, choose the 20. The sobbing child __________ eagerly for
most suitable option. the sweet since morning.
A. has been waiting
Example
B. waiting
Sara ___________ in this city for more
than ten years. C. can wait
D. been waiting
A. having been living
B. has been living 21. I asked him __________ he was ___________
C. have being living the meeting or not.
D. is been living A. when, attended
B. while, attending
16. She _______ to this song since morning. C. whether, attending
A. was listening D. despite, attended

6th IEO | Class-8 | Set-B | 3


READING

FOR QUESTIONS 22 to 28, Read the


As he spoke, he quickened his pace to a
passage and answer the questions
run and soon reached the summit, quite
that follow. out of breath, but with genial warmth in
his body that he had not experienced for
It was a raw, cold day in early April. Since
some hours.
morning, the clouds had been gathering,
Pausing now for a moment to catch his
which now hung, dark and heavy, over both
breath, he looked about him. Dim as was
land and sea. The wind, which had been the light of the fast-falling evening, he
steadily increasing for hours in violence, could not help giving an exclamation of
now blew little short of a gale. It evidently delight at the view he saw. To the west of
was going to be a terrible night, and that him he saw the twinkling lights of several
night was nearly at hand. villages, through which he had already
No one realised this more than the boy passed. To the north, there was a vast
who, with a small bundle in one hand stretch of land, shrouded in darkness. To
and a stout staff in the other, was walking the south was the sound, its tossing waves
rapidly along the road, in sight of Long capped with white, its islands like so many
Island Sound, from New Haven to New gems on the bosom of the angry waters. “It
London. must be a beautiful place to live in, and I
hope to find a home here,” he remarked,
He was a youth that would have attracted
as he resumed his journey.
attention anywhere. Tall for his age, and
not more than eighteen years, he was also
22. Why was it going to be a ‘terrible night’?
of good proportions. He walked with an
ease and stride which suggested reserved A. It was a cold day in April.
strength and muscular development. B. A storm was coming.
But it was the boy’s face that was most C. It was nearly night.
noticeable. Frank, open, of singular beauty D. It was windy.
in feature and outline, there was also upon 23. How does the author describe the traveller?
it unmistakable evidences of intelligence,
A. Tall, well-built youth
resoluteness and honesty of purpose. A
B. Weak youth with a bundle
close observer might also have detected
C. Slim and beautiful
traces of suffering or of sorrow.
D. Strong but unattractive
The boy was warmly clad for the chilly air
and piercing wind. Now and then, he drew 24. What does the boy see to the south from the
his light overcoat about him, as though summit?
even his rapid walking did not make him A. The flickering lights of villages
entirely comfortable. He, moreover, looked B. A vast land cloaked by nightfall
eagerly ahead, like one who was watching C. His destination with its islands and
for some signs of his destination. Reaching waves
at length the foot of a long hill, he drew D. Precious stones in the stormy waters
a sigh of relief, and said, aloud: “I must
25. Why did the boy draw ‘a sigh of relief’ and
be near the place now. They said it was
‘quicken his pace’?
at the top of the first long hill I came to,
and this must be it.” A. He was far from his destination.
B. He was at the base of the first hill.
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C. he reached the hill top.
D. he was breathless. He acts also as inspector of her work, but
I fear is a very partial one. She enters the
26. What were the boy’s possessions? nest with her bit of dry grass or straw,
A. A worn-out suitcase and an overcoat and, having adjusted it to her notion,
B. A small bundle of clothes and a heavy withdraws and waits nearby while he
stick goes in and looks it over. On coming
C. Warm clothes and some food out he exclaims very plainly, “Excellent!
D. Unlimited wealth and nice clothes Excellent!” and away the two go again
for more material.
27. What was not noticeable about the boy’s I was much amused one bright summer
face? day on seeing a bluebird feeding her young
A. Frank, open expression one in the shaded street of a large town.
B. Singular beauty in facial features She had captured a cicada or harvest-fly,
C. Intelligence, resoluteness and after bruising it awhile on the ground,
D. Dishonest intentions she flew with it to a tree and placed it in
the beak of the young bird. It was a large
28. What did the boy hope to find? morsel, and the mother seemed to have
A. Home sweet home doubts of her chick’s ability to dispose
B. A beautiful island it of, for she stood near and watched its
C. Numerous villages efforts with great solicitude. The young
D. Vast expanse of land bird struggled valiantly with the cicada,
but made no headway in swallowing it,
FOR QUESTIONS 29 TO 35, Read the when the mother took it from him and
passage and answer the questions flew to the sidewalk, and proceeded to
that follow. break and bruise it more thoroughly.
Then she again placed it in his beak, and
There never was a happier or more devoted
seemed to say, “There, try it now,” and
husband than the male bluebird. He is the
sympathised so thoroughly with his efforts
gay champion and escort of the female
that she repeated many of his motions and
at all times. And while she is sitting he
contortions.
feeds her regularly. It is very pretty to
watch them building their nest. The male
is very active in hunting out a place and 29. What makes the male bluebird special to the
exploring the boxes and cavities. But he female?
seems to have no choice in the matter and A. He feeds her, regularly.
is anxious only to please and encourage
B. He cheers and makes his partner happy.
his mate, who has the practical turn and
C. He searches for a place in the boxes and
knows what will do and what will not.
After she has suited herself he applauds cavities.
her immensely, and away the two go in D. All of these.
quest of material for the nest, the male
30. Where was the bluebird feeding her chick?
acting as guard and flying above and in
advance of the female. She brings all the A. in the shade of a tree in the street
material and does all the work of building, B. on the sidewalk of the street
he looks on and encourages her with C. in the nest on the tree
gesture and song. D. in the boxes and cavities

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31. What does the pair of bluebirds do together? C. the female bluebird knows what is
A. survey boxes and cavities suitable
B. look for a place for the nest D. the female bluebird builds the nest
C. search material for the nest
34. Why did the mother doubt her chick’s
D. decorate the nest with hay
ability?
32. How does the male bluebird encourage the A. it was a large morsel.
female bluebird? B. it was a cicada.
A. by feeding her a cicada C. it was a chick.
B. with sign and song D. there was a bit of dry grass.
C. by examining her work
35. What is their quest as described in the given
D. by watching over her
passage?
33. The male bluebird have no say in the choice A. Search for a place
of the nest because ________. B. Exploring the boxes and cavities
A. he only examines her work C. To look for material for the nest
B. he is full of admiration for his mate D. Catch a cicada

Spoken and written expression

F O R Q U E S T I O N S 3 6 TO 4 0 , c h oose A. doesn’t hit the mark


the best response for the given B. looks like a wet weekend
situation. C. isn’t on her party streak
Example D. can’t be in the colour of life
Jassi : “Where is Sania?” 38. Sahay : “How did you like the show?”
Mira : “Sania is busy at work. She bit
Behl : “____________, I am not sure.”
off more than she could chew.”
A. True speaking
What does Mira mean by her reply?
B. I tell you
A. She is very good at what she does.
C. Beyond doubt
B. She committed to more than she could
D. To tell you the truth
manage.
C. She is not very efficient at her 39. Ravi : “I have been given the pink slip.”
work.
Rahul : “_________________”
D. She said she would finish her work.
A. It is a laughing matter.
36. Arpana : “What did the doctor say?” B. This is no great matter.
C. You are joking, right?
Archana : “My doctor told me to __________
on my dessert.” D. Of course, you are.
A. catch up 40. Samar : “I just broke a glass, I’m so
B. back up sorry!”
C. fall back Samir : “_____________________.”
D. cut back
A. Don’t worry, no harm done
37. Vidya : “Mum doesn’t look too happy, does B. Don’t cry over spilled milk
she?” C. The cat will get the cream
Vimla : “No, she ____________________.” D. Don’t kill two birds with one stone

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For questions 41 to 45, choose the 41.
best option to fill in the blanks. A. definite
B. sharp
Navya : I enjoy shopping as it is a very C. determined
relaxing activity. I happen to like it very D. firm
much.
42.
Kavya : When I go shopping, I go with a A. sample
very (41) purpose in mind. B. browse
Navya : I like to go from one shop to another. C. taste
I (42) through their display and the D. examine
products they have to offer.
43.
Kavya : I also like to go shopping in
A. medium
small stores. The (43) there is always
B. protocol
friendly. C. scenery
Navya : Me too. We have a small D. ambience
community shopping centre quite close
44.
to our apartment. It is very (44) with
the locals who often visit it after office A. straight
hours. B. chosen
C. popular
Kavya : I also have one near my home. It D. illusory
is very convenient for shopping for your
daily needs. The people who run the store 45.
are very kind and helpful. I always seem A. accommodation
to end up having a good (45) with them B. administration
whenever I go to shop at their store. C. conversation
D. combination

ACHIEVERS SECTION

For questions 46 TO 49, choose the 48. His crazy ideas ____________ testing before
most suitable option. proceeding on them.

46. John was ________ joining their faction. A. errant


A. coerced into B. expectorant
B. encouraged to C. ignorant
C. assisted for D. warrant
D. stopped by
49. He failed to pass the entrance exam _______
47. The eccentric economist’s ideas were brilliant working very hard.
although a little unusual and ________. A. even though
A. abnormal B. though
B. average
C. despite
C. unorthodox
D. although
D. rare

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50. choose the best response for the What does Girish mean?
given situation. A. Be optimistic.
Garv : “It’s only been two days since I started
B. We should rush to do something.
to learn, but I am already in the advanced
level.” C. Don’t rush before learning how to do it.
Girish : “Hey, take it slow, learn to walk D. Deal with the problem when it comes.
before you run.”

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Class 8

Set A

Year 2016
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 22, choose the 6. water is elixir of life, but


correct word/phrase to complete water of this pond is poisonous.
each sentence. A. The, the, the
B. The, an, the
Example
C. No article, the, the
Ice floats if you it in water. D. No article, an, the
A. drops
7. Dario said that he all his homework
B. drop before he left for Delhi.
C. dropped A. had finished
D. can drop B. is finishing
C. was finishing
1. Kirti asked me if I the movie last D. has finished
week.
8. Quick! the train. It’s ready to leave.
A. had watched
B. was watched A. Get up
C. have watched B. Get away
D. watch C. Get at
D. Get on
2. Rabindra Nath Tagore was awarded
Nobel Prize. 9. It’s so late in the night and I’m trying to sleep.
A. a You have to the radio a little.
B. an A. turn up
C. the B. turn down
D. no article C. turn over
3. If Gita to the party, her friends D. turn off
her. 10. Do you ghosts?
A. doesn’t go, will miss A. trust in
B. didn’t go, will miss B. believe in
C. went, won’t miss
C. trust
D. had gone, won’t miss
D. consider
4. If they , they the flight.
11. Matter written by hand is called a .
A. won’t hurry, aren’t catching
A. biography
B. don’t hurry, won’t catch
C. aren’t hurrying, are not catching B. manuscript
D. didn’t hurry, wouldn’t caught C. inscription
D. symposium
5. grandpa drive a car when he was
eighteen? 12. in a dictionary.
A. Can A. See into these words
B. Could B. Watch out these words
C. Should C. Look these words up
D. Will D. See up these words

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13. the parcel yesterday? A. complaint
A. Was, send B. moan
B. Is, sending C. squeal
C. Will, be sent D. murmur
D. Was, sent
19. The possibility of by the aliens cannot
14. the workers machines? be ruled out.
A. Are, are replaced by A. defeating
B. Will, be replaced by B. being defeated
C. Might, replacing C. facing defeated
D. Can, replacing by D. having defeat
15. Notice on the hotel wall: Dogs into 20. The school is not going to make an
the hotel rooms.
just because you are younger than the
A. will not be brought others.
B. must not be brought
A. impression
C. have not been brought
B. expression
D. don’t have to be brought
C. exception
16. It that pickpockets operate in this D. execution
area.
21. of your performance in the exam,
A. is a well known
B. is knowing you will get admission to the course.
C. know A. Irrespective
D. is well known B. Despite
C. Nevertheless
17. It’s a dangerous area after sunset. You must
D. Notwithstanding
bag snatchers.
A. look after 22. The children in the bus escaped the accident
B. watch out for by .
C. see out for A. hair breadth
D. watch yourself B. the hair’s breadth
18. She accepted his help with a quiet C. a hair’s breadth
of thanks. D. a breadth of hair

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 23 TO 28, Read the


passage and answer the questions tools, doors, flushes, baseball gloves, etc.
that follow. designed (deviously, I would say) for the
right-handed people.
I am a leftie. Out of every ten people walking Fortunately, we left-handed people learn
down the street one is a leftie. This simply early on that we need to survive in a world
means there are many people like me in meant for the right-handed. I’m sure most of
the world. Yet the world wants to ignore you who read this article are right-handed.
us! Everywhere we go, we come across Why don’t you try this simple task? Get hold

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of a pair of scissors and hold them in your One piece of information that makes me
left hand. Now, try to cut a piece of paper really happy is: most intelligent and creative
with it. Tell me how you feel. Doesn’t it people are left-handed. Sir Isaac Newton,
feel awkward? I am glad you tried because Albert Einstein, Ludwig van Beethoven,
that’s exactly how I feel when I use your Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Charlie
pair of scissors with my right hand. Chaplin … see, the list is really long. So,
Of late, I am relieved to notice that online though life isn’t really easy for me, I know
stores have begun to peddle paraphernalia I am in good company.
for us. At least they see us as worthy
customers! Left-handed camcorders, left- 23. The writer believes that the right-handed
handed tools, left-handed stationery… the people are .
range is quite satisfying. I remember my
A. unaware of the problems faced by the
grandfather saying that being left-handed
was extremely difficult when he was my age. left-handed people
He had no choice but to use things meant B. less intelligent than left-handed people
for right-handed people. He also says that C. unaware of some people being left-
the world was outright cruel to people of handed
our kind. As a child when my grandfather D. purposefully taking a revenge
tried to write or eat with his left hand, he 24. The writer wants the right-handed people
was rapped on the knuckles. His parents,
to try to cut a piece of paper because he
his teachers, his siblings, almost everyone
wants .
who ‘cared’ for him, treated him with the
utmost unkindness. A. them to learn to cut a piece of paper with
left hand
Fortunately, nowadays parents and teachers
B. them to manufacture tools for the left-
are more accepting and understanding. The
handed people
little kid who sits next to me on the school
bus says that no one asks him to write with C. t h e r i g h t - h a n d e d p e o p l e t o f e e l
his right hand. I am glad to learn that the comfortable
world is becoming a slightly better place D. them to empathise with the left-handed
for us. people
I am keen to know why I am left-handed. 25. Choose the option that has similar meaning to
My curiosity stems from my suffering. You ‘survive’ as used in the second paragraph.
may have noticed that people with some
A. To pull it off
disease always try to find out what caused
B. To live
that condition. Well, I don’t have a disease
C. To persist
but no one fails to make me feel miserable
D. To win
about my condition! So, my research into
medical sciences says that people can be 26. Choose the option that means similar to ‘to
either handed for no particular reason. sell’ as used in the third paragraph.
Just as you have black hair or brown hair; A. Online stores
love Sudoku or hate it; like strawberry ice
B. Peddle
cream or detest it, I can be left-handed or
C. Paraphernalia
right-handed. It just happens.
D. Range

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27. Which of the following statements is true?
To prevent falling off the ledge, you will
A. The grandfather had a very understanding
family in childhood. have to fasten yourself to the cliff. Use
B. The writer believes that being left-handed pitons and ropes for this purpose. Use a
is a disease. very heavy hammer to drive the pitons
C. Most intelligent people are intelligent deep into the rock face. Then, weave the
because they are left-handed. rope around your limbs and fasten it to the
D. The writer’s grandfather was left-handed pitons. Remember to keep at least one arm
as well. free from the weaving. This arm will help
you untie yourself in the morning.
28. Which of the following statements is
false? Now, some of you might have the habit
of reading yourself to sleep. Fairly good
A. Online stores sell more things for the left-
handed than regular markets. habit! However, how do you read when
B. The grandfather approved of the way he you are on a mountain face? Well, you can
was treated in his childhood. wear your helmet with the light on and you
C. People’s attitude towards the left-handed can hold the book with your free arm. With
is improving with time. not enough space to change the book from
D. People can be either left or right-handed one arm to the other, and with no pillows
for no particular reason. to prop up your head, the experience may
not be as pleasurable as you would like,
FOR QUESTIONS 29 TO 35, Read the
though.
passage and answer the questions
that follow. What do you do if you complete reading the
book? You can always leave it behind for
Here is a humorous article giving advice other climbers to find it. It is best to fasten
to mountaineers. Do you think the author the book to the ledge so that it remains
is serious? Read on. there to surprise future climbers. You must
Do you jump out of bed in the mornings? remember to wrap the book up in some
Well, if you are a mountain climber sleeping waterproof material.
on a rock face, you cannot do so! Nor can While you are sleeping high up there, a
you toss and turn in your sleep. You cannot few reptiles or birds might grow interested
spread yourself out either. So, how do you in you. They might want to know who the
sleep? intruder is. How do you deal with them?
Mountaineers have honed the art of sleeping Ignoring them might help. Also, biting cold
on the rock face of a mountain several winds and the lashing rain might bother
hundred feet above sea level. They affix you. Again, the advice is to ignore them.
themselves to the open rock face using If you don’t look at them, they are likely
ropes and pitons.
to just go away!
If you would like to climb a mountain and
sleep a few nights high up there then this
is the way to do it. First of all find a nice 29. The writer’s tone is .
wide ledge in the cliff. You would be lucky A. sincere
if you found a ledge that is three to five B. humorous
inches wide. It is a challenge to sleep on a C. bitter
ledge of lesser width.
D. serious

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30. Pitons are . A. The writer is giving some unimportant
A. spears advice to climbers.
B. spikes B. It is natural for some creatures to be
C. hammers inquisitive about you.
D. harpoons C. Wearing a headgear while reading will
give you light.
31. Which word in the fourth paragraph means D. The writer tells us to overlook the rain
“a steep rock face especially on the edge and cold.
of a sea”?
34. It is important to find a ledge that is about
A. Cliff
five inches wide because .
B. Ledge
C. Limb A. it is difficult to sleep on a ledge that is
D. Fasten narrower
B. then it is easy to drive the pitons deep
32. Which of the following statements is true? inside the rock face
A. It is easy to find ledges on a rock face that C. then it is possible to keep both arms
are wide. free
B. The free arm will help the climber to untie D. then climbers can read th e b o o k
herself/himself. comfortably
C. Reading will be a very comfortable 35. What are the important objects one needs to
experience on the rock face. sleep safely during a climb?
D. The hammer is meant to hold the climber
A. Books, helmets and wrapping paper
in place.
B. Helmet, light and ropes
33. Which of the following statements is C. Pitons, books and ropes
false? D. Hammer, pitons and ropes

Spoken and written expression

FOR QUESTIONS 36 TO 45, choose the A. a doddle


correct option to complete each B. tough as an old boot
conversation / dialogue. C. above and beyond the call of duty
D. easier said than done
Example
Anita : Kelly lost her cat last week. 37. Shreya : Every time my mother serves spinach
Karan : to my brother, he .
A. makes a poker faced
A. This is fun!
B. makes a face only a mother could hate
B. I’m so sorry to hear that.
C. looks like a hot potato
C. Good for her! D. makes a face like a bulldog chewing a
D. Don’t bother me. wasp

36. Anne : Is your new job difficult? 38. Vipin : Tina is a rage now. She
Jen : Not at all. Actually, it’s . since she recorded her first album ten years
ago.

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A. has an ace up her sleeve Yoko : Yes. Did you top the class?
B. has made a pig’s ear of her career Fin : Actually, I failed.
C. let her career slip through her fingers Yoko : Really? !
D. has come a long way A. Congratulations
39. Mark : With new developments in the cyber B. What a pity
C. How funny
world every day, parents have to to
D. Not bad at all
constantly know if their children are safe.
A. have eyes in the back of their heads 43. Sales attendant :
B. throw caution to the wind Customer: No, it’s a little too small. Have
C. skate on thin ice you got this in a larger size?
D. save their own skin A. They don’t fit.
B. It’s just right.
40. Lyle : I’m going to tell Fenny about her
C. Is that a good fit?
shoddy work.
D. Could you measure this?
Gina : But that could hurt her.
Lyle : I don’t mind. . 44. Tourist : ?
A. Let the chips fall where they may Guide : This is by the famous Dutch painter
B. Let it go with the wind and etcher, Rembrandt.
C. I’m two-timing her A. Who’s this painting by
D. I’m going to hit the sack B. Do you like modern art
C. Can I take photographs
41. Dill : I’ve been here since 5!
D. Who’s in the painting
Dina :
45. Manager : I’m afraid our project is delayed.
A. Thanks for everything.
The funds will arrive late. This’ll us
B. I can’t be bothered.
by at least two months.
C. Sorry to keep you waiting.
D. Just kidding! A. set, up
B. set, back
42. Fin : You know how hard I worked on the C. show, up
project. D. rip, off

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 and 47, choose the C. hoping


correct word to complete each D. asking
sentence.
47. I will write a letter to you tentatively
the dates of the programme.
46. Without to be rude, I must remind
A. guiding
you to speak softly.
B. indicating
A. wishing C. urging
B. showing D. involving

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FOR QUESTIONS 48 and 49, choose the A. Deprecatory
most suitable antonym of the word B. Mocking
given in bold. C. Strident
D. Respectful
48. There are four chapters that are extraneous
to the structure of the book. 50. CHOOSE THE CORRECT option TO
COMPLETE THE CONVERSATION.
A. Extrinsic
Jatin : Let’s take Kalyan also.
B. Irrelevant
C. Additional Rajesh : Kalyan hates eating food in that
D. Integral restaurant. You’re .
A. cooking his goose
49. The secretary had a derisive attitude B. flogging a dead horse
towards some of the members of the C. bringing the house down
committee. D. going up in smoke

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Class 8

Set B

Year 2016
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 21, choose the C. odds and ends


correct word/phrase to complete D. hustle and bustle
each sentence.
6. If you these books for me, I can show
Example you the map.
Ice floats if you it in water. A. are holding
B. were holding
A. drops C. hold
B. drop D. held
C. dropped
7. If you eat more sweets, sick.
D. can drop
A. you’re becoming
B. you will be
1. The way to is to never give
C. you’ll have to be
in a situation that seems hopeless.
D. you must be
A. go, on
B. win, up 8. Andamans are situated in the Bay
C. come, off of Bengal while Sicily is a beautiful
D. let, up island.
2. stung by insects, she hates the sight A. The, the
of them. B. The, no article
A. Having been C. The, a
B. Being D. No article, no article
C. Since be
9. I’ll definitely not get lost in Delhi. I know
D. Is being
the city .
3. She fought alone against the bear. A. outside in
A. has been believing she would B. by heart and mind
B. is believing she will have C. like the back of my hand
C. believed she has been
D. meagerly
D. is believed to have
10. By the time the school multiplication
4. The business should consider how much
to Anne, she’ll have learnt the tables at
popularity by advertising the products
on TV. home.

A. can gain A. teaches


B. can be gained B. taught
C. could gained C. was teaching
D. could have gained D. had taught

5. My grandparents just can’t stand the 11. The use of plastic bags in this city
of life in a big city like Mumbai. for two years now.
A. wear and tear A. is being preventing
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C. is preventing 17. These two kittens are very similar. They’re
D. have been prevented difficult to .
12. The teacher kept telling us to look at the A. tell apart
map closely but we refused to __________ B. say apart
the hint. C. speak apart
A. take D. come apart
B. drop
C. accept 18. Rita has been having a bad day. I think
D. give she got bed on the wrong side this
morning.
13. I’ve never walk to school all my
A. out of
life.
B. into
A. have to
C. on
B. had to
C. has to D. over
D. bothered 19. The two men got up and their arms
14. I’m feeling a bit tired. I think I’ll and legs.
down for few minutes. A. fidgeted
A. lain B. strained
B. laid C. stretched
C. lie D. prolonged
D. lied
20. The plants need daily.
15. You can get a good of the lake from
our balcony. A. be watering
B. to be watered
A. view
B. scenery C. be watered
C. terrain D. to be watering
D. province
21. She said, “He has been playing well.”
16. His idea of a dinner with family is very She said that he well.
different ours.
A. had been playing
A. as B. is playing
B. for
C. had played
C. with
D. has been playing
D. from

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 22 TO 28, Read the


passage and answer the questions day he made some pretext to visit the
that follow. farmer’s house and hear what work he was
going to do the next day, and he exactly
Once, there lived a well-to-do farmer and imitated the farmer. He yoked his cattle and
opposite his house lived a poor barber. The unyoked them, he ploughed and sowed and
barber thought that if he tried to cultivate transplanted just when the farmer did and
the vacant land behind his house, he might the result was good, for that year he got a
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B. The barber had never cultivated the land
But he was not content with this and before.
resolved to continue to copy the farmer; the C. The barber knew why he was running the
farmer suspected what the barber was doing leveller.
and did not like it. So he resolved to put D. The barber went to the farmer’s home to
the matter to the test and at the same time ask for help.
teach the barber to mind his own business.
In January they both planted sugarcane, and 23. Which of the following statements is false?
one day when the crop was half grown the A. After the first good crop, the barber was
barber was sitting at the farmer’s house and keen to mind his own business.
the farmer gave orders to his servants to put B. The whole village found the barber’s
the leveller over the crop the next day and behaviour funny.
break it down; this was only a pretence of C. The barber was eventually richer than his
the farmer but the barber went away and the neighbour.
next day crushed his sugarcane crop with D. The barber sowed roasted pulse seeds.
the leveller, the whole village laughed to 24. The barber made some pretext to go to the
see what he had done; but it turned out that farmer’s house.
each root of the barber’s sugarcane sent up
This suggests that the ________________.
a number of shoots and in the end he had a
A. barber made an excuse to go to the farmer’s
much heavier crop than the farmer.
house
Another day the farmer announced that B. farmer would not share his knowledge
he was going to sow pulse and therefore with the barber readily
ordered his servants to bring out the seeds C. villagers were very encouraging and
and roast them well, that they might helpful
germinate quickly; and the barber hearing D. farmer was a very good teacher
this went off and had his pulse seeds roasted
and the next day he sowed them, but only a 25. The farmer created a gag to use a leveller
very few seeds germinated, while the crop and roast some pulse for his own field. This
of the farmer which had not really been suggests that the ________________.
roasted sprouted finely. The barber asked A. farmer was a good-hearted man – he
the farmer why his crop had not come up wanted to teach the right practice
well, and the farmer told him that it must be B. farmer was a nasty man – to harm the
because he had not roasted the seeds enough; barber, he bluffed him
the few seeds that had come up must have C. farmer was a very rich man – he could
been those which had been roasted most. afford to waste his crop
But in the end the laugh was against the D. farmer’s servants were very stupid
farmer, for the few seeds of the barber’s, 26. Which line in the passage says that the barber
which germinated, produced such fine plants had a good crop by chance?
that when he came to thresh them out he
A. …it turned out that each root of the barber’s
had more grains than the farmer, and so in
sugarcane sent up a number of shoots ...
three or four years the barber became the
B. The barber asked the farmer why his crop
richer man of the two.
had not come up well ...
C. …in three or four years the barber became
22. Which of the following statements is true? the richer man of the two.
A. The farmer was very happy to teach the D. ...it must be because he had not roasted
barber. the seed enough...

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27. Which word in the passage means ‘hitched
to Mr W S Millard, the honorary secretary
or harnessed together’?
of the Society.
A. Transplanted
Millard not only answered the boy but
B. Yoked
C. Imitated also took him around the hall to show him
D. Sprouted the hundreds of stuffed birds he had in his
collection. “This is it!” thought little boy,
28. The words ‘threshed and germinated’ belong “I’m not leaving this place ever!”
to the area of ___________. That little boy was Salim Ali, the famous
A. imitation bird watcher. He spent his days in the
B. agriculture Society and learnt to identify many varieties
C. success of birds and how to preserve them. Later he
D. enmity would spend days on end outdoors following
FOR QUESTIONS 29 TO 35, Read the the behaviour of a set of birds: what they
passage and answer the questions eat, how they live, what sounds they make
that follow. and why… He never went to any college
to gain any formal degree on birds but his
The ten year old boy had mastered the use knowledge of birds and their habits soon
of the catapult. He was so excited to place matched the best ornithologists. His book
a stone in between the taut leather as he The Book of Indian Birds is considered
held the stem of the wooden ‘Y’ in his left till date the most comprehensive book on
hand and stretched the leather with his right Indian birds.
hand. His eyes and hands aligned as he He was fondly called the birdman or the
took aim at a bird flying about in the trees. walking encyclopedia of birds. Once when
Then with one powerful long tug he let go the government awarded him five lakh rupees
of the leather. The stone moved faster than he donated all of it to the Bombay Natural
his eyes could track. The bird was down on History Society. Later, he was awarded the
earth – thrashing about helplessly. Jubilantly, Padma Vibushan by the government of India
he ran to pick it up. However, as soon as
for his outstanding work in identifying and
he looked into the bird’s eyes, for the first
preserving information about the birds of
time he felt uneasy. He decided he would
the Indian subcontinent. The little boy had
never use the catapult ever again. He lifted
come a long way from using the catapult
the bird and ran to his uncle, Amiruddin. He
to becoming the best friend of birds.
said, “Uncle, please help this little sparrow!”
Generations of children continue to be
His uncle was not sure. “It’s definitely too
inspired by Salim Ali.
late to help, Salim. But maybe I can tell
you something if you promise never to hurt
birds.” Salim agreed immediately. 29. Which phrase in the passage suggests that
“Well, this is not a sparrow!” Amiruddin the ten year old boy had been learning to
said. The bird was as small as a house use the catapult for some time now?
sparrow but Amiruddin had never seen a A. He was so excited.
sparrow having a yellow patch on its throat. B. The boy had mastered the use.
He said, “Let me help you find the name of C. His eyes and hands aligned as he took
this bird, son.” And with this he led Salim aim.
to the office of the Bombay Natural History D. The stone moved faster than his eyes could
Society. In the office, he introduced the boy track.

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30. Words like ‘excited’ and ‘jubilantly’ in the B. Salim Ali worked hard in many educational
first paragraph tell us that the little boy institutions to learn about birds.
________________. C. Salim specialised in birds that live in the
A. was worried about his actions’ effects Indian Subcontinent.
B. hit birds regularly to learn more about D. Salim visited the Bombay Natural History
them Society initially to learn more about
C. was delighted with his newly learnt skill birds.
D. had never used a catapult before in his 34. Which of the following statements is true?
life
A. The little boy was jubilant to see the small
31. Amiruddin knew the bird was not a sparrow bird die.
because ______________. B. No one consults The Book of Indian Birds
A. the bird was similar in size to the house any longer.
sparrow C. Salim learnt all about birds by merely
B. the bird looked slightly different from a observing them.
sparrow D. Salim Ali did not give anything back to
C. the little boy had called it a sparrow the Bombay Natural History Society.
D. the bird had been flying around the trees 35. When the author says ‘Generations of children
32. Amiruddin led Salim to Mr Millard’s office continue to be inspired by Ali.’
because _________________. She means ________________.
A. Millard was good at preserving birds A. like Salim, children want to learn to be
B. he wanted Salim to become an ornitholo- very good at using the catapult
gist B. like Salim, children do not care to go to any
C. Salim pleaded with him to show him the school or college to learn about birds
Bombay Natural History Society C. several children become interested in
D. he could not answer the boy’s question learning about birds and working towards
preserving them
33. Which of the following statements is false? D. many people who work towards preserving
A. Salim was called the walking encyclopedia birds want to get awards like Padma
because he knew a lot about birds. Vibushan

Spoken and written expression

For questions 36 to 45, choose the 36. Shopkeeper : You can gift coupons if
correct option to complete each you correspond with the editor prior to the
conversation / dialogue. 5th of January.
A. receive
Example
B. snatch
Anita : Kelly lost her cat last week. C. seize
Karan : D. benefit
A. This is fun!
37. Park incharge : To ensure your safety you
B. I’m so sorry to hear that. are expected to with the regulations
C. Good for her! in the amusement park.
D. Don’t bother me. A. accept
B. say yes

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C. comply 42. Neighbour A : The people who live upstairs
D. obey are very noisy and inconsiderate. Sometimes
they really .
38. Bank manager : Following a , the Jay
Neighbour B : I agree.
Nagar police arrested the bank robbers.
A. have nerves of steel
A. dawdle
B. blow their tops
B. slack C. blow open
C. recommendation D. get on my nerves
D. tip off
43. Ravi : The telephone isn’t working.
39. Rohan : The professor gave of the
Rama : I think it’s .
economic situation in the world today.
A. in the kilter
A. a bird’s eye view B. out of fritz
B. a worm’s eye view C. on the blink
C. a fly on the wall view D. gone bonkers
D. a scenic view
44. Jill : My eyesight is getting worse.
40. Mother : How are you feeling?
Doctor : All right. ?
Son : Feverish. I think, I’m feeling .
A. Can I order some contact lens for you
A. run-down B. Are you short-sighted or longsighted
B. run-out of C. Is the frame of your glasses broken
C. run-short D. Could you read out the letters on the chart,
D. run-over starting at the top
41. Team lead : I’m afraid you’re __________. 45. Mira : ?
Working such long hours isn’t really Jina : Don’t bother. I’ll make myself a cup
healthy. of tea sometime later.
A. a bad egg A. Are you working
B. a big fish in a small pond B. Can I get you something
C. burning the candle at both ends C. Do you cook
D. born with a silver spoon in your mouth D. How many sugar lumps

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 and 47, choose the C. cats and dogs


correct word/phrase to complete D. cats and mice
each sentence.
47. The villagers the death of their leader
by keeping the shops closed.
46. The British and the Americans speak the
same language but in other respects they’re A. mourned
as different as . B. protested
C. avenged
A. salt and pepper
D. consoled
B. chalk and cheese

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FOR QUESTIONS 48 and 49, choose the B. Sycophants
most suitable synonym to replace C. Masters
the word given in bold. D. Assistants
50. Choose the correct option to
48. The invasion force was completely annihilated complete the conversation.
by our army.
Ritu : How do you spend a cold rainy day?
A. Dismembered
Maya : I like to be home on a cold rainy day
B. Instituted
C. Ratified reading a book, wrapped in a quilt on my
D. Obliterated bed, feeling .
A. like an eager beaver
49. Most of the politicians these days have a
B. as snug as a bug in a rug
large number of toadies around them.
C. like a red rag to a bull
A. Servants D. dead as a dodo

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Class 8

Set A

Year 2017
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 26, CHOOSE THE 6. Oh no! I dropped my toy down the ___________
CORRECT WORD/PHRASE TO COMPLETE by accident.
EACH SENTENCE. A. drum
B. drape
Example
C. drain
Ice floats if you it in water. D. drip
A. drops
7. If I do the cooking, ___________ you clean
B. drop up?
C. dropped A. will
D. can drop B. shall
C. may
1. He says he has new shoes, ___________ I’ve D. have
never seen him wear them.
8. I need a new, more ___________ bag. My
A. despite last one is torn.
B. in spite of
A. chaotic
C. although
B. durable
D. therefore
C. laborious
2. Siva ___________ to the market tomorrow D. ingenious
to buy some fresh fish.
9. I had difficulty in ___________ her after so
A. had been going
many years.
B. should have gone
C. must have gone A. recognising
D. will be going B. reposed
C. reorient
3. Did you ___________ the film at the cinema D. review
yesterday?
10. The man gave a very good speech. He was
A. saw
B. see very ___________.
C. seen A. eloquent
D. watched B. frigid
C. heinous
4. I am fed up of waiting for him. Let’s D. odious
___________ without him.
A. go 11. I like to have a ___________ diet. I make
B. going sure I eat something from all the major food
C. to going groups in each meal.
D. goes A. devoured
B. deviate
5. It is important to exercise ________ and
C. determine
often throughout your life.
D. diverse
A. little
B. a lot 12. He ___________ not to be noticed if he does
C. some not speak out of turn.
D. big A. must
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B. shall 20. We must go early. Apparently, there is no
C. could ___________ to the museum after 12 pm.
D. ought A. admits
13. You are not allowed to dump rubbish B. admit
___________ my house. C. admitted
D. admittance
A. along
B. on top 21. Rubbish ___________ is a problem, so we
C. outside must not drop litter.
D. after
A. reservation
14. He ___________ a plan of escape. B. disposal
A. dived C. demur
B. diversified D. scruple
C. devised 22. However honest he ___________, I do not
D. defile
trust him.
15. Oh dear, the can is ___________. A. should
A. stitching B. was
B. leaking C. could
C. ploughing D. may be
D. soring
23. I do not know how much the carpet is
16. I really like books that are ___________. ___________.
A. polluted A. money
B. collapsed B. price
C. illustrated C. worth
D. marred D. cost
17. ___________ I eat an unripe banana, will I 24. ___________ he switched on the machine,
get sick? the power went off.
A. Can A. As well as
B. Whether B. Then
C. If C. As soon as
D. Shall D. Such as
18. The old farmer’s crop was destroyed by a 25. We have far ___________ exams at school.
___________ of locusts.
A. numerous
A. string
B. a lot of
B. tribe
C. too many
C. swarm
D. many
D. herd
26. Let’s have a ___________ at your grades
19. I would really like it ___________ you
___________ to the museum with me. together.
A. if, would come A. read
B. when, coming B. observe
C. now, came C. see
D. can, can come D. look

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READING

FOR QUESTIONS 27 TO 33, READ THE the computer finished its calculations.
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS Humans are generally curious beings
THAT FOLLOW. and I ask, why do we want to predict
the weather anyway? One important use
There is nothing we can really do about the is, so that we can know if there is any
weather. But, over the last few centuries hazardous weather on our way and can
we have developed techniques that help issue weather warnings. These can protect
us to predict it. Weather forecasting is the life and property. Forecasts based on
application of science and technology telling temperature and rain levels are important
us what the conditions will be like in the for agriculture. For average people, like
atmosphere for a given location and time. you and me, weather forecasts can help
Human beings have actually been trying us decide what clothes we might need to
to predict the weather for millennia and wear, or if we might need a rain coat in
what’s interesting about this is that our the afternoon. It can also be a good idea
ancestors used techniques similar to ours, to check the weather before you decide to
but in a primitive way. They looked for go on a hike or play sports. Some people
patterns in atmospheric changes. However, don’t mind walking in the rain, but some
in the 19th century, we began to develop of us, like me, would prefer not to be
instruments, to more accurately help our caught in it.
understanding of the changes.
Weather forecasts are made by collecting 27. The author says that weather forecasting
data about the current state of the atmosphere ___________.
at a given place and using our understanding A. helps to predict the future
of what happens in the atmosphere to predict B. lets us know how the atmosphere will
how it will change. In the early days of alter
modern forecasting, we relied on detecting
C. needs further developed technology
changes in atmospheric pressure, current
D. won’t let us change the weather
weather conditions and sky condition.
Then people would do a lot of work and 28. According to the author, what is interesting
calculations to try and figure out how it about weather forecasting is that ___________.
might change. They were often wrong
A. it has been fully developed for millennia
too. However, now we have the help of
computers that use models taking even B. it is not ancient
more information about the atmosphere C. primitive forecasting led to modern
into account. Even with the help of new technologies
technologies, we can still make mistakes as D. instruments help us to forecast the weather
the atmosphere is very complicated. This
29. What type of data do we use in predictions
means that forecasts become less accurate
for days further into the future. They are today?
most accurate for days ahead rather than A. Sky observations and past weather
weeks. Even if we developed a perfect model conditions
of the atmosphere and had all data about B. Mainly measurements of pressure
it, that was 100% accurate, the computer C. Data that describes the whole situation
processing time would be very long and D. C o m p u t e r i s e d d a t a a n d u p d a t e d
the weather would have happened before technologies

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30. Which of the following statements is true?
day if someone had actually been there to
A. Computerised models always calculate
consider the monotony of the beauty. The
the data about the atmosphere accurately.
sky was always bright blue and cloudless
B. Even with the most accurate data and
until the early evening and then little white,
the newest technologies, mistakes are
candyfloss like clouds would appear over
inevitable.
the sea and drift towards land where they
C. Atmosphere isn’t very complicated; it is
settled for the night. By morning, they
easy to figure out how it might change.
would be gone. However, on this day there
D. Detecting changes in atmospheric pressure
was something in the sky. It was not a
requires little data.
cloud or the sun. It was a dot.
31. Which of the following statements is false? If someone had been there watching,
A. Computer processing time can be long. they may not have initially noticed the
B. It is now easy to predict the weather dot. They would probably have gone
accurately weeks in advance. about their daily routine and not seen it.
C. The atmosphere is a complicated system. At least in the morning! But, by noon,
D. Earlier, manual calculations needed to the dot had grown larger. It continued to
be done to predict the weather. grow, larger and larger over the next few
hours until suddenly, ‘pufit’. The noise
32. An important reason the author gives as to
was unremarkable, but no one was there
why we predict the weather is ___________.
to hear it anyway.
A. to know how to plan for disasters
Something had landed on the grass in a
B. due to natural calculations
clearing. The grass around it was not
C. to make sure we enjoy it
altered in any way. It was not charred or
D. to ensure we are unprepared
smoldered. Everything was exactly how
33. How does the author feel about rain? it had been a moment before, except now
A. He is indifferent. there was no dot in the sky and there was
B. He likes it. a large rock on the grass. It stood firmly
C. He enjoys its unpredictability. embedded in the soil and was about two
D. He doesn’t like to be out in it. metres high and dark in colour. Its surface
almost shone as it reflected the sun’s rays.
FOR QUESTIONS 34 TO 40, READ THE If there had been someone to look at it,
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS they would have said that it was a wonder,
THAT FOLLOW. like no other stone they had ever seen
before. They would also have said it was
In a far off land that neither you nor I will
mysterious. No plants would ever try to
ever travel to, something strange happened.
grow on it and it would never be damaged,
It was a beautiful day. The sun was shining,
but the people who were not there would
the trees were green and butterflies flitted
never know this.
from flower to flower. However, there was
no one there to see this splendid scene as
no one had yet arrived. 34. What is strange about the land?
The day described was not unusual in A. The weather was nice.
this place. In fact, every day had gone B. It’s uninhabited.
on like this since the beginning of time. C. Humans cannot go there.
It could almost be thought of as a boring D. There were butterflies.

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35. What was a normal day like? 38. Which of the following statements is false?
A. Sunny and never cloudy A. Something landed on the grass.
B. Blue skies and clouds B. There was a noise when someone landed.
C. Sunny with clouds in the night C. No one heard the noise.
D. Sunny with some clouds that were like D. The noise was not particularly loud or
candyfloss in the morning different.

36. The scene is described as boring because 39. Why would people who might see the rock
think it is mysterious?
___________.
A. It is tall and shiny.
A. every day is the same
B. It came from the sky.
B. there are no people to see it
C. It shines at night.
C. there is no one there D. Plants can grow from it.
D. it is too beautiful
40. What happens in this extract?
37. Which of the following statements is true?
A. A rock lands from the sky in a deserted
A. The clouds and the sun were not in the place.
sky. B. People arrive in a new place on a rock.
B. There was a strange dot in the sky. C. There is a beautiful place where a strange
C. The sky never changed. creature is seen.
D. In morning, it was always cloudy. D. Someone notices a rock land.

SPOKEN AND WRITTEN EXPRESSION

FOR QUESTIONS 41 TO 45, CHOOSE THE A. Don’t talk behind my back.


CORRECT OPTION TO COMPLETE EACH B. I’m really grateful to you.
CONVERSATION. C. What else have you got?
D. How rude!
41. Rashmi: Let’s go ___________ on holiday.
Amit: Let me think about it. 44. Meera: There is a concert next week.
A. over ___________ to go?
B. around Jaya: This sounds like great fun. Let me ask
C. away my parents.
D. through A. Do you want
42. Hari: I think my meal needs more ___________. B. Shall we
Can you pass the pepper? C. Was going
Nidhi: Sure! Here you go. D. Would you
A. seasoning 45. Receptionist: Should you require any
B. temper assistance, please ___________.
C. arsenic
D. juniper Customer: Sure, thanks.
A. just be patient
43. Lata : Don’t worry. I have got your back. B. go home
Sunita: ___________ C. feel free to ask
D. wait for a reply

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ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 TO 48, CHOOSE THE B. admire


CORRECT OPTION TO COMPLETE EACH C. considered
SENTENCE. D. accept

46. I think we all need a good rest. The day was 49. CHOOSE THE CORRECTLY SPELT WORD.
way too ___________. A. Entrepreneur
A. excavate B. Enterprenuer
B. exhilarating C. Entrepernure
C. expiations D. Entreperneur
D. exogenous
50. CHOOSE THE CORRECT OPTION TO
47. The subject of the president’s speech was
COMPLETE THE CONVERSATION.
___________.
Coach: Your performance needs to improve,
A. coniferous
______________.
B. comestible
C. concessive Ajay: Yes, of course I will coach.
D. contentious A. loosen your tie
48. All too often journalists fail to ___________ B. stick your boot in it
personal privacy. C. keep your cap on
D. pull your socks up
A. respect

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Class 8

Set B

Year 2017
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 26, CHOOSE THE A. some


CORRECT WORD/PHRASE TO COMPLETE B. any
EACH SENTENCE. C. no one
D. other
Example
6. Hylophobia is the fear of ____________.
Ice floats if you it in water.
A. rain
A. drops B. clowns
B. drop C. forests
C. dropped D. heaven
D. can drop 7. That part of the city _______ be dangerous,
but now it is really safe.
1. _________ of being in a hurry, Rahul managed A. isn’t
to remember his keys. B. was once
A. Since C. is to
B. In spite D. used to
C. Although 8. I think this task is really __________. It is
D. While taking such a long time to complete and so
much effort.
2. There is far too much _____ coming into
A. annotated
this room. We should close a window.
B. durable
A. pale C. strenuous
B. ray D. obnoxious
C. light
D. flair 9. It’s important to _______ your environment
when you are painting.
3. The post has already been collected. Siva A. reading
____________ picked it up this morning. B. observe
A. shall have C. seem
B. shan’t have D. look
C. must have 10. I love my pets. ____________ are perfect
D. did companions.
4. The girl ____________ for her school bag A. Them
everywhere. Later she found it by the front B. Theirs
C. They
door.
D. That
A. saw
B. searched 11. People would only believe my story if I
C. glanced ____________ not so young.
D. watched A. would be
B. will be
5. Some are born great; ____________ achieve C. could be
greatness. D. were

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12. When you finish school, you ________ going 19. The dragon ______ the goat.
straight home, won’t you? A. devoured
A. could have B. deviated
B. will be C. determined
C. are D. diversified
D. would be
20. He _______ to get some attention for that
13. ______ I performed in the play, did you amazing performance.
think I was a good actor? A. should
A. When B. shall
B. Whether C. must
C. If D. ought
D. Shall 21. I really like that nurse. She is so _______.
14. _______ you be able to lend me some money A. corporate
if I promise to return it next week? B. considerate
A. Are C. compartmentalised
B. May D. contentious
C. Might 22. You are not allowed to dump rubbish outside
D. Would the ________ dump.
15. The man next door _________ to cut the A. momentary
tree down. B. monetised
C. municipal
A. admitted
D. marine
B. agreed
C. told 23. ______ third girl in ______ fourth row is
D. confessed my daughter.
16. The cat was not scared of the dog, she A. No article / a
B. The / the
____________ straight past him.
C. A / a
A. walks D. The / a
B. walked of
C. is walking 24. Before he swam, he ______ into the pool.
D. walked A. dived
B. drived
17. I am so sorry that you could not see the
C. drove
cinema screen from your seat. Please let me D. dives
____________ you for the ticket.
A. return 25. The noise from the fair is too _________.
B. repent A. loud
C. reimburse B. nuisance
D. reconstitute C. horrified
D. decrepit
18. The teams going to England will ____________
on their journey tomorrow at 5 a.m. 26. Education can help ________ people’s lives.
A. leave off A. remain
B. leave away B. retain
C. set off C. sustain
D. set away D. transform

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READING

FOR QUESTIONS 27 TO 33, READ THE Strangely popular was a special line of
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS Levi’s 501s. These shrunk when they
THAT FOLLOW. were first washed, so it was impossible
to try them on first and know how they
Today, people across the world wear
trousers made of denim, also known as would fit. However, they would shrink by
jeans. Denim is a strong cotton fabric which a predictable amount and customers could
was traditionally blue, although now it is check the size they would shrink to when
made in every colour imaginable. The rise they bought them. These shrinking trousers
of the jean is an interesting story. Despite are still Levi’s number one selling line of
denim reaching the height of fame through jeans today.
being mass produced in the United States Levi’s jeans usually have a label depicting
of America, it actually originated in France. two horses, pulling a pair of jeans.
Apparently, the word ‘jean’ comes from Supposedly, this demonstrates the strength
the name of a port town in Northern Italy of the jeans, and through this image the
called Genoa, where the first denim trousers brand hopes to enforce the idea of quality
were made. and durability. But, to what extent can a pair
Denim and jeans made their way across of Levi’s withstand the pulling force of the
the Atlantic and first became popular in
horses? This likely depends on which pair of
the 1870s. A clever tailor, Jacob Davis in
jeans are between the animals. Nowadays,
Nevada decided to reinforce denim trousers
by adding rivets to them, making them Levi’s make many different types of jeans,
much stronger. They could now be used as with different types of denim, some of which
work trousers for those who needed to wear contain elastine and are stretchy.
something durable and hard wearing. Later,
the tailor became overwhelmed with orders 27. The rise in popularity of denim is interesting
and had to ask the supplier of the denim because ____________.
and rivets, a person called Levi Strauss, A. denim is worn all over the world
for help. He wanted to patent the denim B. denim became popular immediately
jeans with him. C. denim was first made in France
Levi Strauss saw a great opportunity here D. denim jeans were invented in America
and accepted the tailor’s offer. No doubt
they both predicted a new profitable clothing 28. According to the author, the tailor acted
line. However, they probably did not realise smartly because he ____________.
that their brand would grow for over 100 A. decided to wear jeans for work
years and become highly fashionable. Levi B. found a way to give jeans extra strength
Strauss made Jacob the manager of a jeans C. spoke to Levi Strauss Ltd.
factory in San Francisco. In the 1920s jeans, D. started a company in San Francisco
which were now also becoming known as
29. Levi Strauss decided to patent jeans because
Levi’s, were still mainly sold to those who
carried out manual work in the USA, like he ____________.
cowboys and lumberjacks. However, after A. found a manager for their factory
the 1940s, these trousers became popular B. wanted to make denim and rivets
across the country and were worn by many C. wanted to make fashionable clothes
subcultures in the society. D. saw a good business opportunity

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30. Which of the following statements is true?
soles of his feet, he felt somewhat different.
A. All Levi’s shrink.
B. Rivets were attached to jeans after 20th He could not quite explain to himself what
century. the feeling was. It was almost as though a
C. Levi’s are still made for workers. veil had been lifted. The sky seemed bluer,
D. Levi’s are made from different types of the sound of the birds chirping was louder
denim. and the smell of flowers now filled his
31. Which of the following statements is false? nostrils intoxicatingly. Liam took his hand
A. Levi’s now makes jeans in a variety of away from the stone and slowly stepped
colours. backwards looking at it. It was a large piece
B. Levi’s were first transported to America of dark granite, although Liam was unaware
in ships. of this. In his time, the types of rocks were
C. Horses often feature on a pair of Levi’s not classified as they are today. He called it a
jeans. ‘zezarma’ rock, and for him and his people,
D. Levi’s shrinking jeans are still popular. it had the potential to yield great power. He
32. The reason that there is a picture of horses on felt that in touching the rock, he had been
Levi’s jeans is because they____________. transferred some of its energy.
A. look beautiful and attractive Liam skipped away from it joyously. He
B. show that they are made from different was going to head back to the village and
types of denim tell everyone about what had happened.
C. show that they are made to be sturdy However, he realised that perhaps this was
D. demonstrate how stretchy they are not such a good idea. Touching the stone was
33. What does the author think is strange about only permitted in the presence of an elder.
Levi’s 501s? This normally occurred during a ceremony
A. They are popular because they shrink. and only some individuals, who had been
B. They are popular because they shrink specifically selected, were allowed to touch
every time you wash them. it. Liam had not ever been lucky enough
C. They shrink and people do not like tight to be chosen. He was, in the eyes of the
jeans. villagers, far too young for this privilege.
D. They shrink and people have no idea Even when he grew up, Liam doubted that
what size they will be. he was someone who would be chosen to
FOR QUESTIONS 34 TO 40, READ THE receive power from the stone.
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS The villagers had all decided Liam was a
THAT FOLLOW. bit different. There was something about
As Liam touched the stone, he felt a strange him that made them uneasy. He was very
sensation on the tips of his fingers. This good at things, like hunting and fishing and
travelled down his body like a shiver, basket weaving. In fact, he could do almost
making his hair stand. He looked at the stone anything, quite well with minimal practice.
which stood majestically in the centre of The problem with him was that he did not
the clearing, towering over him. He had no focus on anything. Instead, he would be
idea what had caused this feeling, but after distracted and ask questions. Too many
it had passed through him, exiting via the questions! He also had a habit of getting

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himself lost. After one hunting expedition, 37. Which of the following statements is true?
Liam returned three days after the others, A. Liam was a naughty boy.
and much to everyone’s disappointment he B. Liam was able to see the future.
C. Liam was often abstracted.
had only caught three small birds.
D. Liam was lazy.
He was worried about what would happen
when he told them that he touched the stone 38. Which of the following statements is
without permission. false?
A. The people in the village thought Liam
34. What change did Liam notice? was slightly odd.
B. Only certain people who had been selected
A. The stone had moved.
could touch the stone.
B. The stone became cold. C. The people in the village were unlikely
C. His senses felt stronger. to want Liam to touch the stone.
D. His veil was removed. D. The people did not want a stone touching
ceremony.
35. What action made Liam feel different?
39. A person who asks too many questions is
A. Smelling a flower
called ____________.
B. Touching a stone
A. callous
C. Looking at a stone
B. oblivious
D. Standing majestically C. inquisitive
D. amnesic
36. All the happenings in the passage suggest
that Liam ____________. 40. Liam realised that telling the villagers about
A. found the stone when he was hunting the stone was a bad idea because they would
be _____________.
B. was sent to the stone because he did not
A. courageous
follow the rules
B. angry and disappointed
C. was not an ordinary boy C. excited about his return
D. did not like the people in the village D. relieved that he touched the stone

SPOKEN AND WRITTEN EXPRESSION

FOR QUESTIONS 41 TO 45, CHOOSE THE 41. Jaya: Look at this table! Isn’t it beautiful? I
CORRECT OPTION TO COMPLETE EACH simply ______ it.
CONVERSATION. Suchi: If you like it so much. Go for it.
A. has to have
Example
B. have to have
Anita: Kelly lost her cat last week. C. to have
Karan: D. must
A. This is fun! 42. Soni: Please take that horrible dress _________
B. I’m so sorry to hear that. from me. I don’t want to see it any more.
C. Good for her! Riya: Soni, you are overreacting.
D. Don’t bother me. A. over B. away
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43. Teacher: Are you ready Rohan? A. Shall we go?
Rohan: I don’t like presentations, I get B. Do you have to go?
really ______. C. I was going to go.
D. Would you ask?
A. pellucid
B. serene 45. Rohan: Hey, how did you know it’s my
C. naive birthday?
D. jittery Jaya: Well, ____________ told me.
44. Dinesh: Did you see that poster? There is a A. a little angel
concert next week. ____________ B. a pretty fairy
C. a giant butterfly
Arpita: Yes, let’s go. It will be fun. D. a little bird

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 AND 47, CHOOSE THE C. Soverignity


CORRECT WORD TO COMPLETE EACH D. Sovereignty
SENTENCE.
49. CHOOSE THE WORD WITH THE SAME
46. This room is so dark and dreary. I think it MEANING AS THE UNDERLINED
needs repainting for some _______. WORD.
A. recognising Corruption stalks every sphere of national
B. revitalisation life.
C. reparations A. pollutes
D. recusant B. poisons
C. pervades
47. Did you see that _______ play? It was so
D. depletes
bad, I had to walk out halfway through. I
would not recommend it. 50. CHOOSE THE CORRECT OPTION TO
A. atomic COMPLETE THE CONVERSATION.
B. accented Kunal: Can you tell me the key points
C. accentuated again?
D. atrocious
Kumar: Yes, of course I’ll ____________.
48. C H O O S E T H E C O R R E C T LY S P E LT A. stack them up for you
WORD B. run them by you again
A. Sovereinity C. hit them up for you
B. Soveranity D. fiddle them around for you

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Class 8

Set A

Year 2018
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 24, CHOOSE THE A. gently


CORRECT WORD/PHRASE TO COMPLETE B. greatly
EACH SENTENCE. C. blandly
D. fatly
Example
Ice floats if you _______ it in water. 6. _______ I hadn’t been expecting any visitors,
I was wearing pyjamas when the doorbell
A. drops rang.
B. drop A. While
C. dropped B. Why
D. can drop C. Since
D. Due to
1. After many meetings and much study, the 7. The new school bus is parked _______ the
_______ to move was made by the school corner _______ the school.
board. A. in, on
A. decidedly B. on, with
B. decisive C. by, up
C. decision D. round, from
D. deciding 8. I will go to the concert _______ we can all
2. I think this bag is _______ because I saw go together.
that girl put it down. A. unless
A. she B. only if
B. hers C. consequently
C. her D. happening that
D. she’s 9. You shouldn’t eat fish when it’s hot, _______?
3. Often the biggest problem with my _______ A. are you
is that my style is weak. B. should you
C. have you
A. painting
D. could you
B. painted
C. paint 10. I was told that Edwin _______ well this week
D. paints which is why he could not come.
A. isn’t
4. The new gym building _______ over the
B. wasn’t being
summer break and should be ready soon.
C. hadn’t been
A. is built D. didn’t be
B. had been built
C. was built 11. Prices are too high, and they will remain
D. was being built _______ until inflation comes down.
A. that
5. In the wild, it has been noticed that animals B. as
often behave very _______ towards their C. there
newborns. D. so

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12. Colonists would have left sooner _______ B. not on
they been asked to leave. C. down and out
A. if D. around about
B. had
C. when 19. I _______ for hours if I’d been allowed to.
D. were A. must be talking
B. probably was talking
13. That is really not good news, why on earth
C. are going to talk
_______ have done such a thing?
D. would have talked
A. would you
B. you would 20. We’ll need to discuss _______ we should
C. would close the shop.
D. you A. about
14. All of _______ birds in the forest are being B. whether
killed by _______ pollution. C. that
A. the, no article D. what
B. the, a
21. It is difficult to _______ the reaction to the
C. no article, no article
defeat.
D. no article, a
A. quantify
15. There is concern that the standard of _______ B. count
in Europe is much worse than it was 10 years
C. develop
ago.
D. recompense
A. educate
B. educating 22. There is great _______ between the new
C. educated teacher and I.
D. education A. attitude
16. I was almost ready to go out, but losing one B. rapport
of my shoes really threw _______ spanner C. happiness
in the works. D. encouragement
A. the
23. The results of the experiments will be _______
B. some
in the next class.
C. a
D. like A. damaged
B. underplayed
17. I feel quite _______ after that long journey C. scrutinised
and I think I may have a cold too.
D. positioned
A. jogged down
B. run down 24. The choir sang in _______ for the first time
C. sat up today.
D. moved in A. unison
18. It’s _______ that the hours have been changed B. botanical
for practice this season. C. connection
A. up with D. definition

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FOR QUESTIONS 25 AND 26, CHOOSE THE 28. Rowdy
CORRECT SYNONYM OF THE GIVEN WORD. A. Restrained
B. Energetic
25. Tamper
C. Concerted
A. Meddle
D. Practically
B. Try out
C. Employ FOR QUESTIONS 29 AND 30, CHOOSE THE
D. Conscience OPTION WITH CORRECT SPELLING.

26. Revamp 29. What is the spelling of the word that means
A. Destruct ‘to pay someone’?
B. Overhaul A. Rumoneirate
C. Evolve B. Ramoonirate
D. Deride C. Rimounirate
FOR QUESTIONS 27 AND 28, CHOOSE THE D. Remunerate
CORRECT ANTONYM OF THE GIVEN WORD.
30. What is the spelling of the word that means
27. Rigour ‘language used in ordinary conversation’?
A. Rediscovery A. Colloquial
B. Accountability B. Caloquial
C. Laxity C. Colokwial
D. Emptiness D. Kolokwial

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 31 TO 35, READ THE


Prospective patients will begin by using
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
a smartphone app to measure their eyes’
THAT FOLLOW.
refractive index. A laser pattern, based
Experts predict myopia, or nearsightedness, on the app’s calculations, will then be
will reach epidemic proportions by the created and projected onto the surface
end of the decade, with over a third of of each eye. The final step will be to put
the world’s population requiring glasses a predetermined number of the drops,
or contact lenses. However, if a team of which contain “special nanoparticles,”
ophthalmologists from a Medical Center in into each eye.
Jerusalem have their way, the crisis may be
The researcher explains, “These
averted with special “nanodrops” created
nanoparticles go into the shallow laser
to correct refractive errors responsible
patterns generated on the surface of the
for nearsightedness, farsightedness, or
eye and change the refraction index inside
blurred vision.
those patterns. This corrects the visual
The professor of electrical engineering problem the user has.” The best part is,
and nanophotonics at Bar-Ilan University, the procedure can be conducted at home
who worked on the project, says the without the presence of a medical doctor.
procedure requires three simple steps. The team leader asserts the technique is

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B. In hospital
far less painful and invasive than laser
surgery. C. Outside in the sun
D. At home
It is a new concept for correcting refractory
34. How long will it be before the drops can be
problems; the treatment has thus far only
purchased?
been successfully tested on animals.
The team, which hopes to start human A. 2 years
trials soon, believes it will take at least B. 1 year
two years before the revolutionary eye C. 3 years
D. less than a year
drops will be available on the market.
In addition to ensuring they are safe and 35. What does the word ‘stroll’ mean in the final
effective for humans, the researchers still paragraph?
have to determine the dosage needed to A. Deliver
correct the different conditions and also, B. Amble
how frequently the treatment will have C. Visualise
to be administered to keep the patient’s
D. Sit
eyesight sharp.
FOR QUESTIONS 36 TO 40, READ THE
Researchers say, the rise in myopia in kids PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
can be attributed to the increasingly large THAT FOLLOW.
amount of time spent on computers and
phones. Studies have proven that just two to In January, 20XX, as Amazon Inc.’s stock
three hours of daily sunshine exposure can soared to an all-time high, its founder and
reduce vision-related issues dramatically. CEO Jeff Bezos, who owns 17% of the
So, set aside your digital devices and head company, dethroned Microsoft billionaire
out for a bike ride, run, or stroll. It will Bill Gates to become the world’s richest
not only help you see better, but also make person. Since then, the company’s stock has
you healthier! risen an additional 20 percent, increasing the
entrepreneur’s net worth from $105 billion
31. Choose the best title or heading for the
to $125 billion! To put it in perspective,
passage.
that is more than the GDP of over 125 of
A. A Drop Away from Perfect Vision the world’s 195 countries.
B. More Sport and Less Work Helps Vision
C. Fewer People Need Glasses Now The incredible journey began in 1994 when
D. All the Better for New Glasses Bezos was working as a software engineer
for a global investment management
32. What is used to monitor the eye? company. One day, while surfing the
A. Glasses Internet for new investment ideas, he
B. Computer read that the World Wide Web usage was
increasing by 2,300 percent every month!
C. Otoscope
The impressive statistic gave him an idea
D. Smartphone — what if he could use this fast-growing
33. Where should it all take place? new medium to sell goods to the public?
Though pursuing his dream would mean
A. In a specially designed room

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leaving his nice job that came with a six- shows. In 2017, the company made its
figure salary, the then 30-year-old was first foray into physical stores with the
convinced he was on the right track. acquisition of leading organic grocery chain
Whole Foods. And Bezos is not done yet
After considering about 20 potential — in January 2018, Amazon announced it
products, including software and CD’s, was partnering with two other companies
Bezos decided to sell books. They were to form a single company to provide U.S.
easy to package, hard to damage, and most workers and families with better health
importantly, his virtual store could offer insurance options than what is currently
all of the millions of book titles available, available.
something even the biggest physical
bookstores were unable to accommodate. 36. Choose the best title or heading for the
After scouting out locations across the US, passage.
the entrepreneur, and his wife MacKenzie,
chose the Seattle, Washington metropolitan A. A Shop Like a Jungle
area for their new venture. In addition to B. Journey of Amazon
being home to a big pool of high-tech C. Get Rich Quick
talent that would be needed to build the D. Setting Up a Global Company
online store, it was also close to Ingram
Book Group’s Oregon warehouse. 37. What industry did Bezos work in before
setting up Amazon.com?
Bezos and five employees began building
the world’s first virtual bookstore inside A. Literary
the garage of his home. The first order B. Sales and marketing
of business was to find a suitable name. C. Financial
After his first choice was misunderstood, D. Internet
he eventually decided on Amazon.
38. Why did Bezos email his customers?
In July 1995, Amazon.com opened its
A. To sell fewer CDs and more books
“doors” to customers with over a million
B. To get bigger subscriptions
book titles. They initially rang a bell to
celebrate every sale. However, the fun C. To develop better marketing
tradition had to be abandoned within D. To get more ideas
a few months as book sales escalated
39. Amazon has moved from a bookshop to
sharply. After expanding the offerings to
include CD’s and videos, Bezos sent out _______.
1,000 e-mails to existing customers asking A. helping foreign families
them what else they would like delivered B. selling cars
to their doors. C. making TV shows
In 2005, recognising that customers wanted D. selling fast food
their orders quickly and without paying
40. What is the meaning of the word ‘foray’ in
exorbitant rates, Bezos introduced the
last paragraph?
subscription-based Amazon Prime. In
2012, he made the $99 annual membership A. Venture
even more attractive with Amazon Video B. Route
which, in addition to streaming movies and C. Tunnel
television shows, also produces original D. Situation

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SPOKEN AND WRITTEN EXPRESSION

FOR QUESTIONS 41 TO 45, CHOOSE THE Derek : I honestly haven’t a _______ and
CORRECT OPTION TO COMPLETE EACH don’t really care either.
CONVERSATION. A. direction
B. help
41. Joss : I’ve visited quite a few tropical countries
C. clue
but _______, I have never seen a crocodile
D. guessing
before today.
A. strangest 44. Sam : What is the name of the team that won
B. strangely the league?
C. strange Dave : I don’t know, _______ it’s the Tigers.
D. stranger A. instantly
B. must be
42. Bambi : I’m never allowed to get _______
C. obviously
anything with my brother and his friends.
D. perhaps
A. in on
B. at it 45. Ali : _______ on arriving early was never
C. up with going to work out for this trip.
D. down to A. Going
B. Getting
43. Fran : What position will you come in the C. Planning
competition? D. Thinking

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 AND 47, CHOOSE THE 48. CHOOSE THE CORRECT ANTONYM
CORRECT OPTION TO FILL IN THE BLANK. OF THE GIVEN WORD.

46. No sooner had the doors opened _______ Variegated


all the flies came into the living room. A. Empty
A. but B. Trampled
B. so C. Plain
C. than D. Vibrant
D. that
49. CHOOSE THE CORRECT SYNONYM
47. I don’t really see how this could be _______
OF THE GIVEN WORD.
for so long and in such an incredibly secure
environment. Gregarious
A. happen A. Reliable
B. happens B. Sociable
C. happened C. Retrievable
D. happening D. Believable

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50. CHOOSE THE CORRECT OPTION TO A. over it
COMPLETE THE CONVERSATION. B. up it
Dravinder: It’s not such a big deal, you just C. in it
have to get _______ and look forward. D. down it

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Class 8

Set B

Year 2018
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 24, CHOOSE THE C. often


CORRECT WORD/PHRASE TO COMPLETE D. quite
EACH SENTENCE.
6. The finalists walked onto the
Example field proudly.
Ice floats if you _______ it in water. A. glorify
A. drops B. glorious
C. glorification
B. drop
D. glory
C. dropped
D. can drop 7. The car keys are top of the
fridge the papers.
1. is very slow unfortunately, but A. at, in
it should speed up really soon. B. in, next to
C. by, at
A. Developing
D. on, under
B. Development
C. Developed 8. The new captain walked through the doors
D. Developmental as he was a king.
2. We really like of the new classes A. though
this year. B. so
C. unless
A. these
D. however
B. one another
C. several 9. Things will never be the same after the
D. any changes you made, ?
3. My friends football until late A. do they
last night. B. will they
A. play C. are they
B. have played D. can they
C. are playing 10. Brian told me that he had football
D. were playing all day yesterday until it rained.
4. I maths all weekend until I A. been played
realized I had a history test on Monday. B. played
A. had been studying C. been playing
B. have studied D. was playing
C. learned
11. I’ve had this carpet that I bought from Mumbai
D. was learning
for about 10 years, I?
5. He can speak Dutch , which is A. don’t
quite rare for English people. B. isn’t
A. fluently C. won’t
B. outside D. haven’t

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12. that I get to the finals, I doubt C. step up
I will be champion. D. jump over
A. Assuming
19. The flowers so much in the past
B. Attacking
3 days.
C. Thinking
D. Removing A. have grown
B. grow
13. Those vegetarian dishes, especially C. are growing
you cooked yesterday, were very tasty.
D. grown
A. which
B. the one 20. I never been any good at football
C. how until I learnt this simple trick.
D. so much A. had
14. Chinese people often have dinner B. have
late at night. C. having
A. A D. have had
B. An 21. The ceiling is quite a bit, so I
C. The
think we should get an engineer in.
D. No article
A. cramping
15. Deciding was a very bad idea; B. reviewing
it’s too far. C. enlisting
A. walking D. subsiding
B. walk
C. to walk 22. I live in the same area as all
D. to have walked my friends, we all go to the same school.
A. intake
16. Don’t worry, it will work; there’s method to
B. catchment
his .
C. education
A. madly
D. living
B. mad
C. maddeningly 23. I for a second and the clouds
D. madness came over.
17. I need to get home, so I can get these vegetables A. ran
in the fridge before they go . B. dozed
A. up C. encountered
B. off D. relived
C. out
D. on 24. This is a very club; absolutely
anyone can be a member.
18. Somebody needs to and claim
A. edible
this prize or it will go to waste.
B. elite
A. run into C. catholic
B. sit down
D. destructive
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FOR QUESTIONS 25 AND 26, CHOOSE THE 28. Scrutiny
CORRECT SYNONYM OF THE GIVEN WORD. A. Remove
B. Crush
25. Empower
C. Glance
A. Authorise
D. Dunk
B. Explain
C. Dissolve FOR QUESTIONS 29 AND 30, CHOOSE THE
D. Trash OPTION WITH CORRECT SPELLING.
26. Mutate 29. What is the spelling of the word that means
A. Emulate ‘giving and kind’?
B. Change A. Megnanimous
C. Trade B. Magananimous
D. Subsume C. Maganimious
FOR QUESTIONS 27 AND 28, CHOOSE THE D. Magnanimous
CORRECT ANTONYM OF THE GIVEN WORD.
30. What is the spelling of the word that means
27. Purify ‘having healing powers’?
A. Pollute A. Therapeutic
B. Develop B. Thereputeic
C. Remove C. Theriputic
D. Pre-order D. Theropuetic

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 31 TO 35, READ THE


side and two “fins”. Though not the first
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV)
THAT FOLLOW.
created to monitor the oceans, SoFi resolves
With climate change and overfishing many of the issues that have hindered the
wrecking havoc on our oceans, it is usefulness of previous robots.
becoming increasingly important for
AUV’s traditionally have had to be
researchers to closely monitor our marine
tied to a boat because radio frequency
life. However, observing sea creatures up
close is almost impossible since human communications do not work well
presence scares the animals. Now, thanks underwater. To overcome the problem
to The Soft Robotic Fish, aka SoFi, they used sound waves. This technology
researchers may not only be able to keep can travel greater distances allowing
a close eye on the elusive creatures, but drivers, using a modified, waterproofed
also uncover undersea secrets that have Super Nintendo controller, to pilot SoFi
been eluding us for centuries. from up to 50 feet away. To ensure SoFi
can freely move around the ocean and
Built by MIT’s Computer Science and maneuver like a real fish, a hydraulic
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), pump seamlessly transfers water from one
the snow white remote-controlled robot balloon-like structure to the other through
closely emulates real fish, complete with its soft rubber tail, while a controller fitted
a flexible tail that flicks from side to with a smartphone battery powers the robot

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34. What problem has the soft robot solved?
through the ocean. CSAIL Ph.D. candidate
Robert Katzschmann, lead author of the A. Disappearing
study says, “To our knowledge, this is the B. Sinking
first robotic fish that can swim freely for C. Crashing
extended periods of time.” D. Diving
35. What does the word ‘autonomous’ mean in
Also limiting traditional robot usefulness is
the risk of crashing. With an outside made the last paragraph?
of rubber and flexible plastic that keeps A. With help
its in-built electronics dry, SoFi poses B. Independent
no such problem. “Collision avoidance C. By wire
often leads to inefficient motion, since D. Badly
the robot has to settle for a collision-free FOR QUESTIONS 36 TO 40, READ THE
trajectory,” says Rus. “In contrast, a soft PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
robot is not just more likely to survive a THAT FOLLOW.
collision but could use it as information
to inform a more efficient motion plan While an entire month free of homework or
next time around.” tests may sound too good to be true, that is
precisely what the students at Sturenskolan
While SoFi currently only records video, School in Boden, Sweden were treated to
future versions will include sensors, such in April. What’s more, if the results of the
as thermometers. The researchers also experiment prove encouraging, starting
hope to make it more autonomous and 2019, the middle schoolers will never
see a day when swarms of the soft robots, have to worry about after-school work or
powered by solar cells, will follow fish tests, aside from the national examinations,
around, allowing scientists to gain insights which are mandatory for students across
into schooling dynamics and monitor their the country.
population.
The school’s principal, Petronella, who
31. Choose the best title or heading for the came up with the idea, told Swedish
passage. national broadcaster, “We are constantly
receiving new reports that our children
A. Robot Fish Monitor the Sea
feel bad. And that’s because they have a
B. Nature and Robots Work Together
very high-stress level all the time. This is
C. A Robot to Form the Seabed our way of trying to reduce that stress.”
D. New Robot Eats Fish for Energy
The educator says that while banning
32. What do people call the robot? homework sounds radical, it makes sense
A. Robert given the changes in curriculum and
B. AUV approach to education. While in the past
C. CSAIL students were primarily subjected to
D. SoFi memorising and producing facts, learning
today is all about reflection and analysis.
33. How does the robot move around underwater? As a result, it is often harder for kids,
A. Using a rope especially those with little support at home,
B. Using a pump to understand the material by themselves.
C. Using a propeller Hence, it is only fair to grade them based
D. Using another boat on their class work.

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36. Choose the best title or heading for the passage.
Sweden is not the only country that believes
A. Just Like Canada and Finland
after-school work does not help students
learn. In March 2018, an elementary B. Free School Lunches
school in Montreal, Canada, also decided C. No More Homework
to do away with homework. They hope D. Books Tell us How to Teach
parents will spend the extra time reading
37. Why did Petronella try this experiment?
to their kids.
A. To show more work and more play is
The debate over how much, if any, fun
homework kids should be given is not B. To reduce tension for kids
new. In their 2006 book ‘The Case Against
C. To make parents do more work
Homework’, based on American research
D. To develop an older system of education
argues that while there is no proof of the
benefits of homework, there is plenty of 38. Which other country tried the same thing in
evidence of its adverse effects. A 2014 2018?
Stanford University study conducted on
4,000 students revealed that the daily A. Canada
stress of after-school work not only leads B. Sweden
to decreased interaction with friends and C. Finland
family, but also results in sleeping problems D. America
and physical ones, such as headaches.
39. Finland has stopped teaching
While the long-term impact of the recent at most grades.
decisions made by the two educators A. behaviour
remains to be seen, the experiment has
B. classes
already proved efficacious in Finland. The
C. sports
Nordic country, which is at the forefront
of education reform, has done away with D. subjects
homework, grades, and even teaching 40. What is the meaning of the word ‘efficacious’
by subjects for many years. Yet, Finnish
in paragraph 6?
students always rank high in the PISA
(Programme for International Student A. Successful
Assessment) tests especially in maths B. Corrupt
and science! C. Great
D. Silly

SPOKEN AND WRITTEN EXPRESSION

FOR QUESTIONS 41 TO 45, CHOOSE THE Mother : Don’t worry. I’m sure you’ll think
MOST SUITABLE OPTION TO COMPLETE of something.
EACH CONVERSATION. A. road’s
B. school’s
41. John: I’m at my end and can’t
C. wit’s
find a solution! D. maths’

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42. Alice : This essay is really difficult to 44. David : Do you remember playing tennis
start. when we were young?
Albert : I know but we’ve get June : Yes, sure I do, and I don’t think I’ve
it finished before Monday. my touch at all.
A. got to A. hidden
B. going to B. lost
C. must C. traded
D. could D. evoked

43. Erick : I wish I to the party last 45. Brett : If it hadn’t been for the lift we got,
night; I’m so tired now. we’d never have reached the hotel, ________?
A. haven’t gone A. won’t we
B. wasn’t going B. hadn’t we
C. am not going C. would we
D. hadn’t gone D. mustn’t we

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 AND 47, CHOOSE THE B. Excoriate


CORRECT WORD/PHRASE TO COMPLETE C. Exculpate
EACH SENTENCE. D. Repent

46. The gates will be opened slowly in 49. CHOOSE THE CORRECT ANTONYM OF
with the instructions. THE GIVEN WORD.
A. accordingly Altruistic
B. accord A. Workable
C. according B. Erroneous
D. accordance C. Selfish
D. Dreadful
47. I wish he so rude to everyone
when we go out. 50. CHOOSE THE MOST SUITABLE OPTION
A. wouldn’t be TO COMPLETE THE CONVERSATION.
B. hadn’t been Astrid : My brother has really gone
C. won’t be far this time. I have no space left to do my
D. didn’t be work.
48. CHOOSE THE CORRECT SYNONYM A. badly
OF THE GIVEN WORD. B. much
Denounce C. a lot
A. Tolerate D. too

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

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

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

SET B

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

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

SET B

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

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

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

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