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Set A

Year 2014
2 5th IEO - Set A

WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 18, CHOOSE THE BEST C. since


WORD TO COMPLETE EACH SENTENCE. D. yet
1. Mr. Neel _________ to the “Booker-2014” shortlist. 9. You can _________ write coherently nor legibly.
A. pulls on A. only
B. runs off B. neither
C. makes it
C. either
D. falls in
D. also
2. Mr. Mukherjee _________ selected for his second
10. They can rent a house, but they probably won’t
novel published in May, this year.
_________.
A. should being
B. had been A. wish it
C. have been B. do so
D. must be C. do the same
D. hire
3. We _________ without any doubt that our climate is
changing. 11. Learning to write computer programs has _________
A. feel never been more valuable.
B. are seeing A. rarely
C. are knowing B. mostly
D. can say C. probably
D. usually
4. More _________ devices could link people’s brains
directly to the internet. 12. The between power production and
A. helpful consumption is widening.
B. forward
A. width
C. advanced
B. line
D. new
C. space
5. Oceans have become more acidic than ever, D. gap
_________?
13. A company needs to be , in terms of
A. is it
technology and worldwide trends.
B. isn’t it
C. haven’t they A. careful
D. aren’t they B. forward looking
C. alert
6. I have known her _________ twenty years. D. thinking aloud
A. in
B. since 14. Rain has _________ normal life of citizens in Jammu
C. from and Kashmir.
D. for A. sunk
7. The Supreme Court reserves verdict _________ coal B. showered
blocks. C. struck
D. battered
A. from
B. in 15. She was _________ whether to answer the phone or
C. on not.
D. for
A. thinking
8. They didn’t agree, _________ they said nothing. B. unprepared
A. for C. doubtful
B. although D. uncertain
5th IEO - Set A 3
16. Hopes for an / a _________ Ebola vaccine have been C. to
raised. D. as
A. reactive FOR QUESTIONS 19 TO 21, CHOOSE THE ODD
B. affective WORD OUT.
C. infective
19. A. Correlation
D. effective
B. Interdependence
17. The truck turned over on the highway, but _________, C. Link
no one was hurt. D. Interlocutor

A. gladly 20. A. Outage


B. fortunately B. Power
C. frightfully C. Cessation
D. gratefully D. Breakdown

21. A. Initiate
18. Most students prefer science _________ mathematics.
B. Assimilate
A. then C. Incorporate
B. than D. Consolidate

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 22 TO 26, READ THE PASSAGE 22. The investigation examined _________.
AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW. A. 1.5 million gene variations
B. 1,932 people
We share not just jokes, laughter and our innermost C. 1 percent of close friends
secrets with our friends; we are also genetically
D. 30,000 years of evolution
similar to our friends.
A US study published in the proceedings of the 23. This gives us a deeper account of the origins of
National Academy of Sciences analyzed 1.5 million friendship. ‘This’ refers to _________.
markers of gene variation from 1,932 people. The
A. the explanation
genetic makeup of pairs of unrelated friends was
B. the social aspect
compared with pairs of unrelated strangers. Close
friends shared about 1 percent of the same gene C. human evolution
variants. In other words, unrelated friends had as D. the progress
much genetic similarity as fourth cousins or people
24. We closely associate with people who are _________
who share great-great-great grandparents.
like us.
Most people don’t even know who their fourth
cousins are! Yet, we somehow, among a myriad of A. casually
possibilities, manage to select as friends, the people, B. flimsily
who resemble our kin. C. frivolously
Friends are most similar in genes that affect the sense D. outwardly
of smell and most different in genes that control
immunity or ability to protect against diseases. 25. The study compared _________.
A difference in immune system genes is also seen in A. related friends with strangers
spouses and may have an evolutionary explanation- B. unrelated friends with unrelated strangers
having the genes to fight different infections reduces C. relatives with strangers
the risk of epidemics or spread of diseases. The social D. fourth cousins with friends
aspect may explain why human evolution appears to
have progressed faster in the last 30,000 years. 26. An appropriate title would be “_________.”
This gives us a deeper account of the origins of A. Evolutionary Explanations
friendship. Not only do we form ties with people B. The Role of Genes
superficially like ourselves, but also with people, C. The Origins of Friendship
who are like us on a deep genetic level. D. Ties that Last
4 5th IEO - Set A
FOR QUESTIONS 27 TO 31, READ THE
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT Other brown patches corresponded to recorded
FOLLOW. archaeological excavations, including trenches dug
by the engineer William Gowland in 1901. That
One of the many mysteries of Stonehenge may
some of the patches matched the site of the trenches
have been solved, not because of a scientific
supports the theory that they indicate disturbed
breakthrough or painstaking research, but after a
ground.
maintenance team’s hosepipe turned out to be a
The conclusions have been detailed in a report by
little short.
Daw and published in the latest edition of the journal
Archaeologists have long argued over whether
‘Antiquity’.
the ancient monument was once a perfect circle
The report points out that, despite being one of
or if it was always, as it is now, an incomplete
the most intensively explored prehistoric
ring.
monuments, Stonehenge continues to hold
When a hosepipe used to keep the grass green in
surprises. It also highlights the value of continu-
hot spells failed to reach a broken part of the circle,
ally surveying the site from the ground and air.
unsightly brown patches began to appear. Custodian
Susan Greaney, senior properties historian for
Tim Daw fretted over the blemishes when he realized
English Heritage, said the accidental discovery was
they matched the spots where stones would probably
“really significant”.
have stood if the monument had been a complete
circle.

Daw said it was a “light bulb moment”. “I was 27. The caretaker was disturbed when he became
standing on the public path looking at the grass aware that _________.
near the stones and thinking we needed to find a A. the water pipe was not long enough
longer hosepipe to get the parched patches to green B. the water could not reach all parts of the
up,” he said. incomplete circle
The marks were where archaeologists had looked C. unpleasant dark spots had appeared
without success for signs that there had been stone D. the dark marks matched the stone holes
holes. “I called my colleague over and he saw
28. I called my colleague over and he saw them ......
them and realized their possible significance as
Them, refers to the _________.
well. Not being archaeologists, we called in the
A. signs
professionals.”
B. archaeologists
Aerial photographs were hurriedly commissioned C. stone holes
(before the rains and removed the brown D. discoloration
patches) and the scorch marks on the western
29. The marks of the stone holes indicate that
side of Wiltshire site, south-west England, were
Stonehenge was _________.
mapped.
A. what is at present
Some of the brown patches indeed tallied with
B. exactly what it is now
where stones would have stood, if the circle was
C. an incomplete circle
complete.
D. a complete circle
5th IEO - Set A 5
30. Stonehenge has been repeatedly investigated 31. The expression “light bulb moment” means a
because _________. moment of _________.
A. many new things can come to light A. sudden proof
B. it is a very old monument B. sudden knowledge
C. it has many unsolved secrets C. sudden light
D. ongoing viewing is necessary D. sudden realization

Spoken and written expression

FOR QUESTIONS 32 TO 35, CHOOSE THE BEST


REPLY TO COMPLETE EACH CONVERSATION. Reporter : Why has Britain made computer coding
a _____(36)_____ subject for children in schools
32. Bela : ‘Do you agree with me?’ from the age of five?
Bittu : ‘_________’ Official : Children are not learning the _____
(37)_____ they need to compete in the 21st century.
A. No.
The ability to code and program a computer is
B. I’m afraid, I don’t. _____(38)_____ if you want to be a _____(39)_____.
C. Why should I? But, if you want to use them as a _____(40)_____
D. Not at all. rather than a passive consumer of other people’s
technology, you need to be able to code yourself.
33. Guest: ‘Can I help?’
Hostess: ‘_________’ 36.
A. Why should you? A. required
B. Oh no, you cannot. B. compulsory
C. must
C. Thanks. Everything’s done. D. forced
D. You won’t understand.
37.
34. Preeti : ‘Ma’am, as you’re in Mumbai, can I meet A. arts
B. talents
you somewhere?’
C. knacks
Ma’am : ‘_________.’ D. skills
A. No, you cannot 38.
B. I’m sorry, I’m busy A. essence
C. Another time. Not now B. importance
C. essential
D. I’m very busy D. obligatory

35. Hostess : ‘Would you like a glass of water?’ 39.


Guest : ‘_________’ A. determiner
B. constructor
A. Can I have lime juice? C. builder
B. No. I’m not thirsty. D. developer
C. No, thank you! 40.
D. No. A. weapon
B. tool
FOR QUESTIONS 36 TO 40, CHOOSE THE
C. design
BEST OPTION TO FILL IN THE BLANKS. D. product
6 5th IEO - Set A
FOR QUESTIONS 41 TO 45, READ THE LETTER 42.
AND CHOOSE THE APPROPRIATE OPTION. A. first
B. start
Dear Meher, C. beginning
I would like to _____(41)_____ what I’ve been D. starting

trying to tell you from the very _____(42)_____. 43.


I will help you with a reading list and help you A. compose
_____(43)_____ an experimental situation, but B. put on
I will not be able to go _____(44)_____ your C. frame
D. set up
written drafts, as I am going to be _____(45)_____
town, this being my holiday month. 44.
A. with
Best Wishes
B. from
Dr. Fanny C. on with
D. through
41.
45.
A. make sure A. into
B. clarify B. about
C. make certain C. out of
D. describe D. on

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 AND 47, CHOOSE THE


BEST WORD TO COMPLETE THE SENTENCE. Malaika Goel, a 16-year-old policeman’s daughter
from Rajasthan, has been a passionate shooter since
46. T h i s bed would serve the the age of 10.
purpose of both sofa as well as a cot in a normal
Her dedication paid off when she won the 10m
bedroom.
air pistol silver at this year’s Commonwealth
A. valuable
Games. “I have so much to learn and improve,”
B. imaginable
she said. “Abhinav Bindra is my _____(48)_____.”
C. inspirational
There is a long way to go to _____(49)_____
D. multifunctional
myself. And, with the Chinese and Koreans
47. The ____________ of literacy is such that it can around, the competition in Incheon will be much
take you places. _____(50)_____.
A. role
B. power
C. meaning 48.

D. play A. goal
B. ideal
FOR QUESTIONS 48 TO 50, READ THE TEXT
AND CHOOSE THE RIGHT OPTION TO FILL IN C. target
THE BLANKS. D. dream
5th IEO - Set A 7
49. 50.
A. organize A. stiff
B. introduce B. strong
C. settle C. tougher
D. establish D. rougher

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Set B

Year 2014
2 5th IEO - Set B

WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 19, CHOOSE THE BEST 8. , I have only one option and that is
WORD OR PHRASE TO COMPLETE EACH to take recourse to legal action.
SENTENCE. A. Lastly
1. The flood waters have begun to recede from parts of B. Definitely
Srinagar, ? C. Finally
A. have they D. Initially
B. haven’t they
9. I filled in my application, , there is a
C. isn’t it
problem.
D. is it
A. only
2. Both mother and baby safe. B. however
A. are C. also
B. is D. whenever
C. was
D. is being 10. We have known each other a long time.
A. for
3. As night , rumours spread.
B. from
A. is progressing. C. in
B. progressed
D. at
C. progresses
D. is progressed 11. The government encouraging farmers
to grow millets.
4. They been given satellite phones for
use. A. is being
A. have also B. has been
B. are also C. was being
C. has also D. have been
D. also
12. be the case, my friends always stood
5. I was lost. Two roads diverged in the forest by me.
it was difficult to choose one of them. A. Whatever
A. and B. Wherever
B. but C. However
C. then D. Whenever
D. also
13. If you follow these instructions, you get
6. The sand was comfortable to sleep . lost.
A. with
A. can never
B. in
B. must never
C. under
C. not ever
D. on
D. won’t never
7. My plane was delayed, I was stuck at
the airport. 14. A snake was slithering the tree.

A. moreover A. on
B. however B. into
C. when C. lower
D. so D. down
5th IEO - Set B 3
15. The bread maker is a very useful . C. more
A. invention D. even
B. process
19. She said, ‘We want food and water urgently.’
C. discovery
D. design Indirect speech : .
A. She said she wanted food and water urgently
16. The best thing my country is the B. She wanted food and water urgently
variety in culture, traditions and languages. C. She said they want food and water urgently
A. about D. She said that they wanted food and water
B. on urgently
C. at
D. like FOR QUESTIONS 20 AND 21, CHOOSE THE ODD
WORD OUT.
17. How they won the elections is ?
A. doubt 20. A. Recycle
B. regretful B. Save
C. debatable C. Useful
D. countable D. Convert

18. Bengaluru is pleasant, and importantly, 21. A. Scam


it is not humid. B. Fraud
A. however C. Trick
B. also D. Rob

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 22 TO 26, READ THE PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW.

On September 9, 2014, Google commemorated the 186th birth anniversary of Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) the Russian
author and philosopher, with a slide show showcasing his greatest works. One of the giants of Russian literature, he
wrote his first great novel, War and Peace in the 1860s. Generally, thought to be one of the greatest novels ever written,
remarkable for its dramatic breadth and unity, its vast canvas includes 580 characters, many historical, others fictional.
In 1873, Tolstoy set to work on the second of his best known novels, Anna Karenina. He continued to write fiction
throughout the 1880s and 1890s.
His fiction consistently attempts to convey realistically the Russian society in which he lived. Anna Karenina (1877)
tells parallel stories of an adulterous woman trapped by the conventions and falsities of society and of a philosophical
landowner, who works alongside the peasants in the fields and seeks to reform their lives. Tolstoy not only drew from
his life experiences, but also created characters in his own image, such as Pierre and Prince Andrei in War and Peace,
and Levin in Anna Karenina.
Tolstoy served as a second lieutenant in an artillery regiment during the Crimean war. His experiences in battle helped
stir his subsequent pacifism, and gave him material for a realistic depiction of the horrors of war, in his later work.
His contemporaries paid him lofty tributes. Dostoevsky thought him the greatest of all living novelists. Gustave Flaubert,
on reading a translation of War and Peace, exclaimed, “What an artist and what a psychologist”.
Later critics and novelists continue to bear testament to Tolstoy’s art. Virginia Woolf declared him to be the greatest of
all novelists. James Joyce noted that “He is never dull, never stupid, never pedantic, never theatrical!” Thomas Mann
wrote of Tolstoy’s seemingly guileless artistry. “Seldom did art work so much like nature.”
Such sentiments were shared by Proust, Faulkner and Nabokov. The latter heaped superlatives upon Anna Karenina;
he questioned, however, the reputation of “War and Peace”.
In 1908, Tolstoy wrote ‘A Letter to a Hindu,’ outlining his belief in non-violence, as a means for India to gain independence
from British colonial rule. In 1909, Gandhi wrote to the famous writer, and in his autobiography, acknowledged Tolstoy as
“the greatest apostle of non-violence that the present age has produced.”
4 5th IEO - Set B
22. ....showcasing his greatest works. This means C. a woman confined by traditions
. D. the problems of women
A. displaying the best scenes from his novels
25. To l s t o y ’s w r i t i n g i s n e i t h e r s c h o l a r l y n o r
B. presenting characters from his novels
exaggerated, according to .
C. showing pictures of his greatest novels
D. exhibiting passages from his greatest works A. Thomas Mann.
B. William Faulkner
23. War and Peace is considered to be ever
C. Marcel Proust.
written.
D. James Joyce
A. greater than all other novels
B. one of the great novels 26. Characters like Pierre, Prince Andrei and Levin in
C. one of the greatest novels his novels .
D. the greatest novel
A. are near to Tolstoy
24. Anna Karenina is a story of . B. are extensions of Tolstoy

A. landowners and peasants C. are pictures of Tolstoy


B. 580 characters D. closely resemble Tolstoy

FOR QUESTIONS 27 TO 31, READ THE PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW.

Lady boss assigns stringent deadlines to her team. Then she goes home, cooks several dishes for dinner and phones the
husband asking him to come home soon. The husband has a lot of work to finish because he happens to be in a team
where the boss has cracked the whip.
Of course, his boss is the wife and this is the new India where women are smart, powerful and accomplished and
husbands don’t have to tussle with their egos to report to their wives, at work. The Airtel ad, whose plot line is described
above, should have warmed our hearts, but it has not.
Feminists are frothing at the mouth because the Ad depicts that even successful career women have to eventually
conform to traditional roles. To my mind, this is a truly blinkered view. Liberal attitudes towards women imply that
they should be free to do whatever they like. In this case, here was a successful and smart woman who likes to cook.
And when she’s finished the cooking, she would like her husband to be home so they could eat together. What is
regressive about that?
A lot has changed for the urban Indian women in the last year-and-a-half. Safety and equality have come to the
forefront of discussions. While a lot remains to be done, it is not just the glass half –full view that things are changing
for the better. Yet, these knee-jerk reactions to what constitutes women’s roles are mindless hysteria, not measured
analysis.
It isn’t feminism to demand that women only do what they haven’t traditionally done. It is feminism to demand that
women be able to choose what they want to do- whether it is pulling an all-nighter at work, heading out for a drink
and a dance, tending to a sick child at home or cooking a meal for the family. Sometimes this requires superhuman
skills in juggling schedules and planning ahead. Often, some of it is near impossible. Yet, the sheer fact that the woman
is doing something because she chooses to is all the evidence of liberation one needs. It’s cutting the nose to spite the
face to suggest that a successful career woman should not be allowed to go home and indulge in an activity she enjoys.
Even if it happens to be playing the role of a ‘traditional’ wife.
5th IEO - Set B 5
27. The events described in the passage relate to C. extremely progressive
. D. extremely angry
A. women
B. traditional women 30. The writer the advertisement.
C. an attitude A. supports
D. an advertisement B. opposes
28. The tone of the writer is . C. blames
A. exciting D. ridicules
B. humorous
C. serious 31. A blinkered view is .
D. gentle A. seeing through blinkers
B. an impartial view
29. Feminists are .
C. seeing through one eye
A. very conventional
B. very excited D. a limited view

Spoken and written expression

FOR QUESTIONS 32 TO 35, CHOOSE THE BEST FOR QUESTIONS 36 TO 38, CHOOSE THE BEST
REPLY TO COMPLETE EACH CONVERSATION. OPTION TO FILL IN THE BLANKS.

32. CEO : ‘Your delay in submitting the project has put


Janet : “Serena is the world number one and the
me in a fix.’
US Open champion.”
GM : ‘ .’
Suzie : “The _____(36)_____ Williams again
A. I can see that
proved she remains on top of women’s tennis at
B. I had other things to do
the age of 33.”
C. Such things happen
Janet : “She’s the first player to win the season
D. I’m sorry
finale, three times in a _____(37)_____.”
33. Mother : ‘You need a haircut.’ Suzie : “_____(38)_____ Monica Seles. She won
Son : ‘ ’ it in 1992.”
A. Don’t irritate me.
B. So what?
36.
C. Stop telling me.
D. I think so, too. A. surpassing
B. surmountable
34. Wife : ‘You are not listening.’ C. peerless
Husband : ‘ ’ D. comparable
A. Hmm …… 37.
B. Don’t order me.
A. line
C. You said something? B. row
D. What’s your problem? C. rank
35. Mary : ‘You are wearing a lovely sari.’ D. file

Geeta : ‘ .’ 38.
A. Don’t cast an evil eye A. But only
B. I don’t like it. You take it B Only after
C. It looks very cheap C. Since only
D. You like it? Thank you D. When
6 5th IEO - Set B
FOR QUESTIONS 39 TO 45, READ THE LETTER 41.
AND CHOOSE THE APPROPRIATE OPTION TO A. more
FILL IN THE BLANKS.
B. extra
C. increasing
Dear Mr. Behra,
D. newer
The present work, which is being carried out is
not (39) in the tender to the contractor. 42.
Why don’t you call a meeting of the members
A. finish
of the society to (40) them about
this (41) work? I wish to state that B. end
the problem, which you are trying to (42) C. solve
is a (43) problem. You cannot D. unlock
(44) some flat owners and expect
others to share the cost. You must be concerned 43.
about the well-being of the society and not just A. same
cater to the demands of a (45) few.
B. similar
Yours sincerely,
C. identical
Pushpa Kamble D. common

44.
39.
A. included A. like
B. within B. favour
C. found C. support
D. being D. recognize

40. 45.
A. tell A. selected
B. know B. selective
C. show C. selecting
D. inform D. select

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 TO 48, READ THE TEXT 46.


AND CHOOSE THE RIGHT OPTION TO FILL IN
A. increase
THE BLANKS.
B. raise

Athletes may now rely on a more organic drink C. enhance


to _____(46)_____ their performance – Beetroot D. lift
juice. In _____(47)_____ improving athletic
performance, research has also found that 47.
beetroot can improve the quality of life for
A. above all
heart patients. The _____(48)_____ of beetroot
B. top of
come from the nitrate found within it, which
increases the blood flow to the muscles, during C. more than
exercise. D. addition to
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48. A. sari
B. gift
A. benefits
C. bride
B. goodness
C. comforts D. man
D. enjoyments
50. CHOOSE THE ODD WORD OUT.
49. CHOOSE THE BEST WORD TO COMPLETE A. Expedition
THE SENTENCE. B. Procrastination
This was his last sari, his parting gift to some lucky C. Postponement
bride. ‘This’ refers to the . D. Temporization

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Class 9

Set A

Year 2015
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 15, choose the best 6. One diagnosis, many ___________
word to complete each sentence. A. diagnosi
B. diagnosus
Example C. diagnoses
The jackal being a carnivore has long, D. diagnose
______ teeth.
The doctor advised him to pour cold water on
7.
A. severe the affected area to _________ the pain.
B. solid
A. alleviate
C. sharp
B. appreciate
D. strict
C. annihilate
D. influence
1. The _________ was escorted by the hostel
warden to the well decorated dais. The government decided to _______ the usage
8.
of renewable sources of energy to promote
A. disciplinary
them.
B. dispensary
A. capitalise
C. dignitary
B. exploit
D. distributary
C. endow
2. He was particularly mindful to keep away D. subsidise
from his ________ friends. 9. He was sure that in the end logic and reason
A. reckless would _____________.
B. needless A. curtail
C. ceaseless B. avail
D. regardless C. prevail
D. trail
3. He spent significant time in his lab to find
proof to ______ his theory. 10. An emergency meeting was held to discuss
some very __________ questions.
A. accumulate
B. consolidate A. abstinent
B. relevant
C. amalgamate
C. deponent
D. coalesce
D. component
4. A/An ___________ of owls 11. The constitutional _________ was in favour
A. parliament of the underprivileged.
B. assembly A. upbeat
C. flock B. progress
D. swarm C. augmentation
D. amendment
5. An ________ person is one who does not
make mistakes. 12. The leader’s failure to deliver his promises
A. incorrigible put his election in _________.
B. infallible A. jeopardy
C. indelible B. betrayal
D. infeasible C. vulnerable
D. compromise
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13. Literacy rate has been steadily rising in the 16. Priya ____________ for her friend at the
________ areas. airport ________ the last thirty minutes.
A. urbane
A. will be waiting, while
B. suburban
C. global B. waits, during
D. worldly C. has waited, awhile
D. has been waiting, for
14. The painting was framed in a ___________,
gilded wooden frame in the centre of the 17. Because of the riotous protests, the board
wall.
meeting ________ to be __________.
A. deciduous
B. ambiguous A. had, called off
C. decorous B. has, calling off
D. righteous C. was, call off
15. His actions appeared less ___________ than D. is, call off
the others.
18. Arun, you are always welcome to my home
A. voluntary
and stay with us __________ you like.
B. optional
C. constituent A. wherever
D. particular B. whatever
For questions 16 TO 19, choose the C. whenever
MOst suitable option. D. whichever

Example 19. ___________ Manoj had enough money, he


Sara ___________ in this city for more ________ have bought a house in the city.
than ten years.
A. Whether, can
A. having been living
B. has been living B. If, can
C. have being living C. Whether, should
D. is been living D. If, would

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 20 to 26, Read the


The archaeologist brings to light by pick
passage and answer the questions and spade the relics of bygone ages. He
That follow. is often accused of devoting his energies
to work which is of no material profit
Archaeology is an un-applied science.
to mankind. The archaeologist can offer
Apart from its connection with what is
acceptable information to the painter, the
called culture, some are inclined to judge
theologian, and to most of the followers
it as a pleasant and worthless amusement.
of the arts and sciences.
Others tell us that there is nothing of
Archaeology is the study of the facts of
pertinent value to be learned from the ancient history and ancient lore. It is the
past which will be of use to the ordinary study of all ancient documents and objects
person of the present time. which may be classed as antiquities.

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21. What are the relics of bygone ages?
The archaeologist is the man who deals
A. Ancient documents and objects
with a period for which the evidence has
to be excavated or discovered. The age at B. Pick and spade
which an object becomes an antiquity is C. Incredible wealth
quite undefined. After all, ancient history is D. Suitable information
the tale of any period which is not modern.
22. The age at which an object becomes an
So, an archaeologist does not necessarily
deal solely with the remote ages. antiquity is _________.
Every chronicler of the events of the less A. not modern
recent times, who goes to the original B. ancient lore
documents for his facts, as true historians C. quite undefined
must do as part of their studies, is D. age-old history
an archaeologist. Conversely, every
archaeologist who in his work states 23. As described in the passage, what is the influence
a series of historical facts becomes a of the archaeologist and the historian?
historian. Archaeology and history are A. pleasant
inseparable. Antiquities are the relics of
B. harmful
human mental energy. There is the attitude
of the archaeologist who does not study C. worse
the story of the periods with which he is D. amusing
dealing. He may be unwilling to construct,
24. A historian becomes an archaeologist when
if only in his thoughts, living history out
he _________.
of the objects discovered by him.
There is only one thing worse. And that is A. refers to the original documents
the attitude of the historian who has not B. snaps his fingers
familiarised himself with the actual relics C. groups antiquities
left by the people of whom he writes, or D. deals only with the past
has not, when possible, visited their lands.
Surprising as this may appear, there are 25. What appears surprising to the writer?
many “archaeologists” who do not care a A. The painter accepts information.
snap of the fingers for history. And there B. Archaeologists are not serious about their
are many historians who take no interest work.
in manners and customs. The influence of
C. The historians taking an interest in
either is harmful.
traditions.
D. The people following arts and sciences.
20. What is the archaeologist often accused
of? 26. Why is archaeology judged as a pleasant and
A. working for no material gain worthless amusement?
B. giving adequate information to artists A. There is a lot to be learnt from the past.
C. not thinking of the future B. Its influence is harmful.
D. Not having anything to give to the C. It’s tale of any period.
layman D. It is an un-applied science.

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FOR QUESTIONS 27 TO 32, Read the
passage and answer the questions Geese, ducks, teal, pelicans, cormorants,
snake-birds and ospreys abound in the
that follow.
rivers and streams. The marshes and
If we take nine-and-twenty sunny English swamps are the resort of millions of
May days and steal from March as many waders. The fields and groves swarm with
still, starry nights. And to these we add two flycatchers, starlings, warblers, finches,
rainy mornings and evenings, the product birds of prey and the other migrants
would resemble a typical Indian January. which in winter visit the plains from the
This is the coolest month in the year, a Himalayas and the country beyond.
month when the climate is invigorating The activity of the feathered folk is not
and the sunshine temperate. But even at its height in January. Birds are warm-
in January the sun’s rays have sufficient blooded creatures and they don’t love the
power to cause the thermometer to register cold. Comparatively few of them are in
21°C in the shade at noon, except on an song, and still fewer nest, at this season.
occasional cloudy day. Sunset is marked by Song and sound are expressions of energy.
Birds have more vitality, more life in them
a sudden fall of temperature. The village
than has any other class of organism. They
smoke then hangs a few feet above the
are, therefore, the noisiest of beings.
earth like a blue-grey diaphanous cloud.
The cold increases throughout the hours
of darkness. Towards dawn, mists collect 27. Which Indian month of the year, according
which are not dispersed until the sun has to the writer, offers stimulating climate and
shone upon them for several hours. The pleasant sunshine?
birds await the dissipation of these vapours A. January
before they ascend to the upper air, there B. February
to soar on outstretched wings and scan C. March
the earth for food. D. May
On New Year’s Day, the wheat, the barley, 28. How does the village smoke hang on the
the lentils, and the other spring crops are
earth?
well above the ground. When January
has given place to February, the emerald A. Like still, starry nights
shoots of the corn attain a height of fully B. Like mist at dawn
sixteen inches. Light showers usually C. Like clouds on any day
fall in January. These are welcome to the D. Like a blue-grey haze
agriculturalist because they impart vigour 29. What attains a height of sixteen inches?
to the young crops.
A. Shoots of corn
In the seasons when the earth is not B. Winter crops
blessed with the refreshing winter rain, C. Wheat plants
men and oxen are kept busy irrigating the D. Sugarcane crop
fields. The cutting and the pressing of the
sugarcane employ thousands of farmers 30. Whose activity is not at its maximum in
and their cattle. In almost every village January?
little sugarcane presses are being worked A. Migrants
by oxen from sunrise to sunset. B. Oxen
January is also the month in which the C. Cattle
avian population attains its maximum. D. Birds

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31. The expressions of energy are the ______. 32. Which class of organisms has more life and
A. activity of birds energy than others?
B. abundance in rivers and streams A. Birds
C. song and sound B. Farmers
C. Cattle
D. light showers
D. Migrants

Spoken and written expression

FOR QUESTIONS 33 TO 37, choose the best C. Thank you!


response for the given situation. D. Really!
Example 36. Vijay : “Is this your first visit to Delhi?”
Jassi : “Where is Sania?” Dev : “________________”
Mira : “Sania is busy at work. She bit A. It won’t be long.
off more than she could chew.” B. It’s hot here!
What does Mira mean by her reply? C. Yes, it is.
A. She is very good at what she does. D. I am pleased.
B. She committed to more than she could
37. Sajid : “Would you like to take part in this
manage.
play?”
C. She is not very efficient at her work.
Dinesh : “__________________”
D. She said she would finish her work.
A. I am going home.
B. I would love to!
33. Sunny : “The talk is so boring.” C. Where are you going?
Malik : “Yes, I agree. Let’s hope he cuts to D. You will not understand.
the chase, soon.”
For questions 38 to 45, choose the
What does Malik mean when he says he cuts best option to fill in the blanks.
to the chase?
A. he speaks in detail. Shopkeeper : Good afternoon, Ma’am!
Welcome to my shop on this (38) day!
B. he finishes the talk.
Lady : Good afternoon! Thank you!
C. he keeps talking.
The (39) is upon us, do you have some
D. he gets to the point.
good umbrellas?
34. Hari : “Shall I get you a glass of water?” Shopkeeper : Yes, I think I can find a few
good ones to (40) you.
Pari : “______________________”
Lady : Very well!
A. No, it’s not fair.
Shopkeeper : Do you want them in
B. Yes, thank you!
black?
C. All is well.
Lady : I don’t mind, but, can we start with
D. I don’t want to know.
some (41) ones?
35. Alka : “Do you know where he is from?” Shopkeeper : Of course! Here are some
for you, Ma’am!
Mukesh : “_____________________”
Lady : Yes, they look all right. Can I open
A. Yes, of course!
and try them?
B. Why can I?

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C. comfort
Shopkeeper : (42) , Ma’am! D. favour
Lady : This is a bit tight, I am (43) . Do
you have any foldable ones, too? 41.
Shopkeeper : Sure, I think I might have A. solid
just the umbrella for you. B. light
Lady : Yes, I like this one which is quite C. colourful
(44) and sturdy. How much does it D. synthetic
cost?
Shopkeeper : That will be ` 500, 42.
Ma’am. A. certainly
Lady : Very good, I will take this one. B. By the way
Shopkeeper : Good choice. I am glad I was C. But
of (45) . D. Instead
Lady : Indeed, you were.
43.
A. sad
38. B. happy
A. long C. afraid
B. sad D. delighted
C. Tuesday
D. beautiful 44.
A. bold
39.
B. complete
A. sunny C. plastic
B. monsoon D. attractive
C. clouds
D. shelter 45.
A. help
40. B. interest
A. show C. support
B. believe D. sense

ACHIEVERS SECTION

For questions 46 TO 49, choose the A. infrastructure


MOst suitable option. B. groundwork
46. The people went ____________as the long C. substratum
awaited heroes returned home. D. foundation
A. anxious
48. Scores of young entrepreneurs are making a
B. delirious
_________ to startup hubs.
C. berserk
D. happy A. drive
B. hardline
47. They were unable to utilise the river waters
due to a lack of sufficient ________ for C. beeline
irrigation. D. foundation

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49. _________ the heavy luggage, they managed Mr. Das : “Don’t trouble trouble, until trouble
to slowly walk up the hill. troubles you.”
A. Even though What does Mr. Das mean when he replies to
B. Although
Mr. Singh?
C. In spite
D. Despite A. Double trouble.
B. Trouble is bad.
50. choose the best response for the
C. Don’t look for trouble.
given situation.
D. Look for trouble.
Mr. Singh : “I am troubled.”

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Class 9

Set B

Year 2015
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 15, choose the best 6. One criterion, many _______________
word to complete each sentence. A. criteri
B. criterium
Example
C. criteria
The jackal being a carnivore has long, D. criterions
______ teeth.
A. severe 7.
The scope and potential of this medicinal
B. solid product are _____________.
C. sharp A. immense
D. strict B. dispense
C. expense
1.
The annual report of the construction D. incense
company was discouraging as it faced a
8.
Gopal was ready to go to the office and
huge __________.
_________ for the credibility of his friend.
A. defame
A. vocal
B. define
B. vouch
C. deficit
C. void
D. deficient
D. volition
2. His article on gender disparity was a bit
The measurements and calibrations of this
9.
__________.
equipment are found to be __________.
A. chauvinistic
B. exotic A. incise
C. cystic B. exercise
D. genetic C. excise
D. precise
The secretary’s speech reprimanding the
3.
defaulters couldn’t get more severe and 10. They had to ____________a story to come
___________ than this. up with an excuse.
A. kind A. abdicate
B. sarcastic B. advocate
C. stupid C. implicate
D. reassuring D. fabricate

4. Music is the best remedy to ______ an angry 11. Failure to ___________ led to the extinction
or agitated soul. of many animals.
A. provoke A. absolve
B. exasperate B. dissolve
C. pacify C. evolve
D. pester D. resolve

5. A __________ of gypsies was seen on the 12. People from all over the world ____________
outskirts of the town. here for the harvest festival.
A. flock A. gather
B. pack B. access
C. group C. lump
D. caravan D. hustle

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13. The members of the Board were asked not to 16. Anil ___________ find it extremely difficult
_________ any details before the budget. to do business in the new city.
A. digress A. starting to
B. divulge
B. start to
C. displeasure
D. disposition C. started to
D. starts
14. The students were asked to ________ and
discuss their ideas. 17. How long ____________ this car?
A. bookworm A. had you having
B. brainstorm B. have you has
C. conform
C. have you had
D. inform
D. having you
15. Those who ____________ regularly feel a
sense of calm. 18. After taking a short break, she _________
A. meditate to start working again.
B. deliberate A. has decide
C. instigate B. has decided
D. elaborate C. had decide
For questions 16 TO 19, choose the D. has deciding
most suitable option.
19. You ________. The mobile comes in three
Example colours.
Sara ___________ in this city for more A. have a choice
than ten years.
B. having a choice
A. having been living
C. have a choose
B. has been living
C. have being living D. choosing
D. is been living

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 20 to 26, Read the


He was none other than Columbus, who
passage and answer the questions
had been rejected by the court of Portugal.
that follow.
He had addressed himself to the Court of
Who was this simple mariner who could Spain whom he had waited patiently to
dare to differ from so many learned men? obtain a hearing. He had been a seaman
His persona was commanding, demeanour from the age of fourteen. He was born in
elevated, his manner that of one who the city of Genoa about the year 1435,
had a right to be heard. His rich flow of where his father, Dominico Colombo,
eloquence carried his hearers with him. carried on the business of a wool comber,
His countenance was handsome and his which his ancestors had followed for
hair already blanched by thought and several generations.
hard work.

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21. Columbus had been rejected by _______.
He was the eldest of three brothers, the A. the city of Genoa
others being Bartholomew and Diego. He
B. the court of Spain
had at an early age shown a desire for
C. the court of Portugal
the sea. And accordingly his education
D. the city of Flanders
had been mainly directed to fit him for
maritime life. 22. Who was his distant relative with whom he
His first voyages were made with a distant made his first voyages?
relative named Colombo, a hardy veteran of A. Colombo
the seas, who had risen to some distinction B. Diego
by his bravery. Under his guidance young C. Bartholomew
Christopher saw much service, both D. Dominico
warlike and in trading voyages, soon until
he gained command of a war ship of good 23. Whom did Columbus marry in Lisbon?
size. When serving in the squadron of his A. The daughter of an illustrious navigator
cousin information was brought that four B. The widow of a famous navigator
richly laden Venetian galleys were on their C. The daughter of Colombo
return voyage from Flanders. The squadron D. The daughter of Diego
lay in wait for them. A desperate fight
24. Whom was Columbus serving before the
ensued. The vessels grappled each other.
desperate fight ensued?
The vessel commanded by Columbus was
engaged with a huge Venetian galley. Hand A. The court of Spain
grenades and other fiery missiles were B. The squadron of his cousin
thrown on board her, and the galley was C. The court of Portugal
wrapped in flames. D. A distinguished navigator
So closely were the vessels fastened 25. How many Venetian galleys were returning
together, that both were involved in one from Flanders?
conflagration. The crews threw themselves
A. One
into the sea. Columbus seized an oar, and
B. Two
being an expert swimmer, reached the
C. Three
shore. On recovering he made his way to
D. Four
Lisbon. It is possible he may have resided
there previously. There married a lady, 26. What were both the vessels involved in?
the daughter of a distinguished navigator, A. One conflagration
from whose widow he obtained much B. Their return voyage
information regarding the voyages and C. A warlike voyage
expeditions of her late husband, as well D. Trading voyages
as from his papers, charts, journals, and
memoranda. FOR QUESTIONS 27 TO 32, Read the
passage and answer the questions
20. W h y w a s t h e s i m p l e m a r i n e r ’s h a i r that follow.
blanched? The study of animals, plants, rocks, and
A. due to his handsome countenance of natural objects generally, was formerly
B. Due to thought and hard work called “natural history”. But this term has
C. Due to his rich eloquence disappeared from our vocabulary. It is now
D. Due to his elevated demeanour called “natural sciences”.

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What is the reason of this change? To what This sorting of characters has been
does it correspond? It is rare for a word executed with genius by the illustrious
to be modified in so short a time. naturalists of the last centuries. We render
a great homage to the classifiers when
The naturalist of yesterday marched we say that they have confined the facts
vigorously over hills and valleys in search as closely as it is possible to do. The
of rare insects, which he picked with catalogues which they have prepared are
delight. He extended his hand for a plant of a utility which is unquestionable.
difficult to reach, which he triumphantly
dried and fixed on a leaf of paper bearing 27. How is the naturalist of today attached to
the date of the discovery and the name nature?
of the locality. A herbarium became a A. by using modern laboratory tools
sort of journal, recalling to its fortunate B. By fixing leaves on pieces of paper
possessor all the wanderings of the happy C. By going on rare nature trips
chase, all the delightful sounds and sights D. By studying their features
of the country. All the preliminary studies
28. What reminded the naturalist of the wanderings
which resulted from these excursions
of the happy chase?
were necessary. We owe gratitude to our
A. The vocabulary
predecessors. We profit from their labour.
B. The journal
We regret the loss of the picturesque
C. The herbarium
fashion in which their researches were
D. The laboratory
carried out.
The naturalist of today usually lives more 29. What did the naturalist of yesterday search
in the laboratory than in the country. for?
Occasional expeditions are the only links A. Delight
that attach him to nature. The scalpel and B. Fossils
other modern tools have replaced the C. Pleasure
collector’s pins. The magnifying glass D. Rare insects
gives place to the electron microscope. 30. What has the naturalist of today still much
When the observer begins to pursue his to learn?
studies in the laboratory, he no longer
A. The wanderings of a happy chase
cares to pass the threshold. He has still
B. The sounds and sight of the country
so much to learn concerning the most
C. The sporadic expeditions
common creatures. It seems useless to
D. The common plants and animals
him to waste his time in seeking those
that are rarer. 31. What did the naturalists of the last centuries
When little or nothing was known it was do illustriously?
necessary to begin by examining the A. March over hills and valleys
phenomena which first met the eyes of the B. Labour over specimens
observer. Their differences and similarities C. Sort their characters
were studied. They were formed into D. Waste time
groups, classed and arranged in an order.
32. What did the modern tools replace?
In classifying it is impossible to consider
all the facts or the result would be chaos. A. Collector’s pins
B. Microscope
It is necessary to choose the characters and
C. Magnifying glass
to give priority to certain of them.
D. Leaf of paper

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Spoken and written expression

F O R Q U E S T I O N S 3 3 TO 3 7 , c h oose 37. Karan : “Should I do what my heart says?”


the best reply to complete each Shirin : “_____________________.”
conversation. A. Where there is a will there is a way
Example B. There is light at the end of the tunnel
Jassi : “Where is Sania?” C. Every cloud has a silver lining
Mira : “Sania is busy at work. She bit D. The heart never lies
off more than she could chew.” For questions 38 to 45, choose the
What does Mira mean by her reply? best option to fill in the blanks.
A. She is very good at what she does.
Salesperson : Hello! How can I help
B. She committed to more than she could you?
manage. Woman : Hello! I’m just (38) for some
C. She is not very efficient at her work. cushions.
D. She said she would finish her work. Salesperson : All right. Take a look at this
set of cushions, they are very (39) . You
might like it.
33. Vijay : “There is something wrong with my
Woman : Can you show me some more,
laptop. Can you help?” in more shapes and sizes, (40) something
Bala : “_____________________” round?
A. Let me see. Salesperson : Yes, I might have just the
B. Hello, what’s up? set for you. Take a look at this range of
C. Who is there? cushions.
D. I love this job. Woman : Yes, this is very good. It’s
pretty soft in just the right shape and size.
34. Seema : “How long will you be staying?” The cushions I have now, have become
Reema : “_____________________.” (41).
Salesperson : Good choice. This is a very
A. I am visiting the city
good brand with a two year warranty. So
B. It is beautiful once (42) , you don’t have to worry about
C. I am here for two days its quality for a long time.
D. It’s nice to meet you Woman : Does it come with covers?
Salesperson : No, I am sorry, it doesn’t.
35. Hari : “Are you coming with us?”
However, you can buy the covers separately.
Pari : “_____________________.” We are also offering an extra ten percent
A. This is home (43) on a few selected items. And also,
B. Yes, if you are if you’re really interested, we even offer
C. The weather is pleasant free home delivery for (44) exceeding
D. There are hills here ` 5000.
Woman : That’s (45) . I think I will take
36. Ria : “Do you have shoes of size five?” them.
Shopkeeper : “_____________________.” 38.
A. You are late A. hanging
B. This is too early B. looking
C. Indeed C. dancing
D. This is a shoe store D. reading

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39. B. brought
A. soft C. caught
B. safe D. thought
C. flimsy 43.
D. spongy
A. free
40. B. stake
A. totally C. share
B. partially D. discount
C. preferably 44.
D. fundamentally
A. salary
41. B. purchases
A. soft C. cashback
B. fluffy D. money
C. lumpy 45.
D. plump
A. odd
42. B. fortunate
A. bought C. perfect
D. why

ACHIEVERS SECTION

For questions 46 TO 49, choose the B. confessed


most suitable option. C. professed
D. suppressed
46. Despite its speed, the cheetah cannot keep
up with its________ for long. 49. Working for an MNC, Anjali will have to
A. spruce ________ working irregular hours.
B. sprint A. getting used to
C. relay B. used to be
D. drive C. used to
D. get used to
47. ______________ is the study of human races
and cultures. 50. c h oose t h e b est re p ly to
A. Anthropology complete the conversation.
B. Philosophy Reena : “Do you understand what to do in
C. Etymology this game?”
D. Archaeology Sumit : “_____________________”
48. Each of the interested parties _____________ A. It’s every man for himself.
to be the best in their field. B. I’m all scissors and hands.
C. It has got the worst of me!
A. possessed
D. I’m as befuddled as the next.

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Class 9

Set A

Year 2016
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 21, choose the best B. fastening


option TO COMPLETE EACH SENTENCE. C. trying
D. binding
Example
They say it is an accident ______ area with
6.
It was good to with the old
an average of twenty accidents in a year.
gang.
A. proven
A. hang on B. prone
B. keep of C. prevention
C. look in D. driven
D. catch up Rajesh is always asking questions. One day,
7.
his will land him in trouble.
1.
The government is planning to kill more than A. ability
1500 kangaroos as they have a effect B. felicity
on the environment. C. calamity
A. decreasing D. curiosity
B. devastating The municipal office announced that Ram
8.
C. deriding Nagar will have to put with water
D. deifying shortage for a few more weeks.
2.
The announcement was made as part of A. in
measures to control air pollution. B. up
A. inconspicuous C. on
B. moderate D. out
C. stringent 9.
The dog who the missing child was
D. statute given a gold medal.
3.
The grandparents became when they A. looks for
were presented with a framed picture of their B. found
wedding. C. prevailed
A. nostalgic D. seeks
B. petrified 10. If you a veterinary doctor, I can bring
C. extrinsic my dogs to you.
D. disparate
A. become
4.
Ritu and Meena brought all the they B. were
needed for the camping trip. C. can be
A. gait D. came to be
B. gear 11. While the kids in the pool, we
C. plait on the bench.
D. jack
A. were swimming, chatting
5. The lawyer said the contract is . It B. swam, chat
cannot be broken. C. were swimming, sat chatting
A. holding D. be swimming, were chatting

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12. we are working, we are happy and 17. Since we moved here, she not
healthy. to the gym.
A. As far as A. was, been going
B. As long as B. has, going
C. Instead C. was, gone
D. Nevertheless D. has, gone

13. The young boy was off with a strong 18. The lie detector to find out if the
warning not to steal again. servant the truth in his statement.
A. called A. is being used, tell
B. let B. will be taken, telling
C. set C. was used, had told
D. send D. was employed, tells

14. We for two hours before Vibha came 19. Rachna gave to everyone’s request
and sang a song.
back from school.
A. on
A. waited
B. off
B. had been waiting
C. up
C. should have waited
D. in
D. had waited
20. Roy two books this year with a new
15. His habits are very similar mine.
publisher.
A. of A. got along
B. to B. brought out
C. for C. brought up
D. from D. drew on
16. When I come home from school, my dog 21. without too much planning, you can
at the door, waiting for me. discover new places.
A. would have been sitting A. You can move
B. has been sitting B. After leading
C. will be sitting C. Try going to
D. will have sitting D. If you travel

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 22 TO 28, Read the


passage and answer the questions impossible to imagine a world without hope.
that follow. It is also difficult to imagine a world where
others have not experienced pain and yet,
Stories of inspiration about people who overcome them. Walt Disney worked as a
have achieved great things even when they clerk in a dingy basement office but went
faced adversity are remarkable. They tell on to establish the successful Walt Disney
us that no matter what personal difficulty Inc.; Steve Jobs quit university before he
or sorrow we may be facing, there is founded Apple Inc. and Beethoven produced
always light at the end of the tunnel. It is beautiful symphonies despite his deafness.

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22. What do inspirational stories tell us?
All these people have one thing in common:
they faced numerous rejections yet refused That we should _____________.
to listen to the discouraging things people A. learn from other people’s struggles
B. try to achieve simple things
said. Such stories have inspired millions
C. know that problems are remarkable
through the ages and helped them overcome
D. never give up chances
their own shortcomings. They give people
strength to believe that despite all odds, they 23. The phrase ‘light at the end of the tunnel’
could accomplish great things. means that _____________.
Sometimes, in our efforts to look beyond A. tough people always win
our troubles and shortcomings, all we need B. difficult times come to an end
is a little support from family and friends. C. it is the end of one’s life
We just need to be told that all things are D. life is like a journey
possible if we try hard and do not lose
hope. Often success is lurking around the 24. Why are stories of Walt Disney, Steve Jobs
corner and if we are persistent, we find it and Beethoven relevant?
at the end of our worst nightmares. We They tell us that _____________.
may have to endure suffering, put up with A. one should listen to others
failure and ridicule, but if we remain patient B. we may get lucky like them
and continue our efforts, we are bound to C. one should continue to work hard
succeed. Only when we have practised D. life always remains simple
enough, do we arrive at a stage when we 25. When we are facing challenges, we want to
are in a position to perform well. The aim hear _____________.
of practice is not to develop an attitude of
A. good things about our life
complacence in man that he may learn to
B. that our friends love us
exist peacefully. On the other hand, practice
C. that life is difficult
should teach a person to accept suffering and
D. that success is attainable and we should
trial and learn to move beyond the mundane.
be persistent
It is only through adversity that any person
has ever achieved greatness. 26. As children we should not be told that
One of the simplest lessons to learn about _____________.
facing difficulty is to learn to accept life. A. life is a fairy tale
Most often, in children’s story books and B. we may face failures
through our parents we see only part of the C. we must work hard to improve
truth. We learn that life is about goodness D. our efforts are important
and success. We are not told that we have
27. Practice helps us to .
to face failure and sometimes we stumble
and fall down. We are not assured that it A. get used to everything
is not the result that is important but our B. reach a performance stage
efforts to make the best of things that make C. try new things every day
us successful. A person who is able to D. accept challenges and learn
accept failure and work hard to improve 28. Those who inspire us _____________.
his mistakes is one who is able to make
A. never make mistakes
the best of opportunities. Such a person
B. wrote success stories
writes his own success story and becomes
C. work hard despite failures
an inspiration for many.
D. easily lose hope

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FOR QUESTIONS 29 TO 34, Read the
sink. Even though, they swim non-stop,
passage and answer the questions
some shark species are territorial and swim
that follow.
around the same area every day. They are
Whenever man ventures out in the sea, there only content to be in possession of a part of
is always a possibility of encountering a water but not interested in the movement of
beautiful, perfect yet deadly, shark. Every other sharks. While large sharks allow other
species of shark, even small ones, can be sharks to enter their territory, they are not
extremely dangerous and deadly. The shark friendly and only share the remains of their
is known as a ‘killing machine’ as it can food. Sharks also have incredible ability
easily snap a human into pieces with its to digest only parts of their food while the
awesome jaws. Its jaw is far back beneath rest of the stomach content is kept intact
its long snout, still it can bite directly into for later use.
the flesh. When a shark opens its mouth, Even though, this mighty creature of the
one can see it is equipped with numerous sea evokes feelings of fear, Polynesians’
sharp teeth. The shark sinks its teeth in its attitude is different. They provide a complete
victim’s body and then rotates it under its understanding of the threat to their children
body weight. This mechanism transforms so that they may avoid or overcome it, they
the teeth of the jawbone into a kind of saw do not teach them blind fear of the shark
which instantly tears off the flesh. It is a or the unknown. People who have studied
terrifying spectacle to see a shark attacking shark behaviour for years say that a diver’s
its victim. best protection lies in swimming quietly and
Sharks are good at following scents across slowly away from the sharks. They should
thousands of miles in the ocean. This helps avoid any abrupt movements in position and
them to track down their prey and arrive at above all, they should not panic.
the precise location. They seem to follow
a scent like hunting dogs do and this has 29. The sharks’ ____________ give(s) them the
earned them the name, ‘hounds of the sea’. nickname of killing machines.
One myth that is popular about the sharks
A. experience of hunting in the sea
is that they have poor eyesight. On the
contrary, they can see at quite a distance B. ability to shred flesh into pieces
and distinguish among various forms. C. good smelling powers
Their hearing, too, is perfect as they react D. image of being deadly creatures
to sounds of a bell or the noise made by a
30. What quality of the sharks does the name
diver underwater. Sometimes people suggest
that when one sees a shark approaching they ‘hounds of the sea’ refer to?
should beat the water with their hands or A. They bother others in the sea.
cry out loud. But such behaviours produce B. They are good hunters.
almost opposite effects and should not be C. They are pursued by others.
heeded. D. They can smell their prey.
Experts are not sure whether sharks migrate
from one region to another or not but they 31. Why is making noise around a shark not a
are sure that sharks swim unceasingly, night good idea?
and day. This is because they do not have A. It can disturb their swim.
a ‘swimming bladder’ which would help B. It attracts them to people.
them stabilise at different depths. Therefore, C. It drives them away.
if they stopped swimming they would D. It affects their hearing.

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32. Why do some sharks spend their time in A. do not follow other sharks
same area? B. are restless creatures
Some sharks are restricted to one area because C. would drown if they don’t swim
they . D. mark their territories
A. share their food with others
B. keep swimming all the time 34. Polynesians teach their children to .
C. allow others to enter their territory A. be aware of the dangers
D. are territorial B. fight the sharks
C. be afraid of the sharks
33. Why do sharks swim non-stop?
The sharks swim non-stop because they D. be afraid of the unknown
.

Spoken and written expression

F O R Q U E S T I O N S 3 5 TO 3 7 , C h oose 37. Jai : I don’t know how to complete the project


the best OPTION to complete the on time.
conversation. Ritu : Don’t worry. I am sure you will
_______________.
Example
A. kill the time
Mir : Hi Anu, it’s Mir. I want to talk
B. need some help
about the project.
C. think of something
Anu : Hi Mir, ? I’m still
D. find it out
working.
FOR QUESTIONS 38 AND 39, CHOOSE THE
A. could you please call later
MOST SUITABLE OPTION.
B. when could you call
C. I don’t want to talk 38. Rashmi : We are planning a trip to Tuscany
D. if we can talk later this semester.
Tina : Oh, really! Tuscany seems to be a hot
35. Rohit: Hello Kavita! Where are you? destination suddenly.
Kavita: . Can we talk later? Tina means that _______________.
Rohit: Sure. I’ll call you in the evening. A. going to Tuscany is the main topic of
A. I’m good discussion these days
B. I’m out now B. the temperature would be high in
C. I call you later Tuscany
D. Yes, I’m out C. the temperature in Tuscany suddenly rose
up
36. Dara : Hi Sheila! Nice to meet you. I’ve D. Tuscany is becoming everyone’s favourite
heard so much about you. stop
Sheila : Hi Dara! , I hope!
39. Leela : Every summer, I go to London.
A. It is true Benny : You must know it like the back of
B. That’s great your hand!
C. Good for you Leela : Yes, you can say that.
D. All good things What does Benny mean?

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A. Leela is very familiar with London. 41.
B. Leela has a tattoo of London on her A. So you look at
hand. B. Are you knowing of
C. Benny likes Leela’s hand. C. Have you tried
D. Leela’s backhand is strong. D. Didn’t you watch
For questions 40 to 45, complete the 42.
conversation with the most suitable
A. Oh, did you
options.
B. Where did you
Amit : Babita, I’m (40) a shop that C. Did not
sells inexpensive sweaters. Do you know D. Why didn’t I
of any?
43.
Babita : (41) the factory outlets on the A. Many of
highway? B. Little of
Amit : (42) think of that? C. Mostly of
Babita : (43) my friends shop there. The D. Handful
sweaters are cheap but not bad. 44.
Amit : Thanks, (44) suggestion. A. that’s the great
Babita : Let me know when you are going. B. I’m grateful
I may (45) too. C. that’s a great
Amit : Sure, I will. D. yes, that’s a

45.
40.
A. thinking by A. walk along
B. looking for B. tag along
C. going in C. jump along
D. walking to D. hop along

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 AND 47, CHOOSE A. diversion


THE best OPTION to complete each B. divergence
sentence. C. deviation
D. digression
46. Kolkata is a very busy city. It is always
48. C h oose t h e most suita b le
with people night and day. antonym of the word given in
A. moving bold.
B. teeming Under the circumstances, such pejorative
C. seeking comments should have been avoided.
D. thriving A. Snide
47. Since the road was closed for repairs, he B. Critical
took the _____________. C. Appreciative
D. Derogatory

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49. C h oose t h e most suita b le 50. Choose the most suitable option.
synonym to replace the word Raj : I know that this is the third time Shiv
given in bold. has been caught stealing. But I still think
he’s an honest guy.
Rohan tried to cajole Lopa, but it was in
Ravi : Wow! You really wear rose-coloured
vain.
glasses.
A. Rejoice What does Ravi mean?
B. Coax A. Raj doesn’t see very well.
C. Disgust B. Raj is overly optimistic.
D. Remind C. Raj likes red sunglasses.
D. Raj is pessimistic.

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Class 9

Set B

Year 2016
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 20, choose the best 6.


When they arrived our city, it was
option to complete each sentence. raining.
A. into
Example B. at
Reema is standing the end of C. of
the queue. D. on
A. in B. at 7.
Tunnel no. 102, which is 1.5 km long, is
C. on D. by one of the longest tunnels in India.
A. considered to be
1. Sarla is such a person. Her outspokenness B. thought
C. detained
will land her in trouble.
D. seen
A. reticent
B. forthright 8. such a terrible storm hit the city
C. solemn again, respond?
D. discreet A. When do, we will
B. Should, did we
2. The sparrows worked to prepare their C. If, how would we
nest before the young ones arrived. D. Then, if we could
A. languidly
9.
When she , she that the movie
B. diligently
was still playing.
C. vilely
D. absolutely A. saw, finds
B. awoke, found
3. My grandmother has promised to give her C. gets up, saw
earrings to me on my birthday. D. awake, finds
A. antique 10. Rajan called to ask home.
B. rampant
A. if Lata had come
C. gracious
B. had Lata come
D. imminent C. if Lata comes
4. Rajni made several to climb the D. Lata had come
mountain before she was successful. 11. Kiku : The children are suddenly very
A. accidents quiet.
B. challenges Dina : Yes, let’s see what they are .
C. promotions A. up to
D. attempts B. got to
5. Results have been . You should check C. down to
the school website. D. end up

A. posting 12. We have a pool in our colony and I swim


B. cleared ten to fifteen before breakfast every
C. shared day.
D. announced
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A. longs C. on
B. length D. in
C. lengths
17. Afternoon rain showers are in the
D. rows
valley.
13. I haven’t seen Joel . A. lesser obvious
A. for ages B. pretty common
B. from ages C. bright and shining
C. till years D. highly mighty
D. many times
18. The highlight of the show wasn’t the fireworks;
14. Tarun’s expenses _________ his pocket it was the of the clown.
money so he had to borrow money from his
A. antics
friend.
B. jargon
A. preceded C. vertigo
B. proceeded D. adhering
C. succeeded
D. exceeded 19. After they the bus, Mira and Sheila
realised that Joy traffic.
15. Long stretches of the highway are being
. Soon we’ll make the journey in half A. got on, was stuck in
the time. B. went off, is stick in
C. left on, was stuck in
A. renovated
D. got into, will be stuck
B. retained
C. removed 20. travelled by train, I know it will be
D. reconstructed exciting.
16. We didn’t go on a holiday. My wife wasn’t A. While I had
very keen leaving her house. B. You see I
A. of C. Well I have
B. for D. Though I haven’t

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 21 TO 27, Read the a physical and moral quality which makes
passage and answer the questions
people persevere, and withstand danger or
that follow.
fear. It is also the steadiness of mind and
will to stand firmly in the face of danger
People have always talked about human
or extreme difficulty. Physical courage
qualities that they admire because they all
allows one to depend on physical strength
want to possess them. Though, often they
to overcome challenges. It is needed in
differ on which one is more important than
dangerous situations for bringing relief or
the other. Sometimes we are born with it protection, may be to save someone from
and sometimes we learn to be courageous drowning or an accident. But sometimes
over a period of time. Some say the absence even those who possess physical strength
of fear is courage. Others think it is facing do not have the nerve to jump into difficult
fear, yet continuing on unfailingly. It is both situations to rescue others. That’s why some

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22. The writer describes moral strength as
people claim that moral courage is superior .
to physical as someone who may not be
A. an important quality that we can read
physically strong may exhibit great daring.
about
Both are important for our survival and can
B. the ability to learn from fears and
be acquired over time, though one may be
problems
born with these qualities.
C. strong will power needed to face
Courage is also considered a measure of our difficulties
self-esteem and will. It makes us different D. similar to physical strength which is not
from each other as it shows what we believe enough
in and how much we are willing to sacrifice 23. Courage is indicative of the strength of our
for them. It doesn’t refer to the easy path; convictions as it .
it is always about making difficult choices. A. dictates how much we are ready to sacrifice
It is not always acts of deliberate thought for our beliefs
but also unconscious acts of boldness. The B. destroys everything that stands in our
common thread between these conscious way
and unconscious acts is that they are related C. is destructive when we are forced to
to beliefs, self-will and danger. Any mention choose
of courage is incomplete without risks and D. makes hard choices that are impossible to
danger. It is only when we face these that make
our strength is brought to surface. It is also
impossible to talk of it without thinking of 24. Why is physical strength considered inferior
losses, failure and gains. It has been invoked to moral courage? Because .
by leaders through the centuries to call A. men sometimes value moral courage more
people to rise to the occasion. Literature than physical
is filled with stories of the valour and B. bodily strength is not enough in all
courage of heroic personalities that were situations
not afraid to face their adversity. These C. mind is more important than material
have been inspiring people over generations resources
D. we can improve our physique but not our
to overcome their anxieties and fears. The
morals
theme of courage is often discussed by
philosophers too. Plato, one of the greatest 25. Any discussion of courage must include
philosophers of all times, described courage .
as not only the ability to resist fear and pain, A. examples of all situations alike
but to keep one’s desires and ambitions in B. struggles that people face every day
check. It has been an indispensable part of C. conscious and unconscious decisions
human existence and will continue to define D. sacrifices and losses that may occur
who we are and how we behave.
26. What does the phrase ‘rise to the occasion’
mean?
21. The writer believes we can all be courageous A. People should stand up at important
as we . events
A. hope to find it B. Deal with a difficult situation successfully
B. read about it C. Be assertive about what you feel and
C. admire this quality think
D. want to possess them D. Wake up early for important occasions

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27. Plato defines courage as the ability to .
bringing a pet home. Dogs love human
A. inspire others company and feel bored, even depressed
B. resist temptations when they have to stay away from their
C. defend ourselves human friends. In order to keep them
D. face challenges happy and healthy, regular health checks
FOR QUESTIONS 28 TO 34, Read the are required, along with wholesome food
passage and answer the questions and exercise. This is a very important point
that follow. that dog lovers should consider before
committing to getting a dog. Dogs require
Dog owners have always believed that their plenty of outdoor exercise to remain active
best friends act more like humans than and alert. This may not always be possible
animals. Now increasingly, research studies if one lives in a crowded place such as in
are also arriving at the same conclusion. the centre of the city or a high rise building
Studies show that dogs can read facial or if one keeps a busy lifestyle. Owning
expressions, understand tonal variation and a dog is a lifetime commitment that lasts
express feelings of jealousy, happiness and the life span of the animal. Depending on
empathy. They have picked up these human the dog’s breed, a dog can live up to 10
traits during their evolution from wild to 15 years. A dog’s company can bring
wolves to domesticated animals. While it is you immeasurable joy and satisfaction and
well-known that dogs are able to understand enrich your life tremendously but it requires
many of the words we use, they are better a great sense of loyalty from your end too.
at interpreting our tone of voice, body Since a dog loves you unconditionally, it is
language and gestures. If they have spent important to return the favour.
some time with you, dogs like our human
friends, can gauge our emotional state.
28. What does research prove?
They have been known to sit quietly while
a child sulks or is sick or unhappy. Most That .
people who have had dogs as pets vouch A. humans and dogs live together happily
for the joy they bring them. Moreover, dogs B. dogs are equally fond of human beings
provide many physical and mental benefits C. owners know dogs to be their best
with their loyal companionship. In recent friends
years, studies have scientifically proven that D. dogs’ behaviour is similar to humans’
the loving bond between humans and their
pet dogs reduces the risk of heart diseases 29. Dogs exhibit human qualities as they .
and increases life span. Some studies also A. picked them up through evolution
report a reduction in pain, early recovery B. are trained to imitate human beings
and rehabilitation for patients. Both adults C. pretend to express their feelings
and children can benefit from spending time D. used to belong to the wolf family
with dogs which is a source of calmness
and relaxation. Moreover, playing with a 30. What is a relatively less known fact about
dog can stimulate a child’s imagination and dogs?
curiosity; while taking care of them makes That they .
children feel responsible and confident. A. are the best companions to humans
Even if one loves animals, especially dogs, B. are good at following commands
it may not be easy to have one as pet. There C. understand non-verbal cues such as tone
are a lot of things to keep in mind before D. follow human vocabulary quite well

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31. The writer argues dogs are emotional creatures C. need lots of physical exercise to stay fit
because they . D. don’t like living in crammed places
A. brood and sit unhappily on their own 33. The writer wants people to think before
B. bring happiness and joy to others getting dogs as pets because .
C. act like wild wolves sometimes A. they require plenty of time and effort
D. mimic their owners’ mood B. humans live for long periods of time
C. humans are difficult to live with
32. What are the advantages of spending time D. they are extremely loyal pets
with dogs?
34. Dogs expect their human friends to .
They .
A. get depressed when they are away from A. maintain a busy life
B. love them unconditionally
others
C. live with them in cities
B. help children become alert and responsible D. keep them busy in play

Spoken and written expression

FOR QUESTIONS 35 AND 36, CHOOSE THE A. Just the usual aches and pains.
BEST OPTION. B. I don’t know; chills and pills?
C. Much in charge of the weather.
35. Priya : I see Kitty and Alka are playing
D. Better, with a few bruises and cuts.
again.
Satish : Oh yes, they made up last week. 38. Mom : I can’t believe he’s done so poorly
What does Satish mean? again.
A. Kitty and Alka became friends again. Dad : Yes, but he tried his best. Don’t be
B. Kitty and Alka decided to play together. on him.
C. Kitty and Alka started playing from one A. light
week. B. tight
D. Kitty and Alka solved a problem together. C. hard
D. sweet
36. Rohit : I would rather watch a horror movie
than a comedy. I love them. 39. Mike : Didn’t you call Lata?
Ana : That makes two of us. Surbhi : .
Ana means that they both . A. Well, I first took a deep breath
A. are the only two people in the room B. Only for a while, I’m in a hurry
B. love horror and comedy movies C. Thanks, but you should try it too
C. like watching horror movies D. I did but the line was busy
D. should make different kinds of movies
F or questions 4 0 to 4 5 , CH O O S E
FOR QUESTIONS 37 TO 39, CHOOSE THE THE BEST OPTION TO COMPLETE THE
B E S T O P T I O N TO C O MPL E T E E ACH CONVERSATION.
CONVERSATION. Kiran : I’ll book your accommodation in Maidens
Hotel which (40) in the city.
37. Samir : How’ve you been keeping recently,
Grandma? Rahul : That’s great.
Grandmother : _________________ Kiran : Could you please tell me if you have any
other (41) ?
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Rahul : I would (42) a room on the non-smoking B. like to have
C. not be tired of
floor. (43) , thanks.
D. likely discuss
Kiran : Alright, I’ll inform the hotel staff. (44)
me your travel details? 43.
Rahul : Sure, I’ll send you the (45) . A. It’s alright
Kiran : Thanks, see you. B. Not at all
C. That’s all
40. D. Of course
A. will be nice to you
B. is one of the best 44.
C. I’m hoping that A. When you left
D. you should love B. If you attach
C. Have you sent
41.
D. Could you send
A. peculiarity
B. precursor 45.
C. particularity A. e-mail in an hour
D. preference B. application very quickly
42. C. message later
A. hope to see D. envelope too

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 AND 47, CHOOSE THE B. Languor


correct option to complete each C. Sobriety
sentence. D. Glamour
46. There are many _______ to Greek mythology 49. C h oose t h e m ost suita b l e
in English poetry. synonym to replace the word
A. illusions given in bold.
B. delusions John was punished for shirking his official
C. elusives work.
D. allusions A. Delegating
B. Slowing
47. When the midterms were over, the children C. Avoiding
gleefully the books they had been D. Rising
studying.
A. overthrew 50. C h oose t h e m ost suita b l e
B. despised option.
C. shelved Sara : Where’s the doggie?
D. neglected Sid : You got me there.
48. C h oose t h e m ost suita b l e Sid means that .
antonym for the word given in A. Sara has it with her
bold. B. he has the dog with him
Her vivacity attracted everybody. C. he doesn’t know
A. Humour D. she can have the dog

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Class 9

Set A

Year 2017
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 25, CHOOSE THE C. blew on


CORRECT WORD/PHRASE TO COMPLETE D. blew up
EACH SENTENCE. 6. Many aspiring directors are going to north
eastern India to make movies because of the
Example
large tax _________ offered.
I am so ___________ as I went running
A. incentive
today! Tomorrow I will need a rest.
B. subsidy
A. exhausted C. utility
B. happy D. workshop
C. disgusted 7. The cat jumped _________ the fence and
D. sad then managed to _________ the bird.
A. on, catch
1. We had to _________ the dog from the lake. B. down, caught
A. peril C. upon, catches
B. expose D. out on, catching
C. rescue
8. He is often found _________ his glasses. It
D. exaggerate
is hard for him to _________ them when he
2. I really like my new camera. It is light and is not wearing them!
_________. A. looks for, found
A. slack B. searching for, find
B. compact C. looking for, finds
C. lax D. has searched for, found
D. almighty
9. The child’s handwriting is barely _________.
3. I really liked the museum, particularly the A. decipherable
dinosaurs; I found them _________. B. clogged
A. repellent C. legislative
B. intriguing D. equivocal
C. fearful
D. prosaic 10. If you _________ the disk, you will be able
to see the yellow section.
4. The nail is not strong enough. It won’t _____ A. capitulate
the picture frame. B. rotate
A. hold C. administrate
B. dodge D. designate
C. tie
D. bind 11. I _________ at her inquisitive nature and
wished I could be more like her.
5. The pressure cooker ________ and the food
A. imbibed
was plastered all over the walls of the kitchen.
B. admired
A. blew over C. spouted
B. blew through D. marvelled

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12. There was only a _________ amount of work 19. He told me he had arrived and I’m sure he
to be done. _________ come this way. Let’s go further
A. mimicking down the road and look for him.
B. marginalise A. will have
C. minimal B. has had
D. monomaniacal C. would have had
D. will have had
13. If you _________ a farmer, then so _________.
20. I have had this book _________ before you
A. are, I must
were born.
B. could be, I would
A. as
C. can be, can I
B. since
D. were, I can
C. unless
14. _________ there was some danger involved, D. however
she swam across the river. 21. I _________ to school all week because I
A. Despite was feeling unwell.
B. Whether A. hadn’t be
C. Moreover B. am not
D. Although C. haven’t been
D. won’t be
15. The baby is crying but he _________ his
milk already. I don’t know what the matter 22. I am sorry, I didn’t mean _________ your
is. feelings.
A. had A. hurt
B. did have B. to hurt
C. had had C. to be hurting
D. has had D. hurt to

16. Rajeev is so stubborn that at times it is like 23. Learning to play the drums can be really
talking to a _________ wall. _________.
A. opaque A. enthusiast
B. brick B. frustrating
C. wooden C. gentle
D. disturbed
D. rock
24. When we go on a holiday we need to make
17. The boy was _________ into the headmaster’s
sure that we have the travel arrangements
office for being rude to the teacher.
all _________.
A. called A. brought up
B. warning B. thought off
C. told C. bowed out
D. send D. planned out
18. We wanted _________ a huge dinner so that 25. _________ please move to Ooty, _________
we _________ hungry in the morning. I can visit you?
A. to eat, wouldn’t be A. Can you, so that
B. to be eating, would not be B. Now you, and
C. eaten, won’t be C. When you, then
D. to eaten, are not going to be D. If you, so

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READING

FOR QUESTIONS 26 TO 33, READ THE The power of this data is not limited
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS to targeted advertising and our ability
THAT FOLLOW.
to create data is increasing. In fact, we
As humans, we spend a lot of time thinking seem to really enjoy creating data. At the
about the future. We might think about this moment, there is increasing popularity of
on an individual level, and wonder what devices that monitor us and our physical
will happen to us and our families, or we activity and health levels. These are worn
might consider the fate of the human race like watches and can help us keep fit by
as a whole. In the last thirty years, there giving us prompts to move or increase
has been a revolution occurring under our
our exercise levels. It might be the last
noses that will influence the future to a
days of the fitness instructors! The devices
huge extent. We have embraced the recent
are connected to the Internet and help us
technological advances that have brought
us the Internet, laptops, smartphones and monitor our health over time, creating a
many other things that we now rely on lot of data. In some cases, they can help us
for our modern lives, but where are these lose weight and avoid medical conditions
advances taking us? in the future. As such, these devices have
the potential to save lives. However, we
The amount of data collected by all our
fancy new electronic devices is huge. must remain vigilant and make sure the
So huge that it is inconceivable to most. data collected is not taken advantage of
This data is not just hidden away in a and not used to our detriment.
supercomputer somewhere unknown, but it
could be used too. There are people who 26. What is the main idea put across in the text?
are becoming increasingly concerned that A. We need to be careful about how data
this data could be used against us, and could be used.
that too not just in the case of a computer
B. We create data by using technology and
hack. Advertising companies can also
this is personal.
pay for access to our data and use this to
target their advertising campaigns. If you C. We use technology every day to make
spend time online looking at pictures of our expenditure easier.
nice cars, or jewellery, or even ancient D. Technology could be more fruitful in
stone carvings, advertisers can alter what the future and we need to be careless.
you see so that they can try to sell you
27. What does the writer say about the future?
products related to what they know you
like. You may think this is marvellous A.
There will be a revolution soon.
and something that will help you in life, B.
The fate of the human race is at risk.
making your searches more fruitful and C.
Humans are interested in future.
the decisions you make, easier. You maybe D.
Future can be a scary concept.
right. However, they can also ensure you
spend more on things, as they know you 28. According to the author companies can use
will buy them whatever the price. This is the data for ____________.
something we need to monitor. A. monitoring our health levels
B. computer hacking

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C. possible events in the future after being FOR QUESTIONS 34 TO 40, READ THE
stored in a supercomputer PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
D. knowing which products to market to THAT FOLLOW.
particular individuals People view art differently. Every individual
will have a different opinion on a given
29. What does the author think is marvellous?
piece and this is subjective, especially if you
A. Targeted advertising have no prior knowledge of the message the
B. How technology can help our daily life artist is intending to get across. Traditional
C. Getting help in decision making pieces of art, in particular paintings and
D. All of these sculptures, can be appreciated for the
level of skill employed to create them.
30. What does the author warn us about?
However, whether or not an individual likes
A. The fact that we really enjoy creating a piece of art, will be based on something
data and it could cause problems in the entirely different that cannot be easily
future. defined. There maybe a combination of
B. A lot of data monitoring. colours that is pleasing to the viewer, or
C. Technology taking over our lives. an image may evoke a particular emotion
D. Paying more for things that you like in them based on their past experiences.
because of the data you create. Each viewer may look at a piece of art
and understand it entirely differently, and
31. What is the most remarkable feature about this could be what makes certain pieces
the devices that monitor our activity? so inherently beautiful.
A. They can be life saving in the long term. When it comes to painted portraits, it is
B. They know how much exercise we need interesting to think about what makes them
to do. resemble the subject. It is thought that this
C. They are better than fitness instructors. can lie in how the eyes have been captured
D. They are connected to the internet. by the artist. And this does not need to
be detailed. If you look at the work of
32. Which of the following statements is false? Indian artist Jamini Roy, who painted a
A. Technology poses a huge threat to our painting called ‘Three Pujarins’, here he
lives. depicts three priestesses with eyes that have
B. Our purchase decisions can be easily been painted as simple almond shapes.
manipulated based on our personal data However, the positioning of the eyes’
pupil gives them all a distinct expression.
collected.
What that expression is, is again open to
C. Online browsing causes data creation.
the interpretation of the person looking
D. Devices monitoring our physical activities
at the painting.
have revolutionised fitness.
Individuals who look at pieces of art for the
33. Which word in the given passage means first time are also likely to be influenced
similar to ‘watchful’? by its setting, their setting and what they
A. Detriment have seen and done immediately before
B. Prompt looking at them. For example, if a person
C. Embrace is in a gallery looking at lots of black and
D. Vigilant

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white drawings, and then suddenly comes B. They can capture human emotion.
across a wildly colourful piece, the latter C. The eyes are important.
D. The subject of the portrait is generally
is likely to create a more emotive response
of most interest.
in the observer, than if this picture were
surrounded by other, bright, colour strewn 37. What is said about the ‘Three Pujarins’?
images. Again, if the observer was in A. They are expressive.
a bad mood, this could transpose their B. Their eyes are of an unknown shape.
opinion of a particular piece of art. On C. The pupils of their eyes are unusual.
a different day, just after getting good D. The image is very complex and required
grades at school and having won a cricket skill.
match, their thoughts on the same image
38. What does the piece’s setting do to what we
could be entirely different.
feel about it?
So, when looking at visual art, whatever
A. It can mean that we prefer black and
form of art this maybe, contemporary,
white drawings.
ancient, abstract or photographic, it can
B. It can influence how an artist paints the
be useful to first consider its setting and
image.
your own, before deciding if you like it
C. It can influence how a person observes
or not.
art.
D. It can make people emotional and change
34. What is the passage about? how they view other images.
A. How it is often difficult to understand
the message of the artist. 39. The overall message of the passage is that
B. How to look at art. ________.
C. How we can all look at art in different A. art is complicated and every piece is
ways. interesting and different
D. It is important to appreciate the skill B. art is confusing and hard to interpret
needed to create art. C. we should all enjoy art for what we see
D. images should be pleasing to some but
35. According to the author, what makes us like not to others
art?
A. Art is different for everyone, we don’t 40. What does the author think about art?
all like the same thing. A. She is interested in it but doesn’t understand
B. The story that the artist is trying to tell. it.
C. Not everyone likes art, some people find B. That an individual can change his/her
it hard to understand. opinion depending on another individual’s
D. How artists are able to use colour to opinion.
show emotion. C. That it is up to individuals to decide if
they like it.
36. What is interesting about portraits? D. She likes how all images and sculptures
A. It shows depiction of human tribes. are different and can be interpreted.

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SPOKEN AND WRITTEN EXPRESSION

FOR QUESTIONS 41 TO 45, CHOOSE THE Rohit: I’m sorry but the concept of the
MOST SUITABLE OPTION FOR EACH question was not clear to me.
CONVERSATION. A. ambiguous
41. Trainee: What’s your opinion about this B. versatile
advert? C. forthright
D. obnoxious
Manager: It’s nice, but I don’t like that
________. 44. Property dealer: How do you feel about this
A. stork property?
B. summit Mr Khan: I like it. But it’s very _______.
C. slogan A. unmollified
D. snag B. petrified
C. procrastinated
42. Paul: Climbing can be very _______.
D. isolated
Rati: I absolutely agree. You need to be in
top shape. 45. Jay: Welcome back. It seems like a long time,
_______ only a few days have past.
A. strenuous
B. facile Mohit: I feel the same - it’s strange how
C. cursory time drags.
D. sprawling A. therefore
B. in case
43. Te a c h e r : Yo u r a n s w e r s e e m s r a t h e r C. hence
________. D. anyway

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 TO 48, CHOOSE THE 48. There was a ______ of fires that burnt half
CORRECT WORD TO COMPLETE EACH the forest down last year.
SENTENCE. A. spate
46. The food at the hotel looked really ________. B. flux
A. repugnant C. spot
B. repentant D. routine
C. reparational
D. recovered 49. CHOOSE THE CORRECT SYNONYM OF
THE GIVEN WORD.
47. There are many potential _______ a person
Decimate
can encounter when buying a new house.
A. petals A. Construct
B. pistons B. Exterminate
C. pistols C. Disseminate
D. pitfalls D. Dissociate

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50. CHOOSE THE CORRECT OPTION TO A. Yes, don’t know from the past
COMPLETE THE CONVERSATION. B. Oh yes, I don’t
C. Finally, I got the names of my team
Jenny: Do you remember Beena Shah?
members
Zakki: . D. Oh yes! That name rings a bell

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Class 9

Set B

Year 2017
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 25, CHOOSE THE C. wagon


CORRECT WORD/PHRASE TO COMPLETE D. trail
EACH SENTENCE. 6. We deal ______ crystal jewellery.
Example A. of
It was good to with the old gang. B. in
C. on
A. hang on D. at
B. keep of
7. The view from my apartment is beautiful. I
C. look in
love looking ____ over the forest.
D. catch up
A. in
B. up
1. It is sad, these days the oceans are full of
________. C. on
D. out
A. aviation
B. constitution 8. The boy can’t _____ a bike. He _______ for
C. nutrition weeks, but he just can’t.
D. pollution A. ride, has tried
2. The palace was _____ immediately after the B. rode, tried
war. C. ridden, did try
D. ride, tries
A. dismantled
B. disseminated 9. If you ___________ a farmer, you ______
C. dissented sheep.
D. dodged A. are, has
3. Siva got really ______ when he had to wait B. will be, have
for a long time for a bus on his own. C. can be, must have to
A. bored D. were, would have
B. boring 10. It was a warm day and the sun was shining.
C. bore ____________, Ravi decided to carry an
D. be bored umbrella anyway.
4. Meera _____ practising dance as her right A. Despite
foot was hurting. B. However
A. may not have C. Moreover
B. shouldn’t have been D. Although
C. couldn’t been 11. ______ the boys concentrate, they cannot
D. might have learn meditation.
5. There is a forest _____ that you can follow A. If
to get to the beach. B. Till
A. mafia C. When
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12. All the jewels from the shop__________. The 19. I _____ her that if she continued going in
alarm went off but the owner was _______. that _____ she would get lost.
A. are stealing, slept A. called, street
B. steals, sleeps B. warned, direction
C. were stolen, sleeping C. told, place
D. stolen, asleep D. said, maze

13. The system is very ______. It really needs 20. He woke up late this morning, so he ______
updating. late for work.
A. chronic A. have been
B. drastic B. being
C. archaic C. will be
D. nostalgic D. will have been

14. This paint is very ______. You can use it to 21. _______, as we arrived there ______ a loud
paint many different types of surfaces. crash.
A. carnivorous A. When, was
B. versatile B. Since, is
C. projectile C. However, are
D. obnoxious D. Unfortunately, was

15. The rabbit got _____ and ran away. 22. I don’t understand why I can’t go through.
This ______ a problem before.
A. upheld
A. isn’t being
B. startled
B. isn’t
C. moldy
C. wasn’t
D. thawed
D. won’t be
16. It is very small and I can’t see what is written
23. Let’s go to the fair after school. It will be
in the text. I wonder how I can ____ it.
great to have a go ___ the rides.
A. deviate
A. off
B. magnify
B. on
C. debase
C. in
D. superimpose D. up
17. The pros definitely _____ the cons, so I think 24. He did not want to act in the play so he
you should go! decided to ______.
A. outlay A. brought up
B. outweigh B. thought out
C. outcast C. flow away
D. outstand D. bow out
18. I think ______________ got to get a new 25. ____________ decided to move to Darjeeling,
computer. This one is very slow. ______ buy a new house.
A. we have A. Can you, you will
B. had we B. Now that you have, you can
C. have we C. When you have, will
D. we had D. If you have, can you
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READING

FOR QUESTIONS 26 TO 32, READ THE Learning to swim can be difficult, especially
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS if you are slightly scared of water. But,
THAT FOLLOW. once you have learnt, it can be liberating.
There are a number of strokes that people
The sea and other large bodies of water can
commonly learn and that are now also
be scary for some. If you need to cross the
undertaken competitively. The fastest of
water, how do you get to the other side?
these is often called front crawl, although
People may choose to swim or use a boat it does go by other names, and is generally
and float across. The decision they make the one used by those competing in freestyle
is likely to depend on how far away the races. There is also breaststroke, in which
other side is. Oceans are the planet’s biggest the swimmers move their arms and legs in a
bodies of water. Today, we sail our ships frog-like manner, and butterfly, where they
across these vast expanses with relative move their body like a dolphin, rotate their
ease but in the past with simple boats and arms forward in unison to propel themselves
navigation aids, this was not such an easy forward.
task. People have attempted to swim across
the Atlantic Ocean but no one has succeeded
26. Which is one of the main ideas put across
without a floatation aid yet. A British man
in the text?
did make a recent attempt but his support
vessel could not make it through the stormy A. Swimming is only for those who like
seas and so he had to stop after 33 days of adventure.
swimming. The Pacific Ocean is far larger B. Swimming must be learnt.
and poses an even greater challenge. In case C. Swimming comes naturally for many
of oceans, people generally cross by ships. people.
D. Swimming is better with navigation aids.
Swimming is not necessarily something that
comes naturally. It is something that must 27. Which of the following happened during the
be learnt which is not intuitive like learning British man’s journey?
to walk, or even ride a bike. The watery A. There was a big storm so he lost his way.
environment is so alien to us, creatures B. He had to be rescued.
meant for the land. Our minds can wander
C. A boat that travelled with him could not
when we are faced with the blackness of
take the furious weather.
deep water and we fear what might lie below.
D. He decided the Pacific Ocean was a better
This is not helped by the tales that we hear
challenge.
about sea creatures, from sharks and eels to
unknown monsters of the deep. Even the 28. We should be concerned by the sea because
shallows can yield nasty painful surprises _______.
in the form of sea urchins and washed-up
A. it may be where aliens land
jellyfish. Despite our fears, humans do swim.
B. sharks are always hiding there
They swim for pleasure or exercise. Certain
bodies of water are known to be unlikely C. there can be jellyfish or sea urchins
to harbour anything dangerous, so we can D. it is not safe because of the presence of
swim there in relative peace. flora

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29. When the author mentions sailing a ship,
as that from the wind, the sun and moving
what does he intend to suggest?
water.
A. It is easy.
B. It is best with a simple boat. Harnessing energy from wind is proving to
C. It is easy to learn to navigate. be a popular option. This maybe because
D. It is an uncommon activity today. wind turbines are relatively easy to install
30. Read the passage and complete the sentence. economically. However, in communities
The author _________. across the globe their appearance on the
A. can’t swim and finds the sea scary landscape has proved controversial. Their
B. likes watching swimming but can’t swim installation is often opposed for reasons
C. enjoys swimming but is a bit scared of aesthetics, with people caring more
D. hates swimming but is interested in the about what they are looking at than how
sea sustainable is the energy that they use.

31. What does the author say about swimming In the 1980s, India became the first
techniques? country in the world to set up a ministry of
A. It is not easy to swim the freestyle stroke. non-conventional energy resources. The
B. There is a navigate stroke. country has ambitious renewable energy
C. Breaststroke is fast and makes you look targets and aims to be a global leader by
like a butterfly. 2022. A large portion of the renewable
D. Freestyle swimming is generally front energy already produced in India comes
crawl. from wind, with the second largest portion
32. Why does the author think humans swim? coming from solar. Although India adopted
wind power relatively late, compared to
A. To face sea creatures
Denmark and the USA, it has now grown
B. To get across darkness of water
C. It can be fun and helpful in being fit. to be the fourth largest producer of wind
D. To escape peril power in the world.

FOR QUESTIONS 33 TO 40, READ THE Solar power has hit some barriers that have
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS meant its uptake is not as widespread as it
THAT FOLLOW. could be. These are largely attributed to the
relative inefficiency of solar panels and their
Today, many in the world are concerned
high cost. However, researchers across the
about global warming. There are some who
world are working to develop more efficient
do not believe that this is a true phenomenon
and cheaper devices. You can now purchase
but nevertheless action is being taken by
solar powered rucksacks that can charge
countries across the world in an attempt to
devices like smartphones and computers.
reduce its effects. There are worries that it
They are also working to make transparent
will lead to climatic disaster and this will
solar devices that can be used in the glass of
be due to the amount of carbon dioxide, and
windows and provide energy to buildings.
other greenhouse gases produced by burning
Imagine a world where all buildings could
fossil fuels. So, there are efforts being made
generate their own power, just from the
to find alternative forms of energy to sustain
sunlight shining on their windows, would
our ever increasing demand for electricity.
this make fossil fuels almost redundant?
These are renewable forms of energy, such

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33. Why does the author say that we need A. by making fossil fuels completely
renewable energy? redundant
A. It is going to enhance global warming. B. with window glasses that have solar
B. To sustain our need for electricity. devices
C. It is less economic. C. by using laptops and phones
D. It produces more greenhouse gases. D. with the help of wind turbines
34. Why is wind energy often controversial? 38. The overall message of the passage is ______.
A. It is difficult to install wind turbines. A. there won’t be enough solar power to solve
B. Wind energy is expensive. our energy needs
C. People think wind turbines look ugly.
B. we have an ever increasing need for energy
D. They are not very sustainable.
and wind power will not be enough
35. Which of the following statements is true? C. we are using and developing renewable
A. India was first to set up a group of energy forms
non-conventional energy resources and is D. renewable energy is unlikely to solve the
now the global leader. energy crisis alone
B. India has more solar farms than wind 39. The last sentence of the passage is a question.
farms due to its geographic location. What does this tell you about the author?
C. India is a renewable energy pioneer and
A. The author is concerned that renewable
the country is keen for its uptake.
energy technologies are taking too long
D. India likes renewable energy and has more
to develop.
wind farms than any other nation.
B. The author is worried that fossil fuels will
36. Why does the author think solar power has become redundant.
hit barriers? C. The author is excited at the prospect of
A. Solar panels do not work well and are not solar powered houses.
cheap. D. The author is keen to keep some fossil
B. A lack of research to improve solar panel fuels in his home.
devices. 40. What is the meaning of the word ‘redundant’
C. Solar panels are efficient. as used in the passage?
D. Solar panels were developed to power cell A. Essential
phones. B. Urgent
37. In future, the electricity could be produced C. Dispensable
in buildings ___________. D. Remarkable

SPOKEN AND WRITTEN EXPRESSION

FOR QUESTIONS 41 TO 45, CHOOSE THE Jayesh: Grandma, we ___________ a huge


M O S T S U I TA B L E O P T I O N F O R E A C H lunch after _____ cricket.
CONVERSATION. A. were eating, play
B. had been eating, played
41. Grandmother: Why are you all looking so C. ate, playing
sleepy? D. had eaten, play

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42. Soni: I am _______ my mother. ____ you 44. HR executive: Is everything OK?
seen her? Manager: I am afraid, I will have to ________
Ram: No, I haven’t. the contract with immediate effect.
A. seeking, Where A. terminate
B. look for, Are B. frustrate
C. seeking, Do C. gyrate
D. looking for, Have D. isolate

43. Tanu: I had a great time. Thank you so much 45. Mother: Don’t let your seniors bully
for your ________. you, ______.
Chandra: The pleasure is all mine. Soha: You are right, ma.
A. stand yourself up
A. mordacity
B. stand yourself
B. hospitality
C. stand up for yourself
C. audacity
D. stand yourself for
D. compatibility

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 TO 48, CHOOSE THE A. different ministries


CORRECT OPTION TO COMPLETE EACH B. projects
SENTENCE. C. clearance
D. getting clearances
46. The water had risen so high that the river
49. C H O O S E T H E C O R R E C T LY S P E LT
burst its banks and the water ______ at the
WORD.
front door.
A. Plagarism
A. flapped
B. Plagiarisum
B. trapped
C. Plagiarism
C. lapped D. Plageiarism
D. mapped
50. CHOOSE
 THE CORRECT OPTION TO
47. The dancers perform in ________. COMPLETE THE CONVERSATION.
A. simultaneously Riya: Are you at home this evening? I am
B. unison thinking of dropping by.
C. to and fro Jaya:
D. circular A. No, you can’t. I’m not busy.
B. Oh! But, are you telling me?
48. Projects have to get clearances from different
C. I’m sorry, I’ve to go somewhere.
ministries. This causes delays. ‘This’ refers
D. But why so?
to .

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Class 9

Set A

Year 2018
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 24, CHOOSE THE B. to play


CORRECT WORD/PHRASE TO COMPLETE C. been playing
EACH SENTENCE. D. been played

Example 6. Having had no luck here, I will try next door


I am so _______ as I went running to see if they _______ any sugar.
today! Tomorrow I will need a rest. A. have
A. exhausted B. are having
B. happy C. had
C. disgusted D. have had
D. sad
7. This car _______ in Poland since they moved
the factory to Spain sometime last year.
1. We all need to sit down and have a good
A. will have been made
_______ before starting off again.
B. hadn’t been made
A. restful C. wasn’t made
B. rest D. is made
C. rested
D. resting 8. He is _______ ever _______ at work these
days. He prefers to relax instead.
2. There are too _______ apples left to make
A. hard, hardly
this pie, I need to go to the shop.
B. hard, hard
A. some C. hardly, hardly
B. any D. hardly, hard
C. few
D. much 9. I am totally _______ with the new design
of car from Toyota.
3. _______ a part of the development cycle of
A. besotting
this project has been an amazing experience.
B. besotted
A. To have been C. besotten
B. In being D. besot
C. I had been
D. When I was 10. I _______ drinking fizzy drinks last year
because they are too unnatural.
4. Unless _______ helps with this task, it’ll A. stopped
never get finished. B. have stopped
A. anybody C. was stopping
B. nobody D. am stopping
C. you
D. somebody 11. _______, there will be no more sandwiches
for the cricketers’ lunch.
5. It’s surprising to think that they will have A. Devastatingly
_______ together for 10 years this coming B. Devastation
summer. C. Devastated
A. to be played D. Devastating
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12. It is important not to take ________ too A. awesome
seriously when doing a drama course. B. dreary
A. up C. lightening
B. abroad D. intrepid
C. yourself
D. with 19. Instead of asking a direct question, I always
try to _______ answers from people.
13. It is a shame that we missed the _______ on
A. permeate
joining the new team; maybe next year.
B. decide
A. truck
C. rearrange
B. boat
C. car D. elicit
D. race 20. This school is very different to others because
14. Thankfully, the new striker turned out to be we have a flat _______ system that is different
a wolf in _______ clothing and we haven’t to other places meaning that just almost
lost all season. everyone is equal in seniority.
A. sheep’s A. distinguishable
B. cow’s B. organisational
C. people’s C. creative
D. elephant’s
D. sustainable
15. I am surprised you _______ your brother’s
21. The _______ really got that decision wrong,
friends so much.
so, the referee should have just ignored him.
A. move over
B. sit down about A. linesman
C. run besides B. umpire
D. hang out with C. referee
D. coach
16. I need to break _______ my new football
boots this weekend before training on Monday. 22. I am very different looking to my brother,
A. up but we do share the same _______.
B. on A. mannerisms
C. in B. retribution
D. with
C. differentiation
17. It has been years since anyone has used a D. solvents
_______ to cut hay in this region.
23. I love the way your baby sister tries to
A. stick
_______ your actions.
B. van
C. sickle A. grudge
D. caravan B. laugh
C. recoup
18. Although the rainy season is important, I
can’t stand _______ weather. D. mimic

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24. A long time ago, the Romans used to race B. Ignore
_______ for fun, even though it was very C. Evoke
dangerous. D. Enthrall
A. deliverables
B. sheep 28. Negate
C. menus A. Repurpose
D. chariots B. Confirm
C. Dispossess
FOR QUESTIONS 25 AND 26, CHOOSE THE
CORRECT SYNONYM OF THE GIVEN WORD. D. Irradiate

25. Hiatus FOR QUESTIONS 29 AND 30, CHOOSE THE


OPTION WITH CORRECT SPELLING.
A. Gap
B. Order 29. How do you spell the word that means ‘to
C. Sight get better’?
D. Lodgings A. Convaless
26. Mingle B. Convalesce
A. Circulate C. Convailes
B. Serialise D. Convalse
C. Emote
30. How do you spell the word that means ‘the
D. Originate
opposite of literal’?
FOR QUESTIONS 27 AND 28, CHOOSE THE A. Figerated
CORRECT ANTONYM OF THE GIVEN WORD.
B. Figaratif
27. Galvanise C. Figurative
A. Deter D. Figauretif

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 31 TO 35, READ THE


PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS student got to work immediately, spending
THAT FOLLOW. all his free time, including weekends and
summer breaks, in the lab at the university.
You might not think of plants as particularly
talkative, but they can communicate He first had to grow plants, known as
surprisingly well with each other, especially mustard weed, for use in experiments
when faced with danger. According to a which is not actually as easy as it sounds.
recent study in the journal Frontiers in Plant He placed the seeds in Petri dishes and test
Science, injured plants send out emergency tubes filled with jelly to promote growth.
signals to alert their neighbours to start The seeds generally germinated about
building up their defenses against threats. six days later and began to change into
delicate three-inch saplings with bright
The research began after a University of
green leaves.
Delaware plant specialist agreed to mentor
a 16-year-old named Connor Sweeney on After the plants had grown to a sufficient
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-copying an insect bite- to see how it nearby uninjured trees begin producing
would begin the repair process. The large amounts of bug-repelling chemicals
following day, the young researcher was to ward off the attack. These are amazing
surprised to find that while the injured observations that seem almost fictional.
plant remained unchanged, the roots of The idea that the plants around us are in
the neighbouring young mustard weed constant communication with each other
had grown considerably longer and even and there needs to be further research to
had sideways offshoots. Sweeney then find out if different species of plant can
repeated the experiment multiple times communicate or to see if they ‘speak
to check the findings. To his surprise the different languages’.
results were the same!
31. Choose the best title or heading for the
To see what was making the roots grow in passage.
these different ways, the university scientists
A. Plants Grow Bigger Now
conducted further tests and discovered that
B. Plants Are Difficult to Grow
the injured plants were releasing chemicals
C. Plants Have Good Friends
to warn their neighbours of the impending
danger. They believe that the healthy plant D. Plants Talk Too
was growing its roots to absorb more 32. How long did it take for the experiment to
nutrients to strengthen its defenses. As a work?
result, the two scientists began looking for
A. 6 days
compounds that plants make to increase
B. 2 days
growth. Sure enough, each time an injured
plant sent out a warning, the neighbouring C. Overnight
mustard weeds began producing and using D. Immediately
plant growth hormones. 33. How did the plants communicate?
The researchers were not sure why the A. Chemicals
plants actually communicated with each B. Roots
other. But the evidence from their research C. Leaves
suggested that there was something more D. Moving
to look into. The plants were clearly
in communication, and although it was 34. How often do they think plants are in
originally thought that plants were always communication?
in competition with each other, this now A. Daily
seems not to be the case, or at least the B. Always
relationships between them is different to C. Weekly
what we as humans see as competition. D. Monthly
Although this was not the first study that 35. What does the word ‘discerned’ mean in the
has analysed plants ‘talking’ to one another, final paragraph?
it was the first to recognise how they
A. Observed
communicate. In previous studies done
B. Experimented
on trees, scientists discerned that when
warned about a possible insect attack, C. Forced
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FOR QUESTIONS 36 TO 40, READ THE
an 80 percent accuracy from around 75
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
THAT FOLLOW. metres away and send the information
immediately to the central command
You may not remember the cult classic through its camera eyes. While Robocop
movie Robocop, but it now seems the movie cannot physically protect citizens in distress,
is being reproduced in real life in the Middle an SOS button located on its touchscreen
East. Dubai, home to the world’s tallest can connect them to a human member of
building, man-made islands shaped like the Dubai police force instantly. On the
palm trees, drone taxis, and jetpack riding whole, although with massive potential,
firefighters, is fast developing its reputation Robocop serves to bring smiles to people’s
as the city of the future. Recently, Dubai faces by posing for selfies or showering
officials added yet another experiment to them with compliments.
their list of futuristic accomplishments by
Once the robot officer has been thoroughly
introducing the world’s first operational
tested, the general director of the Smart
robot police officer.
Services Department at Dubai Police plans
Nicknamed Robocop after the movie, the to “hire” more Robocops to patrol other
1.7-meter tall humanoid robot was unveiled public areas and also act as receptionists
at the annual Gulf Information Security at police stations.
Expo and Conference (GISEC). The robot
While Robocop is not armed or programmed
was first introduced in to the world in 2011
to apprehend wrongdoers, the police is
by a Barcelona-based robotics company.
currently working on creating “a fully-
The robot was originally built to entertain
functional robot that can work as a normal
guests at conferences and serve as an
police officer.” The ambitious plan envisions
interactive information booth at public
that by 2030, 25 percent of the Dubai
venues, and it worked surprisingly well.
police force will comprise humanoid robots.
It gained positive feedback from people
They also hope to introduce a 3-meter
who experienced using it. However, the
(9.8 feet) tall mobile police robot which
forward-thinking people of the Dubai police
can run at speeds of up to 80 km per hour
force saw another potential application
at the Dubai Expo in 2020, although, to
and partnered with the Spanish company
many this seems like an utterly terrifying
to build a version that would help enact
thought. The ideas may sound like science
justice.
fiction, don’t be stupefied if this Middle
Locals and visitors can interact with Eastern emirate, which has transformed
Lieutenant Robocop, which is currently itself in the last 50 years into one of the
on duty at the Dubai Mall, using the most modern cities on earth, manages to
touchscreen on its chest. Armed only pull it off and change the face of policing
with technology from Google and IBM, around the world.
the “policeman” can provide visitors with
directions and other information regarding 36. Choose the best title or heading for the
the mall in one of the six languages, passage.
including Arabic and English. It can also A. Robots Take on New Roles
accept payment for any fines, like parking B. Robots Take over the Middle East
tickets. It can also detect criminals with C. Robots can Rule the World
D. Robot Tourist Attraction

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37. Where was the robot first made? 39. The next step is to develop a robot _______.
A. IBM A. that can fly to emergencies
B. Dubai B. as a real police officer
C. Barcelona C. which people can fully interact with
D. Google D. as a mobile camera system

40. What is the meaning of the word ‘stupefied’


38. What is Robocop’s present job?
in the last paragraph?
A. A security drone
A. Revered
B. A traffic policeman
B. Scared
C. A tourist attraction C. Repulsed
D. A video camera D. Dazed

SPOKEN AND WRITTEN EXPRESSION

FOR QUESTIONS 41 TO 45, CHOOSE THE Teacher : No! You’re _______, it’s quite
MOST SUITABLE OPTION TO COMPLETE simple once you understand it.
EACH CONVERSATION. A. pimple up
41. Stan : Where did you live when you were B. spot on
younger? C. mark down
D. dot in
Billy : My grandparents basically _______
because both my parents worked really hard. 44. Mother : Are you going out later?
A. brought me up Daughter : I haven’t _______ yet but I think
B. run me over I might.
C. moved me into A. minded
D. took me out B. made up
42. Peggy : I love this tune, it’s awesome. C. decided
Sammy : I’ve never ________ rock music D. had a choice
because I prefer pop and disco. 45. James : That doesn’t look very appetising.
A. turned into Dwaine : If _______ hadn’t played football
B. was up to for so long, my dinner wouldn’t be cold now.
C. headed over
A. only I
D. been into
B. I wish
43. Student : This equation seems very easy to C. I just
me. Have I got it wrong? D. had I

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 AND 47, CHOOSE THE A. had been known


CORRECT OPTION TO FILL IN THE BLANK. B. will be known
46. The zenith of the sun _______ as the solar C. is knowing
noon. D. is known
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47. It’s amazing that not _______ played football 49. CHOOSE THE CORRECT SYNONYM
since I was a child, I’ve now decided to take OF THE GIVEN WORD.
it up again this year. Elongate
A. to have A. Curtail
B. having B. Tauten
C. only have C. Protract
D. had D. Congeal

48. CHOOSE THE CORRECT ANTONYM 50. CHOOSE THE MOST SUITABLE OPTION
OF THE GIVEN WORD. TO COMPLETE THE CONVERSATION.
James: Hey Geoff, _______the volume on
Amalgamate
the stereo, will you? I love this tune!
A. Reprimand
A. crank up
B. Divide B. run down
C. Praise C. move over
D. Eschew D. send out

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Class 9

Set B

Year 2018
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 24, CHOOSE THE C. a lot


CORRECT WORD/PHRASE TO COMPLETE D. some
EACH SENTENCE.
6. Our teacher us that there would be
Example a big party at the end of term.
I am so _______ as I went running A. told
today! Tomorrow I will need a rest. B. said
A. exhausted C. yelled
B. happy D. whispered
C. disgusted 7. I am used to on the left in Britain
D. sad because I have been here for over a year.
A. drive
1. After chasing its tail for some time, the B. driving
cat bit and everybody in the room C. drove
laughed. D. have been driven
A. down on it
8. I have been trying to fix the TV
B. all around
now and can’t seem to get it working
C. those ones
again.
D. itself
A. after hours
2. The window broken late last night B. in hours
in the storm. C. for hours
A. got D. just hours
B. is
9. It’s a real pity that the person, car
C. has been
was stolen last night, is still at the police
D. had been
station.
3. It’s amazing that my family are all so different A. whose
but my sister looks just our mother. B. who
A. same C. whom
B. like D. who his
C. as
10. If I won the lottery, I a big house
D. so
in France.
4. Our new house is big , so we can A. will be buying
all have a room each. B. would buy
A. though C. have bought
B. so D. bought
C. enough
11. We had of courses to choose from,
D. as
it was a very good college.
5. I have far too work to do before A. plenty
the end of the day. B. some
A. any C. many
B. much D. much

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12. it rained, we continued to play C. glance
tennis. D. swig
A. However
19. I always try to my opponent into a
B. Even
false sense of security.
C. Although
D. But A. like
B. lull
13. I think we should it a day because C. last
I’m tired and have to be up early tomorrow. D. limp
A. name
20. The of the ball is really difficult to
B. say
judge once it gets past a certain speed.
C. call
D. ask A. mediocracy
B. tenacity
14. Sorry if my presentation wasn’t great but C. velocity
I’m feeling today. D. sacristy
A. over the hill
B. under the weather 21. Unfortunately, if you break the rules at
C. between the sheets this school, all your privileges are
D. along the road instantly.
A. revoked
15. I find this type of problem difficult, but I B. deranged
think it boils understanding the C. prearranged
formula properly. D. discorded
A. down to
B. on the go 22. The river is nearly blocked because of all
C. in the know the that has built up over the years.
D. up a A. roadwork
B. trucker
16. It wasn’t a difficult task to carry
C. badland
but many of my peers failed to complete it.
D. sediment
A. over
B. on 23. If she stopped then more people
C. up might want to talk to her.
D. out A. berated
B. yelling
17. My whole plan has fallen into before
C. accosted
I could even start work.
D. reverts
A. disarray
B. redirect 24. My grandfather may be nearly 90, but he is
C. unbelievable certainly not nor struggling with
D. ill-advised his memory.

18. He was so thirsty that he took a big A. crafty


from the cup before looking what was in it! B. marooned
C. edified
A. slate
D. frail
B. trouncing

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FOR QUESTIONS 25 AND 26, CHOOSE THE 28. Bartered
CORRECT SYNONYM OF THE GIVEN WORD. A. Purchased
B. Redeemed
25. Acumen
C. Gifted
A. Cleverness
D. Bargained
B. Relativity
C. Imaginative FOR QUESTIONS 29 AND 30, CHOOSE THE
D. Rebellious OPTION WITH CORRECT SPELLING.

26. Gallant 29. How do you spell the word that means ‘a
A. Unrefined place where trees are planted’?
B. Spirited A. Arboratoreum
C. Backward
B. Arboretum
D. Revolutionary
C. Arbaitrium
FOR QUESTIONS 27 AND 28, CHOOSE THE D. Arboriotrium
CORRECT ANTONYM OF THE GIVEN WORD.
30. How do you spell the word that means ‘a
27. Brink type of medical specialist’?
A. Rarity A. Anaesthetist
B. Edge B. Anaestatist
C. Diverse C. Aneastatist
D. Focus D. Anaethatist

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 31 TO 35, READ THE


pages about how to tie the ‘perfect knot’.
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
But until recently, there has been very
THAT FOLLOW.
little information available about why
Untied shoelaces are one of the persistent they always come undone. Scientists have
problems for people worldwide. The pesky begun to research this problem and have
knots magically appear to come apart at come up with some interesting ideas that
the worst of times, e.g. in the final part of suggest there is no solution to the problem
a long run or just before a crucial point in and it is just something we will have to
a game. However, while there has been a continue to live with, no matter how good
lot of research conducted into when the we think we are at tying knots.
problems happen to the various types of
knots, nobody has ever investigated the The study required over 100 hours of testing
basic question – why do laces come undone? various ways that could loosen the knot.
Now, thanks to a team of researchers at the A keen runner and engineering professor
University of California, there is finally spent hours jogging on a treadmill, allowing
a scientific explanation to this problem, her colleagues to film her shoes in slow
which affects both young and old alike. motion so they could capture detailed
images of the shoelaces loosening, and,
If you do an online search about how to
eventually, coming completely undone.
tie lace you may find thousands or more

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31. Choose the best title or heading for the
The results of the research, published in the
passage.
journal Proceedings of The Royal Society,
reveals the invisible forces that help untie A. New Shoes are Best
laces during an activity. According to the B. Walking Won’t Help
engineers, when you run or walk, your C. Nature Playing Games
foot hits the ground with quite a large D. Why it Comes Undone
amount of force. This impact makes the 32. Who researched the problem?
knots in your laces to stretch and loosen.
A. Scientists in California
The laces’ free ends then swing as the leg
B. Every mother in the world
moves upwards, and this causes them to
C. Sportsmen and women
slip further. It is the combined action that
D. Bicyclists in America
eventually leads to the untangling of even
the tightest of knots. So, no matter how 33. What causes laces to come untied?
well you tie them, they will eventually A. Bad knot tying
come undone. B. Forces you can’t see
C. Poor shoelaces
Interestingly this problem doesn’t seem
D. Badly made shoes
to happen for people who ride bicycles
because the forces at play are very different. 34. What is the solution to the problem?
When a team of researchers then tried to A. Don’t wear shoes anymore.
copy the forces by sitting at a table and B. Bicycle to school instead of walking.
swinging their legs for half an hour, and C. Find new ways to fasten shoes.
then stomping on the ground for the same D. Learn to tie a better knot.
period of time, their shoelaces remained
firmly tied each time. This is because 35. What does the word ‘dynamic’ mean in final
the forces needed to untie a lace need paragraph?
to happen simultaneously and this really A. Running
only happens when we are either walking B. Active
or running. This means that we all need C. Different
to stop walking and running or perhaps a D. Clever
better solution is to just create a different
FOR QUESTIONS 36 TO 40, READ THE
way of fastening our shoes.
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
While the study has finally solved the THAT FOLLOW.
intriguing mystery, its implications go
For more than a generation, people have
beyond that one researcher, “When you
been trying to make machines, all machines,
talk about knotted structures, if you can
automated. That is to say, machines that can
start to understand the shoelace, then
do their tasks without the help of people to
you can apply it to other things, like
guide them. Nowadays, we are entering a
DNA or microstructures that fail under
period of near madness when it comes to
dynamic forces. This is the first step
self-driving cars. Companies ranging from
toward understanding why certain knots are
car manufacturers like General Motors
better than others, which no one has really
and Toyota to private-hire taxi companies
done.” Who knew solving the mystery of
like Uber, and even Internet search giant
loosening shoelaces could one day lead to
Google, are all desperately trying to be
further significant scientific discoveries.
the first to bring them to market. The

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efforts are so intense that the University they test out the system in big cities like
of Michigan has even established a 23-acre New York. The problem was really that
town to help the cause. Dubbed Mcity, it they needed to test the system on roads
allows manufacturers to safely test their where there were real people doing real
autonomous cars using human props. things and it would be too dangerous to
actually use driverless cars, so they came
However, while the pretend city can be used up with a genius idea.
to simulate many real-life road conditions,
it cannot help test the way drivers use Taking inspiration from a similar study
their hands and faces to communicate conducted two years ago, the team designed
their intent to fellow drivers, pedestrians a car seat costume that the driver would
or bicyclists. These include gestures like wear to over their face and upper body.
waving a car into a lane or nodding at a The drivers could see very clearly through
person walking or on a bike, to indicate a plastic mask, which was concealed by a
they can cross the road safely. thin reflective fabric making them invisible
to people looking in.
To try to come up with a solution for these
everyday issues that self-driving vehicles The researchers then added the light
would face, US car manufacturer Ford, system to a Ford van with cameras all
teamed up with researchers from a university over it to capture human reactions to a
in Virginia. The team originally thought light bar at the front, which flashed one
of using text as a way to communicate of the three signals when appropriate. Six
the car’s intention but decided it would drivers, all keeping their hands low on the
probably not work universally given that wheel so as not to be seen, took turns test
people would have to be able to read and driving the van through the busy streets of
understand the same language. The option northern Virginia in August. They drove for
of using symbols was also discarded, 1,500 hours, covered 1,800 miles and
because research shows that a majority of tested the light cues at more than 1,650
people do not have a good understanding locations, including intersections, car parks,
of what they mean. and airport roads.
After some thought, the researchers settled Although final details of the study have
on light signals, that are understood by not been revealed, Ford have said that the
people worldwide. A solid white light served overall reaction to the flashing lights was
as a warning that there were no humans very encouraging. The car manufacturer
in the car. A slow blinking one indicated plans on sharing the information with 11
that the car was coming to a stop, while a other companies and collaborating with
rapidly flashing light cautioned passersby them in further research. The aim of this
that the car was about to accelerate. is that they all work together to design a
signaling system that would be understood
Then came the big challenge – testing the
by everybody.
signals on real roads. They really needed
to try the light system out on regular 36. Choose the best title or heading for the
roads but where and how could they do passage.
that. Should they go somewhere with a
A. People Drive Driverless Cars
small population like Alaska or should
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C. Americans Make New Cars 39. The test drivers took turns _______________.
D. New City for Machines A. parking the cars
37. Where is the new ‘Mcity’? B. flashing their lights at people
A. Virginia C. trying to create problems
B. Michigan D. driving around Virginia
C. Alaska
D. New York 40. What is the meaning of the word ‘collaborate’
in the final paragraph?
38. What did the drivers wear in the experiment?
A. Ally
A. Regular clothes
B. Glasses B. Revamp
C. Disguises C. Model
D. Light systems D. Triumph

SPOKEN AND WRITTEN EXPRESSION

FOR QUESTIONS 41 TO 45, CHOOSE THE A. be finished


MOST SUITABLE OPTION TO COMPLETE B. to finish
EACH CONVERSATION. C. had finished
D. finished
41. Patrick : I my haircut yesterday. Do
you like it? 44. Beth : How’s your mum doing?
Sileas : Hmm, it looks a bit weird. Jenny : She’s great, she just got a job at the
A. am getting bank as an .
B. was getting A. advisable
C. have got B. advisor
D. got C. advisory
42. Steve : The sound of that bird all day is D. advised
really starting to on my nerves! 45. Stone : You really need some practise
A. grave and the quicker the as far as I can
B. grind tell.
C. grate
A. better
D. groan
B. slower
43. Alidina : I’ll easily with all my C. easiest
homework by the time you get home tonight. D. most careful

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 AND 47, CHOOSE THE A. run over


CORRECT OPTION TO FILL IN THE BLANK. B. pick up
C. back in
46. It is impossible to truly be a hard worker, we
all need to and relax sometimes. D. kick back

IEO | Class-9 | Set-B | Level 1 | 7


47. It is difficult to with ideas to impress Coax
our teacher, isn’t it? A. Pester
A. stop doing away B. Repel
B. keep coming up C. Sooth
C. return on
D. Influence
D. return to being
50. CHOOSE THE MOST SUITABLE OPTION
48. CHOOSE THE CORRECT SYNONYM OF
TO COMPLETE THE CONVERSATION.
THE GIVEN WORD.
Aberration Edmund : I wasn’t expecting any kind of
A. Disavow from the audience during my talk.
B. Retract
A. come back
C. Oddity
D. Entrench B. go forward
C. move away
49. CHOOSE THE CORRECT ANTONYM OF
D. stay there
THE GIVEN WORD.

vvv

8 | IEO | Class-9 | Set-B | Level 1


ANSWER KEYS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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