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Set A

Year 2014
2 5th IEO - Set A

WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 20, CHOOSE THE RIGHT 8. As soon as I ___________ a wallet full of money in
OPTION TO COMPLETE EACH SENTENCE. the bus, I rushed to the police station to hand it over
to them.
1. When Girija arrived at the theatre, Heera _________.
A. would find
A. already left
B. did find
B. has already left C. had found
C. had already left D. found
D. left had already
9. You have a wonderful voice. Why don’t you
2. I ____________ my cousins from Jamshedpur for ___________ singing?
the first time, last Saturday. A. bring up
A. meet B. set up
B. did met C. take out
C. met D. carry on
D. was met
10. Would you like to _______________ a business in
3. “__________ the grass,” says the sign. We cannot India?
play here in this lawn. A. bring up
A. Keep off B. set up
B. Go down C. break down
C. Turn over D. go down
D. Bring up 11. Now remember, you _________ the test until the
teacher tells you to.
4. ___________ books from the library are missing.
A. are not starting
A. Fewer
B. are not to start
B. Several C. haven’t started
C. Both D. are to start
D. None of the above
12. She wasn’t _________ to reach the top branch of
5. I wish I __________ speak French or German. the mango tree.
A. might A. tall enough
B. could B. so tall
C. should C. as tall
D. would D. short enough

6. Rupa was offered the role _________ having no 13. Shikha ___________ a book about her adventures
talent for acting. in Tibet.

A. despite A. is currently writing


B. is being currently written
B. although
C. has been currently writing
C. even though
D. none of the above
D. since
14. My flat _________ as soon as possible. It’s in an
7. The offer was too good for David to turn it ________.
awful state.
A. off A. needed redecorating
B. down B. to redecorate
C. away C. redecorated
D. from D. needs redecorating
5th IEO - Set A 3
15. I am home after office. There is 22. Ominous report
someone waiting for me. A. Loud
A. hurry up B. Threatening
B. lining up C. Untrue
C. broke out D. Serious
D. rushing off
23. Prevalent disease
16. Our cat’s _____________ kittens in the next couple A. Dangerous
of days. B. Catching
A. has C. Childhood
B. have D. Widespread
C. having
24. In retrospect
D. haven’t
A. view of the past
17. Rarely _________ fish. B. artistic balance
A. I eat C. anticipation
B. do I eat D. second thoughts
C. I have eaten
FOR QUESTIONS 25 TO 27, CHOOSE THE RIGHT
D. have I ate
WORD TO COMPLETE THE SENTENCE.
18. She went to live in Spain for a year _________ she
could pick up the language. Example
A. because of The thief abandoned his _________ bike in the
B. in order park near the house.
C. so that A. get away
D. therefore B. outgoing
C. off-putting
19. Most of the _________ members aboard the new D. bygone
luxury liner were from Mauritius.
A. team 25. I find his manner very . He’s so
B. crew unfriendly.
C. gang
A. throw back
D. staff
B. outgoing
20. She was three kilos _________ so she decided to C. laid out
enrol in a gym. D. off-putting
A. fat 26. The girls decided to use _________ paper plates
B. heavy and cups for the party.
C. too large
A. throw away
D. overweight
B. get away
FOR QUESTIONS 21 TO 24, CHOOSE THE WORD C. pre-packed
CLOSEST IN MEANING TO THE UNDERLINED D. take away
WORD.
27. ‘I’m sorry I said that Kiran. It wasn’t my _________
21. Dishevelled appearance to hurt you.’

A. Untidy A. intention
B. Fierce B. purpose
C. Foolish C. meaning
D. Peculiar D. plan
4 5th IEO - Set A
FOR QUESTIONS 28 TO 31, CHOOSE THE PART OF C. she was suffering
THE SENTENCE THAT HAS AN ERROR. D. from cold and cough.

Example 31.
A. He is capable A. Because of the internet,
B. working at home
B. doing any work
C. have become
C. without hesitation D. much more common.
D. at any time.
FOR QUESTIONS 32 TO 34, MATCH THE WORDS WITH
28. ITS COLLOCATION. AN EXTRA OPTION IS GIVEN.
A. The small child
Example
B. does whatever
C. his father Reach
D. was done. A. a goal
B. a decision
29.
A. My cousin, who is C. a consensus
B. in school at Delhi D. a resolution
C. is eager to visiting
D. us in Chennai. 32. Make A. a break, a decision, drink
B. a contract, a cheque, an agreement
30. 33. Take
A. When I last C. decision, sale, contract sale
B. see her 34. Sign D. a decision, a profit, money

READING

for questions 35 to 37, READ THE FOLLOWING


PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT Soil pollution can be caused by pesticides, leakage
FOLLOW. from chemical tanks, oil spills, and other chemicals
which get into the soil by dumping or accidental
Thick black smoke curling out of smokestacks, contamination. Soil pollution can also cause water
horrible–tasting chemicals in your drinking water, pollution, when underground water becomes
pesticides in your food –– these are salient examples contaminated by coming into contact with the
of pollution. Pollution is any contamination of the polluted soil.
environment which causes harm to the environment Water pollution can be caused by waste products,
or the inhabitants of the environment. There are many sewage, oil spills, and litter in streams, rivers, lakes,
kinds of pollution, and there are many pollutants. and oceans. Some scientists believe that water
Some obvious kinds of pollution are air, soil, and pollution is the largest cause of death and disease
water. Some less obvious or well-known kinds of in causing about 14,000 deaths in the world, each
pollution are radioactive, noise, light pollution, and day.
greenhouse gases.
Air pollution can be caused by particles, liquids, 35. Primary pollutant(s) is/are _________.
or gases that make the air harmful to breathe. A. smoke from factories
There are two main types of air pollutants: Primary B. chemicals mixed together
and secondary. Primary pollutants enter the air C. waste output from industries
directly, like smoke from factories and car exhaust. D. all of the above
Secondary pollutants are chemicals that mix together
to pollute the air, like mixtures of emissions, or 36. Something salient is _________.
waste output from vehicles and factory smoke that A. incredible
change to form more dangerous pollutants in the B. outstanding
air and sunlight. C. potential
D. dangerous
5th IEO - Set A 5
37. What kind of pollution is thought to cause most 38.
death and disease? A. discoveries
A. Garbage on the streets B. creations
B. Pollutants in soil C. inventions
C. Chemicals in the air D. journeys
D. Wastes and chemicals dissolved in water 39.

for questions 38 to 40, READ THE TEXT A. techniques


AND CHOOSE THE RIGHT OPTION TO fill in B. finds
C. inventions
the blanks.
D. facts

Scientists are making new (38) about the 40.


universe all the time. Daily, we read about new A. result
(39) that they say will have a great (40) on B. difference
our daily lives. C. change
D. effect

Spoken and written expression

FOR QUESTIONS 41 TO 43, CHOOSE THE BEST B. scrumptious


RESPONSE TO COMPLETE THE CONVERSATION. C. surreptitious
D. salacious
Example
FOR QUESTIONS 44 AND 45, CHOOSE THE ODD
It was a real disaster. Nothing went as planned! W O R D T H AT D O E S N O T H AV E T H E S A M E
A. Wow! how nice. PRONUNCIATION AS THE UNDERLINED SOUND.
B. Really? That’s bad.
C. You look happy. Example
D. See you soon. SHOE
A. FASHION
B. NATION
41. It’s crashed again. Can you tell me what to do?
C. PLEASURE
A. Sure, just hit the number.
D. MISSION
B. No, I’m afraid I didn’t.
C. It’s straight on and first left.
44. BUZZER
D. Have you tried switching it off and on again?
A. JAZZ
42. My car has broken down. Could I use your phone B. CRAZY
please? C. DIZZY
A. No, I’m afraid I didn’t. D. ASSURE
B. Sure, just dial the number.
45. DECIDED
C. I’m sorry, I’ll try.
D. Yes. It looks heavy. A. PLEASED
B. DECISION
43. Thanks for the treat, it was really _________. C. ACIDIC
A. scrupulous D. RACED
6 5th IEO - Set A

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 TO 48, CHOOSE THE RIGHT C. bygone


OPTION TO COMPLETE THE SENTENCE. D. new

46. X: ‘What are you doing tonight?’ 49. Choose the word closes in meaning to
Y: ‘I’m not sure, I _________ to the cinema.’ the underlined word.
A. will go A baffling problem
B. would go A. difficult
C. might go B. simple
C. puzzling
D. am going
D. long
47. Not only _________ to London, but she also visited
50. CHOOSE THE BEST RESPONSE TO COMPLETE
many other places in England.
THE CONVERSATION.
A. she went
I sent a letter to the school a month ago but nobody
B. she gone has replied yet.
C. she is going
A. Really, that must have been an administrative
D. did she go
error?
48. The photographs of the aircraft and trains were B. I’m sorry about that. Can you tell me the date you
sent it?
from a/an _________ period.
C. Oh, I’m sorry about the mistake. I’ll send the right
A. throw back one.
B. ancient D. That’s strange. We sent the book yesterday.

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Set B

Year 2014
2 5th IEO - Set B

WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 21, CHOOSE THE RIGHT 7. Shekhar forgot off the lights before he
OPTION TO COMPLETE EACH SENTENCE. left.
A. turn
Example B. turning
C. turned
Arun does not enjoy computer games now, but he D. to turn
like them when he was in school.
A was used to 8. Writing books is not a/an career.
B. used to A. rewarding
B. awarding
C. would
C. absorbed
D. using to
D. repaying

9. I wonder if you could give me a/an with


1. While our bike , we wandered around the the washing-up?
tiny village.
A. help
A. be repaired B. attendance
B. was repairing C. support
C. was being repaired D. hand
D. is repaired
10. He has become because of his old age.
2. You look really busy Indira, I put the
A. slugging
books away for you?
B. brackish
A. would C. cantankerous
B. shall D. senility
C. will
D. can 11. Everyone’s been invited to the party
Dinesh.
3. I don’t know what this rule _________. A. except
A. is meaning B. apart
B. meants C. but
C. mean D. with the exception
D. means
12. According to some historians, if Napoleon had not
4. I always remember kites and marbles that gave us invaded Russia, he the rest of Europe.
so pleasure during our summer vacations A. had conquered
in Chennai. B. would conquer
A. great C. would have conquered
B. much D. conquered
C. many
D. few 13. His arguments were not adequate to
the judge.
5. Until last Monday, he ridden a cycle. A. impress
A. does never have B. convince
B. will have never C. please
C. had never D. flatter
D. might have never
14. Adequate must be taken to prevent
6. We expected Giri at 9.00 am, but he yet. accidents.
A. hasn’t arrived A. rules
B. has arrived B. warning
C. didn’t arrive C. measures
D. hadn't arrived D. planning
5th IEO - Set B 3
15. He drinks a amount of coffee. FOR QUESTIONS 23 TO 26, CHOOSE THE MOST
A. excess A P P R O P R I AT E W O R D T O C O M P L E T E T H E
B. less SENTENCE.
C. moderate
D. only
Example
16. If you don’t know a word, you can look Don’t bother to keep those old coins –they’re
in your dictionary. .
A. it up A. valuable
B. up it B. harmful
C. them up C. harmless
D. into D. worthless

17. Chemicals in paint that pose a fire hazard


as combustible, flammable, or extremely flammable. 23. Their house burned down and ever since they have
A. are listed been .
B. listed
C. being listed 24. He slept very badly; he was really .
D. they are listed
25. Don’t worry about the dog; he’s .
18. Take an umbrella with you, it rains.
A. in case 26. Asha is absolutely as to what present to
B. even though give her friend for her birthday.
C. despite
A. restless
D. because
B. homeless
19. Scientists are developing cars which C. clueless
hands free driving on the highways. D. harmless
A. let
B. allow FOR QUESTIONS 27 TO 29, CHOOSE THE WORD
C. provide CLOSEST IN MEANING TO THE UNDERLINED
D. devise WORD.

20. There was a large notice in the school corridor


27. Abstemious
saying: ‘ fire, press the alarm bell!’
A. Extravagant
A. If there
B. Austere
B. On account of
C. In case of C. Pure
D. Supposing is D. Indulgent

21. Most of the houses in the hill station have 28. Augment
. A. Tax free
A. a garden B. Grow
B. the garden C. Make ends meet
C. many garden D. Stretch
D. much gardens
29. Bombastic language
22. CHOOSE THE ODD WORD OUT.
A. Pompous
A. Jovial
B. Talkative B. Humble
C. Gregarious C. Deflated
D. Morose D. Fiery
4 5th IEO - Set B
FOR QUESTIONS 30 TO 32, CHOOSE THE PART OF 31.
THE SENTENCE THAT HAS AN ERROR.
A. I hope that
Example B. the next time
A. He is capable C. you will be coming to Kolkata
B. doing any work D. you will bring my bag.
C. without hesitation
D. at any time. 32.
30. A. Somewhere along the discussion
A. The new boy was B. I lost track
B. angry with treatment
C. of what Bill says
C. he had received
D. at the hands of his seniors. D. about the new curriculum.

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 33 TO 37, READ THE PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW.

An aged hermit resided in the Lun Mountains of Korea. Many people sought his advice for he was a source of wisdom
and was conversant in the miraculous arts. One day, a woman came and pleaded with him to help her regain her husband’s
lost fondness. “He was so loving and caring before he left for the wars,” she lamented. “He has returned after three years
but now he is indifferent and aloof.”
“War does these things to men,” said the hermit pensively. “They say you can make a potion that can kindle love in the
person who consumes it,” said the woman.
“I surely can make that potion, it is true, but I lack one of the main ingredients that go into its making”, said the hermit.
“Which is that?”, asked the woman. “It is a tiger’s whisker”, replied the patient hermit.
The woman left promising to get what he required. The next day she went in search of a tiger and finally saw one on
the banks of a large river. The tiger snarled when he saw her and she retreated. She returned to the spot the next day.
Again, the tiger snarled and again she retreated. However, she kept going to the place and gradually the animal got used
to her presence and stopped snarling.
She began to bring him food. In course of time, the tiger became so friendly that he would come right up to her to take
the food. One day she hesitantly reached out and patted his head. A few days later, she ran her hand down the side of
his face. Moreover, while doing so she deftly pulled out one of his whiskers. Thereafter she rushed to the hermit’s house
with the whisker.
“I’ve got it!” she said, triumphantly. “Good,” said the hermit.
He took the whisker of tiger to the fireplace and dropped it into the fire.
“What have you done!” said the woman, stunned. “You promised to make me a magic potion with this!”
“You don’t need one,” said the hermit, smiling gently. “Tell me, how did you win the tiger’s affection? Naturally, you
had to deal with him with gentleness and a great deal of patience. Would a man be less responsive than a savage and
blood thirsty beast? Go and win over your husband as you did the tiger.”
The woman turned over what the hermit had said, in her mind, as she slowly made her way home. When she saw her
husband her first instinct was to turn away, then remembering the tiger and the hermit’s words, she checked herself and
moved forward with a smile on her face.

33. A suitable title for the story is “ .” 34. Dropping of the whisker into fire, by the old man
was an act of .
A. The tiger and the woman
A. revenge towards the woman
B. The apathetic husband
B. vengeance on behalf of the tiger
C. A whisker of the tiger C. assertion of faith that the hermit has on love
D. Woman who knew a wise recluse D. all of the above
5th IEO - Set B 5
35. On seeing the tiger, the woman . B. he was sure of the tiger eating her
A. ran away, only to never come back C. if she could find way in the beast’s heart, she could
B. took help of the hunters to tame him do so with anyone
C. saw him standing at the other end of the river D. none of the above
bank
37. ‘Savage and blood thirsty beast’ means .
D. gradually tried to be friends with him
A. hungry
36. The hermit asked the woman to get a whisker of B. flesh eating
the tiger as . C. grass eating
A. he wanted her to be a good huntress D. war like

Spoken and written expression

FOR QUESTIONS 38 TO 40, CHOOSE THE RIGHT FOR QUESTIONS 41 AND 42, CHOOSE THE ODD
RESPONSE. W O R D T H AT D O E S N O T H AV E T H E S A M E
PRONUNCIATION AS THE UNDERLINED SOUND.
Example
Whose floor is more likely to still be wet? Example
A. Mrs. Shetty had washed her kitchen floor. SHOE
A. FASHION
B. Mrs. Jain has washed her kitchen floor.
B. NATION
C. Mrs. Gupta will wash her kitchen floor. C. PLEASURE
D. Mrs. Aggarwal would wash her kitchen D. MISSION
floor.

38. Who will reach the restaurant first? 41. EXERCISE


A. Henry will have reached the restaurant, when A. FROZEN
we get there. B. THOUSAND
B. Norma will reach the restaurant, when we C. VISION
get there. D. HAZARD
C. Rosy will be reaching the restaurant, when we
get there. 42. MUSEUM
D. Mona might be reaching the restaurant, when A. VISIT
we get there. B. RESULT
C. RAZOR
39. Who makes a regular practice of talking on the
D. DIVISION
phone for hours?
A. Leena has been talking on the phone for hours. F O R Q U E S T I O N S 4 3 T O 4 5 , M AT C H T H E
B. Steve talks on the phone for hours. DESCRIPTIONS WITH THE RIGHT MEANING.
C. Tom had been talking on the phone for hours.
43. Raji is at the end of her tether.
D. Rita has talked on the phone for hours.
44. Mary is on the go all day.
40. Who is the company’s president?
45. Hema took on a new secretary.
A. Mr. Desai has been president for five years.
B. Mr. Gupta was president for five years. A. She is always busy.
C. Mr. Das will be president in next five years. B. She gave someone a job.
D. Mr. Jain might be the president for the next five C. She has run out of patience.
years. D. She was dismissed.
6 5th IEO - Set B

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 AND 47, CHOOSE THE RIGHT C. Dissimilar


OPTION TO COMPLETE EACH SENTENCE. D. Failure

46. It is but true. 49. CHOOSE THE ODD WORD THAT DOES NOT
A. informal HAVE THE SAME PRONUNCIATION AS THE
UNDERLINED SOUND : CHIC
B. incredible
C. inaccurate A. CHICAGO
D. nonsensical B. NIECE
C. MICHIGAN
47. We decided to to the schedule as it D. OCEAN
was originally planned.
50. CHOOSE THE RIGHT RESPONSE.
A. keep
B. retain Who was sick during vacation?
C. cling A. Aparna had the flu, when Diwali vacation
D. stuck started.
B. Dilip had had the flu, when Diwali vacation
48. CHOOSE THE WORD CLOSEST IN MEANING started.
TO THE UNDERLINED WORD : Disparate C. Geeta had the flu after the Diwali vacation.
A. Hopeless D. Rina was having the flu after the Diwali
B. Final vacation.

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Set A

Year 2015
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 12, choose the C. must slow


best word/phrase to complete each D. had to slow
sentence.
5. ___ the sun risen than the fog disappeared.
Example A. No sooner than
The jackal being a carnivore has long, B. No sooner had
______ teeth. C. No soon than
A. severe D. As soon as
B. solid
C. sharp 6. It is hard for me to ______________ with
D. strict other students in the Advanced Mathematics
class, as they take additional classes after
school hours.
1. Why __________ the books __________
yesterday? A. call in
B. do away
A. are, distributed
C. catch up
B. are, been distributed
D. come up
C. were, being distributed
D. was, being distributed 7. The twins were identical. It was hard for me
to ___________ them _________.
2. I ________ a shop but I chose to sell my
products from home because most of my A. shut, up
customers buy online. B. take, along
C. tell, apart
A. could have rented
D. let, be
B. must have rented
C. may rent 8. Today _________ children who play computer
D. might rent games is bigger than that of a decade ago.
3. Mountaineers survive at eight thousand metres A. the figure of
because they practise for several months B. the counting of
climbing high mountains to __________ C. the extent of
adverse conditions. D. the number of
A. used to living in 9. The rain continued for ____________ of
B. get used to living in the days when we were in Kerala but there
C. live in wasn’t _________ damage to the roads.
D. accept living in A. a few, many
4. You _________ down to 20 kilometres an B. all, any
hour when you drive through a school zone C. most, much
on a busy working day. D. some, a
A. should have slowed 10. No medicine __________ for this rare disease
B. were supposed to slow that affects roses in winters every year.

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A. has been discovered 16. Squander wealth -
B. would have been discovered A. Consume
C. has to be discovered B. Distribute
D. have to be discovered C. Divide
D. Misspend
11. These bicycles ______________ for difficult
terrain, so you __________ them in the 17. Scrutinise work -
mountains. A. Pick up
A. designed, might be used B. Examine
B. will be designed, must use C. Notice
C. are designed, can use D. Recognise
D. were designed, could be used For questions 18 to 22, choose the part
of the sentence that has an error.
12. If you ring the bell, the guard ___________
up to check your condition. 18.
A. will come A. Before the settlers
B. comes B. cleared the land for farms and road,
C. would have come C. forests covered seventy percent
D. had come D. of the land.

For questions 13 to 17, choose the 19.


word closest in meaning to the A. Deep sea diving
underlined word. B. is a much less commonly
C. activity in this
13. Their business is tailoring gowns and selling D. part of the world.
them wholesale.
20.
A. Career
B. Avocation A. The bridge was made open
C. Occupation B. to public
C. as far as safety checks
D. Skill
D. were yet to be carried out.
14. Amend the law -
21.
A. Modify
A. Cockroaches survive
B. Reject
B. in situations
C. Transfer
C. where other many
D. Justify D. creatures cannot.
15. Retain culture - 22.
A. Enjoy A. The students
B. Detain B. are not longer required
C. Save C. to come to school
D. Recall D. in winter uniforms.

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READING

FOR QUESTIONS 23 to 29, Read the


passage and answer the questions Pieces of fish attracted more gulls. The
gulls were immediately caught and given
that follow.
to the trainers for more fish-rewards! Kelly
What do we mean when we say someone has now trained her family and friends in
is intelligent? Intelligence is the ability the pool. Gull baiting is now very common.
to think on the basis of the information The dolphins’ intelligence has surprised
available and solve problems. After everyone.
human beings, dolphins are the next
most intelligent creatures on earth. Like 23. The author begins the passage by asking a
human beings, dolphins have large brains question because _________.
when compared to their body size. Since
dolphins cannot take an IQ (Intelligence A. he assumes readers might not know the
Quotient) test to measure their intelligence, meaning of the word ‘intelligent’
we measure it by comparing their brain B. he wants to show how Kelly uses her
size with their body size. This is called intelligence to solve her problems
EQ (Encephalisation Quotient). Human C. he just wants to make an impressive
EQ is 7.0, while a dolphin’s is 4.2 and start
the chimpanzees’, whales’ and elephants’
D. he wants us to know that he knows the
is 1.8 to 2.4. Dolphins come closest to us
in intelligence. answer to this difficult question
For example, Kelly, the dolphin, is indeed 24. Which statement is true?
very clever. She lives in the Institute of
Encephalisation Quotient is a test ________.
Marine Mammal Studies in Mississippi.
A. to measure the size of a dolphin’s body
Dolphins there are taught to keep the pools
clean. They bring any litter that falls into B. to compare the sizes of two animals’
the pools to the trainers. Their reward is a brains
fish. Kelly has taken her learning one step C. to compare the size of an animal’s brain
further. The intelligent mammal picks up to its body
pieces of paper people throw, and hides D. only used with dolphins in Mississippi
them at the bottom of the pool. She tears
off a piece of paper and brings it to the 25. Kelly is intelligent because she ________.
trainer to get a reward. Fish-rewards are A. keeps the pool clean
given whether a dolphin brings a small
B. hides the litter
piece or a big one. She has trained the
C. uses the litter for her benefit
humans! A large gull flew into the pool
one day. The intelligent Kelly grabbed it D. eats a lot of fish
and gave it to the trainers. It was a large
26. The author says, ‘She has trained the humans,’
gull so the trainers gave Kelly lots of fish.
because ___________.
A new idea came to Kelly. Kelly began
saving and using one or two of the fish A. she gets fish more often
she got very intelligently. She broke the B. she uses training to her advantage
fish into pieces and spread them on the C. she manipulates the trainers
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27. Kelly breaks the fish into pieces and spreads
These taste buds do help a parrot make out
them about the pool because _________. the different tastes but it is not possible for
A. she wants to show off the bird to distinctly (35) tastes.
B. she is feeling cheeky Example
C. she wants to feed the birds A. How
D. she wants to attract more gulls B. What
C. When
28. The dolphins’ intelligence has surprised
D. Where
everyone because ______________.
A. animals can rarely think of saving or 30.
hiding A. by
B. with
B. animals can rarely think of so many
C. in
creative ways
D. on
C. Kelly and her friends catch so many
gulls 31.
D. Kelly trained her friends better than her A. Doesn’t
trainers could B. Don’t
C. Can’t
29. The purpose of the passage is to _______. D. Won’t
A. inform readers about Kelly 32.
B. discuss ‘intelligence’ and show some A. yet
examples B. and
C. tell readers that intelligence in animals is C. but
rare
D. because
D. all of these
33.
FOR questions 30 To 35, read the text
A. can
and choose the correct option to
B. will
fill in the blanks. C. do
D. are
Example (A) can a parrot eat green chillies
(30) pleasure? (31) they have the ability 34.
to taste food? Just like us, parrots too have A. is located
taste buds (32) they are far less in number. B. was located
We have over 9000 taste buds while parrots C. were located
have around 350 taste buds. This makes it
D. are located
really hard for a parrot to feel the same way
about chillies as we (33) . Our taste buds 35.
are largely located on our tongue. A parrot’s A. make out
taste buds (34) on its tongue and in the B. make up
back of its throat, at the end of its tongue. C. make away
D. make

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Spoken and written expression

FOR QUESTIONS 36 TO 45, choose the C. The library has a brand new illustrated
best response to complete each copy.
conversation. D. The novel is already sold out.
Example 39. Mother : “What? You lost the books
Jassi : “Where is Sania?” again?”
Mira : “Sania is busy at work. She bit
Kirit : “_____________________”
off more than she could chew.”
A. Those books just arrived at the library!
What does Mira mean by her reply?
B. I can’t help it. My classmates keep missing
A. She is very good at what she does.
B. She committed to more than she could theirs!
manage. C. I left them on my table for a few minutes.
C. She is not very efficient at her work. D. There must be some thieves in the
D. She said she would finish her work. school.

40. Viv : “Dina holds the racquet too tightly.”


36. Alice : “Hi Roma! Good to see you! Hope Jeni : “_____________________.”
you had a good journey.” A. It affects her game. She can’t swing it
Roma : “_____________________” well
A. Wow! We’re meeting after twelve long B. Yes, I agree. We need to buy her a racquet
years, aren’t we? C. That’s right. Her service is very powerful
B. Finally! The train’s here. It’s usually on D. She definitely has strong hands
time.
41. Nabil : “Don’t worry! You’re exactly the
C. It is very pleasant and comfortable.
D. It was a very long and tiring journey. kind of person they are looking for. You’ll
get the job.”
37. Doctor : “Do this exercise for ten minutes
Ketan : “_____________________.”
every day in the morning.”
A. Just keep your fingers crossed for me
Patient : “_____________________” B. Gee thanks! I’ll definitely meet them
A. When do I wake up in the morning? today
B. Can I have my cup of tea before that? C. I know I’m very kind. Thank you very
C. My friend exercises in the morning.
much
D. Yoga is very good for health.
D. Thanks for the offer
38. Ry a n : “ H o w ’s t h e l a t e s t n o v e l b y
42. Ve e n a : “ W h y d o y o u l o o k s o s a d ,
Menishaw?”
Joanna?”
Henrita : “_____________________”
Joanna : “My team said I played clumsily
A. Didn’t you read the reviews before buying
today. They said a ten-year old could play
it?
better than me.”
B. His style is pretty descriptive. It’s very
gripping. Veena : “Oh! _______________________”

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A. I’m so sorry they gave you such a hard Kiran : “Well, Jack, I’m sorry. __________.”
time. A. It keeps you guessing
B. So you didn’t stop and smell the roses B. You have another guess coming
today, did you? C. There is no prize for guessing something
C. They didn’t pin your ears back, did D. Your guess is as good as mine
they?
D. Do you want them to bring the house 45. News reader : “The famous cricketer, Farid
down for you? Aquil says he will retire after the Australian
43. Kunal : “Thanks, mom, for letting me take tour.”
that quick nap. I _____________.” Dian : “That’s not fair. How can he say
A. will not lose any sleep over this ________ when he is so young and has so
B. feel fresh as a daisy now much more to achieve?”
C. will let sleeping dogs lie A. he’s going to hang up his boots
D. am very happy now B. he’s going to tighten his belt
44. Jack : “Do you have any idea how to solve C. he’ll get too big for his boots
this complicated problem?” D. he’s leaving it up in the air

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 and 47, choose the FOR QUESTIONS 49 and 50, choose the
best word/phrase to complete each best response to complete each
sentence. conversation.
46. The Kinakia family managed to _________
on the pension their old mother brought home 49. Rita : “I have this problem, but I am afraid
every month. to talk about it.”
A. live by Binu : “_____________________”
B. pay up A. Well, get it off your chest. You can trust
C. go about me!
D. get by B. Go on …it’s plain sailing with me.
47. Many a time _________ try to escape, but C. Don’t try to pull the wool over my eyes.
he never managed to. I tell you.
A. the prisoner does D. Don’t worry, just share and share alike.
B. there was a prisoner
50. Fatima : “Jiya, get the apples from the
C. does the prisoner
fridge.”
D. did the prisoner
Jiya : “Fatima, I’m watching a film. You’ve
48. choose the part of the sentence
called me so often now that ______.”
that has an error.
A. I’m a lost ball in high weeds
A. The students
B. I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed
B. are getting ready
C. to make a visit C. I’ve lost the thread completely
D. to United Nations next month. D. I cannot come to a standstill

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Class 10

Set B

Year 2015
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

For questions 1 to 12, choose the C. will earn


best word/phrase to complete each D. am earning
sentence.
6. She has just moved to Chennai. She is looking
Example for __________.
The jackal being a carnivore has long, A. job
______ teeth. B. works
A. severe C. work
B. solid D. a work
C. sharp
D. strict 7. They are on holiday. They __________ to
Malaysia.
1. The picture of an Indian elephant is on the A. has gone
next page. Turn ________ the page to look
B. were going
at it.
C. have gone
A. up D. had gone
B. in
C. over 8. I _________ paragliding when I was at high
D. under school.

2. If we had listened to our teacher, we _______ A. am starting


into trouble. B. started
C. started to
A. wouldn’t have got
D. had started to
B. will not get
C. hadn’t got 9. The children were very happy. They _______
D. wouldn’t had got to an amusement park before.
3. It ____________them a fortune to send their A. has never been
son to the university. B. had never been
A. having cost C. had never went
B. will have cost D. have been
C. cost 10. Karina was angry with me because I
D. was costing
___________ to tell her the change in plan.
4. Vidisha is standing _________ the end of A. have forgotten
the queue. B. forgotten
A. in C. had forgotten
B. at D. am forgetting
C. on
D. by 11. We were startled when a sudden ____________
of wind closed the door shut.
5. I’ll buy a present for my sister if I ____________ A. draught
well on my summer job. B. gust
A. earn C. gale
B. earned D. flurry

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12. The _________ trees in the equatorial forest C. Alembic
allow very little light to reach the ground. D. Astute
A. great 17. A skilled storyteller -
B. large-scale
A. Raconteur
C. towering
B. Rammer
D. infinite C. Recount
For questions 13 to 17, choose the D. Repeater
word closest in meaning to the For questions 18 to 21, choose the part
underlined word(S). of the sentence that has an error.
13. Her uninteresting life - 18.
A. Mundane A. On this cold stormy night
B. Munificent B. you’d rather
C. Malicious C. stay at home,
D. Mellifluous D. won’t you?
14. The study of lines of descent traced from 19.
ancestors - A. She didn’t
A. Anthropology B. tell nobody
B. Biology C. about her plans
C. Graphology D. to summit the mountain.
D. Genealogy 20.
15. That news is plausible. A. He never
A. Questionable B. stops talking
B. Improbable C. and he never says
C. Portable D. anything interested.
D. Credible 21.
16. He’s as nimble as a gymnast. A. Next week at this time,
B. I’ll be lying
A. Agile
C. on a beach
B. Acute
D. or swimming at the sea.

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 22 to 28, Read the


Any of these stimuli can make our
passage and answer the questions
diaphragm and other parts of the respiratory
that follow. system to contract. The contraction causes
our face muscles to move in a certain
Laughter
manner and we make certain sounds - this
When we are tickled or when we see, is interpreted as laughter!
read or hear something funny, we laugh. When we laugh, we let go of our defences
Even a funny thought that crosses our for that moment and we release a huge
mind or the feelings of nervousness and wave of positive energy. It is a great way
embarrassment can make us laugh! to build relationships because people feel
less threatened when they see us laugh.

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24. The author says, ‘The sound of roaring laughter
They are ready to accept us more easily.
is more contagious than the common cold.’
The sound of roaring laughter is more
This means it ___________.
contagious than common cold. Shared
laughter brings people closer and makes A. causes worse diseases than the common
them happy. It is a powerful stress cold
buster – a necessity in the modern world B. can annoy people because it is loud
cramped with work, traffic, pollution and C. easily draws others to join in and laugh
competition. A good sense of humour too
keeps the mood light and the atmosphere D. makes people infected with a feeling of
around us positive. This in turn makes stress
us more creative and prepared to meet
targets. And who would not love to work 25. Laughter is becoming more necessary in
with a person with a happy attitude? modern times because ___________.
Therefore, laughter is said to be a strong
A. we can use it to reduce traffic, pollution
team builder.
and competition
Laughing at oneself is an awesome way
B. it urges people to feel comfortable with
to show our humility. When people
modern day problems
around us see that we are ready to accept
our weaknesses so positively, they are C. in the olden days people laughed more
encouraged to do the same. Working easily and whole heartedly
with people who are not afraid to be D. it eases restlessness caused by traffic,
real reduces confusion. When someone pollution or competition
projects a false image of oneself everyone
is confused. This confusion can result in 26. Laughing at oneself is good because it
low productivity and negativity. Laughter ________.
boosts fearless creativity; productivity and A. is the best way to divert attention
these eventually lead to happiness. B. creates an image of a coward
Nature’s best gift to us is laughter! Laugh C. inspires people to accept their weaknesses
to appreciate the best things in life. Best of D. reduces any stress
all laughter is fun, free and easy to use!
27. The author calls laughter a ‘strong team
22. According to the author laughter mechanism builder’ because __________.
is based on ___________. A. it reduces anxiety and brings out the best
A. the contraction of certain organs in our in people
body B. it compels teams to achieve targets
B. feelings of nervousness and embarrass- C. it helps people to forget all modern day
ment problems
C. physical stimulus such as seeing or hearing D. people like to work with a person who is
only funny
D. a funny incident that we happen to see
28. The tone of the author in the last paragraph
23. When people laugh, they ___________. is ___________.
A. become defensive A. persuasive
B. are more readily accepted B. factual
C. deform their respiratory system C. authoritative
D. become stress busters D. scientific

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For questions 29 to 37, read the text 29.
and choose the correct option to
A. in
fill in the blanks.
B. at
A/An Example (A) event took place in C. on
Indonesia on August 27, 1883 (29) 8
D. of
a.m. Strangely, the (30) of this event was
felt in faraway areas all over the world. 30.
People in the faraway cities of Madras
(now Chennai), and Calcutta (now Kolkata) A. influence
became almost deaf. They said later that they B. crash
had thought hundreds of cannon balls had C. impact
fired (31) . Sudden hot windstorms blew D. idea
away fishermen’s huts in Madras. Telegraph
poles fell to ground in Kolkata. Even tribes 31.
living in Central Australia (32) by the
A. viciously
loud sound. Actually, a volcano had erupted
in the Krakatau island in Indonesia. The B. directly
whole world trembled due to the force of C. simultaneously
the explosion. It has been reported as (33) D. regularly
sound ever heard in modern times. The
eruption caused tsunami waves all over the 32.
sea. The first wave that took off at a speed
A. were rattled
of 1,120 kilometres per hour from Krakatau
in all directions was 42 metres tall, i.e. as B. had been rattled
tall as a 15 storey building! C. were being rattled
The waves rushed towards coastal areas like D. have rattled
bulldozers and (34) several towns and
villages forever. Though life on the island 33.
was totally destroyed by the thick layer A. the most loud
of ash, within four years nature took over B. the loudest
again. As migratory birds flying over the
island dropped their fruit-seed laden poop C. the most loudest
on the island, trees began to grow. Soon D. loud
the fruits on the trees attracted birds from
nearby islands. Some beetles and reptiles 34.
managed to drift on logs of wood to reach A. swept up
the island. Today the island is (35) with B. wiped out
life! (36) , this vegetation is likely to be
C. carried away
wiped out anytime as Krakatau is an active
volcano – it (37) erupt any day! D. took away

Example 35.
A. startling A. alive
B. eye-opening B. pulsating
C. hallucinatory C. happy
D. credible D. staying

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36. 37.
A. However A. has to
B. On the other hand B. could
C. Mostly C. shall
D. So D. ought to

Spoken and written expression

FOR QUESTIONS 38 TO 45, choose the A. You’re tired of lifting these heavy bags
best response to complete each now, aren’t you?
conversation. B. Rima says she stumped her foot.
Example C. My sister had a small accident few days
Jassi : “Where is Sania?” back.
Mira : “Sania is busy at work. She bit D. You should see a doctor before it gets
off more than she could chew.” worse.
What does Mira mean by her reply? 41. Milan : “Rene’s getting the tickets for the
A. She is very good at what she does. cricket match. It begins at 1 pm.”
B. She committed to more than she could Kabir : “_______________________.”
manage. A. Missing the afternoon lessons is not a
C. She is not very efficient at her work. good idea
D. She said she would finish her work. B. Kohli didn’t bat yesterday
C. Shrikant has refused to pay for the
38. Ram : “We are going to the fancy-dress party, tickets
aren’t we?” D. I would like to go for a movie
Ved : “_______________________”
A. Yes, that party was such a great success. 42. Fiza : “Do you remember Jenny O’ Neil?”
B. Of course. How about dressing as mad Vikram : “_______________________.”
scientists? A. Oh yes! That name rings a bell
C. Not really. I have tried all shops here. B. No, don’t know her from experience
They don’t sell masks. C. Oh yes! I finally got the list of names
D. I cannot tell you that. D. Oh yes! I don’t
39. Nina : “I am sorry I reached the ticket counter 43. Police : “How old was the boy who snatched
very late. We only have the last two seats your bag in the mall?”
available.”
Woman : “He looked around fourteen years
Mina : “_______________________” old. He looked as if____________”
A. What an awful afternoon!
A. butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth!
B. The long queues are really so annoying.
C. No problem! Come let’s enjoy the play. B. he knew which side his bread is
D. You are very careless. buttered!
C. he wanted his bread buttered on both
40. Hari : “Ouch! My foot hurts.” sides!
Vidya : “_______________________” D. he has a butterface.

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44. Neha : “It’s great to see Sunaina and Frieda 45. Rajan : “Does Ajay like hockey?”
together!” Saina : “Oh, what a question! He ______”
Kelly : “Yes, I’ve heard that they have decided
to _______________.” A. got ants in his pants about hockey!
A. get the knives out B. files off the handle regarding hockey.
B. go at it hammer and tongs C. is always running out of steam!
C. bury the hatchet D. eats, sleeps and breathes hockey!
D. add fuel to the fire

ACHIEVERS SECTION

For questions 46 and 47, choose FOR QUESTIONS 49 and 50, choose the
the best word to complete each best response to complete each
sentence. conversation.
46. It is very noisy here. I can’t hear you very 49. Leena : “You take over an hour to reach your
well. Please speak ____________. school! You take the train, don’t you?”
A. out Jay : “Yes, it’s a long ride. But I have no
B. up complaints. _____________________.
C. on I read on my way to school and back.”
D. high A. I know the early bird catches the worm
47. The children happily ____________ down B. I kill two birds with one stone
the muddy slopes. C. A bird in the hand is better than two in
the bush
A. slipped
D. I cut my coat according to my cloth
B. dived
C. dipped 50. Jenny : “Hi, Simran! I hear you’ve given up
D. slithered studying acting.”

48. choose the part of the sentence Simran : “Hey, Jenny. Good to see you. Yes,
that has an error. I realised __________________.”

A. Do you A. I was just a cog in the machine


B. mind B. I’ve a face that’d stop the clock
C. to wait C. I wasn’t cut out for that
D. a little longer? D. I was following suit

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Class 10

Set A

Year 2016
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 13, choose the best 6.


Our country sent a strong of 120
option to complete each sentence. athletes to the Rio 2016 Olympics.
A. contestant
Example B. contribution
It was good to with the old C. contingent
gang. D. convention

A. hang on 7.
They played well last night. They
the cup.
B. keep of
A. deserved
C. look in B. have deserved
D. catch up C. qualified
D. rewarded
1. More people have than we expected. 8.
The train yet. We can have a quick
A. cast aside cup of coffee.
B. turned up A. hasn’t arrived
C. carried out B. doesn’t come
D. came about C. isn’t coming
D. wasn’t arrived
2. I was in traffic for over two hours.
9. My granny was ___________ ; she started
A. held up her own business when many girls were
B. broke down going to school.
C. made up A. behind the times
D. carried on B. racing against time
C. ahead of her times
3. yoga is a means of remaining calm
D. in the nick of time
even in disturbing situations.
A. Practise 10. I had a heavy lunch. I am feeling .
B. To practising A. despondent
C. Having practised B. drowsy
C. desperate
D. Practising
D. mundane
4. very sharp. Use them carefully. 11. It is important to the water bodies in
A. This scissors is our area.
B. They are scissors A. replenish
C. These scissors are B. renounce
D. Those scissors is C. recount
D. repel
5. They were surprised to know that Ajay
for the team. 12. It’s reported that human beings’ lives
prolonged by a new wonder drug.
A. has selected
A. has been
B. had selected B. will have been
C. had been selected C. is being
D. have been selected D. will be
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13. You (i) watch sports on TV (ii) ? C. astronomy
D. aetiology
(i) (ii)
A. Can isn’t it 18. Someone who travels and visits a lot of
B. do don’t you different countries
C. – yes A. athletic
D. would – B. jet-setter
C. cosmologist
FOR QUESTIONS 14 TO 18, choose the
D. masochist
word closest in meaning to the
underlined word/phrase. For questions 19 TO 21, choose the part
of the sentence that has an error.
14. Her haughty behaviour
A. frantic 19. Though we were late, yet we entered the
B. animated classroom.
C. arrogant A. Though
D. soothing B. we were late,
C. yet we entered
15. Their oppressive act D. the classroom.
A. temperate
B. onerous 20. The two first lessons in the English reader
C. desperate are interesting to read.
D. destitute A. The two first
B. lessons in the English reader
16. His perseverant nature C. are interesting
A. prestigious D. to read.
B. perceptive
C. persistent 21. The children were laying in bed for a long
D. pacifist time.
A. The children
17. The study of heavenly bodies B. were laying in
A. anthology C. bed for
B. anthropology D. a long time.

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 22 TO 28, Read the


Taking pictures was no child’s play in those
passage and answer the questions
days. The whole process was so slow that
that follow.
Cornelius had time to uncover the lens, run
When people first started taking selfies or a into the shot and then go back to cover the
portrait-photograph themselves, they came lens. This was before the self-timer came
under a lot of criticism. While smartphones into the picture.
and digital cameras have made selfies quite More advanced versions of smartphones,
popular, the first self-portrait is said to have especially those with front cameras made
been taken in 1839 by Robert Cornelius who it quite easy to take one’s own pictures.
was considered a pioneer in photography. Before that, people were usually taking their

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pictures by standing in front of a mirror. In some countries, the public health
But now they just had to extend their hand departments have issued warnings to the
and viola! They had a photo that captured public to highlight the negative effects of
the moment instantly. Soon people became spending too much time obsessing about
interested in recording each remarkable selfies. While opinions vary on the effects of
and not so remarkable moment of their taking selfies, it is up to the people to shape
lives. While this started as a phenomena their habits and perspectives. Dr Rutherfield
more suited to the tastes of the young, it recommends that if one is posting selfies
soon gained wider popularity with men and only for comments, they should cut down
women of all ages who started showing on the number of posts. Our social media
their love of themselves. profile reveals something about us and
what we share depends entirely on us. The
Selfies caught the world’s attention in the
bottom line is that we control how the world
mid 2000’s when social networking sites
perceives us.
such as Facebook made it quite popular.
People’s growing obsession with themselves,
more importantly with their physical 22. Why was it difficult to take selfies in the
appearances did not go unnoticed by the early 20th century?
scientific community also. Dr Rutherfield, A. People didn’t have time to take pictures.
faculty director at one of the premier B. Taking pictures was not fashionable.
schools of psychology in the US observes C. There were lot of adjustments to be
that now there are more pictures available made.
of real people than of models. Also, posting D. Taking selfies was the latest trend.
selfies online acts as an empowering act as
it allows a person to control how the online 23. Why did people of all ages start taking
world sees him. Feeling good about oneself selfies?
and then having someone else endorse that A. They wanted to compete with youngsters.
feeling through likes and comments acts as B. Smartphones made it easy for them.
an immediate self-confidence booster. It C. They were bored of their lives.
is normal for people to work for rewards D. Everybody thought it was important.
and to repeat behaviour that would fetch
them more rewards. However psychologist 24. Why does the author say that taking selfies
Webber warns against the danger of how is self-obsessive?
easily and intertwined our self-esteem A. She doesn’t understand the process of
may get to approval on social media. After taking selfies.
all, selfies are only based on our physical B. She doesn’t like to network on social
appearance; they do not define who we are. media sites.
The problem is that many teenagers and C. She thinks people spend too much time
youngsters are seeking validation through on themselves.
positive responses on their selfies. Some D. She suffers from low self-esteem and
people are fine with sharing their selfies jealousy.
and getting a few compliments but others
check their social media accounts repeatedly 25. According to the author, why do people post
to see how many comments and likes they their pictures online?
have got. A. To share their lives with others
Webber says that often people who post B. To make their friends jealous
selfies throughout the day have low self- C. To get appreciation from others
esteem and are looking for social approval. D. To while away their times

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26. What do psychologists say about people seldom seen browsing the museums or
posting too many selfies online?
libraries; they hang (34) around local
It indicates that people ___________. parks and cafes, chatting with people and
A. lack confidence in their own worth living life. Because they don’t consider life
B. have few friends in real life and more is a page out of a glossy travel magazine,
online they aren’t interested in picture perfect
C. like spending many hours online with moments but in real life that may be quite
others uneventful but (35) .
D. do not want to see more pictures of
celebrities 29.
27. Why are public health departments talking A. walks
about selfies? B. saunters
C. voyages
A. This is the latest topic of discussion. D. sessions
B. It is becoming a psychological issue.
C. Internet is an important source. 30.
D. It is their job to discuss everything. A. dull and boring
B. unique and unusual
28. What should people keep in mind while
C. unique but usual
posting online?
D. strange and dark
A. To be mindful of managing their image
and themselves. 31.
B. The latest trends that are going on. A. temptations
C. Everyone’s opinion about their personality. B. gloom
D. The announcements made by health C. knowledge
department. D. plain

FOR QUESTIONS 29 TO 35, Read the text 32.


and choose the right option to fill A. liking
in the blanks. B. charming
C. laying
Travelling has long been considered one D. revelling
of the best ways of learning. In fact, some
societies sent their youngsters on long 33.
(29) before they could be formally A. to be seen
welcomed into adult life. Humans have a B. not to be seen
desire to explore, discover and experience C. seen
(30) things. While many are afraid of D. found
admitting that they are wanderers or pilgrims 34.
at heart, some give in to the (31) of the A. out
unknown. They travel, not as tourists, but B. on
as travellers, (32) in the new adventures C. in
and soaking up the local culture. They are D. with
(33) with their phones and cameras
35.
clicking pictures of every moment. But
they can be found taking in each memory A. depressive
in their hearts. B. depleting
C. enriching
Where are such people found? They are
D. ignorant

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Spoken and written expression

For questions 36 to 45, choose the to do something I don’t like, I like to _______.
best response to complete each After that I feel comfortable.
conversation. A. get it over with
B. put it that way
36. Harry : One veggie burger, one sandwich,
C. talk about it aloud
two small fries and two cokes, please. D. change my mind
Café boy : Sir, would you like it _______?
A. here or to go 41. Anjali : Remember Akash and Riya?
B. hot or cold Chinu : ______________.
C. in a box A. Speak of the devil. There he is now
D. for one or two B. Tough luck to you
C. Yeah, I heard they are working at OCL
37. Satish : What are you doing here? I thought D. Of course! Let’s see what she’ll do
you would not come today.
Tim : ___________________. 42. Anu : Why do you look so upset?
Jack : ______________
A. Maybe. But before you know it, I was
Anu : Is there anything that I can do?
there
B. Yes, I am a really nice guy. You know A. Why don’t you talk to me?
that B. There’s a lot on my mind.
C. You talked me into it. I’ll take it from C. I can’t believe it is true.
here D. I was paying for dinner last night.
D. I changed my mind since I finished my 43. Parul : My cousin is in town next week.
work early __________?
Sana : Of course. I always have room in my
38. Kamal : Why do you look so happy?
apartment.
Rita : ___________________
A. Shall we see her off at the airport
A. Why do you think? We are all like that.
B. Who shall see about the stay
B. You look great. Where have you been?
C. Could you put her up for two days
C. My exams are over and I think I did quite
D. Shall I put down your name
well.
D. I guess you are right but everyone doesn’t 44. Minny : Look, how the flowers grow
agree. untended!
Ria : ______________.
39. Nicky : Has the movie started? Am I late?
A. They are growing here
Meera : ___________________
B. That’s nature’s beauty
A. I ran all the way. I don’t know. C. We can’t stop the process
B. You can say that again! D. It’s quite early in the day
C. You are lucky. You’re here in the nick of
time. 45. Kittu : Mom, I’ve set an alarm for five in
D. You are always like this. It’s high time. the morning.
Mom : ______________?
40. Olly : Some people say ‘don’t leave for A. What time would you be back
tomorrow what you can do today’. But I B. When did you last set the alarm
don’t really believe in that. C. Do you still want me to wake you up
Amrit : I don’t agree with you. When I have D. Why do you always do that

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ACHIEVERS SECTION

For questions 46 AND 47, choose B. scanty


the best OPTION TO COMPLETE EACH C. primordial
SENTENCE. D. cowardly

46. Learning to drive can be ______ but you’ll 49. Choose the part of the sentence
begin to enjoy it over time. that has an error.
A. rousing He brushed about on the history of Mughals
B. eventful but no question on them came up in the
C. daunting exam.
D. stimulating A. He brushed about
47. You may need a permit to carry ______ from B. on the history of Mughals
one state to another. C. but no question on them
D. came up in the exam.
A. customs
B. freight 50. Choose the best response to
C. licence complete the conversation.
D. contraband
Raman : Could I drive your car, Jeena?
48. Choose the word closest in Jeena : ______________.
m e a nin g to t h e under l ined A. That’s a good question
word. B. I’d rather you didn’t
His recreant reaction C. You got me there
A. recreational D. Let me understand

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Class 10

Set B

Year 2016
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 11, choose the C. would have gone


most suitable option to complete D. may have gone
each sentence.
8. She was to hear the shocking
I don’t think Raju will
1. to our news.
opinion. A. salvaged
A. come round B. agitated
B. run through C. indiscreet
C. see about D. aggressive
D. pull together
9. His performance in the series earned
2. She with her sister quite often. him the trophy.
A. cuts in A. extra
B. clears on
B. erratic
C. falls out
C. contentious
D. runs into
D. consistent
3. The plan to build another factory .
10. When you arrive in Mumbai, we for
A. cleared out
you at the airport.
B. fell through
C. cut down A. wait
D. drew in B. were waiting
C. will be waiting
4. Rarely mushrooms. D. were around
A. I eat
B. I ate 11. The flowers are here.
C. I have eaten A. who you asked for
D. do I eat B. you ordered
C. that you order
5.
Sheela is going to cinema but her
sister is going to church. D. that you were booking
A. the, no article For questions 12 to 16, choose the
B. the, the word closest in meaning to the
C. no article, the underlined word(s).
D. no article, no article
12. His indispensable position
6.
There’s no point ________ staying up all
night if your exam is tomorrow. A. requisite
B. prolific
A. on
C. appalling
B. at
C. in D. euphoric
D. up 13. Their generous hospitality
7.
If I had known his address, I to see A. courteous
him. B. mature
A. will have gone C. modest
B. should have gone D. profuse

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14. The barren fields B. and your friends
A. sterile C. going to get down the
B. mellow D. bus here?
C. putrid 18. Walking in the garden, a friend surprised
D. endemic him.
15. The child’s longing for A. Walking
A. abjuring B. in the garden,
B. coveting C. a friend
C. harmony D. surprised him.
D. excitement 19. We are having plenty of time to get there.
16. A bird-watcher Don’t worry.
A. ornithologist A. We are having
B. ophthalmologist B. plenty of time
C. oncologist C. to get there.
D. osteologist D. Don’t worry.

For questions 17 to 20, choose the part 20. She gave me a good advise which I will
of the sentence that has an error. follow all my life.
A. She gave me
17. Are you and your friends going to get down B. a good advise
the bus here? C. which I will follow
A. Are you D. all my life.

READING

For questions 21 to 27, Read the


to decide who gets to see what or when. It
passage and answer the questions
is the right of a person to view the content
that follow.
that they find appealing. They dismiss the
Do we need a Censor Board? Shall we allow idea of any regulatory body such as the
someone else the power to decide for us? Censor Board to dictate things to them.
Since the Censor Board has been excessively On the other hand, those in favour of
monitoring and regulating both movie and censorship say that there is a need for
television content, censorship of the media regulation and control of information and
has become a hotly debatable topic. Almost ideas that are circulated among people
everybody accepts that there is excessive within a society. They believe that there
violence being portrayed on television is content that may be inappropriate or
which is affecting the viewers, especially offensive to the public and must be modified
children and teenagers. However, many do or taken off air.
not believe that censoring programmes is In some instances, censorship has proved
the right approach. The argument against instrumental in avoiding tragic events
censorship is mainly centred around free such as communal riots. When tempers
choice. People supporting this position are already running high, it is best to
maintain that nobody should have the power avoid telecasting gory details of death

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23. Why do some people support the Censor
and destruction which may incite further
Board?
violence. While ignorance is a bane, there
A. Censorship is less required in modern
are times when it may actually prove to be
society.
bliss. This is true especially for cases when
B. All content cannot be made available to
one does not know the complete truth as
public.
half-truths cause more harm than good. In C. They are conservative and believe in old
such cases, censorship becomes necessary values.
for the protection of the viewers. Also, when D. It is a controversial topic for the public.
one considers the age of certain viewers,
it becomes clear that they need somebody 24. The writer believes sometimes ignorance
to explain certain parts of the content to helps .
them. Some movies or programmes have A. create blind supporters of the government
a public announcement at the beginning B. people to live normal lives
of the telecast that recommends parental C. companies promote their interests
D. safeguard the public from unnecessary
guidance. However, it is not always possible
conflict
for parents or guardians to see what children
are watching and in such instances, it seems 25. When people are extremely angry, it may be
better that a regulatory body modifies the best to .
content. A. stay away from other people’s company
These are compelling arguments but a B. watch uncensored programmes
thinking public does not appreciate when C. avoid events that are painful
someone else dictates terms to them. A D. modify content that may disturb others
public debate is required to deliberate over 26. Why is a warning about parental guidance
the issues of censorship, including who is not enough?
responsible for what the public watches, A. Parents may be unprepared to guide
whether we need a committee that censors children.
content and to what extent. There are no B. C h i l d r e n m a y n o t l i s t e n t o t h e i r
clear answers but since this issue directly guardians.
relates to what youngsters are exposed to, C. There maybe no adult supervision possible
it does need some reflective thinking. at all times.
D. N o b o d y p a y s a t t e n t i o n t o s u c h
21. Why does the writer begin the passage with warnings.
questions?
27. What should the public do about this
A. She doesn’t know the answers.
issue?
B. She is a curious person.
C. The answers are obvious. A. Everyone should constitute a Censor
D. She wants to get the reader’s attention. Board.
B. Debate on what kind of censorship is
22. What do most people agree on? required.
A. TV is an important part of our lives. C. It should agree that there are no
B. We are overprotective of children. answers.
C. Youngsters are influenced by media. D. Plan programmes for teenagers and
D. Violence has slow negative impact. children.

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For questions 28 to 34, Read the text 28.
and choose the correct option to A. era of learning
fill in the blanks. B. age of seeing
C. age of reading
It looks like all that’s reported these days is
D. time of thinking
bad news. Gone is the (28) the papers for
pleasure. Some of us blame news channels 29.
for plaguing us with morbid scenes of A. let
calamities, injustice and terror, asserting B. ought to
that there (29) be a (30) process to C. was to
maintain a balance between how much good D. can
and bad news we get.
30.
While it’s given that there’s more that
disheartens us nowadays, technology and A. screening
satellites have helped journalists turn in B. blacklisting
their data more promptly. One wonders if C. identification
reporters get to ground zero in nanoseconds D. attesting
because they have implants of disaster
31.
sensors. As more information from a wider
A. showcase
range pours in, viewers receive a (31)
B. barrage
of bad news packaged as breaking news.
C. element
Then there is our (32) quest for emotion-
D. network
invoking, stunning visuals. On 9/11, most
people would have stayed glued to images 32.
of a major disaster with hardly anybody A. fickle
noticing the successful attempts of a village B. minor
at generating its own power needs. News C. extra
channels, with their frensied craving for top D. inherent
viewership ratings, understand and cash in
on this. 33.

Like it or not, it is important to bring A. spurned towards


catastrophic events to public notice, for B. spirited to
it is only then that we are (33) to take C. spurred on
action. And with so much good still left in D. stirred for
the world, few of us would dare miss out on 34.
a (34) to do our bit for the world we live
A. chance
in. So in the end, bad news is good news
B. luck
when somebody decides to do something
C. plan
about a heart-rending situation.
D. risk

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Spoken and written expression

For questions 35 to 45, choose the 40. Sheena : How are your swimming classes
best response to complete each going?
conversation. Raju : . I’m enjoying myself.
35. Priya : Did you end up buying that car? A. So far, so good
Rani : No, I’m having about buying B. You can say that again
that car now. C. We can take it from here
A. wonder that D. It’s not funny at all
B. hard time
41. Rachel : Sheena, meet my friend, Shruti. I
C. no ideas
D. second thoughts know you both will .
A. hit it off
36. Gina : I love volleyball.
B. get over
Akash : ______________? C. go off
Gina : At weekends. I’m too busy during the
D. kick on
week.
A. Where do you like playing 42. Honey : Hey! Roma, where have you been?
B. What sports do you like .
C. Who else plays volleyball here A. You can count on me
D. When do you usually practise
B. I haven’t seen you in ages
37. If I’m happy looking at a financial statement, C. Let’s all stay in touch
it’s probably in the . D. I guess we’ll meet again
A. red
43. Ravi : Have you seen that latest horror movie?
B. blue
C. green Ram : .
D. black A. I’m head over heels in this
B. Let’s get it over with
38. Boss : Have you seen Jolly today?
C. Yes, I was scared out of my wits
Krish : No sir, I think he’s .
D. You were frightened
A. on sick leave
B. always there 44. Jia : . I’ll be back in a minute.
C. under stress A. I have to work late tonight
D. worked hard B. My exams got over this week
39. Renu : I spend most of my evenings watching C. Please make yourself comfortable
TV. I think I’m turning into a . D. We are expecting some friends
Bunty : Oh really! I thought you were a
45. Ravi : You can have the bike for half price.
bookworm because you read so much. I have
always seen you with a book in hand. Kiran : .
A. rotten apple A. That’s small talk
B. couch potato B. Money talks
C. carrot top C. Look, who’s talking
D. forbidden fruit D. You talked me into it

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ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 and 47, choose the C. very fit


best option to fill in the blanks. D. very simple

46. Alia’s performance others’ acting. 49. Choose the part of the sentence
that has an error.
A. eclipsed
B. damaged No offence intended as I don’t agree with
C. denounced the president’s comment.
D. outsourced A. No offence intended
B. as I don’t
47. This procedure allows very little for C. agree with
mistakes. D. the president’s comment.
A. outlook
50. C h oose t h e b est o p tion to
B. conditions
complete the conversation.
C. restraint
D. latitude Tom : Do you have any information about
tonight’s party?
48. Choose the word closest in Siya : Yes, .
m e a nin g to t h e under l ined
A. it’s a black-tie event, not a casual get-
word. together
That precocious lad B. we are going to gatecrash
A. mysterious C. we’ve planned to take French leave
B. exceptionally intelligent D. I am currently busy with myself

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Class 10

Set A

Year 2017
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 15, CHOOSE THE BEST 6. If I’d known it was your birthday, I _________
OPTION TO COMPLETE EACH SENTENCE. you some flowers.
A. will be buying
Example B. had bought
I am so ___________ as I went running C. would have been bought
today! Tomorrow I will need a rest. D. would’ve bought
A. exhausted
7. When I arrived at the platform, the train
B. happy
_________ already _______.
C. disgusted
A. had, left
D. sad
B. –, left
1. In the finals, I will have to _________ a very C. is, leaving
strong opponent. D. has, left
A. turn in 8. While I _________ the dishes, my father
B. break up _______ TV.
C. take on A. do, watched
D. clear away B. was doing, was watching
C. did, is watching
2. When it gets too hot in the summer, I always D. would do, watched
_______ the swimming pool. 9. Unless he suddenly _________, he __________
A. take in the new champion.
B. bring in A. falters, will be
C. let on B. faltered, will be
D. make for C. has faltered, has been
D would falter, would be
3. He talked a lot but never __________ the
10. Try to avoid ______ activity in the evening
point. as it might make getting to sleep difficult.
A. got to A. prevalent
B. took too B. eminent
C. made off C. arduous
D. put to D. sceptic

4. Three hours __________ to run on the beach. 11. The exam had to be _____ at the last minute
because the paper got leaked.
A. are a great period
A. swapped down
B. are really difficult B. swapped in
C. has been tired C. swapped out
D. is a long time D. swapped up
5. By this time tomorrow, I hope we ______ 12. It was ______ to announce that we’d won
the assignment. before the end of the match.
A. will have finished A. efficacious
B. will finished B. presumptuous
C. have finished C. judicious
D. will have finishing D. moderate

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13. ________, we didn’t hear the telephone. 20. Skill in using your hands
A. As we were asleep A. dexterity
B. When we are sleeping B. ethnography
C. Due to asleep C. hermitage
D. Before we have slept
D. panache
14. Please don’t call between 8:00 pm and
FOR QUESTIONS 21 TO 25, CHOOSE THE PART
8:30 pm, as we________ dinner then.
OF THE SENTENCE THAT HAS AN ERROR.
A. will be having
B. will had 21. Although we reached his house on time, he
C. would had was left for the airport.
D. were having
A. Although we reached
15. Do you drive on _____ right or on _____ B. his house on time,
left in the USA? C. he was left
A. a/a D. for the airport.
B. the/the
C. no article/no article 22. My brother and I will be going to the football
D. a/the semi-final in Paris in the end of July.

FOR QUESTIONS 16 TO 20, CHOOSE THE A. My brother and I


WORD CLOSEST IN MEANING TO THE B. will be going
UNDERLINED WORD(S). C. to the football semi-final in Paris
D. in the end of July.
16. A precarious situation
A. casual 23. The most enjoyable holiday that I’ve ever
B. feasible had was with a rather good friend of me.
C. hazardous A. The most enjoyable holiday that
D. inferior B. I’ve ever had
17. In pristine condition C. was with a rather
A. vague D good friend of me.
B. virulent 24. Jayati is capable at doing any work without
C. immaculate
any hesitation at any time.
D. poignant
A. Jayati is capable at
18. A tenable argument B. doing any work
A. rational C. without any hesitation
B. complacent D. at any time.
C. devious
D. contentious 25. If I had the opportunity on going to the hills,
I would never miss it.
19. A solemn ritual
A. If I had the opportunity
A. amazing
B. amusing B. on going to the hills,
C. serious C. I would never
D. dangerous D. miss it.

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READING

FOR QUESTIONS 26 TO 32, READ THE whether people actively seek out people
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS that are like them or whether the fact
THAT FOLLOW. that they spend most of their social and
working life with such people is what leads
People form and have formed relationships them to form relationships. Although the
with others since the beginning of time. latter is more probable, in either case, the
But why do people have positive feelings old saying that ‘opposites attract’ is not
towards some and negative feelings towards supported by scientific findings.
other people? In other words, what factors
influence the presence or absence of Finally, there is the reciprocity factor.
interpersonal attraction? This, in uncomplicated terms means
that people tend to like people who like
At the start of most human relationships them. Although scientific evidence for
physical attractiveness is a key factor. Even this factor might be difficult to generate,
for animals, physical attractiveness, for most of us would have seen the start of a
example the presence of facial symmetry relationship between two people after one
and a strong body, is consciously or had been informed that the other person
subconsciously used as an indicator of health was interested in him/her.
and the ability to have strong offspring.
Interestingly, physical attractiveness is Interpersonal attraction then, perhaps
not a good indicator for the longevity of somewhat unfortunately, is influenced by
relations. Studies in fact indicate that it is factors over which individuals have only
detrimental to maintaining relationships. limited control. On the positive side, we
have some insight into how to establish
A second important factor is proximity.
and, more importantly, maintain good
The idea is that people have a penchant for
relationships. Eventually looks will fade.
forming relationships with people that are
But righteousness and decency are the
geographically close. People generally like
innate qualities, which will last forever in a
things that are familiar to them. Moreover,
sustainable relationship. This is completely
the simple fact of an increased frequency
in line with the conventional wisdom that
of contact, which means more interaction,
‘beauty is on the inside’ should come as
enhances the chances that a relationship
no surprise.
develops. One could even argue that a
continuous high frequency of interaction is 26. Physical attractiveness is ________.
what constitutes a relationship. However,
A. fundamental in keeping relationships
such a relationship need not necessarily
B. important for health
be a positive one, and is clearly proven
by examples of toxic relations between C. essential for survival
neighbours. D. pivotal in starting relationships
A third factor, which is closely linked 27. Why is proximity important in establishing
to proximity, is similarity. This refers to relationships?
relationship participants having similar A. People enjoy frequent interactions with
characteristics, such as age, education, social others.
class, personality and attitude. Actually, B. There is a tendency to form relationships
scientists are still not in agreement as to with people who are geographically close.

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C. People tend to build relationships with B. Important
family. C. Harmful
D. Relations only develop when there is D. Safe
regular contact.
FOR QUESTIONS 33 TO 40, READ THE TEXT,
28. The writer believes that people form AND FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH CORRECT
relationships with people that are similar to OPTIONS.
them because ___________.
When I met Example friend the other
A. they believe such relationships will be
day, I was reminded 33 the last time
successful
we went to the beach. My mother had
B. these are the people they interact with
said I could borrow her car as long as I
most
promised to look 34 it carefully. As
C. these people usually like them in return
my friend and I drove off, she shouted
D. they are attracted to people that have
35 me from 36 the street to remind me of
the same employment as them
my promise. I shouted back that of course, I
29. The writer believes that reciprocity is important 37 forget. How could I have guessed what
in relationships because ______. 38 next. As I drove through a street that
A. people must be interested in their future proved too narrow, one of car’s mirrors
B. people are not always aware that someone hit the wall and broke 39 . My mother
is interested in them 40 happy at all.
C. people’s feelings are influenced by how Example
others feel about them    _______
D. people’s feelings are hard to measure A. an
B. my
30. Interpersonal attraction is best described
C. mine
as ________.
D. myself
A. positive feelings people have towards
others 33. _________
B. a relationship between two people
A. at
C. the extent to which people are physically
B. on
attracted to others
C. to
D. the feelings that relationships create
D. of
31. When in search of a long-lasting relation,
34. _________
the writer recommends ______.
A. after
A. looking for a partner who shares familiar
B. at
characteristics
C. for
B. finding someone who is interested in
D. to
you too
C. looking for a physically attractive partner 35. _________
D. finding someone with a good character A. to
B. at
32. Choose the meaning of the word ‘detrimental’
as used in the passage. C. towards
D. for
A. Beneficial

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36. _________ C. was happening
A. on D. was to happen
B. at
39. _________
C. across
D. to A. up
37. _________ B. off
A. will C. over
B. would not D. through
C. cannot 40. _________
D. may not
A. wasn’t being
38. _________ B. hasn’t been
A. has happened C. wasn’t going to be
B. happens D. won’t

SPOKEN AND WRITTEN EXPRESSION

FOR QUESTIONS 41 TO 43, CHOOSE THE C. getting to


MOST SUITABLE OPTION FOR EACH D. listened to
CONVERSATION.
FOR QUESTIONS 44 AND 45, CHOOSE THE
41. Karan: What time will you finish today? CORRECT OPTION.
Surbhi: ______________. 44. Tanu: Rina, my boss knows that I applied
A. I’m not sure yet for another job. Someone must have let the
B. There is a lot of work cat out of the bag.
C. I’m very busy Tanu means that __________.
D. I will start later A. someone must have told her boss about
42. Gina: I often go jogging on Saturdays. the application
B. someone must have asked Rina to apply
Akash: ______________
for another job
Gina: Swimming, but it’s too cold for that
C. Tanu’s boss must have seen Tanu’s
now.
application letter
A. Do you like any other sports too? D. Tanu’s boss must have enquired about
B. Do you practise with friends? Tanu
C. Do you go often?
D. I thought you liked swimming. 45. Sheena: I’ve had enough of this drudgery!
Sheena means that _________.
43. Jay: With my sister’s nagging, I finally _____
A. she is fed up of the boring and difficult
fixing my bike.
work
Sumit: Well, that’s great. B. she has enough routine work
A. managed to C. she has eaten enough bland food
B. got down to D. she is keeping enough grudges

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ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 TO 48, CHOOSE THE C. pundit


CORRECT WORD TO COMPLETE EACH D. insurrection
SENTENCE.
49. CHOOSE THE PART OF THE SENTENCE
46. The policy is so ________ that even politicians THAT HAS AN ERROR.
don’t understand it. My daughter’s friend has read quite some
A. convoluted difficult books by her own.
B. destitute A. My daughter’s friend
C. flippant B. has read
C. quite some difficult books
D. amenable
D. by her own.
47. If a speech is full of pompous words, it is 50. CHOOSE THE CORRECT OPTION.
.
Tina: What happened to the plans for the
A. abstemious
picnic this afternoon?
B. grandiloquent
Jaya: _________.
C. stringent
A. They fell through because of the rain
D. austere
B. They were broken off because of the
48. A dishonest way of getting what you want rain
is called _________. C. They were written up because of the
A. regatta rain
B. subterfuge D. They were put at because of the rain

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Class 10

Set B

Year 2017
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 15, CHOOSE THE B. would strolled


CORRECT OPTION TO COMPLETE EACH C. are strolling
SENTENCE. D. will be strolling

Example 6. If I hadn’t gone to bed so late last night, I


I am so _____________ as I went running _________ so tired today.
today! Tomorrow I will need a rest. A. wouldn’t been
B. wouldn’t have been
A. exhausted
C. won’t be
B. happy D. won’t have been
C. disgusted
D. sad 7. The surprise party wasn’t a surprise to me
because Peter _________ me.
1. After the bank robbery, the police _________ A. tells
the robbers. B. has told
C. had told
A. went after
D. has been telling
B. ran through
C. looked along 8. The hose broke and water started to ____
D. turned off out of it and onto the floor.
A. rash
2. The football team will _______ against their
B. gush
greatest rival this Wednesday.
C. lush
A. take on D. top
B. get down
C. go up 9. As we _________ closer to the sea, we
D. take off _______ the salty air.
A. got, could smell
3. The shop was closed so we decided to B. were getting, are smelling
__________ the next day. C. had gotten, have smelt
A. come back D. would get, will smell
B. turn round
C. go away 10. Our teacher said, “_________ hard and you
D. hang out __________ good grades.”
A. You will study, got
4. Fifty dollars __________ for such a beautiful B. You must study, are getting
dress. C. Studying, would get
A. is a good price D. Study, will get
B. are too much
11. Attendance at all training sessions is ______
C. has been spending
for final selection.
D. are a high amount
A. mandatory
5. Around this time next week, we ______ B. memorable
through the streets of London. C. onerous
A. have strolled D. imminent

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12. Vets are worried about the ________ trade A. paranormal
of wild animals. B. expedient
A. hereditary C. repercussion
B. illicit D. trepidation
C. inconvenient
D. garrulous 19. An insult
A. blemish
13. ________, he went for a walk in the park.
B. affront
A. Unless it rains
C. allusion
B. Even if it rains
D. perjury
C. In case of rain
D. In spite of the rain 20. Some banal information
14. I hope to see John while I ________ in A. original
Beijing next month. B. commonplace
A. stayed C. philosophical
B. stay D. dramatic
C. would stay
FOR QUESTIONS 21 TO 25, CHOOSE THE
D. will be stayed
PART OF THE SENTENCE THAT HAS AN
15. Our school bus is now ______ Agra. ERROR.
A. approaching
B. approaching to 21. Providing she will study hard, she will pass
C. approaching into tomorrow’s exam.
D. approaching at A. Providing she
B. will study hard,
FOR QUESTIONS 16 TO 20, CHOOSE THE
WORD CLOSEST IN MEANING TO THE C. she will pass
UNDERLINED WORD/PHRASE. D. tomorrow’s exam.

22. Only by chance, John discovered where the


16. Abominable behaviour
rabbit had made it’s burrow.
A. contemptible
B. equivocal A. Only by chance,
C. idealistic B. John discovered
D. involuntary C. where the rabbit
D. had made it’s burrow.
17. A spurious argument
A. prevalent 23. Who I really enjoy reading the most is the
B. bogus English writer James Winter.
C. righteous A. Who I
D. contentious B. really enjoy reading
18. Fear or anxiety about something that may C. the most is the
happen D. English writer James Winter.

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24. My mother insisted that I pull to the door 25. Unless about three months ago, Riya was in
before I went out, since she felt cold. excellent health.
A. My mother insisted that I A. Unless about three
B. pull to the door B. months ago,
C. before I went out, C. Riya was in
D. since she felt cold. D. excellent health.

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 26 TO 32, READ THE In most countries scooter users are
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS considered as pedestrians and therefore
THAT FOLLOW. belong to the pavement. This, however,
comes with certain perils. Well-designed
Scooters have seen an enormous increase
scooters can easily make up to speeds of
in popularity in many places. The scooter
30 km/h whereas the average pedestrian
I refer to here is not the light motorcycle,
walks at about 5 km/h. This tremendous
but the one which is defined as ‘a child’s
foot-operated vehicle consisting of a narrow discrepancy is a potential threat to the
footboard mounted between two wheels safety. The pavement, which is normally
tandem with an upright steering handle separate from the road for faster traffic,
attached to the front wheel’ (Merriam such as motorised vehicles and bicycles,
Webster Dictionary). This definition is is being transformed from a place where
clearly due to be revised because these days dog faeces used to be the main menace to
scooters have a huge adult following, and one where all traffic users need to be alert
following is probably what initially led to so as to avoid collisions.
its adoption. Parents must have thought that In some places, for this reason, it is forbidden
running after their scooting child was not to use scooters in certain especially busy
the best way to go and decided to get their pedestrian areas. In several countries traffic
own stick-and-wheels. laws have been amended to account for the
Scooters are no longer just toys and used special mixed status of scooters. Rules there
for leisure only. Increasingly they are used, stipulate that older scooter users (above
by young and old alike, as a means of 16 years old) should consider themselves
transport. The appeal is easy to explain: cyclists and behave as such. In yet others,
they allow you to go faster than pedestrians, the type of scooter, in particular the size
are arguably more fun and do not require of the wheels because those influence the
the high-level balancing skills that, for speed most, is used to determine whether
example skateboards do. What’s more, rules for pedestrians or cyclists should be
when scooting, you burn more calories than followed. Ultimately, not only scooter users,
when walking. Another plus is that current but also all participants in traffic need to
foldable models are easy to bring along on be responsible and considerate, and aware
public transport and are thus ideal for the of the potential dangers they pose to other
stretch from the station to your home or traffic users.
workplace.

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26. Why should the dictionary definition of B. consider scooters to be new mode of fun
scooter be updated? C. attribute a variable status to scooters
A. Scooters are toys only. D. consider scooters to be traffic
B. Scooter design has changed in the recent
32. What is the writer’s attitude towards scooters?
years.
C. The term also refers to motorcycles. A. Their popularity is a fact, but safe integration
D. Scooters are equally popular with adults in traffic is a shared responsibility.
as they are with children. B. Their integration in traffic requires no
changes in traffic laws.
27. The writer believes scooters started being
C. They are problematic because they are
used by adults because _______.
like pedestrians at slow speed.
A. they are fun and allow you to go faster
D. They are dangerous but inconvenient
than pedestrians
means of transport.
B. parents wanted to keep off their scooting
children FOR QUESTIONS 33 TO 40, READ THE
C. adults wanted to burn calories on their PASSAGE AND FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH
way to work CORRECT OPTIONS.
D. they are an attractive means of fun
My neighbour asked example for a
28. In paragraph 2 the writer implies that favour last week. She asked me if I 33
skateboards are not as popular means of take care 34 her cat while she was on
transport as scooters are because _______. holiday. To be honest, I am not particularly
A. skateboards are so much fun fond 35 animals, but I reluctantly agreed
B. using skateboards require skills to look after her pet. It 36 just a week
C. using skateboards you don’t burn so many so how hard could that possibly be? Well I
calories was 37 for a big surprise. The cat, clearly
D. skateboards are convenient 38 to make looking after it as difficult as
29. Scooters on the pavement can be dangerous possible. To keep my apartment somewhat
because _______. tidy I had to clean 39 every day. I 40
A. they are not always designed properly if I say that it was one of the worst weeks
B. they go much faster than people on foot of my life.
C. pedestrians want to go as fast as they can Example
D. it is less crowded on most pavements
A. I
30. How has the pavement changed in recent B. my
years? C. mine
A. There is now more dog faeces. D. me
B. There are now less accidents.
C. It is now used by various traffic users.
33. _________
D. It is now always separate from the main
road. A. should
B. have
31. In some places traffic laws ______. C. was
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34. _________ C. over
A. of D. out
B. for
38. _________
C. about
D. with A. had decided
B. has been decided
35. _________
C. decide
A. on D. will decide
B. of
C. for 39. _________
D. with A. up
36. _________ B. away
C. on
A. will
B. is going to D. out
C. was going to be 40. _________
D. has
A. am not exaggerating
37. _________ B. will exaggerate
A. in C. was not exaggerated
B. on D. did not exaggerated

SPOKEN AND WRITTEN EXPRESSION

FOR QUESTIONS 41 TO 43, CHOOSE THE Jeena: Hang on for a second.


M O S T S U I TA B L E O P T I O N F O R E A C H
A. Help me out, will you?
CONVERSATION.
B. Open off, please.
41. Son: I can’t find my pencil case. C. Get some water, fast.
Father: ______________ D. Are there some problems?
A. I’m in the living room.
B. When did you last use it? FOR QUESTIONS 44 AND 45, CHOOSE THE
C. I’m not sure either. CORRECT OPTION.
D. Where?
44. Peter: John just won the same chess tournament
42. Daughter: Are you making tea? his father had won twenty years ago; he’s a
Father: ____________ chip off the old block.
A. Don’t mention it. Peter means that __________.
B. That’s important.
C. We don’t really need that. A. John is a good chess player
D. Yes. Would you like some? B. John is better at chess than his father
C. John is very similar to his father
43. Rati: ___________ I think my hair is stuck
D. John is the new winner
in the zipper.

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45. Tina: How did Parul know about the plan A. someone must have put up with her
for the surprise party we organised for her? B. someone must have let her in on it
Tina means that _________. C. someone must have come in for it
D. someone must have looked up to her

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 AND 47, CHOOSE THE C. elegant


CORRECT WORD TO COMPLETE EACH D. accompanying
SENTENCE.
49. CHOOSE THE PART OF THE SENTENCE
46. Silver is the most ______ of all metals. THAT HAS AN ERROR.
A. rudderless I’m afraid, there’s no alternative than to ask
B. malleable your brother’s friends to leave.
C. nebulous
A. I’m afraid,
D. serene
B. there’s no alternative
47. A general pardon granted by the government
C. than to ask
to political offenders _______.
D. your brother’s friends to leave.
A. amnesty
B. alimony 50. CHOOSE THE CORRECT OPTION.
C. armistice Tanu: What are you thinking? There’s already
D. diplomacy too much water under the bridge.
48. C H O O S E T H E W O R D C L O S E S T I N Tanu means that .
MEANING TO THE UNDERLINED
A. there’s flood in the city and they must
WORD.
act
An ancillary service B. they must make some clear plans
A. abnormal C. they must be concerned about troubles
B. competent D. it’s pointless to change the past

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Class 10

Set A

Year 2018
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 24, CHOOSE THE 6. I wish I was going to the park later because
CORRECT WORD/PHRASE TO COMPLETE I _______ some fresh air.
EACH SENTENCE. A. was needing
B. am needing
Example
C. need
I am so _______ as I went running D. have needed
today! Tomorrow I will need a rest.
A. exhausted 7. The school was _______ that it needed to
B. happy perform better next year.
C. disgusted A. will inform
D. sad B. informed
C. informing
1. I should _______ number one last year. D. inform
A. to have been 8. If he _______ for help, would you be able to?
B. had to be A. asked
C. had be B. is asking
D. have been C. would ask
D. ask
2. The team will _______ for 90 minutes soon.
A. having been played 9. We would _______ a few more runs if we’d
B. be played played better.
C. have been playing A. be getting
D. playing B. have been getting
C. had been able to get
3. The bridge was made elsewhere, but because
D. have been able to get
of the shipping costs, _______ here.
A. assembled 10. Before seeing this one, I had _______ looked
B. assemble at a van Gogh painting before.
C. has assembled A. generally
D. assembles B. continually
C. always
4. The box _______ the top of the stairs is full D. never
of rubbish.
A. in 11. There are a ________ of new computers
B. at available this year.
C. on A. dozens
D. with B. load
C. some
5. _______ curator, when we talk about _______ D. many
beauty, always finds it hard to define it neatly.
12. We had decided to go the long route before
A. The, no article
we _______ home.
B. A, the
A. are leaving
C. No article, no article
B. are left
D. No article, a
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C. left 19. I think we need a/an _______, and doing it
D. have left in this way gives us more options.
13. I can’t stand rushing around, so we need to A. edifice
_______ early or we’ll get stuck in traffic. B. anchor
C. change
A. run out
B. get in D. drought
C. set off 20. The clouds in the sky looked _______ all
D. move on day yesterday, and it wasn’t a surprise when
14. He kept _______ about how well he did in it poured down.
last night’s match. A. ominous
A. carrying on B. fascinating
B. making at C. resilient
C. selling out D. savaged
D. seeing off
21. The new rules for homework and study times
15. I hate it when people _______ when I’m in will be really _______ on my free time this
a queue. term.
A. set up A. effluent
B. run over B. effort
C. look out C. crammed
D. cut in D. intrusive
16. It is interesting to note that although there 22. I am not sure I can have any more; I find
has not been a marked _______ in results fish quite _______ when it has been boiled.
this year, students seem to be doing better A. minor
than previous years.
B. grotesque
A. sideways C. revealing
B. rewind D. diminutive
C. roundabout
D. upturn 23. This new film makes it difficult to _______
apart fact from fiction in what happened
17. Will you stop _______, please? It is really
during that period.
difficult to understand what you want.
A. comb
A. muttering
B. raise
B. ambushing
C. prise
C. crouching
D. show
D. pouncing
24. I don’t think the truth was _______ in the
18. The water comes from the north in the
director’s mind when putting this new film
_______, which you can see coming over
together.
the valley.
A. uppermost
A. aqueduct
B. caliduct B. downsize
C. circumduct C. upbeat
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FOR QUESTIONS 25 AND 26, CHOOSE 28. Insular
CORRECT SYNONYM OF THE GIVEN WORD. A. Developed
B. Well-wishing
25. Unruly
C. Tolerant
A. Boisterous
D. Treated
B. Edible
C. Stabile FOR QUESTIONS 29 AND 30, CHOOSE THE
D. Joyous OPTION WITH CORRECT SPELLING.

26. Exasperation 29. How do you spell the word that means ‘to
A. Accommodation be confined’?
B. Retribution A. Incarcerated
C. Vexation B. Incersarated
D. Abdication C. Incarserated
FOR QUESTIONS 27 AND 28, CHOOSE D. Incarscareted
CORRECT ANTONYM OF THE GIVEN WORD. 30. How do you spell the word that means ‘to
27. Procure look for something’?

A. Claim A. Reconnesence
B. Hinder B. Recconissence
C. Own C. Reconessence
D. Include D. Reconnaissance

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 31 TO 35, READ THE


beaches of Bali are littered with rubbish
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
and the traffic is in a gridlock, and roads
THAT FOLLOW.
and footpaths are in a dangerous state of
This year, we will have 3 million tourists disrepair. The famous Australian Coral
wandering the world each day. We should Reef Barrier has already lost one third
pause and take a look at their social, of the corals. The Parthenon has so many
cultural and environmental impact and visitors taking pieces of rocks and ruins,
take remedial measures, because the issues and drawing or carving on ancient pillars,
could become seriously negative if things that special police squad had to be created
are left as they are. to try and stop the vandalism.

Just a few examples of the destructive Another example of the social issues that
force tourism related issues have on local can arise can be seen in Venice. The town
populations are those of China, Bali, has around 55,000 residents. There were
Australia and Greece. The Great Wall of 100,000 in 1970. Every year 1,000 residents
China which has been so mistreated by leave because rents and the cost of living
the massive invasion of tourists that it has keep going up. It is estimated that around
begun to crumble in places. The famous 5 million visitors go to Venice each year.

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B. We Need More Tourists
As a result, the number of sweepers and
C. Visiting New Places
cleaners employed by the city has had to
D. Travelling the World
go up continuously and it puts a genuine
strain on all the public services. One part 32. Which structure is being deliberately damaged
of the tourist trade that is being blamed by the tourists?
for this is the cruise ship. Unfortunately, A. The Great Wall
the industry insists that without their B. The Parthenon
mega-ships landing at the centre of the C. The Bali beaches
town, up to 5,000 jobs would be in danger. D. The Great Barrier Reef
Tourism is the largest employer in the 33. What is the biggest problem for Venice?
world -1 person in every 11. However, A. The lack of organisation
many of the jobs are in fact only seasonal B. The local people
and most are poorly paid. The majority C. The council
of the money does not stay in the place D. The cruise liners
where it is spent either, but instead goes
back to big companies and food imported 34. Where does most of the money go that tourists
to suit the tourists’ habits. For example, it spend?
has been calculated that in the Caribbean, A. Restaurants and bars
70% of what tourists spend goes directly B. Local sellers
back to the US and Canada. C. Global companies
D. People working in hotels
In fact, now there is a growing search for
“intact” places, different from “touristic” 35. What does the word ‘gastronomic’ mean in
places. Tourist restaurants have become the final paragraph?
synonymous with poor food and high A. Food
prices, and a tourist place is one that has B. Dancing
lost its own identity just to conform to C. Culture
the demands of tourists. It has been the D. Art
proliferation of McDonald’s, Pizza Huts FOR QUESTIONS 36 TO 40, READ THE
and other fast food joints, often in the PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
most beautiful parts of towns, that pushed THAT FOLLOW.
Petrini, an old village with gastronomic
tradition, to start a movement called the The challenge of climate change is global,
Slow Food movement. The movement and it demands action on an international
defends the freshness of materials that scale, such as the Paris Agreement. But a
must be local, preserving the original and large part of the solution must be local,
traditional cuisines, and defending local involving all of us in the way energy is
products from the ongoing homogenisation. produced and consumed.
It now has over 100,000 members in 150
countries, that defend local identity against Very recently, there was a decision made
globalisation. that has allowed the Argentina population
to now generate their own energy through
31. Choose the best title or heading for the clean and unconventional sources and add
passage. surpluses into the public grid. This is an
A. Unwelcome Guests important novelty in a country beginning

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a slow and difficult process, with a still has become. Recently, Germany produced
uncertain end, to replace fossil fuels. A new so much electric power that prices were
law was born with the aim of increasing actually negative. As in, customers got paid
the generation and addition to the grid to use the electrical system. However, the
of clean energy by many small nearby average overall percentage produced by
sources, citizens and other private sectors, renewables last year was 33%. Neighbouring
in what is known as distributed, dispersed Denmark already sometimes produces
or decentralised generation. more renewable energy than the nation’s
citizens consume on a more regular basis
Argentina has had a hard time shifting with 40% of the national electricity being
to renewable power sources. They still supplied by wind. They are currently 90%
represent a very small share of the electric self-sufficient for their energy needs.
grid, which is made up of 64 percent fossil
fuel power plants; fueled by oil or gas. Electricity generation in Denmark has
changed fundamentally over the past two
It is a global issue and other countries, decades and Denmark has a long tradition
such as the UK could also do more to of setting ambitious national energy targets.
encourage citizen generated electricity. By 2050, Denmark aims to be a low-carbon
In the UK, more people could support the society independent of fossil fuels.
energy transition, and share in the benefits,
by storing power in batteries, electric All in all, Europe is performing well in
vehicles and smart boilers. This enables its organisation of renewables. In 2011,
the grid to draw power when it’s cheap and renewables created 21.7% of the EU’s
power. After three years, this figure has
plentiful, and temporarily lighten the load
achieved 27.5% and is expected to grow
if there’s a peak in demand. Here, since
to 50% by 2030. The EU’s underlying
2009, the price of solar panels has fallen
endeavours in advancing the use of
by 80% and wind turbines by 40%. And
renewables encouraged this. Proceeded
it won’t stop there. Renewable energies
by the development, which brought down
are becoming competitive with fossil fuels
sustainable costs, renewables have now
and new nuclear, but still out of reach of
moved toward becoming cost-focused,
many of the regular citizens.
and even sometimes significantly less
Renewable energies and supporting expensive than fossil fuels.
technologies, like storage, are advancing
36. Choose the best title or heading for the
in leaps and bounds. The old energy
passage.
companies have been sluggish in catching
A. Costs too High
up so, although there is the ability to
B. Governments Need to Help
produce more electricity via renewable,
C. Europe is Alone
investment is still being made in gas and
D. Homemade Electricity
nuclear power. With the right government
policies in the UK there could be great 37. What changed in Argentina?
potential for citizen-owned energy. A. The law
B. The generation
Take Germany and Denmark as examples in
C. The money
how successful citizen-generated electricity
D. The government

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38. What can’t normal people afford in the UK? B. they don’t need electricity
A. Electricity bills C. the sun shines all day
B. Renewable technology D. whole country needs to heat their homes
C. More tax for energy saving
40. What does ‘this’ refer to in the last paragraph?
D. To heat their houses in winter
A. Tough guidelines
39. Denmark has several days in the year when B. Government decision
_______. C. New target
A. electricity is free D. Lower costs

SPOKEN AND WRITTEN EXPRESSION

FOR QUESTIONS 41 TO 45, CHOOSE THE A. look over


MOST SUITABLE OPTION TO COMPLETE B. low down
EACH CONVERSATION. C. move on
D. heads up
41. Chaz : We’ve got to buck up our ideas if we
want to win this year. 44. Teacher : Can you close the door properly
Dave : I disagree I think we’re _______ nicely. because someone keeps leaving it slightly
A. up town ajar?
B. on track Student : Sure sir, but I think the _______
C. down river is broken so it may open again.
D. on rails A. latch
42. Edward : I can’t believe that this book, B. key
_______, cost so much. C. opening
D. floor
Beth : Really, how much was it?
A. up on here 45. Randa : There’s no way we _______ have
B. there is it been able to get across that river there. I’m
C. the one here glad we walked round and used the bridge.
D. way up high Elwood : True, that’s saved us getting soaked.
43. Romesh : Can you give me a _______ when A. could
the teacher is coming back to the room, B. ought to
please? C. must
Hamdan : Sure, no problem. D. have to

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 AND 47, CHOOSE THE A. bumps


CORRECT OPTION TO FILL IN THE BLANK. B. wipes
46. The new computer system _______ everything C. moves
else we have had before, in every way. D. trumps

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47. Not _______ did James make the varsity team, 49. CHOOSE THE CORRECT ANTONYM
but he _______ became one of the strongest OF THE GIVEN WORD.
players through hard work and focus. Poignant
A. only, also A. Unemotional
B. that, too B. Bitter
C. hardly, just C. Discontented
D. so, really D. Rotund

48. CHOOSE THE CORRECT SYNONYM 50. CHOOSE THE MOST SUITABLE OPTION
OF THE GIVEN WORD. TO COMPLETE THE CONVERSATION.
Pooja : There’s no way that was a goal! The
Quiescent
striker was _______ offside.
A. Envisioned
A. blatantly
B. Regarded
B. dreadful
C. Idle
C. creative
D. Adroit
D. intrusive

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Class 10

Set B

Year 2018
WORD AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE

FOR QUESTIONS 1 TO 24, CHOOSE THE C. the


CORRECT WORD/PHRASE TO COMPLETE D. no article
EACH SENTENCE.
6. When we get to the gate we for
Example ten kilometers.
I am so _______ as I went running A. must be walking
today! Tomorrow I will need a rest. B. will walking
C. would be walking
A. exhausted
D. will have been walking
B. happy
C. disgusted 7. Sometimes, discoveries by accident
D. sad but generally they are purposeful.
A. have made
1. We to go soon as it’s getting late. B. are made
A. could C. made
B. ought D. was made
C. might 8. The instructor the rules of the
D. may game because he didn’t think we could hear
him.
2. For some reason, the cats out
A. will be shouting
hunting all day and are all very tired now.
B. shouts
A. were being C. shouted
B. had been D. has shouted
C. are being
D. having been 9. If only the tide had gone out, we would
able to cross the river.
3. If our homework we won’t get A. had been
any grade for it. B. be
A. is badly written C. was
B. were badly done D. have been
C. has been badly written
10. The new kid never seen such a
D. had been badly written lot of people in one class before.
4. The bell have gone by now, class A. had
ended 3 minutes ago. B. was
A. will C. did
D. got
B. could
C. might 11. If you were to add a dash of
D. should seasoning, the food would definitely taste
much better.
5. The key to some jobs is intelligence
A. just
but hard work often suffices.
B. such
A. a C. some
B. an D. too

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12. The match by the time we 18. The new head of science seems to be quite
realised how close to winning we concerning the date, when we
were. hand in our homework.
A. has been ended A. malleable
B. has ended B. removed
C. had ended C. transform
D. had been ended D. gallant

13. It was good to see the kids getting 19. My classmates all seem very
in such a relaxed manner last weekend. which has made fitting in easy.
A. over A. grievous
B. on B. personable
C. up to C. jammed
D. across D. sedated

14. The vegetable patch I tried to grow last year 20. After travelling for so many miles, everyone
is in a sorry after being left for seemed and almost ready for a
about 9 months. sleep.
A. ending A. gradual
B. card B. embellished
C. dropped
C. jam
D. subdued
D. state
21. I went away to England for the whole of the
15. We really need to get on this new
summer break and now I have to
method for maths; it seems to work really
back into normal life again.
well for those guys.
A. defrost
A. on
B. reformulate
B. in
C. acclimatise
C. up
D. energise
D. down
22. The with which the school decided
16. I’m not going to back on any of
to close the swimming pool was difficult to
the new rules this year; they are all staying
understand because it seemed so important.
as they are.
A. brevity
A. in B. pacifier
B. up C. retrieval
C. down D. submissive
D. drop
23. T h e d e c i s i o n w a s by the
17. He loves to be in the , so this environmentalists who thought it was not
win should please him. acceptable.
A. limelight A. entrapped
B. ramshackle B. saluted
C. sentinel C. derided
D. whirlpool D. supported

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24. My brother has always been the C. Abhorrence
one out of the three of us siblings. D. Creature
A. restored
B. situated 28. Defiant
C. believed A. Reputable
D. gregarious B. Challenging
FOR QUESTIONS 25 AND 26, CHOOSE THE C. Cranky
CORRECT SYNONYM OF THE GIVEN WORD. D. Obedient

25. Clamber FOR QUESTIONS 29 AND 30, CHOOSE THE


A. Breakthrough OPTION WITH CORRECT SPELLING.
B. Review
C. Mount 29. How do you spell the word that means ‘a
D. Dread type of shop’?

26. Nimble A. Delicatessen


A. Agile B. Dellicatessen
B. Edgy C. Delicatesen
C. Ratty D. Delicotnessen
D. Frank
30. How do you spell the word that means
FOR QUESTIONS 27 AND 28, CHOOSE THE ‘cheerful readiness’?
CORRECT ANTONYM OF THE GIVEN WORD.
A. Elacrity
27. Fad B. Alacrity
A. Monumental C. Alecrety
B. Trend D. Alacraty

READING

FOR QUESTIONS 31 TO 35, READ THE


all 28 EU member states. However, for
PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
THAT FOLLOW. other products, like plastic bags and food
containers, producers will be required to
Alarmed by the sheer quantity of plastic help cover the costs of waste management
clogging our oceans, the European Union and clean-up, and member states will be
is considering ambitious new rules that obligated to raise awareness about the
would reduce or possibly prohibit many negative impacts of using such items, but
everyday ‘single-use’ plastic items. The there is no plan to ban them as yet.
new measures unveiled on Monday, target
the top 10 plastic products most often European countries will also be required
found on Europe’s beaches. to collect 90 percent of ‘single-use’ plastic
drink bottles by 2025 and so, there may well
Some of these items like plastic straws, be a move back to the use of glass bottles
cotton buds, plates and disposable cutlery that are easily collectable and reusable.
will be banned completely under the For example, one option is to pay a small
new rules, which require the approval of amount for each glass bottle returned. The

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Scottish parliament has decided to help organise a picnic or clean your ears, just
cover the cost to shops to encourage the like before but you get the added bonus
reintroduction of the scheme. Strangely, that when you do so, you can have a clear
improved waste management of abandoned conscience about the environmental impact
and lost fishing gear, which accounts for of your actions.
almost 30 percent of Europe’s beach litter, 31. Choose the best title or heading for the
is also mandated in the proposal. passage.
Plastic can be fantastic, but we need to A. Fight for the Right Law
use it more responsibly, according to the B. Plastic is not All Bad
European Commission vice president C. Remove All Sea Garbage
in a press release announcing the draft D. Away with Waste
rules. “Single-use plastics are not a smart
32. Who will help pay for removal of plastic
economic or environmental choice, and
bags?
today’s proposals will help business and
consumers to move towards sustainable A. The governments
alternatives. This is an opportunity for B. Public
Europe to lead the way, creating products C. Producers
that the world will demand for decades to D. Farmers
come, and extracting more economic value 33. Who is offering to pay for the glass bottle
from our precious and limited resources.” returns?
According to news outlets, it could take three A. Public donations
or four years for the rules to be enforced. B. Government
But if they are, the European Commission C. Producers
said the measures are expected to have D. Plastics industry
a profound financial and environmental 34. How much will the new rules cost businesses?
impact. Consumers would save about 7.6 A. $ 3.7 million
billion dollars per year, 30 thousand jobs B. $ 30,000
would be created and about 3.7 million C. $ 7.6 billion
tons of carbon dioxide emissions would D. $ 3.5 billion
be avoided by 2030, the commission
said. It added that though the legislation 35. What does the word ‘legislation’ mean in the
is expected to cost businesses 3.5 billion penultimate paragraph?
dollars annually, companies also stand to A. Rules
benefit from the new measures. B. Help
C. Distress
This will also mean more sustainable
D. Movement
choices for consumers. This means that
you won’t see single-use plastic cotton FOR QUESTIONS 36 TO 40, READ THE
buds on your supermarket shelves, but PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
ones made with more environmental THAT FOLLOW.
friendly materials instead, such as paper
or wood. The same will be true for straws, Large numbers of people suffer from
drink stirrers, sticks for balloons, cutlery deficiencies of vitamin D; a vital element
and plates. So, you would still be able to to good health.

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While you may think going out into the In the UK, most people can make enough
sunshine is enough to get your daily dose vitamin D from being out in the sun daily
of the essential nutrient, there is actually for short periods with their forearms,
more to it than that. Vitamin D intake hands or lower legs uncovered and without
can change depending on the hemisphere sunscreen from late March to the end
you live in, the time of day, how much of September, especially from 11am to
clothing you’re wearing, the colour of 3pm. It’s not known exactly how much
your skin, the season, and your age and time is needed in the sun to make enough
weight. Even though these variables may
vitamin D to meet the body’s requirements
seem overwhelming to calculate, research
though. There are a number of factors to
suggests that we do have answers about
how to maintain the correct levels of this be considered that can affect how vitamin
vital mineral. D is made, such as your skin colour, or
how much skin you have exposed or how
So, why is this so important to us? Vitamin cloudy the day is. And, on the flip side,
D is essential for healthy bones, we need people should be careful not to burn in the
vitamin D to help the body absorb calcium sun, and should take care to cover up, or
and phosphate from our diet. These minerals protect their skin with sunscreen, before
are important for healthy bones, teeth and it starts to turn red or burn.
muscles. Conversely, a lack of vitamin D
can cause bones to become soft and weak, However, in the UK, sunlight doesn’t
which can lead to bone deformities. In contain enough of the important radiation
children, for example, a lack of vitamin D
in winter (October to early March) for our
can lead to a malformation called rickets
skin to be able to make vitamin D. During
where the legs bend. In adults, it can lead
these months, we rely on getting our vitamin
to illnesses, which cause bone pain and
tenderness. D from food sources and supplements.
On some occasion, people even resort to
Our body creates vitamin D from direct using sun beds although this method is not
sunlight on our skin when we are outdoors. a recommended way of making vitamin
On the whole, most people should be able D by the health advisors as the negative
to get all the vitamin D we need from effects outweigh the positives.
sunlight. We also get some vitamin D from
a small number of foods, including oily 36. Choose the best title or heading for the
fish, such as salmon, mackerel, herring passage.
and sardines, as well as red meat and
A. No News for Sunbathers
eggs although these foods are often not
part of either vegetarian or vegan diets, B. Being Burnt Helps Us
which can be problematic. Because of its C. Go in the Sun and Keep Fit
importance, vitamin D is also added to D. Drinking Milk is the Answer for Everyone
all infant formula milk, as well as some
breakfast cereals, fat spreads and non-dairy 37. How do we know how much vitamin D we
milk alternatives for such people. The need?
amounts added to these products can vary A. Our skin
and may only be added in small amounts. B. Research
Manufacturers must by law add vitamin C. Bones and muscles
D to infant formula milk.
D. The doctor

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38. What food can people who don’t eat animal C. burn their skin
products eat? D. be inside between 11-3.
A. Eggs
B. Fish 40. What is the meaning of the word ‘outweigh’
C. Milk in the last paragraph?
D. Cereals A. Exceed something
39. People need to be careful not to . B. Be heavier
A. go out in the winter C. Reduce the amount
B. eat too much D. Get wrong

SPOKEN AND WRITTEN EXPRESSION

FOR QUESTIONS 41 TO 45, CHOOSE THE A. changed


MOST SUITABLE OPTION TO COMPLETE B. same
EACH CONVERSATION. C. somewhere
D. different
41. Shobha : We’ll be at the house soon.
Anne: Great I’m done and need 44. Teacher : I haven’t a clue where my pen has
a rest. gone!
A. up Student : I’m sure it will be in the last place
B. in you .
C. over A. observe
D. at B. seem
C. mind
42. Dravinda : I’m surprised by all the D. look
surrounding the news broadcast last night.
A. ravenous 45. Mangesh : It’s possible that we
B. hideous to have gone down that road over to the right
C. commotion but I’m not sure.
D. solitude A. ought
B. should
43. Jane : Are you sure we can all be lumped C. could
together in the room? D. might

ACHIEVERS SECTION

FOR QUESTIONS 46 AND 47, CHOOSE THE C. was doing


CORRECT WORD/PHRASE TO COMPLETE D. will have been done
EACH SENTENCE.
47. The development officer thought that we
46. When I was a child, I would always make enough training and needed some
sure my homework before the freer practice.
weekend began. A. won’t have been
B. hadn’t been
A. was being done
C. won’t be
B. had been done
D. had had
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48. CHOOSE THE CORRECT SYNONYM OF B. Reviewable
THE GIVEN WORD. C. Predictable
Scathing D. Arbitrary
A. Biting 50. CHOOSE THE MOST SUITABLE OPTION
B. Hitting TO COMPLETE THE CONVERSATION.
C. Licking Brandon : Strangely, I’ve always had a
D. Enthralling phobia of pigeons, I’ve no idea
why!
49. CHOOSE THE CORRECT ANTONYM OF
A. dapper
THE GIVEN WORD.
B. backdrop
Capricious C. flaccid
A. Empathetical D. disruptive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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