KBL Series I English Kaa Mahasangram 3rd Dec. Contest

KBL Series I English Kaa Mahasangram 3rd Dec. Contest

Those students who will take the test and give maximum answers correct in minimum time will get a prize:

1st Prize: Reward points equal to Rs 250

2nd Prize : Reward Points equal to Rs 150

3rd Prize : Reward points equal to Rs 100

Please note cash prize will not be given. Students can accumulate rewards points and can claim Pinnacle courses/ test series which are paid in lieu of these rewards points.

You need to take this test before 9 PM for reward purpose.

So participate in the contest and do your best. Give answers in the comment section of this test.

For answers and explanation watch Neeru Madam’s Video at 9 PM on youtube: 50 Episodes youtube series.

Episode 8/50

Q1. In the following question, the sentence with blank to be filled with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

She is an_________ from St Stephen’s college.

(a) alumnus

(b) alumnae

(c) alumna

(d) alumni

Q2. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which will improve the underlined part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘no improvement’.

It seemed as if no one saw that coming because, frankly, no one could conceive of it happening.

(a) hope

(b) except

(c) accept

(d) No improvement

Q3. In the following question , Out of given four alternatives ,select the one which is opposite in meaning of the given word.

Eschew

(a) Abandon

(b) Chastise

(c) Embrace

(d) Gossamer

Q4. In the following question, some part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select ‘no error’.

Life is all about ups and downs(1)/and one has to accept change(2)/,if one wants to move foreward.(3)/ No error(4)

(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 3

(d) 4

Q5. P : And within minutes into a conversation, you are struck by the senior Bharatanatyam dancer’s intellect and wit.

Q : She is better known as the architect of the Delhi International Arts Festival.

R : A multifarious annual event that happens simultaneously at diverse venues in the city.

S : Pratibha Singh is a picture of poise as she greets us with a warm welcome.

The proper sequence should be

(a) PRQS

(b) RSQP

(c) SPQR

(d) QSRP

Q6. In the following Question  out of the four alternatives select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of  idiom / phrase?

Quirky behaviour

(a) Strange behaviour

(b) Excited behaviour

(c) Suspicious behaviour

(d) Relaxed behaviour

Direction [7-11]

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Much rhapsodical nonsense has been written about the “Mona Lisa” and her enigmatic smile, and there have been endless speculations as to her character and the meaning of her expression. It is all beside the mark. The truth is that the “Mona Lisa” is a study of modeling. Leonardo da Vinci had discovered that the expression of smiling is much more a matter of modeling of the cheek and of the forms below the eye than of the change in the line of the lips. It interested him to produce a smile wholly by these delicate changes of surface; hence the mysterious expression.

Q7. The word rhapsodical as used in the passage means

(a) plain

(b) unreadable

(c) enthusiastic

(d) uniformed

Q8. “Mona Lisa” is the name of

(a) a beautiful woman who made history in ancient Rome

(b) a famous painting

(c) the artist’s mistress

(d) an art technique

Q9. The truth about the “Mona Lisa” is that it is a study in

(a) feminine psychology

(b) facial expression

(c) feminine form

(d) modeling

Q10. The painter was able to produce that strange smile on Mona Lisa’s face by

(a) delicate changes on the surface of cheeks below the eyes

(b) using bright colours

(c) using a painting knife

(d) looking constantly at a smiling model while painting

Q11. The author of the above passage has examined ‘Mona Lisa’ from

(a) an idealistic angle

(b) an imaginary point of view

(c) a purely artistic angle

(d) a scientific and realistic standpoint

Q12. In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive Voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active Voice.

Commitments should be fulfilled in time.

(a) You must fulfill commitments in time.

(b) One should fulfill commitments.

(c) Fulfil commitments.

(d) We must fulfill one’s commitments.

Q13. In the following question, some part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select ‘no error’.

How many times I have told(1)/ you not to leave the house(2)/ at night without informing me?(3)/ No Error(4)

(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 3

(d) 4

Q14. In the following question, out of the given group of words, choose the correctly spelt word.

(a) Blandishment

(b) Blendishment

(c) Belendishment

(d) Balendishment

Q15. In the following question ,Out of given four alternatives, select the one which is similar in meaning of the given word ?

Fervid

(a) Fetter

(b) Filch

(c) Vehement

(d) Perturb

Q16. In the following question, some part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select ‘no error’.

Towards evening he told his soldiers(1)/ to ride home on the main road(2)/ while he himself went by another way.(3)/ No Error(4)

(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 3

(d) 4

Q17. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute to the word/sentence.

Government by Mob

(a) Kakistocracy

(b) Timocracy

(c) Kratocracy

(d) Ochlocracy

Q18. In the following question, the sentence with blank to be filled with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

________________ on sale.

(a) Madhu’s and Pankaj’s house is

(b) Madhu and Pankaj’s house is

(c) Madhu and Pankaj’s houses are

(d) Madhu’s and Pankaj’s houses is

Q19. In the following question, out of the given group of words, choose the correctly spelt word.

(a) Vicissitude

(b) Vicisitude

(c) Vecissitude

(d) Vecisitude

Q20. In the following question, some part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select ‘no error’.

The police conducted a surprise raid(1)/ and ten pickpocketers were arrested(2)/ near the railway station.(3)/ No Error(4)

(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 3

(d) 4

Q21. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which will improve the underlined part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select ‘no improvement’.

Bananas turn in black if they are mistakenly placed in the refrigerator.

(a) turn

(b) turned

(c) turn into

(d) No improvement

Q22. P : In Europe and America the old people are called senior citizens for obvious reasons.

Q : Even pensioners sometimes take shelter in Old Age Homes to avoid the harsh treatments of their own families.

R : But those who have no pension are compelled to carry on their pathetic existence on the charity of others and live in old age homes.

S : While in civilized countries, including India, when the working people reach the autumn of life they are pensioned off, so that they may live honourably.

The proper sequence should be

(a) QPRS

(b) PRQS

(c) SQRP

(d) PSRQ

Q23. In the following question a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect. Out of the four alternatives suggested ,select the one which best expresses the same sentence  in Direct/Indirect as your answer.

“Call the first petitioner”, said the King.

(a) The king commanded to call the first petitioner.

(b) The king commanded them to call the first petitioner.

(c) The king commanded that the first petitioner be called.

(d) The king commanded the first petitioner to called.

Q24. In the following question, some part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select ‘no error’.

This phenomena is common in(1)/ this part of the world and(2)/ the people living here are aware of it.(3)/ No Error(4)

(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 3

(d) 4

Q25. In the following Question  out of the four alternatives select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of  idiom / phrase ?

Play hooky

(a) Skip classes

(b) Attentive

(c) To be hooked or attached to something

(d) Eccentric behaviour