11th Class English Sample Paper

done English Olympiad Sample Paper-2 [Download Complete Paper]

  • question_answer1)

    Given below is a notice in which four blanks have been marked I, II, III, and IV. Fill those blanks with the options provided in P, Q, R and S to make the notice a sensible one.
    8th November, 2011
    NOTICE
    GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION
    This is to inform you that our school is going to celebrate its Golden Jubilee tins year. It ______I____. To mark the event, our school has proposed to organize a celebration at the ___II_______. You would be amazed ______III____ to show their performance at the celebration. The Hon'ble Mayor of Delhi lias also consented to remain present on the occasion. All of you are cordially requested to make your presence on the celebration day.
    The entry is free. However, you need to _______IV_____ begins, which is scheduled at 5 p.m.
    M. K. Abraham
    President, Students' Council
    St. Francis School
    P. School auditorium on 17 December, 2011
    Q. Take your seat before the celebration
    R. Is a matter of pride for all of us
    S. To know that a visiting Russian Ballet Troupe has been invited
       

    A) PQRS                          

    B) RPSQ

    C) QSPR                          

    D) SRQP

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer2)

    Fill in the blank with correct determiners.
    He has _________ knowledge.

    A) Little

    B) A little

    C) The little

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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    Fill in the blank as per subject-verb agreement.
    The Chief, with all his men, ________ massacred

    A) Was

    B) Were

    C) Had

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer4) Which one of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

    A) I heard him to speak on several subjects.

    B) Being a rainy day Vijay decided to stay at home.

    C) The leader having been killed, the followers ran away.

    D) He did nothing but to wander.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer5)

    Given below are two statements I and II.
    Read both the statements and decide which of the following answer choice correctly depicts the relationship between these two statements
    I. Majority of the students in the college expressed their opinion against the college authority's decision to break away from the university and become autonomous.
    II. The university authorities have expressed their inability to provide grants to its constituent colleges.

    A) Statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect.

    B) Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect.

    C) Both the statements I and II are independent causes.

    D) Both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.

    E) Both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.

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  • question_answer6)

    Fill in the blanks with proper adjective.
    He is ________ the and _________ worker in the office.
     

    A) Most wise, most honest  

    B) Wisest, honest

    C) Wisest and most honest          

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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    Fill in the blank with correct conjunction,
    Although Codi was tired ________ she went to school.
     

    A) Still                             

    B) But

    C) Nor                             

    D) Then

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer8) Find the sentence in which an adverb has been correctly used,

    A) Presently he is in the room.

    B) He has come a month ago.

    C) Away Rita went.

    D) Seldom had I seen such a beautiful sight.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer9)

    Fill in the blank with correct pronoun.
    Please excuse ___ being late.

    A) I

    B) Me

    C) My

    D) Mine

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer10)

    The question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is 'weak'.
    Statement:
    Should India encourage exports, 'when most things are insufficient/or internal use itself?
    Arguments:
    I.   Yes. We have to earn foreign exchange to pay for our imports.
    II. No. Even selective encouragement would lead to shortages.
     

    A) Only argument I is strong        

    B) Only argument II is strong

    C) Both I and II are strong          

    D) Neither I nor II is strong

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Fill in the blanks with correct form of verb
    She ________ and _______go now.

    A) Should, must

    B) Shall, must

    C) Is, shall

    D) May, might

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Fill in the blanks with correct form of verb
    ________ dinner, he went out for a stroll.

    A) Have taken

    B) Has taken

    C) Having taken

    D) Both B&C

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer13) Pick the odd one out.

    A) Lithosphere

    B) Troposphere

    C) Stratosphere

    D) Exosphere

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer14)

    Choose the correct option for the underlined word given in the sentence below.
    He incurred the animosity of the ruling class because he doctrine limitations of their power.
     

    A)  Objection                     

    B)  Hatred

    C)  Delight                         

    D)  Approval

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer15)

    Arrange PQRS between \[{{S}_{1}}\] and \[{{S}_{6}}\] to give the correct sequence of a paragraph.
    \[{{S}_{1}}\]. She was an old woman with a large purse that had everything in it.
    P. It was about eleven o' clock at night.
    Q. It had a long strap.
    R. She carried it slung across her shoulder.
    S. A boy ran up behind her.
    \[{{S}_{6}}\]. He tried to snatch her purse.

    A) PQRS

    B) SQRP

    C) QRPS

    D) SRQP

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer16)

    Find the suitable match.
    Planet: Orbit:: Projectile : ?

    A) Trajectory

    B) Track

    C) Milky way

    D) Path

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer17)

    Direction: Give the synonym of the words given in capital letters in question.
    FORTHRIGHT
     

    A) Blank                          

    B) Candid

    C) Dull                             

    D) Dreary

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer18)

    Direction: Give the synonym of the words given in capital letters in question.
    CHISEL
       

    A) Frank                          

    B) Crave

    C) Carve                          

    D) Craft

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer19)

    Arrange P, Q, R and S between A and B in order to make a sensible story:
    A. A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face.
    P. After the friend recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone: Today my best friend saved my life."
    Q. They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one, who had been slapped, got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him.
    R. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand: "Today my best friend slapped me in the face."
    S. The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, "After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?"
    B. The other friend replied: "When someone hurts us, we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it."
     

    A) QPSR              

    B) SPQR

    C) QRPS                          

    D) RQPS

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer20)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with correct preposition.
    Mike is leaving ____Texas tonight.

    A) To

    B) For

    C) Towards

    D) At

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer21)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with correct preposition.
    The prisoner went _____ the cell.

    A) To

    B) Into

    C) Towards

    D) In

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer22)

    Ascertain the correct option in the question based on the test of blood relation.
    M is the father of N who is the son of V. In order to know the relation of M to P, which of the statement/statements is/are necessary?
    I. P is the brother of V
    II. The daughter of N is the granddaughter of V

    A) Only I

    B) Only II

    C) Either I or II

    D) Both I and II

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer23) Which one of the following sentences is not an example of Future Perfect Tense?

    A) You will have forgotten me by then.

    B) She will have done this before you come.

    C) I will have finished by 10am.

    D) I will have been working here for ten years next week.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer24)

    Direction: Rearrange the following five statements A, B, C, D and E in the proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
    [a] However the marketing reports are not good.
    [b] It is one of its kinds in India.
    [c] The company now, may bring down the price.
    [d] The product was launched six months back.
    [e] One of the reasons is that it is costly.
    Which statement should come SECOND in the paragraph?

    A) A

    B) B

    C) C

    D) D

    E) E

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    Direction: Rearrange the following five statements A, B, C, D and E in the proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
    [a] However the marketing reports are not good.
    [b] It is one of its kinds in India.
    [c] The company now, may bring down the price.
    [d] The product was launched six months back.
    [e] One of the reasons is that it is costly.
    Which statement should come LAST in the paragraph?

    A) A

    B) B

    C) C

    D) D

    E) E

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  • question_answer26)

    Change the direct sentence into indirect one-
    "Yes, I have broken the cups," admitted the maid.

    A) The maid admitted that she had broken the cups.

    B) The maid said yes she had broken the cups.

    C) The maid claimed to have broken the cups

    D) The maid confessed of breaking the cups

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer27)

    Change the active voice into passive one.
    When will you have completed your work?

    A) When your work will have been completed by you?

    B) When your work will be completed?

    C) When will have your work been completed by you?

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer28)

    Given in question is a sentence in four parts. One of the parts contains a grammatical error. Find the part.
    The prime minister announced (1) / that the taxes will be (2) / increasing/Torn the (3) / beginning of the next year. / (4)

    A) 1

    B) 2

    C) 3

    D) 4

    E) No error

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  • question_answer29)

    Direction: Give the antonym of the words given in question.
    MAWKISH

    A) Sentimental

    B) Intelligent

    C) Certain

    D) Carefree

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer30)

    Direction: Give the antonym of the words given in question.
    DEARTH

    A) Extravagance

    B) Scarcity

    C) Abundance

    D) Sufficiency

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer31)

    Direction: Choose the option that best expresses the meaning of the given idioms and phrases.
    To talk one's head off

    A) To talk loudly

    B) To talk in whispers

    C) To talk to oneself

    D) To talk excessively

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer32)

    Direction: Choose the option that best expresses the meaning of the given idioms and phrases.
    To cross swords

    A) To defend

    B) To fight

    C) To kill

    D) To rob

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer33)

    Arrange P, Q, R, S to complete the process.
    P. Add cake mix into it and blend well.
    Q. Melt two sticks of butter or margarine over low heat and pour into the mixing bowl. Continue to beat the butter/margarine until the batter is thoroughly mixed in.
    R. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and bake for approximately 1 hour to 1 hour and 20 minutes depending on the heat of the oven and the size of your pan.
    S. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare the baking pan. Pour milk into a mixing bowl in the exact amount specified by the recipe on the back of the box of cake mix.

    A) SPQR

    B) QRPS

    C) PQRS

    D) RPQS

    E) None of these

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    Fill in the blank with suitable modal.
    The television isn't working. It ______damaged during the move.
     

    A) Should have                 

    B) Must have been

    C) Might has                     

    D) Could has

    E) None of these

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    Arrange P, Q, R, S to make a meaningful sentence.
    P. An old acquaintance
    Q. And asked him where did he live
    R. Now in his seventies
    S. Yesterday I chanced to meet

    A) SPRQ

    B) PQRS

    C) QRSP

    D) SRPO

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer36) Find the word that has been correctly spelt.

    A) Legendery

    B) Legendary

    C) Legendry

    D) Legandery

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer37)

    Direction: For Q No: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions.
    Acid rain is the rain that has been made acidic by certain pollutants in the air Scientists include mist, hail, sleet and snow, in the term acid rain. Acid rain is a serious problem all over the world. It weakens and kills many organisms. In some places, acid rain has permanently damaged trees and flowers. For example, trees affected by acid ram may not be able to prepare properly for cold weather. Acid rain has also caused many streams, lakes, and other bodies of water to become too acidic for fish and other living things to live and reproduce in them. In some places, the rain is so acidic that it eats away at human-made objects such as buildings. Acid rain forms when water and certain gases in the atmosphere mix. These gases contain sulphur and nitrogen. This mixture produces sulphuric and nitric acid. These acids later fall to the ground in acid rain. Some of the sulphur and nitrogen in the atmosphere comes from natural sources. These include forest fires, volcanic eruptions, and lightning. However, human activities - such as burning coal and oil in factories and power plants and burning fuel in cars and trucks - also produce huge amounts of sulphur and nitrogen. Many scientists feel that these human activities produce most of the acid rain that falls. Scientists call acid rain a long-range pollutant. The sulphur and nitrogen needed to make acid rain can travel long distances in the atmosphere. Acid rain can then fall hundreds of miles from the sources of nitrogen and sulphur that produced it. Thus, the fish in a stream in Vermont or the trees in a forest in Massachusetts may be harmed by acid rain caused by sulphur from a smokestack in Ohio or Pennsylvania.
    Which one of the following is not included in the term acid rain, by the scientists?

    A) Mist

    B) Snow

    C) Hail

    D) Cloudburst

    E) None of these

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    Direction: For Q No: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions.
    Acid rain is the rain that has been made acidic by certain pollutants in the air Scientists include mist, hail, sleet and snow, in the term acid rain. Acid rain is a serious problem all over the world. It weakens and kills many organisms. In some places, acid rain has permanently damaged trees and flowers. For example, trees affected by acid ram may not be able to prepare properly for cold weather. Acid rain has also caused many streams, lakes, and other bodies of water to become too acidic for fish and other living things to live and reproduce in them. In some places, the rain is so acidic that it eats away at human-made objects such as buildings. Acid rain forms when water and certain gases in the atmosphere mix. These gases contain sulphur and nitrogen. This mixture produces sulphuric and nitric acid. These acids later fall to the ground in acid rain. Some of the sulphur and nitrogen in the atmosphere comes from natural sources. These include forest fires, volcanic eruptions, and lightning. However, human activities - such as burning coal and oil in factories and power plants and burning fuel in cars and trucks - also produce huge amounts of sulphur and nitrogen. Many scientists feel that these human activities produce most of the acid rain that falls. Scientists call acid rain a long-range pollutant. The sulphur and nitrogen needed to make acid rain can travel long distances in the atmosphere. Acid rain can then fall hundreds of miles from the sources of nitrogen and sulphur that produced it. Thus, the fish in a stream in Vermont or the trees in a forest in Massachusetts may be harmed by acid rain caused by sulphur from a smokestack in Ohio or Pennsylvania.
    Which of the following is not true about acid rain?

    A) In some places it eats human made objects, like buildings

    B) Water bodies become too acidic for aquatic life

    C) Plant and trees could not prepare for cold weather

    D) It improves the nutritional quality of the agricultural land.

    E) None of these

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    Direction: For Q No: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions.
    Acid rain is the rain that has been made acidic by certain pollutants in the air Scientists include mist, hail, sleet and snow, in the term acid rain. Acid rain is a serious problem all over the world. It weakens and kills many organisms. In some places, acid rain has permanently damaged trees and flowers. For example, trees affected by acid ram may not be able to prepare properly for cold weather. Acid rain has also caused many streams, lakes, and other bodies of water to become too acidic for fish and other living things to live and reproduce in them. In some places, the rain is so acidic that it eats away at human-made objects such as buildings. Acid rain forms when water and certain gases in the atmosphere mix. These gases contain sulphur and nitrogen. This mixture produces sulphuric and nitric acid. These acids later fall to the ground in acid rain. Some of the sulphur and nitrogen in the atmosphere comes from natural sources. These include forest fires, volcanic eruptions, and lightning. However, human activities - such as burning coal and oil in factories and power plants and burning fuel in cars and trucks - also produce huge amounts of sulphur and nitrogen. Many scientists feel that these human activities produce most of the acid rain that falls. Scientists call acid rain a long-range pollutant. The sulphur and nitrogen needed to make acid rain can travel long distances in the atmosphere. Acid rain can then fall hundreds of miles from the sources of nitrogen and sulphur that produced it. Thus, the fish in a stream in Vermont or the trees in a forest in Massachusetts may be harmed by acid rain caused by sulphur from a smokestack in Ohio or Pennsylvania.
    The composition of gases contained in acid rain:

    A) Sulphuric and nitric acid

    B) Sulphur and nitrogen

    C) Nitrogen and nitric acid

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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    Direction: For Q No: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions.
    Acid rain is the rain that has been made acidic by certain pollutants in the air Scientists include mist, hail, sleet and snow, in the term acid rain. Acid rain is a serious problem all over the world. It weakens and kills many organisms. In some places, acid rain has permanently damaged trees and flowers. For example, trees affected by acid ram may not be able to prepare properly for cold weather. Acid rain has also caused many streams, lakes, and other bodies of water to become too acidic for fish and other living things to live and reproduce in them. In some places, the rain is so acidic that it eats away at human-made objects such as buildings. Acid rain forms when water and certain gases in the atmosphere mix. These gases contain sulphur and nitrogen. This mixture produces sulphuric and nitric acid. These acids later fall to the ground in acid rain. Some of the sulphur and nitrogen in the atmosphere comes from natural sources. These include forest fires, volcanic eruptions, and lightning. However, human activities - such as burning coal and oil in factories and power plants and burning fuel in cars and trucks - also produce huge amounts of sulphur and nitrogen. Many scientists feel that these human activities produce most of the acid rain that falls. Scientists call acid rain a long-range pollutant. The sulphur and nitrogen needed to make acid rain can travel long distances in the atmosphere. Acid rain can then fall hundreds of miles from the sources of nitrogen and sulphur that produced it. Thus, the fish in a stream in Vermont or the trees in a forest in Massachusetts may be harmed by acid rain caused by sulphur from a smokestack in Ohio or Pennsylvania.
    Acid rain, according to a few scientists, is the end result of:

    A) Human activities

    B) Volcanic eruptions

    C) Forest fires

    D) Burning coal and oil in factories

    E) None of these

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