11th Class English Sample Paper

done English Olympiad Sample Paper-4 [Download Complete Paper]

  • question_answer1)

    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Have you noticed how a bunch of ants surround a cube of sugar?
    Similarly, where there is big money involved, the corruption will most likely find its roots dug deep into the system. It is literally under every stone you turn. And, by now, most of us in India have learned to live with corruption as a part and parcel of our life.
    This is the season of scams and the biggest ever corruption cases in India have been unearthed more recently. An average Indian citizen is hard working and diligent, but it is the people in charge of the system that act as a cancer spreading the venom, slowing down progress. In India, the tentacles of corruption are spread far and wide in all horizons of life and not just limited to government organizations.
    Recent instances of IPL scam and the Commonwealth Games fiasco underscores as to how a big mullah can attract corruption even in a gentleman's game. Moreover, corruption is not just limited to India. It is a massive phenomena and a real cancer destroying the benefits of globalization in many poor countries.
    The 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index shows that three quarters of the 178 countries in the index have fared miserably in terms of corruption problem. Specifically India has slipped three places in global ranking of most corrupt countries, from 84 in 2009 to 87 in 2010.
    On a positive note, only five countries, namely Denmark, New Zealand, Singapore, Finland and Sweden managed to score higher than 9 points which indicates the list of least corrupted nations. The countries that ranked as most corrupt nations were Somalia, Myanmar, Afghanistan and Iraq.
    Corruption in India has touched the lives of people. How?

    A) It has become a common phenomenon for all

    B) People have seen various corruption cases

    C) It has become a part and parcel of our life

    D) There is nothing to worry about the ongoing corruption

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Have you noticed how a bunch of ants surround a cube of sugar?
    Similarly, where there is big money involved, the corruption will most likely find its roots dug deep into the system. It is literally under every stone you turn. And, by now, most of us in India have learned to live with corruption as a part and parcel of our life.
    This is the season of scams and the biggest ever corruption cases in India have been unearthed more recently. An average Indian citizen is hard working and diligent, but it is the people in charge of the system that act as a cancer spreading the venom, slowing down progress. In India, the tentacles of corruption are spread far and wide in all horizons of life and not just limited to government organizations.
    Recent instances of IPL scam and the Commonwealth Games fiasco underscores as to how a big mullah can attract corruption even in a gentleman's game. Moreover, corruption is not just limited to India. It is a massive phenomena and a real cancer destroying the benefits of globalization in many poor countries.
    The 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index shows that three quarters of the 178 countries in the index have fared miserably in terms of corruption problem. Specifically India has slipped three places in global ranking of most corrupt countries, from 84 in 2009 to 87 in 2010.
    On a positive note, only five countries, namely Denmark, New Zealand, Singapore, Finland and Sweden managed to score higher than 9 points which indicates the list of least corrupted nations. The countries that ranked as most corrupt nations were Somalia, Myanmar, Afghanistan and Iraq.
    In the global ranking, India possesses its ranking among:

    A) Corrupt countries

    B) Least corrupt countries

    C) Most corrupt countries

    D) Major corrupt countries

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Have you noticed how a bunch of ants surround a cube of sugar?
    Similarly, where there is big money involved, the corruption will most likely find its roots dug deep into the system. It is literally under every stone you turn. And, by now, most of us in India have learned to live with corruption as a part and parcel of our life.
    This is the season of scams and the biggest ever corruption cases in India have been unearthed more recently. An average Indian citizen is hard working and diligent, but it is the people in charge of the system that act as a cancer spreading the venom, slowing down progress. In India, the tentacles of corruption are spread far and wide in all horizons of life and not just limited to government organizations.
    Recent instances of IPL scam and the Commonwealth Games fiasco underscores as to how a big mullah can attract corruption even in a gentleman's game. Moreover, corruption is not just limited to India. It is a massive phenomena and a real cancer destroying the benefits of globalization in many poor countries.
    The 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index shows that three quarters of the 178 countries in the index have fared miserably in terms of corruption problem. Specifically India has slipped three places in global ranking of most corrupt countries, from 84 in 2009 to 87 in 2010.
    On a positive note, only five countries, namely Denmark, New Zealand, Singapore, Finland and Sweden managed to score higher than 9 points which indicates the list of least corrupted nations. The countries that ranked as most corrupt nations were Somalia, Myanmar, Afghanistan and Iraq.
    Which one of the following countries does not belong to the list of most corrupt countries?

    A) Afghanistan

    B) Myanmar

    C) Iraq

    D) Denmark

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer4)

    Direction: Judge the right word.
    It was ________that a mind so pure and searching could miss the truth.

    A) Likely

    B) Unlikely

    C) Possibly

    D) Scarcely

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer5)

    Direction: Judge the right word.
    We had a _______of chill weather in January this year.

    A) period

    B) Phase

    C) time

    D) Spell

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer6)

    Change the voice.
    People claim to have seen the criminal in several cities.

    A) The criminal is being seen in several cities.

    B) The criminal has been seen the people in several cities.

    C) The criminal is claimed to have been seen in several cities.

    D) The criminal was seen by people in several cities.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer7)

    Direction: Give the exact meaning of the Idiom and phrases underlined in the following sentences.
    Don't stick your neck out.
     

    A)  Invite trouble unnecessary          

    B)  Interfere

    C)  Look outside                            

    D)  Move

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer8)

    Direction: Give the exact meaning of the Idiom and phrases underlined in the following sentences.
    He is a person after my own heart.
     

    A)  An object of mockery          

    B)  An emotional man

    C)  A happy go lucky fellow         

    D)  Exactly to one's own liking

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer9)

    Direction: Read the given sentences to decide their sequence and then answer the questions that follow.
    I: The large crowd, these myriad activities and the bright lights combine to transform the beach into a photographers' delight.
    II: Sand and spray are all pervasive on a beach.
    Ill: They love to construct the fragile sand castles and splash about in the shallow waters.
    IV: Even the elderly seem to forget their ageing worries here.
    V: These make beaches a favourite haunt for children.
    Which sentence should come last in the sequence?

    A) IV

    B) I

    C) V

    D) III

    E) II

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    Direction: Read the given sentences to decide their sequence and then answer the questions that follow.
    I: The large crowd, these myriad activities and the bright lights combine to transform the beach into a photographers' delight.
    II: Sand and spray are all pervasive on a beach.
    Ill: They love to construct the fragile sand castles and splash about in the shallow waters.
    IV: Even the elderly seem to forget their ageing worries here.
    V: These make beaches a favourite haunt for children.
    Which sentence should come third in the sequence?

    A) III

    B) IV

    C) I

    D) II

    E) V

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  • question_answer11)

    Change the direct sentence into indirect.
    "I don't know the way. Do you?" he asked.
     

    A)  He said that he did not know the way and did I know it.

    B)  He told that he was not knowing the way, but wondered if I knew.

    C)  He said that he didn't know the way and asked me if I did.

    D)  He asked me if I knew the way which he didn't.

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer12)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition.
    Ten scholarships were competed______.

    A) for

    B) of

    C) with

    D) against

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition.
    It took him a lot of time to arrive ____the conclusion.

    A) to

    B) at

    C) on

    D) upon

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer14)

    Give the usage of the word underlined in the sentence below.
    He is true to his  word.
     

    A)  Pronoun                      

    B)  Noun

    C)  Adjective                     

    D)  Adverb

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer15)

    Given in question is the body of a letter with four blanks. Fill those blanks with the options provided in PQRS in such a way so that the letter becomes readable.
    24/1 Lajpat Nagar - I
    New Delhi
    January 15, 2012
    My dear Leonardo
    I am so thankful that I have you in my life.   ______ I _____ to be my friend is really pleasing to me. I always wanted you to be my best friend with whom I can share my secrets and talk about everything. _____II_____ which God has given to me by assuring me your friendship.
    Our friendship is a strength that enables us to go on along this bumpy road knowing things will be just fine, because at the end of the day we know we_______ III no matter what happens, or what wrong we may do.
    _______ IV _______ to us, we treat each other differently, I have never managed to treat other friends the way I treat you! I have never managed to accept their faults, nor bear with some qualities of theirs which contradict to my own. But today I am sure that I am never going to be agitated about anything you do or say. Isn't it a wonder? I can well realize that I have been given a gift which I've never dreamed of.
    Your loving friend,
    Johny Depp
    P: I am pleased by the boon
    Q: It is such a wonder when it comes
    R: The fact that you agreed
    S: each has someone who cares about us
    Choose your answer from the given options:
     

    A)

    I II III IV
    R P S Q
     

    B)

    I II III IV
    P R Q S
     

    C)

    I II III IV
     S R Q P
     

    D)

    I II III IV
    Q P R S
     

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Give the synonyms of the words underlined in the sentences below.
    He tried to mollify my hurt feelings.
     

    A)  arouse                         

    B)  ignore

    C)  soften       

    D)  suppress

    E)  None of these

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    Direction: Give the synonyms of the words underlined in the sentences below.
    He is deluding himself with false hope.
     

    A)  misleading

    B)  assuring

    C)  satisfying                     

    D)  entertaining

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer18)

    Below given is a sentence divided into four parts. One of the parts contains a grammatical error. Find the part and mark it as your answer.
    Unless he does not return (I) / all the library books (II)/he will not be (III) /relieved from the service (IV).

    A) I

    B) II

    C) III

    D) IV

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer19)

    Fill in the blank as per subject -verb agreement.
    When I was a child, I ________to school everyday instead of going by cycle.

    A) had walked

    B) walked

    C) have been walking

    D) have walked

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer20)

    Complete the sentence with appropriate word.
    Sociologists believe that an element of violence is ______ in all societies.

    A) Passive

    B) Invisible

    C) Active

    D) Latent

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer21) Choose the word that has been spelt correctly.

    A) Acurrate

    B) Acurate

    C) Accurate

    D) Accuratte

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer22) The sentence, 'Who is here so vile that will not love his country?', if changed into assertive sentence, will become:

    A)  There is no so vile that will not love his country.

    B)  There is none so vile that will not love his country.

    C)  There is who so vile that will not love his country

    D)  There is nobody so vile that will not love his country

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer23)

    Arrange PQRS to make a meaningful sentence.
    P: he is going to lose weight
    Q: but it is all
    R: Smith says that
    S: talk and no action

    A) RPQS

    B) RQSP

    C) QPRS

    D) SPQR

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer24)

    Give one word substitution of the following.
    One 'who is determined to exact full vengeance for wrongs done to him-

    A) Vindicator

    B) Usurer

    C) Vindictive

    D) Virulent

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer25)

    The underline word in the sentence given below represents which type of degree?
    Maria Jones was the cutest girl I have ever seen.
     

    A)  Comparative                

    B)  Superlative

    C)  Positive           

    D)  Negative

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer26)

    Find the statement that must be true according to the given information.
    Sara lives in a large city on the East Coast. Her younger cousin Kajal lives in the Mid-west in a small town with fewer than 1,000 residents. Kajal has visited Sara several times during the past five years. In the same period of time, Sara has visited Kajal only once.

    A) Kajal likes Sara better than Sara likes Kajal.

    B) Sara thinks small towns are boring.

    C) Sara is older than Kajal.

    D) Kajal wants to move to the East Coast.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer27) In this question four sentences are given. Choose the one which is grammatically correct.

    A) She denied to go with me.

    B) I was asked to stop writing.

    C) My hairs stood on end.

    D) I am reading this novel for days.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer28)

    Complete the sentence.
    He was _____of playing____ and loose with the sentiments of his dearest friends.

    A) complained, thick

    B) accused, tight

    C) innocent, false

    D) guilty, fast

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer29)

    Arrange PQRS between S1 and S6 to make a meaningful paragraph.
    S1: Rammohan Roy was associated with several newspapers.
    P: Many educationists protested vigorously against these measures.
    Q: But this came to grief soon after the enactment in 1823, of new measures for the control of the press.
    R: He brought out a bilingual, Bengali-English magazine.
    S: Later, desiring an all-India circulation, he published a weekly in Persian, which was recognized then as the language of the cultured classes all over India.
    S6: Rammohan Roy even addressed a petition to the King-in-Council in England.

    A) RSQP

    B) RPQS

    C) RSPQ

    D) RQPS

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer30)

    Below given are two statements. On the basis of these statements choose the correct option.
    Statements:
    I. India has surpassed the value of tea exports this year over all the earlier years due to an increase in demand for quality tea in the European market.
    II. There is an increase in demand of coffee in the domestic market during the last two years.

    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_answer31)

    Directions: Give the antonym of the words given in capital letters below.
    RUGGED

    A) Delicate

    B) Coarse

    C) Tough

    D) Timid

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer32)

    Directions: Give the antonym of the words given in capital letters below.
    JETTISON

    A) Rejoice

    B) Surrender

    C) Accept

    D) Defend

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer33)

    Fill in the blank with correct modal.
    The Press _________serve the profession better if it were objective in its reporting.

    A) would

    B) may

    C) can

    D) will

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer34)

    Fill in the blank with correct form of verb.
    There __________both the challenge and the secret of success.

    A) lie

    B) lay

    C) lied

    D) laid

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer35)

    Identify the qualitative adjective in the given sentence.
    He takes great pleasure in playing with the children of his area.

    A) Takes

    B) Great

    C) Pleasure

    D) Area

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer36) The correlative 'the same - as' is followed by:

    A)  the same - that             

    B)  the same - for

    C)  the same - of                

    D)  the same - than

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer37) Which of the following sentences is an example of incorrect Future Perfect Tense?

    A) They will have gone to see their visitors.

    B) It will have been a wonderful place to see.

    C) We shall have done the work before the bell rings.

    D) I shall have been going to the market to buy vegetables.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer38)

    Fill in the blanks with correct determiners.
    He is so bad tempered that he has _______ friends.

    A) a few

    B) few

    C) some

    D) lots of

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer39)

    Fill in the blank with correct conjunction.
    No sooner did she go in _________she came out.

    A) then

    B) when

    C) than

    D) and

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer40)

    Arrange PQRS to complete the process.
    P: When the pupa has finished transformation the butterfly emerges from the pupa. The adult butterfly lays eggs on plants after mating period.
    Q: The caterpillar forms a protection shield called 'pupa' when it has finished growing. Most of the transformation takes place inside pupa.
    R: Larva, also called caterpillar emerges from the egg after few days. Caterpillar spends most of its time eating.
    S: Female butterflies lay their eggs on plants to enable caterpillars to get the food from plant leaf.

    A) SRPQ

    B) SQRP

    C) SRQP

    D) RQPS

    E) None of these

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