11th Class English Sample Paper

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  • question_answer1)

    Arrange P, Q, R, S to give the correct sequence of the paragraph given, below.
    P: Even as presidents from John E Kennedy to Bill Clinton denounced apartheid as a racist, untenable system, successive American administrations from the 1960s had friendly ties with South African governments and viewed Mandela with suspicion, if not outright hostility, through the prism of the Cold War.
    Q: And Mandela remained on a U.S. terrorism watch list from the 1970s until the late 2000s. That period covers the living presidents of that period - Jimmy Carter, Clinton and George W Bush - all of whom joined Obama at Mandela's memorial service at a sports stadium in Johannesburg's Soweto township, as well as Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and George H.W Bush.
    R: The Nelson Mandela eulogized to the world by President Barack Obama as "a giant of history" and the "last great liberator of the 20th century" seemed a different person from the one the United States held at arm's length, to put it diplomatically, for much of his life and career.
    S: Comparing him to Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, Abraham Lincoln and America's founding fathers, Obama lauded Mandela for his leadership of a resistance movement, giving voice to the oppressed, holding a splintering nation together in a time of great peril and creating a constitutional order to preserve the freedoms he struggled to realize. Mandela, Obama said, was "a giant of history, who moved a nation toward justice and in the process moved billions around the world."
     

    A)  RPQS              

    B)  PRSQ

    C)  SRQP                          

    D)  QRSP

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer2)

    Fill in the blank with correct pronoun.
    My friend and _________study together during examination days.

    A) Me

    B) Myself

    C) I

    D) Mine

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer3)

    Change the voice.
    What is the government doing?

    A) What is being done by the government?

    B) What is been done by the government?

    C) Government is doing what?

    D) Doing what is the government?

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer4)

    Identify the kind of clause for the underline part of the sentence given below.
    In case you are interested, you can come.
     

    A)  Adverb clause of extent         

    B)  Adverb clause of reason

    C)  Adverb clause of purpose        

    D)  Adverb clause of condition

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer5)

    Direction: Give the synonyms for the words underlined in the sentences below.
    What India hankers for most at this moment is security and economic development.
     

    A)  aim                             

    B)  plan

    C)  desire                          

    D)  dream

    E)  None of these

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    Direction: Give the synonyms for the words underlined in the sentences below.
    It is not for lay readers to evaluate a great poet.
     

    A)  learned                        

    B)  idle

    C)  ordinary    

    D)  expert

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer7)

    Given below is the body of a parting message to friends, with four blanks. Fill those blanks with the options provided to make it a sensible one.
    It's very difficult saying goodbye to friends, _______I________.
    Whilst I look forward to join my new destination, the new institution, I will miss______II ________only because of you. May I take this opportunity to thank you all for your friendship, help and support ________III_______ have had great fun!
    I do hope to keep in touch and hear all about your days ahead, experiences and adventures.
    It has been a ________IV.________I have shared with you.
    P: the company of yours and all the quality moments that I had
    Q: real pleasure spending a part of my life with you and taking away many great memories of the time
    R: I have shared some great experiences with you and along the way
    S: you have made my life rich, so very enjoyable
     

    A)  SPRQ  

    B)  SRQP

    C)  QSRP                          

    D)  RSPQ

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer8)

    A sentence is given below in four parts. One of the parts contains a grammatical error. Find the part.
    If a man diligently (i)/ seeks to come into the contact (ii)/with the best that has been thought and said in this world (iii)/ he will become simple and selfish, (iv)

    A) i

    B) ii

    C) iii

    D) iv

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer9)

    Identify the sentence with the correct use of homonyms.
    I:   I saw a horde of nomads.
    II: Alt baba found out the hoard of robbers' gold and jewels.
     

    A)  Only I is correct            

    B)  Only II is correct

    C)  Both I& II are correct            

    D)  Both I & II are incorrect

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer10)

    Pick the appropriate filler to complete the sentence correctly and meaningfully.
    How much a man earns is as important as ______.

    A) when does he do so

    B) how does he do it

    C) where does he earn

    D) why does he earn of all

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer11)

    Find the analogy.
    STAIN: HONOUR : : ?

    A) Doubt: Reputation

    B) Blot: Escutcheon

    C) Slander: Integrity

    D) Lose: Fame

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer12)

    Arrange P, Q, R, S between \[{{S}_{1}}\] & \[{{S}_{6}}\] to give the correct sequence of the sentences.
    \[{{S}_{1}}\]: The Moon is a cold, rocky body about 2,160 miles (3,476 km) in diameter.
    P: The phase known as New Moon cannot actually be seen because the illuminated side of the Moon is then pointed away from Earth.
    Q: The Moon orbits Earth about once every 29 and a half days.
    R: It has no light of its own but shines by sunlight reflected from its surface.
    S: As it circles our planet, the changing position of the Moon with respect to the Sun causes our natural satellite to cycle through a series of phases.
    \[{{S}_{6}}\]: The rest of the phases are familiar to all of us as the Moon cycles through them month after month.
     

    A)  QPRS              

    B)  SRQP

    C)  RQPS                          

    D)  RQSP

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer13)

    Give one word substitution of the following.
    Person who has long experience

    A) Stalwart

    B) Veteran

    C) Itinerant

    D) Pedantic

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer14) Find the sentence that is grammatically correct.

    A) I know to write a letter.

    B) He did nothing but to wander.

    C) I am seventeen years old and my sister fourteen.

    D) Give me rupees two and a half.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer15)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition.
    I feel lonely if there's nobody to talk______.

    A) for

    B) at

    C) to

    D) on

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer16)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition.
    There are thirty teachers _________the staff of our school.

    A) on

    B) in

    C) at

    D) under

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer17)

    Given below are two statements I and II. Both decide which of the following answer choice correctly depicts 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_answer18) Find the sentence wherein 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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    Direction: Give the exact meaning of the Idiom and Phrases underlined in the sentences below.
    Most of the present day politicians have an axe to grind.
     

    A)  promises to fulfill           

    B)  obstacles to face

    C)  personal end to serve     

    D)  All of these

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer20)

    Direction: Give the exact meaning of the Idiom and Phrases underlined in the sentences below.
    Honesty is at a distance, where corruption is the rule.
     

    A)  undervalued                 

    B)  rare

    C)  discouraged                  

    D)  unknown

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer21)

    Ascertain the correct option for the question based on the test of blood relation.
    If X + Y means X is the daughter of Y; X " Y means X is the brother of Y; X % Y means X is the father of Y and X \[\times \] Y means X is the sister of Y. Which of the following means I is the niece of J?
     

    A) J " N % C \[\times \] I                

    B) I \[\times \] C " N % J

    C) J + M \[\times \] C % I             

    D) I \[\times \] C + N - J

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer22)

    Choose the correct form of the tense for the sentence given below.
    If she had come on time, she would have got the ticket for the show.
     

    A)  Past perfect continuous tense     

    B)  Past indefinite tense

    C)  Past perfect tense               

    D)  Past continuous tense

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer23)

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

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

    B)  The maid admitted that 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_answer24)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks as per the Subject - Verb agreement.
    Neither the Assistant Masters nor the Headmaster ________ present.

    A) Was

    B) Were

    C) Has

    D) Had

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Fill in the blanks as per the Subject - Verb agreement.
    He never _______, and never _______ such strong measures.

    A) has taken, will take

    B) has take, will taken

    C) is take, will take

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer26)

    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
    Choose your option

    A) SPRQ

    B) PQRS

    C) QRSP

    D) SRPQ

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer27)

    Choose the word from the options that best expresses the meaning of the underlined part of the sentence given below.
    During World War-II, it was anathema for a German gentleman to have a friend who was Jew.
     

    A)  Religious chant

    B)  Family pun

    C)  Social curse

    D)  All of these

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer28) In which one of the following sentences conjunctions have been correctly used?

    A) Although she was tired, but she still went on working.

    B) He washed neither his hands or his face.

    C) He lost not only his ticket but also his luggage.

    D) No sooner do I finish this book then I shall begin another.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer29)

    Identify the figure of speech.
    Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

    A) Oxymoron

    B) Simile

    C) Metaphor

    D) Epigram

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer30)

    Fill in the blank with correct modal.
    Ted's flight from Amsterdam took more than 11 hours. He_____ be exhausted after such a long flight

    A) will

    B) must

    C) can

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer31)

    Give the usage of the word underlined below.
    I have had enough of this.
     

    A)  Noun

    B)  Adjective

    C)  Adverb

    D)  Preposition

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer32) If we change the interrogative sentence, "Were we sent to the world simply to make money?" in to an assertive one without changing its meaning, it will be:  

    A)  We are sent to the world simply to make money.

    B)  We are not been sent to the world to make money simply

    C)  We were not sent to the world simply to make money

    D)  Simply for making money we had not been sent to the word.

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer33)

    Fill in the blank with correct determiner.
    He has so badly written the examination that there is _________hope of his success.

    A) little

    B) a little

    C) the little

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer34)

    Judge the right word.
    Copying in the examination is an ________act.

    A) mortal

    B) immortal

    C) amoral

    D) immoral

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer35)

    Give the antonym for the word underlined in the below.
    We had a delectable meal yesterday.
     

    A)  Nice                            

    B)  Tasty

    C)  Unsavory  

    D)  Heavy

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer36)

    Give the usage of the word underlined in the sentence below:
    Don't be in such a hurry.
     

    A)  Noun                           

    B)  Adjective

    C)  Adverb                        

    D)  Infinitive

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer37) Choose the correctly spelt word out of the given alternatives,

    A) Itinarary

    B) Itenerary

    C) Itinerary

    D) Itinarery

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer38)

    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Political terrorism is much more dangerous and its consequences can be disastrous. Political terrorists are well organized and well-trained and it often becomes difficult for the law enforcing agencies to arrest them in time. They indulge in senseless violence on a large scale in order to intimidate the people and the government.
    Hijacking of aero planes, arson, robberies, murder of eminent personalities, shooting down of innocent people indiscriminately, use of transistor bombs and other explosives, spreading of rumors, etc. are the various devices used by terrorist organizations in order to achieve their political ends.
    Terrorists constantly change their hide-outs and their tactics in order to escape arrest and punishment. When arrested, they try to commit suicide or are killed by their own close associates. They may think that they are patriots, but in reality they are anti-social or criminal elements who are exploited by clever politicians to achieve their own ends. Terrorists are usually young, while the brains behind them are old, seasoned politicians who coordinate and guide their activities. They are fanatics and extremists who act with great fervor and zeal, but studies reveal that if apprehended alive, a terrorist loses his fervor as quickly as he had acquired it.
    Terrorism is a world-wide problem. Very often it is seen that terrorist groups receive money, weapons, training and guidance from other countries and this enables them to attain a high level of performance. It was not an easy job to seal the long border completely and prevent flow of arms to the terrorists, but through strong and determined steps, terrorists might be flushed out and peace restored.
    Political terrorists are difficult to arrest in time because:

    A) They have political backing

    B) Political support makes them confident

    C) They are very well-trained and organized

    D) They know the art to fight and defend

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Political terrorism is much more dangerous and its consequences can be disastrous. Political terrorists are well organized and well-trained and it often becomes difficult for the law enforcing agencies to arrest them in time. They indulge in senseless violence on a large scale in order to intimidate the people and the government.
    Hijacking of aero planes, arson, robberies, murder of eminent personalities, shooting down of innocent people indiscriminately, use of transistor bombs and other explosives, spreading of rumors, etc. are the various devices used by terrorist organizations in order to achieve their political ends.
    Terrorists constantly change their hide-outs and their tactics in order to escape arrest and punishment. When arrested, they try to commit suicide or are killed by their own close associates. They may think that they are patriots, but in reality they are anti-social or criminal elements who are exploited by clever politicians to achieve their own ends. Terrorists are usually young, while the brains behind them are old, seasoned politicians who coordinate and guide their activities. They are fanatics and extremists who act with great fervor and zeal, but studies reveal that if apprehended alive, a terrorist loses his fervor as quickly as he had acquired it.
    Terrorism is a world-wide problem. Very often it is seen that terrorist groups receive money, weapons, training and guidance from other countries and this enables them to attain a high level of performance. It was not an easy job to seal the long border completely and prevent flow of arms to the terrorists, but through strong and determined steps, terrorists might be flushed out and peace restored.
    Which is not true in relation to the terrorists?

    A) Indulge in senseless violence

    B) Constantly change their hide-outs

    C) Killed by their own close associates

    D) Commit suicide by keeping a suicide note

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Political terrorism is much more dangerous and its consequences can be disastrous. Political terrorists are well organized and well-trained and it often becomes difficult for the law enforcing agencies to arrest them in time. They indulge in senseless violence on a large scale in order to intimidate the people and the government.
    Hijacking of aero planes, arson, robberies, murder of eminent personalities, shooting down of innocent people indiscriminately, use of transistor bombs and other explosives, spreading of rumors, etc. are the various devices used by terrorist organizations in order to achieve their political ends.
    Terrorists constantly change their hide-outs and their tactics in order to escape arrest and punishment. When arrested, they try to commit suicide or are killed by their own close associates. They may think that they are patriots, but in reality they are anti-social or criminal elements who are exploited by clever politicians to achieve their own ends. Terrorists are usually young, while the brains behind them are old, seasoned politicians who coordinate and guide their activities. They are fanatics and extremists who act with great fervor and zeal, but studies reveal that if apprehended alive, a terrorist loses his fervor as quickly as he had acquired it.
    Terrorism is a world-wide problem. Very often it is seen that terrorist groups receive money, weapons, training and guidance from other countries and this enables them to attain a high level of performance. It was not an easy job to seal the long border completely and prevent flow of arms to the terrorists, but through strong and determined steps, terrorists might be flushed out and peace restored.
    Guidance from other countries helps the terrorists to:

    A) Attain high level performance

    B) Spread terrorism world-wide

    C) Exploit politicians for wrong deeds

    D) Become fanatics and rebel

    E) None of these

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