Pune Mahanagarpalika Clerk Question Paper English

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ENGLISH GRAMMAR

परीक्षा दिनांक – 8 / 10 / 2016

1. Choose the correct synonym of the underlined word from the given options.
Individuals should have these items authenticated prior to paying a significant price for them.
1. Disproved
2. Avouched
3. Gainsay
4. Belittle

2. Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.
Beginning the 1780s
P. Kempelen’s automation known as the
Q. a number of noteworthy human opponents
R. tours around Europe, and it played games against
S. Turk or the Mechanical Turk, was taken on
1. PSRQ
2. SQRP
3. RPQS
4. SPQR

3. Choose the word that can meaningfully substitute the underliner part of the sentence.
She always wants to be a centre of attraction in a party.
1. Cynosure
2. Frenzy
3. Emeritus
4. Deist

4. In the following question, a question has been given in Active / Passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best express the same sentence in Passive / Active voice.
She was baking a beautiful cake for her sister.
1. A beautiful cake for her sister was being baked by her.
2. A beautiful cake was being baked by her sister.
3. A beautiful cake was being baked by she.
4. A beautiful cake for her sister was baked by her.

5. In the following question, a question has been given in Active / Passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best express the same sentence in Passive / Active voice.
The baby was scared by the unexpected commotion.
1. The unexpected commotion has scared the baby.
2. The unexpected commotion scares the baby.
3. The unexpected commotion scares the baby.
4. The unexpected commotion scared the baby.

6. Choose the word that can meaningfully substitute the underlined part of the sentence.
There is a strong feeling of happiness in me after winning this championship.
1. Erudite
2. Contrite
3. Euphoria
4. Discrepancy

7. In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct / Indirect Speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expressious the same sentence in Indirect / Direct Speech.
My maths teacher said, ” Honesty is the best policy.”
1. My maths teacher told that honesty can be the best policy.
2. My maths teacher said that honesty is the best policy.
3. My maths teacher said that honesty was the best policy.
4. My maths teacher preached honesty is the best policy.

8. Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.
A full appreciation
P. 19th centuries, a time when the widespread
Q. recognition of the deep antiquity of Earth occurred
R. of the nature and magnitude of climatic change
S. did not come about until the late 18th and early.
1. PQSR
2. SQRP
3. SPQR
4. RSPQ

9. In the given question, idiom / proverb part of sentence is underlined. Choose the option that can correctly substitute that part of the sentence making it meaningfully correct. If the idiom / proverb is used correctly, choose no correction required as your answer.
My trip to Manali was an adventurous trip, but I didn’t go the hole nine yards.
1. No correction required
2. the whole nine yards
3. the wholly yards
4. the nine yards of whole

10. A sentence has been given with a blank to be filled with an appropriate word. Choose the correct alternative.
Poland’s proposed wall ………………………. the barrier built along the parts of the US Mexico border.
1. Substantiates
2. Rejuvenates
3. Resembles
4. Harnesses

11. The question below onsists of a set of labelled sentence. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.
P. Aqueducts required a great deal of planning.
Q. They were made from a series of pipes, tunnels, canals and bridges.
R. Gravity and the natural slope of the land allowed aqueducts to channel water frm a fresh water source to a city.
S. As water flowed into the cities, it was used for various purposes like drinking and irrigation.
1. QSRP
2. PQRS
3. RSQP
4. RPQS

12. In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom / Phrase.
To put the cart before the horse.
1. To do things in the wrong order.
2. To disregard someone.
3. To prepare for an exam.
4. To allow wrong things.

13. Choose the correct antonym of the underlined word from the given options.
Use a cluster of flowers to design unique photo corners.
1. Rug
2. Jumble
3. Disunited
4. Assemblage

14. Choose the word that can meaningfully substitute the underlined part of the sentence.
The overall cause of sleep walking is not known.
1. Philistine
2. Sonorous
3. Omnipotent
4. Somnambulism.

15. In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct / Indirect Speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect / Direct Speech.
Roshan tells her that she is a very kind lady.
1. Roshan said to her, “you are a very kind lady.”
2. Roshan says to her, “you have been a very kind lady.”
3. Roshan says to her, “you are a very kind lady.”
4. Roshan says to her, “you was a very kind lady.”

16. In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct / Indirect Speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect / Direct Speech.
She said, ” She cannot teach science.”
1. She said that I cannot teach science.
2. She said that she could not teach science.
3. She said that I could not teach science.
4. She says that she might not teach science.

17. Find the part of the given sentence with an incorrect spelling of a word. If there is no misspelt word choose no error.
1. The real prize for athlietes was
2. glory, fame and in a very
3. real sense, historical immortality.
4. No error

18. In the given question, idiom / proverb part of sentence is underlined. Choose the option that can correctly substitute that part of the sentence making it meaningfully correct. If the idiom / proverb is used correctly, choose no correction required as your answer.
Suddenly, out of the bloom, a lion came in front of my bike.
1. bolt from the bloom
2. No correction required
3. Oust of blue
4. Out of blue

19. Find the part of the given sentence with an incorrect spelling of a word. If there is no misspelt word choose no error.
1. Climate change results in simultaneous
2. faliure of major crops
3. No error
4. Such as wheat, maize and paddy.

20. Read the following sentence and select the option that corrects the misspelt word(s) in the underlined section. Sentence section is correct,  choose No correction required as your answer.
Clinging to a presenteeism culture just favours those who have the time to show up early and leave late.
1. No correction required
2. Clinging to a presenteism culture
3. Clienging to a presenteeism culture
4. Clining to a presenteism culture

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