MCQs (300) for the Students of M.P.: UG II Year- FC- Paper I (English Language & Foundation)

300 MCQs for the Students of M.P.: BA/BSc/BCom II Year- FC- Paper I (English Language & Foundation)
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01. Who is William Wordsworth?
(a) A poet
(b) A playwright
(c) An essayist
(d) A novelist
02. Wordsworth is:
(a) A playwright
(b) A story teller
(c) An essayist
(d) A poet
03. William Wordsworth is a:
(a) Classical poet
(b) Neo- Classical poet
(c) Romantic poet
(d) Modern poet
04. Wordsworth is associated with:
(a) Romanticism
(b) Realism
(c) Modernism
(d) Postmodernism
05. William Wordsworth belongs to:
(a) England
(b) India
(c) France
(d) Germany
06. Wordsworth was born in:
(a) Ireland
(b) Scotland
(c) Wales
(d) England
07. When was William Wordsworth born?
(a) O7 April 1773
(b) O7 April 1772
(c) O7 April 1771
(d) O7 April 1770
08. Where was William Wordsworth born?
(a) London
(b) Cockermouth, Cumberland
(c) Stuttgart
(d) Verginia
09. Cockermouth, Cumberland was located in the:
(a) London
(b) Oxford
(c) Lake District
(d) Edinburg
10. Wordsworth died in:
(a) 1832
(b) 1850
(c) 1875
(d) 1900
11. Where did Wordsworth die?
(a) Mumbai, India
(b) Stuttgart, Germany
(c) Rydal Mount, England
(d) Peacock Cottage, France
12. What was the name of Wordsworth's father?
(a) John Wordsworth
(b) David Wordsworth
(c) Robert Wordsworth
(d) Charles Wordsworth
13. What was the name of Wordsworth's mother?
(a) Jane Wordsworth
(b) Lady Wordsworth
(c) Ann Cookson Wordsworth
(d) Christina Wordsworth
14. The name of Wordsworth’s sister was:
(a) Rossetti
(b) Christina
(c) Dorothy
(d) Jane
15. The name of Wordsworth’s wife was?
(a) Dorothy Wordsworth
(b) Mary Hutchinson
(c) Jane Wordsworth
(d) Elizabeth Wordsworth
16. What was the name of Wordsworth’s cottage?
(a) Dove Cottage
(b) Swan Cottage
(c) Peacock Cottage
(d) Parrot Cottage
17. The name of Wordsworth's autobiographical poem is:
(a) The Prelude
(b) The Daffodils
(c) The Solitary Reaper
(d) Tintern Abbey
18. Wordsworth had a close friendship with:
(a) John Keats
(b) S. T. Coleridge
(c) William Blake
(d) P. B. Shelley
19. In what year did Wordsworth meet Samuel Taylor Coleridge?
(a) 1795
(b) 1805
(c) 1815
(d) 1825
20. Who was Wordsworth's co-author for ‘Lyrical Ballads’?
(a) Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(b) John Keats
(c) Percy Bysshe Shelley
(d) Lord Byron
21. William Wordsworth is famous for?
(a) His poetry
(b) His novels
(c) His paintings
(d) His essays
22. In 1843 Wordsworth was appointed as:
(a) Poet Laureate
(b) Prime Minister
(c) Bishop
(d) University Professor
23. Wordsworth was appointed as Poet Laureate in:
(a) 1840
(b) 1841
(c) 1842
(d) 1843
24. Which one is the major theme of Wordsworth's poetry?
(a) Nature
(b) Religion
(c) Politics
(d) War
25. Wordsworth’s greatest masterpiece is:
(a) Tintern Abbey
(b) The Daffodils
(c) The Prelude
(d) The Solitary Reaper
26. Wordsworth's poetry often celebrates:
(a) The glory of industrialization
(b) The horrors of war
(c) The beauty of nature
(d) The corruption in politics
27. Which of the following is a poem by Wordsworth?
(a) Ode to a Nightingale
(b) Lotus
(c) Lycidas
(d) The Solitary Reaper
28. Wordsworth composed ‘The Daffodils’ in:
(a) 1804
(b) 1815
(c) 1820
(d) 1832
29. When was Wordsworth’s ‘The Daffodils’ first published?
(a) 1805
(b) 1806
(c) 1807
(d) 1808
30. The revised version of Wordsworth’s ‘The Daffodils’ was published in:
(a) 1805
(b) 1810
(c) 1815
(d) 1820
31. ‘The Daffodils’ has been composed by:
(a) Keats
(b) Wordsworth
(c) Gray
(d) Shelley
32. ‘The Daffodils’ is:
(a) An essay
(b) A story
(c) A poem
(d) A drama
33. Wordsworth's ‘The Daffodils’ is known as:
(a) I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
(b) Lines Written in Early Spring
(c) The Prelude
(d) Ode to a Nightingale
34. How many lines are there in ‘The Daffodils’?
(a) 21
(b) 22
(c) 23
(d) 24
35. How many stanzas are there in ‘The Daffodils’?
(a) 06
(b) 05
(c) 04
(d) 03
36. Each stanza of ‘The Daffodils’ consists of:
(a) Seven lines
(b) Six lines
(c) Five lines
(d) Four lines
37. What is the rhyme scheme of the poem ‘The Daffodils’?
(a) ABABCC
(b) ABABB
(c) ABCCBA
(d) ABCABC
38. What is the main theme of the poem ‘The Daffodils’?
(a) Nature
(b) Hate
(c) Death
(d) War
39. ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’. Who is the ‘I’?
(a) Poet
(b) Flowers
(c) Stars
(d) Water
40. The figure of speech used in the expression ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’ is:
(a) Metaphor
(b) Simile
(c) Alliteration
(d) Metonymy
41. What floats high over the vales and hills in the poem ‘The
Daffodils’?

(a) Air
(b) Water
(c) Clouds
(d) Birds
42. Where does the poet see the daffodils?
(a) In a garden
(b) In a forest
(c) In a field
(d) In a park
43. How many daffodils does the poet see?
(a) Thousands
(b) Hundreds
(c) Dozens
(d) A few
44. Wordsworth compares the daffodils to?
(a) The stars
(b) The moon
(c) The sun
(d) The ocean
45. In which season does the poet see the daffodils?
(a) Spring
(b) Summer
(c) Winter
(d) Rainy Season
46. The mood of the poem ‘The Daffodils’ is:
(a) Sadness
(b) Joy
(c) Anger
(d) Fear
47. What is the effect of the daffodils on the speaker?
(a) They make him sad
(b) They make him angry
(c) They fill him with joy
(d) They make him feel scared
48. What is the speaker's emotional state in the beginning of the poem ‘The Daffodils’?
(a) Happy
(b) Sad
(c) Angry
(d) Confused
49. How does the speaker feel when he remembers the daffodils?
(a) Happy
(b) Sad
(c) Angry
(d) Confused
50. What is the meter of the poem ‘The Daffodils’?
(a) Iambic pentameter
(b) Iambic tetrameter
(c) Iambic trimeter
(d) Iambic hexameter
51. What figure of speech is used in the line ‘fluttering and dancing in the breeze’?
(a) Personification
(b) Simile
(c) Metaphor
(d) Hyperbole
52. The expression ‘Never ending line’ in the poem ‘The Daffodils’ means:
(a) A short line
(b) A curved line
(c) A continuous line
(d) No line
53. The word ‘oft’ in the poem ‘The Daffodils’ means:
(a) Often
(b) Seldom
(c) Always
(d) Rarely
54. What does the speaker mean by ‘bliss of solitude’?
(a) The happiness of being alone
(b) The sadness of being alone
(c) The anger of being alone
(d) The fear of being alone
55. The word ‘bliss’ in the poem ‘The Daffodils’ means:
(a) Great lonliness
(b) Great joy
(c) Great love
(d) Great blessing
56. ‘Solitude’ means:
(a) Being alone
(b) Being sad
(c) Being together
(d) Being in trouble
57. The word ‘glee’ in the poem ‘The Daffodils’ means:
(a) Sadness
(b) Dullness
(c) Happiness
(d) Anger
58. Who is Sarojini Naidu?
(a) A doctor
(b) A lawyer
(c) A poet
(d) A reporter
59. When was Sarojini Naidu born?
(a) 13 February 1879
(b) 2 March 1881
(c) 8 September 1877
(d) 27 January 1884
60. Where was Sarojini Naidu born?
(a) Hyderabad
(b) Mumbai
(c) Kolkata
(d) Chennai
61. Who is known as the ‘Nightingale of India’?
(a) Asha Bhonsale
(b) Lata Mangeskar
(c) Sarojini Naidu
(d) Suraiya
62. Sarojini Naidu is known as the Nightingale of:
(a) India
(b) Pakistan
(c) England
(d) China
63. What was the nickname of Sarojini Naidu?
(a) Nightingale of India
(b) Queen of Poetry
(c) Lady of Freedom
(d) Princess of Literature
64. Which Indian University did Sarojini Naidu attend?
(a) Calcutta
(b) Bombay
(c) Madras
(d) Delhi
65. Which University of England did Sarojini Naidu attend?
(a) University of Edinburgh
(b) University of Manchester
(c) University of Oxford
(d) University of Cambridge
666. Which college in Cambridge did Sarojini Naidu attend?
(a) Girton College
(b) Queen’s College
(c) Jesus College
(d) Magdalen College
67. What was the original name of Sarojini Naidu?
(a) Padmini Mukhopadhyay
(b) Sarojini Chattopadhyay
(c) Sarojini Bandopadhyay
(d) Sarojini Gangopadhyay
68. The name of the husband of Sarojini Naidu was:
(a) Govindarajulu Naidu
(b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) Jawaharlal Nehru
(d) Feroze Gandhi
69. Sarojini Naidu was elected as the President of the Indian National Congress in:
(a) 1925
(b) 1929
(c) 1932
(d) 1936
70. Sarojini Naidu was appointed the governor of Uttar Pradesh in:
(a) 1947
(b) 1948
(c) 1949
(d) 1950
71. In 1947, Sarojini Naidu was appointed as the governor of:
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Bihar
(d) Bengal
72. Sarojini Naidu died in:
(a) 1948
(b) 1949
(c) 1950
(d) 1951
73. Where did Sarojini Naidu die?
(a) Patna
(b) Delhi
(c) Lucknow
(d) Hyderabad
74. What was the cause of the death of Sarojini Naidu?
(a) Heart attack (Cardiac arrest)
(b) Cancer
(c) Pneumonia
(d) Tuberculosis
75. Sarojini Naidu’s first Volume of poetry was:
(a) The Golden Threshold
(b) The Feather of the Dawn
(c) The Bird of Time
(d) The Broken Wing
76. When was ‘The Golden Threshold’ published first?
(a) 1903
(b) 1904
(c) 1905
(d) 1906
77. The ‘Bangle Sellers’ is:
(a) A poem
(b) A long story
(c) A short story
(d) A novella
78. Naidu's ‘Bangle Sellers’ is a beautiful:
(a) A play
(b) A story
(c) A poem
(d) A novel
79. The ‘Bangle Sellers’ has been composed by:
(a) Toru Dutt
(b) Tagore
(c) Sarojini Naidu
(d) Wordsworth
80. The ‘Bangle Sellers’ is a composition by:
(a) Tagore
(b) Nirala
(c) Sarojini Naidu
(d) Wordsworth
81. The ‘Bangle Sellers’ was first published in:
(a) 1910
(b) 1912
(c) 1914
(d) 1916
82. The ‘Bangle Sellers’ of Sarojini Naidu is included in:
(a) The Golden Threshold
(b) The Feather of the Dawn
(c) The Bird of Time
(d) The Broken Wing
83. Sarojini Naidu’s ‘The Bird of Time’ was published in:
(a) 1910
(b) 1912
(c) 1914
(d) 1916
84. How many lines are there in the ‘Bangle Sellers’?
(a) Twenty lines
(b) Twenty Four lines
(c) Thirty lines
(d) Fifty lines
85. How many stanzas are there in the ‘Bangle Sellers’?
(a) Two Stanzas
(b) Three Stanzas
(c) Four Stanzas
(d) Five Stanzas
86. Each stanza of the ‘Bangle Sellers’ consists of:
(a) Three lines
(b) Four lines
(c) Five lines
(d) Six lines
87. The rhyme scheme of each stanza of the ‘Bangle Sellers’ is:
(a) ABABAB
(b) ABCABC
(c) AABBCC
(d) ABCDAB
88. Who is the speaker in the poem the ‘Bangle Sellers?’
(a) The bangle sellers
(b) The readers
(c) The ladies
(d) The players
89. What is being referred to as 'shining loads'?
(a) The baskets
(b) The babies
(c) The bangles
(d) None
90. The bangle sellers are trying to sell their bangles in:
(a) The temple fair
(b) The park
(c) The street
(d) The village
91. The bangle sellers choose the temple fair to sell their bangles because:
(a) The temple fair attracts a lot of women
(b) The temple fair attracts a lot of children
(c) The temple fair attracts a lot of milkmen
(d) The temple fair attracts a lot of carpenters
92. The phrase ‘Rainbow-tinted circles of light’ refers to:
(a) The bangle seller
(b) The multi coloured bangles
(c) The buyers
(d) The temple fair
93. In the ‘Bangle Sellers’, bangles are tokens of:
(a) Dull lives
(b) Radiant lives
(c) Slow lives
(d) Fast lives
94. The meaning of ‘lustrous’ is:
(a) Shining
(b) Dazzling
(c) Sparkling
(d) All of the above
95. The figure of speech used in the line ‘Lustrous tokens of radiant lives’ is:
(a) Metaphor
(b) Simile
(c) Alliteration
(d) Personification
96. Which poem of Sarojini Naidu describes the significance of bangles?
(a) The Palanquin Bearers
(b) The Song of Radha
(c) The Bangle Sellers
(d) In the Forest
97. Who are the buyers of the bangles?
(a) Princesses and queens
(b) Rich merchants and traders
(c) Women of all age group
(d) Foreign tourists
98. What is the tone of the poem the ‘Bangle Sellers’?
(a) Somber
(b) Hopeful
(c) Celebratory
(d) Critical
99. The major theme of the poem the ‘Bangle Sellers’ is:
(a) Celebration of birthday
(b) Celebration of marriage
(c) Celebration of womanhood
(d) Celebration of holi
100. The poem the ‘Bangle Sellers’ is about:
(a) Foreigners
(b) Indian warriors
(c) Indian woman and tradition
(d) Cricket players
101. The golden or yellow coloured bangles are suitable for:
(a) A widow
(b) An old lady
(c) An experienced lady
(d) A bride
102. The bangles of purple and gold-flecked grey colour suit to:
(a) Unmarried girls
(b) Middle-aged woman
(c) Old woman
(d) Newly wedded girl
103. What types of bangles are suitable for a maiden's wrist?
(a) Red and yellow coloured bangles
(b) Green and purple Coloured bangles
(c) Silver and blue coloured bangles
(d) White and grey coloured bangles
104. Silver and blue colors are compared to:
(a) The sky
(b) The rainbow
(c) The mountain mist
(d) The evening
105. Silver and blue colours symbolize:
(a) The freshness of old ladies
(b) The freshness of young maidens
(c) The freshness of mature ladies
(d) The freshness of rivers
106. The prospective buyers of the bangles are:
(a) Children
(b) Old men
(c) Widows
(d) Happy daughters and wives
107. The figure of speech used in the ‘buds that dream’is:
(a) Simile
(b) Metaphor
(c) Alliteration
(d) Personification
108. Who was APJ Kalam?
(a) The President of India
(b) The Prime Minister of India
(c) The Chief Minister of U.P.
(d) An Ambassador of Pakistan
109. APJ Kalam was:
(a) The President of India
(b) The Prime Minister of Pakistan
(c) The Chief Minister of Bihar
(d) An Ambassador of Egypt
110. APJ Kalam served as the President of India from:
(a) 2002 to 2007
(b) 1995 to 2000
(c) 2010 to 2015
(d) 1990 to1995
111. APJ Abdul Kalam was born in:
(a) 1931
(b) 1940
(c) 1952
(d) 1963
112. The date of birth of APJ Abdul Kalam is:
(a) 15 Oct. 1931
(b) 15 Oct. 1940
(c) 15 Oct. 1952
(d) 15 Oct. 1963
113. APJ Abdul Kalam was born in:
(a) Tamil Nadu
(b) Kerala
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Karnataka
114. APJ Abdul Kalam was born in:
(a) Rameswaram
(b) Amritsar
(c) Patna
(d) Banaras
115. Kalam's full name was:
(a) Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Kalam
(b) Abdul Qadeer Khan
(c) Avul Kalam Azad
(d) Abul Kalam Ghulam
116. What was the name of Kalam’s father?
(a) Avul
(b) Pakir
(c) Jainulabdeen
(d) Abul
117. Kalam’s father was:
(a) A boat owner
(b) An engineer
(c) A farmer
(d) A doctor
118. What was the name of Kalam’s mother?
(a) Khala
(b) Benazir
(c) Simmi
(d) Ashiamma
119. Kalam’s mother was:
(a) A house wife
(b) An engineer
(c) A farmer
(d) A doctor
120. Kalam earned a degree in:
(a) Computer engineering
(b) Civil engineering
(c) Aeronautical engineering
(d) Mechanical engineering
121. Kalam earned a degree in Aeronautical engineering from:
(a) Kanpur IIT
(b) NIT Rourkrla
(c) Madras Institute of Technology
(d) IIT Delhi
122. Which one of the following was a career pursued by Dr. Kalam?
(a) Scientist
(b) Astrologer
(c) Runner
(d) Cricketer
123. In 1958 Kalam joined:
(a) Nassa
(b) DLR
(c) DRDO
(d) ISRO
124. In 1969 Kalam Joined:
(a) Nassa
(b) DLR
(c) DRDO
(d) ISRO
125. Who is popular as ‘Missile Man of India’?
(a) Homi Bhabha
(b) J.C. Bose
(c) APJ Kalam
(d) Vikram Sarabhai
126. APJ Kalam is Popular as:
(a) Missile Man of America
(b) Missile Man of India
(c) Missile Man of England
(d) Missile Man of Russia
127. Dr. Kalam played a pivotal role in the development of which missile?
(a) Brahmos
(b) Agni
(c) Trident II
(d) Bulava
128. Which prestigious award did Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam receive in 1997?
(a) Nobel Prize for Peace
(b) Bharat Ratna
(c) Grammy Award
(d) Pulitzer Prize
129. Kalam is famous for his book:
(a) War and Peace
(b) Hard Times
(c) Old Man the Sea
(d) Wings of Fire
130. ‘Wings of Fire’ is a famous book of:
(a) Kalam
(b) Tolstoy
(c) Hemingway
(d) Nehru
131. Dr. Kalam's autobiography is titled:
(a) Wings of Fire
(b) Ignited Minds
(c) My Journey
(d) Vision 2020
132. Which book did Dr. Kalam co-author with Y.S. Rajan?
(a) India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium
(b) The Luminous Sparks
(c) My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions
(d) Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power within India
133. When did Kalam die?
(a) 2013
(b) 2014
(c) 2015
(d) 2016
134. What is the date of death of Kalam?
(a) 27 July 2013
(b) 27 July 2014
(c) 27 July 2015
(d) 27 July 2016
135. Where did Kalam die?
(a) Shillong
(b) Nagpur
(c) Aligarh
(d) Patna
136. How did Kalam die?
(a) Cardiac arrest
(b) Malaria
(c) Corona
(d) Brain stroke
137. ‘Patriotism Beyond Politics and Religion’ is a composition by:
(a) Kalam
(b) Nehru
(c) Gandhi
(d) Jay Prakash
138. ‘Patriotism Beyond Politics and Religion’ has been written by:
(a) Subhash
(b) Nehru
(c) Gandhi
(d) Kalam
139. ‘Patriotism Beyond Politics and Religion’ is:
(a) An essay
(b) A story
(c) A short story
(d) A poem
140. 'Patriotism beyond Politics and Religion' is a chapter from Kalam’s book:
(a) Wings of Fire
(b) Ignited Minds
(c) My Journey
(d) Vision 2020
141. Dr. Kalam believed that patriotism should be beyond:
(a) Politics
(b) Religion
(c) Both A and B
(d) None of the above
142. What should be the driving strength behind patriotism according to Kalam?
(a) True love for one's country
(b) Loyalty to a political party
(c) Adherence to a specific religion
(d) Economic prosperity
143. Kalam emphasized the significance of uniting people based on:
(a) Cultural diversity
(b) Socio-economic position
(c) Political affiliations
(d) Religious doctrines
144. In Kalam's view, what should be the common objective of all citizens?
(a) Achieving economic growth
(b) Upholding religious supremacy
(c) Promoting political ideologies
(d) Nation-building and development
145. According to Kalam, how can patriotism contribute to national development?
(a) By promoting religious tolerance
(b) By fostering unity and harmony
(c) By encouraging political activism
(d) By prioritizing economic gains
146. According to Kalam, England could rise to the great heights because:
(a) It had improved technology
(b) It was proud of its national heroes
(c) It had revived its part
(d) It had reformed itself
147. According to Kalam, Japan could rise to greatness because:
(a) It lacked in response
(b) It was militarily strong
(c) It was proud of its unity and culture
(d) It was proud of its technology
148. What is the cardinal strength of India according to Kalam?
(a) Its rich culture
(b) Its religion
(c) Its Indianness
(d) Its politics
A149. A special work in which a number of people are involved is called:
(a) Adventure
(b) Mission
(c) Task
(d) Exploration
150. According to Kalam, all nations which have risen to greatness have been characterized by:
(a) A sense of mission
(b) A sense of pride
(c) A sense of adventure
(d) A sense of fear
151. According to Kalam, unfortunately for India, historic forces have not given a:
(a) Common memory
(b) Common politics
(c) Common thinking
(d) Common colour
152. According to Kalam, the people have to come together to create:
(a) A beautiful India
(b) An attractive India
(c) A filthy India
(d) A harmonious India
153. According to Kalam, the task of casting a strong India is in the hands of a visionary:
(a) Religious leadership
(b) Political leadership
(c) Economic leadership
(d) Social leadership
154. ‘I call to my people to rise to greatness’ is the line from:
(a) A letter to God
(b) God Sees the Truth but Waits
(c) Patriotism beyond Politics and Religion
(d) Bangle Sellers
155. ‘It is a call to all Indians to rise to their highest capabilities’ is the line of:
(a) Rajendra Prasad
(b) Pranav Mukharjee
(c) APJ Kalam
(d) B.B. Giri
156. According to Kalam, in India, the core culture goes beyond:
(a) Time
(b) Tense
(c) Space
(d) None of the above
157. ‘In Patriotism beyond Politics and Religion’ Kalam mentions that the nation is bigger than:
(a) Individual interests
(b) Political parties
(c) Both A & B
(d) None of the above
158. ‘A Letter to God’ is written by:
(a) Ruskin Bond
(b) Lokesh Abrol
(c) G. L. Fuentes
(d) None
159. Who is the author of ‘A Letter to God’?
(a) G.L. Fuentes
(b) Leo Tolstoy
(c) Chekhov
(d) R. K. Narayan
160. G. L. Fuentes belongs to:
(a) India
(b) Mexico
(c) Germany
(d) America
161. Who has translated ‘A Letter to God’?
(a) M.R. Anand
(b) R.K. Narayan
(c) W.B. Yeats
(d) Donald A. Yates
162. What is the name of the main character of the story ‘A Letter to God’?
(a) David
(b) John
(c) Robert
(d) Lencho
163. What was Lencho's profession?
(a) Cattle rearing
(b) Farming
(c) Brick making
(d) None of the above
164. Where was Lencho’s house situated?
(a) On the crest of a low hill
(b) On the crest of a mountain
(c) In a deep valley
(d) On a high land
A165. Which crop was growing on Lencho’s fields?
(a) Wheat
(b) Corn
(c) Barley
(d) None of the above
166. Why was Lencho satisfied?
(a) On seeing a new tractor in his field.
(b) On seeing a new buffalo.
(c) On seeing the field of ripe corn with flowers.
(d) None of the Above
167. What was Lencho expecting from his corn field?
(a) A good harvest
(b) Lots of money
(c) Treasure
(d) None of the above
168. What was the only thing that the Earth needed according to Lencho?
(a) A shower
(b) A snowfall
(c) Strong winds
(d) Sunlight
169. What did Lencho hope for?
(a) Money
(b) Rain
(c) Property
(d) None of the above
170. Where did Lencho expect the downpour to come from?
(a) north
(b) north-east
(c) north-west
(d) south-east
171. Lencho went out into the rain to:
(a) Enjoy himself
(b) Have the pleasure of feeling the rain on his body
(c) Collect rain water
(d) None
172. What did Lencho compare the large raindrops with?
(a) Silver coins
(b) Pearls
(c) Diamonds
(d) New coins
173. The rains changed into:
(a) Hailstorm
(b) Drought
(c) Snow
(d) Flood
174. The field looked as if it were covered in:
(a) Salt
(b) Locusts
(c) Sugar
(d) Ice
175. Lencho compared the quantum of damage with:
(a) Attack by rats
(b) Attack by crows
(c) Plague of locusts
(d) None of the above
176. For Lencho, what was the only hope left?
(a) Help from government
(b) Help from farmer’s association
(c) Help from God
(c) None
177. For Lencho, there was a single hope; help from:
(a) God
(b) Post office
(c) Bank
(c) Landlord
178. Lencho decided to write a letter to:
(a) God
(b) Government
(c) Friend
(d) Postmaster
179. Why did Lencho need money?
(a) To buy a car
(b) To save his family from hunger
(c) To buy a tractor
(d) To buy an ox.
180. Lencho is a firm believer of:
(a) Destiny
(b) Luck
(c) God
(d) Chance
181. Lencho wrote a letter to:
(a) God
(b) The village master
(c) The postmaster
(d) Government
182. Lencho's manner of posting the letter showed that:
(a) He was truly a kind hearted and simple man
(b) He was greedy
(c) He needed education
(d) None
183. What was the immediate reaction of the postman to see the address of the letter?
(a) Laughed whole heartedly
(b) Cried
(c) Felt sad about what happened
(d) Felt empathetic
184. Who read the letter sent by Lencho?
(a) His Wife
(b) The Postmaster
(c) One of the farmers
(d) God
185. The postmaster was a fat, amiable man. What is the meaning of amiable?
(a) Rude
(b) Helpful
(c) Friendly
(d) Enthusiastic
186. On seeing the letter, the postmaster was moved by Lencho’s:
(a) Unwavering faith
(b) Handwriting
(c) Love for letter
(d) Love for Money
187.What did the postmaster do then?
(a) He decided to collect the money and send it to Lencho
(b) He threw away the letter
(c) He decided to abuse Lencho
(d) None
188. Why did the postmaster decide to reply to Lencho’s letter?
(a) He was a good man
(b) He felt empathetic
(c) To preserve Lencho’s faith in God
(d) None
189. How much money did Lencho ask for?
(a) 100 pesos
(b) 1000 pesos
(c) 10 pesos
(d) 500 pesos
190. Who sent money to Lencho?
(a) Friend
(b) Banker
(c) Postman
(d) Postmaster
191. How much money was the postmaster able to arrange?
(a) 100 pesos
(b) 90 pesos
(c) 80 pesos
(d) 70 pesos
192. Lencho was not surprised to see the money in the envelope. It is because:
(a) He was too sad to acknowledge it
(b) He had unwavering faith in God
(c) He was an ungrateful man
(d) None
193. How did he feel when he counted the money?
(a) Grateful
(b) Joyful
(c) Relieved
(d) Angry
194. Why did Lencho become angry when he counted the money?
(a) Lencho received fifty pesos less than what he had demanded from God
(b) Lencho received thirty pesos less than what he had demanded from God
(c) Lencho received sixty pesos less than what he had demanded from God
(d) Lencho received seventy pesos less than what he had demanded from God
195. What did Lencho think of the post-office employees?
(a) Bunch of crooks
(b) Rude
(c) Unhelpful
(d) Proud
196. What did Lencho ask for in his second letter?
(a) More money
(b) Remaining amount
(c) No Amount
(d) None
197. ‘A Letter to God’ is:
(a) A poem
(b) A story
(c) An essay
(d) A play
198. Leo Tolstoy is a very famous:
(a) Indian author
(b) Russian author
(c) German author
(d) American author
199. Leo Tolstoy was born in:
(a) 1828
(b) 1820
(c) 1822
(d) 1824
200. Leo Tolstoy died in:
(a) 1910
(b) 1912
(c) 1914
(d) 1916
201. God Sees the Truth, but Waits is:
a. An American story
b. An Indian story
c. A German story
d. A Russian story
202. Who is the author of God Sees the Truth, but Waits:
a. R.K. Narayan
b. O Henry
c. Leo Tolstoy
d. D.H. Lawrence
203. God Sees the Truth, but Waits is a:
a. A Long story
b. A short story
c. A novel
d. A one act play
204. God Sees the Truth, but Waits was published in:
a. 1870
b. 1872
c. 1874
d. 1876
205. The setting of God Sees the Truth, but Waits is:
a. India
b. Russia
c. Germany
d. England
206. God Sees the Truth, but Waits is a story about a man named:
a. Ochumelov
b. Kyorich
c. Aksionov
d. Putrich
207. What is the full name of Aksionov:
a. Ivan Dmitrich Aksionov
b. Ochumelov Aksionov
c. Vladimir Aksionov
d. Putrich Aksionov
208. Ivan Dmitrich Aksionov was a:
a. Lawyer
b. Professor
c. Footballer
d. Young Merchant
209. Aksionov lived in:
a. A hut
b. A village
c. A town
d. A colony
210. Aksionov lived in a town named:
a. Vladimir
b. Alagir
c. Balacovo
d. Dankov
211. Aksionov had two shops and a:
a. Cow
b. Donkey
c. house
d. Cycle
212. Aksionov was:
a. Fat
b. Thin
c. Handsome
d. Ugly
213. Aksionov was fond of:
a. Sleeping
b. Playing
c. Reading
d. Singing
214. What did Aksionov give up after his marriage?
a. Sleeping
b. Singing
c. Reading
d. Drinking
215. Where was Aksionov going?
a. A village
b. A market
c. Nizhny Fair
d. Vladimir
216. ‘Ivan Dmitrich, do not start today’. It is the statement of:
a. Aksionov
b. Aksionov’s wife
c. Aksionov’s mother
d. Aksionov’s father
217. What did Aksionov’s wife see?
a. A dream
b. A lucky sign
c. A picture
d. A flower
218. Who had a bad dream in 'God Sees the Truth, but Waits'?
a. Aksionov
b. Aksionov’s wife
c. Aksionov’s mother
d. Aksionov’s father
219. What dream Aksionov’s wife saw?
a. Aksionov hair was quite grey
b. Aksionov hair was quite black
c. Aksionov hair was quite red
d. Aksionov hair was quite blue
220. Which option best defines the word ‘Spree’?
a. A big bird
b. A big fish
c. A period of drinking
d. A play
221. How does Aksionov interpret his wife’s dream?
a. As a lucky sign
b. As a horrible dream
c. As a fantastic dream
d. As a nonsense
222. ‘That’s a lucky sign’. It is the statement of:
a. Aksionov
b. Aksionov’s wife
c. Aksionov’s mother
d. Aksionov’s father
223. Who said good-bye to his family before the departure?
a. Aksionov
b. Aksionov’s wife
c. Aksionov’s mother
d. Aksionov’s father
224. On his way to the fair Aksionov met:
a. A merchant whom he knew
b. A lady whom he knew
c. A criminal whom he knew
d. A poet whom he knew
225. Where did Aksionov stay on his way to the fair?
a. A hotel
b. A cottage
c. An inn
d. On footpath
226. What mode of transport did Aksionov use to travel?
a. Horse drawn carriage
b. Car
c. Bus
d. Train
227. It was not Aksionov’s habit:
a. To eat too much
b. To read too much
c. To talk too much
d. To sleep late
228. The landlord of the inn lived in:
a. A cottage at the back
b. A cottage in front of the inn
c. A room of the inn
d. A courtyard of the inn
229. After completing the distance of about twenty five miles, Aksionov stopped for:
a. The horses to be fed
b. Playing
c. Sleeping
d. Weeping
230. What did he order at the next inn?
a. Wine
b. Food
c. Water
d. Samovar
231. What is a samovar?
a. A tea urn
b. A plate
c. A glass
d. A spoon
232. After resting awhile Aksionov began to play his:
a. Lute
b. Drum
c. Tabla
d. Guitar
233. What did suddenly arrive with tinkling bells?
a. A truck
b. A cycle
c. A troika
d. A bus
234. What is a troika?
a. A vehicle pulled by two horses
b. A vehicle pulled by three horses
c. A vehicle pulled by four horses
d. A vehicle pulled by seven horses
235. Who descended from the troika?
a. A merchant
b. A criminal
c. An official
d. A lady
236. Who followed the official?
a. A landlord
b. Two soldiers
c. A merchant
d. An old lady
237. When the police arrived, Aksionov was:
a. Taking bath
b. Drinking wine
c. Playing guitar
d. Sleeping
238. What did the police officer find in Aksionov’s bag?
a. A towel
b. A blood-stained knife
c. Clues for the murder
d. Money
239. The merchant with whom Aksionov had spent last night was found with his?
a. head cut
b. Arm cut
c. Throat cut
d. Finger cut
240. At the time of arresting Aksionov had:
a. 8000 rubles
b. 7000 rubles
c. 6000 rubles
d. 5000 rubles
241. The police officer ordered the soldiers to:
a. Beat Aksionov
b. Abuse Aksionov
c. Kill Aksionov
d. Bind Aksionov
242. Aksionov was charged with murdering a merchant from:
a. Vladimir
b. Siberia
c. Ryazan
d. Balacovo
243. ‘Vanya dearest, tell your wife the truth’. It is the statement of:
a. Aksionov
b. The police officer
c. The jury
d. Aksionov’s wife
244. ‘So you, too, suspect me!’ said:
a. Aksionov
b. Aksionov’s wife
c. Aksionov’s mother
d. Aksionov’s father
245. Aksionov said to himself:
a. It seems that only my wife can know the truth
b. It seems that only my friend can know the truth
c. It seems that only God can know the truth
d. It seems that only children can know the truth
246. With other convicts, Aksionov was driven to:
A. Vladimir
b. Siberia
c. Ryazan
d. Balacovo
247. Aksionov lived as a convict in Siberia for:
a. 24 years
b. 25 years
c. 26 years
d. 27 years
248. In the prison Aksionov often:
a. Laughed
b. Wept
c. Prayed
d. Slept
249. In prison Aksionov learnt to make:
a. Rangoli
b. Sweater
c. Boots
d. Soaps
250. In the prison Aksionov bought a book named:
a. The Lives of the Saints
b. The Lives of the Criminals
c. The Lives of the Poets
d. The Lives of the Kings
251. The prison authorities liked Aksionov for his:
a. Meekness
b. Sadness
c. Happiness
d. Rudeness
252. Aksionov’s fellow prisoners used to call him:
a. Great soul and the saint
b. Godfather and the saint
c. Grandfather and the saint
d. Virtuous soul and the saint
253. One day a fresh gang of convicts came to the prison. One of the new convicts was:
a. Ochumelov
b. Santalov
c. Makar Semyonich
d. Vanka
254. Who noticed some earth that came rolling out from under one of the shelves?
a. Ochumelov
b. Santalov
c. Makar Semyonich
d. Aksionov
255. Who crept out from under the shelf?
a. Aksionov
b. Santalov
c. Makar Semyonich
d. Vanka
256. What was found when the prison was searched?
a. A gun
b. A knife
c. A bomb
d. A tunnel
257. Who came quietly and sat down on Aksionov’s bed:
a. Makar Semyonich
b. An old prisoner
c. A police official
d. His wife
258. Who confessed his guilt?
a. Aksionov
b. Makar Semyonich
c. Volkova
d. Brijhalov
259. What happened to Aksionov when his order of release came?
a. He was happy
b. He was ill
c. He was already dead
d. He was sad
260. My grandfather gave me ….. one rupee note.
(a) a
(b) an
(c) the
(d) any
261. Sona reads in ….. University.
(a) a
(b) an
(c) the
(d) any
262. I have not seen ….. Indian Ocean.
(a) a
(b) an
(c) the
(d) None
263. I have not seen ….. Himalays.
(a) a
(b) an
(c) the
(d) None
264. Which one is correct?
(a) Bigining
(b) Begining
(c) Biginning
(d) Beginning
265. Which one is correct?
(a) Gramar
(b) Grammar
(c) Gramer
(d) Grammer
266. Which one is correct?
(a) Stoping
(b) Sttoping
(c) Stopping
(d) Stopinng
267. Which one is correct?
(a) Village
(b) Villige
(c) Villege
(d) Vellage
268. The plural of ‘Box’ is:
(a) Boxer
(b) Boxes
(c) Boxen
(d) Boxem
269. Plural of ‘Woman’ is:
(a) Womain
(b) Womans
(c) Women
(d) Womens
270. The plural of ‘Ox’ is:
(a) Oxs
(b) Oxen
(c) Oxes
(d) Ox
271. ‘Advise’ is:
(a) A Noun
(b) A Pronoun
(c) A Verb
(d) An Adverb
272. ‘Advice’ is:
(a) A Noun
(b) A Pronoun
(c) A Verb
(d) An Adverb
273. ‘London’ is:
(a) A Noun
(b) A Pronoun
(c) A Verb
(d) An Adverb
274. ‘Cow’ is:
(a) A Noun
(b) A Pronoun
(c) A Verb
(d) An Adverb
275. Third form of ‘Cut’ is:
(a) Cutt
(b) Cut
(c) Cutted
(d) Cuts
276. Third form of ‘Shut’ is:
(a) Shutt
(b) Shut
(c) Shutted
(d) Shutter
277. Third form of ‘Read’ is:
(a) Raid
(b) Red
(c) Read
(d) Readed
278. Third form of ‘Write’ is:
(a) Wrote
(b) Writted
(c) Writen
(d) Written
279. ‘Himself’ is a:
(a) Personal Pronoun
(b) Demonstrative Pronoun
(c) Interrogative Pronoun
(d) Reflexive Pronoun
280. ‘Themselves’ is a:
(a) Personal Pronoun
(b) Demonstrative Pronoun
(c) Interrogative Pronoun
(d) Reflexive Pronoun
281. He is jealous ….. my promotion.
(a) from
(b) for
(c) of
(d) to
282. She died…… Corona.
(a) by
(b) from
(c) of
(d) with
283. She is jealous ….. my smartness.
(a) from
(b) for
(c) of
(d) to
284. He died…… accident.
(a) by
(b) from
(c) of
(d) with
285. It has been raining………July.
(a) to
(b) since
(c) from
(d) for
286. She has been reading in Mumbai………two years.
(a) to
(b) since
(c) from
(d) for
287. I did not…… to college yesterday.
(a) go
(b) went
(c) goes
(d) gone
288. She will…… to market tomorrow.
(a) go
(b) went
(c) goes
(d) gone
289. David is wiser than …..
(a) I
(b) me
(c) him
(d) us
290. I am better than …..
(a) he
(b) me
(c) him
(d) us
291. This pen is …..
(a) your
(b) my
(c) mine
(d) our
292.‘She’ is:
(a) First person
(b) Second person
(c) Third person
(d) Fourth person
293.‘We’ is:
(a) First person
(b) Second person
(c) Third person
(d) Fourth person
294. Five kilometers ….. not a long distance.
(a) is
(b) are
(c) can
(d) were
295. There are ….. Consonants in English.
(a) 20
(b) 21
(c) 22
(d) 23
296. There are ….. Vowels in English.
(a) Two
(b) Three
(c) Four
(d) Five
297. ‘A letter to your father’ is:
(a) Informal letter
(b) Formal letter
(c) Invitation
(d) Application
298. ‘An application to the Principal of a school’ is:
(a) Informal letter
(b) Formal letter
(c) Invitation
(d) Notice
299. The purpose of an advertisement is:
(a) To publicize a product
(b) To promote the sales of a product
(c) To generate more leads of sales
(d) All of the above
300. The language of a notice must be:
(a) Figurative
(b) Complicated
(c) Tricky
(d) Simple

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