Directions (1-4): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word as your answer.
(a) make or become like a stone
(b) make or become like a bone
(c) turn into plasma
(d) turn into iron
Directions (5-8): In the following questions, a sentence has been given in Direct/ Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.
Q5. He asked me “What time will the sun set tomorrow?”
(a) He asked me what time does the sun set the next day.
(b) He asked me what time the sun would set tomorrow.
(c) He asked me what time the sun would set the next day.
(d) He asked me what time would the sun set the next day.
Q6. “Be quiet” I said to them,
(a) I told them to be quiet
(b) I asked them to remain quiet
(c) I told to them for being quiet
(d) I ordered them to remain quiet
Q7. Pawan said to me, “If I hear any news, I’ll phone you.”
(a) Pawan told me that if he heard any news, he will phone me.
(b) Pawan told me that if he will hear any news, he will phone me.
(c) Pawan told me if he had heard any news, he would phone me.
(d) Pawan told me that if he heard any news, he would phone me.
Q8. The beggar said, “Poverty is a great curse”.
(a) The beggar said poverty has a great curse.
(b) the beggar said that poverty is a great curse.
(c) The beggar said that poverty was a great curse.
(d) The beggar said that poverty had been a great curse.
Directions (9-12): In the following questions, one part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and choose the option corresponding to it, If the sentence is free from error, choose the “No error” option.
Q9. I was at loss and did not know what to do
(a) I was
(b) at loss
(c) and did not know
(d) what to do
Q10. This man is the most tallest in the group.
(a) This man is
(b) the most tallest
(c) in the group
(d) No error
Q11. The teacher prevented the boys to go there.
(a) The teacher
(b) prevented the boys
(c) to go there
(d) No error
Q12. Still waters run deep.
(a) Still waters
(d) No error
Directions (13-15): In the following questions four alternatives are given for idioms/phrases in now. Choose the one that best expresses the meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Q13. The die is cast and nothing can be done now.
(a) the game has been played.
(b) there has been a failure.
(c) the effect has worn out.
(d) the decision has been taken.
Q14. The police cordoned off the area after the explosion.
(a) didn’t allow anyone to leave
(d) checked everyone in
Q15. Your report of the matter is all moonshine.