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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

ASSISTANT Engineers Haryana English practice Questions

ASSISTANT Engineers Haryana English practice Questions
Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC): Assistant Engineers Practice paper English
English Model paper in Vacancy for Assistant Engineer in Haryana Public Service

Directions—(Q. 1—5): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which Best Expresses the meaning of the given bold word and indicate the correct alternative.

(A) Stubborn
(C) Silly
(D) Clever
Ans. (A)

(A) Hostile
(B) Watchful
(C) Brave
(D) Quick
Ans. (B)

(A) Consent
(B) Access
(C) Assess
(D) Proceed
Ans. (A)

(A) Experienced
(B) Accepted
(C) Retired
(D) Senile
Ans. (C)

(A) Strength
(B) Boldness
(C) Asperity
(D) Fear
Ans. (B)

Directions—(Q. 6—10): in the following questions, choose the word Opposite in Meaning to the given bold word and indicate the correct alternative.

(A) Rationalist
(B) Theologies
(C) Believer
(D) Rattiest
Ans. (C)

(A) Weak
(B) Fragile
(C) Slight
(D) Tiny
Ans. (D)

(A) Liberal
(B) Intelligent
(C) Lawful
(D) Clear
Ans. (C)

(A) Sensitive
(B) Soft
(C) Kind
(D) Genus
Ans. (A)

(A) Simple
(B) Reticent
(C) Plain
(D) Nervous
Ans. (A)
Directions—(Q. 11—15): In each of the following questions, find out which part of the sentence has an error. If there is no error, the answer is ‘No error’ (D).

11. I am not wealthy / (A)                        
so I cannot afford /                (B)                           
to buy a expensive car/.(C)                       
 No error/ (D)
Ans. (C)

12. I have /     (A)           
to usually reach /(B)
/the office by 9.3O A.M. /(C) 
No error     /   (D)
Ans. (B)

13. Can I lend /            (A)              
 your pencil /  (B)                  
for a minute, please./ (C)                      
 No error/ (D)
Ans. (A)

14. There is no one /                  (A)                         
whom I esteem highly /  (B)                             
than your father./ (C)              
 No error/ (D)
Ans. (B)

15. Mohan is /           (A)         
 richest /  (B)            
of the two./ (C)           
No error/ (D)
Ans. (B)

Directions—(Q. 16—20): in the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which Best Expresses the Meaning of the idiom/phrase and indicate your correct response.

16. She is a fair-weather friend.
(A) A good friend
(B) A friend who meets difficulties calmly
(C) One who deserts you in difficulties?
(D) A favorable friend
Ans. (C)

17. To die in harness means to die while—
(A) Riding a horse
(B) In a stable
(C) In a uniform
(D) still in service
Ans. (D)

18 To keep under wraps means to keep some thing.
(A) Covered
(B) Protected
(C) Unpacked
(D) Secret
Ans. (D)

19. after independence Indian agriculture rose like a phoenix due to the Green Revolution.
(A) With a new life
(B) With a start
(C) With a royal gait
(D) With vengeance
Ans. (A)

20. His failure at the election has been a sore point with him for a long time.
(A) Something which hurts
(B) Something that brings fear to
(C) Something memorable for
(D) Something pleasurable 1
Ans. (A)

Directions for Questions 21 to 24: Read the passage given below and respond to the items given below the passage which is based on what is stated or implied in the passage.

No super human brain is required to avoid the various foolish opinions that many of us hold. A few simple rules will keep you not from all errors, but from silly errors. If the matter is one which can be settled by observation, make the observation yourself. Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple method of counting the teeth of Mrs. Aristotle. Thinking that you know when, in fact, you do not know, is a bad mistake to which many of us are prone.

21. The writer holds the view that
(A) One has to be really clever to avoid making silly mistakes
(B) Even great persons like Aristotle made a lot of silly mistakes
(C) Silly mistakes can be avoided by observing a few simple rules
(D) Silly mistakes can be avoided by resorting to thinking
Ans. (C)

22. Which of the following is correct?
(A) Aristotle came up with opinion without observation
(B) Aristotle did not observe simple rules for arriving at opinion
(C) Aristotle did not possess super human brain
(D) Aristotle did the same mistake as what many of us do
Ans. (A)

23. The author feels that it is a bad mistake to
(A) try to come to any conclusion by merely thinking
(B) give forth your views after a careful thought
(C) speak without thinking and reasoning
(D) give your views without proper observation
Ans. (D)

24. The author feels that by observing a few simple rules
(A) you can avoid holding foolish opinions
(B) you can avoid making mistakes
(C) you can avoid being called a fool
(D) you can gain super human abilities
Ans. (A)

Directions—Blanks to be filled in with appropriate words. Four alternatives have been suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative

25. I wish I ……….the President of India.
(A) would
(B) were
(C) am
(D) could be
Ans. (B)

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