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Q1. A sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect Speech. Out of the four given alternatives, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
Raj said, “I am happy to be here this evening.”
(a) Raj said that he was happy to be there that evening.
(b) Raj was happy to be there this evening.
(c) Raj said he was happy to be there this evening.
Directions (2-7): Read the given poem and answer the questions that follow, by selecting the most appropriate option.
The elephant surely is grand !
It’s the largest creature on land !
With jumbo-sized ears,
No wonder it hears
For miles from where it may stand.
The elephant surely is great !
Over five tons is its weight !
With jumbo-sized feet,
Plus a mouth that can eat
More then 700 pound on its plate.
The elephant surely is strong !
With ivory tusks sharp and long !
And the heaviest chunk
It can lift with its trunk !
Yes, an elephant just can’t to wrong !
Q2. ‘It’s the largest creature on land!’ Here ‘land’ refers to
(a) the world
(b) the countryside
(c) the jungle
(d) the hard surface of the Earth
Q3. ‘No wonder it hears For miles from where it may stand’ means
(a) it hears only loud sound
(b) it can hear upto a mile
(c) it can hear long distance sounds as well
(d) it hears nothing special
Q4. ‘Over five tons’ means
(a) Over 5000 kg
(b) 5000 g
(c) Over 5000 mg
(d) Over 50 kg
Q5. ‘700 pounds’ is equal to
(a) 28 kg appx.
(b) 280 kg appx.
(c) 2.8 kg appx.
(d) 2800 kg appx.
Q6. ‘Tusks’ are
(a) elephant’s front feet
(b) elephant’s rear feet
(c) elephant’s inner teeth
(d) elephant’s outer teeth
Q7. The poem describes the elephant as
(a) a huge and cruel animal
(b) a friendly animal
(c) a huge and strong animal
(d) an intelligent animal
Directions (8-9): In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Q8. At the top of your lungs
(a) Be a habitual smoker.
(b) Be breathless after an exhausting physical task.
(c) Feel suffocated in a very crowded place.
(d) Extremely loudly.
Q9. The wheels have come off
(a) To use something so much that it wears out.
(b) Things start to fail or go wrong, especially after a period of success.
(c) To do a shoddy job which is destined to fail.
(d) Make an excuse to avoid doing a task.
Q10. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words/sentence.
An attractively tall, graceful, and dignified woman
S1. Ans (a)
S8. Ans (d)
Sol. At the top of your lungs – Extremely loudly.
S9. Ans (b)
Sol. The wheels have come off – Things start to fail or go wrong, especially after a period of success.
S10. Ans (d)
Sol. Statuesque – An attractively tall, graceful, and dignified woman