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.
He said to me, “I have often told you not to play in dark.”
(a) He said to him that he shouldn’t play in dark.
(b) He reminded me that he had often told me not to play in dark.
(c) He asked him to not play in dark.
(d) He asked me that he had told me to not play in dark.
Q2. In the following question, a word has been written in four different ways out of which only one is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.
Directions (3-7): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.
Without habit, personality could not exist; for we could never do a thing twice alike, and ________3___ would be a new person each succeeding moment. The acts which give us our own peculiar _______4______ are our habitual acts–the little things that do themselves moment by moment without care or attention, and are the truest and best expression of our real selves. Probably ___5____ one of us could be very sure which arm he puts ____6____ the sleeve, or which foot he puts into the shoe, ﬁrst; and yet each of us _____7_______ formed the habit long ago of doing these things in a certain way.
Q3. twice alike, and ___________ would be a new person
Q4. own peculiar _____________ are our habitual acts
Q5. Probably _______ one of us could
Q6. which arm he puts ________ the sleeve
Q7. and yet each of us ____________ formed the habit
(d) be certain
Directions (8-10): In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Q8. To quit on someone
(a) To ﬁre someone from a job.
(b) To cheat with someone.
(c) To give up on a difﬁcult person.
(d) To stop helping someone, especially when the support is needed.=
Q9. Excuse my French
(a) Used to apologize for swearing.
(b) Said when one cannot speak the language of the other person correctly.
(c) Used to make a ﬂimsy excuse.
(d) Used when you give up easily.
Q10. Reduce or decrease in speed or intensity
Sol. “Pharaoh” means a ruler in ancient Egypt.
Sol. To quit on someone means to stop helping, supporting, or assisting one in some endeavor
Sol. Excuse my French means Excuse my inappropriate language. Usually used humorously, especially around children, as if to suggest that an inappropriate word was in fact a word from a different language.
Sol. Slacken means reduce or decrease in speed or intensity.