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EPFO Previous Year Question Part-11

It is the first part of our 10-days study plan where we will discuss 12 previous years questions every day. Make sure you have a firm grip on these questions so that you can understand the pattern of questions that are being asked in the UPSC EPFO EO exam.

 

Q1. What is the indication of the sentence: ‘I gave him a piece of my mind’?

  • Appreciation
  • Warning
  • Greeting
  • Scolding

 

Q2. What is the meaning of the expression: ‘Blue Blood’?

  • Polluted industrial waste water
  • Sap of teak wood
  • An aristocrat
  • A costly object

 

Q3. ‘He was hoist by his own petard’ refers to

  • He had problems as a result of his own plans to hurt others.
  • He was high up on the pole
  • He would usually run away from trouble
  • He was indifferent to his surroundings

 

Q4. What is a Ballad?

  • A novel
  • A historical narration
  • A popular story or folktale in verse
  • Musical comedy

 

Q5. Plagiarism means

  • There was an epidemic of plague in an area
  • It is a sort of political philosophy
  • It indicates a happy community spirit like in playing Holi
  • It is presenting the work of someone else’s as one’s own

 

Q6. Rivalry between the two clans have become water under the bridge means

  • The rivalry continues
  • It has become a thing of the past
  • It connects the two clans
  • It is not forgotten

 

Q7. Consider the sentence:

‘The    Teacher    gave    me     the      book’

1           2              3         4          5           6

Where the words are numbered for convenience of reference. Consider also the insertion of a single word ‘only’ into this sentence to indicate a desired emphasis.

Where shall this word be inserted if the emphasis is to be

  • On the recipient
  • On the uniqueness of the item given
  • On the giver

Respectively (only one at a time)?

  • (i) Between 3-4; (ii) After 6; (iii) Between 2-3
  • (i) Between 3-4; (ii) Between 5-6; (iii) Before (i)
  • (i) Between 4-5; (ii) Between 3-4; (iii) After (i)
  • (i) Between 2-3; (ii) Between 4-5; (iii) Between 1-2

 

Q8. What is the meaning of the word ‘didactic’?

  • Intended to be inspirational
  • Teaching a moral lesson
  • Received as comical
  • Sharing an informative experience

 

Q9. Consider the statement: ‘The message of peace and brotherhood permeated the address by the Chief Guest.’ Which of the following is meant by ‘permeate’ in this statement?

  • To advocate
  • To spread all over
  • To anchor and stabilize
  • To leave a permanent impression

 

Q10. Arrange the following to form a grammatically correct sentence:

  1. Einstein was
  2. Although a great scientist
  3. Weak in Arithmetic
  4. Right from his school days

Select the correct using the codes given below:

  • 4, 1, 3 and 2
  • 2, 1, 3 and 4
  • 4, 3, 1 and 2
  • 2, 3, 1 and 4

 

Q11. What is the chronological sequence of the following events?

  1. First battle of Panipat
  2. Vietnam war
  3. French revolution
  4. First Gulf war
  5. World War 1

Select the correct answer from below:

  • 1, 5, 3, 2 and 4
  • 3, 1, 5, 4 and 2
  • 3, 1, 4, 5 and 2
  • 1, 3, 5, 2 and 4

 

Q12. A branch of scholarship that flourished in Europe, particularly from the 15th to the 18th centuries, and was devoted to the appreciation, chronicling and classification of historic and non-organic relics, monuments and old texts refers to

  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Architecture
  • Antiquarianism

 

 

Solutions

1. D 2. C 3. A 4. C 5. D 6. B
7. B 8. B 9. B 10. B 11. D 12. D

 

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