Pune Talathi Exam Paper 2015 –Subject English
Jila Nivad Samiti Pune Talathi Exam 2015 Question Paper
Pune Talathi Exam 2015 Solved English Paper
Read the following extract and answer the questions by selecting the most appropriate alternative (Question No. 01 to 05)
Whose woods these are I think I know,
His house is in the village, though!
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
of easy wind and downy flake,
The woods ware lovely, dark, and deep
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep
|1||The poet was accompanied by
(a) his village folk (b) his horse
(c) the woods (d) the snow
|2||Despite the darkest evening the poet is
(a) delighted (b) Optimistic (c) pessimistic (d) promissing
|3||The word ‘dark’ means
(a) gloomy (b) wild (c) hideous (d) fearless
|4||‘Miles to go’ means
(a) he has to travel miles together
(b) he has to accomplish many tasks
(c) promises to make
(d) crosses through the dark woods
|5||The woods belonged to
(a) a rustic fellow (b) an urbanite
(c) the forest officer (d) the forest staff
|6||Choose the correct alternative
We ____ to the zoo when he called on us
(a) went (b) have gone (c) had gone (d) were going
|7||Choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given idiom
‘To give a rap on the knuckles’
(a) To eulogise (b) To chastise (c0 To condemn (d) To rebut
|8||Choose the word ‘Opposite’ in meaning to the given word
(a) Flat (b) protuberant (c) Full (d) Concave
|9||Choose the grammatically correct sentence
(a) These three boys hate each other
(b) Piu lent Rs. 2,000 to Sudhir
(c) I, you and he belong to the same village
(d) Anyone of the two students can solve this sum
|10||Choose the correct ‘Preposition’
Parents are often blind _____ the faults of their children
(a) of (b) about (c) to (d) for
|11||Choose the one which best expresses the given sentence in “passive voice”
What did she eat?
(a) What did the eaten by her?
(b) What is eaten by her?
(c) What was eaten by her?
(d) What was eaten by her?
|12||Name the figure of speech in the following line
“My slate remains blank in spite of writing.”
(a) oxymoron (b) paradox (c) repetition (d) climax
|In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. The appropriate alternative has been mentioned against the number given below – (Q.No. 13 to 17 )
New industries supported by foreign interests —(13) — offer —-(14) — salaries to their employees at all levels of responsibility than —(15)—locally owned industries. They need —(16)—people and are—(17)—to pay high wages to retain them.
|13||(a) seldom (b) hardly (c) never (d) usually|
|14||(a) better (b) comparable (c) unreasonable (d) proportionate|
|15||(a) did (b) do (c) their (d) does|
|16||(a) less (b) local (c) more (d) talented|
|17||(a) bound (b) willing (c) forced (d) reluctant|
|18||Choose the correct alternative
Hero is one of the best pens
(A) Very few pens are as good as Hero
(B) No other pen is as good as Hero
(C) Hero is better than any other pens
(a) Only (A) is correct (b) Only (B) is correct
(c) Both (A) &(B) are correct (d) Both (A) & (C) are correct
|19||Choose which part has an error
He has seen (A)/ the picture (B)/ yesterday (C)/ No error (D)
(a) A (b) B (c) C (d) D
|20||Choose the appropriate alternate
He set __________example before ____________others
(a) an, a (b) an, no article (c) an, the (d) an , an
|21||Choose the one which is nearest in meaning to the given word –“Vernal”
(a) Dirty (b) luxuriant (c) Spring like (d) Prone
|22||Choose the most suitable alternative
Successful people are genuinely very efficient in ______ their tasks.
(a) making (b) attaining (c) accomplishing (d) achieving
|23||Choose the one which best expresses the given sentence in ‘Indirect Speech’ –
Snehal said, “Excellent !”
(a) Snehal exclaimed that it is excellent.
(b) Snehal exclaimed that it is excellent!
(c) Snehal said that it was excellent !
(d) Snehal exclaimed that it was excellent.
|24||Choose the correctly spelt word
(a) Appalation (b) Appelation (c) Appellation (d) Appalation
|25||Choose the most suitable one word for the given expression
‘ A man of odd habits ‘
(a) Eccentric (b) cynical (c) Introvert (d) Moody