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PSA Questionpaper

PSA Questionpaper

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Sample Paper for high school children looking for practice in english grammar
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PSA Practice PaperGrade IX & X
Time Allowed : 2 hrs Maximum Marks : 90General Instructions:
1.
 
This Paper contains 60 questions divided into three sections A,B and C. A candidate isrequired to attempt all the three sections . There are 24 questions in Section A , 18questions in Section B and 18 questions in Section C.
Section A :
Language conventions( Questions 1 to 24)
Section B :
Qualitative Reasoning( Questions 25 to 42)
Section C :
Quantitative Reasoning(Questions 43 to 60)2.All the three sections contains Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs). Some of these are passage based MCQs whereas others are stand alone MCQs. Each of these questions hasfour options out of which only ONE option is correct. A candidate has to select thecorrect option and fill the corresponding number in the Answer Sheet against thequestion.3.Each Question carries 1.5 marks. For each correct response, the candidate will get 1.5marks. There is no negative marking for any of the questions and unattempted questionsearns no mark.
SECTION-A (LANGUAGE CONVENTIONS)Note: This section of the question paper contains 24 questions each in EnglishLanguage .A candidate is required to attempt all the 24 questions .English Language- Questions 1 to 24Direction (1- 8): Complete the passage correctly by choosing a suitable optionfor each of the numbered blanks.
Birds have an (1) inborn (2) ability to fly. That is, you do not (3) ought to teach a bird tofly. Yet, if a bird meets with an accident, it might get (4) incapicetated (for flying). It(5) weakens you in some way, so that you (6) cannot do (7) certain things. The bird may be (8) inclined
to fly, but it can‟t.
 1.
 
Which of the following could replace „inborn‟ as used in t
he passage above?(a)born (b) instinct (c) innate (d) extraordinary2.
 
Which of the following could replace „ability‟ as used in the passage above?
 (a)desire (b) inefficiency (c) willingness (d) skill3.
 
Which of the following could replace „ought to‟?
 (a)should (b) have (c) need (d) require4.
 
Which of the following is the correct spelling of 
‟incapicetated‟?
 (a)imcapitated (b) incepicitated (c) incapeteted (d) incapacitated5.
 
Which of the following is the opposite in meaning to „weakens‟ as used in the passage
above?(a)underestimate (b) fragile (c)fumble (d) strong/
 
strengthenes 
 
 6.
 
Which of the following could replace „cannot‟ as used in the
passage above?(a)ought not (b) should not (c) unable (d) could not7.
 
Which of the following could replace „certain‟ as used in the passage above?
 (a)sure (b) few/some (c) many (d) lots8.
 
Which of the following could replace „inclined‟ as used
in the passage above?(a)desire (b) disinclined (c) want
(d
) willing
Directions (9 - 12) :This passage contains errors and an omission. Choose the correctoption from the lists below to correct these errors and complete the passage.
In ancient days, doctors (9) use to treat (10) there patients with the help of leeches. Itwas (11)__________ belief that certain diseases (12) was caused by impure air.9. (a) usual (b) using (c)used (d) useful10. (a)their (b)these (c)his (d)our 11. (a)was the belief (b) was the believed (c)of belief (d) was a belief 12. (a) are (b) had (c) were (d) is
Directions (13 - 16) : Complete this passage by choosing the most suitable word/phrasefrom each list to fit the corresponding gap.
When I saw thousands of people (13) in the sacred waters of (14) , I as much (15)to learn about their strong faith although the water of this (16) river is extremely cold.13.Which is the most suitable option to fill the blank correctly?(a)bath (b) bathing (c) taking bathing (d) take bathing14.Pick out the most suitable option from the list below:(a) Ganga (b) Ganges(c)The Ganga (d) (a) and (b) are correct15.Choose the most appropriate form of the verbs from the options below:(a)afraid (b) surprise (c) assured (d) surprised16.Find the most suitable option from which completes the gap correctly.(a)sacred (b) small (c) long (d) deep
Directions (17 - 20) : Complete this passage by selecting the most suitable word/phrasefrom each list to fit the corresponding gap.
The present day life is full of 17 . There are 18 in every mind. Everybody 19 tohave some moments of peace in his life. Often, as believed, the peace comes from music.It is said that music 20 the dust of fatigue and makes the minds fresh once again.17.Choose the most suitable phrase from the options given:(a)hurry and worry (b) hurries and worries(c) hurried and worried (d) hurrying and worrying
 
18.Pick out the most suitable phrase from the options below:(a)few tensions (b) little tensions(c) countless tensions (d) less tensions19.Which is the most suitable verb to fill the gap?(a)long (b) longs (c) longed (d) longing20.Choose the most suitable option from the verb phrase.(a)washed off (b) washed out (c) washed away (d) washes away
Directions (21 - 24) : Complete this passage by choosing the most suitable word/phrasefrom each list to fit the corresponding gap.
In most human families, children are loved and well 21. But sometimes they are very badly 22 by adults, even by those who are directly responsible for them. The mostserious problems 23 when children are maltreated by their parents or close relatives.Such cases of 24 may not come to attention of people outside the home until it is toolate.21.Choose the most suitable verb + preposition combination from the given options.(a)cared for (b) cared out (c) cared on (d) cared of 22.Which isthe most suitable option to complete the gap?(a)treat (b) treated (c) treats (d) treating23.Choose the most suitable verb form from the options(a)arises (b) arose (c) arise (d) arisen24.Pick out the most suitable option from the list below:(a)abused (b) abusing (c) abusive (d) abuse
SECTION - B (QUALITITATIVE REASONING QUESTIONS 25- 42)Directions (25 - 30) : Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:King with a Golden Touch
Once upon a time there was a king who had conquered many states with the strong army.He had a very beautiful daughter. He was very spiritual. He loved his wealth very muchand always desired it more than anything else. The King prayed to God to make themhappy . One day, God appeared before the King and said, " Son, I am very happy withyour prayers. You may ask me any one wish and I shall grant the same . But remember that the wish once granted cannot be taken back . " The King thought for a long time andasked, "God, grant me a wish that whatever I touch turns into gold." God asked him tothink once again of his wish. The King did not agree to do change his wish. Therefore ,God granted the King his wish.From then onwards, whatever things King touched , turned into gold . He touched hischairs, table, bed, crockery and everything immediately turned into gold. The King wasvery happy. when the King sat down to have his dinner , even his food turned into gold,the King was very upset with this now and started realising what a foolish mistake he hasmade. Suddenly, his daughter came to him and before he could stop her, she touched theKing and turned into gold. The King was shattered and broke into tears. He thenremembered what God reminded him.

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