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Directions for Questions 1-3: Three men (Tom, Peter and Jack) and three women (Eliza, Anne and Karen) are spending a few months at a hillside. They are to stay in a row of nine cottages, each one living in his or her own cottage. There are no others staying in the same row of houses. 1. Anne, Tom and Jack do not want to stay in any cottage, which is at the end of the row. 2. Eliza and Anne are unwilling to stay besides any occupied cottage.. 3. Karen is next to Peter and Jack. 4. Between Anne and Jack's cottage there is just one vacant house. 5. None of the girls occupy adjacent cottages. 6. The house occupied by Tom is next to an end cottage. 1. Which of the above statements can be said to have been derived from two other statements? A) Statement 2 B) Statement 5 C) Statement 1 D) Statement 3 2. Which among these statement(s) are true? I. Anne is between Eliza and Jack. II. At the most four persons can have occupied cottages on either side of them. . III. Tom stays besides Peter A) I only B) II only C) I and III only D) II and III only 3. How many of them occupy cottages next to a vacant cottage? A) 6 B) 4 C) 3 D) 5

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Directions for Questions 4-11: Read the passage given below and choose the best answer for each of the questions that follow: What writers struggle to express through numerous columns, the cartoon in a pointed one – liner. Little wonder then, that the first thing most of us like to see when we pick up a newspaper is the cartoon. Simple though it may seem, making a cartoon is an art that requires a combination of hard work, training and a good sense of humor. Cartoonists say that the cartoons that make us laugh the most are in fact the cartoons that are hardest to make. Even celebrated cartoonists like R. K. Laxman admit that making a cartoon is not a piece of cake. Laxman says he has to wait for over six hours, which includes spending a lot of time scanning newspapers and television channels before any idea strikes him. How does one become a cartoonist? There are few colleges or schools for cartoonists. Established cartoonists are of the view that no institute can teach you to make a CARTOON. While basics, like drawing and sketching can be learnt in an art college, these alone will not make a good cartoonist. 4. What is the typical quality of a cartoon? A) Sharpness B) Simplicity C) Vivid details D) Elaborateness D) say 5. Find out the odd word from the ones given below A) struggle B) simple C) sense 6. The major source of ideas for a cartoonist is A) newspapers B) television C) media D) history 7. Pick out the word from the passage that means, ‘two or more things joined together to form a single unit’. A) celebrated B) combination C) numerous D) admit
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8. What are considered as the basic qualities to become a good cartoonist? A) training and B) creativity and C) hard work D) art schools hard work sense of humor and humor and colleges 9. ‘Little wonder’ means A) full of B) some wonder C) a little D) no wonder wonder wonder 10. The greatest difficulty cartoonists face is A) getting an B) giving an C) sketching D) publishing idea action 11. Who are the ones who hold the view that no institute can teach you make a cartoon? A) all cartoonists B) most of the C) all well-known D) every cartoonists cartoonists cartoonist Directions for Questions 12-18: Fill in the blanks by choosing the right options given along with each questions 12. I ________ him yesterday. A) had met B) met C) meets D) have been meeting

13. Before the bell rang the students _________ the hall A) had left A) with B) will leave B) in C) leave C) on D) are leaving D) at

14. A notice was exhibited ________ the notice board 15. A postman is one ________ delivers us letters A) which A) by B) who B) of C) where C) for D) what D) since

16. She has been waiting for him _______ two hours

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17. Her father won’t come this time _______? A) will she B) will he C) won’t he D) won’t she

18. They play cricket every Sunday ________? A) didn’t they B) are they C) aren’t they D) don’t they

Directions for Questions 19-21: Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete. 19. As a general rule, politicians do not ________ center stage. A) Forward B) Forbid C) Forgive D) Forsake

20. Shivlal ______ classical music. He always prefers bhimsen joshi to asha bhonsle and pandit jashraj to kumarsami. A) adores B) Apprehends C) Encompasses D) Cultivates 21. Indications are that the government is _______ to the prospect of granting to the striking employees A) Relieved B) Obliged C) Aligned D) Reconciled Directions for Questions 22-33: Each sentence below has one or two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are five letter words or sets of words. Choose the word or set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. 22. Among the major _______ to a possible deal has been the ________ of the US and EU to climb down from their fixed position on farm subsidies and non-agriculture tariffs. A) Obstacles, B) Barriers, C) Impetus, D) Impediments Co-operation Eagerness Refusal , Reluctance 23. However, we _________ a suitable substitute who, we hope, will provide you with comparable entertainment.”
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A) are finding

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24. The crowd__________ in disappointment & failed to hear the announcer mention the stand-in’s name. A) groaned B) groans C) had groaned D) were groaning 25. The feeling of anticipation & excitement was in the air as the house manager_________ the stage & said, “Ladies & gentlemen, thank you for your enthusiastic support! A) takes B) had taken C) was taking D) took 26. I am afraid that due to illness, the man whom you’ve all come to hear____________ performing tonight A) has not been B) will not be C) was not D) had not been 27. The environment turned from excitement to frustration The stand-in performer ________ the performance everything he had. A) had given B) will give C) gives D) gave 28. Unwilling to admit that they had been in error, the researchers tried to_______ tried case with more data obtained from dubious sources A) Refute B) Dispute C) Buttress D) Ascertain 29. In fact, the night of the concert, the house was packed; every ticket _____________ A) had been sold B) was selling C) sold D) is selling 30. His one vice was gluttony & so it is not surprising that as he aged he became increasingly____________ A) Carping B) Lithe C) Corpulent D) Despondent 31. The subtle shades of meaning, & still subtler echoes of association, make language an instrument which scarcely anything short of genius can wield with ____________ & _____________
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A) Sincerity & B) Definiteness C) Confidence & D) Eloquence & hope & certainty aloofness ruthlessness 32. Athletes have so perfected their techniques in track and field events that the _________ becomes _________ before record books A) Fantastic & B) Time & C) Meet & official D) Announcement common place authentic & public 33. A________ child, she was soon bored in class; she already knew more mathematics than her junior school teachers A) Contemporary B) Recalcitrant C) Precocious D) Obdurate Directions for Question 34: Given below are the set of 6 sentences that form part of the paragraph. The First and last sentences s1 and s6 are at the right places. Arrange P, Q, R and S the Four sentences so that the given sentences constitute a coherent paragraph. 34. S1: He couldn’t rise. P: All at once, in the distance, he heard an elephant trumpet. Q: He tried again with all his might, but to no use. R: The next moment he was on his feet. S: He stepped into the river. S6: It was colder than usual. A) QPRS B) QPSR C) PQSR D) PRQS Directions for Question 35: Choose the word which is most nearly the same in meaning as the given group of words. 35. Foray A) Ranger A) Motor learning B) Contest B) Verbal learning C) Incursion C) Sensory motor learning D) Intuition D) Sensory learning

36. Learning which involves motor organ is called?

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