37th BCS Priliminary Question Solution

  1. choose the appropriate prepositions in the blank of the following sentence:

The family doesn’t feel __________ going outing this season.

Ans: like

  1. Fill in the blank with appropriate use of tense:

I couldn’t mend the computer myself, so I _________ at a shop.

Ans: had it mended

  1. who wrote “Biographia Literaria”

Ans: S.T.Coleridge

  1. Othello gave Desdemona _______ as a token of love:

Ans: Handkerchief

  1. Choose the correct sentence:

Ans: all of it depends on you

  1. A chart was appended to the report. here appended means –

Ans: joined

  1. The mother sat vigilantly beside the sick baby. here vigilantly is:

Ans: an adverb

  1. Fraility the name is women. Here Fraility is:

Ans: Noun

  1. Which of the following words is in singular form?

Ans: radius

  1. “A rolling stone gathers no moss” The complex form of the sentence is:

Ans: A stone that rolls gathers no moss

  1. The new offer of job was alluring. Here Alluring means –

Ans: tempting

  1. “Who planted this tree here?” The correct passive voice of this sentence is

Ans: By whom was the tree planted here?

  1. Education is enlightening. Here enlightening is:

Ans: A gerund

  1. Use the appropriate article –

I saw ______________ one eyed man when I was walking on the road.

Ans: a

  1. the word ‘omnivorous’ means:

Ans: eating all types of food

  1. complete the following sentence choosing the appropriate option:

it’s raining cats and dogs, so –

Ans: make sure you take an umbrella

  1. the phrase “Achilles’ heel” means:

Ans: a weak point

  1. he worked with all sincerity. the underlined phrase “with all sincerity” is:

Ans: an adverbial phrase

  1. this is the book I lost. here “I lost” is:

Ans: an adjective clause

  1. which do you think is the nearest in meaning to “proviso”:

Ans: stipulation

  1. Cassandra is a night owl, so she doesn’t usually get up until about:

Ans: 7 p.m

  1. Select the word that is the most closely opposite in meaning to the capitalized word: DELETERIOUS

Ans: harmless

  1. Gerontion is a poem by –

Ans: T.S. Eliot

  1. Fill in the blank. ‘___________’ is Shakespeare’s last play.

Ans: Tempest

  1. who has written the poem “Elegy Written in a country Churchyard”?

Ans: Thomas Gray

  1. Who has written the play Volpone?

Ans: Ben Jonson

  1. Shakespeare composed much of his plays in what sort of verse?

Ans: Iambic pentameter

  1. The repetition of beginning consonant sound is known as:

Ans: alliteration

  1. which of the following is not a poetic tradition?

Ans: The Comic

  1. What is a funny poem of five lines called?

Ans: Limerick

  1. Robert Browning was a _________ poet. Fill in the gap with appropriate word.

Ans: Victorian

  1. P.B. Shelley’s “Adonais’ is an elegy on the death of –

Ans: John Keats

  1. The comparison of unlike things using the words like on as is known to be –

Ans: simile

  1. “Restoration period’ in English literature refers to-

Ans: 1660

  1. “The sun also rises” is a novel written by –

Ans: Earnest Hemingway