Solved MCQs English for Preparation of NTS Test Educators

Solved MCQs English for Preparation of NTS Test Educators
Complete the sentences by choosing the most appropriate option, from the given choices (A to D) below each.

1. There is a meeting _______ Friday.
A. by
B. on
C. in
D. at

Four options (A to D) follow a related pair of words given in capitals. Select the option that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the original pair.

2. BIRD: CHIRP::
A. lion: roar
B. fish: school
C. lamb: shears
D. scorpion: sting

Choose the option or phrase that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters.
3. ORIGINAL:
A. useful
B. admissible
C. complex
D. borrowed

Change the voice of the following. (Active & passive voice)

4. Fazal attends a wedding party.
A. A wedding party is being attended by Fazal
B. A wedding party was attended by Fazal
C. A wedding party is attended by Fazal
D. A wedding party was being attended by Fazal

Change the narration of the following (Direct & indirect speech)

5. Boy said, “I have captured the yellow snake”
A. Boy said that I have captured the yellow snake
B. Boy said that he had captured the yellow snake
C. Boy said that he have captured the yellow snake
D. Boy said to capture the yellow snake
Choose the word most similar in meaning to the capitalized ones.

6. STUDY:
A. to gain
B. to read
C. to absorb
D. to earn
Read the passage to answer questions 7 -8
There never used to be as many cars on the road as there are today. It
seems that as we improve the roads, more people want to drive. The more
roads there are, the more cars there are on them. In addition, people are
driving bigger and bigger cars. This also contributes to more crowded roads.
However, this trend will probably change as soon as gasoline prices
increase. The higher the price of gasoline, the smaller cars get. One thing
we probably won’t be seeing any time soon is faster cars. If you want to get
somewhere quickly, you still have to go by plane. Fortunately, plane tickets
are a lot cheaper than they used to be.

7. What is said about roads and cars?
A. Fewer people drive nowadays
B. The number of cars increases as roads improve
C. There will be fewer cars on the roads in the future
D. There are fewer good roads today
E. The longer the road, more are the cars and vise versa

8. Why will more people start driving smaller cars?
A. The price of gasoline is going up
B. The roads are getting crowded
C. The roads are getting smaller
D. The price of bigger cars is too high
E. The price of smaller cars are very cheap

Answers
1 B
2 A
3 D
4 C
5 B
6 B
7 B
8 A

Solved English MCQs Test Questions for CSS and NTS

1. Which of the following words describe the prevailing attitude of High-Modern Literature?
Skeptical
2. Which Welsh poet wrote “Under Milk Wood?”
Dylan Thomas

3. Who wrote Canterbury Tales?
Geoffrey Chaucer
4. Who wrote “The Hound of the Baskervilles?”
Arthur Conan Doyle

5. Wlliam Shakespeare is not the author of:
White Devil

6. ___________is a late 20th century play written by a woman?
Camille
7. Which of the following writers wrote historical novels?
Sir Walter Scott and Maria Edgeworth

9. Which of the following are Thomas Hardy books?
The Poor Man and the Lady
The Return of Native

11. Who wrote the poems, “On death” and “Women, Wine, and Snuff?”
John Keats

12. “Of Man’s first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste Brought death into the world, and all our woe, With loss of Eden.”
This is an extract from:
Paradise Regained

13. William Shakespeare was born in the year:
1564

15. Who wrote ‘The Winter’s Tale?’
William Shakespeare

16.Which poem ends ‘I shall but love thee better after death’?

How do I love thee
17. Which poet is considered a national hero in Greece?

Lord Byron

18. Which kind of poem is Edward Lear associated with?

Nonsense

19. In coleridge’s poem ‘The rime of the Ancient Mariner’where were the three gallants going?
A wedding
20. Harold Nicholson described which poet as ‘Very yellow and glum. Perfect manners’?

T. S. Elliot

21. What was strange about Emily Dickinson?

She rarely left home

22. Rupert Brooke wrote his poetry during which conflict?

First World War

23. Which Poet Laureatewrote about a church mouse?
Betjeman

24. Which American writer published ‘A brave and startling truth’ in 1996

Maya Angelou
25. Who wrote about the idyllic ‘Isle of Innisfree’?
W. B. Yeats
26.Sylvia Plath married which English poet?

Hughes

27. Carl Sandburg ‘Planked whitefish’ contains what kind of imagery?
War

28. Which influential American poet was born in Long Island in 1819?

Walt Whitman

29. In 1960 ‘The Colossus’ was the first book of poems published by which poetess?

Sylvia Plath

305. In his poem Kipling said ‘If you can meet with triumph and . . . . . . . . . . ‘?

Disaster

31. Which of the following is not a literary device used for aesthetic effect in poetry?

Grammar

32. True or false: Writing predates poetry.

False

33. What is the earliest surviving European poem?

The Homeric epic

34. Which of the following is not a poetic tradition?

The Occult

35. What is the study of poetry’s meter and form called?

Prosody

 

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

Iambic pentameter

37. Which poet invented the concept of the variable foot in poetry?
William Carlos Williams

38. Who wrote this famous line: ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day/ Thou art more lovely and more temperate…’

Shakespeare

39. From what century does the poetic form the folk ballad date?
The 12th

40. From which of Shakespeare’s plays is this famous line: ‘Did my heart love til now?/ Forswear it, sight/ For I never saw a true beauty until this night’

Romeo and Juliet

41. What is a poem called whose first letters of each line spell out a word?

Acrostic

42. Auld Lang Syne is a famous poem by whom?

Robert Burns

43. How has Stephen Dunn been described in ‘the Oxford Companion to 20th Century Poetry?

A poet of middleness

44. ‘The Cambridge school’ refers to a group who emerged when?
The 1960’s
45. Margaret Atwood was born in which Canadian city?
Ottowa

46.How did W. H. Auden describe poetry?
A game of knowledge

47. Sassoon and Brooke wrote whatt kind of poetry?

War poems

48. Where did T. S. Eliot spend most of his childhood?

St Louis

49. Ted Hughes was married to which American poetess?

Sylvia Plath

50. How old was Rupert Brooke at the time of his death?

28