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Group 2 Prelims TNPSC Question Paper - 1st December 2013


Choose the option denoting the speaker and the play from which these lines are taken :
"It droppeth as a gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath"

Answer : C. Portia in 'The Merchant of Venice'.


Choose the option containing the author of the following line :
"Where words come out from the depths of truth".

Answer : D. Rabindranath Tagore in 'Where the mind is without fear'.


Choose the option containing the right word that suits the context of the sentence given below :
The __________ on the grass that sparkled in the morning sunlight.

Answer : B. dew


Choose the option that contains the name of the speaker and the play from which these lines are taken :
"Believe me for mine honour,
and have respect to mine honour,
that you may believe".

Answer : B. Brutus in 'Julius Caesar'.


Find out the appropiate Superlative degree for the following sentences :
Very few boys in the class are as tall as Ramu.

Answer : C. Ramu is one of the tallest boy in the class.


Which one of the following has the correct infinitive?

Answer : A. Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast.


Identify the sentence pattern :
Brutus is an honourable man.

Answer : C. S V C


Read the passage and choose the correct option that answer the given questions :
The life of a student is, comparatively speaking, a sheltered life. There are, of course, certain responsibilities; they are definite and they are assigned to you by those who are willing to take care of you and there is not much need to be constantly exercising your own judgements.
Which of the following sentence is false?

Answer : D. Students are not assigned their work.


Freedom and power bring responsibility. That responsibility rests upon this assembly. Before the birth of freedom we have endured all the pains of labour and our hearts are heavy with the memory of sorrow. But the past is now over and the future beckons to us now. The ambition of the greatest man is to wipe every tear. As long as tears are there, so long our work will not be over.
Which statement is correct?

Answer : C. Our work will not be over till we wipe every tear.


Identify the right meaning of the idiom.
His Partner threw coldwater on his scheme.

Answer : B. discouraged