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Group 2 Prelims TNPSC Question Paper - 1st December 2013


11. 

Identify the sentence with Hyperbole.

Answer : B. Why man, if the river were dry I am able to fill it with tears

12. 

Select the correct option to complete the given sentence :
If the sun had not been bright____________.

Answer : B. the pictures would not have come out well

13. 

Which of the following lines does not occur in Williams Shakespeare's works?

Answer : D. Was it cowardice, that I dared not kill him?

14. 

Mention the poem in which the following lines occur.
Your eagle pinion is chained down at last
And gravelling in the lowly dust are you.

Answer : C. To India - My Native Land

15. 

How many lines are there in a Sonnet?

Answer : C. Fourteen lines

16. 

A poem of two lines is called a

Answer : A. Couplet

17. 

Match the following characters in Column A with their roles in Column B and select the correct code :

Column A Column B
a) Portia 1) A Jewish Money Lender
b) Jessica 2) A Merchant of Venice
c) Shylock 3) Shylock's daughter
d) Antonio 4) A Wealthy Lady in Belmont

Answer : C. 4 3 1 2

18. 

Match the characters in Column A with their association in Column B as seen in Julius Caesar and select the correct code given below :

Column A Column B
a) Calphurnia 1) Eloquence of speech
b) Decius Brutus 2) Caesar's wife
c) Marcus Brutus 3) One of the conspirators
d) Mark Antony 4) Beloved friend

Answer : B. 2 3 4 1

19. 

Match the following Phrasal verbs given under Column A with their meanings under Column B :

Column A Column B
a) pick on 1) to select
b) pick up 2) to critisize
c) pick over 3) to check carefully
d) pick out 4) to improve

Answer : C. 2 4 3 1

20. 

This process goes on and the nation climbs steps of glory and gains higher strength.
Pick out a suitable word from the extract which means "fame".

Answer : C. glory



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