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Group 2A Prelims TNPSC Question Paper - 29th June 2014


Name the greedy moneylender in the play 'The Merchant Of Venice'.

Answer : C. Shylock


Failure is an accepted procedure in experimenting, research, testing and all scientific forms of "finding out". Failure is simply the means of finding out what will not work so that it can be eliminated in the search for what will work' -
What can be eliminated?

Answer : A. things that will not work


Choose the appropriate prefix for the word :

Answer : B. mis-


"Knowledge is an exacting mistress; she needs devotion, whole-hearted, on the part of the person who seeks her".
What requires whole-hearted devotion?

Answer : D. Knowledge


"Any organisation, society or even a nation without a vision is like a ship cruising on the high seas without any aim or direction. It is clarity of national vision which constantly drives the people towards the goal".
What drives the people towards the goal?

Answer : B. a clear national vision


A Boat beneath a sunny sky
Lingering onward dreamily
What is lingering onward?

Answer : D. a boat


'In solit'ry confinement as complete as any goal'-
Solit'ry refers to

Answer : A. being alone


"We ran as if to meet the moon
That slowly dawned behind the trees"
These lines are taken from the poem

Answer : C. Going for Water


The man who posed as a beggar in the story 'The Model Millionaire' was

Answer : D. Baron Hausberg


I like to eat Maize.
Replace the underlined word with its American equivalent

Answer : C. Corn