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Group 2A TNPSC Question Paper - 24th January 2016


11. 

Find out the odd word from the list given below:

Answer : B. strange

12. 

Which one of the following compound-nouns is wrong?

Answer : A. Coat - of - mails

13. 

"Now drops that floated on the pool Like pearls, and now a silver blade".
What figure of speech can you find in the underlined part of the above lines?

Answer : C. Metaphor

14. 

"Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit"
What figure of speech can be identified in the aforesaid line from the poem, "Where the Mind is Without Fear"?

Answer : D. Alliteration

15. 

Identify the statement that best explains the use of metaphor in "laugh till the game is played; and be you merry, my friend".

Answer : D. life is compared to a game

16. 

In "On the day of Sicilian July, with Etna smoking" The reference to Sicilian July is an example of

Answer : D. Allusion

17. 

In which poem, do you find the following line?
"Virgin rock takes form".

Answer : C. Shilpi

18. 

What does Tagore suggest to lead us to perfection in the poem "Where the mind is without fear"?

Answer : A. Tireless striving

19. 

"How beautiful you are, Earth, and how sublime How perfect your obedience to the light and how - noble is your submission to the sun"
What is the figure of speech used in the above lines?

Answer : A. Personification

20. 

Which among the responses best explains the following line :
"Day light will be on the switch and winter under rock".

Answer : D. There will be a continous switching over from day to night, and there will not be any changing seasons



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