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VAO TNPSC Question Paper - 14th June 2014


Identify the author with the story

List I List II
a) Susannah Hickling 1) The Face of Judas Iscariot
b) Rex Coker 2) The Piano
c) Bonnie Chamberlin 3) Swept Away
d) Rob Reilly 4) A Close Encounter

Answer : C. 3 4 1 2


Match the name of the authors in Column A with their work in Column B and select the correct answer from the code:

Column A Column B
a) Oscar Wilde 1) The Refugee
b) O' Henry 2) The Open Window
c) Pearl S. Buck 3) The Selfish Giant
d) Saki 4) The Last Leaf

Answer : B. 3 4 1 2


When you pay he said you transcend your body and become a part of the cosmos, which knows no division of wealth, age, caste and creed.
Identify the speaker

Answer : B. Kalam's Father


Choose the correct meaning of the words under Column B and select the code containing the answer:

Column A Column B
a) rumour 1) hit
b) pelted 2) false story
c) regime 3) flattering
d) oily 4) rule

Answer : A. 2 1 4 3


Kesavan Nair said he would never perpetrate that adharma. Kutty Mappila who was listening to it all, said, half soliloquising...
The word soliloquising means

Answer : B. speaking to oneself


And in his mantle muffling up his face.
Here the word mantle indicates

Answer : A. Cloak


But must I confess how I liked him, How glad I was he had come like a guest in quiet, to drink at my water trough.
The above lines are from the poem

Answer : B. Snake


Match the characters under Column A with the relevant titles under Column B and select the correct code:

Column A Column B
a) Laxmi 1) The Helping Hand
b) Gunga Ram 2) To The Land of Snow
c) Kesavan Nair 3) The Mark of Vishnu
d) Lady Anstey 4) The Farmer

Answer : A. 2 3 4 1


Match the titles of the poems under Column A with the relevant poets under Column B and select the correct code:

Column A Column B
a) Migrant Bird 1) Stephen Vincent Benet
b) Be The Best 2) Famida Y. Basheer
c) The Flying Wonder 3) John Masefield
d) Laugh and be Merry 4) Douglas Malloch

Answer : B. 2 4 1 3


Find out the odd pair from those given below

Answer : D. Kaanchanai - Reflowering