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16th July 2020

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(Q.1-5): A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and click the button corresponding to it.

Some languages are used by a few people. Others, such as Mandarin Chinese and English, are spoken by millions. Many people speak two or more languages. They may use one language at home with family and friends, and another at work or school. Regional variations of language are known as dialects. The Anglo-Saxons, who conquered Britain at the end of the Roman Empire, spoke a Germanic language, which later became English. Other Germanic languages include Danish, Dutch, German and Swedish. English also contains French-derived words after it was ruled by French-speaking kings following the Norman Conquest.

1. Mandarin Chinese is spoken by ________people.
A. little
B. few
C. many
D. big

2. A person who is good at foreign languages is known as
A. Virtuoso
B. Linguist
C. Ventriloquist
D. Scholar

3. _______are regional variations of a language
A. English
B. Mandarin Chinese
C. Home language
D. Dialects

4. English also included French words ________ the Norman Conquest
A. after
B. prior
C. before
D. during

5. ________ is part of a Germanic language.
A. Britain
B. Anglo-Saxons
C. English
D. Roman Empire

Directions (Q.6-8): A sentence/a part of the sentence is underlined. Four alternatives are given to the underlined part which will improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative and click the button corresponding to it. In case no improvement is needed, click the button corresponding to “No improvement”.

6. He jumped on the lake
A. in the
B. into the
C. onto the
D. No improvement

7. If he wants farther help, send him to me
A. further
B. much
C. best
D. No improvement

8. It is much too important to be made a joke of
A. too much important
B. too many important
C. very much important
D. No improvement

9. There was little he could do to save his battered reputation
A. salvage
B. wreck
C. destroy
D. No improvement

10. The interview came alive by satellite from Hollywood
A. came as live
B. came live
C. came up live
D. No improvement


1. C
2. B
3. D
4. A
5. C
6. B
7. A
8. D
9. A
10. B