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VAO TNPSC Question Paper - 28th February 2016


1. 

Match the words under Column 'A' with the suitable infinitives under Column 'B' and select the right option from the codes given below:

Column A Column B
a) The parcel was heavy 1) to wear
b) These clothes are comfortable 2) to learn
c) English is easy 3) to follow
d) Her speech was difficult 4) to carry

Answer : A. 4 1 2 3

2. 

Choose the statement that takes the question tag 'should they'?

Answer : D. People should not be rude to one another , __________

3. 

"Success does not mean the absence of failures
It means winning the war, not every battle" is a famous quote by

Answer : B. Edwin C. Bliss

4. 

I thought how paltry, how vulgar.
What a mean act'? What is referred to as a 'mean act'?

Answer : A. throwing a log at the snake

5. 

Choose the option that contains the name of speaker and the play from which these lines are taken:
'The quality of mercy is not strain'd
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven'.

Answer : D. Portia from 'The Merchant of Venice'

6. 

Choose the correct tense of the verb given in bracket from the options given below:
When I reached the station, the train __________ (leave).

Answer : D. had left

7. 

Fill in the blank with the correct question tag:
The sun sets in the west,_______

Answer : B. doesn't it?

8. 

Of the following works, which is not that of Pearl S. Buck?

Answer : C. The Happy Prince

9. 

In which poem do the following lines occur?
"And kingdoms may forget their kings
And dogs forget their bites"

Answer : D. The Flying Wonder

10. 

Choose the correct Synonym of the underlined word from the options given below :
They reflect the munificence of the Cholas.

Answer : D. generosity



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