This is about 35th BCS English Solution. Every year BPSC repeats a number of questions. So if you practice the previous year’s question, you will be benefited.

1. Cricket enjoys a huge — in Bangladesh.
  (a) follow on
   (b) fall out
(c) follow
(d) following

2. Who wrote the following lines: “all at once I saw a crowd, a host of  golden daffodils”?
(a) Wordsworth
(b) Herrick
(c) Shelley
(d) Keats
3. What would be the right synonym for ‘initiative’?
(a) apathy
(b) indolence
(c) enterprise
(d) activity

4. Which of the following words can be used as a verb?
(a) Mister
(b) Master
(c) Mistress
(d) Mastery

5. Who among the following writers is not noble laureate?
(a) T.S. Eliot
(b) Toni Morrison
(c) Grahame Greene
(d) William Faulkner

6. The film was directed in the director’s usual — style.
(a) confusion
(b) idiosyncratic
(c) personifying
(d) purifying

7. The correct passive form of “You must shut these doors” is-
(a) These must be shut doors
(b) Shut the doors you must
(c) Shut must be the doors
(d) These doors must be shut

8. Which one is the determiner in the sentence

 “Will it take much time.”
(a) will
(b) take

(c) much
(d) time

9. The play ‘Arms and the Man is by-
(a) James Joyce
(b) Samuel Beckett
(c) Arthur Miller
(d) Gorge Bernard Shaw

10. ‘He  was rather a disagreeable man.’ Here the underlined word is a/an
(a) Noun
(b) Adjective
c) Adverb


11. This could have worked if I — been more far-sighted.
(a) had
(b) have
(c) might
(d) would

12. The ‘climax’ of a plot is what happens-
(a) in the beginning
(b) at the end
(c) at the height
(d) in the confrontation

13. Choose the pair of words that expresses a relationship similar to that of “Harm:Damage”
(a) Sweet:Sour
(b) Injure: Incapacitate
(c) Stout: Weak
(d) Hook: Crook

14. ‘Othello’ is a Shakespeare’s play about-
(a) A Jew
(b) A Roman
(c) A Turk
(d) A Moor

15. In the 18th Century Mughal Empire began to —
(a) discriminate
(b) disintegrate
(c) differentiate
(d) dislocate

16. Being fat does not  necessarily kill you, but it — the risk that you will suffer from nasty diseases.
(a) increases
(b) emphasizes
(c) encourages
(d) involves

17. The poem ‘Isle of Innisfree’ is written by-
(a) Dylan Thomas
(b) Ezra Pound
(c) W.H. Auden
(d) W.B. Yeats

18. Riders to the Sea is –
(a) an epic poem
(b) a novella
(c) a one-act play
(d) a theatrical adaptation

19.  ‘It is time to review the protocol on testing nuclear weapons’. here the underlined word means-
(a) Record of rules
(b) Summary of rules
(c) Procedures
(d) Problems

20. — amazing song haunted me for  a long time.
(a) These
(b) those
(c) Thus
(d) That

21. Let us begin by looking at the minute  of the meeting . Here the underlined word means-
(a) time record
(b) time frame
(c) written record
(d) written analysis

22. The noise in Dhaka City has increased exponentially. Here the underlined word means-
(a) amazingly
(b) shockingly
(c) steadily
(d) rapidly

23. Which of the following writers belong to the Elizabethan period?
(a) Christopher Marlowe
(b) Alexander Pope
(c) John Dryden
(d) Samuel Beckett

24. Women are too often — by family commitments.
(a) confused
(b) controlled
(c) contaminated
(d) constrained


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25. “To be, or not be, that is the question”- is a famous dialogue from-
(a) Othello
(b) Romeo and Juliet
(c) Hamlet
(d) Macbeth

26. Class relations and social conflict is the key understanding of —
(a) Feminism
(b) Formalism
(c) Structuralism
(d) Marxism

27. Societies living in the periphery are always ignored. Here the underlined word means–
(a) offshore areas
(b) marginal areas
(c) remote places
(d) backward regions

28. The idiom “A stitch in time saves nine” refers the importance of–
(a) saving lives
(b) timely action

(c) saving time
(d) time tailoring

29. Which is the correct sentence?
(a) He insisted on seeing her.
(b) He insisted for seeing her.
(c) He insisted in seeing her.
(d) He insisted to be seeing her.

30. The phrase ‘nouveau rich’ means-
(a) Riche rich
(b) Well off
(c) New high class

(d) New rich

35th BCS English Solution

31. What would be the best antonym of ‘hibernate’?
(a) dormancy
(b) liveliness
c) sluggishness
(d) democracy

32. I am in the process of collecting material for my story. The underlined word is a/an–
(a) Verb
(b) Adjective
(c) Adverb
(d) Noun

33. Depression is often hereditary. The underlined word is a/an
(a) Adverb
(b) Adjective
c) Noun
(d) Verb

34. Find out odd-man out-
(a) George Eliot
b) Thomas Hardy

(c) Joseph Conrad
(d) James Joyce

35. Find the odd-man out
(a) The Bluest Eye
(b) Sula
(c) As I Lay Dying
(d) A Mercy



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